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Paralympic Sports Events

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798224

The Paralympics are a series of sporting events for elite athletes with different physical abilities. This book examines the five Paralympic winter sports - alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling - and the athletes who compete in them. Prepare to be inspired by their courage, skill, and dedication to their sport.

Ten of the Best Ghost Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177339

Ten wonderfully illustrated stories tell folktales and legends from different cultures about ghosts and spirits, and their interaction with the human world. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Ten of the Best God and Goddess Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177353

Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell classic tales from different cultures of powerful gods and goddesses in mythology clashing with each other and with humans. Myths include: Pandora opening the box that releases the evils of humanity, and King Midas whose touch turned everything to gold, from Greek mythology; Ganesha, the god with the elephant head, from Indian mythology; Thor's Hammer, from Norse mythology; mighty Glooscap and the baby Wasis from Native American mythology; and the god Horus taking back the throne of Egypt, from Egyptian mythology. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

What's in the Southwest?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197139

This informative title introduces readers to four of the states that make up the Southwest region of the United States: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Southwest has many people of Hispanic descent as well as Native-American people from nations such as the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Apache. Readers will discover how the climate, population distribution, history, and culture of this region make it distinct.

What's the Difference?: Plays About Tolerance

Catherine Gourlay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791287

It's always important to appreciate how much we all have in common. But sometimes it's just as important to appreciate the ways in which we are different. A change of attitude is often needed when it comes to accepting diversity. These two reader's theater-style plays look at the personal consequences of rumors and bigotry.

Multicultural Meals

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198068

This colorful cookbook offers step-by-step healthy recipes from the following countries or areas of the world : Mexico, Thailand, Italy, China, Japan, India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Africa, and more. Multicultural Meals also gives children a basic understanding of nutrition and the importance of drinking water and looks at the staple foods, cooking methods, and spices used by various peoples. The recipes are kid-tested and fun to make and eat. They include: how to set up an Italian pasta bar and Mexican fajita station and how to make the following: Indian curry with a twist, Thai coconut soup, oodles of Japanese noodles, Chinese lemon chicken, Moroccan couscous, and many more.

Trail of Tears

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189271

The forced removal of the Cherokee from their land changed not only the lives of the Native people, but also the course of American history. This gripping title examines the events leading up to the removal of the Cherokee from their native lands, the suffering endured on the Trail of Tears, and the struggles they faced once reaching their new land in present-day Oklahoma. The book also includes information about the Cherokee nation today.

March on Washington

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191670

As the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. approaches, this timely book looks at its organization, the key players, and why it is still relevant today.

Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar

Jim Pipe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179708

This fascinating title brings ancient history to life with a clear, easy-to-understand overview of the Mayan culture and the mystery surrounding their calendar.

Ninjas

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189745

The Samurai may have been the rock stars of the warrior class in medieval Japan, but the Ninjas were the secret agents. Known also as shinobi, which means "to steal away," Ninjas kept to the shadows and practiced espionage for their clan leaders. This exciting book details the history and skills of these stealthy, farming-class saboteurs who were masters of 18 warrior skills, including the martial art ninjutsu.

United States: the culture

Lynne Weiss (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180087

In the United States, many cultures means many celebrations. This colorful book explores the many civic and Christian holidays, festivals from other religions, and popular events that Americans enjoy.

United States: the people

Martha Morss (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180100

A large part of the population of the United States was built on immigration from around the world. This fascinating book looks at the people, traditions, and ways of life today of both Native Americans and the many cultures that have landed on the shores of the United States.

Christianity in Mexico

Noemi Paz, Frances Hawker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197849

Christianity in Mexico follows Ariceli during the Fiesta of Saint Anthony. Join in as her village celebrates the festival of their patron saint, and she takes part in her first Holy Communion.

Hinduism in Bali

Putu Resi, Frances Hawker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197856

Hinduism in Bali follows Yoni as she practices for a dance performance at the local temple. Learn more about the art of Hindu dancing as she rehearses, gives offerings to the gods, and finally arrives at the day of the performance.

Judaism in Israel

Daniel Taub, Frances Hawker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197870

Judaism in Israel follows Asher and his brothers in and around the city of Jerusalem. Follow them and find out more about the weekly Shabbat, and join them as they celebrate the festival of Passover.

Sikhism in India

Mohini Kaur Bhatia, Frances Hawker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197887

Sikhism in India follows Pulkit and her family in the Punjab. Join her as she makes flower garlands, celebrates Guru Nanaks birthday, and helps to make langar, a feast at the gurdwara.

Government and Law in the Early Islamic World

Trudee Romanek (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195616

This informative book looks at how early Islamic empires were governed. Fascinating topics explored include: the caliphs, or spiritual leaders; tolerance of other religions; non-Muslims paying taxes not to be in the Muslim army; sultans, palaces, and palace life; Sharia law; kings and queens in India; and the tribes and clans in Arabia and Kashmir.

Early Islamic Empires

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195647

This fascinating book explores the growth and spread of Muslim peoples from the early 600s to the end of the Ottoman Empire. Early Islamic empires spread from the Middle East to the far corners of Asia and into Europe. The stories of the Umayyds, Abbasids, Al-Andalus, Fatimids, Crusades, Mongols, Safavids, and the Moghul and Ottoman empires are revealed. Key conquests and battles including the Crusades are detailed.

Religion in the Ancient World

Paul Challen, Hazel Richardson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196422

This important book provides a snapshot of religion across various ancient civilizations. Engaging illustrations, detailed timelines, and fascinating information bring back to life the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Africa, China, and more. Read about Valhalla where Viking warriors go in the afterlife, the gods and goddesses of Greece, Rome, and Egypt, Japan's nature worship, the rise of Shinto, and Buddhism and Confucianism, Mesoamerican blood sacrifices to the gods, and the belief in reincarnation after death by the people of the Indus River Valley.

Changing Cultural Landscapes: How are people and their communities affected by migration and settlem

Marina Cohen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791300

Culture gives humans a sense of identity. This title examines how cultures around the world mix and change in response to migration and settlement. This fascinating book examines examples from history including: the slave trade and the impact of African culture on North America and then the world; the forcing of Native Americans to adopt European culture; and the cultural interchange between the British Empire and India.

Pushes & Pulls: Why do people migrate?

Robert Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791355

This intriguing book explores the reasons why people migrate: pushesinvoluntary migrationsand pullsvoluntary migrations. Historical migrations examined include: the slave trade; the relocation of Native Americans; migrations due to famine in Africa; migrations linked to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the Irish potato famine; the migrations of Jews around the world; and the Great Migration of African Americans from the south to the north.

The Nile: River in the Sand

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791676

The Nile is the worlds longest river and the birthplace of one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. This book takes readers along the River in the Sand. Ancient Egyptians depended on the Niles annual floods to deposit fertile soil for farming. Today, more than 70 million people still grow crops in the rivers basin and fish in its waters.

The Rhine: Europe's River Highway

Gary Miller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791683

This engaging book highlights the Rhine River, a major transportation route in Western Europe. Fairytale castles and picturesque vineyards provide scenic stretches between Basel, Strasbourg, Cologne, and Rotterdam. Cooperation by Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands has helped restore the rivers health.

The Tigris and Euphrates: Rivers of the Fertile Crescent

Gary G. Miller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791706

The Tigris and Euphrates rivers surround a region once known as Mesopotamia, the "cradle" of ancient civilizations that included Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. This fascinating book follows both rivers from where they begin in Turkey, travel down through northern Syria and Iraq, and join to form the Shatt al Arab before emptying into the Persian Gulf.

The Yangtze: China's Majestic River

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791713

The mighty Yangtze River, the third-longest river in the world, is the birthplace of Chinese civilization. This intriguing book takes readers along this ancient transportation route, strategic natural boundary, and lifeblood of an agricultural society. The near completion of the Three Gorges Dam has displaced more than a million people and changed the river's ecosystem dramatically.