From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, and weaves family stories into the history, traditions and evolution of Chinese New Year. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs throughout.
Imagine being only nine-years old when you inherit the throne of Egypt. This is what happened to Tutankhamun, the young pharaoh known as King Tut. Learn what life was like during his reign as you examine important aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, such as hieroglyphics, religion, vocations, politics, and style. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
You're about to enter the exciting world of ancient China! Go back in time to one of the most tumultuous and significant periods in Chinese history. You'll experience firsthand the conflict and creativity that shaped this civilization - from kings and nobles to great philosophers and humble farmers. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
Discover what life was like in an ancient City-State with You Are There! Ancient Greece 432 BC. Take a tour of the Parthenon and other important aspects of Greek culture, including architecture, art, politics, mythology, and more! Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
Percentages, decimals, and equivalent fractions are all very helpful tools in running a business--even a store in the mall! This informative title introduces readers to percentages, teaching them the basics of the concept of percentage and how to calculate them. Percentages can also be written as decimals or fractions! Children will learn how to use all three and convert them back and forth through helpful mathematical charts, engaging practice problems, STEM themes, an accessible glossary, and easy-to-read text!
Practice multiplication and division at the bake sale! This charming title engages readers with tasty recipes while encouraging them to apply their mathematical, problem-solving, and STEM skills in daily life. Follow the story of a boy and his grandpa baking muffins for a bake sale. Divide 144 muffins into three batches of 48 to make sure they can all fit in the oven! Practice fractions with simple long division! Fun examples, vibrant images, an accessible glossary, clear mathematical diagrams, and easy-to-read text keep these mathematical concepts feeling easy and fun!
Readers will explore some of the biggest issues that have happened in the Middle East and learn about the impact that these happenings have effected people all over the world. The vibrant images, stunning and engaging sidebars, accessible glossary and index, and easy-to-read text make this book a perfect introduction to such topics as the Yom Kippur War, The Oslo Accords, Saddam Hussein, and religious extremism. Readers will be fascinated and captivated as they move through this alluring title.
Immigrants from all over Europe flocked to America in the 1800s, bringing their hopes and their dreams with them. This fascinating title allows readers to discover such topics as Ellis Island, Angel Island, and assimilation. The influx of immigrants enriched the American culture but also provided challenges to the United States. Through appealing images, a vibrant scrapbook layout, stunning facts, intriguing sidebars, and a helpful glossary and index, readers will be excited and engaged from cover to cover!
Moctezuma was the most famous ruler of the powerful Aztec empire. Readers will learn about Moctezuma in this fascinating biography that features vibrant photos, stunning facts, engaging sidebars, and supportive text. Along with details of Moctzeuma's life, readers will also learn about the Aztec Empire, Eagle Warriors, Jaguar Warriors, Incas, Mayans, and the city of Tenochtitlán. A table of contents, glossary, and index are featured to help readers better understand the content.
Trade routes gave rise to the ancient kingdoms in Africa, providing a rich history in culture, trade, and tradition. This appealing book will allow readers to explore the civilization, people, culture, religion, history, and traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa through plenty of colorful photos, fascinating facts, a helpful glossary and index, and supportive text. Other highlighted topics include the Kush civilization, Askum Kingdom, Zagwe dynasty, Ghana, Mansa Musa, Songhai Empire, the language of Swahili, and Zimbabwe. The colorful scrapbook layout and engaging sidebars will leave children interested and intrigued from cover to cover!
Confucius is now considered the greatest philosopher in Chinese history. This inspiring and enlightening biography will allow readers to discover Confucius' life of peace and harmony, his beliefs, and his philosophies that people still use today through interesting sidebars, facts, clear photos, supportive text, and a helpful glossary and index. Readers are also introduced to other important aspects of this period in China's history including the Zhou Dynasty, Meng-Tzu, and legalism.
Mansa Musa was the king of Mali as it became one of the largest empires during the time of Musa's rule. Readers will discover the life of Mansa Musa in this appealing biography that uses vivid images, appealing maps, and stunning facts to engage children. A glossary and index work in conjunction with the easy-to-read text to teach readers about the Mali ruler, griots, Mali trade, Mecca, Malian religion, and other kings and queens.
Hammurabi was king of Babylon and later became the king of Mesopotamia. This fascinating biography introduces readers to Babylonian history and explains how Hammurabi changed Mesopotamia. Through appealing photos and images and intriguing facts, readers will also learn about the Persian Empire, the form of writing called cuneiform, Gilgamesh, Cyrus the Great, Darius, and other kings and rulers of ancient times. Featuring a glossary and index for support, children will be sure to be enthralled as well as enlightened as they read from cover to cover!
The ancient city of Mesopotamia was located in the Middle East and was made up of empires such as the Babylonian Empire, Assyrian Empire, Persian Empire, and Phoenician Empire. Readers will explore these incredible empires and discover how each made contributions and influenced the world as it exists today. The fascinating sidebars filled with captivating facts work in conjunction with the vibrant, alluring images to engage and excite readers as they learn about the Sumerian society, Hebrews, Phoenicians, nomads, and more! A glossary and index are provided to aid in better understanding of the content.
The Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs were three groups of people found living in the ancient Americas, including the Andes Mountains and a city named Tenochtitlán. This intriguing book features details about these three incredible civilizations and explores how each of them fell when Spanish explorers found their settlements. Through detailed images and maps, captivating sidebars and facts, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will learn about leaders like Moctezuma as well as how these civilizations used farming, hieroglyphics, and glyphs to create their unique cultures.
Even though the Roman Empire ended in A.D. 476, its legacy still lives on today. Julius Caesar, gladiators, aquaducts, and The Colosseum are just a few of the topics discussed in this incredible book that uses vibrant, beautiful photos and intriguing facts to teach readers about the Roman Empire. Featuring a glossary, index, and easy-to-read text, this book will have children both engaged and fascinated as they learn what a big impact the Romans had on the past and on our lives today.
Many different people have lived in India for thousands of years. Readers will learn about some of the people who have lived there and influenced the Indian religions, culture, and way of life. Featuring vivid photos, maps, stunning facts, supportive text, and an accessible glossary and index, this book allows readers to explore such topics as The Mauryan Empire, The Gupta Empire caste systems, The Mughal Empire, King Ashoka, Aryans, Buddha, Mohandus Gandhi, and the Taj Mahal. Interesting and engaging, children will be motivated and excited to learn as they move through the pages!
Chinese culture has changed greatly over the years, but the Chinese people still celebrate the great changes in their culture and nation. This appealing book will teach readers about the incredible history of China, the Great Wall, and the various dynasties that ruled, including the Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, and Ming. Readers will also discover Chinese philosophies that are still practiced today, such as Confucianism and Taoism. The stunning photos, incredible facts, and engaging sidebars work in conjunction with the easy-to-read text, helpful table of contents, and accessible glossary and index to provide readers with a reading experience that is both enjoyable and informative.
This fascinating book reveals how various civilizations, Greek gods, and Greek wars influenced Greek culture. The beautiful images, stunning facts, and supportive text work together to teach readers about Greek philosophy, the city-states of Greece, Athens, Sparta, Acropolis, Minoan civilization, and Plato. Readers will be captivated by the vibrant photos and engaging facts about such incredible Greek creations that are still in our world today, like The Acropolis, The Illiad, and The Odyssey. A glossary and index are featured to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
From pharaohs to hieroglyphics, readers will learn all about the Egyptian dynasty in this fascinating book! The appealing photos and engaging text invite readers to learn about the Ancient Egyptian civilization, the construction of the great pyramids, mummies, Alexander the Great, Ptolemy, Mark Antony, and Cleopatra. Working in conjunction with easy-to-read text, the table of contents, glossary, and index combine to create a helpful and accommodating learning tool.
This captivating book introduces readers to Islamic history through vivid images and intriguing facts. The text works in conjunction with the eye-catching photos and illustrations to give readers a look into the history of Islamic culture, life, and politics, including Muhammad, the Arabian Peninsula, Mecca, the Qur'an, the Five Pillars of Worship, Sunnis, Shi'as, Muslims, and Bedouins. To aid in further development of vocabulary and better understanding of the content, a helpful index and glossary is provided.
Hashima, Japan’s sea walls give it the appearance of a ship lost at sea. This look is the reason for the Battleship Island nickname. In this title, reluctant readers will also see Battleship Island as a time capsule. Pieces from the past will point to the deserted island’s coal-mining boom time.
The wild reputation of Bodie was unmatched in the Old West. The California gold-mining town attracted a rough crowd. Bodie had gamblers, drinkers, gunslingers, and robbers all after riches. This high-interest children’s title includes a wealth of information about the gold rush that once made Bodie a “get rich” destination.
Craco’s historical happenings hint at a curse. The town faced a plague, then war, then earthquakes and landslides. In the end, the natural disasters dealt the final blow, causing Craco to physically collapse. In this book, young readers will discover a medieval town that eventually lost its uphill battle for survival.
The city in the clouds, Machu Picchu, has an air of mystery surrounding it. Historians know the site belonged to the Inca Empire, but they do not know much else. In this book, reluctant readers will explore possible reasons why Machu Picchu was first built and, in time, abandoned.