Our alphabet journey takes us next to North Dakota, the home to such wide-eyed wonders as bison, mosasaurs and the Red River. Look to the North Dakota skies for a bald eagle or to the horizon for a wild prairie rose, the state flower. Every letter in the alphabet is another chapter in this land rich with history, people, and nature. But no matter where children look in P is for Peace Garden, they're sure to find the singular treasures-from Knepfla soup to the peace gardens-that make North Dakota what it is.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2005Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
From the Appalachian Mountains to the Outer Banks, readers will be delighted to discover the beautiful state of North Carolina in "T is for Tarheel." Explore the Biltmore mansion, with its 255 rooms, which took nineteenth century millionaire George Washington Vanderbilt six years to have built. Learn about the history and lore of NASCAR racing under "Z is fof Zoom!"Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/23/2003Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Illustrated by Rick Anderson Discover the unspoiled beauty of Arkansas in N is for Natural State: An Arkansas Alphabet. Acansa is the Sioux Indian name for the state we know today as Arkansas and this begins our alphabet journey. Next you'll find Blanchard Springs Cavern with its 80,000 bats and then to D is for Diamonds, and learn the Natural State is the only state that mines them. Illustrator Rick Anderson's rich and colorful images bring the beautiful vision of Arkansas to all readers.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/9/2003Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
As the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, Delaware rightfully earned its nickname of "First State." Though small in size, it is a treasure trove of history (Fort Delaware), inventions (the Victrola), and garden wonders (Winterthur). State symbols such as the Blue Hen Chicken and peach blossom speak to the character and traditions that formed the state.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/8/2005Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
An African American family becomes a new kind of pioneerLeaving behind Big Mama, loving relatives, and the familiar red soil and cotton fields of Alabama, Jessie and her family are going north to Nebraska. They are pioneers searching for a better life, one with decent schools and jobs. But traveling through the segregated South is difficult for an African American family in the 1960s. With most public places reserved for "whites only," where will they stop to get gas and food?Lyrical free verse and evocative paintings capture the rhythm of the road and a young girl's longing as she wonders: Will I like it there? Will I like the North?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/8/2004Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
After the Civil War, the South went through a period of rebuilding, termed Recon-struction, but because many white people in the South were not ready to accept African Americans as equals, unfair laws were passed which restricted the rights of blacks. These Black Codes and Jim Crow laws left African Americans adrift in a segregated world. Life was better in the North in many ways for African Americans. The 1920s brought jobs and moneyuntil The Great Depression hit. The Depression left many homeless and jobless. Many blacks left the cities seeking jobs wherever they could find them. Despite the hard times that followed, living in the North continued to bring a renewed sense of freedom to many African Americans.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/27/2005Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Readers young and old will be delighted to discover the wonders of Washington State, from its natural beauty (Mount Rainier and evergreen forests), to its famous residents (Jimi Hendrix and Big Foot) and familiar skyline (Seattle's Space Needle). Intriguing facts coupled with beautiful, original artwork make "E is for Evergreen" an exciting journey.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/20/2004Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Includes a note from the authorIt is often said that life is a journey, and it’s true. But sometimes it’s hard to know which path to follow when signs point in so many directions. In this beautifully illustrated book, Peter H. Reynolds once again encourages readers to observe, to wonder, and to consider diverging from the well-worn path — to pursue their dreams. Originally published more than ten years ago, THE NORTH STAR has had a profound effect on its many readers. This edition, featuring all new art, celebrates the book’s own voyage connecting people around the world. It has inspired classroom activities, a musical, and countless thoughtful journeys.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/14/2009Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Pillow Pets Sulley - Monsters Inc. MIke Wazowski's best friend and side-kick Sulley, from Disney's Monsters Inc. finally joins thePillow Petfamily.Features:He will be your best friend or unfold into a comfortable ultra-soft pillow18" x 8" x 10"
STATE Garfield BackpackThe bag that started it all, the Garfield features a colorful canvas body with nylon zippers and adjustable padded straps. The exterior main pocket has six metal snaps to prominently display STATE Badges as they're collected, and the top handle includes an additional three snaps.Features: 100% Cotton. Zip Closure. 11"x15.5"x5.5" PLEASE NOTE THIS BAG IS SMALLER THAN THE AVERAGE SCHOOL BACKPACK.
STATE Garfield BackpackThe bag that started it all, the Garfield features a colorful canvas body with nylon zippers and adjustable padded straps. The exterior main pocket has six metal snaps to prominently display STATE Badges as they're collected, and the top handle includes an additional three snaps.Features: 100% Cotton. Zip Closure. 11" x 15.5" x 5.5" PLEASE NOTE THIS BAG IS SMALLER THAN THE AVERAGE SCHOOL BACKPACK.
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