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Media Meltdown: A Graphic Guide Adventure

Liam O'Donnell (author), Michael Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690657

Pema, Bounce and Jagroop are battling a greedy developer for control of the airwaves. When Karl Reed, Owner of Oasis Developments, tries to force the sale of a local fruit farm—through whatever means necessary—Pema, Bounce and Jagroop decide to expose him through the media. Little do they realize that when it comes to the news and the advertisers who make it possible, the truth is not always part of the story and nothing can be taken at face value. While learning about media consolidation and the power of money over truth, Bounce, Pema and Jagroop decide to take on the developers and the media.

The Skeletal System

Kay Manolis

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142475

Do you know how many bones are in your body? Get under your skin in this introduction to the skeletal system. Young readers will discover how bones fit together, how they move, and how they protect other parts of the body. Blastoff! Series

Landslides

Cari Meister (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963094

In Landslides, early fluent readers learn what happens in a landslide and about the conditions that cause the earth to give way. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest landslides and how to help prevent them. An infographic illustrates locations that are historically susceptible to landslides, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about landslides using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Landslides also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

The Science of a Tornado

Linda Cernak (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633625143

This book discusses the science behind tornadoes and their effects. The chapters describe deadly tornadoes, examine the weather conditions that cause tornadoes, and explain how people prepare for these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.

Droughts

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803311

What happens to the environment when a drought occurs? What are some of the causes of droughts? What can people do about the problems caused by droughts? How can you use your math skills to learn more about droughts? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about droughts.

Find the Right Site

Ann Truesdell (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797680

Super Smart Information Strategies: Find the Right Site provides students with practical information on how to evaluate web sites. Readers are encouraged to think critically as they conduct research, collaborate with fellow students and present their findings in new and different ways.

The World of Genetics

Lynn Van Gorp (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433391262

Readers will discover the way genetics makes people, animals, and plants look the way they do in this intriguing and stimulating book! DNA, recessive and dominant traits, chromosomes, alleles, and the steps of mitosis are just some of the captivating topics that are discussed. Featuring numerous vivid, colorful images, fascinating facts, supportive text, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will be delighted from beginning to end. A helpful and interesting lab activity encourages readers to explore genetics even further!

Dust Storms

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964442

In Dust Storms, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic dust storms. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest dust storms and what they can do to protect themselves from these disasters. An infographic illustrates areas of the world at risk for dust storms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about dust storms using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dust Storms also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Natural Gas

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796867

Describes how the natural gas that is used to cook and heat your home is discovered and transported into your home.

Electrical Engineering and the Science of Circuits

James Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191069

Electrical engineering employs the largest number of engineers. This field of engineering covers everything related to electrical devices, systems, and the uses of electricity. This innovative book gives readers insight into this exciting profession and includes information on pioneers in the world of electricity, new technologies, and innovations. Budding engineers are introduced to the basic concepts of electronic circuitry and learn to build their own electric circuits.

Rockin' Rocks

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849770

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Rockin' Rocks introduces readers to what rocks are and how they form. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms, elements, and minerals to Earth's layers, tectonic plates, and the three classes of rock. Real-world examples like the Grand Canyon, Devils Tower, and Arches National Park bring to life igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle ties everything together while an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Experiment with Bugs

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799004

Provides step-by-step instructions for performing experiments with insects, investigating various principles about their behavior.

The Real Alexander Graham Bell

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141094

Everyone knows his story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Alexander Graham Bell? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

A Better App

Heather Newman (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140998

How could a smarter app make life easier for your friends or family? Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This book introduces readers to design thinking and asks them to look at apps they already use (the pros and cons of them) in a specific way to figure out how to improve them. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, infographics, and instructions.

A Better Alarm System

Peter Pasque (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141001

How could a smarter electronic alarm system make life easier for your friends or family? Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This book introduces readers to design thinking and asks them to imagine an alarm system that might keep out a snooping sibling--and then design it themselves. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, infographics, and instructions.

A Better Library Checkout

Amber Lovett (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140981

How could a smarter library checkout system make life easier for the kids and librarian in your school? Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This book introduces readers to design thinking and asks them to look at their library's checkout system (the pros and cons of it) in a specific way to figure out how to improve it. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, infographics, and instructions.

A Better Backpack

Kristin Fontichiaro (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140936

How could a smarter backpack make life easier for the kids in your school? Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This book introduces readers to design thinking and asks them to look at their backpack (the pros and cons of it) in a specific way to figure out how to improve it. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, infographics, and instructions.

A Better Hoodie

Kristin Fontichiaro (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140943

How could a smarter hoodie make life easier for your friends and family? Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This book introduces readers to design thinking and asks them to look at their hoodie (the pros and cons of it) in a specific way to figure out how to improve it. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, infographics, and instructions.

A Better Grocery Cart

Jimmy McLaren (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140950

How could a smarter grocery cart make life easier for your parents? Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This book introduces readers to design thinking and asks them to look at grocery carts at their local stores (the pros and cons of them) in a specific way to figure out how to improve it. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, infographics, and instructions.

A Better Locker

Adrienne Matteson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140967

How could a smarter locker make life easier for the kids in your school? Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This book introduces readers to design thinking and asks them to look at their locker (the pros and cons of it) in a specific way to figure out how to improve it. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, infographics, and instructions.

A Better Lunch Line

Ben Rearick (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140974

How could a smarter lunch line make life easier for the kids and teachers in your school? Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This book introduces readers to design thinking and asks them to look at their school lunch line (the pros and cons of it) in a specific way to figure out how to improve it. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, infographics, and instructions.

Building a Roller Coaster in Minecraft: Science

Adam Hellebuyck, Mike Medvinsky (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140882

Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a tool that can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Building a Roller Coaster in Minecraft focuses: Science on science but includes other STEAM concepts in the sidebars. Includes table of contents, glossary, index, sources for further reading, and an extension activity.

Using Tools and Building a City in Minecraft: Technology

Adam Hellebuyck, Mike Medvinsky (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140899

Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a tool that can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Using Tools and Building a City in Minecraft: Technology focuses on technology but includes other STEAM concepts in the sidebars. Includes table of contents, glossary, index, sources for further reading, and an extension activity.

Moving Water in Minecraft: Engineering

Adam Hellebuyck, Mike Medvinsky (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140905

Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a tool that can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Moving Water in Minecraft: Engineering focuses on engineering but includes other STEAM concepts in the sidebars. Includes table of contents, glossary, index, sources for further reading, and an extension activity.

Sight and Sound in Minecraft: Art

Adam Hellebuyck, Mike Medvinsky (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140912

Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a tool that can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Sight and Sound in Minecraft: Art focuses on art but includes other STEAM concepts in the sidebars. Includes table of contents, glossary, index, sources for further reading, and an extension activity.