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Great Engineering Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583368

Ships, bridges, and tall buildings are marvels of engineering. They are designed to be strong and safe. But even state-of-the-art designs don't always hold up in the real world. Learn about the biggest engineering goofs throughout history—from bridges that collapsed to ships that sank. Discover how engineering mistakes have also led to improvements, such as stricter building regulations and the use of sturdier materials.

Mysteries of the Moon

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400907

There are many mysteries surrounding the moon. Where did it come from? And what could be hiding on its dark side? Take a look at the research scientists are doing to learn about the Earth's moon.

Great Invention Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583375

Without inventors, we wouldn't have cars, airplanes, or light bulbs. Inventors build devices that make our lives better. But not all inventions succeed. In fact, the history of inventions is filled with missteps and blunders. Learn about the biggest goofs—from flying cars to Smell-O-Vision. Discover how invention mistakes have also led to brand-new products, such as bubble wrap and sticky notes.

Great Medicine Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583382

Explore some of history's biggest failures in medicine—from bloodletting to early remedies—and how some of those failures eventually led to success.

Mysteries of Stars

Margaret J. Goldstein (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400891

Stars decorate our sky every night, but we're still learning things about how they form and what they're made of. Dive into the many mysteries surrounding stars that scientists are investigating!

Mysteries of Mars

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400884

Could there be life on Mars? Scientists are trying to answer this and many other questions about our next-door planetary neighbor. Introduce young readers to the fascinating scientific mysteries surrounding Mars.

Cutting-Edge Military Tech

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583450

Self-steering bullets, drone swarms, and super-soldiers are at the front lines of tomorrow's military. Discover how these breakthroughs and more will help the next generation of US soldiers spy, fly, and fight. Take a jaw-dropping look at the future of military tech.

Stephen Hawking: Celebrated Physicist

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400341

Stephen Hawking is one of the world's most celebrated and inspiring physicists, known for his theories on relativity, black holes, and quantum mechanics. He wrote the bestseller A Brief History of Time to explain a range of cosmology topics to the general public.

Great Technology Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583412

Technology is constantly changing the world we live in. But new tech doesn't always catch on right away, or even work like it's supposed to. In fact, the history of technology is filled with failures and mistakes—from computer bugs to an early version of the video phone. Discover how even successful tech companies, like Apple and Google, made major missteps along the way and learned from their mistakes.

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!

Wright Brothers

Joe Dunn (author) Ben Dunn (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412029

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! The Wright Brothers have been plucked from history books and their lives and accomplishments have been depicted in informative nonfiction graphic novels. The subjects' birth, childhood, education, and flights have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

George Washington Carver

Joeming Dunn (author) Chris Allen (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412050

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! George Washington Carver has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in an informative nonfiction graphic novel. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and inventions have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

Ocean Soup: A Recipe for You, Me, and a Cleaner Sea

Meeg Pincus (author) Lucy Semple (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534179028

From the shore, the ocean looks like clear, sparkling blue but look closely at a small scoop and you'll find the ocean looks more like soup! Our oceans are filled with plastics, from water bottles and take-out containers to the teeny tiny plastic particles you need a microscope to see. But who exactly cooked up this stinky soup? And, more importantly, what is the recipe for getting (and keeping) our oceans clean? This bouncing, rhyming story pulls no punches about how we ended up in this sticky mess but also offers hope and help for cleaning up this ocean soup.

June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

Suzanne Slade (author) Elisa Paganelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178977

From an early age in Glasgow, Scotland, June Almeida loved learning about science and nature. A good student, she was especially interested in biology and won the top science prize at her school. Creative and observant, June noticed details that others often missed. She dreamed of attending university but economic hardships caused her to leave school at age 16. Still, June was determined to pursue her passion for science. She was hired by a local hospital to work in its lab, using a microscope to magnify and examine cells. Her work helped doctors treat patients. June later worked in labs in London and in Toronto. Her skill in using the electron microscope to examine cells and help identify viruses earned her promotion and respect in the science community. When June was 34 years old, she discovered the first human coronavirus. Her groundbreaking work continues to help researchers today in the fight against illnesses caused by viruses, including COVID-19.

Heat Waves

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965128

In Heat Waves, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic heat waves. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest heat waves and how to stay safe in heat wave conditions. An infographic illustrates how a heat wave forms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about heat waves using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Heat Waves also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Avalanches

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965111

In Avalanches, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that turn a snowy slope into a dangerous slide. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest avalanches and how to stay safe in avalanche conditions. An infographic illustrates how an avalanche forms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about avalanches using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Avalanches also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Solar Power

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964510

In Solar Power, early fluent readers learn the technology that allows us to turn the suns power into electricity. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind solar power. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about solar energy using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Solar Energy also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Lively Planet

Gerry Bailey (author) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688868

The STEM titles come packed with cross-curricular information covering all the essential aspects of these familiar school topics. Key word entries and highlighted key words in the text focus learning and understanding.

Life's Challenges

Felicia Law (author) Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688646

Growing up offers young people guidance on the factual, emotional and problematic aspects of puberty. They are encouraged to keep their bodies fit, to adopt good eating habits and to take care of their appearance. They also learn more about the physical and emotional changes that occur at this time.

You Are What You Eat

Felicia Law (author) Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688653

Growing up offers young people guidance on the factual, emotional and problematic aspects of puberty. They are encouraged to keep their bodies fit, to adopt good eating habits and to take care of their appearance. They also learn more about the physical and emotional changes that occur at this time.

Planets

Saranne Taylor (author) Moreno Chiacchiera (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688417

What will life be like in 100 years time? Humans will be living in outer space quite soon. Probably within the next 50 years - that's in the reader's lifetime - there'll be at least one small group of scientists inhabiting a different planet.

Best Buddies

Saranne Taylor (author) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913189778

From the tiniest insect to the largest mammal, animals are amazingly clever. They have to be, if they're going to live out there in the wild. This beautifully illustrated series takes young readers on a fascinating discovery to observe the creatures who have found brilliant and unexpected ways to survive.

I'm going to be a Paleontologist

Saranne Taylor (author) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688943

A science career puts you at the cutting edge of innovations that can change the world, and in the STEM fields of science, the demand for science professionals is exploding. The Careers in STEM series covers exciting and rewarding jobs in the fields of physics, biology, engineering, aerospace and math. Bright and stimulating, packed with information and career advice.

Changing Climate

Gerry Bailey, Felicia Law (authors) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688813

The STEM titles come packed with cross-curricular information covering all the essential aspects of these familiar school topics. Key word entries and highlighted key words in the text focus learning and understanding.

The Sun

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036038

The Sun’s outermost layer, the corona, is only visible to the naked eye during a total solar eclipse! This important star impacts our daily lives, from providing the necessities of life to affecting our means of communication. Studying the Sun provides information about the galaxy and beyond. This title is one shining star young readers will not want to put down!