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Review It! Helping Peers Create Their Best Work

Kristin Fontichiaro (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631888892

Learn how to review other people's work and provide constructive advice with these fun activities. Students will practice giving tactful critiques, a foundational skill that will benefit them both academically and personally. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Alexa the Fair

Matthew Hill, Anita Collins, Lisa Workman (authors), Chris Lewis, Shoua Vang (illustrator)

Publisher: Peddlesfoots Educational Holdings LLC ISBN: 1933101393

Alexa Peddlesfoot gets angry when her brothers don't play fairly. After complaining to her parents, her mother teaches her a great lesson on fairness. Alexa is so impressed with her mother's example she decides to try it out at school with her friends. Will Alexa be able to show fairness to all her friends at school?

The Bug on the Rug

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825833

A little bug crosses a rug in search of her friend, the slug. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ug' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

The Rag Bag

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825840

A bag of rags is the source for numerous projects, including a homemade flag. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ag' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

An Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Penelope S. Nelson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825918

Introduces readers to the letters of the alphabet through simple text, photographs, and matching activities. Additional features to aid comprehension include a phonetic glossary, an index, an answer key, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

An Opposite Scavenger Hunt

Penelope S. Nelson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825925

Introduces readers to the concept of opposites through simple text, photographs, and matching activities. Additional features to aid comprehension include a phonetic glossary, an index, an answer key, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

How to Read a Nonfiction Book

Lisa M. Bolt Simons (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825949

Introduces readers to the basic features of nonfiction books, such as headers and indexes. Readers will learn how to use these features to gather information and write reports. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

A Crab in the Cab

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825734

Tab the Crab goes on an adventure when he sneaks into a cab and must get back to the beach. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ab' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

A Cub in the Tub

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825741

A bear cub rubs too much dirt on himself and requires a bath. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ub' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Ben's Hen

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825758

Ben and his friend Jen have an adventure with hens on a farm. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'en' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Fun in the Sun

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825765

A child has fun running and eating a cinnamon bun in the warm sun. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'un' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Kit's Banana Split

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825772

Join Kit as she goes through the steps of making a banana split. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'it' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

My Big Wig

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825789

A child must chase a windblown wig that eventually lands on a pig. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ig' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Ned, Ted, and the Red Shed

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825796

Friends Ned and Ted paint a shed red and put things inside. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ed' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Sharing Jam and Ham

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825802

A boy, a ram, and a clam have a silly adventure together. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'am' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

The Best Log in the Bog

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825819

A frog requires the help of a dog to find a favorite log in a dense fog. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'og' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

The Blob on Bob

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825826

Bob is a bit of a slob. His friend Rob comes to the rescue to scrub away a stubborn blob from Bob's shirt. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ob' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

The Costume Contest

Kirsten McDonald (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021824

Fall leaves and pumpkins are everywhere. Carlos and Carmen are making plans to be in the costume contest. They both want to win, but neither of them wants the other to lose. It’s a problem. A prize-winning problem! But with an old shirt, a pair of scissors, and a lot of creativity, the twins come up with a prize-winning solution. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Pedro the Pirate

Tim Hoppey (author), Dianna Bonder (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671343

Pedro yearns for the pirate's life. Though he is only the cabin boy on Captain Crossbones' ship, he daydreams about becoming a real pirate. When that chance finally comes, Pedro steals a mermaid's gold locket. The mermaid chastises Pedro, but he laughs and boasts, "It's what we pirates do!" That initial boast, however, soon gives way to regret as Pedro contemplates his actions. He resolves to return the locket and to free the mermaid that Captain Crossbones holds captive. The outcome is a happy one as Pedro expresses his contrition to the mermaid, and assures her that the pirate's life is not for him.(The parrot clues are in Spanish for only Pedro to understand!!)

The Fire Truck Adventure

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539587

Herbie Bear has an imaginary adventure on a fire truck after local firefighters visit his school.

A Bear's Life

Ian McAllister (author), Nicholas Read (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812710

Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear's Lifeuses Ian McAllister's stunning photographs to follow these beautiful animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness--catching fish, eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps.

First Times

Charles Ghigna (author), Lori Joy Smith (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811997

From the first slip down a slide to the first time picking out a book to read, this rollicking narrative takes readers on a journey of discovery into the memorable firsts in a child's world. A story that will be enjoyed by the whole family, from the youngest, eager to experience their own adventures, to the oldest, so proud to watch them grow.

Discovering Titanic’s Remains

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024926

After the Titanic sank in 1912, many schemes were proposed to lift the great ship from its watery grave. But there were problems—no one knew exactly where the Titanic had sunk, and, even if they had, the technology to reach the ship, which lay on the ocean floor almost two miles down, didn’t exist. By the 1970s, however, new technologies allowed explorers like Dr. Richard Ballard to search the deep ocean. Finally, in 1985, Dr. Ballard found something . . .Discovering Titanic’s Remains is the thrilling story of how the most famous shipwreck of all time was found. It’s a tale of unbelievable persistence and the amazing technology that revealed the once-grand ship disintegrating on the deep ocean floor. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s amazing re-discovery to life. Discovering Titanic’s Remains is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Chilling Cemeteries

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684021000

It’s nighttime in a cemetery. There’s a crow in the moonlit sky. Suddenly, something strange appears near a headstone. Then it moves! What creature is lurking in this forgotten place of the dead? Get ready to read four spine-tingling stories about haunted cemeteries! This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art in the book will engage and terrify emergent readers.

A World of Colors

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341864

Specially created to support early years teaching, this beautiful new words and pictures book is perfect for children learning to read. As young readers turn the pages, they will have lots of opportunities to: explore a wide variety of colors in everyday life; understand color, design, texture, form, and function; explore and discuss how ideas are presented through art; understand the use of tools (such as pencils) and materials (such as paper and fabric).