Houghton Mifflin Courage

What is courage? Certainly it takes courage for a firefighter to rescue someone trapped in a burning building, but there are many other kinds of courage too. Everyday kinds that normal, ordinary people exhibit all the time, like ?being the ...first to make up after an argument,? or ?going to bed without a nightlight.? Bernard Waber explores the many varied kinds of courage and celebrates the moments, big and small, that bring out the hero in each of us. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 10/28/2002 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Bernard Waber Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 8.38in length x 0.39in width x 8.26in height Weight: 9.59oz. Read More

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Follow scientists as they scan the Alaskan wilderness for these magnificent creatures. It is springtime on the North Slope of Alas...ka, and the U.S. Geological Survey team?the polar bear biologists Kristin Simac and Mike Lockhart?is gearing up for polar bear capturing. During a capture, all information is collected on the sea ice. The scientists locate bears from a helicopter, tranquilize them, give them tattoo ID numbers and tags, and collect data such as height, weight, and body fat measurements and samples such as blood, hair, feces, and even teeth. All this information goes into a large database studied by scientists such as Drs. Steven Amstrup and George Durner, the former and current leaders of the Polar Bear Research Project. For more than forty years, scientists have been capturing bears in order to get information. What has this information been telling scientists about polar bears and global warming? Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/10/2012 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Peter Lourie Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 0.5in length x 11in width x 9.25in height Weight: 21.76 oz Read More

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The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks..., minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/15/1998 Pages: 416 Author: Frederick H. Pough Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Dimensions: 4.48in length x 1.18in width x 7.24in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

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Earth takes center stage in this updated version of Virginia Lee Burton?s 1962 classic Life Story. Told through five acts, Burton?...s art and text tell the history of earth from beginning to present day. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the planet?s history and their leading roles in it today. The book has been updated with cutting-edge science, including up-to-the-minute information on fossil records and the geologic principles. We are thrilled to provide this updated artistic and visionary work in time for the anniversary of Virginia Lee Burtons 100th birthday. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 11/16/2009 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Virginia Lee Burton Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.48in length x 0.39in width x 9.01in height Weight: 11.19oz. Read More

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Looking Back: A Book of Memories I would like to introduce you to this book. It has no plot. It is about moments, memories, fragme...nts, falsehoods, and fantasies. It is about things that happened, which caused other things to happen, so that eventually stories emerged. Children as well as adults often ask Lois Lowry where the ideas for her stories came from. In this fascinating, moving autobiography, the Newbery Medalist answers this and many other questions. Her writing often transports readers into her own world. She explores her rich history through family pictures, memories, and recollections of childhood friends. She details pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and that magically evolved into rich and wonderful stories that one is reluctant to put down. Lowry fans, and anyone interested in the writing process, will tremendously enjoy this poignant trip through a remarkable writers past. Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.74in width x 9.48in height Weight: 23.19oz. Read More

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H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced young readers to the big-hearted, fun-loving troublemaker-hero Curious George in... 1941. In this two-hundred-page hardcover treasury, Curious George fans will find eight stories based on the popular primate, painted in Rey?s original watercolor and charcoal style: Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory (1998), Curious George and the Puppies (1998), Curious George Makes Pancakes (1998), Curious George Feeds the Animals (1998), Curious George Goes to a Movie (1998), Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon (1998), Curious George in the Snow (1998), and Curious George?s Dream (1998). A five-page essay about the author-illustrator team closes this appealing collection of adventures for Curious George fans young and old. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/4/2006 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: HMH Books Dimensions: 9.09in length x 9.19in width x 0.8in height Weight: 37.43oz. Read More

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People call it ?The Ghost of the Mountain,? for those who live among snow leopards almost never see one. Beautiful spotted coats c...onceal these elusive cats in their rocky, high-altitude habitat?a place where temperatures are often cold enough to freeze human tears. A thick, long tail for balance helps snow leopards spring at their prey from great distances?prey that is often three times its own size. Slinking along the Mongolian mountain ridges, the snow leopards are invisible?and almost impossible to study. But that doesn?t deter scientist Tom McCarthy, Conservation Director of the Seattle-based Snow Leopard Trust, or his many colleagues from dedicating their lives? work to the study and protection of this seldom-seen creature. And it doesn?t stop Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop from packing their bags in order to join Tom on a trek to Mongolia, where they hope to learn more about this magical cat, a cat who doesn?t give up its secrets easily. It will take endurance and persistence to climb the dusty mountain trails, hope of a snow leopard sighting rising and falling with each new summit. It will take practice and experience to lay humane leghold snares, collect scat samples, and set up motion-triggered cameras. It will take patience, focus?and yes, love?to dedicate a lifetime learning more about this little-understood creature. But that?s the only way the Snow Leopard Trust can protect their charges, before the snow leopard truly becomes nothing but a ghost of the mountain. With a dazzling, as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop bring Mongolia up close for readers everywhere. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/17/2009 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Sy Montgomery Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.09in length x 11.22in width x 0.53in height Weight: 22.39oz. Read More

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?He was a good little monkey and always very curious.? This is how H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced their now bel...oved troublemaker-hero to young readers in 1941. In this hefty Spanish/English bilingual treasury, Curious George fans will find eight stories based on the popular primate, painted in Rey?s original watercolor and charcoal style: Curious George Takes a Train (2002), Curious George Visits a Toy Store (2002), Curious George and the Dump Truck (1999), Curious George and the Birthday Surprise (2003), Curious George Goes Camping (1999), Curious George Goes to a Costume Party (2001), Curious George Visits the Library (2003), and Curious George in the Big City (2001). A wonderful collection for your own mischievous monkey. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/4/2011 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: HMH Books Dimensions: 9.09in length x 9.09in width x 0.7in height Weight: 28oz. Read More

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Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shell...s, knobs, and other oddities?what?s not to like about beetles? The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle. There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million. From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long titan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 4/3/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Steve Jenkins Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Read More

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A child crouches beside a meadow brook, and a drop of water collects and falls from the child?s fingertip to continue on its journ...ey. Where does that journey begin? High in the sky, rain clouds are parting. Water trickles and flows down the mountain, collecting in an upland bog, seeping through a beaver?s dam, rushing over rocks, passing many plants and animals along its winding way?each dependent on water and the different environments it shapes to live. Author and illustrator Gordon Morrison has captured a single moment in time, revealing the course and influence of water, and inviting readers to pause and consider the world around them in this beautiful and lyrical appreciation of nature and the resource that makes it all possible?a drop of water. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/23/2006 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Gordon Morrison Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 11.17in length x 8.93in width x 0.39in height Weight: 13.6oz. Read More

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When the rooster wakes up with laryngitis, he must quickly think of how to awaken the farm animals. Maybe the cow can take his pla...ce. The cow tries ?Mock-a-moodle-moo!? ?Sock-a-noodle-moo!? And finally, ?Cock-a-doodle-MOO!? And the ducks, the pigs, and the other farm animals wake up with a laugh! ?Lots of fun for little ones, individually or in groups.?--Booklist Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/15/1996 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Bernard Most Publisher: HMH Books Dimensions: 8.28in length x 10.32in width x 0.45in height Weight: 14.4oz. Read More

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