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The Sparkle Thing

by Larry Dane Brimner

Gabby takes a pretty sparkle thing from the market without paying for it and must face the consequences.

Speed Skating: A True Book

by Larry Dane Brimner

A brief overview of the sport of speed skating including its history, equipment, categories of events, and memorable performances by speed skaters at the Olympic games.

Subway: The Story of Tunnels, Tubes and Tracks

by Larry Dane Brimner

A high-speed history of the tunnels and trains that transport millions of people every day and lie hidden beneath the streets of many cities around the world.

Summer Fun

by Larry Dane Brimner

When the Corner Kids cannot go to the water park because the car breaks down, Alex figures out a way they can have fun in spite of their disappointment.

Surfing

by Larry Dane Brimner

This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts. Each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a for-further-reading list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.

Trash Trouble

by Larry Dane Brimner

On a field trip to the Nature Center, Three J leads his second-grade classmates on a mission to pick up as much trash as possible after find a bird caught in a discarded lunch bag.

Twelve Plump Cookies

by Larry Dane Brimner

Egbert practices division as he shares cookies with his friends and neighbors.

Unsinkable!

by Larry Dane Brimner

With the encouragement of the other Corner Kids, Alex keeps trying until he is able to swim all the way across the pool.

Unusual Friendships: Symbiosis in the Animal World

by Larry Dane Brimner

Explores the fascinating and surprising relationships formed by different species for survival, protection, or food.

Uranus: A True Book

by Larry Dane Brimner

Discusses the discovery, rotation, unique tilt, rings, moons, and other aspects of the seventh planet from the sun.

Valleys and Canyons: A True Book

by Larry Dane Brimner

The book is meant for children, containing information and illustrations about different types of valleys, their formation, and many more details.

Venus: A True Book

by Larry Dane Brimner

Discusses our early ideas about the planet Venus, what we have discovered about its true nature, and what we may learn from it in the future.

We Are One: the Story of Bayard Rustin

by Larry Dane Brimner

Bayard Rustin's life was dedicated to helping others-fighting injustices and discriminations-so that people could live as one. Protesting segregation long before there was a civil rights movement, he was often arrested for his beliefs and actions. As an organizer, Bayard was largely responsible for bringing people together to walk for freedom and jobs in Washington, D. C., on that memorable summer day, August 28, 1963.

What Good Is a Tree?

by Larry Dane Brimner

When a boy wonders, "What good is a tree?" he and his sister come up with a lot of answers, from using it as a fort to making it second base.

The Winter Olympics: A True Book

by Larry Dane Brimner

Briefly discusses the international competition in winter sports, beginning with the Nordic Games in 1908, and describes some of the sports involved, including skiing, ice hockey, skating, and bobsledding.

The World Wide Web: A True Book

by Larry Dane Brimner

A basic overview of the World Wide Web, including the history of its development and details on how to use it.

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