What do spies do? What do you need to be a good spy? Find out about some famous spies and how they sent their messages. Find out about secret codes, and some brilliant spying gadgets, from secret video cameras to night vision goggles.Then read The Secret Agent, a wicked story about a double agent: a spy working for one side but pretending for work for the other. What happens when he changes sides?
What goes on inside the Earth? What is the longest tunnel in the world? Do people really live in caves? Can you live, work, and shop - all underground? Could you really travel to the center of the Earth? Find out about fossils - and the bones of dragons! It's all in here. Then read The Railway Ghost, a story about what happens when the past meets the present - and you are facing death!
Great Journeys looks at some of the greatest journeys ever made - starting with human beings' first great journey 150,000 years ago: leaving Africa. Find out who first discovered America, who reached the South Pole first (and who came second!). Then find out about the great journey to reach the Moon. The fiction story 'The Big Sleep' tells of a man who spends a hundred years asleep in space, on the greatest journey ever.
What is a disaster? Is being ill a disaster? What about 75 million dying in the Black Death? Find out what makes disasters happen before reading The Eruption to learn who to trust when a volcano erupts.
Explore the dark side of space in Out of this World, a new and exciting series for struggling readers. Who were the first humans? What happened after the "Big Bang?" These and other fascinating questions are discussed in the Origins of Life title using considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance reading comprehension. Sidebars include hands-on experiments, spotlight biographies on women in science, tech connections, and far out facts.
Education has come a long way thanks to technology, from learning in a classroom at a set schedule to learning virtually anywhere at anytime. In Virtual Learning in the Disruptors in Tech series, readers will discover how technology has and continues to disrupt how, where, and when students learn. Series includes a table of contents, tech-forward sidebars, a timeline, glossary, index, and author biography.
Phones have come a long way thanks to technology, from landlines that required an operator to connect a call to smartphones that come with as many features as a laptop! In Smartphones in the Disruptors in Tech series, readers will discover how smartphones and technology has and continues to disrupt many businesses, including the taxi and marketing industries. Series includes a table of contents, tech-forward sidebars, a timeline, glossary, index, and author biography.
An exploration of Death Valley National Park, including how its desert landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the historic mansion called Scotty’s Castle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excite students as they learn more about the nineteenth century inventions that accelerated growth and change in the United States in the 1800s. With the 19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way e-Book, students will explore the innovations introduced during the century of change, including canal and lock systems in the nation's waterways, steamboats, telegraphs, locomotives, and other advances that increased commerce and communication. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like during the 19th century. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.
Do you know when the first video game was made? Which games were the biggest hits? Which game company secretly created its own competitor? These facts, and many more, are part of the fascinating history of video games! Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction e-book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
Uncover some of the most infamous disasters in the world including the Hindenburg, the sinking of the Titanic, the Dust Bowl, BP oil spill, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs, and the Chernobyl disaster in this shocking book. With its intriguing facts, vivid images, helpful graphs and maps, and informational text, this fascinating nonfiction title will keep readers informed, engaged, and interested from cover to cover.
Engineers have built some incredible things. But with every new feat, there is failure. Readers will learn about engineering feats like the Titanic, the Hindenberg, the Hoover Dam, and more in this engaging nonfiction title. This book features brilliant images, charts, and intriguing facts in conjunction with informational text and mathematic skills to keep readers active and engaged.
With every new feat, there is at least one big failure. Learn about some of the biggest technological feats and failures in human history in this fascinating nonfiction title that allows readers to discover some of the technological innovations that have made life easier. Featuring detailed images, charts, and graphs, informational text, and intriguing facts, children will be engaged and captivated from cover to cover!
The world around us is more powerful than we know. Discover how earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and more have affected people and places around the world. Through informational text, vivid images, and stunning facts and charts, readers will learn about disasters such as The Great Potato Famine, Hurricane Katrina, Mount St. Helens, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, as well as epidemics and pandemics such as the bubonic plague and swine flu.
Get readers excited to learn about the various technological innovations that have occurred throughout history--and what could be possible in the future! Through informational text, interesting and intriguing facts in conjunction with vivid images, diagrams, and charts, readers will learn about such miraculous inventions such as holograms, 3D printing, virtual reality technology, personalized medicine, and bionic body parts. Throughout this nonfiction title, readers will be engaged and encouraged to imagine the next big technological innovation that could change the world!
How we send and receive news has changed over time. Without a constant evolution and progression of news media, the way in which people heard reports of the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, and September 11 were very different than an event happening today. From Fireside Chats to papparazzi, there have been many different ways to ensure people get the news that they are interested in. Fascinating and engaging, this title will allow readers to learn how people and journalists have used the printing press, the telegraph, the radio, and social media to share what happens in the world. Through intriguing facts, stunning images, and informational text, this book will have readers interested and eager to learn more.
The human body can achieve amazing feats, but with every new physical feat, there are many failures. Readers will learn about some of the most amazing physical feats in history in this inspiring nonfiction title. Readers will learn about sports records, daredevils like Evel Knievel, and the incredible determination that athletes of all kinds have in order to achieve amazing things. Featuring brilliant images and photos, charts, graphs, informational text, and stunning facts, this book will have readers engaged and amazed!
A popular story tells of President Lincoln predicting his own assassination, but not knowing where or when it would take place. This intriguing new title from Crabtree examines real-life cases where dreams appear to have been predictions of events yet to happen. Scientists and believers in this phenomena explore whether we really can see into the future, or if these happenings are just coincidences.