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How to Be a Pop Star

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846575

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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.

Bugs and Spiders

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845691

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Describes the unique features, characteristics, and behaviors of insects and spiders, along with a fictional story about the encounter between a crew of alien astronauts and an army of ants.

Engineering the Great Wall of China

Yvette LaPierre (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111679

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The Great Wall of China, built in many sections over many centuries, is China’s best-known landmark. Engineering the Great Wall of China introduces readers to the dynasties that constructed it, explores the construction techniques that were used, and looks at how the modern Chinese government is working to protect it for the future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Spider

Perkins Perkins (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607532699

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A level 2 Amicus Reader that presents the life cycle of a spider from mating and laying eggs to adult. Includes time line of life cycle and sequencing activity.

Stock Cars

Luke Colins (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720747

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Through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and levelling control this high interest title describes the history, features, and future of stock cars.

Toffee with Thomas Edison

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914558

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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.

S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet

Esther Hershenhorn (author), Zachary Pullen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585365982

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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.

Jasper's Story: Saving Moon Bears

Marc Bekoff Jill Robinson (author), Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530057

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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?

Weird-but-True Facts about the U.S. Military

Arnold Ringstad (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234263

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Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the U. S. military, including weapons, wars, and military people.

La persecución del somorgujo

Jean Heilprin Diehl (author), Kathryn Freeman (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359402

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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.

Stars

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840456

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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.