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About Ellen Weiss
Ellen Weiss has written lots and lots of books for kids, from board books to chapter books to middle-grade novels, fiction and nonfiction, silly and serious. They have won many awards, and have been adapted into a Disney TV movie and a BBC radio play. Two of them, THE TAMING OF LOLA and PORKY AND BESS, were named Bank Street Best Books of 2010. She loves to collaborate, and she often writes with her husband, Mel Friedman. She also loves to rescue stray dogs, but she had to stop when the aforementioned Mel Friedman told her he would divorce her if she brought home one more filthy, un-housebroken, weird mutt.
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Solve kid-sized dilemmas and mysteries with the Science Solves It! series. These fun books for kids ages 5–8 blend clever stories with real-life science. Why did the dog turn green? Can you control a hiccup? Is that a UFO? Find the answers to these questions and more as kid characters dive into physical, life, and earth sciences.
Everyone in the family has a cold - except Peter. Who will sniff out the funny smells? By default, Peter becomes the family nose - until he, too, catches a cold. Books in this perfect STEM series will help kids think like scientists and get ahead in the classroom. Activities and experiments are included in every book! (Level One; Science topic: Sense of Smell)
Four newborn kittens are creating havoc at Anna's house. How can she convince her Dad to let her keep them? Will a "kitten castle" be the answer?
With engaging stories that connect math to kids’ everyday lives, each book in the Teachers’ Choice Award–winning Math Matters series focuses on a single concept and reinforces math vocabulary and skills. Bonus activities in the back of each book feature math and reading comprehension questions, and even more free activities online add to the fun! (Math topic: Geometry/3D shapes)
Mama always loves her Little Monster, even when he is being quite the monster. A lullaby for every mother with nerves of steel, this sweet, funny read-aloud gem sings to the joys of a rambunctious child with a mind of his own.
Anna and Sonya are best friends and love to play together, but after they have a disagreement about how to play, Anna says she never wants to play with Sonya again. Anna tried to play dolls by herself, but her doll's best friend is at Sonya's house. Anna goes to the park by herself, but it's not all that fun with out someone to see-saw with. When Anna sees Sonya riding her bike alone, she asks her if she wants to jump rope together. After playing together again, Anna realizes it's more fun to play together than to stay mad. Great for sparking conversations about friendship and conflict resolution. Includes a note to parents with tips on how to encourage reading and on how to help your child learn to read. Also included is a list of words to "point and read" to help young readers learn new words. As each word is read by a narrator words are highlighted on the screen. Sounds effects are also included.