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Genetic Engineering

Marina Cohen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797609

Taking information out of one living thing and putting it into another is what genetic engineering is all about. How do scientists do it? Why do they do it? What are the results of their experiments with these amazing genetic materials? Through colorful photos, diagrams, and stories, you can understand the basics of genetic engineering. You can even see what the future of this science holds, from Enviropigs to designer pets!

The Manhattan Project

Kristin F. Johnson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840500

This title examines an important historic event - the Manhattan Project. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, key players involved, their lives during the project, the development and use of the atomic bomb, its aftermath, and its effects on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Wildfires

Tamra B. Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803380

What happens to the environment when wildfires occur? What are some of the causes of wildfires? What can people do about the problems caused by wildfires? How can you use your math skills to learn more about wildfires? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about wildfires.

Sony

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174122

This super power technology company was built on a mission to create a place where engineers could freely work and achieve their potential. When post-war Japan entered a reconstruction period, Sony founder, Masaru Ibuka, sought to contribute to the new era, first making radios and other communication devices. Today, Sony produces high-tech televisions, cameras, gaming systems, and more. Find out more about Sony's fascinating history and successes in this title for active minds.

Rovers

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964626

In Rovers, early fluent readers learn about the construction and function of a variety of space rovers. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the fascinating vehicles tasked with studying our universe. An infographic examines the anatomy of a rover, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about rovers using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Rovers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Rovers is part of Jump!'s Space Explorers series.

Baby Skunks

Megan Borgert-Spaniol (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032764

Baby skunks can be described as little stinkers because their ability to spray starts young. Still, baby skunks are closer to furballs than stink bombs. Readers just starting out can get up close to these fluffy little ones without having to plug their noses.

Hammered by a Heat Wave!

Laura DeLallo (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088553

In July 1995, a scorching heat wave blasted Chicago with temperatures as high as 106 F (41 C) for five days straight. Such extreme weather can cause heat stroke and even death in vulnerable individuals; in fact, heat waves kill more people in the United States each year than any other kind of natural disaster. How would residents of Chicago survive the relentless heat? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger---and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of heat waves and find out how hot weather can quickly turn deadly. Safety tips show young readers how to stay cool during a heat wave.

Leveled by an Earthquake!

Adam Reingold (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088560

On May 12, 2008, a strong earthquake rocked Beichuan, China, destroying buildings and entire neighborhoods. When Beichuan's high school collapsed, 16-year-old Li Anning and her friends were trapped under the heavy rubble. Could the students survive until rescue workers arrived to save them? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger---and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of earthquakes and learn about scientific advances that now help new buildings withstand the force of an earthquake. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case an earthquake occurs.

Alligators

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964268

In Alligators, beginning readers will learn how alligators build a nest, lay eggs, and protect their young from predators. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover the dramatic world of alligators. A labeled diagram helps readers identify an alligators body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about alligators online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Alligators also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Alligators is part of Jump!s Reptile World series.

Social Media: 12 Things You Need to Know

Kristin Marciniak (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432746

Provides 12 informative questions and answers about social media. Exciting, full-color spreads present related facts and tips and tricks you need to know to stay smart with technology.

The Digital Divide: 12 Things You Need to Know

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432753

Provides 12 informative questions and answers about the digital divide. Exciting, full-color spreads present related facts and tips and tricks you need to know to stay smart with technology.

Mangled by a Hurricane!

Miriam Aronin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088577

On August 28, 2005, Trina Peters heard some alarming news---Hurricane Katrina was headed straight for her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Though officials recommended evacuating the city, Trina and her daughter decided to stay in their home. However, the powerful hurricane caused their house to flood, and they had to climb up on their roof to stay above the rising water. Stranded on the roof in roaring winds and pouring rain, could Trina and her daughter survive the storm? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger--and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of hurricanes, and learn about efforts to rebuild and prepare for future storms. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case a hurricane strikes.

Killer Plants

Louise and Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033204

Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, and sundews are all examples of nature's insect traps. They use their sugary nectar to lure prey to them, before each carries out a unique killer plan of capture. The predatory power of the plants featured in this title will stun young students.

Baby Kangaroos

Megan Borgert-Spaniol (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173897

When joeys are born, they are only the size of a grape! They grow comfortably in moms pouch until its time to peek out at the world. As part of a mob, joeys learn to play, hop, and protect one another. Leap into this fun book for early readers!

Solar Energy

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964510

In Solar Energy, early fluent readers learn the technology that allows us to turn the suns power into electricity. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind solar power. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about solar energy using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Solar Energy also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Solar Energy is part of Jump!'s Green Planet series.

Space Stations

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964602

In Space Stations, early fluent readers learn about how space stations are constructed and what they are used for. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these fascinating research stations orbiting our planet. An infographic examines the makeup of the International Space Station, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about space stations using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Space Stations also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Space Stations is part of Jump!'s Space Explorers series.

Trains 2

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033402

From freight carriers to passenger transports, trains have chugged along throughout history. Over time, these traveling machines have advanced and picked up speed. The fastest bullet trains of today zoom around at more than 300 miles per hour! This book will have young readers calling all aboard!

Octopuses 2

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174191

Armed with intelligence, eight arms, and a beak, octopuses amaze scientists and students alike. Octopuses often decorate their dens with shells. Some have been observed tapping their prey on the shoulder to surprise them before chowing down. Others may completely disappear with camouflage. Young readers will surely dive into this awe-inspiring title!

Blitzed by a Blizzard!

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088522

On December 29, 2007, a fierce blizzard hit Olympia National Park in Washington State. Cross-country skier Randy Kraxberger, traveling alone, was caught by himself in the severe winter storm. Park rangers knew they had to save the lost skier. Could their daring rescue effort succeed through blinding snow, high winds, freezing temperatures, and the threat of avalanches? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger--and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of blizzards and learn about scientific advances in storm prediction. Safety tips show young readers how to stay out of harm's way during a blizzard.

Your Digital Footprint: 12 Things You Need to Know

Jill Roesler (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432760

Provides 12 informative questions and answers about your digital footprint. Exciting, full-color spreads present related facts and tips and tricks you need to know to stay smart with technology.

Survive a Blizzard

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174412

Icy winds whip snow into whiteout conditions. Its a blizzard! These extreme winter storms can turn deadly if youre not prepared. Bundle up and learn how to get ready for a blizzard and what to do if you get caught in one in this book for reluctant readers.

Lightning

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964367

In Lightning, vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text introduce young readers to the causes and characteristics of lightning. A labeled diagram helps readers identify different kinds of lightning, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about lightning online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Lightning also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Lightning is part of Jump!'s Weather Watch series.

Traveling Green

Jacqueline A. Ball (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597163545

People around the world are traveling green! From hybrid cars that are more fuel-efficient to new public transportation projects that emit fewer pollutants, kids will discover the new and innovative ways people are protecting the environment and making the world a better place. Packed with large, full-color photos and interesting facts, Traveling Green is sure to engage young environmentalists as they learn all about the current efforts to make their planet greener--and discover ways that they can help out, too!

Roadrunners

Christina Leighton (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032894

X marks the spots where roadrunners have been. Their feet have toes in front and toes in back. And their favorite way to travel is on foot. Though not speedy enough to break Olympic sprint records, roadrunners are fast birds. Beginning readers will be determined to keep up!

Weather in Winter

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964435

In Weather in Winter, beginning readers explore how winter's chilly temperatures affect people and other living things. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage early readers as they explore how a winters snowfall gives them new ways to enjoy being outside. A labeled diagram shows different types of winter weather, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about weather in winter using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Weather in Winter also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Weather in Winter is part of Jump!'s What Happens in Winter? series.