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Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Who is a Good Citizen at School. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: The Helping List. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Our House Rules. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Jon Follows School Rules.

Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Fun on the Playground. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Callie Learns to Listen. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Caden's Day. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: A Helper at the School Library.

Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: A Day in Kindergarten. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Healthy Lifestyles Article: Take Care of Your Teeth. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: How Do Scrapes Heal? Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name:Caring for a Cut.

Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Be Careful with Medicines. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Apples All Around. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: A Sticky Idea. Subject Area: History & Resource Name: One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong. Subject Area: History & Resource Name: I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Who Changed the World)

"I am Amelia Earhart" is another book in Ordinary People Change World series, the educational books written for preschool children by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos.

Subject Area: History & Resource Name: I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Who Changed the World)

This book speaks about Amelia Earhart, a first female pilot who flew across the Atlantic Ocean, allowing children to find out more information about this person who realized her dreams and entered the world history. As was the case in the book about Lincoln, on its pages author presented the most important events of her life, from childhood to her first flying days until the moment due to which she will forever be remembered as a pilot.

With his work the author sends beautiful message about pursuing our dreams, about not recognizing the boundaries imposed by others, but instead always trying to go further and do more... Subject Area: History & Resource Name: I Am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Who Changed the World) Subject Area: History & Resource Name: Me...Jane (Goodall) Review "McDonnell's book is... inspirational.

Subject Area: History & Resource Name: Me...Jane (Goodall)

"-- The Horn Book, starred review A Charlotte Zolotow Award WinnerA "Horn Book" Fanfare BookA "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's BookA "New York Times" Notable Children's BookA "Booklist "Editor's Choice BookA "Kirkus Reviews" Best BookA Kids' Indie Next List BookA Parents' Choice Silver Honor BookA National Parenting Publications Awards Gold WinnerA Booklinks Lasting Connections Book "This remarkable picture book is one of the few that speaks, in a meaningful way, to all ages.

" "Booklist, starred review"" "McDonnell's book is... inspirational. " "Children will appreciate McDonnell's original format and take heart that interests logged in their own diaries might turn into lifelong passions. " "McDonnell's skill as a cartoonist enables him to express Goodall's joy, wonder and satisfaction with a simple stroke of the pen.

" "[A] tender homage... engaging... an appealing and satisfying introduction to a well-known scientist and activist. " Subject Area: History & Resource Name: Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words. Subject Area: History & Resource Name: Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! Review "Winter resists the "good for you" air of some picture-book biographies in this dynamic reimagining of Picasso's rocket trip to the top of the 20th-century art world, while Hawkes is energized rather than intimidated by the challenge of painting the great painter....

Subject Area: History & Resource Name: Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!

By dramatizing Picasso's development rather than merely recounting it, Winter keeps readers fascinated, and by making Picasso a superhero--he bursts right through the canvas of a serene landscape on the second page--he dispels any notion of art as tired or irrelevant. " -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "Using an innovative and offbeat approach, Winter provides glimpses of the energy, enthusiasm, and dedication that ruled the artist's world. In covering his early years (his experimentation with style, perspective, and color were not always appreciated), the author delivers a pungent message to today's young artists: don't be discouraged if your creative efforts are criticized... Subject Area: History & Resource Name: Nelson Mandela. Review “A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them.”

Subject Area: History & Resource Name: Nelson Mandela

(Kirkus Reviews (starred review)) “An extremely powerful picture-book biography of South Africa’s first black president. It’s a solid biography in its own right, but thanks to Nelson’s characteristically stunning paintings, it soars.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review)) “A dramatic encounter indeed.” “This picture-book biography matches Mandela’s outsize achievements with large, powerful images, resulting in a presentation that will seize and hold readers’ attention.” From the Back Cover One day when Nelson Mandela was nine years old, his father died and he was sent from his village to a school far away from home, to another part of South Africa.

Subject Area: History & Resource Name: Grandfather Gandhi. Review "Collaborating with first-time picture-book author Hegedus, Arun Gandhi recalls his own childhood experiences, relating the stories in an immediate first-person voice.

Subject Area: History & Resource Name: Grandfather Gandhi

Working in mixed media, with pieces of fabric clothing and hand-cut, hand-painted figures, Turk mixes carefully detailed renderings with abstracted expressions of emotional struggle, achieving a powerful balance. A personal portrait of a legendary figure. " (Booklist, December 2013) * "More than 10 years in the writing, this true story by Gandhi’s grandson and Hegedus (Truth with a Capital T) gives a personal window inside the peacemaker’s teachings… . * "This first-person account presents Mohandas Gandhi through the eyes of his then–12-year-old grandson.... Subject Area: Science & Resource Name: Superfrog! Subject Area: Science & Resource Name: Super Duck (Duck in the Truck) Review ‘With a nod to Dr.

Subject Area: Science & Resource Name: Super Duck (Duck in the Truck)

Seuss and a wink to John Burningham, Jez Alborough deals an irresistible lesson in rhyme and rhythm as well as storytelling, which is hugely entertaining.’ Child Education Reviews for Duck in the Truck: ‘Rhyme, illustration, wit and inventiveness combine to produce outstanding quality.’ ‘Alborough’s text is perfect for reading out loud and the mix of close-up and panoramic illustrations give an animated, live-action feel.’

‘Colourful, arresting and busting with action.’ Praise for Hit the Ball Duck:‘A really great story; the best Duck book so far.’ About the Author Jez was born in Kingston upon Thames in 1959. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Max. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: George Saves The World By Lunchtime. Subject Areas: General/ Mathematics & Resource Name: Superhero School. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Supermoo. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears?

Subject Area: Science & Resource Name: Super Fish. Subject Area: Science & Resource Name: Superworm. Review Praise for A GOLD STAR FOR ZOGA NEW YORK TIMES Notable Children's Book of 2012"Donaldson, the current children's laureate in Britain, is a master of witty comic rhyme and original stories with heart.

Subject Area: Science & Resource Name: Superworm

Here she and Scheffler outdo themselves with the smart, funny -- dare I say, deep? -- story of a dragon in training, a princess who wants to be a doctor and a knight who could use a bit of rescuing. The book gets a gold star too. " -- NEW YORK TIMES"A delightful new twist on happily-ever-after. " -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALPraise for TABBY MCTAT, THE MUSICAL CAT"A surprising and fun read.... [Scheffler's] bright-eyed, warmhearted characterizations make this a wonderful testimony to the ties that bind. " -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"The team behind ROOM ON THE BROOM pair up again in what has become a near-annual ritual of picture book perfection.... Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Supertato. Subject Area: Geography & Resource Name: Me on the Map. Subject Area: PE & Resource Name: Ladybug Girl at the Beach.

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Subject Area: PE & Resource Name: Ladybug Girl at the Beach

Ross - Published on Amazon.com One of the great joys of my life - aside from installing a new clutch in my car - is reading to my daughter, now age 3+. There is just nothing better in the world than getting dedicated reading time just before bed, where we can experience together a book or two. Or four. Always on the lookout for something smart, charming, and - hopefully - instructive, I ran across Ladybug Girl. I know this particular book is one of a series, but this is where I landed first. The story has Lulu (aka Ladybug Girl) arriving at the beach for the first time, with an enthusiastic - if somewhat unrealistic - idea of splashing and playing in the waves.

Her alter ego, Ladybug Girl, isn't afraid of anything. The story is deftly told with a light touch. Personally, I also appreciate the soft but distinct humor of role portrayals. So, I find the story simple and charming, with a sound lesson that is softly but effectively delivered. Subject Area: Personal, Social, and Health Education & Resource Name: Adrian and Super-A: Bake and Like Differently.