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It's the last night of Hanukkah at Rachel's house, and there aren't enough potato latkes for all their guests! So Rachel goes next door to borrow some potatoes from sweet Mrs. Greenberg. Every year, their neighbor is all alone on Hanukkah, and every year Rachel's family invites her to come over. But Mrs. Greenberg always says she doesn't want to be a bother. "She's got a heart of gold, but she's as stubborn as an ox," says Mama. Luckily, Rachel is every bit as kind-hearted and stubborn--and she just might be clever enough to get Mrs. Greenberg to change her mind!
The year is 1920 and the setting is a shtetl, a small village in northern Poland, where Fivel and his family live in fear of the ruthless Cossacks and unpredictable pogroms. As he and his mother, brother, and sisters struggle to stay alive, nine-year-old Fivel is hungry, is cold, is a rascal, is goodhearted, longs for his father, and is afraid for their lives. Will the money from America ever come? Has their father forgotten about them, perhaps even found another family? When will the next horrific Cossack raid come?Here is an absorbing, ultimately hopeful novel that creates an unforgettable portrait of a family, a time, and the bridging of two worlds.
Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free... Who wrote these words? And why? In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that was to give voice to the Statue of Liberty. Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the Statue, thanks to Emma's poem, slowly came to shape our hearts, defining us as a nation that welcomes and gives refuge to those who come to our shores.
Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ... Who wrote these words? And why? In 1883, Emma Lazarus, deeply moved by an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe, wrote a sonnet that was to give voice to the Statue of Liberty. Originally a gift from France to celebrate our shared national struggles for liberty, the Statue, thanks to Emma's poem, slowly came to shape our hearts, defining us as a nation that welcomes and gives refuge to those who come to our shores.
What is that garbage doing next to the garden? It's not garbage. It's compost! Amazing things happen inside a compost bin. In go banana peels, grass clippings, and even an old jack-o'-lantern. Out comes compost. The compost goes into the garden to make the soil rich for new plants. Compost is good for the earth. Composting also helps us make less garbage. In this book, you can watch as one family makes compost for their garden and also learn how to start your very own compost bin!
Violet and Simon, two small bunnies, are excited about Hanukkah. Simon is ready to light all the candles and then blow them right out! But Mama and Papa explain how to celebrate Hanukkah by lighting one candle each night at sunset and placing the menorah in the window for all to see. Grandma and Grandpa come over, too, and there are latkes and presents and a dreidel game. Linda Glaser's simple, cozy story is just right for children first learning about this holiday. Daniel Howarth's charming paintings show a happy family passing on their tradition.
Violet and Simon are celebrating Passover at their grandparents' house. They help set out the Haggadahs, fill the Seder plate with interesting foods, and sample Grandma's yummy charoset. Papa helps them say the Four Questions and at dinner they try some horseradish--but not too much! Then there is the hunt for the afikomen, the hidden matzoh. It turns out Grandpa is sitting on it! Does the prophet Elijah come to sip the wine? Violet and Simon think so. Linda Glaser's simple, sweet story is just right for children first learning about Passover. Daniel Howarth's cozy paintings show a loving family sharing their holiday tradition. Includes a recipe for Grandma's Charoset.
Violet and Simon, two small bunnies, are excited about Passover. They help set out the Seder plate, taste that first bite of matzoh (and a little bit of horseradish), search for the afikomen, and most importantly--they ask lots of questions! Linda Glaser's simple, cozy story is just right for children first learning about this holiday. Daniel Howarth's charming paintings show a happy family passing on their traditions.
Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculpture convey the animal life, plant life, weather, and clothing, as well as the colors and feelings, associated with the winter season. Nature activities to do in the winter are included.
Though it's the first night of Hanukkah, Rachel's family won't really be celebrating until next week. But Rachel wants to celebrate now, so she comes up with a good idea: While her parents do errands, she'll visit her neighbor, Mrs. Greenberg, and they can make latkes together. The two head into Mrs. Greenberg's shiny, tidy kitchen and begin grating the potatoes. But Rachel's gratings slide off the table and onto the floor. Before long, Rachel has dropped an egg, spilled the flour, and dribbled the oil. Mrs. Greenberg is exhausted, Rachel's mom and dad are horrified, and Rachel is afraid she's ruined a friendship by making this terrible mess. She is relieved and delighted to find that Mrs. Greenberg thinks it's a wonderful mess--her house hasn't felt so lived-in in years!
BUZZ! ZIP! ZOOM! When the weather is warm, insects are everywhere. But what do they do in winter? Honeybees huddle in their hive. Monarch butterflies fly south. Woolly bear caterpillars hide under leaves and snow. This book shows what twelve different insects do to survive winter's chill.
Describes, in simple text the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of the garden spider.