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2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiv...ing Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America—the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Parade.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/1/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.  &#160...;While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.   Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make.   This compelling biography complete with Temple’s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/3/2012Pages: 148Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Read More

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Discover the hidden world of the meadow in this unique combination of poetry riddles and science wisdom. Beginning with the rising... sun and ending with twilight, this book takes us on a tour through the fields, encouraging us to watch for a nest of rabbits, a foamy spittlebug, a leaping grasshopper, bright milkweed, a quick fox, and a cruising hawk.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 9/15/2006Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up 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 alarge 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: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/10/2012Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 10 and Up 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: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/15/1998Pages: 416 Read More

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2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiv...ing Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America—the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Parade.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/1/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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The story of Sequoyah is the tale of an ordinary man with an extraordinary idea—to create a writing system for the Cherokee I...ndians and turn his people into a nation of readers and writers. The task he set for himself was daunting. Sequoyah knew no English and had no idea how to capture speech on paper. But slowly and painstakingly, ignoring the hoots and jibes of his neighbors and friends, he worked out a system that surprised the Cherokee Nation—and the world of the 1820s—with its beauty and simplicity. James Rumford’s Sequoyah is a poem to celebrate literacy, a song of a people’s struggle to stand tall and proud.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/1/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up 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, B...urton’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 Burton's 100th birthday.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/16/2009Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

Houghton Mifflin
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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.  &#160...;While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.   Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make.   This compelling biography complete with Temple’s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/3/2012Pages: 148Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Read More

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In The Manatee Scientists, John Reynolds does an aerial count of manatees from the Florida sky; Lucy Keith spends a weekend rescui...ng manatees trapped in a dam in Senegal; and Fernando Rosas takes the author on an Amazonian boat trip, looking for a young manatee he released back into the wild, with emotional results. These scientists are working hard to save manatees: docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others. But factors such as human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted are causing their numbers to decline: they are an endangered species, in need of help.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/11/2011Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Read More

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