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If a Tree Falls

Nikki Tate (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823563

Every day more of the world’s forests disappear. Trees are cleared for agriculture, lost in wildfires and harvested for the valuable products they supply. Called the lungs of the planet, forests play a critical role in climate moderation. What happens when they’re gone? Are replanting and afforestation efforts helping? In If A Tree Falls: The Global Impact of Deforestation, author Nikki Tate gives an accessible and balanced look at forest practices throughout history, the growth of industry and the fight for preservation. Global deforestation affects us all. Find out what you can do to protect forests today and keep them healthy for future generations.

Tiny Life

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783853

From oceans and lakes to people’s bodies, tiny creatures live everywhere. They are too small to see with the eye. Microscopes make it possible to view their world. Take a closer look at what makes these life forms so amazing.

The Unofficial Guide to Minecraft Creative Mode

Linda Zajac (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728415451

Flying around and building without having to worry about zombie mobs? It's all fun and games when you play Minecraft in Creative mode! Fun tips, STEM content, and a fun coding feature will have players enthralled.

20-Minute (Or Less) Digital Storytelling Hacks

Sheela Preuitt (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401423

By completing these story-based projects, readers will gain a solid baseline in coding and have fun while learning. Build a slideshow, design a flag, create headlines that scroll across the bottom of newscasts, and more! Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, a rigorous and creative online coding platform designed for grades 4 and up that appeals as strongly to girls as to boys.

Bionic Beasts

Jolene Gutiérrez (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401492

What happens when a young elephant steps on a buried land mine? What happens when a sea turtle’s flipper is injured by a predator? Thanks to recent advances in technology, we have new ways to design and build prosthetic body parts that can help these animals thrive. Meet an Asian elephant named Mosha, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Lola, a German Shepherd named Cassidy, a greylag goose named Vitória, and Pirate, a Berkshire-Tamworth pig. Each of these animals was struggling, but through a variety of techniques and technologies, humans created devices that enabled the animals to live and move more comfortably. Discover the stories of how veterinarians, doctors, and even students from around the world used 3D printing and other techniques to build bionic body parts for these amazing animals.

Great Engineering Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583368

Ships, bridges, and tall buildings are marvels of engineering. They are designed to be strong and safe. But even state-of-the-art designs don't always hold up in the real world. Learn about the biggest engineering goofs throughout history—from bridges that collapsed to ships that sank. Discover how engineering mistakes have also led to improvements, such as stricter building regulations and the use of sturdier materials.

Space Stations in Action: An Augmented Reality Experience

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583511

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Humans first placed a space station in orbit around Earth in 1971. Construction of the International Space Station began in 1998, and since then people from different countries have been living and conducting cutting-edge science experiments there. Explore the latest news about space stations with the help of augmented reality.

Space Gear in Action: An Augmented Reality Experience

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583498

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Space suits protect astronauts during launches and landings and allow people to go on space walks. But astronauts need a lot more gear than just their suits to complete missions. Sometimes, they build their own tools in space using 3D printers. Augmented reality features add to this exciting exploration of space gear.

Space Machines in Action: An Augmented Reality Experience

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583504

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Space is a dangerous place for humans. That's where robots and rovers come in! These cutting-edge space machines can explore planets, moons, and comets that are off-limits to people. Learn about space machines and the jobs they do through this augmented reality reading experience.

Muscles and Bones: A Repulsive Augmented Reality Experience

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401300

Explore how your body works through interactive augmented reality experiences! Examine a full-color cutaway of a human bone, explore the different ways bones can break, and much more in amazing augmented reality experiences. Through close-up pictures, interactive augmented reality experiences, and lots of disgusting facts, you’ll learn all about the gross science behind your body’s functions.

Blood: A Revolting Augmented Reality Experience

Percy Leed (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401294

Explore how your body works through interactive augmented reality experiences! From how scabs form to why blood gushes from a big cut, these augmented reality experiences have plenty of "Oh, gross!" moments. Through close-up pictures, interactive augmented reality experiences, and lots of disgusting facts, you’ll learn all about the gross science behind your body’s functions.

The Mouth: A Nauseating Augmented Reality Experience

Percy Leed (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401348

Explore how your body works through interactive augmented reality experiences! Your mouth is a battleground where saliva, amoebas, and bacteria wage war and die by the millions. Join the fight via augmented reality and learn all the disgusting details of your body's food hole. Through close-up pictures, interactive augmented reality experiences, and lots of disgusting facts, you’ll learn all about the gross science behind your body’s functions.

Skin and Hair: A Sickening Augmented Reality Experience

Percy Leed (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401324

Explore how your body works through interactive augmented reality experiences! Blisters and nits. Fungus, pimples, and pus. Human skin and hair attract a host of bugs and problems. Through close-up pictures, interactive augmented reality experiences, and lots of disgusting facts, you’ll learn all about the gross science behind your body’s functions.

The Ears and Nose: A Disgusting Augmented Reality Experience

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401331

Explore how your body works through interactive augmented reality experiences! Examine sticky, stinky earwax and find out exactly what's going on in your nose when you smell something nasty. Through close-up pictures, interactive augmented reality experiences, and lots of disgusting facts, you’ll learn all about the gross science behind your body’s functions.

Cutting-Edge Brain Science

Buffy Silverman (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583436

What's the fastest, most complex computer we know of? The human brain. The latest in brain science comes straight out of science fiction, as researchers use artificial intelligence and neuron mapping to understand our brains' complex machinery. Explore how what you eat affects your memory and whether we'll one day be controlling robotic arms with our minds in this fascinating title.

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

Jordi Bayarri (author) Jordi Bayarri (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582385

Charles Darwin's scientific work transformed the way people think about life on Earth. From his childhood in England to his pivotal ocean voyages, he took every opportunity to study the natural world. And he helped shape a new understanding of how life forms change over time. This graphic biography highlights Darwin's youthful push to become a naturalist—against the wishes of his stern father. It also shares a look at his field research, collaborations, and scientific breakthroughs.

Stephen Hawking: Celebrated Physicist

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728400341

Stephen Hawking is one of the world's most celebrated and inspiring physicists, known for his theories on relativity, black holes, and quantum mechanics. He wrote the bestseller A Brief History of Time to explain a range of cosmology topics to the general public.

Eye by Eye: Comparing How Animals See

Sara Levine (author) T.S Spookytooth (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401461

An innovative look at animal eyes from the creators of Bone by Bone, Tooth by Tooth, and Fossil by Fossil. What kind of animal would you be if you had eight eyes? Or if your pupils were the shape of the letter W? Keep an eye out for weird and surprising facts in this playful picture book, which brings together comparative anatomy with a guessing game format. See how your animal eyes are like—and unlike—those of starfish, spiders, goats, cuttlefish, owls, and slugs.

Albert Einstein: Relativity Rock Star

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583030

Albert Einstein rewrote the rules of physics and changed how scientists see space and time forever. Learn how a boy who struggled in school became one of history's most renowned scientists.

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity

Jordi Bayarri (author) Jordi Bayarri (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582378

Albert Einstein's restless intelligence drove him to ponder the biggest topics the universe has to offer: light, time, mass, energy, and more. His conclusions changed the way people thought about the laws of physics. But first, he had to pass his university entrance exams. This graphic biography traces Einstein's path from his home country of Germany to his studies in Switzerland to his time in the United States. It also follows his life as an international scientific celebrity and his refusal to stay silent in the face of anti-Semitism.

Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion

Jordi Bayarri (author) Jordi Bayarri (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582392

Isaac Newton's youth was marked by constant curiosity. As he began a life of research and experiments, he turned this curiosity into major insights about the workings of Earth and the universe. He even developed three laws to explain the motions of objects. This graphic biography moves from Newton's childhood inventions to the breakthrough theories of his adult life. It also spotlights his time at England's Royal Mint, where he combated counterfeiting, and his gift of knighthood from Queen Anne.

Marie Curie and Radioactivity

Jordi Bayarri (author) Jordi Bayarri (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582408

At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She also examined the most unusual property of these elements: radioactivity. This graphic biography follows Curie from her early life in Poland to her scientific education in France. It also spotlights her work with Pierre Curie and her efforts to treat wounded soldiers during World War I.

20-Minute (Or Less) Animation Hacks

Sheela Preuitt (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401416

Beginning coders can build their skill set with step-by-step instructions and animation projects. Start with stop-motion, add text and emoji, and finish with a few special effects! Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, an online coding platform for grades 4 and up.

20-Minute (Or Less) Filter Hacks

Sheela Preuitt (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401430

Create a filter, dress up a photo, share it with your friends! Beginning coders learn solid skills while they build their own filters. Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, a rigorous and creative online coding platform designed for grades 4 and up that appeals as strongly to girls as to boys.

The Future of Communication

Jun Kuromiya (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728400808

New technologies such as augmented reality, brain-computer interfaces, and lifelike robots will change the way humans interact with one another and their environment. Discover the ways people will communicate in the future.