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Sasha & Malia Obama: Historic First Kids

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858581

This book discusses the childhood, family background, education, and daily life of historic First Kids Sasha and Malia Obama. From campaign trail to White House, readers will learn what it's like to have a father who is the U.S. president. Topics covered include Barack Obama's inauguration and the Obama family's move from Chicago to Washington, D.C. Additionally, readers will learn about living in the White House and traveling with the Secret Service. Also covered are Sasha and Malia's letter from the Bush twins, their new puppy, Bo, and their hobbies and activities. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating lives of Sasha and Malia Obama! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Architect

Samantha Bell (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627345

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an architect. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

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.

Germany

Walter Simmons

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144813

For over a quarter century, Germany stood as a country divided. A huge concrete barrier known as the Berlin Wall physically divided the capital of Berlin. When the wall came down in 1989, Germany was reborn. Readers will learn what daily life is like today for the innovative and industrious people of Germany. Blastoff! Series

On Both Sides of the Civil War

Thomas S. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993802

When the Confederacy threatens to call 14-year-old Daniel Mayfield into service, the Mayfield family contemplates traveling north to Kentucky, a neutral state.

Honesty

Kelli L. Hicks (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618103918

It's sometimes hard to be honest but this book teaches students the importance of being honest at home, in school, and in their everyday lives. It has an "Honesty Quiz" at the back of the book where students can see just how honest they really are.This book teaches students what being a friend means. How it is important to listen, trust, and what it takes to meet and make new friends.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ann Graham Gaines (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540531

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth president of the United States.

Life on the Homefront during the Civil War

Melissa Doak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199522

Life during the Civil War wasn't business as usual in the North or the South. This volume examines the economic impact of the war on the civilian population, as well as the political landscape, public opinion and morale, and the strains on the social system. The effects of the Emancipation Proclamation and the role of women and African Americans are all given particular attention.

T is for Time

Marie Smith Roland Smith (author), Rene Graef (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781633621299

T is for a Time Alphabet uses poetry and expository text to explore the concept of time, from explaining basic units of measurement to showcasing important scientific achievements. Topics include famous inventors (Albert Einstein and John Harrison) and important structures and landmarks (Kulkulkan Pyramid and Big Ben). Budding scientists will discover what world-famous stone structure is believed to be an early calendar, follow the voyages of explorer Ferdinand Magellan to better understand the International Date Line, and learn to tell time using the Zulu time system.

Cultural Traditions in Japan

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179807

This wonderful book describes the different traditions and festivals celebrated in Japan today and how they are influenced by a love of art, nature, beauty, and ritual. Young readers will also learn how the Japanese people celebrate family occasions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From Accident to Hospital

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634301152

Do you hear a siren? Well, pull over and learn about the chronological timeline of events just after an accident is discovered to the time it takes to transport the victim(s) to the hospital. 9-1-1- operators, police, EMTs and paramedics, and emergency room staff are all described with the duties they perform. This title will help kids sequence and order events. Filled with photographs and captions, informational sidebars, and clear, precise text, it will be a must read for kids. This title will allow students to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet

Joy Steiner Stan Steiner (author), Jocelyn Slack (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585367566

Continuing the great Discover American State By State series is P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet. That's right, Idaho! Sleeping Bear Press explores the lush land and rich history of a state so often overlooked. Kids of all ages will love the A to Z rhymes boasting about all the riches found within Idaho's borders - from the Appaloosa steed to the zinc mines to Mount Borah, to, you knew we couldn't forget it, the potato. Every page expands on the rhyme and introduces the readers to more interesting facts, places and people that have helped make Idaho the unique treasure it is. Lyrically written by Idaho's own husband and wife team, Stan and Joy Steiner, P is for Potato excels through the love and knowledge of their home state. The text comes dancing to brilliant life behind the talented strokes of illustrator - and Idaho native -- Jocelyn Slack's brush. P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet is as unique as Idaho itself. It's rare to find a children's book on our 43rd state, but it's a great discovery to when you can offer one this well done.

Trustworthiness

Lucia Raatma (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312250

Trust plays an important role in bonding people together. Readers will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning what being trustworthy entails and exploring how they can earn the trust of their friends and family members. They will also draw connections to the text as they consider what would happen if they or others were not trustworthy. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

The Labors of Hercules

Michael DeMocker (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624690648

Travel back to ancient Greece as the world's greatest hero Hercules completes the toughest list of chores in history. Read about his scary battles with man-eating horses, angry goddesses, and a ferocious three-headed monster!

Pony Express

Peg Hall

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944455

Relive the excitement of the Pony Express through engaging text, detailed illustrations and photos of artifacts.

War on Terror: Pivotal Moments

Jessica Gunderson (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600668

An examination of landmark events in the ongoing war against Islamic extremists, spotlighting such incidents as the 9/11 attacks, the invasion of Iraq, and the creation of new democracies.

Turning Point Battles of the Civil War

Sandi J. Hiller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199515

The outcome of the Civil War hinged on several pivotal battles in 1862-63. This volume covers the strategy, tactics, leadership, and outcomes of the key battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga. The short- and long-term consequences of each battle are explored for each army, and discussed in the greater context of the war.

China

Walter Simmons

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612113494

China, with over one billion people, is the most populated country in the world. China's most famous tourist attraction is the Great Wall, which runs across about 5,000 miles of northern China. Rich with Chinese culture, this title explores Chinese food, holidays, and daily life. Eager readers will also get to challenge their tongues with a few common words from one of the many Chinese languages! Blastoff! Series

Cyber Cop 2

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627376

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a cyber cop. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

Pump it up Cheerleading

Margaret Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197504

Kids will learn about the basics of tumbling, dance, jumps, and stunting, or building formations, in Pump it up Cheerleading. This highly illustrated book also features a section on top-rated teams.