In The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas preparations for a doomed stage production of the classic ballet goes from terribly bad to ridiculously worse. Sick stagehands, renegade cats, and crashing Christmas trees have everyone sure that the show won't go on. But it's Christmas Eve and help is on the way! Told in verse with wonderful whimsical illustrations, this story hits all the right notes for holiday reading.
Karate is an action-packed martial art that is thrilling to watch! Kids will love learning how to safely perform the fast-paced karate moves highlighted in Karate in Action. Bold images and clear text will teach kids everything they need to know about the history, techniques, and competitions of the worlds most popular martial art. Other topics include katas and sparring showing respect to the sensei and to others the history and use of weapons in karate
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on where to find certain species, information on how a fish’s anatomical makeup helps it avoid getting hooked, and instructions for cleaning a catch.
With prompting questions and historical background, an early reader comes face to face with famous works of Romantic art and is encouraged to identify feelings and consider dreamlike subjects.
An elementary look at the New York Jets professional football team, including its formation in 1960, most memorable players, Super Bowl championship, and stars of today. Some of professional sports’ most famous heroes wear football spikes and helmets. This series puts readers ages six and up into the action, acquainting them with the story and larger-than-life stars of every National Football League team ever to win the game’s biggest prize—the Super Bowl trophy. Each title presents action-driven photos and close-ups, a concise history of the team from its origin to today, brief profiles of NFL stars, and a “Facts File” of the team.
Doctor, doctor! If you want to know what you should do if you accidentally swallow a harmonica, this is the book for you! Kids will have fun reading and repeating these physician-related funnies.
When a tornado leaves a farmer with a heap of scrap metal and no animals, his neighbors are sure it's all over for him. But the determined farmer refuses to admit defeat. His plans are big, and when his neighbors dismiss them with the words, "When pigs fly," they grow bigger still. The farmer sets to work to turn that scrap metal into some rather surprising creatures. Mechanimals will help all of us believe in our dreams, despite what the neighbors may say.
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.
Offers readers an inside look into the life of Melania Trump and her plans to influence the nation as First Lady. Learn all about her journey to become First Lady and her mission to champion youth. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, an author introduction, and sources for further research.
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.
A flock of many different birds is ready to be assembled in this makerspace title. Origami outlines ensure that young crafters will not have to “wing it” when it comes to making paper birds. Along with the clear folding instructions are bonus bird facts that just might turn kids into birders!
The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest street-legal cars around! Drivers need a special key to push this car to its top speed of over 250 miles per hour. Young readers will speed through exhilarating facts and sleek photos in this title about the Bugatti Chiron.
Stories of lost treasures have been told since ancient times, passed along by storytelling or on maps and scribbled notes. This exciting book describes some of the dangerous journeysand sometimes remarkable findsmade by treasure hunters throughout history. Find out about lost pirate gold, treasure protected by an Egyptian pharaohs curse, a fortune in ancient Roman coins found by a farmers son with a metal detector, and more!
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.
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.
It is almost impossible for a cheerleader to cheer alone. Every cheerleader needs to be part of a squad in order to excite the crowd. This title covers the teamwork, friendship, and hard work that go into making successful and energetic cheerleading squads.