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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.

Sight and Sound in Minecraft

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.

Building a Roller Coaster in Minecraft

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.

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.

Starter Guide to Minecraft

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131514

Minecraft is more than just a video game. It is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. In this book, readers will learn how to get started in the world of Minecraft, from gathering resources to building their first structures. Content is presented in a clear and concise way, perfect for the younger hands-on techie. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.

Enchanting and Potions in Minecraft

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131521

Minecraft is more than just a video game. It is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. In this book, readers will learn how they can create and use potions to provide a variety of useful effects in the world of Minecraft. Content is presented in a clear and concise way, perfect for the younger hands-on techie. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.

Careers in Wearable Electronics

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131507

Readers get acquainted with the people behind today's most cutting-edge technologies in the wearable electronics field--from bright ideas to cool new products--and inspires readers to consider a high-tech future career. Careers in Wearable Electronics introduces six exciting careers and features sidebar activities that invite readers to Imagine That! and Dig Deeper! Includes table of contents, glossary, index, and supplementary backmatter.

Careers in Virtual Reality Technology

Joshua Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131491

Readers get acquainted with the people behind today's most cutting-edge technologies in the VR field--from bright ideas to cool new products--and inspires readers to consider a high-tech future career. Careers in Virtual Reality Technology introduces six exciting careers and features sidebar activities that invite readers to Imagine That! and Dig Deeper! Includes table of contents, glossary, index, and supplementary backmatter.

Careers in Self-Driving Car Technology

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131484

Readers get acquainted with the people behind today's most cutting-edge technologies in the self-driving car tech field--from bright ideas to cool new products--and inspires readers to consider a high-tech future career. Careers in Self-Driving Car Technology introduces six exciting careers and features sidebar activities that invite readers to Imagine That! and Dig Deeper! Includes table of contents, glossary, index, and supplementary backmatter.

Careers in Drone Technology

Joshua Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131446

Readers get acquainted with the people behind today's most cutting-edge technologies in the drone tech field--from bright ideas to cool new products--and inspires readers to consider a high-tech future career. Careers in Drone Technology introduces six exciting careers and features sidebar activities that invite readers to Imagine That! and Dig Deeper! Includes table of contents, glossary, index, and supplementary backmatter.

Careers in Artificial Intelligence

Joshua Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131439

Readers get acquainted with the people behind today's most cutting-edge technologies in the artificial intelligence field--from bright ideas to cool new products--and inspires readers to consider a high-tech future career. Careers in Artificial Intelligence introduces six exciting careers and features sidebar activities that invite readers to Imagine That! and Dig Deeper! Includes table of contents, glossary, index, and supplementary backmatter.

Careers in Robot Technology

Joshua Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131477

Readers get acquainted with the people behind today's most cutting-edge technologies in the robotics field--from bright ideas to cool new products--and inspires readers to consider a high-tech future career. Careers in Robot Technology introduces six exciting careers and features sidebar activities that invite readers to Imagine That! and Dig Deeper! Includes table of contents, glossary, index, and supplementary backmatter.

Wild Engineering

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131057

Wild Engineering checks out the weirdest engineering feats in the world--stories too strange to be made up! The book is written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience with a lower level of complexity for struggling readers. Clear visuals and colorful photographs help with comprehension. Fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest are conveyed in considerate text for older readers, allowing for successful mastery of content. A table of contents, glossary, and index all enhance comprehension and vocabulary.

Temple Grandin and Livestock Management

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130845

The 21st Century Junior Library Women Innovators series highlights the contributions of women to STEM fields. Temple Grandin and Livestock Management examines the life of this important woman and her contributions to the livestock industry. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. Full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.

Ammonoids

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602537293

These now-extinct cephalods were the predecessors of modern-day squid, octopus, and nautilus and survived for nearly 335 million years! Young readers will discover how these shelled creatures came in myriad shapes, sizes, and designs, and how they managed to outlast several mass extinctions until about 65 million years ago.

What Is a Pandemic?

Kara L. Laughlin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503853225

General information about what a pandemic is, examples of various pandemics throughout history, and ways humanity can fight future pandemics. Additional features include informative captions, interesting factual sidebars, suggested activities, a phonetic glossary, resources for further research, information about the author, and an index.

Butterflies

Sophie Lockwood (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539969

Butterflies may be one of nature's most beautiful creatures. But do we really know all that much about them? Learn some great butterfly information in this book, from cocoon shapes and migration patterns to strange techniques in fending off predators.

Ack! Icky, Sticky, Gross Stuff Underground

Pam Rosenberg (author) Beatriz Helena Ramos (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541255

There are thousands of things going on right under your feet--but you probably didn't even know it! From bugs and worms to decaying matter, discover tons of 'Ack!'-inducing facts in this fascinating book.

What Is Coding?

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838666

Introduces young readers to the world of computer coding. How is code like a recipe? With real-world examples and labeled diagrams, learn about the basics of binary, the birth of coding languages, and the application of coding today. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, a reading quiz, an index, and sources for further research.

All about Debugging Code

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838659

Introduces young readers to debugging code. How is debugging code like finding a beetle in your computer? With real-world examples and labeled diagrams, learn about what a bug is in code, what it looks like, and how it works. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, a reading quiz, an index, and sources for further research.

All about Coding Variables

James Bow (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838642

Introduces young readers to coding variables. How are variables like keeping track of money in a piggy bank? With real-world examples and labeled diagrams, learn about what a variable is in code, what it looks like, and how it works. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, a reading quiz, an index, and sources for further research.

The Sun

Arnold Ringstad (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846197

Offers readers a captivating look into the sun, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

The Solar System

Arnold Ringstad (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846180

Offers readers a captivating look into our solar system, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

The Moon

Arnold Ringstad (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846173

Offers readers a captivating look into the moon, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

All about Coding Statements

Jaclyn Jaycox (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503838635

Introduces young readers to coding statements. How are statements like commands for a dog? With real-world examples and labeled diagrams, learn about what a statement is in code, what it looks like, and how it works. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, a reading quiz, an index, and sources for further research.