What do you know about the Underground Railroad?
What if you lived in a different time and place? What would you wear? What would you eat? How would your daily life be different?
Scholastic's If You Lived... series answers all of kids' most important questions about events in American history. With a question and answer format, kid-friendly artwork, and engaging information, this series is the perfect partner for the classroom and for history-loving readers.
How did the Underground Railroad get its name? Why is it called a railroad? How did people find it? Who operated it?
Ebony Joy Wilkins answers all these questions and more in this comprehensive guide to the Underground Railroad. A great choice for Civil War units, and for teaching children about this important part of American history.
“Long ago, animals were different. They could speak. They wore clothing. They used tools…”
Raven and Loon are best friends. They love to sew clothes for each other. But when Raven won’t hold still to be measured for a new coat Loon is making, Loon gets mad. What happens when these two friends disagree?
Uncover this traditional Inuit story retold in simple and accessible prose for developing readers to enjoy over and over again!
Do you know your panda from your polar bear? Or can you spot the difference between a sun bear and a sloth bear? Follow your expert field guide as we travel deep into the woods and across Arctic ice to learn all the “bear” necessities.
Bears are familiar to us all, but what you might not realize is that behind their big, grizzly image are wild animals who really need our help. So put on your walking boots, grab your binoculars, and come along on a journey to see the eight incredible bear species in the wild. Written by an experienced field guide, author, and naturalist, Do Bears Poop in the Woods? gives children a taste of what it’s like to work with animals in the wild. Not only will you discover why bears poop so much, you’ll also find out how to avoid getting eaten by one and what we can do to protect them.
This brightly coloured, illustrated title explains to children about body privacy and why private parts should be kept private. Children will learn that their body belongs to them and they can say 'no' if they don't want anyone to touch their body. They'll discover what is inappropriate, and be encouraged to speak up if they are uncomfortable with how other people treat them. It also covers the topic of secrets and when you shouldn't keep a secret.
The book looks at respecting each other's boundaries and becoming aware that some children, particularly those with autism or anxiety, may find hugging or any kind of touch, unbearable.
It also covers bullying, such as pinching or kicking, and shows children the best way to speak out to help stop these things happening.
Written by Louise Spilsbury, the text explains, simply and clearly, without scaremongering, why body privacy is important.
After his family rushes out the door for the first day of school, Peanut Butter the dog finds himself all alone for the first time. Bored, curious, and lonely, Peanut Butter sneaks out of the house in search of an adventure. He encounters new animals, explores new places, smells new smells, and even makes a friend. But before he realizes it, the day is nearly over, and he must race home before the kids get off the bus and find out he hasn't exactly been a good dog.
In this story from West Greenland, one young girl tries to teach her mischievous little sister a lesson by telling her the Inuit traditional story of Takannaaluk.
Pivik is the laziest little sister! She is always complaining about helping Anaana and stealing the best food for herself. Fed up, her big sister, Ukaleq, seizes the chance to teach Pivik a lesson. Ukaleq tells Pivik the story of how Takannaaluk became the Mother of Sea Mammals. Ukaleq warns Pivik not to anger Takannaaluk by being greedy, or their community will starve. Pivik is so scared she can’t sleep! Will Ukaleq’s lesson finally teach Pivik to put others before herself?
Explore a spooky legend from the deep waters of West Greenland from Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, the author of Talloqut.
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