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Space Discoveries

Mari Bolte (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902431

From millions of miles away, Mars looks like a bright red star. But it's more than just a spot in the sky! Science has given us many lessons on what else exists in our solar system. Rovers, orbiters, and other spacecraft have sent back information that scientists use to bring us one step closer to landing on Mars ourselves. Full-color photos bring to life the exciting discoveries scientists have uncovered. 21st Century sidebars discuss technological advancements, hypothesize future endeavors and inventions, and solve problems and challenges astronauts might face. An activity at the end lets readers think about what they learned in a hands-on way.

Roving the Red Planet

Mari Bolte (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902400

Everything we know about Mars's surface has come from rovers. These trusty robotic vehicles roll across the planet taking samples, testing new technology, and sending back photos for scientists to examine. Learn how the rovers got there, more about their missions, and how they function so far away from Earth. Full-color photos bring the rovers and their discoveries to life. 21st Century sidebars discuss technological advancements, hypothesize future endeavors and inventions, and solve problems and challenges astronauts might face. An activity at the end lets readers think about what they learned in a hands-on way.

PC Gaming: Beginner's Guide

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902264

By building their own custom PCs, video game fans can tweak every detail to make sure they get the best possible experience every time they play. In this book, readers will learn what makes PC gaming different from other kinds of gaming and find out how to get started playing PC games. Includes a table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Polar Vortex: Climate Change and Its Effects

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902073

The events surrounding the 2014 polar vortex did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a college student, a New Yorker, and a coal miner as readers act out scenes and compare and contrast various perspectives. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Maintaining and Upgrading a Gaming PC

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902240

By building their own custom PCs, video game fans can tweak every detail to make sure they get the best possible experience every time they play. In this book, readers will discover what it takes to keep their machines up to date and working smoothly. Includes a table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Friend Request: Invention of Facebook and Internet Privacy

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902042

The events surrounding the creation of Facebook did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of two Harvard students and a Harvard professor as readers act out scenes and compare and contrast various perspectives. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Excellence in STEM

Hedreich Nichols, Kelisa Wing (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901908

Students will learn about some of the inventions and discoveries Black men and women have made in the world of STEM. From Dr. Marie Maynard Daly to Dr. Tai-Danae Bradley, some of the many ways Black people have contributed to our country's science and technology are explored. The Racial Justice in America: Excellence and Achievement series celebrates Black achievement and culture, while exploring racism in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach our history with open eyes and minds. Books include 21st Century Skills and content, activities created by Wing, table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Do the Work! Clean Water and Sanitation

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668901861

Readers will learn about the sixth UN Sustainable Development Goal and what it takes to commit to the availability of clean water and sanitation for all by 2030. Aligned to curriculum standards, this book also highlights key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Public Policy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship. Includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Building a Gaming PC

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902233

By building their own custom PCs, video game fans can tweak every detail to make sure they get the best possible experience every time they play. This book provides readers with everything they need to know to build their first gaming computer. Includes a table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

A Levee Broke: Hurricane Katrina and America's Response

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902066

The events surrounding Hurricane Katrina did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a storm survivor, a Coast Guard officer, and a California student as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Quik Cutter 2: Augmented Reality

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645983545

When Shawn’s best friend shows him the Qwik Cutter Cam, he knows he has to have it. A website is offering one at a deep discount, but Shawn and his friend find out that might just be too good to be true.

Surveillance

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346439

How does the military gather information? This title helps striving readers find out! Leveled text and crisp photos introduce the purpose of surveillance and the science behind it. Special features explore the history of surveillance, profile current and future examples, and diagram how the science works. The book closes with discussion of the future possibilities of surveillance and explores how surveillance can be used outside of the military.

Armor

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346392

Armor is an essential piece of a soldier’s uniform. But what kinds are being used, and how do they work? In this hi/lo title, leveled text and bright images explore the purpose of military armor, how it works, and what it might be like in the future. Special features include a timeline, diagrams of the science behind the armor, profiles of current and future examples, and more!

Drones

Matt Chandler (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346408

From reconnaissance missions to missile launches, military drones have a lot of jobs! In this hi/lo title, leveled text and crisp images explore these important military tools, including how they’re used, how they work, and how they might look in the future. A timeline explores the history of drones, a diagram explains the science behind drones, and profiles outline key features of present and future drones. This fascinating title is sure to captivate those interested in the military!

Robotics

Matt Chandler (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346415

Military robots have a lot of jobs. They disarm bombs, carry heavy loads, and complete spy missions! But how do these tools work? This hi/lo title explores the uses of military robots, introduces how they work, and discusses what they may be like in the future. Special features include a timeline of robotics history, a diagram that explains the science behind military robots, profiles of current and future robots, and more!

Stealth Technology

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346422

How do military machines hide in plain sight? In this informative title, reluctant readers will find out! An engaging opening narrative sets the stage for readers to explore the uses, science behind, and future of military stealth technology. A timeline shows off the history of stealth, profiles explore current and future examples, and a diagram explains how stealth technology works. The book closes with a feature that explores other possible uses for this important military technology!

Advanced Weaponry

Matt Chandler (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346385

From stealth bombers to heat-seeking missiles, militaries around the world use cutting-edge technology to create powerful weapons. This hi/lo title introduces the science of advanced weaponry through leveled text and crisp images. Special features show how advanced weaponry has progressed, profile current and future examples, diagram how they work, and explore other other uses.

Weather Control

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346330

Could humans really control the weather? Or does that only exist in comics? This book walks readers through the history of weather control in comics, explores everyday technologies that mimic weather control, and highlights future technologies that could make weather control a reality. Engaging text and images pair with profiles, fun facts, and infographics to help readers understand how weather control could one day be a reality!

Invulnerability

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346309

Superman and the Incredible Hulk have thick skin to protect themselves from danger.  But could humans achieve the same invulnerability? In this title, reluctant readers will explore superheroes with this amazing ability, as well as different technologies humans have created to mimic the superpower. Engaging text, eye-catching images, and special features will help readers learn the possibilities and limitations of achieving this superhuman ability.

Shapeshifting

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346316

The power to shapeshift only exists in comic books, right? In this title, readers will learn about shapeshifting heroes and how humans have attempted to become shapeshifters themselves. Crisp images pair with engaging text to introduce the subject. Meanwhile, special features such as profiles and infographics highlight examples of shapeshifting in comics and other media, show how people mimic this power in daily life, and explore the consequences of this power becoming a reality.

Super Healing

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346323

What if we could quickly heal ourselves like Captain Marvel or the Flash? This title invites independent readers to explore how humans have attempted to replicate these superpowers. Vibrant images and lively text draw in readers, while special features such as profiles, diagrams, and infographics offer additional information that engages readers and educates them on the possibilities of this amazing power.

The Television

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346286

For more than 100 years, the television has sparked wonder and excitement in people around the world! A device that displayed fuzzy pictures on small screens has become an entertainment machine. In this title, readers will discover the history of the television and how it has advanced over time. Leveled text also covers how television impacts life today and what we may expect in the future. Features include profiles, a timeline, fun facts, and more!

Vaccines

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346293

Vaccines have been used for more than 1,000 years! The first vaccine was made to protect people against smallpox. Today, vaccines help protect people from many diseases and illnesses. This title walks readers through the history of vaccines, how they work and impact our lives, and what we may expect in the future. Features highlight an inventor and a specific vaccine, show how many vaccines work, and more. Readers will have a new appreciation for this life-saving invention!

The Internet

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346262

The Internet has changed the way more than half the world’s population communicates and accesses information. The invention dates to the Cold War, when its purpose was to provide security. Today, the Internet does so much more! Readers will learn about the development of the Internet, how it impacts life today, and what it may look like in the future. A profile introduces an Internet pioneer, a diagram shows how the Internet works, and fun facts offer interesting trivia. Open the cover to a world of information!

The Telephone

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346279

Believed by some to be one of the most important inventions of all time, the telephone has helped connect people all over the world. This title welcomes readers with a narrative that showcases the telephone today. From there, readers dial into the history and development of the telephone. The text also discusses how the telephone impacts life today and how it may work in the future. Features compliment the text through a profile, a diagram, a timeline and more!