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Innovations in Health

L. E. Carmichael (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118080

You might be shocked to discover how some illnesses and diseases were treated years before medical innovations were made. This book will make you feel lucky that you were born after many safe and successful ways were developed to treat illnesses and save lives. Learn about important innovations made in health care that we now take for granted, and the amazing scientists, inventors, and engineers who developed them. With a little inventive thinking, how could you come up with a way to keep you and your family healthy?

Innovations in Safety

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118066

You might not know there was once a world without bike helmets, seatbelts, and airbags. This title looks at major innovations in safety over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. These amazing individuals have saved countless lives by identifying safety hazards in everyday situations, and inventing devices that keep people from getting hurt. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help protect people and even save lives?

Innovations in Transportation

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118073

Imagine a street filled with horses and buggies, or the skies without airplanes! You might not realize that, before vehicles, it used to take days—even weeks—to visit friends or family! This title looks at major innovations in transportation over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us change the way we travel?

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World

Barry Wittenstein (author) Chris Hsu (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897457

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

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.

The First Flight

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968693

In The First Flight, readers will learn about the science and technology the Wright brothers used to develop the first powered flight. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the brothers had to overcome to get a flying machine in the air and how this super science feat continues to help us develop airplanes.

The Internet

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968716

In The Internet, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the development of the Internet. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the challenges overcome to create the Internet and how this super science feat continues to advance technology and communication.

The Moon Landing

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968730

In The Moon Landing, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the first trip to the moon. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the astronauts faced and the triumph of the landing.

Dire Wolves

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608077

An elementary exploration of dire wolves, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their shaggy hair, strong jaws, and sharp teeth helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Mammoths

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608091

An elementary exploration of mammoths, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their big tusks and shaggy fur helped these plant-eating beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Monster Birds (Teratorns)

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608107

An elementary exploration of monster birds, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their wide wings and long feathers helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Saber-toothed Cats

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608114

An elementary exploration of saber-toothed cats, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their sharp, curved teeth and short legs helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Stag-moose

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608121

An elementary exploration of stag-moose, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their wide antlers and sharp hooves helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Yellowstone

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606714

A young explorer’s introduction to Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, covering its geyser-filled landscape, plants, animals such as bison, and activities such as camping and fishing.

German Shepherds

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602495

A brief overview of the physical characteristics, personality traits, and habits of the German shepherd breed, as well as descriptions of famous pop-culture shepherds such as Rin Tin Tin. From hardworking German shepherds to high-energy terriers, there are dogs to match the lifestyles and personalities of many people. Fetch! helps future pet owners retrieve basic knowledge about the traits and history of six popular dog breeds. Dynamic photos bound off the page, and the text gently instructs young owners in the care and responsibility of pets. At the end of each book is a panel about a famous pop-culture example of the breed, from Snoopy to Toto.

Armored Vehicles

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600767

A fundamental exploration of armored vehicles, including their speed and carrying capacity, history of development, armor and other features, and famous models from around the world.

Globos aerostáticos (Hot Air Balloons)

Dianne Irving (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756311

Translated in Spanish, this exciting e-book shows readers how important volume is to flying a hot air balloon properly. Explore the history of the hot air balloon and learn how these eye-catching balloons fly! For hot air balloons to fly properly, passengers have to calculate the volume of the basket to see which balloon will be able to carry them. With vibrant images, easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical diagrams, and text features such as a glossary and index, this Spanish-translated e-book will engage readers while simplifying important mathematical formulas and STEM themes.

Eyewitness to World War I Medicine

Emily O'Keefe (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817654

Details the actions of nurses, doctors, medics, ambulance drivers, and other medical personnel during World War I. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, and a phonetic glossary.

Challenger

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967016

In Challenger, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. 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 the parts of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Challenger disaster using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Challenger also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Chernobyl

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967023

In Chernobyl, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. 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 the impact of the Chernobyl disaster, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about Chernobyl using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Chernobyl also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Deepwater Horizon

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967030

In Deepwater Horizon, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the biggest marine oil spill in U.S. history. 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 oil rig, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about Deepwater Horizon using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Deepwater Horizon also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

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.

Titanic

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967054

In Titanic, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the ill-fated voyage of this “unsinkable” ship. 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 the Titanic, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Titanic using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Titanic also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Human-made Disasters

David West, Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197610

Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failure - human activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Topics include the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, the sinking of the Titanic, the Russian submarine Kursk explosion, the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse, the Hindenburg airship explosion, and the Twin Towers collapse.