Words have the power to create change. Rachel Carson knew this, and she shared her love of nature and the need to protect it in her writing. She wrote several books about nature, including Silent Spring, which warned of the dangers of chemical pesticides. This book helped start the modern environmental movement. She inspires young people today to protect our planet. The Women in Science and Technology series introduces students to influential women in science and technology. From astronauts to medical doctors, these biographies highlight the accomplishments, dedication, and passion that drove these women to succeed. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and further reading suggestions.
For thousands of years, people found rocks that they thought were giant dragon tongues that had fallen from the sky. But they were looking in the wrong direction! These fossils were actually the teeth and bones of creatures that lived in the waters long, long ago. What other mega-sized, mega-cool creatures lived in the ancient seas? Let's explore MEGA Creatures of Ancient Seas! The MegaCool MegaFauna series explores the history of some of the most massive creatures that ever lived. They swam in the seas, walked the lands, and soared through the skies. Some are even still alive today! Learn how mega-cool megafauna are related to (or are even examples of) modern living things. These awesome extra-large animals have an amazing history, so let's start exploring
In 2009, scientists found the bones of "Dracula" in Transylvania – that was what they named the fossils of a new pterosaur whose wings could spread 12 meters wide! Millions of years ago, gigantic reptiles like “Dracula” ruled the skies. What other mega-cool, mega-sized creatures flew in the ancient skies? Let's explore MEGA Creatures of Ancient Skies! The MegaCool MegaFauna series explores the history of some of the most massive creatures that ever lived. They swam in the seas, walked the lands, and soared through the skies. Some are even still alive today! Learn how mega-cool megafauna are related to (or are even examples of) modern living things. These awesome extra-large animals have an amazing history, so let's start exploring
People have been finding fossils for thousands of years. When scientists found claws that were 3 feet long, they thought they had found a massive turtle. After more bones were found, they realized that the claws belonged to a dinosaur that weighed more than 10,000 pounds! What other mega-sized, mega-cool creatures roamed ancient lands millions of years ago? Let's explore MEGA Creatures of Ancient Lands!
Gives readers a close-up look at passenger planes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, labeled diagrams, and a "How It Works" feature, the book provides an engaging overview of this amazing aircraft.
Passenger trains have all kinds of cars—baggage cars, lounge cars, dining cars, and sleeper cars. They often need to keep riders comfortable for multi-day trips. This title shows beginning readers a train type that works day and night to take passengers long distances.
From the arcade to the home, Nintendo brings adventure and innovation to the gaming world. The plumber with overalls and a red hat is one of the brands most well-known characters. Eager readers can uncover the origins of Mario and all his friends in this title about Nintendo.
The average freight car can hold 200,000 pounds. This is equal to the weight of 15 male bush elephants! Early readers will be impressed by the powerful freight trains in this book moving heavy loads of food, coal, oil, and more!
Ever ride a train on an elevated track around a zoo, an airport, or an amusement park? If so, you’ve traveled by monorail. In this book, new readers will see many scenic aerial views offered by the off-the-ground trains that move on single rails.
Hockey players and figure skaters wouldn’t be able to perform their best without Zamboni ice resurfacers. The famous ice polisher machines smooth ice by shaving it, washing it, squeegeeing it, and more! In this title, beginning readers will watch Zamboni machines make loops around ice rinks.
Helicopters are among the most mission-oriented machines. They often get their rotors spinning to pick up a sick or injured person, to a military zone, or to help with a wildfire. In this book, helicopters lift off, spin, and land for early readers.
The first step of any construction project is preparing the site for building. The job requires earth movers to rip, dig, level, and move ground. This children’s title, grounded in facts, lets young readers dig into learning about the action-packed work of earth movers.
A drum and a chute make a concrete mixer unique from other construction equipment. The first part has a spiral-shaped inside for mixing concrete. The second part shoots concrete out of the machine. Beginning readers will want to turn the pages of this title about concrete mixers!
Told through exuberant rhyme, a group of children shows the step-by-step process of how America's favorite snack comes about. Beginning with the planting of seeds, the cycle moves through the caretaking of the plant (watering and weeding), all the way to its harvest. Finally, it's time to shuck, then pop the kernels, and enjoy the finished product! Complete with back matter that includes scientific facts and activities, Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn! offers a fun introduction to the process of creating popcorn.
The Utahraptor is the official state dinosaur of Utah! This ferocious predator stomped across the earth during the Cretaceous Period. Readers of this high-interest text will learn all about the world of the Utahraptor, from what the dinosaur ate to which body parts helped it hunt. Along the way, readers will be drawn in by engaging text, colorful illustrations, and special features that highlight the dinosaur’s diet, range, size, and more. To conclude the book, a two-page feature puts all of the key points of the Utahraptor into one place!
Pop, pop, pop! That's the sound of popcorn! In this low-level title readers will learn about the history of popcorn, what makes it pop, and how it is eaten today. Features such as a timeline, recipes, and an origin map provide young readers with visual aids to help them learn more about this favorite snack.
Grilled cheese sandwiches make the perfect easy meal! In this low-level title, young readers will learn about the various ways grilled cheese sandwiches are eaten around the world. A timeline and an origin map provide a visual aid as readers learn about the history of the sandwich, and recipe features will teach readers how to make their own perfect grilled cheeses.
Fire up the grill! From their origins in Germany to today, hamburgers have gone through a lot of changes. This low-level title uses engaging text and visuals to teach young readers how this favorite food came to be. Special features such as a timeline and origin map highlight the food’s history, and recipes teach readers to make their own hamburgers.
Uh-oh! An iguanodon is cornered by a predator. But this dinosaur has a secret weapon. It uses its sharp thumb spike to slash its enemy. Run away! In this high-interest title, readers are placed into the world of the iguanodon, where colorful illustrations and leveled text introduce this dinosaur’s diet, defenses, and more. Special features show off where the dinosaur lived, what it ate, and how big it grew. A two-page profile further highlights the key features of the iguanodon. Dinosaur enthusiasts will love this engaging title!
Boom! Footsteps echo through the forest. Here comes an Argentinosaurus! In this high-interest text, readers will explore the life of this enormous dinosaur, from what it ate and where it lived to how it went extinct. Maps show off the dinosaur’s range and where its fossils have been found, while other features illustrate the dinosaur’s size and diet. The book concludes with a full-spread profile that highlights key information about the Argentinosaurus. This title will inspire readers to explore the world of dinosaurs!
Doughnuts are an all-time favorite treat! This low-level title teaches young readers how this sweet treat came to be, from its beginnings in the Netherlands to the maritime origin of its famous middle hole. Features such as a timeline and an origin map provide a visual aid for learning, while recipes will teach readers how to make their own doughnuts!
The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many changes into children's lives. Social Distancing explains this novel but essential concept and gives actionable suggestions to help young readers adapt and cope as we navigate the current outbreak. Includes science content, based on current CDC recommendations, as well as social emotional content to help with personal wellness and development of empathy. All books in the 21st Century Junior Library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, and author biography.
Every day, millions of players around the world get out their mobile phones, fire up Pokémon GO, and start scouring real-world locations for the elusive virtual creatures known as Pokémon. In this book, readers will learn everything they need to set off on the journey toward becoming an expert Pokémon trainer. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.
Every day, millions of players around the world get out their mobile phones, fire up Pokémon GO, and start scouring real-world locations for the elusive virtual creatures known as Pokémon. In this book, readers will uncover the fascinating history behind this remarkable augmented reality game. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.
Ice mummies hold fascinating secrets. They teach us hidden facts about the past. This narrative nonfiction book examines ice mummies from all over the world. Look inside to uncover these ancient treasures! Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and mummy map.