The Mixed-Up Chameleon

The Mixed-Up Chameleon

If you enjoyed The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, you will love Eric Carle’s The Mixed-Up Chameleon. The text is repetitive and the illustrations give children enough clues to be able to join in with adults in reading it or even filling in the blanks! Everyone dreams of being someone or something they’re not. It’s the chameleon’s turn in this picture book. He dreams of being a polar bear, or a flamingo, but with those traits, he can’t do what chameleons do best...

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Style

Style

In Style, celebrity TV star, fashion designer, and writer Lauren Conrad shares her secrets to mastering fashion and style. In the first section, Fashion, she discusses how to create a wardrobe, shop for clothes, clean out your closet, accessorize, and dress for different occasions...

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Soccer Time!

Soccer Time!

Soccer Time! is a very basic book about soccer, geared towards children that are just beginning to read. The book is very short and explains multiple basic elements of soccer. The author uses many pictures to illustrate each new concept and labels the different parts of the pictures to help children identify what the rules of soccer are. He also explains other important items such as the soccer ball, cleats, the soccer goal, and the outline of the field...

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Michael Vey #1: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Michael Vey #1: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Michael has a secret: he’s electric. He can shock others by touching them and then “pulsing.” After a particularly bad encounter with the school’s bullies that pick on him because of his small build and Tourette’s syndrome, Michael snaps and shocks them. Another student, popular cheerleader Taylor, sees this encounter. Come to find out she is also electric; she can “reboot” people’s minds to make them momentarily confused. Michael and Taylor, with the help of Michael’s best friend and brainiac, Ostin, go looking for some answers only to discover that they are two of seventeen children that survived a terrible mechanical malfunction when they were born...

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Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time

In 2013, Tanya Lee Stone saw the documentary film Girl Rising and quickly realized that there was another format in which to tell the stories the amazing young women around the world who face obstacles to getting a basic education, and thus this book was born. Building on the field notes, photographs, and raw footage provided by the filmmakers, Stone brings to life the lives of girls from India, Nepal, Egypt, Cambodia, and other countries where there are approximately sixty-two million girls who are not in school...

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The Stars: A New Way To See Them

The Stars: A New Way To See Them

We all look up and see the stars regularly, and yet most of us know very little about the stars and the constellations they form. Author H.A. Rey discusses why knowing the constellations and being able to read the night sky is useful. All 88 constellations are shown in star charts, a few at a time, with accompanying explanations. While the main point of the book is to make constellations more accessible, Rey also includes a chapter that discusses the whys and hows of the night sky for more curious readers...

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