Knopf Books for Young Readers A Girl Named Faithful Plum

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was eleven years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. Shed already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would never get into the academy, esp...ecially without any connections in the Communist Party of the 1970s. But Zhongmei, whose name means Faithful Plum, persisted, even going on a hunger strike, until her parents agreed to allow her to go. She traveled for three days and two nights to get to Beijing and eventually beat out 60,000 other girls for one of 12 coveted spots. But getting in was easy compared to staying in, as Zhongmei soon learned. Without those all-important connections she was just a little girl on her own, far away from family. But her determination, talent, and sheer force of will were not something the teachers or other students expected, and soon it was apparent that Zhongmei was not to be underestimated. Zhongmei became a famous dancer, and founded her own dance company, which made its New York debut when she was in just her late 20s. In A Girl Named Faithful Plum, her husband and renowned journalist, Richard Bernstein, has written a fascinating account of one girls struggle to go from the remote farmlands of China to the worlds stages, and the lengths she went to in order to follow her dream. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/13/2011 Pages: 288 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Richard Bernstein Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 6.12in length x 1.05in width x 8.5in height Weight: 14.88oz. Read More

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Illus. in full color. The 15th century comes alive in this splendidly original picture book about Christopher Columbus. The illust...rations, executed in a variety of media, show scenes from the explorers life as well as some imaginary creatures that populated the Europeans picture of the outside world at that time. The details on each page invite individual readers to pay close attention, but the brief, clear text and framed illustrations lend themselves equally well to group sharing. Make room on your crowded Columbus shelf for this one.--(starred) School Library Journal. From the Trade Paperback edition. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/9/1991 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Peter Sis Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.76in length x 0.39in width x 12in height Weight: 18.39oz. Read More

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Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 9/2/2008 Pages: 34 Author: Brian Greene Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Reader...s Dimensions: 8.97in length x 0.82in width x 11.85in height Weight: 36oz. Read More

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A great way to introduce children to classical music. America?s first Childrens Poet Laureate has written all-new verses to accomp...any the composer Camille Saint-SaŽns?s The Carnival of the Animals, and the illustrator of the Harry Potter books has turned these rollicking rhymes into a picture-book fun fest. Included is a CD of the music and of Jack Prelutsky reading the verses. A note to parents and teachers by Judith Bachleitner, head of the music department at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, suggests ways preschoolers can act out the music?tromp like an elephant, hop like a kangaroo, glide like a swan?or, for older children, be creatively inspired by this joyful work. Book Details: Format: Book+CD Publication Date: 8/24/2010 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Jack Prelutsky Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.4in length x 0.42in width x 8.24in height Weight: 12.64oz. Read More

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What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to w...armer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow! As with Il Sung Nas previous books, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit is filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text?all wrapped up in a gorgeous package. Its a gentle introduction to the ideas of adaptation, hibernation, and migration, and an exhuberant celebration of changing seasons. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/11/2011 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up Author: Il Sung Na Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.25in length x 0.37in width x 10.11in height Weight: 14.08oz. Read More

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Alices family plants a vegetable garden each spring, and this budding naturalist reports all she sees about how the plants grow, w...hat insects come to eat the plants, and what birds and animals come to eat the insects. Its the food chain, right in her own backyard! While Alices narrative is simple and engaging, science concepts are presented in more depth in sidebars by a pair of very knowledgeable (and highly amusing) chickens! Noted science writer Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld knows how to layer information to make it accessible to a wide range of readers and useful for educators. And illustrator Priscilla Lamonts funny, friendly paintings make this a garden everyone will want to explore. Kids will eat up this wonderful book of backyard science?and perhaps theyll even be inspired to eat their vegetables! Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/28/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Kathleen W. Zoehfeld Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.38in length x 0.37in width x 8.25in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath?s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill?s interpretation of Plath?s life ...from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems are arranged chronologically and each conveys an experience in Plath?s life told via the voice and perspective of family members, friends, doctors, fellow writers, etc.?as interpreted by Hemphill. Each poem is accompanied by an addendum that further explains the factual circumstances of that poem?s subject. The book also includes an Author?s Note, some photos, a section describing the source material for each poem, and suggestions for further reading. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 12/23/2008 Pages: 144 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Stephanie Hemphill Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 5.21in length x 0.61in width x 8in height Weight: 7.2 oz Read More

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Acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in this outstanding pic...ture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly, personal feel that makes Galileos remarkable achievements and ideas completely accessible to young readers. And Christensens artwork glows with the light of the stars he studied. Galileos contributions were so numerous?the telescope! the microscope!?and his ideas so world-changing?the sun-centric solar system!?that Albert Einstein called him the father of modern science. But in his own time he was branded a heretic and imprisoned in his home. He was a man who insisted on his right to pursue the truth, no matter what the cost?making his life as interesting and instructive as his ideas. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 6/12/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Bonnie Christensen Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 8.85in length x 0.36in width x 11.28in height Weight: 11.35oz. Read More

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In Susan Gals delightful young-concept book, a family travels up a mountain, over a bridge, and under a canopy of trees to reach t...heir campsite in the great outdoors. A forest hike offers more opportunities to showcase words that describe spacial relationships and show young readers where they are in the world. Beside a lake! Next to a waterfall! On top of a mountain! Then after the sun slips behind the hills, theyll snuggle alongside each other and dream sweet dreams inside their tent among the trees. Gals pictures capture all the beauty of the natural world. And shes included a humorous cast of animal characters on a parallel journey of their own, so the art is full of funny things to spot. This is a gem of a story for parents and teachers to share with their happy campers. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/11/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Susan Gal Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.35in length x 0.38in width x 8.36in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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On the basis of her own experience teaching young children to cook, Marion Cunningham, the Fannie Farmer of today, shows boys and ...girls how to master essential techniques and to produce, all on their own, 35 favorite recipes, from vegetable soup to a birthday cake. in color. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/24/1995 Pages: 192 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Marion Cunningham Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.7in width x 9.48in height Weight: 16oz. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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The Middle Ages were a period of tremendous cultural and scientific advancement in the Islamic Empire?ideas and inventions that sh...aped our world. Did you know that: ? The numbers you use every day (Arabic numerals!) are a Muslim invention? ? The marching band you hear at football games has its roots in the Middle East? ? You are drinking orange juice at breakfast today thanks to Islamic farming innovations? ? The modern citys skyline was made possible by Islamic architecture? The Muslim world has often been a bridge between East and West, but many of Islams crucial innovations are hidden within the folds of history. In this important book, Bryn Barnard uses short, engaging text and gorgeous full-color artwork to bring Islams contributions gloriously to life. Chockful of information and pictures, and eminently browsable, The Genius of Islam is the definitive guide to a fascinating topic. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/5/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Bryn Barnard Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 8.5in length x 0.51in width x 10.98in height Weight: 13.59oz. Read More

Fisher-Price
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Fisher-Price Thomas and Friends Preschool Real Talking Thomas Place Thomas on the tracks and use the buttons on his roof to contro...l him. Load cargo barrels into Crankys loading station. Thomas has a Go/Stop button and 2 location buttons. Press location button on Thomas and he will go directly to that location on the track. Thomas? eyes and mouth will move as he talks to his friends at the locations. Press the Tidmouth button and Thomas will go to Tidmouth and get his special special delivery orders. Sir Topham Hat will then direct the child to press the Cranky location button to pick up his special special. Press the Cranky button and Thomas will roll to Cranky. Turn Cranky to load cargo into Thomass cargo Car. Child can then press the Tidmouth button to deliver his special special to his friends Percy, James and Gordon at Tidmouth. At any time Child can simply press the go/stop button to let Thomas ride around the track without stopping at the stations. Thomas will still talk to his friends as he passes by. Works both on and off the track. Product Measures: 15 x 22 x 5.13 Recommended Ages: 18 months-4 years Read More

Fisher-Price
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Fisher-Price Magical Tea For Two Get set for a magical tea party! Teatime is much more fun with Fisher-Price Magical Tea For Two. ...Tea appears in the pot and once poured it disappears. It magically fills up after setting down again. Its a lovely service for two, complete with scrumptious cookies, saucers, spoons and a decorative tray for serving. Age: 2 to 6 years Features Adorable design Realistic features Encourages pretend play Makes for ideal kitchen play Weight: 2 lb Read More

Jellycat
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Jellycat Bashful Dino Medium Most dinosaurs were scaly and tough, but Bashful Dino is the softest stegosaurus weve ever snuggled! ...He likes to stomp around so his squishy spines wobble, and practise his adorable roar. But how did he get so gorgeously green? Perhaps its all that grass hes been eating! Features: Read More

Little Mommy
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Sweet As Me African-American Doll Dress up, hair styling, role-play - these trendy toddlers are ready for it all. Perfect for beco...ming a girls first best friend, they wear stylish outfits design to match girls interests and whimsy. Darling dresses are accessorized with sassy shoes (from sandals to boots to party shoes), headpieces (either a hat or headband) and fun embellishments, such as shiny skirts, fun decals, and flower accents. Choose from a Precious Princess, Uptown Sweetie, Beary Cozy, Party Sweetie, Ballet Bright and Floral Boho dolls. Little mommies will love taking these girls around town to see the sights and to be seen - theyre too cute not to inspire beaming pride! Which one will become your little mommys best friend? Each sold separately. Ages 2 and older. Features: Dress up, hair styling, role-play - these trendy toddlers are ready for it all with their new best friend! Perfect for becoming a girls first best friend, they wear stylish outfits design to match girls interests and whimsy Stylish outfits include darling dresses with fun embellishments Sassy shoes range from sneaks to boots to party shoe Includes one Little Mommy doll Recommended Ages: 4-10 years Product Measures: 8.5 x 5 x 14.5 ? Imported- China Read More

No Starch Press
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Get to Know the Elements! From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an il...lustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face. In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the length of an elements beard to the clothes on its back. Youll also learn about each elements discovery, its common uses, and other vital stats like whether it floats?or explodes?in water. Why bother trudging through a traditional periodic table? In this periodic paradise, the elements are people too. And once youve met them, youll never forget them. Includes pull-out poster! Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/14/2012 Pages: 208 Author: Bunpei Yorifuji Publisher: No Starch Press Dimensions: 6.7in length x 1.16in width x 8.85in height Weight: 13.12 oz Read More

Traxxas
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Traxxas 2065 Sub-Micro Waterproof Servo This is a stock Traxxas Sub-Micro servo used for the shifting components of Traxxas vehicl...es. It features a Futaba J style lead and waterproof construction. Recommended Ages:15 and up Read More

Albert Whitman & Company
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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

No Starch Press
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Python for Kids: Introduction to Programming NULL Author: Jason R. Briggs Publisher: No Starch Press Dimensions: 7in length x 0.9i...n width x 9.25in height Weight: 26.4 oz Read More

Calico Critters
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Mother Daisy spends most of her day tending to her beautiful garden. Father Leo is a carpenter for Cloverleaf Corners. Brother Pat...ch plays the drums in his schools marching band. Sister Betsy likes to spend time with her friends. Product Measures: Recommended Ages: 36 months - Weight: 0.4 lb Read More

Takara Tomy
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Pokemon Black and White Takaratomy M Figure - M-126 - Shaymin (Land Forme) Shaymin is a small, hedgehog-like creature. Its body is... pure white. Its back is covered with green fur and has a pink flower with two leaves on each side of its head, which resembles the Gracidea flower, several Gracidea-like flowers also appear on its back whenever it feels comfortable, but when it senses an impending danger, it rapidly hides it back. Its legs are short and its underside is plump. Recommended Ages:3 ? 15 Dimensions: 2in length x 2in width x 2in height Read More

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