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Canine Hero

James Buckley Jr. (author) Tom Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910390

When terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, heroes stepped up. Follow canine Trakr and his handler James as they locate a survivor in the rubble more than a day after the towers fell. The search and rescue team from Canada was working beside many heroes responding to the attacks on 9/11. Based on the true story and in honor of the K9 and handler team who found the last survivor trapped at Ground Zero. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of canine heroism at Ground Zero.

Death by Atrocious Animals

Mignonne Gunasekara (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911731

Welcome to the disaster zone where we can learn all about atrocious animal deaths. We'll see how the father of tragedy was killed by a tragic turtle, a gutsy soldier experienced death by elephant, and a king died from a monkey bite. There's no telling what other disastrous deaths await.

Death by Awful Accidents

Mignonne Gunasekara (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911724

Welcome to the disaster zone where awful accidents kill people around the world. Follow along to see how a famous stuntman met his end at the hands (peel) of an orange, a harsh Greek lawmaker was killed by cloaks, and a groundbreaking balloonist died in a freak hot air balloon accident. There's no telling what other disastrous deaths await.

Death by Blundering Bodies

Mignonne Gunasekara (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911700

Welcome to the disaster zone where blundering bodies lead to the downfall of all who enter. Catch up with the famous philosopher who was killed by laughing, the Austrian mayor who experienced death by beard, and the polite astronomer who crossed his legs for just a little too long. What else might you expect from disastrous deaths?

Death by Frightful Food

Mignonne Gunasekara (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911717

Welcome to the disaster zone where frightful foods are killer. Discover the Swedish king who killed himself by stuffing his gut, the famous philosopher who was taken down by apricots, and how the love for beans killed in ancient Greece. There's so much to explore when it comes to disastrous deaths.

Ancient China

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911106

Did you know the umbrella and toilet paper were both invented in China? Or that many ancient emperors believed they were descended from dragons? How about that kites were first used as warning signals in ancient China? Walk along miles and miles of the Great Wall, take a peek into terrific tombs, and stroll through some of the most amazing palaces ever built as you discover extreme facts about ancient China in this fun and kooky book.

Ancient Egypt

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911090

Did you know ancient Egyptians would shave their eyebrows in mourning if their cats died? Or that the first pharaoh may have been killed by a trampling hippo? You may know that a mummy's brain was removed through its nose before the body was wrapped up. But did you know that the ancient Egyptians threw the brain away and kept the heart as the center of intelligence instead? Discover extreme facts about ancient Egypt in this fun and kooky book.

Ancient Greece

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911076

How would you like to use a public toilet every time you had to go? Or compete in an Olympic wrestling event where the only rules were no biting or gauging? Well, that was life in ancient Greece! And if you think we're far removed from that life, you may be surprised to learn that a lot in our modern world was inspired by our ancient friends (from alarm clocks and odometers to democracy and art!). Discover extreme facts about ancient Greece in this fun and kooky book.

Ancient Rome

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911083

Did you know that the Ancient Romans ate while lying down? Or that they spread a sauce made of fish guts over their food? What about that gladiator sweat was sold as a beauty product in Ancient Rome? Travel along roads that are still around today (ones that were made by Romans over 2,000 years ago) or take a peek at the Declaration of Independence and you'll see the civilization's lasting influence today. Discover extreme facts about ancient Rome in this fun and kooky book.

If a Mummy Could Talk . . .

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author) Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607187554

Mummies can’t talk; but with modern scientific tools, we can still discover what a mummy has to tell us. Read the stories of mummified Egyptian pharaohs and priestesses, baby elephants, pampered pets, and even a prehistoric bison. Uncover clues to centuries-old murder mysteries and human sacrifices, and even find out what a person or animal had for their last meal! Information from real scientists explains how we know what we know about each mummy. So what do these mummies have to say? Lots, it turns out!

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.

Looking Back at Ancient Greece

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847602

This book discusses the culture and customs of ancient Greece.

James Meets the Prairie

Katy Z. Allen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847503

James and his family leave their oceanside home to travel in a covered wagon through the forests of the East to the prairies of the Midwest. Cover-to-Cover Book.

Hindenburg

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967047

In Hindenburg, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the crash of this monumental airship. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates parts of an airship, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Hindenburg using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hindenburg also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

I Know Soccer

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314407

This Level 3 book introduces and examines the different aspects of soccer. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about the history and rules of soccer, as well as how to play the game. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate and review important information.

I Know Baseball

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314353

This Level 3 book introduces and examines the different aspects of baseball. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about the history and rules of baseball, as well as how to play the game. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate and review important information.

I Know Football

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314377

This Level 3 book introduces and examines the different aspects of foodball. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about the history and rules of football, as well as how to play the game. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate and review important information.

I Know Basketball

Annabelle Tometich (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314360

This Level 3 book introduces and examines the different aspects of basketball. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about the history and rules of basketball, as well as how to play the game. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate and review important information.

I Know Gymnastics

Annabelle Tometich (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314384

This Level 3 book introduces and examines the different aspects of gymnastics. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about the history and rules of gymnastics. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate and review important information.

The Stolen Smile

J. Patrick Lewis (author), Gary Kelley (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605656

In a new edition of their second collaboration, author J. Patrick Lewis and illustrator Gary Kelley take readers back to 1911 -- to the city Paris, where history's most famous portrait, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, has gone missing from the Louvre Museum. As France laments the loss of its most treasured masterpiece, a zealous Italian watches with amusement, for he alone knows the truth behind the mystery of the vanished lady with the peculiar smile. Lewis's words, narrated by the proud thief himself, tell the spirited tale, while Kelley's illustrations masterfully depict each turn of the unfolding drama. Based on true events, The Stolen Smile is the story of a hopeful hero and one painting's powerful spell.

Mocha Dick

Brian Heinz (author), Randall Enos (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604994

Believed to have been active from 1810 to 1859, Mocha Dick was infamous for the ferocity of his retaliations against those who attempted to capture him. From the first recorded encounter near the South American island of Mocha till the fatal harpoon blow, the sperm whale was a legend in his own time. In language befitting a sea lore, author Brian Heinz describes characteristic episodes of the great whale’s life, as illustrator Randall Enos animates the tale in a textured style evocative of scrimshaw. Narrative nonfiction with back matter resources.

Mongols

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603133

A simple introduction to the Central Asian warriors known as Mongols, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through their descendants.

Vikings

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603140

A simple introduction to the Scandinavian warriors known as Vikings, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through books and films.

Barbarians

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603119

A simple introduction to the European warriors known as barbarians, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through video games and films.

Lineup for Yesterday

Ogden Nash (author) C. F. Payne (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602419

Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith Ogden Nash paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic.