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National Geographic Readers: Amazon Animals (L3) by
Journey to the Amazon--the world's largest rainforest and home to more animal species than any place on Earth--and discover the creatures that live there. This Level 3 Reader introduces the amazing creatures that make their home in the world's largest rainforest, from pink dolphins swimming in the Amazon River to colorful butterflies and toucans flying in the treetops. Meet a sloth sleeping 20 hours a day in the canopy. Join a jaguar stalking its prey. There's always more to explore in the Amazon! Readers learn where the animals sleep, eat, play, and hunt in the rainforest's four layers, what dangers they face to survive, and what people are doing to help them. National Geographic Readers' combination of expert-vetted text, along with brilliant images and a fun approach to reading has proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators. Level 3 Fact Reader text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for fluent readers. Each reader includes text written by an experienced, skilled children's book author, a photo glossary, and interactive features in which kids get to reinforce what they've learned in the book. Packed with colorful photos and tons of info, this engaging Level 3 Fact Reader takes kids into the heart of the Amazon as they get up close and personal to jaguars, capybaras, howler monkeys, boa constrictors, poison frogs, and more!
Growing Feelings by
Children's biggest emotions often come up about friends and other kids. In this funny and useful book, authors Eileen Kennedy-Moore and Christine McLaughlin help kids understand and cope with feelings in ways that build strong friendships. Everyone likes the idea of "best friends forever," but friendships can be complicated, and they often involve dealing with difficult feelings. Almost all children have experienced feeling shy at a party where they don't know anyone, furious during an argument with a friend, or sad when a friend moves away. Because kids care a lot about friends, they often have big emotional responses about them. This entertaining and empowering book addresses a wide range of feelings children have about friends and other kids, including worry, guilt, jealousy, compassion, and gratitude. Through relatable cartoon stories, practical, research-based coping strategies, plus silly commentary from a cat and dog who have their own (questionable) ideas about what might help, kids get a hands-on approach that they can put into practice. Child psychologist Eileen Kennedy-Moore and parenting and health writer Christine McLaughlin show kids how to recognize the Feelings Story behind common friendship rough spots, demonstrating the links between events, thoughts, emotions, actions, and social reactions through the situational cartoons, so children can clearly see how their reactions fuel or resolve relationship problems. And going far beyond a simplistic and unrealistic "don't worry, be happy, think positive only" approach, Growing Feelings offers a nuanced perspective on feelings about friends. It emphasizes that all emotions are useful and guides children in how to empathize with others' reactions, as well as how to understand, manage, and communicate in healthy ways about their own feelings. Caring friendships are a protective factor for children's mental health. Giving kids the tools they need to deal with the feelings about friends is a powerful step toward protecting and improving their well-being.
Meet the Bears by
Features all eight species of bears. Packed with facts and stats for all bear fans. Includes a map and a size comparison chart. Gives advice for staying safe in Bear Country. Perfect for fans of A Book Of Bears by Kate Viggers.
National Geographic Readers: Stripes and Spots (Pre-Reader) by
Some animals have stripes. Some have spots. And some have both! Explore the difference between spots and stripes as you meet many animals with marvelous markings. Stripes are long and spots are round, but there's so much more to them than that! In this adorable Pre-reader, see how a baby okapi follows its mom's stripes to travel through the forest. Learn how giraffes can tell each other apart by their differently shaped spots. Discover how deer, emu, and tigers use the patterns on their bodies to hide in their environment, and more. Perfect for kids who are ready to read with an adult, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every page. A vocabulary tree at the beginning of the book introduces kids to key words in concept groups, helping kids make connections between words. Plus, a wrap-up activity gives kids a chance to use what they've learned, while expanding their understanding of the animal world. New readers will want to read Stripes and Spots over and over again, as they begin to recognize some of the awesome patterns on animals' skin or fur.
Yukie's Island by
A moving picture book autobiography about a family's resilience and path to healing after the devastation of war. It's 1945, the final year of World War II. Yukie Kimura is eight years old. She lives on a tiny island with a lighthouse in the north of Japan with her family, and she knows that the fighting that once felt so far away is getting closer. Mornings spent helping her father tend to the lighthouse and adventuring with her brother are replaced by weeks spent inside, waiting. At some point, Yukie knows, they may be bombed. Then, it happens. One Sunday, bombs are dropped. The war ends soon after that. Everyone tells Yukie there's nothing to be scared of anymore, but she's not so sure. So she watches and she waits--until a miraculous sight finally allows her to be a kid again. This is the true story of Yukie Kimura told in her own words, co-created with her son, illustrator Kodo Kimura, and co-written with bestselling Newbery Honor author Steve Sheinkin. Yukie's Island is an honest, thoughtful, and stirring picture book about being a child living through wartime.
Hands-On Science: Matter by
Press Here meets Bill Nye the Science Guy in this interactive STEM picture book about solids, liquids, and gases, bringing science experiments to life. Welcome to the chemistry lab! Through imagination, exploration and play, readers see that matter comes in all shapes and sizes and can change from solid to liquid to gas. Each page of this engaging book instructs the reader to smash clay to change its shape, tilt the book to pour liquid, or blow to make bubbles, bringing the science experiments to life. After predicting what will happen next, eager readers turn the page to see the results. Educator and author Lola M. Schaefer draws on her years in the classroom to make science fun and accessible through engaging and playful text. Back matter includes a simple experiment for investigating matter in the real world.
She's a Mensch! by
From the poorest neighborhoods in Kenya to the halls of the Canadian Supreme Court, the Jewish women found in these pages have accomplished remarkable feats. Some survived the horrors of the Holocaust while others had more peaceful childhoods, but all of them saw unfairness in their world and decided to do something about it. Despite living in hiding throughout the Second World War, Hungarian gymnast Ágnes Keleti went on to win four Olympic gold medals at age thirty-five. South African Ruth First used her privilege as a white woman to battle her country's racist system of Apartheid--a fight she eventually paid for with her life. Canadian Judy Feld Carr, a quiet high school music teacher, secretly organized the rescue of persecuted Jews from Syria. And Yavilah McCoy, an African American Jew from New York, uses her voice today to advocate for diversity in Judaism. You may not have heard of the ten women in this book before, but you will remember them. Their greatest legacy could be the action that their stories inspire in you.
Who Was Frank Sinatra? by
Learn about the showstopping life of one of the most famous entertainers of all time in this book about Frank Sinatra from the #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Before Frank Sinatra became the international superstar that we remember him as today, he was just a young boy singing for spare change in his family's New Jersey tavern. Those small beginnings would be the start of an incredible career in which Frank became one of the best-selling musicians of all time -- selling over 150 million records worldwide. More than just a musician, Frank also went on to win an Academy Award and a Golden Globe during his career as an actor. With hundreds of songs from several genres such as big-band, swing, jazz, and pop, the "My Way" singer is considered one of the world's most beloved entertainers.
National Geographic Readers: Animal Superpowers (L2) by
Get ready to be amazed by the super speed, epic strength, and jaw-dropping powers of some of the planet's most awesome animals! From lifting stupendous weights to jumping unbelievable heights, superpowers aren't just in the movies: they're really real. This new Level 2 reader features dozens of fascinating animals and their amazing abilities that seem too incredible to be true. Learn about leafcutter ants that can carry 50 times their weight; the mutable rain frog, which can change the texture of its skin to help it camouflage; and the pom-pom crab, which carries sea anemones to strike at foes. Young readers get up close to these creatures and more with engaging text and colorful photos. National Geographic Readers' combination of expert-vetted nonfiction text, brilliant images, and a fun approach to reading have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators. This thrilling Level 2 reader provides accessible, yet wide-ranging information for kids ready to read on their own--perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!
The Secret Pocket by
★"Captures the sympathy of readers and holds their attention...An age-appropriate telling by an Indigenous creative team of a tragic historical period."--School Library Journal, starred review The true story of how Indigenous girls at a residential school sewed secret pockets into their dresses to hide food and survive. Mary was four years old when she was first taken away to the Lejac Indian Residential School. It was far away from her home and family. Always hungry and cold, there was little comfort for young Mary. Speaking Dakelh was forbidden and the nuns and priest were always watching, ready to punish. Mary and the other girls had a genius idea: drawing on the knowledge from their mothers, aunts and grandmothers who were all master sewers, the girls would sew hidden pockets in their clothes to hide food. They secretly gathered materials and sewed at nighttime, then used their pockets to hide apples, carrots and pieces of bread to share with the younger girls. Based on the author's mother's experience at residential school, The Secret Pocket is a story of survival and resilience in the face of genocide and cruelty. But it's also a celebration of quiet resistance to the injustice of residential schools and how the sewing skills passed down through generations of Indigenous women gave these girls a future, stitch by stitch.
Caterpillars: What Will I Be When I Get to Be Me? by
Is it a worm? Is it a snake? No! It's a caterpillar . . . . . . and it's on its way to one of the most magical transformations in the insect world, from a crawling digestive tube to a fluttering glasswing, luna moth, or monarch on its journey across thousands-of-miles. In the latest addition to KEVIN MCCLOSKEY's beloved Giggle and Learn series, young readers will explore how caterpillars morph into the many different moths and butterflies that help pollinate our world. Growing up is scary, but caterpillars can lead the way!
Bluey and Bingo's Fancy Restaurant Cookbook by
A deliciously fun cookbook perfect for fans of the wildly successful animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+ Learn how to make yummy food with Bluey and Bingo! Bake some Shadowland Cupcakes, make BBQ Sausages, Capsicum Salad, or write your very own Fancy Restaurant menu! This cookbook includes 13 fun recipes to cook for everyone to enjoy, and lays flat to make it easy to read.