A life in the wild!Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall's up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography with black-and-white illustrations throughout.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/8/2012Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans will welcome this fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary person and the animals to whom she has dedicated her life.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/5/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A beloved pet, adorable dogs, and hilarious circus animals show that ordinary can be extraordinaryJane is an ordinary dog in an extraordinary circus. She isn't strong, graceful, or brave like her family. When she tries to be those things, Jane just doesn't feel like herself, but she also doesn't feel special. Is she really meant for this kind of life? Her ringmaster thinks so, but not for the reasons Jane believes.This delightful and heartwarming story by a debut author/illustrator shows that ordinary qualities like friendship, kindness, and loyalty are important and worthy, and perfect for a beloved pet. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/6/2014Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
If only bedtime could walk the plank! Charlotte Jane the Hearty gets all the juice out of her days with pirate-girl pizzazz! She loves swashbuckling sessions, treasure hunts, and Fantastic Feats of Daring—all of which prove she has formidable oomph. There’s absolutely no room in her day for bedtime. But can Charlotte Jane refuse to snooze and still be her hearty pirate self?Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 9/6/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
26 mini books featuring classic images from Dick & Jane books - one book for each letter of the alphabet - in clear poly bagBook Details:Format: Special FormatPublication Date: 1/1/2009Pages: 104Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
With the perennial popularity of classic writers like Charlotte Bront+.5 and Lewis Carroll, Baby Lit is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar's Alison Oliver, Little Miss Bront+.5 and Little Master Carroll are a must for every savvy parent's nursery library. Jennifer Adams is the author of a dozen books including Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen and the popular Y Is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent ABC Book for Grown-Ups. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City. Alison Oliver runs Sugar design studio. Alison's design portfolio includes everything from logos topackaging and product design for clients such as Chronicle Books, Citibabes, Aerie, as well as GibbsSmith. She lives in Manhattan. A series of board books for brilliant babies (20120326)Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 3/1/2012 Pages: 22 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one day she finds that her dream has come true.One of the world's most inspiring women, Dr. Jane Goodall is a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, animal activist, environmentalist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), a global nonprofit organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young--and young at heart.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/5/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
From the illustrator of the Melvin Beederman, SUPERHERO series comes a story about a masked hero and his trusty steed. Together they save Halloween from ruthless toilet paper–tossing mummies and pumpkin-sucking vampires.No siree, Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around. With a rootin’ tootin’ Halloween monster–shootin’ text and retro-modern illustrations, The Halloween Kid will lasso in readers both young and old. Because who doesn’t love a hero who defends the right to trick or treat? Yee-Ha-lloween!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/3/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
As a kid, Will Ansel would spend hours rowing the creeks around Annapolis, Maryland. From his boat he could look down on the wrecks of Chesapeake skipjacks, and watch the turtles sun themselves on deckbeams and the tops of centerboard trunks. He found other types of Chesapeake boats there too, including the old "log" boats. Years later, Will built scaled-down skipjacks, wrote about them, and eventually went to work at Mystic Seaport as a ships' carpenter and boatbuilder. Will now lives in Georgetown, Maine, in an old house built at the water's edge, with a small shop and dock. The inventory of boats and kayaks is currently seven. Besides keeping up, using, and adding to these, he does some writing and painting, and work around a cabin in the woods.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Greg Heffley and his family and friends are back in?Diary of a Wimpy Kid?Book 8, the latest installment in the #1 bestselling series by Jeff Kinney and one of the most anticipated books of 2013. A global phenomenon, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has more than 85 million books in print around the world.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/5/2013Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The Ghoulunatics – The Vault-Keeper, the Old Witch, and everyone’s favorite, The Crypt-Keeper are back to offer their twisted takes on “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” the “Twilight”series, and Guitar Hero! The cover-featured Stinky Dead Kid stars in two tales - - one that explains exactly how he became a Stinky Dead Kid, and another in which he battles “Guitar Demon,” a popular musical toy that’s become possessed by an evil entity. There’s also the trenchant tale of teen love involving a girl and a vampire, “Dielite,” and the riotous return of the ever-doomed Thomas Donnelly in his most bizarre tale yet!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/10/2009Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Now you can write your own bestseller!With The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, you're the author, illustrator, and main character. Filled with loads of interactive pages and plenty of space to write your own life's story, this book is all you need to create your masterpiece. Whatever you do, make sure you put it someplace safe after you finish. Because when you're rich and famous, this thing is going to be worth a fortune.Includes more than 60 new pages! 32 pages of full-color comics (16 brand-new)!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/10/2011Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Boys don’t keep diariesor do they?The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate toIt’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, Just don’t expect me to be all Dear Diary’ this and Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day. F&P level: TBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2007Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
"Delightful full-page spot-art cartoons and playful language in large type bring the child's adventures to life. ‘Things are definitely looking up, up, UP' with this bright addition to beginning chapter-book collections." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALShrink, shrank, shrunk! Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink, and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Then, one day, the ruler reads - can it be? - three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking? In Stink's first solo adventure, his style comes through loud and strong - enhanced by a series of comic strips, drawn by Stink himself, which are sprinkled throughout the book. These very funny, homespun sagas reflect the familiar voice of a kid who pictures himself with super powers to deal with the travails of everyday life - including the occasional teasing of a bossy big sister!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/11/2006Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Children often have mixed feelings about the arrival of a new baby. This book takes the expectant older sibling from the announcement of the new baby through the first months of sharing family time. Activities are preplannedgiving parents more time with the child that is making the transition from younger child to older sibling. The book is designed to involve the child in the preparation process for the new baby, stimulate the child’s interest in the newcomer, and teach about the baby’s capabilities.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1999Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
When a traveling minstrel foretells that he is to become a hero, Wiglaf sets out to fulfill his destiny: he signs up at the Dragon Slayers' Academy. But how can he ever hope to be a dragon slayer when he can't even stand the sight of blood? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/12/2003Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerkNand a lot about the law. He dreams of a life in the courtroom. But he finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so muchNmaybe too muchNhe is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/3/2011 Pages: 272 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Kid Cookbook Prepare nutritious and simple dishes for your child with the Beaba Kid Cook Book. Written by Virginie Michelin, a full-time mother of three, the Kid Cook Book contains 25 recipes that creatively encourage your child to eat fruits and vegetables. This 64 page, full-color cook book is designed specifically for use with the Babycook and is a great recipe resource for those who like to cook.
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