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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.

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.

Catholic Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832794

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Catholic immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Central American Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832800

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Central American immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Chinese Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Janie Havemeyer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832817

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Chinese immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Filipino Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Gretchen Maurer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832824

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Filipino immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Indian Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832831

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Indian immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Jewish Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832848

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Jewish immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Muslim Immigrants: In Their Shoes

Amy C. Rea (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832855

Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Muslim immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

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 around the World

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837812

Offers readers a captivating look into the race between journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland as they compete to be the first person to travel around the globe in less than 80 days. Learn about how these female journalists broke barriers for women in the United States. 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.

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.

Race to Discover Energy Independence

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837836

Offers readers a captivating look into the race for the United States to become energy independent. Learn about the energy sources used throughout the United States and efforts to become less dependent on foreign countries for energy. 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.

Race to Mount Everest

Janie Havemeyer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837843

Offers readers a captivating look into the race against time and difficult weather conditions in order to reach the top of Mount Everest. Learn about what climbers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay went through to summit the tall mountain. 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.

Race to Renewable Energy

Laura Perdew (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837850

Offers readers a captivating look into the race to develop and use renewable energy sources. Learn about how the United States is using energy from the sun, wind, and other sources to fight climate change. 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.

Race to Space

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837867

Offers readers a captivating look into the race between the United States and Soviet Union for space dominance. Learn about the many missions into space and humankind's first journey to the moon. 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.

Race to the Bottom of the Ocean

Gretchen Maurer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837874

Offers readers a captivating look into the personal race of James Cameron as he strives to reach the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean. Learn about how Cameron created a submarine to take him far below the ocean's surface, and what he saw there. 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.

Race to the Poles

Amy C. Rea (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837881

Offers readers a captivating look into the races between different groups of people to reach the North and South Poles first. Learn about how these explorers handled the extreme weather and why they risked their lives to accomplish their goal. 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.

The Midwest

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623236656

Explores the Midwest region, including the rolling plains and farmland, big climate changes, and hot dish.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Ammonoids

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602537293

These now-extinct cephalods were the predecessors of modern-day squid, octopus, and nautilus and survived for nearly 335 million years! Young readers will discover how these shelled creatures came in myriad shapes, sizes, and designs, and how they managed to outlast several mass extinctions until about 65 million years ago.