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Unusual Traits: Tongue Rolling, Special Taste Sensors, And More (Lightning Bolt Books ® -- What Traits Are In Your Genes?)

by Buffy Silverman

Can you roll your tongue into a U-shape? Some people can. But other people's tongues stay flat. What determines whether you can roll your tongue?

Up

by Jim LaMarche

Daniel was tired of being little. "Mouse!" They'd been calling him that since he was born. He hadn't used to mind it, even liked it once, but not anymore. He poked at some crackers on the table. "Someday I'll be so strong," he mumbled. "Someday . . ."And then it happened. Something so strange, Daniel wasn't sure he could believe his eyes. One little cracker trembled for a second, then lifted up off the table. Not much. Not even an inch. Then, just as suddenly, it dropped right back down. Daniel blinked. Had that really happened? How? Had he done it?Up is the story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary talent, a talent no one knows about but him. Can Mouse really lift things off the ground? Or is it enough that he believes he can? Once again Jim LaMarche has mixed the magical with the everyday to create a book that stretches our imaginations and our dreams. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version.

Up, Down, All Around: A Story of Gravity (Science Works)

by Jacqui Bailey Matthew Lilly

Explains the concept of gravity by taking a trip on the space shuttle. Lexile Measure: 0700

Up The Hill

by Matt Sims

It was six. Kim was in bed. The sun was not up yet. But Kim had to get up. She had to go for a jog.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

by Kate Messner Christopher Silas Neal

In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year! Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world—earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow—populated by all the animals that make a garden their home. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Up, Tall And High!

by Ethan Long

Three side-splitting stories in one great picture book! In three laugh-out-loud situations, an irresistible cast of colorful birds illustrate the concepts of "up," "tall" and "high. " First, a short peacock proves that he may not be tall, but he definitely isn't small. Then, a resourceful bird helps his penguin friend find a way to fly. Finally, two birds want to live in the same tree, but what goes up must come down! Each short story features a flap that reveals a surprise twist. With fun fold-outs, easy-to-read text, and a hilarious cast of characters, these stories beg preschoolers and emerging readers to act them out again and again.<P><P> Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Medal

Up the Faraway Tree: Book 4

by Enid Blyton

The fourth book in the magical Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton.Joe, Beth and Frannie are joined by Robin and Joy, two children who have read all about the magic Faraway Tree and The Enchanted Wood. Join the children and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure!First published in 1951, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).

The Upper Case: Trouble in Capital City (Private I)

by Tara Lazar

Just when Private I thinks all is calm-now that he's cracked the case of 7 Ate 9-Question Mark storms into the office.Mark is worried. All the uppercase letters are M-I-S-S-I-N-G! But that's absurd. This is CAPITAL City!Private I is the last letter standing. Will he solve his BIGGEST mystery yet, the UPPER CASE, before it's too late?!Filled with the same humor, wit, and quirkiness of the hit 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story, comes another laugh-out-loud whodunit.

The Uppity Swans (Frampton Frog Ser.)

by Kathleen Bettilyon

One day, while dozing on his lily pad, Frampton Frog heard two beautiful swans, Jessie and Tessie, saying mean things to two good-natured but oddly named turtles, Fluff and Fuzz. Upset at this, Frampton decided to do something about it. After asking for strength and guidance from God, he confronted Jessie and Tessie, warning them that God does not like when we belittle others. Jessie and Tessie listen to Frampton, but do they heed his words? Will they listen to Frampton's lesson that God loves each and every creature, and that it's what's inside a creature's heart that is the most important thing?

Uproarious Riddles for Minecrafters: Mobs, Ghasts, Biomes, and More (Jokes for Minecrafters)

by Brian Boone Amanda Brack

Uproarious Riddles for Minecrafters is the fifth book in the Jokes for Minecrafters series, which is complete with more than eight hundred riddles! "Dig in" to these funny brainteasers about Minecraft mobs, tools, and biomes that will really make you think! You'll have such a BLAST reading all of these crafty riddles and jokes. All of your favorite parts of the Minecraft game are included in the book, and the riddles will have you continuing the Minecraft fun! <p><p> For kids ages five and up, this is the perfect book for at home, at school, or really anywhere! You’ll enjoy telling these silly jokes to your friends and family. As a bonus there are silly illustrations throughout for extra laughs!

Uranus (Planets in Our Solar System)

by Steve Foxe

Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and has a special feature, it tilts! Discover the mysteries of this ice giant that sits half in darkness for more than 40 years at a time!

Uranus

by Christine Taylor-Butler

Features: - Includes vocabulary word hunt with pronunciations, glossary, and index - Labeled diagrams and timelines - Beautiful, full-color photographs - Simple interior design and easy-to-read fonts - Web sites for further research and information - Vocabulary preview and review pages plus backmatter pages that invite readers to think further on the study topics - Fits science curriculum standards for earth & space science and science and technology What's New: - Updated illustrations and photos - Updated art of solar system shows 8 planets and their orbits instead of 9 - New Pluto book includes a list of other dwarf planets, in addition to Pluto, in our solar system - Updated information on space missions, moons, and planets - Updated Web sites for further information in backmatter - Updated indexes

Using a Net

by Jessica Quilty

The fun and excitement of English and Language Arts learning continues in Grade 2 of Reading Street. This comprehensive and dynamic curriculum for homeschooling is geared toward young children who have some foundational English and Language Arts knowledge and are ready to strengthen their skills. Comprised of engaging activities, challenging content and weekly quizzes, Reading Street: Grade 2 is the next step in your child's path toward becoming a lifelong learner and reader. As with all Reading Street products, the Grade 2 system is formatted to help students meet certain age-appropriate goals. After completing this English and Language Arts homeschool program, your child should be able to: Read and comprehend two-syllable words. Identify common prefixes (such as pre-, un-, or re-) and suffixes (such as -able, -ad and -er). Correct mistakes made when reading out loud. Read books with two or more chapters. Understand the structure of stores (i. e. beginning, middle and end). Start selecting reading materials based on his/her own interests. Identify the "who," "what," "when," "where," "why" and "how" of the text. While the goals of second Grade English and Language Arts are numerous, Reading Street will help you craft engrossing lessons. Your child will garner important English and Language Arts skills while completing a workbook, reading stories and poems, and taking assessments. Planning these lessons will be easier than ever, as all Reading Street systems are broken down into weekly Big Ideas. All the work your child does on a given week is formulated around that single concept for an organized and challenging curriculum. With six easy-to-follow units, Reading Street: Grade 2 is the perfect tool for homeschooling parents. Your child will enjoy the reading selections and activities, and you'll love to see your student growing into a knowledgeable individual. We're confident that this product is the right one for you. For more information on the specific materials found in Grade 2 of Reading Street, check out the Features and Benefits page.

Using Maps [Approaching Level, Grade 2]

by Becky Manfredini

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Using Maps [Beyond Level, Grade 2]

by Becky Manfredini

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Using Maps [On Level, Grade 2]

by Becky Manfredini

NIMAC-sourced textbook

V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind

by Ruby Roth

Introducing three- to seven-year-olds to the "ABCs" of a compassionate lifestyle, V Is for Vegan is a must-have for vegan and vegetarian parents, teachers, and activists! Acclaimed author and artist Ruby Roth brings her characteristic insight and good humor to a controversial and challenging subject, presenting the basics of animal rights and the vegan diet in an easy-to-understand, teachable format. Through memorable rhymes and charming illustrations, Roth introduces readers to the major vegan food groups (grains, beans, seeds, nuts, vegetables, and fruits) as well as broader concepts such as animal protection and the environment. Sure to bring about laughter and learning, V Is for Vegan will boost the confidence of vegan kids about to enter school and help adults explain their ethical worldview in a way that young children will understand. From the Hardcover edition.

Vacaciones en el espacio (¡Arriba la Lectura! Level M #65)

by Richard Hoit Phillip Simpson

NIMAC-sourced textbook <p><p> Ana, Jake y sus padres viajarán por el espacio en una nave espacial para ir al Planeta Diversión a pasar las vacaciones. Todos están muy contentos… ¡hasta que ven un objeto enorme en su camino! ¿Podrán llegar al Planeta Diversión?

Vacation Bible Snooze

by Mike Thaler

Hey! Who in his right mind would want to go to school during summer vacation to study the Bible? Me, that’s who! If VBS is as exciting as some of the great Bible stories I know, then count me in!

Vacation Dreams #2

by Sue Bentley Angela Swan

Becky's vacation isn't at all what she expected, and she is feeling lonely. But when she meets magical bunny Arrow, her summer starts looking up.

Vacation Under the Volcano

by Mary Pope Osborne Sal Murdocca

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire. They arrive in Pompeii and soon discover that it is the very day the city will be destroyed. Now Jack and Annie must race against time to find an ancient library before it is buried in ash! Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House #13)

by Mary Pope Osborne Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series--the Magic Tree House! Who wants to vacation next to a volcano?Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire. They arrive in Pompeii and soon discover that it is the very day the city will be destroyed. Now Jack and Annie must race against time to find an ancient library before it is buried in ash! Visit the Magic Tree House website! MagicTreeHouse.comFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

The Valentine Star (Kids of Polk Street School #6)

by Patricia Reilly Giff Blanche Sims

It's time for everyone in Ms. Rooney's room to make cards for the Valentine box. Emily Arrow couldn't be happier when Dawn Bosco gives her some colored stars to decorate her cards. She plans to make a special one for Ms. Vincent, the new student teacher.<P><P> But things take a turn for the worse when Ms. Rooney asks Emily to be class monitor. Emily feels important sitting at the teacher's desk, until Sherri Dent leaves her seat without Emily's permission. Emily reports her. That's when Sherri tells Emily, "You'll be sorry." <P> Emily is really worried. What will Sherri do to get even?

Valentine's Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays)

by David F. Marx

This Rookie Read-About Holidays book explains for young readers the significance and traditions of Valentine's Day. Colorful photos and simple text encourage children to read on their own--and to share valentines with those they love. Read these other Rookie Read-About Holiday books: Chanukah; Christmas; Earth Day; Easter; Halloween; Independence Day; Kwanzaa; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; New Year's Day; Passover; Thanksgiving.

A Valentine's Surprise

by Helen Perelman Erica-Jane Waters

The Candy Fairies have a mystery to solve in this new addition to a deliciously sweet series.Raina wants to make a very special birthday treat for Berry. She's even asked Lyra, the unicorn who looks after the Fruit Chew Meadow, to grow a special flower for the surprise. But when Raina and Dash go to visit Lyra, they are in for a sour shock! All the flowers in the meadow arewilting and Lyra's sick! Her horn is dull and she can't stand up. Something--or someone--is hurting the gentle unicorn and the meadow, but who? And what about Berry's birthday? All the Candy Fairies will have to work together if they are to solve this mystery, cure the meadow and Lyra, and make sure that Berry has the sweetest birthday ever!

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