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Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a US patent. Working in her husband's furniture store, she recognized a need for a multi-use bed and through hard work, ingenuity, and determination, invented her unique cupboard bed. She built more than a piece of furniture. She built a life far away from slavery, a life where her sweet dreams could come true.
Alex loves her family and all animals. She is excited that she's finally going to have the chance to visit a farm. On a school field trip to Sweet Grass Farm, she meets Bella, a beautiful dairy cow. Bella has just given birth to a baby calf that has been taken away from her. Bella's cries for help not only capture Alex's heart, they challenge her way of thinking.
A stunning picture book set in the Pacific Northwest about an alternative, multigenerational family and their love for their granddaughter, niece and daughter.
From the mighty great white to the alienlike goblin shark, earth's oceans are full of sharks. With speed, strength, and stealth, they make the perfect predators. They also make the ideal reading topics for young readers. Through diagrams, labeled images, and other graphics, this series emphasizes visual literacy while diving into the lives, habitats, and diets of the creatures children love to learn about.
The United States was founded on freedom. The many symbols that represent this liberty build patriotism and a sense of community. This introduction for young readers explains the meaning, history, and importance of these symbols that celebrate the freedom of the United States.
Petra just loves spring in Gimmelwald. Each season she and her family lead their prize dairy cows into the pastures to graze and each cow wears her own jingling, jangling, clanging bell. What a symphony! But when Petra’s favourite cow, Effie, loses her bell the whole herd is out of harmony and refuses to move. Will Petra be able to find Effie’s bell before it’s too late? With charming illustrations, this whimsical story is sure to delight children and adults alike.
This series encourages readers to think about a world without key elements of daily life and offers ideas for careers and thoughtful solutions to ensure future access.
These traditional folk tales, myths and legends from around the world have been expertly retold for the young reader. Each story presents men or women as strong role models and heroes. These intriguing tales celebrate bravery, devotion, intelligence and perseverance. Original illustrations reflect the cultural origins of each story.
Based on actual events, young readers get a front-row seat to historical events in the Tales of Young Americans series.
Tallulah doesn't look like the other young mermaids living in the ocean. Her tail is a dull gray. And when all the other mermaids go on a quest to find the special gemstones that make their tails sparkle with colour, Tallulah doesn't find her gemstone at all. When Turtle suggests that Tallulah searches the Great Lakes she is eager to give it a try, even though the other sea creatures believe mermaids don't belong in lakes. Tallulah explores the Great Lakes from north to south and east to west, u