"Designed to introduce to younger readers the concept that ordinary people and the events of their lives are as much a part of history as wars or rulers or explorers." "A well-told slice of American history." Reading level: 3
Paperback book with full-color cover, illustrated with more than 100 color pictures. Find out why the Egyptian civilization was one of teh greatest of all the ancient cultures. Contents: Who were the ancient Egyptians?, Life for the rich, Life for the poor, Food and drink, Pastimes, Fashion, art and architecture, Health and medicine, Love and marriage, Women and children, War and weaponry, Crime and punishment, Transport and science, Religion, Legacy of the past, Did you know?, Index.
"Ever since Bailey White began telling her stories on National Public Radio's All Things Considered in the summer of 1990, the letters and phone calls have been pouring in. 'I just gotta get more of Bailey white,' one listener wrote. Another told us: 'Bailey White is a national treasure, a Southern find.... She leave me laughing out loud. Please, ' she finished, 'Tell me how I can get a tape of her NPR broadcasts.' At last, it is here. A collection of the South Georgia school teacher's finest essays."
The stories in this second Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle book are: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic, The Thought-You-Saiders Cure, The Tattletale Cure, The Bad-Table Manners Cure, The Interrupters, The Heedless Breaker, The Never-Want-to-Go-to-Schooler, The Waddle-I-Doers.
Written for middle school age and up with cartoon illustrations and with a light, humorous touch. Explores physical anthropology, evolution, a dash of genetics, and introduces ideas from cultural anthropology.
A current reprint (in paperback) of the 1946 book. Recommended by The American Library Association, The National Council of Teachers of English, and The Association for Childhood Education International.
One minute the guys are wrestling around in Joe's room. The next minute The Book has transported them back to ancient Rome - an face-too-face with one big 'ol gladiator. ... Will our trusty heroes be able to find The Book and hightail it out of there, or will the Romans turn them into mincemeat? Ages 7-11
Picture book version of Raffi's song of the same name from "More Singable Songs". Book illustrates the first verse of the recording. Includes music and words to the other verses of the song. "This Song to Read is a natural bridge between singing and reading. Once children know a song, they find it's fun and easy to follow it in pictures and in words."