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On One Flower: Butterflies, Ticks and a Few More Icks

Anthony D. Fredericks (author), Jennifer DiRubbio (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584691952

Teachers, here is an elementary insect field trip between covers from Tony Fredericks, a funny but very astute professor. The trip takes place all on one flower, a goldenrod, which is practically a minibeast park. A butterfly sipping nectar . . . a ladybug snacking on aphids . . . oh ladybug, look out for the ambush bug! Dr. Fredericks focuses on the whole plant-and-animal community inhabiting a single flower. Two pages of Field Notes and fun facts at the back of the book offer intriguing information on these creatures.

Dino Treasures

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554748

Just as some people dig and look for pirate treasure, some scientists dig and look for treasures, too. These treasures may not be gold or jewels but fossils. Following in the footsteps of Dino Tracks, this sequel takes young readers into the field with paleontologists as they uncover treasured clues left by dinosaurs. Readers will follow what and how scientists have learned about dinosaurs: what they ate; how they raised their young; how they slept, fought, or even if they ever got sick. True to fashion, the tale is told through a rhythmic, fun read-aloud that can even be sung to the tune of Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Amy Buswell & Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781476742946

Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky's Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons turn struggling readers into happy readers. Many struggling readers are embarrassed to read aloud. They are often intimidated or bored by texts that conventional programs require them to practice. So, instead of catching up, they fall further behind. Currently 67% of American fourth graders cant read grade-level text. Reading specialist Amy Buswell has spent eight years looking for remediation methods that work. What is needed, Buswell explains, is a program that improves the motivation of struggling readers, because that accounts for 90% of the problem. Four years ago, Buswell came up with a brainstorm. She knew her best readers enjoyed reading Bruce Lanskys poetry books for pleasure. The more poems they read, the better the reading got. Why not use Lanskys kid-tested poems as texts struggling readers could practice on to improve their readingusing six research-based strategies: choral reading, echo reading, paired reading, repeated reading, sustained silent reading and say it like the character reading. This book is the result of that brainstorm and the resulting collaboration between Buswell and Lansky. It gives teachers and parents everything they need to help children improve their reading: -35 kid-tested poems by Bruce Lansky -35 customized reading lessons by Amy Buswell -35 off-the-wall illustrations by Stephen Carpenter -35 sets of zany performance tips by Bruce Lansky all of which is designed to make the process of reading improvement more like fun than work. What Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky have created is the most entertaining fluency intervention ever. Thats why it is so successful at overcoming negative attitudes to improve reading skills and scores. Ninety-five percent of participating students made significant improvement in their fluency (reading rate). And average reading scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for Buswells school raised her schools rating to an A for the first time. In 2011, Buswells school achieved one of the highest-percentage reading gains in the county. Theres no reason parents cant get in on the fun, too. Parents will enjoy Lanskys funny poems and Stephen Carpenters delightful illustrations as much as their children. By reading the poems with their children and encouraging their children to try some of Lanskys entertaining performance tips (by adding gestures, sound effects, props and finding additional readers: be they friends, family or neighbors), they can dramatically speed up their childs reading progress (and have lots of fun in the process.)

The Mouse and the Meadow

Chad Wallace (author), Chad Wallace (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584694830

A young mouse quickly comes of age as he sets out to explore his meadow. There he meets many remarkable creatures. Spider has tangled intentions. Firefly really knows how to put on a show. Mother rabbit is kind. Turtle is wise. Others would have him for lunch! Fortunately, help arrives just in time.

The West is Calling

Sarah N. Harvey (author), Dianna Bonder (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439389

Combining evocative haiku, informative text and luminous illustrations, The West Is Calling is a celebration, for our youngest readers, of one hundred and fifty years of British Columbia's history. Each detail-rich illustration depicts a particular moment in the province's dynamic saga, from pre-contact Haida culture, to the natural resources-fueled economic boom in the 1960s and beyond, to Expo 86, to the opening up of the North and the growing appreciation of First Nations' traditions.

Great Lakes and Rugged Ground

Sarah N. Harvey (author), Kasia Charko (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691067

Combining evocative haiku, informative text and luminous illustrations, Great Lakes and Rugged Ground is a celebration, for our youngest readers, of more than four hundred years of Ontario's history. Each detail-rich illustration depicts a particular moment in the province's dynamic saga from first European contact, the War of 1812, the building of the railroad and the Rideau Canal, the early development of the industries that have made the province the backbone of the national economy, through the emergence of a unique Canadian cultural identity, the hardships of two World Wars and modern industrial development. Great Lakes and Rugged Ground will give young readers a vivid sense of Ontario's rich history.

I Hope I Don't Strike Out!

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416951988

It's about time Bruce Lansky published a book of funny sports poems--there aren't any on the market! Most kids love to play and watch sports. Now those sports-loving boys and girls will be motivated to read poetry because this book contains laugh-out-loud poems by Lansky and his all-star team of Giggle Poets.

I'm Allergic to School!

Robert Pottle (author), Mike & Carl Gordon (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416929475

I'm Allergic to School! is the first solo project by Giggle Poet Robert Pottle, and it depicts everyday events only a former teacher could capture. It contains 18 hilarious poems and songs about the funnier-than-fiction misadventures that occur at school. The 4-color illustrations are equally entertaining and giggle-packed.

If Kids Ruled the School

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689032738

This is one of the most popular collections of funny poetry for kids ever published. It's a classic, because it's the first collection of poems selected by kids! It includes clever creations from some of the most popular names in children's poetry, including Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Judith Viorst, Bruce Lansky, and Jeff Moss. Humorous illustrations by Stephen Carpenter make this book even better.

If Pigs Could Fly . . .

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689049767

Lansky does it again with If Pigs Could Fly..., a collection of sidesplitting, rolling-on-the-floor poems that will make children giggle and grin. It leaves readers wondering about things like smelly diapers, toothless grandmas, dirty socks, burping babies, bad-hair days, and much more! Tested on over 1,000 schoolchildren and their teachers, only the most giggle-packed poems are included.

Kids Pick the Funniest Poems

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780671747695

This book covers wild and wacky school topics, such as bringing skunks to show-and-tell, smelly sneakers, and teaching dogs to read. Filled with funny poems by a host of Giggle Poets, this book is loved by all students--even those who have tried to convince Mom and Dad that "F" stands for fabulous. The collection was tested by 1,000 elementary-school students.

Mary Had a Little Jam

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689033926

With nearly three quarters of a million copies sold, this is the #1 "fractured nursery rhymes" book in North America. It's a delightful way to introduce young children to Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty, and all the rest of Mother Goose's characters.

My Teacher's in Detention

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689052453

This book delivers 45 hilarious poems about school that cover everything from homework and tests to detention and school lunches. Well-known poets Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt, and Robert Pottle--plus many more great Giggle Poets--wrote these gems.

No More Homework! No More Tests!

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780671577025

Here are the funniest poems about school ever collected in one book. Sillier than a teacher with hiccups, funnier than toilet paper stuck to the bottom of the principal's shoe, it is certain to have readers laughing by the first page. This book puts the cool back in school.

Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780684031668

This book contains 40 silly rhymes guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of preschoolers and early-elementary kids. Each rhyme recounts the adventures of a well-loved Mother Goose character--with a funny twist. Stephen Carpenter's full-color illustrations make this amusing book even more entertaining.

Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

Kenn Nesbitt (author), Mike & Carl Gordon (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416943648

Revenge of the Lunch Ladies is packed with over 45 silly poems and songs all about school. The latest from famed Giggle Poet Kenn Nesbitt, this book covers topics such as how lunch ladies get back at kids who complain about cafeteria food, a principal who skips school for the day, a science project that eats a student's dog, the sad saga of a kid who forgets to tie his shoelaces, and how teachers celebrate on the last day of school. Nesbitt's humor, along with the charming illustrations, promises to entertain!

Rolling in the Aisles

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781442411272

Rolling in the Aisles is Lansky's fourth anthology of humorous poems for children. It contains funny poems selected by a panel of more than 1,000 elementary-school students. Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt, Ted Scheu, Robert Pottle, and Eric Ode all made the cut for this giggle-packed collection of rhymes.

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416970477

What I Did on My Summer Vacation is the first funny poetry book about summer vacation, with over forty sidesplitting poems covering everything from the much-anticipated last day of school to family road trips, wacky days at summer camp, learning how to swim, dizzying roller coaster rides at amusement parks, fun-filled days at the beach, and finally, the dreaded first day back to school. These hilarious poems, written by "The King of Giggle Poetry" and his all-star gang of Giggle Poets, are sure to make any kid count the days until summer vacation begins!

When the Teacher Isn't Looking

Kenn Nesbitt (author), Mike Gordon (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780684031286

Students and teachers will roar as Kenn Nesbitt pokes fun at silly school topics with dozens of wacky poems. With topics such as burping the ABCs and food fights, these poems cover everything that goes on when the teacher isn't looking. The rhymes in this book have earned A's when tested on kids--and are sure to make teachers smile as well.

A Bad Case of the Giggles

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9781416951971

Bolt the doors and get out of earshot when kids discover A Bad Case of the Giggles. One of the funniest collections of children's poetry, this book includes creations from some of the most popular children's poets from around the world, including Shel Silverstein, Jeff Moss, Judith Viorst, Bruce Lansky, and more.

Johnny Appleseed

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618104236

Sung to the tune "The Muffin Man", this rhyming title will have students giggling as they learn the tale of Johnny Appleseed.

Gate to the Future (Long Vowels-3)

Lynda Franco (author)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672487

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.

Fine Flying Kites (Long Vowels-4)

Lynda Franco (author)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672494

This book is intended for students approaching fluency in English. This poem is intended to tell a story; illustrate the idea of beginning/middle/end in a story line; and be used as an independent reading material.

White Swans and Black Trumpets (Double Letter Consonants-3A)

Lynda Franco (author)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672524

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.

Maria's Day at School (Double Letter Consonants-4A)

Lynda Franco (author)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672548

This book is intended for students approaching fluency in English. This poem is intended to tell a story; illustrate the idea of beginning/middle/end in a story line; and be used as an independent reading material.