Word Family Tales are humorous read-aloud stories created to build early phonics skills by teaching children to recognize “families” of words that share the same spelling pattern. This key reading strategy helps kids decode new words with ease—and become stronger readers, writers, and spellers.
This rib-tickling read-aloud tale was created especially to build early phonics skills by teaching children to recognize "families" of words that share the same spelling pattern. This key reading strategy helps kids decode new words with ease—and become stronger readers, writers, and spellers! Also includes riddles, a cheer, and reading tips!
In Shark Alley, South Africa, people often go underwater in protected environments to watch sharks in their natural surroundings. Some people believe this makes the sharks more violent. Others feel there's no change in behavior. Two researchers want to find the truth. How do they study the sharks? What do they find out?
Orangutans are animals that are similar to humans in many ways. One similarity is their ability to communicate through language. This ability is being studied in a program at a zoo in Washington, D.C. What is the purpose of this program? How does it work?
A snake park in the Sultanate of Oman has a serious problem: all but one of their snakes have died. The owner of the park has hired a 'snake detective' to uncover the mystery of the dying snakes. Why did the snakes die? Will the snake detective be able to save the new snakes?
Added by: Anonymous | Karma: | Fiction literature | 1 December 2016
The Wind in the Willows (with explanatory notes)
One of the best-known classics of children's literature, a timeless masterpiece and a vital portrait of an age, The Wind in the Willows began originally in Kenneth Grahame's letters to his young son, where he first recounted the adventures of Rat and Badger, of Mole and Toad--all narrated in virtuoso language ranging from lively parody to elaborate fin-de-siï¿½cle mysticism. Yet for a children's book, it is concerned almost exclusively with adult themes: fear of radical changes in political, social, and economic power...
Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death.
Dracula's Guest follows an Englishman (whose name is never mentioned) as he wanders around Munich before leaving for Transylvania. It is Walpurgis Night, and in spite of the coachman's warnings, the young man foolishly leaves his hotel and wanders through a dense forest alone. Stories in this collection include Dracula's guest -- The judge's house -- The squaw -- The secret of the growing gold -- The gipsy prophecy -- The coming of Abel Behenna, and more.