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Junior Electronic Book Resources
A variety of well illustrated online stories, using a phonics approach to reading.
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New Junior Books
The Lotus Seed by When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. “Exquisite artwork fuses with a compelling narrative--a concise endnote places the story effectively within a historical context--to produce a moving and polished offering.”--Publishers Weekly
Publication Date: 1997-02-15
The long-distance dispatch between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow's signature sense of humor is on full display in this satisfying sequel. After spending all of fifth grade studying popularity together, Julie and Lydia are finally ready to put their hard-earned lessons to use in junior high. But before they can, disaster strikes: Lydia's mom gets a job in London for six whole months! Before Lydia can say "Fancy a cup of tea?" she's thrust into a new school, where she earns a reputation as "the Violent American." Meanwhile Julie's stuck navigating the cliques of American junior high on her own and is adopted by a group of troublemaking eighth graders known as the Bichons. The two best friends will have to learn to keep in touch and stand on their own, assisted as always by their trusty notebook.
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
The Popularity Papers by After spending six months apart in Book Two, best friends Julie and Lydia are reunited at last! Julie has said good-bye to the mean girls, and Lydia is ready to apply her hard-earned friendship lessons to founding their own crew. But bad news interrupts their reunion: their friend Sukie's mother, ill for many years, has passed away. This shakes Lydia and Julie, who reevaluate their goals and decide to focus more on being supportive of the friends they have. Unfortunately, their well-meaning schemes almost immediately start to go awry, and everyone seems to be mad at them for reasons beyond their control. How can they be better friends when no one seems to want to give them the chance? As always, Julie and Lydia's hilarious back-and-forth notes form the backbone of the novel, in which Amy Ignatow reveals all-too-real truths about friendship and loyalty.
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
The Popularity Papers by Love is in the air! Julie and Roland are an official "couple," which means . . . well, they're not exactly sure what, except that it makes Papa Dad extremely anxious. Meanwhile, Lydia's mom announces that she's marrying Coach Eric (the soccer coach from England), and Lydia and her sister, Melody, are not happy about it. With the wedding date looming, the girls will have to figure out how to accept the inevitability of change--and that even if the change isn't what you thought you wanted, it can still end up all right, as long as you have good friends at your side. Praise for The Popularity Papers: Book Six "Julie and Lydia discover just how rocky the road to romance can be in the sixth installment of Ignatow's Popularity Papers... fans of the series will be rewarded with plenty of giggle-worthy antics from Julie and Lydia." --Kirkus Reviews
Publication Date: 2015-04-21
Women in Art by New York Times bestseller Rachel Ignotofsky's Women in Art comes to the youngest readers in board format! Highlighting the creative contributions of female artists, this board book edition of the adult bestseller features simpler text and Rachel Ignotofsky's signature beautiful illustrations to give young girls the perfect role models to grow up with while inspiring a love of art. The collection features diverse women creating a wide array of artistic mediums who paved the way for the next generation of artists. The perfect gift for fans of Rachel Ignotofsky's other board books and buyers of Dream Big, Little One and A Is for Awesome!
Publication Date: 2021-10-12
The Great Irish Farm Book by Everything your child needs to know about Irish farms! Did you know that there are almost 2,000,000 pigs in Ireland? And that sheep have rectangular pupils, which means they have amazing vision? Would you believe only 10 per cent of the milk produced in Ireland is consumed here? And that hens are pregnant for 21 days, but a horse can be pregnant for up to 345 days? How about the fact that despite our love of spuds, grass is Ireland's top crop, covering 3,700,000 hectares, while potatoes cover only 9,000 hectares? From the farmer's day to the changing of the seasons, from animals and crops to machinery and technology, and from ancient times to the modern day, The Great Irish Farm Book will take you on a fascinating journey through life on an Irish farm. 'A beautifully produced, large-format hardback, it's a pleasure to dip in and out of its pages' Nadine O'Regan, Sunday Business Post 'A wonderful reflection of the gorgeousness of Irish rural life' Damien O'Reilly, Irish Farmers Journal 'This fascinating book, packed with facts, looks to the future with a strong emphasis on the importance of the environment, diversity and sustainability. Highly recommended.' Children's Books Ireland 'It's illustrated beautifully by Sally Caulwell' Ryan Tubridy 'Packed with facts about every aspect of Irish farming...it's perfectly pitched for fact-loving young readers.' Sarah Webb, Irish Independent Review 'I always figure the sign of a good children's book is one that adults just can't resist dipping into and I couldn't resist this gorgeous tome...any child would be immensely cheered up by a book as sumptuous, informative and fun as this one.' Meath Chronicle
Publication Date: 2021-03-23
Rescuing Titanic : a true story of quiet bravery in the North Atlantic by This exquisitely illustrated story of quiet bravery tells in rich detail how the little ship Carpathia saved 705 passengers of the Titanic from the icy waters of the North Atlantic. With the approaching 110-year anniversary of the ship’s sinking, Rescuing Titanic shares a unique connection with the story of the ship; having been written and illustrated by debut Northern Irish artist, Flora Delargy, whose grandfather and great grandfather both worked in the Belfast Shipyards where the Titanic was built. In the middle of the night, the Carpathia received a distress call from the sinking Titanic. The intrepid little ship heroically changed course and headed straight into the frozen sea to help save as many people as it could. Follow the Carpathia as it risks everything to navigate remote, treacherous ice fields in the dark and come to the rescue of passengers on the world-famous ocean liner. Along the journey, you will learn all about Morse code, navigation tools, the different roles of the crew, how the ships found each other, and by-the-minute details of exactly what happened on this cold and fateful night. The illustrations set the scene and take the reader into the frozen eerie night in the North Atlantic. Beautiful full-bleed illustration and vignettes give great detail about how everyone on the ship made their own contribution and showed true bravery. Rescuing Titanic shows that a glimmer of hope can be found even in great tragedy and that heroes are not always big and mighty, but can also be small and unassuming.
Publication Date: 2021
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by This heart-warming book has become a classic, selling over a million copies, and is listed as one of the top children's books that encourage kindness towards others. It encourages positive behaviour by using the concrete concept of an 'invisible bucket' that holds your good thoughts and feelings. When you do something kind, you fill someone's bucket; when you do something mean, you dip into someone's bucket and remove some good thoughts and feelings. This book focuses on how our social interactions positively or negatively affect others and encourages all to be kind.
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
A Hug for You by IRISH BOOK AWARDS' CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021 Nothing warms us up quite like a hug, but what can we do when we can't be together? This is the story of a new hug's adventure and the boy who shared it with the world. Adam King stole the hearts of the nation when he introduced us to his Virtual Hug, a heart-shaped sign he carried during the COVID-19 pandemic to help him stay connected to his teacher while he was learning from home. He also took it to his regular hospital appointments to show his doctors, nurses, and care staff that he was still giving them a hug, just in a different way. This picture book, inspired by true events, tells the story of one little boy with a big idea that came straight from the heart. The virtual hug makes its way onto mugs, postage stamps and even all the way to outer space, spreading warmth and connection to people all over the world. _____________ 'A gorgeous, moving book' Irish Times 'A genuine ray of light' 2FM Breakfast
Publication Date: 2022-02-01
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