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Almost Home

by Jessica Blank

Why would anyone choose to live on the streets? There is Eeyore, just twelve years old when she runs away from her priveleged home, harboring a secret she's too ashamed to tell anyone. Rusty is a sensitive gay teen who winds up alone when his older boyfriend ditches him in Hollywood. Squid has gone through too many foster homes to count. There's Scabius, a delusional punk from Utah who takes the "me against the world" motto to dangerous extremes. And Critter is a heroin dealer with movie star looks and a vulnerable heart. Laura should be home studying, but she can't face another one of her mom's boyfriends. And then there's Tracy, the damaged thread that ties them all together, irrevocably changing each life she touches. This unlikely band of characters form their own dysfunctional family, complete with love and belonging, abuse and betrayal. Each will make their way home, wherever it may be

Alphabet Everywhere

by Elliott Kaufman

Explore the world in a new way and start finding your own alphabet...everywhere! There is a world of letters just waiting to be discovered in the world around us -- if we know how to look for it. In this engaging and delightful book, photographer Elliott Kaufman reveals the "secret" life of the alphabet through his photographs, showing how letters can be found in things we encounter everyday. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by multiple images, each unintentionally created by the intersection of architectural details, shadows, light, or natural elements as caught by Kaufman's keen eye. Some are obvious, while others demand a little more imagination to recognize, inviting the readers to start their own game of hunting for letters! This fun approach also reinforces the notion that learning to see the familiar in new ways encourages visual literacy and creativity.

The Alphabet's Alphabet

by Chris Harris

For fans of P is for Pterodactyl comes this groundbreaking spin on the ABCs from an acclaimed bestselling author and artist duo!Here's a totally twisted take on the alphabet that invites readers to look at it in a whole new way: An A is an H that just won't stand up right, a B is a D with its belt on too tight, and a Z is an L in a tug-of-war fight! Twenty-six letters, unique from each other -- and yet, every letter looks just like one another! Kind of like...one big family.From two bestselling masters of wordplay and visual high jinks comes a mind-bending riddle of delightful doppelgängers and surprising disguises that reveal we're more alike than we may think. You'll never look at the alphabet the same way again!

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 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!

And Still the Turtle Watched

by Sheila Macgill-Callahan

A turtle carved in rock on a bluff over the Hudson River by Indians long ago watches with sadness the changes man brings over the years.

And Then It's Spring

by Erin E. Stead Julie Fogliano

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait... and wait... until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.

Animal Eyes

by Beth Fielding

ANIMALS. This bright, colorful book explores the sensational variety of eyes in the world's animals. Discover trick eyes, sideways eyes, glow-in-the-dark eyes, giant eyes, see-through eyes, and so many more. <p><p> Chameleons clean their eyes with their tongues, while camels and crocodiles have thin membranes over their eyes to protect them from damage during sandstorms and feedings. Giant squids have the largest eyes, and some spiders have eight eyes! Animals such as raccoons and tigers have accent fur around their eyes, making them look more ferocious, while animals such as butterflies and fish have fake eyes used to trick predators. <p> Fun, easy experiments that illustrate the way animal eyes work, and cool eye facts to gross out family and friends. Glossary and index included. Real science has never been so much fun! Ages 4+.

Animal Friends

by Jenna Thorn

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Animalia

by Graeme Base

An alphabet book with fantastic and detailed pictures, bearing such labels as Lazy lions lounging in the local library..

Annie and the Old One

by Miska Miles

Annie is a young Navajo girl who refuses to believe that her grandmother, the Old One, will die. Sadly, Annie learns that she cannot change the course of life. <P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book

Annie was Warned

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Annie was warned not to go to the creepy Montgomery mansion... and maybe she wouldn't have if her best friend hadn't dared her. But Annie isn't afraid of anything. Not bats, not spiders, and certainly not some haunted house. Or is she?<P><P> <i>Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these. </i>

April Foolishness

by Teresa Bateman Nadine Bernard Westcott

It's a spring morning on the farm. Grandpa is fixing breakfast for his visiting grandkids. Suddenly his grandson reports that the cows have got loose! He thinks Big Brown Bessie just stepped on a goose! But Grandpa isn't at all upset at this news- he just pours himself a glass of milk! Why is Grandpa so cool? Because he knows the kids are trying to play an April Fool's trick! And then Grandma steps in with a trick of her own.

Are You My Mother?

by P. D. Eastman

<P>A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird's egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she's gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make P. D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? A must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother's Day. <P>Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.] <P>Images and descriptions available.</P>

Are You My Mother?: Instructional Guides For Literature (Beginner Books(R))

by P. D. Eastman

<P>When Baby Bird hatches from his egg, his mother is off looking for food. What's a bird to do? Go find his mother, of course! So begins Baby Bird's hilarious, and at times very touching, hunt for his mother. <P>[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.] <P>Images and descriptions available.

Around Our Way On Neighbors' Day

by Charlotte Riley-Webb Tameka Fryer Brown

Neighbors gather on a hot summer day for a joyful block party: Kids play double Dutch; men debate at the barber shop and play chess; mothers and aunts cook up oxtail stew, collard greens, and other delicious treats; and friends dance and sway as jazz floats through the streets. <P> A rhythmic tale that celebrates the diversity of a close-knit community, Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day will excite readers and prompt them to discover the magic of their own special surroundings.

Around The World: Who's Been Here?

by Lindsay B. George

What would you see and hear if you traveled to every corner of the world in search of wildlife in all its forms? Here is the answer -- and your passport to adventure. Follow Miss Lewis as she circumnavigates the globe aboard the ship Explorer and reports her experiences in photographs, sketches, and letters sent back to her students at home. What bird or animals has been in each habitat and left its unique trace? From Antarctica to Kenya, China to Alaska, there are natural wonders to observe and logical clues to piece together. Keep your eyes and mind open. . . you won't want to miss a moment.

Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem

by Jorge Argueta

The second title of Jorge Argueta's popular bilingual Cooking Poems series, celebrates the joys of preparing, eating and sharing food. Now available in paperback, Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding is the second title of Jorge Argueta’s popular bilingual Cooking Poems series, celebrating the joys of preparing, eating and sharing food. From sprinkling the rice into the pot, to adding a waterfall of milk, cinnamon sticks, salt stars and sugar snow, Jorge Argueta’s recipe is not only easy to follow, it is a poetic experience. The lively illustrations by Fernando Vilela feature an enthusiastic young cook who finds no end of joy in making and then slurping up the rice pudding with his family. As in all the titles in this series, Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding conveys the pleasure of making something delicious to eat for people you really love. A great book for families to enjoy together. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

At the Pond

by Geraldo Valério

Geraldo Valério looks at the nature of true friendship and love in a stunning new wordless picture book. On a dull gray day, a boy puts his dog on a leash and they walk to a shimmering pond where snowy white swans swim freely. One of the swans invites the boy and dog for a ride. They climb on its back and sail into a stunningly beautiful landscape, dotted with wildflowers, spoonbills and ibises. Foxes, rabbits and deer appear in this paradise, then butterflies and even bigger, more beautiful flowers. The boy unleashes his dog on shore, and the dog bounds off to play. Now the boy wraps his arms around the swan’s neck — he has a new friend. But when he puts the leash on the swan, the sky turns stormy gray, the water becomes turbulent, and the other swans fly away. Both the boy and swan are miserable, until the boy realizes he must free his friend. When he drops the leash into the pond, warm color fills their world and they return to where the boy’s dog happily awaits him. Geraldo Valério, a master of wordless picture books, explores the nature of true friendship and love in his newest creation. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7 Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

Australia

by Madeline Donaldson

Australia is the smallest continent, and the only continent that is also made up of only one country. It is home to over twenty million people, as well as a large variety of plants and animals that exist nowhere else in the world. Learn more about the land down under in this fascinating book.

Aventuras y desventuras de casiperro del hambre

by Graciela Montes

La literatura latinoamericana se caracteriza por su capacidad para fundir elementos de diversas procedencias, a veces muy alejados entre sí, en formas nuevas y originales. En esta obra, Graciela Montes emplea la fuerza metafórica del realismo mágico para aludir a los hechos más recientes de la historia argentina, y los recursos de la picaresca para contar, no la progresiva degradación moral del pícaro sino la extraordinaria aventura del crecimiento. Este género de tendencia realista, se originó en el siglo XVI y es típico de la literatura en lengua española. El hambre, tal como ocurre en la picaresca, es el tema central que da unidad a la historia. Su protagonista, un perro vagabundo, vive, como el pícaro, varias aventuras que determinan el carácter episódico característico del género. Narra en primera persona y, aunque tiene algunos aspectos humanos, no es el animalito humanizado de ciertos cuentos infantiles ni el estereotipo de las fábulas. Con elementos tomados del estudio del comportamiento animal, la autora lo ha dotado de actitudes y, sobre todo, de un punto de vista que podríamos llamar "perruno". Los primeros meses de su vida transcurren duramente en la búsqueda del alimento. Siendo todavía cachorro, es adoptado como mascota y se convierte en víctima de las picardías de los niños y de las humillaciones de los adultos. La historia tiene un final feliz que no es, sin embargo, el de los cuentos de hadas. Casiperro y sus compañeros de aventuras encuentran la protección de un vagabundo que les asegurará el calor del fuego y compartirá con ellos su sencilla comida. Este personaje marginal, que podría ser el típico protagonista de la picaresca, es, por el contrario, el héroe que salvará a Casiperro y a sus compañeros del hambre y del frío, dándoles nombres que, si bien recuerdan las novelas de caballería, reflejan su identidad y sintetizan su historia.

Awesome Bible Animals

by Steven Elkins

Whether they're heading to bed or heading to the beach, kids and parents will love this 48-page picture book containing stories of favorite Bible animals. Fly with the dove from Noah's ark, swim with the whale that swallowed Jonah, roar along with the lions that met Daniel, and join many more animal adventures in this entertaining collection of Bible stories. Small enough to fit in your CD holder but large enough to entertain for hours, each of these stories are accompanied by songs performed by professional children singers and produced by Steven Elkins of Wonder Workshop.

Awesome Bible Heroes

by Stephen Elkins

Awesome Bible Heroes will go anywhere you go. This collection of stories, starring brave Bible heroes, will keep little ones -- and not-so-little ones -- listening and singing along for hours. Kids will be amazed as Moses parts the Red Sea, Joshua fights the battle of Jericho, Jesus performs miracle after miracle, and many other fantastic feats are performed by Bible heroes. Small enough to fit in your CD holder but large enough to entertain for hours, these stories are accompanied by songs performed by professional children singers and produced by Steven Elkins of Wonder Workshop.

Awesome Bible Kids

by Stephen Elkins

In this collection of Bible stories, you'll meet all kinds of courageous kids from the Bible. Watch young David defeat Goliath! Follow Joseph, the kid brother, from young slave to wise leader! And meet one little boy whose little lunch fed a crowd! These and more stories of amazing kids await in Awesome Bible Kids. Small enough to fit in your CD holder but large enough to entertain for hours, these stories are accompanied by songs performed by professional children singers and produced by Steven Elkins of Wonder Workshop.

Awesome Power Parables

by Chad Stephens

Jesus spoke in parables to teach us empowering life lessons. This unique book explores twenty of his teaching, including the stories of the good Samaritan, the prodigal son, and the sower of seeds, Awesome Power Parables is an entertaining approach to exploring the wisdom of Jesus. Small enough to fit in your CD holder but-with twenty songs and twenty stories-large enough to entertain for hours, these teachings of Jesus are accompanied by lively songs performed by the Wonder Kids and produced by Stephen Elkins of Wonder Workshop.

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