What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: a new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic stories. First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read again to give familiar tales a delicious new spin. (Ages: 1st-6th)
In “Each Kindness”, award winning author Jacqueline Woodson and amazing illustrator E.B. Lewis have made a wonderful book about how treating people with kindness can help everyone. Maya is a new student and different from her other classmates with her hand-me-down clothes and old- fashioned toys. Maya wants to make friends with Chloe and her gang of friends, but they reject her. Their teacher gives a lesson on simple kindness and Chloe realizes the opportunity for friendship that was missed, and how much better it would have been if she had been kind.
As a family enjoys their day at an amusement park, they notice that people are the same as one another in lots of ways, and different in lots of ways, too. This book helps children realize why it's important to treat others the way they want to be treated whether a person is a lot like you or different from you, a good friend or someone you have just met or seen for the first time. Ages 3-7
For the rebel in every girl's heart, this book presents the achievements of extraordinary, relevant, and inspiring women throughout history. Through a scrapbook-like style using quotes, narratives, photographs, illustrations, and fact-filled side-bars, this book tells the story of twelve bold and courageous women who, when the world told them to stay put, took to the skies, slopes, and seas. (Ages: 4th-7th)
Archie the Goat and Skinny the Hen are trying to cross the moat. In rhyming style they conduct all manner of scientific experiments to help them to the other side of the moat. Sometimes the solution is easier that you think! A rousing readloud for grades K and up.
Do you want to know what dogs are thinking? What they're feeling? Now you finally can. The answers will surprise and delight young readers as scientist and dog-owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Grades 2-4.
Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic – dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, and more. The gorgeous illustrations and the graphic novel form offer an entertaining format to explore the subject and combines fun with in-depth science. In this volume readers take an absorbing look at ocean science covering the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. (Ages: 3rd – 6th)
If you didn't have any bones, what would you look like? It wouldn't be pretty! Read all about vertebrates–animals with bones–and find out just how bones shape what animals look like. This interactive book on comparative anatomy will get your students interested in what is holding them up. For Grades K-2.
In this new cooking poem, Jorge Argueta brings us a fun and easy recipe for a yummy salsa. A young boy and his sister gather the ingredients and grind them up in a molcajete, just like their ancestors used to do, singing and dancing all the while. In English and Spanish. Ages 4-7.
A good mix of food haiku, factual information on healthy food options, and colorful illustrations. Recommended for Grades 2-4.