Download Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox,Brian Floca PDF

By Lynne Cox,Brian Floca

World-renowned swimmer and bestselling writer Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca staff as much as deliver us this inspiring tale of an elephant seal who knew precisely the place she belonged.

Here is the marvelous tale of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her domestic within the Avon River within the urban of Christchurch, New Zealand. whilst Elizabeth makes a decision to stretch out throughout a two-lane street, the voters fear she may possibly get harm or reason site visitors injuries, so a bunch of volunteers tows her out to sea. yet Elizabeth swims the entire as far back as Christchurch. The volunteers seize her back and again—each time towing her farther, even 1000's of miles away—but, nonetheless, Elizabeth unearths her long ago domestic.

Includes again topic with information regarding elephant seals.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download G is for Garden State: A New Jersey Alphabet (Discover by Eileen Cameron,Doris Ettlinger PDF

By Eileen Cameron,Doris Ettlinger

Readers could be overjoyed to find the numerous wonders of the backyard country, from her recognized little kids (inventor Thomas Edison and the progressive battle heroine Molly Pitcher) to her attractive attractions (the Highlands, the Pinelands, and New Jersey's well-known shoreline), and her designated associations (The Seeing Eye education institute for seeing eye canines and Haddy, the most important entire dinosaur skeleton of its time, present in 1858). G is for backyard nation explores the locations, humans, and landmarks that make New Jersey a desirable position to dwell in and to go to repeatedly. Written within the well known two-tier layout for our notice the USA kingdom by way of country alphabet sequence, younger readers will discover nation proof via colourful illustrations, rhyming verses, and expository textual content. utilized in faculties through the kingdom, this sequence successfully expands school room curriculum.Author/preservationist Eileen Cameron is attracted to retaining our average and ancient assets. She serves at the board of the Washington organization of recent Jersey at Morristown nationwide ancient Park. Eileen has hiked the Appalachian path at excessive aspect, rafted at the Delaware River, and now lives in Morristown, New Jersey. Doris Ettlinger has illustrated various kid's books together with Springtime within the great Woods and Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus , either tailored from the Little condominium books via Laura Ingalls Wilder. She graduated from the Rhode Island institution of layout. Doris lives and works in a 150-year outdated gristmill in western New Jersey along with her family members and a Welsh Corgi.

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Download Polar Bears (Endangered and Threatened Animals) by Kathy Allen PDF

By Kathy Allen

lovable and cuddly but robust and fierce, polar bears are enjoyed by way of humans world wide. however the nice undergo of the north is in difficulty. Its habitat is disappearing, and its nutrition offer is dwindling. study extra approximately those extraordinary animals, their Arctic houses, what the devour, and what you are able to do to help.

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Download El violín de Ada (Ada's Violin): La historia de la Orquesta by Susan Hood,Sally Wern Comport PDF

By Susan Hood,Sally Wern Comport

De l. a. autora ganadora de premios Susan Hood y de l. a. ilustradora Sally Wern Comport, llega l. a. extraordinaria y verídica historia de los angeles Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados de Paraguay, una orquesta compuesta por niños que tocan instrumentos hechos de basura reciclada.

From award-winning writer Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extreme precise story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made from teenagers enjoying tools outfitted from recycled trash.

Ada Ríos creció en Cateura, un pueblo pequeño en Paraguay construido alrededor de un vertedero. Soñaba con tocar el violín, pero con escasos recursos para poco más que lo esencial, nunca fue una opción…hasta que un maestro de música llamado Favio Chávez apareció. Él quiso darles a los niños de Cateura algo especial, así que les construyó instrumentos musicales hechos de materiales encontrados en l. a. basura. period una thought loca, pero una que dejaría a Ada—y al pueblo entero—cambiados para siempre. Hoy en día, los angeles Orquesta de Reciclados toca alrededor del mundo, difundiendo su mensaje de esperanza e innovación.

Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small city in Paraguay equipped on a landfill. She dreamed of taking part in the violin, yet with little cash for whatever however the naked necessities, it was once by no means an option...until a tune instructor named Favio Chávez arrived. He desired to supply the kids of Cateura anything precise, so he made them tools out of fabrics present in the trash. It used to be a loopy thought, yet person who would depart Ada—and her town—forever replaced. Now, the Recycled Orchestra performs venues around the globe, spreading their message of wish and innovation.

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Download Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation and Civil Rights in the by Linda Barrett Osborne PDF

By Linda Barrett Osborne

"Told via unforgettable first-person bills, images, and different basic resources, this booklet is an summary of racial segregation and early civil rights efforts within the usa from the Eighteen Nineties to 1954, a interval referred to as the Jim Crow years. a number of views are tested because the ebook appears to be like on the effect of felony segregation and discrimination at the daily lifetime of black and white americans around the kingdom. whole with a bibliography and an index, this ebook is a crucial addition to black historical past books for younger readers.

Praise for Miles to head for Freedom
“A unique and thought-provoking account of segregation. A important and complete point of view on American race relations.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Readers will come away moved, saddened, stricken through this stain on their country’s prior and packed with abiding appreciate should you fought and overcame. Osborne expertly publications readers via this painful, turbulent time of segregation, allowing them to appreciate totally the sufferers’ struggles and triumphs as they labored courageously to set issues right.”
—Kirkus reports, starred review

“The textual content is sublime and understated. Drawing on own interviews, the writer presents incidents of daily racism that youngsters can be capable of clutch and relate to immediately.”
—School Library magazine, starred review

""Tight, constant concentration, pristine association, and eminently browsable illustrations make this middle-school providing a robust recommendation.""
—Bulletin of the guts for kid's Books

""Osborne’s publication is a well-written chronicle of the African-American fight for equivalent rights within the usa. The reader should be quick engaged.""
—Library Media Connection


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Download Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (Great Hispanic Heritage) by Brenda Lange PDF

By Brenda Lange

Antonio de Padua Maria Severino Lopez de Santa Anna used to be a guy of many titles basic within the Mexican military, president, dictator, landowner and administrator, husband, and father. Santa Anna is widely known for his half within the notorious conflict of the Alamo in the course of the U.S.-Mexican warfare and is taken into account by means of many to be a bloodthirsty tyrant. even though, there have been many aspects to this icon of Mexican historical past. in the course of his lengthy lifestyles, Santa Anna rose to the head of strength, but he died approximately penniless and forgotten. This new biography lines his direction from middle-class beginnings to the halls of the capital in Mexico urban to exile in Cuba to his ultimate days.

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Download Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle,Rafael López PDF

By Margarita Engle,Rafael López

Girls can't be drummers. in the past on an island filled with music, not anyone puzzled that rule—until the drum dream lady. In her urban of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She needed to maintain quiet. She needed to perform in mystery. but if eventually her dream-bright tune used to be heard, everybody sang and danced and determined that both boys and girls can be unfastened to drum and dream.
        encouraged by way of the formative years of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban woman who broke Cuba's conventional taboo opposed to lady drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring real tale for dreamers everywhere.

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