History Year by Year presents the world through a detailed timeline, letting children follow the influences, patterns, and connections between historical events.Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring more than 1, 500 images, this illustrated book brings the story of the past to life. Beginning with prehistory and running up to the Arab Spring, budding historians will learn about the history of humans across the world. Spreads highlight major historical eras including the Renaissance and the French Revolution, while quotations from primary and secondary sources alongside insight from experts give proper historical context. Children will love the ?child of the time? feature, telling the experience of children at important historical periods including Ancient Egypt, Viking England, the Industrial Revolution, and World War II.History Year by Year is a visual journey throughout time and an invaluable reference for kids looking to connect the dots of history across the world. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/19/2013Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
This title presents delightful verses and delicate, playful illustrations that take young children through the special joys of each month of the year, from icy February to the green shoots of April, the red poppies of July, September's apples and the delights of December.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/1/1988Pages: 32
Here follows the story of a most extraordinary year in the life of an Ojibwe family and of a girl named "Omakayas," or Little Frog, who lived a year of flight and adventure, pain and joy, in 1852. When Omakayas is twelve winters old, she and her family set off on a harrowing journey. They travel by canoe westward from the shores of Lake Superior along the rivers of northern Minnesota, in search of a new home. While the family has prepared well, unexpected danger, enemies, and hardships will push them to the brink of survival. Omakayas continues to learn from the land and the spirits around her, and she discovers that no matter where she is, or how she is living, she has the one thing she needs to carry her through. Richly imagined, full of laughter and sorrow, The Porcupine Year continues Louise Erdrich's celebrated series, which began with The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist, and continued with The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/2/2008Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
In the spring of 1999, hunger and thirst are constant companions to 11-year-old Stephen and his family and friends in their southern Sudan village. Stephen wants to go back to his books, but the village school is closed due to civil war between the northern soldiers and the southern rebels. When bombs explode in their small village, Stephen’s mother tells him and his friends to quickly pack, and they run and hide before they’re caught by the enemy soldiers. Stephen leaves with a few precious possessions, wondering if each step will bring him closer to water, food, and freedom—and maybe home again someday.“Mead puts civil war in human terms through the eyes of one young boy. In the context of an artfully told story, much is told about how war works. . . . The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred“Mead conveys the particulars of the place and the desperate longing of a displaced child for home, education, and peace.”—BooklistBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/11/2005Pages: 129Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal Marshall's, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/1999Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Praised by Jacques Cousteau, this book, illustrated and written by a16 year-old, is a classic introduction to the marine habitat. This 1994 alphabet and alliteration book continues to be a favorite of kids, parents, and teachers everywhere. It is truly an exceptional swim through an alphabet of sea creatures. Each page highlights a selected species with a full-color illustration and a paragraph of fascinating facts, surrounded by a frame full of extra creatures and vocabulary. It reaches a large age range because the large text is for young readers, while smaller text is for you or more advanced children. Kristin Joy Pratt (A Walk in the Rainforest) once again successfully inspires a generation of children about one of the most precious and fragile realms on Earth. A 48-page teachers guide (sold separately) is a valuable educator companion.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/1994Pages: 44Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Delightful verses and delicate, playful illustrations take young children through the special joys of each month of the year, from icy February to the green shoots of April, the red poppies of July, September's apples and the delights of December. This is a mini edition of Elsa Beskow's classic picture book.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2008Pages: 32
Baby's First Year Journal This fully revised follow-up to the best-selling Pregnancy Journal is the perfect way for new moms to follow baby's health and development through each day of his or her first year. With a winning new look, this must-have daybook includes the latest medical information, as well as plenty of room for journaling—the perfect keepsake to record all of baby's important milestones.
From January to July, St. Patrick's Day to Christmas, in sunshine or in rain, Sloane Tanen's adorable chick Coco is ready to take readers through an entire year full of fun. There's a winter ice skating party, a ssssneaky April Fool's Day prank, a summer road trip, even a Thanksgiving dinner that's fit for all birds of a feather. Imaginative details within the colorful photographs and quirky stanzas follow a course through the entire calendar year--making this a perfect introduction to the seasons, holidays, and months for young children.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/22/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
What to Expect the Second Year Heidi Murkoff's What to Expect has delivered again. Announcing the arrival of a brand-new member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year. The essential sequel to What to Expect the First Year, with 9.7 million copies in print, What to Expect the Second Year picks up the action at baby's first birthday, and takes parents through what can only be called 'the wonder year''12 jam-packed (and jam-smeared) months of memorable milestones (from first steps to first words, first scribbles to first friends), lightning-speed learning, endless explorations driven by insatiable curiosity. Not to mention a year of challenges, both for toddlers and the parents who love them, but don't always love their behaviors (picky eating, negativity, separation anxiety, bedtime battles, biting, and tantrums).Comprehensive, reassuring, empathetic, realistic, and practical, What to Expect the Second Year is filled with solutions,
This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm. In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes. Through gently humorous text and charming illustrations, Alice and Martin Provensen capture one year at their beloved Maple Hill Farm in a way sure to delight city slickers and country folk alike.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
From the authors of the 9.6-million-copy bestselling What to Expect When You're Expecting, here is What to Expect the First Year (over 5.6 million copies in print), the most comprehensive guide available on the next phase of parenting-newborn care. Written with the same reassuring, lively authority as What to Expect When You're Expecting, the book is organized for ease of reference, leading nervous parents from month to month, check-up to check-up, even feeding to feeding. The chapters on each month address basic expectations of behavior and growth, as well as special concerns and decisions-from finding the perfect pediatrician to getting baby on a sleep-through-the-night schedule to choosing toys, shoes, and diapers. Equally important are the emotional issues a new baby raises for every member of the family-these are covered thoughtfully and thoroughly.Additional chapters cover special subjects such as first aid, traveling with a baby, premature babies, adopted babies, and much more. Winner of the 1994 Parenting "Hall of Fame" Award from Child magazine's Child's Best Parenting Book Award. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service.Book Details:Format: Publication Date: 1/3/1989Pages: 671Reading Level: Age 0 and Up
A delightful look at Japanese culture and family life, Japanese Traditions is an intricately illustrated romp through the childhood reminiscences of author/illustrator Setsu Broderick. Told via a series of short text blocks and lighthearted illustrations based on cats, Japanese Traditions displays seasonal festivals and activities such as O-Bon, O-hanami (cherry blossom viewing) and preparing for the New Year.While enjoying the charming illustrations of a family of Japanese cats, the author shares her warm childhood memories of many Japanese customs, such as gathering around the kotatsu to stay warm, throwing soybeans to keep away ogres and hanging handmade teru-teru-bozu dolls out the window to stop the rain. There are also many traditional Japanese games, toys, foods and celebrations taught through the illustrations. All in all, Japanese Traditions provides a magical feast for children of all ages.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/10/2010Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
~Boogie along with Duck Ellington as he plays the piano: The black and white keys, he played them with ease, And the rest of the animals asked for "more please .~~Andy Blackman Hurwitz is a 17- year music veteran with a specialty in jazz. In addition to his own record label, r o p e a d o p e , Andy was the head of A&R for Columbia Jazz, the general manager of New York's fabled jazz club the Knitting Factory, and the marketing consultant for Blue Note records. Andrew Cunningham graduated "top portfolio from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. With a focus on illustrations and painting his artwork has been featured in East Coast galleries from Boston to New York. Baby Loves Jazz is his first book series.~Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 8/3/2006Pages: 18Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Baby's First Year Memories for Life A beautifully illustrated record book to chronicle all the special moments in a baby's first year. It begins before the birth, where information such as the family tree, ideas for names, and thoughts on the baby's arrival can be recorded and runs through to the baby's first birthday. The book includes simple prompts to ensure no special moments are forgotten, as well as plenty of space for parents to write their observations and thoughts. These prompts encourage the reader to record day-to-day routines, such as feeding and sleeping patterns; likes and dislikes, for example, “my favorite bathtime toy and “what I liked to eat; and the baby's “firsts, from her first night at home, to her first smile, and her initial tottering steps. There is also space to record information about the world the baby was born into, such as the name of the prime minister or president, popular music, and prices of stamps and milk. Author Annabel Karmel Boardbook
Your Baby's First Year - Week by Week Let the trusted authors of Your Pregnancy Week by Week—the book you relied on while you were pregnant—guide you through baby’s remarkable, sometimes mind-boggling first year. With easy-to-understand information at your fingertips, you’ll know what to look for and understand what’s happening. This book will provide you with the skills necessary to support and encourage baby’s growth. Thoroughly revised and updated, Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week includes the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations, plus more than 50 new topics—everything from food allergies to cord-blood banking. It also features the essential milestones of baby’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development on a weekly basis. Valuable information includes:Common medical problems: what to look for and when to call baby’s pediatricianBonding with baby: from baby massage to talking, what you can do to create a meaningful connectionFeeding baby: breast milk or formula? and introducing solidsSleeping habits: how to improve the situation for the entire familyVaccination guidelines: learn about the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)Playing with baby: how to help develop baby’s cognitive, social and motor skills through play and with toys, many of them homemadeBaby gear: the latest on carriers, high chairs, swings, cribs, clothing, diapers and everything else you may need.
A bilingual (English and Spanish) rhyming story of unconditional love with adorable illustrations of a toddler and a teddy bear who declare "I love you through and through!" A toddler and his teddy bear illustrate a young child's happy side, sad side, silly side, mad side, and more! Babies and toddlers will feel loved all over when they hear this declaration of adoration and affection!The book is in English and Spanish. It has sturdy cardstock pages and a padded cover with rounded corners for safe handling by little ones.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 8/1/2013Pages: 24SEReading Level: Age 0 and Up
The Complete Year series for kindergarten through grade 5 is a thorough at-home learning resource that is divided into 36 weeks of comprehensive lessons. Each subject-reading, language arts, spelling, math, science, and social studies-is included in weekly learning activities and lessons designed to boost a child's understanding of the material through activities on the page and extensions off the page. Complete Year is also supported by the Common Core State Standards. Parents are encouraged to monitor and track their child's progress through each week by providing overviews of the weekly lessons and ideas to extend learning on helpful parent pages.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/2/2014Pages: 448Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The year 1940 is a very big year for Tomie-it's the start of first grade, and it's his first birthday in the new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue. It's also the first year that Tomie gets to go trick-or-treating with his older brother, Buddy. Then the holidays arrive, and Tomie has a part in the Christmas play. This Christmas is going to be great! But disaster strikes when Tomie gets the chicken pox. Will he be cured in time for the Christmas pageant? Join Tomie dePaola once again as he takes us back to his childhood and allows us to share the holiday season with his family and friends.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/13/2003Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Everyone loves a celebration, and renowned illustrator Tasha Tudor offers one for every month in this enchanting treasury of seasons. Come enter a world where sledding excursions melt into summer picnics, and autumn fairs beckon Christmas cheer. A book to be enjoyed around the year!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/16/2004Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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