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Want a new way to show someone who your best friend is? How about using signs to tell your classmates about your family? Young readers will be delighted to learn a new way to discuss their favorite people. Both Spanish and English translations encourage kids to explore different languages and methods of communication.
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Where do you find a band? How do you get a gig? Readers learn the facts before reading "The Stormers," a story about what happens when pride gets in the way of making great music.
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Count the circles on Billy's bike as he tries to catch up to his pet Hypsilophodonts. Kids will enjoy looking for shapes in this entertaining book that puts kids and dinosaurs together in everyday situations.
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How are todays toys and games different from those in the past? This informative title compares the pastimes and playthings of the olden days to the modern games and toys kids love today. Simple text and engaging pictures aid students in their comparison of two different time periods.
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South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation because the people who live there have come from many different backgrounds. This fascinating book describes the holidays and family celebrations inspired by the many cultures of South Africa's people.
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Fiona and Finley bake up a storm in their parent's Sweet Shop, but nothing's sweeter than the magic that happens when their parrot, Tick Tock, squawks: Look at the time! That means a special customer has arrived, and a new adventure is set to begin. Each title features a notbale figure from US history, who takes the siblings along for an adventure, and tells them a bit about him or herself in the process.
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In Dance, emergent readers learn about the art of dance by following the experience of two dancers. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore this performing art. A labeled diagram shows readers shoes for different types of dance, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about dance using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dance also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Dance is part of Jump!'s Artist's Studio series.
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What is a first draft? What is a narrative? In S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet, author and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn uses the alphabet to help explain, explore, and examine the tools, techniques, and strategies for those hoping to live the literary life. Writing terms and topics are explained using a two-tier format. C is for the Character, every story's star, the one for whom we cheer, we care, with whom we travel far. Specific genres, story elements (setting and plot), and the mechanics of how to write (including editing and revision) are covered, while quotes from famous authors provide examples of the writer's thought process. Budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put pen to paper (or fingers on keyboards)! Author, and writing coach, Esther Hershenhorn admits S is for Story is the book she wishes she'd owned as a little girl, dreaming of a writing career. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches Writing for Children at the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio and the Newberry Library. Zachary Pullen's character-oriented picture book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators' juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming.
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For years Jasper, a moon bear, lived a miserable existence, held captive in a cage by bear farmers in rural China. The farmers extracted the bile from Jasper's body and sold it to be used in traditional medicines. It's a horrific practice and conducted on thousands of moon bears each year. But now Jasper has the chance to be free and live a life away from pain and torture. In 2000, Animals Asia, an animal welfare organization, rescued Jasper and other captive moon bears, taking them to its Moon Bear Rescue Centre. Here veterinarians attended to the bears' wounds, hoping to give them some chance of a peaceful existence in the animal sanctuary. But after so many years of abuse Jasper's wounds, both physical and mental, are extensive. Can Jasper mend his body and mind and finally enjoy the life he was meant to live?
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Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the U. S. military, including weapons, wars, and military people.
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Batter up! Through large, full-color action photographs and simple text, Baseball introduces beginning readers to the basic rules of the game and encourages them to try playing.
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La persecución del colimbo es una historia encantadora acerca de un niño y su madre en un viaje tranquilo en canoa con su perro Milos. De pronto se encuentran remand frenéticamente para mantener a Miles fuera de una familia de patos buceadores. Ellas descubren que su perro que es bien domesticado, y muy querido por la familia todavía tiene instintos similares a los animales salvajes. El resultado del encuentro entre el perro y el colimbo ilustra hermosamente el instinto universal de todos los padres de proteger a sus crías. Y la historia nos narra el momento de como un niño se maravilla del encuentro cercano con un pato buceador. Las ilustraciones en colores pasteles son espléndidas.
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Bluetooth devices use radio waves to connect. It makes the things we do every day so much more convenient. No wires, cables, or cords, allows you to take computers, game controls, and many other objects from room to room. But how does it work? Learn about the signals these devices send to talk to each other and make your technology easier to use. This book will allow students to use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.
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Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. Solar System introduces readers to both the history and future of outer space exploration. These books may be learning tools, but they are also designed to feed the interests of reluctant readers through stunning images from NASA, as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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The kids at school want to know why Becca is wearing glasses and a patch. Instead of telling them she has amblyopia, Becca leads her friends imaginative adventures to explain her new fashion accessory. Mitch Vane's illustrations capture the spunky exuberance of this resourceful heroine.