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The alarm sounds. Fire! Fire! Big trucks roll out of the fire house and race to the scene. Out come the soft hoses and aerial ladders. Whether the fire is in the city or in the country, on the waterfront or in a deep forest, firefighters are on the scene in moments, ready to attack the blaze. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Fire Safety What should you do if your clothes catch on fire? Read this book to find out--and learn all about fire safety! With colorful artwork and simple text, books in this series introduce children to safety principles in different contexts. In Fire Safety, children learn important fire safety rules and how to react in the event of a fire.
This story starts out with a familiar premise: Michael and Sheila visit a fire station. But then the Munsch flair for imaginative insight and humor take over. While the two kids are exploring a fire truck, an alarm goes off--and away go Michael and Sheila to the rescue!This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration by the author as well as music and sound effects.
Text and photographs introduce the personal life, education, and political career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of the United States.
Introduces some of the animals that live in the cold arctic regions, including penguins, beluga whales, polar bears, and musk oxen.
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. The story of the birth of Jesus and the first Christmas retold with delightful simplicity, and illustrated with charming soft watercolours. Both text and pictures are designed to make this the perfect introduction to the Christmas story for very young children.
All children love this traditional rhyme and singing along will help to develop number skills. Limited picture descriptions present.
This 20th-anniversary treasury features a special introduction and five full-length picture books--Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed, Five Little Monkeys Bake a Cake, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do, and Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car--as well as a lesson on how to draw your own fabulous monkeys.
A 2014 Caldecott Honor BookIn this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more!
A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share... and to keep. Each of David Wiesner's amazing picture books has revealed the magical possibilities of some ordinary thing or happening--a frog on a lily pad, a trip to the Empire State Building, a well-known nursery tale. In this Caldecott Medal winner, a day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.
Girl--and flower--power! Wonder Woman and Batgirl team up to stop Poison Ivy in their first-ever action-packed Little Golden Book. Girls ages 2 to 5 will love this all-new Little Golden Book featuring the female superheroes of the DC Super Friends.
A tiny winged horse named Flutterby flies about the island of Serendipity trying to discover her special purpose in life. Through a series of magical misadventures, she discovers she is very special just being herself. Ages 5-9.
Mom and Dad won't let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip because they're afraid he'll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride. First Fly Guy gets lost at the picnic site, but he shows up in the garbage can. Then he gets lost at the art museum, but he shows up as part of a modern painting. At the beach, he turns up in a shell, and at the amusement park, on Buzz's hot dog (yuck!). Then, Dad can't figure out how to get home, and the whole family is lost -- until Fly Guy leads the way! Picture descriptions present.
The Drama School at Bowmouth College is staging its annual Halloween masquerade, known for being a little unusual. This year it's Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with a twist---Romiette and Julio instead. English professor and sometime amateur sleuth Sarah Deane has been recruited to assist backstage with the complicated costume changes. Drama students are known for being mischievous and high-strung, but this year things are a little more serious: During rehearsals a couple of the student actors pass the time by taking whacks at each other with the stage props, and their horseplay leaves Todd Mancuso, the brilliant actor playing Mercutio, wounded. And when Sarah stumbles upon a badly injured student hidden away in a stockroom on Halloween night, events take a turn for the worse. By the time the production is finally staged, a member of the faculty has been badly injured and a student has been killed. Talk about drama! Sarah gets involved, of course, to sort out a mess that involves academic politics, angry actors, and student activities gone horribly wrong. Look for more books in this intricately plotted cozy mystery series filled with clearly drawn diverse and believable characters/suspects. Most are set in Maine and surrounding New England states and are liberally strewn with enjoyable literary quotes as the main character is an English teacher. The author also delves into interesting background topics as settings for these mysteries which adds to their appeal to readers who enjoy fascinating true trivia within their fiction such as gardening, sailing, and literary scholarship. Check out #1 The Case of the Hook-Billed Kites, #2 The Down East Murders, #3 The Student Body, #4 Bodies of Water, #5 Dude on Arrival, #6 The Bridled Groom, #7 Dolly is Dead, #8 The Garden Plot. #9 My Body Lies Over The Ocean and #10 Coup de Grâce, #11 Murder in the Rough and #12 Intensive Scare Unit.
Maps are about far more than getting from a to b. Maps can help children understand and explore both their everyday environment and faraway places. With an appealing search-and-find technique, Follow That Map! is an interactive picture book that explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts. Kids will enjoy following Sally and her friends as they search for Max and Ollie, a mischievous dog and cat on the lam from the backyard. Sally and friends take an imaginative trip through the neighborhood, city and country, around the world and beyond. Kids can join in the search for Max and Ollie, who are hiding somewhere in every map. An activity at the end of the book shows children how to make a map of their bedroom.
Explains how water flows from brooks, to streams, to rivers, over waterfalls, through canyons and dams, to eventually reach the ocean. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Discusses where footprints and shadows go, as when footprints in the snow melt away or shadows are dispelled by light.
Offerings of various kinds - food, incense, paper money and figures - have been central to Chinese culture for millennia, and as a public, visual display of spiritual belief, they are still evident today in China and in Chinatowns around the world. Using Hong Kong as a case study, Janet Scott looks at paper offerings from every conceivable angle - how they are made, sold, and used. Her comprehensive investigation touches on virtually every aspect of Chinese popular religion as it explores the many forms of these intricate objects, their manufacture, their significance, and their importance in rituals to honor gods, care for ancestors, and contend with ghosts.
Forces are at work all around you. They affect things as small as a toy car and as big as the earth! Forces make things move, but they also make things stop. Some forces are very strong, but other forces are so weak, you can't feel them at all. But what are forces, and how do they work? Read and find out!
On July 26, Arthur Gordon learns that Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, has disappeared. Not hiding, not turned black, but gone.On September 28, Edward Shaw finds an error in the geological records of Death Valley. A cinder cone was left off the map. Could it be new? Or, stranger yet, could it be artificial? The answer may be lying beside it--a dying guest who brings devastating news for Edward and for Planet Earth.As more unexplained phenomena spring up around the globe--a granite mountain appearing in Australia, sounds emanating from the Earth's core, flashes of light among the asteroids--it becomes clear to some that the end is approaching, and there is nothing we can do.In The Forge of God, award-winning author Greg Bear describes the final days of the world on both a massive, scientific scale and in the everyday, emotional context of individual human lives. Facing the destruction of all they know, some people turn to God, others to their families, and a few turn to saviors promising escape from a planet tearing itself apart.Will they make it in time? And who gets left behind to experience the last moments of beauty and chaos on Earth?Nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1987 and for Hugo and Locus Awards in 1988, The Forge of God is an engrossing read, breathtaking in its scope and detail.
Good and bad luck accompany Ned from New York to Florida on his way to a surprise party. Images and image descriptions available.
The simple and engaging text and photos of Count on It! accomplish two things at once: They teach children how to count as well as to read. The direct correspondence between image and text and consistent format make these books ideal for the beginning reader and mathematician. Other books in this series are available in this library.
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