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Fighter Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798088

There are no second places in aerial combat. Fighter pilots have perhaps the most dangerous job of all pilots - engaging other aircraft in order to shoot them down, or flying over enemy territory to drop bombs. Learning to master flying such a complex jet is only part of the job. Ultimately, a fighter jet is no more than a weapons platform, and the pilot must be better than his or her rivals in using the jet's weapons. This book will examine what it takes to become a fighter pilot; what the job is like; the jets and equipment required; and what its like to fly at twice the speed of sound in pursuit of an enemy.

War Correspondents

Sabrina Crewe (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180742

In the age of 24-hour news television, some war correspondents have become media stars by "embedding" or attaching themselves to a particular military unit in order to follow and report on their activities. Journalists who report on conflicts keep the world's citizens up to date by showing the reality of war. In the last century, the safety of war correspondents was usually respected by both sides involved in a conflict. Not so in modern warfare. War correspondents not only have to fear being killed or wounded in an attack they are reporting on, they have increasingly become the direct targets of violence and kidnapping themselves. This book describes the dangerous process of reporting on war and steps correspondents take to ensure their safety.

Islam in Turkey

Leyla Alicavusoglu, Frances Hawker (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197863

Islam in Turkey follows Metehan and his sister Ayse during the month of Ramadan. Follow them as Metehan tries fasting for the first time, and find out why Muslims celebrate Ramadan and how they learn about the Quran.

Dragons Race in the Water and Other Real Chinese Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374991

China! Natasha Yim tells of her experiences of watching dragon races in Hong Kong. Discover the art of a handwriting technique called calligraphy. How is silk made? Discover the women who make silk by hand in Hotan, China. Learn how people in China honor their loved ones who have gone before them. Stories by Natasha Yim, Linda Petrucelli, Gary Hoff, Josanne LaValley, and Christine Liu Perkins.

High in the Mountains of Ecuador and Other Travel Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374984

Travelers! A traveler shares what he learned about life in the Andes. Dad and Sam usually see Mom off when she leaves for a work trip, but this time they get to go with her. Grandpa reads exciting stories to Bert and Beth. A hiker writes about his journey around Lake Superior. A traveler visits an island to see puffins, and learns much more than she expects. Stories by David Meissner, Pamela Love, Valeri Gorbachev, Scott Erickson, and Nancy Marie Brown.

Where Walruses Chill Out and Other Real Arctic Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374731

Chilly adventures! Learn about Arctic climate, animals, and about the differences between the Arctic and the Antarctic. If you think all penguins live in the Antarctic, think again! Stories by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen, Susan E. Quinlan, Tim Davis, and Randi Lynn Mrvos.

Pizza and Other Yummy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374106

Culinary traditions! Enjoy mouthwatering poems about pizza and pancakes. See the importance of family traditions and that food can bring people together. Learn how pizza became a popular food and make a mini pizza of your own. Stories by Debbie Lecy, Barbara Kanninen, Christina G. Rossetti, Karin Gaspartich, and Dawn King.

Splish-Splash and Other Water Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374144

Splash! Bert, Beth, and Grandpa make a splash in the pond. The Timbertoes have a fun time on a rainy day. Visit a waterpark with Tina, Kevin, and Aunt Dora. Pick a favorite marine animal with Camila's class at the aquarium. Stories by Valeri Gorbachev, Marianne Mitchell, and Rich Wallace.

A Spaghetti Tale and Other Saucy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374137

Pizza and spaghetti! Watch as Joe makes pizza. See what mishaps occur when the new girl at school brings a lunchbox of her brother's invention. Laugh at Tedd Arnold's silly story about his cockatoo. Learn with Arizona about how hard it is to have a family member in the military and ways to make the distance feel smaller. Stories by Tedd Arnold, Lissa Rovetch, Highlights for Children, and Sean Varner.

What Will You Wear? and Other Dressy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374199

A perfect outfit for every occasion! Mom helps Isabel get dressed and ready for school. Bella's Dad helps her get ready for a birthday party. Dona Rosa tries to stand out from her flamingo friends by buying colorful new clothes. Arizona and her friends have fun with a clothes swap. Stories by Lissa Rovetch, Highlights for Children, Ana Galan, and Marianne Mitchell.

Off to the Beach and Other Sandy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374069

Fun at the beach! Alex packs toys for a beach trip. Duck and Goose have try a new sport at the lake. Emma realizes that the wild animals should be free, no matter how small. Learn a safe and easy trick for examining sea creatures up close. Stories by Larry Dane Brimner, Dagmar Kost, Marianne Mitchell, and Les Ewen.

Building a Skyscraper

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681515137

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished skyscraper. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.

Michigan

Amy Van Zee (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730703

Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of Michigan. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.

Minnesota

Amy Van Zee (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730710

Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of Minnesota. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.

Mississippi

Amy Van Zee (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730727

Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of Mississippi. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.

Astronomer

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965890

In Astronomer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a space scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an astronomer. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about astronomers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Astronomer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Biologist

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965906

In Biologist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a life scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an biologist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about biologists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Biologist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Climate Scientist

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965937

In Climate Scientist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a climate scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an climate scientist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about climate scientists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Climate Scientist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Mechanical Engineer

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965951

In Mechanical Engineer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a mechanical engineer. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as a mechanical engineer. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about mechanical engineers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Mechanical Engineer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Software Engineer

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965968

In Software Engineer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a software engineer. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as a software engineer. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about software engineers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Software Engineer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Chemist

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965913

In Chemist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a chemical scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an chemist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about chemists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Chemist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Electrical Engineer

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965944

In Electrical Engineer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with an electrical engineer. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an electrical engineer. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about electrical engineers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Electrical Engineer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Pyramids of Egypt

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965821

In Pyramids of Egypt, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this ancient engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these monumental structures. An infographic illustrates how the pyramids were built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Egyptian pyramids using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Pyramids of Egypt also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Palm Islands

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965807

In Palm Islands, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this exciting engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these man-made islands. An infographic illustrates how the islands were built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Palm Islands using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Palm Islands also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Austria

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612119304

Located in the heart of central Europe, this small country is perhaps best known for the views of the scenic Alps. In addition to its natural beauty, Austria has been a hub for European culture since the days of the Roman Empire. Find out more about the Austrian way of life in this title for young students.