New books by Grass Roots Press
Date posted: February 7, 2012
Two new Canadian biographies in the Grass Roots Press Maple Leaf series, both written by Terry Barber. Photo illustrations complement the text in these Fry reading level 2 books.
Michaëlle Jean and her family fled Haiti to escape Duvalier’s regime. She came to Canada as a refugee. Michaëlle worked as a journalist and broadcaster. When she was 48 years old, her life changed. Michaëlle was asked to be Canada’s Governor General.
An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer. His right leg was amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope. It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.
How to series
Four new titles in the Grass Roots Press ‘How to Series’, all written by Linda Kita-Bradley and following the same format as earlier titles: photo illustrations with short sentences. All are Fry reading level 1.
How to be good to yourself.
Bell is good to her kids, husband, and friends. But Bell is feeling tired and used, so she makes small changes in her daily life that help her feel better about herself.
How to clean green.
Vin demonstrates how to use environmentally friendly and affordable household products such as baking soda and vinegar for daily cleaning.
How to check an apartment.
Ben and the landlady do an inspection of the apartment Ben wants to move into. As Ben checks out everything from taps and lights to door locks and smoke alarms, the landlady fills in an inspection report.
How to save time.
May always seems busy but gets little done, so she makes some changes in her daily life that save her time.
The new shoes.
Moses is going to see his girlfriend and feels quite good about how he looks. When he gets to the bus station, he discovers too late that in his rush to arrive on time, he has made a mistake. Fry reading level 1.
Sam is new in town so uses a map to find her way to the mall and bank. Instead of arriving at her destinations, she ends up back at her apartment building.
Why does Jen’s toothpaste taste so bad?
The coffee lover.
Bo becomes extremely frustrated one morning when the coffee maker refuses to work. He is ready to explode. His son finds a simple solution.
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