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Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aimee Bissonette (author) Doris Ettlinger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126404

When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.

I See Insects

Tim Mayerling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967184

I See Insects introduces emergent readers to a variety of common backyard bugs while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. I See Insects includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. I See Insects is part of Jump!'s Outdoor Explorer series.

I See Leaves

Tim Mayerling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967191

I See Leaves introduces emergent readers to a variety of leaf shapes while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. I See Leaves includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. I See Leaves is part of Jump!'s Outdoor Explorer series.

I See Plants

Tim Mayerling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967207

I See Plants introduces emergent readers to a variety of plant characteristics while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. I See Plants includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. I See Plants is part of Jump!'s Outdoor Explorer series.

I See Rocks

Tim Mayerling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967214

I See Rocks introduces emergent readers to a variety of rock attributes while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. I See Rocks includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. I See Rocks is part of Jump!'s Outdoor Explorer series.

I See Seeds

Tim Mayerling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967306

I See Seeds introduces emergent readers to the life cycle of a seed while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. I See Seeds includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. I See Seeds is part of Jump!'s Outdoor Explorer series.

I See Trees

Tim Mayerling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967238

I See Trees introduces emergent readers to a variety of tree attributes while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. I See Trees includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. I See Trees is part of Jump!'s Outdoor Explorer series.

Hot and Cold

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965999

Hot and Cold helps emergent readers understand and differentiate between these opposites while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Hot and Cold includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Hot and Cold is part of Jump!'s Opposites series.

Loud and Soft

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966019

Loud and Soft helps emergent readers understand and differentiate between these opposites while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Loud and Soft includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Loud and Soft is part of Jump!'s Opposites series.

Wet and Dry

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966026

Wet and Dry helps emergent readers understand and differentiate between these opposites while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Wet and Dry includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Wet and Dry is part of Jump!'s Opposites series.

Caring for Your Hamster

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144684

In the wild, hamsters dig extensive tunnels that can go as deep as three feet into the ground! You can make your hamster's cage fun and comfortable by putting plastic tunnels in it and keeping it clean. Learn what other toys your hamster might enjoy, what food to feed it, and how to keep your hamster entertained. Blastoff! Series

Nature Hide & Seek: Jungles

John Norris Wood (author), John Norris Wood, Kevin Dean (illustrators)

Publisher: Mathew Price International Inc. ISBN: 9781936396436

This collection of jungles depicts one of the world's greatest natural treasures, treasures that urgently need our protection. Many of its creatures are lurking in the richly detailed scenes in this book. See if you can find some of nature's strangest and most wonderful animals.

Nature Hide & Seek: Oceans

John Norris Wood (author), Mark Harrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Mathew Price International Inc. ISBN: 9781936396443

Deep in the world's oceans, fascinating creatures are camouflaged in coral reefs, lurking in weeds, buried in the sand. Open the richly detailed pages and dive in. You'll find - and find out about nature's strangest and most wonderful creatures.

Nature Hide & Seek: Rivers

John Norris Wood (author), John Norris Wood, Kevin Dean (illustrator)

Publisher: Mathew Price International Inc. ISBN: 9781936396450

The world's rivers and lakes are home to some of our planet's most fascinating animals. Plunge into the beautiful watery scenes of this book and see if you can find all of the strange and wonderful creatures hidden there.

Nature Hide & Seek: Woods

John Norris Wood (author), Maggie Silver (illustrator)

Publisher: Mathew Price International Inc. ISBN: 9781936396467

Deep in the world's woods live some of the world's most fascinating animals. Creep into the pages of these forest homes and see if you can find all of the creatures hidden there. It's not always easy, some of these creatures depend for their survival upon their ability to hide themselves in their natural surroundings and this book imitates nature.

Rachel Carson: Environmentalist

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179431

It wasn’t long ago that pesticides threatened a national environmental crisis - until Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring turned the tide. A shy, serious girl, young Rachel became a biologist when few women went to college, and grew up to be one of the most influential scientists and writers of our time. Budding environmentalists will love this biography for early readers!

Plumbers

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179042

Uh-oh! A leaky pipe has turned the basement into a flood. Time to call a plumber! These community helpers work on pipes to help keep buildings safe and dry. This informative title introduces readers to plumbers and the tools and skills that they need to do their job!

Inside the Lungs

M.D. Halvorson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809791

Find out what goes on every day inside of the human body! This title offers children an exciting voyage through the lungs. Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how lungs work. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like Full of Hot Air, Breath Rate and how to make a Lung with how-to photos to further engage young learners. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Menas

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680803341

Young readers will be amazed to learn what an ores are, how they are made, and how we use them every day. This title is informative yet simple. Big text and simple sentences combined with vibrant photographs will entertain readers and strengthen their reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

High-flying Airplanes

Reagan Miller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195678

Childrens' imaginations will soar as they learn about different kinds of airplanes including jumbo jets, seaplanes, and stunt planes. This dynamic new book also describes the basic parts and functions of various airplanes.

The Earth Breathed Fire and Other Real Volcano Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374755

Hot magma! Learn all about volcanoes from how they're formed, to what happens when they finally blow their tops! Hear about how scientists who study volcanoes get close enough to do their jobs. Stories by Nancy Marie Brown, Megan Clements, Chris Dietel, and Highlights for Children.

Bubble Fun and Other Fun Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374267

Bubbles, museums, and fairies! Maria has fun at the bubble exhibit in the children's museum. Marvin's museum is more fun with the help of friends. Magical fairies dance around a suburban neighborhood on summer nights. Talitha discovers how Big T "stole" a note, some straw, a handkerchief, and a ribbon. Find out what happens if you blow soap bubbles in below-freezing weather! Stories by Marianne Mitchell, Highlights for Children, Emma Otherguy, and Verlis Hutchens.

Robot on the Ice and Other Real Technology Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374113

Science and technology! Learn advances in keyboard technology, how computers find websites, and answers to questions such as "why are computers slow?" Discover how astronomers make an important outer space discovery and follow a robot as it roams Antarctica. Stories by Highlights for Children, Kimberly Shillcutt Tyree, Ph.D., E. Renee Heiss, and Anthony Atkielski.

A Spaghetti Tale and Other Saucy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374137

Pizza and spaghetti! Watch as Joe makes pizza. See what mishaps occur when the new girl at school brings a lunchbox of her brother's invention. Laugh at Tedd Arnold's silly story about his cockatoo. Learn with Arizona about how hard it is to have a family member in the military and ways to make the distance feel smaller. Stories by Tedd Arnold, Lissa Rovetch, Highlights for Children, and Sean Varner.

The Box House and Other Crafty Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374120

Finding solutions! See what Elijah can do with only a cardboard box and a little creativity. Learn about the difference between building a Lincoln Log cabin and a log home. Watch as Tex and Indi rescue their cat Cow from a tree. Find out how the three little worms make a beautiful bookcase. Discover all that you can build with toothpicks, glue, and your imagination. Stories by David L. Roper, Linda Haas Manley, Lissa Rovetch, and Highlights for Children.