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When Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" was published in 1868 it was an instant success. Louisa drew on her experiences in writing the novel, but there's a lot more to her rags-to-riches story. Louisa came from a family that was poor but freethinking, and she started teaching when she was only seventeen years old. But writing was her passion. This informative biography captures the life of a compassionate woman who left an indelible mark on literature for all ages.
Louisiana iLEAP Coach, English Language Arts, Grade 3 will help you improve your language arts skills this year. Coach also gives you practice answering the kinds of questions you will see on tests, including the state test.
A young girl's discovery of her cultural heritage helps her lovingly cope with loss in this tender tale from acclaimed authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta.Amalia's best friend Martha is moving away, and Amalia is feeling sad and angry. And yet, even when life seems unfair, the loving, wise words of Amalia's abuelita have a way of making everything a little bit brighter. Amalia finds great comfort in times shared with her grandmother: cooking, listening to stories and music, learning, and looking through her treasured box of family cards. But when another loss racks Amalia's life, nothing makes sense anymore. In her sorrow, will Amalia realize just how special she is, even when the ones she loves are no longer near? From leading voices in Hispanic literature, this thoughtful and touching depiction of one girl's transition through loss and love is available in both English and Spanish.
In this touching storybook, Katie experiences her Chinese grandmother's hard life when she spends a day with her at work at a crab cannery. She sees her "GninGnin" laboring from sun up to sundown to earn just enough money for bus fare, dinner, and a bit left over to help her granddaughter go to college. Katie also catches the twinkle in her grandmother's eye and realizes that she has inherited the strength to fulfill the dreams her grandmother has for her.
Lucie is the middle child in a family that has been devastated by the death of her mother. Struggling to cope without Mum to guide them, Lucie, her brother Hugo, big sister Chloe and Dad are dealing with the emotional fallout of losing someone so close, as well as the practical realities of death - from clearing out a wardrobe to learning to cook. And, as if things weren't tough enough, Lucie is also trying to navigate the challenges of turning eleven: her first kiss is baffling, and her big sister's a total nightmare. How will she cope without Mum there to guide her? A heartbreaking story of love and loss, told through Lucie's own letters that are packed with emotion, humour and, ultimately, hope.
For use in schools and libraries only. Jack hates poetry. But his teacher keeps giving the class poetry assignments, and something amazing happens. The more Jack writes, the more he has something to say.
Alice McKinley is finding that fifth grade is full of mysteries. Mystery #1: Where has her best friend Sarah's family disappeared to? Mystery #2: Why is her father going to a concert with a WOMAN? Mystery #3: Isn't a period what's at the end of a sentence? Mystery #4: How can Lester go to the prom with a broken leg? Mystery #5: How exactly are babies made? Alice isn't too sure about any of these things, but on top of doing her homework, playing with Oatmeal, trying to keep Lester's girlfriends straight, and setting her dad up with the school nurse, she's determined to get to the bottom of them! The last of the prequels to the beloved Alice series, Lovingly Alice lets younger readers get to know the girl everyone wants to be friends with and proves once again that Phyllis Reynolds Naylor understands all the fun of being a girl.
George's father calls the kennel when Lucky attacks visiting great-aunt Octavia's sheepskin coat, and George tries valiantly to retrieve the playful puppy in time for Christmas.
A collection of short stories from favorite authors, all about dogs and the kids who love them. Proceeds will be donated to RedRover, an organization that helps animals in need! This collection is full of heartwarming and hilarious stories about the Pawley Rescue Center, where rescued dogs find their way into hearts and homes. You'll meet Foxtrot, a feisty Pomeranian who can't bear the thought of leaving her best friend. And Beatrice, whose bark is definitely worse than her bite. And then there's Pumpkin, one of the 101 Chihuahuas who turn life at the center upside down. Whether drooling, dueling, or just fooling around, these captivating canines will show you why the dog is kid's best friend! LUCKY DOG features sweet and silly stories about playful pups and the kids who love them by some of your favorite authors: Randi Barrow, Marlane Kennedy, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Kirby Larson, C. Alexander London, Leslie Margolis, Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens, Ellen Miles, Michael Northrop, Teddy Slater, Tui T. Sutherland, and Allan Woodrow.
Eleven-year-old Lucky adores Miles--a cookie fiend, genius, and the closest she's got to a little brother. But when Miles's mother returns to Hard Pan, Lucky finds herself with a tricky, challenging moral dilemma and no idea what to do about it. She also gets into big-time trouble for starting a fight with an older boy, discovers a relative (and much-needed ally) called Stick, and says the hardest good-bye of her life. Meanwhile, Hard Pan residents join together into an unlikely but determined army, declaring war against the County Health Department, which wants to close Brigitte's Hard Pan Cafe. This final book in the Lucky trilogy continues to explore the vast rocky landscape of the human heart. As always, Lucky is brave and foolish, impulsive and tender, vulnerable and determined--for good.is brave and foolish, impulsive and tender, vulnerable and determined. Ultimately, Lucky forges her own path: Lucky for Good.
It's going to take all of seven-year-old Charles's animal smarts to get this mixed-breed puppy, whom he finds after a storm, to trust him, and all the vet's training to save him. Will this Benji look-alike be lucky enough to survive and find a home? With strong dogs and helpful puppy tips included in every book, this playful series is not only fun to read but a great resource for prospective or current junior dog owners!
Seven-year-old Charles faces a super-sized challenge when torrential rain and an injured pup take his backyard camping trip by storm. It's going to take all of Charles's animal smarts to get this mixed-breed puppy to trust him and all the vet's training to save him. Will this Benji look-alike be lucky enough to survive and find a home? With strong dogs and helpful puppy tips included in every book, this playful series is not only fun to read but a great resource for prospective or current junior dog owners!
It's the series you've been wishing for -- each book comes with a special charm! Includes a magical flower charm! There's a big festival in town -- and Cassie's favorite singer, Jacey Day, is coming to perform. Cassie can't wait to see her! But Jacey's backup singers are sick. Without them, the performance could be ruined. . . . Luckily, Cassie has a plan! Can she use her newest charm to make Jacey's performance sparkle? Each book comes with a charm just like Cassie's -- collect them all!
It's the series you've been wishing for -- each book comes with a special charm! It's just like magic! The new boy staying at the B&B is supposed to do magic tricks at a birthday party --- but he's not very good. His tricks are always going wrong! Luckily, Cassie has a few tricks up her sleeve, like a brand-new charm for her bracelet. Can she use it to add some magic to this party --- and make another wish come true? Cassie's latest adventure comes with a collectible cupcake charm, just like the one Cassie earns in the story!
It's the series you've been wishing for -- each book comes with a special charm! Lucky Cassie --- Roxy Gold, the biggest movie star around, is shooting a film in her town! Cassie can't believe how glamorous her life is. But Roxy doesn't seem happy. She can't go anywhere without people taking her picture or asking for her autograph! If only she could be invisible. . . . Cassie wants nothing more than to make Roxy's wish come true --- but how? Maybe her newest charm can help! Cassie's latest adventure comes with a collectible heart charm, just like the one Cassie earns in the story!
It's the series you've been wishing for -- each book comes with a special charm! Cassie has helped many wishes come true! Now she just has to earn one more charm for her bracelet. Then she'll finally be a real Lucky Star! But getting her final charm won't be easy. Everything is going all wrong! Cassie's cat is upset, her dad is missing the big meteor shower, and the ballerina staying at the B&B can't remember her routine. Plus, Alex is leaving! Will Cassie be able to help anyone -- or will she wish this day had never happened? This final adventure in Cassie's 6-book arc comes with a collectible star charm, just like the one Cassie earns in the story!
Feisty Lulu sets out to earn some cash in this illustrated chapter book from children's book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith.The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it's time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up enough money to buy the very special thing that she is ALWAYS and FOREVER going to want? After some failed attempts at lucrative gigs (baking cookies, spying, reading to old people), dog walking seems like a sensible choice. But Brutus, Pookie, and Cordelia are not interested in making the job easy, and the infuriatingly helpful neighborhood goody-goody, Fleischman, has Lulu at the end of her rope. And with three wild dogs at the other end, Lulu's patience is severely tested. Will she ever make a friend--or the money she needs?In this standalone sequel to Lulu and the Brontosaurus, industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith once again prove that even the loudest, rudest, and most obstinate of girls can win us over.
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what zoo animals eat, and why. How do you feed a hungry crocodile without becoming dinner yourself? What do you feed a baby porcupine? Do elephants need vitamin pills? In the wild, animals can usually find the foods they need to eat. But zoo animals can't go out and search for their own meals. Instead, nutritionists must discover what foods each animal needs to stay healthy and happy. Whether serving lunch to poisonous snakes, making dinner for a thousand animals at once, or caring for babies who have lost their mothers, life for the zoo staff is never dull. This fascinating and informative book looks behind the scenes at some of the largest zoos in the country to discover what--and how--they feed their animals.
In this book you will learn about simple machines used in construction, such as this chisel.
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