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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney

The first in Jeff Kinney’s side-splitting series, join Greg Heffley as he’s thrust into a new year, and a new school, where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving.

I’ll be famous one day, but for now I’m stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons.

Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride.

But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s popularity to his own advantage.

Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of Greg and Rowley’s friendship unfolds with hilarious results.

Laugh until you cry at all of Greg’s hopeless shenanigans. Diary of a Wimpy Kid has got millions of kids reading and laughing at (but mostly with) the famous Greg Heffley.

If you’re on the lookout for a funny children’s book for 7+, especially a book for reluctant readers, you can’t go wrong with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Praise for Jeff Kinney:

‘The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ – The Sun

‘Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children’s authors on the planet’ – Independent

‘The most hotly anticipated children’s book of the year is here – Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ – Big Issue

‘Hilarious’Telegraph


The World Book Encyclopedia
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– More than 27,500 rich photographs and illustrations and comprehensive, highly readable text appeal to a broad range of readers.
– More than 3,800 expert contributors collaborate with our editors and researchers to ensure that articles are accurate and reflect current scholarship.
– World Book revision rates make it the most current and up-to-date encyclopedia available.
– More than 65 new and 3,000 revised articles.
– Highlighting the 2008 edition are new and expanded articles on electronic games, Google, Inc., George Clooney, and Maria Sharapova, among many others.

Teaching Science Through Trade Books
by Christine Anne Royce, Karen Rohrich Ansberry, Emily Rachel Morgan

What was your favourite book as a child? In more than 10 years of facilitating workshops, we have never heard anyone reply, My fourth-grade science textbook. Clearly, textbooks have an important place in the science classroom, but using trade books to supplement a textbook can greatly enrich students experience. from Teaching Science Through Trade Books If you like the popular Teaching Science Through Trade Books columns in NSTA s journal Science and Children, or if you’ve become enamoured of the award-winning Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series, you ll love this new collection. It s based on the same time-saving concept: By using children s books to pique students interest, you can combine science teaching with reading instruction in an engaging and effective way. In this volume, column authors Christine Royce, Karen Ansberry, and Emily Morgan selected 50 of their favorites, updated the lessons, and added student activity pages, making it easier than ever to teach fundamental science concepts through high-quality fiction and nonfiction children s books. Just as with the original columns, each lesson highlights two trade books and offers two targeted activities, one for K 3 and one for grades 4 6. All activities are Standards-based and inquiry-oriented. From Measuring Penny and How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? to I Took a Walk and Secret Place, the featured books will help your students put science in a whole new context. Teaching Science Through Trade Books offers an ideal way to combine well-structured, ready-to-teach lessons with strong curricular connections and books your students just may remember, always.


The Sourcebook for Teaching Science, Grades 6-12
by Norman Herr

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science is a unique, comprehensive resource designed to give middle and high school science teachers a wealth of information that will enhance any science curriculum. Filled with innovative tools, dynamic activities, and practical lesson plans that are grounded in theory, research, and national standards, the book offers both new and experienced science teachers powerful strategies and original ideas that will enhance the teaching of physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences.

A Head Start on Science
by William C. Ritz

For the littlest scientists, the whole wide world can be a laboratory for learning. Nurture their natural curiosity with A Head Start on Science, a treasury of 89 hands-on science activities specifically for children ages 3 to 6. The activities are grouped into seven stimulating topic areas: the five senses, weather, physical science, critters, water and water mixture, seeds, and nature walks.

The Physical Educator’s Big Book of Sport Lead-up Games
by Guy Bailey

Written by a nationally known physical education teacher and author, this one-of-a-kind book contains PE games that allow children to develop team and lifetime sport skills in an exciting and meaningful setting–leaving them motivated, challenged, and enthusiastic about sport participation. In all, this user-friendly resource contains field-tested activities proven to enhance sport skills in fourteen sport categories–the most comprehensive sport lead-up game book available to physical educators. Each of the 242 games provides everything needed for its successful use. This includes an introduction with a skill purpose, number of participants required, suggested grade levels, equipment needed, play instructions, and illustration. In addition, you’ll find helpful advice on how to use lead-up games most effectively in the PE curriculum, including how to introduce games to children, tips on finding the right game to achieve your learning objectives, safety guidelines, and much more.

Next Time You See a Sunset
by Emily Rachel Morgan

“Next time you see a sunset, stop and sit down for a while.” This book’s tempting opening line invites children and adults to take in a daily phenomenon with fresh eyes. By reading Next Time You See a Sunset together, you can learn to appreciate the spinning of the Earth, the progress of day into night, and the reasons for the spectacular colors and shadows that accompany sunrise and sunset. Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See series from NSTA Kids. The books will inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as seashells and sunsets. Free supplementary activities are available on the NSTA website. Especially designed to be experienced with an adult–be it a parent, teacher, or friend–Next Time You See books serve as a reminder that you don’t have to look far to find something remarkable in nature.

The Read-aloud Handbook
by Jim Trelease, William S. Pollack

What real boys have to say:

“A lot of people use words like ‘psycho’ or ‘wacko’ to refer to people who are feeling glum or think they might want to take their own life. I think these sorts of slang terms create further isolation in a teen, and that’s not what you want to do to a teen who already feels alone” —Alexander, 18, from a small town in the South

“A guy is supposed to be strong, tall, and fast and have the qualities of an ideal athlete. At the same time he’s supposed to be smart. He’s expected to be nearly perfect.” —Chandler, 14, from a suburb in the Northwest

“What I hate about this school is that I am being picked on in the halls and just about everywhere else.” —Cody, 14, from a suburb in New England

In Real Boys, Dr. William Pollack explored the issues that most boys in our nation face today. In this fascinating follow-up bestseller, Pollack goes right to the source: boys ages 10 to 20-evoking the secret struggles and passions of America’s adolescent males in their own words. Their voices are searingly honest and eager to be heard, revealing how society’s outdated expectations force them to mask their feelings of isolation, depression, longing, love, and hope. We hear from boys and young men in big cities and small towns-including survivors of the Columbine High School massacre-who share compelling, extrordinarily candid stories about bullying, drugs, sports, school, parents, sex, love, and much more. Pollack also offers ways to start a dialog and illustrates through templates what to do in many situations. This is an eye-opening book for teenage boys and girls, but-with its insights and strategies for dealing with their issues-especially invaluable for all the people in their lives.


The Daily 5
by Gail Boushey, Joan Moser

Do you love teaching but feel exhausted from the energy you expend cajoling, disciplining, and directing students on a daily basis? If so, you’ll want to meet “The Sisters”, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. Based on literacy learning and motivation research, they created a structure called The Daily Five which has been practiced and refined in their own classrooms for ten years, and shared with thousands of teachers throughout the United States. The Daily Five is a series of literacy tasks (reading to self, reading with someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading) which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals.

This book not only explains the philosophy behind the structure, but shows you how to carefully and systematically train your students to participate in each of the five components.

Explicit modeling practice, reflecting and refining take place during the launching phase, preparing the foundation for a year of meaningful content instruction tailored to meet the needs of each child.

The Daily Five is more than a management system or a curriculum framework; it is a structure that will help students develop the habits that lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.


Flat Stanley: On Ice
by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley and Arthur are excited to go ice-skating on the frozen lake. But when the weather suddenly warms up, Stanley finds himself skating on thin ice! Beginning readers will love following along with Flat Stanley’s winter adventure.

Flat Stanly: On Ice is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.



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