An African-American child dreams of long-ago Africa, where she sees animals, shops in a marketplace, reads strange words from an old book, and returns to the village where her long-ago granddaddy welcomes her. 'Greenfield's lyrical telling and Byard's marvelous pictures make this book close to an ideal adventure for children, black or white.' -Publishers Weekly. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/30/1992Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The African grasslands stretch across the continent below the Sahara. In a swuare of land about the size of a living room, children will see animals they might have encountered only at the zoo. . .discover the rewards and dangers of their natural home. . .and observe how these creatures live with each other in a changing, endangered environment. It's an exciting journey of discovery, coming to you from the One Small Square series of interactive science and nature books. . .where the next stop could be as near as your backyard or as far as half a world away.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/1997Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
With a dramatic first-person narrative and close-up photography that brings kids into the thick of the action, National Geographic photographer Robert B. Haas gives us a rare glimpse into the struggles for survival in the African wilderness. We accompany him in his jeep, camera primed and ready to react. With stories and photographs that portray actual events, we wait patiently to spot leopard cubs coming out of their cave to play; we are charged by protective adult elephants who surround a new-born; we move side-by-side with a clan of wild dogs as they hunt impalas.All the stories in the book are intimate, engaging, and true. Haas shares his work with readers, teaching the key lessons that all wildlife photographers live by: patience, persistence, and an intense interest in animals. "When we are out there, we are working inside a world that is both fascinating and historic." This beautiful and inviting book draws readers into Haas’s passion for Africa, for conservation, and for finding harmony between the actions of humans and the survival of wild animals.African Critters is a wonderful holiday gift for animal lovers of all ages, a valuable sourcebook for school reports, and an essential addition to any animal book collection.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/9/2008Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Here Is the African Savanna Exotic environments like the African savanna have long held a fascination for young readers. This colorful picture book beautifully evokes that realm with images of giraffes, lions, hippos, elephants, and many more animals of the plains. Through cumulative, singsong verse, young readers learn how all living things in this important ecological community rely on one another for their existence. The book brings home the important lesson that when one of these animals or plants is killed off or goes extinct, the web of life is broken. Luminous paintings by Tom Leonard capture the untamed beauty of this timeless, endangered realm.
Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. "Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times over."--Booklist. ALA Notable Book; Caldecott Medal. Full color.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/15/1992Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
On a terrifically rainy day, Ben has a dream in which he and his house float by the monuments of the world, half submerged in flood-water.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/26/1982Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Schleich African Animals Series 3 Playfully experience Africa's animal kingdom: majestic elephants and all of their friends. Set Includes: Leopard Male African Elephant African Elephant Calf Giraffe Product Measures: 6" x 7" x 4" Recommended Ages: 3-10 years
Melody has the most wonderful friend in her dreams. They do all sorts of magical things together. But when Melody wakes up, she's back in the real world, where she hasn't yet made a friend. Then her dream friend inspires her to make some moves that help Melody's dream of friendship come true. Talented author-illustrator You Byun's sparkling debut is full of delightful details and fantastic scenes that children will want to pour over again and again.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/21/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
African Animals Puzzle African Animals Puzzle is the king of the jigsaw jungle. Unique details make it engaging. Every piece in this puzzle is distinctive and interlocks perfectly. Why You'll Love It: Take a trip to the jungle, piece by piece. Age: 12 years and up Features Pieces with nice matted finish that makes handling easier Fully interlocking and unique pieces Builds small motor skills, picture recognition and task completion Unique design encourages eye-to-hand coordination Recommended Ages:12 – 15
It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animalsnamed One, Two, Three, Four and Fivein a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, puts some gifts under the tree for his animals, and presses a button near a Christmas tree, creating a most surprising musical treat for children everywhere. "Few in number are the parents who have made it through their toddler's years on just one copy of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Dream Snow has similar ingredients: a simple story, lively collage-like illustrations and a fun gimmick for little hands . . ." Time "This is a simple, well-told story about a simple farmer. . . . Viewers. . . will want to get their hands on it." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Carle fans and toddlers learning the basics will . . . enjoy the gentle text and creative design features." Booklist "The pictures are in Carle's trademark richly colored and textured collages that capture the snowy magic of Christmas." Kirkus ReviewsBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/25/2000Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
In this inventive take on the traditional Cinderella tale, Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl with a big dream. Someday, she believes, she will marry a prince. When the town mayor announces he is throwing a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her time has come. She puts on her best calico dress and goes out to the garden so that she'll be ready when her fairy godmother arrives. As the seconds tick by, Fanny waits and waits. Finally, she hears a voice. It isn't her fairy godmother-but it is someone who will change her life forever. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/23/2003Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Antelopes leap! Elephants roam! Lions stalk and zebras gallop! Wild creatures from all over the African continent scamper through the pages of this delightful book, giving beginning readers a fascinating way to learn the alphabet while discovering some of their favorite animals. Award-winning filmmakers and photographers Dereck and Beverly Joubert bring their vivid images of African wildlife to this superbly engaging alphabet book.Readers will find brief that text offers basic information about each animal alongside each letter and the corresponding wildlife photo. In some cases, more than one creature represents a particular letter. In a market filled with animal books, this high-interest choice stands out for the power of its photography, the track record of its authors who have won critical acclaim for previous childrenÕs titles, the tremendous kid-appeal of African animals, and the proven reliability of the National Geographic brand.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/10/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
With the power of creativity comes the ability to dream big . . . Ally and her mother are visiting Australia for the summer, and she can’t wait to start drawing all the new animals that she’ll see. But when Ally meets Pauline, an Aboriginal woman who’s also an artist, she learns that art isn’t always created with just paper and paints, and that mistakes are actually happy accidents. Donna Jo Napoli and her daughter were inspired to write this story after spending many summers in Australia, and Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft’s dynamic illustrations bring to life this inspiring story about creativity and imagination.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/6/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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