2020 CRA Conference
Welcome to the 2020 California Reading Association bookstore.
For conference information, visit https://www.californiareading.org/
Books from conference speakers and presenters presented below.
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With more than 27 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!
Get ready for the performance of a lifetime in this sixth book in the My Weirder-est School series!
With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!
The most exciting road trip in history begins! In this action-packed, New York Times bestselling adventure, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald embark on a family vacation you'll have to read to believe.
“History can be hilarious, at least in the hands of author Dan Gutman.” —Washington Post
Otherworldly landscapes, thundering soundtracks, epic battles between superhero gods and monsters--current movies and book series have turned Norse mythology into popular commercial entertainment in recent years. But there's a lot more to this mythic universe than trickster Loki and his hammer-wielding god of thunder brother.
2020 Feather Quill Reviewer's Choice Award
Mei hates springtime. Why? Because it's only in the spring that Nian, a fierce dragon, is able to leave his mountain prison under the sea to terrorize the local village. When the villagers hear the rumblings of Nian's hungry stomach, they know that winter has ended and spring is coming.
Empower Students to Tell Their Stories with Adobe Spark Adobe Spark is a fun, free content-creation tool that anyone can use. Easily accessible on web browsers, Chromebooks, and mobile devices, Adobe Spark's intuitive and easy-to-use design makes it the perfect tool for learners of all ages to create . . .
Distance learning requires educators to organize and distribute information to students who are not physically present in their classrooms.
“One of the new tiger cubs has escaped from the reserve!”
When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel’s island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub’s anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr.
The award-winning author of You Bring the Distant Near explores identity, homecoming, and the legacy of assault in this personal and ambitious new novel.
Katina King is the reigning teen jujitsu champion of Northern California, but she’s having trouble fighting off the secrets in her past.
From award-winning author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Sara Palacios comes Between Us and Abuela, a timely debut picture book about love overcoming the border fences between Mexico and the United States.
Featuring Bear and Hare from their Caldecott-Honor winning Tops & Bottoms, the Stevens sisters celebrate perseverance and teamwork in this laugh-out-loud story of triumph over trickery.
Bear would rather sleep all day than work on his farm, and Fox knows just the kind of help he needs—a donkey!$15.29ISBN: 9780152928513Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 1995In this Caldecott Honor winning retelling by Janet Stevens, a wily Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear into giving up half his crops.
Once a upon a time, there was a lazy Bear and a clever Hare. Bear had lots of money and lots of land but all he wanted to do was sleep.$6.79ISBN: 9780544943919Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2017Deep, deep down in their underground town, the prairie dogs live in harmony--until a mysterious, fluorescent, very fuzzy thing (otherwise known as a tennis ball) rolls down their hole. When the prairie dogs discover that they can pluck and pull the fuzz into fabulous fashions, their fear quickly turns to curiosity, then delight, then pure greed.$8.79ISBN: 9781328740540Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 16th, 2018Responding to disgruntled dogs nationwide, Mr. Mutt, canine counselor, has solutions to the stickiest dilemmas. But Mr. Mutt has his own problem to solve: the cat (a.k.a. The Queen), who has her own idea of who’s in charge. Now Mr.$6.79ISBN: 9780544668331Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2016Every night the rhyme gets read. Every night Dish and Spoon run away. And every night they return--until tonight!$15.29ISBN: 9780152062941Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2015Warty Warthog may have warts and tusks, but he likes himself that way! Join him as he celebrates all of his animal friends and the attributes that make each one unique. Whether it’s Crocodile's toothy grin or Kangaroo’s huge feet or Leopard’s spottiness, each animal is different.$15.29ISBN: 9780316481670Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020
The true story of the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters -- the team that changed basketball forever.
In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot!You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers -- all rolled into one!$16.14ISBN: 9781561459353Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Peachtree Publishing Company - November 1st, 2020
From Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate comes the highly anticipated and remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad.
"Inspirational." ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW$19.79ISBN: 9781580896283Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Charlesbridge - August 22nd, 2017
Little Friedrich Müller was a puny weakling who longed to be athletic and strong like the ancient Roman gladiators. He exercised and exercised. But he to no avail.$6.79ISBN: 9781580892988Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Charlesbridge - May 7th, 2019
A cool idea with a big splash
You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
$15.29ISBN: 9780439206372Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - February 1st, 2002A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying.$16.14ISBN: 9781684371983Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Calkins Creek - November 10th, 2020
Melvil Dewey's love of organization and words drove him to develop and implement his Dewey Decimal system, leaving a significant and lasting impact in libraries across the country.$16.14ISBN: 9781629798660Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Calkins Creek - March 18th, 2020
This revealing biography of a pioneering photojournalist and social reformer Jacob Riis shows how he brought to light one of the worst social justice issues plaguing New York City in the late 1800s--the tenement housing crisis--using newly invented flash photography.$9.89ISBN: 9780689846694Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Aladdin - December 1st, 2001
Poor Emily. She doesn't mean to be loud, but whenever she says anything in her Emily voice, plates shatter, neighbors are astonished, and birds are frightened right out of the trees. It seems like there's nowhere she fits in. Until the day she sees a ship with a sign that reads: LOUD HELP NEEDED. NOW.$6.79ISBN: 9780060760908Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011
In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading—take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.$9.34ISBN: 9780062823922Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quill Tree Books - December 30th, 2019
Rita Williams-Garcia’s masterful and bold Coretta Scott King Honor Book is fresh, funny, and powerfully relevant. This novel by a master storyteller and Newbery Honor-winning author is about one girl’s discovery of her family history—and her own place within it.$9.19ISBN: 9780062215932Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quill Tree Books - May 8th, 2018
From beloved Newbery Honor winner and three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia comes a powerful and heartfelt novel about loss, family, and love that will appeal to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander.$8.49ISBN: 9781681196022Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury Children's Books - August 4th, 2020
"One Last Word is the work of a master poet." - Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Crossover$15.29ISBN: 9781534462670Availability: BackorderedPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020
Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris.
When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that w$14.45ISBN: 9780802854452Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2017
2018 World Magazine: Picture Book of the YearA poetic story inspired by Psalm 121$36.51ISBN: 9781416625995Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: ASCD - July 6th, 2018
Foreword by John Hattie
In this fully revised and expanded third edition of the bestselling Reciprocal Teaching at Work, Lori D. Oczkus provides both tried-and-true and fresh solutions for teaching reading comprehension.$16.99ISBN: 9781425813574Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Shell Education Pub - June 1st, 2015
Teach first grade students close reading strategies that strengthen their fluency and comprehension skills Students will read and analyze various types of texts to get the most out of the rich content.$16.99ISBN: 9781425813581Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Shell Education Pub - June 1st, 2015
Teach second grade students close reading strategies that strengthen their fluency and comprehension skills Students will read and analyze various types of texts to get the most out of the rich content.$21.99ISBN: 9781425813598Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Shell Education Pub - June 1st, 2015
Teach third grade students close reading strategies that strengthen their fluency and comprehension skills Students will read and analyze various types of texts to get the most out of the rich content.$21.99ISBN: 9781425813604Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Shell Education Pub - June 1st, 2015
Teach fourth grade students close reading strategies that strengthen their fluency and comprehension skills Students will read and analyze various types of texts to get the most out of the rich content.$16.99ISBN: 9781425813611Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Shell Education Pub - June 1st, 2015
Teach fifth grade students close reading strategies that strengthen their fluency and comprehension skills Students will read and analyze various types of texts to get the most out of the rich content.$16.99ISBN: 9781425817350Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Shell Education Pub - May 1st, 2018
Engage students in complex literary strategies as they dive into exploring rich pairs of fiction and nonfiction texts. Written by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, this resource brings together two key strategies from the Common Core State Standards: close reading of paired texts.Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780325010717Availability: Special Order -- Russo's will research title and do our best to get it for youPublished: Heinemann Educational Books - February 1st, 2007
Guided Writing is your handbook for the newest, most effective way to move students into independent writing. Lori Oczkus provides everything you need to support children in the fledgling phase between carefully modeled group writing and their first solo pieces.$38.10ISBN: 9780325108919Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Heinemann Educational Books - October 28th, 2019
Our society is flooded with technology. It enables people to connect, it amplifies voices, and it has the power to enrich lives. Yet our society can be so distracted by the possibilities of technology that we can forget it is our humanity-and the stories we share-that make it meaningful.$31.50ISBN: 9780325074733Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Heinemann Educational Books - October 14th, 2015
Using technology doesn't mean that we throw out those strategies that we've found to be successful with students, write Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke. It's not the tools-it's what we do with them that counts.Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9780325047034Availability: Special Order -- Russo's will research title and do our best to get it for youPublished: Firsthand Books - June 27th, 2013
When we begin our technology journey by grounding it in time tested comprehension instruction, we ensure that our use of technology is meaningful and authentic. We help students see the natural links between strategies they use in print text and the strategies they need to use when navigating the vast digital world.$33.29ISBN: 9781946444608Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dave Burgess Consulting - March 10th, 2018
Are you stuck in the lecture-and-worksheet rut?$22.91ISBN: 9781949595529Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dave Burgess Consulting - August 23rd, 2019
Your Guidebook to Creating Lessons That Engage and Inspire Learners$21.21ISBN: 9780986155406Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dave Burgess Consulting - April 13th, 2015
Are you ready for a change? You know potential exists for innovative, engaging, revolutionary education if you get the right ideas, right tools, and right people, all in the right order. If that sounds like you, then you're ready to DITCH old mindsets and methods and replace them with empowering, liberating ones.$38.34ISBN: 9781412926935Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Corwin Publishers - April 29th, 2008
These ready-to-use, brain-friendly strategies, standards-based activities, planning templates, and reproducibles helpteachers boost literacy development and teach with the brain in mind.$32.95ISBN: 9781118017449Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Jossey-Bass - June 26th, 2012
Practical strategies for teachers who share classroom teaching responsibilities
Filled with down-to-earth ideas, suggestions, strategies, and techniques, The Co-Teaching Book of Lists provides educators with a hands-on resource for making the co-teaching experience a success.$35.15ISBN: 9781936764433Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Solution Tree - October 28th, 2016
This book is unique in that it goes beyond individual teacher assistance to provide creative systems that work in concert with a student's literacy education. This easy-to-use reference guide provides K 8 teachers with practical strategies to motivate all students to develop their reading abilities across grade levels and content areas.