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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.

Shih Tzus

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032818

The shih tzu might be the Rapunzel of the dog world. The little dog is sometimes more hair than body, especially at a dog show! If the flowing locks alone don’t impress young readers, the shih tzu’s royal roots and fairytale-like comeback from near disappearance will.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Cincinnati Reds

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600071

The history of the Cincinnati Reds professional baseball team from its inaugural 1869 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Japanese Bobtails

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032832

From behind, Japanese bobtails look more like rabbits than cats. Their pom-pom tails are an unexpected feature. With every page turn, young readers will better understand the unique appeal of these rare cats and why some people consider them good luck charms.

Counting by Fives

Kay Robertson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634301121

Can you count by fives? Counting by fives is much faster especially if you are being chased by creepy crawlies or fanged animals! This lively book teaches children how to count by fives through the engaging photographs and alliteration and onomatopoeia filled text! This title will allow students to count in sequence and tell the number of objects.

Grammar Basics: Adverbs

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601870

A simple overview of adverbs--the words that describe actions--including their uses in sentences, their degrees of comparison, and how to spot different and irregular forms.

The Bermuda Triangle

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720211

Readers of this book will investigate the facts and compare the data provided in the easy-access text and compelling diagrams and infographics and then decide for themselves if the Bermuda Triangle mystery is real.

Hula Hoops

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963681

In Hula Hoops, early fluent readers explore the physics behind this popular spinning toy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how a hula hoop works. An infographic explores how a hoop's weight affects its spin, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about hula hoops using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hula Hoops also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Hula Hoops is part of Jump!'s Early Physics Fun series.

Minnesota Vikings

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173729

With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the “Purple People Eaters.” Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota Vikings in this exciting title!

Dogs

Hollie Endres

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110516

Farm dogs have keen senses that help them know when danger is near. They protect other farm animals from becoming prey. Beginning readers will learn how farm dogs help out on the farm. Blastoff! Series

Moose's Loose Tooth

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578740321

Everyone has a suggestion for poor moose whose tooth is loose.

Working at a Restaurant

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794184

Working at a Restaurant introduces young readers to many careers available in a restaurant. Colorful sidebars encourage young children to think, create, guess, and ask questions about a career working in a restaurant.

Taming the West

Darren Sechrist (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789574

As Americans moved across the continent, they quickly found the beautiful and dangerous West needed to be tamed. Taming the West is a graphic history that looks at how Americans carved out new homes in an alien place. Taming the West will be one book your child talks about over and over again, packed with action from the Indian Wars, the first Pony Express riders, and western outlaws.

Maxed Out

Daphne Greer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699834

More than anything, twelve-year-old Max wants to play hockey like he used to. But since the death of his dad, his mom does more crying than mothering, and Max has to take his special-needs brother, Duncan, with him everywhere he goes. The team needs Max to win the upcoming game against the Red Eagles, but one practice with Duncan makes it evident that it's not safe to leave him unattended on the sidelines. With only a week to figure out how he can play in the big game, Max is feeling the pressure. Will he find a way to be a good teammate, a good brother and a good son, or is it too much for one kid?

Abrams Tanks

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600141010

Roll across the terrain with the most feared tank on the planet. The Abrams tank is the armored backbone of United States ground forces. Readers will learn about the technology and crew that make the M1 Abrams a perfect blend of power and speed.

Look at the Coins

Tammy Jones (author), NA (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781607191551

We use different coins as money. What is your favorite type of coin?

Half-Human Monsters and Other Fiends

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727726

Could half-human, half-ape creatures really roam the Himalayan Mountains and the forests of North America? If tales of Bigfoot, Yeti, and Sasquatch are just stories, why do so many people report seeing these monsters in remote areas around the world? What would it be like to come upon a footprint of the Abominable Snowman or catch sight of Mothman, and how can you tell if the creature lurking down the path is part human and part beast? In Half-Human Monsters and Other Fiends, young readers will read historical stories and modern-day accounts of encounters with half-human monsters. Kids will get all the facts they need to help them spot Bigfoot, Mothman, ghouls, and other supernatural creatures. Children will also investigate the truth behind the stories, exploring the fears and superstitions of different cultures and looking at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable. If you love a nerve-racking story but also want to investigate the truth behind the myths, this is the book for you!

Soccer

Jim Buckley (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794108

In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, soccer, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the game and the people who play it, better.

Maria Von Trapp

Amy Tiehel (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692581

Here is the incredible true story of the woman inspired the beloved movie The Sound of Music. See how she became stepmother to the von Trapp children, and how the family escaped the Nazi's and became a revered singing group.

Ponies

Bobbie Kalman Kelley Mac Aulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197986

Almost every child wants a pony, and whether children can have one or not, most love to learn about these wonderful animals! The clear text and colorful images in Ponies introduce kids to the joys and responsibilities of proper pony care. Ponies covers key topics such as: baby ponies setting up the stable feeding your pony proper grooming techniques riding your pony safely

F14 Tomcats

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142024

The F-14 Tomcat was the pride of the United States Navy for over thirty years. Students will discover the technology behind this jet fighter that made it such an effective weapon.

Spin it Figure Skating

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791744

Kids will learn about the jumps, maneuvers, and techniques that are at the heart of figure skating, as well as how top skaters prepare for competition and how they are judged.

Records and Oddities

John Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993062

This book takes a scientific look at different records and oddities regarding weather in our world. Reading Essentials in Science.

In Arctic Waters

Laura Crawford (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180142

This arctic adaptation of "This is the House that Jack Built" follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The "For Creative Minds" section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.

How Things Work in the House

Campbell Ernst (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051891

Lisa Campbell Ernst fastened onto the inspiring notion that "amazingness is going on around us every nanosecond of the day" and invites kids to marvel at things as close to home as - their own house! Learn about thermal heat and how there once was a Bureau of Missing Socks, the non-pig origins of piggy banks, and why dirt and oil are no match for soap. Discover the nifty amazingness all around us, and especially right where we live.