What did people use to buy things before money was invented? Where is money made? Find out in this inviting book that informs readers about coins, paper money, the Federal Reserve, exchange rates, and checking accounts. Featuring a timeline of money's history, detailed photos, stimulating facts, clear, informational text, and a glossary that will assist in improving vocabulary, readers will be stimulated from cover to cover.
Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts. With a glossary and index, readers will want to learn all they can about exploring space!
In this exciting and engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the Wright Brothers, the history of aviation, how air travel has changed the way people work and live, and the important parts that make the plane fly! Using informational text, vibrant photos, an interesting timeline, and intriguing facts, this book will have readers wanting to learn everything they can about airplanes!
Climb aboard for a journey into the world of trains! In this fascinating nonfiction title, readers learn about the history of trains, the different uses for them, and the different types and parts including freight cars, box cars, passenger cars, and the caboose. With detailed photos, informative text, and intriguing facts, this book will have readers delighted from cover to cover!
Let's take a spin in the fascinating world of cars! In this engaging nonfiction title, readers learn about cars of all kinds--from the Model T roadster to electronic cars--through automobile history, the innovative way automobiles changed the way people travel, and the parts cars need in order to work properly to ensure automobile safety and keep pollution down. With detailed images and diagrams, informational text, and compelling facts, readers will want to learn everything they can about cars!
Follow the life of George Washington as he makes his way from being a farmer to the first president of the United States of America. Readers will learn all about his interesting and inspiring life in this engaging biography that features informational text, vibrant, detailed images and a timeline of Washington's life.
Martin Luther King, Jr. used peaceful protests to become one of the world's greatest African-American Civil Rights leaders. Readers will learn all about his interesting and inspiring life in this engaging biographical reader that features informational text, vibrant images and a timeline of King's life.
Susan B. Anthony spent her life fighting for equal rights for women. Readers will learn all about her interesting and inspiring life in this engaging biographical reader that features detailed images, informational text, and a timeline of Anthony's life.
Leap into the world of a ballet dancer! In this engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the history of this art form as well as what a ballet dancer does to get ready for a performance. With informational text, vibrant photographs, a sample schedule of ballet dancer's day, a look at ballet positions, and simple, clear text, readers learn about the basics of ballet and that this beautiful art form takes a lot of hard work and dedication.
Hop on that big red truck for a real adventure! Being a firefighter takes a lot of hard work. Early elementary readers learn about the important responsibilites it takes to be a firefighter--from the fire equipment to living in the fire station. With vivid photos and images, a timetable of firefighting history, informational text, and intriguing facts, this book will have readers engaged and eager to learn all about this stimulating occupation.
Exploring the universe greatly depends on space robots. They go where astronauts cannot go and survive where astronauts cannot survive. Food, water, sleep, and oxygen are not required for them to function, and radiation exposure is not a concern. Young readers curious about space will gravitate toward this high-interest title.
The wild reputation of Bodie was unmatched in the Old West. The California gold-mining town attracted a rough crowd. Bodie had gamblers, drinkers, gunslingers, and robbers all after riches. This high-interest children’s title includes a wealth of information about the gold rush that once made Bodie a “get rich” destination.
Craco’s historical happenings hint at a curse. The town faced a plague, then war, then earthquakes and landslides. In the end, the natural disasters dealt the final blow, causing Craco to physically collapse. In this book, young readers will discover a medieval town that eventually lost its uphill battle for survival.
The beloved fictional Harry Potter calls England his home. Though his world is imaginary, it includes many of England’s actual landmarks. In this profile of the real England, kids will learn the facts about the European country that serves as the setting for many of their favorite stories.
Did you know that at first Parisians disliked the addition of the Eiffel Tower to their city? They thought the landmark, which is now France’s most famous, was ugly! This children’s title narrates a sightseeing trip around France. Readers can judge the beauty of the country’s landmarks and culture for themselves.
India has its very own Hollywood—the rhyming Bollywood! The thousands of Bollywood films that are released every year put the songs, dances, and colors of India in the spotlight. Upper-elementary students are invited to a special viewing of a country with a memorable flavor.
Iraq gets a lot of bad publicity. People hear regularly about the country’s troubles without learning about its achievements. For example, you’ve maybe never heard that Iraqis invented the wheel, sailboat, and plow! This title takes young readers past news headlines to tell the full story of Iraq.
Two thousand years ago, Italy was known for its spectacles. Rome’s famous Colosseum hosted epic sports contests and gladiator fights. In this book, Italy is on display to engage fluent young readers. Kids will be especially amazed by ancient Italian architecture.
In the United States, a bow is most often taken by a performer at the end of a concert or play. But in Japan, a bow is the traditional gesture to greet another person. This country close-up teaches upper-elementary students Japanese customs and much more about the Asian island nation.
Mexico is a cactus capital. Giant cardon, the world’s tallest cactuses, grow in the Sonoran Desert. They reach heights up to 63 feet! And Mexicans also eat the stems of prickly pear cactuses like vegetables! This country profile takes kids south of the border to explore Mexico.
Russia is a rare transcontinental country, with its small western part belonging to Europe and its large eastern part belonging to Asia. The dividing line is the Ural Mountains. Fluent readers will see both sides of Russia and discover the cultural elements that unite all of its people.
General Motors brought the first factory robot to life in 1961. The 4,000-pound assembly-line robot was named Unimate. It proved it could build cars twice as fast as humans could! In this children’s tech title, the behind-the-scenes robots that make factory work fly get much-deserved attention.
The MQ-1 Predator drone served the U.S. military well for over two decades. The flying robot’s early missions were surveillance and reconnaissance. But in time, the drone became armed with Hellfire missiles for attack missions. This STEM-aligned title shows interested readers robots that don’t stay grounded.
Soldiers regularly put themselves in harm’s way to promote peace and protect freedom. This means they have great appreciation for their robotic stand-ins— PackBots. The remote-controlled robots especially save the day when they find hidden bombs! This book puts kids on a reading mission to discover how robots serve the military.
Choosing just one animal mascot to represent the country of Australia is difficult! The marsupial contenders alone include the kangaroo, koala, and wombat. Then there are the predator options like the dingo and saltwater crocodile. After learning all about Australia in this title, fluent readers just might make a mascot pick!