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What's a dreidel? Elmo wants to know! He finds out as he celebrates the first night of Hanukkah with a friend's family. He watches Gil, Susie, and their parents light the menorah and joins in as they sing Hanukkah songs. After supper he learns to play dreidel, the traditional Hanukkah spin-the-top game. And, at the end of the evening, Elmo gets his first Hanukkah gift--his very own little dreidel! This sturdy board book introduces toddlers to the traditions of the Jewish Festival of Lights and even teaches them how to play dreidel themselves!
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story--which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey--is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled. Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's bold collage illustrations offer a powerful celebration of triumphing over adversity.Includes an author's note with more information about Emmanuel's charity.<P><P> Winner of the Scheider Family Award
Ages 4-8. What kind of world is it where children are in charge and fishes swim the skies? Where dinner comes before lunch, but then lunch hatches and runs off to fetch its--uh oh--big, bad mama? But that's nothing compared to what the Emperor discovers when he wakes up the next morning! From a two-time winner of the most prestigious picture-book award in Britain comes an adventure in which the extraordinary is ordinary and nothing is ever quite what it seems.
The forms of energy discussed include chemical energy, kinetic energy, and solar energy.
A math text for Kindergartners.
Por la periodista Lydia Cacho, autora del bestseller Los demonios del Edén.Prólogo de Roberto Saviano.A partir de casos concretos, así como de historias conmovedoras, Lydia Cacho sigue una línea de investigación para llegar a las mafias de tratantes de mujeres, que la conducen desde México hasta Kirguistán, pasando por Malasia, Japón y Myanmar, entre otras partes del mundo. Lydia Cacho lleva al lector de la mano por un viaje emocionante en el que encuentra la voz de las víctimas y al mismo tiempo expone a los servidores públicos dedicados a proteger a dichas mafias.Esclavas del poder es un mapa global de la trata de mujeres. Un viaje de ida y vuelta, en el cuál la autora sigue la cadena de lo que los expertos han llamado "la esclavitud del siglo XXI".Otros autores han opinado:"Lydia Cacho es un símbolo del periodismo valiente. En este libro Lydia llega más allá de las fronterasde México. Ataviada con disfraces diversos, viaja desde los bajos fondos mexicanos de la Merced hasta los centros nocturnos y los prostíbulos de Japón, pasando por muchos otros nudos de la inmensa telaraña de mafiosos, empresarios, policías, jueces y políticos que manejan el negocio en el mundo. Lydia escucha, para que sean escuchadas, las voces de las víctimas, las vidas rotas, y acusa a quienes ejercen la forma más abyecta del derecho de propiedad, hombres dueños de mujeres, adultos dueños de niños: esos supermachos que humillando a los más débiles manifiestan su despreciable poder." - Eduardo Galeano"Lydia Cacho se mete en los vericuetos necesarios para mostrar el mapa de la esclavitud contemporánea, las rutas de este comercio criminal y cómo el fenómeno está entramado a través de un putrefacto involucramiento gubernamental, la complacencia y la indiferencia de amplias capas de la sociedad." - Carmen Aristegui
Europe is home to some of the world's fastest trains, as well as many monuments like the Eiffel Tower. Over 700 million people live in Europe. Learn more about this fascinating continent, its people, cultures and famous buildings.
Everybody's Happy is a book on two twins, best friends; Lupe and Paco. Just as is expected among siblings, they are envious of each other but once they calm down and solve their differences, they become best of friends, Everyone is Happy.
"[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment," raves School Library Journal in a starred review. Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process--from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle!
From the bestselling creators of Duck Rabbit , an exciting tale of self-discovery He stood out here. He stood out there. He tried everything to be more like them. It's not easy being seen. Especially when you're NOT like everyone else. Especially when what sets you apart is YOU. Sometimes we squish ourselves to fit in. We shrink. Twist. Bend. Until -- -- a friend shows the way to endless possibilities. In this bold and highly visual book, an emphatic but misplaced exclamation point learns that being different can be very exciting Period.
Set in a divided near-future, THE EXILE KISS is author George Alec Effinger's third book about the high-tech Arab ghetto called the Budayeen. It's a world filled with mind- or mood-altering drugs for any purpose; brains enhanced by electronic hardware, with plug-in memory additions and new personalities; and bodies shaped to perfection by surgery.Marid Audran, having risen from the rank of street hustler is now an enforcer for Friedlander Bey, one of the most feared men in the Budayeen. But betrayal and exile send Marid and Bey out into the lifeless Arabian desert. Can they survive on their own? Will they make it back into hostile territory? Will they find their revenge?With this culmination of the sequence of Marid books, readers will quickly understand why this series is considered one of the great works of modern SF and a defining example of the cyber-punk genre.
In the second book of the Fault Lines Trilogy, Tim Powers dazzles with a dark and extraordinary urban fantasy set in an otherworldly LA, as a young boy finds himself targeted by malevolent ghost hunters There is a Los Angeles that few people can see, a shadowed metropolis of ghosts, ghost hunters, and ghost junkies who crave the addictive rush of inhaled spirits. When eleven-year-old Koot Hoomie Parganas decides to flee the constrictive grasp of his New Age parents, he inadvertently steps into this world. Escaping with his parents' most prized possession, Koot is soon the object of the most intense supernatural manhunt in history. On an ordinary day, Los Angeles can be treacherous; this "other" LA could prove downright fatal for an unsuspecting youngster who's suddenly the target of every hungry ghost hunter prowling the City of Angels. But Koot will not be taken easily. And though not everyone racing to Koot's side means him harm, they are greatly outnumbered by malevolent forces driven by a terrible, undeniable need.Expiration Date is the second book in the Fault Lines Trilogy, which begins with Last Call and concludes with Earthquake Weather. At once exhilarating and terrifying, this book is a bravura display of the brilliant, bold invention that has moved bestselling author Peter Straub to declare World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick award-winner Tim Powers "one of my absolute favorite writers."
How does Kindergarten set a different standard? This book includes: Art images and a Studio Exploration with the lessons; and lessons in the first unit that focus on basic skills, such as how to hold and use a crayon, a pair of scissors, a paintbrush, and how to tear and cut paper; while fostering creative expression and exploration.
Investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Greece through 25 hands-on projects and activities for young readers ages 6-9. Kids learn about ancient Greek homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, arts and entertainment, gods, and more. Activities range from fashioning a model oil lamp from clay to building a courtyard column and constructing a flipbook sailing ship. By combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, fun facts, and comic cartoons, kids Explore Ancient Greece! and develop an understanding of how this ancient civilization still influences our modern world.
Investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Rome through 25 hands-on projects and activities for young readers ages 6-9. Kids learn about ancient Roman homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, gods, entertainment, and more. Activities range from creating an amphora and making a tunic to baking bread and hosting a Roman feast. By combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, fun facts, and comic cartoons, kids Explore Ancient Rome! and develop an understanding of how this ancient civilization laid the foundation of our modern world.
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