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Modern Spy Stories

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847286

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how modern spies are operating today. Learn about the tools that governments are using to spy on other countries, and how spies such as Edward Snowden and Maria Butina risked their freedom to find and steal secrets. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Math

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846289

Highlights fascinating facts about math, from the invention of zero to numbers too large to write out. Learn about the ancient Egyptian god that represents one million, the magic of the number 9, the infinite digits of pi, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Inventions

Liz Kruesi (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846272

Highlights fascinating facts about inventions, from the first usage of glue tens of thousands of years ago to 3-D printers used in space. Learn about a forgotten drink turned into a beloved summer treat, the first words ever recorded, a remote controlled boat from the 1800s, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

History

M. J. York (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846258

Highlights fascinating facts about history, from quirky world leaders to weird fashion trends. Learn about the French king who thought he was made of glass, the Serbian soldier who disguised herself as a man to fight in the army, the medieval barbers who performed surgery, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Engineering

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846241

Highlights fascinating facts about engineering, from ancient pyramids to space-age telescopes. Learn about the flooded colosseum, a dam large enough to slow Earth's rotation, computers smaller than a grain of rice, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Dinosaurs

M. J. York (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846210

Highlights fascinating facts about dinosaurs, from their first appearance on Earth to their extinction 65 million years ago. Learn about a dinosaur nicknamed after a rock star, a battle between two dinosaurs that are forever captured in a series of fossils, the dinosaurs as long as a jumbo jet wing, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Cold War Spy Stories

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847279

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how Cold War spies gathered information for the United States and the Soviet Union. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Oleg Penkovsky and Martha Peterson risked their lives to unearth another country's secrets. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

WNBA Superstars

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836778

Today's top WNBA players appear on TV, in arenas around the country, and in this book! Learn about the most talented players in the top women's pro league in the world. Additional features to enhance the text include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.

The Story of the WNBA

Ellen Labrecque (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836747

Women's basketball has been around for more than 100 years, but only in the past two decades has a pro league grown into prominence. Trace the key events that helped the WNBA bloom into today's national powerhouse. Additional features to enhance the text include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.

The Constellation Ursa Minor: The Story of the Little Bear

Lisa Owings (author) JT Morrow (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623236649

Retells the story of Ursa Minor as the nurse of Zeus and recounts the tale of Zeus's birth and rise to power, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Ursa Minor and the star Polaris, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture.

The Constellation Hercules: The Story of the Hero

M. J. York (author) JT Morrow (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623236601

Retells the story and adventures of Hercules, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Hercules, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture.

The Constellation Ursa Major: The Story of the Big Bear

Lisa Owings (author) JT Morrow (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623236632

Retells the story of Ursa Major as the transformation of Callisto and Arcas, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Ursa Major, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture including the role of the Big Dipper in the Underground Railroad.

Ninja Warriors

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631438707

Introduces readers to ninja warriors, including their history and famous battles, uniforms and weapons, and training and tactics.

Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb

Amy C. Rea (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837829

Offers readers a captivating look into the race between three countries to build the world's most destructive weapon. Learn about the Manhattan Project, the atomic bomb, and how the United States used this weapon to end World War II. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

NFC South

Michael Teitelbaum (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737078

Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers, the New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers--which make up the National Football League's NFC South grouping.

NFC North

Michael Teitelbaum (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737061

Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers, and the Minnesota Vikings--which make up the National Football League's NFC North grouping.

NFC East

Ellen Labrecque (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737054

Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Redskins--which make up the National Football League's NFC East grouping.

Blood in the Water: A Story of Friendship during the Mexican War

Pamela Dell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602536760

Bonita's grandmother predicts that blood will soon be shed on the soil of Texas. But little does Bonita imagine how much blood there will be--or that the war that takes her brothers might also take away her best friend. Readers are brought back to the Mexican War through Bonita's story and learn about the causes and aftermath of the war, its racial politics, and its effects on one Mexican girl living in Texas.

NFC West

Ellen Labrecque (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609737085

Describes the origins and basic statistics of the four teams--the Arizona Cardinals, the St. Louis Rams, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks--which make up the National Football League's NFC West grouping.

Weird-but-True Facts about U.S. History

Arnold Ringstad (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234119

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing historical facts, including famous Americans, American firsts, the U.S. government, and forgotten ideas and plans.

Weird-but-True Facts about Inventions

Arnold Ringstad (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234102

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the world's greatest inventions.

Weird Sports Moments

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609736590

Enter the world of the weirdest sports records! From the largest dodgeball game to the fastest round of golf, this book has it all.

The History of Money

Linda Crotta Brennan (author), Rowan Barnes-Murphy (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733584

Introduces the history of money and discusses its development from items such as shells and furs to legal tender; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further.

The Emancipation Proclamation

Charles W. Carey Jr. (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609542009

The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. However, many see the historic document as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery.

South Dakota

Holly Saari (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730901

Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of South Dakota. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.