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A Math Journey Around the Wonders of the World

Hilary Koll, Steve Mills (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177193

Fun pictograms and infographics about the natural and human-made wonders of the world make learning about math topics easy and fun. In this book, readers go on a mission to explore these wonders and use their mathematical skills at such sites as the pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, Mount Everest, and the Galapagos Islands. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.

Math on the Job: Building a Business

Richard Wunderlich (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117380

A large bakery wants a regular supply of your homemade brownies. What if you could figure out how to do it out of your parents' kitchen using math? This amazing book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who are building their own businesses. Math is an important part of the job of running a pet store or a bakery, or creating a video game. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.

Math on the Job: Serving Your Community

Richard Wunderlich (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117410

What if you could save a person in danger from rapidly rising floodwaters using math? This amazing book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in jobs that serve the community. Math is an important part of the job for police officers, fire fighters, and commanders in the Coast Guard. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.

Cultural Traditions in Italy

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181015

Italy has been the center of the Roman Catholic Church for hundreds of years. Many of the country's traditions and holidays today are based on religious holy days. This interesting book describes national holidays in Italy that mark such events as religious festivals, as well as important historic events such as the country's independence. Other traditional celebrations featured include food festivals and family occasions.

Cultural Traditions in Argentina

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181008

Ruled for many years by European countries, Argentina's traditions today are a blend of indigenous, Spanish, and Italian cultural traditions. This colorful book describes the holidays and festivals celebrated throughout the year in Argentina. In this largely Catholic country, many holidays are based on religious festivals. Others celebrate important historic events. Find out also how Argentines celebrate family occasions.

Cultural Traditions in South Korea

Lisa Dalrymple (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180940

This fascinating book describes the holidays and traditions of South Korea. Many holidays are based on the seasons such as Lunar New Year and Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving. Others are religion-based such as Buddha's birthday. Find out also how South Koreans celebrate family occasions honoring ancestors, elders, and children.

Cultural Traditions in the Netherlands

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180957

This interesting book describes the holidays and traditions in the Netherlands that celebrate important dates in history, religion, royal ceremonies, and changes in the seasons. Young readers will discover the unique traditions of the Dutch people as they celebrate familiar holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and family occasions such as weddings and birthdays.

Significant People of World War II

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116932

A worldwide conflict, World War II involved alliances between political leaders and military forces from many different countries, including the United States and Canada. This fascinating book looks at key figures involved during this war of expansion by invasion. Brief biographies give details of the lives and actions of political leaders Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Truman, Stalin, Hirohito, and Tojo; military leaders Rommel, Goring, Donitz, Dowding, Pound, MacArthur, and Patton; as well as flying aces, code breakers, and activists.

Transportation in Different Places

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116499

From rickshaws and rowboats to camels and cargo ships, this dynamic title looks at the different ways people and things move from place to place. Readers will learn how climate and environment affect transportation around the world.

Homes in Different Places

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116475

People in communities around the world live in homes suited to their environment and natural resources. From homes made of mud and straw to homes built on stilts, readers will discover that all homes serve the same purpose - to meet our basic need for shelter.

Birthdays in Different Places

Lauren McNiven, Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116468

Everybody has a birthday, but not everyone celebrates it in the same way! In fact, there are many different birthday customs and traditions around the world. In this joyful book, readers will learn about Name Day celebrations in Greece, different coming-of-age traditions, and more.

Schools in Different Places

Lauren McNiven (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116482

From the transportation used to get to and from school to the subjects studied during class, this book looks at the diversity of schools around the world. Well-crafted text and vibrant photographs introduce readers to the different ways children learn, share ideas, and grow. This inviting new title will surely earn top marks with young readers!

Clothing in Different Places

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116451

From simple coverings in hot, dry places to thick layers that keep out the cold, this colorful book shows young readers how people dress in different parts of the world. From traditional clothing worn during times of celebration to clothing suited to different environments and weather, this fascinating book teaches readers about different types of clothing and what purpose they serve.

Foods in Different Places

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116444

From crops, which are farmed, to seafood, which is caught, this informative book describes the kinds of foods people eat most in different parts of the world. Readers will learn that geography and climate play a large role in the kinds of foods people eat in different countries. Topics include how people eat, where people buy and sell foods, and the role children play in preparing food.

Cultural Traditions in Kenya

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199560

This engaging book celebrates a year of holidays and traditions representing Kenya’s many cultural groups. Readers will learn about the strong tradition of song and dance in Kenya and also how family occasions are celebrated in this African country.

Cultural Traditions in Sweden

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199577

Young readers will learn about the many public holidays and cultural festivals celebrated in the Scandinavian country of Sweden. Fun facts highlight the unique festivals of the ancient Sami people, how the Swedish royal family is honored, what traditional foods are eaten, and how families celebrate special occasions.

Cultural Traditions in Iran

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199546

Iran is a country of many ancient and modern cultural traditions. This fascinating book describes the ways in which Iranians celebrate holidays with religious festivals, foods, and customs. The majority or Iran’s people are Muslim and many of their holidays are rooted in the religion of Islam. Young readers will also discover how the people of Iran celebrate family occasions.

Cultural Traditions in Jamaica

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199553

This interesting title describes the festivals and holidays celebrated in the island nation of Jamaica. Traditional foods, reggae music, and festivals such as Carnival reflect the colorful culture of Jamaica. Young readers will also discover that many other cultures have influenced Jamaican traditions.

Cultural Traditions in Germany

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199539

From the Oktoberfest folk festival to Christmas markets, Germany has many unique traditions celebrated with traditional foods, rituals, and music. This exciting title follows a year of holidays and festivals that honor religious, historic, and family traditions celebrated by Germans.

Cultural Traditions in Egypt

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190956

Egypt's culture is a fascinating mixture of ancient traditions passed down by the native peoples, as well as the traditions and cultures of countries such as England and Greece, who ruled Egypt in different periods of history. This interesting book describes how ancient traditions, beliefs, and rituals combined with modern influences into the festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Egyptian people celebrate family occasions.

Media and the News

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122254

Jobs in the media, media diversity, and identifying fake news are all explored in this unique look at the role of the media in our lives. A handy timeline makes it easy to track historical change and important innovations in media.

Experts in Engineering

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122339

From the Panama Canal to Hoover Dam and the Eiffel Tower, Experts in Engineering outlines the principles and processes followed to build some of the world's most spectacular structures. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each project as well as the mini bios of the "STEM-gineers" who worked on them. Experiments and research challenges help reinforce concepts.

Scholars of Science

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122353

Scientists have solved problems as varied as the germ theory of disease and the start of our universe. This amazing book outlines the great discoveries made and the principles followed by scientists who explore our world. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each historic discovery as well as the mini bios of the science "STEM-gineers" who made them. Experiments and research challenges help reinforce concepts.

Trailblazers of Technology

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122360

Robotics, the Internet, and computers are some of the most signifcant technology breakthroughs of the last hundred years. This book identifies the pioneers of technology and how their innovations have revolutionized our world. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each historic invention as well as the mini bios of the technology "STEM-gineers" who made them. Experiments and research challenges help reinforce concepts.

Masters of Math

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122346

Experiments and research challenges help reinforce mathematical concepts in this fascinating book about great math thinkers in history and their discoveries. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each breakthrough in math as well as the mini bios of the math "STEM-gineers" who solved them.