This award-winning book uses the letters of the alphabet to help young and old see the many, simple ways that they can fill buckets and fill their own buckets in return. When you help children become bucket fillers, you give them the key to happiness...for it is in friendship, love, and good will to others that we are truly happy. Yes, bucket filling is the moment by moment choice to be kind and caring. Teaching and encouraging children to be bucket fillers is one of the greatest gifts you can give to them. Winner:2013 Southern California Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2013 London Book Festival, Honorable Mention, Children's Books2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Bronz...
Bold colors, easy-to-read text, and oversized, striking photos introduce young readers to the giraffe! Readers will discover the giraffe's unique body features, diet, social behavior, habitat, predators, ways of defense, and threats to its survival. In addition, readers will learn about the life of a baby giraffe, from calf to independence. Maps highlight giraffe territory, fun facts appear throughout, and the book closes with a full page of kid-friendly giraffe facts. This title will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of the continent of Africa and the incredible giraffe! Features include a table of contents, fun facts, maps, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.
The book includes engaging articles to stimulate and hold the interest of students who are reading below grade level. Lower reading levels are achieved through the use of controlled vocabulary, simple sentence structure, and clear illustrations. The questions and student activity sheets are designed to improve the reading comprehension skills of remedial readers. The articles and activities can be used as part of a teacher-directed lesson or assigned as independent work. The selections are engaging and of high interest. There are pre-reading activities that include prediction skills, during-reading reinforcement and open-ended question activities, and after-reading exercises for vocabulary attainment and comprehension. This title is also aligned to state and national standards and promotes Reading Next and Adolescent Literacy Initiatives.
At a time when America's court system increasingly tries juvenile offenders as adults, the author draws directly from his experience as the founding judge of a special juvenile court to propose a new approach to dealing with youthful offenders. Its guiding principles, clearly laid out in this book, are that children are developmentally different from adults and that a judge can be a formidable force in shaping the lives of children who appear in court. This book makes a compelling argument for a better system of justice that recognizes the mental, emotional, and physical abilities of young people and provides them with an opportunity to be rehabilitated as productive members of society instead of being locked up in prisons.
Describes the history of tobacco use, discusses the growth of the tobacco industry and the legal cases surrounding advertisements and tobacco's detrimental effects on health, and explains how the plant is harvested and used.
The year is 1868, and fourteen-year-old Alika and his younger brother, Sulu, are hunting for seals on an ice floe attached to their island in the Arctic. Suddenly the ice starts to shake, and they hear a loud crack--the terrible sound of the floe breaking free from land. The boys watch with horror as the dark expanse of water between the ice and the shore rapidly widens, and they start drifting south--away from their home, their family, and everything they've ever known. Throughout their six-month-long journey down the Greenland Strait, the brothers face bitter cold, starvation, and most frightening of all, vicious polar bears. But they still remain hopeful that one day they'll be rescued. This thrilling new adventure story from bestselling author Theodore Taylor is a moving testament to the bond between brothers--and to the strength of the human spirit. Includes a map, a glossary of Inuit words and phrases, and an author's note..