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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

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Beaver, Beaver Build! Life at the Longest Beaver Dam

Follows a year in the life of a young male beaver as he swims, plays, helps his family build and repair their dam and lodge, and learns how to flap his tail to ward off predators.

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The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story

The book traces the journey of a single drop of water throughout the year, beginning as a snowflake that melts, flows into the ground, bubbles up in a spring, flows into a farm's irrigation system, evaporates into fog, becomes part of a cloud, rains down, enters a plumbing system, washes a little girl's face, flows out to the ocean, gets swept onto the shore and evaporates into the sky to become a snowflake once more.

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly, I don't know why she swallowed a fly, Perhaps she'll die.

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared.

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Make Way For Ducklings

The book tells the story of a pair of mallard ducks who decide to raise their family on an island in the lagoon in Boston Public Garden, a park in the center of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Rosie's Walk

Rosie the hen leaves the chicken coop and sets out for a little walk. Right behind her is the fox, slyly trying to catch up with her. Rosie's walk is quiet, uneventful and eventually leads her back to the coop, blissfully unaware of the fox's travails as he tries -- unsuccessfully -- to navigate the obstacle course that Rosie has led him through.

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Listen to the Rain

This book evokes the beauty and the mystery, and the sounds and the silences of rain.

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They All Saw a Cat

In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?

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Lucy in the City: A Story About Developing Spatial Thinking

One night, Lucy the raccoon follows her family out of their den, and gets distracted by a jar of peanut butter. Separated from her family, Lucy wonders how will she ever find her way back to her cozy den? With the help of a friendly owl and his bird's-eye view, Lucy tunes into the world around her and navigates herself home!

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Marta's Magnets

Marta's sister Rosa calls her magnet collection junk, but Marta's magnets help her make friends in her new home and help her retrieve a lost key for Rosa's new friend.

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And Everyone Shouted "Pull": A First Look at Forces and Motion

Learn about forces and motion as you join the farm animals on their trip to the market. The wheels on their cart help when they push, pull and stop on their journey.

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Dreaming Up

A collection of illustrations, concrete poetry, and photographs that shows how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world.

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Shaping Up Summer

Numbers, patterns, shapes — and much more! — can be found in everyday in the natural world What if animals and plants knew math, just like us? Nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of geometry, symmetry, and spatial sense.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie is a young inventor who dreams of being an engineer, and begins working to make her great-great aunt's dream of flying come true.

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How Raven Stole the Sun

A long time ago, Raven was pure white, like fresh snow in winter. A greedy chief had the stars, moon, and sun locked up in carved boxes. Raven transformed himself into the chief's grandson and tricked him into opening the boxes and releasing the starlight, moonlight and the sun. When he gets trapped in the chief’s house, Raven’s only escape is through the small smoke hole at the top.

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