Martha Graham : trailblazing choreographer Aaron Copland : distinguished American composer Isamu Noguchi : artist, sculptor, craftsman Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan tell the story behind the scenes of the collaboration that created APPALACHIAN SPRING, from its inception through the score’s composition to Martha’s intense rehearsal process. The authors’ collaborator is two-time Sibert Honor winner Brian Floca, whose vivid watercolors bring both the process and the performance to life.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/3/2010Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Join Mike and his sister, Evie, as they play games, collect flowers for their mom, Queen Martha, and have knightly contests in the great outdoors with their friends Trollee, Sparkie, and Squirt. This coloring and activity book comes with a sheet of stickers for even more Mike the Knight fun!c 2014 Hit (MTK) Limited. Mike the Knight and logo and Be a Knight, Do It Right! are trademarks of Hit (MTK) Limited.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/11/2014Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This is Gennady Spirin's own dear story about the day his son Ilya found a crow with a broken wing, and brought it home. The veterinarian told the boy that it would never fly again. "Put it to sleep!" he urged the parents. But the wild crow-Martha, they called her-was full of surprises. She most certainly made their home, her home, and one day she did fly! Would there be one more surprise? When she flew away that fall, would she return again? With Gennady Spirin's beautiful and delicate watercolor illustrations and the sweet memory of Martha's year as his guide, Martha takes flight once again.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/21/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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. Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/14/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Crisp photography teams with easy-to-understand, repetitive sentences that encourage beginning readers to discover the world--one season at a time.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2002Pages: 23Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog, Martha, it goes straight up to her brain, and Martha begins to speak! But having a talking dog isn't always as much fun as it seems.Book Details:Format: Publication Date: 3/27/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Martha’s family has a little surprise for hera puppy. Martha’s world is turned topsy-turvy as she attempts to adjust to Skits, the exuberant, unabashed addition to the household.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/21/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Martha on the Case Two mysteries in one book! At Alice's birthday party, somebody - or some animal - has ruined the birthday cake. Facing accusations from Alice's brother and his cat, Nelson (Martha's nemesis), Martha proclaims her innocence in spite of overwhelming cake crumb evidence. Finally clearing her name, Martha moves on to apply her detective skills to uncover a plot to rob a local jewelry store. But it turns out that the main suspects are police detectives on a stakeout. Has Martha foiled the stakeout plan for good, or can she rally her canine friends to help her catch the real criminals? Includes a cast of characters introduction and two pages of word-fun activities.
Jonathan and Martha are two lonely works that live on opposite sides of a tree. One day, a big juicy pear lands on the ground between them. Jonathan nibbles from the left, and Martha from the right - and soon they are caught in a tangle. Using his signature style of eye-catching illustration and collage and simple narrative, Horacek weave together a story that captures the essence of friendship. It is a classic story that teaches children and adults about the importance of sharing.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/30/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Martha's back and this time she's talking up a storm on the telephone! When she wins a free weekend for her and her family at the Come-On-Inn, the trouble really begins.Book Details:Format: Publication Date: 8/26/1996Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Like all best friends, George and Martha do everything together—go to the movies, play at the beach, and just hang around not doing much of anything. George and Martha teach each other (and adoring readers) that even in a close friendship, privacy is important, practical jokes can sometimes backfire, and among other things, pouring split pea soup into your loafers to spare the chef’s feelings is not the best-laid plan. A man with a talent for friendship, James Marshall defined its very essence in his stories about the world’s two best friends. In this volume, all thirty-five episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable characters ever created. Each of these brief tales is filled with humor, and James Marshall’s drawings are guaranteed to spark feelings of empathy, delight, and self-recognition.This collector’s edition includes an introduction by MauriceSendak as well as appreciations by some of the top authorsand illustrators working in children’s publishing today.It is a true testament to James Marshall as an author, as an artist, and as a person that his work and his life inspired such a diverse and immensely talented group. Noted children’s book historian Anita Silvey provides an afterword.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2008Pages: 368Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth."Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/11/1974Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
I reckon ye heard o' Cinderella, but lemme tell you a story 'bout a sweet li'l thing named Rose? Set in the Appalachian Mountains and told in a lilting dialect that just begs to be read aloud, this is a unique and lively adaptation of the traditional Cinderella story. Complete with an enchanting protagonist, a glass slipper, and a fairy godmother who just happens to be a hog, Smoky Mountain Rose is a joy to read again and again.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/8/2000 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Hurray for Spring! is a whimsical welcome to a child's favorite season. Delightful, rhyming tex with lots of fun words make this a wonderfully cadenced anthem to spring. Adorable illustrations with larger-than-life details spring off the page. See why Booklist says Right on target for spring-themed story hours in libraries and preschool centers as well as one-on-one reading, this accessible picture book offers a child's eye view of the season.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
It's time for the fourth grade's annual hoedown, and best friends Raymond and Graham are ready to wow the whole school with their great dance moves. But Raymond faces a tough choice when it's time to pick a dance partner: the most annoying girl in the class?or his teacher! What's a fourth-grade dude to do? The second book in the Raymond and Graham series is full of kid-friendly illustrations and huge laughs from this hilarious duo!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/18/2010Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Surround yourself in Everything Spring. Stunning photography and detailed imagery capture the uplifting spirit of our favorite season in this counterpart to the National Geographic bestseller A Tree for All Seasons.We think of spring and we feel warmer, sunny days, we smell the freshness of nature’s flowers blooming again, and we picture little chicks and furry bunnies. These adorable baby animals are fun to look at and they represent the spirit of renewal and life that is spring. Every young creature finally ventures outside to play as the dreary days of winter fade away and color surround us all. Spring is about being outdoors enjoying all that our wonderful planet has to offerit’s about living life to the fullest.In Jill Esbaum’s beautifully photographed picture book, young children can see, hear, and feel the warmth of springtime by reading and learning all about chicks, bunnies, and the other baby animals that come out to play in springtime..Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/9/2010Pages: 16Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Summer can’t wait to escape the blizzards of Minnesota and head back to the sunny Florida beaches for Spring Break. She’ll be reunited with her best friends Diana and Marquez, but more importantly, she’ll be alone with her sweet-as-can-be boyfriend Seth for an entire week. But when she meets the romantic and mysterious Austin on her way to Florida, she realizes he may warm her heart more than her seaside retreat ever could. With Seth and Austin both vying for her affections, secrets and jealousies begin to threaten Summer’s picture-perfect spring break….Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/26/2010Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
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