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From Wood to Pencils

Cari Meister (author) Albert Pinilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517810

A child wonders how pencils are made and learns about how trees are grown, cut down, and processed in a pencil factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map showing forest areas and pencil factories, a glossary, and further resources.

The Life of Marie Curie

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517605

This book for elementary readers outlines key dates throughout this change maker's life. Engaging photographs and a timeline depict each step in paving the way for other scientists, from Marie Curie's early life and education through the discovery of two new elements and her research with x-rays. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

12 Women in Science and Technology

Brianna L. DeVore (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820628

From “Shark Lady” Eugenie Clark to African American human computer Annie Easley, Adriana Ocampo, head of NASA’s New Frontiers program, and Angelica Lim, who teaches robots to feel, this book profiles 12 women in science and technology from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. An Out of the Shadows section features mini-bios of women scientists and an engineer who never got the recognition they deserved.

12 Stories about Helping the Planet

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820321

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen started a Clean Water Project in her hometown in Brazil. The Swedish company IKEA is working to reduce air pollution in India. A 12-year-old girl in Indonesia organized a group of her friends to plant hundreds of mangrove trees, which can protect coastal areas from flooding. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for the environment and the earth. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Stories about Helping Animals

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820260

Warriors in Kenya are saving elephants. A teenager in Pennsylvania is donating oxygen masks for pets to fire departments. The World Wildlife Fund is working in more than 100 countries to protect species from extinction. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for animals around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Suspenseful Mysteries

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820253

What happened to Amelia Earhart? Was there really an ancient city called Atlantis? What caused the fire in the sky over Siberia in 1908? This book features 12 puzzling mysteries, some centuries old, that remain unsolved. Yet people today still wonder about them and try to find answers. Each story includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

12 Impossible Daredevil Stunts

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820246

Harry Houdini escaped from handcuffs, straightjackets, jails, and boxes, sometimes while underwater. Willie Harris broke barriers for black stuntmen. Kitty O’Neil reached 618 miles per hour in a rocket car. This book features 12 thrilling stories about people who braved injury and worse to do impossible things. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

12 Architects Who Changed the World

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820000

From Spain’s Antonio Gaudi to France’s Le Corbusier, Iraq’s Zaha Hadid, and America’s Norma Sklarek, the first black woman to get a degree in architecture, this book profiles 12 prominent architects from around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos, biographical details, and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-bios encourage further exploration.

The 12 Worst Earthquakes of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356536

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating earthquakes of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, first-person accounts, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of an earthquake.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology

Janet Slingerland (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357014

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in sports technology. From the shot clock and derailleurs to in-helmet headsets, goal line technology and carbon fiber skiis and snowboards, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Video Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357021

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in video technology. From the video camera tube and video recording machine to VCR's, camcorders and streaming video, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

Forgotten History of Everyday Inventions

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357052

Brings to light 12 forgotten everyday inventions including how pie tins inspired the ever-popular Frisbee; how an engineer's walk in the woods with his dog led to the creation of Velcro; how basketball was invented because young men at a YMCA were restless during a blizzard; and more The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Medicine Great

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356895

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose medicine contributions made our country great. From Australia's Elizabeth Blackburn who discovered an enzyme in chromosones, to England's George Clowes who worked to establish chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer, to Lithuania's Andrew Schally who studied the growth of nerve cells in cancerous tumors, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies,.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Technology Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356932

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose technology contributions made our country great. From Scotland's Alexander Graham Bell, founder of Bell Telephone and AT&T, to South Africa's Elon Musk, founder of aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and auto company Tesla, to Austria's Maria Telkes, best known for her invention of the first solar-powered heating system, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Military Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356970

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in military technology. From plate armor and gunpowder to aircraft carriers, night vision devices and cyber warfare, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impacts of each breakthrough.

12 Immigrants Who Made American Science Great

Tristan Poehlmann (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356918

Introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose science contributions made our country great. From Croatia's Nikola Tesla who helped design electrical systems, to Germany's Maria Goeppert Mayer who studied the atomic nucleus, to Austria's Hedy Lamarr who invented a radio guidance system for torpedos, each profile is presented in a clear, historical context with an emphasis on their legacies.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Communication Technology

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356956

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in communication technology. From the telegraph and television to satellites, personal computers and smart phones, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Movie Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356987

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in movie technology. From the kinetoscope and first "talkie" movie to green screen effects, computer generated imagery (CGI) and 4D movies, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Photo Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356994

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in photo technology. From the camera obscura and calotype cameras to color photography, digital cameras and photo editing, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Space Technology

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632357007

Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in space technology. From the rockets and satellites to the first man on the moon, space shuttles and space stations, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.

12 Epic Archaeological Adventures

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing 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.

The 12 Worst Human-Made Disasters of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356581

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating human-made disasters of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, how each human-made disaster started, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a section on avoiding future human-made disasters.

The 12 Worst Shipwrecks of All Time

Joan Axelrod-Contrada (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356598

Presents readers with the 12 worst shipwrecks of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, what caused each shipwreck, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers water safety.

The 12 Worst Hurricanes of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356574

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating hurricanes of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, how each hurricane started, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of a hurricane.

The 12 Worst Tornadoes of All Time

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356604

Presents readers with the 12 worst tornadoes of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, the strenth of each tornado, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of a tornado.