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Write On, Irving Berlin!

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

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534122963

2019 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Younger Readers 2018 Eureka! California Reading Association Honor Book Award 2020 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Master List 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.

Executive Branch

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969300

In this book, readers will learn about the executive branch of the United States government. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the president’s duties, who else is in the executive branch, and the work they all must do to ensure that the federal government and society runs smoothly.

Judicial Branch

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969331

In this book, readers will learn about the judicial branch of the United States government. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how the judicial branch is structured and how it interprets laws to ensure justice is applied equally.

Legislative Branch

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969362

In this book, readers will learn about the legislative branch of the United States government. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how Congress creates laws and what other duties they are tasked with to ensure that the federal government and society runs smoothly.

Local Government

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969393

In this book, readers will learn how local government is organized. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how the various roles and divisions in local government work together to ensure our cities and towns are run effectively.

State Government

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969423

In this book, readers will learn about how the state government is similar and different from the federal government. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the various roles in state government and how states create laws to ensure that their government and society runs smoothly.

Malala Yousafzai

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280488

In Malala Yousafzai, early readers will learn about the life, accomplishments, and contributions of activist Malala Yousafzai. Vibrant, full-color photos, and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they learn about her life. A timeline helps readers identify major life accomplishments in Yousafzai’s life, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. This title also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

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.

Obeying Laws

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280242

In this book, readers will learn about one of the important and necessary duties of active citizens. What are laws? Why must they be obeyed? 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.

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.

Spies in the Mossad

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606653

An early reader’s guide to Mossad spies, introducing Israeli espionage history, famous agents such as Cheryl Bentov, skills such as tailing, and the dangers all spies face.

What Do They Do? Principals

Gaetano Capici (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602798182

The books in the Community Connections Library help kids understand the world around them. What Do They Do? Principals, gives young readers an idea of the role that Principals play in making schools safe and enjoyable places to learn.

Places We Go: a kids' guide to community sites

Rachelle Kreisman (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529369

Urban communities have many tall buildings while rural communities have smaller and fewer buildings. But all have some places in common. These provide goods or services that make communities liveable.

Being a Good Citizen: a kids' guide to community involvement

Rachelle Kreisman (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529505

Whether it’s raising money for a charity or cleaning up a park, getting involved in your community is a great way to help others and feel good about yourself.

People Who Help: a kids' guide to community heroes

Rachelle Kreisman (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529352

Heroes are all around us, people in the community who help others stay safe and be well, teach us, and protect our homes and businesses.

Take a Closer Look at Plastic

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400589

Look around. Plastic is everywhere. But some experts say today's plastic will be in our landfills for thousands of years to come. Imagine a world without plastic, in some communities, it's a new reality. Explore the good and the bad of plastic in our lives.

Take a Closer Look at Oil

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400596

Empires have been built from it, Wars have been fought for it. Imagine a world without oil. What alternatives do we have in a future with limited oil and other fossil fuels?

Take a Closer Look at Bees

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400602

It seems they're everywhere. But scientists believe bees are at risk of survival. What has put bees at risk and should we care? Imagine a world without these important pollinators and you'll see a world with fewer and fewer critical food sources.