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Themes: Hi-Lo, nonfiction, full-color, differentiated instruction. Teach environmental studies and global warming in the inclusive classroom with these unique informational books. Available in two reading levels with identical front covers, so striving readers do not feel "singled out," each title methodically explains the tough problems faced by our planet plus solutions large and small. Features include: Reading level 3 books are Fountas-Pinnell level O, P, and Q; reading level 6 books are Fountas-Pinnell level W. Scientific terms are defined in context. Identical dramatic four-color covers (back cover band identifies books that are lower level). Teacher's Guides with reproducible activities allow students to work from either text. Glossary defines difficult terms. "Did You Know?" sections contain interesting facts. End-of-book "Facts & Figures" section summarizes critical information. The index takes students directly to topics of interest.
Tina Esparza loves everything about soccer, especially that it is a team sport where no one player is in the spotlight. Imagine her surprise when the coach asks her to train as goalkeeper.
"From the day we moved into our new home, we were fascinated by a nearby farmhouse. Most of the homes in our neighborhood were new, freshly painted, with neatly mowed lawns, but the old farmhouse on the corner of Lucy Little Road was different from the others. That house's paint was peeling, its doors hung crookedly from their hinges, and the yard was full of white goats. We liked to watch the frisky baby goats. They pranced up the porch steps, hopped onto rusty barrels, and even jumped onto their mothers' backs! ..."
While cruising through the woods in a ?borrowed? police car, PJ and Sam accidentally hit what looks like a mutant gorilla with a bad attitude. But this is no ape?it?s a goblin, escaped from the city of Argh in UnderEarth, a place beneath the world?s surface. When Sam is captured by a gang of goblins, PJ must go after him. But can PJ save Sam before he becomes dinner for a bunch of hungry goblins? .
Written by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the new 2009 edition of Christ Our Life, grades 1-8, continues to provide the thorough foundation of our Catholic faith that the series has been known for. In this new edition we've paid special attention to helping children turn their learned faith into a lived faith. Program features Original spiral curriculum ensures consistent progress and development Faith content is developed throughout with Scripture integrated into each lesson Four pillars of the Church-Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, and Prayer-are integrated Abundant prayer opportunities invite personal and communal prayer Catholic Social Teaching connects with real-life faith A copy of the Catholic Prayer for Catholic Families is included with each Student Book allowing parents the convenience of having traditional prayers and suggestions for everyday prayer in one handy book. Christ Our Life is found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
It all happened in a moment -- a most remarkable moment.God came near.He came not as a flash of light or as an unapproachable conqueror, but as One whose first cries were heard by a peasant girl and a sleepy carpenter. The hands that held him were not manicured, but callused and dirty.No silk. No ivory. No hype. No party. No hoopla. God had come near ... for you.Travel back in time and relive Christ the Son of God becoming man. Come with Max as he brings to life the most important event in history ... when God came near. And as you catch a vision of this incredible moment, let it mark the beginning of a new life for yourself.God came near. If he is who he says he is, there is no truth more worthy of your time.
In this fun and entertaining look at the world and how we came to be, authors Stan Jantz and Bruce Bickel will answer the basic questions about life: Where did I come from? And why am I here? Filled with humor, this creative book is illustraed wiith line drawings from somewhat-crazy-himself autho/illustrator Bill Ross (Hey, That's Not What The Bible Says!) and includes chapters such as:Why Begin at the Beginning? What's the Big Deal about God? Long, Long Ago in a Galaxy Far Away Earth Wind and Fire The Matrix What if God was One of Us?I Want to Live Forever If Creation is True Why Isn't It in School?
How would Jesus have entered Jerusalem if YOU had planned it? Would there have been a fantastic parade? Dignitaries to honor Him? Fireworks? God's Easter Promise leads children on a unique walk through Holy Week, using comparisons of how we, as humans, would have worked God's plan of salvation with God's perfect plan. See how "our way" and "God's Way" are in contrast. This poetic presentation looks at how kings are traditionally portrayed in literature and how the King of kings actually walked this earth. Picture descriptions present.
From the fall of 1803 until the fall of 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition travelled extensively. This book offers interesting facts like who they were,people they met,clothes they wore ,what they ate etc.
In this sequel to Felita, Felita's going to Puerto Rico! It's like a dream to her, although she'll miss her friends. But Felita's summer isn't at all what she expected. Her uncle's small village is boring, and none of the girls wants to be friends with an outsider. Felita desperately wants to go home. But she gradually finds a way to fit in, and by summer's end, Felita knows she will miss her new friends and her homeland. .
Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car; only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, Lois and her sister know what it's like to feel scared because of the color of their skin. A personal, poignant look at a black child's first experience with institutional racism. --The New York Times
While searching for her fairy godmother, a young girl uncovers a world of magic It starts with chocolates. Dreaming of a box of chocolates that never empties, Angela writes a letter to her fairy godmother asking for one. To her surprise, the fairy writes back! A letter appears on her mantelpiece from "Pilaria of the Kingdom of the Faeries," written on ancient parchment with purple ink, and covered in a gold dust that vanishes as soon as it flies into the air. Is this really a letter from the land of magic? And if so, what does it mean? Angela and her two best friends begin investigating the mystery, searching Angela's house for clues. But out of the blue, more letters appear on Angela's mantelpiece. Pilaria is lonesome, and as curious about the girls' world as they are about her kingdom. What they learn from their correspondence with this enchanting godmother will change everything they know--about magic and reality--forever. This ebook features a personal history by Janet Taylor Lisle including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's own collection.
Go gold or go home! After years of early morning training and more jumps than she can count, Esperanza's dream of figure skating for the United States is coming true at last! But with the excitement of an Olympic slot comes new attention -- and BIG distractions. Suddenly Espi can't go out with her friends, or even out her back door, without reporters and autograph-seekers following her every move. Her new teammates have a lot more international experience, and they let Espi know that they don't think she's ready. Hunter Wills, the men's figure skating champion, seems to be flirting with her, even as the press matches her up with Danny Morrison, the youngest -- and maybe cutest -- member of the U. S. hockey team. In the midst of all this, Espi is trying to master an impossible secret jump that just might be her key to a medal. Can she focus enough to shut out the drama, find her edge over the competition, and make the Olympics as golden as her dreams?
A real gold mine in town? It could be because gold is being found in an old tunnel near the creek. Strange truck tracks and sounds make Tom and Ricky investigate the old mine which leads to a surprise ending.
When 12-year-old Billy McGee's mother dies suddenly of typhoid fever, he and his older sister, Edna, are faced with the unhappy prospect of getting sent to live with distant relatives. Instead, Edna disguises herself as a boy, and the two set out from their home in Skagway, Alaska, for the Yukon Territory. They know that plenty of adults, with all the right equipment and supplies, have attempted the grueling trek over the mountains to Canada and haven't made it. But Billy and Ed are determined to find their pa, who left for the gold fields two weeks earlier. With the help of a young man named Jack and a dog named Persey, the McGees persevere and adjust to life on the gold rush trail. Prospecting for gold isn't quite the grand adventure Billy imagined it would be, though. Survival in such an unforgiving environment demands sacrifices. And sometimes, those sacrifices can seem horribly unfair-like having to say goodbye to a beloved pet. This deftly drawn tale of grit, luck, and survival is full of seamlessly integrated details of the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s. Told with humor and suspense, here is a fast-paced, action-packed story that will captivate the imaginations of adventure and historical fiction fans alike.
Celebrating the most friendly, talented, and affectionate dog on the planet, the Golden Retriever, this Smart Owner's Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.Each Smart Owner's Guide offers a description of the breed's character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy's homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call "It's a Fact," "Smart Tip," "Notable & Quotable," and "Did You Know?" Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called "Pop Pups" and "True Tails." Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the "Try This" feature pages.The Smart Owner's Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Gold, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there's a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner's Guide is fully indexed.
Fourth in the Kennel Club Books' Classics series, The Golden Retriever recognizes the ever-popular all-American breed in this one spectacular volume. Written by author, breeder, and judge, Jeffrey G. Pepper, this book's engaging chapters on everything from the breed's accomplishments in performance events, to their participation as service dogs make it much more than just "another breed book." With more than 100 vintage and modern photographs of the breed, this book is a must-have for every Golden owner.
Winter break is off to an exciting start with Oz and D. B. jetting off to London for Oz¹s mom¹s opera premiere. And Glory Goldenleaf, private eye, comes along for a pleasure trip. But this jolly holiday winds up being anything but when Goldwhiskers, the richest rat in the entire world, is discovered enslaving the orphan mice of Great Britain to do his thievery. And when the Crown Jewels are stolen, Oz, D. B., and Glory are in store for a James-Bond-meets-Scotland-Yard kind of mission, the likes of which the spy world has never seen!
Ladies and gentlemen!Boys and girls!Welcome to the biggest, bravest, boldest competition the world has ever seen!The Gollywhopper Games! Are you ready? Gil Goodson sure hopes he's ready. His future happiness depends on winning the Golly Toy & Game Company's ultimate competition. If Gil wins, his dad has promised the family can move out of Orchard Heights-away from all the gossip, the false friends, and bad press that have plagued the Goodsons ever since The Incident. Gil's been studying for months. He thinks he knows everything about Golly's history and merchandise. But does he know enough to answer the trivia? Solve the puzzles? Complete the stunts? Will it be more than all the other kids know? Gil's formidable opponents have their own special talents. He must be quicker and smarter than all of them. The ride of Gil's life is about to begin. Win! win! win!
The Gollywhopper Games: The New Champion will appeal to fans of The Amazing Race, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and Chasing Vermeer. Chock-full of puzzles, riddles, and challenges for the reader to solve along with the main characters, this fast-paced companion to the acclaimed and kid-tested The Gollywhopper Games is bigger, bolder, and braver! The Golly Toy and Game Company's Gollywhopper Games was such a big success the first time, the company's executives have decided to host the competition again. Cameron and Spencer Schein have scored two highly sought-after slots in the regional round--will one of the Schein brothers make it all the way to the finals? Favorite characters from the first book make guest appearances, and a new cast of competitors, both boys and girls, get set to compete against (and with) Cameron and Spencer. There are twists and turns and complications in this page-turner of a race to the finish line!
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