Look out! Your computer data is not safe. There are hackers who will steal it. Sell it. Or destroy it. The hackers are getting smarter. They leave little trace as to their identities. And there are dangerous consequences for individuals, corporations, and governments.
Stephen Hawking was one of the brightest minds of our time. A physicist and a lifelong learner, Hawking overcame serious obstacles and made discoveries that changed the world of science. Hawking was diagnosed with a terminal illness at an early age, but beat the odds time and again. Through humor, he helped make science more accessible to millions of people. This is his story.
Germs and bacteria are everywhere. They are on surfaces we touch everyday, and millions of them live inside our bodies. Some of these bacteria can make us sick. Most illnesses can be treated with medicine. But sometimes, a superbug hits. These powerful bacteria have evolved to survive most drugs, leaving doctors puzzled over how to treat them. Learn how science is tackling this new enemy.
The case is closed—but did police arrest the right culprit? Controversial techniques used by investigators can pin a crime on the wrong person. Learn about the consequences of these techniques and what's being done to fix them in this high/low title.
Let's put the spotlight on the exciting world of electricians! With Skilled Trade Careers: Electricians, you'll discover how these skilled workers keep homes and towns operating at full power. Find out why “green energy” and amazing technology is changing the work of these professionals, and learn how you can pursue a career in this in-demand field!
Keeping things not too hot and not too cold—that’s the tricky task of HVAC techs! Discover how these trained professionals help keep homes cool in summer and cozy in winter, food fresh, and the planet from getting too warm. Learn how you can pursue a career in this in-demand field!
Get revved up about the world of mechanics! With Skilled Trade Careers: Mechanics, you'll discover how these highly skilled workers keep cars, boats, planes, and more running. Find out how they use computers, diagrams, and powerful tools to diagnose problems and make repairs, and learn how you can pursue a career in this in-demand field!
Let's explore the fascinating work of plumbers! With Skilled Trade Careers: Plumbers, you'll discover how these professionals use their skills and training to solve mysteries, repair problems, and keep our communities clean and healthy. Learn how you can pursue a career in this in-demand field!
Spark your interest in the high-tech world of welders, where you’ll find torches, lasers, and robots! Discover how these skilled tradespeople use special training and tools to keep ships afloat, planes aloft, and buildings standing strong. Learn how you can pursue a career in this in-demand field!
You might think that fire burns away most evidence, but not for fire investigators. Forest fires? Suspected arson? A car explosion? Don't worry, Fire Investigators are on the case!
These dedicated scientists work with law enforcement to catch criminals and save the day! Mystery DNA? Creepy crawly evidence? Suspicious substances? Don’t worry, Forensic Scientists are on the case!
Dogs can use their keen sense of smell to help law enforcement as part of teams called K-9 units. A mysterious bag in an airport? A car full of hidden drugs? A missing body in the woods? Don’t worry, K-9 Units are on the case!
Finding forensic evidence, examining murder victims, and identifying injuries are all in a day’s work for these death investigators. Dead bodies need doctors too, and Medical Examiners are on the case!
Wolves are apex predators in their habitat, but that does not mean they don’t fear the awesome strength of a bull moose! This action-packed title looks at both animals to compare battle advantages and methods of attack. Features include size comparisons and stat-packed profiles, while a fight narrative wraps up the book. Who will be the victor today?
Many people know that virtual reality is used in video games. But this cutting-edge technology is also used to train doctors, pilots, and more! This high-interest title introduces readers to the past, present, and future of virtual reality through engaging text and vibrant photos. A diagram shows off how virtual reality works, a pro/con comparison examines the technology of VR, and a graph explores how many people use this fascinating technology!
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!
Are we there yet?! You’ve been in the car for hours. If only you could teleport to your destination. One day, it might be possible! Through leveled text and engaging photos, this title introduces readers to the exciting possibilities of teleportation. It highlights the use of teleportation in fiction, describes the science behind the superpower, and explores how teleportation may one day be possible! Additional features provide visual support to the text by profiling a popular superhero with the power, showing how teleportation would affect the human body, and more!
How much strength does it take to be a superhero? In this fun title, readers will find out! Engaging text and fun photos introduce super strength in fiction, exploring the origins of a popular hero with the power. Then, each chapter introduces how it is possible in the real world, and explores what the future of super strength science holds. Added features provide visual fun, explaining how the science of super strength works, profiling a popular superhero, exploring super strength in nature, and more!
Ever wondered what you could do with super speed? You could get to school in the blink of an eye! In this title, a narrative opener puts readers in the action. Then, fact-filled chapters cover the use of super speed in fiction, how it appears in real life, and the power’s possibilities for the future. Special features explore real-life examples of super speed in nature, highlight an example in popular culture, profile a favorite superhero, and more. Readers will race through this fun text at super speed!
Although he cannot see, Daredevil uses his super senses of smell, touch, taste, and sound to save the day! Humans don’t quite have the super senses of Daredevil. But in this title, readers will explore how people and animals use their senses in super ways! Informative text highlights the superpower in fiction, the science behind the power, and the power’s future possibilities. Special features reinforce the text by profiling a popular superhero, highlighting the superpower in the media, showing off its use in nature, and more!
Tigers and bears, oh my! These powerful predators each have terrifying traits that firmly place them at the top of the food chain. But what would happen in a matchup between the two of them? Reluctant readers can weigh each animal’s advantages and compare their attack moves with this high-interest title. Profiles offer stats including height and weight, while infographics highlight special abilities. A final narrative follows a fight between the two animals. Who will be ruler of the north?
Self-driving cars don’t need a human to guide them. Instead, they have plenty of help in the form of sensors, cameras, and radar! In this fascinating title, engaging text and crisp photos show readers how self-driving cars work, how they developed, and how they are used. Added features such as a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison highlight additional information about self-driving cars. Readers will love learning about these vehicles that may one day take over the roads!
Nanotechnology uses materials that are smaller than a speck of dust. These nanomaterials are used to make waterproof clothing, medical devices, and more! In this title, readers will explore how this fascinating technology developed, how it works, and what its future holds. Engaging text and crisp photos combine with special features such as a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison to create a compelling read about one of the world’s most cutting-edge technologies!
Is invisibility possible? Some scientists think so! This amazing superpower may seem like a far-off dream, but scientists are researching its possibilities. This high-interest title explores those possibilities through leveled text and interesting photos. Readers will discover popular superheroes with the gift of invisibility, explore invisibility in the real world, and learn the science behind the superpower. Added features introduce the science behind the superpower, show off where the power appears in nature, and explore the effects it may have on the human body!
Have you ever dreamed of soaring high above the clouds? Humans may not have the power of flight, but the future may change that! In this high-interest title, readers can feed their dreams as they explore how our favorite high-flying fictional characters got their abilities. Leveled text introduces the science of human flight and explores how it might be possible in the future. Added features demonstrate the power of flight in nature, show how the human body would respond to flight, and more! This engaging text will make readers soar!