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Three women, from three different continents and separated by generations, share stories of coming to the United States. Sarah's great-great grandmother Manya fled the Cossacks in the Ukraine at the turn of the twentieth century. Grace's mom escaped with her family during the Iranian revolution in 1979. Raquel and her family fled gang violence in El Salvador in the 2010s. These three stories, all accounts of the authors' real family storiesÑManya is legendary author Jane Yolen's grandmotherÑhigh
Whimsical stories provide important life lessons on diversity, inclusivity, and kindness, as well as social emotional themes relevant to all ages including self-acceptance, quieting the mind, and loving oneself. Expressive language will delight young readers while building vocabulary.
With sharp teeth, giant bodies, and terrific tails, dinosaurs once ruled the planet. But they weren’t alone! Travel back in time on an adventure to find out all about creatures that lived alongside (but were not) dinos. Real fossil photos alongside captivating illustrations of dinosaurs make for a roaring good time for dinos lovers and budding scientists alike.
Karen Chin is hunting for treasure. But she's not interested in gold or jewelsÉshe's interested in poo. Fossilized dinosaur poo, specifically. What can she learn from this prehistoric feces? Follow the clues and see where Karen's curiosity takes her as she searches for answers about how dinosaurs lived and what the world looked like long ago.
ItÎs been a rough year for Alex Collins. In the past twelve months, heÎs lost his best friend, become the target of the two biggest bullies at school, and been sentenced to community service. But on June 25, 2013, he gets a call for help from Cassie Ramirez, the prettiest girl in school. At last, he feels like his luck might be changing.
A wildfire roars through the forest, leaving nothing but ashes until seeds sprout from deep below. Root by root and seed by seed, the forest rises again. In this lyrical cumulative nonfiction story about forest succession, readers will learn that forest fires are critical to forest health and that the end of a tree's life provides the opportunity for new life. Back matter explains the timeline of the forest cycle in more detail.
When seven children are asked about which is the most important animal of all, they learn about the key roles different animals play on Earth. Join the children to find out how special these creatures are in this very first introduction to ecosystems.
Wrangling your monster to a rodeo? Or sharing the stands with him at a hockey game? Buckle up for another cross country trip with your favorite monster--from British Columbia to Newfoundland and all the Canada in between! Wherever you and your monster are traveling, Travel Guide for Monsters Part Deux: Canada is full of essential tips to help you both enjoy the sights of Canada and avoid monster-related trouble--eh?
Naiche, a mixed-race girl, dreams of one day making spaceships like her parents who work for NASA. While her mother teaches her the ways of the Apache and Chickasaw, she imagines an encounter with aliens from Zotoc. Will she one day be able to fly to meet them?