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About Michael Sampson
Dr. Michael Sampson is a New York Times best selling author of 30 books for young children, including Chicka, Chicka, 1, 2, 3 and The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry. He has also written books on emergent literacy (The Pursuit of Literacy) and on literacy acquisition (Total Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Learning). He often writes around the themes of sports, cats and dogs, and numbers.
After teaching in the public schools, Sampson earned his Ph.D. in Reading at the University of Arizona, where he met and established a lifelong friendship and professional relationship with the late children's author and fellow literacy expert, Bill Martin, Jr. Together they wrote many popular books, including Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? His newest two books, Listen to our World and Spunky Little Monkey were published in 2016 and 2017. Noah, Noah, What Do you See? also came out last year.
Sampson travels the US and the world, speaking at schools, book festivals, and conferences, where he is known for his high energy, entertaining performances. Now in New York City, Sampson makes one author visit at schools each week.
Sampson is a professor of literacy at St.John's University in New York City, and lives in Manhattan near Union Square. He continues to teach writing courses at the St. John's campuses in New York, Paris, and Rome.
Learn more about Michael at www.michaelsampson.com and
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That evening they stood in front of a 150 year-old mirror, and their lives were forever changed.
Can two boys from the 21st century survive in the turbulent years just before the civil war?
Can the mirror that took them back in time return them to the present?
And after meeting the freckle faced, red-headed and fun Laura, will Ryan want to come home again?
On the first day of school, Kitty Cat discovers that there are lots of things to enjoy. She plays, she enjoys a snack, she paints, she sings, she listens to a story, and she shares something special during Show-and-Tell. The day ends with a big hug from her mom. Children will love Laura J. Bryant’s appealing illustrations that bring Kitty Cat to life, along with the other adorable kittens at the school.
Kitty Cat should be getting ready for school, but instead, she’s practicing her purr, looking for her socks, chasing a little mouse, and more. Will Kitty Cat make it out of the house in time for school? Adorable pastel illustrations rendered in watercolor paints and colored pencil bring Kitty Cat so close you’ll want to reach out and touch her!
The author and illustrator of Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? have donated this book to the Worldreader program.
¡A través de un cuento alegre y rimado, este libro les enseñará a los lectores jóvenes sus números!
1 told 2
and 2 told 3,
“I'll race you to the top of the apple tree.”
1 le dijo a 2
y 2 le dijo a 3:
«A la copa del manzano,
One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicking, joyous rhyme, now available in Spanish. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what’s the number that saves the day? (Hint: It rhymes with “hero.”) Young children can read and count and play and laugh to learn the surprising answer.
Ciento uno números trepan un manzano en esta brillante, divertida y alegre rima, ahora disponible en Español. Mientras los dígitos se amontonan y las abejas amenazan, quien es el número que salva el día? (Pista: rima con “bombero”). Los más jóvenes pueden leer y contar y jugar y reír para aprender la sorprendente respuesta.
Once upon a time there was a little squeegy bug. No one knew where he came from. He wasn’t an ant. He wasn’t a cricket. And he certainly wasn’t a flea. What was he? Follow along with lovable bug that tries to discover his true identity.
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and 2 told 3,
"I'll race you to the top
of the apple tree."
One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicking, joyous book for young children. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what's the number that saves the day? (Hint: It rhymes with "hero.") Read and count and play and laugh to learn the surprising answer.
Bill Martin Jr. is the beloved author whose books have sold more than 12 million copies, including the classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom; and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
His classic book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is read by millions of children around the world. Now, best-selling author Bill Martin Jr. has teamed with Michael Sampson to introduce your kids to the great heroes of the Bible.