Alvin Ho

Author: Lenore Look
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0553520555
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Fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho goes on a trip to China with his family.

Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls School and Other Scary Things

Author: Lenore Look
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375849653
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’ s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad. From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character. “Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post From the Hardcover edition.

Alvin Ho

Author: Lenore Look
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0375873694
Format: PDF
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When second-grader Alvin Ho is invited to a birthday party given by a girl, his fear of everything causes him to dread going to the event.

Alvin Ho Allergic to Camping Hiking and Other Natural Disasters

Author: Lenore Look
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375853936
Format: PDF
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Here's the second book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, is back, and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he’s got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he’s got his dad, too. From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character. “Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post From the Hardcover edition.

Reaching Reluctant Young Readers

Author: Rob Reid
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442274425
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reaching Reluctant Young Readers features 150 middle-grade books. Each profiled title has the potential to hook the reluctant reader and lure them to read the entire book. To specifically encourage elementary and middle-school-age reluctant children to read, there is first a pitch to get the reader’s attention. That is followed by a short reading passage to “set the hook” and encourage the young person to read the rest of the book on their own. Further, the book contains several hundred additional recommended titles. The books selected for this collection were chosen following the criteria of reluctant reader books created by the Quick Picks committee sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. While these guidelines were designed for young adult books, they also work well for middle-grade books. The criteria include: clear writing (no convoluted long sentences with sophisticated vocabulary), high interest “hook” in the first few pages, well-defined characters, interesting plot, and familiar themes.

Alvin Ho

Author: Lenore Look
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
ISBN: 0375868313
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A fearful second grader in Concord, Massachusetts, learns about death when his grandfather's best friend passes away and he offers to accompany his grandfather to the funeral.

Alvin Ho

Author: Lenore Look
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0375870334
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When fearful seven-year-old Alvin Ho learns that his mother is expecting a baby, he develops a sympathetic pregnancyNand hilarity definitely ensues. Illustrations.

Brush of the Gods

Author: Lenore Look
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375987193
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Who wants to learn calligraphy when your brush is meant for so much more? Wu Daozi (689-758), known as China's greatest painter and alive during the T'ang Dynasty, is the subject of this stunning picture book. When an old monk attempts to teach young Daozi about the ancient art of calligraphy, his brush doesn't want to cooperate. Instead of characters, Daozi's brush drips dancing peonies and flying Buddhas! Soon others are admiring his unbelievable creations on walls around the city, and one day his art comes to life! Little has been written about Daozi, but Look and So masterfully introduce the artist to children.

Blood in the Water

Author: C. Alexander London
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780545662987
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A debut entry in a series based on a real military program finds discharged Navy SEAL candidate Cory joining the Navy's Marine Mammals Program, where he is partnered with a search-and-recovery dolphin while tracking down a missing spy submarine. Simultaneous eBook.

Ruby Lu Brave and True

Author: Lenore Look
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439107157
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.