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Have you ever wanted to hold a little piece of the impossible? Lavishly illustrated in full color, The Doldrums is an extraordinary debut about friendship, imagination, and the yearning for adventure from author-artist Nicholas Gannon. A modern classic in the making, The Doldrums is for readers of inventive and timeless authors such as Brian Selznick and Lemony Snicket.Archer B. Helmsley wants an adventure. No, he needs an adventure. His grandparents were famous explorers . . . until they got stuck on an iceberg. Now Archer's mother barely lets him out of the house. As if that would stop a true Helmsley. Archer enlists Adelaide--the girl who, according to rumor, lost her leg to a crocodile--and Oliver--the boy next door--to help him rescue his grandparents. The Doldrums whisks us off on an adventure full of sly humor, incredible detail, and enormous heart.With approximately twenty pieces of breathtaking full-color artwork, as well as black-and-white spot illustrations, and gorgeous, literary writing, Nicholas Gannon proves himself to be a distinctive new voice with his middle grade debut. Be in it for the limitless imagination. For the characters who capture your heart. For the rich world you'll want to settle into. But most of all, be in it for the friendship. That, after all, is the true adventure.
Nine-year-old Anna and her sisters love to play with the dolls in their parents' doll repair shop. But when World War I begins, an embargo on German-made goods-including the parts Papa needs to repair the dolls-threatens to put the family's shop out of business. Fortunately, Anna has an idea that just might save the day. Inspired by the true story of Madame Alexander, this is a timeless tale of family and imagination. This beautiful gift edition of The Doll Shop Downstairs, featuring an eye-catching foil embossed cover, will make a perfect holiday present for dreamers and doll lovers everywhere. .
Is Nancy a dollhouse thief? It's volunteer week at Carl Sandburg Elementary School, and Nancy is very excited about her job. She will be walking Mrs. Rutledge's dog, Baby. Mrs. Rutledge owns the biggest, fanciest house in River Heights. And she also owns the smallest one -- a beautiful antique dollhouse. Nancy loves the tiny furniture and little windows of the dollhouse almost as much as she loves walking Baby. But one day, five pieces of doll furniture are missing, and Mrs. Rutledge thinks Nancy took them! But Nancy is a detective, not a thief. . . right? This time Nancy must use her very best detective skills to get herself out of trouble! Picture descriptions included.
"For little girls who love dolls, women who remember dollhouse days, and literary critics who can recognize a masterpiece." --The New York Times For Tottie Plantaganet, a little wooden doll, belonging to Emily and Charlotte Dane is wonderful. The only thing missing is a dollhouse that Tottie and her family could call their very own. But when the dollhouse finally does arrive, Tottie's problems really begin. That dreadful doll Marchpane comes to live with them, disrupting the harmony of the Plantaganet family with her lies and conceited way. Will Tottie ever be able to call the dollhouse home?
Dolly said every country girl dreamed of goin' to town--but Dolly knew how to make her dreams come true. She grew up in poverty in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Dolly was composing music before she could write and singing as soon as she could speak, and always believing in herself. Singing in her uncle's backwoods church, on 4:00 a.m. radio programs, and finally in the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Dolly was heading for the heights of country music stardom. Her heart remains in the country, but Dolly Parton has become a star acclaimed throughout the world.
It spends its life swimming in the ocean, but it is not a fish. Intelligent and playful, it leaps through the water like a torpedo. It can "see" with its eyes closed. Who is this prince of the waves? It is our friend the dolphin.
An inspirational true story of friendship between Winter, an injured dolphin with her tail lost in a crab trap and a small boy Sawyer, who goes the extra mile to help Winter fight all odds and swim again with acustom made prosthetic tail.
Based on the heartwarming 3-D movie premiering September 16, 2011! When a dolphin named Winter loses her tail in a crab trap, it's up to a young boy named Sawyer and the staff at Clearwater Marine Aquarium to help her survive against the odds. Sawyer is quiet at first, but his special connection with Winter soon brings him out of his shell. One day, after visiting his cousin at an army hospital, Sawyer gets an idea to have a doctor there make Winter a prosthetic tail. This proposal inspires the staff at the aquarium and fills Sawyer with the hope that Winter may one day swim again.
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series--the Magic Tree House! IT'S SINK OR SWIM for Jack and Annie when the Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. Luckily, they find a mini-submarine on a coral reef. Unluckily, they are about to meet a giant octopus and one very hungry shark. Will the dolphins save the day? Or are Jack and Annie doomed to be dinner?
From the bestselling author of THE PUPPY PLACE! Mia and Michael Battelli would love a kitty of their very own. But until their family is ready for a full-time pet, they foster cats and kittens. They give them lots of love and attention, and help these cute kitties find the perfect home. On a cold winter night, Michael discovers an adorable tuxedo kitten lost in the snow. Domino is wearing a collar, but the tag is missing. He's scared, hungry, and all alone. It's up to Michael to help this kitten in need. Will he be able to find Domino's home?
Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea del Toboso, has fascinated generations of readers, and inspired other creative artists such as Flaubert, Picasso and Richard Strauss. The tall, thin knight and his short, fat squire, Sancho Panza, have found their way into films, cartoons and even computer games.
People who act violently are not new to the world. Thousands of years ago, our ancestors fought with one another.
Katie is learning about the Pilgrims in preparation for Turkey Day (aka Thanksgiving). Her class visits a reconstructed Pilgrim village where all the "inhabitants" portray a 17th century character. Can you guess what's coming? The magic wind, of course, transforming 21st-century Katie into Patience Mitchell, who is supposed to know all about spinning wool and making cornhusk dolls. In the second adventure, a family trip to New York City finds Katie switcheroo-ed into one of the performers at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here's two for-one fun for all of Katie's many fans .
Don't Despair on Thursdays! is a book written for children to help them understand how to deal with feelings of grief when people or pets die, or when friends move away and to offer ways by which they can cope with and finally over¬come their emotional trauma.
From the book: It was almost Thanksgiving. First Grade drew pictures of the Pilgrims, Anna Maria wrote a play and told everyone what to do. Their teacher showed First Grade how to make a giant turkey, and Anna Maria got to wear The turkey costume first. But Jim knew that Thanksgiving is for everyone, and even Anna Maria had to agree that Louie made a fine turkey. A favorite First Grade celebrates a favorite holiday in a Thanksgiving book that spans the seasons. This book contains picture descriptions. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Discusses how to develop and maintain healthy self-esteem and a positive attitude.
Creative strategies for getting young students excited about writing Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the lessons range from goofy fun (like "The Other Toy Story: Make Your Toys Come to Life") to practical, from sports to science, music to mysteries. These lessons are written by experts, and favorite novelists, actors, and other celebrities pitched in too. Lessons are linked to the Common Core State Standards. A treasure trove of proven, field-tested lessons to teach writing skills Inventive and unique lessons will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students 826 National has locations in eight cities: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and Washington DC 826 National is a nonprofit organization, founded by Dave Eggers, and committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.
Explores the causes and effects of stress and offers practical approaches and techniques for dealing with stress in daily life.
With the right combination of information and humor, the author clearly defines the emotion of anger and offers workable suggestions that can help youngsters learn how to control their own behavior.
Poems reflect life in lively classrooms and are based on the author's experiences as an elementary school teacher.
Mamá says she has the best daughters in the world. The two women live near their mother-Rosa with her husband and children, Blanca by herself. They both have flourishing gardens. Rosa and Blanca are so generous and kind and thoughtful-well, everyone, including Mamá, ends up with too much corn, tomatoes, and red hot chiles! It's crazy! It's also Joe Hayes at his finest, telling one of those stories young kids love, full of mishaps, surprise endings, and happy mommas! In fact, one seven-year old-after hearing Joe tell Don't Say a Word, Mama!-came home and told her mother, "I heard a story today that I think changed my life!" That's a pretty fantastic endorsement!
Suggesting ways that can help children tell the truth instead of lying, Dr. Moser and David Melton make their point with humorous illustrations and informative text. Full color.
Eight-year-old Mandy Berr learns life lessons with patriotic pizazz in the first adventure of a new chapter book series. Eight-year-old Mandy Berr has a lot going on. She has to share her parents' attention with her newborn twin siblings, who are always crying, and her little brother, Timmy, who is constantly in her way. And she also has to find a way to deal with her nemesis, Dennis, who has a knack for getting under her skin. At least Mandy has the upcoming Presidential Pageant to look forward to at school. She is determined to be President George Washington--she is perfect for the lead part, after all. But when Mandy's teacher makes a surprising choice, it looks like Mandy will have to keep sharing the spotlight. Can she find her own way to shine? Mandy has some valuable life lessons to learns in this adorable chapter book--including the fact that white pants and polka dot underwear are never a good combination.
When Lewis Barnavelt and Rose Rita Pottinger explore an abandoned theater, they discover an unpublished opera score. Ignoring a strange omen, they show it to their music teacher, who heralds "The Day of Doom" as a masterpiece. Then eerie Henry Vanderhelm, the composer's grandson, arrives--with a plan to awaken the dead and enslave the world!.