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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.
The world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and expanded series continues travelling the planet to study fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviours, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behaviour.
The world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This series travels the planet to study fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviours, and life cycle.
Discover true stories of invention behind coveted pop-culture objects-from sneakers to smartphones. With high-interest graphic novel art, these books profile the products' creators and subsequent innovators, as well as social history, revealing how people's needs in a particular period led to creative solutions.
Meet some amazing animals-from caring crocodile mothers to meat eating plants, from the tallest parents in the woods to sea horse fathers looking after their young-with the occasional odd hairy jumping spider thrown in. A large life-cycle diagram detailing the stages of life helps introduce readers to each group of animals and plants. Curious readers will even learn more about some of the world's most unusual plants and strangest animals. Each book features superb, big-and-bold photographs to support and illustrate the text.