1. Things That Float and Things That Don't - by David A. Adler and Anna Raff

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    It can be surprising which objects float and which don't. An apple floats, but a ball of aluminum foil does not. But if that same ball of foil is shaped into a boat, it floats! Why? And how is it possible that a huge ship made of steel floats? Answering these questions about density and flotation is David A. Adler's clear, concise text, paired with Anna Raff's delightful illustrations. Activities that demonstrate the properties of flotation are included. Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/0823428621 Barnes & Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/things-that-float-and-things-that-dont-david-a-adler/1115394331?ean=9780823428625 Books-A-Million - http://www.booksamillion.com/search?id=5487658902025&query=things+that+float+and+things+that+don+t+david+a+adler+&where=All&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=Search Indie Bound - http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780823428625 ***** David A. Adler is the author of many children's books, such as Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra and Fractions, Decimals, and Percents. He lives in New York. Anna Raff is an award-winning illustrator of several books for children. She has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and lives in New York City.

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    • WORLD RAT DAY - by J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff

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      From the Children's Poet Laureate comes a year-round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated. Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you've never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International Cephalopod Awareness Day, or Yell "Fudge!" at the Cobras in North America Day, it's not because they don't exist, it's simply that they needed someone to spread the word. Luckily, the fantastically zany poems of J. Patrick Lewis and Anna Raff's equally hilarious illustrations have memorialized these holidays forever. So get out your calendars — from Happy Mew Year for Cats Day to Chocolate-Covered Anything Day, World Rat Day (April 4) calls for a year-round celebration. Available March 12, 2013. Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/b4tfsj9 Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/amapbfm Books-a-Million: http://tinyurl.com/ancu5v4 IndieBound: http://tinyurl.com/av4x2oc Publisher's Weekly says: "Lest readers forget to observe (actual) holidays like Worm Day (March 15) or Yell 'Fudge!' at the Cobras in North America Day (June 2), Lewis offers a lyrical reminder, with several of the special occasions crashed by a squadron of rats. In honor of Pink Flamingo Day (May 29), Lewis fashions a concrete poem: "A Flamingo is a long cooooooooool drink of something pink," and for International Cephalopod Awareness Day, a scuba-diving rat with a toilet plunger greets a doe-eyed octopus: "I wish I was an octopus/ In inky-dinky weather./ Then you and I could octopush/ Our suction cups together." Raff's loose washes with ink details exude personality and humor (a skunk's photo shoot has her posing next to a bottle of "Eau de Eeeew!") in this gleefully silly crowd-pleaser." J. PATRICK LEWIS has written more than seventy books for children and is the current Children's Poet Laureate. He lives in Ohio, where, between author visits at schools, he weeps copious tears that his grandchildren live so far away. ANNA RAFF is an illustrator based in New York City where there are reportedly four rats per human resident. WORLD RAT DAY is her first book with Candlewick Press.

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      • Sylvia's Spinach Book Trailer

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        Sylvia Spivens hates spinach. "No spinach with my eggs! No spinach in my soup! No spinach! Ever!" But one day Sylvia's teacher gives her a packet of spinach seeds to plant for a school garden. What to do? Overcoming her reluctance and enduring a long wait, Sylvia discovers the joy of growing food from the ground up and finds the pleasure of tasting something new. Parents will identify with the challenge of feeding healthy food to a picky eater, and educators will understand the magic and rewards of school gardens. Best of all, young readers will celebrate Sylvia's strong will, curiosity, and, maybe, her love of spinach. Available October 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.readerstoeaters.com Purchase your copy today! Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/cwph2qj Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/9eu4fvu Books-a-Million: http://tinyurl.com/94xdwdu Indie Bound: http://tinyurl.com/9nyrxy8

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