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Bring It! (Shake It Up!)


N.B. Grace - 2012
    Full of the excitement, comedy, and entertainment that you've come to expect from Disney Channel, this series has become a certified hit!Title Description:Shake It Up #2: Bring It!Rocky and CeCe are psyched to show the world their latest moves at a dance marathon on Shake It Up, Chicago! But when CeCe's younger brother Flynn keeps them up late the night before the marathon, will the girls be too exhausted to participate? The excitement continues when Rocky and CeCe volunteer to choreograph the Little Cutie Queen Pageant!

The Box Car Children Literature Novel Unit Study for #1 in series


Teresa Lilly - 2011
    It does NOT include the novel.We recommend you read this on a 1 fontThis unit study offers many wonderful activities to use while having students read the book. There are between 6 and 10 lessons. Activities in this lesson include Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice, True and False, Comprehension, Encyclopedia Skills Activity, Journal Activity, Vocabulary, Sequencing, Handwriting, Main Idea, Prediction, ComparisonLiterature Skills Activities including: Main Character, Main Setting, Main Problem, Possible Solutions, Character Traits, Character Interaction, Cause and Effect, Description, Pyramid of Importance, Villain vs. Hero.Creative Writing Activities including: Letter, Fairy Tale, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fable, Dream or Nightmare, Tall Tale, Memoir, Newberry Award, A Different Ending.Writing Skills Activities including: Description, Expository, Dialogue, Process, Point of View, Persuasion, Compare and Contrast, Sequel, Climax and Plot Analysis.Poetry Skills Activities including: Couplet, Triplet, Quinzain, Haiku, Cinquain, Tanka, Diamanté, Lantern and Shape Poem.Create a Newspaper Layout Activities including: Editorial, Travel, Advice Column, Comics, Society News, Sports, Obituary, Weddings, Book Review, Want Ads, Word Search. Poster Board Activities including: Collage, Theater Poster, Wanted Poster, Coat of Arms, Story Quilt, Chalk Art, Silhouette, Board Game Construction, Door Sign, Jeopardy.We also offer an extended version of this unit which comes in a PDF format and offers Lapbook instructions, Hands on Art and Creative Art activities. If you purchase this unit study and let us know by sending us proof of purchase, we will download the extended version of this full unit with the additional activities in PDF version to you for $1 more. Send proof of purchase to www.hshighlights.com.

La nina mas fuerte de todos los tiempos


Sally Gardner - 2001
    Thomas Top's ability to fly brings heartbreak and happiness; Sam Ray meets a little alien that explains how being invisible can be a big help; Ruby Genie is a girl so tiny that she can fit into a handbag; and Josie Jenkins discovers she can lift anything, even a school bus.

Play With Us


W. Murray - 1964
    Based on the fact that only 12 'key' words make up 25% of those we read and write and 100 make up 50%, then learning 'key words' first will ensure children start reading quickly, thoroughly and with confidence.

WWE John Cena


Brian Shields - 2009
    Full color.

Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown


Paula Danziger - 2004
    Amber Brown thinks that second grae rules!  But when her teacher says desks have to be kept clean, Amber knows that is one rule she cannot follow.  She desperately wants the desk fairy, Deskarina, to visit her desk and leave a reward.  A messy desk never bothered Amber before, but now that a treat is involved, it does...Following closely on the events in Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown, kids and teachers will applaud this hilarious take on a universal classroom issue.

Hello, World!


Walt Disney Company - 2011
    It has sturdy board pages and it includes all-new artwork that's colorful, modern, and inspired by Mary Blair's designs for the famous Disney theme park attraction, "It's a Small World"! Full color.

Way of the Ninja


Tracey West - 2011
    Until the day an army of skeleton warriors raids his villages and kidnaps his sister, Nya. Kai’s only hope of rescuing his sister lies with Sensei Wu, a mysterious old man with a mission. Sensei Wu promises to teach Kai Spinjitzu. Will it be enough to save Nya?

Wisdom and the Millers: Proverbs for Children


Mildred A. Martin - 1993
    Here is a character-building collection of stories by an Amish Mennonite author. Each chapter explains and illustrates a passage from the book of Proverbs with a story.

The Toolbox


Anne Rockwell - 1971
    There are nails, screws, and a hammer. A toolbox is a treasure trove for curious young builders. When they're not running to explore their own tool collections, children will be glued to this book, exploring the shapes, names, and useful jobs of common hand tools.

Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina


Jane O'Connor - 2013
    Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in learning to plie, pirouette, and jete with Nancy as she demonstrates all of the positions she's learned in ballet class.From the New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, who have entertained millions of girls and boys with the Fancy Nancy series.

Nate the Great, Where Are You?


Marjorie Weinman Sharmat - 2014
    Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!   Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, have solved countless cases. For once, they would like to take a break from detective work. Especially since new cases—cases they do not want—await them: Rosamond wants to track down a walking turnip, Annie wants to find Fang’s missing canine toothpaste, Claude wants to locate something special (whatever that means), and Harry wants to solve the mystery of the dog with four tails. Everyone demands Nate’s attention, but all Nate wants is to escape. And after trying on disguises so that he and Sludge can go unrecognized, the sleuthing duo try to hide out in the woods. It’s not long before they hear familiar voices shouting, “Nate the Great, where are you?” Is it asking too much for the pancake-eating detective and his bone-chewing partner to get a day off?

Alpha


Isabelle Arsenault - 2014
    . . Since 1956, whenever time and clarity are of the essence, everyone from firefighters to air traffic controllers has spelled out messages using the NATO phonetic alphabet. Now, with equal precision—infused with a singular wit and whimsy—award-winning author-illustrator Isabelle Arsenault interprets this internationally recognized code and makes it her own. From the elegant Tangoto the enigmatic Echo, from the humorous Kilo to the haunting Romeo and Juliet, the striking art in this remarkable ABC book elicits laughter and curiosity, calls up endless associations, and will draw the viewer back again and again.

The Crazy Cousins


Sally Rippin - 2012
    Jack’s in the mood for mooching around, not playing with his crazy cousins! But will his bad mood spoil the whole day?

3-book Set: Tuesdays with Morrie; the Five People You Meet in Heaven; for One More Day


Mitch Albom - 2007