Knopf Books for Young Readers Song and Dance Man

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 gl...ides 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 Author: Karen Ackerman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 8.77in length x 0.44in width x 10.81in height Weight: 13.12oz. Author: Karen AckermanPublisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 8.26in length x 0.11in width x 10.51in height Weight: 4.78oz. 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 Author: Selina Alko Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.31in width x 9.99in height Weight: 11.19oz. 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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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 Author: Meghan McCarthy Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9in length x 0.36in width x 10.3in height Weight: 12oz. 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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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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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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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 Author: Virginia Hamilton Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 8.1in length x 0.49in width x 9.94in height Weight: 15.49oz. 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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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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