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Frederick Douglass knew where he was born but not when. He knew his grandmother but not his father. And as a young child, there were other questions, such as Why am I a slave? Answers to those questions might have eluded him but Douglass did know for certain that learning to read and to write would be the first step in his quest for freedom and his fight for equality. Told from first-person perspective, this picture-book biography draws from the real-life experiences of a young Frederick Douglass and his attempts to learn how to read and write. Author Shana Keller (Ticktock Banneker's Clock) personalizes the text for young readers, using some of Douglass's own words. The lyrical title comes from how Douglass ""paid"" other children to teach him.
After George visits the Museum of Wildlife with Grandad, all he can think about is bugs! The very next day he goes out hunting, but he soon finds there are no more insects left in the garden, and the ones he has captured in jars don't look very happy. George is about to learn exactly why bugs are so important. This is a brilliant, vibrant debut from Alex G. Griffiths.
The perfect hands-on introduction to key STEM topics, this series is guaranteed to keep young hands and minds busy! Explore the science behind construction and find out why things move, fly, tick or light-up!
Tell the truth. Say please and thank you. Do your chores. These are just a few ways to show and build good character. In these inspiring and engaging titles, young readers will learn more about positive character traits and how to implement them in their daily lives. Carefully levelled text and vibrant, colour photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun.
B is an awfully boastful bloke and when he and the rest of the alphabet get together, he can't help but tease the vowels about their small numbers. So the vowels begin to take off, one by one. The consonants--and the rest of the farm--see just how important vowels really are. With disaster looming and B seeing the error of his ways, can U save the day and set the alphabet right again?
Nature is full of animal look-alikes, and this series will equip readers with all the knowledge they need to avoid misidentifying animals commonly mistaken for each other. With conversational text, witty comparisons, fun facts, and humorous imagery, this series is sure to have even the most reluctant readers laughing and learning.
Canadians have many reasons to celebrate, and they enjoy gathering throughout the year to observe many uniquely Canadian holidays. Canadian Celebrations provides readers a closer look at the history of these events, the reasons for each holiday, and the ways in which Canadians gather to celebrate them.
Some of the world's most incredible athletes have four legs and live in our own homes. Canine Athletes introduces readers to the world of dog sports, where dogs show off their speed, stamina, and agility. With information on training, conditioning, and the rules of the game, these books are sure to be popular among sports fans and animal lovers alike.
Climb into the driver’s seat of one of these luxury cars. Equipped for the streets and the racetrack, these cars are powerful, sleek, and fast. This series will introduce young readers to the behind-the-scenes action of a supercar. Buckle up!
With so many career possibilities, how does one decide which path to follow? One way is to focus on the things we like to do. Problem solvers might thrive as cybersecurity analysts or biomedical engineers and people who like social interaction might enjoy social work or sales. The Career Exploration series profiles a variety of jobs and career fields that are well-suited to particular interests.