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Alphabet Boats

Samantha R. Vamos (author) Ryan O'Rourke (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897310

Set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter! Discover twenty-six types of vessels, from the more common -- canoe and motorboa t-- to the unusual -- umiak and Q-boat. Just like in Alphabet Trucks and Alphabet Trains, colorful art includes the letters of the alphabet hidden (and not-so-hidden) in supporting roles in the illustrations. The text features familiar as well as unusual boats from around the world, packing in tons of instant kid appeal, and upper and lowercase letters are integrated into the action of the art rather than solely in the typography. Back matter includes age-appropriate facts about each featured boat.

Esquivel!

Susan Wood (author) Duncan Tonatiuh (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348269

Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan’s space-age lounge music - popular in the fifties and sixties - has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh’s fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel’s spirit to life.

Princess and the Peas

Rachel Himes (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897181

In this adaptation of The Princess and the Pea, Ma Sally cooks the best black-eyed peas in Charleston County, South Carolina. Her son, John, is a highly eligible bachelor, and three local women vie for his hand in marriage by attempting to cook as well as Ma. At the last minute, a surprise contestant named Princess arrives at the door. Princess and John are well-matched, but Princess has her own ideas. When told she has won John’s hand, she asks him to scrub the pots and pans before she'll give him an answer. Her answer, it turns out, is that she wants to spend some time getting to know John first. Backmatter includes an author’s note and a recipe for Princess’s Black-eyed Peas.

Hanukkah Hamster

Michelle Markel (author) André Ceolin (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126428

The holiday season is a busy time, with people bustling about. And it's a busy time for Edgar, a cabdriver who conveys passengers around the city. All day long Edgar drives his cab; many people going to many different places. At the end of one busy day, Edgar is so tired he climbs into the backseat of his cab to take a nap. But he discovers he is not alone. A little hamster has somehow been left behind from one of the many fares Edgar has driven. Edgar dutifully reports the hamster to the cab company's Lost and Found department, but in the meantime the little creature needs to be taken care of. Edgar brings the hamster to his apartment, making it a bed, feeding it, and even giving it a name, Chickpea. As Edgar starts his Hanukah observance, with no family nearby to share in it, the little hamster becomes more than a casual companion to the lonely man. But what happens when Chickpea's owner is found?

Write On, Irving Berlin!

Leslie Kimmelman (author) David C. Gardner (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534122963

Escaping persecution for being Jewish, the Baline family fled Russia and arrived by ship in New York City harbor in September 1893. Little Israel Isidore Baline is only five years old. After arriving at Ellis Island, the first stop for all immigrants, Israel and his family are ready to begin a new life in America. His family settles in the Lower East Side and soon Israel (now nicknamed Izzy) starts school. And while he learns English, he is not a very good student. According to his teachers he daydreams and sings in class. But while these may not be traits that are helpful in the classroom, these are wonderful tools for a budding singer and composer. And by the time that Izzy (now known as Irving) is a young man, he is well on his way to becoming one of the most well-known composers in America. This vivid picture-book biography examines the life of Irving Berlin, the distinguished artist whose songs, including "God Bless America," continue to be popular today.

South Carolina

Holly Saari (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730895

Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of South Carolina. 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.

The Internet

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968716

In The Internet, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the development of the Internet. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the challenges overcome to create the Internet and how this super science feat continues to advance technology and communication.

The Moon Landing

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968730

In The Moon Landing, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the first trip to the moon. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the astronauts faced and the triumph of the landing.

Judicial Branch

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969331

In this book, readers will learn about the judicial branch of the United States government. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how the judicial branch is structured and how it interprets laws to ensure justice is applied equally.

Legislative Branch

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969362

In this book, readers will learn about the legislative branch of the United States government. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how Congress creates laws and what other duties they are tasked with to ensure that the federal government and society runs smoothly.

Local Government

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969393

In this book, readers will learn how local government is organized. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how the various roles and divisions in local government work together to ensure our cities and towns are run effectively.

State Government

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969423

In this book, readers will learn about how the state government is similar and different from the federal government. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the various roles in state government and how states create laws to ensure that their government and society runs smoothly.

Bikes

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969812

In Bikes, emergent readers learn about bikes and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Bikes includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Bikes is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

Trucks

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280020

In Trucks, emergent readers learn about trucks and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Trucks includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Trucks is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

Las bicicletas (Bikes)

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280990

In Bikes, emergent readers learn about bikes and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Bikes includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Bikes is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

Los autobuses (Buses)

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281034

In Buses, emergent readers learn about buses and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Buses includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Buses is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

Las patinetas (Skateboards)

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281010

In Skateboards, emergent readers learn about skateboards and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Skateboards includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Skateboards is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

Los camiones (Trucks)

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281096

In Trucks, emergent readers learn about trucks and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Trucks includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Trucks is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

Los barcos (Boats)

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281072

In Boats, emergent readers learn about boats and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Boats includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Boats is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

Los aviones (Planes)

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281058

In Planes, emergent readers learn about planes and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Planes includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Planes is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

Los carros (Cars)

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281119

In Cars, emergent readers learn about cars and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Cars includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Cars is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

Los trenes (Trains)

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281133

In Trains, emergent readers learn about trains and how they’re used as a mode of transportation. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Trains includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Trains is part of Jump!'s Let’s Go! series.

La felicidad (Happy)

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280716

Happy helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of happiness and the actions that define it while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Happy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Happy is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

La tristeza (Sad)

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280730

Sad helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of sadness and the actions that define it while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Sad includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Sad is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Serving on a Jury

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280211

In this book, readers will learn about one of the important and necessary duties of active citizens. What is jury duty? How does it work? Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.