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Have some fun with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George.
Curious George Builds a Home
When Curious George meets a homing pigeon, he decides that his home, with improvements, would be perfect for his new friend. This picture ebook explores the concepts of planning and design.
Curious George and the Kite
Curious George loves a good windy day. There are many things he can practice flying like a kite. Now if only he doesn't get too carried away! This early reader explores the concepts of flight and experimentation.
Curious George Snowy Day
Curious George ventures out into the snow for the first time and finds out how difficult it is for a little monkey to walk in deep snow! With the help of friends, he learns all about skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing and puts his new knowledge to use when he rescues a farmer's pig that had become stranded during the snowstorm!
Curious George Home Run
George is excited to go to his first baseball game to watch his friend Marco play. While Marco concentrates on hitting his first home run, George gets to play scorekeeper. But George doesn't know in which order he should hang the numbers. With help from Marco and the girl at the snack stand, George learns about number sequence and a handy trick for putting double digits in order. During the last inning, George agrees to be a pinch runner for an injured Marco. Will he be able to add another number to the scoreboard?
Reader's guides to the most popular classic literature, featuring study guides that showcase plot, characters, and settings to promote understanding
Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew
In CliffsNotes on The Taming of the Shrew, you explore one of Shakespeare's most beloved, and imitated, works. In this play within a play, Petruchio, the man from Verona, marries Kate (the shrew of the story), so that Kate's younger sister Bianca may be allowed to take on several suitors and choose one to marry. Summaries and commentaries lead you, act by act, through this Shakespearean classic, and critical essays give you insight into Shakespeare's historical basis for the play, as well as role playing in The Taming of the Shrew. Other features that help you study include: character analyses of the main characters, a character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters, a section on the life and background of William Shakespeare, a review section that tests your knowledge, and a ResourceCenter full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
In CliffsNotes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure. This epic poem unfurls the story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim his kingdom. At 2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations of the Western world's cultural heritage. This study guide carries you along on Odysseus' journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book. You'll also explore the life and background of the epic, Homer, and gain insight into the Homeric Question. Other features that help you study include: character analyses of major players, a character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters, critical essays on the literary devices and major symbols of The Odyssey, a review section that tests your knowledge, and a Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Hailed by many as the best novel of all time, and cursed by just as many as utterly unreadable, one thing’s for sure: Ulysses is one of a kind. Those who are willing to take on this behemoth of a book will be rewarded with a trip through almost every variety of human experience under the sun. Summaries and commentaries will keep you on track as you step into the daily life of Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom and watch their stories unfold. In-depth character analysis, critical essays, and insight into the novel's literary devices will help unlock the novel’s deeper layers. You'll also discover background information on the life of James Joyce and the creation of this, his most famous work.
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
In CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, you explore Shakespeare's greatest tragedy — the heartbreaking love story of Romeo and Juliet amid the conflict between their two feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets. This study guide carefully walks you through every twist and turn of Shakespeare's classic by providing chapter summaries and critical analyses of each act and scene of the play. You'll also explore the life and background of the "Bard" himself — William Shakespeare. Other features that help you study include: character analyses of major players, a character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters, critical essays, the history of the play's development, as well as its first performance, a review section that tests your knowledge, and a Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites. Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Get your Swagger on at the Dairy Queen and shoot some Night Hoops. Or just read these books by some great authors Carl Deuker, Roland Smith, Catherine Murdock, Gary Paulsen.
It's the last inning of a high school baseball game between arch-rivals Oak Grove and Compton. Center fielder Luke "Wizard" Wallace steps up to the plate--and is hit by a beanball, a wild pitch that shatters his skull, destroys the vision in his left eye, and changes his life forever.
Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can't agree on the perfect project. Then Julia's mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years ago in Korea. The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought. And Julia never suspected that she'd be discussing the fate of her and Patrick's project with Ms. Park, the author of this book!
Front and Center
"After five months of sheer absolute craziness I was going back to being plain old background D.J." But it turns out other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who's keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway...
When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Harsh words indeed, from Brian Nelson of all people. But, D. J. can't help admitting, maybe he's right. Welcome to the summer that fifteen-year-old D. J. Schwenk of Red Bend, Wisconsin, learns to talk, and ends up having an awful lot of stuff to say.
Packed with Newbery Winner and Honor books. Reaching Out won the Pura Belpre Honor Award.
From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico. This is the story of how Francisco coped with poverty, with his guilt over leaving his family financially strapped, with his self-doubt about succeeding academically, and with separation. Once again his telling is honest, true, and inspiring.
Catherine, Called Birdy
Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.
On My Honor
Joel's best friend Tony drowns while they are swimming in the forbidden, treacherous Vermilion River. Joel is terrified at having to tell of his disobedience and overwhelmed by his feelings of guilt.
The Black Pearl
From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name. But is there a price to pay for a prize so great? When a terrible tragedy strikes the village, old Luzon's warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. If El Diablo actually exists, it will take all Ramon's courage to face the winged creature waiting for him offshore.
A Single Shard
In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated - until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min's irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min's work in the hope of a royal commission . . . even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.
Sports stories of determination and hard work, adventures of a pig explorer, a future catalog of bird parts and instructions, and a raven. Lots of great reading!
More Than a Horse
As Leanne adjusts to life in Arizona, she discovers that she enjoys helping children with special needs, develops a special relationship with a horse, and has her first romance with a boy.
Miranda the Great
When barbarians invade Rome, Miranda the cat and her daughter Punka must find a safe place to hide from the chaos. They make their way through the burning city, collecting motherless kittens as they go. At last they reach the Colosseum--but even there, danger lurks!
Dodsworth in New York
Dodsworth wanted adventure. He wanted to see the world. He especially wanted to visit New York City. What he didn't want was to be joined by a duck. A crazy duck. A duck that misbehaves. Young readers will laugh out loud at the duck's silly antics as Dodsworth has the unexpected adventure of his life in the Big Apple . . . and beyond.
Stories of bravery and self-sacrifice from well known athletes who have served in the military. Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox outfielder. Rocky Bleier, Pittsburgh Steelers running back. Carlos May, Chicago White Sox outfielder. Pat Tillman, Arizona Cardinals defensive back who turned down a multi-million dollar contract to join the military after 9/11 and was later killed in Afghanistan.
The Adventures of a South Pole Pig
Flora the pig was born for adventure. "If it's unexplored and needs to get dug up, call me. I'm your pig," she says. The day Flora spots a team of sled dogs is the day she sets her heart on becoming a sled pig. Before she knows it, she's on board a ship to Antarctica for the most exhilarating -and dangerous - adventure of her life.
Have some fun with everyone's favorite monkey, Curious George.
Curious George Dinosaur Tracks
George is taking pictures of wild animals and their tracks for his photo collection. While looking for the fawn his friend Bill spotted, he finds an unusual set of tracks. George thinks he has discovered dinosaur footprints; which would make the perfect addition to his collection! In hopes of getting a photo, he attempts to lure the dinosaur with food, but quickly remembers that some dinosaurs are not friendly. Eventually George discovers the real culprit behind the tracks and it's not what he expects!
Curious George A Winter's Nap
After learning about hibernation, George decides that the best way to spend the cold winter months is the way that bears do it—fast asleep! But first it’s too bright in his room; then it’s not cave-like enough; and then it’s too loud. When George finally does get to sleep, he wakes up to discover that he slept only one night, not the whole winter! Will George be convinced that winter can be a wonderland of fun after all? Includes a question-and-answer activity on hibernation as well as a craft project to make your own teddy bear cave.
Curious George Color Fun
Curious George explores the amazing world of colors in this bright book with a rainbow surprise at the end!
Curious George Cleans Up
George is excited about his new rug, but happiness gives way to dread when he accidentally spills grape juice on it. George tries everything he can think of to clean the stain, with hilarious results!
Curious George Lost and Found
Curious George sets out to feed the ducks and accidentally heads downriver on a small raft. George and Jumpy Squirrel must find their way back home again using landmarks they recognize and by creating a simple map. Not only do they use navigational skills to find their way, but they also help a group of lost chicks get back home again, too!