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William Henry Harrison

Ann Graham Gaines (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540449

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States.

How does the Canadian government work?

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192394

The book provides an engaging introduction on how Canadas parliamentary system of government works. The distinctions between head of state and head of government are explained, while introducing readers to the roles of the monarch, the governor general, the prime minister, and the opposition parties. Parliamentary models of government at the provincial level, as well as in other countries, are also included.

Dolphins in the Navy

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724947

In 2003, K-Dog swam quickly through the waters of the Persian Gulf. He had an important job to do. The enemy had hidden sea mines in the water. K-Dog had to find the bombs so that they wouldn't explode and destroy U.S. ships. Although K-Dog's name makes some people think he is a dog, the expert swimmer is actually a bottlenose dolphin. He was trained by the U.S. Navy to protect American sailors and ships from danger. In Dolphins in the Navy, kids get a behind-the-scenes look at the way the U.S. Navy trains dolphins so that they are prepared to help out at a moment's notice. From hunting for deadly sea mines to searching for enemy divers, these heroic animals help out in ways that no humans ever could. Full-color photos and dramatic true stories bring these courageous sea animals and their brave missions to vivid life.

The CIA

Kirsten W. Larson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510224

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a CIA officer, including their work recruiting agents and spies, how they gather intelligence, and work to keep the United States safe from terrorism. Describes real-life missions and what it takes to get a job in the Central Intellegence Agency. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Today's Coast Guard Heroes

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724909

The men and women of the United States Coast Guard are always on call to protect their nation's coasts and help those who are in trouble at sea. In Today's Coast Guard Heroes, kids will meet real-life Guardians who have displayed incredible courage in the face of great danger as they served their country. Packed with first-hand accounts of the brave acts performed by modern-day Guardians working after Hurricane Katrina, the Midwest floods of 2011, and more, this riveting title is sure to inspire young readers. Large action photos, fact boxes, maps and a narrative format enrich these true stories of courage and valor.

U.S. Border Patrol

Kirsten W. Larson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510262

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of US Border Patrol Agents, including the work they do to keep criminals, weapons, and drugs out of the United States. Describes what it takes to get a job as a border patrol agent, the training required, and what a day in the field is like. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

La Casa Blanca / White House

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964695

In White House, young readers will explore this American landmark and its historic and political significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important site. A labeled diagram helps readers identify important rooms in the White House, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the White House online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. White House also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. White House is part of Jump!s Hello, America! series.

Today's Air Force Heroes

Miriam Aronin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724886

In Today's Air Force Heroes, kids will meet real-life airmen and women who have displayed incredible courage in the face of danger as they served their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers will meet heroes like Earl Covel, a Staff Sergeant who risked his own life during a battle in Iraq in order to protect his 19-man team. With his unit under attack and pinned down in a house, Sergeant Covel raced to an exposed rooftop to direct U.S. fighter jets sent to the scene to help. He remained on the roof, under intense enemy fire, for 36 hours. Thanks to his selfless act, his team remained safe and the Americans won the battle. This is just one of the many acts of courage recounted in this riveting look at our nation's military heroes. Written in a narrative format, Today's Air Force Heroes will keep kids turning the pages as they read about individual soldiers who've shown uncommon courage in the face of great danger. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

12 Political Leaders Who Changed the World

Matthew McCabe (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432418

Showcases the work and achievements of 12 of the worlds most influential political leaders. Each spread contains fascinating facts about each political leader and how their accomplishments helped change the world.

The FBI

Kirsten W. Larson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510231

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of an FBI officer, including their work capturing terrorists, enforcing federal laws, and investigating crimes. Describes real-life cases and what it takes to get a job in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Today's Army Heroes

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724893

On October 25, 2007, U.S. Army Specialist Salvatore Giunta and his platoon were on a nighttime mission in northeastern Afghanistan. Suddenly, Taliban fighters ambushed the Americans, and bullets were flying everywhere. Several of Specialist Giunta's fellow soldiers were struck by fire and seriously wounded. Without hesitation, Specialist Giunta ran toward the wall of enemy fire so he could help bring the wounded soldiers to safety. Despite being shot twice in the chest, Specialist Giunta still managed to pull his fellow soldiers back to safety. The body armor he was wearing saved his own life. For this incredible act of courage, Specialist Giunta became the first living soldier who served in Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor. This is just one of the many acts of courage recounted in this riveting look at our nation's military heroes. Written in a narrative format, Today's Army Heroes will keep kids turning the pages as they read about individual soldiers who've shown uncommon courage in the face of terrible danger in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

Today's Navy Heroes

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724923

In Today's Navy Heroes, kids will meet real-life servicemen and women who have displayed incredible courage when facing almost certain death as they served their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers will meet heroes like Navy corpsman Juan Rubio, who risked his life in Iraq so he could save the lives of other soldiers. Rubio performed first aid on injured soldiers right in the middle of an intense gun battle, and helped carry the wounded to safety--all while he was seriously injured with a shrapnel wound in his leg. This is just one of many acts of courage recounted in this riveting look at our nation's military heroes. Written in a narrative format, Today's Navy Heroes will keep kids turning the pages as they read about individual soldiers who've shown uncommon courage in the face of terrible danger while serving their country. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

War Dogs

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724954

One night in February 2010, a suicide bomber approached an American military base in Afghanistan. Wearing 25 pounds of explosives, the man tried to sneak inside the building. However, three dogs--Sasha, Target, and Rufus--started barking and attacked him. The bomber set off his explosives by the door instead of inside the building, and all of the soldiers at the base survived the attack. Sasha, Target, and Rufus were heroes! In this book, young readers will meet the courageous canines that work with the U.S. military to search for explosives and to guard soldiers, weapons, vehicles, and buildings. They'll also discover the history, training, and care of these loyal working animals. Full-color photos and dramatic true tales capture the stories of these brave dogs and their mission to keep U.S. soldiers around the world safe.

Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724985

In March 2010, British soldiers were patrolling a street in Afghanistan with a Belgian shepherd named Chocolat. Suddenly, the dog walked ahead of the men and entered an empty shop. His handler knew this meant the dog smelled something dangerous. The soldiers carefully entered the building and discovered a supply of explosives--enough to make more than 10 bombs. Thanks to Chocolat, the weapons had been found before they could do any harm. Chocolat is one of thousands of dogs that have been trained to use their super sense of smell to detect explosives. Some, like Chocolat, serve in the military, while others work with police in crowded public places like airports, bus stations, or sports stadiums. They all serve faithfully to help make the world a safer place. With real-life stories and full-color photos of bomb-sniffing dogs on the job, this book is sure to appeal to dog-lovers everywhere.

U.S. Secret Service

Kirsten W. Larson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510279

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a US Secret Service agents, including their work catching counterfeiters and protecting the president of the United States. Describes training required to be an agent and what a day in the life is like in the field. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Sea Lions in the Navy

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724978

Gremlin dove deep into the water and quickly found what he was looking for: a sea mine on the ocean floor. He attached a clamp to the mine so that workers could safely pull it out of the water. Gremlin is a sea lion that was trained by the U.S. Navy to protect American sailors and ships from danger. Because sea lions are smart and able to swim fast, dive deep, and fit through narrow spaces, they can locate mines and capture enemies underwater more quickly than humans or machines can. In this book, young readers will meet the California sea lions that work with the U.S. Navy to patrol sea and coastal waters around the world. They'll also discover the history, training, and care of these brave working animals. Full-color photos and dramatic true tales capture the stories of these animals and their critical military missions.

Horses, Donkeys, and Mules in the Marines

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724961

In the Korean War, a horse named Reckless worked alongside U.S. Marines to carry heavy ammunition to the front lines. During one battle, Reckless made 51 trips to the front lines in a single day, and even brought wounded soldiers back to the base camp. Today, horses, donkeys, and mules help Marines who are fighting in the mountains of Afghanistan. These animals can move across rough, rocky terrain that trucks and Humvees cannot negotiate. In this book, young readers will meet the pack animals that help the U.S. Marines by carrying weapons and supplies. They'll also discover the history, training, and care of these brave working animals. Full-color photos and dramatic true tales capture the stories of these animals and their critical military missions.

Federal Air Marshals

Kirsten W. Larson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510248

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a Federal Air Marshal, including how they work undercover on flights to fight terrorism. Explains how they fit under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), what it takes to get a job, and what a day in the field is like. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Police Cars 2

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033372

Often racing at high speeds, police cars command attention on the road. Their blue and red lights signal other cars to either pull over or get out of the way. This book will offer young students the thrills of an exciting ride-along in a cop car.

Today's Marine Heroes

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724916

For Sergeant Brad Kasal, a U.S. Marine who served in the Iraq War, November 14, 2004, is a day that he'll never forget. During a battle against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, he used his body to shield an injured soldier from an enemy grenade. Through this courageous act, Sgt. Kasal saved that soldier's life while putting his own at great risk. This is just one of many acts of courage recounted in Today's Marine Heroes, a riveting book about U.S. Marines serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Written in a narrative format, the profiles in courage included in Today's Marine Heroes will keep readers turning the pages. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

SWAT Teams

Kirsten W. Larson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510255

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of SWAT officers, including the work they do to catch dangerous criminals and free hostages. Describes what it takes to become a SWAT officer and includes real-life missions. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Harry S. Truman

Ann Graham Gaines (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540678

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the president's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as the thirty-third president of the United States. Includes a time line and glossary.

John F. Kennedy (Spanish)

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703848

This title will introduce little readers to the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Readers will gather basic, biographical information about Kennedy through easy-to-read, simple text. Theyll also love the historical photographs, the More Facts section, and bolded glossary terms. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Political Maps

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193193

Political maps are often the first kind of maps children learn about. These maps identify the boundaries of countries, states or provinces, and cities, as well as such physical features as lakes and oceans. Detailed, up-to-date maps and clearly written text help readers understand how to use political maps to solve problems.

September 11, 2001

Helga Schier Ph.D. (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851636

Describes the events of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.