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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.

When the Ground Shook: San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160552

The events surrounding the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a fireman fighting the fires, a girl whose home is destroyed, and a resident of Chinatown as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Save the Children: Orphan Trains

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160583

The events surrounding the Orphan Trains did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of an orphan child heading to the Midwest, a Midwestern family awaiting a child, and a New York City child welfare worker as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Struck Gold: California Gold Rush

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160576

The events surrounding the California Gold Rush did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a builder working on Sutter's Mill when gold was discovered, a '49er who left New York for California, and a prospector from Chile who came by ship to California to find riches as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Walk to Freedom: Montgomery Bus Boycott

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160613

The events surrounding the Montgomery Bus Boycott did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a civil rights activist, a church leader, and an opponent of the boycott as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Crashed: Great Depression

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160590

The events surrounding the Great Depression did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a government worker, a Civilian Conservation Corps worker, and a young daughter of an unemployed banker as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Detained and Interrogated: Angel Island Immigration

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160545

The events surrounding immigration through the Angel Island station did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a male Chinese immigrant, a Chinese woman coming to join her immigrant husband, and a missionary woman trying to help Chinese immigrants as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Fire and Brimstone: Salem Witch Trials

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160606

The events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a minister, an accused witch, and an accuser as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Born in 1818: Frederick Douglass and Amelia Bloomer

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160309

Born in 1818--learn how social reformers Frederick Douglass and Amelia Bloomer used their voices to stand up for abolitionism and women's rights. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Health Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1820: Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160316

Born in 1820--learn about abolitionist Harriet Tubman's pivotal role in the Underground Railroad and how women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony's voice lead the women's suffragist movement. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Economic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1907: Rachel Carson and Frida Kahlo

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160330

Born in 1907--learn how environmentalist Rachel Carson and artist Frida Kahlo used their voices to break gender barriers in their fields and stand against the negative effects of industrialization and urbanization. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Health Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1919: Fred Korematsu and Jackie Robinson

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160347

Born in 1919--learn how civil rights activist Fred Korematsu stood up against injustices to Japanese Americans and how professional baseball player Jackie Robinson challenged segregation. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Economic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1929: Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr.

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160323

Born in 1929--learn how diarist Anne Frank used her voice to stand up for human dignity and how activist Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy impacted the civil rights movement. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1930: Harvey Milk and Dolores Huerta

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160354

Born in 1930--learn how politician and activist Harvey Milk used his voice to overturn policies that targeted LGBT people and how labor reformer Dolores Huerta fought for working rights for Mexican/Latinx laborers. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Economic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1947: Hillary Clinton and Temple Grandin

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160361

Born in 1947--learn how politician Hillary Clinton broke down gender barriers and how animal welfare pioneer Temple Grandin created new industry standards for the treatment of livestock. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Civic Literacy, and Health Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Born in 1954: Oprah Winfrey and Sonia Sotomayor

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160378

Born in 1954--learn how media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke down gender and racial barriers in their fields. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and a hands-on activity encourage critical thinking and civic engagement. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Citizens Imprisoned: Japanese Internment Camps

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160569

The events surrounding the U.S. Japanese internment camps during World War II did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a child at an internment camp, a Japanese American soldier, and a worker at the Manzanar War Relocation Center as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.

Strange But (Mostly) True Stories, Book 4

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980735

A mysterious mine in Arizona lures people in with the promise of gold. But many who seek it are never seen again. After being stranded in a snowstorm, a group of pioneers turns to cannibalism to survive. People with synesthesia may hear things they touch or taste things they see. This collection of stories explores the weird, the wild, and the wonderful that exists all around us. You’ll have to read it to believe it.

Strange But (Mostly) True Stories, Book 5

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980742

The discovery of King Tut’s tomb brought a curse upon those who found it. A young killer countess bathed in the blood of her victims. Two men dug up dead people and even turned to murder, all in the name of science. Some stories sound too strange to be true. But the astonishing tales within this collection have facts to back them up.

Strange But (Mostly) True Stories, Book 3

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980728

Abraham Lincoln may have dreamed about his own death. Scary Halloween decorations turn out to be actual dead people. Frogs, fish, and seeds rain down from above. A woman lives in someone’s closet for a year without being found. Believe it or not, these strange tales are true. Learn the facts in this collection of amazing stories.

The Science of Movies

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783693

How did Edison help movies get started? What was Technicolor? How do 3-D glasses work? Who was Dar Robinson? Has a movie ever amazed you?

12 Women in Politics

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820611

From the politically savvy Cleopatra to Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, the world’s youngest female head of government, this book profiles 12 women in politics from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of political women who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Stories about Helping Seniors

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820338

In Arkansas, a 12-year-old girl made wishes come true for seniors in a local nursing home. In Canada, people are joining together to help seniors feel less lonely and isolated. The National Council on Aging works with thousands of organizations and businesses across the US to improve the lives of people aged 60 and older. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for seniors. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping in Education

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820307

Oklahoma City built a school especially for homeless kids. Basketball superstar LeBron James started a school for challenged students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. In schools across the US, seniors are mentoring school kids as Foster Grandparents. This book features 12 stories about making a difference in education. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.