Selasa, 09 Februari 2016

Kali's Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue

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Kali's Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue

Follow the rescue of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) from the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English) to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage to his new home at the Buffalo Zoo in New York with Luna, a female polar bear. This photographic journey beautifully captures the remarkable development of the cub, who initially drinks from a baby bottle, sucks his paw for comfort, and sleeps with a “blankie” as he rapidly grows into the largest land carnivore on earth.

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        About the Author
Award-winning nature author Jennifer Keats Curtis is frequently found among students and teachers, talking about literacy or conservation. In addition to the Animal Helpers series, Baby Owl's Rescue, and Turtles In My Sandbox for Sylvan Dell, some of her other recent titles include Osprey Adventure, Saving Squeak: A River Otter's Tale, and Seahorses. Jennifer resides in Maryland, with her family and a wide variety of pets.

Product Details
Lexile Measure: 870L (What's this?)
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing (February 10, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1628552174
ISBN-13: 978-1628552171
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#23 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Baby Animals
#54 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Zoos
#201 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Bears
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Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!

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Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!

Meet Eva and Sadie in debut picture book author Jeff Cohen's Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! The book was inspired by the viral recording of NPR reporter Jeff interviewing his two little girls explaining the worst haircut ever. When big sister Sadie notices Eva's hair is just too long and getting out of control, she decides to take matters into her own hands. When the haircut is over and there's a pile of hair on the floor, Sadie realizes she may have done something wrong. What will Eva and Sadie's parents say? Will they be able to fix the worst haircut ever? With beautiful illustrations from Elanna Allen, young readers will love reading a story based on a real-life sister act! In the same vein as Fancy Nancy, the fun and creativity of sibling relationships shine through in this sweet tale of cutting hair and learning lessons.

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       From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Sadie's little sister Eva has long curly blond tresses "down to her tush" (Sadie's own mop is short, straight, and brown). No braids or pigtails can tame Eva's hair, and it has never been cut before. Sadie decides to "help" by grabbing their mom's scissors and giving Eva a haircut, with predictably dreadful results. She tries to hide the evidence from their parents but eventually admits to the misdeed after Eva tells on her, promising not to do it again. Allen's playful pencil, watercolor, and digital illustrations perfectly capture the wildness of Eva's hair and the gentle humor of the story. Based on a real-life haircutting incident with Cohen's young daughters, this story will resonate with many young readers, though hopefully not inspire them to get into their own haircutting shenanigans.—Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NY

From the Back Cover
Meet Eva and Sadie, two sisters with big personalities! When big sister Sadie notices that Eva's hair is just too long and getting out of control, she decides to take matters into her own hands. When the haircut is over and there's a pile of hair on the floor, Sadie realizes she may have done something wrong. What will Eva and Sadie's parents say? Will they be able to fix the worst haircut ever?

In this hilariously sweet tale of cutting hair, Eva gets a new hairdo and Sadie realizes that it's okay to make mistakes as long as you learn not to make the same one again.

About the Author
Jeff Cohen has been a reporter since 2001, first in newspapers and now at public radio station WNPR in Hartford. A proud New Orleans native, he lives in Connecticut with his wife, two daughters, and their cats.

Elanna Allen graduated from Brown University and studied animation and illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has designed characters and directed animation for Playhouse Disney, Nick Jr., and PBS. She lives in New York City with her husband and two boys, and is currently trying to learn to play the ukulele.

Product Details

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (June 3, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062249061
ISBN-13: 978-0062249067
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#139 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Parents
#205 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings
#1326 in Books > Children's Books > Humor
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Rabu, 12 Agustus 2015

Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door

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Those Darn Squirrels
Those Darn Squirrels!By Adam Rubin (Author)
The story of what happens when a grumpy old man and some mischievous squirrels match wits—with hilarious results.

Old Man Fookwire is a grump who only likes to paint pictures of birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful birdfeeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates—until the birds depart (as usual), and the squirrels come up with a plan that charms the old grump.

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          From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4—This simple tale has a sneaky, edgy humor that erupts into hilarity as well as a warm, stabilizing feeling for humanity in all of its quirky manifestations. "Old Man Fookwire was so old that when he sneezed, dust came out. He was also a grump. He hated pie. He hated puppies. The only thing he liked was birds." This verbal introduction to the main character is enhanced with paintings—reminiscent of some of the best European children's book illustrations—of an exaggeratedly skinny, flannel-shirted caricature with a long neck, long nose, oversized glasses, and protruding Adam's apple. He never smiles, even when he's painting pictures of the birds that visit his yard every summer. In an attempt to keep the birds around when autumn arrives, he builds wonderful birdfeeders. They do indeed attract the birds—but they also catch the eye of the squirrels. The cheerful, brilliant, and adorable creatures are shown using pulleys, weights, and remarkable cooperative planning to foil Fookwire and raid the feeders. The old man fights back. But the squirrels, still smiling and hopeful, stay up all night for a planning meeting and devise a daring escapade that relies heavily on their deep understanding of physics and their willingness to be launched through the air. What happens to the squirrels, the birds, and to Old Man Fookwire is a symphony of regret, respect, and sweetness. Readers will want to linger over this book and treasure every page.—Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY 
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547576811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547576817
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #1 in Books > Children's Books > Geography & Cultures > Where We Live > Country Life
  • #10 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels
  • #67 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship
Biography
Adam Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author of a half dozen critically-acclaimed picture books. He grew up outside of New York City, went to school at Washington University in St. Louis and spent his "formative" years in Chicago. Adam's interests include camping, 3D puzzles, improv comedy, nature documentaries and cartoons. He currently lives in Manhattan.

Dragon Love Tacos

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Dragon Love Tacos
Dragons Love Tacos By Adam Rubin (Author)
This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick!

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.

The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack.

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          "Rubin and Salmieri, the team behind the equally hilarious "Those Darn Squirrels!," bring their kooky sensibility to this irresistible story about what can go wrong at a taco party for dragons... The dragons may screw up the party, but this book gets everything right." -The New York Times

            "Off-kilter fun for those who like their picture books (and salsa) zesty and fresh."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

            "Dragons Love Tacos is a heaping helping of silly.  Little kids will relate to the anti-spicy bias and chuckle over Salmieri's watercolor and gouache cartoon illustrations showing literally boatloads of tacos and all sizes of dragons enjoying their favorite food at pool parties, costume parties and, well, taco parties."—San Francisco Chronicle

             "The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos."—Kirkus Reviews

        "The watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil cartoon illustrations are the real stars here. Regardless of, or perhaps because of, the absurdity of the story, this tale should be a big hit with anyone with an affinity for dragons."—School Library Journal

About the Author
         Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri are the creators of Those Darn Squirrels!, which was a Borders Original Pick. Adam lives in New York, New York, and Daniel lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books; 5/20/12 edition (June 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803736800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803736801
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (808 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #1 in Books > Children's Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Dragons
  • #12 in Books > Children's Books > Animals
  • #14 in Books > Children's Books > Humor
Biography
Adam Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author of a half dozen critically-acclaimed picture books. He grew up outside of New York City, went to school at Washington University in St. Louis and spent his "formative" years in Chicago. Adam's interests include camping, 3D puzzles, improv comedy, nature documentaries and cartoons. He currently lives in Manhattan.

Day Dreamers

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Day Dreamers A Journey Of Imagination
Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination By Emily Winfield Martin (Author)
This companion to Dream Animals celebrates the imagination and will have children dreaming both day and night!


Emily Winfield Martin's newest picture book shows readers that letting their imaginations run free will lead them into fantastical day dreams. Whether cloud-gazing or wandering through a museum, reading a book or playing in a tide-pool, the children in this picture book find themselves in places  inhabited by magical creatures such as dragons, unicorns, griffins, and jackalopes. A whimsical rhyme accompanies the dream-worthy illustrations.

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  • "Each ordinary scene is contrasted with what the imagination can make of it . . .adding to the overall argument that one’s own brain contains the most magnificent wonders." --Booklist

About the Author

  • EMILY WINFIELD MARTIN sketches, paints, and stitches to create imaginary worlds and characters. She is the author/illustrator of The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer. Her store, The Black Apple, has been featured in national publications and on TV shows, including the New York Times and The Martha Stewart Show. Emily lives among the giant fir trees of Portland, Oregon, with her fellow adventurer, Josiah, and their cat Miette. Visit her online at BlackApple.typepad.com or Etsy.com/shop/theblackapple.
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  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 0600 (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385376707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385376709
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #92 in Books > Children's Books > Early Learning > Poetry
  • #102 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse
  • #139 in Books > Children's Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Dragons
Biography
Emily Winfield Martin makes paintings, books and other things. When she was small, she spent every moment drawing, reading, dressing rabbits in fancy clothes, and having many peculiar daydreams. When she grew up, she began to illustrate those daydreams and she created a cottage industry called The Black Apple, which sells all manner of her art and etceteras.

She works in a tiny nook of a studio filled with old children's books, wind-up toys, and stacks of fabric. She lives in Portland, Or.

You can visit her at www.emilywinfieldmartin.com

Selasa, 11 Agustus 2015

Dream Animals

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Dream Animals A Bedtime Jurney
Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey By Emily Winfield Martin (Author)
Ideal for bed time reading, this book will appeal to parents and children who love Grandfather Twilightand On the Night That You Were Born. Author, illustrator, and creator of The Black Apple Etsy shop, Emily Martin convinces children to close their eyes and discover who their dream animal might be—and what dream it might take them to. With a perfect nighttime rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, this book is irresistible.

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  • You only have to close your eyes / And when you snuggle in . . . / You’ll be carried to your dream tonight / On wing or paw or fin. As children cuddle up with their special stuffed animal in their cozy beds, dreams come to carry them off on adventures. One boy’s bear takes him to bake fabulous pastries to serve to some peculiar fairy tale friends. A girl encircled by fireflies rides a red fox to a magical forest, where she plays the banjo with an elf orchestra hidden in an underground hollow. Whether taking tea with mermaids in pale green waters, flying over a prehistoric world on a winged bicycle, or painting the stars while resting on the moon, these dreams suggest delightful and fantastical experiences. Martin sketches the sleeping children in black-and-white and renders the enchanting scenes of their dreams in vivid color. A sweet and lyrical bedtime story. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Lolly Gepson
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  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449810801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449810804
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.3 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #104 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep
  • #882 in Books > Children's Books > Animals

Biography

Emily Winfield Martin makes paintings, books and other things. When she was small, she spent every moment drawing, reading, dressing rabbits in fancy clothes, and having many peculiar daydreams. When she grew up, she began to illustrate those daydreams and she created a cottage industry called The Black Apple, which sells all manner of her art and etceteras.

She works in a tiny nook of a studio filled with old children's books, wind-up toys, and stacks of fabric. She lives in Portland, Or.

You can visit her at www.emilywinfieldmartin.com

The Wonderful Thing You Will Be

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The Wonderful Thing You Will Be
From Emily Winfield Martin, author/illustrator of Dream Animals, comes a new book that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever!

From brave and bold to creative and clever, the rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old. A great gift for any occasion, but a special stand-out for baby showers, birthdays, and graduation. The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes.

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From School Library Journal
         - PreS—Childhood is a time full of potential, and Martin celebrates this promise in this work. The general premise of Dr. Seuss's classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go is pared down to elegant simplicity. "Will you stand up for good/By saving the day?/Or play a song only you/Know how to play?" While the rhyming text falters a bit in spots, the word choice overall is spare, inspiring, and accessible to preschoolers. Children are encouraged to be kind, clever, and bold, to take care of the small, and to help things grow. Martin's oil paintings have the same retro, mid-century feel as her other illustrations, with large-eyed children of many ethnicities playing, gardening, and sharing together. VERDICT A go-to gift for new parents, and a potential bedtime favorite for many children.—Martha Link Yesowitch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC

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       Age Range: 3 - 7 years
       Grade Level: Preschool - 2
       Lexile Measure: 0460 (What's this?)
       Hardcover: 36 pages
       Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 25, 2015)
       Language: English
       ISBN-10: 0385376715
       ISBN-13: 978-0385376716
       Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
       Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
       Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
                     #8 in Books > Children's Books > Early Learning > Poetry
                     #10 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse
                     #24 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Experiences

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Emily Winfield
Emily Winfield Martin makes paintings, books and other things. When she was small, she spent every moment drawing, reading, dressing rabbits in fancy clothes, and having many peculiar daydreams. When she grew up, she began to illustrate those daydreams and she created a cottage industry called The Black Apple, which sells all manner of her art and etceteras.She works in a tiny nook of a studio filled with old children's books, 
wind-up toys, and stacks of fabric. She lives in Portland, Or.

You can visit her at www.emilywinfieldmartin.com

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