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Schol Rdr Collection Lvl 2: Reader Collection: Clifford (eBook)

Age: Ages 4-6 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-K
Summary: This Level 2 reader features four favorite Clifford stories. How did Clifford become such a big red dog? Read and find out how a simple wish from Emily Elizabeth led to Clifford's amazing growth in Clifford the Small Red Puppy. In Clifford the Big Red Dog, Emily Elizabeth plays hide-and-seek with Clifford, but it's simple to spot him—even when he hides behind the house—because he's so big! In Clifford's Birthday Party, the children and their dogs give Clifford some big gifts, a huge cake, and an extra-special surprise. In Clifford Goes to Hollywood, Clifford becomes a big star. But Clifford misses Emily Elizabeth and just wants to come home!

It's no wonder Clifford is Scholastic's reading mascot—since he was first created in 1963, he has helped millions of children fall in love with reading!

About the Author:
"I was not good at sports and my high school shop teacher, after a few days of class, took my tools away, telling me 'Here's a pad of paper instead. You seem to like to draw: stick to that,'" Norman Bridwell remembers. Bridwell had a difficult time getting publishers to accept his work—until he began writing stories about a young girl and her oversized pet. The rest is history.

Hello Reader (3): Second Chance For Tina, A (eBook)

Age: Ages 6-8 | Grade: Grades 1-2
Summary: Tina is an elephant who lives in the Central Park Zoo in New York City. She is loved by a little girl named Rebecca, who visits the zoo with her grandfather. Tina's life changes drastically when her elderly trainer dies, which leaves Tina angry. The only one who can seem to comfort her is Rebecca, but unless a trainer is found for Tina soon, the elephant will be destroyed. Will someone come in time for Tina's life to be saved?

The high-interest stories in the Hello Reader! series make reading fun! The stories have been tested for vocabulary and sentence length to help you make the right choice. Plus, a letter from an education specialist gives valuable advice on how to read to your child and listen to your child read to you.

About the Author:
Born and raised in Sweden, Lena Shiffmancreated her first illustrations at the age of seven, for Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. She currently lives in Flemington, New Jersey, and acts as an art instructor for several museums.

The Royal Diaries: Queen Isabel of Spain, 1466 (Enriched eBook)

Age: Ages 10-13 | Grade: Grades 4-8
Summary: The kingdom of Castilla, Spain, is in turmoil. At the center is King Enrique, brother of 14-year-old Princess Isabel. The nobles of the land say that Enrique is weak and indecisive. But the nobles are powerful, fighting among themselves with their own armies. Even the bishops have armies. To stop the feuding, some of these powerful men set up a rebel throne and place Isabel's brother upon it, proclaiming him king. Now Castilla has two kings, the kingdom is divided, and the people do not know which king to serve. Yet amidst the constant infighting and civil unrest, Enrique remains focused on one goal—using Isabel as a pawn to strengthen his ruling position, trying to marry her off to suitors she finds repulsive. Through plain luck and the help of trusted friends, Isabel manages to escape each unfavorable suitor and danger from warring forces in the land. And after much espionage she is united with the one person she actually wants to marry, 16-year-old Ferdinand, Prince of Aragon and King of Italy. Author Carolyn Meyer skillfully weaves these tension-filled plots together, creating an engrossing and sweeping portrait of this tumultuous period in young Isabel's life.

A companion to the acclaimed Dear America series, The Royal Diaries is a groundbreaking series about real historical figures—young princesses, queens, and other female royals. Written by some of today's most acclaimed authors, these books also feature extra material that offers a glimpse into the time period—and may inspire kids to find out more!

Schol Rdr Lvl 1: First-Grade Friends: The Sleep Over (eBook)

Age: Ages 4-6 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-K
Summary: Toothbrush? Check! Pajamas? Check! Huggy Bear? Check! Sam can't wait to go on his very first sleepover. He packs his overnight bag and gets ready to go. He has so much fun with Dan and Max;eating pizza, playing games, and watching a movie on TV;that he almost forgets to miss his family...that is, until he can't fall asleep. Sam feels better when his dad comes to pick him up and he is soon in his own bed. And the very next morning, it's back to Dan's for breakfast and a day of fun!

The First-Grade Friends series depicts the ordinary challenges and rites of passage of first graders, showing how kids can overcome any problem with the help of good friends and understanding teachers. With simple text and lots of illustrations to aid word recognition, these stories are perfect for beginning readers.

About the Author:
From surviving chicken pox to saving soccer games, Grace Maccarone's books focus on and celebrate children's friendships: "Mostly, I write what I observe. I have written about friends I had as a child. I have written about my daughter and her friends. And I have written about my adult friends as children. I find inspiration from life experiences, books, and conversations."

Betsy Lewin always loved to draw and can't remember ever wanting to be anything but an artist. Her mother, a kindergarten teacher, read to Betsy and her brother every night. Illustrators Ernest H. Shepard and A. B. Frost were among her earliest heroes.

The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy

Age: Ages 4-6 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-K
Summary: The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy lives in the Museum, where she polishes her giant tooth collection and remembers the good old days. But when a little girl with a loose tooth walks through with her class, the D.T.F. knows she wants it, wants it, wants it! The thing is, the world has changed quite a lot since the D.T.F. was out and about —there are doorknobs, slobbering dogs, and school buses to worry about now. Not to mention a mysterious Tooth Fairy rival who might just sweep in and ruin everything!

Available Formats:

Hardcover: $11.89

Storia eBook: $6.99

Who Would Win? Polar Bear vs. Grizzly Bear

Age: Ages 6-9 | Grade: Grades 1-3
Summary: Polar bears can smell a seal through three feet of ice, while grizzlies can smell a dead animal ten miles away. But would this sense of smell matter in a fight? What would happen if a polar bear and a grizzly bear fought each other? With this book, readers can study the stats, predict the winner—and then witness the imaginary battle!

This book is packed with amazing and fun facts about where the bears live, how they hunt, and what they eat. Readers will study the bears’ physical features—from teeth to claws—and fill in a checklist about who has the advantage when it comes to size, hunting skills, sense of smell, speed, and more.

Which bear will be the final victor? Find out in this gripping nonfiction read!

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick! (Enriched eBook)

Age: Ages 4-8 | Grade: Grades 4-8
Summary: Kids love the traditional nonsense rhyme, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," and this Easter-themed book takes that idea to new heights of silliness. It all starts when the old lady—star of previous books by Lucille Colandro—swallows a chick. Of course, that chick needs some warm straw, which the old lady promptly swallows. One thing leads to another, and she gulps down an egg, some candy (hey, it might come in handy), a brightly colored basket, and a bow. Put together, what could all these items make? Kids will be calling out with excitement, guessing what's coming next!

Every Day on Earth: Fun Facts That Happen Every 24 Hours (eBook)

Age: Ages 8-11 | Grade: Grades 3-6
Summary: At last, here's a round-the-world tour of what can happen in just one day. In this trivia book that covers the whole planet, readers learn that human taste bud cells are replaced at a rate of 50,000 a day. What else happens in one day? Almost 40,000 trees are cut down just to make paper bags. And a mayfly lives its entire life!

Fun facts about space, technology, pop culture, food, animals, sports, and the human body fill this wonderfully browse-able nonfiction resource.

Hiro's Quest #3: The Shadow Stealers (eBook)

Age: Ages 6-8 | Grade: Grades 1-3
Summary: When Hiro's family is plagued by a mysterious moon sickness, it's up to him to find a cure. Hiro, Aya, and Yoshi must journey to an ancient monastery to find answers. But along the way, they encounter the bakeneko--magical, shape-shifting cats who pose as Hiro's brothers to confuse and waylay them. To save his family, Hiro must defeat the shadow-stealing bakeneko--and the evil monk who controls them....

Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls (Bk 1): Moving Day (Enriched eBook)

Age: Ages 9-12 | Grade: Grades 4-6
Summary: When Allie Finkle's parents announce that they are moving her and her brothers from their suburban split-level into an ancient Victorian in town, Allie is sure her life is over. She's not at all happy about having to give up her pretty pink wall-to-wall carpeting for creaky floorboards and creepy secret passageways—not to mention leaving her modern, state-of-the-art suburban school for a rundown, old-fashioned one. With a room she's half-scared to go into, the burden of being the new girl, and her old friends all half an hour away, how will Allie ever fit in?

In this hilarious series, the #1 New York Times best-selling creator of The Princess Diaries introduces middle-grade readers to nine-year-old Allie Finkle—a heroine who is instantly likeable and entirely original!


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