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Ceci Ann's Day of Why

by Christopher Phillips Shino Arihara

Christopher Philips-known for promoting the art of Socratic inquiry to adults and older children around the world-now turns his attention to the very young. Ceci Ann approaches her day with an open and questioning mind. Why? Why not! This winsome model for thoughtful conversations will encourage young readers toward critical thinking in the years ahead.

Zero Is The Leaves On The Tree

by Betsy Franco Shino Arihara

It's easy to count three of something-- just add them up. But how do you count zero, a number that is best defined by what it's not?Can you see it?Can you hear it?Can you feel it?This important math concept is beautifully explored in a way that will inspire children to find zero everywhere--from the branches of a tree by day to the vast, starry sky by night.

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