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Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

Meeg Pincus (author) Yas Imamura (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166752

For decades, as the monarch butterflies swooped through every year like clockwork, people from Canada to the United States to Mexico wondered, "Where do they go?" In 1976 the world learned the answer: after migrating thousands of miles, the monarchs roost by the millions in an oyamel grove in Central Mexico's mountains. But who solved this mystery? Was it the scientist or the American adventurer? The citizen scientists or the teacher or his students? Winged Wonders shows that the mystery could only be solved when they all worked as a team--and reminds readers that there's another monarch mystery today, one that we all must work together to solve.

Navigation from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517650

This book for elementary readers highlights how maps and technology have changed the way people find their way from place to place. Full-color photos and a running timeline help show how changes in ways we travel and new technology have carried us from using to stars to today’s GPS turn-by-turn directions. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Wireless Technology from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517667

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of how wireless technologies have brought us from the first Morse code radio transmission to today’s “Internet of Things.” Engaging photographs and a running timeline illustrate important inventions that have changed the way we use radio waves, from Bluetooth connections to cell phones. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Robots from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517674

Elementary readers will follow the sequence of how robots have changed from early automatons to today’s autonomous delivery drones. Full-color photos and a running timeline illustrate important robotic breakthroughs. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Toilets from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517681

This book for elementary readers describes the sequence of inventions that brought us from outdoor cesspits to today’s smart toilets, complete with customized user settings. Engaging photos and a running timeline illustrate important ideas and inventions that have changed the way we dispose of our waste. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

Space Travel from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517698

This book for elementary readers highlights the evolution of space travel, from the very first satellite to today’s plans to send people to Mars. Engaging photos and a running timeline highlight important space travel missions through history, including the Apollo missions, the space shuttle program, and the International Space Station. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

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.

My Mastodon

Barbara Lowell (author) Antonio Marinoni (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001459

Inspired by the 19th-century lives of artist and scientist Charles Willson Peale's family, this is a tale of a girl and her favorite companion--a fossilized mastodon!

Skara Brae: The Lost Neolithic Village

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918345

More than 100 years ago, a storm uncovered a fascinating discovery. The ruins of an ancient civilization had been hidden for thousands of years! This high-interest title explores the lives of the people who lived there, from how they lived to why they may have left. A narrative opening sets the tone, and features such as a map, a timeline, and fun facts add even more information.

Gorilla vs. Leopard

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918369

Leopards are ferocious fighters that hunt for a living. But could they take on a powerful 450-pound gorilla? This high-interest text weighs the advantages of these fierce beasts and examines their attack moves. Charts and profiles compare the animals in speed, strength, and size, while a narrative outlines a fight between the two animals. Which of these fighters will be crowned king of the jungle?

Wind Turbine Technicians on the Job

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836204

Highlights the schooling, job training, and life on the job for wind turbine technicians. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and an index.

Veterinary Technicians on the Job

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836181

Highlights the schooling, job training, and life on the job for veterinary technicians. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and an index.

Welders on the Job

Sean Petrie (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836198

Highlights the schooling, job training, and life on the job for welders. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and an index.

Looking Inside Earth

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836334

Explore Earth's layers from the crust down to the inner core. Learn about tectonic plates, convection currents, Earth's magnetic field, and more. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Inside the Human Body

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836341

Explore the human body's layers from the skeleton to the skin. Learn about cells and tissues, body systems, joints, and more. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into Caves

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836358

Explore caves' layers from the dim entrance zone to the damp dark zone. Learn how life survives in caves' inhospitable conditions and how caves' spectacular structures form. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into Soil

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836365

Explore soil's layers from the nutrient-rich topsoil to the rocky base. Learn about the cycle of life and decay, soil's organic and inorganic materials, and the ways soil supports life on Earth. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into the Atmosphere

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836372

Explore the atmosphere's layers from the troposphere in which we live to the exosphere in the vacuum of space. Learn how the atmosphere supports life, how scientists study the different layers, and how the atmosphere protects Earth. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into the Grand Canyon

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836389

Explore the Grand Canyon's layers from the nearly 2-billion-year-old rocks of the Pre-Cambrian Era to the few formations of the Mesozoic Era. Learn about the different kinds of rock that make up the canyon and how the Colorado River carved them into the majesty of the Grand Canyon today. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into the Ocean

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836396

Explore the ocean's layers from the sunny surface zone to the pitch-black trenches. Learn about the abundant life around coral reefs, how different species adapted to their environment, and why life on the ocean floor depends on the layers above. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into the Rain Forest

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836402

Explore the rain forest's layers from the airy branches of the emergent layer to the dense underbrush of the forest floor. Learn about the animals that dwell there, the different plant life that thrives, and more. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Plumbers on the Job

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836167

Highlights the schooling, job training, and life on the job for plumbers. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and an index.

Electricians on the Job

Heidi Ayarbe (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836136

Highlights the schooling, job training, and life on the job for electricians. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and an index.

Heavy-Machine Operators on the Job

Christy Tortland (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836143

Highlights the schooling, job training, and life on the job for heavy-machine operators. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and an index.

Make Your Own Stomp Rocket

Julia Garstecki, Stephanie Derkovitz (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680729436

Teaches readers how to make their very own stomp rockets through simple supply lists and clear, step-by-step instructions and images.