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.
Takes readers through Taylor Swift's meteoric rise to fame as a country musician; discusses life and career highlights from birth to present day.
Gives readers an up-close look at the incredible social behavior of African elephants. Includes a concise overview of the species, a table of contents, questions to spark critical thinking, a selected bibliography, sources to guide further research, a phonetic glossary, an index, and an introduction to the author.
A simple introduction to the Atlanta Braves major league baseball team, including its start in 1876 in Boston, its World Series triumphs, and its stars throughout the years.
Let's cheer! Through large, full-color photographs and carefully leveled text, Cheerleading introduces beginning readers to the basics of the sport and encourages them to try cheerleading themselves. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a cheerleading stunt, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Cheerleading also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Cheerleading is part of Jump!’s I Love Sports series.
In this clever twist on the Night Before Christmas story, a gingerbread boy cookie is carefully crafted and placed on a plate. He was made special to serve as Santa's nighttime snack, a homemade thank-you for all the presents he will deliver. The cookie wonders if he is brave enough to face up to his holiday duty. But instead of spending the evening contemplating his fate, the gingerbread boy finds himself facing two rambunctious puppies experiencing their very first Christmas. Their mischief includes a tug-of-war with presents, leaving a big mess. And it's up to the gingerbread boy to save the dayand Christmas!
Practice finding patterns while learning about music around the world! Many different musical instruments use patterns to make different sounds into rhythms, such as tambourines, drums, and flutes. This charming text uses vibrant images, engaging practice questions, and helpful mathematical diagrams to help young readers understand patterns and early STEM themes. Children will have fun discovering patterns that these instruments make and learning how to make patterns of their own with homemade instruments!
Learn about two-dimensional shapes by identifying them in famous works of art! Young readers will practice and enhance their geometry and STEM skills, identifying shapes and familiarizing themselves with new concepts and vocabulary terms like angles, tangrams, and lines of symmetry. This book has been translated into Spanish and provides clear diagrams and vibrant examples that will teach children about geometry and art simultaneously, while making them feel more confident in their mathematical skills. Follow-up activities encourage children to use two-dimensional shapes to make their own geometric works of art!
Find out what surfers need to know to have fun and stay safe in the water in this engaging nonfiction reader! Invite readers to learn about the history of surfing, surfing culture, what equipment is needed, and more using vibrant images and informational text in conjunction with math skills and upper-level features such as chapter format, a glossary of terms, and an index.
From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes jobs youngsters can do to earn money, including the benefits of a job well done and how to advertise and some tips on managing time for good work and play balance.
A young monster who takes her sister’s tablet computer without asking gets a lesson in online etiquette and appropriate use of electronics.
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Taylor Swift, an American country and pop singer known for her versatile performances and such songs as "You Belong with Me."
Who lit the first jack-o'-lantern? What creature of the night must return to his grave by dawn? And why do we holler "Trick or treat"? J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet invites you to come along on this A-Z adventure and celebration of all things that "go bump in the night." Poetry and prose combine to entertain and educate. H is for Haunted House A haunted house; you better beware. Only enter if you dare. Monsters lurking, looking mean-- Just can't wait to make you scream! Classic autumn games, jokes, and recipes (including gooey deviled egg eyeballs!) help round out the Halloween festivities. Atmospheric artwork blends just enough fun with fright to provide the perfect backdrop. One of Denise Brennan-Nelson's favorite Halloween memories is of her daughters wearing homemade skunk costumes, since the girls are "Mommy's little stinkers." Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the bumblebee. When she's not visiting schools to speak to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise is at home in Howell, Michigan. Born in Hong Kong, Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He studied illustration at the California College of the Arts. Donald's current focus is in children's book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Lets bowl! Through large, full-color action photographs and simple text, Bowling introduces beginning readers to basic rules of the game and encourages them to participate. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the different features of a bowling lane, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Bowling also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Bowling is part of Jump!s I Love Sports series.
In Hula Hoops, early fluent readers explore the physics behind this popular spinning toy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how a hula hoop works. An infographic explores how a hoop's weight affects its spin, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about hula hoops using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hula Hoops also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Hula Hoops is part of Jump!'s Early Physics Fun series.
Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Navy (how the Navy keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
A colorful survey of Ferris wheels, including their cars and other features, descriptions of the ride experience, and a brief history. Famous Ferris wheels such as the London Eye are spotlighted.
In Acting, emergent readers learn about the craft of acting by following the experience of two working actors. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore this performing art. A labeled diagram shows readers the parts of a stage, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about acting using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Acting also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Acting is part of Jump!'s Artist's Studio series.
Meet a new kind of working dog: the eco dog! These heroic hounds team up with wildlife scientists to help save endangered animals and habitats all over the world. Using their super sense of smell, eco dogs track down invasive species, collect samples from endangered animals, and stop the smuggling of rare animals. These dogs have helped protect animals like grizzly bears, sea turtles, and cheetahs! It takes a special kind of dog to do this kind of work, however. Only a dog that has lots of energy, good concentration, and enjoys working with a trainer has what it takes to become an eco dog. Packed with real-life stories and dramatic, full-color photos of eco dogs at work, this book is sure to be a favorite of dog lovers everywhere.
Catch big air with the most adventurous snowboarders around as they pull off amazing stunts! Cool Snowboarders highlights the tricks, stars, and competitions of the sport, and traces the development of snowboarding as athletes pushed the boundaries to invent new and more difficult moves. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Hang out with the most daring skateboarders around as these fearless athletes perform jaw-dropping stunts! Gnarly Skateboarders takes kids straight into the action, from the hottest stars and competitions to the most thrilling tricks ever achieved. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Kids won't believe their eyes when they see the high-action intensity of MX competitions! Whether racing their motorcycles at breakneck speeds or performing stunts in midair, motocross riders take extreme sports to the max. Mighty MotoXers follows the hottest stars of motocross today to explore the history, variations, major competitions, and most daring tricks of the sport. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Meet the most fearless BMX champions in this ultimate guide to the tricks, competitions, and history of the sport! From its beginnings in Southern California to its debut as an Olympic sport in 2008, kids will discover how bicycle motocross became the no-limits adventure that fans know today. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme action sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Catch a wave and hurtle down mountains of water with the greatest surfers in the world! Kids will meet the champions of surfing, explore the history of the sport, and discover the techniques used to perform breathtaking stunts in competitions. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.