Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth
Author: Adrienne Barman
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 1847806961
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 216
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Welcome to this collection of best-loved animals from all over the world, chosen for their special talents and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbours', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours.


Author: Adrienne Barman
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 9781847806345
Category: Animals
Page: 216
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See the animal kingdom's stars as you've never seen them before in this book that groups the biggest, silliest, and bravest creatures together, amongst other fun comparisons.


Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth
Author: Adrienne Barman
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 1786032112
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 200
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Welcome to this collection of amazing plants from all over the world, chosen for their unique traits and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet the 'evergreens', the 'edibles' and the 'elderly' plants that have outlived the dinosaurs in this alphabetically-ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating flowers, curious crops and wonderful weeds, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours. A fantastic follow-up to smash-hit Creaturepedia. A beautiful gift book featuring an embossed cover and a grosgrain ribbon marker.

Creaturepedia Activity Book

Author: Adrienne Barman
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 9781847807939
Page: 40
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Following the success of Creaturepedia, Adrienne Barman returns with this companion colour and activity book, bursting with rainy-day activities. Informative and fun, this book is filled with facts, creatures to color in, 100 stickers and a double gatefold poster at the rear.


A Canine Compendium
Author: Fenella Smith,Brothers McLeod
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250066336
Category: Pets
Page: 160
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From British siblings Greg, Myles, and Fenella comes a funny and charming guide to 150 dogs, each with its own beautiful illustration. From Afghan to Yorkie, Breeds will make dog owners smile.

The Only Way Is Badger

Author: Stella J. Jones
Publisher: Tiger Tales
ISBN: 9781680100983
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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One morning, the animals wake up to find that someone has built a huge wall and put up posters on the trees that read "Badgers are best!" Badger wants everyone to be more like him, and when they can't do things as well as he does, he sends them away to the other side of the wall. But is being the best really the most important thing?

Good Night Pittsburgh

Author: Mark Jasper
Publisher: Good Night Books
ISBN: 160219128X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 20
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Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions—such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Lake Ontario in Toronto, and volcanoes in Hawaii. Rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. Covering many of the city’s most interesting places and features—including the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers; Point State Park; University of Pittsburgh and its Panthers; Carnegie Mellon University; the Pirates; the Steelers; the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium; the National Aviary; Carnegie Science Center; Carnegie Museum of Natural History; Phipps Conservatory; and the Cathedral of Learning—this book is a celebration of all things Pittsburgh.

Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life

Neil Gaiman!! Jodi Picoult!! Brad Meltzer!! . . . and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives
Author: Liesa Mignogna
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466842261
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 304
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As broad as our exponentially growing cultural fascination with caped crusaders is, it runs just as deep as this long awaited anthology underscores. Liesa Mignogna the VP, Editorial Director at Simon Pulse and editor of this anthology can expound on the virtues of Batman (her wedding was even Batman-themed) but it's her retelling of incredibly harrowing yet ultimately inspiring encounters with The Dark Knight over the years, as she struggled to coexist with the supervillains in her own family that birthed this collection. Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life gives readers the chance to connect to their beloved authors, while those same authors connect to their beloved superheroes, and within that feedback loop of respect and admiration lies a stellar, and phenomenally accessible, anthology full of thrills, chills, and spills. Contributors include New York Times bestsellers Christopher Golden, Leigh Bardugo, Brad Meltzer, Neil Gaiman, Carrie Vaughn, Jodi Picoult, and Jamie Ford, as well as award-winners and mainstays like Joe R. Lansdale, Karina Cooper, and Ron Currie, Jr among many others. Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life's authors share their most hilarious and most heart wrenching experiences with their chosen defender to explain why superheroes matter, what they tell us about who we are, and what they mean for our future.

The Trickster's Tale

Author: Adam Shaughnessy
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616206373
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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In Adam Shaughnessy's debut, the first in an adventurous new series, eleven-year-old Pru and her classmate ABE--with help from an uncommonly rude squirrel and the enigmatic Mr. Fox--must save their town from being destroyed by battling Norse gods. But first they have to find the lost Eye of Odin.

What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction, Grades 3-8

Your Moment-to-Moment Decision-Making Guide
Author: Gravity Goldberg,Renee Houser
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506376398
Category: Education
Page: 296
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Focus on decisions that impact readers’ skill development In What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction, Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser provide a daily protocol for deciding what to teach next. The simple secret? Focus on the thinking involved in what students write and say. Tools include: Tips for what to look and listen for when students write about and discuss nonfiction More than 30 lessons writing about reading, organizing thinking, and more Reproducible Clipboard Notes for quick decision-making Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and “thin slicing”

First Jobs

True Tales of Bad Bosses, Quirky Coworkers, Big Breaks, and Small Paychecks
Author: Merritt Watts
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 125006130X
Category: Humor
Page: 256
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A future mayor shining shoes, an atheist shilling Bibles, a housewife heading to work during World War II, a now-famous designer getting fired-we all got our start somewhere. A first job may not have the romance of the first kiss or the excitement of a first car, but more than anything else, it offers a taste of true independence and a preview of what the world has in store for us. In The First Jobs, reporter Merritt Watts collects real stories of these early forays into the workforce from a range of eras and industries, and a diversity of backgrounds. For some, a first job is a warm welcome to the working world. For others, it's a rude awakening, but as these stories show, it's an influential, entertaining experience that should not be underestimated. This book transforms what we might think of as a single, unassuming line at the bottom of a résumé into a collection of absorbing tales and hard-earned wisdom to which we can all, for better or worse, relate.

Zoo - Ology

Author: Joelle Jolivet
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780761318941
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 33
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Brief text and illustrations introduce over three hundred animals, from aardvark to zebu.

World's Weirdest Animals

Author: Matt Roper
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 178685483X
Category: Nature
Page: 96
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Whales that look like unicorns, lizards that squirt jets of blood from their eyes, naked rats that can sprint backwards—it seems as though some creatures have been put on this earth just to amaze us. From the harmless but hilarious to the truly frightening and deadly, the animals in this book are guaranteed to keep you enthralled, astonished, and extremely amused.

My Mama Earth

Author: Susan B. Katz,Melissa Launay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781846864186
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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A mother shares with her child the magic and warmth of plants, animals, sunshine, and moonlight.

Would You Rather...Dine with a Dung Beetle or Lunch with a Maggot?

Hilarious scenes bring bug facts to life!
Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere
Publisher: QEB Publishing
ISBN: 1609928148
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Four non-fiction topics – bugs, sharks, dinosaurs and the human body – are explored through fun scenarios and a Would you Rather…? question approach. From the revolting eating habits of bugs to the amazing senses of sharks, readers will decide what they'd rather eat, where they'd rather live and what super senses they'd rather have. With no wrong or right answer, there are endless possibilities for discussion and extra facts and notes at the end of book encourage the reader to come up with their own questions.

The Island of Beyond

Author: Elizabeth Atkinson
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 1512404721
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Eleven-year-old Martin can hardly imagine a worse summer. Martin's dad wants him to like "normal" boy things—playing sports and exploring the outdoors—so he sends Martin to his great-aunt Lenore, who lives on a tiny island called Beyond. Nothing about Beyond is what Martin expects, certainly not the strange, local boy who unexpectedly befriends Martin. Solo can canoe and climb trees and survive on his own in the wilderness, and Martin's drawn to him in a way he doesn't quite understand. But he's not sure he can trust Solo. In fact, can he trust anything about this strange island, where everyone seems to be keeping secrets?

The Circus and Other Stories

Author: Samuil Marshak
Publisher: Tate
ISBN: 9781849761024
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 76
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Collects four stories, including "The Circus," in which rhyming text describes different circus performances.

Cutting for Stone

Author: Abraham Verghese
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 8184001754
Category: Fiction
Page: 556
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Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

The Whisper

Author: Pamela Zagarenski
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544761286
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Step inside the pages of a little girl's magical book as she discovers the profound and inspiring notion that we each bring something different to the same story. Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski debuts as an author in this tender picture book about the joy of reading.