By Susan L. Krueger, Ed.D. with Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D.
Famous Sheriff John Slaughter's young daughter, Addie, bravely travels from Texas to the Arizona-Mexico border, settling on the 1800s Slaughter Ranch. Along the way, her mother dies; she narrowly escapes a stagecoach robbery and murder; an earthquake destroys the ranch; her father's earlobe is shot off; and she meets Geronimo.
In addition to true, but gross, humorous, interesting and wacky stories and facts, Arizona Way Out West & Wacky makes reading about Arizona's history fun through word searches, crossword puzzles, recipes, crafts and many other amusing activities.
While Arizona Way Out West & Wacky solicits children to write and color on its pages, Witty: Library Edition, has reconfigured activities and word games with no coloring pages, and it's formatted as a chapter book. It's ideal for libraries and schools, because its readers are entertained and educated, but not tempted to mark up the copy. Plus, it comes with a curriculum guide in the back of the book!
Cheery is a Chiricahua Leopard Frog. He starts as an egg in a pond, turns into a tadpole, and then into a frog. Dr. Elizabeth W. Davidson explains why Leopard Frogs and other amphibians might become extinct. Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog tells children what can be done to save the frogs.
Conrad demystifies the world of rattlesnakes and introduces children to such topics as who, when, and what rattlesnakes eat. He shows readers why rattlesnakes have rattles and what it means if you hear one. You will learn how the snakes' forked tongues help them survive. The delightful and colorful illustrations of Nathaniel P. Jensen help bring the story alive.
Shakespeare for Children: The Story of Romeo and Juliet
By Cass Foster and Lynn G. Johnson
Highly condensed, fully illustrated version of the world's greatest and
most tragic love story. Author supplies thought-provoking discussion
questions that allows you to explore this tale from any age or
perspective. Use the same discussion questions to help you explore the
other plays from a similar perspective.
The Sixty-Minute Shakespeare series is an ideal alternative for those who
lack the time to tackle the unabridged versions of the world's most widely
read playwright. Professor Cass Foster has judiciously condensed (without
modernizing) the Bard's richly poetic language. He has skillfully retained
the integrity of the text, allowing students to experience the thrill of the
stories as well as the captivating imagery in the prose and verse.