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J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Donald Wu (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366019

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.

Grammar Basics: Adverbs

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601870

A simple overview of adverbs--the words that describe actions--including their uses in sentences, their degrees of comparison, and how to spot different and irregular forms.

Hula Hoops

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963681

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.

Minnesota Vikings

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173729

With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the “Purple People Eaters.” Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota Vikings in this exciting title!

Working at a Restaurant

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794184

Working at a Restaurant introduces young readers to many careers available in a restaurant. Colorful sidebars encourage young children to think, create, guess, and ask questions about a career working in a restaurant.

Taming the West

Darren Sechrist (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789574

As Americans moved across the continent, they quickly found the beautiful and dangerous West needed to be tamed. Taming the West is a graphic history that looks at how Americans carved out new homes in an alien place. Taming the West will be one book your child talks about over and over again, packed with action from the Indian Wars, the first Pony Express riders, and western outlaws.

Abrams Tanks

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600141010

Roll across the terrain with the most feared tank on the planet. The Abrams tank is the armored backbone of United States ground forces. Readers will learn about the technology and crew that make the M1 Abrams a perfect blend of power and speed.

Half-Human Monsters and Other Fiends

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727726

Could half-human, half-ape creatures really roam the Himalayan Mountains and the forests of North America? If tales of Bigfoot, Yeti, and Sasquatch are just stories, why do so many people report seeing these monsters in remote areas around the world? What would it be like to come upon a footprint of the Abominable Snowman or catch sight of Mothman, and how can you tell if the creature lurking down the path is part human and part beast? In Half-Human Monsters and Other Fiends, young readers will read historical stories and modern-day accounts of encounters with half-human monsters. Kids will get all the facts they need to help them spot Bigfoot, Mothman, ghouls, and other supernatural creatures. Children will also investigate the truth behind the stories, exploring the fears and superstitions of different cultures and looking at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable. If you love a nerve-racking story but also want to investigate the truth behind the myths, this is the book for you!

Los continentes (Continents)

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175036

Explores The Seven Continents And How The Earth's Plates Are Always Moving And Changing The Continents.

Paul Bunyan (Spanish)

Laura Layton Strom (author), Jack Snider (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478827689

Paul Bunyan fue el bebe mas grande que jamas haya existido! A la semana de nacer tenia que usar la ropa de su papa! Y siguio creciendo!

Ponies

Bobbie Kalman Kelley Mac Aulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197986

Almost every child wants a pony, and whether children can have one or not, most love to learn about these wonderful animals! The clear text and colorful images in Ponies introduce kids to the joys and responsibilities of proper pony care. Ponies covers key topics such as: baby ponies setting up the stable feeding your pony proper grooming techniques riding your pony safely

Fuerza Naval de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703916

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.

How Things Work in the House

Campbell Ernst (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051891

Lisa Campbell Ernst fastened onto the inspiring notion that "amazingness is going on around us every nanosecond of the day" and invites kids to marvel at things as close to home as - their own house! Learn about thermal heat and how there once was a Bureau of Missing Socks, the non-pig origins of piggy banks, and why dirt and oil are no match for soap. Discover the nifty amazingness all around us, and especially right where we live.

Penguin

Perkins Perkins (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607532668

A level 2 Amicus Reader that presents the life cycle of a penguin from mating and laying eggs to adult. Includes time line of life cycle and sequencing activity.

P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet

Joy Steiner Stan Steiner (author), Jocelyn Slack (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585367566

Continuing the great Discover American State By State series is P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet. That's right, Idaho! Sleeping Bear Press explores the lush land and rich history of a state so often overlooked. Kids of all ages will love the A to Z rhymes boasting about all the riches found within Idaho's borders - from the Appaloosa steed to the zinc mines to Mount Borah, to, you knew we couldn't forget it, the potato. Every page expands on the rhyme and introduces the readers to more interesting facts, places and people that have helped make Idaho the unique treasure it is. Lyrically written by Idaho's own husband and wife team, Stan and Joy Steiner, P is for Potato excels through the love and knowledge of their home state. The text comes dancing to brilliant life behind the talented strokes of illustrator - and Idaho native -- Jocelyn Slack's brush. P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet is as unique as Idaho itself. It's rare to find a children's book on our 43rd state, but it's a great discovery to when you can offer one this well done.

Trustworthiness

Lucia Raatma (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312250

Trust plays an important role in bonding people together. Readers will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning what being trustworthy entails and exploring how they can earn the trust of their friends and family members. They will also draw connections to the text as they consider what would happen if they or others were not trustworthy. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

Kenn Nesbitt (author), Margeaux Lucas (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689048647

Children will love the slightly screwy world of Kenn Nesbitt, with mashed potatoes on the ceiling, kangaruplets, skunks falling in love, antigravity machines, and a jillion other imaginative subjects. This book is packed with far-out, funny, clever poems guaranteed to give readers a galactic case of the giggles.

Pony Express

Peg Hall

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944455

Relive the excitement of the Pony Express through engaging text, detailed illustrations and photos of artifacts.

I'll Be a Firefighter

Connie Colwell Miller (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538608

Twins Lucy and Liam pretend to be firefighters after school and show what its like to be a professional firefighter. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of firefighting terms.

When, Jen?

Marie Powell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510507

Young readers meet Jen and Ben, who cant seem to gather all of the piglets at the farm, while learning words in the en word family. Includes word family word bank.

Los sentidos asombrosos de los animales!

Caroline Hutchinson (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781607196594

Los animales tambien pueden ver, oir, tocar, degustar y oler cosas. Pero algunos animales, pueden hacer estas cosas mucho mejor que tu!

Shih Tzus

Lynn M. Stone

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604723663

Introduces the Shih-Tzu, where it comes from, how big it can get, what its strengths are, and the care it requires.

Justine McKeen, Eat Your Beets

Sigmund Brouwer (author), Dave Whamond (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699346

In the fourth book in the Justine McKeen series, Justine comes up with a plan to recycle food from her school cafeteria in order to help her local animal shelter.

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759477

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Do You Really Want to Walk in the Dark?: A Book about Light

Daniel D. Maurer (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510729

Two boys walk home in the dark after their flashlight goes out and learn about light, light sources, and properties of light. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.