Swamp Chomp

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Holiday House #ad - Swamp Chomp #ad - This simple and elegant nonfiction picture book introduces young scientists to food chains.

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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

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Knopf Books for Young Readers #ad - Award-winning writer jen bryant tells braille’s inspiring story with a lively and accessible text, the smells, filled with the sounds, and the touch of Louis’s world. An author’s note and additional resources at the end of the book complement the simple story and offer more information for parents and teachers.

. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. And so he invented his own alphabet—a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille #ad - Winner of a schneider family book Award!**   Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. Praise for six dots: "an inspiring look at a child inventor whose drive and intelligence changed to world—for the blind and sighted alike. Kirkus reviews"even in a crowded field, cast in the fictionalized voice of Braille himself, Bryant’s tightly focused work, is particularly distinguished.

Bulletin, starred review"this picture book biography strikes a perfect balance between the seriousness of Braille’s life and the exuberance he projected out into the world. School library journal, starred review Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.

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Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - The first part of the book introduces a vibrant approach to grammar instruction and sets up what you need to immerse yourself in the Patterns of Power process, inviting students to experiment and play with language. The second part of the book offers over seventy practical, including:extensive support materialsover 100 mentor sentences, ready-to-use lessons, curated for grades 1–5Student work samplesTips and power notes to facilitate your own knowledge and learningExamples for applicationIn Patterns of Power Jeff and Whitney suggest that taking just five minutes from your reading workshop and five minutes from your writing workshop to focus on how the conventions connect reading and writing will miraculously affect your students’ understanding of how language works for readers and writers.

Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5 #ad - Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Jeff anderson and literacy coach whitney la Rocca take you into primary and intermediate classrooms where students are curious about language, engage with the world around them, and notice and experiment with the conventions all writers use. Our students study authentic texts and come to recognize these “patterns of power”—the essential grammar conventions that readers and writers require to make meaning.

Instead of chanting grammar rules or completing countless convention worksheets, we invite young writers to explore conventions as special effects devices that activate meaning.

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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

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Chronicle Books #ad - Chronicle Books. So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, inspiring legions of dancers after her: the brave, the generous, the transcendently gifted Anna Pavlova. Spare, poetic words sit as lightly as snowflakes. Wall street journal"an enchanting glimpse of a dancer whose name has come to be synonymous with her most famous role.

School library journal, starred reviewOne night, young Anna's mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. Swan: the life and dance of Anna Pavlova is a heartbreakingly beautiful picture book biography perfect for aspiring ballerinas of all ages. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers.

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The Knowing Book

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Boyds Mills Press #ad - Chronicle Books. Illustrated by caldecott medalist matthew Cordell!   In this inspiring story, a young rabbit travels through the wide world, experiencing joy and sorrow and wonder. And at the end of his journey, braver and more confident, he returns home—a place he can always count on. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers.

This picture book is a celebration of life and the perfect gift to mark any milestone, from a new baby to a birthday to graduation. Author rebecca kai dotlich’s wise words and Cordell’s beautiful illustrations combine in this book ideal for any special gift-giving occasion. Along the way he chooses a path and explores the unknown.

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Night of the Veggie Monster

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Bloomsbury USA Childrens #ad - Night of the Veggie Monster #ad - Chronicle Books. Gulp. He turns into a veggie monster! ready to smash the chairs! Ready to tip the table! Ready to. When a single pea touches the lips of this determined vegetable hater, whine, our hero doesn't cry, or refuse to swallow. Bloomsbury USA Childrens. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. George mcclements has created a wry and funny story that just might inspire a few veggie monsters out there to give peas a chance.

. Down his peas? with inventive mixed-media illustrations and a short, snappy text that combines a child's dinnertime drama with a hilarious parents'-eye-view, this is the perfect book to read with kids to get them to eat their vegetables.

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Biggest, Strongest, Fastest

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Chronicle Books. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. The biggest snake, the anaconda, can swallow a deer or goat whole. Biggest, fastest is an entertaining, Strongest, informative introduction to the "world records" held by fourteen members of the animal kingdom. The smallest mammal, the Etruscan shrew, could easily sleep in a teaspoon.

Readers can see the animal's size in relation to something familiar, weight, and diet of each animal, and a chart on the last page indicates the size, as well as where it can be found in the wild. Bloomsbury USA Childrens. In a striking full-color collage, each spread of Biggest, Fastest portrays an animal that stands out in the animal world as the largest, slowest, Strongest, longest lived.

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest #ad - . Houghton Mifflin.

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Me . . . Jane

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - As the young jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals, " until one day she finds that her dream has come true. Jane goodall is a renowned humanitarian, animal activist, conservationist, environmentalist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Bloomsbury USA Childrens. Chronicle Books. Winner of the caldecott honorpatrick mcdonnell-beloved, bestselling author-artist and creator of the Mutts syndicated comic strip--shares the inspiring story of young Jane Goodall, the legendary and inspiring conservationist featured in the hit documentary film Jane.

Me . . . Jane #ad - In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Houghton Mifflin. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young--and young at heart.

One of the world's most inspiring women, Dr. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Little brown Books for Young Readers. In 1977 she founded the jane goodall Institute JGI, a global nonprofit organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

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Hippos Are Huge! Read and Wonder

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Candlewick #ad - Little brown Books for Young Readers. Just don’t get too close — they could chomp you in two! Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Houghton Mifflin. Chronicle Books. Bloomsbury USA Childrens. Candlewick. Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, swat balls of dung at one another, play tug-of-war, and nuzzle their young in the mud.

With gorgeous mixed-media illustrations and accessible, engaging language, this picture book will spur interest in the world of hippos. School library journal starred reviewthe deadliest animal in Africa isn’t the lion or the crocodile — it’s the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour.

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Just Being Audrey

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Balzer + Bray #ad - As a little girl growing up in nazi-occupied europe, she learned early on that true kindness is the greatest measure of a person—and it was a lesson she embodied as she became one of the first actresses to use her celebrity to shine a light on the impoverished children of the world through her work with UNICEF.

Just Being Audrey #ad - Little brown Books for Young Readers. Her unique sense of fashion, her grace, and, most important, her spirit made her beloved by generations. But her life offscreen was even more luminous. From roman holiday to breakfast at Tiffany's, when Audrey Hepburn starred in a movie, she lit up the screen. Chronicle Books.

This is audrey hepburn as a little girl, an icon, an actress, an inspiration; this is Audrey just being Audrey. Houghton Mifflin. Bloomsbury USA Childrens. Candlewick. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers.

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The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics

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Scholastic Professional #ad - Candlewick. Chronicle Books. Guided reading experts, concise, jan richardson and Michèle Dufresne, provide teachers with clear, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Bloomsbury USA Childrens. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials and activities to use to help students become proficient word solvers and independent readers.

Works with the familiar next step Forward lesson plan framework from Richardson's best-selling Next Step Forward in Guided Reading. Uses a gradual release of responsibility approach that guides students to independent word solving. Introduces readers to not just one approach to phonics and word study—but six.

The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics #ad - Includes more than 250 ready-to-use word study lessons, leveled from pre-A–Z. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Houghton Mifflin. Little brown Books for Young Readers.

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