Now even very young readers can experience Larry the lovable pup's adventures as he visits Chicago's greatest landmarks, among them Navy Pier (where he enjoys a famous Chicago-style hot dog!), the L, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, the Chicago Picasso, and of course, the "Bean."Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 3/18/2014Pages: 20Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Vivid illustrations of children's activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided. This delightful picturebook offers a wonderful venue through which parents and teachers can discuss important social concepts with their children.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The author/illustrator of the highly successful Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series lends his creative talents to another fun, informative series, this one featuring world-famous composers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/1996Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Dramatic and defining moments in American history come vividly the life in the Cornerstones of Freedom series.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
From the Native Americans who lived in the Chicago area for thousands of years, to the first European explorers Marquette and Jolliet, to the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series win, parents, teachers, and kids will love this comprehensive and exciting history of how Chicago became the third largest city in the U.S. Chicago’s spectacular and impressive history comes alive through activities such as building a model of the original Ferris Wheel, taking architectural walking tours of the first skyscrapers and Chicago’s oldest landmarks, and making a Chicago-style hotdog. Serving as both a guide to kids and their parents and an engaging tool for teachers, this book details the first Chicagoan Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the Fort Dearborn Massacre, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the building of the world’s first skyscraper, and the hosting of two World’s Fairs. In addition to uncovering Windy City treasures such as the birth of the vibrant jazz era of Louis Armstrong and the work of Chicago poets, novelists, and songwriters, kids will also learn about Chicago’s triumphant and tortured sports history. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2007Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
This time everyone's favorite wandering pooch blows through the Windy City with his owner Pete and Pete's family. After exploring the Magnificent Mile and scarfing down hot dogs at Navy Pier, the family boards a train at the railway station, losing sight of Larry when the hungr pup pursues a tasty snack... oh no! Will they ever be reunited? While Larry and his family set out to find each other, learn about Chicago's landmarks and cultural attractions including the Art Institute, Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Filled with bright colors and retro illustrations, this book will enchant young readers as they explore another bustling metropolitan center with the precocious little Larry.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/13/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Kids will count from one to 10 with some of Chicago’s most beloved symbolsthe Sears Tower, the el train, Navy Pier fireworks, Chicago-style hot dogs, and deep dish pizzain this board book featuring contemporary illustrations, dazzling colors, and bold, clear design. The end of the book includes a complete location list, in both English and Spanish, to help parents locate the symbols and landmarks and plan an entertaining trip to Chicago. En este libro de tapa dura con ilustraciones contemporáneas, colores deslumbrantes y un diseño vivo, los niños contarán del 1 al 10 con algunos de los símbolos más queridos de Chicagola Torre Sears, el tren elevado, los fuegos artificiales del Navy Pier, perros calientes al estilo de Chicago, pizza de plato profundo. Se incluye una lista completa de locales, tanto en inglés como en español, para ayudar a los padres ubicar los símbolos y lugares conocidos y planear un viaje entretenido a Chicago.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 4/1/2009Pages: 22Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions—such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Lake Ontario in Toronto, and volcanoes in Hawaii. Rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 10/28/2006Pages: 20
MAX MCDANIELS LIVES a quiet life in the suburbs of Chicago until the day he stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry. Many strange people are interested in Max and his tapestry, and his discovery will lead him to Rowan Academy, a secret school where great things await him.But dark things are waiting, too. When Max learns that priceless artworks and other gifted children are disappearing from around the globe, he finds himself in the crossfire of an ancient struggle between good and evil.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/23/2008Pages: 448Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare!No melting allowed!Jaclyn used to live with her aunt Greta in Chicago. But not anymore. They've moved to a place called Sherpia. It's a tiny village on the edge of the Arctic Circle.Jaclyn can't believe she's stuck out in Nowheresville. No movie theaters. No malls. No nothing. Plus, there's something really odd about the village.At night there are strange howling noises. And in front of every house there's a snowman. A creepy snowman with a red scarf. A deep scar on his face. And a really evil smile. . . .Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2006Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
With more than 12 million books in print, rights sold in almost 40 countries, and over two years on the New York Times bestseller list, the House of Night series is an international publishing sensation. Now, the excitement continues as the Cast mother-daughter duo shares the back stories of a few of the House of Night's most important – and mysterious – characters. In the third House of Night novella, the secret history we've all been waiting for is finally revealed... Neferet, the Tulsa House of Night's darkly seductive High Priestess, wasn't always a powerful vampyre, but she has always been beautiful. Raised in turn-of-the-century Chicago in a motherless home, her beauty makes her the prey of unwanted attention and abuse, leaving her with scars that will never heal – and a Darkness that will eventually need to find its way out. But when she is Marked and gains strength, both physical and magickal, she turns her anger into power and looks for a way to regain what was stolen from her. From victim to High Priestess, beautiful young woman to powerful seductress, Neferet's journey begins... Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/19/2013Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
The Fall of Five is the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians? John Smith?Number Four? Thought that things would change once the Garde found one another. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win. But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they're hiding out in Nine's Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move. The six of them are powerful, but they're not strong enough yet to take on an entire army?even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More important, they'll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors. And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five: a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol? They know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it's too late. The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war. Lorien will rise again.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/27/2013Pages: 416Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, It’s a Book is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/10/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Now in diapers! For the youngest of readers who still prefer to chew on a book rather than read it, It's a Little Book asks what a book is for--Is it for chewing? Is it for wearing?--and answers the question in a warm and charming way. As funny and captivating as the bestselling It's a Book, It's a Little Book promises to delight a new generation of readers.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 8/30/2011Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
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