Allen Say continues his family's story by describing how his American-born mother returned to live in her family's homeland of Japan during her high school years. While she must adjust to new Japanese traditions, she also meets her future husband, who also prefers tea with milk, as in America.
Patricia Polacco describes what it was like to be unable to read in the fifth grade. She was taunted by classmates and plagued with her own self-doubt until a teacher finally recognized that she couldn't read and gave her the assurance and help she needed to succeed.
The Animal Rescue Club (I Can Read Chapter Book Series)
by John Himmelman
In this early chapter book, four children rescue wild animals and bring them to a Wildlife Rehabilitator. The Rescue Club takes care of the animals until they can take care of themselves back in the wild.
In this guide to fitness, the author illustrates the parts of the body involved in being physically active: the skeleton, muscles, brain and nerves, lungs, heart, and vessels. She also explains what the body needs to fuel activity: food, water, oxygen, and rest. Finally, the author suggests activities to keep the body strong and healthy.
The illustrations and captions in this book provide information about the ant in an accessible and fascinating format for young readers. This book describes the incredible adaptability of the ant, an insect that has lived in social communities since the time of dinosaurs.
The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins
by Bea Uusma Schyffert
With the world's attention on Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's landing on the moon, Michael Collins orbits the moon 14 times in Columbia. This book focuses on his side of the mission--his journal entries, checklists, and 700 switches.
With an undercurrent of family humor, the author describes how a family trip to an art museum inspired him to pursue art. The book will challenge children to look for the story and details in paintings they see. Maybe they, too, can play the shape game in an art museum.