This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls?over 150,000 copies of the series in print!What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome?Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas?find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests?each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5. Black-and-white illustrationsBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/1/2006
The child from twelve to twenty-four months of age is a joy to have around - some of the time, that is. This child is growing at an incredible rate, learning to walk, learning to touch, learning to love, and learning to say "No!" for the first time. All of this can be quite a handful for the new parent. In this first book in the series from the renowned Gesell Institute, which includes Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old, the authors discuss all important questions that concern the twelve to twenty-four-month-old child. They examine the various stages of development between infancy and toddlerhood: what new things the child can do; how the child acts with parents and other people; what the child thinks and feels.
This collection of stories is based upon tales told by the Buddha to his monks 2500 years ago. Isabel Wyatt's enchanting retelling conjures up a rich world of eastern legend, ruled by courtly kings and wise men, and populated by brave princes, faithful elephants and cunning monkeys. The stories tell of great adventures and heroes, of danger and courage, and most importantly of how wisdom and thoughtfulness always triumph over selfishness and greed. This anthology was compiled with children around the age of eight in mind - children who are embarking on more and more adventures in their own lives, and themselves learning to become clever and brave.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2009Pages: 114
Would you like to help your child go beyond singing the ABC song? When your child is three or four years old or whenever they are starting to realize that letters have names and sounds there is so much discovery! Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Pre-K Level 2 helps you as a parent do more than just pass on a love of reading. We make it easy for you to play a role in helping your child understand the building blocks to reading itself all while having fun together! (And we ve got a new ABC song that solves the L-M-N-O-P problem...)Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Pre-K Level 2 is based on research, approved by the Children's Reading Foundation and designed in conjunction with leading educators, renowned authors and most important, parents. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Pre-K uses engaging phonics-based activities, music videos, and online games to give your child a strong foundation in phonemic awareness. Each unit concludes with a storybook you read to your child, specially written to support what your child just learned. Each lesson takes only about 20 minutes a day. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Pre-K Level 2 covers letter names, letter sounds, and upper case letters. It is full of activities for you and your child, and includes: 3 Original Storybooks written to reinforce the skills your child learns in the program, including a book by the award-winning children's book author and illustrator, David McPhail 1 Workbook that will guide you and your child through all of the lessons and many fun activities 1 DVD filled with music videos and reading lessons where letters come to life 1 Set of Stickers to celebrate reading success 2 Sets of Letters and Picture Flashcards designed to reinforce letter names and letter sounds 1 Quick Start Guide Now featuring a free online Learn to Read experience - In addition to what is in the box, Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Pre-K Level 2 now offers unique online components to deliver a rich, multisensory learning experience for your child. Each level of Learn to Read comes with a serial number that lets you sign up for free online content. Simply register and you will be able to access online games, downloadable content, printables, and custom book recommendations. You will also be able to track your child's progress on their own personalized learning path. Online Games - Simple and engaging online games designed specifically to reinforce the subject matter your child has just completed in the lesson. Printables - Fun activity sheets you can download and print. Each activity is designed to reinforce the lesson your child has just completed. Custom Book Recommendations specifically tailored to reinforce the unit your child has just completed.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2009Pages: 30Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Kids can't put it down! Parents can't wait to pick it up! Teachers give it high marks! Created for kids ages 8 and up,The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kidsfeatures fascinating stories, fun facts, and activities that provide hours of edu-tainment. This brand-new edition in the biannual series includes chapters on . . .Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/3/2013Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
When a novel like Huckleberry Finn, or The Yearling, comes along it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the respouse it evokes in the reader. Such a book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/11/1956Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Beautiful artwork stickers bring inspiring Bible stories to life!This 16-page sticker book includes tales from the Old Testament that are easy for young children to understand and a joy to share with family. The 60+ stickers feature the beautiful, specially commissioned artwork from The Children's Bible and Ultimate Sticker Collection: Children's Bible, helping readers to appreciate and engage with the stories.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/17/2011Pages: 16Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are in San Francisco, home of the biggest Chinatown outside of Asia! Their tour guide, Holden, is going to take them to the famous Chinese New Year parade. Best of all, Holden's girlfriend, Lily, is Miss Chinatown. She gets to ride a giant float and wear a crown! But during the parade, Lily goes missing, and so does the crown. The police think Holden did it. Can Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose clear their friend's name by finding the real crook? The alphabet is over, but the mysteries continue in this fourth A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, featuring a secret message hidden in the illustrations.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/22/2011Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
This book tells the true story of what happened to a 12-year-old girl named Jutta (Debbie Levy's mother) in 1938. Actual entries in a posiealbum (autograph book) serve as stepping stones in a crucial year in history, when people of Jewish ancestry in Germany and Austria were systematically stripped of their rights, subjected to violence, and arrested without cause. Jutta was one of the lucky ones who escaped to America before the rising tide of violence erupted into World War II and the tragedy of the Holocaust. Remembrances from Jutta's friends and relatives introduce chapters, written in verse form, that describe her experiences--many of them typical of any teenager anywhere--and report some of the history of the era. Debbie wrote these verses in consultation with her mother to reflect her voice, feelings, and thoughts as she was living through this memorable year. The book also includes excerpts from Jutta's diary. Together the poesie writings, verses and diary entries reflect a year of change and chance, confusion and cruelty. Most of all, they describe a year of goodbyes.*Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2010 **2011 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers ** Parents' Choice Award 2010 *Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/16/2010Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
What better way to learn about art than to create your own masterpiece alongside another, find hidden details that add to an understanding of the artwork, read fascinating stories about how the piece came to be created, or take an entertaining quiz that leads to a deeper appreciation of the technique and theme. Modeled after Prestel's successful A Year in Art series, this beautifully produced activity book introduces children to many of the world's greatest artworks--ranging from African masks to European paintings and modern art. Hands-on projects are sure to spark children's imaginations while imparting important knowledge that will serve them well as they grow older. The book is perfect for all kinds of drawing and the exquisite reproductions will impress kids of all ages. Whether used at home or in a classroom, this engaging and enriching book will delight children, their parents, and teachers with its endless opportunities to create and learn about art.Book Details:Format: Activity BookPublication Date: 10/11/2009Pages: 376
In 1776, the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed. Now, in 1777-the year of the hangman-George Washington is awaiting execution, Benjamin Franklin's banned rebel newspaper, Liberty Tree, has gone underground, and young ne'er-do-well Creighton Brown, a fifteen-year-old Brit, has just arrived in the colonies. Having been shipped off against his will, with nothing but a distance for English authorities, Creighton befriends Franklin, and lands a job with his print shop. But the English general expects the spoiled yet loyal Creighton to spy on Franklin. As battles unfold and falsehoods are exposed, Creighton must decide where his loyalties lie...a choice that could determine the fate of a nation. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/9/2004Pages: 261Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
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
Ten-year-old Frederika (Fred for short) doesn't have much faith that the new teacher in town will last very long. After all, they never do. Most teachers who come to their one-room schoolhouse in remote, Alaska leave at the first smell of fish, claiming that life there is just too hard. But Miss Agnes is different -- she doesn't get frustrated with her students, and she throws away old textbooks and reads Robin Hood instead! For the first time, Fred and her classmates begin to enjoy their lessons and learn to read and write -- but will Miss Agnes be like all the rest and leave as quickly as she came?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2002Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
An anthology with sure-fire appeal for children who are starting to read on their own but still enjoy being read to. This brilliant collection by the editor of The 20th Century Children’s Book Treasury contains 26 selections for parents and children to read aloud. Including works by such illustrious authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, James Marshall, Judy Blume, Ursula Le Guin, William Steig, and Roald Dahl, the selections range from the humorous to the magical to the contemporary to the just plain silly. The text of each selection is included in full. You Read to Me & I’ll Read to You is a must-have book for all families who want to inspire their children to develop a lifelong love of reading.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/11/2001Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Do you have a second grader, or a seven or eight year old, who wants to learn more complex reading skills? Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Second Grade Level 1 makes it easy for you as a parent to spend time with your child developing their reading abilities and have fun together. Becoming a confident reader is a highlight in any child's learning process. Your kids are the heroes let them shine as readers! Did we say have fun?! Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Second Grade Level 1 is based on research, approved by the Children's Reading Foundation and designed in conjunction with leading educators, renowned authors and most important, parents. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Second Grade Level 1 features more complex stories and use of helper words. Each unit concludes with a storybook specially written to support the skills your child has learned so far in the program and this is a book they can read to you proudly, on their own! Each lesson takes only about 20 minutes a day. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Second Grade Level 1 covers silent e, long vowels, vowel digraphs, r controlled vowels, and includes: 3 Original Storybooks that feature a range of beautifully illustrated stories 1 Storybook by the award-winning children s book author and illustrator, Michelle Knudsen 1 Workbook that will guide you and your child through all of the lessons and many fun activities 1 DVD filled with reading lessons where letters come to life 1 Set of Stickers to celebrate reading success 1 Quick Start Guide Now featuring a free online Learn to Read experience - In addition to what is in the box, Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Second Grade Level 1 now offers unique online components to deliver a rich, multisensory learning experience for your child. Each level of Learn to Read comes with a serial number that lets you sign up for free online content. Simply register and you will be able to access online games, downloadable content, printables, and custom book recommendations. You will also be able to track your child's progress on their own personalized learning path. Online Games - Simple and engaging online games designed specifically to reinforce the subject matter your child has just completed in the lesson. Printables - Fun activity sheets you can download and print. Each activity is designed to reinforce the lesson your child has just completed.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2009Pages: 30Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
This unique problem-solving program is designed for children from reading readiness through third grade. It was created to increase young children’s understanding of mathematical concepts through direct visual involvement. Students demonstrate their understanding of the concept by creating a drawing before providing the answer - a perfect combination of reading, math, and art!Each book contains 180 problems, one for each day of the school year. Students love making pictures, and at the same time, they become successful problem solvers. The open-ended method promotes diversity and confidence among students as they use their own abilities and perspectives to reason through and solve mathematical problems. Students learn to look for more than one way to solve a problem, developing confidence in their reasoning abilities and improving problem solving skills.The series includes five Teacher Resource Books, one for each level in grades 1-3, one for grades 4-5, and one for grades K-3 based on animal themes. Student Workbooks, with activities chosen from the Grades K-3 Animal Themes are also available.Book Details:Format: WorkbookPublication Date: 1/1/2000Pages: 45Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned. The Bill of Rights has been revoked and replaced with the Moral Statutes. There are no more police'instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior'instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back. Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different. Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jenningsthe only boy Ember has ever loved.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/8/2013 Pages: 384 Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
Breaking the rules Just when fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler -- to protect the territories of Halla from the evil Saint Dane -- he is faced with an impossible choice. The inhabitants of Eelong are in danger of being wiped out by a mysterious plague. The only way Bobby can stop it is to bring the antidote from another territory. Since moving items between territories is forbidden by the Traveler rules, if Bobby chooses to save Eelong he could endanger himself, his friends, and the future of every other being in Halla.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/3/2004Pages: 448Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
When seven members of their family were kidnapped, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, got ready for the fight of their lives. But their enemy, a terrifying group known as the Vespers, remained frustratingly elusive. They stay in the shadows, picking off Cahills one by one.And now the Vespers have landed their most serious blow yet - a blow that strikes at the very heart of the Cahill family. Because Amy and Dan discover that there’s a Vesper mole in their innermost circle. Amy and Dan need to smoke out the traitor before the next hostage dies. They have just days to discover who has their back . . . and who wants to sink a knife into it.Book Details:Format: Hardcover
Set at an experimental community on Mars in the year 2039-2040, Robot Wars features 14-year-old virtual reality specialist Tyce Sanders. Life on the Red Planet is not always easy, but it is definitely exciting. As Tyce explores his strange surroundings, he finds that the mysteries of the planet point to his greatest discovery'a new relationship with God. He talks about his growing faith and curiosity in a manner that kids can relate to as they are probably wondering some of the same things. Book five, Final Battle, begins with Tyce's threat to reveal his special talents to the world'much to the dismay of the rebels who want to keep the technology a secret. Tyce has to battle the rebels and their plot while trying to return to Mars. The success of the entire Mars Project depends on his every move.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/28/2009Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
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