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Why Do Dogs Bark? Prices and offers may vary in store. Special Offer see details. Kobo ebook. There are many different kinds of dogs and so much to find out about them. Why do dogs bark, howl, or bury bones? Why do they like to lick and sniff people? What jobs can dogs do? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more in this fact-filled reader about man's best friend. About The Author. Parents may know ahead of time that all the explorers survive, but young readers likely won't. Also, all the dogs die. Bertozzi takes the story of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacajawea along with some of their mythos and apocryphal tales and weaves it into an interesting summary of their trip across the US and hope to find a water passage across the continent.
It's good and invites the opportunity for young readers to raise questions at their own speed about some of the shenanigans that go along with the story and era. Why does Clark have a slave that he knew since he was a boy?
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Why doesn't that slave seek his freedom? Is Lewis crazy? What is that shadow creature he talks to? Why is Sacajawea with that French guy whom she apparently despises? Why won't her people take her back? Do Lewis and Clark really eat dogs? Why was Lewis so drunk as a governor?
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These are all questions that Bertozzi's story prompts but never belabours. It's a good way to approach some dodgy folk doing a pretty heroic kind of a thing. Thematic Concerns for Parents: Threat of danger from environment and conflict with native Americans. Well, oblique save for the racism.
The explorer's group is pretty overt in believing the Shoshone, Lakota, Mandan, Arikara, and Chinook are all "savages. A very funny introduction to the works of Shakespeare for youner readers. The conceit is that at the Stratford Zoo, after the zoo closes in what looks like a Goodnight Gorilla homage , the animals let themselves out of their cages and perform Shakespeare.
In this first volume, the animals take on Macbeth. It's pretty great and readers need have no familiarity with Shakespeare to enjoy though familiar readers will laugh when they see the Queen played by a leopard scrubbing ferociously at her own spotted fur, saying "Out!
Dumb spot! All camped up substantially though.
Absolutely the most engaging documentary on bees I've ever encountered. Holster, well-qualified for the task, crafts a story that follows the life of a single bee, Nyuki, from birth to maturation to timely death—all the while explaining the nuanced and cultured life of the colourful insect. Thematic Concerns for Parents: Again, there are elements of danger and, in the end, the protagonist dies a lonely-yet-fulfilled life. Tommysaurus Rex tells the story of a boy whose only friend, a golden retriever named Tommy, is killed by an errant driver.
In order to remedy his abiding depression over his loss, his parents ship him off to grandfather's farm for sage advice, hard work, and a surprise discovery: a tyrannosaurus that would like to be his pet. A fun, warm, sad, and hopeful story. Thematic Concerns for Parents: As any story themed around the loss of a loved one, this tale does feature death—yet does so in most cases tenderly. Death is real and must be dealt with, even for children, and TenNapel shows us one positive way.
Other worthwhile themes explored are forgiveness, mercy, and love. Twin Spica tells the story of Asumi, a young teenager enrolling in the first year of Japan's space program. She intends to be an astronaut and the series follows her struggles to be chosen as Japan's first graduate to go to space.
The book focuses on themes of friendship, loyalty, and following dreams. It's a poignant book, occasionally tinged with great sadness. Thematic Concerns for Parents: The book deals with bereftness a lot. Many of the characters were affected by a disaster early in Japan's space program that took the life of Asumi's mother. One of the main characters, a lion-headed ghost whom only Asumi can see, was a pilot in that early doomed flight.
Excellent, top-notch series. Autobiographical memoir of author Raina Telgemeier's pre-junior-high fall that left her with seriously messed up teeth and a lot of dental surgery. Follows her through the tumult of junior high and into her early years of high school.
A lot of fun and a nice look at friendship and alienation and the way kids grow apart as they develop at different rates. Thematic Concerns for Parents: Raina's accident and the ensuing doctor's visits and x-rays, while discretely portrayed and cartoony enough, still made me queasy.
Your child's mileage may vary. Autobiographical of Bell, who lost her hearing to illness at age 4. Narrative takes her up through the close of elementary school and chronicles the struggles she faces along the way. Probably faithful adaptation of the classic sci-fi fantasy. If you liked the original, you may adore this adaptation. A girl arrives at a prestigious boarding school as their annual charity case and falls afoul of the popular girls. The standard fighting begins. Still, it's an amusing tale. Thematic Concerns for Parents: Nothing so far as I can remember.
Mean girls? Bored upperclass woman Delilah Dirk, befriends Selim while breaking into and then out of a Turkish stronghold. Adventure awaits and both will have to decide what manner of life they hope to pursue if they should ever be able to stop running for their lives.
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A delightful book that focuses more on romantic entanglements and high school drama than it does on superheroing. Thematic Concerns for Parents: Mary Jane goes through the typical high school struggles with self-esteem, gossip, lies, and navigating bundles of emotional drama.
No sex or drugs though. The book is two volumes of genuinely fun superheroing. Lushly illustrated. For all the scatalogical humour, Space Dumplins is a long and thought-provoking adventure. Thematic Concerns for Parents: Lots and lots of poop humor. The dad's job is a lumberjack, which in space means he collects whale poops logs , which are converted to fuel. His wife works in the Roids short for asteroids but There is a massive whale spill polluting everything whale diarrhea. Sidekicks Created by: J. A young teenaged girl gets accepted to a private high school that trains its student body to become proper superheroes.