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Spring Blossoms

Carole Gerber (author) Leslie Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607345756

Spring is in the air - and in the trees! Spring is here, and with the new season come trees full of life, color...and blossoms! From the creators of Leaf Jumpers and Winter Trees, Spring Blossoms introduces readers to a variety of different flowering trees. During a stroll through the forest, two children come across the small and white flowers on a crab apple tree, the rich, red buds on a red maple, and many more. Along the way, readers learn that some trees have both male and female flowers—each with a distinctive appearance. Back matter includes extended botanical facts and more information about trees and their life cycles.Told in lyrical rhymes with beautiful linoleum-cut illustrations, Spring Blossoms offers a unique blend of science, poetry, and art studies.

The Hidden Bestiary of Marvelous, Mysterious, and (Maybe Even) Magical Creatures

Judy Young (author), Laura Francesca Filippucci (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585365937

Explorer Basil Bernard Barnswhitten (B.B.B.) has a list of creatures he needs to verify for an important report so he visits the Finchhaven Museum of Extraordinary Curiosities, Oddities & Improbabilities. But he finds that one of the glass exhibit cases is damaged - something appears to be missing. Or did it escape? To complete his report, B.B.B. travels around the world to track down each creature on his list, all the while asking the same three questions: Is it alive? Is it extinct? Did it ever exist? By deciphering the clues in his journal, young explorers can accompany B.B.B. as he tries to locate each mysterious creature. Finding them won't be easy; lushly detailed scenes serve not only as camouflage but also as habitats to other strange and mysterious marvels. In addition to writing children's books, Judy Young teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators across the country. Her other books with Sleeping Bear Press include the popular R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet and The Lucky Star. Judy lives near Springfield, Missouri. Laura Francesca Filippucci was born in Milan, Italy, where she graduated in Illustration at the Istituto Europeo di Design. She later specialized in Children's Book Illustration at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She lives in Milan with her family.

Passover Family

Monique Polak (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818538

Teach babies and toddlers about this important Jewish festival by exploring what happens during the Passover seder with this delightful photographic board book. This primer features family and friends coming together to share a meal, tell stories and sing songs, and encourages little ones to participate in this special time. Children of all faiths will enjoy the bright photos and primary text that focuses on bringing family together to celebrate and observe a holiday tradition.

Surfer Dog

Eric Walters (author) Eugenie Fernandes (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814363

What is the true meaning of friendship? Follow along as a boy meets up with his friend - a dog who faithfully waits for him every day so they can ride out to the beach together to surf. The boy doesn't own the dog and he doesn't know who does, but their daily routine has created a special bond. Award-winning author Eric Walters navigates the waters of a unique friendship alongside the vibrant illustrations of Eugenie Fernandes, who brings the bumpy roads, rugged beach paths and rolling waves of the tropics to life. Sometimes the most poignant relationships in a child's life are the ones between friends.

Swimming With Seals

Maggie De Vries (author) Janice Kun (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813229

Ally isn't able to live with her mother. Instead she lives far, far away, on the other side of the country, with her gram and great-aunt. But one summer Ally goes to stay with her aunt and uncle in the "big city by the ocean" and gets to spend time with her mom. While exploring the shore, watching whales from the boat dipping into the salty water, Ally finds out something important: her mother loves to swim as much as she does. This is a very personal story. Ally is based on the author’s niece, Jeanie, and Ally's mother is based on the author's sister, Sarah, who went missing from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver in 1998. Jeanie is like a seal in the water, and Sarah was just the same, but they never got to swim together. In this story, they do. Swimming with Seals is a story that was written for the thousands of children who long to live with their birth parents and will never fully understand why they can't.

On Our Street

Dr. Jillian Roberts, Jaime Casap (author) Jane Heinrichs (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459816183

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in a way that is accessible. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter. A gentle introduction to the issue of poverty, On Our Street explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources. Using age-appropriate language, this book addresses mental illness, homelessness and refugee status as they are connected to this issue. Insightful quotes from individuals and organizations such as UNICEF are included throughout to add further perspective on the issue. An invaluable section on how kids can help empowers readers to take what they have learned and use it to make a difference. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created this series to guide parents/caregivers through conversations about difficult issues in a reassuring and hopeful manner and help children understand their expanding awareness of the world around them.

Harry's Hiccups

Jean Little (author) Joe Weissmann (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459815636

Harry tries and tries to get rid of his hiccups. He tries drinking a glass of water upside down, he tries putting an ice-cold key down his back, he gleefully tries eating a spoonful of sugar. But nothing works! In this charming picture book, written by children's literature legend Jean Little and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Joe Weissmann, Harry is afflicted with a case of the hopeless hiccups. It's not until Harry has a surprise encounter with a different sort of neighbor that it seems like Harry might finally get some relief...hiccup, hiccup...

Holi Colors

Rina Singh (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818507

Experience Holi with every color of the rainbow! This Hindu celebration known as the festival of colors and the festival of love signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. A time to laugh, play, visit friends and get messy! Little ones will love exploring the colors of Holi through the vibrant photographs and Singh's playful rhymes in this brilliant concept book. By the author of Diwali (Orca Origins), which has been called "an exceptionally valuable resource" by Kirkus Reviews and "a standout volume" by School Library Journal.

Deep-Diving Submarines

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196972

Young readers will dive right into this exciting new title! Deep-diving Submarines introduces readers to the different parts of a submarine and explains how these vehicles move through the water.

Fire Trucks: Racing to the Scene

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195661

Young readers will be pumped up to learn about different kinds of fire trucks. Fire Trucks: Racing to the Scene introduces readers to pumper trucks, ladder trucks, and other fire department vehicles. Children will enjoy learning about the different functions of each truck and the equipment on board these emergency vehicles.

Green Machines: Eco-friendly Rides

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196989

Easy-to-read text and vivid photographs combine to introduce young readers to eco-friendly vehicles. This dynamic new book gives a close-up view of some of the worlds most innovative, eco-friendly rides, including three-wheeled cars, hydrogen fuel-cell busses, segway personal transporters, and electric bikes and scooters.

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.

What comes in sets?

Minta Berry (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196507

This engaging title introduces young readers to the concept of equal sets. Decodable text and image support help readers identify familiar things that come in pairs, sets of threes, fours, fives, and more. The book uses relatable objects, such as four legs on a table and five fingers on a hand, to teach the concept of sets. Readers are also encouraged to find their own number set examples in their everyday lives.

Beginner Word Problems

Minta Berry (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196453

This entertaining book takes the problem out of understanding beginner word problems. Readers will learn how to develop a step-by-step plan or strategy to solve basic word problems. This title uses real-life situations to model the problem-solving process for readers to teach skills such as identifying key information to determine which math operation is required, using drawings and models to see the problem, and carrying out the plan and communicating answers.

Perimeter

Minta Berry (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196477

This informative book introduces readers to the concept of perimeter using real-world examples. Through modeling, readers will learn that perimeter is calculated by adding together the length of each side of a figure. This title also explains how to measure the perimeters of familiar places, such as classrooms and football fields, by using addition and multiplication.

Word Problems: Mass and Volume

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191991

Word Problems: Mass and Volume uses an engaging narrative and authentic, real-world problems to teach readers strategies to solve one-step word problems involving mass and volume. The text models the problem-solving process for readers and provides hands-on opportunities for readers to apply their own problem-solving skills. Readers will discover that there is often more than one way to solve a problem.

Length Word Problems

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191984

This book offers readers insight into solving length word problems. Designed to support the Common Core State Standards, this title includes strategies such as using drawings, symbols, and number lines to solve problems. Real-world examples and engaging text make learning meaningful to young readers.

Gerbils

Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197900

Gerbils may be small, but theyre very active! In Gerbils readers will discover the many responsibilities and delights of having a pet gerbil. They will learn about: different kinds of gerbils; what gerbils should eat; creating a great cage; grooming for healthy gerbils; proper handling; and caring for multiple gerbils.

Goldfish

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley Mac Aulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197917

It is fun to watch colorful goldfish swim around a tank, but the care of these little animals can be challenging! Easy-to-understand text and vivid photographs will help children ensure that their pet goldfish have long, healthy lives. Children will learn about: different goldfish breeds; baby goldfish; setting up the fish tank; how to feed a goldfish; and cleaning the fish tank.

Guinea Pigs

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197924

Although guinea pigs are roly-poly, they aren't actually pigs! These cute rodents make great pets for children who like to interact with animals. The full-color photographs, clear illustrations, and easy-to-understand text in Guinea Pigs explain: all the breeds available; preparing a comfortable home; play-time tips; grooming fur and teeth; the sounds guinea pigs make; and when to visit a veterinarian.

Poodles

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197993

Poodles are a very popular breed of dog. Through the use of detailed illustrations, photographs, and text, this book gives children advice on how to care for these attractive and friendly dogs. Poodles fully explains training and grooming requirements specific to this breed. Children will also learn about the temperament of the breed, how to groom a poodle properly, and how much exercise a poodle needs.

Safety Around Water

MaryLee Knowlton (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166906

Even a shallow pool can be dangerous if you don't take care! Come inside Safety Around Water and learn how to keep safe and have fun at the lake, swimming pool or pond.

Aircraft Carriers: Runways at Sea

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199300

An aircraft carrier is an enormous ship that acts as a runway on the water for jet aircraft to take off and land. Children will be amazed by the different kinds of ships designed to carry different kinds of aircraft, the different ways in which aircraft take off and land on carriers, and the carrier's role as a base on the water for aircraft.

Big Buses

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196958

Easy-to-read text and vivid photographs combine to give young readers a close-up look at different kinds of buses. Big Buses introduces children to different kinds of buses, including school buses, city buses, double-decker buses and open-top buses.

Hospital Workers in the Emergency Room

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198099

Being sick can be a scary experience, but the hospital workers in the emergency room can make children feel better. These knowledgeable community helpers include doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, lab technicians, and many more. Children will be fascinated by the roles hospital workers play in helping them get well. Key topics include: an overview of the emergency room equipment used by hospital workers x-rays blood tests how hospital ER personnel work as a team