Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.
In November 1885, impressionist painter Claude Monet vacationed in Étretat, France, where he spent his days outside, painting scenes of the seaside village. One morning he rose early and carried all of his supplies and half-finished paintings out to the cliffs and rocky beach, finally stopping to paint the arch called Manneporte. Eager to capture the scene before him, and aware that he must work quickly to catch the light, Monet became so engrossed in his work that he forgot to watch the incoming tide. Based on a true incident, MONET PAINTS A DAY introduces readers to the life and nature of this illustrious impressionist. Interspersed throughout the story are excerpts from the painter’s notes and letters, while a second layer of text and back matter includes information about Impressionism as a whole. Lush watercolor illustrations in the Impressionist style give readers a visual for this artistic movement. A bibliography is also included.
Take a tour of the Lone Star State. From King Ranch to the Alamo on through the capital city of Austin, explore historical sites, learn about the people who helped Texas develop, and discover the natural beauty of this dynamic state.Revised and re-illustrated, OUR TEXAS (originally TUMBLEWEED TOM ON THE TEXAS TRAIL) takes readers on a tour of the cities and wilderness of this larger-than-life state.
Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan’s space-age lounge music - popular in the fifties and sixties - has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh’s fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel’s spirit to life.
The boy’s family wants to go to travel, but they can’t decide where to go. We all want to go to different places. How can they decide and where will they go?
What do I need to bring for a sleepover? I open my red bag and put all the things I need. Look! I have a rainbow in my bag. Now let’s go to grandma’s house.
Guess what I am thinking. I will tell you the color and specific things about the car. Do you know what it is?
Mom talks about our neighbors, but Johnny can’t understand who they are. Mom takes him out and lets him meet his neighbors. Jonny likes all his neighbors.
It’s time to role play. The boys and girls dress up and pretend to be someone they want to be. Some will fight fires and others will catch robbers.
Around the world people play all different kinds of sports. Some are played on a team and others can be played all by yourself. Learn about the equipment, uniforms, rules, and different sports played in countries around the globe. So, suit up and get ready to learn about how everyone plays sports! This title will allow students to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text. • Multicultural • Text based questions • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary
Do you think everyone’s home is like yours? Well, guess again. People around the world have many unusual types of homes: from treehouses, caves, igloos, and even mud houses with grass growing on top! Travel the globe to learn all about the interesting types of houses kids just like you call home. This title will allow students, with prompting and support, to ask and answer questions about key details in a text. • Text based questions • Bold keywords with picture glossary • Multicultural • World map
Have you ever eaten a bug? How about a caterpillar or a tarantula? Believe it or not, kids in other parts of the world eat these tasty treats every day. Learn all about different countries and the sometimes unusual and creepy things people eat. Get out your spoon and fork and get ready to learn about what everyone eats! This title will allow students to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. • Multicultural • Text based questions • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary
Sam has a morning routine. Every morning he wakes up and gets ready to go out. Where is he going every day?
We all love our computers, video games, and other devices! They make our lives easier and help us complete things faster and with less effort and time. Learn all about the advances in technology in space, with medicine, and in our everyday lives. Power on and get ready to see how everyone uses technology! This title will allow students to, with prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary • Multicultural • Text based questions
Games are fun to play with your friends, family, or on your own. From video games you can play on your TV, computer, or smartphone, to board games and traditional games played for generations, they can teach you good sportsmanship and how it isn’t always important to win but just to have fun. Grab your favorite game and get ready to play! This title will allow students to ask and answer questions about key details in a text. • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary • Multicultural • Text based questions
School is a place everyone goes to, but are they all the same? They certainly aren’t. Learn about schools around the world and what kids eat for lunch, when their summer vacation is, and even how long they have to go each day. It may make you think school isn’t so bad after all! Get your backpack on and get ready to visit schools around the globe! This title will allow students to ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. • World map • Bold keywords with phonetic glossary • Multicultural
How do you get from place to place every day? Well, believe it or not, people travel in all sorts of ways. From bikes, cars, subways, escalators, and even on animals and tramways, transportation around the world all depends on where you live and where you need to go. Get ready to learn the fascinating ways kids around the globe stay moving! This title will allow students to ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. • Text based questions • Bold keywords with picture glossary • Multicultural • World map
Everyone visits family but sometimes you don’t have to travel very far. Some kids have extended family who all live in the same house. Others have to travel long distances to visit grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. There are many different kinds of families but they are all great! Pack your suitcase and get ready to learn about them all. Safe travels! This title will allow students, with prompting and support, to ask and answer questions about key details in a text. • Multicultural • Text based questions • World map • Bold keywords with picture glossary
The boy and girl want to play in the snow. But, they can’t decide what to do. Will they be able to find something they both enjoy? Paired to the nonfiction title Where We Live.
It’s a hot summer day. The children want to eat fruit that matches their favorite color. What fruit will each child choose? Paired to the nonfiction title Need It or Want It.
Brody needs to rake the leaves but Rex keeps making a mess. Will Rex learn to stop or will Brody have to rake forever?
What rules must you follow at the pool? Find out with Tina as she waits to be able to swim in the pool.
Let’s make a Christmas card. I can make a round snowman, a pointy Christmas tree, and square Christmas presents. Here is my Christmas card.
Sam is making something. He puts more and more pieces together. Do you know what he is making?
Look at the boy’s family in the photo. Find out who each person is and what they enjoy doing with the boy.