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Archive for February, 2010

Get into Character, Series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 19, 2010

Get into Character is an innovative series that combines the power of reader’s theatre with timely social studies themes to help students develop vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.  Each book features two high-interest plays that address critical personal development issues for students in the junior and intermediate grades.  In addition, compelling graphic novel illustrations of pivotal scenes within each play are integrated into the multi-character scripts.  From cyber bullying and shyness to family changes and anger control, Get into Character provides students with memorable reading and role-playing experiences that promote personal


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A Class of Their Own, Series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 19, 2010

This series explores the five accepted kingdoms that make up the living world — animals, plants, fungi, protista, and bacteria — and one kingdom currently proposed by scientists: other single-celled microorganisms called Archaea.  Each book deals with a particular kingdom and the topic of taxonomy (classification) of its organisms, and explains how the organisms are classified into the smaller groups of phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.  Also covered are the ways in which the different organisms are used by people and how they interact with organisms of other kingdoms.  The differences between the different kingdoms are covered, too.  Case studies involve recent scientific research and applications.

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Bubble Homes…

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 8, 2010

Who knew animals used bubbles in so many ways?

Real-world science meets tongue-in-cheek humor in this look at the amazing ways animals use bubbles. Bubbles are for breathing, fishing, talking, riding, keeping warm, and even shooting hoops!  Who knew animals used bubbles in so many ways? Lighthearted conversational text is accompanied by delightful full-bleed watercolour illustrations by Carolyn Conahan, Staff Artist for Cricket Magazine.

Each double-page spread explains one animal’s bubble use in about 100 words. Common and scientific names are noted for each of the 16 animals. Generous backmatter outlines  each animal’s habitat, geographic location, and more amazing information about their bubbles. — from author’s website.

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Forever Hellos, Hard Good-Byes

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 5, 2010

When facing a life-challenging or even threatening illness, it’s all about being normal. That’s what kids and teens want for themselves and from the people around them. With wit, wisdom, and tremendous courage, young people between the ages of 7 and 21 tell in their own words what it’s like to be ill while trying to live their lives as normally as they can.Their stories are honest, heartfelt, and thought-provoking; their advice is of incredible value to anyone who knows, loves, or treats young people with illnesses or disabilities.

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