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The Right Environment

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750852

Home sweet home. Organisms must live in the right habitat to survive. And when their needs are met, the right environment enables plants and animals to thrive. From the desert to the tundra, learn about food webs, animal niches, climates, and other features of various biomes and their ecosystems in this life science e-book. The colorful images and fun facts in this high-interest informational text will get third-grade students excited about exploring different types of biomes and the living and nonliving elements of the ecosystems found within them. Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.

Unforgettable Catastrophes

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383649

Uncover some of the most infamous disasters in the world including the Hindenburg, the sinking of the Titanic, the Dust Bowl, BP oil spill, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs, and the Chernobyl disaster in this shocking book. With its intriguing facts, vivid images, helpful graphs and maps, and informational text, this fascinating nonfiction title will keep readers informed, engaged, and interested from cover to cover.

All in a Day's Work: Animator

Blanca Apodaca (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383496

Lights! Camera! It's time to explore the art of animation! This fun, engaging nonfiction title allows readers to explore an exciting career as an animator. Readers will be introduced to the history of animation and find out what techniques and equipment animators used to turn their illustrations into the first animated shorts. Through stimulating facts, vivid images, sketches, photos, informative text, and an interview with a real life animator, readers will discover everything about animation, including character development, storyboarding, and even how the foley artists record sound effects!

Engineering Feats & Failures

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383373

Engineers have built some incredible things. But with every new feat, there is failure. Readers will learn about engineering feats like the Titanic, the Hindenberg, the Hoover Dam, and more in this engaging nonfiction title. This book features brilliant images, charts, and intriguing facts in conjunction with informational text and mathematic skills to keep readers active and engaged.

Technology Feats & Failures

Stephanie Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383359

With every new feat, there is at least one big failure. Learn about some of the biggest technological feats and failures in human history in this fascinating nonfiction title that allows readers to discover some of the technological innovations that have made life easier. Featuring detailed images, charts, and graphs, informational text, and intriguing facts, children will be engaged and captivated from cover to cover!

Hit It! History of Tools

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380334

Find out how tools have helped people hunt, build, and make life easier in this engaging nonfiction reader. With colorful images, timelines, charts, a glossary to assist with vocabulary improvement, and an index, children will learn how tools throughout time have made such an important impact on life as we know it! Featured eras include the Stone Age and the Industrial Revolution.

Living in Space

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380280

Readers find out what it's like for astronauts to eat, sleep, and work on a manned space flight in this adventurous nonfiction reader. Children will discover what it's like to be weightless in zero gravity, how Mission Control helps keep astronauts safe, and what astronauts do during their free time through vivid photographs, interesting, informative text, and stimulating facts.

Space Exploration

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380273

Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts. With a glossary and index, readers will want to learn all they can about exploring space!

Fantastic Kids: George Washington Carver

Michelle Jovin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425853358

Known as the "Peanut Man" and the "Plant Doctor," George Washington Carver was born into slavery and became a successful scientist, botanist, agriculturist, and inventor. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the fascinating life of George Washington Carver. This high-interest title includes detailed photos, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this exciting reader.

Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Artist and Inventor

Stephanie Kuligowski (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383755

Leonardo da Vinci lived during the Italian Renaissance, a time of great ideas and innovation. This enlightening biography allows readers to discover how Da Vinci perfectly embodied the spirit of the Renaissance. Through detailed, stunning photos and images, easy to read text, and captivating facts, children will learn about some of Da Vinci's greatist creations as an artist, including The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. Readers will also discover details about Da Vinci's early life, including his apprenticeship with artist Andrea del Verrocchio. A glossary and index is provided to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.

Unforgettable Natural Disasters

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383625

The world around us is more powerful than we know. Discover how earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and more have affected people and places around the world. Through informational text, vivid images, and stunning facts and charts, readers will learn about disasters such as The Great Potato Famine, Hurricane Katrina, Mount St. Helens, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, as well as epidemics and pandemics such as the bubonic plague and swine flu.

The Cutting Edge: Breakthroughs in Technology

Jennifer Kroll (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383656

Get readers excited to learn about the various technological innovations that have occurred throughout history--and what could be possible in the future! Through informational text, interesting and intriguing facts in conjunction with vivid images, diagrams, and charts, readers will learn about such miraculous inventions such as holograms, 3D printing, virtual reality technology, personalized medicine, and bionic body parts. Throughout this nonfiction title, readers will be engaged and encouraged to imagine the next big technological innovation that could change the world!

Unforgettable News Reports

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383632

How we send and receive news has changed over time. Without a constant evolution and progression of news media, the way in which people heard reports of the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, and September 11 were very different than an event happening today. From Fireside Chats to papparazzi, there have been many different ways to ensure people get the news that they are interested in. Fascinating and engaging, this title will allow readers to learn how people and journalists have used the printing press, the telegraph, the radio, and social media to share what happens in the world. Through intriguing facts, stunning images, and informational text, this book will have readers interested and eager to learn more.

Physical Feats & Failures

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383366

The human body can achieve amazing feats, but with every new physical feat, there are many failures. Readers will learn about some of the most amazing physical feats in history in this inspiring nonfiction title. Readers will learn about sports records, daredevils like Evel Knievel, and the incredible determination that athletes of all kinds have in order to achieve amazing things. Featuring brilliant images and photos, charts, graphs, informational text, and stunning facts, this book will have readers engaged and amazed!

Blast Off to Space Camp

Hillary Wolfe (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380266

In this encouraging nonfiction reader, children visit an actual space camp! Readers will learn what astronauts eat, where they sleep, and how they prepare for journeys into space through the help of robots and stimulators. Featuring vibrant images, informative text, and fun, interesting facts, readers are encouraged to discover what they would want to explore in space!

Burning Out: Energy from Fossil Fuels

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117564

This important book shows how the use of fossil fuels is changing Earth’s climate and what scientists are doing to find sustainable forms of energy that will secure our planet’s future. We live in an energy-rich age that relies heavily on the burning of fossil fuels. We burn fossil fuels to power our vehicles, factories, and even our power stations, which burn fossil fuels to create the electricity needed to light and heat our buildings. The result is a buildup of carbon dioxide into Earth’s atmosphere. Find out how carbon dioxide overload is making our planet hotter and hotter and what is being done to fight global climate change.

People Who Changed the World: Science and Arts

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122391

This intriguing title combines the work of groundbreakers in science and the arts, with mini-biographies of the innovators behind them. Historic and contemporary images plus graphic timelines help show readers what inspired notable scientists, writers, and singers, such as Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and William Shakespeare.

Mysterious Predictions

Brian Innes, Kathryn Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174673

A popular story tells of President Lincoln predicting his own assassination, but not knowing where or when it would take place. This intriguing new title from Crabtree examines real-life cases where dreams appear to have been predictions of events yet to happen. Scientists and believers in this phenomena explore whether we really can see into the future, or if these happenings are just coincidences.

Trailblazers of Technology

Rob Colson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122360

Robotics, the Internet, and computers are some of the most signifcant technology breakthroughs of the last hundred years. This book identifies the pioneers of technology and how their innovations have revolutionized our world. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each historic invention as well as the mini bios of the technology "STEM-gineers" who made them. Experiments and research challenges help reinforce concepts.

The Greatest Buildings and Structures

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122377

How long did it take to build the Great Wall of China? Why is the Golden Gate Bridge the most iconic bridge in the world? These and other great structure-related questions are answered in this engaging title. Clever infographics, and infographic-like icons make it easy to access useful facts and numbers.

Mysterious Healing

Brian Innes, Kathryn Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174666

This book takes students on a journey from the traditional practices of the Far East to modern Western medicine. Looking at the sometimes mysterious treatments and their applications, Mysterious Healing seeks explanations for the amazing healing powers that people claim to have seen and experienced.

Mysteries of the Cosmic Joker

Brian Innes, Kathryn Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174628

Is there some mysterious force of nature that has a sense of humor, causing seemingly unexplained and bizarre things to happen on Earth? Flying omelets and shoals of fish falling out of the sky may have perfectly sensible explanations, but how do we explain the way that twins separated at birth have time and again followed the same path through life? In this intriguing book, scientists use science and chaos theory to try to explain the Cosmic Joker.

Energy from Water: Hydroelectric, Tidal, and Wave Power

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117571

For centuries, falling water has been used in parts of the world to create energy to run grinding stones at mills and irrigation systems for crops. This interesting book shows how the use of this “clean” form of energy, called hydroelectricity, is being expanded to help us build a more sustainable future. Discover how other forms of water-based energy, such as energy from ocean waves and tides, are being harnessed and used to help create electricity to power our homes, offices, and factories.

Let It Rain: Exploring the Amazon Rain Forest

Alice Boynton, Wiley Blevins (author) Mike Blake (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402736

The Amazon Rain Forest is home to tree-strangling vines, poison frogs and killer dolphins. And if it were its own country, it would be the ninth largest in the world! Imagine that! Readers will explore dangers of the rainforest and discover scientific mysteries along the way.

Experience Nutrition

Jean C. Lawler (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634403740

Growing plants and vegetables and studying food sources can help children make good food choices, which is likely to result in overall healthier lives. Readers will learn skills for choosing food wisely.