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Flutter into the world of creepy, crawly bugs! The Biggest, Baddest Book of Bugs will take you on a journey to uncover the most dangerous and fascinating insects, spiders, centipedes, and millipedes. Discover amazing bug abilities, strange behaviors, and crazy camouflage. Hang on to your hats! Biggest, Baddest Books for Boys are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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The origins of today's capital city began with George Washington, who hired Pierre Charles L'Enfant to design the capital. Washington, D.C. has been the sight of many historical events.
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A garden spider tells how she spins webs and lays eggs, and we learn what happens when her young hatch.
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Describes pythons including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans.
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This engaging title introduces readers to the science of light waves. Relatable examples, accessible text, and a creative design challenge help readers discover the properties of light waves and their essential role in seeing our world.
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Rock climbing can be the fun and exhilarating, and the best part is that it is an activity that also helps you stay healthy and fit. Students will learn more about how they can start climbing, the importance of good equipment, and the health benefits of rock climbing.
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Labor Day is a national holiday that recognizes the important contributions of workers across North America. Celebrated every year on the first Monday of September, people who do all kinds of jobs, from factory work to health care, participate in parades, attend barbecues, and listen to speeches. This interesting book provides a look at the labor movement of the last century, the traditions and symbols of this special day, and how workers are recognized in other parts of the world.
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This Level 2 guided reader illustrates examples of patterns found on a farm. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning to identify how repeating shapes, colors, or lines form a pattern.
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This book relays the factual details of the Oregon Trail and the United States' westward expansion in the 1800s. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a pioneer, a Native American in a territory crossed by the trail, and a U.S. soldier at a government outpost. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.
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Explains the basics of how the period is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.
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Abandoned by her father during the Depression, eleven-year-old Elsie lives in the garage behind her old house with her mother, grandmother Nan and out-of-work uncle. Elsie's friend Scoop accompanies her as she searches for her father in the city, encountering unfriendly hobos, food lines and shantytowns. After both her uncle and her mother disappear on mysterious errands, Elsie and Scoop eventually discover them competing in a dance marathon. Persuading them to abandon the contest, Elsie and Scoop lead the exhausted dancers home, where Nan has news of Elsie's father and his impending return to the family.
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The Depression has ruined Henry Dafoe's life: his father has left the family farm to look for work, his mother is sick and now she's decided to send Henry to Nova Scotia to work on his uncle's fishboat. But Henry has other ideas. He runs away from home to join his father, which proves more difficult than he imagined. Alone and scared in a strange city, he befriends an old hobo named Clickety Clack, who agrees to take him to find his father. As they make their way across the country, Clickety Clack teaches Henry about the secret signs that hoboes use to communicate with each other.
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Seeing-eye pup, Shakespeare, conquered many fears in Rescue Pup. Now he is back, about to be matched up with a blind boy, ready to begin his working life. Tim is enraged by his blindness and wants nothing to do with a guide dog. But he is no match for Shakespeare.
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Every time Chance turns around, he gets in trouble. In school, he can't sit still. Reading is hard and math is harder, but anything to do with science fascinates him. When his class starts raising butterflies from caterpillars, Chance is hooked. School is suddenly fun again, but when he decides to take his caterpillar home, he learns that loving something often means letting it go.
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In Squids, early readers will learn about the physical features of squids and how they fend off predators. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating underwater world of squids. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a squid's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about squids online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Squids also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Squids is part of Jump!s Life Under the Sea series.
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This book takes a closer look at the main characteristics of a desert, how they're formed, and how plants and animals have adapted to their arid environment. Reads at a level of 2.5 with a word count of 558.
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Rice is one of the most important foods in the world. In countries around the globe, lots and lots of people eat rice every single day. Find out where farmers grow rice, how its grown, and how it arrives at the grocery store. Discover the story of your foodwhere it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
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Children will be delighted by exciting images of pyramids and mummies in this introduction to one of the worlds oldest civilizations. Spotlight on Egypt covers everything from this countrys ancient history under the ruling pharaohs to the customs and traditions of its people today. Egypts wildlife and the importance of the Nile River and Sahara Desert are also highlighted.
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This wonderful book illustrates people's different ways of life and the traditions we practice. Young readers will learn about how culture is expressed through our clothing, our food, and music and dance. An interactive section at the end asks children what their favorite part of culture is.
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Introduction to structures and buildings.
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This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of A Home for Pearl Squirrel. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. While building her new fall home, Pearl learns about the different types of homes and habitats in which her woodland friends live and play. Diversity is explored and championed in this tale of self-appreciation.<br><br>Follow Solomon Raven and all the woodland creatures throughout the seasons in all the books in the series.
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A hen narrates this photo-illustrated book describing the body parts and behavior of chickens on a farm. Includes photo glossary and labeled diagram.
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Teachers and parents, this book is an outstanding teaching resource, much more than the title might suggest. Beginning with: A lifetime for a mayfly is about one day, it presents 24 lifetimes such as that of an earthworm (about six years), a giant sequoia (about 2,000 years), a bacteria (well, that depends), a dinosaur (never again) and the universe (about 15 to 20 billion years). Each example comes with detailed illustrations and something to ponder, such as, for earthworms: Worms teach us that our work can be very important, even if it cannot be seen. Each plant or animal is practically a lesson plan in itself, with tell about it, think about it, and look it up challenges. Written by a retired teacher, this is a favorite book for children and teachers alike.
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A modern day version of King Midas' Touch. When the gumball machine delivers a ring instead of bubble gum, Peggy can't hide her disappointment. After turning the ring round and round on her finger, a genie appears and grants her one wish for the "sweet touch."
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By speaking boldly, Abraham Lincoln earned the nickname â€œHonest Abe.â€ Young readers will learn how Abraham Lincoln used honesty to lead a country divided over slavery. Blastoff! Series