A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink
What Is a Noun?
School & Library ISBN: 1575054027
Introduces young readers to nouns through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats, offering a lighthearted look at language and ending with a word-search game that encourages readers to apply what they have learned. Jr Lit Guild.
Big Questions About Chemistry
Paperback ISBN: 1465440011
Elements make up everything around us — our computers, our games, and our food and drink. They make up trees and grass, cars and roads, and are the fundamental components of us, human beings. But what exactly are elements? What is their history? When were they discovered? It's Elementary! explores the chemistry of everyday things, from how blood needs iron to why helium balloons are lighter than air. Structure and headings based around easy-to-understand questions and statements, such as "What's a dog made from?" and "Inside and Atom" clearly organizes the material, while bold design and engaging stories work together to make learning about the elements surprising, fun, and understandable to kids. It's Elementary! looks at this weird and wonderful side of science, providing a unique and exciting biography of the elements and making chemistry fun for kids.
One Hundred Words
Paperback ISBN: 1847808379
Following the success of Anna Kovecses' vocabulary builder, One Thousand Things, comes One Hundred Words, a book of first words for children to practise their handwriting. Apprentice writers are guided by ledger lines and ghost-written, print-style letters are accompanied by illustrations throughout. A stylish way for children to reinforce important early skills.
How to Tell a Story
1 Book + 20 Story Blocks = a Million Adventures
Paperback ISBN: 0761184570
Introducing an incredible storytelling package—a full-color, 144-page book paired with a collection of 20 six-sided, beautifully illustrated storytelling cubes that make it easy for any imaginative child (and that is every child) to start creating wonderful stories. Roll the blocks, and you can make anything happen, to anyone, anyplace in this or any other world. The book is a guide to the principles of creative storytelling. It covers the essential elements like conflict—that thing that no one likes in real life, but without which no story could ever start—characters, motivation, dialogue, theme, and, of course, the climax. As you turn the pages, you’ll be prompted to roll the story blocks. And that’s when the magic starts to happen. The blocks are coded by color, each loosely associated with a part of speech. A simple exercise about motivation, for example, asks the reader to roll the blocks and find one red block (person or animal) “who wanted nothing more in this world than to