Children from fourteen countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa introduce themselves, their families, and their everyday lives, in a book that also discusses the idea of family and invites readers to describe their own.
From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters. From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction -- and, against all odds, survival. Read their incredible stories: The Children's Blizzard, 1888 The Titanic Disaster, 1912 The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919 The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 The Henryville Tornado, 2012.
Alphabetics reinforces the ABCs with retro-modern, topical illustrations and situations. Find a nautical Norwegian navigating on a narwhal, a pretentious peacock perched upon a penny-farthing, and a yuppie yeti eating fro yo?
Features more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings; all signs paired with color illustrations; introduction [explains] how to sign ASL and fingerspell; complete index of English terms for each sign, including synonyms; sample sentences using specific words to match every sign's meaning.
Gathers eight traditional stories from Poland, including "The Trumpeter of Kraków" and "The Warsaw Mermaid" that feature dragons, magic, mythical events from Polish history, and the evil witch Baba Jaga.
Huge, far-reaching landscapes of swaying grass or shrubs, grasslands support a whole host of organisms and are one of the most important biomes for people, too. Find out how many different organisms rely upon this ecosystem for survival, from elephants and gazelles to prairie dogs and horses. Discover how each organism functions within its grassland ecosystem, and learn about the daily fight for survival that takes place in these huge hunting grounds.
Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.