Ruby Lu, Brave and True

Author: Lenore Look

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107157

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she's the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. Or when she rides the No. 3 bus all the way to Chinatown to visit GungGung and PohPoh. And then there are the days when it's very hard to be Ruby. Like when her mom suggests Chinese school on Saturdays. Or when her little brother, Oscar, spills all of Ruby's best magician secrets. Or when her parents don't think she's old enough to drive! Come along with Ruby Lu in her chapter-book debut -- which even includes a flip book of a magic trick -- and share the good and the not-so-good days with an (almost) eight-year-old Asian-American kid.

Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

Author: Lenore Look

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439107331

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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When Ruby's cousin Flying Duck emigrates from China to live with her, Ruby decides the best thing about Flying Duck is that she is a great new friend. BUT the worst thing about Flying Duck is that now, no one speaks English at home. Plus, there's strange food on the table every night and only chopsticks to eat it with. And Flying Duck is deaf, and Ruby doesn't know any Chinese Sign Language. As if that weren't enough, this summer proves to be even more perilous as Ruby faces the dangers of swimming lessons, the joys of summer school, the difficulty of staying with a twelve-step program, the miracle needed to keep a beautiful stray dog that wanders into her life, and much more. Is it all too much for anyone -- even the Empress of Everything -- to handle?

Windows on the World: International Books for Elementary and Middle Grade Readers

International Books for Elementary and Middle Grade Readers

Author: Rosanne Blass

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588316

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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This resource book for librarians and teachers of elementary and middle grade readers introduces over 400 titles of books (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) written and illustrated by international authors and illustrators. • Comprises 475 entries on recommended titles for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • Offers over 300 curriculum responses correlated to national curriculum standards related to 100 featured titles • Includes comprehensive author/title/subject index • Presents titles of books for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • An appendix lists national curriculum standards identified by nine national professional associations: American Association of School Librarians, National Council of Teachers of English, Inernational Reading Association, National Council of Social Studies, National Science Education, National Association for Music Education, National Art Education Association, National Dance Association, and American Alliance for Theatre Education

Matching Books and Readers

Helping English Learners in Grades K-6

Author: Nancy L. Hadaway,Terrell A. Young

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606238833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Providing practical guidance and resources, this book helps teachers harness the power of children's literature for developing ELLs' literacy skills and language proficiency. The authors show how carefully selected fiction, nonfiction, and poetry can support students' learning across the curriculum. Criteria and guiding questions are presented for matching books and readers based on text features, literacy and language proficiency, and student background knowledge and interests. Interspersed throughout are essays and poems by well-known children's authors that connect in a personal way with the themes explored in the chapters. The annotated bibliography features over 600 engaging, culturally relevant trade titles.

Ruby Lu, Star of the Show

Author: Lenore Look

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442420405

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Ruby Lu returns—in paperback! Can this spunky middle-grader solve her family’s money troubles? Ruby is starting third grade, and she can’t wait! She’ll get to join fun clubs, learn cursive, and play in the orchestra. But there’s one big change Ruby Lu isn’t expecting: Her father loses his job. Now he’s taking care of her and Oscar while her mother works, and it’s definitely not all fun and games, especially with money so tight. So Ruby, determined and resourceful as ever, sets out to make a million dollars! And though she soon learns that making money isn’t easy, she also discovers that having a loving family is the most valuable thing of all.

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The Winners! Handbook

A Closer Look at Judy Freeman's 100+ Top-rated Children's Books of 2008 : for Grades K-6

Author: Judy Freeman

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Judy Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2008's best children's books, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. Grades K-6. "The WINNERS! Handbook" starts with an extensive booklist of Judy's 100 best books of 2008, including many of the big award winners. (If you own Judy's "Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3," it follows the same format. Indeed, you can consider the new "The WINNERS! Handbook" the first update to that book.) Each entry includes a meaty and thoughtful annotation, a germ (a series of practical, do-able, useful, pithy ideas for reading, writing, and illustrating prompts and other activities across the curriculum); a useful list of exemplary related titles; and subject designations for each title to ascertain where the book might fit thematically into your curricular plan or program. There's also a title, author, and subject index for easy access. You find scores of useful and fun ideas, activities, lessons, and ways you can incorporate literature into every aspect of your day and your life. From story hour to school curriculum tie-ins, the many connections include strategies for comprehension, critical thinking skills, research, and problem-solving; games, crafts, songs, plenty of great across-the-curriculum poetry, creative drama and Reader's Theater, storytelling, booktalking, and book discussion. Most of the books included are fabulous read-alouds, read-alones, and natural choices for Guided Reading, Literature Circles, or Book Clubs. Grades K-6.