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Invention of Electricity

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731629890

For thousands of years, humans survived without electricity. They employed fire, solar energy, water, wind, and animal power to get things done. People's lives changed dramatically when Thomas Edison and other engineering pioneers figured out how to harness the power of electricity and put it to use for just about everything in modern life. It Changed the World: Invention of Electricity provides readers with a before-and-after look at the way the world has changed. Each book in the NGSS-aligned It Changed the World series introduces readers to some amazing inventions. Interesting facts and vivid photos show how these inventions changed, and continue to change, the lives of people around the world. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and an extension activity for further learning.

Invention of the Combustion Engine

Mike Downs (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731629906

The invention of the combustion engine changed huge parts of daily life. It allowed people access to much more of the world, including the air and sea. These engines improved the food, clothes, and other everyday items that we use to live. It Changed the World: Invention of the Combustion Engine provides readers with a before-and-after look at the way the world has changed. Each book in the NGSS-aligned It Changed the World series introduces readers to some amazing inventions. Interesting facts and vivid photos show how these inventions changed, and continue to change, the lives of people around the world. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and an extension activity for further learning.

Gladiators

Joanne Mattern

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944325

This book presents an introduction to gladiators, warriors of the Roman arena. It includes a brief story about two slaves who became gladiators and a description of the various kinds of gladiators, their styles, and weapons.

Egyptian Mythology

Erin Palmer (author) Matt Forsyth (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425250

Introduce young readers to the basics of Egyptian mythology, focusing on origin, intriguing anecdotes, lesser known but fascinating information, ties to modern culture, and more!

From Here to There

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425182

A look at the engineering processes that go into designing transportation methods.

Vietnam War Memorial

Jennifer Burrows

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944240

Learn detailed information about the Vietnam War Memorial and basic history of this war.

Holidays and Traditions

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425366

Every culture has their own traditions, customs, and festivals, but some are especially unique. From Christmas trees decorated with spider webs to a festival dedicated to a monkey’s delicious dinner, these really weird, totally true holidays and traditions will surprise and delight you!

U.S. Presidents

Erin Palmer (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425335

Ever wondered what sort of silly things go on behind the White House doors? From alligators in the bathroom to sheep on the lawn, the United States presidents are full of surprising stories! Discover some of the wackiest, really weird, totally true presidential tales from throughout American history!

Ancient Cultures

Gary Sprott (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425359

From the Great Pyramids of Egypt to the Great Wall of China and beyond, the landmarks of the world’s ancient cultures still stand as impressive reminders of our past. But traces of these long-ago civilizations can also be found in more unusual places, including a fast-food restaurant!

State Guides to Trees

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425656

Scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state tree and the processes used to select it.

State Guides to Flags

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425663

Historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flags, including the inspiration of the design.

American Indian Mythology

Anthony Clark (author) Matt Forsyth (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425267

Introduce young readers to the basics of American Indian mythology, focusing on origin, intriguing anecdotes, lesser known but fascinating information, ties to modern culture, and more!

Greek Mythology

Erin Palmer (author) Matt Forsyth (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425236

Introduce young readers to the basics of Greek mythology, focusing on origin, intriguing anecdotes, lesser known but fascinating information, ties to modern culture, and more!

Roman Mythology

Anthony Clark (author) Matt Forsyth (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425243

Introduce young readers to the basics of Roman mythology, focusing on origin, intriguing anecdotes, lesser known but fascinating information, ties to modern culture, and more!

Telescopes

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425564

An in-depth look at the design and engineering of massive scientific telescopes. Addresses the obstacles of construction, the impact on society, and the science of engineering such superstructures.

Elevators

Tracy Maurer (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425588

A look at some of the most amazing elevators in the world. Addresses the obstacles of construction, the impact on society, and the science of engineering such superstructures.

Dropping In On Denver

Hilarie Staton (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422402

Denver, Colorado, was built along streams and rivers on the high, flat, grassy plains. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs wandered this area. After they disappeared, mammoths, giant bison, and even camels lived here. Learn all about the history, landmarks, sports teams and other things that make Denver such a wonderful place to live!

The American Flag

Jeanne Sturm (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179683

The American flag is a symbol of freedom and patriotism. From the first flag that donned thirteen stars for the original thirteen colonies, to the flag we know today, it has always brought pride to the people of America. Many poems and songs have been written about Old Glory, and she flies in front of schools, government offices, and is waved in parades as a symbol of our freedom and all who fought to protect and preserve it. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Pony Express

M.C. Hall (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944455

Relive the excitement of the Pony Express through engaging text, detailed illustrations and photos of artifacts.

Tall Tales of Jenny Gold

Sue Laneve (author), Giuliano Aloisi (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918792

One girl's journey from wealth to poverty changes her perspective during the Great Depression.

A Thousand Miles

Precious McKenzie (author), Luca Maggi (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918761

A young Cherokee boy and his family are forced to leave their home when the Indian Removal Act is enforced.

Cursed Journey of the Peculiar Bentleys

Erin Palmer (author), Laura Tolton (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918815

The Bentley family sets off on the Oregon Trail, encountering obstacles along the way, which lead the protagonist to believe she is cursed.

A Time for Change

Alicia Klepeis (author), Laura Tolton (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918778

A family's move to the South brings a young African American into the hub of racial inequality.

Not On My Watch

Brittany Canasi (author), Luca Maggi (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918730

Historical novel set during Industrial Revolution about child labor at a watch factory.

Girl in the Hay

Brittany Canasi (author), Ludovic Salle (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681918747

A young boy meets a runaway slave in this historical novel set during the Civil War.