Pirate Pickle and the White Balloon

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Children's Press, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
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- Fits national reading standards by linking images to the text to provide picture clues and introduces age-appropriate vocabulary.
- This series meets the Reading First initiative.
- The repetitive language, structure, and rhyming patterns help children decipher words.
- Word lists at the back of each book help build reading vocabularies.
Grades K-4 Social Studies Standards
Culture: I
- Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture.
Individual Development and Identity: IV
- Work independently and cooperatively to accomplish goals.
- Explore factors that contribute to one's personal identity such as interests, capabilities, and perceptions.
- Describe the unique features of one's nuclear and extended families.
- Identify and describe ways family, groups, and community influence the individual's daily life and personal choices.

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About the author (2007)

Former educator Ann E. Burg has been writing since early childhood. Her other books with Sleeping Bear Press are E is for Empire: A New York State Alphabet; Times Square: A New York State Number Book; and Rebekkah's Journey. She lives in upstate New York.

Marilyn Janovitz attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Philadelphia College of Art. She has worked as a textile designer, created artwork for advertising and magazines, and illustrated numerous books for children.

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