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.
In this playful picture book, young readers follow a curious kitten into a barnyard, where they are introduced to a host of baby animals and their mothers. As they move from cows to pigs to dogs to geese, children learn about colors and numbers. Board book. 12 pages.
4 - 8 years. In this classic book, a winsome, winning inchworm is proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun. To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and a nightingale's song. Paperback. 32 pages.
4 - 8 years. Rhymed text (crunch, munch, caterpillars lunch) presents a toddler's view of creatures found in the grass from lunchtime till nightfall, such as bees, ants, and moles. Paperback. 32 pages.
Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made. This terrific and suspenseful read-aloud picture book about friendship, sharing, and cookies can also be used to introduce basic math concepts to young children.
9 - 12 years. A heartwarming tale of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer. Paperback. 288 pages.
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.
Eric Carle's classic where a small gray mouse searches for a friend. During his travels he asks each animal the same question. Children will be eagerly chiming in with the refrain and can guess at what animal comes next. During it all, they will be absorbing the part to whole concept.
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 »
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 »
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 »
4 years & up. Button, zip, scrub, rub, paint, and write-these are just a few of the things independent children can do. Aliki's fun, rhyming text and lively illustrations celebrate the joys of mastering these skills, morning, noon, and night. Paperback. 32 pages.
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
Everyday life is the basis for this fun and entertaining tale. Simple math concepts are embedded in the story, so young children will intuitively understand them. Creative suggestions for activities in the back of the book extend learning opportunities.
6 - 11 years. In his classic and beloved novel, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. As the runt of the litter, Wilbur struggles to survive from the very beginning. Fern fights her father, Mr. Arable, to raise Wilbur and nurse him to health. Fern succeeds and Wilbur moves to the Zuckerman farm, where he learns the true meaning of friendship from the wise grey spider Charlotte.… More »