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Explore Antarctica

Rebecca Sjonger, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427163837

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, and the amazing findings of researchers studying this little-known continent.

Joshua Wong: Student Activist for Democracy

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121004

Joshua Wong was born in Hong Kong less than one year before China took back control of the city from the United Kingdom. While the handover was peaceful, Hong Kong’s citizens lost their right to fully democratic elections. Joshua's leadership as an activist came to international attention in 2014, during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The protest became known as the Umbrella Movement. Although Joshua and his student organization called Scholarism promoted peaceful protest, he was jailed for his participation. Undiscouraged, Joshua continues to advocate for full and free elections in Hong Kong. He has been the subject of a documentary called Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, and has been recognized for his work with many awards including TIME magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens.

What is a government?

Baron Bedesky (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789918

Government is a word we hear all the time but what does it really mean? That is the central theme of this impressively illustrated book as it helps peel away the confusion young readers may have about something that plays a vital role in all of our lives.

Meet my neighbor, the Police Officer

Marc Crabtree (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180148

Spend a day with police officer Jenn Gellel. Jenn starts her day at home with her husband, Brad, and their dog, Zeke. Follow her to work at the police station, on patrol in a police car, and peforming jobs such as directing traffic. By following Jenns daily activities, students will learn how police officers help people and keep them safe.

Constitution Day

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789857

On September 17, 1787, a handful of Americans signed a historic document that helped organize a structured government for the United States and recognized the rights of its citizens. This national holiday celebrates the most important document in the history of the United Statesits Constitution. This exciting book will educate children on a crucial turning point in American history.

Election Day

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194428

Election Day is an important day when citizens choose a leader. But not every country has elections. Young readers will learn about democracy and its history, how a polling station works, and how votes are counted on election day.

Flag Day

Robert Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179616

June 14 commemorates the adoption of the United States flag in 1777, one year after federation. The day was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and is recognized through much of the United States as a state holiday. Massachusetts still celebrates with a large parade. Readers will learn the history of the adoption of the United States flag and the Army Birthday, also celebrated on this day.

Firefighters to the rescue!

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198082

Firefighters are important community workers. These busy men and women are called upon to put out fires and rescue people and animals. They are the heroes of today's world! Children will be thrilled to learn about the equipment firefighters use, putting on a firefighter uniform, fire safety in their homes and communities, the different rooms in a fire station, and the firefighter heroes of 9/11.

Emergency Workers are on their way!

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198105

Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, doctors, and nurses are just a few of the community workers that help people in emergencies. Children will be amazed by these brave individuals many of whom risk their lives daily to save the lives of others. Children will learn about military services, the Red Cross, the coast guard, equipment used by emergency workers, and how to be prepared in an emergency.

Presidents' Day

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792185

What began as a day to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America, has grown to include every other president to serve as leader of the country. Learn all about Presidents' Day, from its earliest beginnings to how Americans celebrate this occasion today. Children will love this easy-to-understand introduction of this important national holiday.

How is a law passed?

Susan Bright-Moore (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789895

Examples are used to illustrate how many laws began as grass-roots initiatives, and how much a law can change from the time it is first suggested to the time it is approved.

What are the levels of government?

Baron Bedesky (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789901

Emphasis is placed on how all levels must work together to succeed and examples are presented demonstrating how all levels of government contribute to the lives of every citizen.

How is a government elected?

Susan Bright-Moore (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789888

This book provides essential information on all aspects of the election process. How is a government elected? is packed with plenty of full-color images to help deliver a fundamental message: that the right to vote is one of the cornerstones of a free and democratic society.