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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.

Ice Queen

Anna Prokos (author) Jamie Tablason (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634401494

Have you ever wondered what the coldest place on Earth is like? Antarctica is a large ice-covered continent at the southernmost point on the planet. Readers will explore this icy land and learn about the various types of glaciers and icebergs.

Don't Blow Your Top!

Anna Prokos (author) Elena Selivanova (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634401487

Volcanoes are more than just fiery mountains spewing smoke and ash into the air. In this book readers will get a close-up look when these majestic mountains blow their tops. Readers learn about magma and lava flow, and how volcanoes form.

Take a Closer Look at the Internet

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400534

It may be a parent's dream, but imagine life without the internet or world wide web. Would airlines be able to fly? Would our nation's security be at risk? What can be done to safeguard the internet?

Take a Closer Look at Bees

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400527

It seems they're everywhere. But scientists believe bees are at risk of survival. What has put bees at risk and should we care? Imagine a world without these important pollinators and you'll see a world with fewer and fewer critical food sources.

Take a Closer Look at Oil

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400510

Empires have been built from it, Wars have been fought for it. Imagine a world without oil. What alternatives do we have in a future with limited oil and other fossil fuels?

Take a Closer Look at Plastic

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400503

Look around. Plastic is everywhere. But some experts say today's plastic will be in our landfills for thousands of years to come. Imagine a world without plastic, in some communities, it's a new reality. Explore the good and the bad of plastic in our lives.

Vehicles

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037622

Vehicles can take us around the block or into outer space! In this hands-on title, step-by-step instructions help kids fold a variety of origami vehicles, from a monster truck to the Batmobile. Accompanying text presents facts about each one, while tips and tricks help kids turn from paper folders into paper engineers!

Robots

Elizabeth Neuenfeldt (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037615

Building a robot requires wires, metal, and knowledge of computers. But building an origami robot just takes a sheet or two of paper! With this hands-on origami guide, readers can construct favorite fictional robots, from Wall-E and Eva to BB-8 and the Iron Giant. Engaging text offers facts about each robot, while tips and tricks sidebars help with paper folding techniques.

Space

Liz Kruesi (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846319

Highlights fascinating facts about space, from the hottest planet in the solar system to volcanoes that spew icy slush. Learn about the planet that spins on its side, the only animal that can survive in space without a spacesuit, an asteroid so big that scientists mistook it for a planet, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Natural Disasters

Allison Lassieur (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846296

Highlights fascinating facts about natural disasters, from rumbling earthquakes to spinning hurricanes. Learn about the Alaskan earthquake that sunk boats in Louisiana, the volcanic eruption that blocked sunlight for months, the hurricane that blew Pacific seabirds all the way to Arizona, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Inventions

Liz Kruesi (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846272

Highlights fascinating facts about inventions, from the first usage of glue tens of thousands of years ago to 3-D printers used in space. Learn about a forgotten drink turned into a beloved summer treat, the first words ever recorded, a remote controlled boat from the 1800s, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Heroin: Affecting Lives

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846425

Introduces young readers to the dangers of heroin addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of heroin abuse and its negative impact on lives. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, an infographic, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Engineering

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846241

Highlights fascinating facts about engineering, from ancient pyramids to space-age telescopes. Learn about the flooded colosseum, a dam large enough to slow Earth's rotation, computers smaller than a grain of rice, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Earth

M. J. York (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846234

Highlights fascinating facts about Earth, from deep within its core to high in the atmosphere. Learn about Earth's flipping magnetic pole, scorching deserts, exploding lakes, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Dinosaurs

M. J. York (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846210

Highlights fascinating facts about dinosaurs, from their first appearance on Earth to their extinction 65 million years ago. Learn about a dinosaur nicknamed after a rock star, a battle between two dinosaurs that are forever captured in a series of fossils, the dinosaurs as long as a jumbo jet wing, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Tsunamis: Causes and Effects

Eamonn Corrigan (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822271

Get the facts about the dangers and devastation caused by tsunamis in 12 in-depth chapters that include the Ring of Fire, volcanoes and earthquakes, preparedness, and history’s worst tsunamis. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Tornadoes: Causes and Effects

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822264

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by tornadoes in 12 in-depth chapters that include tracking storms, the EF-Scale, Tornado Alley, and history’s deadliest twisters. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Thunder and Lightning Storms: Causes and Effects

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822257

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction of thunder and lightning storms in 12 in-depth chapters that include supercells, tracking storms, myths, and unusual events like thundersnow and fire clouds. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Ice Storms: Causes and Effects

Anne Winch (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822240

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by ice storms in 12 in-depth chapters that include freezing rain, forecasting, and harm to power lines, trees, and animals. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Typhoons: Causes and Effects

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822233

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons in 12 in-depth chapters that include the Coriolis effect, hurricane seasons, tracking, and preparedness. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Heat Waves: Causes and Effects

Margaret Williamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822226

Get the facts about the hazards and damage caused by heat waves in 12 in-depth chapters that include jet streams, heat stroke, urban heat islands, and marine heat waves. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Hailstorms: Causes and Effects

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822219

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by hailstorms in 12 in-depth chapters that include hailstone size, formation, forecasting, and cloud seeding. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Floods: Causes and Effects

Anne Winch (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822202

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by floods in 12 in-depth chapters with topics on flash floods, monsoons, and infamous hurricanes. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Dust Storms: Causes and Effects

Margaret Williamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821847

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by dust storms in 12 in-depth chapters that include topics on desertification, downbursts, dust devils, and health hazards like Valley fever. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.