Knopf Books for Young Readers Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

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 Author: Barack Obama Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.4in length x 0.42in width x 12.28in height Weight: 20.48oz. 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

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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

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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

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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

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