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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 Dimensions: 10.4in length x 0.42in width x 8.24in height Weight: 12.64oz. Read More

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In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear. Not many people in the world had. But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inher...it an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for a panda. She knew that bringing back a panda would be hard. Impossible, even. But she intended to try. So she went to China, where she found a guide, built traps, gathered supplies, and had explorers clothes made?unheard of for a woman in those days. Then she set out up the Yangtze River and into the wilderness. What she discovered would awe America: an adorable baby panda she named Su Lin, which means a little bit of something very cute. With breathtaking illustrations from Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet, this little-known true story shares the tale of an adventurous woman who was bold and brave?and the unforgettable journey that helped shape American attitudes toward wildlife. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/13/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 8.9in length x 0.36in width x 11.3in height Weight: 4.79oz. 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 Dimensions: 10.25in length x 0.37in width x 10.11in height Weight: 14.08oz. Read More

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Until this century, most childrens poetry was either syrupy sweet or overblown and didactic, and tended to talk down to its reader...s. Contemporary childrens poets have thrown all that condescension and moralizing out the window, and write with todays real child in mind. - from the Introduction by Jack Prelutsky Here in one gloriously illustrated volume are 211 wonderful poems that represent the best this century has to offer. From sibling rivalry, school, monsters, food, and just plain silliness, to such ageless themes as the seasons, Who am I?, and the many moods of childhood, this is a collection that begs to be read aloud and shared with the whole family. The poems, from every decade of this century, showcase 137 famous poets. Selected by Jack Prelutsky, Americas leading childrens poet, and illustrated by award-winning watercolorist Meilo So, this useful and beautiful gift is a splendid way to end the century -- or start a new one. Truly a book that families will cherish long after the millennium excitement is over, The 20th-Century Childrens Poetry Treasury is a joyous companion volume to the best-selling The 20th-Century Childrens Book Treasury. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/28/1999 Pages: 96 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 9.33in length x 0.5in width x 11.13in height Weight: 20.8oz. Read More

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Illus. in full color. In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his ...old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and his tap shoes. Grandpa once danced on the vaudeville stage, and as he glides across the floor, the children can see what it was like to be a song and dance man. Gammell captures all the storys inherent joie de vivre with color pencil renderings that leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly exudes the message that youre only as old as you feel, but the children respond--as will readers--to the nostalgia of the moment. Utterly original.--(starred) Booklist. From the Trade Paperback edition. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/14/2003 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 8.77in length x 0.44in width x 10.81in height Weight: 13.12oz. Dimensions: 8.26in length x 0.11in width x 10.51in height Weight: 4.78oz. 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 Dimensions: 10.38in length x 0.37in width x 8.25in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

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Illus. in full color. Winters story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. Whil...e working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the songs directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence thats compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format.--(starred) Booklist. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/15/1992 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 10.89in length x 0.17in width x 10in height Weight: 8oz. Dimensions: 11.41in length x 0.4in width x 10.31in height Weight: 18.39oz. Read More

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This is the story of four generations of an Italian American family. It begins with an immigrant who came through Ellis Island wit...h big dreams, a small shovel, and his parents good advice: Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family. Now, many years later, the mans great-grandson, Dan Yaccarino, tells how he succeeded, and how the little shovel has been passed from father to son?along with the good advice. Its a story that captures the experience of so many American families. One that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents, where did we come from? Tell me our story. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/8/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 10.41in length x 0.32in width x 8.33in height Weight: 12oz. 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 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 Dimensions: 8.97in length x 0.82in width x 11.85in height We...ight: 36oz. Read More

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality. Martin grew up in a ...loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause. Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance. Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/13/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 8.94in length x 0.38in width x 11.27in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph?the midnight ride of Paul R...evere, the Wright brothers taking to the air, Neil Armstrong?s first steps on the moon. Some are tales of tragedy?the fate of the Donner party, the great fire in Chicago, the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens. There are stories of inventors and athletes, and abolitionists and artists, stories about struggling for freedom?again and again, in so many ways. With full-color illustrations on nearly every page and short, exciting stories, this book is perfect for browsing by the entire family. Notes at the end of each story direct readers to related stories, and a guide to thematic story arcs offers readers (and teachers) an easy way to follow their particular interests throughout the book. A treasure trove of a book that belongs in every home. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/22/2006 Pages: 368 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 9.35in length x 1.07in width x 11.18in height Weight: 57.6oz. Read More

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Maya the cow, J.D. the piglet, Hilda the sheep, and a dozen more animals all speak directly to the reader, showing off their uniqu...e personalities in this wonderful collection of poems. Master watercolorist Robert Rahway Zakanitch provides a portrait that perfectly captures the essence of each creature. Together the poems and paintings add up to a picture of life on the friendliest farm around. Maya Gottfried based her poems on real animals from Farm Sanctuary, a safe haven for injured or abused farm animals with locations in New York and California. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/9/2010 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 8.83in length x 0.46in width x 11.32in height Weight: 12.8oz. 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 Dimensions: 10.35in length x 0.38in width x 8.36in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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The birdwatchers of Central Park were buzzing?a young red-tailed hawk had been spotted, would he stay? The bird they dubbed Pale M...ale not only stayed, he became one of New York City?s most famous residents. Pale Male and his mate built their nest near the top of one of Fifth Avenue?s swankiest apartment buildings. Nine years and 23 chicks later, Pale Male?s fame had grown so large that a CBS newsman named him Father of the Year! But Pale Male was less beloved by the residents of the building, and in 2004 the owners suddenly removed the nest?setting off an international outcry on behalf of the birds. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/12/1968 Pages: 36 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 8.93in length x 0.35in width x 11.33in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

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Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/12/2010 Pages: Reading Level: Age 5 and Up

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Its Monkeys birthday and all his friends are getting together to celebrate, but shhh, its a surprise! Join in as Rabbit makes the ...invitations, Hedgehog brings the balloons, Fox makes the dessert, and all the animals shout Hooray!when Monkey arrives at the party. This adorable story is the perfect match for the traditional song that every child loves to sing and clap along to, while Cyd Moores inviting, kid-friendly artwork will keep kids coming back for more. This delightful story, newly available in board book, gives Raffis core audience of toddlers something to clap about! Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 1/23/2007 Pages: 32 Dimensions: 6.69in length x 0.64in width x 5.5in height Weight: 7.2oz. Read More

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Its snowy cold in the town of Toby Mills. The thermometer is sinking toward zero, and the icicle hanging from the nose of General ...Tobys statue is growing closer to the ground. The newspaper headline reads COLD SNAP! The people of the town are losing hope and the feeling in their toes until the mayors wife saves the day with a toasty treat. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/9/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Read More

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for o...rdinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had private tutors as a young boy and later attended an elite boys school, he played pranks and had down-to-earth fun just like any boy today. Kathleen Krulls animated picture book biography focuses on FDRs childhood years through his entry as a young man into politics and his battle with polio. A summary of his achievements as president and a chronology of his life are included. The well-researched text and the evocative illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher provide an inspiring introduction to one of our greatest presidents. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 12/28/2010 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 8.77in length x 0.37in width x 11.41in height Weight: 15.19oz. Read More

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The famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius that snuffed out life in Pompeii and buried the town has long been a fascinating moment in h...istory for children. This book presents that dramatic story with Mary Pope Osborne?s brief text and with stunning frescoes created by Bonnie Christensen, using the same colors, style, and technique as the ancient frescoes unearthed at Pompeii. In addition to the destruction of Pompeii and the rediscovery of the ruins nearly 1,700 years later, the book shows what daily life was like in this prosperous Roman town in the year 79 A.D. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/10/2006 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 9.38in length x 0.38in width x 12.25in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking ...Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia OKeeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of Americas children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nations founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 11/16/2010 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 9.4in length x 0.42in width x 12.28in height Weight: 20.48oz. Read More

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Its no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of cost...umes inspired by great women in history. Now dressing up is an adventure When, every day of the week, I am a daring new dame! From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to chef extraordinaire Julia Child to queen of jazz Ella Fitzgerald, our protagonist pays homage to the women who came before her and imagines herself in their shoes. Maybe someday shell inspire little girls with her own gown of greatness. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/20/1996 Pages: 14 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.31in width x 9.99in height Weight: 11.19oz. Read More

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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking ...Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia OKeeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of Americas children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nations founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 11/16/2010 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 9.4in length x 0.42in width x 12.28in height Weight: 20.48oz. 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 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 Dimensions: 10.25in length x 0.37in width x 10.11in height Weight: 14.08oz. Read More

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Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent?meek, mild, and myopic?than ...his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format?the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe?s long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130! Marc Tyler Nobleman?s text captures the excitement of Jerry and Joe?s triumph, and the energetic illustrations by Ross MacDonald, the author-artist of Another Perfect Day, are a perfect complement to the time, the place, and the two young visionaries. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 7/22/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 8.93in length x 0.38in width x 11.25in height Weight: 13.59oz. Read More

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This is the story of four generations of an Italian American family. It begins with an immigrant who came through Ellis Island wit...h big dreams, a small shovel, and his parents good advice: Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family. Now, many years later, the mans great-grandson, Dan Yaccarino, tells how he succeeded, and how the little shovel has been passed from father to son?along with the good advice. Its a story that captures the experience of so many American families. One that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents, where did we come from? Tell me our story. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/8/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 10.41in length x 0.32in width x 8.33in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The doors were loc...ked to ensure workers stay inside. One hundred forty-six people?mostly women?perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001. But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental moment in time. It is a story of immigration and hard work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to America to find a better life. It is the story of poor working conditions and greedy bosses, as garment workers discovered the endless sacrifices required to make ends meet. It is the story of unimaginable, but avoidable, disaster. And it the story of the unquenchable pride and activism of fearless immigrants and women who stood up to business, got America on their side, and finally changed working conditions for our entire nation, initiating radical new laws we take for granted today. With Flesh and Blood So Cheap, Albert Marrin has crafted a gripping, nuanced, and poignant account of one of Americas defining tragedies. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/8/2011 Pages: 192 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Dimensions: 9.66in length x 0.78in width x 8.33in height Weight: 22.39oz. 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 Dimensions: 9.76in length x 0.39in width x 12in height Weight: 18.39oz. Read More

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In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear. Not many people in the world had. But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inher...it an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for a panda. She knew that bringing back a panda would be hard. Impossible, even. But she intended to try. So she went to China, where she found a guide, built traps, gathered supplies, and had explorers clothes made?unheard of for a woman in those days. Then she set out up the Yangtze River and into the wilderness. What she discovered would awe America: an adorable baby panda she named Su Lin, which means a little bit of something very cute. With breathtaking illustrations from Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet, this little-known true story shares the tale of an adventurous woman who was bold and brave?and the unforgettable journey that helped shape American attitudes toward wildlife. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/13/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 8.9in length x 0.36in width x 11.3in height Weight: 4.79oz. 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 Dimensions: 10.38in length x 0.37in width x 8.25in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality. Martin grew up in a ...loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause. Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance. Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/13/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 8.94in length x 0.38in width x 11.27in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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Maya the cow, J.D. the piglet, Hilda the sheep, and a dozen more animals all speak directly to the reader, showing off their uniqu...e personalities in this wonderful collection of poems. Master watercolorist Robert Rahway Zakanitch provides a portrait that perfectly captures the essence of each creature. Together the poems and paintings add up to a picture of life on the friendliest farm around. Maya Gottfried based her poems on real animals from Farm Sanctuary, a safe haven for injured or abused farm animals with locations in New York and California. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/9/2010 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 8.83in length x 0.46in width x 11.32in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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Its no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of cost...umes inspired by great women in history. Now dressing up is an adventure When, every day of the week, I am a daring new dame! From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to chef extraordinaire Julia Child to queen of jazz Ella Fitzgerald, our protagonist pays homage to the women who came before her and imagines herself in their shoes. Maybe someday shell inspire little girls with her own gown of greatness. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/20/1996 Pages: 14 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.31in width x 9.99in height Weight: 11.19oz. Read More

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The birdwatchers of Central Park were buzzing?a young red-tailed hawk had been spotted, would he stay? The bird they dubbed Pale M...ale not only stayed, he became one of New York City?s most famous residents. Pale Male and his mate built their nest near the top of one of Fifth Avenue?s swankiest apartment buildings. Nine years and 23 chicks later, Pale Male?s fame had grown so large that a CBS newsman named him Father of the Year! But Pale Male was less beloved by the residents of the building, and in 2004 the owners suddenly removed the nest?setting off an international outcry on behalf of the birds. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/12/1968 Pages: 36 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 8.93in length x 0.35in width x 11.33in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

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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 Dimensions: 8.5in length x 0.51in width x 10.98in height Weight: 13.59oz. Read More

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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, especially 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 Dimensions: 6.12in length x 1.05in width x 8.5in height Weight: 14.88oz. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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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 Dimensions: 8.85in length x 0.36in width x 11.28in height Weight: 11.35oz. Read More

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Unavailable for several years, Virginia Hamilton?s award-winning companion to The People Could Fly traces the history of slavery i...n America in the voices and stories of those who lived it. Leo and Diane Dillon?s brilliant black-and-white illustrations echo the stories? subtlety and power, making this book as stunning to look at as it is to read. ?There is probably no better way to convey the meaning of the institution of slavery as it existed in the United States to young readers than by using, as a text to share and discuss, Many Thousand Gone.? ?The New York Times Book Review Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/2/2002 Pages: 160 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 8.1in length x 0.49in width x 9.94in height Weight: 15.49oz. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Reassuring advice for every day of the year From an esteemed husband-and-wife team comes a book of daily advice and insight. In da...ted entries meant to be read one per day, the Spinellis open with a brief quote from children?s literature, write a paragraph of lively advice inspired by that quote, and end with a ?Today I will . . .? promise. The entries range from the broad (self-esteem, the environment, gratitude, and openmindedness) to the simple and specific (Today I will call a grandparent . . . smile at a new kid . . . take a walk . . . and send a snail-mail letter.). With wide appeal to fans of both children?s literature and advice books, this cozy page-a-day volume (with black-and-white spot art) offers inspiring quotes, gentle guidance, and 366 ?Today I will . . .? promises to thoughtful readers everywhere. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/13/2009 Pages: 384 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Dimensions: 5.29in length x 1.59in width x 7.25in height Weight: 14.08oz. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Its Monkeys birthday and all his friends are getting together to celebrate, but shhh, its a surprise! Join in as Rabbit makes the ...invitations, Hedgehog brings the balloons, Fox makes the dessert, and all the animals shout Hooray!when Monkey arrives at the party. This adorable story is the perfect match for the traditional song that every child loves to sing and clap along to, while Cyd Moores inviting, kid-friendly artwork will keep kids coming back for more. This delightful story, newly available in board book, gives Raffis core audience of toddlers something to clap about! Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 1/23/2007 Pages: 32 Dimensions: 6.69in length x 0.64in width x 5.5in height Weight: 7.2oz. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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The famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius that snuffed out life in Pompeii and buried the town has long been a fascinating moment in h...istory for children. This book presents that dramatic story with Mary Pope Osborne?s brief text and with stunning frescoes created by Bonnie Christensen, using the same colors, style, and technique as the ancient frescoes unearthed at Pompeii. In addition to the destruction of Pompeii and the rediscovery of the ruins nearly 1,700 years later, the book shows what daily life was like in this prosperous Roman town in the year 79 A.D. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/10/2006 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 9.38in length x 0.38in width x 12.25in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for o...rdinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had private tutors as a young boy and later attended an elite boys school, he played pranks and had down-to-earth fun just like any boy today. Kathleen Krulls animated picture book biography focuses on FDRs childhood years through his entry as a young man into politics and his battle with polio. A summary of his achievements as president and a chronology of his life are included. The well-researched text and the evocative illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher provide an inspiring introduction to one of our greatest presidents. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 12/28/2010 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 8.77in length x 0.37in width x 11.41in height Weight: 15.19oz. Read More

Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Most people know the story of Balto, the world famous dog who led his dogsled team through a blizzard to deliver a lifesaving seru...m to the stricken people of Nome, Alaska, in 1925. Balto shot to instant stardom?a company named dog food after him, a famous sculptor erected a statue of him that stands in Central Park to this day, and the dog even starred in his own Hollywood movie. But what happened to Balto after the hoopla died down? With a lively, informative text and humorous, vibrant illustrations, Meghan McCarthy captures the extraordinary life of Balto beyond his days as a celebrity. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/27/1981 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 9in length x 0.36in width x 10.3in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/12/2010 Pages: Reading Level: Age 5 and Up

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 Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.7in width x 9.48in height Weight: 16oz. Read More

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An inspiring true story of a boy genius. Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel row...s of overturned earth a way to ?make pictures fly through the air.? This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years later he made his brainstorm in the potato field a reality by transmitting the world?s first television image. This fascinating picture-book biography of Philo Farnsworth covers his early interest in machines and electricity, leading up to how he put it all together in one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. The author?s afterword discusses the lawsuit Farnsworth waged and won against RCA when his high school science teacher testified that Philo?s invention of television was years before RCA?s. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/8/2009 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 8.83in length x 0.38in width x 11.32in height Weight: 14.4oz. Read More

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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 Read More

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Its snowy cold in the town of Toby Mills. The thermometer is sinking toward zero, and the icicle hanging from the nose of General ...Tobys statue is growing closer to the ground. The newspaper headline reads COLD SNAP! The people of the town are losing hope and the feeling in their toes until the mayors wife saves the day with a toasty treat. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/9/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up 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 Dimensions: 10.35in length x 0.38in width x 8.36in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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