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The Earth Breathed Fire and Other Real Volcano Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374755

Hot magma! Learn all about volcanoes from how they're formed, to what happens when they finally blow their tops! Hear about how scientists who study volcanoes get close enough to do their jobs. Stories by Nancy Marie Brown, Megan Clements, Chris Dietel, and Highlights for Children.

Where Walruses Chill Out and Other Real Arctic Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374731

Chilly adventures! Learn about Arctic climate, animals, and about the differences between the Arctic and the Antarctic. If you think all penguins live in the Antarctic, think again! Stories by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Susan E. Quinlan, Tim Davis, and Randi Lynn Mrvos.

Rivers

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965869

In Rivers, early fluent readers learn about the geologic processes that create rivers around the world. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these meandering landforms. An infographic illustrates the parts of a river, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about rivers using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Rivers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Rivers is part of Jump!'s Legendary Landforms series.

Mountains

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965852

In Mountains, early fluent readers learn about the geologic processes that create mountains around the world. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these gargantuan landforms. An infographic illustrates how a mountain forms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about mountains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Mountains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Mountains is part of Jump!'s Legendary Landforms series.

Volcanoes

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965876

In Volcanoes, early fluent readers learn about the geologic processes that create volcanoes around the world. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these amazing landforms. An infographic illustrates Earth's layers, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about volcanoes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Volcanoes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Volcanoes is part of Jump!'s Legendary Landforms series.

Caves

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965845

In Caves, early fluent readers learn about the geologic processes that create caves, as well as the unique animals and formations inside. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these fascinating landforms. An infographic illustrates how a cave column forms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about caves using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Caves also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Caves is part of Jump!'s Legendary Landforms series.

Canyons

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965838

In Canyons, early fluent readers learn about the geologic process that creates a canyon out of solid rock. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these majestic landforms. An infographic illustrates how big the Grand Canyon is, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about canyons using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Canyons also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Canyons is part of Jump!'s Legendary Landforms series.

Waterfalls

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965883

In Waterfalls, early fluent readers learn about the geologic processes that transform the earth into waterfalls. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about these magnificent landforms. An infographic illustrates parts of a waterfall, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about waterfalls using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Waterfalls also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Waterfalls is part of Jump!'s Legendary Landforms series.

Avalanches

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965111

In Avalanches, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that turn a snowy slope into a dangerous slide. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest avalanches and how to stay safe in avalanche conditions. An infographic illustrates how an avalanche forms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about avalanches using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Avalanches also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Avalanches is part of Jump!'s Disaster Zone series.

Heat Waves

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965128

In Heat Waves, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic heat waves. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest heat waves and how to stay safe in heat wave conditions. An infographic illustrates how a heat wave forms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about heat waves using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Heat Waves also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Heat Waves is part of Jump!'s Disaster Zone series.

Sinkholes

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965135

In Sinkholes, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic sinkholes. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest sinkholes and how to stay safe in areas with sinkholes. An infographic illustrates how a sinkhole forms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about sinkholes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Sinkholes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Sinkholes is part of Jump!'s Disaster Zone series.

Weird Places

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845790

From Death Valley to jungle temples where humans were sacrificed, from a giant lake under the ice to a pirate treasure that no one can reach, there are some weird places in the world. The read The Lost Tribe, a story about what might have happened to a race of tiny humans.

Great Disasters

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845738

What is a disaster? What causes disasters? Find out all about it. Check out disasters such as wars, terrorism, tornadoes and hurricanes. Then find out about megadisasters that might happen in the future. Will the Earth survive? Read The Eruption, a story about living and dying in the path of a volcano. What should you do when a volcano erupts? You might be surprised!

Great Journeys

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845783

Great Journeys looks at some of the greatest journeys ever made - starting with human beings' first great journey 150,000 years ago: leaving Africa. Find out who first discovered America, who reached the South Pole first (and who came second!). Then find out about the great journey to reach the Moon. The fiction story 'The Big Sleep' tells of a man who spends a hundred years asleep in space, on the greatest journey ever.

Inside the Earth

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845684

What goes on inside the Earth? What is the longest tunnel in the world? Do people really live in caves? Can you live, work, and shop - all underground? Could you really travel to the center of the Earth? Find out about fossils - and the bones of dragons! It's all in here. Then read The Railway Ghost, a story about what happens when the past meets the present - and you are facing death!

Into the Abyss: A Tour of Inner Space

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848760

Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.

Tarnished Legacy: The Story of the Comstock Lode

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849088

Discusses the history of the mining days at Comstock.

Search for the Northwest Passage

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120885

An obsession for hundreds of years, the search for the fabled Northwest Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific is a tale of ambition, fear, folktales, courage, and controversy. This engaging title reveals the motivations of the many countries and explorers who played a part in the almost 500-year search for a commercial sea route to India across the arctic. Primary and secondary source materials, such as oral histories of the Indigenous people and recorded accounts, are examined, as well as fictional accounts from popular culture of the many failed expeditions. Readers will gain an understanding of how important this quest was, as well as how it remains relevant today.

Explore with Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Meredith Dault (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427178114

One of the first Europeans to settle South America, the story of Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa is detailed in this fascinating book. Topics include Balboa’s voyages, his interactions with indigenous peoples, his sighting of the Pacific Ocean—the first European to do so—and his eventual death by execution. Interesting fact boxes, colorful images, and engaging text is presented in tabloid-style to excite readers.

Explore with Sir Walter Raleigh

Ruth Daly (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427178138

Follow the travels of Sir Walter Raleigh, the English explorer who attempted to create a colony in North America for England. His story is told in tabloid style, using interesting headlines and engaging fact boxes to describe his contact with Native peoples, such as the Roanoke, and his search for the mythical El Dorado—a “lost city” rich in gold.

Explore with Mary Kingsley

Tim Cooke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427178107

The important travels and writings of English explorer Mary Kingsley helped develop the British public's knowledge about the African continent. Her concern for indigenous people influenced a change in British practices in Africa. From her travels by boat to her studies of West African tribes and work as a nurse, this book describes her inspiring life using engaging fact boxes and historical information presented in tabloid-style.

Explore with Ibn Battuta

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427178084

Trekking from Africa to the Middle East and Asia, Ibn Battuta was one of the most well-traveled explorers of all time. He encountered many different cultural groups and recorded his interactions with them. Battuta’s writings influenced trade between peoples and became an important source of information about the medieval Islamic world. Engaging headlines, historic images, and fact boxes take readers through his amazing travels in a unique tabloid style.

Explore with Giovanni da Verrazzano

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427178121

This interesting book charts the travels of Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. Searching for a sea route to the Pacific Ocean, he explored the Atlantic coast of North America. High-interest headlines, fact boxes, and images highlight Verrazzano’s exploration of New York Bay, Cape Cod Bay, the coast of Brazil, and his interactions with Native peoples.

Geologists in Action

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120618

Geologists study earthquakes and volcanoes and are fascinated by the power of Earth’s processes. They want to understand why the earth shifts and erupts, and figure out how to better predict and plan for these hazards. This title aims to create meaningful connections between the scientific concepts readers learn in the classroom and how they are applied in the real world by geologists searching for answers.

Mapping the Future

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118875

Readers will learn how using modern mapping technologies can help us plan for the future. This includes being able to see what the effect human activity will have on the environment, where major settlements will be in the future, and how we can improve personal transportation and travel. Readers will also be introduced to the various challenges mapmakers still face today, including mapping the seabed and the far reaches of the universe.