The states become bored with their positions on the map and decide to change places for a while, in a story that includes facts about the states.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Macmillan, Pages: 40 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780805068313


Those wacky scrambled states are at it again. This time they’ve come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when the director, Indiana, is about to call SHOWTIME!, Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright and can’t perform in her juggling act. Will the show go on, or will it be curtains for Georgia and the Jolly Jugglers? The Scrambled States of America Talent Show is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Square Fish, Pages: 40 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0312628242


From the author/illustrator of The Scrambled States of America, here is Laurie Keller's fun-filled introduction to teeth. "Before the principal's announcements, will you all please stand and recite our pledge: 'I pledge allegiance to this mouth and to the dentist who takes care of us. And to the gums on which we stand, strong and healthy, with toothbrushes and toothpaste for all.'" In Open Wide, it's time for tooth school and Dr. Flossman is excited to meet the incoming class of 32--eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars, and twelve molars, including the four wisdom teeth. There's just so much to learn--from brushing and flossing to dentin and pulp to every student's nightmare: tooth decay! Best read with a toothbrush in hand, this hilarious book is full of interesting facts (for instance, George Washington's teeth were not made of wood, despite popular belief) and a classroom full of quirky characters. Young readers will laugh their way to a better appreciation for those pearly whites that beckon them to brush. And from there it's just a short hop to flossing. This title has Common Core connections.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Pages: 40 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781466819399


A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read Aloud Informational Text).
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pages: 32 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780547488929


A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions, by Don Wulffson and illustrated by Laurie Keller. "Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh didn't start out as a toy. It started out as a product for cleaning wallpaper." Have you ever wondered who invented Lego, Mr. Potato Head, or toy trains? In Toys! are the fascinating stories behind these toy inventions and many others. Learn why the see-saw was popular with the Romans, how the Slinky was used during the Vietnam War, and the reason Raggedy Ann has a red heart on her chest that says "I love you." From dolls and checkers to pinball and the modern video game, there's a wide selection here for boys and girls alike. With humor and wit, this intriguing book serves up slices of cultural history that will inspire young readers to start thinking up their own toy inventions.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Pages: 144 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781627794725


A reference guide includes records in the realms of politics, sports, the environment, nature, space, and popular culture, and includes a section of United States records.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Scholastic Inc., Pages: 304 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780545237482


Those wacky scrambled states are back. This time they've come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when Indiana (the director) is about to call SHOWTIME!, Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright and can't perform in her juggling act. Will the show go on, or will it be curtains? In this winning companion to The Scrambled States of America, young readers will revel in the madcap adventure and silly antics all while learning interesting facts about states and geography. This title has Common Core connections. The Scrambled States of America Talent Show is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Pages: 40 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781429940115


With his signature humor and amazing facts, best-selling author Jerry Pallotta offers a decapod for every letter of the alphabet. Meet dozens of crustaceans--and a few bonus animals--with engaging text and a laugh-out-loud narrative, from A (Arrow Crab) to E (exoskeleton) to I (Imocaris, a kind of fossil scientists believe to be the first crab on earth) to Z (Zebra Hermit Crabs, which have a hard covering on their legs and claws, but their body is soft). Readers of all ages will be entertained (and learning!) with every page turn.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Charlesbridge Publishing, Pages: 32 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781570911446


“This immigration story is universal.” —School Library Journal, Starred Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents’ good advice: “Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family.” With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American family—along with the good advice. It’s a story that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents: Where did we come from? How did our family make the journey all the way to America? “A shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarino’s hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.” —Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit “All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino’s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love.” —Tomie dePaola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers, Pages: 40 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780375987236


Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines, Editor: Guilford Publications, Pages: 214 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781462514830