Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father, the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
From Angelflish to Zebra Pipefish, an alphabet of amazing tropical creatures lead us through this important ecological system. Vivid, color illustrations enhance a fact-fillled, entertaining text whicih teaches the young and not-so-young reader about the fascinating life on the coral reef. Illustrations. Paperback
Grades 2 - 3. A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square". A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal. Teachers and kids will love finding out about this popular teaching tool that is still used in elementary schools today. Paperback. 48 pages.
2 years & up. One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket,… More »
Grades 3 - 6. It's not easy to concentrate at school when mysterious things are happening all around you. In fact, Clarice Bean is starting to feel just like her favorite heroine: Ruby Redfort, schoolgirl detective. Clarice and her utterly best friend, Betty Moody, are planning to ace their book project about Ruby and win the class prize, until Betty disappears into thin air, and horrible teacher Mrs. Wilberton teams Clarice up with the naughtiest boy in school. Will her new partner ruin everything?… More »
6 - 11 years. The evil Chenoo is as old as the earth and has a heart of ice. He has flown a long, long way and is very hungry. When a husband and wife cross his path, will he meet his dinner -- or make new friends? Paperback. 30 pages.
Young Verdi doesn?t want to grow up big and green. He likes his bright yellow skin and sporty stripes. Besides, all the green snakes he meets are lazy, boring, and rude. When Verdi finds a pale green stripe stretching along his whole body, he tries every trick he can think of to get rid of it?and ends up in a heap of trouble. Despite his efforts, Verdi turns green, but to his delight, he discovers that being green doesn?t mean he has to stop being himself. Hardback
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.
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.
A boy finds a salamander in the woods and imagines the many things he can do to turn his room into a perfect salamander home. Together, Anne Mazer and Steve Johnson have created a woodland paradise that any salamander would love to share with a child. Paperback
How do you make a rainbow? If you are a weaver you can make a rainbow with wool. If you are a sheep you can BE a rainbow. Here's how. An artist raises sheep, shears them, cards and spins the wool, dyes it, and then weaves a colorful picture of the Kentucky pasture where her lambs were born. Hardback
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.
Grades 1 - 5. Ease into algebra concepts with these fun and engaging readers! Both sets support the NCTM Mathematics strand, Algebra and Algebraic Thinking, and is perfect for students in grades 1 - 2 and 3 - 5. Each reader features high-interest nonfiction text, problem-solving activities, supporting graphics, highlighted content-area vocabulary, sidebars, photographs, glossary, and index.
Grade 4. Whether exploring places unknown, discovering strange creatures, or reaching the outer recesses of space, these high-interest books will keep readers engaged as they build comprehension skills. Featuring quality TIME FOR KIDS® , these colorful books align with all State and National standards and include informational text with mathematics, science, and social studies themes. Readers have 48 pages each.
Grade 5. Whether exploring places unknown, discovering strange creatures, or reaching the outer recesses of space, these high-interest books will keep readers engaged as they build comprehension skills. Featuring quality TIME FOR KIDS® , these colorful books align with all State and National standards and include informational text with mathematics, science, and social studies themes. Readers have 64 pages each.
3 years & up. Strengthen the School-Home connection with I Can Read!: Reading Level Kits! Each Kit includes 8 Rising Reader titles and spans Science, Math, Social Studies, and Nursery Rhyme content areas. Includes an easy-to-use Parent Guide and a consumable Personal Journal filled with fun activities. Spanish version.
Grades K - 3. First books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. Set of 7 books.
Grades 3 - 5. Help students dig deeper into these classic stories by completing rigorous yet fun activities and lessons provided in these instructional guides for literature. Readers will enjoy analyzing these titles while reveling in the life lessons they take away from them. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will walk away with after interacting… More »