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John Muir: Protecting and Preserving the Environment

Henry Elliot (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790549

John Muir spoke, wrote, and lived the wilderness, including taking President Theodore Roosevelt on an overnight trip to the Yosemite Valley. This trip led to Roosevelts signing into law a bill that placed Yosemite under federal control as a national park. Because of this and his founding of the Sierra Club, John Muir is credited as one of the key shapers of the modern environmental movement.

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.

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.

Cyber Bullying

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191281

Recent statistics show that cyber bullying is on the rise. Cyber bullying involves using technology, like the Internet or cell phones, to bully or harass another person. It can include acts like posting rumors, threats, or other hurtful comments on social networking sites or circulating inappropriate pictures of a person on the Internet. This book provides a revealing look at cyber bullying and explains how it is different from other forms of bullying. Other topics include the potential legal issues related to electronic harassment, responsible digital citizenship, online security, and how to take a stand against cyber bullying.

Crystal Meth

Carrie L. Iorizzo (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197252

Crystal meth is more addictive than heroin or cocaine and is widely available on the streets of North America. This helpful book looks at the use and abuse of meth, an inexpensive and accessible drug that takes an unbelievable toll on the bodies and brains of users. Special chapters on seeking help, and treatment and recovery provide accurate and useful information on meth addiction and treatment.

Steroids

Erin Knight (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197290

Did you know about one third of high school students take steroids to improve their looks, not just their athletic skills? Steroid use is becoming a major issue among 12- to 18-year-olds today. This helpful and informative book looks at the pressures young people are under to look cut and perform well in sports. Special chapters examine the effects of anabolic steroids on the developing bodies and minds of young people and how difficult it can be to quit when you've got the edge.

The Earth Breathed Fire and Other Real Volcano Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374755

Hot magma! Learn all about volcanoes from how they're formed, to what happens when they finally blow their tops! Hear about how scientists who study volcanoes get close enough to do their jobs. Stories by Nancy Marie Brown, Megan Clements, Chris Dietel, and Highlights for Children.

Bubble Fun and Other Fun Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374267

Bubbles, museums, and fairies! Maria has fun at the bubble exhibit in the children's museum. Marvin's museum is more fun with the help of friends. Magical fairies dance around a suburban neighborhood on summer nights. Talitha discovers how Big T "stole" a note, some straw, a handkerchief, and a ribbon. Find out what happens if you blow soap bubbles in below-freezing weather! Stories by Marianne Mitchell, Highlights for Children, Emma Otherguy, and Verlis Hutchens.

A Spaghetti Tale and Other Saucy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374137

Pizza and spaghetti! Watch as Joe makes pizza. See what mishaps occur when the new girl at school brings a lunchbox of her brother's invention. Laugh at Tedd Arnold's silly story about his cockatoo. Learn with Arizona about how hard it is to have a family member in the military and ways to make the distance feel smaller. Stories by Tedd Arnold, Lissa Rovetch, Highlights for Children, and Sean Varner.

The Box House and Other Crafty Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374120

Finding solutions! See what Elijah can do with only a cardboard box and a little creativity. Learn about the difference between building a Lincoln Log cabin and a log home. Watch as Tex and Indi rescue their cat Cow from a tree. Find out how the three little worms make a beautiful bookcase. Discover all that you can build with toothpicks, glue, and your imagination. Stories by David L. Roper, Linda Haas Manley, Lissa Rovetch, and Highlights for Children.

Robot on the Ice and Other Real Technology Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374113

Science and technology! Learn advances in keyboard technology, how computers find websites, and answers to questions such as "why are computers slow?" Discover how astronomers make an important outer space discovery and follow a robot as it roams Antarctica. Stories by Highlights for Children, Kimberly Shillcutt Tyree, Ph.D., E. Renee Heiss, and Anthony Atkielski.

Big Bugs and Other Bug Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374007

Bugs! See the work of an artist who makes giant sculptures of some of the world's smallest creatures. Enjoy a creepy crawly counting poem. Learn about an insect eating caterpillar and get answers to questions such as "why can't bugs talk?" Stories by Jennifer Mattox, Mary Meinking, Charlotte, Gunnufson, and Highlights for Children.

Craft It: Hand-Blown Glass

Madison Spielman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399909

The art of glass blowing has been around for over 4,000 years! Readers explore the history of blown glass, the tools and equipment that is used, and how it is still practiced today in this engaging nonfiction reader that features vibrant images and informational text.

Methane Energy

Courtney Farrell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808978

As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what methane energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how methane digesters work and how they can help people in the developing world, discover ways biogas might replace natural gas, and explore the potential future uses of methane hydrates. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title. Innovative Technologies is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Online Etiquette and Safety

Phyllis Cornwall (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799615

Proper manners are as important online as they are offline. Combining text, images, drawings with hands on activities, this book helps students learn proper online etiquette and safety.

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.

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.

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.

Astronomer

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965890

In Astronomer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a space scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an astronomer. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about astronomers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Astronomer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Biologist

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965906

In Biologist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a life scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an biologist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about biologists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Biologist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Climate Scientist

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965937

In Climate Scientist, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a climate scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an climate scientist. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about climate scientists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Climate Scientist also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Mechanical Engineer

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965951

In Mechanical Engineer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a mechanical engineer. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as a mechanical engineer. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about mechanical engineers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Mechanical Engineer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Software Engineer

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965968

In Software Engineer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a software engineer. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as a software engineer. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about software engineers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Software Engineer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Forest Food Chains

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965227

In Forest Food Chains, early fluent readers explore the temperate forest biome and the food chains it supports. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how energy flows through plants and animals in a forest environment. A map helps readers identify significant forested areas of the world, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about forest food chains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Forest Food Chains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.