Albert Whitman & Company Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

Bare feet shouldnt fly. Long legs shouldnt spin. Braids shouldnt flap in the wind. Sit on the porch and be a lady, Papa scolded Alice. In Alices Georgia hometown, there was no track where an African-American girl could practice, so she made... her own crossbar with sticks and rags. With the support of her coach, friends, and community, Alice started to win medals. Her dream to compete at the Olympics came true in 1948. This is an inspiring free-verse story of the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Photos of Alice Coachman are also included. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/1/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Ann Malaspina Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 0.5in length x 8.75in width x 11in height Weight: 14.4 oz Read More

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Heres a light way to talk to children about that old nuisance head lice. Rhyming verses describe how one little girl gets head lic...e and how she and her parents get rid of them. Kids will enjoy the rollicking cartoon cooties playing hide-and-seek and having a party in the girls hair until they are sent packing. Notes on each page provide detailed, factual information about head lice. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2002 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Donna Caffey Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 9.99in length x 7.94in width x 0.12in height Weight: 3.36oz. Read More

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In this fascinating biography of Juliette Gordon Low, who loved to be called Daisy, readers will learn about her Civil War childho...od, her almost complete hearing loss, and her unhappy married life. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1996 Pages: 112 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Fern Brown Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 9.06in length x 6.9in width x 0.34in height Weight: 9.6oz. Read More

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Easy language and simple explanations will help even very young children understand what it means to have diabetes. They will find... some of their own experiences described and at the same time receive reassurance that they are still regular kids. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1990 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Connie Pirner Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 7.75in length x 0.23in width x 8.74in height Weight: 3.03oz. Read More

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The Gettysburg Address is one of the most influential speeches in our history, written by Abraham Lincoln at a crucial period in h...is presidency and in United States history. Caldecott Honoree and Newbery Medalist James Daughertys pictorial interpretation of President Abraham Lincolns famous speech, the Gettysburg Address, was originally published by Albert Whitman in 1947. This book is available again in a fresh new edition just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with a new introduction by Lincoln- and Civil War-scholar Gabor S. Boritt. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/1/2013 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Abraham Lincoln Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 10.25in length x 1in width x 10in height Weight: 16 oz Read More

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What would life be like with no clocks and no calendars? How would you know when to get up in the morning? Long, long ago, all peo...ple could do was watch the sun and moon and try to figure things out. Eventually, they made simple clocks like sundials. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/2002 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Robert E. Wells Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 7.01in length x 10in width x 0.09in height Weight: 3.83oz. Read More

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When RoseAleta Laurell begins her new job at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas, she is surprised that the children o...f the town think the library is for adults. She vows to raise the money for a childrens section and spends a week living and working on the library roof, even surviving a dangerous storm. With the help of the entire town, RoseAleta raises over $39,000 from within the community and across the country. Today if you look through the front window of the Eugene Clark Library, you will see shelves stacked full with childrens books and tables and chairs just the right size. You will see artwork on the walls, and a row of busy computers. Best of all, you will always find crowds of children who love to read and learn inside the walls of the oldest library in Texas. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: M. G. King Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 10.25in length x 8.43in width x 0.39in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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Julie, who is eight or nine, talks about privacy and about saying no to touching that makes her uncomfortable. Book Details: Forma...t: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1984 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Linda Walvoord Girard Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.11in width x 9.01in height Weight: 4oz. Read More

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The first pumpkin Tim ever carved was fierce and funny, and he named it Jack. When Halloween was over and the pumpkin was beginnin...g to rot, Tim set it out in the garden and throughout the weeks he watched it change. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/2000 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Will Hubbell Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 8.53in length x 10.5in width x 0.13in height Weight: 5.59oz. Read More

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Grandma Lena takes good care of the turnips she plants in her garden. One turnip grows so big that Grandma cant pull it out of the... ground! Even when Grandpa, Uncle Izzy, and the dog help Grandma yank and tug, the big ol turnip doesnt budge. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/2005 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Denia Lewis Hester Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 7.37in length x 10.8in width x 0.13in height Weight: 4.79oz. Read More

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A collection of true stories about the amazing lives of eight shelter dogs. Many of these dogs were unwanted because of their size..., behavior, or medical condition. All of the dogs found owners who loved and cared for them. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/1/1999 Pages: 144 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Peg Kehret Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 8.16in length x 5.86in width x 0.41in height Weight: 8oz. Read More

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