Here’s the perfect book for anyone interested in learning more about girls and women in the United States from the 18th century to the present. Featuring contributions from a wide variety of women, including well-known nonfiction writers, a children’s librarian, historians, and many more, this latest addition to the 33 Things series provides an engaging, inspiring, informative look at the role women have played in shaping American history.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/12/2002Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
What better way for a child to celebrate a beloved parent than with a book of personal thoughts, memories, photos, and drawings? These lovely little scrapbook will make a wonderful gift for a mother or father. Inside, children can fill them with facts about their parent - where they were born, their favorite color, what they loved to do when they were children-along with notes about the fun things they do together as a family today. There are places for photos, spots for drawing, and lots of space for kids to express all the reasons they love their mom or dad so much. A built-in pouch at the back of the book can be used to store photos, notes, and other parent-related mementos. The book also comes with a gift card that children can use to write a special message for their dad. A heartwarming keepsake that will be cherished for yearsBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2014Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Aimed at younger children with ADHD, this extraordinarily popular book tells the story of a little car whose motor goes too fast. Try as he might, Otto just can't seem to stay on track, and this keeps getting h im into trouble at home and at school. Finally, Otto finds a special m echanic who helps him by prescribing the right medication. This cute, lively picture book teaches young children how and why their medicatio n can help them with their hyperactivity.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/15/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Matthew Inman dishes another helping of hilarity from his online comic The Oatmeal in My Dog: The Paradox. After years of carefully observing his own dog, Rambo, Inman follows his #1 New York Times best-selling How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, with this ode to the furry, four-footed, tail-wagging bundle of love and unbridled energy frequently dubbed man's best friend.This eponymous comic became an instant hit when it went live on The Oatmeal.com and was liked on Facebook by 700,000 fans. Now fans will have a keepsake book of this comic to give and to keep.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/7/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Based on what experts know about how children learn to read, BRAND NEW READERS are short, funny stories with words and pictures that help children reading for the very first time succeed—and have fun!BRAND NEW READERS are for children who are just cracking the reading code. Readers ages four to seven can master BRAND NEW READERS immediately—even the first time through. BRAND NEW READERS are funny and appealing stories, irresistibly packaged, and just right for first-time readers. Each title in this unique series includes four high-quality, full-color, eight-page paperback books in a sturdy slipcase. Kids will want to collect them all! Visit to learn more about this unique new series!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Baby Barbells: The Dad's Guide There are plenty of books and DVDs that show women how to exercise with their baby to get back in shape. But what about the poor neglected dad? The truth is, "raising" one's children comes naturally to fathers, and this book provides new dads with a spontaneous, healthy, and fun way to engage with their babies and young children. With funky, retro-cool, full-color illustrations, Baby Barbells not only shows men how to work their biceps and quads, but more importantly provides amusing yet poignant advice on bonding with baby and becoming a great dad.
Just in time for Father's Day, Ollie celebrates all the things he loves about his dad. This sweet young book will be a hit with fathers and children of all ages.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/27/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
The newest book in a richly illustrated, always educational series offers a beginner's guide to understanding amphibians. ABOUT AMPHIBIANS FOLLOWS follows the easy-to-read, informative format of Cathryn and John Sill's other About... books. Describing the basic characteristics all amphibians share, as well as the features that distinguish them, the book explores everything from methods of communication to protection against enemies. The simply worded text is a wonderful introduction to the world of frogs, toads and salamanders for young children. The beautifully detailed illustrations by John Sill, a noted wildlife illustrator, help bring the animals to life, further educating young readers about what amphibians are, how they live, and what they do. As in the previous About... books, an afterword provides additional information and will inspire readers to learn more.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/15/2010Pages: 26Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In this latest book in the acclaimed About series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the birds called raptors are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of raptors, from the majestic Bald Eagle of North America to the sharp-eyed Secretary Bird of Africa. An afterword provides details on the raptors featured and inspires young readers to learn more about these birds of prey.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2010Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A new addition to the award-winning natural science series for young children ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER and author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, team up again to offer young readers another first glimpse into our natural world in the latest book in the acclaimed About... series. In simple, easy-to-understand language children learn the basic characteristics of what fish are, how they swim, breathe, and reproduce, and the different ways they protect themselves from predators. The beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of the fish population-from an Arctic char to a Porcupine Fish-and present each in its natural underwater habitat. An afterword, which provides further details on the fish portrayed, will inspire young readers to learn more. "Marvelous paintings evoke the seashore, with all its color and fluidity... An excellent first resource book for young children." "A simple, handsome book." -School Library JournalBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2002Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
AUTHOR AND FORMER ELEMENTARY school teacher Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into the natural world of mollusks in their latest book in the acclaimed About-- series. In simple, easy-to-understand language children learn what mollusks are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. The beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the vast diversity of the mollusk population--from a sixteen-foot-long Giant Pacific Octopus to an eight-inch-long BananaSlug--and present each in its natural habitat. The afterword, which provides details on the mollusks featured, will inspire young readers to learn more.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Cathryn and John Sill explain the basic characteristics that all insects share, while offering a close look at a few of the many animals in this diverse category.As a fabulous addition to an important series for kids, this book explores the fascinating world of insects. Once again, illustrator John Sill and his wife Cathryn have collaborated on the most recent addition to the About... series. They tackle the fascinating and varied world of insects in this easy-to-read and educational book, painting these creatures in their respective natural habitats, explaining what insects are, how they live, and what they do.The captivating scenes depicted by noted wildlife illustrator John Sill in About Insects aid in the explanation of basic characteristics that all insects share as well as offer a look into the many differences among the animals that fall into this diverse category. As in the previous About... books, an afterword provides further detail on the insects portrayed to inspire young readers to learn more.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2003Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Beautiful, realistic illustrations and an elegantly simple text illuminate the basic characteristics of crustaceans for the very young. Cathryn Sill skillfully uses simple text to describe how crustaceans look, how they protect themselves, what they eat, and where they live. John Sill's beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of the crustacean population-from a Sand Fiddler to a California Rock Lobster-and present each in its natural habitat. An afterword provides further details on the crustaceans portrayed to inspire young readers to learn more. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2007Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Maddie loves monsters. She loves watching monster movies, eating monster cereal, and drawing monster pictures. She also loves doing things with her dad. But lately her dad has been very busy with work, so Maddie decides to use her Build-a-Beast kit to create a Monster Dad that is never too busy to play. It turns out there are some things that monsters can't do, and maybe a Monster Dad isn't as special as the real thing. The illustrations in gouache and pencil contain clever, fun details that children (and adults) will love. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/10/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
A young child starts off this laugh-out-loud picture book by listing all the ways his dad is NOT a superhero: he can't leap tall buildings, run faster than a speeding bullet, or shoot webs out of his wrists. Each spread illustrates how Dad doesn't have super powers but is still a hero at heart. The sweet ending depicts all the cool-if not super-activities Dad does do with the child, like throwing a baseball, playing checkers and going toy shopping. Ethan Long's spot-on artwork perfectly accompanies this super funny and super sweet story. Praise for Ethan Long: "A nicely illustrated tale that speaks volumes about the bond between a dad and his son...a great story that will be perfect as a gift for any dad or son." -The New York Journal of Books (20110315)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Every night it's the same thing: dad refuses to go to bed. A boy's playful account of trying to put has dad to sleep gives children a delightful heads up on what a pain they can be at bedtime, while affirming the tender bond between father and son. A sweet, humorous book to be read out loud again and again! Book Details:-Format: Hardcover-Publication Date: 4/17/2012-Pages: 32-Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
From the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen MedalistIn an endearing homage to dads everywhere, a boy describes -- and exaggerates -- the many accomplishments and feats of his father. Among the traits praised are his enormous talent for singing, his near-professional wrestling skills, his extreme bravery in the face of danger (he's not even afraid of the Big Bad Wolf!), and his ability to -- quite literally, in Anthony Browne's world -- eat like a horse. All of the pictures feature the lovable pater in his signature plaid bathrobe, adding a further comfy layer to a book whose ultimate message is "I love my dad. And you know what? HE LOVES ME! (And he always will.)".Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/12/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Benjamin Pratt’s school is about to become the site of a new amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true! But lately, Ben has been wonder if he’s going to like an amusement park in the middle of his town—with all the buses and traffic and eight dollar slices of pizza. It’s going to change everything. And, Ben is not so big on all the new changes in his life, like how his dad has moved out and started living in the marina on what used to be the "family sailboat. Maybe it would be nice if the school just stayed as it is. He likes the school. Loves it, actually. It’s over 200 years old and sits right on the harbor. The playground has ocean breezes and the classrooms have million dollar views…MILLION DOLLAR views. And after a chance—and final—run-in with the school janitor, Ben starts to discover that these MILLION DOLLAR views have a lot to do with the deal to sell the school property. But, as much as the town wants to believe it, the school does not belong to the local government. It belongs to the CHILDREN and these children have the right to defend it! Don’t think Ben, his friend Jill (and the tag-along Robert) can ruin a multimillion dollar real estate deal? Then you don’t know the history and the power of the Keepers of the School. A suspenseful six book series, book one, We the Children, starts the battle on land and on sea. It’s a race to keep the school from turning into a ticket booth and these kids are about to discover just how threatening a little knowledge can be.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/6/2010Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
In this delightful book, teacher and birder Cathryn Sill explains to children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. Accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Birds is a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds, from eggs to nest, from songs to flight. Simple and enlightening, About Birds tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating birds. An afterword provides further detail for youthful ornithologists and their parents regarding bird identification. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2014Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
The end of the Ice Age: A time of melting glaciers, mass extinctions, unpredictable dangers…and young heroes Though only twelve summers old, Twig is a talented Dreamer. Sometimes she has spirit dreams—dreams that come true. But her mother has always discouraged Twig from exploring her powers for fear that they would turn her strange, like the reclusive witch-woman Cobia. When Twig begins to have recurring nightmares about a green light exploding from the sky and causing widespread destruction, she must find the courage to defy her mother and learn to become a Spirit Dreamer. Helping Twig on her quest are her best friend, Greyhawk, and Screech Owl, a shaman who has been banished from the village. Together, they must persuade their people to leave the land of their ancestors and journey to the mysterious Duskland, far from only home they’ve ever known. Can Twig convince the Elders that she is a true Spirit Dreamer—before it’s too late? Set 13,000 years ago in what is now the northeastern United States and Ontario, Canada, Children of the Dawnland is an unforgettable adventure about a visionary girl by internationally-bestselling authors and archaeologists Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear. In writing and researching this book, the Gears visited the archaeological sites in New York, Ontario, Ohio, and Pennsylvania that play a role in the story. By allowing us to see through the eyes of prehistoric cultures, the Gears hope we can learn from them at a time of similar environmental change. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/7/2009Pages: 336Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
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