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Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Tracy Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 9781561759477

Get answers in this nonfiction storybook to your fascinating questions! Colorful pictures, short sentences, and a small amount of predictable text per page make this book perfect for reluctant and struggling readers. I Wonder Series

Shih Tzus

Lynn M. Stone

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604723663

Introduces the Shih-Tzu, where it comes from, how big it can get, what its strengths are, and the care it requires.

Ice Hockey and Curling

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798217

He shootshe scores! Readers will score with this full-color book featuring two of the coolest sports on ice: hockey and curling. From the hard-hitting, puck-flying action of hockey to the precision sliding and sweeping of curling, these challenging team sports have it all. In this fantastic book, youll learn about the rules, the records, and the heroes of the games. Youll also learn that sticks and stones wont break your bonestheyre just part of the fun in these Winter Olympic sports.

Play with Me

Kris Bonnell (author), David Wenzel (illustrator)

Publisher: Reading Reading Books, LLC ISBN: 9781608923977

Will Gus play with the kitten? Read this book to find out!

Thrill RIdes: Ferris Wheels

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601054

A colorful survey of Ferris wheels, including their cars and other features, descriptions of the ride experience, and a brief history. Famous Ferris wheels such as the London Eye are spotlighted.

Sammy's Hamburger Caper

Kathleen Urmston/Craig Urmston (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578740352

Part of the popular Sammy series, Sammy does what any self-respecting dog does when he smells the mouth-watering aroma of hamburger. Will his escapade land him in the doghouse or at the vet's.

Opposites: Front and Back

Luana K. Mitten

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781615906079

Explores the concept of opposites using front and back as examples.

What Should I Do? On the Playground

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800624

Playground safety rules are explained clearly, and readers are taught how to avoid dangerous equipment and irresponsible children as they play.

Idaho

Mari Kesselring (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730604

Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of Idaho. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.

Cats

Deborah Williams (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781611813555

Introduce action words and descriptive words about domestic and wild cats.

Danny Gets Fit

Mia Coulton (author)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780971351837

Danny Gets Fit

Seedlings: Monkeys

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601726

A prekindergarten-level introduction to monkeys, covering their growth process, behaviors, the trees they call home, and such defining physical features as their tails.

The Adventures of Marco Flamingo in the Cave / Las aventuras de Marco Flamenco en la cueva

Sheila Jarkins (author), Sheila Jarkins (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671145

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of The Adventures of Marco Flamingo in the Cave. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Marco Flamingo is off on a cave adventure in this fourth book in the Marco series. But this time, Marco's friends--Coral, Shelly and Webb--join him. When Marco spots caves, he is eager to discover what he will find inside. Marco's flamingo friends are timid and make excuses for staying safely outside the cave. But when they are scared by the sight of a leopard, a snake and a vulture will they take their chances inside the cave? And what has happened to Marco, the friends wonder. Why hasn't he come out? Come join Marco's friends as they explore the cave in search of Marco and discover what Marco finds inside the cave. You are in for a big surprise.

Starling

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793477

Starlings have glossy feathers and are aggressive competitors for nesting sites. Native to Europe and Asia, these birds were introduced to North America, Australia, and South Africa. Find out why these feathered invaders pose a threat to native birds species and farm crops.

Glaciers

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797024

This book uses math and science to help students learn about glaciers. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of glaciers.

Anna and the Dance Class: The Sound of Short A

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609549756

Learn about the sound of the short A, as Anna learns to tap dance with her teacher Miss Alice.

Spiders Weave Webs

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627970

Young children are naturally curious about animals. Spiders Weave Webs offers answers to their most compelling questions about why spiderwebs. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

Rabbits

Cari Meister (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624961922

In Rabbits, early readers will learn all about the responsibilities of having a rabbit, and find out how they can keep their pet healthy and happy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover what it takes to be a pet owner. A labeled diagram helps readers understand what a rabbit needs, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about pet rabbits online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Rabbits also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Rabbits is part of Jump!'s My First Pet series.

The Sydney Opera House

Nicole Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692093

If you are ever in Sydney, Australia and ask a few Sydneysiders what to see first, they will tell you to visit the Opera House. It is one of the most elaborate entertainment venues in the world and has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. It is home to Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

The Statue of Liberty

Ann Tatlock (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692079

What looks like a solid stone statue but inside has a staircase of 354 steps leading from pedestal to crown? The Staute of Liberty! This enormous monument in New Yotk Harbor is both a stunning sork of art and an amzing feat of engineering. If you like building things and putting puzzles together, you'll love learning about the making of Lady Liberty, America's greatest symbol of freedom and friendship.

India

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993710

This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of India.

Legends of the Leagues

Pete DiPrimio (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692826

Brace to meet some of the biggest baseball stars of the Negro Leagues. They were men and women of glory and achevement, of spectacular ability and heartbreaking obstacles. They rose above discrimination to pursue their dreams. Cool Papa Bell was once said to be so fast, he could outrun electricity. Another story had Josh Gibson hit a towering fly ball in Pittsburgh that didn't land until the next day-in Philadelphia! Pitcher Satchel Paige won with a blistering fastball when he was young, and then with experience and creativity when he was old. He played with charm and witty sayings: "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." Nobody messed with Oscar Charleston or fielded better than John "Pop" Lloyd.Women such as Peanut Johnson and Toni Stone also made big impressions. These are among the brightest stars of a league, gone but never forgotten.

The Taj Mahal

Karen Gibson (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692116

It started with a promise, but was fueled by a passion for building. Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India in the seventeenth century, promised to build the most magnificent tomb for his dying wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Every measurement and material had deep meaning. All contributed to the perfection of the Taj Mahal. The 42-acre complex was a vision of harmony that reflected Mughal culture and the importance placed on respect for the dead. Almost 400 years later, the Taj Mahal of India remains one of the most beautiful tombs on Earth.

Tall Tales of Jenny Gold

Sue Laneve (author), Giuliano Aloisi (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918792

One girl's journey from wealth to poverty changes her perspective during the Great Depression.

Windmills

Charlotte Hunter (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918884

How windmills work to turn wind into electricity.