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Austria

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645279969

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Austria. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Algeria

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645279938

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of Algeria. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

The Doctor Saves the Day

James Buckley Jr. (author) Tom Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910406

In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, true heroes emerged. Follow along as two strangers demonstrate incredible strength and determination to rescue a man trapped in the rubble. The navy doctor and admiral were two of the many heroes of 9/11. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroism at the Pentagon.

The Maya Civilization

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911120

You may like chocolate, but how would you feel about using cocoa beans as money or in glue? Maybe you'd like to play a ball game for warriors (just be careful you don't become a scarified to the gods after playing). What about living life with a calendar system even more advanced than our own? You could try it all if you lived like the Maya! Discover extreme facts about the Maya civilization in this fun and kooky book.

Mesopotamia

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911113

Whether going for a sail or hitting the road on anything with wheels, you may need to thank the people from Mesopotamia. Did you know this ancient civilization inspired and invented a lot of things that we can still find in our modern lives? The Cradle of Civilization brought us board games and astrology, maps and soap, and so much more. But there are some things we may be glad to leave behind in Mesopotamia, such harsh penalties for breaking the law (death!) and an alphabet that included 700 letters (think of that alphabet song!). Discover extreme facts about Mesopotamia in this fun and kooky book.

EMS to the Rescue

James Buckley Jr. (author) Tom Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910420

As reports came in of planes crashing into the World Trade Center, heroes sprang into action. Follow two EMS workers scrambling to help survivors at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, based on a true story. The heroic first responders fought with bravery and determination to save lives amid the chaos. Based on the true story and in honor of an EMS team risking everything to help at Ground Zero. Additional material provides an overview of the events of the day and other stories of heroes at Ground Zero.

Ancient China

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911106

Did you know the umbrella and toilet paper were both invented in China? Or that many ancient emperors believed they were descended from dragons? How about that kites were first used as warning signals in ancient China? Walk along miles and miles of the Great Wall, take a peek into terrific tombs, and stroll through some of the most amazing palaces ever built as you discover extreme facts about ancient China in this fun and kooky book.

Ancient Egypt

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911090

Did you know ancient Egyptians would shave their eyebrows in mourning if their cats died? Or that the first pharaoh may have been killed by a trampling hippo? You may know that a mummy's brain was removed through its nose before the body was wrapped up. But did you know that the ancient Egyptians threw the brain away and kept the heart as the center of intelligence instead? Discover extreme facts about ancient Egypt in this fun and kooky book.

Ancient Greece

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911076

How would you like to use a public toilet every time you had to go? Or compete in an Olympic wrestling event where the only rules were no biting or gauging? Well, that was life in ancient Greece! And if you think we're far removed from that life, you may be surprised to learn that a lot in our modern world was inspired by our ancient friends (from alarm clocks and odometers to democracy and art!). Discover extreme facts about ancient Greece in this fun and kooky book.

Ancient Rome

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911083

Did you know that the Ancient Romans ate while lying down? Or that they spread a sauce made of fish guts over their food? What about that gladiator sweat was sold as a beauty product in Ancient Rome? Travel along roads that are still around today (ones that were made by Romans over 2,000 years ago) or take a peek at the Declaration of Independence and you'll see the civilization's lasting influence today. Discover extreme facts about ancient Rome in this fun and kooky book.

Halloween and Day of the Dead Traditions Around the World

Joan Axelrod-Contrada (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851061

Explores Halloween and Day of the Dead traditions from around the world, including All Saint's and All Soul's Days, the Day of the Dead, and other celebrations for the dead. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

National Day Traditions Around the World

Susan Kesselring (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851078

Explores national day (patriotism day) traditions from around the world, including independence days and patriotic holidays. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

New Year Traditions Around the World

Ann Malaspina (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851085

Explores global traditions surrounding the arrival of a new year, including food, parties, finding good luck, and making resolutions. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Tooth Traditions Around the World

Ann Malaspina (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851092

Explores global traditions surrounding the loss of first teeth, including the tooth fairy, the tooth mouse, and beliefs to make teeth strong. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Calamity Jane

Emily Dolbear (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503850958

The delightfully tall tale of how Martha Jane Cannary came to be known as Calamity Jane, the toughest woman in the old wild West. Additional features to aid comprehension include background information and historical context of the tale, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Ann Heinrichs (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854628

Viva Mexico! Pinatas, floats, and tasty food all play a role in the holiday that remembers Mexican independence. Kids learn the historical significance behind the festivities and gain an appreciation for the exciting traditions and rich cultural celebration associated with May 5. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Ann Ingalls (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851047

Explores Christmas traditions from around the world, including foods, gift-giving, and religious celebrations. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Easter Traditions Around the World

M. J. Cosson (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851054

Explores Easter traditions from around the world, including Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, food, and religious celebrations. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

Birthday Traditions Around the World

Ann Ingalls (author) Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503851030

Explores global traditions surrounding birthdays, including cake, parties, and decorations. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, informative captions, detailed maps, sources for further research, an index, and introductions to the author and illustrator.

South Korea

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969270

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of South Korea. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.

Philippines

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641281720

In this book, readers will learn about the unique and defining features of the Philippines. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the key details of the country, including geography, climate, culture, and resources. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry. Includes reading tips for teachers and parents, a map, quick facts, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Syrian Heritage

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130777

Syrian Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Syria in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Syrian heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.

Mongols

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603133

A simple introduction to the Central Asian warriors known as Mongols, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through their descendants.

Vikings

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603140

A simple introduction to the Scandinavian warriors known as Vikings, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through books and films.

Barbarians

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603119

A simple introduction to the European warriors known as barbarians, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today’s culture through video games and films.