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Siamese

Nancy White (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721922

The first Siamese cats were probably bred around 500 years ago in Siam, the country that is now called Thailand. Some legends say that the cats lived in temples and were owned only by royalty. Today, the Siamese is one of the most popular cat breeds in the United States. Siamese cats are known as good communicators with an unusually loud meow. They're also smart and can be trained to obey commands such as "sit" and "stay." Some Siamese cats will even walk on a leash! Full of amazing, real-life stories, Siamese: Talk to Me! recounts the breed's history, personality, suitability as a pet, and the special characteristics that set it apart from other breeds. Cat lovers will agree that it's the purr-fect read!

The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas

Keith Brockett (author), Joseph Cowman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781634704281

In The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas preparations for a doomed stage production of the classic ballet goes from terribly bad to ridiculously worse. Sick stagehands, renegade cats, and crashing Christmas trees have everyone sure that the show won't go on. But it's Christmas Eve and help is on the way! Told in verse with wonderful whimsical illustrations, this story hits all the right notes for holiday reading.

Balloon Toons: The Super Duper Dog Park

Aron Nels Steinke (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050931

Super Crazy Cat Dance creator Aron Nels Steinke is back, and now he's gone to the dogs! All aboard for the Super Duper Dog Park, an awesome amusement park where dogs ride bikes, fly kites, and have an unforgettable day!

The Riddle Horse

Mark Summers (author), Mark Summers (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607902

In this gentle riddle of a tale, a well-loved horse recounts its adventures and various riders throughout the long years of its curiously restricted yet imaginatively rich life.

Fuzzy, Furry Hat

Etienne Delessert (author)Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607889

A lonely bear who lives in a magical tree provides shelter for countless animals in his fuzzy, furry hat as they all withstand a deluge and become forever friends.

Where Do I End and You Begin?

Shulamith Oppenheim (author)Monique Felix (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606271

A sweetly poetic tribute to the interconnectedness of creatures and the natural world as well as humans and our loving relationships with one another is delicately rendered by artist Monique Felix.

I'm Not a Pig in Underpants

Elwood H. Smith (author)Elwood H. Smith (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603010

Cartoonist Elwood H. Smith presents a comical rhyming story in which a mysterious animal narrator challenges readers to figure out its identity by explaining which kinds of animal it is not.

The One and Only 1, 2, 3 Book

R.O. Blechmann (author), R.O. Blechmann (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603034

In this lighthearted counting book, 10 animated numerals take turns introducing themselves, gradually filling up empty pages with chickens, airplanes, dancing frogs, and more.

Full Color

Etienne Delessert (author), Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603058

Imaginative creatures present all the colors of the rainbow, identify primary colors, and illustrate how three colors can make countless others in this one-of-a-kind introduction.

I Hate to Read!

Rita Marshall (author)Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602266

Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a little boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own. Created by the talented tandem of Rita Marshall and Etienne Delessert, I Hate to Read! won the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award upon its original publication.

Tall City, Wide Country

Seymour Chwast (author), Seymour Chwast (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602297

Tall City,Wide Country, by renowned illustrator Seymour Chwast, invites young readers to pack their bags for a journey from a rural environment to an urban landscape. Enjoy panoramic illustrations of broad cows, expansive sunshine, and seemingly endless horizons ... then turn the book sideways and do some bigcity sightseeing, taking in vertical parades, towering skyscrapers, and highrising elevators. Light on words but big on charm, this unique picture book is a trip worth taking!

Juan y Juanita

Brooke Harris (author), Jessica Wolk-Stanley (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612698045

Sube la colina con Juan y Juanita. Pero ten cuidado al bajar!

Coral Snakes

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600143168

Coral snakes have bright colors to warn predators that they are poisonous. Young learners will find out how these small snakes look, where they live, and how they hide from predators and sneak up on prey. Blastoff! Series

Soccer in the Snow (Double Letter Vowels-3A)

Lynda Franco (author)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672586

This book is intended for readers approaching fluency in English. This collection of silly, humorous poems is intended to use target vocabulary in unique, imaginative ways. The poems repetitively employ phonemic awareness categories of rhyme, alliteration, and assonance.

Shetland Sheepdogs

Anne Wendorff

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612112862

Shetland Sheepdogs were first used to herd animals on farms in the Shetland Islands. Today, these dogs make great guard dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. Students will learn about the many roles of Shetland Sheepdogs. Blastoff! Series

The Story of Esther

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Ron Kauffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228150

A classic Bible story comes to life in this beautifully illustrated book!

Mechanimals

Chris Tougas (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436302

When a tornado leaves a farmer with a heap of scrap metal and no animals, his neighbors are sure it's all over for him. But the determined farmer refuses to admit defeat. His plans are big, and when his neighbors dismiss them with the words, "When pigs fly," they grow bigger still. The farmer sets to work to turn that scrap metal into some rather surprising creatures. Mechanimals will help all of us believe in our dreams, despite what the neighbors may say.

Por que se extinguen las plantas (Why Plants Become Extinct)

Julie K. Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627174930

Students Will Learn How Plants Are Becoming Endangered Or Even Extinct Due To Changes In Climate, Deforestation To Build New Homes, Or By Invasive Plant Species That Are Brought From Other Places. How Plants Make Adaptations To Survive Their Ever Changing Habitats Is Also Discussed.

A Swim through the Sea

Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini (author), Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693239

Praised by Jacques Cousteau, this book, illustrated and written by a16 year-old, is a classic introduction to the marine habitat. This 1994 alphabet and alliteration book continues to be a favorite of kids, parents, and teachers everywhere. It is truly an exceptional swim through an alphabet of sea creatures. Each page highlights a selected species with a full-color illustration and a paragraph of fascinating facts, surrounded by a frame full of extra creatures and vocabulary. It reaches a large age range because the large text is for young readers, while smaller text is for you or more advanced children. Kristin Joy Pratt (A Walk in the Rainforest) once again successfully inspires a generation of children about one of the most precious and fragile realms on Earth.

Miles of Smiles

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689034619

Readers will get a smile from every page of this book, which features hilarious poems selected by Bruce Lansky and delightful illustrations by Stephen Carpenter. Thousands of elementary-school students assisted Lansky in selecting the poems in this book.

A Cookie for Santa

Stephanie Shaw (author), Bruno Robert (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537742

In this clever twist on the Night Before Christmas story, a gingerbread boy cookie is carefully crafted and placed on a plate. He was made special to serve as Santa's nighttime snack, a homemade thank-you for all the presents he will deliver. The cookie wonders if he is brave enough to face up to his holiday duty. But instead of spending the evening contemplating his fate, the gingerbread boy finds himself facing two rambunctious puppies experiencing their very first Christmas. Their mischief includes a tug-of-war with presents, leaving a big mess. And it's up to the gingerbread boy to save the dayand Christmas!

Yo puedo hacer un plan

Ellen Garcia (author), Juan Bautista Juan Oliver (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478819776

Sofia y sus amigos estan cultivando chicharos en el salon. Si siguen el plan y les dan mucho amor a las semillas, Sofia y sus amigos tendran una merienda deliciosa!

Lazy Days of Summer

Judy Young (author), Kathy O'Malley (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536400

From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.

Saturno para mi cumpleaños

John McGranaghan (author), Wendy Edelson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359655

Jeffery quiere Saturno para su cumpleaños y quiere— todas las 47 lunas. Después de todo ¡estas podrían ser luces fantásticas para la noche! Pero él no es egoísta; él compartirá los anillos con algunos de sus amigos de la escuela y su profesora, la Srta. Cassini. Los hechos reales acerca de Saturno están entrelazados inadvertidamente en esta historia divertida en la que Geraldo explica lo que él hará en el presente y como él lo cuidará. Será mejor que su papá se apresure con la orden porque el pedido puede que tome un tiempo largo.

Si tú fueras un loro

Katherine Rawson (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359464

¿Qué es precisamente lo que hace un loro todo el día? Únase a la diversión mientras los niños se imaginan cómo sería la vida de un loro como mascota. Juntos, los niños y los loros, se treparían en toda la casa, sobre los muebles y en las cortinas con las patas de un loro de cuatro dedos, y después masticarían las cucharas de madera, los palos de las paletas, e incluso un directorio telefónico con sus picos de gancho. La diversión continua comiendo verduras deliciosas como el brócoli, hablando, tomando un baño, y finalmente acurrucándose para dormir.