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Wild Ride (Adapted for Young Readers) by
A young reader's adaptation of the story of the youngest American to ever orbit the Earth--cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux--who shows us all that when we face our fears with hope and faith, the extraordinary is possible "Hayley will capture your heart as she proves that even the wildest dreams can come true. Young minds will leave awestruck and eager to chase their own wild ride."--Emily Calandrelli, host of Netflix's Emily's Wonder Lab "It may be hard to believe while I'm gravity-bound on my bedroom floor, but if there's one thing I've learned in my time on Earth, it's that as long as you keep saying yes, everything is possible," says Arceneaux. In this adaptation of her heartfelt memoir, especially inspiring for middle-grade readers, Arceneaux shares the details of her wild ride with never-before-told stories written especially for kids coming to this edition. Arceneaux not only tells readers what it was like to go to space--from training in a fighter jet to lifting off in a Dragon capsule--but she also offers stories from her childhood: things that she faced at the hospital when going through cancer treatment, what she had to overcome when she went back to school, and the courage it took to dream big dreams for her teenage and adult years. For students navigating a time of uncertainty, and for the adults and educators who seek to offer them hope, Arceneaux's uplifting story is one that will inspire kids for years to come. She offers wisdom and courage to anyone fighting against the odds, and shows us that dreaming is always possible.
Glitter Everywhere! by
Fans of How It's Made will love this fresh, irreverent look at the science and story behind glitter. If you love glitter, this book is for you. If you hate glitter, this book is also for you. Everyone seems to have an opinion about glitter. But how much do you know about the tiny, shiny confetti? What makes glitter glitter? Why does it stick to everything? Who invented it? How is it made? Is glitter bad for the environment? Chris Barton's informative wit and Chaaya Prabhat's vibrant art make Glitter Everywhere sparkle as it covers the good, the bad, and shiny of all things glitter.
Stuff Kids Should Know by
WARNING: Contents of this book are cooler than they appear. From the masterminds responsible for the beloved, award-winning podcast, Stuff You Should Know, comes a gut-busting and brain-bursting nonfiction book for young readers. You know the deal. There's Language Arts, Math, Science and History. You have the color-coded folders and notebooks; you know the material. The classic subjects. But why isn't there a Stuff That Knocks Your Socks Off class, or Random Facts To Rock Your World? Well, luckily, with Stuff Kids Should Know, an incomplete compendium of only the most interesting topics, you will find fascinating stories and facts that will melt your mind! From demolition derbies to Mr. Potato Head to the history of facial hair, this book is full of funny, surprising information that sparks curiosity and reveals the magic of knowledge. For Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, the founders of the massively popular podcast Stuff You Should Know, the everyday world can be extraordinary when you dig a little deeper into the "whys" and the "hows". With plenty of clever insights, silly illustrations, and an array of topics, this book digs deeper into stuff we all wish we knew more about. After all, who thought a rock would be a good idea for a pet? Well, let's find out...
Along Came a Radioactive Spider by
Spider-Man's web of stories began far before the first drawing of nerdy teenager Peter Parker. They started with Steve Ditko, a kid who loved comics so much that he would brave blizzards to get new issues. Steve was strange--he was introverted, his art was shadowy, and his characters didn't fit the mold of handsome heroes like those crafted by Marvel legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. But it's not so strange that the traits that made Steve different were what made his characters stand out.Swing into the life of Steve Ditko and discover how he transformed a brawny, super-powered Spiderman into the perpetually awkward teenager who we know and love: Spider-Man, a character who relies on his inner strength more than super strength, who got his powers not through magic but through the bite of a radioactive spider...This biography takes the mask off the famously reclusive artist and shares the story of how his wall-crawling hero became a friendly neighborhood icon.
A River of Dust by
Over and Under the Rainforest meets This Is How We Do It in A River of Dust--a celebration of global interconnectedness with an environmental lens, at a time when we need it most. I am dust, the dust of North Africa. I connect continents. The dust of the Sahel--a ribbon of land between the Sahara and the savannah--lifts with the harmattan wind each winter season. But this is not just any dust. The Sahel's dust will mix with dust from the Sahara and travel thousands of miles westward, across the African continent and the Atlantic Ocean, to reunite with its unforgotten home deep in the Amazon basin. Told in the perspective of dust, A River of Dust takes readers on a journey through vibrantly illustrated landscapes, celebrating the power and wonder of Earth's ecosystems, and showing how these tiny particles are in fact key to the health of our planet. Meticulously researched and lushly illustrated, this picture book is a lyrical ode to global interconnectedness and the vital roles that even the smallest play in taking care of our planet. GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY: Just like This Is How We Do It, this book emphasizes global connectivity: the Amazon can't succeed by itself, and we all have a role to play. SMALL PARTICLES, MIGHTY IMPACT: This powerful story of the Sahel's very necessary contribution to the world demonstrates how seemingly inconsequential particles are key to the health of our planet. And if dust can be so important, readers will imagine the impact each one of them can have on the world around them. EDUCATIONAL TOOL: With strong STEM themes, this offers plenty of opportunities to incorporate into lesson plans, from units on geography and environmental science, particularly lessons on the rainforest, global warming, and interconnected ecosystems. SOOTHING LULLABY: Poetic and yearning, this picture book has a gentle message that reassures its readers about remaining connected despite time and distance with an affirmation of love that parents will enjoy sharing with their children. ARTFUL & LUSH: Vivid landscapes, from the deserts of Africa to the rainforests of the Amazon, by illustrator Eugenia Mello, make this lyrical picture book come to life. Note the gorgeous spattering of foil dust on the jacket, which makes this cover glow! WANT TO LEARN MORE?: Meticulously researched information included at the back of the book provides insight and compelling scientific facts for readers who are curious to know more. Did you know that there are more trees in the Amazon than stars in the Milky Way galaxy? Perfect for: Resource for teachers and librarians seeking books about nature, the earth, and ecology for kids Parents looking for non-fiction picture books and science books for children A beautiful environmental picture book and lyrical story for anyone interested in learning about ecosystems and the environment Fans of Over and Under the Rainforest, Over and Under the Pond, and other popular nature books for young readers
Do Not Eat This Book! by
With a little Yiddish and a lot of humor mixed in, this bubbly read-aloud picture book about holiday foods and traditions emphasizes the joy of the Jewish experience. Rhyming text takes readers through Jewish holidays, including Tu B'Shevat, Purim, and Chanukah, and their related special dishes. Colorful artwork brings the mouthwatering foods to the page and the table. But no matter how delicious the foods look, do not eat this book! Back matter includes a glossary describing each holiday, along with easy, kid-friendly recipes for the featured dishes, kitchen-tested by the author and her family.
Dream by Dream by
As a child, Isaac Mayer Wise loved to study. Words were like magic keys that could unlock new worlds. He had big ideas and big dreams. Becoming a rabbi, he thought some long-held traditions needed changing, but some of his ideas were unpopular with European Jews. He decided to go to America, where he had heard Jews were more open to new ideas - and they were. He started a Jewish newspaper to share his new ideas and built a synagogue across the street from Cincinnati's City Hall, inspiring a new kind of Judaism. He founded a seminary where both women and men could study, inspiring a new kind of Judaism, dream by dream.
Could You Ever Dive with Dolphins!? by
Spend a day with bottlenose dolphins in the first book in this new series from Sandra Markle, the bestselling author of the What If You Had... series! What if you could spend a day with your favorite animals? What would you eat? How would you play? Would you ever want to leave? Dive in and learn all about bottlenose dolphins in the first book in the Could You Ever... series! From what they eat, to where they live, to how they interact with one another, this imaginative book places kids right into the action as they learn all about these amazing creatures. With imaginative, interactive text from bestselling author Sandra Markle and engaging art from Vanessa Morales, this series is sure to become a kid-favorite!
We Also Served by
Discover the incredible true stories of military animals! From hero dogs, to fearless horses, and even courageous birds, animals are the unsung heroes of war. We Also Served tells the inspiring stories of the amazing bravery and loyalty displayed by animals throughout history and their vital contributions to military success. Each true story gives readers a lesson in history and a lesson in the importance of these animals' contribution. The perfect gift for animal lovers and military families!
A Song So Black, So Proud! by
Written on a napkin and released just months after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the song "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" became an anthem and rallying cry for the civil rights movement, as well as a celebration of Black culture and community. The song was penned in 1968 by singer James Brown in response to the rising racial tensions throughout the United States. Now, in first-person lyrical text, the iconic song speaks for itself, narrating the elements and moments that inspired its creation. The song continues to inspire and resonate today. It's been covered by artists like Usher and anchored Spotify's Black Lives Matter playlist. Readers of all ages will be encouraged to lift their own voices in a celebration of Black pride and identity.
Before Colors by
Colors don't come out of nothing. They always start somewhere . . . With something . . . With someone.
Henry the Snail by
Selected for The Children's Book Council's March 2023 "Hot Off the Press" Reading List In Ancient Greece for Kids, readers will discover everything there is to know aboutAncient Greece told in a novelty format. Thousands of years ago, the first tribes arrived in the Balkan Peninsula, laying the foundations of Europe's oldest civilization: Greece, which gave the world democracy, as well as endless knowledge of mathematics, architecture, military affairs, and philosophy. Modern scientists can all trace their lineage back to Greek mathematicians and philosophers, and modern Greece is littered with the remnants of beautiful temples and ancient buildings that shaped the taste and style of modern architects. Let'stravel far into the past and discover how the Ancient Greeks lived, worked, fought, and created art.
Let's Fill This World with Kindness by
In this uplifting collection of true stories, readers are introduced to real-life heroes and heroines who have chosen to act in kindness, even when they have faced terrible persecution, prejudice, disaster, and illness. These stories are designed to empower children to make positive choices in their own lives by embracing kindness as their superpower. Stories include Harriet Tubman's remarkable rescue missions to free enslaved African Americans, the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon's protection of Jewish refugees under Nazi persecution during WWII, and the brave people who volunteered to clean up after the nuclear crisis in Japan. Also included are everyday examples of acts of kindness to protect nature and lift up others, even complete strangers. Let's Fill This World with Kindness explores the science of how our brains and bodies behave when we give and receive kindness. Featuring biographies of thinkers and philosophers from across different cultures who have celebrated the power of goodwill toward others, each chapter concludes with a list of questions for readers to help them reflect on the ways they too can be a kindness superhero.
Paul Bunyan: the Invention of an American Legend by
Did you know that a mainstay of American folk culture was in fact created as an advertising ploy? Few people realize that Paul Bunyan, the legendary lumberjack, and his blue ox are the product of corporate marketing by a highly industrialized commercial enterprise. Cartoonist NOAH VAN SCIVER shows us the myth creation as real life marketing man extraordinaire W.B. Laughead spins ever more wondrous tall tales. Van Sciver's story is bracketed by rich contributions from contemporary Native artists and storytellers with a very different connection to the land that the Bunyan myths often conceal. Readers will see how a lumberjack hero, a quintessential American fantasy, captures the imagination but also serves to paper over the seizure of homeland from First Peoples and the laying bare of America's northern forests. It's a tall tale with deep roots . . . in profit-making!
The Official Daniel Tiger Cookbook by
Delight in 45 tiger-tastic recipes based on the hit, Emmy Award-winning TV show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood! This official cookbook is jam-packed with 45 tasty recipes like Mom Tiger's Banana Swirl, Baker Aker's Sunflower Cupcakes, Dr. Anna's Mango Lassi, Daniel's Birthday Cake, and so much more. It's a must-have for every Daniel Tiger fan. Recipes are easy to follow and include full-colour photography. This cookbook also has bonus information perfect for preschoolers, such as the importance of handwashing, kitchen safety, nutrition fun facts, and allergen information. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, snacks! Little ones will love trying new foods and old favourites. This cookbook is also a great tool to help plan Daniel Tiger-themed parties and birthdays!
The Big Book of Nature Art by
From best-selling author Yuval Zommer, The Big Book of Nature Art is packed with easy art activities inspired by nature. Drawing on Zommer's years of experience running art workshops for children, The Big Book of Nature Art includes his tips for stress-free ways to get creative with kids and fun facts about the natural world. Each of the activities can be achieved in four simple steps using natural materials combined with recycled or found materials from around the home. With a total of twenty-two art activities, each requiring no more than a five-minute setup and cleanup, the crafts are easy to completeand fun for everyone involved. The book also encourages children to see the creative potential in the natural and everyday treasures all around us--from twigs, seed pods, petals, and leaves to pencil shavings, take-out cups, toilet-paper rolls, and more. Little nature artists will enjoy making paper-plate birds, leaf bugs, coffee-cup owls, tree-bark bats, and schools of seashell fish, as well as scenes for their creatures to dwell in, from watery worlds to underground tunnels.
Champion Chompers, Super Stinkers and Other Poems by Extraordinary Animals by
Who's tops in the animal world? Readers get to find out, as they play a guessing game that uses delightful persona poems to introduce 19 animals who are the best in some way. Each poem offers hints about the identity of an animal and what makes it so amazing. Included are popular categories, such as Biggest Animal Ever (blue whale) and Fastest Short-Distance Runner (cheetah), as well as more unexpected ones, such as Best Engineer (North American beaver) and Longest Tongue (giant anteater). Poems full of personality combined with intriguing science - what a lively and fun way to learn! Linda Ashman's original approach to the ever-popular topic of animal characteristics makes for an appealing crossover makes for an appealing and informative book that ... that animal lovers of all ages can enjoy. A full right-side page is dedicated to each charming persona poem - a poem written from the animal's perspective about itself - along with an illustration by Aparna Varma showing just a peek at
The Night Sky by
Learn all about the night sky in the fourth book in this nonfiction Level 1 Ready-to-Read series about the universe that's perfect for kids who love science and space! From planets and stars to constellations and meteor showers, readers will discover the amazing sights that can be seen in our night sky in this stellar Level 1 Ready-to-Read!
Over the Rainbow by
Covering the science, their various beautiful forms in nature, other amazing light forms and much more, this is the perfect book for budding scientists, artists or just lovers of all things rainbow. "A beautiful book that captures the science, history and cultural significance of rainbows. This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about one of nature's most beautiful optical illusions!" --Rachel Ignotofsky, creator of Women in Science There's nothing better than a rainbow appearing after a storm, but have you ever wondered why they appear and what makes them so colorful? Rainbows have fascinated us for centuries and there's so much to learn from them. From inspiring different mythology, literature, television and culture to becoming a symbol of hope, acceptance and pride, find out more about these natural wonders in this beautifully illustrated and fascinating guide.
Nature School by
Nature School is your destination for kid-friendly nature learning, where you can explore the natural world through engaging reading, beautiful illustrations, and more than 30 hands-on activities. Kids need a break from screens now more than ever. Screen-free time spent exploring and learning about the outdoors makes for happier, healthier, smarter kids. And playing in nature gives kids confidence and independence, promoting creativity and teaching responsibility. With Nature School, all ages will enjoy connecting with nature and becoming inspired to discover the wild places around them. Travel through five of earth's largest biomes, studying plants, animals, and their adaptations for survival--and learn hands-on through nature experiments explained in each lesson.From the arid desert to the salty seashore, investigate extraordinary ecosystems, discovering the role of predators and prey and learning about life cycles, climate, landscape, and more. Chapters in this book explore plants, animals, and life cycles of: Temperate Forests Deserts Seashores Grasslands Wetlands Featuring activities and experiments that include: Bark & Leaf Rubbings Desertscape Diorama Salt Dough Seashells Tornado in a Bottle Nature Journaling The whole family will enjoy learning through Nature School!
The Disney Villains Cookbook by
Inspired by the Disney Villains, this bewitching cookbook for kids makes learning how to cook everything from hearty breakfasts to delicious desserts fun and downright magical. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos of each dish, this cookbook invites readers to craft wickedly delicious treats while enjoying captivating illustrations of Disney's classic villains and their sidekicks. In this book, readers will discover: 50 beginner-friendly recipes, including dishes like Kronk's Spinach Puffs, Gaston's Chicken Drumsticks, Cruella Cookies, and many more A thorough introduction to kitchen basics A "difficulty rating" for each recipe Beautiful food photography on every spread Charming illustrations of the Disney Villains An index of dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes
Tee Time on the Moon by
Astronaut Alan Shepard's mission- Fly to the moon. Study it in more detail than ever before. Hit a golf ball in low gravity. But how far? Find out in this engaging STEM/STEAM picture book. In 1971, Alan Shepard and his fellow astronauts made their way to the Moon in the cramped Apollo 14 capsule. Their mission- Study the moon in more detail than ever before. While the world watched on TV, Shepard and Edgar Mitchell gathered rock and soil samples wearing stiff, heavy spacesuits. But Alan Shepard had a secret hidden in his sock- two tiny golf balls. Golf was Shepard's favorite sport. And since the moon has virtually no atmosphere and gravity that is only a fraction of the Earth's, a golf ball should have been able to go far. But did it? Here's the little-known but true story of an experiment that may have started as a stunt, but ended up making people think differently about the moon, ask questions, and look for answers.
Born Reading by
Once books kick-start their brains, girls change history. Discover the foundation of reading that empowered some of the world's most influential women in this informative and inspirational illustrated middle grade collection of twenty biographies. What do Cleopatra, Audre Lorde, and Taylor Swift have in common? They're all influential women who grew up doing one very important thing: reading. This collection of short-form biographies tells the story of twenty groundbreaking women and how their childhood reading habits empowered them to change the world. From Cleopatra to Sally Ride to Amanda Gorman, the women featured in this collection are from all throughout history and all kinds of backgrounds. They are women who have and who continue to change the game in STEM, literature, politics, sports, and more. Most importantly, they are women who were born to read. For some, reading was forbidden, but they taught themselves to read anyway. For some, reading was a struggle, but they practiced and grew to love it. For some, reading was an escape from difficult realities. For all, reading was empowering.
All about Artificial Intelligence by
This book describes the history and science behind artificial intelligence, including the new ideas and applications scientists are currently working on. Informative sidebars, a "How It Works" special feature, a table of contents, quiz questions, a glossary, an index, and additional resources assist and engage readers as they learn. This Focus Readers series is at the Navigator level, aligned to reading levels of grades 3-5 and interest levels of grades 4-7.
Hope for Ryan White by
Even after he was diagnosed with AIDS, Ryan White never lost hope. When Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS as a teenager in 1984, doctors gave him just six months to live. With the time he had left, all he wanted was to lead a normal life, go to school, and spend time with friends. Instead, he faced discrimination from people who didn't understand his illness--but he didn't let that stop him. Ryan kicked off a heroic battle to educate the world about a disease that was spreading rapidly and killing more and more people each year. By sharing his story, he helped change the conversation and raise awareness of an epidemic that still affects us today.
Bravey (Adapted for Young Readers) by
Alexi Pappas is not only an Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker, she is a writer whose heartwarming and life-affirming memoir will inspire young readers, as she shares the touchstone moments in her life that helped her learn about confidence and self-reliance, compassion and forgiveness, and loss and hope, in this accessible and motivating memoir. What is a bravey? For Alexi Pappas, it means to chase the goals that seem scary. She has not shied away from the challenge. In this honest and hopeful memoir written especially for young readers, Alexi Pappas details key moments that had profound effects on her life, including the loss of her mother when she was just four years old, to her formative years at school where she felt different from her peers, and into her young adult life, including the incredible year she experienced in 2016 when she made her Olympic debut as a distance runner and wrote, directed, and starred in her first feature film. Through it all, Alexi worked hard--physically, mentally, and emotionally, but not without setbacks and difficulties, all of which helped her learn about confidence and self-reliance, compassion and forgiveness, loss and hope. Even with good things happening, Alexi found herself facing anxiety and mental health issues. Isn't winning supposed to make a person happy? How does one make life better when it already seems good? Alexi doesn't provide all the answers, but she offers ideas to consider when life gets complicated. Young readers will be inspired by Alexi's journey to create an abundant life filled with loving friends and family and strong female role models and mentors--who helped to shape the bravey she is today.
The Botany of Desire Young Readers Edition by
By the bestselling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, this is Michael Pollan's ingenious companion book about the surprising and close relationship between people and plants. In this entertaining young readers edition of the environmental studies classic, Michael Pollan demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a reciprocal relationship. He links four fundamental human desires-sweetness, beauty, energy, and control-with the plants that satisfy them- the apple, the tulip, coffee, and the potato. In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind's most basic yearnings. And just as we've benefited from these plants, we have also helped them to thrive. The Botany of Desire is perfect for STEM-focused young readers who want to learn more about- human history, biology, and environmentalismclimate change and its impact on our relationship with plantsgardening and the human-plant relationship
Vanessa Nakate by
As a kid, when little Vanessa heard about climate change, she thought it was something that happened on the other side of the world. As an adult, she saw how droughts in her own country led to crop failure that left families hungry. Inspired by other activists, Vanessa took a stand and began campaigning to save the Congolian rain forests. Soon, she was invited to take her campaign around the world. In 2020, Vanessa participated in an important summit about climate change. But when she was cropped out of a photograph featuring other climate-change activists, it felt like not just her contribution to the movement had been erased, but that the needs of a whole continent had been disregarded. It was a moment that shocked the world, but it spurred Vanessa on to raise her voice louder and to fight harder for climate justice for Africans. Today, she continues to be a leader in the climate-change movement and a voice of her generation.
Our Blue Planet by
Introduce young readers to the variety, expanse, mystery, and wonder that abounds in the depths of the oceans with this picture book companion to the BBC series The Blue Planet--featuring a foreword by Sir David Attenborough. Our oceans are home to the greatest diversity of life on Earth and cover seventy-one percent of the planet, yet we have better maps of Mars than of the ocean floor. With so much to discover, this book introduces creatures beyond imagination. Chase sea otters through kelp forests and glide the open ocean with humpback whales in this fascinating nonfiction picture book.
National Monuments of the USA by
Travel through America's incredible history and amazing wild places, visiting the National Monuments that celebrate the most iconic and majestic landscapes and locations in the USA. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the history, architecture, flora, and fauna in some of the most visited National Monuments in the United States, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases the nation's most historically important and amazing places. Marvel at some of the world's most famous landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty. Discover lesser-known but just as breathtaking sites such as the Aniakchak volcano caldera. Read about geological wonders like the John Day Fossil Beds. Learn about places of solemn historical significance, such as the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. Divided into eight chapters covering the breadth of the US, pictographic maps locate each of the monuments explored, while double-page, poster-worthy scenes convey the beauty of the areas featured. Monuments covered include Statue of Liberty, Stonewall, Katahdin, the National Mall, Forts of the East, Jewel Cave, Pipestone, Pullman, Grand-Staircase Escalante, Chiricahua National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Rainbow Bridge, the Dinosaur National Monument, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Colorado National Monument, the Devil's Tower, Muir Woods, Golden Gate Bridge, Tule Lake, Mount St. Helens, John Day Fossil Beds, Admiralty Island, the Misty Fjords, Aniakchak, Papahānaumokuākea, Marianas Trench, Rose Atoll, and more! Spot artworks and captions give important historical context for the memorial sites, as well as scientific information about the animals and plants found in the precious natural habitats. The perfect armchair escapism for adventure-hungry kids, readers will marvel at the fantastic sights to be seen throughout the United States of America. Brimming with facts, activities, and beautiful illustrations, the National Parks of the USA series of books immerses young people in the wonders of America's outdoors. Learn about the wonderful wildlife, stunning scenery, and rare plants that inhabit these precious outdoor spaces. Celebrate these beautiful and rare locations, and be awed by the diversity and grandeur of the national parks' living landscapes. Also in the series: National Parks of the USA and National Parks of the USA Postcards.
Body Music: Poems about the Noises Your Body Makes by
They burp. They fart. They creak. They crack. Bodies make MUSIC! "Yolen and Van Cleave give voice to bodily noises--frombutts that "BOOM" to giggles and gasps--in a riotously silly poetry collectionperfectly tuned to a toilet humor-loving audience."--Publishers Weekly "Funny,fact-filled, and succinct, this title will have broad appeal beyond theelementary aged audience it is intended for. A recommended first purchase."--SchoolLibrary Journal And let's face it: kids love every note! In Body Music, bestselling authors Jane Yolen and Ryan G. Van Cleave bring their trademark wit to fifteen hilarious poems that celebrate the sounds of the human body, from sniffles to snaps, sneezes to wheezes, hiccups to yawns, and more! Each poem is illustrated with bright, lively artwork and is accompanied by scientific facts that answer questions like: What is a knuckle crack? Why do we sneeze? and What makes a tummy rumble? Funny and secretly educational, Body Music has it all: science, history, language arts, and farts! From the book: What Is Body Music?: It can be accidental sounds, responses to pain, surprise, fear. But there are also folk traditions of many different countries that use body percussion, which is the art of using the body to create vibrations and sounds. Examples of body percussion include West Africa's hambone, Ethiopian armpit music, and the hand clapping in Spanish Flamenco.
The Monsters and Creatures Compendium (Dungeons and Dragons) by
Discover the terrifying monsters and fascinating beasts of Dungeons & Dragons with this A-to-Z illustrated guide to all the creatures you might encounter during your adventures. In this single-volume collection of all the creature profiles from the first six books in the Young Adventurer's Guide series, you'll find the wild and wondrous creatures that populate the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Pore over profiles of dragons (from chromatic to metallic), owlbears, unicorns, and more, each accompanied by vivid illustrations. Narrative encounters and storytelling prompts help you strategize so you can make sure to best these beasts in your own campaigns. With beautiful illustrations and advice on what to do should you come across these magical and terrifying creatures, The Monsters & Creatures Compendium provides the perfect guide for young fans and new players traversing the worlds of D&D.
Plants to the Rescue! by
In the ongoing fight against climate change, plastic pollution, and diseases, scientists are turning to an unlikely ally--Plants to the Rescue! Everyone knows plants are pretty cool. They create oxygen for us to breathe (fairly essential), provide us with trees to climb, and give us pretty flowers to put in vases. But it turns out that plants can do a whole lot more than that too! In this brilliant botany book by podcaster, TikToker, and plant professor Dr. Vikram Baliga, get ready to drop your jaw on the floor when you find out about: * The spinach that can detect landmines AND send emails * The fig trees used to create living bridges * The glow-in-the-dark plants that might one day light your home You'll also learn about the prickly cactus that can be turned into an eco-friendly bag and the fungi that likes to feed on oil spills. Perfect for anyone who loves nature and wildlife, as well as the scientists of the future--you won't look at plants and trees in the same way again! Featuring illustrations by Brian Lambert
Brains on! Presents... Meet My Micro-Pets! by
The creators of Brains On!, the award-winning science podcast for kids, introduce readers to a fact-filled and humorous look at the weird and wonderful world of microbes! It's show-and-tell day, and Dominique can't wait to introduce her awesome pets to the class. They're more helpful than dogs, cuddlier than gerbils, and way smarter than lizards. They're her...MICRO-PETS! As Dominique takes her classmates on a tour through her microbiome, they'll meet some face mites, hang with feet fungi, and visit the fart factory--powered by bacteria in her intestines!
Welcome to the wonderful world of sheep! Sheepology is filled with incredible sheep facts told in a playful tone by Ilaria Demonti, with endearing illustrations by Camilla Pintonato. Discover all there is to know about sheep in all their woolly glory in Sheepology, a delightfully illustrated guide ewe will flock to again and again! For instance, did you know that sheep do not like to be alone and get along well with other animals? Or that a sheep was the first mammal to be cloned by humans? Have you ever wondered how sheep's milk turns into cheese? Or how sheep are shorn and wool is made into cloth? These and other intriguing and engaging facts about this lovable animal can be found in Sheepology, a visual encyclopedia and follow-up to Chickenology and Pigology. Nature- and animal-loving readers of all ages will find something to learn and love about these fascinating farm friends.
Stand As Tall As the Trees by
An inspiring true story about how an activist in the Amazon worked with other Indigenous communities to protect and preserve their sacred lands and forests. Patricia (Paty) Gualinga grew up in her Kichwa village in the Amazon of Ecuador where mystical beings called Amazanga help protect the forest. Paty traveled away from home for school until she was called back-companies that said the government sold them property were destroying her people's lands to look for oil. The Kichwa community worked with other Indigenous groups to bring the Ecuadorian government to the Court of Human Rights. Lyrically told and beautifully illustrated, this moving story will remind readers of the importance of nature conservation, perseverance, and standing up for your community.
Everybody Has a Body by
Everybody has a body. Whether you're short, tall, fat, thin, hairy, bald, whether you use a wheelchair or have a limb difference, we all rely on our bodies to take us through the world. From hiking a mountain to playing baseball to exploring an aquarium, debut author Molli Jackson Ehlert and illustrator Lorian Tu show us all the different ways that bodies can look and the things they can do, with representation of all different types of bodies, With a body neutral approach--your body isn't good or bad, it just is--this is an accessible and fun read that's perfect for kids who have questions about the different bodies they encounter every day.
A Book about Bupkes by
This is a book about bupkes: nothing, zero, zilch. Sometimes, though, what looks like nothing turns out to be the most important thing of all. An empty garden seems like nothing―bupkes! But it means that Zoe and her mom have taken a big basket of fresh veggies to their neighbor. An empty bench at the playground seems like nothing--bupkes! But Zoe has made a new friend and now no one needs to sit on the bench. An empty soup bowl seems like nothing―bupkes! But Zoe takes chicken soup to her sick mom and, after eating it, her mom feels better. The funny thing is that bupkes may mean nothing, but it can feel like everything.
Your One and Only Heart by
A lyrical introduction to the many wonders of the human heart, from award-winning author and practicing doctor, Dr. Rajani LaRocca In this stunning non-fiction picture book, poetry and science come together with playful cut-paper illustrations to create a moving ode to the human heart and all that it does. Complete with illustrative diagrams and copious backmatter, this is a one-of-a-kind non-fiction picture book that gently guides readers through the various systems make up our most vital organ.
Your Freedom, Your Power by
A nonpartisan, unbiased look at the First Amendment and how it informs our daily lives, this book clearly explains the fundamentals of American politics to middle grade readers. A Junior Library Guild Selection! The First Amendment grants kids and every other citizen five monster privileges: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition the government. If the First Amendment is everywhere in their lives, shouldn't kids know more about it? Yes! In Your Freedom, Your Power, middle grade readers get a focused look at their freedoms and rights through the lens of this all-powerful First Amendment. The book engages children in learning more about their country and their rights and responsibilities. Each section will answer key questions readers may have thought about like: Do I have the right to protest at school? Can I be punished at school for something I say on social media? Why can't I wear whatever I want? Can I text whatever I want? While answering these questions and explaining fundamental legal concepts every kid should know, Your Freedom, Your Power shares the fascinating stories behind some of the most important legal cases and social movements that have affected kids' lives and rights.
DK Eyewitness Books: Insect (Library Edition) by
A visual and informative guide to the numerous crawly creatures on Earth, now revised and updated in the relaunched DK Eyewitness Books format. Get up close and personal and be an eyewitness to some of the most successful, adaptable, and numerous crawly creatures on the planet with DK Eyewitness Books: Insect. See how the first animals to fly actually take to the skies; discover the difference between beetles and bugs; witness a wasp building a nest; play hide-and-seek with moths; and learn much more about the anatomy, behavior, habitats, and classification of the billions of insects on Earth. DK Eyewitness Books: Insect is a visual and informative guide to these fascinating creatures. Series Overview: Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
Gender Identity for Kids by
Help kids make sense of who they are and how they feel with this illustrated guide to understanding and answering questions about gender. What is gender and what does it mean to you? What are ways people express their gender? What if you don't feel like the gender everyone says you are? This new resource is here to help kids make sense of who they are and how they feel. As you grow up, you receive lots of messages about gender. Most kids start to define their own gender identity as early as age four! But what if the messages you receive don't seem to describe you? What if the things you like don't match who people say you are? What if you don't even know what gender you are? From the illustrator behind What Are Your Words? and other books on gender and personal identity, comes a resource for all kids, of any gender. This fun, heavily illustrated chapter book explains the basics of gender identity--what it is, what it means, and how to support yourself and others no matter who you are.
Home Is Calling by
Join the monarchs as they embark on a transcontinental journey home in this moving story about migration. As the sun dawns in Canada, a flutter of monarch butterflies take flight, ready to begin their months-long journey to their ancestral home in Mexico. The migration will not be easy, but it is necessary for the next generation of monarchs to be born. Brought to life with illustrations as vivid as the monarch's iconic orange and black hues, this story invites young readers to experience the monarch's migration from the butterflies' point of view as they search for food, huddle together through storms, and tirelessly fly south. Parents and educators alike will find much to love about this poetically written book. The story touches on how climate change and deforestation are impacting monarchs, and kid-friendly back matter provides additional information about the butterflies, including their life cycle, anatomy, and migratory patterns, as well as several simple ways children can help monarch butterflies themselves.
Learning to Be Wild (a Young Reader's Adaptation) by
What do chimpanzees, macaws, and whales all have in common? Some believe that culture is strictly a human phenomenon. But that's not true! Culture is passed down from parent to child in all sorts of animal communities. It is the common ground that three very different animals-- chimps, macaws, and whales--all share!Peek behind the curtain of life on Earth, to witness through the lives of chimpanzees in Uganda, scarlet macaws in Peru, and sperm whales in the Caribbean how they--and we--are all connected.A smart, accessible, superbly fascinating look into the lives of three distinct animals we share the Earth with, by New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author Carl Safina.
Crystal and Gem by
From the rarest crystal to the most common stone, gems from around the world are revealed in dazzling detail in this illustrated guide. Become an eyewitness to the many different varieties of crystals and gems in this picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of the world of precious stones. Children will be mesmerized by the many uses of rocks like quartz and understanding crystals - from dazzling jewellery to diamond cutting tools and the silicon chip in their phone. This illustrated guide for kids aged 9+ reveals what exactly crystals and gems are, how they're formed, how to identify them, and how they can be used in everything from microchips to jewelry making. Throughout the pages of this newly-revised book on precious stones, you can expect to find: - A fresh new look; new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature. - Amazing facts, updated diagrams, statistics, and timelines. - Brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field. Eyewitness Crystal & Gem features striking full-color photographs of beautiful stones, including pearl and shell, jet and amber, quartz crystals, precious metals gemstones and much more! In this guide, curious children can find the answers to questions like, how can a rough diamond become a show-stopping centerpiece? Where does labradorite get its colors? Why are there quartz crystals in clocks and watches? How can crystals be grown in a laboratory? So, what's new? Part of DK's best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field. Explore the series! Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Travel through the solar system with Eyewitness Space, discover the incredible world of creepy-crawlies in Eyewitness Insect, or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.
Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook by
A perfect first cookbook to start your kitchen adventure, with more than 60 recipes for young chefs to try. Feel right at home in the kitchen with this first cookbook for budding chefs! With over 60 recipes, there's something for every occasion: super-fast snacks, speedy main meals, plus delicious desserts and sweet treats. Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook is packed with simple but varied recipes, so young cooks aged 5-7 can enjoy discovering new dishes, learning new skills, and perfect great meals that the whole family will love. And for those already handy in the kitchen, there are more involved dishes, and ideas and advice about how to adapt the recipes for different tastes and diets. From triple-decker sandwiches and fruit smoothies to chicken curry and lemon cheesecake, each recipe includes a photographic step-by-step to show you exactly what you need to do and when. Put on your apron and get cooking, with: - Recipe choices perfect for beginners, while the variety of meals and different variations inspire young chefs who already have some experience in the kitchen. - Recipes that are easy to follow and require simple ingredients. - Visual step-by-steps that help young children know exactly what the meal should like at different stages of the cooking process, making this a perfect introduction for children new to the kitchen. - A global approach with meals from multiple countries, with vegetarian and vegan diets, and more than 60 recipes to try. This cookbook for kids is the perfect introduction to cooking and a fun activity that adults can enjoy with little ones. Cooking has never been easier, with simple instructions, a clear guide of what to do before you start and a handy picture glossary showing cooking techniques in picture-perfect detail. It's clear, it's fast, it's simple, and it's fun!
There's No Cream in Cream Soda by
From soda to water to milk and juice, this refreshing follow-up to There's No Ham in Hamburgers is full of fun facts and origin stories of some of America's most popular drinks. People have been inventing drinks for thousands of years. Kinda weird when you consider that humans only need two liquids to survive--water and milk--and we don't need milk once we can eat solid foods. So, why did humans, unlike other mammals, begin concocting new beverages? It likely started with safety--boiling water to make it safer to drink, and then adding in berries or leaves or roots to make it taste better. Sometimes, it was thought that enhancing drinks made them healthier (i.e. bubbly water restored vitality). Did you know that some of the most popular sodas were created by pharmacists? Americans spend approximately $150 billion on soft drinks, coffee, and tea each year. Why? This book offers some possible answers!
Minecraft: Amazing Bite-Size Builds (over 20 Awesome Mini-Projects) by
Learn how to design, build and customize 20 mini-projects in Minecraft, from firefighter planes and deep-sea submarines to hidden bunkers and arcade games. There's even a superhero flying school! With detailed instructions, block hacks and build tips, this book will teach you new tricks and help you practice old skills as you create bite-size builds to impress your friends in Minecraft.
Meet the Megafauna! by
An interactive (complete with gatefolds!), large-format exploration of megafauna, the mostly-extinct class of ginormous animals that thrived during the Pleistocene era after the extinction of the dinosaurs. Meet a giant armored armadillo, a giant sloth, and the three megafauna still found on earth today--African Bush Elephant, Masai Giraffe, and the Blue Whale.
A First Guide to Dogs: Understanding Your Very Best Friend by
"Perceptive and engaging--essential reading for anyone seeking greater understanding of their four-legged best friends."--Kirkus, starred review. Featuring fun illustrations and easy how-tos from animal expert Dr. John Bradshaw! Uncovering the secret lives of pets, Dr. John Bradshaw invites young readers to learn more about their closest companions: their dogs! Told from the point of view of Rusty the Terrier, this lively, illustrated book gives kids a front-seat view to the everyday lives of dogs, sharing lessons and growing children into the best pet owners they can be.
Welcome to the Wonder House by
This collection of poems, creatively presented in the format of an allegorical house, will engage anyone who has ever wondered "why?" as it shows young readers that wonder is everywhere--in yourself and in the world around you. Welcome to the Wonder House, a place to explore the cornerstone of every great thinker--a sense of wonder. This Wonder House has many rooms--one for nature, one for quiet, and one for mystery, among others. Each room is filled with poems and objects covering a wide variety of STEAM topics, including geology, paleontology, physics, astronomy, creative writing, and drawing, that will inspire curiosity in young readers. This enchanting book written by award-winning poets Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard both sparks wonder and shows readers how to kindle it in themselves.
My Head Has a Bellyache by
This hilarious follow-up to the New York Times bestselling poetry book I'm Just No Good at Rhyming is full of surprising twists of wit and wordplay that will have readers rolling on the floor laughing! "Highly recommended, it gets 5 stars and 8 moons and a chef's kiss and a tip of the hat and a jump in the lake from me."--Bob Odenkirk, award-winning actor, writer, and comedian I'm Just No Good at Rhyming is this century's most acclaimed comedic poetry collection so far, described as "a worthy heir to Silverstein, Seuss, and even Ogden Nash" (PublishersWeekly), "wildly imaginative...inspired and inspiring" (Kirkus), and as "everything a book for kids should be" (B.J. Novak). Now, Chris Harris delivers all that and more with dazzling new heights of creativity, kooky conundrums, witty wordsmithing, and of course, wacky laugh-out-loud fun! There's a whole new cast of characters to meet, from the Nail-Clipping Fairy (who delivers teeth at night), to Orloc the Destroyer (who can be defeated only by his mommy), to the Elderly Caveman (who complains about the younger generation obsessed with playing with fire). There are more mind-bending verbal and visual riddles, plus there's plenty of hilarious hijinks hiding around every corner, whether it's a buffalo that escapes one poem and roams through others or a meteor threatening to land on the book and obliterate everything. There's even a mini book-within-a-book! In between it all, cartoonist Andrea Tsurumi's diverse range of exuberant people, creatures, and anthropomorphic objects ripple through the pages with playful energy. If your head has a bellyache as you read this book, it will only be because you're laughing WAY. TOO. HARD!
Green Sea Turtle (Young Zoologist) by
Explore coral reefs to study green sea turtles in this beautiful nonfiction field guide for kids. You might know that green sea turtles have incredible shells, but there's so much more to learn about these underwater marvels! Turn the pages to find out how green sea turtles keep seagrass beds healthy by "mowing" them, and how some species of fish like to hitch a ride on their shells. You'll also witness the amazing egg hatching frenzy that occurs--when baby turtles have to make a mad dash from the beach to the safety of the sea. Filled with simple science and plenty of animal facts, this book also looks at the conservation challenges these endangered animals face due to climate change, poaching, and plastic pollution. Written by marine biologist Carlee Jackson and featuring stunning illustrations by Daniel Rieley, Green Sea Turtle (Young Zoologist) is part of an exciting series of animal books from Neon Squid aiming to inspire the next generation of biologists and conservationists. Also available: Humpback Whale, Giant Panda, African Elephant, Emperor Penguin, Koala, Honey Bee
Ready, Set, Run! by
A lively nonfiction picture book about runners preparing for, and racing in, the New York City Marathon, perfect for fans of Balloons Over Broadway and The Philharmonic Gets Dressed. All over the world--on city roads and country lanes, on beaches, high in the mountains, across fields, in sun, rain, and late at night, people get ready to race. It's a BIG DEAL to run in the New York City Marathon! In this energetic and ever-so-fun nonfiction picture book about the world's most famous race, readers follow runners from all over the world as they stretch, make their playlist, eat a spaghetti dinner, and then pound, pound, pound through the five boroughs of New York City, all the way to the finish line. With fun facts throughout ("Since 1979, a high school band stationed at Mile 9 plays the "Rocky" theme song again and again until the last runners go by"), this is an exhilarating, inside-view of what it entails to run the world's largest marathon.
Recipe Road Trip by
Take kids on a road trip around America without leaving your kitchen. Did you know that Baked Alaska is not from Alaska? This recipe was created in Louisiana. The first Twinkie was made in Illinois, and Virginia was the first state to grow peanuts. Explore the geography, history, and regional charm of the United States as you help children prepare different dishes with this entertaining book. Food humor sprinkled throughout the book will have you laughing out loud. Kids can look at the map of the United States to see where a recipe comes from, compared to where they live. The recipes offer a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn cooking along with US geography. Includes more than one hundred recipes--with easy-to-find ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions. Fun food facts and jokes are sprinkled throughout the book, along with colorful, engaging illustrations to highlight state products and inventions. Informative and delicious for kids and their families!
Minecraft: Epic Inventions by
Twelve mind-blowing Minecraft builds to spark your imagination. Epic Inventions contains twelve incredible builds to inspire you to construct the most inventive builds in Minecraft. There's an intergalactic space station, an ancient temple, a kawaii waterways course, a giant meeple bedroom, an animal sanctuary, plus many more. Each build is presented to you by its builder--a construction expert eager to share their tips with you. As well as learning how to choose blocks and construct amazing builds, you'll also learn some excellent pro builder tips like how to terraform the landscape.
Follow the Flyway by
In this lyrical STEM gem, nests full of baby birds hatch, grow feathers, learn to fly, and then finally follow the autumn winds south along the majestic flyway for their first big migration. Rhyming, poetic text and detailed, nostalgic illustrations make for an enthralling read-aloud, carrying readers along on the birds' sensory journey of sights and sounds. Illustrated endnotes provide factual information about bird migration, the four flyways of North America, the species of birds found in the book and sources for further reading.
Eyewitness Ancient Greece by
Step back in time to an ancient world of mythical beasts, bow down to gods and goddesses, and take a trip to the first Olympics in this illustrated guide. Become an eyewitness to the glory of ancient Greece in this picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of what classical Greece was like. Children will be mesmerized by striking photography, maps, paintings, and lots of artefacts to help understand what life was like at this time. This illustrated guide lets kids aged 9+ experience the significance ancient Greece has had in transforming our world, in this detailed introduction to one of the world's founding nations. Learn why Greek pottery is so famous, discover how children played, and take a look at what people wore. Throughout the pages of this newly-revised book on Ancient Greece, you can expect to find: - A fresh new look; new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature. - Amazing facts, updated diagrams, statistics, and timelines. - Brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field. DK Eyewitness Ancient Greece is crammed full of fascinating information, statistics and facts. Meet a fierce minotaur, wage war with Alexander the Great, look inside a temple, and learn how the people of ancient Greece lived their lives. Find out about their religions, their hobbies, and their amazing impact on the rest of our history. So, what's new? Part of DK's best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field. Explore the series! Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Travel through the solar system with Eyewitness Space, discover the incredible world of creepy-crawlies in Eyewitness Insect, examine precious stones in Eyewitness Crystal & Gem or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.
Astonishing and Extinct Professions by
Gladiators fought for glory. Ice harvesters chopped up lakes. In the USA, human computers, called rocket women, calculated the paths of the spaceships with pen and paper. All these jobs really existed. Now they are gone. This is a book of extraordinary periods in history on six continents. It spans the centuries of the professional fartists and the walking toilets, of the brave riders of the Pony Express, and the lazy ornamental hermits. Marvel at Germany's feared coffee detectives and London's dreaded executioners. Lost jobs featured; Ice Harvester; Human Computer / Rocket Women; Ornamental Hermit; Professional Fartist; Walking Toilet.
The Deep End by
Come along on an underwater adventure in The Deep End, an informative and hilarious nonfiction picture book by author-illustrator Drew Sheneman, that teaches kids everything about the deep blue sea! Ahoy, mateys! Have you ever wondered what lies at the bottom of the sea Join Brownbeard the pirate and his first mate Alan the parrot as they explore the depths of the ocean! Here, you'll find giant worms, anglerfish, vampire squid, and...THE KRAKEN! Not only will you learn about the unusual bioluminescent creatures who live miles below, but also about ancient undersea explorers who used huge rocks to help themselves stay below the surface, how the first submarine worked, and why it is that the water pressure at the bottom of the ocean can make bones dissolve. (Wait, what) So what exactly will you find deep down in the deep blue sea This informative, hilarious, and 100-percent factual nonfiction picture book by award-winning author, illustrator, and cartoonist Drew Sheneman has all the answers.
A Place Called America by
A Place Called America takes the long view of the land's history, from its earliest formation and inhabitants up through today. Meet those indigenous to the deserts, prairies, forests, and shores of the land called Turtle Island and their relatives whose ideas founded the basis of the Constitution and who contributed in unique ways to World War II and more. Meet immigrant communities who came to the land from all around the world--at different times and against all odds, even with staunch United States immigration policies. And meet enslaved ancestors who were brought to the land against their will and whose labor and experience changed the story forever.
More Than a Dream by
Hailed as "an essential reeducation on one of the most consequential events in US history" by Ibram X. Kendi, this gripping middle-grade account offers a fresh look at the groundbreaking 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by spotlighting the protest's radical roots and the underappreciated role of Black women--includes a wealth of contemporary black-and-white photos throughout. Six decades ago, on August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom--a moment often revered as the culmination of this Black-led protest. But at its core, the March on Washington was not a beautiful dream of future integration; it was a mass outcry for jobs and freedom NOW--not at some undetermined point in the future. It was a revolutionary march with its own controversies and problems, the themes of which still resonate to this day. Without diminishing the words of Dr. King, More Than a Dream looks at the march through a wider lens, using Black newspaper reports as a primary resource, recognizing the overlooked work of socialist organizers and Black women protesters, and repositioning this momentous day as radical in its roots, methods, demands, and results. From Yohuru Williams and Michael G. Long, the acclaimed authors of Call Him Jack, comes a classic-in-the-making that will transform our modern understanding of this legendary event in the fight for racial justice and civil rights.
Beni's Tiny Tales by
Join Beni and his family as they celebrate a year in Jewish Holidays, including all their favorite craft activities, recipes, songs, and stories for each occasion. The perfect gift book that gives all year long. Chronicling a full year of Jewish festivities--from Rosh Hashanah through Shavuot, with every momentous occasion in between--this one-of-a-kind treasury includes homespun family stories, origin notes, craft activities, songs, and recipes for each holiday. With ideas on how to make masks for Purim, recipes to bake fresh honey-dipped challah to mark the new year, and so much more, this interactive holiday collection begs to be revisited again and again. Beautifully crafted and with the right balance of factual details interspersed with fictional stories, this Jewish treasury is a welcome introduction to each holiday in the calendar year, and it is all told through the lens of Beni's bear family. For parents who grew up reading Beni's Family Treasury and Beni's Family Cookbook, the family tradition lives on in this much anticipated compendium for contemporary readers.