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Offers young readers retellings of works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mrs. Molesworth, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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Holi – the Hindu Festival of Colors – heralds the coming of spring. This vibrant title explores the ancient history and modern practices of this joyful holiday. Holi’s food, dance, music, and colors will captivate young readers.
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An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks known as hyphens and dashes, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them
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Learn about the different places that people call home--from apartments to cottages and castles to farmhouses. With bright, vivid photos and easy-to-read informational text, readers are introduced to different cultures' definitions of "home."
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Practice nonstandard measurement at the community center! A rock climbing wall is the same height as eight children! A tennis racket is the same length as three ping pong paddles! This fun title uses vivid images, simple practice questions, and helpful mathematical diagrams to keep young readers engaged while helping them better understand nonstandard measurement and early STEM concepts.
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What does it mean to be fair? Young readers will learn about various aspects about being a fair person--from respecting others to sharing. Children are encouraged to practice fairness in their everyday lives through supportive text and lively images.
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This book explores the world of emotions and helps children identify their own feelings. Entertaining photographs show young readers what emotions look like on childrens faces. Patterned text and an activity help readers understand a wide range of emotions.
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Belle, an 11-year-old Mtis girl, and Sarah both want the coveted job of church bell ringer. An embroidery contest is held to award the position, and Sarah cheats. Before Belle can expose her, the two are caught up in the advancing forces of General Middleton and his troops as they surround Batoche in the 1885 Riel Rebellion. The church bell disappeared that day and remains missing to this day.
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Pedal quickly to stay out in front of the pack! The fast-paced style of BMX racing makes it an exciting sport to watch or practice. Readers will explore the history of BMX racing, the tactics that help win a race, and how the popularity of the sport has grown over the last few years.
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A new and popular breed, the Labradoodle is introduced. Facts such as where it comes from, how big it can get, what its strengths are, and the care it requires are included.
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This title introduces young readers to jade, the mineral used for thousands of years as both jewelry and weapons. Learn about the two types of jade, jadeite and nephrite, how jade is formed, and where it is found. Historical and modern mining methods are detailed. The many uses of jade in ancient and modern times are examined. See how artisans such as lapidaries use jade to create beautiful and useful jewelry. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.