The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Hedy Lamarr and Classified Communication examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to modern technology like Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.
The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Alice H. Parker and the Furnace examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the modern home heating systems. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.
Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.
Little Fish learns to jump over the rocks so she can follow Old One, who has come to lead the rainbow trout to warmer waters before the river freezes.
Antarctica is one of the most desolate and fascinating continents on Earth! In Explore Antarctica, kids are taken on a journey through this continents chilly geography, exploring its mountains, peninsula, seas, and mile-thick layer of ice. Kids will be thrilled to learn about why Antarctica receives six months each of sunlight and darkness every year the beautiful animals that live in Antarctica the ground-breaking Antarctic Treaty the amazing findings of researchers studying this little-known continent
En cuanto el sol empieza a ponerse, los animales del ártico se preparan para el oscuro y frío invierno. Tuktuk, el lemino, está casi listo para pasar la larga noche invernal—todo lo que él necesita es pelaje caliente para revestir su nido. Cuando una kamik afelpada resbala fuera del trineo de un conductor Inuit, ¡TukTuk está de suerte! Pero, mientras la arrastra hacia su hogar, Putak el oso polar, Aput la zorra del ártico, y y Masak la caribú, observan el premio de este pequeño lemino y se lo quieren quitar. Tuktuk piensa rapido, pero ¿podrá él ser más inteligente que los otros animales y convencerlos que una kamik afelpada no es buena para nigún animal que sea más grande que un lemino?
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.
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.
Describes what guide dogs do, where they work, how they are trained, and which dog breeds are the best at working as guide dogs. Includes information about puppy raisers, guide dog schools and individuals who have benefitted from having a guide dog partner.
Describes what it is like to live with Down syndrome, what its symptoms are, and how it is treated.
Describes what it is like to live with cerebral palsy, what its symptoms are, and how it is treated.
Describes the pyramids of ancient Egypt, including how and why they were built, the pharaohs who were buried inside, and what the ruins are like today.
Describes the mystery of Machu Picchu, including how and why it was built, the emperor who lived there, why it was abandoned, and what the ruin is like today.
Describes the Great Wall of China, including how and why it was built, the dynasties behind its construction, what it was used for, and what it’s like today.
Describes the mysteries behind Stonehenge, including how and why it was built, the people who built it, and what the ruins are like today.
As the sun begins to set, arctic animals scurry to prepare for six months of darkness and cold. Tuktuk the collared lemming is almost ready for the long winter night all he needs is warm fur to line his nest. When one furry kamik (boot) slips off an Inuit drivers sled, Tuktuk is in luck! But as he drags it home, Putak the polar bear, Aput the arctic fox, and Masak the caribou eye this little lemmings prize and want it for their own. Can Tuktuk outwit the other animals and convince them that one furry kamik is no good for anyone bigger than a lemming?
Spotlight on South Korea introduces children to the country of South Korea in Asia, whose nearest neighbors are China, Japan, and North Korea. South Korea is mostly mountainous, and there are about 3,000 islands off its coasts. Most South Koreans have moved from the countryside to the cities, especially it's capital Seoul, the country's largest city. Young readers will learn about South Korea's history, the daily life of Koreans, as well as about Korean festivals and culture.
Spotlight on Argentina introduces children to this fascinating country in South America, which stretches from Bolivia to the southern tip of South Americathe island of Tierra Del Fuego. The country's vast grassy plains, called the Pampas, are famous for cowboys called gauchos. To the south, the landscape looks more like Antarctica, with large glaciers, including the famous Perito Moreno. Children will learn about Argentina's land, history, the daily lives of its people, and how they celebrate their culture.
Spotlight on France introduces children to the country of France in Europe. France is famous for its beautiful countryside, its history of powerful rulers, and its exciting cities. France is also known for its delicious foods, fabulous fashions, and famous artists, such as Monet and Renoir. This informative book also looks at France's major holidays and celebrations and the favorite pastimes of children.
Spotlight on Kenya introduces children to the tropical country of Kenya in Africa. As you travel across Kenya, the landscape changes from white beaches at the Indian Ocean to wide open grasslands, called savanna, where wild animals roam, to the highlands, where most of Kenyas people live. Young readers will learn about the history, cities, and cultures of this fascinating country, including the music, dance, and celebrations of the Masai people. They will delighted by the photographs of savanna animals such as lions, cheetahs, elephants, and hippos.
Africa has more countries than any other continent. In Explore Africa, children learn many facts about Africas countries and its geography. Each page is beautifully laid out. The book includes several continent maps so readers can relate the text and photographs to their location on the continent. This essential book looks at Africas mountains, including Mount Kilimanjaro, and valleys Africas waterways, including the longest river in the world African culture popular tourist destinations in Africa
This informative and easy-to-read new book introduces children to the fascinating and diverse continent of Asiathe largest continent on Earth! Full color photographs and detailed maps highlight Asias major regionsNorthern, Central, Western, Eastern, Southern, and Southeastern Asia. Simple text describes the major Asian bodies of water and landforms the climate in Asia life in Asian forests, steppes, deserts, and other biomes Asias natural resources the differences between rural and urban areas
The worlds largest tropical rain forest and the worlds longest mountain range are both found on the continent of South America. This beautiful new book introduces children to the fascinating physical and social geography of South America. Children will be eager to learn about the countries in South America how South America is connected to North America South Americas major landforms and bodies of water people, plants, and animals in the rain forests, grasslands, and deserts urban and rural life South Americas natural resources
A country and a continent, Australia is home to bizarre wildlife such as platypuses, emus, and wombats. Australia also boasts the Great Barrier Reef that stretches more than 1,400 miles across its northeastern coast! Hop down under in this low-level title to learn more about a truly unique continent.
This Level 1 guided reader examines how people celebrate Christmas. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about Christmas preparations, traditions, and celebrations.