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Movie Director

Joseph O'Neill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797062

Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a movie director. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the field of movie making.

Surfing

Jim Fitzpatrick (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791541

Surfing is not just a great summer sport; it also has amazing health benefits as well. Readers will learn more about the history of surfing, how to get started safely, and the various health benefits of the sport.

Save the Planet: Using Alternative Energies

Courtney Farrell (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797833

Save the Planet: Using Alternative Energies applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving—all critical thinking skills—while learning about ways to care for our planet.

Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede

Liam O'Donnell (author), Mike Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459808119

When Gravelmuck Elementarys cleaning slimes escape and destroy the schoolyard with their acidic ooze, all claws and tails point to Mr. Snag, the schools caretaker, as the culprit. Determined to clear Mr. Snags name, Tank and Fizz dive into the case, only to discover that the goop under Rockfall Mountain runs deep. The detective duo must outwit their eight-legged principal and survive an ancient war between high-tech janitors and spell-slinging wizards. Can Tank and Fizz find the real monsters behind the slime stampede in time to clear Mr. Snags name?

Sasha & Malia Obama: Historic First Kids

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858581

This book discusses the childhood, family background, education, and daily life of historic First Kids Sasha and Malia Obama. From campaign trail to White House, readers will learn what it's like to have a father who is the U.S. president. Topics covered include Barack Obama's inauguration and the Obama family's move from Chicago to Washington, D.C. Additionally, readers will learn about living in the White House and traveling with the Secret Service. Also covered are Sasha and Malia's letter from the Bush twins, their new puppy, Bo, and their hobbies and activities. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating lives of Sasha and Malia Obama! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Leo Inventions Materials (UK)

Gerry Bailey (author), Mike Philips (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828021

Leo is a genius. His pet cat named Pallas is not! But together they come up with some brilliant inventions. Full of brainy ideas and way ahead of his (Stone Age time, Leo tackles inventions that will change the way people live and work for hundreds of years to come. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) forms an important focus of learning in schools worldwide.

Rafferty's Rogues The Dumbest Ambush Ever

Felicia Law (author), Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711877

Rafferty's Rogues presents an exciting and entirely novel approach to a range of maths topics. This gang of lovable rogues have big, bad ideas but their limited knowledge of mathematics means every bold adventure ends in failure. The dumbest ambush ever gives the lowdown on time, time measures, day length, analogue, and digital recording, early clocks, calendars and diaries, and lots more.

Biggest, Baddest Book of Bugs

Anders; Mann Hanson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802884

Flutter into the world of creepy, crawly bugs! The Biggest, Baddest Book of Bugs will take you on a journey to uncover the most dangerous and fascinating insects, spiders, centipedes, and millipedes. Discover amazing bug abilities, strange behaviors, and crazy camouflage. Hang on to your hats! Biggest, Baddest Books for Boys are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

On the Trail of the Bushman

Anita Daher (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690145

Junior Canadian Ranger Tommy Toner has a terrible secret. During the annual JCR summer camp in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, he plays a prank which has unexpected and destructive results. Ashamed and afraid of what people will think, he keeps quiet, even though the guilt eats away at him. Tommy and his old friends Colly and Jaz team up to take part in a JCR competition at camp. They decide to search on horseback for the legendary Bushman, a Sasquatch-like creature who has been sighted near Whitehorse. But is the Bushman real or is he simply a terrifying creature of myth and legend? What Tommy and his friends discover puts all their lives in danger, and only the truth can save them.

Architect

Samantha Bell (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627345

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an architect. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

The Science of a Spiral

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627659

This book discusses the science behind various elements of football, particularly a spiral. The chapters examine case studies of famous sports moments, explain how the athletes perform these actions, and document the history of how scientists, doctors, and coaches have been working to make these sports safer. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. A timeline provides history, key developments, and advancements associated with the sport.

Germany

Walter Simmons

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144813

For over a quarter century, Germany stood as a country divided. A huge concrete barrier known as the Berlin Wall physically divided the capital of Berlin. When the wall came down in 1989, Germany was reborn. Readers will learn what daily life is like today for the innovative and industrious people of Germany. Blastoff! Series

Poseidon: God of the Sea and Earthquakes

Teri Temple (author), Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733300

Introduces the Greek god Poseidon and explains his importance; features well-known Greek myths about this god; and includes map of ancient Greece and family tree of the Greek gods.

On Both Sides of the Civil War

Thomas S. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993802

When the Confederacy threatens to call 14-year-old Daniel Mayfield into service, the Mayfield family contemplates traveling north to Kentucky, a neutral state.

FBI Special Agent

G.S. Prentzas (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794436

Introduces readers to the cool career of FBI special agent by giving a better understanding of this cool job.

Duffy & the Dog-Walking Business

Dennis E. Paul

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 1596390247

It can be difficult to find interesting materials for students who read below grade level, but these hilarious characters and goofy stories will get students reading! The small amount of text per page and strong visual cues make these stories very reader-friendly. Phonetic skills get a real workout through the repeated use of words with special vowel and letter combinations.

Rain Forest Food Chains

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963568

In Rain Forest Food Chains, early fluent readers explore the rain forest biome and the food chains it supports. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how energy flows through plants and animals in a wet and wooded environment. A map helps readers locate rain forests around the world, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about rain forest food chains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Rain Forest Food Chains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Rain Forest Food Chains is part of Jump!'s Who Eats What? series.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ann Graham Gaines (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540531

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth president of the United States.

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.

Poser

Alison Hughes (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459801486

Twelve-year-old Luke "Spin" Spinelli is sick of fake running, fake laughing and fake pointing. Sure, he once made the cover of Baby Show magazine, but now his secret modeling career is making him miserable. He dreams of using nonwhitening toothpaste. He can't wait to stop styling his hair. And he really wants to stop worrying that the school bully will discover he was once the face of Dribbleez Diapers. After all, Spin's just a normal boy looking for a hockey game and some pizza with extra cheese.

Cheerleading Squads

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115405

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.

Explore and Draw Monster Trucks

Ann Becker

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606943540

Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing monster trucks. Perfect for illustrated reports.

T is for Time

Marie Smith Roland Smith (author), Rene Graef (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781633621299

T is for a Time Alphabet uses poetry and expository text to explore the concept of time, from explaining basic units of measurement to showcasing important scientific achievements. Topics include famous inventors (Albert Einstein and John Harrison) and important structures and landmarks (Kulkulkan Pyramid and Big Ben). Budding scientists will discover what world-famous stone structure is believed to be an early calendar, follow the voyages of explorer Ferdinand Magellan to better understand the International Date Line, and learn to tell time using the Zulu time system.

Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191724

They say that in space no one can hear you scream... and its true! In the emptiness of space, nothing makes a noise. But on Earth... our ears are constantly pounded by sounds. Learn all about the most disgusting and dreadful aspects of sound. From flatulent whoopee cushions to glass-smashing opera singers and music-loving pigs, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts. You can get your ears tuned into some easy (and painless!) experiments, too.

Follow that Tap Water!: A Journey Down the Drain

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510804

A child washing the dishes wonders where the water goes, and the story follows water drops as they travel to through the city sewer system, treatment plant, and back again. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.