The bestselling biography of Helen Keller and how, with the commitment and lifelong friendship of Anne Sullivan, she learned to talk, read, and eventually graduate from college with honors.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/1989Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Tells the inspirational tale of this spirited crusader. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/23/2004Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many amazing things. This inspiring illustrated biography is perfect for young middle-grade readers. Black-and-white line drawings throughout, sidebars on related topics such as Louis Braille, a timeline, and a bibliography enhance readers' understanding of the subject. Illustrated by John O'Brien.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/25/2003Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she’d taken on a seemingly impossible job—teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But if anyone was a match for Helen Keller, it was the girl who’d been nicknamed Miss Spitfire. In her efforts to reach Helen’s mind, Annie lost teeth to the girl’s raging blows, but she never lost faith in her ability to triumph. Told in first person, Annie Sullivan’s past, her brazen determination, and her connection to the girl who would call her Teacher are vividly depicted in this powerful novel.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/31/2010Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Since its publication in 1986, the deliciously frightening novel Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story has not only haunted countless readers, but has also won eleven state book awards. The spine-chilling tale begins when twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, learn that they’ll be moving to a refurbished old church in rural Maryland with their mother’s new husband, Dave, and their younger stepsister, Heather. Heather is an insufferable brat, but that turns out to be the least of the family’s worries. When she strikes up a friendship with Helen, the malevolent ghost of a seven-year-old girl who died in a mysterious fire more than a hundred years ago, things really heat up . . . and Heather’s unsettling threat, “Wait till Helen comes,” becomes a grim reality.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/21/2008Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
From the illustrator of the Melvin Beederman, SUPERHERO series comes a story about a masked hero and his trusty steed. Together they save Halloween from ruthless toilet paper–tossing mummies and pumpkin-sucking vampires.No siree, Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around. With a rootin’ tootin’ Halloween monster–shootin’ text and retro-modern illustrations, The Halloween Kid will lasso in readers both young and old. Because who doesn’t love a hero who defends the right to trick or treat? Yee-Ha-lloween!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/3/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Kid Cookbook Prepare nutritious and simple dishes for your child with the Beaba Kid Cook Book. Written by Virginie Michelin, a full-time mother of three, the Kid Cook Book contains 25 recipes that creatively encourage your child to eat fruits and vegetables. This 64 page, full-color cook book is designed specifically for use with the Babycook and is a great recipe resource for those who like to cook.
My Quotable Kid Journal My Quotable Kid -- Outrageous, poignant, or bitingly witty—the things our children say always offer an unexpected glimpse into a world that is all their own. Filled with roomy pages for jotting down conversations or overheard saying, this handsome keepsake journal also features a bound-in photo window for adding a unique, personal touch. Whether parents prefer safely stowing precious insights for future generations or sharing priceless quips with family and friends, My Quotable Kid will become a lasting record of a child's most memorable quotes.
A NEWER, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (DOG DAYS EDITION), ISBN 978-1419706424. INCLUDES 32 NEW PAGES ABOUT THE THIRD WIMPY KID MOVIE, DOG DAYS, PLUS AN ALL-NEW COVER ILLUSTRATION. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/16/2010Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
A silly twist on the classic tale. The school principal bakes a gingerbread cookie and brings it to school in his lunchbox. When the principal opens his lunchbox, the gingerbread kid winks and jumps off the desk. Where is he off to in such a hurry?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2002Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies. In this book, you will learn: all about the nutrient groups—carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals each nutrient's function which foods contain which nutrients how much of each nutrient a kid needs each day how the body digests food all about calories Good Enough to Eat includes kid-friendly recipes such as Alphabread and Full o' Beans Soup, and even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents, educators, librarians, and doctors trying to explain healthy eating to kids! Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/23/2009Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Each month, the Kid's Awesome Activity Calendar sparks creativity with a full-color scene designed to be embellished with kids' own artwork and the 400 included custom full-color stickers. Includes a drop-down storage pocket and a magnetic rewards chart.Book Details:Format: Special FormatPublication Date: 7/1/2014Pages: 28Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Kids with autism have a hard time communicating, which can be frustrating for autistic kids and for their peers. In this intimate yet practical book, author Daniel Stefanski, a fourteen-year-old boy with autism, helps readers understand why autistic kids act the way they do and offers specific suggestions on how to get along with them. While many "typical" kids know someone with autism, they sometimes misunderstand the behavior of autistic kids, which can seem antisocial or even offensive-even if the person with autism really wants to be friends. The result of this confusion is often painful for those with autism: bullying, teasing, excluding, or ignoring. How to Talk to an Autistic is an antidote. Written by an autistic kid for non-autistic kids, it provides personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice-all in Daniel's unique and charming voice and accompanied by lively illustrations. Always straightforward and often humorous, How to Talk to an Autistic Kid will give readers-kids and adults alike-the confidence and tools needed to befriend autistic kids. They'll also feel like they've made a friend already-Daniel. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Random House is proud to present the tenth anniversary edition of a book Publishers Weekly called "a gem of a book...a story that goes straight to the heart." When nine-year-old Gregory experiences several upsets in his life, he responds by creating a fantastic chalk garden on the charred walls of a burned-out factory behind his house. As his garden grows and flourishes, Gregory finds a voice through his art and, for the first time, is able to find his own place in the world. The Chalk Box Kid is sure to delight a new generation of children and their parents. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/12/1987Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
As a kid, Will Ansel would spend hours rowing the creeks around Annapolis, Maryland. From his boat he could look down on the wrecks of Chesapeake skipjacks, and watch the turtles sun themselves on deckbeams and the tops of centerboard trunks. He found other types of Chesapeake boats there too, including the old "log" boats. Years later, Will built scaled-down skipjacks, wrote about them, and eventually went to work at Mystic Seaport as a ships' carpenter and boatbuilder. Will now lives in Georgetown, Maine, in an old house built at the water's edge, with a small shop and dock. The inventory of boats and kayaks is currently seven. Besides keeping up, using, and adding to these, he does some writing and painting, and work around a cabin in the woods.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Hansa Black Kid Sheep 12" Hansa Toys USA: Heirloom Quality Plush HANSA features 12 distinctively realistic Collections: Arctic, Aviary, Bears, Cats & Dogs, Down Under, Farm Animals, Monkeys, Safari, Woodland & Prairie, Fantasy Collection, the new Endangered & Extinct Series and Mechanicals. HANSA is famous for their unique and close-to-nature reproductions of the world's best loved animals. HANSA animals are handcrafted by artists, in "green oriented" studios.The HANSA Story What makes Hansa Toys different from their competitors is the quality and pin point accuracy of specific animal characteristics that are used in each production: Artists create each Hansa animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat. Most fabrics are custom designed and exclusively manufactured to HANSA'S exacting specifications. The animal's "coats" are meticulously hand-cut and trimmed, never stamped out by machine. The animals are hand sewn "inside out", resulting in the minimization of seams. This development of an exceptional internal stitching method allows the Hansa artisans create effects like muscle tone and "features" unique to each creature. On average, there are 42 separate pieces required to make each animal. (Some animals have as many as 240 different parts!) The subtle coloring on the animals is hand painted or airbrushed by specially trained Hansa artisans. Each animal is hand finished with loving detail to give them the life like look yet sweet face and cuddly feel that is unmistakably HANSA."Toys that Teach" HANSA's goal is to help educate children and adults alike about the natural lives of these magnificent creatures; to understnad, respect and appreciate the importance of our co-existance with all animals. Each animal comes with a "Toys that Teach" tag describing in detail the animal's history, habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of their young and eating habits.
At least that's how it feels to Billy March. He's been grounded for 63% of the past month. The thing is, every time Billy almost gets his parents' trust back, his mind wanders off, and he causes another disaster! Like the time he and his best friend Keenan decided to play droid war in a parking lot - and ended up launching a shopping cart into a car. . . . Now Mom and Dad are threatening to send Billy to a psychologist. They may even make him take brain drugs! But deep down, Billy really worries that Dad wishes he had a different son. He'll never be as perfect as his two sisters. Maybe he doesn't belong in this family at all. But maybe, just maybe, talking to a "shrink" won't be as terrible as Billy thinks. Even if the doctor's last name sounds eerily like the word grave. . . .Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/15/2013Pages: 210Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
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