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Books published by publisher First Avenue Editions

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    Mark Twain

    language (First Avenue Editions TM, March 30, 2011)
    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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  • Everybody Cooks Rice

    Norah Dooley, Peter J. Thornton

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 1991)
    In this multicultural picture book, Carrie goes from one neighbor's house to the next looking for her brother, who is late for dinner. She discovers that although each family is from a different country, everyone makes a rice dish at dinnertime. Readers will enjoy trying the simple recipes that correspond to each family's unique rice dish.
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  • Africa Is Not a Country

    Margy Burns Knight, Anne Sibley O'Brien

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 2002)
    Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play.
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  • A Year in a Castle

    Rachel Coombs

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Jan. 1, 2009)
    Lower the drawbridge! Would you like to know what life was like in a castle long ago? Then come spend the next twelve months in this castle. Check out eight action-packed scenes for a bird’s-eye view of the life and work of lords, ladies, knights, maids, and more. See the castle on market day and during an attack by an enemy lord. Watch knights compete in a tournament. Keep your eye on the calendar too. By spending a whole year in a castle, you can watch events unfold as the seasons change.
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  • A Year on a Pirate Ship

    Elizabeth Havercroft

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Jan. 1, 2009)
    Ahoy, mates! Would you like to know what life is like on a pirate ship? Then come live on board for the next twelve months. Check out these eight action-packed scenes for a bird's-eye view of the life and work of pirates on the open seas. See how the pirates attack a ship, deal with a whale, and handle a storm. Keep your eye on the calendar too. By spending a whole year with the pirate crew, you can watch events unfold as the seasons change.
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  • Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

    Connie Roop, Peter Roop, Peter E. Hanson

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 1985)
    Abbie was afraid. She had never had to keep the lights burning by herself. But many lives depended on the lighthouse, and Papa was depending on Abbie. This is the exciting true story of Abbie Burgess, who in 1856 single-handedly kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a tremendous storm off the coast of Maine.
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  • Everybody Bakes Bread

    Norah Dooley, Peter J. Thornton

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Aug. 1, 1995)
    In this sequel to the enormously popular Everybody Cooks Rice, young Carrie is sent on a mission by her mother: to search the neighborhood for a "three-handled rolling pin." While on her quest, Carrie discovers that although her neighbors hail from several different countries, they all enjoy the tastes and smells of home-baked bread.
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  • What Is a Scientist?

    Barbara Lehn, Carol Krauss

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 1998)
    Simple text and full-color photographs depict children engaged in various activities that make up the scientific process.
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  • A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds

    Jean Richards, Anca Hariton

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Jan. 1, 2006)
    "Many seeds travel inside fruits. The fruit is like a suitcase for the seeds. It protects them on their trip." Readers will learn how fruits are designed to protect a plant's seeds and also to help the plant spread its seeds to new places.
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  • A Day at a Zoo

    Sarah Harrison

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Jan. 1, 2009)
    Monkeys! Seals! Tigers! Check out these eight action-packed scenes to see what happens during a full day at a busy zoo. In each picture, the zoo buzzes with activity. Visitors, zookeepers, and animals move from place to place. Look for the changes that happen. Keep your eye on the clock too. By spending a whole day in the same place, you can watch events unfold from morning to night.
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  • Submarines

    Matt Doeden

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Aug. 1, 2005)
    How do submarines sink and float? What do submarines do underwater? Looking at features from the top of the periscope to the end of the torpedo tubes, this book uncovers how and why submarines work miles under the surface of the ocean.
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  • The Chocolate Tree:

    Linda Lowery, Richard Keep, Janice Lee Porter

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Aug. 1, 2009)
    Ever wonder where chocolate came from? We have the Mayan king Kukulkán to thank. Kukulkán is more than a king―he is also a god. One day he brings his people an amazing gift: a chocolate tree! But there is just one problem. Kukulkán’s brother, Night Jaguar, doesn’t want regular people to have chocolate. He thinks only gods should eat the tempting treat. Will Night Jaguar prevail? Or will the Mayans get to keep their chocolate tree?
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