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Review It! Helping Peers Create Their Best Work

Kristin Fontichiaro (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631888892

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.

How to Read a Nonfiction Book

Lisa M. Bolt Simons (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825949

Introduces readers to the basic features of nonfiction books, such as headers and indexes. Readers will learn how to use these features to gather information and write reports. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

Jacqueline Kennedy: Cultural Icon

Annette Gulati (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825482

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Jacqueline Kennedy and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about her mission to promote arts and culture and to renovate the White House. 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.

Martha Washington: Loyal Public Servant

Tyler Omoth (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825499

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Martha Washington and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn about how she established herself as the first First Lady, and how she set the stage for the women that followed her in the White House. 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.

Michelle Obama: Health Advocate

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825512

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Michelle Obama and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about how she encouraged children to be healthy and supported educational opportunities for females across the globe. 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.

Nancy Reagan: Drug Crusader

Amy Van Zee (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825529

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Nancy Reagan and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about her focus on drug prevention and her unwavering support for her husband as his mental health declined. 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.

Abigail Adams: Champion for Women

Tyler Omoth (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825413

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Abigail Adams and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about her progressive stance on women's rights in the 1700s, and her campaign for education rights for all. 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.

Barbara Bush: Literacy Champion

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825420

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Barbara Bush and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about her work to improve literacy and her support for troops serving overseas. 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.

Betty Ford: Women's Rights and Health Advocate

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825437

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Betty Ford and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about how she encouraged women to look after their health and how she fought for equal rights. 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.

Claudia 'Lady Bird' Johnson: Environmental Protector

Tyler Omoth (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825444

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Claudia 'Lady Bird' Johnson and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about her stance on protecting the nation's landscapes and her passion for civil rights. 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.

Dolley Madison: Hostess and Patriot

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825451

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Dolley Madison and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about how she helped her husband win the presidency and the impact she had on the early nation. 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.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Progressive Reformer

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825468

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about how she supported the country when it was at war and continued to make a difference long after she left the White House. 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.

Hillary Clinton: Ground-Breaking Politician

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825475

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Hillary Clinton and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about her road leading up to the White House and how her successful political career after her tenure as First Lady led to accomplishments in improving health care for women and children. 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.

Miriam's Secret

Debby Waldman (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814264

In 1930 nine-year-old Miriam travels by train from Brooklyn to her grandparents' farm in upstate New York. Her grandparents are kind, generous people, but they aren't exactly ideal playmates for a lonely girl. When Miriam is not doing homework in the kitchen with Bubby or helping prepare meals for the migrant workers that Zayde hires to help out on the farm, she plays with the barn kittens born just before she arrived. Those kittens are her only friends, until the day Miriam discovers a young girl hiding in the barn. Cissy and her brother, Joe, who's one of Zayde's farm hands, are on the run from an abusive uncle back in Mississippi. Miriam and Cissy hit it off immediately. But their friendship is tested when Miriam is forced to choose between keeping a promise and doing the right thing.

Ghostly Theaters

Kathryn Camisa (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023219

You find yourself alone in an empty theater. The curtain has fallen, and it’s eerily quiet. Suddenly, you hear footsteps. You follow the sound toward the stage. Then, the heavy red curtain swings open. Yet the stage is empty. What unearthly being is performing tonight? Get ready to read four spine-tingling stories about ghostly theaters. This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art will engage and terrify emergent readers.

A Haunted Titanic

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024919

It was the night of April 14, 1912. Jessie Sayre, a young orphan, tossed and turned in a feverish sleep. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, the Titanic cruised in the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean toward an unseen iceberg. Yet somehow Jessie sensed the Titanic’s doom. “I am so afraid. Can’t you see that big ship sinking in the water?” she called out in the night. “Look at all those people who are drowning!” Then Jessie fell into a coma and died at 11:40 P.M.— the same time an iceberg pierced the Titanic’s hull. A Haunted Titanic uncovers the chilling stories, uncanny revelations, and ghostly premonitions surrounding the doomed ship. The tales, like the ship herself, are cloaked in icy darkness and mystery—and will undoubtedly captivate readers. Large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes enrich the creepy content. A Haunted Titanic is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Creating Titanic

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024889

On May 31, 1911, thousands of excited people crammed into a shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They were there to watch the empty hull of RMS Titanic enter the water for the very first time. Proud workers hugged their children as they pointed at the massive ship they had helped build. In just 62 seconds, the giant ocean liner was floating for the very first time. It was the largest human-made object the world had ever seen! Creating the Ship of Dreams tells the compelling story of how the largest and most luxurious ship in the world was built and the workers who risked their lives in the process. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s tragic story to life. Creating the Ship of Dreams is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Discovering Titanic’s Remains

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024926

After the Titanic sank in 1912, many schemes were proposed to lift the great ship from its watery grave. But there were problems—no one knew exactly where the Titanic had sunk, and, even if they had, the technology to reach the ship, which lay on the ocean floor almost two miles down, didn’t exist. By the 1970s, however, new technologies allowed explorers like Dr. Richard Ballard to search the deep ocean. Finally, in 1985, Dr. Ballard found something . . .Discovering Titanic’s Remains is the thrilling story of how the most famous shipwreck of all time was found. It’s a tale of unbelievable persistence and the amazing technology that revealed the once-grand ship disintegrating on the deep ocean floor. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s amazing re-discovery to life. Discovering Titanic’s Remains is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Ghostly Towns

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684021031

Twisted vines cover crumbling buildings. Shards of glass jut out of empty windows. The wind whips up a cloud of dust. Could someone—or something—be living in this eerie town forgotten by time? Get ready to read four spine-tingling stories about ghostly towns! This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art in the book will engage and terrify emergent readers.

Haunted Amusement Parks

Rachel Anne Cantor (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684021024

The old amusement park has been deserted for years. Thick vines surround a roller coaster track. The glass eyes of the horses on a merry-go-round stare off into the dark night. There’s a low creaking sound. Is it the wind pushing the rusted swing ride, or is it something else? Get ready to read four frightening stories about haunted amusement parks. This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art in the book will engage and terrify emergent readers.

Horror Hotels

Kathryn Camisa (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020980

You’ve just closed your eyes and placed your head on a pillow. An icy breeze grazes your neck. Suddenly, the floor creaks. You hear footsteps beside your bed. Your hands shake as you slowly turn on the lamp. Then you realize you’re the only person in the room! Get ready to read four chilling tales about haunted hotels! This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art in the book will engage and terrify emergent readers.

Spooky Libraries

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684021017

It’s past midnight, and there isn’t a soul in the library. Moonlight fills the dusty shelves. Suddenly, the lights flicker on and off, and a book flies off the shelf! What unseen force is at work? Get ready to read four spine-chilling stories about spooky libraries! This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art in the book will engage and terrify emergent readers.

Alien Landing Sites

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023226

Boom! You race to investigate the terrible noise you just heard in the woods. What you find amazes you—a gigantic glowing green disc that’s crash-landed near your home! Suddenly, a door on the object slowly opens. . . . Is there an alien inside? Get ready to read four spooky stories about alien landing sites. This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art will engage and terrify emergent readers.

Creepy Schools

Kathryn Camisa (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023264

The bell has rung. Everyone has left the school building except you. Creeeak! Suddenly, all the locker doors in an empty hallway swing wide open! As your heart pounds, you squeeze your eyes shut. When you slowly open them, you notice that all the lockers are now closed! Had it all been your imagination? Get ready to read four spine-tingling tales about creepy schools. This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art will engage and terrify emergent readers.

Deadly Morgues

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023240

You enter a cold room covered with white tiles. The lights flicker. You notice a metal stretcher in the corner. On it is a body draped in a white sheet. A thin stream of blood trickles from the stretcher onto the floor. Then, suddenly, the lights go out! Get ready to read four spine-tingling stories about deadly morgues. This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art will engage and terrify emergent readers.