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Contributor(s): Herrington, Lisa M., Vargus, Nanci R. (Conductor), Bell, Carrie A. (Conductor), Clidas, Jeanne M., Ph.D. (Conductor)
ISBN: 0531273547     ISBN-13: 9780531273548
Publisher: Childrens Pr
    OUR PRICE: $7.15  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: September 2013
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Kwanzaa; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Kwanzaa
Dewey: 394.2612
LCCN: 2013014854
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Rookie Read-About Holidays
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 7.00" H x 5.75" W x 0.25" (0.10 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 161515
Reading Level: 2.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q61547
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2013 November)

PreS-Gr 2—This set offers concise historical information and an unbiased evaluation of the cultural significance of holidays. Every aspect of this series seems perfectly tailored to Common Core classrooms that strive to make nonfiction exciting. Clever chapter headings, such as "Meet a Furry Forecaster!" in Groundhog Day, draw students in. "Fast Fact!" text boxes and photo captions will grab their attention while providing additional information. Reproductions and gorgeous, glossy color photos will spark conversations. For example, one photo shows a woman holding an enormous groundhog aloft. Calendars invite numerical and spatial learning, and the arts-and-crafts projects will help readers synthesize facts. Even the tables of contents and glossaries are visually dynamic. Not a single inch of page space is wasted (e.g., page numbers are presented inside icons in the shape of the holiday's symbol, such as a groundhog, heart or dreidel). Students will appreciate and be entertained by discovering new details with each read.

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