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The Sea Knows (Hardcover): Alice B McGinty, Alan B Havis The Sea Knows (Hardcover)
Alice B McGinty, Alan B Havis; Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis
R433 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dive in and explore the wonders of the ocean and its inhabitants in this lyrical, fact-filled ode to the sea! This beautifully illustrated picture book features extensive nonfiction backmatter for further exploration. We are young. The sea is old. The sea has secrets to unfold. The sea knows. In this playful, rhyming celebration of the marine world, readers can explore all of the wondrous things the sea knows. It knows huge whales and small krill; it knows short crabs and tall giant kelp; it knows brightly colored starfish in shallow pools; and in the inky depths it knows the alluring jewel of an anglerfish's glowing lure. Discover all of the strange and magnificent underwater creatures in this accessible tribute to the power and mystery of the ocean.

Gandhi - The March to the Sea (Hardcover): Alice B McGinty Gandhi - The March to the Sea (Hardcover)
Alice B McGinty; Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
R517 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R125 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mohandas Gandhi's 24-day March to the Sea, from March 12 to April 5, 1930, was a pivotal moment in India's quest to become an independent country no longer ruled by Great Britain. With over 70 marchers, Gandhi walked from his hometown near Ahmedabab to the sea coast by the village of Dandi. The march was a non-violent means to protest the taxes that Great Britain had imposed on salt ? not the salt that the Indians could get from the sea, but the salt that Great Britain forced them to buy. Gandhi believed that peaceful protests were an effective way to challenge British law, and his peaceful but ultimately successful movement became known as Satyagraha. In free verse echoing the marching rhythm of Gandhi's historic journey, Alice McGinty recreates Gandhi's famous march, enhanced by Thomas Gonzalez's powerful paintings that capture the determination of a people longing to be free.

The Girl Who Named Pluto - The Story of Venetia Burney (Hardcover): Alice B McGinty The Girl Who Named Pluto - The Story of Venetia Burney (Hardcover)
Alice B McGinty
R310 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R66 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An empowering, inspiring--and accessible!--nonfiction picture book about the eleven-year-old girl who actually named the newly discovered Pluto in 1930.

When Venetia Burney's grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery--a "ninth major planet" that has yet to be named--her eleven-year-old mind starts whirring. She is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology. "It might be called Pluto," she says, thinking of the dark underworld. Grandfather loves the idea and contacts his friend at London's Royal Astronomical Society, who writes to scientists at the Lowell Observatory in Massachusetts, where Pluto was discovered. After a vote, the scientists agree unanimously: Pluto is the perfect name for the dark, cold planet.

Here is a picture book perfect for STEM units and for all children--particularly girls--who have ever dreamed of becoming a scientist.

Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons (Hardcover): Alice B McGinty Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons (Hardcover)
Alice B McGinty
R434 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R28 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As a sign of affection for their warm-hearted rabbi, the families of the congregation make Rabbi Benjamin a special holiday vest, complete with four shiny silver buttons. Throughout the year--Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Chanukah, and Passover--the rabbi celebrates with his congregation, unable to resist their delicious home-cooked food. But with each holiday his vest grows tight, tighter, until . . . POP

Meet Jane Yolen (Hardcover, Library binding): Alice B McGinty Meet Jane Yolen (Hardcover, Library binding)
Alice B McGinty
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Out of stock

A short biography of Jane Yolen, a prolific and well-known writer of juvenile literature.

Sharon Creech (Paperback): Alice B McGinty Sharon Creech (Paperback)
Alice B McGinty
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Out of stock
Sharon Creech (Paperback): Alice B McGinty Sharon Creech (Paperback)
Alice B McGinty
R1,887 Discovery Miles 18 870 Out of stock
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (Hardcover, Library binding): Alice B McGinty Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (Hardcover, Library binding)
Alice B McGinty
R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Out of stock
Meet Daniel Pinkwater (Hardcover, Library binding): Alice B McGinty Meet Daniel Pinkwater (Hardcover, Library binding)
Alice B McGinty
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Out of stock

A short biography of the author of more than seventy books for children, Daniel Pinkwater.

Producers in the Food Chain (Paperback): Alice B McGinty Producers in the Food Chain (Paperback)
Alice B McGinty
R1,385 Discovery Miles 13 850 Out of stock
Staying Healthy - Personal Safety (Hardcover, Library binding): Alice B McGinty Staying Healthy - Personal Safety (Hardcover, Library binding)
Alice B McGinty
R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Out of stock

Gives children pointers on how to stay safe by thinking safe, including chapters on safety with strangers, friends, while playing, at home and in the nieghborhood.

The Jumping Spider (Hardcover): Alice B McGinty The Jumping Spider (Hardcover)
Alice B McGinty
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Out of stock

Jumping spiders can jump up to 40 times their own body lengths! These large-eyed, furry spiders are often kept as pets by people, and can be trained to jump from finger to finger on their owners hand. However appealing-looking they might be, jumping spiders are also ruthless carnivores, as an incredible photograph of their jaws and fangs in this book shows. This book will teach readers about these amazingly athletic spiders and the ways in which they live and hunt.

Sheepherding Dogs - Rounding up the Herd (Hardcover, Library binding): Alice B McGinty Sheepherding Dogs - Rounding up the Herd (Hardcover, Library binding)
Alice B McGinty
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Out of stock

Describes the life of Sparkle, a border collie that works as a sheep dog, examining the training and effort involved for sheep-herding dogs to do their job.

The Tarantula (Paperback): Alice B McGinty The Tarantula (Paperback)
Alice B McGinty
R1,307 Discovery Miles 13 070 Out of stock
Meet Jerry Spinelli (Paperback): Alice B McGinty Meet Jerry Spinelli (Paperback)
Alice B McGinty
R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lib of Author Biographies (Book): Michael A Sommers, Alice B McGinty, Cee Telford, Katherine Lawrence, Susanna Daniel Lib of Author Biographies (Book)
Michael A Sommers, Alice B McGinty, Cee Telford, Katherine Lawrence, Susanna Daniel
R3,832 Discovery Miles 38 320 Out of stock

Young readers are always interested in the lives of the writers of their favorite books. This extremely exciting, new Rosen Central series explores and celebrates the lives and work of favorite middle school and young adult authors. Chock-full of fascinating information (great for book reports and research projects ), including interviews with the authors, these books trace the path each writer has taken in developing his or her career. Each book focuses on the writer's most popular and critically acclaimed books and provides relevant insight into each writer's personal life and what it means for each author to be a writer. Extremely well-written and easy to read, these are an absolute must for any librarian. Books include selected reviews and lists of works and awards.

Meet Eve Bunting (Paperback): Alice B McGinty Meet Eve Bunting (Paperback)
Alice B McGinty
R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sharon Creech (Hardcover, annotated edition): Alice B McGinty Sharon Creech (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Alice B McGinty
R959 Discovery Miles 9 590 Out of stock
Cynthia Rylant (Hardcover, Library binding): Alice B McGinty Cynthia Rylant (Hardcover, Library binding)
Alice B McGinty
R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Out of stock

Discusses the life and work of author Cynthia Rylant, including her writing process and methods, inspirations, a critical discussion of her books, biographical timeline, and awards.

The Girl Who Named Pluto - The Story of Venetia Burney (Hardcover): Alice B McGinty The Girl Who Named Pluto - The Story of Venetia Burney (Hardcover)
Alice B McGinty; Illustrated by Elizabeth Haidle
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Out of stock
Katherine Paterson (Hardcover, Library binding): Alice B McGinty Katherine Paterson (Hardcover, Library binding)
Alice B McGinty
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Out of stock

Young readers are always interested in the lives of the writers of their favorite books. This extremely exciting, new Rosen Central series explores and celebrates the lives and work of favorite middle school and young adult authors. Chock-full of fascinating information (great for book reports and research projects ), including interviews with the authors, these books trace the path each writer has taken in developing his or her career. Each book focuses on the writer's most popular and critically acclaimed books and provides relevant insight into each writer's personal life and what it means for each author to be a writer. Extremely well-written and easy to read, these are an absolute must for any librarian. Books include selected reviews and lists of works and awards. Though she has written many other novels, Katherine Paterson is probably most well known for her Newbery Medal-winning novels

Eliza's Kindergarten Pet (Hardcover): Alice B McGinty Eliza's Kindergarten Pet (Hardcover)
Alice B McGinty; Illustrated by Nancy Speir
R387 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R22 (6%) Out of stock

It's first day back to school and the children are introduced to 'Cookie', a guinea pig, the new class pet. Eliza is a bit wary of something that looks like a chocolate chip cookie with teeth but guess who finds Cookie when it goes missing. This is an ideal book for school libraries and for teachers to read-aloud in the classroom, particularly at the beginning of term when children are often introduced to new pets.

Meet Eve Bunting (Hardcover, Library binding): Alice B McGinty Meet Eve Bunting (Hardcover, Library binding)
Alice B McGinty
R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Out of stock

A short biography of the Irish-born author who has written over 200 books, including "Smoky Night," which won the Caldecott Medal in 1995.

The Wolf Spider (Hardcover): Alice B McGinty The Wolf Spider (Hardcover)
Alice B McGinty
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Out of stock

Wolf spiders have large furry faces with big eyes, but these benignlooking creatures are as fearsome to an insect as any spider in existence. Most wolf spiders chase their prey instead of catching it in a web, hunting down the unlucky insect and chewing it up with strong jaws. Male wolf spiders attract females attention by dancing, or by presenting the female with a fly wrapped in silk. Readers of this book will be fascinated by this spider and the ways in which it lives and hunts.

Pancakes to Parathas - Breakfast Around the World (Hardcover): Alice B McGinty Pancakes to Parathas - Breakfast Around the World (Hardcover)
Alice B McGinty; Illustrated by Tomoko Suzuki 1
R395 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R84 (21%) Out of stock

Breakfast varies from country to country, but it's how all children begin their day. Explore the meals of twelve countries in this playful approach to the world!

From Australia to India to the USA, come travel around the world at dawn. Children everywhere are waking up to breakfast. In Japan, students eat soured soybeans called natto. In Brazil, even kids drink coffee--with lots of milk! With rhythm and rhymes and bold, graphic art, Pancakes to Parathas invites young readers to explore the world through the most important meal of the day.

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