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Inspired by the life of World War II spy Virginia Hall, this biographical tale highlights her many facets and adventurous spirit.
Partout dans le monde, des phénomènes géologiques transforment la nature et créent de magnifiques paysages. Dans un langage adapté aux jeunes géologues, Vive la Terre! explore les formations géologiques et des phénomènes, en expliquant les causes de leur apparition ainsi que les dommages qu'ils peuvent causer. Le texte est illustré de photos des lieux ou des événements célèbres et, à la fin de chaque ouvrage, une activité est proposée pour encourager le jeune lecteur à mettre en application ses
In August of 1920, women's suffrage in America came down to the vote in Tennessee. If the Tennessee legislature approved the 19th amendment it would be ratified, giving all American women the right to vote. The historic moment came down to a single vote and the voter who tipped the scale toward equality did so because of a powerful letter his mother, Febb Burn, had written him urging him to "Vote for suffrage and don't forget to be a good boy." The Voice That Won the Vote is the story of Febb, h
Through poems that capture the essence of each person’s life, acclaimed Native American writer Joseph Bruchac introduces readers to famous indigenous leaders from The Peacemaker in 1000 A.D. to modern day dancer Maria Tallchief and Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller. Each poem is illustrated by a modern-day tribally enrolled artist.
Vowel Adventures introduces beginning readers to phonics and the functions of vowels with fun, narrative stories and vibrant illustrations. Each title focuses on a different vowel, its various sounds, and the roles they play in everyday words. With a focus on sight words, tightly controlled vocabulary, repetitive text patterns and sounds, and bright, fun illustrations to match the storylines, these books provide a supportive educational fiction reading experience that will enhance imagination.
Following the alphabet this book uses poetry and expository text to celebrate America's diverse population and showcase the remarkable achievements and contributions that have come from the many people who have chosen to make our country their home. Topics include well-known landmarks and institutions and famous citizens whose talents helped make the United States a world leader. In addition to celebrating America's history and development, key concepts such as naturalization and steps to citize
This world can be strange, absurd, baffling, inexplicable, and downright wacky. Learn about some of the wildest things from making clothing out of old milk to staying in bed for science. A combination of fun illustrations and photos makes this a fun series for reluctant readers as well as anyone who loves to learn about the wacky world.
Captivating photos accompany engaging nonfiction text to explain dormancy in nature. From trees and ladybugs to chickadees, squirrels and even alligators, this book won't put curious kids to sleep!
In early April, as Owen and his sister search the hickories, oaks, and dogwoods for returning birds, a huge group of birds leaves the misty mountain slopes of the Yucatan peninsula for the very long flight across the Gulf of Mexico to their summer nesting grounds. One of them is a Cerulean warbler. He will lose more than half his body weight even if the journey goes well. Aloft over the vast ocean, the birds encourage each other with squeaky chirps that say, ""We are still alive. We can do this.
Walden Lane is a quintessential small city. And the Moores are a typical American family. The books describe a tightknit family, with busy schedules and the usual problems. The series explores suburban life in a fun way, with topics appropriate for younger readers. These gentle reads are innocent, hopeful, and sometimes funny, with no unsettling surprises or storylines.