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Aly and Brooke open a nail salon just for kids in this first book of the Sparkle Spa series! Sisters Aly and Brooke love spending time at their mom's popular and successful nail salon--it's their "home away from home." At the end of another incredibly busy day, Mom complains she is completely overwhelmed at work, even more so by all the kids who come to have manis and pedis. That's when the sisters have a brilliant idea: Why don't they open up a mini nail salon just for kids within Mom's store? Their plan needs a bit of polish, but all signs point to success...
All four Small Poems books in one volume plus fourteen new poems "every bit as worthy as their predecessors" (The Horn Book).
ALLIGATORS AND CROCODILES HUNTERS OF THE NIGHT As the sun goes down, alligators and crocodiles quietly swim in the water. These animals use their great sense of smell, hearing, and sight to hunt for food. With their huge mouths, they can eat small animals whole, without taking one bite! Author Elaine Landau tells the reader all about these scaly reptiles: how they are related, where they live, and what they eat.
Road to Reading is a fun, goal-oriented program designed to foster parent-child interaction, reward achievement, and encourage every child to become an independent reader. On the Road to Reading, kids can develop skills at their own pace, going from Mile to Mile without the pressures of age- or grade-related measures. Mile 3 books contain longer sentences and more complex plotlines for the increasingly confident reader. Popular themes ensure that kids will want to read these books again and again. Did you know that an alligator can lay up to 40 eggs at a time? Or that alligators "talk" to each other? Find out more amazing alligator facts in this exciting, easy-to-read book. Image descriptions added.
Perfect for fans of Pixar's The Incredibles, Almost Super is a fresh, funny middle-grade adventure about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds. Filled with humor, heart, and just the right kind of heroics, Almost Super is a winning story that will satisfy would-be heroes and regular kids alike.Everyone over the age of twelve in the Bailey family gets a super power. No one knows why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys know is that it's their duty to protect the world from the evil, supervillainous Johnson family. *shake fists*But when Rafter Bailey and his brother Benny get their superpowers, they're, well . . . super-lame. Rafter can strike matches on polyester, and Benny can turn his innie belly button into an outie. Along with Rafter's algebra class nemesis, Juanita Johnson, Rafter and Benny realize that what they thought they knew about superheroes and supervillains may be all wrong. And it's up to the three of them to put asides their differences and make things right. They may not have great powers, but together, they're almost super.
Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all...."From the Trade Paperback edition.
Stories: "Inviting Jason": A little boy doesn't want to invite Jason for his birthday party. Jason has dyslexia. "The Night of the Leonids", a touching story about a grandson and grandmother, and what happens when comet show of every 33 1/3 years comes by. "Camp Fat" which may not be well-received by fat children. A little girl quickly learns a lesson to stay thin at summer camp. "Momma at the Pearly Gates": a black girl's mother tells of a school experience of her own, where she outshone a white girl.
Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience. Alvin Ailey is a biography of a brilliant dancer/choreographer as well as the story of the creation of Revelations, his modern dance masterpiece which premiered in New York City in 1960
Readers will herald the return of their favorite phobic boy in this, the fifth book in the beloved Alvin Ho series. Alvin's mother has been getting bigger . . . and bigger. Alvin's sure it's all the mochi cakes she's been eating, but it turns out she's pregnant! There are lots of scary things about babies, as everybody knows--there's learning CPR for the newborn and changing diapers (no way)--but the scariest thing of all is the fact that the baby could be a GIRL. As a result of the stress, Alvin develops a sympathetic pregnancy and hilarity definitely ensues. Once again, Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham deliver a story that's funny and touching in equal measures.
No doubt about it, little brothers can be monsters. When sixth grader Jake Doolittle finds a baby on the doorstep and his mother decides to keep it, those words are more than just an expression. Instead, they perfectly describe the way his new little brother, LD, sprouts pointy ears, thick fur, and fangs in moonlight. Not only is LD a monster. . . . other monsters have plans for him. But together with his friend "Weird Lily" Carker, Jake isn't about to let anything happen to the baby. The little guy is still his brother, even if it turns out that LD may be the key to saving the world--or destroying it. Soon Jake and Lily are on a perilous quest through Always October, a world populated with monsters ranging from the venomous to the ridiculous. Master of comic suspense Bruce Coville presents a tale of ominous dangers and hairbreadth escapes, of the conflict between forces of dark and light, and of the lengths to which one boy will go to save his brother--monster or not.
Amelia Bedelia is sure she will love everything about autumn. The colorful trees Jumping in the leaves Apples, apples, apples Warm apple pie Fun family projects Amelia Bedelia can't wait. What could be better? Autumn! Hooray for apples and fall!
As a child, Amelia Earhart wondered why there were no heroines in her favorite adventure stories. She resolved to change that when she grew up. And so she did, becoming one of the pioneers of aviation. Not only was Amelia the first woman in the world to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, she was the first person to cross it twice. Her life became a great adventure story--and a mystery, too. In 1937, on an around-the-world flight, Amelia disappeared. Today, Amelia's courage and spirit remain an inspiration to everyone who flies or dreams of adventure. This unique series about the lives of twentieth- century women "answers the constant need for more biographies of completeness and quality." -- American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists".
The book talks about the World War I's two main alliances,how nations began to build strong armies,navies, to train soldiers , make weapons and how America entered the war.
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