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To us it is just dirt, the ground we walk on... But to Dave it was clay, the plain and basic stuff upon which he formed a life as a slave nearly 200 years ago. Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.<P><P>Winner of the Coretta Scott King Medal
This book retells the story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17). The Arch Book series tells popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember. Other books in this series are available in this library.
Brief biography of the powerful hitter, David Ortiz.
A biography of the famous frontiersman and Congressman, focusing on his childhood.
Can the Baby-sitters Club handle another member? Dawn hopes so -- she's the new girl, eager to make friends, and ready to show her talent as a baby-sitter. But when she's assigned to the terrible Barrett kids, Dawn isn't sure she's up to this impossible task!
A group of kids help a dog get back to her owner.
This is a lively alphabet book featuring the Sesame Street characters. The Sesame Street gang go to the countryside. While there they entertain themselves by searching for things that start with the letters of the alphabet.
As young Ahmed delivers butane gas to customers all over the city of Cairo, he thinks, I have a secret. All day long, as he maneuvers his donkey cart through streets crowded with cars and camels, down alleys filled with merchants' stalls, and past buildings a thousand years old, Ahmed keeps his secret safe inside. It is so special, so wonderful, that he can reveal it only to his family, only when he returns home, only at the end of the day.
A brave little girl named Katie goes through a lot of trouble to get her mama's brooch back from the pawn shop.
Who would burn books?Jack and Annie find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient China. There, a powerful emperor called the Dragon King has ordered that all books be burned. Will Jack and Annie be able to save at least one book? Or will they be captured by the emperor's soldiers?
Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences. <P><P> It's science project time in Ms. Adolf's class. This is good news and bad news for Hank-he loves science, but he hates the report part. So Hank turns to TV to take his mind off things. But when the program directory scrolls by too quickly for Hank to know what's on, he decides to take apart the cable box to try to slow down the crawl. Great! Now Hank has found the perfect science project! But what he wasn't counting on was his sister's pet iguana laying eighteen eggs in the disassembled cable box. How is Hank going to get out of this one?
This book will help you become a more active reader. You'll learn and practice different strategies for getting involved with your reading. And, when you get involved with what you read, you'll find you understand and remember more of what you read.
Kids can re-create a long-ago world of kings, castles, jousts, jesters, damsels, magic fairies, and Robin Hood--all they need are their imaginations, materials they can find at home, and the activities in this book. Dressing up in a coat of armor made from plastic milk jugs, whipping up a batch of curds and whey, writing secret messages in invisible ink, and telling time with a sand glass made from soda bottles are just some of the fun projects. Every activity is illustrated, and sidebars highlight colorful facts about life hundreds of years ago.
Friends every day. Good friends like Frog and Toad enjoy spending their days together. They fly kites, celebrate Toad's birthday, and share the shivers when one of them tells a scary story. Here are five funny stories that celebrate friendship all day, every day.
Kat didn't believe in ghosts--until now. . .When Kat Sinclair's dad tells her his new job hosting the ghost-hunting TV show Passport to Paranormal means they'll be living on the road and visiting the world's most haunted places, Kat packs her bags without a second thought. But the ghostbusting life isn't as cool as Kat expected. The cast and crew don't always get along, the producer's annoying nephew has unexpectedly shown up, and Kat thinks the show--and her dad--might be cursed. Kat decides to start writing a blog with "a behind the scenes look at the creepiest show on TV." But she soon discovers that going behind the scenes may just reveal more than she really wants to know.
In the desert town of Richland, Washington, there stands a giant sycamore tree. Horribly mutated by nuclear waste, it feeds on the life energy of boys that it snags with its living roots. And when Teddy Matthews moves to town, the tree trains its sights on its next victim. From the start, Teddy knows something is very wrong with Richland-every kid he meets disappears before his eyes. A trip to the cemetery confirms that these boys are actually dead and trying to lure him to the tree. But that knowledge is no help when Teddy is swept into the tree's world, a dark version of Richland from which there is no escape . . . .
Ella has two major phobias in life: spiders and mathematics. She firmly believes that anything with more than four legs should not exist. She also believes the world would be a better place without word problems or long division. That being said, she's fascinated by science. So when her class finds a dead opossum in the playing field one morning, she's intrigued by rigor mortis and how long it will take for the opossum to unstiffen. Science is so much more interesting than math. Later that day, Ella is certain she must have heard wrong when her teacher announces that there will be no more math tests for the rest of the year. And she isn't wrong--it is too good to be true. Her teacher explains that instead, the class will be having its first ever math fair. Ella's group is assigned the topic of time conversions, something Ella's been struggling with for a while. This is hardly Ella's idea of fun. But Ella's mom is quick to point out that math and science aren't so very different--she suggests that Ella imagine she's doing a science experiment instead of a math project. With a little imagination and some inspiration from their friend the opossum (now named Morty, short for rigor mortis), Ella and her group come up with a project that gets them excited about math--and they might even have a chance to win at the fair!
High-octane adventures continue in the eighth book of the H.I.V.E. series, and the team of supremely talented criminals is forced to question everything they know about life as villains.Otto and Raven are desperate to rescue their friends from the clutches of Anastasia Furan, head of the evil Disciples organization. First they must track down the location of the Glasshouse, the prison where Furan trains children to become ruthless assassins. But Otto is also being hunted. In the three months since his "expulsion" from H.I.V.E., The Artemis Section--an elite intelligence division that goes after the toughest targets and reports only to the US president--has had an opportunity to locate him. Set against the backdrop of a daring high-tech prison break, nothing is quite as it seems in Deadlock.
Dinosaurs create prehistoric hysteria in this eleventh book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike's Spooksville series--now on TV!There are dinosaurs in Spooksville! Huge meat-eating lizards attack people in their cars. Flying reptiles swoop down and lift kids away. But where did these dinosaurs come from? Adam and his friends discover a huge doorway that connects present-day Spooksville with sixty million years ago. It's through this that the dinosaurs are emerging and attacking the town. Who created the doorway? And can it be closed before all of Spooksville is destroyed?
Poison dart frogs are cute and tiny. They come in many eye-catching colors. These colors, however, aren't meant to make them attractive. The bright colors tell other animals that they shouldn't try to eat them. These vibrant amphibians are covered with a deadly poison that makes predators very sick. Its so strong that some Native American tribes even used it to make poison darts for hunting. Readers will surely enjoy getting up close to these small but deadly poison dart frogs.
The Landon family is Southbound-headed for Florida to investigate a mysterious illness plaguing endangered manatees in Everglades National Park. Jack, Ashley, and their friend Bridger soon find themselves in deadly waters with a seven-foot shark, an injured manatee-and a mystery to solve. Who was the stranger in the speedboat who snatched Jack's camera? And what does he have to do with the manatees? Join the heart-stopping chase through a maze of mangrove islands to find out!
A compelling and humorous story of friendship from Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin.Cindy looked straight at Megan. Now she looked a little frustrated. "What's the matter? Are you deaf or something?" she yelled back. Megan screamed out, and then fell to the ground, laughing hysterically. "How did you know that?" she asked as she laughed.Megan is excited when Cindy moves into her neighborhood--maybe she'll finally have a best friend. Sure enough, the two girls quickly become inseparable. Cindy even starts to learn sign language so they can communicate more easily.But when they go away to summer camp together, problems arise. Cindy feels left out because Megan is spending all of her time with Lizzie, another deaf girl; Megan resents that Cindy is always trying to help her, even when she doesn't need help. Before they can mend their differences, both girls have to learn what it means to be a friend.
Megan is excited when Cindy moves into her neighborhood -- maybe she'll finally have a best friend. Sure enough, the two girls quickly become inseparable. Cindy even starts to learn sign language so they can communicate more easily. But when they go away to summer camp together, problems arise. Cindy feels left out, because Megan is spending all of her time with Lizzie, another deaf girl; Megan resents that Cindy is always trying to help her, even when she doesn't need help. Before they can mend their differences, both girls have to learn what it means to be a friend. A sensitive depiction of childhood friendship with its fragility, jealousies, and joys" - Booklist
A short book showing what is meant by bullying and explaining why bullies act as they do, how to deal with them, and how to stop being one. This book emphasizes the positive ways to deal with conflict. Bullying is a frequent and tough conflict for kids. Pictures are described.