Search Results: "Ann Whitehead Nagda"


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KEVIN KEEPS UP by Ann Whitehead Nagda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a winning protagonist and an enjoyable cast of characters, Kevin's story makes for a fresh and entertaining chapter book likely to please transitioning readers and give children with ADHD a character to whom they can easily relate. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A boy who just can't stay on track finds himself facing his biggest challenge ever. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A great addition to both the math and wild-animal conservation bookshelves. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Nagda once again illustrates the many uses of mathematics in the real world in her latest zoo title. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A great text for elementary teachers and parents to share with their young mathematicians. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Fascinating facts about baby pandas combined with a math lesson make this ideal for parents and teachers alike. Read full book review >

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DEAR WHISKERS by Ann Whitehead Nagda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Roth plants smiling, natural-looking people into everyday settings, perfectly capturing this episode's relaxed, uncontrived atmosphere. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Nagda (Tiger Territory: A Story of the Chitwan Valley, 1999) offers middle readers a taste of the pleasures and rewards of helping others. Read full book review >

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TARANTULA POWER! by Ann Whitehead Nagda
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Readers who are ready for a new challenge after Jigsaw Jones will find this a comfortable fit. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Fourth-grader Richard is paired up with bully Kevin on a science project. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Great for a future Jane Goodall and a wonderful teaching tool for elementary teachers. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In this peek into the care of zoo babies, readers will learn not only about chimpanzees, but will also reinforce their math skills. Read full book review >

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THE VALENTINE CAT by Ann Whitehead Nagda
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"Jenny's emotional upheaval and schoolwork travails are entirely realistic and sympathetic, and Munchkin is a fully realized character that kids will root for, along with Jenny. (Fiction. 7-10)"
As Valentine's Day approaches in Mrs. Steele's fourth-grade classroom, Jenny finds herself preoccupied with a looming catastrophe of her own: Little brother Toby's asthma has forced the eviction of her beloved cat. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT CAT-SITTER by Ann Whitehead Nagda
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"On the whole, a delightfully realistic early-chapter book that will be welcomed by fans of the first three. (Fiction 7-11)"
This fourth book about the fourth-graders in Mrs. Steele's class finds Rana rushing off with her family just before the Christmas holiday to take care of her grandfather who's had a heart attack in India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A delightful way to learn math. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A true story of a baby tiger's brush with death from starvation is an opportunity for learning about graphs. T.J., a Siberian Tiger born at the Denver Zoo, stopped eating after the sudden death of his mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The fraction lessons are presented on opposing pages so they can be incorporated into the story or ignored. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Bickel, a veterinary assistant at the Denver Zoo, and Nagda team up again for some animal math in this charming account of two abandoned polar bear cubs. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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SALLY ANN THUNDER ANN WHIRLWIND CROCKETT by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The straight-faced recounting of these far-fetched adventures is paced perfectly for a read-aloud; readers will yearn for Kellogg (who includes a careful source note) to hatch still more eggs from his storytelling basket. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
A perennial favorite follows Kellogg's other tall tales (Mike Fink, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >