Charlesbridge Children's Fall 2015

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    Global Baby Bedtimes Board book Maya Ajmera 9781580897082 $7.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) to 3 Aug 04, 2015
    The fifth book in the adorable series about babies around the world, celebrates (very quietly) the pure innocence of sleeping babies. Babies everywhere—from the USA to Afghanistan, and all points in between—go to sleep in different ways, but they are all cuddled, snuggled, and loved. Goodnight, global babies!
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    A Leo le gusta Bebelandia Hardcover Anna McQuinn 9781580897044 $10.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3 Aug 04, 2015
    In this Spanish translation of Leo Loves Baby Time, Leo loves to go to Baby Time with his mommy on Wednesdays. They sing songs. They play peekaboo. They wiggle and clap and kick their little legs. They zooooom to the moon! And, Leo's favorite thing: playing with the animals. Then everyone shares a cuddle and a story. At Baby Time, Mommies and daddies and babies learn new skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun. Ruth Hearson's bright, vibrant illustrations bubble with laughter and highlight familiar activities that will delight and inspi... + Read More
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    Alphabet Trains Hardcover Samantha R. Vamos 9781580895927 $16.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Aug 18, 2015
    All aboard for a train ride through the alphabet! Whether chug-chug-chugging up a mountainside in an Incline train or zipping at super speed in a Bullet train, trains will get you where you need to be—A to Z!There is a train—some familiar and some unusual—for every letter of the alphabet. Trains are used all over the world for carrying people and cargo from place to place. With a bouncy rhyming text, and clever illustrations full of visual cues, young readers will love learning all about trains. A companion to the Children's Book Award nominate... + Read More
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    Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play Hardcover Kathryn Heling 9781580896023 $16.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Aug 04, 2015
    Get in the game and use clues on the clotheslines to identify a slew of sports. Catchy rhymes and visual cues introduce young readers to sports in this companion to Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do. The clues in each lively verse can be spotted hanging from the clotheslines. What athlete wears those items? Turn the page to discover the sport at hand—and the athlete in full gear! From baseball and soccer, to fencing and archery, there's something for everyone—including a surprise ending. A perfect choice for reading aloud and encouraging kids... + Read More
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    Every Breath We Take A Book About Air Hardcover Maya Ajmera 9781580896160 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Mar 08, 2016
    Clean air is essential for all living creatures—plants, animals, and people—to live healthy lives. Every Breath We Take is a positive, life-affirming look at clean air, with a subtle message about how air can be dirtied—and how it can be cleaned up.   Photographs of beautiful children around the world exploring air through touch, smell, sound, and sight underscore the importance of clean air to all life on earth. This is science that surrounds us.The first step to cherishing something is recognizing its importance and understanding why it is n... + Read More
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    Groundhog's Dilemma Hardcover Kristen Remenar 9781580896009 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Dec 01, 2015
    After Groundhog announces six more weeks of winter, half his animal friends are disappointed, while the other half are excited. Each animal asks Groundhog to make his prediction in their favor the following year. Rather than being truthful about the fact that he just "calls it like he sees it," he leads them to believe he can control the weather, accepting their gifts of food and favor. On the next Groundhog Day, he finally admits he made promises he couldn't keep because he was trying to please everyone and makes amends.Matt Faulkner's rich il... + Read More
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    I'm New Here Hardcover Anne Sibley O'Brien 9781580896122 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8 Aug 04, 2015
    Three students are immigrants from Guatemala, Korea, and Somalia and have trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English in their new American elementary school. Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, the students learn to feel confident and comfortable in their new school without losing a sense of their home country, language, and identity. Young readers from all backgrounds will appreciate this touching story about the assimilation of three immigrant students in a supportive school community.... + Read More
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    The Inventor's Secret What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford Hardcover Suzanne Slade 9781580896672 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 6 - 9 Sep 08, 2015
    Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and... + Read More
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    Me and My Dragon: Christmas Spirit Hardcover David Biedrzycki 9781580896221 $19.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Oct 13, 2015
    Christmas is coming, and our young hero wants to buy his best friend, Dragon, the perfect present. He and Dragon take job after hilarious job, earning enough to buy a deluxe Knight Boy action set—but they eventually realize that the best part of Christmas is sharing what you have with those in need. In the third book of David Biedrzycki's series about a boy and his pet dragon, we learn the true meaning of Christmas—and have a great time doing it. This book has it all: holiday cheer, humor, a meaningful message and a ton of heart.
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    Old King Cole Hardcover Iza Trapani 9781580896320 $17.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5 Aug 04, 2015
    Best-selling author-illustrator Iza Trapani is back with a fanciful retelling of the classic Old King Cole nursery rhyme for a new generation. Old King Cole has been working hard planning for his Annual Cole Ball, to which all the usual suspects are invited: Little Bo Peep, Baa Baa Black Sheep, The Girl with a Curl, Humpty Dumpty, and more. But he's so tired after all that work, he falls asleep as the ball begins and nobody can wake him, no matter what they try. Will he wake up in time to enjoy his own party?
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    Poppy's Best Paper Hardcover Susan Eaddy 9781580896146 $17.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8 Jul 07, 2015
    Fans of Olivia and Lilly will delight in Poppy, a little rabbit with big dreams—and an even bigger personality.More than anything, Poppy wants to be a verrrry famous writer. She's sure Mrs. Rose will pick her paper to read to the whole class! Trouble is, she has tall ambitions but is short on effort, and her jealousy takes over when her best friend's paper is chosen instead. In the end, Poppy discovers that she has to get out of her own way if her big dreams are going to come true. Rosalinde's adorable, expressive illustrations make memorable, ... + Read More
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    Spit & Sticks A Chimney Full of Swifts Hardcover Marilyn Grohoske Evans 9781580895880 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Sep 29, 2015
    Succinct and factual text follows chimney swifts as they arrive on a Texas farm, build their nest, lay eggs, ready for fledglings to take flight, and eventually prepare to migrate back to South America. In a parallel, wordless story, a mom, dad, and young girl on the farm watch the chimney swifts throughout the summer and fall, even as they build a new crib and ready for the new baby they're expecting. As they enjoy their baby's first months, they also celebrate the fledglings' first flight and bid the birds good-bye until next year.Nicole Gsel... + Read More
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    A Tower of Giraffes Animals in Groups Hardcover Anna Wright 9781580897075 $19.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Sep 08, 2015
    A drove of pigs, a romp of otters, an ostentation of peacocks, and a tower of giraffes. . . . This clever book introduces young readers to some of the words we use to refer to animals in a group. The ink, watercolor, and fabric collage art is brightly colored and uniquely sets this fun book apart from the crowd. Each page presents information about an animal and its group behavior, such as how geese fly in a V-shape and honk to encourage the leaders, and that sometimes tens of thousand of flamingos meet up in one location. Young readers will ha... + Read More
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    Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas Paperback Natasha Yim 9781580896535 $8.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Dec 01, 2015
    In this Chinese American retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," a careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda’s rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.
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    Series: Eat Your Homework Eat Your U.S. History Homework Recipes for Revolutionary Minds Paperback Ann McCallum 9781570919244 $8.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 10 Oct 20, 2020
    Examine the birth of America through a delicious lens: FOOD! This history-themed recipe book is third in a scrumptious series and proves that cooking never gets old. This collection of unique recipes will fill you up with lip-smacking history facts that reveal what cuisine was like for people between the 1600s to the 1800s, during the birth of America. Budding chefs will devour time-period inspired recipes for healthy entrees and snacks, as well as desserts, including Thanksgiving Succotash, Revolutionary Honey-Jumble Cookies, Colonial Cherry-B... + Read More
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    Series: Eat Your Homework Eat Your U.S. History Homework Recipes for Revolutionary Minds Hardcover Ann McCallum 9781570919237 $17.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 10 Oct 13, 2015
    Examine the birth of America through a delicious lens: FOOD! This history-themed recipe book is third in a scrumptious series and proves that cooking never gets old. This collection of unique recipes will fill you up with lip-smacking history facts that reveal what cuisine was like for people between the 1600s to the 1800s, during the birth of America. Budding chefs will devour time-period inspired recipes for healthy entrees and snacks, as well as desserts, including Thanksgiving Succotash, Revolutionary Honey-Jumble Cookies, Colonial Cherry-B... + Read More
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    The House That George Built Paperback Suzanne Slade 9781580892636 $8.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 6 - 9 Dec 01, 2015
    THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT takes readers through the process of how the president’s house came to be—starting with the contest George held to choose the perfect design for this legendary landmark, all the way to President John Adams’s move into the grandiose home. Cleverly written in the familiar format of "The House That Jack Built," author Suzanne Slade supplements her rhyming verse with lively conversational prose, describing how George was involved in this project from beginning to end, from selecting the location to figuring out how to ge... + Read More
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    The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki Hardcover Deborah Kogan Ray 9781580896207 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 10 Oct 13, 2015
    Combining history with culture, the ocean with exploration, and risk with triumph—this rich offering is the only picture book account of Thor Heyerdahl's world-famous Kon-Tiki expedition, during which he sailed a raft 5,000 miles from the coast of South America to the islands of the South Pacific.Author Deborah Kogan Ray clearly and succinctly sets up how Norwegian anthropologist Heyerdahl became convinced that ancient Peruvians arrived in the South Pacific via raft, why he wanted to re-create the voyage, and how he planned for it. She uses pri... + Read More
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    Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle Paperback Cindy Neuschwander 9781570917660 $8.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12 Aug 04, 2015
    When Steward Edmund Rounds and Sir Cumference notice that there are strangers camped nearby, Rounds II decides to investigate despite being involved with the task of learning how to make accurate counts of the castle's stores of food, supplies, and weaponry. When he reports back that an enemy is lying in wait, everyone moves quickly to defend the castle. But wait! Will Rounds II be able to figure out how many bows and arrows they have to create an appropriate battle plan? Using rounding techniques to figure out the totals more quickly, Rounds I... + Read More
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    Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle Hardcover Cindy Neuschwander 9781570917653 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12 Aug 04, 2015
    When Steward Edmund Rounds and Sir Cumference notice that there are strangers camped nearby, Rounds II decides to investigate despite being involved with the task of learning how to make accurate counts of the castle's stores of food, supplies, and weaponry. When he reports back that an enemy is lying in wait, everyone moves quickly to defend the castle. But wait! Will Rounds II be able to figure out how many bows and arrows they have to create an appropriate battle plan? Using rounding techniques to figure out the totals more quickly, Rounds I... + Read More
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    Sir Cumference Classroom Activities Paperback Charlesbridge 9781580897242 $10.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12 Aug 04, 2015
    A go-to assortment of classroom activities and worksheets for the evergreen Sir Cumference series. Teachers across all grade levels will make quick use of this colleciton of reproducible activities, developed to create medieval math connections as students use fractions, measure perimeter and area, and more.Series Overview: This well-known series features Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and other members of the castle community in math adventures with engaging storylines that make learning and practicing math fun.
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    Series: Sydney & Simon Sydney & Simon: Go Green! Hardcover Paul A. Reynolds 9781580896771 $14.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 6 - 9 Oct 13, 2015
    Once Sydney learns how garbage can get into the ocean and harm sea life, she won't rest until she and her twin brother, Simon, reduce waste at home and at school. Together the creative duo gets friends and family recycling, reusing, and even singing and playing instruments made from repurposed trash. Short, engaging chapters help readers understand the consequences of pollution and provide opportunities to rethink one's environmental footprint.From the eBook edition.
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    Currents Hardcover Jane Smolik 9781580896481 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Sep 08, 2015
    This middle-grade historical novel follows three young girls living very different lives who are connected by one bottle that makes two journeys across the ocean. It's 1854 and eleven-year-old Bones is a slave on a Virginia plantation. When she finds her name in the slave-record book, she rips it out, rolls it up, and sets it free, corked inside a bottle alongside the carved peach pit heart her long-lost father made for her. Across the Atlantic on the Isle of Wight, motherless Lady Bess Kent and her sister discover Bones's bottle half-buried on... + Read More
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    White House Kids The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents' Children Paperback Joe Rhatigan 9781623540708 $10.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12 Oct 13, 2015
    Living in America's most famous residence might seem glamorous at first--it's the most fun place any kid could live! There's a bowling alley in the basement, chefs are always available to prepare whatever you're craving, and sometimes presidential aides will even help you with your homework! But life isn't always easy for the youngsters who call the White House home. They're always in the spotlight, and those pesky Secret Service agents are always around. For every perk, there's a problem. From Washington to Obama, see the White House through t... + Read More
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    Bad Girls Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Female Villains Paperback Jane Yolen 9781580891868 $10.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Sep 08, 2015
    From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wanton, and willful. Sometimes that is a just designation, but just as often it is not. "Well-behaved women seldom make history," is the frequently quoted statement by historian and feminist Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. But what makes these misbehaving women "bad"? Are we idolizing the wicked or salvaging the ... + Read More
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    Amazing Braids, Buns & Twists A Step-by-Step Guide to 34 Beautiful Styles Paperback Eric Mayost 9781623540661 $16.95 YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Age (years) from 12 Sep 08, 2015
    Four classic and contemporary braids, buns, and twists styles with step-by-step tutorials for each one. Detailed photographs will take the guesswork out of styling, while glossy fashion photographs will demonstrate how to tailor and accessorize each hairdo. With advice for different hair types and lengths plus product tips and fun variations, Amazing Braids, Buns, and Twists! is a must-have beauty resource for show stopping hair.

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