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All Paws on Deck: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1)

by James Burks Jessica Young

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Tank is a clumsy, outgoing Great Dane. Haggis is a dapper and grumpy Scottie dog. In the first book in the series, Haggis and Tank set sail as pirates. At first, Haggis doesn't see what Tank does--that an adventure awaits them with just a little imagination! But soon, Haggis joins in the fun and the two friends go on a pirate adventure. They talk like pirates, swab the deck, and even search for buried treasure. This series is full of clever wordplay and homophones that make Haggis and Tank's adventures even more fun!

All Year Round

by Susan B. Katz Eiko Ojala

A world of shapes, twelve months abound, from four-cornered square, to circle, round. Circle round, ready to roll. Add two sticks, a carrot and coal. (January) A sporty diamond, player at bat. Bases loaded, tilt your hat. (June) Triangle treats-pumpkin, peach. Want some pie? Excuse my reach! (November) Poetic text by Susan B. Katz (ABC Baby Me!, My Mama Earth, ABC School's for Me) is paired with debut illustrator Eiko Ojala's intricate cut-paper artwork to bring the months and their shapes to life! Bold colors, adorable characters, and lyrical text fuse together perfectly in this truly creative look at the world around us.

Alligators and Crocodiles (National Geographic Kids Readers #Level 2)

by Laura Marsh

This book introduces the child to alligators and crocodiles explaining their differences and similarities.

Allison

by Allen Say

When Allison tries on the red kimono her grandmother has sent her, she is suddenly aware that she resembles her favorite doll more than she does her mother and father. When her parents try to explain that she is adopted, her world becomes an uncomfortable place. She becomes angry and withdrawn. She wonders why she was given up, what her real name is, and whether other children have parents in faraway countries. Allison's doll becomes her only solace until she finds a stray cat in the garden and learns the true meaning of adoption and parental love.

Alone in His Teacher's House

by Louis Sachar Barbara Sullivan

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.

Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers

by Samuel L. Blumenfeld

The fabled Alpha-Phonics systematic phonics instruction program used by 100s of thousands since it was introduced in the late 1970's. Alpha-Phonics is probably the simplest, most effective and reasonably priced phonics instruction programs available anywhere.

Alphabet Cards, Grade K (Into Reading)

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

NIMAC-sourced textbook

The Alphabet Tree

by Leo Lionni

The letters who live on leaves of a huge tree are in danger because strong winds blow them away. Two insects teach them to be safer and to mean something very important. When a fierce wind threatens to blow all the little letters out of the alphabet tree, they must band together in words--and then sentences--to create a message that's even stronger than the wind: peace on earth. With their newfound knowledge, there's nothing the letters "can't "do in this gentle parable about the power of the written word.

Alphafriends® Cards, Grade K (Into Reading)

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Alvin Ailey

by Andrea Davis Pinkney Brian Pinkney

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

Always There Bear

by Trudi Granger Gareth Llewhellin

Whether you're at the beach or hiding inside on a rainy day; whether you're having tea with a friend or reading a book by yourself; whether you're happy and bouncing or grumpy or sick, it's always nice to have an always there bear. He can play with you, cuddle you, and snuggle you to sleep. He likes birthdays and trampolines and sand castles and puddles. It doesn't matter if you're tired or sulky or shy or scared-you'll never be lonely with your bear by your side. He will keep you company, he will cheer you on, and he will even make you feel braver. He always understands you, and most importantly, he promises to love you, forever and always, no matter what.This is a quiet, gentle, soothing book, wonderful for comforting little ones or preparing them for peaceful sleep. It's a reassuring and heartwarming story of unconditional love and companionship throughout experiences of all kinds. Gareth Llewhellin's sweet illustrations complement the text, and Trudi Granger's beautifully written story works magic with its simplicity. For anyone who loved The Quiet Book, Always There Bear is just as special and just as perfect for quiet moments and trouble-free bedtimes.

Am I?

by Wiley Blevins Shirley Beckes

Phonics Readers is a recognized leader in helping you teach phonics and phonemic awareness, within the context of content-area reading. Content area focus: Jobs; Phonics Skills: short a, f, m, t

Amazing Animal Senses!

by Tara Funk Caroline Hutchinson

Animals can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell things too. Some animals can do these things much better than you!

Amazing Armadillos

by Paul Mirocha Jennifer Mckerley

Reading on your own Armadillos may look funny, move oh-so-slowly, and smell a little stinky but mostly they are extraordinary! For example, they can jump three feet in the air to scare away any predators (especially the human variety), they can hold their breath underwater for 10 minutes, and they've been known to eat 40,000 bugs in a single meal.Amazing Armadillos follows a female armadillo as she forages for food, builds a home, and prepares for the birth of her baby pups. It is perfect for newly independent readers who love to learn fun, quirky, and cool facts about amazing animals, like the armadillo.

Amazing Esme

by Tamara Macfarlane Michael Fowkes

Follow the wildly imaginative adventures of Esme as she leaves behind her circus home for the first time to spend the summer with her cousins Magnus, Cosmo and Gus at Maclinkey Castle where it's easy to get lost and where you can discover all sorts of weird and wonderful animals in unlikely places - there are porcupines in beds, lizards in drawers and giraffes on the loo. It's all a little wonderful and a lot overwhelming and when her pet donkey, Donk, turns up in a parcel sent from her parents, the fun really begins.When hundreds of baby penguins hatch in Esme's top floor bedroom, the children have to figure out how to get them outside. Esme and her cousin have the ingenious idea of building a helter skelter around the castle turret, but this is just the start - soon Maclinkey Castle is turned into a full-on Fairground Circus with a big wheel, Bumper Bears, and the show stopping Flying Tigers starring Esme herself!

Amazing Esme and the Pirate Circus

by Tamara Macfarlane Michael Fowkes

It's time to send the animals rescued from the pirate circus home. Uncle Mac sets sail with amazing Esme and her fearless cousins on a journey to hot and cold and distant lands - from Scotland to Siberia to Peru! It's a voyage filled with excitement and danger. And dastardly pirates who will stop at nothing to recapture the animals. This is the third of Tamara Macfarlane's Esme stories which are perfect for newly confident readers to read by themselves, or for parents to read aloud. High in action and with plenty of humour, the stories are brought to life by Michael Fowkes' drawings on every double-page spread.

Amazing Esme and the Sweetshop Circus

by Tamara Macfarlane Michael Fowkes

Esme is seriously bored of all the work and practice her mother keeps insisting she does in order to perfect her circus performance. So when an idea forms in Esme's head of adding some fun animals to her performance, she knows just who to call ... her cousins at Maclinkey Castle who have all manner of odd pets. With little rehearsal Esme and her act perform on the high wire. But disaster strikes and her co-stars tumble to the ground. Donk won't wake up and now everyone in town thinks that Circus Miranda is cruel to animals. What can Esme do to stop the crowds from leaving the circus? The answer lies in her punishment of being made to run the lowly sweet treats stand and being banned from performing. With a little bit of maple syrup, chocolate, caramel and a dash of teamwork, surely the kids can tempt the crowds back...?

Amazing Peace

by Maya Angelou

In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, Maya Angelou inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. "Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward," she writes, "and speak the word aloud. Peace."Read by the poet at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House on December 1, 2005, Maya Angelou's celebration of the "Glad Season" is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of life and a beautiful holiday gift for people of all faiths.From the Hardcover edition.

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

by Maya Angelou Steve Johnson Lou Fancher

In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, Maya Angelou inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. "Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward," she writes, "and speak the word aloud. Peace."Read by the poet at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House on December 1, 2005, Maya Angelou's celebration of the "Glad Season" is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of life and a beautiful holiday gift for people of all faiths.From the Hardcover edition.

Amber on the Mountain

by Tony Johnston

Amber's mountain is a beautiful but lonely place, until the day Anna arrives, bringing both her friendship and the will to teach Amber how to read. Suddenly, Amber's world is filled with new magic--and new challenges. But when Anna returns to the city, will Amber be able to keep reading on her own?

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read! #9)

by Peggy Parish

A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus on a camping trip when she attempts to make sense of some instructions. Picture descriptions added.

Amelia Bedelia Helps Out (I Can Read! #7)

by Peggy Parish

Helping hands Amelia Bedelia brings her niece -- and her literal-minded zaniness -- to Miss Emma's house for a day of work. It's a good thing Miss Emma likes to laugh because Amelia Bedelia makes her usual merry mess! Picture descriptions present on picture only pages.

Amelia Bedelia Makes A Friend (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Lynne Avril Herman S. Parish III

Friends are the best! Amelia Bedelia misses an old friend and makes a new friend in this funny story about friendship.

Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over (I Can Read! #Level 1)

by Herman Parish Lynne Avril

A slumber party! Amelia Bedelia has been invited to sleep over at Rose's house. But sleeping is boring, isn't it? Luckily, Amelia Bedelia and her friends find so many fun things to do!

America on the Brink

by Richard Buel

Many people would be surprised to learn that the struggle between Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party and Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party defined--and jeopardized--the political life of the early American republic. America on the Brink looks at why the Federalists, who worked so hard to consolidate the federal government before 1800, went to great lengths to subvert it after Jefferson's election. In addition to taking the side of the British in the diplomatic dance before the war, the Federalists did everything they could to impede the prosecution of the war, even threatening the Madison Administration with a separate peace for New England in 1814. Readers fascinated by the world of the Founding Fathers will come away from this riveting account with a new appreciation for how close the new nation came to falling apart almost fifty years before the Civil War.

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