A persistent little yellow bird, the “wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet,” and a really good book: that's HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ (Schwartz & Wade, $17.99). During his first year, Rocket learns to spell such useful words as “grrrrr” and “whoosh.” When his teacher goes away for the winter, Rocket practices on his own, spelling all kinds of seasonal words in preparation for spring, when class would begin again. Tad Hills’ sweetly illustrated book is a lovely companion for any child ready for the adventures of learning how to read. Ages 3-7. Kerri Poore

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By Tad Hills, Tad Hills (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375858994
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - July 27th, 2010

Did you know there are 27 BONES (Scholastic, $16.99) in the human hand? In fact, more than half of the bones in the human body are found in the hands and feet. Caldecott honoree Steve Jenkins (What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?) provides an astounding number of facts and figures alongside bold, realistic collage illustrations that make the text even more compelling. Ages 3-7. KLP
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By Steve Jenkins, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545046510
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Published: Scholastic Reference - August 1st, 2010

Russell Freedman’s profile of LAFAYETTE AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (Holiday House, $24.95) is the story of a young Frenchman eager to pursue the lofty goal of liberty and to prove himself in battle. This exciting biography is engaging from the very first page. Prints, portraits, and drawings illustrate the tumultuous life of the Marquis de Lafayette, who rebelled against his own government to assist America in its Revolutionary War. Ages 10-14. KLP
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ISBN: 9780823421824
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: Holiday House - September 1st, 2010