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.
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
Teach children about early American history with this beautiful that chronicles the life of an early nineteenth-century New England family. llustrations reflect the painting style of the period. 4 pages.
Grades K - 3. Far, far out at sea lives one of the world's most mysterious creatures, the loggerhead turtle. For thirty years she swims the oceans, wandering thousands of miles as she searches for food. Then, one summer night, she lands on a beach to lay her eggs -- the very same beach where she herself was born. Nicola Davies's lyrical text offers fascinating information about the journey of the tiny, endangered loggerhead, while charming paintings by Jane Chapman vividly illustrate one turtle's… More »
4 - 8 years. In a retelling of the classic French folktale especially suited to beginning readers, a clever vagabond tricks an old woman into believing he can make soup from a stone. Paperback. 32 pages.
When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, "Will I have a friend at school?" "I think you will," said Pa. But even his father's gentle reassurance doesn't make Jim feel any better. The other children in kindergarten are scary strangers to him. He's sure that he'll never find a friend...until naptime, when he discovers someone who feels the way he does. Paperback. 32 pages.
Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding -- until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how -- with ingenuity and team work -- they can overcome any danger. Paperback. 32 pages.
By admiring her finer points and showing that she can take care of herself and have fun even when there's no one else around, a charming pig proves the best friend you can have is yourself. Paperback. 32 pages.
2 years & up. For the youngest member of an exuberant extended family, Sunday dinner at Grannie's can be full indeed - full of hugs and kisses, full of tasty dishes, full to the brim with happy faces, and full, full, full of love. With a special focus on the bond between little Jay Jay and his Grannie, the author introduces us to a gregarious family we are sure to want more, more, more of. 32 pages. Paperback.
Sun and his wife, the moon, lived on Earth and built a large house so that the water people could visit. But so many poured in that they were forced to move to the sky. An adaptation of an African folktale is interpreted with originality and harmony in this handsome, intriguing picture. Paperback
With Marilyn Hefner's new full color illustrations, bacteria and viruses have never looked so good! As packed with wit and good humor as with charts and diagrams, this book is still the best explanation of how your body fights germs. `An introduction to bacteria and viruses and how each of the two forms attacks cells and makes a person feel sick. The text mixes information with reassurance. . . . A nonthreatening first exposure, administered with a pleasant bedside manner. Paperback
PreK - Grade 1. Using small words and short sentences, this entry in the Pull-Ahead Books: Health series explains to young children the importance of keeping themselves clean. Each page features a few lines of text illustrated with a full-color photo of a child or children. In one practical section, Nelson not only explains when and why it is important to wash one's hands but she also describes how to do it well. Other topics introduced include brushing teeth and avoiding head lice. The book concludes… More »
The hilarious tale of a haircut gone awry! One day Josh had a big, brown bag idea: to wear a paper bag over his head. He thought it was a good idea. His mother did not. Neither did his bus driver, his teacher, or his soccer coach. What could Josh possibly be hiding? A surprise ending will keep kids giggling?and from taking haircuts into their own hands! Paperback
An ideal way to introduce the concept of senses to the very young, this handsome book explores the joyful wonders of sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. Written and photographed by an acclaimed author-photographer, the pictures are as bright as a child's eye and the simple text is word-perfect. Paperback
In Animals and Their Senses, beginning readers will discover the interesting ways that animals use their senses. Each book focuses on one of the five senses and describes how a variety of animals- from large mammals to tiny insects- use that sense. Children will learn which animals have extraordinarily keen senses, as well as the range of sensations different animals experience. The simple text and colorful photographs will captivate all young readers. Paperback
This follow-up to the best-selling Mama, Do You Love Me? (over one million copies sold in 15 languages!) captures the universal love between a father and child. Set in Africa and featuring the Maasai culture, the beautiful watercolor illustrations, lyrical text, and enduring message are sure to make this another instant classic. When a Masai father in Africa answers his son's questions, the boy learns that his father's love for him is unconditional. Hardback.
4 yrs & up. Play ball! George is going to watch a baseball game. One curious little monkey in one big stadium makes for one exciting day at the ballpark! The paperback edition also includes a maze and spot the difference activity! Paperback
It is another hot day in the desert. Birds and other animals scurry about looking for food. When they get tired they stop to rest at a giant cactus. It is their hotel in the desert! Many different animals live in the cactus hotel. It protects them; and they protect it, by eating the pests that could harm the cactus. The cactus grows larger and larger and will live for about two hundred years. When one animal moves out, another moves in. There is never a vacancy in the cactus hotel. This story, about… More »