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Texas

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680777253

Welcome to Texas, the Lone Star State! Students will explore Big Bend National Park, attend a Dallas Cowboys football game, visit NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, and more as they learn about Texas's history, plants and animals, industries, sports, cities, famous people, and more in this fun, fact-filled title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Ukraine

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786446

Welcome to Ukraine – home of vast steppes, deep ports, and beautiful architecture! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Ukraine’s population and total area, as well as images of the country’s flag and currency.

Denmark

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786392

Welcome to Denmark – home of castles, gardens, fjords and the Little Mermaid! Informative, easy-to-read text and oversized scenic photos draw in readers as they learn about Denmark’s history, government, major cities, land features, natural resources, culture, and more! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text.

Great Science Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583399

Science is all about the pursuit of knowledge. But sometimes that pursuit leads scientists down the wrong path, and things can go spectacularly wrong! Learn about some of the biggest fails in the history of science, from scientists accidentally poisoning themselves to accidentally poisoning the environment. Nuclear meltdowns, a space telescope that didn't work, and fake science all help illustrate how scientists sometimes fail and how they learn from their missteps.

Great Engineering Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583368

Ships, bridges, and tall buildings are marvels of engineering. They are designed to be strong and safe. But even state-of-the-art designs don't always hold up in the real world. Learn about the biggest engineering goofs throughout history—from bridges that collapsed to ships that sank. Discover how engineering mistakes have also led to improvements, such as stricter building regulations and the use of sturdier materials.

Great Invention Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583375

Without inventors, we wouldn't have cars, airplanes, or light bulbs. Inventors build devices that make our lives better. But not all inventions succeed. In fact, the history of inventions is filled with missteps and blunders. Learn about the biggest goofs—from flying cars to Smell-O-Vision. Discover how invention mistakes have also led to brand-new products, such as bubble wrap and sticky notes.

Great Sports Fails

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583405

Sports are all about great strategy and overcoming obstacles, right? Not always! Sometimes failures in sports are as exciting as successes. Learn about the biggest fails—from an NFL team blowing a 35–3 lead in a playoff game to the Boston Red Sox selling Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Discover how athletes and teams have dealt with failure and how they've improved after their mistakes.

Great Medicine Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583382

Explore some of history's biggest failures in medicine—from bloodletting to early remedies—and how some of those failures eventually led to success.

A Bowl Full of Peace

Caren Stelson (author) Akira Kusaka (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582194

In this deeply moving nonfiction picture book, award-winning author Caren Stelson brings Sachiko Yasui's story of surviving the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and her message of peace to a young audience. Sachiko's family home was about half a mile from where the atomic bomb fell on August 9, 1945. When they returned to the rubble where their home once stood, her father miraculously found their serving bowl fully intact. This delicate, green, leaf-shaped bowl—which once held their daily meals—now holds memories of the past and serves as a vessel of hope, peace, and new traditions for Sachiko and the surviving members of her family.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583832

Hockey is a thrilling, fast-paced sport, and the action gets even more intense during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Fans can't get enough of the booming slap shots, the devastating body checks, and the overtime finishes. The Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Quest for Hockey's Biggest Prize covers it all with exciting text and vivid photos. The greatest games, the biggest moments, and the most incredible goals are all here. Join Wayne Gretzky, Alex Ovechkin, and more hockey superstars of the past and present on a fun journey through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Great Technology Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583412

Technology is constantly changing the world we live in. But new tech doesn't always catch on right away, or even work like it's supposed to. In fact, the history of technology is filled with failures and mistakes—from computer bugs to an early version of the video phone. Discover how even successful tech companies, like Apple and Google, made major missteps along the way and learned from their mistakes.

All of a Sudden and Forever

Chris Barton (author) Nicole Xu (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541560987

On April 19, 1995, something terrible happened in Oklahoma City: a bomb exploded, and people were hurt and killed. But that was not the end of the story. Those who survived—and those who were forever changed—shared their stories and began to heal. Near the site of the bomb blast, an American elm tree began to heal as well. People took care of the tree just as they took care of each other. The tree and its seedlings now offer solace to people around the world grappling with tragedy and loss.

Titanic

Joe Dunn (author) Ben Dunn (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781602704282

England, 1912. The largest, most luxurious ship on the ocean set sail. The unsinkable Titanic had been outfitted and boarded. Now, the 1,316 passengers were setting off for America. Despite the warnings of other ships, the builder wanted to set speed records. This decision proved disastrous. Experience the impossible sinking of The Titanic in this epic graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Underground Railroad

Rod Espinosa (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781602704299

United States, 1800s. Due to the need for manual labor, millions of African people were transported to and sold in the United States. These people were treated as property, and many felt this was wrong. These people helped thousands of slaves escape to the North where slavery was illegal. Follow the drinking gourd along the Underground Railroad in these daring graphic novels. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Custer's Last Stand

Joeming Dunn (author) Ben Dunn (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412364

Montana Territory, 1876. On June 25, General George Armstrong Custer located Sitting Bull's encampment. Custer's job was to relocate the natives to the reservation, which led to the Battle of Little Bighorn. Witness the last battle General Custer participated in with this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Oregon Trail

Joeming Dunn (author) Tim Smith III (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412388

United States, 1843. The Great Migration to the West was made possible by the land route created by Elijah White from Missouri to Oregon. Travel the Oregon Trail with the emigrants in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Reaching the North Pole

Joeming Dunn (author) Ben Dunn (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412401

Arctic Circle, 1909. For centuries, explorers have been mystified by the frozen North. Many men and women have trekked across ice and snow to reach the tip of the world. Be with Robert Edwin Peary when he becomes the first man to reach the north pole in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Salem Witch Trials

Joeming Dunn (author) Cynthia Martin (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412418

Massachusetts, 1692. The largest witch hunt in the United States was held in the small village of Salem, Massachusetts. Witness the accusations of witchcraft and trial that followed in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

American Revolution

Rod Espinosa (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412340

United States, 1775 to 1783. Americans battled for independence from the British monarchy. Fight with the men who fought and won American independence in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Building the Transcontinental Railroad

Joeming Dunn (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412357

Unites States, 1863 to 1869. The Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad laborers worked from each end of the country to build a railroad. Follow the transcontinental railroad's progress in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Pony Express

Joeming Dunn (author) Cynthia Martin (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412395

United States, 1860. Delivering the news across the great continent of North America was not easy. To provide a faster mail service, the Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express Company, or Pony Express, was created. Be a rider on the Pony Express in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Joeming Dunn (author) Ben Dunn (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412371

Germany, 1989. After the end of World War II, Germany was split into East and West Germany. A wall was built separating the two sections, families, and a country. Witness the fall of this wall on November 9, 1989, in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Battle of the Alamo

Rod Espinosa (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781602704220

Texas, 1836. The Republic of Texas began the fight for independence in 1833. For several years, Texans fought the Mexican government for the right to rule itself. One of the historical battles was fought on March 6, 1836, at the Alamo, a crumbling fort defended by 154 men. Stand with the defenders in what became a symbol of Texan courage and sacrifice in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Bombing of Pearl Harbor

Joe Dunn (author) Joseph Wight (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781602704237

Hawaii, 1941. The United States was abruptly pushed into World War II on the sunny morning of December 7. The Japanese were angry at the American interference in the Pacific. So, they attempted to knock out the American fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. Fly along in the surprise attack that changed the course of World War II in this dazzling graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.

Boston Tea Party

Rod Espinosa (author) Rod Espinosa (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781602704244

Boston, 1773. On a rainy night on December 16, 150 men climbed aboard three English cargo ships from Great Britain. The men were angry at the excessive taxes on tea, so they disguised themselves and threw crate upon crate of tea into the harbor. Come along on the act that would lead to the American Revolution in this astounding graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.