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Faraway Friends

by Russ Cox

This is the story of the adventure of a little boy named Sheldon and his dog, Jet. When Sheldon's best friend moves away, Sheldon spies the word "Jupiter" painted on the side of the moving truck. Sheldon feels sad at first, but realizes that this is a sign--what he needs is a rocket ship! So Sheldon and Jet do some sketching and some scrounging, and, with a wagon full of equipment and supplies, the two future astronauts head to the backyard. With a glop and a wham, piece by piece the ship begins to take form, and soon it's Commander Sheldon A. Flyer and Space Cadet Jet ready for takeoff! The duo jets around satellites, zooms by planets, speeds through space storms, and zips past other flying saucers . . . until plop, they've arrived, somewhere with a green, alien life-form and a furry black blob. This book encourages children to channel loneliness and boredom with creativity and imagination, and ultimately it is a story of new friendship. Featuring vibrant illustrations by debut author and illustrator Russ Cox, this action-packed story is sure to appeal to young readers in search of something that is out of this world!

Fast and Faster!

by Alan Rubin

Describes how animals and vehicles move in different ways and at different speeds.

Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Story

by Jonny Zucker

Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Islamic festival of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr suitable for even the youngest child. Follow a family as they fast each day, go to the mosque on the Night of Power, and enjoy a delicious feast.

Father Bear Comes Home

by Maurice Sendak Else Holmelund Minarik

Little Bear's father is finally coming home from a long fishing trip. Little Bear is very excited to see him--even if he doesn't bring the mermaid Little Bear has been hoping for!

Father's Chinese Opera

by Rich Lo

The Chinese opera is anything but boring. Songs, acrobatics, acting, and costumes make the opera a truly spectacular show to behold. Spending a summer backstage at his father's Chinese opera, a young boy is instantly enamored with the performers and works hard to be a part of the show. Rehearsing the moves day and night with the show's famous choreographer, the boy thinks he is soon ready to perform with the others. But the choreographer doesn't agree. In fact, he laughs at the boy when asked to join the others in the acrobatics part of the opera. Upset, the boy runs home to sulk. What will he do next? Will he give up, or will he persevere and work his way up in the show?In an exotic and intriguing story that draws on author Rich Lo's personal life, and features his own bright, mesmerizing illustrations, Father's Chinese Opera teaches children about hard work, patience, and the commitment needed to achieve an important goal, while introducing them to an important part of Chinese culture.Preschool-aged children will be drawn to the bright, vibrant illustrations and the main character's determined spirit, while parents and educators will love the author's note in the back about the history of the Chinese opera and the author's father's experiences in it. This will give parents and educators something to discuss with children and help them expose kids to a different and rich culture. The theme of never giving up and practices makes perfect will be sure to inspire kids to work hard for their dreams.

Faux Paw's Adventures In The Internet: Keeping Children Safe Online

by Laura Bush Jacalyn Leavitt Sally Linford J. Chad Erekson

"I encourage all adults to teach children the basic principles of online safety that are found in this book. " --First Lady Laura Bush, from the Foreword <P><P> Wait 'til you hear what almost happened to me! The Internet is like a big city with great places to go, but you have to be careful! I know. I had a REAL adventure on the Internet, and it wasn't the fun kind. When I tell you what almost happened, you'll see why it's so important to follow the rules for online safety! Read this book and you'll find out what I'm talking about. Keep safe, okay? G2G (that's "got to go" online--but you knew that!) These "3 KEEPs" help me keep safe online I KEEP SAFE all my personal information I KEEP AWAY from online strangers I KEEP TELLING my parents or a trusted adult what I see on the Internet <P> A word to adults If there's a child in your life who uses the Internet, it's your job to help them keep safe from online predators. <P> Created for the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, Faux Paw--an adventurous, six-toed, Web-surfing cat--is here to help! With a foreword by First Lady Laura Bush, this colorful book and animated movie will give kids wise advice and you a place to start talking to them.

Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet

by Lotta Carswell-Hume Koon-Chiu Lo

Here is a world where humans and animals switch places, a captivating world where magic can be both good and evil. This is the world of Favorite Children's stories from China and Tibet. These unique stories are fresh and charming, filled with humorous insights into Chinese life and culture, including the power and influence of the moon and the importance of festivals. Some tales, such as "Chinese Cinderella," touch on themes we already know, while all of them sparkle with wit and fantasy.

Fearless Firemoose! (Rocky & Bullwinkle)

by Golden Books

Kids ages 2 to 5 and collectors of all ages are sure to love this Rocky & Bullwinkle Little Golden Book reissue--out just in time for the release of DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman film, with characters also created by Jay Ward. This classic Little Golden Book captures the magic and humor of Jay Ward's original series and features all the hilarious characters. What will happen when Bullwinkle decides to become a firemoose? Tune in to this exciting Little Golden Book to find out! From the Hardcover edition.

Feel This!

by Claire Murray

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Feeling Things

by Allan Fowler

Touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell -- learn about your five senses and how they help you explore the world.

Field Trips: Out and About at the Newspaper

by Kitty Shea Zachary Trover Jill Kalz

A group of children go on a field trip for a guided tour of a newspaper, where they learn how reporters, photographers, and other staff members work together to publish a newspaper. Includes an activity.

Fiesta Babies

by Carmen Tafolla

"Fiesta Babies go out on the town right-side up and upside down!"

Fifty Cents and a Dream

by Jabari Asim Bryan Collier

Booker dreamed of making friends with words, setting free the secrets that lived in books. Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, Booker began a five-hundred-mile journey, mostly on foot, to Hampton Institute, taking his first of many steps towards a college degree. When he arrived, he had just fifty cents in his pocket and a dream about to come true. The young slave who once waited outside of the schoolhouse would one day become a legendary educator of freedmen. Award-winning artist Bryan Collier captures the hardship and the spirit of one of the most inspiring figures in American history, bringing to life Booker T. Washington's journey to learn, to read, and to realize a dream.

Filipino Celebrations

by Liana Romulo Corazon Dandan-Albano

Brimming with vivid illustrations and rich cultural background, Filipino Celebrations brings to life the festivals and celebrations of this diverse island nation. Each chapter discusses the history of the holiday; its cultural influences; how certain holidays are celebrated differently in different regions of the Philippines; special customs, foods, key words and phrases associated with the festivals; and more.Perfect for families looking to share the unique culture of the Philippines and educators interested in promoting multiculturalism in the classroom, Filipino Celebrations includes activities such as games, songs, crafts and recipes which encourage children to participate and learn while having fun.

Filipino Celebrations

by Liana Romulo Corazon Dandan-Albano

Brimming with vivid illustrations and rich cultural background, Filipino Celebrations brings to life the festivals and celebrations of this diverse island nation. Each chapter discusses the history of the holiday; its cultural influences; how certain holidays are celebrated differently in different regions of the Philippines; special customs, foods, key words and phrases associated with the festivals; and more.Perfect for families looking to share the unique culture of the Philippines and educators interested in promoting multiculturalism in the classroom, Filipino Celebrations includes activities such as games, songs, crafts and recipes which encourage children to participate and learn while having fun.

Filipino Children's Favorite Stories

by Liana Romulo Joanne Deleon

From "The Prince's Bride" to "The Magic Lake" to "The Deer and the Snail", the classic Filipino children's stories have amused, inspired, and taught millions of children throughout the centuries with poignant, universal life lessons. Now they're gathered together--many for the first time--in this gorgeous volume. Selected and retold by Liana Elena Fomulo, augmented with whimsical watercolor illustrations by award-winning artist Joanne De Leon, this precious collection of adored Filipino myths and stories is sure to become a Western classic.

Filipino Children's Favorite Stories

by Liana Romulo Joanne Deleon

From "The Prince's Bride" to "The Magic Lake" to "The Deer and the Snail", the classic Filipino children's stories have amused, inspired, and taught millions of children throughout the centuries with poignant, universal life lessons. Now they're gathered together--many for the first time--in this gorgeous volume. Selected and retold by Liana Elena Fomulo, augmented with whimsical watercolor illustrations by award-winning artist Joanne De Leon, this precious collection of adored Filipino myths and stories is sure to become a Western classic.

Filipino Friends

by Liana Romulo Corazon Dandan-Albano

Through the eyes of Sam, a Filipino-American boy visiting the Philippines for the very first time, children will learn about Philippine customs and language. Soft, whimsical watercolors labeled with English words and Filipino translations bring to light the differences between Western and Philippine lifestyles. Children of expatriate Filipinos as well as expatriate children living in the Philippines will find Filipino Friends indispensable in bridging the gap between the two cultures.

Filipino Friends

by Liana Romulo Corazon Dandan-Albano

Through the eyes of Sam, a Filipino-American boy visiting the Philippines for the very first time, children will learn about Philippine customs and language. Soft, whimsical watercolors labeled with English words and Filipino translations bring to light the differences between Western and Philippine lifestyles. Children of expatriate Filipinos as well as expatriate children living in the Philippines will find Filipino Friends indispensable in bridging the gap between the two cultures.

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

by Sophie Blackall Lindsay Mattick

Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England...And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin. Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.<P><P> Winner of the Caldecott Medal

A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat

by Emily Jenkins Sophie Blackall

In this fascinating picture book, four families, in four different cities, over four centuries, make the same delicious dessert: blackberry fool. This richly detailed book ingeniously shows how food, technology, and even families have changed throughout American history. In 1710, a girl and her mother in Lyme, England, prepare a blackberry fool, picking wild blackberries and beating cream from their cow with a bundle of twigs. The same dessert is prepared by a slave girl and her mother in 1810 in Charleston, South Carolina; by a mother and daughter in 1910 in Boston; and finally by a boy and his father in present-day San Diego. Kids and parents alike will delight in discovering the differences in daily life over the course of four centuries. Includes a recipe for blackberry fool and notes from the author and illustrator about their research.

Finn Family Moomintroll

by Tove Jansson Elizabeth Portch

Moomintroll lives in Moominhouse, nestled in Moomin Valley, a place where everyone does what they like and hardly ever worries about tomorrow. Moomintroll has some marvellous adventures with his friends. One day they find a tall black hat on top of a mountain, the Moomins don't realise that it will make some very strange things happen to them. [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 and Water

by Barbara Lyons Betty Rice

Fire and Water is the first written collection of stories based on Hawaiian legends told on Maui. It is a classic Hawaiian children's book.The setting for this delightful collection of stories is the volcanoes and mountains, the blue seas, white sands, and clear skies of Maui Island in Hawaii-a place as rich in legends and myths as any in the world.Fire and Water is the first written collection of stories based on legends told on Maui. They have been retold in a style that will appeal to young and old readers alike. Though writing primarily for children, Barbara Lyons has conveyed the conflicts, emotions, and personalities of the characters whose stories have been told and retold by generations of Hawaiians.Readers will meet princesses and shark-men, dragons and owl-gods, as well as ordinary boys and girls in the midst of amazing adventures. In some of the stories, they will learn how Maui traditions began and how any Hawaiian places got their names.The striking illustrations by Maui artist Betty Rice add a new dimension to each story . A pronunciation guide and glossary of Hawaiian words enables the reader to take one step further inside this enchanted world.

Fire Engines (Rescue Machines at Work)

by E. S. Budd

A simple description of fire engines, what they do, and how they work.

Fire! Fire!

by Gail Gibbons

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.]

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