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 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.
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.
This informative title introduces readers to the four 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.
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.
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
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
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
Travel to northeast Africa to visit Egypt and learn of its ancient culture and history.
The World Health Organization is a very important international agency. Around the world this group's volunteers and staff are working to treat disease outbreaks, provide immunizations and health education. Have you ever wondered how this important work gets done? How do organizations like the World Health Organization help? What kinds of problems do they have to solve? Read How Do They Help? The World Health Organization to learn more about many people who help in your community and around the world.
Doctors Without Borders is a very important international organization. Around the world this agency's volunteers and staff are working to provide urgent medical care, immunizations and treat disease outbreaks. Have you ever wondered how this important work gets done? How do organizations like Doctors Without Borders help? What kinds of problems do they have to solve? Read How Do They Help? Doctors Without Borders to learn more about many people who help in your community and around the world.
Located in Eastern Europe, the Czech Republic has only been a country since 1993. It is home to over 2,000 castles, although some of them are in ruins. The capital, Prague, is called the city of 100 spires because of its architectural history. Discover the beautiful countryside, cuisine, and other distinct features that make the Czech Republic a wonderful nation! Blastoff! Series
The Dominican Republic was the first place Christopher Columbus landed when he sailed to the Americas from Europe in 1492. Today, the people of this Caribbean nation are known for their love of music, dance, and baseball. In this title, readers will learn about the geography and culture of the Dominican Republic. Blastoff! Series
El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated Central American country. Because of its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, it must endure volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Hurricanes also sweep in from the Caribbean. However, El Salvadorians dont let these events quiet their vibrant culture. This book introduces El Salvadors landscape, cuisine, wildlife, heritage, and much more! Blastoff! Series
A crossroads between Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Morocco is a country of great diversity. Throughout its history, people have migrated to the country from every direction. They've brought a variety of beliefs and ways of life. In this book, young readers will discover that Morocco is a land of blended backgrounds. Blastoff! Series
Poland, the largest country in central Europe, has a tumultuous past. Its people have faced times of war in between periods of great cultural growth. Today, the Polish are known to enjoy classical music and hearty meals. Learn about the daily life, culture, and landscape of Poland, the heart of Europe. Blastoff! Series
Being the westernmost country in Europe, Portugal was among the first countries to navigate unexplored seas and discover new lands. It was a Portuguese explorer named Bartolomeu Dias who became the first European to round Africa's Cape of Good Hope. Young readers will explore Portugal's past and present as well as its culture and landscape. Blastoff! Series
Famous for bagpipes and kilts, the Scottish are rooted in tradition. They are also a hardy people. They thrive in a part of the United Kingdom where the weather reaches extremes. This title introduces young readers to Scotland, a country with highlands, lowlands, and a rich heritage. Blastoff! Series
Venezuela is a land of striking beauty. Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world, plunges more than 3,000 feet in the Guiana Highlands. Lake Maracaibo, the largest lake in South America, sits in northwestern Venezuela. Eager readers will get their feet wet in this title that explores Venezuela's landscape, people, and heritage. Blastoff! Series
In Belgium, you will find the world's diamond capital, world-famous chocolates and waffles, and countless castles. You will also notice a global presence, as the headquarters for several international organizations are in the capital city of Brussels. Get a taste of Belgium in this title for young readers. Blastoff! Series