This alphabet book brings the topic of economics down to a child's level, using tangible examples and scenarios to explain complex ideas. M is for Money uses snappy rhymes and expository text to introduce subjects ranging from supply and demand to taxes. Dynamic and witty artwork brings each topic to life.
During World War I, while stationed overseas in France with the United States Army, Private James Donovan literally stumbles upon a small dog cowering on the streets of Paris. Named Rags for his disheveled appearance, the little stray quickly finds a home with Donovan and a place in his heart. Although the Army did not have an official canine division, Rags accompanies Donovan to the battlefield, making himself a useful companion delivering messages and providing a much-appreciated morale boost to the soldiers. News about Rags spreads and soon the little dog's battlefield exploits become the stuff of legend. But during a fierce battle near the end of the war, both Rags and Donovan are wounded. Severely injured, Donovan is sent back to the United States. And the little dog with the big heart refuses to leave his best friend's side.
The great Gitchee Manitou has sent Nanabush the Giant Hare to the new north country to give the first animals their names and special markings. But trickster that he is, Nanabush prefers to play silly games. When Ahmik the Giant Beaver lures Nanabush into a chase across the newly formed land and water, their game etches out a beautiful wonderland of islands and ponds and lakes. Readers young and old will enjoy the legend behind the creation of the state whose very name Wisk-on-sin means "place of the beaver." Kathy-jo Wargin's most recent picture book honoring the spirit of Wisconsin is The Legend of Old Abe: A Civil War Eagle. Her other books include B is for Badger: AWisconsin Alphabet and The Legend of the Lady's Slipper (Upper Midwest Bookseller's Favorite). Afrequent speaker throughout the country, Kathy-jo lives with her family in Petoskey, Michigan. David Geister also collaborated with Kathy-jo Wargin on The Legend of Minnesota and The Voyageur's Paddle. David is a popular visitor at schools with his costumed portrayals of historic characters. A Wisconsin native, he now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In June of 1939, the United States played host to two very special guests. British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were coming to America. As it was the first visit ever by reigning British royalty, it was a chance for America to build a stronger relationship with the British, especially in those challenging times. On the domestic side, many people didn't have jobs, housing, or food. Internationally, Adolf Hitler, Germany's leader, was threatening the countries around him and war loomed on the horizon. But First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt saw the visit as an opportunity for America to set aside its cares for a while and extend a warm welcome and hand of friendship to the royal guests. As part of the festivities, Eleanor hosts an all-American picnic that includes hot dogs, a menu item that shocks some people.
While resting in his easy chair one evening, cantankerous old Cornelius Basset-Hound takes his last breath. Suddenly he is swept up into a brilliant tunnel of light which takes him directly to the gates of Dog Heaven. There he meets Saint Bernard, who turns him away saying "You are not ready to enter Heaven. . . Who wants to spend eternity with a miserly old grouch?" Feeling confused and alone, Cornelius is befriended by Sirius, the Dog Star, and other angelic helpers. As his amazing journey unfolds, Cornelius learns the value of generosity, kindness, playfulness and love.
Warm illustrations convey the deep bond between an old man and his six cats while teaching the reader about the cycle of life.
When a young boy leaves his muffin beside a sleeping homeless man, a cycle of goodwill begins.
Viaja por el Sistema Solar para atestiguar el primer concurso de planeta favorito, presentado nada más y nada menos que por el antiguo noveno planeta, ahora conocido como Plutón, el planeta enano. Los lectores serán los jueces ya que el sol no puede seleccionar a un favorito y los meteoros se van a dejar una estela. ¿Cuál será el planeta ganador afortunado? ¿Podría ser el mensajero rápido Mercurio; o “luz en sus pies”, Saturno; o el caliente-humeante, Venus? Los lectores aprenderán todo acerca de cada planeta cuando Plutón les anuncie los hechos en formas cortas, irónicas. Los niños pasarán horas buscando el arte en todas las referencias de los científicos famosos y de la gente de la historia; de la tecnología espacial, de las constelaciones, del arte, y de la literatura clásica
The face in the moon draws us into a gentle that brings peace to the mind, joy to the heart, and allows the spirit to soar. Arlene Graston's spell-binding paintings flow perfectly with Charles Mathes's gentle lyrics, inviting us to embark on a voyage of discovery and delight. This is a story that words cannot tell, so be sure to listen with your heart.
Turns out, the dinosaurs weren't wiped out by a giant asteroid. No way! They saw that big rock coming and blasted off into space. There are 3 stories.
When World War II broke out in Europe, it was the beginning of a race to build bombs and war machines. Following the war, a new "arms race" began between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Today, nations continue to build dangerous weapons. Read why the freedom from fear is still important more than 70 years after President Franklin Roosevelt spoke of it. And learn about ways people are working to eliminate the arms of war and ensure freedom from fear around the world.
Protected by the Bill of Rights, the freedom of speech and expression is one of the most cherished rights possessed by citizens of the United States. Explore why this right is important to young people today. Read about ways the freedom of speech protects the media. And learn how this critical freedom is challenged around the world.
The North American colonies were a safe haven for Pilgrims seeking the freedom to worship in their own way. The freedom to worship, or not, is a sacred right protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Explore why this right is still debated today. And learn how the freedom to express one's religious beliefs continue to be a source of conflict around the world.
Teaches Basic Science Concepts Through Experimentation.
Explains The Step-By-Step Process Of The Hurricane Including Its Strength, Speed, The Parts Of A Hurricane, Danger Zones, Evacuation, Damages, And Hurricane Hunters.
Discusses The Importance Of Soil, Soil Components, Its Attributes, And Examples Including Sand, Clay, And Silt.
With An Emphasis On How Important Light Is To Our Earth, This Title Explains How Light Effects Photosynthesis, How Light Travels, The Different Properties Of Light And How Both Animals And People Depend On It. Whether It's Ultraviolet Light That Help Bees Pollinate Flowers To Solar Panels That Use The Sun's Light To Heat Our Homes, It's All Addressed In This Beautifully Illustrated Book.
Students Will Learn About The Latest, Cutting Edge Technology In Medicine Today. How This Technology Can Diagnose Disease, Treat Those Diseases And Where Medical Technology Will Lead Us In The Future.
Discusses Things That Rot And Break Down And Things That Don't, How Decomposing Things May Feed Insects Or Animals Or Help The Soil, And Talks About Recycling.
Eco-Friendly Energy Is Explained. The Most Current Information Is Provided While Establishing The Understanding That It Does Not Take Much To Make The World A Better Place.
This Book Uses The Ocean As A Backdrop To Define Food Webs And Identifying The Animals Who Act As Predator, Prey, Or Both.
What does it take to win a game? When you pass the ball, someone has to be there to receive it. In order to win, you have to have teamwork. What makes a team successful? Strong teamwork makes winners, no matter what the scoreboard says. This title will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Learn About The Destructive Effect Non-Native Plants Can Have On An Environment.
You don't always win by being fast. Sometimes slow is the way to go. You have to wait to see things change and this takes patience. You should be persistent and keep practicing. This title will allow students to analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Do you dread the idea of doing hard work or do you think of work as a way to make an important contribution? Working hard creates a strong feeling of self-worth and confidence. Working hard inspires people around you to do the same. Learn how to prepare yourself for the future and work to achieve your goals in life. This title will allow students to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).