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A Dog Called Homeless

By Sarah Lean
  • ISBN Code: : 0062122223
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Praised by Newbery Medal–winning author Katherine Applegate as "graceful" and "miraculous," this Schneider Family Book Award–winning novel tells how one girl's friendship with a homeless dog mends a family's heart. Cally Fisher knows she can see her dead mother, but the only other living soul who does is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mom appears. How can Cally convince anyone that her mom is still with the family, or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog belongs with them? With beautiful, spare writing and adorable animals, A Dog Called Homeless is perfect for readers of favorite middle-grade novels starring dogs, such as Because of Winn-Dixie and Shiloh.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062430408
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 368
  • Pdf File: harold-and-the-purple-crayon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From beloved children’s book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon! This imagination-sparking picture book belongs on every child's digital bookshelf. One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Harold and his trusty crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this charming story shows just how far your imagination can take you. “A satisfying artistic triumph.” —Chris Van Allsburg, author-illustrator of The Polar Express Share this classic as a birthday, baby shower, or graduation gift!

The One and Only Bob

By Katherine Applegate
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062991337
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 222
  • Pdf File: the-one-and-only-bob.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A #1 New York Times bestseller! "Good dog Bob. Great to have a best friend.”—Danny DeVito Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob! Catch up with these beloved friends before you see the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan, now available on Disney+! Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family. Bob, Ivan, and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn’t over yet. Catch up with these beloved friends before the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan hits theaters in August 2020! One and Only Bob is an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, embraced by new and old fans of Katherine Applegate's beloved One and Only Ivan. Great for summer reading or anytime! A Today show pick for “25 children’s books your kids and teens won’t be able to put down this summer!" In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, family, and hope. The One and Only Bob features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective). This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.

Hero

By Sarah Lean
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062122401
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 992
  • Pdf File: hero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the author of A Dog Called Homeless, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award, comes an action-filled adventure about friendship, imagination, and what it means to be a hero, perfect for fans of classic dog and friendship stories like Because of Winn-Dixie and Shiloh. The short length makes Hero a great pick for reluctant readers and readers who have just graduated from chapter books, but its themes of bullying and finding courage to stand up for what's right mean the story is meaty enough for more advanced readers, too. Leo is invincible when he's pretending to be a gladiator in his imagination, but in real life, he struggles to make friends—unless you count his neighbor's little dog, Jack Pepper. So Leo is thrilled when the cool kids invite him to hang out, even though they sometimes pressure him to do mean things. When Leo accidentally does something that makes the whole town think he's a hero, he rolls with it—it feels nice to be celebrated, even if it's a lie. But when Jack Pepper needs Leo's help, can Leo find it in himself to be a genuine hero?

Duckling Days (Tiger Days, Book 4)

By Sarah Lean
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008165785
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 106
  • Pdf File: duckling-days.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A heart-warming series about animals, friendship and adventure, by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout.

The Midnight Foxes (Tiger Days, Book 2)

By Sarah Lean
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008165742
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: the-midnight-foxes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout.

The Secret Cat (Tiger Days, Book 1)

By Sarah Lean
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008165726
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 274
  • Pdf File: the-secret-cat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout.

The Riverbank Otter (Tiger Days, Book 3)

By Sarah Lean
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008165769
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: the-riverbank-otter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meet animal lover, Tiger Days! A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Pet That Dog!

By Gideon Kidd,Rachel Braunigan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Book Code : 1683692306
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: pet-that-dog.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From 11-year-old dog-loving Gideon Kidd of the viral Twitter account I've Pet That Dog comes a guide for young readers to befriend and care for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities! Pet That Dog! A Handbook for Making Four-Legged Friends is an illustrated guide to meeting, petting, and caring for dogs by Gideon and his mom, Rachel Braunigan. Learn how dogs communicate through body language, helpful tips for safely interacting with dogs, and fun facts about dogs to share with friends. (Did you know that all-white dogs are more likely to be deaf? Or that dogs poop in alignment with the north-south axis of the Earth’s magnetic field?) You can even keep track of the pups you meet with your very own Dog Tracker. With an interactive format and joyful illustrations of lovable dogs, Pet That Dog! makes a perfect gift for dog lovers and dog-curious kids.

Literature and the Child

By Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1305854985
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 790
  • Pdf File: literature-and-the-child.pdf

Book Short Summary:

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

No Peace Within

By Douglas
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781453536490
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 329
  • Pdf File: no-peace-within.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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A Dog Called Valentine

By Roxanne Snopek
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Book Code : 1949707539
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 722
  • Pdf File: a-dog-called-valentine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

No good deed goes unpunished. When an unwanted Valentine’s Day present is dumped at the shelter, volunteer Lily decides to foster the poor dog herself. A little attention is all he needs to blossom into a loving pet, ready for his forever home. Plus, helping a poor, rejected animal will distract her from her own problems. Win, win. Right? Wrong. Valentine needs more than a makeover if he’s going to be adopted. He destroys her home, hates to be groomed and when he behaves better for a perfect stranger than he does her, Lily swallows her pride and begs the good looking but quiet stranger for help After losing his canine partner in a horrific moment that upended his future, sexy and stoic Shane turns to books, walks in the park and remodeling his grandmother’s home. No more intense K9 officer career, no more dogs, no more risks. But it’s hard to ignore the misunderstood mutt at the park and his well-intentioned, but clueless, handler. Shane reluctantly agrees to give her a few tips and tricks, but that’s all. He won’t care. He won’t get invested. And once Valentine finds his new home, his life can go back to normal. But Shane doesn’t bargain on a new normal in town and, suddenly, Valentine’s Day will never be the same.

Collecting for the Curriculum: The Common Core and Beyond

By Amy J. Catalano
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610699688
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 598
  • Pdf File: collecting-for-the-curriculum.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you're a librarian charged with collecting curriculum materials and children's literature to support the Common Core State Standards, then this book—the only one that offers explicit advice on collection development in curriculum collections—is for you. • Draws on current research and interviews with some of the most experienced curriculum librarians in the United States to help faculty and teachers better understand the Common Core • Provides explicit applications of the CCSS for librarians working in post-secondary institutions • Covers the diverse teaching strategies of faculty and teachers • Includes an extensive appendix with lists of books that support all curricular areas, as well as lesson ideas and other resources • Offers a regularly updated companion website