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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!

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.

F-16 Fighting Falcon

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785927

This title explores the development and use of the popular F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet. Readers will follow the history of its origins and development. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as the shape of its fuselage, its ejection seat, its single turbofan engine, and its many powerful guns, missiles, and bombs. Readers will also learn about the F-16's use in Operation Desert Storm and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.

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.

Scrumptious Statistics

Lisa Arias (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179577

This delicious book on statistics will have students eating up all the information presented. With rhyming text, step-by-step guidance, and sample problems, students will gobble up this mathematical treat, all while learning this concept in a fun, easy way! This book will allow students to develop understanding of statistical variability and summarize and describe distributions.

Southern Atlantic Coast Region

Sue Vander Hook (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179157

The Southern Atlantic Coast region has white sandy beaches speckled with lighthouses and coastal forests. Warm ocean water is home to dolphins, sharks, and tuna. Its a prime vacation spot for those seeking out the sun and family destinations like Disney World. Kick off your sandals and get ready to feel the hot sand on your feet as you explore this region of the United States. This book will allow students to know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

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.

Amazing Animals: Gorillas

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600705

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of gorillas, Earth's largest apes. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why gorillas do little but eat and sleep.