Minecraft is more than just a video game. It is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. In this book, readers will get an introduction to Minecraft Story Mode, the adventure game series that allows players to direct the course of a thrilling story set in the world of Minecraft. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.
When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.
This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the four seasons that we experience. Every season is covered to make a book that is a year long
This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the amazing world of trees. There’s a forest on every page!
When a tornado leaves a farmer with a heap of scrap metal and no animals, his neighbors are sure it's all over for him. But the determined farmer refuses to admit defeat. His plans are big, and when his neighbors dismiss them with the words, "When pigs fly," they grow bigger still. The farmer sets to work to turn that scrap metal into some rather surprising creatures. Mechanimals will help all of us believe in our dreams, despite what the neighbors may say.
Shetland Sheepdogs were first used to herd animals on farms in the Shetland Islands. Today, these dogs make great guard dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. Students will learn about the many roles of Shetland Sheepdogs. Blastoff! Series
Early readers will be engaged as they find out how a skyscraper is built and what goes inside when it's completed. This nonfiction title features detailed, vibrant images, helpful definitions and diagrams, and simple, informational text. Readers will be eager to learn all they can about the architecture that goes into building these amazing skyscrapers!
Teach beginning readers about the various types of weather including rain, sunshine, snow, fog, wind, and clouds with pages full of bright, colorful images and simple, informational text. Through the use of descriptive, academic vocabulary, readers are encouraged to notice the changes in the weather around them.
From streams to oceans, tide pools to rivers, water is all around us! Beginning readers explore different bodies of water in this nonfiction reader. Clear, informational text and engaging photos will educate and intrigue readers simultaneously!
Beginning readers explore the steps to make plants grow! Readers will learn about various parts of the plant including seeds, roots, and leaves in this engaging nonfiction title. Featuring vivid, clear photos and simple, informational text, even the most reluctant reader will be captivated!
Take a trip to the pond and learn how a tadpole grows up to become a frog in this nonfiction book for early readers. Featuring vibrant photographs, illustrations and simple, informative text, readers are sure to be delighted!
Alexander Graham Bell was always trying to invent new things! In this biography, readers will learn about Alexander's life as a teacher and inventor of such incredible inventions as the telephone, record player, and metal detector. Colorful images, supportive text, an interesting timeline, and a helpful glossary, table of contents, and index combine to give readers an inspiring look into the life of Alexander Bell.
Young readers will be inspired by this biography about the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. The appealing images, helpful text, and supportive timeline, glossary, table of contents, and index combine to create an engaging experience as readers learn about one of the greatest female pilots of all time.
Known as the "Peanut Man" and the "Plant Doctor," George Washington Carver was born into slavery and became a successful scientist, botanist, agriculturist, and inventor. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the fascinating life of George Washington Carver. This high-interest title includes detailed photos, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this exciting reader.
A young boy named Aidan teaches his curious puppy how to stay safe online.
Digging deep in the dirt. This is what a backhoe is built to do, with its long arm and bucket scoop. No muscular man or woman with a shovel in hand can match the machine’s strength. Young readers will dig this title that breaks down how backhoes work.
In need of a giant hauler? Bring in the dump truck! The big truck looks very much like a heavy-duty sandbox on wheels. It moves dirt, rocks, and other loose loads. This book geared toward beginning readers spills basic facts about dump trucks.
With a top speed of more than 170 miles per hour, the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is a track star! It’s also a veteran of the track, holding its own in races since the 1960s. Young readers, even those with short attention spans, will not put down this book.
Pugs were a favorite breed of Chinese emperors and Tibetan monks. These dogs are skilled competitors and loyal partners who love to be challenged. Kids will explore the background and personality of the Pug breed. Blastoff! Series
This entertaining book teaches young readers about the different body parts they use to move and play. Body parts are labeled on the photos showing how elbows, knees, ankles, and fingers bend. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match makes the concept relatable to children.
"A is for Alioramus." Dinosaur fans will love this simple book featuring a dinosaur name (and pronunciation) or dinosaur-related word for each letter of the alphabet.
Describes how to search the Internet effectively, discussing choosing good keywords, using search engines, narrowing down a search by using additional keywords, using subject directories, and using subscription databases.
Blogs are a great place to practice using technology to produce and publish writing, interact and collaborate with others, and share ideas with the world. Readers of this book will learn how to set up and maintain their own blogs for personal or educational use. They will find out how to write and edit posts using clear and descriptive language, add photos and other media to emphasize facts or details, and interact appropriately with readers in collaborative discussions held through blog commenting systems.
Did you know that helicopters can fly forward, backward, and side-to-side? Or that the wingspan of a jumbo jet is almost twice as long as the distance of the Wright Brothers' first flight? Since recorded time, man has looked to the sky and dreamed of ways to fly there. A is for Airplane: An Aviation Alphabet celebrates the roots, inventions, and spirit of the science of flight. Young readers will learn about famous events such as the Spirit of St. Louis's nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the launch of Columbia STS-1 (the first space shuttle), as well as meet courageous aviators who broke barriers in the air and on Earth like the Tuskegee Airmen and Amelia Earhart. Aircraft of all kinds, including giant airships, wind-dependent gliders, and awe-inspiring F-16s, are depicted in spectacular artwork. The glory of flight is brought to stunning life.As a teacher, parent, and published author Mary Ann McCabe Riehle has encouraged young students and adults to follow their dreams and tell their stories. A is for Aviation is her third children's book. A featured author and speaker at several reading and writing conferences, Mary Ann lives in Dexter, Michigan. David Craig is an avid history buff and his remarkable skill at depicting historical events and people has led to diverse projects including collector's plates and a millennial champagne label. His children's book, First to Fly, the story of the Wright Brothers, won the inaugural James Madison Book Award. David lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
What clutter-busting need was behind the invention of the World Wide Web? Which stain-fighting chemical got its start when a lab assistant dropped a beaker on a lab floor? In S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, the origins behind some of the most important scientific discoveries are explored. Budding young scientists will learn what Galileo witnessed in a church that led to his theory of measurement; how biologist Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, helped to spur the first call to action in the environmental movement; and why Ivan Pavlov's study of a drooling dog laid the foundations for a new branch of psychology. From discoveries that fundamentally changed scientific methods to everyday inventions that are now taken for granted, S is for Scientists sheds light on the events and people who have shaped our lives today. A former teacher, Larry Verstraete now spends his time writing, visiting schools and libraries, and presenting at conferences and festivals. S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet is his second picture book with Sleeping Bear Press. He lives in Winnipeg. David Geister's fascination with American history is celebrated in his work, and his paintings have been featured in The Saturday Evening Post. Dave's books for Sleeping Bear Press include B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet and Riding to Washington. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.