3 years & up. Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American author to give the black child a central place in children's literature. These 6 books are award winners and will win a place in your heart. Set includes 6 paperback titles or individual titles may be purchased.
3 years & up. The books in this set gives children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of men and women from different cultures help children understand what's involved in each occupation. Children learn all about what it takes to do an interesting job well. Along the way, they appreciate the contributions these workers make to our lives and the world around us.
8 years & up. Shorty and his family, along with thousands of Japanese Americans, are sent to an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fighting the heat and dust of the desert, Shorty and his father decide to build a baseball diamond and form a league in order to boost the spirits of the internees. Shorty quickly learns that he is playing not only to win, but to gain dignity and self-respect as well. "Baseball Saved Us" is the ultimate rite of passage story. It will appeal… More »
Rosa organizes her friends into the Oak Street Band in order to earn money her family needs because of her Grandma's illness....Community, family and personal triumphs converge, making unforgettable music for everyone. - Paperback
Follow the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. This board book has die-cut pages that illustrate what the caterpillar ate on successive days. Board book. 13 pages.
With brilliantly-colored marker illustrations, "A Rainbow of Friends" demonstrates the timeless lesson of acceptance of others. This heartwarming book explains that each person is unique and adds immensely to the lives of others. Hallinan's verses encourage children to respect the disabled, to help those in trouble, and to reach out to the people around them. Full color.
Why are soap bubbles always round? Why do they always go POP? A simple, clear text explains the basic science behind an activity every child loves. Vivid photographs capture both the fragile beauty of soap bubbles and the delight they give to children. A recipe for bubble solution and suggested activities (can you blow a square bubble?) will let readers conduct their own experiments in the science of soap bubbles. Paperback
Jack and Annie find themselves in San Francisco just as an earthquake is hitting the city. The children have to hurry to find the last writing needed by Morgan to help save Camelot before San Francisco is ruined by fire. The many factual details about 1906 disasters make this a great addition to your social studies curriculum.
What a great idea! Taking a scientific concept, mixing it with a super hero who can shrink to the size of an atom, adding fantastic graphics, writing that is easy to understand, and then putting it together in a 32-page book that is reader friendly. This book is written in graphic format that is a favorite of mine! It makes it perfect for students who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own. Paperback
Reading Level Grades 3 - 4. Interest Level Grades 3 - 9. Follows the discovery and excavation of the tomb of King Tutankhamen, also known as King Tut, and the myth of the curse that afflicted those involved in the tomb's exploration. Written in graphic-novel format. 32 pages. Paperback.
Max, the biggest bully in first grade, just can't believe that Freddy Thresher and his best friend, Robbie, are going on a camping trip this weekend. Worse yet, Freddy's sister, Suzie, has bet him a full week's worth of chores that he'll be too much of a scaredy-cat to spend the whole night in the wild! And, even though Freddy is a little bit worried, he sure isn't going to let Suzie win a bet that involves cleaning the basement! Shark head flashlight, sleeping back, tent, and S'more supplies in… More »
Ages 4 & up. The eccentric Miss Tizzy, is a beloved friend to all the children in her multicultural neighborhood. She has a pink house and a lovely, overgrown garden, resplendant with flowers that spill out onto the sidewalk. The local children, about 10 of various ages, spend a lot of time with her, and the book describes what they do together on each day of the week. She plays games and bakes cookies with the neighborhood children, until she falls ill. The children think of a week's worth… More »
Grades 3 & up. Reluctant and enthusiastic readers will be sucked into Greg Heffley's world with abandon. The combination of hilarity, illustrations, and everyday antics make this set a must-have for any classroom! Middle school student Greg Heffley takes readers through an academic year's worth of drama. Greg's mother forces him to keep a diary ("I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I specifically told her to get one that didn't say 'diary' on it"),… More »