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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.

Three Mile Island

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181205

Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the nuclear meltdown on Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania in 1979. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.

Social Distancing

Shannon Stocker (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181137

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many changes into children's lives. Social Distancing explains this novel but essential concept and gives actionable suggestions to help young readers adapt and cope as we navigate the current outbreak. Includes science content, based on current CDC recommendations, as well as social emotional content to help with personal wellness and development of empathy. All books in the 21st Century Junior Library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, and author biography.

Playing Pokémon GO

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534183391

Every day, millions of players around the world get out their mobile phones, fire up Pokémon GO, and start scouring real-world locations for the elusive virtual creatures known as Pokémon. In this book, readers will learn everything they need to set off on the journey toward becoming an expert Pokémon trainer. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

How Pokémon GO Was Made

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534183407

Every day, millions of players around the world get out their mobile phones, fire up Pokémon GO, and start scouring real-world locations for the elusive virtual creatures known as Pokémon. In this book, readers will uncover the fascinating history behind this remarkable augmented reality game. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Learning at Home

Shannon Stocker (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181113

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many changes into children's lives. Learning at Home looks at the disruption of their school routines and gives actionable suggestions to help young readers adapt as we navigate the current outbreak. This includes science content, based on current CDC recommendations, as well as social emotional content to help with personal wellness and development of empathy. All books in the 21st Century Junior Library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, and author biography.

Love Canal

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181199

Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the Love Canal disaster of the 1970s in Niagara Falls, New York. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.

Battling in Pokémon GO

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534183414

Every day, millions of players around the world get out their mobile phones, fire up Pokémon GO, and start scouring real-world locations for the elusive virtual creatures known as Pokémon. In this book, readers will discover the tips and tricks they need to emerge victorious in head to head Pokémon battles. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Centralia Mine Disaster

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181168

Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the Centralia, Pennsylvania mining disaster of 1947. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.

Church Rock Uranium Mine Disaster

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181175

Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the Church Rock, New Mexico uranium mine disaster of 1979. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.

Collecting and Trading in Pokémon GO

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534183421

Every day, millions of players around the world get out their mobile phones, fire up Pokémon GO, and start scouring real-world locations for the elusive virtual creatures known as Pokémon. In this book, readers will find out how to catch the game's hundreds of collectible creatures by discovering them in the wild or trading with other players. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Doing Your Part

Shannon Stocker (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181090

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many changes into children's lives. Doing Your Part looks at the ways we can all mitigate risk and work together. The book gives actionable suggestions to help young readers be active in overcoming obstacles as we navigate the current outbreak. These books include science content, based on current CDC recommendations, as well as social emotional content to help with personal wellness and development of empathy. All books in the 21st Century Junior Library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, and author biography.

Flint Water Crisis

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181212

Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the devastating water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.

Fosas

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181465

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to fosas--rare catlike animals that live in Madagascar--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about fosas, and first-hand accounts from a scientist at work in the field. Each book includes a table of contents, sidebars, glossary of key words, fast facts, index, and author biography.

Top Secret: ZooLu

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172883

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: ZooLu focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Lulu Zielinski, aka ZooLu, as she attempts to create an evil plant-animal hybrid. But she fails miserably due to her lack of knowledge about basic plant biology. It's hard to create a new plant-animal hybrid if you don't know basic biology! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: Reverb

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172852

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Reverb focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Ricardo Verboza, aka Reverb, as he attempts to seek revenge using super sonic sound. But he fails miserably due to his lack of knowledge about how sound travels. It's hard to shatter City Hall using sound if you don't know the science behind it! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.