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Hot Hot Rods

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721847

Get ready for a hot read on some cool cars! From modified 1930s Ford cars, such as the "Deuce" roadster and classic Model T, to crazy VW Bugs and pumped-up pickup trucks, Hot Hot Rods will show kids what makes these jaw-dropping cars and their powerful engines so special! With incredible, full-color photographs, thrill-seeking readers will learn all about the history of hot rods and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready for a fast ride!

Descubre el mundo de las ciencia Enciclopedia (Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia) Volume 7

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606947500

Volumen 7: La astronomia y el espacio

Courage on the Oregon Trail

Dorothy Francis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993611

The fictional chapters of this book tell the story of Luke Fletcher and his family as they make their journey along the Oregon Trail. The book's nonfiction chapters detail the realities of life on the Oregon Trail.

Grand Canyon

Sara Louise Kras (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993680

This book discusses the early people, creatures, and plants of the Grand Canyon.

Jungle Survival Handbook

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673595

You are alone and lost. You have no water. No food. No cell phone. No map. All you can see is a thick tangle of trees in every direction. Would you know how to survive in a jungle? This fantastic survival handbook combines adventure, real-life survival tactics, and fascinating facts about jungle habitats. What is the best way to catch rainwater? How do you stop ticks and leeches from attacking your body? How do you build a shelter using leaves and branches? And which jungle creatures can you eat, and which will eat you?

Desert Survival Handbook

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673571

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You are alone and lost. You have no water. No food. No cell phone. No map. The Sun is getting hotter and hotter. Would you know how to survive in a desert? This fantastic survival handbook combines adventure, real-life survival tactics, and fascinating facts about desert habitats. How can ants or bird droppings be a clue to a source of water? How do you build a shelter when there is nothing around but sand? And which desert animals are dangerous, and how can you avoid them?

Baghdad Pups

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617722059

In 2007, U.S. Army Sergeant Edward Watson and his regiment, who were serving in the Iraq war, found a nearly starved puppy covered with fleas. The men took the dog, which they named Charlie, back to their base. Sgt. Watson knew it was against military rules for them to keep animals as pets, but he saw how much the tiny pup lifted his men's spirits. He hoped Charlie could be kept a secret. However, the group was scheduled to leave Iraq. Fearing Charlie would die if he left him, Watson contacted the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International (SPCAI). The group was touched by Sgt. Watson's request to take Charlie home with him. After months of planning, the SPCA International flew Charlie out of Baghdad to live with Sgt. Watson and his family in Arizona. This is just one of many inspiring stories found in Baghdad Pups. With dramatic, full-color photographs of the brave soldiers and their rescued dogs, this book is sure to warm the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

Electric Animals

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721663

Do some animals really have the power to kill by zapping their prey with electricity? The shocking answer is yes. And that's not all that electric animals can do with their super-charged powers. Some can target their victims in near-total darkness while others "talk" to each other using electricity. These are just some of the surprising facts kids will discover as they enter the world of these amazing animals. Eye-popping photos and clear, simple text bring these one-of-a-kind creatures to vivid life.

Caribou

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721762

In 2001, biologist Karsten Heuer witnessed thousands of caribou traveling together in Northern Canada as they made their way north on their annual migration. The spectacular sight inspired Heuer to set out on an incredible adventure of his own. He and his research partner decided to follow the Porcupine caribou herd for five months through freezing weather conditions as the animals migrated north to rich feeding grounds where they would raise their young. The scientists' mission would bring to light some amazing facts about how these beautiful Arctic animals survive in their chilly habitat. In Caribou: And Reindeer, Too, kids go on an real-life adventure with biologist Karsten Heuer as he follows the Porcupine caribou herd through Northern Canada. Along the way, children will discover how caribou survive in their bone-chilling environment. Readers will also learn about the caribou's close relative, the reindeer. Large, full-color photos and a narrative format will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Walrus

Stephen Person (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721793

In the spring of 2010, wildlife biologist Tony Fischbach visited the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska. He was there to study walruses in their remote Arctic habitat, but it wasn't an easy task. The Arctic is one of the coldest places on Earth, and Tony--unlike a walrus--wasn't naturally adapted for life in the extreme cold. Eventually, Tony was able to attach a radio transmitter to several walruses so he could track where they would travel. He was surprised--and disturbed--by what he discovered. What did Tony learn about these animals and how they survive in their chilly Arctic habitat? In Walrus: Tusk, Tusk, kids go on a real-life adventure with wildlife biologist Tony Fischbach as he studies walruses in one of the northernmost places in the world. Along the way, children will learn how walruses survive in their bone-chilling environment, including how they hunt, stay warm, and raise their babies. Large, full-color photos and a narrative format will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Wolverine

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721809

How do wolverines survive the harsh weather conditions of the Arctic? In Wolverine: Super Strong, kids will discover the answer as they follow the work of biologist Audrey Magoun and other scientists in the freezing-cold Arctic tundra. From the long, thick fur that keeps a wolverine warm, to the long claws and powerful jaws that allow it to tear through frozen meat, children will learn all the different ways that these strong scavengers are built to survive in the Arctic. Packed with large, full-color photos and written in a compelling narrative format, Wolverine: Super Strong will show kids how wolverines survive in their bone-chilling environment, including how they hunt, stay warm, and raise their babies.

Humpback Whale

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723179

Humpback whales are prolific singers. These marine mammals belt out songs that travel incredible distances through the ocean and can continue for hours on end. The whales use howls, cries, moans and other noises to create their intricate songs. These are just some of the fun facts kids will discover as they learn all about these animal loudmouths. Spectacular photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they come face-to-face with these noisy animals. In addition, children discover where the animals live, how they stay safe, and the different ways their sounds help them communicate with each other. A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book compares the decibel level of the humpback whale to familiar noises, including an ambulance, a lawnmower, and a whisper.

Hyena

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723186

While hyenas are most famous for the loud "laughing" noises they make, some of these social animals can produce a wide variety of sounds. The spotted hyena, for instance, will groan, grunt, giggle, and make whooping sounds that can be heard from miles away! While these noisy carnivores may look like they are similar to dogs, they actually are more closely related to cats. These are just some of the fun facts kids will discover as they learn about all the sounds these animal loudmouths make. Spectacular photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they come face-to-face with these noisy creatures. In addition, children discover where hyenas live, how they stay safe, and the different ways their sounds help them communicate with each other. A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book describes the different noises that hyenas make and what each sound is used for.

Mockingbird

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723193

Mockingbirds are talented singers. They can mimic the songs of many other birds, not to mention the sounds of barking dogs, chirping crickets, and car alarms! In fact, the mockingbird's name comes from this special talent, as at one time the word "mock" meant the same things as to "mimic." Male mockingbirds will sing all day and night when they're looking for a mate. The loud, long-lasting song tells female mockingbirds that he's ready to mate and also warns other males to stay out of the area. These are just some of the fun facts that kids will discover as they learn about these harmonious birds. Spectacular photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they come face-to-face with these animal loudmouths. In addition, children discover where mockingbirds live, how they stay safe, and the different ways their sounds help them communicate with each other--and tell other mockingbirds to stay away! A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book describes the different noises that mockingbirds make and what each sound is used for.

Dynamic Drag Racers

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721823

Buckle your seat belt and get ready to discover the fastest cars in drag racing! In Dynamic Drag Racers, thrill-seeking readers will discover all of the different types of vehicles in the sport, from Top Fuel dragsters and Pro Stock Motorcycles to Funny Cars and exhibition wheelstanders. If you have a need for speed, this is the book for you! With full-color photographs and clear, simple text, kids will learn all about the history of drag car racing and the people who create and drive these super-fast vehicles. It's a must-have for kids who love cool cars!

Electrifying Eco-Race Cars

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721830

In Electrifying Eco-Race Cars, kids will discover some of the coolest and most Earth-friendly cars around! From hydrogen-fueled race cars that can reach speeds of over 300 miles per hour to wind-powered speedsters that don't use a motor, kids will see that the next generation of race cars is going green. With profiles of eight of the fastest eco-race cars around, kids will see how race car design is speeding into the future. With large, full-color photographs, thrill-seeking readers will learn all about eco-race cars and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready to discover some Earth-friendly cars that can achieve super-fast speeds!

Cheetah

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088683

The cheetah can run faster than any animal in the world. It races along at up to 70 miles per hour--that's more than the speed limit on most highways! Plus, this sleek cat has faster acceleration than a sports car. A cheetah can go from 0 to 45 miles per hour in less than three seconds! These are some of the fascinating facts in store for kids as they learn all about these speedy creatures. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help cheetahs reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the cheetah's top speed to that of humans and racehorses.

Greyhound

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088690

The greyhound is the world's fastest dog. It can run at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour--that's faster than the average speed in the Tour de France bicycle race! One of the oldest dog breeds, greyhounds were raised as hunting dogs hundreds of years ago in Europe. Their speed and agility helped them catch their prey. These are some of the surprising facts kids will discover as they learn all about these lightning-fast canines. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help greyhounds reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the greyhound's top speed to that of humans and cats.

Killer Whale

Dawn Bluemel Oldfield (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088713

The killer whale is one of the fastest mammals in the ocean. It moves through the water at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour--that's faster than a Bengal tiger runs. The killer whale's super speed helps it catch over 500 pounds of food a day! These are just some of the fascinating facts kids will discover in the world of these powerful ocean predators. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help killer whales reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the killer whale's top speed to that of other animals.

Peregrine Falcon

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088720

The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world. It can fly at a speed of 68 miles per hour, and it can dive through the air at an even more amazing speed: 200 miles per hour! The falcons make these high-speed dives in order to catch other birds for food. They attack their prey in midair! These are just some of the fascinating facts kids will discover in the thrilling world of these swift birds of prey. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help peregrine falcons reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the peregrine falcon's top speed to that of fastballs and roller coasters.

Pronghorn

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088737

The pronghorn is the fastest land mammal in North America. It can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour! Even more impressive, the pronghorn is built for endurance, and can run at 30 miles per hour for several miles. Cheetahs are the only animals that can run faster, but they can only sprint at top speed for a short distance before getting tired. These are some of the surprising facts kids will discover as they learn all about these endurance runners. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover the anatomical features that help pronghorns reach fast speeds. A "Speed-o-Meter" graphic compares the pronghorn's top speed to that of other animals.

Hippo

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723155

A hippo's mouth is huge, measuring about four feet (1.2 m) from top to bottom when open. That's big enough for a six-year-old kid to fit inside! These big mouths make a lot of noise. Hippos can produce a 115-decibel roar that's as loud as a train engine. They also make softer noises such as croaks, clicks, and bellows that are heard in the air and underwater at the same time--something no other mammal can do. These are just some of the interesting facts kids will discover about these noisy giants. Spectacular photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they discover where hippos live, how they stay safe, and the different ways they communicate with each other. Kids will also learn the origin of the name hippopotamus, which is Greek for "River Horse"--and discover why this name is actually inaccurate. A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book compares the decibel level of a hippo to familiar noises, including an ambulance, a lawnmower, and a train engine.

Howler Monkey

Natalie Lunis (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723162

There's a good reason why the howler monkey got its name--its howls aren't just loud, they are louder than any other monkey in the forest. In fact, this little noisemaker is one of the loudest animals in the world! It's booming sounds can be heard for at least a mile (1.6 km). These are just some of the surprising facts kids will discover as they learn about the howls, growls, and roars that these noisy creatures make. Eye-popping photos and clear, easy-to-read text will engage emergent readers as they come face-to-face with these animal loudmouths. In addition, children discover where the animals live, how they stay safe, and the different ways their sounds help them communicate with each other--and tell other howler monkeys to stay away! A "Sound Check" chart at the end of the book compares the decibel level of the howler monkey to everyday objects, including an airplane, a lawnmower, and a train engine.

Malaria

Stephen Person (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088898

One of the oldest diseases in history, malaria was once common all over the world. Some scientists believe that malaria may have killed more people than any other disease in human history. Fortunately, doctors now understand the causes of the disease and have developed effective treatments. Yet in some parts of the world, malaria continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people each year. In fact, it's estimated that every 30 seconds a child in Africa dies from this terrible disease. Why is this super killer still taking so many lives? And will humans ever conquer malaria once and for all? In Malaria: Super Killer!, children will learn all about this disease, including its history, how it spreads, and how doctors and organizations continue to work to eradicate the illness from impoverished areas. Readers will also meet individuals like Dawn Dubsky, a malaria survivor from Chicago who founded America Against Malaria, a group working to defeat the disease in the African nation of Ghana.

Smallpox

Adam Reingold (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088904

For thousands of years, smallpox had been one of the world's biggest killers. From the terrible plague that nearly wiped out the entire Aztec and Inca populations in the 1500s to the outbreak in the colonies that killed many of George Washington's troops during the Revolutionary War, smallpox has been responsible for some of the worst epidemics of all time. In the 1960s, the World Health Organization started a worldwide vaccination campaign in an attempt to wipe out this disease once and for all. By 1980 they declared victory, and there hasn't been a known case of smallpox since. But are we really completely safe from this terrible killer? In Smallpox: Is It Over?, children become medical detectives as they investigate the history of the disease, how it spreads, and the impressive details of how doctors and scientists developed a cure that has saved millions of lives. Packed with large photos and written in a narrative style, kids will come to understand the devastation that a contagious disease can inflict--and learn how humankind bravely responds.