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Only in America!: The Weird and Wonderful 50 States
by Heather Alexander
Illustrated by Alan Berry Rhys
This oversized state-by-state compendium is overflowing with weird laws, quirks, one-offs, and unusual records only to be found in the wonderfully wacky US of A. Only in America! explores the strangest claims to fame and the most unusual place names every state has to offer. Visit the city of Dinosaur, drop by the Pizza Museum, find out where it is illegal to feed a pig without a permit, see the longest gum wrapper chain (over 20 miles!), and check out the world’s only “carhenge” (that’s right, Stonehenge reconstructed using cars).
Illustrated in a bold graphic art style that evokes vintage Americana, the book is arranged state by state, giving key facts about each and presenting an alternative and hilarious look at quirky phenomena that are truly only in America.
A CHILD’S INTRODUCTION TO THE NUTCRACKER
The Story, Music, Costumes, and Choreography of the Fairy Tale Ballet
by Heather Alexander
Illustrated by Amélie Videlo
Ballet enthusiasts of all ages will delight in the magical story of The Nutcracker and the magnificent ballet it inspired in this enchanted book packed with colorful illustrations, fun facts, history, music, and the love of dance.
Whether The Nutcracker is your first ballet experience or you’re already a master dancer, everything you love and want to know about this special, sugar-spun, snow-dusted ballet can be found in these delightful pages. Follow The Nutcracker as it makes its way from page to stage to become the world’s most popular holiday ballet. Learn all about the dazzling steps, spins, and jumps choreographed by Petipa, Ivanov, and Balanchine, and meet the famed composer Tchaikovsky. Packed with charming illustrations showcasing the beautiful costumes and lavish sets, plus removable poster for you to color, A Child’s Introduction to the Nutcracker lets you to enjoy this magical ballet all year round!
EAT BUGS #2: PITCH PARTNERS
by Heather Alexander, Laura D’Asaro, Rose Wang
Illustrated by Vanessa Flores
The perfect book for any young entrepreneur!”
—Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor
I totally enjoyed this book. It’s fast and funny—and how scary is it to start a business that asks you to eat BUGS?!”
—R.L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author of Goosebumps
An unusual, inspiring, and intriguing story….”
The second book in the sensational series inspired by the true story of two friends who landed a deal on Shark Tank. Sixth-grade students-turned-entrepreneurs are on a mission to save the world, one bug at a time!
Hallie and Jaye are confident that their edible bug business is the food of the future. Their ultimate goal is to get Chirps chips–tortilla chips made with crickets–on every grocery store shelf, and the first step is competing in the county pitch competition. If they win, they’ll go onto New York City for the chance to win BIG money. Bug-tastic! But trouble’s brewing . . . . Their cricket is supply shrinking, they have no kitchen to cook in, and oh, yeah, Hallie might have built a cricket farm in her attic. Her mom’s sure to bug out when she discovers thousands of chirping insects living upstairs!