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A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet

Richard Michelson (author), Ron Mazellan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536356

From Abraham to Zaydee, and from ancient times to modern day, A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet encompasses the history of Jewish traditions and customs and how they are practiced today. Following the alphabet, a poem identifies the letter topic while sidebar text provides background information. C could be the challah that my bubbe used to braid, or C could be the chicken soup, when I was sick she made, or chocolate coins on Chanukah we added to our coffers. But I say C should be for Chai "To Life" and all it offers. This joyful celebration of family and heritage includes the meaning behind celebrations such as the Festival of Lights, Passover, and Sukkot; important names and stories from the Old Testament; and how modern-day families continue to celebrate their heritage. Richard Michelson's children's books have received distinctive awards such as a New Yorker Best Book Award and a Jewish Book Council Book of the Month. His titles include Too Young for Yiddish; Across the Alley; and Tuttle's Red Barn (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2007). He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ron Mazellan's work has been featured in film and advertising, as well as books and magazines. His work for young readers includes The Harmonica (an IRA Children's Choice Award winner) and The Longest Season (a New York Times top ten bestseller). Ron teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University and lives in Marion, Indiana.

I Can Be Kind

Jessica Pippin (author), Marc Mons (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478804673

Mike spends the day at his favorite place, the aquarium! When he loses his favorite toy, he learns the importance of kindness. MySELF (Social Emotional Learning Foundations) helps children build social and emotional intelligence and literacy skills through shared reading of engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. Child-centered themes support social and emotional growth, address Common Core Foundational Reading Skills Standards, and integrate family involvement with classroom instruction. Stories are written from the first person perspective and center around a diverse group of relatable children. Real-world photos, high-quality illustrations, and delightful narrators aid in teaching social and emotional skills without a heavy-handed approach.

Tall Tale Stories

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141223

People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Tall Tale Stories, readers will read four different exaggerated tales. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones from different cultures. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Playing Minecraft: Story Mode

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141025

Minecraft is more than just a video game. It is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. In this book, readers will get an introduction to Minecraft Story Mode, the adventure game series that allows players to direct the course of a thrilling story set in the world of Minecraft. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.

Writing and Giving a Speech

Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140639

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing and Giving a Speech is full of tips and tricks to help kids deliver a strong speech, from grabbing an audience's attention to using visual aids. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

Writing a How-To

Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140646

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing a How-To is full of tips and tricks to help kids create an informative guide, from using clear descriptive instructions to adding illustrations. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

Writing About Your Adventure

Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140653

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing About Your Adventure is full of tips and tricks to help kids write a personal narrative, from organizing the events to adding details. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

Writing a Report

Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140585

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing a Report is full of tips and tricks to help kids turn in an exceptional report, from conducting research to rereading and editing. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

Writing a Book Report

Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140592

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing a Book Report is full of tips and tricks to help kids turn in a winning book report, from making sense of the main ideas to formulating a strong conclusion. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

Writing a Poem

Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140615

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing a Poem is full of tips and tricks to help kids channel their creativity, from distinguishing rhyme from rhythm to organizing stanzas. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

Writing an Ad

Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140622

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing an Ad is full of tips and tricks to help kids create an effective ad, from drafting ideas to using persuasive words and imagery. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

Sleep Well!

Katie Marsico (author), Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140561

The My Healthy Habits series provides the earliest of readers a foundation in developing healthy habits. Sleep Well explores the importance of a good night's sleep in a simple, engaging way that will help readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and an author biography.

Ida B. Wells

Sara Spiller (author), Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140486

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Ida B. Wells in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Nellie Bly

Sara Spiller (author), Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140493

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Nellie Bly in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Coretta Scott King

Sara Spiller (author), Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140448

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Coretta Scott King in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sara Spiller (author), Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140455

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Maya Lin

Sara Spiller (author), Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140462

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Maya Lin in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

Malala Yousafzai

Sara Spiller (author), Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140479

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Malala Yousafzai in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.

In My Backyard

Czeena Devera (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140370

In My Backyard explores the familiar sights a reader might find in his backyard. The book utilizes curriculum based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book. Book includes author biography and teaching guides.

At the Park

Czeena Devera (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140363

At the Park explores the familiar sights a reader might find at her local park. The book utilizes curriculum based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book. Book includes author biography and teaching guides.

The Case of the Lost Pup

Cecilia Minden (author), Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140332

Help Jack and Meg solve the case of the lost pup! This story uses an engaging mystery story to encourage confidence in early readers. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

The Case of the Lost Pig

Cecilia Minden (author), Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140325

Help Jack and Meg solve the case of the lost pig! This story uses an engaging mystery story to encourage confidence in early readers. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

The Case of the Lost Hen

Cecilia Minden (author), Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140318

Help Jack and Meg solve the case of the lost hen! This story uses an engaging mystery story to encourage confidence in early readers. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

The Case of the Lost Frog

Cecilia Minden (author), Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140301

Help Jack and Meg solve the case of the lost frog! This story uses an engaging mystery story to encourage confidence in early readers. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

The Case of the Lost Cat

Cecilia Minden (author), Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140295

Help Jack and Meg solve the case of the lost cat! This story uses an engaging mystery story to encourage confidence in early readers. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.