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The Adventures of Tintin: Danger at Sea

by Kirsten Mayer

Don't miss this expanded novelization of the action-packed film! Tintin stumbles across a model ship at the Old Street Market. Only it isn't any model ship--it holds a piece of the puzzle to finding the resting place of Red Rackham's treasure! But Tintin isn't the only one after the notorious pirate's booty. With dangerous treasure seekers at their heels, Tintin and his dog Snowy are on a high-stakes thrill ride that takes them from land to sea, from open air to the ocean floor!

The Adventures of Tintin: The Chapter Book

by Stephanie Peters

Don't miss this expanded novelization of the action-packed film! Tintin stumbles across a model ship at the Old Street Market. Only it isn't any model ship--it holds a piece of the puzzle to finding the resting place of Red Rackham's treasure! But Tintin isn't the only one after the notorious pirate's booty. With dangerous treasure seekers at their heels, Tintin and his dog Snowy are on a high-stakes thrill ride that takes them from land to sea, from open air to the ocean floor!

The Adventures of Tintin: The Mystery of the Missing Wallets

by Kirsten Mayer

Don't miss this expanded novelization of the action-packed film! Tintin stumbles across a model ship at the Old Street Market. Only it isn't any model ship--it holds a piece of the puzzle to finding the resting place of Red Rackham's treasure! But Tintin isn't the only one after the notorious pirate's booty. With dangerous treasure seekers at their heels, Tintin and his dog Snowy are on a high-stakes thrill ride that takes them from land to sea, from open air to the ocean floor!

Africa

by Cheryl Striveildi

A very brief introduction to the geography, various regions, and wildlife of Africa.

Africa Dream

by Eloise Greenfield Carole Byard

An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. Greenfield's lyrical telling and Byard's marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white. ' -Publishers Weekly. 1978 Coretta Scott King Award

Africa (Earth's Continents)

by Mary Lindeen

EARTH'S CONTINENTS lets you begin exploring Earth's seven continents. Learn about each continent's land, people, animals, and cultures just by turning the pages! A very simple introduction to the geography, topography, flora, fauna, and people of Africa. Picture captions and descriptions present.

Ah, Music!

by Aliki

Surveys the history and components of music, concentrating on Western musical traditions. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Ahoy, Ghost Ship Ahead! #2

by Brian James

While on watch in the crow's nest, the pirate kids spot something gaining on their ship: a ghost ship! Rotten Tooth refuses to believe them, so the kids know that they have to solve this mystery themselves. They spend a night on deck waiting for the ghost ship to approach, and then they plan to board it. But is it even possible to step onto a ghost ship? And if it is, is it possible to get off of it? .

Air and Weather

by University of California at Berkeley

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Airplanes

by Gail Saunders-Smith

"Summary: In simple text and photographs, describes several different kinds of airplanes, including paper airplanes, biplanes, and jets."

Akira To Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed The World

by Cynthia Chin-Lee Megan Halsey Sean Addy

This companion to the best-selling AMELIA TO ZORA features twenty-six amazing men. From Akira Kurisawa, filmmaker, to Zoltán Kodály, musical innovator, learn what inspired each man to change the world around him. Detailed collages draw from various events in the men's lives.

Albert

by Donna Jo Napoli Jim Lamarche

You never know what a new day will bring. Just ask Arthur.<P><P> Albert has always started his mornings by sticking his hand out the window to check if the weather is right for a walk.Then one day, a cardinal drops a twig in his palm. From that moment on, Albert's life is changed forever.

Alejandro's Gift

by Silvia Long Richard Albert

This uplifting story about one man's gift to the desert and the gift he receives in return has a powerful environmental lesson.

Alex Rodriguez Baseball Star

by Mary Ann Hoffman

Brief biography of the baseball legend, Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez.

Alfie Gets in First

by Shirley Hughes

Alfie accidentally locks his mother and baby sister Annie Rose outside and can't reach the latch to let them in. Soon the whole neighbor­hood is involved in getting the door open.

Alicia's Best Friends

by Lisa Jahn-Clough

Alicia has four friends, and her friends are great, but when she decides to throw a best friends party, they all want to know which one of them is her best friend. Is it Mitchell, Charlotte, Henry, Lucy, or Alicia's dog, Neptune? They say she has to choose, but Alicia doesn't know whom to pick. How can she, when each one of them is uniquely special to her? With characteristic emotional honesty and a little creativity, Alicia finds her own wonderful way of solving the happy dilemma of being blessed with not one, but many, best friends.

Alien in My Pocket #3: Radio Active

by Macky Pamintuan Nate Ball

This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series is the zaniest yet! Zack and Amp create a massive mishap in this hilarious story. Plus the book comes with a do-it-yourself science experiment.Nothing's been easy since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's bedroom window. Now Amp has built a quantum radio to alert his commanders to call off the invasion of Earth. Unfortunately, instead of contacting Erdian Central Command, Amp's radio accidentally broadcasts Amp's messages all over Zack's hometown. Now it's up to Zack and his best friend, Olivia, to save their alien friend from being discovered and to save the planet from panic.With illustrations throughout, a page-turning plot, and fun scientific facts, this is the perfect chapter book for young readers. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Alien in My Pocket #4: On Impact!

by Macky Pamintuan Nate Ball

This must-read Alien in My Pocket book is the fourth in the series by Nate Ball, the host of PBS's Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. In this hilarious new adventure, Zack and his alien friend, Amp, learn about friction, deceleration, and how to soften a crash-landing.When Zack McGee crashes his bike, he's stuck at home with his arm in a sling and his baseball season on the line. What's worse, his bike crashed because his four-inch-tall houseguest, Amp, experimented on the brakes! Now Zack is easy prey for his little brother, Taylor, who's determined to find out once and for all what mysteries Zack has hidden in his pocket.Like every book in the Alien in My Pocket series, On Impact! mixes Common Core-aligned science and safe, hands-on experiments with a hilarious story that young readers will love.Publishers Weekly said of Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!: "With its screwball comedy and lively dialogue, the novel gives readers the opportunity to laugh as they learn."Supports the Common Core State Standards

Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!

by Macky Pamintuan Nate Ball

The adventure begins in this exciting new chapter book series, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment! When a four-inch-tall alien crash-lands through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack is sure he's about to become the first victim in a new War of the Worlds. But when the alien turns out to have weapons that are more ticklish than terrifying, Zack realizes that rather than protect the world from the alien it's up to him to protect the alien in his pocket from the world.With illustrations on every spread, a how-to on launching a rocket, fun scientific facts, and the hilarious adventures of Zack and Amp, this book is the perfect gift for any young reader!Supports the Common Core State Standards

Alien in My Pocket: The Science UnFair

by Macky Pamintuan Nate Ball

The must-read second book in the Alien in My Pocket series. Zack and Amp are back and up to even more trouble in this hilarious story, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment!Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack's life has gotten crazier and his grades have gone from bad to worse. Who has time for homework when there's an alien invasion to stop? But now Zack's up against his greatest challenge yet--the school science fair. If Zack doesn't get an A on his project, he's going to flunk the class. Luckily, Zack has Amp around to help, but when Zack's experiment turns out to be too good, he winds up in a whole different kind of trouble.Complete with many illustrations, a riveting plot, and fun scientific facts, this book is perfect for young readers!Supports the Common Core State Standards

Alison's Fierce and Ugly Halloween

by Marion Dane Bauer

Like most kids, Alison loves Halloween. This year, instead of being a princess or a fairy, she decides to be something scary -- a pirate. But when nobody shows any trace of fear, she turns fierce and ugly for real!

All About Indonesia

by Linda Hibbs

Experience Indonesia without the long plane ride!In this new book of the popular All About series, author Linda Hibbs takes children on an adventure through Indonesia, introducing them to the culture, food, language, and more of this diverse country! From popular sports to traditional dances, and everyday dress to school activities, All About Indonesia provides elementary and middle school-aged children glimpses into everyday life in this faraway land through stories, activities, songs, crafts, and recipes.Learn basic words from the national language - Bahasa IndonesiaMake a traditional "Topeng" mask, worn during special dancesCreate a beautiful batik clothEnjoy sweet "Dadar gulung" made with coconut and more!rests, smoking volcanoes and some of the most famous beaches found anywhere in the world. This book tells kids about the daily lives of Indonesian children-their classroom activities, favorite sports, holidays, the foods they love to eat, and much more. Young readers get a sense of how in Indonesia's hundreds of islands and peoples all share a common history, while at the same time pointing out what makes each of them unique. Kids get to try Indonesian crafts and recipes, and experience age-old folktales. All About Indonesia even contains a brief introduction to the national language, Bahasa Indonesia, and opens the door to a land that readers will never forget.

All About Indonesia

by Linda Hibbs

All About Indonesia is a book for children that takes them on an adventure through one of the world's largest and most culturally diverse countries. Along the way, kids are introduced to Indonesian customs, the food, the language, and the natural beauty of this fascinating country! From popular sports to traditional dances, and from everyday dress to foods and school activities, this multicultural children's book provides glimpses of the everyday life and culture of this exotic, faraway land. Kids will learn about Indonesia through stories, songs, crafts, activities and recipes:Learn basic vocabulary from the national language, Bahasa IndonesiaMake a traditional mask that is worn during special ceremonial dancesCreate beautiful batik cloths and other crafts for kidsExperience the difference between big city life in Jakarta versus village livingExplore the beaches and volcanoes in places such as Bali and SumatraEnjoy sweet cake made with coconut, and more!

All About Japan

by Willamarie Moore Kazumi Wilds

2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner!A cultural adventure for kids, All About Japan offers a journey to a new place--and ways to bring it to life! Two friends, a boy from the country and a girl from the city, take us on a tour of their beloved land through their eyes. They introduce us to their homes, families, favorite places, school life, holidays and more!Celebrate the cherry blossom festivalLearn traditional Japanese songs and poemsMake easy recipes like mochi (New Year's sweet rice cakes) and okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza or pancakes)Create origami frogs, samurai helmets and more!

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