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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 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.

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.

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?

DNA Evidence

T.R. Thomas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602917644

What is DNA evidence? How is it collected? Can DNA evidence solve crimes? These topics are explored in five high-interest chapters including those convicted and then exonerated because of new DNA technology.

Nevers

Sara Cassidy (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821644

Resourceful fourteen-year-old Odette is on the move again, traveling as a stowaway on a cheese cart with her hapless mother, Anneline. They are in Burgundy, France, in 1799, fleeing yet another calamity caused by Anneline (who is prone to killing people accidentally). At dawn they find themselves in a town called Nevers, which is filled with eccentric characters, including a man who obsessively smells hands, another who dreams of becoming a chicken and a donkey that keeps the town awake at night, braying about his narrow life. As Odette establishes a home in an abandoned guardhouse, she makes a friend in the relaxed Nicois and finds work as a midwife's assistant. She and Nicois uncover a mystery that may lead to riches and, more important for Odette, a sense of belonging.

Recreate Discoveries About Living Things

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121523

Draw a realistic-looking fossil like paleontologist Mary Anning did and make a plaster cast of it; or make your own terrarium like Doctor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to study plants and insects. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of living things and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Recreate Discoveries About Forces

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121509

Build a model hovercraft like engineer Christopher Cockerell did, or a sculpture that moves in the breeze like artist Lin Emery. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of forces and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Recreate Discoveries About Sound

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121530

Build your own amplifier like experimenter Athanasius Kircher did, or turn the sound of your voice into unusual patterns of art like singer/composer Megan Watts Hughes. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of sound and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Recreate Discoveries About States of Matter

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121547

Make a simple refrigerator like pottery-maker Mohammed Bah Abba did that does not use electricity, or create little models of people out of ice like sculptor Néle Azevedo. This title gives readers both an understanding of the different states of matter and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Recreate Discoveries About Light

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121516

Build a fiber-optic tube to carry light like engineer William Wheeler did, or use the sun to imprint images on objects like pottery-maker Thomas Wedgewood. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of light and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Recreate Machine Innovations

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121554

Build a vending machine like ancient Greek engineer Hero of Alexandria did, or a tentacle prosthetic arm like industrial design student Kaylene Kau. This title gives readers both an understanding of mechanics and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.

Forensic Investigations of the Romans

Louise Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121189

Can modern DNA analysis uncover clues about the ancestry and migration of Romans? What new information can forensic science teach us about the fate of the citizens of Pompeii? How can X-rays help us analyze ancient art to learn about ancient Roman life? Find answers to these questions and more in this captivating title, which examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about ancient Rome.

Forensic Investigations of the Maya

Louise Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121172

What can modern DNA analysis of skeletons tell us about the lifestyle, diet, and beliefs of the Maya? How can new mapping technology uncover previously hidden Mayan cities and structures? Can we use forensic science to solve the mystery of how the Mayan civilization came to an end? Get lost in this compelling title, which examines how forensic science has allowed scientists, archaeologists, and historians to solve mysteries and answer questions about the Maya.

Pompeii

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916419

Signs of life are everywhere in the Roman city of Pompeii. Graffiti decorates the walls. Ancient homes and restaurants still stand. Colorful frescoes and mosaics are still visible. But this city is a graveyard. More than 2,000 years ago, Mount Vesuvius rained fire and ash onto the city. Many who died there were perfectly preserved in ash, only to be discovered centuries later. This high-interest title uses maps, graphs, and profiles of important discoveries to explore the fascinating history of the doomed city of Pompeii.

The Titanic

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916433

Most people know the Titanic from television or movies. But there are a few things that Hollywood left out. This high-interest title takes readers on a journey across the ocean to explore the Titanic’s history, from when it was built to its resting place on the ocean floor. Maps, graphs, profiles of recent discoveries, and other features provide a look into what went wrong on this ill-fated ship.

The Mummy's Curse: Discovering King Tut's Tomb

Blake Hoena (author)Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916686

The revelation of King Tutankhamun’s tomb brought fame and glory to its discoverers. But as unlucky occurrences hit the crew, people wondered if it brought something more sinister as well. Through brightly colored illustrations, this graphic narrative examines the tomb’s discovery and the grim events that followed. With aids including a timeline and possible theories, readers can draw their own conclusions about the mummy’s curse in this thrilling narrative.

The Cave of Altamira

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916389

The oldest paintings in the Cave of Altamira are more than 20,000 years old! Created by early humans, the paintings now give scientists a glimpse into the lives of people long ago. This high-interest title dives into the story of the cave, from its early inhabitants to its modern visitors. Maps, graphs, and profiles of new discoveries help paint a clear picture of the ancient cave and its many secrets.

King Tut's Tomb

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916396

A group of tourists crowds into a dusty room with brightly painted walls. They have entered King Tut’s tomb! Priceless artifacts once filled every chamber of the tomb. Now they are in museums across the world, carrying on King Tut’s legacy thousands of years after his death! This high-interest title uses vivid photographs, timelines, graphs, and profiles of important discoveries to introduce readers to the fascinating world of this ancient Egyptian ruler.

The Palace of Knossos

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916402

Thousands of years ago, royals gathered in the luxurious Palace of Knossos. Today, the palace is in ruins. Though bright frescoes still decorate its walls, the walls themselves are crumbling. What happened here? This high-interest title explores just that! Engaging text, colorful photos, maps, graphs, and other features combine to tell the gripping story of the Palace of Knossos and its fall to ruin.