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m409 Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes
Until Chrysanthemum started kindergarten, she believed her parents when they said her name was perfect. But on the first day of school, Chrysanthemum begins to suspect that her name is far less than perfect, especially when her class dissolves into giggles upon hearing her name read aloud. That evening, Chrysanthemum's parents try to piece her self-esteem back together again with comfort food and a night filled "with hugs, kisses, and Parcheesi." But the next day Victoria, a particularly observant and mean-spirited classmate, announces that Chrysanthemum's name takes up 13 letters. "That's half the letters in the alphabet!" she adds. Chrysanthemum wilts. Pretty soon the girls are making playground threats to "pluck" Chrysanthemum and "smell her."
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m437 Millions of Cats Wanda Gag
Wanda Gag's enchanting tale of the very old man who sent off in search of one kitten and returned with "hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats" is an American classic. A Newbery Honor Book. Full color.
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m439 More M&M;'s Brand Chocolate Candies Math Barbara Barbieri McGrath, Roger Glass (Illustrator)
Millions of children learned to count with The "M&M;'s"(r) Brand Chocolate Candies Counting Book, and now there's another fun-filled book that takes math skills to the next level. Topics covered include estimation, simple graphing, factoring, multiplication, problem solving, division, and simple fractions. The instructive text and colorful illustrations will appeal to younger children ready to explore the challenges of more advanced math concepts as well as to older children
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m434 The M&M;'s Brand Counting Book Barbara Barbieri McGrath
Containing a forced but upbeat rhymed text, a painless first math book teaches counting, shapes, colors, and sets through clearly photographed combinations of M&M;'s Chocolate Candies. Readers following along with their own treats are instructed to eat the M&M;'s, which, though fun for some, excludes children whose diets don't include chocolate
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m423 How Many Feet in the Bed? Diane Johnston Hamm, Kate Salley Palmer (Illustrator)
A little girl joins her dad, and, one by one, her two siblings and mom also pop into the parents' bed before the day begins in earnest. A simple counting book with illustrations reminiscent of a 1950s suburban household.
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m405 Blind Men and the Elephant (Hello Reader!, Level 3, Grades 1&2) Karen Backstein, Annie Mitra (Illustrator)
A reader from A Public School Teacher in New York, New York-The Blind Men and The Elephant is a wonderfully written book. It tells the tail of six blind men who travel to their prince's palace in order to meet his new elephant. The students may ask, how can blind men meet an elephant? In this well written story, each blind man touches only part of the elephant. They go on to describe what the elephant feels like. For example: one blind men says "the elephant feels like a wall", another blind man describes the elephant as "the elephant feels like a snake". This is a great book for teaching the sense of touch to students grades K-3.
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m429 Imogene's Antlers David Small
Imogene grows huge antlers that shock her mother, delight the servants, and force Imogene to readjust her life.
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m430 Is It Rough? Is It Smooth? Is It Shiny? Tana Hoban
Reading level: Baby-Preschool, Hardcover - 32 pages (September 1984)
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m417 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Eileen Christelow (Illustrator)
As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves. "Whether sublimely happy or ridiculously goofy, Christelow's expressive monkeys pack a lot of appeal."
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m457 Ten Sly Piranhas : A Counting Story in Reverse William Wise, Victoria Chess (Illustrator)
The combination of a jaunty, rhymed text and gleefully fiendish illustrations demonstrates with delicious derring-do that the wicked frequently receive their just deserts. Not the typical sanitized, endearing counting book, this reverse introduction to numbers one through ten is guaranteed to pique the interest of readers as they follow the adventures of ten piranhas with a penchant for rapid dissolution. A triumph of the comic spirit.
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m462 The 329th Friend Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Cyndy Szekeres (Illustrator)
This title is currently out of print. However, you can order it used now. The concept that one must like oneself in order to freely like others is depicted in this book that is packed with humorous, exuberant illustrations and a text that demands to be read aloud. Sharmat tops off the story with the fun of numbering party needs for 329 guests, irresistible totaling for reader and listener.
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m459 The Twelve Days of Christmas Mary Luders, Eleni Gianopolus (Illustrator)
The Twelve Days of Christmas has never looked so scrumptious as in this slipcased holiday treasure, illustrated with delicious custom-made Christmas cookies designed by Eleni Gianopolus. Adorned with spectacular jewel-like cookie art, this book fans out and stands up to create a gorgeous Christmas tree, the perfect holiday decoration.
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m424 How Many Feet? How Many Tails? : A Book of Math Riddles Marilyn Burns, Lynn Adams (Illustrator)
Gr. 1^-2. Burns, who tackled geometry in The Greedy Triangle (1994), here provides little ones with opportunities to develop basic counting skills within the thin fictional framework of a walk with Grandpa. Each recto page contains clues and a question asking a child to guess the identity of an animal. Flip the page for the answer and an opportunity to count tails and feet in sweet, colorful pictures. As usual in the Hello Math Reader series, suggestions for parents are part of the package.
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m403 Bart's Amazing Charts (Hello, Reader! Math) Dianne Ochiltree, Martin Lemelman (Illustrator), Marilyn Burns
Bart's going to do the most amazing class presentation ever! He plans to chart everything about his life: what kind of sports he likes, his favorite pizza toppings, even who's got the weirdest lunch in school. When he's finished making all his charts and tables, Bart scans them onto the computer. The whole class is fascinated by his presentation that comes alive on the screen!
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m444 One Monday Morning Uri Shulevitz
One Monday Morning is the story of a little prince who each day of the week brings more friends to visit. However the little boy he's coming to visit isn't home. The story is much like the 12 days of christmas with the addition of interesting characters each day of the week.
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