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93

The Emperor’s Egg

Antarctic Penguin's incredible journey: amazing nature or amazing mankind?
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Bright humorous writing helps even young children understand the Emperor Penguin's extraordinary effort at laying and caring for a single egg, and then chick, through an Antarctic winter.

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88

Where Fish Go In Winter

Children's poetry that teaches them about the World.
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Kids enjoy this anthology of intelligent poems, answering such questions as why popcorn pops –it's terrific.

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86

Picture This : How Pictures Work

Creativity is founded in knowledge & skill, not just wishful imagination.
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The effect of shape, color, position and relationship of objects in an artwork are examined for their effect on one's perceptual and emotional interpretation of the work.

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84

My Hands

It's not just the opposable thumbs, its also the conceptual mind that drives them.
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You will never look at your hands the same way again, after grasping Aliki's perspective on their amazing features, versatility and utility.

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77

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eats,_Shoots_and_Leaves
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E,S&L contrasts the proper and improper use of commas, effectively showing their impact on understanding.

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67

What’s Your Story?

Great children's books pay close attention to moral conflict and theme.
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Bauer explains how sensible planning –with detailed discussion on the development of character, plot, perspective, dialogue, and figurative language– is essential in preparing and revising a work of fiction.

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43

More Than One

children's book / cover image / SCHLEIN
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This unusual presentation of the concept "one"—applied to groups (e.g. one dozen) —equivocates by concluding that "one" can actually be more than "one".