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Lazy Days of Summer

Judy Young (author), Kathy O'Malley (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536400

From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.

Earn Wisely

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607539025

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes jobs youngsters can do to earn money, including the benefits of a job well done and how to advertise and some tips on managing time for good work and play balance.

Surfing

Jim Fitzpatrick (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791541

Surfing is not just a great summer sport; it also has amazing health benefits as well. Readers will learn more about the history of surfing, how to get started safely, and the various health benefits of the sport.

Choreographer

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801447

Learn about the thrilling world of choreography and find out what it takes to make it in this competitive career.

Manners with Technology

Bridget Heos (author)Katya Longhi (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538479

A young monster who takes her sister’s tablet computer without asking gets a lesson in online etiquette and appropriate use of electronics.

The Big Time: Taylor Swift

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602051

An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Taylor Swift, an American country and pop singer known for her versatile performances and such songs as "You Belong with Me."

What is a government?

Baron Bedesky (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789918

Government is a word we hear all the time but what does it really mean? That is the central theme of this impressively illustrated book as it helps peel away the confusion young readers may have about something that plays a vital role in all of our lives.

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.

Cheerleading Squads

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115405

It is almost impossible for a cheerleader to cheer alone. Every cheerleader needs to be part of a squad in order to excite the crowd. This title covers the teamwork, friendship, and hard work that go into making successful and energetic cheerleading squads.

Bowling

Cari Meister (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964053

Lets bowl! Through large, full-color action photographs and simple text, Bowling introduces beginning readers to basic rules of the game and encourages them to participate. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the different features of a bowling lane, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Bowling also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Bowling is part of Jump!s I Love Sports series.

Away In A Manger

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Jackie Binder (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599229928

Teach children the simple story of Jesus' birth with this timeless carol "Away In A Manger."

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.

Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918146

Something very peculiar is going on at Baskerville Hall. The local people claim that the moor is haunted. But Sir Henry isn't satisfied with that explanation. So he calls on the great detective Sherlock Holmes. For a while, Holmes and his faithful sidekick Dr. Watson are stumped. But only for a while.

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!

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.

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?

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.

Fuerza Naval de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703916

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Navy (how the Navy keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Second Chances

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612477022

Harriet Tubman HS - Kevin had been talking about how much he wanted some real money, and that he'd do almost anything to get it. Jaris could sympathize with Kevin wanting to help his grandparents out, but wanting--needing--money that desperately was dangerous. It led to getting mixed up with the wrong crowd. Jaris always thought Cory Yates had drug connections in Los Angeles. He was a two-bit hustler, and he spent way too much time hanging around high schools.

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.

El arbol puede crecer

Linda Koons (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478837480

Aprende sobre todas las cosas que pueden crecer. Teach early Social and Emotional Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

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.

La actuacin (Acting)

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963803

In Acting, emergent readers learn about the craft of acting by following the experience of two working actors. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore this performing art. A labeled diagram shows readers the parts of a stage, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about acting using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Acting also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Acting is part of Jump!'s Artist's Studio series.

Eco Dogs

Judith Bauer Stamper (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617722073

Meet a new kind of working dog: the eco dog! These heroic hounds team up with wildlife scientists to help save endangered animals and habitats all over the world. Using their super sense of smell, eco dogs track down invasive species, collect samples from endangered animals, and stop the smuggling of rare animals. These dogs have helped protect animals like grizzly bears, sea turtles, and cheetahs! It takes a special kind of dog to do this kind of work, however. Only a dog that has lots of energy, good concentration, and enjoys working with a trainer has what it takes to become an eco dog. Packed with real-life stories and dramatic, full-color photos of eco dogs at work, this book is sure to be a favorite of dog lovers everywhere.