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P Is for Pterodactyl

P Is for Pterodactyl

P Is for Pterodactyl

Author: ,

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1492695335

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 40

Number of Views: 1867

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A New York Times Bestseller! A "raucous trip through the odd corners of our alphabet." —The New York Times Let's get real—the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you! This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) turns the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, poking fun at the most mischievous words in the English language and demonstrating how to pronounce them. Fun and informative for word nerds of all ages!


No Reading Allowed

No Reading Allowed

No Reading Allowed

Author: Raj Haldar,Chris Carpenter

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1728239265

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 48

Number of Views: 849

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From the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors of P IS FOR PTERODACTYL comes another hilarious, fresh look at the English language! The hero had super vision. The hero had supervision. Man, a tea sounds great. Manatee sounds great! Sir Francis Bacon Sir, France is bakin'! What is going on here?! You can't believe everything you hear! A single word can have many different meanings. And sometimes two words that sound alike can be spelled completely differently. Ptolemy the pterodactyl is back to show us all how absurd and fun language can be when homophones, homonyms, and tricky punctuation are at play! No Reading Allowed allows children and their parents to laugh together while also learning something new. Perfect for baby gifts, birthday gifts, teacher gifts, and anyone who finds humor in the absurdity of the English language.


All My Friends Are Dead

All My Friends Are Dead

All My Friends Are Dead

Author: Avery Monsen,Jory John

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Isbn 10: 145213538X

Category: Humor

Number of Pages: 96

Number of Views: 645

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If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable.


Word Travelers and the Taj Mahal Mystery

Word Travelers and the Taj Mahal Mystery

Word Travelers and the Taj Mahal Mystery

Author: Raj Haldar

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1728222060

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1466

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A new chapter book series from bestselling author Raj Haldar that explores etymology and world cultures using an exciting, action-packed mystery story! Eddie and Molly-Jean are next door neighbors and best friends. One Saturday, Eddie's mom sends him up to the attic to get his great-grandpa's most prized possession (a book, of course). Eddie and Molly-Jean are suddenly transported to India where they must use their word knowledge to solve a mystery and help a new friend save his school. This new series will follow the two best friends as they discover the hidden stories behind common words. Using their Awesome Enchanted Book and a healthy dose of imagination, the daring duo transport themselves to exotic locales, always encountering new adventures and learning how different cultures have contributed to the English language along the way. Content is vetted for language and reading level by Alycia Zimmerman, a Princeton graduate who has written for Netflix's Magic Schoolbus, a contributing teacher for Scholastic, and former 3rd grade teacher in NYC.


Doris the Bookasaurus

Doris the Bookasaurus

Doris the Bookasaurus

Author: Diana Murray

Publisher: Imprint

Isbn 10: 1250179416

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 40

Number of Views: 881

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Hooray for books! They make me ROAR! Doris the Bookasaurus thinks books are mega-dino-tastic! They make her spiky tail wiggle and her imagination soar. Her boisterous little brothers, Max and T.J., do not agree. They want her to stop reading and play Chomp the Flag and STEGO Blocks . . . until Doris shares her pirate book aloud. Soon they’re using their imagination for on an epic adventure to Sharktooth bay. With charming rhyming text about an adorable dinosaur family, Doris and her siblings show rambunctious readers everywhere that reading and playing go perfectly together! An Imprint Book


Poor Louie

Poor Louie

Poor Louie

Author: Tony Fucile

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Isbn 10: 0763697117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 40

Number of Views: 633

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Poor Louie! Life is perfect for this pup until Mom’s belly starts getting bigger. . . . A funny and touching tale for big siblings from the illustrator of the Bink and Gollie series. Louie’s life is great! A walk on the leash every morning, ice cream on Sundays, snuggling in bed at night with Mom and Dad. Even the playdates with Mom’s friends — despite their little crawling creatures who pull Louie’s ears — aren’t all that bad. But then things get weird: cold food on the floor, no room in the bed, and lots of new stuff coming into the house in pairs — two small beds, two little sweaters, two seats in the stroller. Does that bode double trouble ahead, or could there be a happier surprise in store for Louie? With perfect visual pacing, Tony Fucile takes a familiar story and gives it a comic spin.


The Alphabet Book

The Alphabet Book

The Alphabet Book

Author: P.D. Eastman

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 0375986413

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 390

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P.D. Eastman, the author of Go, Dog, Go! and Are You My Mother? takes you on a silly romp through the alphabet. From American Ants to a Zebra with a Zither, there are laughs in store: an elephant on eggs! A walrus in a wig! And there's a handy alphabet down the side of each page so that everyone can keep track of where they are in the ABC's.


F in Exams

F in Exams

F in Exams

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Isbn 10: 1452138575

Category: Humor

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 714

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F stands for "funny" in this perfect gift for students or anyone who has ever had to struggle through a test and needs a good laugh. Celebrating the creative side of failure in a way we can all relate to, F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a little fun instead. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register? A: Mariah Carey), the humanities (Q: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common? A: Unusual names), math, or other subjects, these 250 entries prove that while everyone enjoys the spectacle of failure, it's even sweeter to see a FAIL turn into a WIN.


The Alphabet's Alphabet

The Alphabet's Alphabet

The Alphabet's Alphabet

Author: Chris Harris

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 0316266604

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 48

Number of Views: 1258

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For fans of P is for Pterodactyl comes this groundbreaking spin on the ABCs from an acclaimed bestselling author and artist duo! Here's a totally twisted take on the alphabet that invites readers to look at it in a whole new way: An A is an H that just won't stand up right, a B is a D with its belt on too tight, and a Z is an L in a tug-of-war fight! Twenty-six letters, unique from each other -- and yet, every letter looks just like one another! Kind of like...one big family. From two bestselling masters of wordplay and visual high jinks comes a mind-bending riddle of delightful doppelgängers and surprising disguises that reveal we're more alike than we may think. You'll never look at the alphabet the same way again!


Animal Anatomy

Animal Anatomy

Animal Anatomy

Author: Sophie Corrigan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Isbn 10: 1452181454

Category: Humor

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 330

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Sophie Corrigan evokes everyone's inner zoologist in this charmingly illustrated and wittily worded menagerie. Each critter featured in this fun book is tagged with totally fictitious yet comically accurate anatomical labels, from a tree frog's "clingy jazz hands" and a raccoon's "sneaky bandito mask" to a velociraptor's "disembowly prowlies" and many more. Rife with animal puns, eye-catching bonus art, interesting animal facts, and laugh-out-loud labels that beg to be shared, Animal Anatomy will bring smiles to animal lovers of all ages.


The Little Book of Politics

The Little Book of Politics

The Little Book of Politics

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0744044316

Category: Political Science

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 552

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This ebook is the perfect introduction to politics and political thought throughout history. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, and from Rousseau's "social contract" to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of government used around the world over the course of human history. Includes infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, The Little Book of Politics offers you a combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go.


S is for Story

S is for Story

S is for Story

Author: Esther Hershenhorn

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

Isbn 10: 158536598X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 40

Number of Views: 1238

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What is a first draft? What is a narrative? In S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet, author and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn uses the alphabet to help explain, explore, and examine the tools, techniques, and strategies for those hoping to live the literary life. Writing terms and topics are explained using a two-tier format. C is for the Character, every story's star, the one for whom we cheer, we care, with whom we travel far. Specific genres, story elements (setting and plot), and the mechanics of how to write (including editing and revision) are covered, while quotes from famous authors provide examples of the writer's thought process. Budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put pen to paper (or fingers on keyboards)! Author, and writing coach, Esther Hershenhorn admits S is for Story is the book she wishes she'd owned as a little girl, dreaming of a writing career. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches Writing for Children at the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio and the Newberry Library. Zachary Pullen's character-oriented picture book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators' juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming.


Pterodactyl Show and Tell

Pterodactyl Show and Tell

Pterodactyl Show and Tell

Author: Thad Krasnesky

Publisher: Flashlight Press

Isbn 10: 193626157X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 1900

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When a boy brings his pterodactyl to school for show-and-tell, hilarious havoc ensues. The dinosaur's delightfully demented antics, the kids' expressions as they try to avoid the hungry pterodactyl, and the out-of-control imagination of the boy yield a wild and wacky romp. Pterodactyl Show and Tell taps into every child's impossible wish to bring a dinosaur to school, allowing readers to safely enjoy the laugh-out-loud logical conclusion: classroom chaos. Kids who dig dinosaurs will devour this preposterous pterodactyl tale written in rhyming couplets and teeming with edgy school-age humor and giggle-inducing illustrations.


Word by Word

Word by Word

Word by Word

Author: Larry Swartz

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

Isbn 10: 155138938X

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 168

Number of Views: 1992

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Make words the core of classroom instruction and engagement; day by day, word by word. This practical resource is designed to help students discover why word choice and language matter as they build vocabulary across subject areas, gain confidence in word usage, and increase their understanding of word patterns. This practical book shows you how to motivate students to become passionate about words and develop strategies to help them grow in language and learning skills. Ideal for new and experienced teachers, Word by Word is committed to helping students develop innovative ways to explore and make meaning with words.


Playing With Language

Playing With Language

Playing With Language

Author: Marcy Zipke

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Isbn 10: 0807779415

Category: Education

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1029

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All students can benefit from a deeper understanding of how our language works. Playing With Language shows elementary school educators (K–6) how to think about, talk about, and manipulate language out of context. This cognitive skill set, known as metalinguistic awareness, is an important component of reading ability. This practical guide scales activities and teaching suggestions to students’ age, linguistic background, and individual strengths and challenges. The authors offer suggestions for introducing metalinguistic concepts like phonological, semantic, and syntactic awareness with fun activities like games, songs, rhymes, and riddles. The book also identifies and explains research that supports using metalinguistic teaching with diverse students and English learners to build skills in multiple areas, including reading comprehension and decoding ability. Teachers will find that students introduced to language play become continually engaged with language, finding real-world examples with wonder and delight. Book Features: Compiles information on all forms of metalinguistic awareness (MA), spanning different linguistic units and developmental reading levels.Contains personal anecdotes and classroom-testedÊinstructional recommendations for encouraging language play. Presents research on how individual language skills affect reading ability.Offers suggestions for full lesson plans with small groups or whole classes of children, as well as ideas for infusing MA activities into everyday exchanges and book choices.


Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids

Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids

Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids

Author: Deborah S. Delisle,James Delisle

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1000491358

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 210

Number of Views: 1219

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Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids offers lessons and activities that promote problem solving and social-emotional learning, allowing students in grades 3-6 to become more aware of themselves and others who share their world. Each lesson: Addresses both cognitive and affective skills, enhancing students' appreciation of themselves and others. Encourages students to think creatively and critically. Teaches vital affective skills, such as empathy, tolerance, compassion, communication, and leadership. Includes one or more samples of student work to guide students' responses. Has been tested by teachers in multiple classrooms with students of all ability levels. With its focus on relevant, lasting learning experiences that encourage social and emotional growth, Creating Kind and Compassionate Kids is a resource that teachers will turn to again and again. Grades 3-6


Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated

Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated

Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Crown

Isbn 10: 0525576975

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 576

Number of Views: 1515

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A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.