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When Elephants Fight

Adrian Bradbury Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439020

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa, is as true today as when the words were first spoken, perhaps thousands of years ago. Its essence is simplicity: when the large fight, it is the small who suffer most. And when it comes to war, the smallest, the most vulnerable, are the children. When Elephants Fight presents the stories of five children from five very different and distinct conflicts. Along with these very personal accounts, the book also offers brief analyses of the history and geopolitical issues that are the canvas on which these conflicts are cast. When Elephants Fight is about increasing awareness. For the future to be better than the past, better than the present, we must help equip our children with an awareness and understanding of the world around them and their ability to bring about change. Gandhi stated, "If you are going to change the world, start with the children."

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

Pamela S. Turner (author) Gareth Hinds (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580895859

A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones. Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story--with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package.

Falcon Wild

Terry Lynn Johnson (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781632896018

An action-packed, contemporary novel about surviving in the wilderness. Thirteen-year-old Karma is desperate to become a certified falconer. At her dad's bird education center, she helps give demonstrations to guests and can fly the birds. But when her favorite rescued falcon, Stark, hurts Karma, her parents insist that they return the bird to its previous owner -- in Canada. On the way to bring Stark back, a car accident in the middle of nowhere leaves Karma's dad trapped, and it's up to Karma to find a way to rescue him and her younger brother. When Karma loses her way trying to get help, she crosses paths with Cooper, a troubled teenaged boy. Lost for three days, the two figure out how to survive, and Karma teaches Stark to hunt like an actual bird of prey. Karma may be closer than she thinks to becoming a real falconer and having a real friend.

Like Vanessa

Tami Charles (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897778

Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen-year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America. In this semi-autobiographical debut novel set in 1983, Vanessa Martin's real-life reality of living with family in public housing in Newark, New Jersey is a far cry from the glamorous Miss America stage. She struggles with a mother she barely remembers, a grandfather dealing with addiction and her own battle with self-confidence. But when a new teacher at school coordinates a beauty pageant and convinces Vanessa to enter, Vanessa's view of her own world begins to change. Vanessa discovers that her own self-worth is more than the scores of her talent performance and her interview answers, and that she doesn't need a crown to be comfortable in her own skin and see her own true beauty.

American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements

Katelyn Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756717

With the Battling the Elements: American Indians of the West e-Book, introduce your students to the diverse lifestyles of West Coast American Indians. Your class will learn about the different tribes in the Southwest, the Great Basin, the Plateau, the Pacific Northwest, and California. This e-Book also looks at other aspects of daily life including tools and building materials used, trade networks, and how life drastically changed for the American Indians once the European settlers arrived. This intriguing nonfiction reader breathes life into early US history with primary source documents that features images of Native American artifacts, maps, and other materials from that era. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest e-Book that explores history, geography, and other social studies topics. American Indians of the West: Battling the Elements provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The e-Book contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

India

A.M. Buckley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878213

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in India, land of Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, monsoons, more than 1 billion people, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces India's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Arab Spring

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607803

A historical account of the Arab Spring, including the events leading up to the string of protests, the people involved, the conditions of political instability, and the lingering aftermath.

Apache

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606493

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Apache, including warrior Geronimo and conflicts such as the Camp Grant Massacre.

Navajo

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606523

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Navajo, including headman Manuelito and conflicts such as the Second Battle of Fort Defiance.

Nez Perce

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606530

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Nez Perce, including Chief Joseph and conflicts such as the Battle of the Big Hole.

Cherokee

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606509

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Cherokee, including chief John Ross and conflicts surrounding the Trail of Tears.

Iroquois

Steve Potts (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606516

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian confederacy known as the Iroquois, including chief Hiawatha and conflicts such as the American Revolution.

Sioux

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606547

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Sioux or Dakota, including warrior Crazy Horse and conflicts such as the U.S.–Dakota War.

A Rainforest Food Chain

A.D. Tarbox (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606332

A look at a common food chain in a South American rainforest, introducing the cacao tree that starts the chain, the jaguar that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.

A Prairie Food Chain

A.D. Tarbox (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606325

A look at a common food chain on a North American prairie, introducing the bluestem grass that starts the chain, the badger that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.

A Desert Food Chain

A.D. Tarbox (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606295

A look at a common food chain in a North American desert, introducing the mesquite tree that starts the chain, the coyote that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605854

An exploration of Rocky Mountain National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the towering summit of Longs Peak.

Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh

Shirley Jordan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433390494

Hatshepsut was a young woman who became the first female pharaoh of Egypt and ruled for about 20 years! Readers will learn about Hatshepsut's amazing life as she made her way from regent to queen of Egypt in this captivating biography. The stunning images, intriguing facts, supportive text, glossary and index combine to create an enlightening and entertaining reading experience as children learn about kings, queens, pharoahs, and other aspects of Egyptian history.

American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance

Katie Blomquist (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757646

Spark a curiosity for past events with this nonfiction reader focusing on the lives of native people as pioneers began moving westward during the nineteenth century. With the American Indians in the 1800s: Right and Resistance e-Book, students will explore the significant historical events that affected native people, including the Indian Removal Act, the Trail of Tears, the Seminole Wars, Red Cloud's War, the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the Nez Percé War, Wounded Knee, and more. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for American Indians during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of what life was like 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.

Early Explorers

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756755

Excite students as they learn about the Early Explorers during the Age of Discovery. This e-Book takes a look at some of these ambitious world travelers that have helped map the modern world – from the Vikings, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, to Amerigo Vespucci. Primary source materials offer a glimpse into the past as students immerse themselves with authentic maps, artifacts, and images from that era. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest book that explores history, geography, and other social studies topics. The Early Explorers e-Book provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The reader contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

Racing to Colonize the New World

Christina Hill (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756762

Take your students on a trip with the early explorers searching for new routes with Racing to Colonize the New World. This e-Book takes look at the discovery of the "new world" and the people already living there. This informational text features primary source materials offering a historical snapshot of past events with maps, artifacts, and images from that era. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest book that explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics. The Racing to Colonize the New World e-Book provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The reader contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans

Kelly Rodgers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756779

Students will learn more about the group that traveled across the Atlantic to create New England with The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans e-Book. This rigorous informational text examines Puritan Society, including family life, Puritan women, town systems, and more. Spark a curiosity among your students and connect them to events from a long ago with these nonfiction readers that feature primary source material. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest book that explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics. The New England Colonies: A Place for Puritans e-Book provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The reader contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great Expanse

Jennifer Prior (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756724

Highlight some of the fascinating aspects of life on the Plains with the American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great Expanse e-Book. Students will explore different facets of Plains culture, including the importance of buffalo in everyday life – as their source of food, clothing, homes, weapons, and many other things. This informational text takes a look at some of the distinctive features of the Lakota, Cheyenne, Comanche, Pawnee, Osage, Omaha, and Crow tribes. Ignite a curiosity with this nonfiction reader that breathes life into the pages of history with real-life artifacts from that era. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this rigorous, high-interest reader that explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics. The American Indians of the Plains: Surviving the Great Expanse e-Book provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The e-Book contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

American Indians of the East: Woodland People

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756731

Explore the culture and customs of the Woodland People with the American Indians of the East: Woodland People e-Book. Students will learn about the diverse group of tribes that stretched along the East coast, including the Northeastern and Southeastern regions. This e-Book looks at some of the important aspects of everyday life, including their strong farming culture with the "Three Sisters" crops – corns, beans, and squash. Spark a curiosity with this nonfiction reader filled with primary source material that offers a glimpse on how life was truly like for the Woodland People. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest book that explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics. American Indians of the East: Woodland People provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The e-Book contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756748

Take an in-depth peek at the life of legendary Pocahontas , the famous historical figure who helped create peace between the American Indians and European settlers. With the Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend e-Book, students will examine what happened with John Smith and the daughter of Chief Powhatan, as well as Pocahontas' new life in an English village. Bring a greater understanding to historical events with this e-Book filled with primary source documents from this time period. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest book that explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics. Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The reader contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.