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Have some fun with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George.
Curious George A Winter's Nap
After learning about hibernation, George decides that the best way to spend the cold winter months is the way that bears do it—fast asleep! But first it’s too bright in his room; then it’s not cave-like enough; and then it’s too loud. When George finally does get to sleep, he wakes up to discover that he slept only one night, not the whole winter! Will George be convinced that winter can be a wonderland of fun after all? Includes a question-and-answer activity on hibernation as well as a craft project to make your own teddy bear cave.
Curious George Rain or Shine
George wants to play outside, but the weather keeps changing his plans! He decides to create a weather journal by drawing pictures of the sky each day. But George soon discovers that predicting the weather isn't easy. After rain ruins his picnic and he stays indoors on a beautiful sunny day, he decides to study wind patterns. Then the city's weather station loses its satellite, and the scientists turn to George for help-but is he ready for his debut as a meteorologist!
Curious George Takes a Trip
Curious George and his friend are going on vacation on an airplane. At check-in, the ticket clerk gives George a toy airplane to play with, but he soon loses it and has a few adventures trying to find it again. What an exciting start to his vacation!
Curious George Dinosaur Tracks
George is taking pictures of wild animals and their tracks for his photo collection. While looking for the fawn his friend Bill spotted, he finds an unusual set of tracks. George thinks he has discovered dinosaur footprints; which would make the perfect addition to his collection! In hopes of getting a photo, he attempts to lure the dinosaur with food, but quickly remembers that some dinosaurs are not friendly. Eventually George discovers the real culprit behind the tracks and it's not what he expects!
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Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans
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CliffsNotes on Frankenstein digs into Dr. Victor Frankenstein's scientific creation, a "hideous and gigantic" monster that the good doctor tries to defeat throughout most of the novel. Following the story of an obsessive man whose determination to create a new race of humans produces monstrous results, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include: personal background on the author, including career highlights, introduction to and synopsis of the book, in-depth analyses of the principal characters, critical essays on the book's themes, plots, and more, review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics, and Resource Center with books, films and other recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
CliffsNotes on Dracula digs into the story of a count who survives by sipping the blood from living (and unsuspecting) donors. Following the hauntingly frightful tale of vampires and victims, this study guide provides summaries and commentaries for each chapter within the nineteenth-century novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include: a look into the life of the author, Bram Stoker, character list and plot synopsis, an essay exploring the influence of German Expressionism on the American horror film, a list of Dracula film productions, with ratings for each, and suggested discussion questions. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Conrad's Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer
In CliffsNotes on The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, you come to understand how each of these stories deals with the "dark side" of the human character. Heart of Darkness is a journey up the Congo River to where an ivory agent, Kurtz, has succumbed to human weakness and evil, and has disintegrated into a grotesque creature. The Secret Sharer is an allegorical examination of a timid man who struggles to stifle the more physical and dangerous part of himself. Eventually, he resolves this duality and becomes more daring — and, therefore, more complete. This concise supplement to Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer helps you understand the overall structure of the novels, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include: Part-by-part summaries and commentaries, character maps that graphically illustrate the relationships among the characters, critical essays that provide expert insight on the novels' structure, and review sections that test your knowledge. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Get your Swagger on at the Dairy Queen and shoot some Night Hoops. Or just read these books by some great authors Carl Deuker, Roland Smith, Catherine Murdock, Gary Paulsen.
Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can't agree on the perfect project. Then Julia's mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years ago in Korea. The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought. And Julia never suspected that she'd be discussing the fate of her and Patrick's project with Ms. Park, the author of this book!
Victoria Secord, a fourteen-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods is entirely up to her.
It's the last inning of a high school baseball game between arch-rivals Oak Grove and Compton. Center fielder Luke "Wizard" Wallace steps up to the plate--and is hit by a beanball, a wild pitch that shatters his skull, destroys the vision in his left eye, and changes his life forever.
After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. Big strings. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit--and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it's also one that could cost him his life.
Nick Abbott and Trent Dawson have nothing in common but basketball. Or so it seems. But as the basketball season progresses, their lives become unexpectedly intertwined. In this story of an unlikely bond, award-winning author Carl Deuker explores that dark and confusing place between loneliness and friendship, between faithfulness and betrayal. Filled with gripping game play, the novel will leave readers wondering how much they themselves would reach out to a kid like Trent.
Packed with Newbery Winner and Honor books. Reaching Out won the Pura Belpre Honor Award.
You've never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way. When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write...even though he doesn't yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special "Rufus beans" that actually grow...despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don't even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.
A Single Shard
In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated - until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min's irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min's work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.
The King's Fifth
In this deeply affecting novel Scott O'Dell envelops the reader in the heroic world of the conquistadors - a world that is at once somber and many-colored. Though they may have been ruthless, these steel-helmeted young men of Spain lived their lives on the very edge of eternity with style and uncommon courage.
Catherine, Called Birdy
Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one. But then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl from a poor nearby island community founded by former slaves. Despite his father's-and the town's-disapproval of their friendship, Turner spends time with Lizzie, and it opens up a whole new world to him, filled with the mystery and wonder of Maine's rocky coast. The two soon discover that the town elders, along with Turner's father, want to force the people to leave Lizzie's island so that Phippsburg can start a lucrative tourist trade there. Turner gets caught up in a spiral of disasters that alter his life-but also lead him to new levels of acceptance and maturity.
Sports stories of determination and hard work, adventures of a pig explorer, a future catalog of bird parts and instructions, and a raven. Lots of great reading!
Yes, She Can!
Not very long ago, many people said girls and women were too weak and delicate to play sports. Fortunately, a lot of girls didn't listen. Trudy Ederle, Louise Stokes, Tidye Pickett, Julie Krone and Danica Patrick sure didn't. Trudy Ederle swam the English Channel, Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett made it into the Olympics running track, Julie Krone became a jockey, and Danica Patrick decided to drive Indie cars. Yes, She Can! tells the inspiring stories of these pioneers in sports.
Against All Odds
Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, Roy Reigels in the 1929 Rose Bowl, Frank Reich and the Buffalo Bills during the 1993 NFL playoffs, Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets in 2004, the entire St. Louis Cardinals team in the 2011 World Series . . . What do these players have in common? Every one of them was on the brink of a humiliating defeat. But at the moment when they could have called it quits, they didn't.
Young Arabel's life is changed forever when her father, a taxi driver, brings home an injured bird he finds in the street. This wacky raven eats everything in sight, answers the telephone by squawking "Nevermore!" and causes chaos wherever he goes--but Arabel loves her new feathered friend, whom she names Mortimer.
Able to Play
Able to Play shares the inspiring stories of four baseball players. Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, Ron Santo, Jim Abbott, and Curtis Pride faced physical challenges other players didn't have. With determination and guts, they didn't just overcome; they excelled. This book is a game-changing celebration of overcoming odds.
Stories of bravery and self-sacrifice from well known athletes who have served in the military. Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox outfielder. Rocky Bleier, Pittsburgh Steelers running back. Carlos May, Chicago White Sox outfielder. Pat Tillman, Arizona Cardinals defensive back who turned down a multi-million dollar contract to join the military after 9/11 and was later killed in Afghanistan.
Have some fun with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George.
Curious George Plants a Seed
Curious George watches Jumpy the squirrel bury an acorn in the yard. Upon learning that Jumpy is storing food for later, George decides to do the same. The man with the yellow hat comes home to find the kitchen empty and its contents buried in the yard! It's time to teach George about what things grow and what don't. George finally gets it right when he grows a beautiful sunflower from a seed.
Curious George Builds a Home
When Curious George meets a homing pigeon, he decides that his home, with improvements, would be perfect for his new friend. This picture ebook explores the concepts of planning and design.
Curious George Snowy Day
Curious George ventures out into the snow for the first time and finds out how difficult it is for a little monkey to walk in deep snow! With the help of friends, he learns all about skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing and puts his new knowledge to use when he rescues a farmer's pig that had become stranded during the snowstorm!
Curious George Color Fun
Curious George explores the amazing world of colors in this bright book with a rainbow surprise at the end!