Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Fly Guy Presents: Sharks



Fly Guy is buzzzzing on over to the nonfiction genre!

Award-winning author/illustrator Tedd Arnold brings nonfiction to life with the help of his very popular main character, Fly Guy! This engaging nonfiction reader combines the kid-friendly humor of Fly Guy with the high-interest topic of sharks! Fly Guy and Buzz introduce young readers to sharks with straightforward fun facts, humorous asides, and full-bleed photographs throughout.

Ready, Freddy! #24: Shark Attack!



Are you Ready for Freddy? Everyone's favorite first grader and shark lover is back in two new stories!

Freddy's dream has come true: he's about to be face-to-face with a real live shark!

His first-grade class is taking a field trip to the aquarium today, and Freddy can't wait. He'll get to see fish and rays and moon jellies and -- his favorite! -- sharks!

The aquarium even has a Shark Quiz. If he can answer all the questions correctly, Freddy will win a prize for his shark knowledge! But wait -- where is Freddy's lucky shark tooth? He can't pass the quiz without it!

Hark! a Shark!: All about Sharks



In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, the Cat introduces beginning readers to all kinds of sharks! From the smallest (the dwarf lantern) to the largest (the whale shark), the most notorius (the great white) to the most obscure (the goblin), the Cat explains why sharks have lots of teeth but no bones; how their tough skin helps them swim fast and stay clean (inspiring scientists--and bathing suit manufacturers!); how pores along the sides of their bodies help them sense prey; that they have more to fear from us than we do from them, and much, much more! Perfect for shark and Cat (in the Hat) fanciers, fans of the new PBS Kids preschool science show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will sink their teeth into this new addition to the series!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie



New to the Random House list is author Bill Doyle with a tale of monsters, magic, and mayhem.
After Keats and Henry lose their bikes, they need money fast. So the help-wanted ad at the supermarket seems ideal for them. All they have to do is weed Hallway House's garden, find some lightbulbs in the attic, sweep the garage . . . and battle a shark-headed zombie. But no one told them about the giant bookworms in the library, the toe-biting carpet in the halls, and the kitchen sinkhole.

Everything You Were Taught about the Civil War Is Wrong, Ask a Southerner!



Popular Southern historian and author Seabrook sets the record straight in this easy-to-read, well documented handbook that confronts the North's many falsehoods about the American Civil War.

Little Shark: Finger Puppet Book



A new title in the bestselling finger puppet series Tiny tots can enjoy swimming among the fish with Little Shark in this simple, comforting story. The book features a permanently attached plush finger puppet and peek-a-boo holes in every page, giving parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read together.

Clark the Shark: Tooth Trouble



Clark the Shark has a loose tooth and needs to visit the dentist. But he's heard that the dentist is scarier than a box of blue whales Uh-oh, and oh no Can Clark find a way to stay cool when it comes to tooth trouble?

Beginning readers will be entertained and reassured by this clever, funny twist on a dentist visit in this I Can Read story featuring our favorite boisterous shark. The back matter also includes fun, bite-sized facts about shark teeth With colorful illustrations from Guy Francis and lively text from Bruce Hale, this Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Shark in the Park



-- Join Pup and his friends Sam Sheep, Jake the Snake and Big Pig as they discover a "shark in the park."
-- The newest addition to the Easy Words to Read phonics series, Shark in the Park is sure to delight young and older readers alike.
-- An 'About Phonics' page is included for parents and teachers and fold-out pages add to the fun!

Dapper Animals Coloring Book



These fun and easy art activities feature ready-to-color line drawings of 30 stylishly attired animal personalities. Each ready-to-color line drawing has plenty of space for aspiring artists to add their own doodles, designs, and patterns. From a rakish raccoon and a trendy tiger to a posh panda and a modish marmoset, Dapper Animals Coloring Book offers endless opportunities for creative self-expression. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper, it's perfect for decorating with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors. Designed to eliminate bleed-through, each page is pre-perforated for easy removal and display.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit



On January 29, 1774, Benjamin Franklin was called to appear before the Privy Council--a select group of the king's advisors--in an octagonal-shaped room in Whitehall Palace known as the Cockpit. Spurred by jeers and applause from the audience in the Cockpit, Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn unleashed a withering tirade against Franklin. Though Franklin entered the room as a dutiful servant of the British crown, he left as a budding American revolutionary. In The Making of a Patriot, renowned Franklin historian Sheila L. Skemp presents an insightful, lively narrative that goes beyond the traditional Franklin biography--and behind the common myths--to demonstrate how Franklin's ultimate decision to support the colonists was by no means a foregone conclusion. In fact, up until the Cockpit ordeal, he was steadfastly committed to achieving "an accommodation of our differences."
The Making of a Patriot sheds light on the conspiratorial framework within which actors on both sides of the Atlantic moved toward revolution. It highlights how this event ultimately pitted Franklin against his son, suggesting that the Revolution was, in no small part, also a civil war.