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December

K. C. Kelley (author) Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434655

How did December get it's name? What are some famous holidays celebrated during this month? Were any famous people born in December? Such questions and more are answered in this trivia-packed book.

February

K. C. Kelley (author) Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781631434556

How did February get it's name? What are some famous holidays celebrated during this month? Were any famous people born in February? Such questions and more are answered in this trivia-packed book.

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.

Poseidon: God of the Sea and Earthquakes

Teri Temple (author), Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733300

Introduces the Greek god Poseidon and explains his importance; features well-known Greek myths about this god; and includes map of ancient Greece and family tree of the Greek gods.

The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Rhonda Gowler Greene (author) Scott Brundage (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138360

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. The Apollo program was designed by NASA to meet that challenge, and on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin. Apollo 11's prime mission objective: "Perform a manned lunar landing and return." Four days after take-off, the Lunar Module "Eagle," carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia," and descended to the moon. Armstrong reported back to Houston's Command Center, "The Eagle has landed." America and the world watched in wonder and awe as a new chapter in space exploration opened. Through verse and informational text, author Rhonda Gowler Greene celebrates Apollo 11's historic moon landing.

K is for Keystone: A Pennsylvania Alphabet

Kristen Kane (author), Laura Knorr (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366361

Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, Gettysburg, Ben Franklin's inventions, the Liberty Bell -- there is so much to learn about Pennsylvania's history and geography. K is for Keystone is a wonderful introduction to many of Pennsylvania's unique features for readers young and old."E is for Easton A town where you can see, The birthplace of crayons and markers, In the Crayola FACTORY." "The word Crayola comes from the French word craie (chalk) and the first part of the word oleaginous (an oily paraffin wax). In 1903 cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith created an overnight success with their Crayola crayons made for school use. Seventy-five years later Crayola markers were produced. The Crayola FACTORY in Easton, Pennsylvania, includes a hands-on discovery center and offers demonstrations that show how crayons and markers are made."

A Fist for Joe Louis and Me

Trinka Hakes Noble (author) Nicole Tadgell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146174

Gordy and his family live in Detroit, Michigan, the heart of the United States automobile industry. Every night after coming home from work at one of the plants, Gordy's father teaches him how to box. Their hero is the famous American boxer Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. But the Great Depression has come down hard on the economy. Detroit's auto industry is affected and thousands of people lose their jobs, including Gordy's father. When his mother takes on work with a Jewish tailor, Gordy becomes friends with Ira, the tailor's son, bonding over their shared interest in boxing and Joe Louis. As the boys' friendship grows, Gordy feels protective of Ira, wanting to help the new boy fit in. At the same time, America is gearing up for the rematch between Joe Louis and the German boxer, Max Schmeling. For many Americans this fight is about good versus evil (US against Nazi Germany). Against the backdrop of the 1938 Fight of the Century, a young boy learns what it means to make a stand for a friend.

Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank's Diary

Meeg Pincus (author) Jordi Solano (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146303

The story of Anne Frank and her diary is one of the world's most important and well-known, but less is known about the woman who sheltered Anne and her family for years and, ultimately, rescued Anne's diary from Nazi clutches. Miep Gies was a woman who rose to bravery when humanity needed it and risked everything for her neighbors. It is because of Miep we know Anne Frank--and now, this is Miep's story.

The Real Genghis Khan

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131200

Everyone knows his story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Genghis Khan? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Booker T. Washington

Don Troy (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541941

Booker T. Washington rose from his slavery beginnings to become a national leader in education and civil rights. Beginning his career as a teacher and developing into a renowned speaker, Washington's influence is still felt today through Tuskegee University, which he originally founded.

Gladiators

Joanne Mattern

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944325

This book presents an introduction to gladiators, warriors of the Roman arena. It includes a brief story about two slaves who became gladiators and a description of the various kinds of gladiators, their styles, and weapons.

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.