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Harlem Renaissance

De Ann Herringshaw (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878466

This title examines an important historic event - the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Harlem neighborhood and issues around racism, Harlem's African-American community, cultural identity, and creative spirit - from jazz to dance to poetry, key influential figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Duke Ellington, and Alain Locke, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

George Washington Carver

Jennifer Kroll (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396731

George Washington Carver was born a slave and grew up to be a great botanist and inventor! Readers will learn why George was known as the "plant doctor" as a young boy, his strong desire to learn, and how he taught other farmers about crop rotation. Vibrant images, supportive text, a glossary, table of contents, and index work in conjunction to engage and delight readers as they learn all they can about "The Peanut Man"!

Wild Ride: A Graphic Guide Adventure

Liam O'Donnell (author), Michael Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437569

The first installment in the new Graphic Guide Adventure Series. Devin, Nadia and Marcus are on their way to visit their environmentalist parents who are working to stop a logging company from clear-cutting a remote valley. When their plane crashes and the pilot is killed, the kids are left to survive in the wild with Wiley, a government bureaucrat, who is the only other passenger on the plane. Learning to build a shelter and make a fire in the woods, they discover that Wiley is working with the logging company and will do anything to stop the secret getting out. On the run and in mortal danger, the three must outrun Wiley, escape a raging forest fire and outwit a hungry grizzly bear to make it to safety.

Write to Me

Cynthia Grady (author) Amiko Hirao (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896887

A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.

Bully

Jennifer Sattler (author) Jennifer Sattler (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126381

Bully the bullfrog lives in a pond full of lilies. The flowers are beautiful, fragrant, and enjoyed by the many other creatures that also inhabit the pond. The pond is a very pleasant place to live. Or it should be. Instead, Bully decides that only he should be able to enjoy the beautiful lilies. He demands that the other inhabitants of the pond leave. And once Bully has the flowers to himself, his selfish behavior almost destroys them. Can anyone stop Bully and his bullying ways? As it turns out, the answer is YES! Using humor and whimsy, author-illustrator Jennifer Sattler masterfully shows young readers that standing up together can make all the difference in the world.

Write On, Irving Berlin!

Leslie Kimmelman (author) David C. Gardner (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534122963

Escaping persecution for being Jewish, the Baline family fled Russia and arrived by ship in New York City harbor in September 1893. Little Israel Isidore Baline is only five years old. After arriving at Ellis Island, the first stop for all immigrants, Israel and his family are ready to begin a new life in America. His family settles in the Lower East Side and soon Israel (now nicknamed Izzy) starts school. And while he learns English, he is not a very good student. According to his teachers he daydreams and sings in class. But while these may not be traits that are helpful in the classroom, these are wonderful tools for a budding singer and composer. And by the time that Izzy (now known as Irving) is a young man, he is well on his way to becoming one of the most well-known composers in America. This vivid picture-book biography examines the life of Irving Berlin, the distinguished artist whose songs, including "God Bless America," continue to be popular today.

La felicidad (Happy)

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280716

Happy helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of happiness and the actions that define it 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. Happy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Happy is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

La tristeza (Sad)

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280730

Sad helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of sadness and the actions that define it 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. Sad includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Sad is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Serving on a Jury

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280211

In this book, readers will learn about one of the important and necessary duties of active citizens. What is jury duty? How does it work? Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.

Volunteering

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280303

In this book, readers will learn about one of the important duties of active citizens. Why should we volunteer? What are organizations you can support? Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.

Voting

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280334

In this book, readers will learn about one of the important duties of active citizens. Why should we vote? Why is it a privilege? Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.

Afraid

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969454

Afraid helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of fear and the actions that define it 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. Afraid includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Afraid is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Angry

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969485

Angry helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of anger and the actions that define it 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. Angry includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Angry is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Happy

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969515

Happy helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of happiness and the actions that define it 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. Happy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Happy is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

El enojo (Angry)

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280679

Angry helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of anger and the actions that define it 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. Angry includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Angry is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Sad

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969546

Sad helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of sadness and the actions that define it 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. Sad includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Sad is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

El miedo (Afraid)

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280693

Afraid helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of fear and the actions that define it 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. Afraid includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Afraid is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393785

Learn more about graphs while protecting the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling! Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by making bar graphs and pictographs of recyclable objects. Not only will children feel more confident in their graphing skills, but they will also be more environmentally conscious! Clear images, example graphs, and mathematical diagrams and charts make graphing seem simple and fun!

Sioux

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609586

An introduction to the Sioux lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Sioux story cautions against boastfulness and false warnings.

Apache

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609531

An introduction to the Apache lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. An Apache story recounts how the mountains were formed.

Iroquois

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609555

An introduction to the Iroquois lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. An Iroquois story recounts how the world began.

Navajo

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609562

An introduction to the Navajo lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Navajo story recounts how two brothers saved humanity.

Nez Perce

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609579

An introduction to the Nez Perce lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Nez Perce story recounts how different tribes came to exist.

The Navajo Code Talkers

J. Patrick Lewis (author, )Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607872

Amidst a complicated history of mistreatment by and distrust of the American government, the Navajo people—especially bilingual code talkers—helped the Allies win World War II.

The Arab Spring

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607803

A historical account of the Arab Spring, including the events leading up to the string of protests, the people involved, the conditions of political instability, and the lingering aftermath.