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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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Ten Halloween-related topics are presented in a rhyming riddle format with illustrated clues and answers. Costume, candy, and black cat are included in this board book.
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Why is Saskatoon called the "Bridge City"? Who were the first inhabitants of Saskatchewan? Where can you find rare plants such as the Prickly Pear Cactus and the Gumbo Evening Primrose? Discover the answers to these questions, along with other facts, in L is for Land of Living Skies: A Saskatchewan Alphabet. Readers young and old can visit the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina, study the rare flora and fauna of the Cypress Hills Forest Reserve, enjoy the music at the John Arcand Fiddle Fest, or sample the delights of the Qu'Appelle Valley. From the healing waters of Little Manitou Lake to the otherworldly spectacle of the Northern Lights, everyone will enjoy this alphabetical journey that showcases the riches of Saskatchewan. Linda Aksomitis's young adult novel, Snowmobile Challenge, was a finalist for best children's book in the 2003 Saskatchewan Book Awards. L is for Land of Living Skies is her first picture book. Currently she lives in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. She travels frequently, giving author talks and lectures and researching future projects. Lorna Bennett attended Grant MacEwan College and the University of Alberta in the Arts/Fine Arts programs. In addition to L is for Land of Living Skies, she also illustrated C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet and M is for Mountie: An RCMP Alphabet. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
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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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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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Predator drones use cameras and sensors to help the United States Air Force gain valuable information about the enemy. They can also be used for strategic strikes. Readers will find out how predator drones work, what kinds of missions they are sent out to perform, and how a pilot thousands of miles away can safely control one.
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Disfruta un día en uno de los más dinámicos medio ambientes del planeta: la marisma salada. Este libro es divertido para leer, introduce a los lectores a los cambios que suceden por hora en la marisma mientras la marea sube y baja. Observa como los animales se han adaptado a este medio ambiente en constante cambio mientras cazan la comida, y juegan en el sol, y aprenden como la hierba de la marisma sobrevive aunque esté cubierta de agua de sal dos veces al día.
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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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Explores Electricity From The Power Plant To Your Home, To How It Is Made, Circuits, How We Use Electricity, And The Effects Our Changing World And Weather Have On How It Works.
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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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Smile! Meet David Meisels, the dentist! Peek behind the curtain of a busy dental office. David shows us how to clean our teeth and which tools he uses to keep them healthy and white. He will also introduce us to his daughters, Shiraz and Brit, and his wife, Hila.
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Introduction to structures and buildings.
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Talks about the difference between hot and cold and introduces students to instruments that measure temperature, such as a thermometer. It also introduces the terms Fahrenheit and Celcius and what the boiling point and freezing point are.
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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.