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First Laugh--Welcome, Baby!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

First Laugh--Welcome, Baby!

In Navajo families, the first person to make a new baby laugh hosts the child's First Laugh Ceremony. Who will earn the honor in this story? The First Laugh Ceremony is a celebration held to welcome a new member of the community. As everyone--from Baby's nima (mom) to nadi (big sister) to cheii (grandfather)--tries to elicit the joyous sound from Baby, readers are introduced to details about Navajo life and the Navajo names for family members. Back matter includes information about other cultural ceremonies that welcome new babies and children, including man yue celebration (China), sanskaras (Hindu) and aquiqa (Muslim).

Looking Out for Sarah
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Looking Out for Sarah

Describes a day in the life of a seeing eye dog, from going with his owner to the grocery store and post office, to visiting a class of school children, and playing ball. Also describes their three-hundred mile walk from Boston to New York.

Like Vanessa
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Like Vanessa

Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen-year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America. In this semi-autobiographical debut novel set in 1983, Vanessa Martin's real-life reality of living with family in public housing in Newark, New Jersey is a far cry from the glamorous Miss America stage. She struggles with a mother she barely remembers, a grandfather dealing with addiction and her own battle with self-confidence. But when a new teacher at school coordinates a beauty pageant and convinces Vanessa to enter, Vanessa's view of her own world begins to change. Vanessa discovers that her own self-worth is more than the scores of her talent ...

Red Alert! Endangered Animals Around the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 48

Red Alert! Endangered Animals Around the World

An interactive look at endangered animals imploring readers to discover fifteen species facing extinction. Inspired and endorsed by the "Red List" database of animals in peril maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) this brightly illustrated book introduces species from six different habitats on six continents. Blending approachable text, secondary facts and lush art, Red Alert! offers full portraits of animals such as the Chinese giant salamander, the snow leopard, the blue whale, and the giant panda, and provides young activists additional resources for how they can help save these beautiful creatures.

Once Upon a Dime
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Once Upon a Dime

Farmer Worth discovers that a special tree on his farm produces different kinds of money, depending on what animal fertilizer he uses.

Round the Mountain Activity Book
  • Language: en

Round the Mountain Activity Book

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1991-09-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Pizza Counting
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 31

Pizza Counting

Decorated pizzas are used to introduce counting and fractions. Includes facts about pizza.

Multiplying Menace
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Multiplying Menace

Ten years after being tricked, Rumpelstiltskin returns to the royal family to wreak vengeance using multiplication. Includes nonfiction math notes about multiplying by whole numbers and by fractions.

Global Babies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 16

Global Babies

Presents photographs of babies from all over the world in their native costume and describes how all babies are special. On board pages.

The Ugly Vegetables
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

The Ugly Vegetables

A little girl thinks her mother's garden is the ugliest in the neighborhood until she discovers that flowers might look and smell pretty but Chinese vegetable soup smells best of all. Includes a recipe.