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In the age of GPS and navigation services, kids have less exposure to traditional maps. This series breaks down different types of maps, how to read them, and how to understand them. Built for the youngest learners, each title highlights how to use maps in daily life as well as use on special, specific occasions. Labeled infographics highlight various parts of the maps for increased understanding. A ôDo You Know?ö section tests comprehension. This series is perfect for young explorers. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Where in the world can you ride a camel? Or visit gardens filled with bonsai trees? Where might you find the Euphrates River? Each book in All Around the World highlights a specific country and discusses what makes it so interesting to its citizens and visitors. Bright, colour photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun.
An octopus seems like the perfect pet, but Dad and Mom will need convincing. Luckily, Gran seems to be on the same wave-length!
Jay reads Braille. Sam uses a wheelchair. Ben has Down syndrome. In this series, young readers can learn more about how to be a good friend to friends with different capabilities and conditions. Carefully levelled text and vibrant, colour photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun.
In these delightful, illustrated stories, diverse young narrators explore different cultures by comparing and contrasting their own lives to their friends' and neighbours' lives. Critical-thinking and comprehension questions get readers talking about the stories.
Sometimes things happen that are scary or sad, and it's not always easy to know what to do. But, even in a bad situation, life finds a way to move forward, and people help and connect with each other, too. Years ago, a tree continued to grow, even in the shadow of a terrible act. People took care of it, and each other, and grew seedlings from the tree. Those seedlings became gifts to comfort people who needed them. Today, the tree still offers solace to everyone around the world who are grappling with tragedy and loss.Released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, this nonfiction picture book from award-winning author Chris Barton and debut illustrator Nicole Xu commemorates what was lost and offers hope for the future.
One summer's day we started a business called Funerals Ltd., to help all the poor dead animals in the world. Esther did the digging, I wrote the poems, and Esther's little brother, Puttie, cried." Early readers will love the dry humour and wonderfully rounded story of All the Dear Little Animals. Nilsson perfectly captures the child's perspective, balancing compassion and humour. This is a very funny story about a topic that touches all of us.
From huge homeruns to super soccer stats, the world of sports is full of amazing records. Lace up your sneakers and race through the best sports records of all time.
The unbelievable yet true story of how an eight-year-old white kid from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, met the legendary Jackie Robinson in 1954--and how the two became lifelong friends.
Some would call Largo Bay quirky. Others would call it downright strange. To Abby McQuade it's just home. Abby has a big imagination. And her curiosity always leads to trouble. Every adventurer has a sidekick. Holmes had Watson. Batman had Robin. Abby has her bestie, Clara Erickson. Clara is regimented, hyper-scheduled, and disciplined. Abby is not. Abby is yin to Clara's yang. Would her bestie be bored without Abby's curious mind? Totally.