The United Nations is a very important international organization. Around the world this agency's staff and volunteers are working to provide children with access to medical treatment and education. Have you ever wondered how this important work gets done? How do organizations like UNICEF help? What kinds of problems do they have to solve? Read How Do They Help? UNICEF to learn more about many people who help in your community and around the world.
This modern-day pirate tale details the recent hijacking and daring rescue of the Maersk Alabama and places its gripping story in context with the evolution of piracy on the high seas.
Find out what life is like for a professional screenwriter and decide if it is the right career for you.
Discover how technicians create the stunning special effects in your favorite movies.
The students of Mr. Brown's class make a list of their parents' careers. This book can be used to introduce lessons on families, careers, community helpers and goals.
In Public Library, emergent readers join a group of students as they enjoy a trip to a public library. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn how to use and enjoy the public library. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the library's resources, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about going to the public library using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Public Library also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Public Library is part of Jump!'s First Field Trips series.
This title examines an important historic event - the rebellion aboard the Amistad. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the Amistad's voyage from Africa to the United States, the rebellion on board, Joseph Cinque, John Quincy Adams, and other key players involved, the court cases to win the kidnapped Africans' freedom, and the effects of the event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.