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Great Source Writer's Express: Student Handbook Grades 4 - 5
Great Source Writer's Express
Student Handbook Grades 4 - 5
Paperback      ISBN: 0669386324

Covers the process of writing, forms of expression, research tools, proof reading, editing, and grammar

Rocket Science: 50 Flying, Floating, Flipping, Spinning Gadgets Kids Create Themselves
Rocket Science
50 Flying, Floating, Flipping, Spinning Gadgets Kids Create Themselves
Paperback      ISBN: 0471113573

Blast off into the wacky world of gadgets

Have you ever wondered what makes airplanes fly, how boats float, or why your doorbell works?
* Would you like to build your own flying, floating, diving, spinning, howling, scooting objects?
* Are you looking for a terrific science project that moves?

If you answered "Yes " to any of these questions, then RocketScience is for you. It shows you the science behind how things workby teaching you how to build a rocket boat, kaleidoscope, mousetrapcar, stethoscope, compass, fruit-powered battery, and lots of otherwonderful gizmos. All of the projects are safe and easy to make outof stuff you can find around your house.

This amazing book covers a wide variety of science topics, including mechanics, air power, water power, electricity, magnetism, chemistry, acoustics, and optics.
Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman
Go Free or Die
A Story about Harriet Tubman
Paperback      ISBN: 0876145047

For the first twenty-eight years of her life. Harriet Tubman lived as a slave on a southern plantation. Finally, with the help of a Quaker woman, she was able to escape to Philadelphia by way of the Underground Railroad. After her escape, Harriet began her quest to help free other slaves. Over a ten-year period she led more than three hundred people through the Underground Railroad. In Go Free or Die, young readers will learn about this courageous woman who refused to be a slave and who fought for freedom for everyone.

The Furry Animal Alphabet Book
The Furry Animal Alphabet Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0881064645

This fact-filled text with richly-detailed illustrations introduces not only the alphabet but also the wonders of the mammal world.

What mammal jumps ten feet high to avoid hungry lions?
What monkey almost always gives birth to twins?
What mammal has a nose so large that it has to be moved out the way just to eat?
What mammal has eyes that are bigger than its brain?
Jerry Pallotta and Edgar Stewart deliver an intriguing book which will fascinate young children.
The Country Artist: A Story About Beatrix Potter
The Country Artist
A Story About Beatrix Potter
Paperback      ISBN: 0876145098

Tea with a hedgehog and supper with a rabbit? Beatrix Potter entertained guests that most people--certainly Beatrix Potter's proper Victorian parents--would have thought belonged in a meadow, not in a London nursery. Such unlikely companions were company for lonely Beatrix, and she spent much of her time sketching and making up stories about these small creatures. Beatrix was so well acquainted with the characters of her various animal friends that when she was older it seemed natural to write and illustrate small books about their delightful adventures. Generations of children all over the world have gotten to know and love Beatrix Potter's animal friends--Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit, and many more. David Collins's lively text and Karen Ritz's striking illustrations combine to tell the wonderful tale of this gentle, creative woman who had a special feeling not only for animals, but also for children.

What's Happening to Me?: The Answers to Some of the World's Most Embarrassing Questions
What's Happening to Me?
The Answers to Some of the World's Most Embarrassing Questions
Paperback      ISBN: 0818403128
THE HONEST YET HUMOROUS GUIDE TO PUBERTY THAT GENERATIONS OF PARENTS AND KIDS HAVE ENJOYED

For more than twenty years, the bestselling team behind Where Did I Come From? has helped millions of parents, children and young adults talk about the facts of life in a straightforward yet lighthearted way. What's Happening to Me? offers an honest, humorous and sympathetic explanation of the physical and emotional changes occurring during adolescence, answering the questions that kids ask most often.

Why is my chest getting bumpy? What's a wet dream?
What's a period? Why is my voice acting so funny?
Why do I get pimples? What's an erection?
Why am I getting hairy? Why is mine not like his?

Enough strange and wonderful things happen to all of us during puberty to fill a book. So here it is - the book that answers some of the big questions, and explains some of the big changes. One look at the illustrations will tell you that this is not a dull medical textbook. But it does present the facts of life during puberty, and it presents them with honesty, sympathy and a sense of humor.
A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
A Visit to William Blake's Inn
Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
School & Library      ISBN: 0152938222

Inspired by William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, this delightful collection of poetry for children brings to life Blake's imaginary inn and its unusual guests.

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction
Cathedral
The Story of Its Construction
Paperback      ISBN: 0395316685

A 1974 Caldecott Honor Book

Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a touchstone for budding architects. Cathedral's numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay's intricate pen-and-ink illustrations.

Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.

This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 6-8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).

Ride a Purple Pelican
Ride a Purple Pelican
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688040314

It is hard to believe that Cincinnati Patty, Justin Austin, Pennington Poe, and the little pink pig in Arkansas have not been chanted and sung about by children for generations. But it is not hard to believe that they Will be chanted and sung about for generations to come Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams have created a nursery world, peopled with unforgettable characters. Come and meet your new friends. They will be old friends soon

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City
A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
Paperback      ISBN: 0395349222

Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of David Macaulay's books. Whether chronicling the monumental achievements of past civilizations or satirizing modern architecture, he is concerned above all in how constructions are made and what their effects are on people and their lives.