February 28, 2014

It's National Tooth Fairy Day

Here are some fun facts about teeth. Did you know that when a baby's first teeth come in, they are called milk teeth (also known as "baby teeth") and there are 20 of them? When a child is about five or six, those teeth start falling out (hence the need for the Tooth Fairy) and are replaced by 32 permanent teeth. Cats and dogs also have two sets of teeth, but some reptiles and fish may have many sets of teeth during their lives. Crocodiles and sharks, for example, keep replacing their teeth their entire life.

Handy Health Guide to Your Teeth, one of twelve different titles in Blue Wave Classroom's Handy Health Guides series, is written for the middle school student, describing what role teeth play in our overall health, and how to take care of the teeth you have.

Other titles in the series cover topics such as ADHD, asthma, colds and flu, dyslexia, burns and blisters, and more. All of these titles are available in library and paperback editions, as well as eBooks. They are correlated to the Common Core and are available through your preferred vendor, local bookstore, bluewaveclassroom.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

February 24, 2014

Congratulations to Dale Earnhardt, Jr., on his Daytona 500 victory!

After an extended rain delay, the Daytona 500 was run yesterday. Enslow's latest Dale Earnhardt, Jr., biography for the older elementary reader, published in 2011, also describes his foundation, the Dale Jr. Foundation, which helps kids in need reach their goals.

For the slightly older student, Smokin' Race Cars explores the world of stock car racing, giving fans insight into the races.

Both of these titles are available in either hardcover or library binding, as well as in eBook versions. The Dale Earnhardt, Jr., title is available in paperback, and the Smokin' Race Cars title will be available in paperback in the next several weeks. Either title is available from your preferred vendor, your local bookstore, bluewaveclassroom.com, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

February 21, 2014

Zoom in on Ladybugs, by Melissa Stewart

Explore the world of the ladybug with author Melissa Stewart. Find out what ladybugs look like, what they eat, and what their life-cycle stages are. Use the 'Zoom In' bubbles in the book for an up close look at different parts of a ladybug's body, including its wings and antennae!

Available from BlueWaveClassroom.com in paperback.

February 19, 2014

Police Horses: Horses That Protect

Police Horses: Horses That Protect, by author Loren Spiotta-DiMare explains the incredible bond between police officers and their horses. Read about the history of police horses and how these amazing animals help their officers serve and protect people.

Available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook from BlueWaveClassroom

New Math Series: READY FOR MATH

Get Ready, Get Set, Subtract!  Do you wish someone could help you understand subtraction? Whether you are learning this information for the first time, or would like to review your math skills, Ready for Subtraction is a great choice!

Author Rebecca Wingard-Nelsonhttp://bit.ly/1mtYggi develops and writes math assessment text, textbooks and workbooks.  Available in hardcover, paperback, or ebook from BlueWaveClassroom.com.

February 18, 2014

Looking for poetry books for middle and high school students?

Pure Poetry, geared toward the upper middle and high school student, is a series of four titles, with each book focusing on one particular poetry theme. Each chapter looks at one poem accompanied by detailed analysis discussing the style and technique, poetic devices, and the cultural significance. Every chapter ends with questions and prompts for student discussion and assessment.

These titles are correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards, and are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They are available from your preferred vendor, bluewaveclassroom.com, local independent bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

February 14, 2014

Nice Review of Learning About the Human Body Systems in Library Media Connections

Nice review of Learning About the Human Body Systems series review in Library Media Connections.  "Readers will enjoy 'amazing but true' facts. Full-color anatomically accurate labeled diagrams complement the text."

Available in paperback from Blue Wave Classroom. Appropriate for Common Core nonfiction reading.

February 13, 2014

What Are the 7 Wonders of the World? Series Review in Library Media Connections

Nice Library Media Connections series review of What Are the 7 Wonders of the World?     "With vivid photography and illustration...each book describe(s) what each wonder is, where it is in the world, and why it's significant."

Included in the series are: What are the...
7 Wonders of the United States?; 7 Wonders of the Ancient World?; 7 Wonders of the Modern World?; and 7 Wonders of the Natural World?

Available from Blue Wave Classroom in Paperback.

February 12, 2014

Our Earth's Oceans series review from Library Media Connectio

Library Media Connection recommended review of Our Earth's Oceans, written by Doreen Gonzales.  "Attractive and informative...The text reveals unique ocean vocabulary...Readers will find ample support for understanding as they read."

In paperback and ebook for Common Core science reading from Blue Wave Classroom.

February 11, 2014

Jay-Z Biography for YAs in Paperback

Jay-Z: A Biography of a Hip-Hop Icon written for YAs. Author Jeff Burlingame explores the remarkably interesting life of the undisputed champion of Hip-Hop! Visit Blue Wave Classroom.  Paperback ISBN 978-1-4644-0407-8.

February 7, 2014

New elementary series on insects now available!

Zoom In on Insects! is a six-title series written for the elementary reader. Want to know what  a ladybug eats? Want to see what these insects look like close-up? Written by award-winning author Melissa Stewart, these books look at insects encountered in everyday life.

Other insects covered are bees, butterflies, dragonflies, fireflies, grasshoppers. These books will be correlated to the Common Core. That information will be posted on our website as soon as it is available.

These titles are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They are available through your preferred vendor, bluewaveclassroom.com, your local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.