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First Look at Languages (Bullfrog Books)

The perfect guide to introduce readers to a new language! A fun, simple narrative in English follows one character through a typical day. Everyday settings and photo labels introduce vocabulary in the new language. Each label features the English word, translation, and pronunciation of the translated word for easy understanding. Each title is translated by a native speaker and includes an introduction to the language and instructional book guide.

First Men Who Went to the Moon, The

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. The Apollo program was designed by NASA to meet that challenge, and on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin. Apollo 11's prime mission objective: "Perform a manned lunar landing and return." Four days after take-off, the Lunar Module "Eagle," carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia," and descended to the moon. Armstrong reported back to Houston's Command Center, "The Eagle has landed." America and the world watched in wonder and awe as a new chapter in space exploration opened. Through verse and informational text, author Rhonda Gowler Greene celebrates Apollo 11's historic moon landing.

First Peoples

Prior to the arrival of Europeans, numerous Indigenous Peoples thrived across North America. This series provides an overview of daily life and culture. Approachable text examines each group's community structure, significant ceremonies, and traditions, as well as their relationship with European settlers and forced relocation onto reserves. Each title also includes a traditional story and tells how the people work to keep the traditions of their ancestors alive today.

Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World

The soft glow of a candle, the blink of a firefly, a burst of fireworks-light is everywhere in our world! Rhyming text and luminous illustrations follow four children as they experience many different forms of light.

Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate

This book from Sara Levine features a cantankerous talking cactus as a narrator, revealing to readers the significance of different colours of flowers in terms of which pollinators (bees, bats, birds, etc.) different colours "talk" to. A fun nonfiction presentation of science info that may be new to many kids-and adults!

Fly, Firefly

One evening at dusk a wind current carries a lone firefly out over the sea. Glancing down into the water, the insect is mesmerized by the glowing bioluminescence, mistaking it for other fireflies. Seeking company, the firefly plunges into the waves. Luckily, there are human bystanders who can lend a hand. Based on an event witnessed by nature writer and ecologist Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring) where a firefly attempts to join its ""family"" in the ocean, this lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention. Back matter includes science facts about fireflies and bioluminescence, as well as information about Carson's life.

Football in America (DiscoverRoo)

From youth football to the NFL, this exciting series delves into the most popular sport in the United States. Critical thinking questions invite students to connect what they learn about football to their own lives, other texts they've read, and theworld.

Franchise

Every sports franchise has its face-the star of the show, the player fans can't take their eyes off of, the one whose talent determines the fate of the entire operation. The Franchise series explores these athletes' stories, taking readers into the players' lives on and off the field of play. Learn about your favourite athletes' early days, the challenges they've overcome to reach the top, and the qualities that make them truly incomparable.

Freedom's Promise (Core Library)

Throughout history, activists who have faced discrimination have made significant accomplishments while fighting to secure their rights. Some of these activists and their achievements have become well known, while others are more obscure. Freedom's Promise explores many of these lesser-known stories and perspectives. Readers will discover important events and people who have influenced society, science, culture, and the arts.

Fun First Concepts (Tadpole Books)

Help your youngest readers learn to read with Fun First Concepts! Vibrant, real-life photographs and simple text introduce letters of the alphabet, colors, shapes, and counting concepts to beginning readers. Repetitive text patterns, clear photo/text matches, and labels create a reading experience that is engaging and easy to follow.