Gemstones are more than just pretty rocks. These stones serve a purpose far beyond jewelry or decoration! In this book, beautiful photos and interesting text combine to create a fascinating glimpse into the world of gemstones. Many special features turn this into a stand-out introduction to the subject, including a gemstone profile, comparison features, a formation diagram, and an activity. The text, photos, and features combine to create an engaging read sure to strike readers’ interest in gemstones!
The oldest paintings in the Cave of Altamira are more than 20,000 years old! Created by early humans, the paintings now give scientists a glimpse into the lives of people long ago. This high-interest title dives into the story of the cave, from its early inhabitants to its modern visitors. Maps, graphs, and profiles of new discoveries help paint a clear picture of the ancient cave and its many secrets.
In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of India. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including its geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.
A group of tourists crowds into a dusty room with brightly painted walls. They have entered King Tut’s tomb! Priceless artifacts once filled every chamber of the tomb. Now they are in museums across the world, carrying on King Tut’s legacy thousands of years after his death! This high-interest title uses vivid photographs, timelines, graphs, and profiles of important discoveries to introduce readers to the fascinating world of this ancient Egyptian ruler.
Thousands of years ago, royals gathered in the luxurious Palace of Knossos. Today, the palace is in ruins. Though bright frescoes still decorate its walls, the walls themselves are crumbling. What happened here? This high-interest title explores just that! Engaging text, colorful photos, maps, graphs, and other features combine to tell the gripping story of the Palace of Knossos and its fall to ruin.
China’s famous terra-cotta army has at least 8,000 soldiers! More than 2,000 years ago, this army was created to protect the tomb of the ancient Chinese emperor Qin Shihuang. Today, the army has immense value to archaeologists and historians around the world! This high-interest text uses maps, graphs, profiles of recent discoveries, and other features to introduce readers to the army’s thrilling history.
A few vents open, then suddenly, a blast shoots from the Earth! Lava races from the vents and ash covers the sky. There is no way to stop a supervolcano! In this high-interest title, find out what the world may look like if a supervolcano erupts. Young readers can discover the likelihood of it happening in the future and learn about the most active volcanic spots around the world. A historical sidebar takes a look back at a past eruption, and a visual feature follows the possible chain of events in this explosive title about supervolcano eruptions!
From the Pampas to Patagonia, Argentina is a land of varied landscapes, colorful cities, and passionate people! In this title, readers will explore the people, wildlife, customs, and much more that make Argentina a vibrant nation. Special features including a profile of a famous face from Argentina, a recipe for a sweet treat, and numerous fun facts will keep readers hooked. See all that Argentina has to offer in this exciting book!
Did you know Costa Rica is home to seven active volcanoes, a cloud forest, and beautiful beaches? But the most special thing about this tropical nation might be the people! All across Costa Rica, people practice pura vida, or pure life, in which relaxation is key. A great introduction to Costa Rica, this title includes fascinating fun facts, a language feature, a timeline of important historical events, and so much more! Pick up this book and discover the wonder of Costa Rica!
Denmark is an innovative and joyful nation where sustainable living and appreciating the smaller things in life take the front seat. This title takes readers inside the happiest country in the world by highlighting the nation’s landscape, people, communities, and much more. Special features such as directions to a Danish game and a recipe for a traditional treat give readers a taste of what it is like to be a Dane. Find out much more about this unique nation in this engaging title!
Greece is a nation with a rich and ancient history dating back further than 2000 BCE! This long history has created strong cultural roots and traditions that emphasize hospitality and leisure. In this title, special features such as a timeline, famous face, and more take the reader through Greece’s history into today. Leveled text and vibrant photos give readers an approachable reading experience. Take a journey to the Mediterranean in this title about Greece!
Spanning across 17,500 islands in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is a nation filled with diversity. From a landscape of volcanic mountains, rain forests, and swamps to a population of more than 300 different people groups, there is so much to discover on this nation’s islands. This title’s leveled text provides an engaging reading experience, while special features such as language, a recipe, and fast facts about Indonesia’s population, religions, government and more provide additional information. Take a trip to this island nation in this fun title!
Did you know the Netherlands has more bicycles than residents? The city of Amsterdam has been called “the bicycle capital of the world!” In this title, readers will discover many more interesting facts about the people and landscape of the Netherlands as well as detailed maps, a Dutch activity, and many other special features. Pedal through the Netherlands in this page-turning book!
Did you know Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn? The country even has a National Unicorn Day on April 9. What other surprises does this nation hold? In this title, readers will discover the country’s customs, celebrations, and much more. Special features including how to speak Scottish Gaelic, a Scottish activity and recipe, and a historical timeline provide engaging additions to the main text. Uncover all the treasures of Scotland in this fact-filled title!
Snowflakes float gently through the air. Aged cheeses add the perfect flavor to an afternoon snack. Gas stoves boil water for pasta. Each of these everyday objects contains crystals! They are in nature, in food, and in many of the appliances and electronics we use every day. This title explores the ins and outs of crystals, from how they are structured and how they form to how we use them. Special features such as a crystal profile, an activity, and several formation diagrams help readers understand the complex world of crystals!
Time for a fossil hunt! Digging through a layer of sedimentary rock, scientists uncover many relics of prehistoric Earth. Tiny trilobites prove that a vast desert was once an ocean. Huge dinosaur fossils show where dinosaurs once roamed! With this title, readers will learn about the types of fossils, how they form, and why scientists study them today. This title includes engaging special features such as a fossil profile, a fossil comparison chart, formation diagrams, and more, all designed to introduce readers to the fascinating world of fossils.
For most of us, igneous rocks are no more than a stone’s throw away. These underrated rocks make up more than half of Earth’s crust! Not only that, but they have many uses in building, medicine, and other industries. This title dives deep into the properties, types, formation, and uses of igneous rocks. Special features designed to visually engage readers such as a profile, an activity, formation diagrams, and a rock cycle chart, complete this fact-filled read.
Metamorphic rocks form deep below Earth’s surface. Over thousands of years, they make their way to the surface. Then they are collected for use as building materials, sharpened tools, and even fertilizer! Interesting text and vivid photos engage readers in this fascinating book about metamorphic rocks. Additional special features, such as a rock profile, formation diagrams, and a rock cycle chart, will help underscore the key features of these useful rocks for confident students who are reading to learn.
Sedimentary rocks are the only type of rocks that contain fossils! But that’s not the only reason sedimentary rocks are important. Scientists study the rocks to learn about Earth’s history, while other people collect the rocks for use in construction, farming, and even art. This title introduces readers to these useful rocks, including information about how to identify them, how they form, and how people use them. Special features, including a profile, an activity, and formation diagrams, help highlight the key features of sedimentary rocks in this title for curious readers.
Betty and Mary Ann are home alone when the dust storm hits their Oklahoma farm. Can Betty get her horse to shelter in time?
Ethan helps rescue a friend from the rapids.
Set in 1940s, a tornado hits as Opal her mother and her brother take lunch to her father who is plowing in the field.
Albert finally puts his safety-planning skills to work.
With one of the largest populations in the world, India is a land of crowded cities, but it's also known for its beautiful mountains and serene beaches. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Explore India's colorful culture and traditions, how Indians celebrate, and what they eat. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, infographics, recipes, a glossary, and references to learn more.
Explore Brazil, a country with some of the world's most significant natural wonders, as well as some of it's most populous urban areas. Unusual animals like toucans and jaguars call Brazil's lush rainforests their home. The country is also known for its vibrant, bustling cities, like Rio de Janeiro. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, infographics, recipes, a glossary, and references to learn more.