Second and Third Graders
Reaching for the Moon
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin recounts the episodes in his life that led him to join the space program and describes what it was like to travel to and walk on the Moon.
A Seed is Sleepy
An informative, yet beautiful, introduction to seeds.
With breathtaking full-page images, including a double-gatefold spread, Sibert-Honor photographer Nic Bishop introduces the beauty and diversity of lizards.The simple, engaging text presents both basic information and fun, quirky facts about the appearance, habits, and life cycle of these amazing reptiles.
When her grandmother, a devoted gardener, dies, a little girl inherits her gardening gloves and feels closer to her memory.
A Nation's Hope : The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
Biography of boxer Joe Louis.
Sassy : Little Sister is Not My Name
Fashion-savy Sassy does not like being the smallest student in her fourth-grade class, until a family emergency calls for a pint-sized hero.
Water, Weed, and Wait
Miss Marigold, the garden lady, visits Pepper Lane Elementary to help them transform a weedy, rocky patch of ground into a garden.
A Dazzling Display of Dogs
Presents a collection of thirty-four concrete poems about dogs and their canine behavior.
Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie : A Story About Edna Lewis
From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.
The Ride : The Legend of Betsy Dowdy
Recounts the legend of North Carolina teenager Betsy Dowdy, whose courageous ride on a cold December night in 1775 may have played a crucial role in the American Revolution.
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You : Very Short Fables to Read Together
This collection of Aesop's fables includes both beloved tales such as "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and "The Lion and the Mouse," as well as less familiar but equally charming stories like "The Peacock and the Crane."
Almost Gone : The World's Rarest Animals
Thousands of animal species have vanished in the last two centuries, and many others, like the Amur leopard, are almost gone. Read and find out about the world's most fascinating endangered animals ... before they disappear!
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything
After Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with her, Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school.
Stink : Solar System Superhero
When Stink discovers that Pluto has been downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, he launches a campaign in his classroom to restore its status to that of a full-fledged member of the solar system.
Laurie is a special girl. She doesn't hear well and that can be hard sometimes. She doesn't always understand what other people say and playing with other children can be difficult. Luckily there's the ear doctor. He examines Laurie's ears and gives her hearing aids.
One Beastly Beast
A collection of four fantasy tales in which a boy joins a strange navy in pursuit of video pirates, a neglected princess seeks adventure, an orphaned inventor seeks the perfect parents, and a genius girl faces a sea serpent.
Clementine, Friend of the Week
With her kitten, Moisturizer, missing and having fought with her best friend, Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine finds it hard to concentrate on doing her best as her classmate's Friend of the Week.
Ruth and the Green Book
When Ruth and her parents take a motor trip from Chicago to Alabama to visit her grandma, they rely on a pamphlet called "The Negro Motorist Green Book" to find places that will serve them. Includes facts about "The Green Book."
Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow
Retells, in easy text, of the Sheriff of Nottingham's plot to hold an archery contest in order to capture the outlaw Robin Hood, but Robin and his band of merry men arrive in disguise with a plan of their own.
Looking Closely Around the Pond
Through the magic of close-up photography, the author first asks the reader to identify an object found in a pond in a super-close-up picture, with the next page revealing the entire picture.
Out and About at the Public Library
Takes readers on a guided tour of a public library and discusses such things as how the library is laid out, checking out books, doing a computer search, and using a library card.
Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
In the spring of 1987, the town of Islip, New York, with no place for its 3,168 tons of garbage, loads it on a barge that sets out on a 162-day journey along the East Coast, around the Gulf of Mexico, down to Belize, and back again, in search of a place willing to accept and dispose of its very smelly cargo.
An enticing, fact-filled invitation to explore the world of insects. Includes hands-on activities.