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S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet

Cynthia Furlong Reynolds (author), Pam Carroll (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627535946

The Christmas story and the origin of many holiday traditions are thoroughly detailed in the text of S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet. The first Christmas cards were printed and sold in the United States by a German immigrant in 1874. Long ago, eating pie was believed to bring good luck, and during the holidays they were baked in an oblong shape to look like a manger. The message of Christmas is a message to all the world and is beautifully conveyed and illustrated in S is for Star. Our tradition of gift-giving is based on the Wise Men's visit to Baby Jesus. Nearly every country has its own gift-giving traditions. In Great Britain, children eagerly await Father Christmas. In France, he is called Pere Nol. In Italy, Befana brings presents, and German and Austrian children wait for a visit from the Christkindl. Celebrate these and many other traditions of the holiday season with S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet.

GTR, Best of--Girls Save the Day

Bruce Lansky (author)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689024689

Girls Save the Day features the 25 best stories from the Girls to the Rescue series about girls around the world who save the day through brains and bravery. This groundbreaking series for girls ages 7-13 has been endorsed by parents, teachers, and psychologists as an entertaining learning tool that provides positive role models. The selected stories in this edition rise above the rest and speak to today's girls. With international and multicultural appeal, it's a great alternative to American Girl.

Pro Football's Dream Teams

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088799

Some teams have it all: an unstoppable offense, an impenetrable defense, and a top quarterback to guide the team to victory. These are football's dream teams! In this title, kids will learn all about the NFL's best current teams, including the Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots, the New Orleans Saints, and the Pittburgh Steelers. Full-color action photos will captivate children as they discover how the different parts of a team work together to win championships!

Frog's Flying Adventure

Eve Bunting (author), Jose Masse (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531061

Welcome to Frog and his world. He enjoys nothing better than spending time floating in his pond or visiting with his friends. He appreciates the simpler things in life and would prefer that things stay just the way they are--nice and peaceful. From acclaimed children's writer Eve Bunting comes a beginning reader series featuring the delightful Frog and his friends Rabbit, Possum, Raccoon, and Squirrel. In Frog's Flying Adventure's trio of stories Frog worries when a flower friend starts to fade, takes to the skies with a sea gull friend, and has trouble falling to sleep.

First Grade Takes a Test

Miriam Cohen (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723826

The children in the first grade must take a test and they are worried. When the results come back, some children feel bad. Their gentle, understading teacher assures the children that a test doesn't tell any of the important things about them--if they are creative, kind, or are a good friend.

Earwigs

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600141919

Contrary to their name's suggestion, earwigs do not crawl into people's ears. Earwigs have pinchers on their bodies that they use to fight other earwigs or pick up food. Find out about the other parts of an earwig's body, what earwigs eat, and how earwigs take care of their young. Blastoff! Series

Helen Keller

Cynthia Amoroso (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609543631

A very simple introduction to the life and accomplishments of noted author and lecturer Helen Keller.

Snowboarding in Action

John Crossingham Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166883

Snowboarding is a very young sport but it grows more popular and respected every year. Fast and exciting, this winter activity requires practice and proper techniqueand heres the book to help you along the way! Snowboarding in Action gives beginners all the tips theyll need to hit the slopes. Full-color photographs and illustrations explain: dos and donts of the slopes what to look for in snowboarding equipment and hill conditions the basics of turning, slowing, and stopping riding a chairlift competitive snowboarding

Selena Gomez

Jan Bernard (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733966

Takes readers through Selena Gomez's journey from a Disney Channel star to a popular singer and actress; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.

How Do You Get a Mouse to Smile?

Bonnie Grubman (author), Cornelius Van Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723079

Lyle goes to outlandish extremes to try to get his pet mouse to smile, but it is his little sister who understands that all that is needed is CHEESE.

Things I Do (Long Vowels-2A)

Lynda Franco (author)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672463

This book is intended for readers at the speech production stage of language acquisition. It will allow the reader to focus on the sounds of the English Language (phonemic awareness); single letter recognition; sound/letter associations; beginning decoding skills by decoding known vocabulary; vocabulary development; and word/picture associations.

Veterans Day

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624962752

In Veterans Day, early readers will learn about the American holiday of Veterans Day and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Veterans Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Veterans Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Veterans Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Veterans Day is part of Jump!s Holidays series.

Julie the Rockhound

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Lisa Downey (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180234

When a young girl finds a sparkly rock buried in the dirt and discovers that it cleans to a beautiful quartz crystal, she is fascinated and becomes Julie the Rockhound. Join Julie as her dad shows her how to dig for minerals and explains the wonders of crystal formation. Combining clever wordplay with earth science, young readers learn about Earth's most abundant mineral "treasure."

Amazing Animals: Kangaroos

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600712

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of kangaroos, Australia's iconic marsupials. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why kangaroos jump instead of run.

Amazing Animals: Killer Whales

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600729

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of killer whales, Earth's deadliest dolphins. Also included is a story from folklore explaining the killer whale's creation.

Amazing Animals: Leopards

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600736

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of leopards, Earth's fourth-largest cats. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why leopards and baboons don't get along.

Amazing Animals: Moose

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600743

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of moose, Earth's largest deer. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how moose interact with other animals.

Amazing Animals: Jaguars

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601757

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of jaguars, the largest cats of the Americas. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why jaguars have blurry spots.

Amazing Animals: Komodo Dragons

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601764

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of Komodo dragons, Earth's heaviest lizards. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why Indonesians respect Komodo dragons.

Amazing Animals: Owls

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601771

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of owls, the winged nighttime hunters. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why some owls have big eyes and ears.

Amazing Animals: Pandas

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601788

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of pandas, some of Earth's smallest bears. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why pandas have black-and-white fur.

Amazing Animals: Rhinoceroses

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601795

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of rhinoceroses, the famously horned animals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why rhinos have bumpy skin.

Amazing Animals: Alligators

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600675

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of alligators, some of Earth's largest reptiles. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why alligators and dogs don't get along.

Amazing Animals: Bats

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600682

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of bats, Earth's only flying mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how bats helped shape the earth.

Amazing Animals: Eagles

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600699

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of eagles, Earth's most widespread birds of prey. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why people respect eagles.