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Mercury

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673038

Did you know that as high-speed Mercury zooms through space it travels 31 miles (50 km) every second, or that a year on Mercury lasts just 88 days? And did you know that if Earth were the size of a baseball, little Mercury would be no bigger than a ping-pong ball? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the planet thats closest to the Sun, Mercury. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

Earth

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673076

Did you know that Earth is zooming around the Sun at about 66,000 miles per hour (107,000 km/h)? Or that Earths crust is made of giant pieces that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle? And did you know that there are huge mountains under the ocean, and enough salt in the oceans to cover the whole Earth with a salty layer as high as a 50-story building? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the planet in the solar system that we call home, Earth. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space and earth photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

Neptune

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673199

Did you know that on Neptune there are winds that blow six times faster than the most powerful hurricanes on Earth? Or that scientists have discovered that Neptune has 13 moons, but there might still be more to find? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the furthest planet from the Sun, Neptune. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas

Dr. Sally Hodson (author), Ann Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692317

Just imagine - you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them - and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.

Plant Reproduction

Shelly C. Buchanan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750975

From a tiny seed to a towering tree, plants reproduce and carry on generations in the most amazing ways. Learn the “how” and “why” about plant reproduction in this intriguing e-book. Filled with engaging diagrams and interesting facts, students will get an in-depth look at how plant reproduction works and why each plant is quite different. High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to make learning about plant reproduction fun and interesting. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the book for students to use what they learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.

Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

L. L. Owens (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735593

A basic introduction to dwarf planets, such as Pluto, their sizes, compositions, and places within our solar system.

Nuclear Energy

Kathleen Manatt (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791824

Nuclear energy, with the potential to provide vast amounts of power, is a controversial topic. The science, history, and the controversy are explained here.

Whoosh!

Chris Barton (author) Don Tate (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348542

A cool idea with a big splash. You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for rockets, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson’s life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World

Barry Wittenstein (author) Chris Hsu (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897457

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

The Inventor's Secret

Suzanne Slade (author) Jennifer Reinhardt (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607347125

Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

Karl, Get Out of the Garden!

Anita Sanchez (author) Catherine Stock (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348337

Do you know what a Solanum caule inermi herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incises, racemis simplicibus is?* Carolus (Karl) Linnaeus started off as a curious child who loved exploring the garden. Despite his intelligence - and his mother's scoldings - he was a poor student, preferring to be outdoors with his beloved plants and bugs. As he grew up, Karl's love of nature led him to take on a seemingly impossible task: to give a scientific name to every living thing on earth. The result was the Linnaean system - the basis for the classification system used by biologists around the world today. Backyard sciences are brought to life in beautiful color. Back matter includes more information about Linnaeus and scientific classification, a classification chart, a time line, source notes, resources for young readers, and a bibliography. *It's a tomato!

The Internet

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968716

In The Internet, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the development of the Internet. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the challenges overcome to create the Internet and how this super science feat continues to advance technology and communication.

The Moon Landing

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968730

In The Moon Landing, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the first trip to the moon. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the astronauts faced and the triumph of the landing.

Prickly Plants

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968914

Prickly Plants introduces readers to plants around the world that use thorns, prickles, spines, and bristles to defend themselves.

Photosynthesis

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968822

Photosynthesis introduces readers to the amazing ways in which plants produce their own food and rely on the sun for survival. Readers will be fascinated with these plants' powers!

Igneous Rocks

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968358

In this book, readers will learn how the more than 600 different kinds of igneous rock all form from magma. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about igneous rocks and where an Earth they are found.

Minerals

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968419

In this book, readers will learn about the unique chemical makeup that creates minerals. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the characteristics that can be used to identify minerals.

The Rock Cycle

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968440

In this book, readers will learn about how rocks are formed, worn down, and then formed again to create the rock cycle. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about how rocks are continually recycled.

Metamorphic Rocks

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968389

In this book, readers will learn how intense heat and pressure changes rock so completely it becomes metamorphic rock. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the new rocks that are created and where on Earth they are found.

Sedimentary Rocks

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968471

In this book, readers will learn about the layers of minerals and other rocks that compress and form sedimentary rocks. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the characteristics of sedimentary rocks and where on Earth they are found.

Crystals

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968266

In this book, readers will learn all about the properties of crystals and what makes them so fascinating. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about how crystals form, the shapes they take, and where they can be found. Infographics aid understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about crystals using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Crystals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Crystals is part of the Geology Genius series from Jump!

Gemstones

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968327

In this book, readers will learn how 130 of the more than 3,000 minerals that exist form gemstones. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about how gemstones are formed and the qualities for which they are prized.

Energy from Hydrogen

Frank Muschal (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791831

The country's "addiction" to oil is described and alternative energy potential from hydrogen is discussed.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393785

Learn more about graphs while protecting the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling! Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by making bar graphs and pictographs of recyclable objects. Not only will children feel more confident in their graphing skills, but they will also be more environmentally conscious! Clear images, example graphs, and mathematical diagrams and charts make graphing seem simple and fun!

Alligators

Alan Walker (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780997989601

Want to get close to an alligator? Flip though pages of alligator facts and full-spread photos What do they eat? How do they hunt? A book you can really sink your teeth into!