Animal Sounds Set 1 “These books are brief and playful introductions to each animal, with their noises used as a unifying device. The rhyming texts are presented in a large, clear font that stands out afainst the colorful photos...the pictures enhance the text: the animals have been photographed creatively-sometimes up close, sometimes off-kilter, but always at their best. Each book has a fun 'Animal Sounds Around the World' glossary that notes that volume's animal sound in english, German, Japanese, French, Greek, and Spanish. This is a useful series for classroom libraries and for beefing up nonfiction easy-reader collections.” --School Library Journal
Karma Wilson’s debut book Bear Snores On has received rave reviews, won numerous awards, and has been a New York Times’ and Publishers Weekly best seller in the children’s picture book category. Now in high-quality library editions, Bear is back for more adventures with his friends in this endearing series illustrated by Jane Chapman.
“The descriptive rhyming text, is perfect for reading aloud as well as for one-on-one sharing. Kids will ask for this book again and again.” — School Library Journal’s review of Bear Snores On
Carly's Dragon Days Being a dragon isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Who knew flying, breathing fire, and hiding treasure were so tough to learn? Carly struggles with schoolwork and dragon exercises at Fire-Breathers’ Academy, just like every other average eight-year-old. And at home she has to live with 23 siblings! Luckily, she has the help of her imaginary human friend, Gretchen, to get through her dragon days!
Good manners do matter, from the playground to the restaurant to every day at school. This character education series takes the reader through scenarios of behaviors to both use and avoid, then it combines the simple lessons into a fun story of etiquette in action. To help the reader understand more social niceties, sidebars and back matter offer advice and did-you-knows about good manners in a number of cultures around the globe.
"This series points out the necessity of using good manners in a variety of situations...the text is easy to read, and is surrounded by plenty of white space. Scenarios are presented-the phone rings, a waitress arrives to take an order, a new student wants to join in a playground game-and readers are invited to consider how they would respond. Behaviors explored in the narrative are listed numerically in a review section at the end...these titles will be useful and effective as part of a classroom character-education study or to help model better manners." --School Library Journal
Grammar's Slammin' Calling all Grammarians! This ain’t yer typical grammar series! Creative fiction stories shed a whole new light on sometimes stuffy nonfiction grammar lessons in the Grammar’s Slammin’ series. Each book recaps its subject in detailed back matter to aid the reluctant grammarian. The perfect resource to jump-start an interest in language structure.
Now in Library Bound Editions! Laugh along with the cutest duck family around! Young readers learn math skills with the counting tool, the Quack-u-lator, as Little Quack and his brothers and sisters learn life lessons from Mama Duck in these enchanting tales.
“Whether counting up or counting down, this early introduction to math provides a painless lesson, and the “quack-u-lator” across the bottom of the pages that “adds” ducklings to the pond makes it even more fun.” — School Library Journal’s review of Little Quack
Mighty Machines Rumble! Rumble! Roar! These mighty machines are powerhouses of productivity. Young readers can find out what, where, and how their favorite workhorse gets the job done. Detailed diagrams help young readers identify the main parts of each mighty machine, while factual text satisfies even the most curious equipment aficionado.