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Whoosh!

Chris Barton (author) Don Tate (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348542

A cool idea with a big splash. You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for rockets, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson’s life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

The Inventor's Secret

Suzanne Slade (author) Jennifer Reinhardt (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607347125

Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

Karl, Get Out of the Garden!

Anita Sanchez (author) Catherine Stock (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348337

Do you know what a Solanum caule inermi herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incises, racemis simplicibus is?* Carolus (Karl) Linnaeus started off as a curious child who loved exploring the garden. Despite his intelligence - and his mother's scoldings - he was a poor student, preferring to be outdoors with his beloved plants and bugs. As he grew up, Karl's love of nature led him to take on a seemingly impossible task: to give a scientific name to every living thing on earth. The result was the Linnaean system - the basis for the classification system used by biologists around the world today. Backyard sciences are brought to life in beautiful color. Back matter includes more information about Linnaeus and scientific classification, a classification chart, a time line, source notes, resources for young readers, and a bibliography. *It's a tomato!

Struck by Lightning!

Stephen Person (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088591

On July 26, 2003, mountain-climber Rod Liberal was nearing the summit of Grand Teton Mountain in Wyoming. As Rod clung to the side of a granite cliff, he saw dark clouds rolling toward him. Suddenly, there was a burst of light as a bolt of lightning struck his chest and blew him off the mountain. Attached to the cliff by a rope, he swung in the air thousands of feet above the ground. Would Rod be able to hold on until rescue rangers arrived to save him? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger---and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of lightning strikes, and learn about scientific advances in weather forecasting and safety precautions. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case they're caught in a thunderstorm.

Neil Armstrong

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396762

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to ever walk on the moon! Readers will be engaged from cover to cover as they learn about Armstrong's inspirational career as an astronaut in this biography that features additional information on gravity, NASA, and the moon landing. The vivid images work in conjunction with the supportive text, timeline, glossary, and index to allow for better understanding of the content.

Alexander Graham Bell

Jennifer Kroll (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396748

Alexander Graham Bell was always trying to invent new things! In this biography, readers will learn about Alexander's life as a teacher and inventor of such incredible inventions as the telephone, record player, and metal detector. Colorful images, supportive text, an interesting timeline, and a helpful glossary, table of contents, and index combine to give readers an inspiring look into the life of Alexander Bell.

Amelia Earhart

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396755

Young readers will be inspired by this biography about the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. The appealing images, helpful text, and supportive timeline, glossary, table of contents, and index combine to create an engaging experience as readers learn about one of the greatest female pilots of all time.

Los científicos de la flora y fauna (Wildlife Scientists)

Dawn McMillan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391729

Learn how wildlife scientists use graphs, charts, and data analysis! It is important for wildlife scientists to assess probability and more when working with wild animals like polar bears and chimpanzees! This Spanish-translated title uses mathematical diagrams and charts to improve readers' data analysis and STEM skills. Learn about Jane Goodall's work in chimpanzee conservation! Accurate data analysis is essential to her work and the work of many other scientists! These exciting examples will engage readers, while practice problems and clear diagrams will make them more confident in their own data analysis skills.

Jane Goodall

William B. Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380372

Jane Goodall had a passion to learn about animals. Readers will learn all about her adventurous life among chimpanzees and other primates in this inspiring nonfiction biographical title. Children will be fascinated by the vibrant images, stimulating facts, and accessible glossary that will assist in vocabulary improvement.

Fantastic Kids: George Washington Carver

Michelle Jovin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425853358

Known as the "Peanut Man" and the "Plant Doctor," George Washington Carver was born into slavery and became a successful scientist, botanist, agriculturist, and inventor. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the fascinating life of George Washington Carver. This high-interest title includes detailed photos, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this exciting reader.

Sam J. Porcello: Oreo Innovator

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110849

In this title, unwrap the life of Oreo innovator Sam J. Porcello! Readers will follow Porcello’s journey from his childhood through his years at Nabisco where he worked to make the Oreo filling creamier and its cookies more chocolatey! Learn how Porcello developed new Oreo flavors and came to be known as Mr. Oreo while also improving Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons, and Mallomars. A helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement historical and color photos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Smucker Family: Jelly Pioneers

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110856

In this title, unwrap the life of jelly pioneers the Smucker family! Readers will follow the Smuckers’ journey as the family’s products advanced from apple cider and apple butter to jams, jellies, peanut butter, and even coffee! Learn about the family’s Basic Beliefs and its commitment to family values in its business and advertising. A helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement historical and color photos. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Sam Foster: Sunglasses Success

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110740

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the first person to mass-produce sunglasses, Sam Foster. Follow Foster’s story from his early years manufacturing plastic accessories to his creation of the Foster Grant company and the development of sunglasses from novelty item to fashion accessory to protective eyewear. Fun Facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110757

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the developer of the miniskirt, Mary Quant. Follow Quant’s story from her early years selling her designs in her shop Bazaar as she names the miniskirt and brings it from popular London skirt style to worldwide fashion trend! Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Jack Hanna

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784350

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Jack Hanna book, kids will follow him on his journey to become an animal expert. From improving conditions for zoo animals to his TV show Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Hanna cared for the safety of animals and protecting their habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Steve Irwin

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784367

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Steve Irwin book, kids will follow him on his journey to become a wildlife expert and conservationist. From his TV show The Crocodile Hunter to work with Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors, Irwin cared for the safety of reptiles and animals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Cesar Millan

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784374

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Cesar Millan book, kids will follow him on his journey to become an expert dog trainer. From his TV show The Dog Whisperer to starting his PACK Project foundation, Millan works to improve the lives of dogs around the world. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Eugenie Clark

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784329

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Eugenie Clark book, kids will follow her on her journey to become an undersea expert. From shark diving to discovering new fish, Clark taught about ocean conservation and protecting shark habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Jane Goodall

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784336

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Jane Goodall book, kids will follow her on her journey to become a primate expert. From living in the Gombe Stream National Park to starting a nature Institute and programs, Goodall studies chimpanzees and works to protect their habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Temple Grandin

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784343

All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Temple Grandin book, kids will follow her on her journey to become a livestock expert. From having autism to becoming a scientist and inventing a “sqeeze machine”, Grandin works to improve the treatment of cows, sheep, and other farm animals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Making It Go: The Life and Work of Robert Fulton

Don Herweck

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905787

Robert Fulton is best known for inventing the first successful steamboat, but that is just one of his many accomplishments. Fulton was an inventor, artist, statesman, mechanic, and engineer who used his artistic skills to sketch his inventions, which he also built. He even designed what would become the submarine.

Blitzed by a Blizzard!

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088522

On December 29, 2007, a fierce blizzard hit Olympia National Park in Washington State. Cross-country skier Randy Kraxberger, traveling alone, was caught by himself in the severe winter storm. Park rangers knew they had to save the lost skier. Could their daring rescue effort succeed through blinding snow, high winds, freezing temperatures, and the threat of avalanches? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger--and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of blizzards and learn about scientific advances in storm prediction. Safety tips show young readers how to stay out of harm's way during a blizzard.

Devastated by a Volcano!

Stephen Person (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088539

On June 25, 1997, a volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat erupted, spewing hot lava and ash. Linda Daley was washing clothes outside her home in the nearby city of Plymouth when she saw fiery clouds begin to shoot out of the volcano. With clouds of ash and poisonous gases speeding toward her, how would she survive? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger--and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of volcanoes, and learn about the scientific advances that now allow earlier warnings of possible eruptions to be issued. Safety tips show young readers what to do if they are ever near a volcanic eruption.

Hammered by a Heat Wave!

Laura DeLallo (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088553

In July 1995, a scorching heat wave blasted Chicago with temperatures as high as 106° F (41° C) for five days straight. Such extreme weather can cause heat stroke and even death in vulnerable individuals; in fact, heat waves kill more people in the United States each year than any other kind of natural disaster. How would residents of Chicago survive the relentless heat? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger---and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of heat waves and find out how hot weather can quickly turn deadly. Safety tips show young readers how to stay cool during a heat wave.

Leveled by an Earthquake!

Adam Reingold (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088560

On May 12, 2008, a strong earthquake rocked Beichuan, China, destroying buildings and entire neighborhoods. When Beichuan's high school collapsed, 16-year-old Li Anning and her friends were trapped under the heavy rubble. Could the students survive until rescue workers arrived to save them? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger---and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of earthquakes and learn about scientific advances that now help new buildings withstand the force of an earthquake. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case an earthquake occurs.