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Par Jeanne Mout. 2021
Cléo vit au bord de l’eau et son rêve est de faire le tour du monde en voilier. Alors, son…père lui donne un drap blanc, et avec ses ciseaux d’argent, sa mère lui coud une voile. Cléo part à l’aventure. Mais Cléo grandit, et la voile est vite trop petite. Cléo n’aime pas ça, elle voudrait rester petite, toute sa vie. Une histoire empreinte de douceur, de joie et de douleurs, où l’on se sent voguer sur l’océan de l’imaginaire.
Par Jeanne Willis. 2000
Par Jane Cowen-Fletcher. 1993
Think you know vehicles? Think again!Unconventional Vehicles is a nonfiction collection of 45 of the strangest, most unconventional vehicles that…have ever existed.Vehicles include an underwater battery-powered scooter, a carriage pulled by ostriches, a hot air balloon shaped like the Cathedral of Saint Gall, and five different jet packs.• Filled with history, science, technology, engineering, and interesting bits of trivia, all in one kid-appealing package• Part of the Uncommon Compendiums series• Vehicles range from submersibles to dirigibles.Unconventional Vehicles explores very strange modes of transportation for vehicle fans, rocket inventors, budding space-and-aeronautics experts, and anyone who's ever thought, "Why can't I ride a motorized suitcase through the airport?" Brimming with fascinating facts and diagrams presented with wit and humor, this book is sure to enthrall vehicle enthusiasts of every age.• Ideal for children ages 8 to 12 years old, especially those interested in vehicles and engineering• Author Michael Hearst brings his signature verve and humor to this fascinating read.• Young readers will devour all the substantive and silly content in this book, proving definitively that nonfiction is anything but dry.• A great pick for teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers• You'll love this book if you love books like Cars, Trains, Ships, and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle by DK; Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections by Stephen Biesty; and Cool Cars by Quentin Willson.
Par Helaine Becker. 2020
An inspiring story of Zheng Yi Sao, the real-life pirate queen who took control of her life — and the…South China seas — in the early 19th century. The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, in the late 1700s. When pirates attacked her town and the captain took a liking to her, she saw a way out. Zheng Yi Sao agreed to marry him only if she got an equal share of his business. When her husband died six years later, she took command of the fleet. Over the next decade, the pirate queen built a fleet of over 1,800 ships and 70,000 men. On land and sea, Zheng Yi Sao’s power rivaled the emperor himself. Time and again, her ships triumphed over the emperor’s ships. When she was ready to retire, Zheng Yi Sao surrendered — on her own terms, of course. Even though there was a price on her head, she was able to negotiate her freedom, living in peace and prosperity for the rest of her days. Zheng Yi Sao’s powerful story is told in lyrical prose by award-winning author Helaine Becker. Liz Wong’s colorful, engaging illustrations illuminate this inspiring woman in history. An author’s note provides historical context and outlines the challenges of researching a figure about whom little is known. Key Text Features author’s note historical context sources Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution
Par Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner. 2021
(This is the Large Print Edition) As featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Crip Camp, and forreaders of I Am Malala,…one of the most influential disability rightsactivists in US history tells her story of fighting to belong.&“If I didn&’t fight, who would?&”Judy Heumann was only 5 years old when she was first denied her right to attend school. Paralyzed from polio and raised by her Holocaust-surviving parents in New York City, Judy had a drive for equality that was instilled early in life.In this young readers&’ edition of her acclaimed memoir, Being Heumann, Judy shares her journey of battling for equal access in an unequal world—from fighting to attend grade school after being described as a &“fire hazard&” because of her wheelchair, to suing the New York City school system for denying her a teacher&’s license because of her disability. Judy went on to lead 150 disabled people in the longest sit-in protest in US history at the San Francisco Federal Building. Cut off from the outside world, the group slept on office floors, faced down bomb threats, and risked their lives to win the world&’s attention and the first civil rights legislation for disabled people.Judy&’s bravery, persistence, and signature rebellious streak will speak to every person fighting to belong and fighting for social justice.
Par Libby Jackson. 2020
A collection of amazing real-life stories about space exploration and adventure.Do you know the true story of ...*The first astronauts…to land on the moon and were nearly stranded there for ever, if it hadn't been for a felt tip pen that saved them?*The 'human computers' that launched NASA's first rockets into space?*The astronaut that trained to go to space by living in underground caves and completing underwater missions?Humans have always been fascinated by the universe, but only a few have been daring enough to travel beyond the Earth.From venturing into space for the first time to building the International Space Station in orbit, the history of space exploration is filled with peril, bravery and strokes of genius.In this beautifully illustrated anthology, spaceflight expert, Libby Jackson, reveals the very best true stories of humankind's thrilling journey to the stars.Grab your space suit and jump aboard - it's time for an astronomical adventure!
Par Nicola Campbell. 2008
Winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and finalist for the Governor General's Award: Children's Illustration This moving sequel…to the award-winning Shi-shi-etko tells the story of two children's experience at residential school. Shi-shi-etko is about to return for her second year, but this time her six-year-old brother, Shin-chi, is going, too. As they begin their journey in the back of a cattle truck, Shi-shi-etko tells her brother all the things he must remember: the trees, the mountains, the rivers and the salmon. Shin-chi knows he won't see his family again until the sockeye salmon return in the summertime. When they arrive at school, Shi-shi-etko gives him a tiny cedar canoe, a gift from their father. The children's time is filled with going to mass, school for half the day, and work the other half. The girls cook, clean and sew, while the boys work in the fields, in the woodshop and at the forge. Shin-chi is forever hungry and lonely, but, finally, the salmon swim up the river and the children return home for a joyful family reunion.
Par Pat-A-Cake. 2017
The Wheels on the Bus combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise…and recite. Young children will adore singing along as the big bright bus trundles along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: Hey Diddle Diddle, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old Macdonald had a Farm
Par Kate Boehm Jerome. 2002
Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the…Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.
Par Kathi Appelt. 2021
Perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan, this exquisite middle grade novel from Newbery Honoree and National Book…Award finalist Kathi Appelt follows an old camel out to save two baby kestrel chicks during a massive storm in the Texas desert— filled with over a dozen illustrations by Caldecott winner Eric Rohmann.Zada is a camel with a treasure trove of stories to tell. She&’s won camel races for the royal Pasha of Smyrna, crossed treacherous oceans to new land, led army missions with her best camel friend by her side, and outsmarted a far too pompous mountain lion. But those stories were from before. Now, Zada wanders the desert as the last camel in Texas. But she&’s not alone. Two tiny kestrel chicks are nestled in the fluff of fur between her ears—kee-killy-keeing for their missing parents—and a dust storm the size of a mountain is taking Zada on one more grand adventure. And it could lead to this achy old camel&’s most brilliant story yet.
Par Andy Warner. 2021
The bestselling author of Brief History of Everyday Objects explores the animals we love, the ones we make use of,…and the ones that make use of us in this hilarious, informative mix of storytelling and factbook.Did you know that 32 pigeons have received medals for wartime valor? And a dog named Laika was the very first creature in space? Did you know that there is an island in Japan entirely overrun by bunnies? And -- for a brief time -- rats adorned with ribbons were a popular lap pet in upper-class London? In Andy Warner's Oddball Histories: Pests and Pets, you can find out more than you ever thought possible about creatures both cute and weird, both large and small, while discovering new stories about human history from the perspective of our animal companions. Did you know that bees communicate with each other using special dances? Or that a popular anime called Rascal the Racoon may be largely responsible for Japan's huge raccoon population? Packed with incredible facts and charming stories like these, this is the perfect book for curious readers.
Par Lola M. Schaefer. 2001
Par Brian Floca. 2003
A is for Automobiles, machines on wheels. B is for Belts turning, fuel burning, the buzz and bark of engines.…C is for Curves and crowds and cars, of course --A century of racecars, from bare beginnings to present-day marvels, from stock cars to Formula 1, from Ford to Ferrari, caught in crackling action, in fan-friendly pictures, and in words that bounce and jounce for the fun of it.
Par Lee Anne Martin. 2011
Par Donald Crews. 1978
In powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the essence of inexorably rolling wheels, so that even a child…not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he has watched a freight train passing. A book truly for the youngest child -- and for every one of us who has been that child. Images and image descriptions available.<P><P> Winner of the Caldecott Honor
Par Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko. 1988
While looking for her lost father at the airport, Angela ends up in the cockpit of a plane. She decides…to push just one button, and then another ... and another ...
Par Susan E. Goodman, Michael Doolittle. 2007
Whether They're Jumping barrels, zipping along the highway on a road trip, or tearing up the motocross track, motorcycles are…the coolest things on two wheels! Choppers! authors Susan Goodman and Michael Doolittle show readers the many types of motorcycles there are, how they work, and some of the exciting jobs, competitions, and events that feature them.
Par James Kwan. 2017
Sometimes being a boat is full of adventures and it's nothing but smooth sailing on the high seas, but sometimes…arguing passengers can take you off course. When you run aground, will their teamwork give you the strength to make it through? Offbeat and imaginative, James Kwan gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to not only be a boat, but what it is to be human in both gentle and rough waters. Perfect for life’s transitions, this book tackles taking on change and indecision with grace, humor, and heart. It’s a reassuring reminder to stay the course through all kinds of stormy weather. Ahoy, ahoy!
Par Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum, Deirdre Gill. 2016
Puffing, chuffing, never yawning Climbing hills as day is dawning. Trains don’t sleep, they CLANG and HOOT Cross bridges and…canyons, plow through snow, charge down mountains, and meander across fields filled with sheep. And when it is time to rest and dreams are just ahead, never fear—trains don’t sleep so that you can. With the feel of a classic and vivid artwork that captures the power and majesty of trains, this is a fast-paced rhyming ode to the locomotive.