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Illus. in full color. Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartme...nt-building rooftop, the 'tar beach' of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture. The spectacular artwork resonates with color and texture. Children will delight in the universal dream of mastering one's world by flying over it. A practical and stunningly beautiful book.--(starred) Horn Book.  Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/16/1991Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Read More

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A celebration of the amazing human machine and a life on the move!Your amazing body can jump, sprint, twist, and twirl. Your body ...is built to move.Lizzy Rockwell explains how your bones and muscles, heart and lungs, nerves and brain all work together to keep you on the go. Kids walk and skate and tumble through these pages with such exuberance that even sprouting couch potatoes will want to get up and bounce around—and that’s the ultimate goal. Studies show that American kids are becoming more sedentary and more overweight and that they carry these tendencies with them into adolescence and adulthood. Experts agree that we need to help kids make physical activity a life-long habit. Through education, information, and encouragement, this book aims to inspire a new generation of busy bodies!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/9/2004Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Read More

Dragonfly Books
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A gentle text and innovative artwork depict a pivotal summer in a boy's life when he and his family leave their Texas home for far...m work in Iowa. One morning, while his parents pick corn, Tomás visits the imposing town library and meets a kindly librarian who gently coaxes him inside. Throughout the hot days thereafter, she offers Tomás cool drinks of water and adventurous escapes into books; on slow days he teaches her Spanish until it's time to return home to Texas: 'I have a sad word to teach you today. The word is adiós. It means good-bye.' . . . While young readers and future librarians will find this an inspiring tale, the end note gives it a real kick: the story is based on an actual migrant worker [Tomás Rivera] who became chancellor of a university--where the library now bears his name.--Publishers WeeklyBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/22/2000Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Read More

Dragonfly Books
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Eric Rohmann's Caldecott Honor-winning debut is now available as a Dragonfly paperback. It is at once a wordless time-travel adven...ture and a meditation on the scientific theory that dinosaurs were the evolutionary ancestors of birds.  Time Flies , a wordless picture book, is inspired by the theory that birds are the modern relatives of dinosaurs.  This story conveys the tale of a bird trapped in a dinosaur exhibit at a natural history museum.  Through Eric's use of color, readers can actually see the bird enter into a mouth of a dinosaur, and then escape unscathed.The New York Times Book Review called Time Flies a work of informed imagination and masterly storytelling unobtrusively underpinned by good science...an entirely absorbing narrative made all the more rich by its wordlessness. Kirkus Reviews hailed it as a splendid debut.  Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/15/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Read More

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