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Great Journeys

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845783

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.

Inside the Earth

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845684

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!

Lost Animals

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845660

Learn about animals we have lost to extinction as well as modern animals at risk before reading "The Last Mammoth."

Plagues

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845622

What was the Black Death? How many people did it kill? And how did it kill them? Find out about plagues we have now. What causes them? What can we do about them? Then read The Lost Village, a story about plagues and people. After a thousand years, who's the winner?

Spies

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845615

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?

The Mystery of the Piltdown Skull

Pat Perrin (author), Wim Coleman (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848883

In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link."

Tarnished Legacy: The Story of the Comstock Lode

Ellen Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849088

Discusses the history of the mining days at Comstock.

Tops (And Other Spinning Toys)

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848142

Tops have been spinning for thousands of years. Learn about tops, yo-yos, and other fascinating spinning toys as well as how to make them.

Valley of Disaster: The Johnstown Flood of 1889

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848180

Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown.

Wheels!

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848234

The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children.

The Code of the Drum

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847145

After his father dies in a Civil War battle, twelve-year-old Jacob runs away from home to join his father's old regiment as a drummer boy.

Colorful Kites

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847152

Provides a history of kites and kite making and offers step-by-step instructions for making a wind sock and different types of two- and three-stick kites.

Archaeologists in Action

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120588

Archaeologists are like detectives. They find objects from the past and treat them as clues to understanding what life was like long ago. This title aims to create meaningful connections between the scientific concepts readers learn in the classroom and how they are applied in the real world by archaeologists searching for answers.

Innovations in Everyday Technologies

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118059

You might not realize that there was once a world without microwaves, umbrellas, or elevators! That’s a lot of cold food, wet clothing, and stairs! Luckily, some innovative people have solved problems in everyday technologies throughout history. This title explores the gadgets, structures, and materials that we depend on every single day, and the amazing inventors, scientists, and engineers who dreamed them up! These inventions make things easier in our day-to-day lives. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help make our daily lives a little easier?

Innovations in Safety

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118066

You might not know there was once a world without bike helmets, seatbelts, and airbags. This title looks at major innovations in safety over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. These amazing individuals have saved countless lives by identifying safety hazards in everyday situations, and inventing devices that keep people from getting hurt. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help protect people and even save lives?

Innovations in Transportation

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118073

Imagine a street filled with horses and buggies, or the skies without airplanes! You might not realize that, before vehicles, it used to take days—even weeks—to visit friends or family! This title looks at major innovations in transportation over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us change the way we travel?

Innovations in Communication

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118042

Imagine a world where you had to write letters, mail them at the post office, and wait a week or two for a response. You might not realize that there was once a world without your favorite forms of instant communication. The way you keep in touch with the people around you is because of amazing inventions in communication throughout history! From braille to texting, this title explores the amazing inventors, scientists, and engineers who saw challenges in the way we communicate with each other, and overcame them! With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us connect freely with friends and family across boundaries?

Innovations in Health

L. E. Carmichael (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118080

You might be shocked to discover how some illnesses and diseases were treated years before medical innovations were made. This book will make you feel lucky that you were born after many safe and successful ways were developed to treat illnesses and save lives. Learn about important innovations made in health care that we now take for granted, and the amazing scientists, inventors, and engineers who developed them. With a little inventive thinking, how could you come up with a way to keep you and your family healthy?

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World

Barry Wittenstein (author) Chris Hsu (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897457

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

Cupcakes with Sally Ride

Kyla Steinkraus (author) Katie Wood (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424994

The Sweets Shop always gets special customers, but when Sally Ride comes to visit, Fiona and Finley go on a special trip—into outer space! Finley and Fiona have a blast, but there’s more to learn on this epic journey than they expected. Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.

Elevators

Tracy Maurer (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425588

A look at some of the most amazing elevators in the world. Addresses the obstacles of construction, the impact on society, and the science of engineering such superstructures.

Telescopes

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425564

An in-depth look at the design and engineering of massive scientific telescopes. Addresses the obstacles of construction, the impact on society, and the science of engineering such superstructures.

From Here to There

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425182

A look at the engineering processes that go into designing transportation methods.

The Texas Rangers

C.M. Johnson (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207230

Each Origins: Whodunnit: Law Enforcement eShort is a single chapter from the full Law Enforcement title, packaged as a mini eBook. Law Enforcement eShorts include Beat Cops, The Texas Rangers, The Secret Service, and Federal Marshals.

The Internet

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968716

In The Internet, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the development of the Internet. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the challenges overcome to create the Internet and how this super science feat continues to advance technology and communication.