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Explore the United Kingdom: 12 Key Facts

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356789

Highlights 12 facts about United Kingdom including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

12 Epic Archaeological Adventures

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356802

Presents 12 of the most epic archaeological adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of The Terracotta Army, King Tut's Tomb, Stonehenge, Moai of Easter Island, and more.

12 Epic Climbing Adventures

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356819

Presents 12 of the most epic climbing adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of Mt. Everest in Nepal, Rocklands in South Africa, Athabasca Glacier in Canada, Kilauea in Hawaii, USA, and more.

12 Epic Polar Adventures

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356833

Presents 12 of the most epic polar expeditions around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of the Antarctica Peninsula, the ice floes of Svalbard between Norway and the North Pole, the Falkand Islands, and more.

Explore Australia: 12 Key Facts

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356673

Highlights 12 facts about Australia including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Brazil: 12 Key Facts

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356680

Highlights 12 facts about Brazil including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Switzerland

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179646

Switzerland is a country of many faces! People from all over the world make this neutral land home. Even though it has four official languages and a diverse population, Switzerland’s culture has deep roots and memorable customs. Yodel from the top of the Alps and dip into cheese-filled fondue pots while turning the pages of this Country Profiles title!

Cambodia

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179592

A beautifully vast landscape and respectful culture fill the country of Cambodia. Despite a history of persecution and danger, Cambodians celebrate their freedom and customs with joy! In this title, readers will step into Cambodia with a walk through Angkor Wat, and then learn about the nation’s celebrations, wildlife, and more!

Guatemala

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179608

Guatemala is a nation filled with with diversity! People with Maya and Spanish roots as well as other ethnicities bring a rich culture. The land houses black beaches, volcanoes, and highlands as well as a wide array of wildlife. Take a trip through the pages of this title and explore Guatemala through engaging text, vibrant photos, and fascinating facts!

Kenya

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179615

Zebras, wildebeest, and gazelles march across the Kenyan savanna while lions lazily nap through the heat of the day. The nation’s wildlife shares the land with the majority of Kenya’s many tribes and other ethnic groups. Celebrate the life and beauty of Kenya through informative text and eye-catching photos!

Peru

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179622

Pacific waves wash upon the shores of Peru’s coastal beaches while people spend their days surfing and soaking in the sun. The Andes stretch through the center, creating a rugged landscape for the tough willed. The mountains descend into the tropical Amazon in the west where wildlife flourishes. Take a trip and meet the people of this warm and welcoming South American country with this informative title!

South Sudan

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179639

South Sudan’s recent beginnings stem from people seeking freedom and peace. As the nation grows, the values of tribal strength and independence add to the natural wonder that spans across the savannas and swamplands. Readers will explore the people, customs, land, and much more in this title about South Sudan.

Bodyguards

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798064

The role of bodyguard or "close protection officer" is highly misunderstood. In action films threats are obvious: ski-mask wearing gunmen fire at the client from a speeding black Suburban. In real life, threats may be harder to assess. If a crowd of unarmed protesters pushes towards the client and blocks access to the client's car and the building he is being escorted to, this poses a threat. The client is caught outside of the two "safe zones" (car and building). However bodyguards have no legal right to use force in a public place unless they or the client is being attacked. The bodyguards will call the police, but they may not arrive for ten to twenty minutes. This interesting new book examines the different types of bodyguard: police, military and civilian; their training; typical roles; the equipment they use; weapons; bodyguards and the law; evasive driving; and life as a bodyguard.

Bomb and Mine Disposal Officers

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798071

What qualities does it take to walk up to an unexploded bomb or mine, and coolly and calmly examine it? To slowly and painstakingly remove the cover and attempt to defuse it? To be completely alone while everyone else has taken cover? The rise of terrorism in the 21st Century and the evolution of car bombs and other improvised explosive devices mean that bomb disposal officers are in high demand once again in places as far apart as Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. This book looks at life as a bomb or mine disposal officer, and covers what sort of person becomes a bomb disposal officer: a day in the life; training; types of devices; and the history of bomb disposal from WW1 to the present day in Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Down a Wombat Hole and Other Fuzzy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374021

Australian and arctic animals! Meet a scientist who studies wombats and another who studies arctic foxes. Enjoy a fun story about animals having a jumping competition and another about animals having a special grown-up birthday party. Stories by L.E. Carmichael, Ph.D., Douglas McInnis, Karen Steiner, and Highlights for Children.