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Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Robotics

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117212

In this exciting title, readers will learn about basic robot components and how they are used to build various robots for different purposes. “Makers and Shakers” sidebars introduce the world’s greatest robot designers and explain how they came to create their exciting inventions. Step-by-step Maker projects let readers put their skills to use as they build amazing robotic creations.

Energy from Water: Hydroelectric, Tidal, and Wave Power

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117571

For centuries, falling water has been used in parts of the world to create energy to run grinding stones at mills and irrigation systems for crops. This interesting book shows how the use of this “clean” form of energy, called hydroelectricity, is being expanded to help us build a more sustainable future. Discover how other forms of water-based energy, such as energy from ocean waves and tides, are being harnessed and used to help create electricity to power our homes, offices, and factories.

Victor Wouk: The Father of the Hybrid Car

Sean Callery (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790563

In 1974, an inventor named Victor Wouk became a man who could be described as ahead of his time. He had developed a prototype for the hybrid, a car that would become the most credible and commercially successful alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles.

Medical Examiners

Madison Capitano (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639691

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!

K-9 Units

Madison Capitano (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639653

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!

Cybersecurity Experts

Madison Capitano (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639677

Technology can help us find information. But it can hide secrets, too. Identity theft? A computer attack? A murderer sending messages to police? Don’t worry, Cybersecurity Experts are on the case!

Hurricane Harvey

Cliff Waterford (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532152900

Hurricane Harvey takes an in-depth look at the destruction wrought by 2017?s Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast and the ensuing cleanup efforts. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Albert Einstein: Relativity Rock Star

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group 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.

Great Engineering Fails

Barbara Krasner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group 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.

Stephen Hawking: Celebrated Physicist

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group 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.

Wright Brothers

Joe Dunn (author) Ben Dunn (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412029

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! The Wright Brothers have been plucked from history books and their lives and accomplishments have been depicted in informative nonfiction graphic novels. The subjects' birth, childhood, education, and flights have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

George Washington Carver

Joeming Dunn (author) Chris Allen (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412050

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! George Washington Carver has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in an informative nonfiction graphic novel. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and inventions have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

Booker T. Washington

Joeming Dunn (author) Chris Allen (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781616412111

Graphic novels aren't just for superheroes! Booker T. Washington has been plucked from history books and his life and accomplishments have been depicted in an informative nonfiction graphic novel. The subject's birth, childhood, education, and contributions have been skillfully told with detailed art. Further reading lists, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles useful in classroom discussion.

Lively Planet

Gerry Bailey (author) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688868

The STEM titles come packed with cross-curricular information covering all the essential aspects of these familiar school topics. Key word entries and highlighted key words in the text focus learning and understanding.

Life's Challenges

Felicia Law (author) Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688646

Growing up offers young people guidance on the factual, emotional and problematic aspects of puberty. They are encouraged to keep their bodies fit, to adopt good eating habits and to take care of their appearance. They also learn more about the physical and emotional changes that occur at this time.

You Are What You Eat

Felicia Law (author) Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688653

Growing up offers young people guidance on the factual, emotional and problematic aspects of puberty. They are encouraged to keep their bodies fit, to adopt good eating habits and to take care of their appearance. They also learn more about the physical and emotional changes that occur at this time.

Planets

Saranne Taylor (author) Moreno Chiacchiera (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688417

What will life be like in 100 years time? Humans will be living in outer space quite soon. Probably within the next 50 years - that's in the reader's lifetime - there'll be at least one small group of scientists inhabiting a different planet.

I'm going to be a Paleontologist

Saranne Taylor (author) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688943

A science career puts you at the cutting edge of innovations that can change the world, and in the STEM fields of science, the demand for science professionals is exploding. The Careers in STEM series covers exciting and rewarding jobs in the fields of physics, biology, engineering, aerospace and math. Bright and stimulating, packed with information and career advice.

Changing Climate

Gerry Bailey, Felicia Law (authors) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688813

The STEM titles come packed with cross-curricular information covering all the essential aspects of these familiar school topics. Key word entries and highlighted key words in the text focus learning and understanding.

The Sun

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036038

The Sun’s outermost layer, the corona, is only visible to the naked eye during a total solar eclipse! This important star impacts our daily lives, from providing the necessities of life to affecting our means of communication. Studying the Sun provides information about the galaxy and beyond. This title is one shining star young readers will not want to put down!

The Moon

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036939

Only 12 humans have walked on the Moon. But scientists have learned a lot about Earth’s night light. We know how it was formed, about its relationship with Earth, and its surface features. The informative text pairs with fascinating fun facts and special features to provide an in-depth look at Earth’s closest neighbor.

Saturn

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036960

If humans ever make it to Saturn, they won’t be able to land on its surface. This enormous planet has no solid ground! Beyond its seven magnificent rings, Saturn swirls with dense clouds of gas. This fascinating planet is on display in this book full of special features, fun facts, and beautiful photos.

Uranus

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036977

Uranus is an ice giant that spins completely on its side! Scientists have studied it since its discovery in 1781, but Uranus remains one of the solar system’s most mysterious planets. In fact, only one spacecraft has ever visited the planet. This hi/lo title uses fascinating fun facts, special features, and photos to give readers a crash course on the coldest planet in the solar system!

Venus

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036984

A single day is longer than a year on Venus! This hot, rocky planet is much like Earth, but it holds many mysteries that scientists work hard to unravel. How did it form? What is it made of? These questions and more will be answered in this informative book about Venus – a planet often called “Earth’s Twin.”

Planets

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036021

In 2014, exoplanet Kepler-186f was found in the habitable zone of its system’s star. It is just one of 40 discovered exoplanets providing information about the potential for life outside Earth. From masses of rock to gas and ice giants, planets can tell us a lot about the rest of the universe. This title takes readers through the beginnings of these celestial bodies, why we study them, and much more!