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Folding Tech: Using Origami and Nature to Revolutionize Technology

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541580916

Space probes, self-assembling robots, crash-absorbing cars, and designer proteins all have one thing in common: their use of folding technologies. To develop these technologies, engineers are taking inspiration from an unusual source—origami, the ancient art of paper folding. Examine origami's origins, how it intersects with mathematics, and how it became a tool to solve some of the most complicated challenges in engineering, architecture, technology, and medicine today. Plus, get a close-up look at these technologies with two augmented reality images included in the book!

Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery

Whitney Stewart, Hans C. Andersson (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401560

Over the past 50 years, scientists have made incredible progress in the application of genetic research to human health care and disease treatment. Innovative tools and techniques, including gene therapy and CRISPR-Cas9 editing, can treat inherited disorders that were previously untreatable, or prevent them from happening in the first place. You can take a DNA test to learn where your ancestors are from. Police officers can use genetic evidence to identify criminals—or innocents. And some doctors are using new medical techniques for unprecedented procedures. Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery delves into the history, science, and ethics behind recent breakthroughs in genetic research. Authors Whitney Stewart and Hans Andersson, MD, present fascinating case studies that show how real people have benefitted from genetic research. Though the genome remains full of mysteries, researchers and doctors are working hard to uncover its secrets and find the best ways to treat patients and cure diseases. The discoveries to come will inform how we target disease treatment, how we understand our health, and how we define our very identities.

Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution Bitcoin and Beyond

Brendan January (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401591

In January 2009, a mysterious software developer, Satoshi Nakamoto, exchanged a specially designed code with another developer. The code was a digital currency that Nakamoto had proposed several months before in a paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” This was the first Bitcoin transaction. Since then, Bitcoin has become the face of a tech revolution in digital cryptocurrencies based on blockchain technology. Its success has sparked a tech revolution that could fundamentally change global economics. Delve into the world of coders, libertarians, criminals, financial regulators, and crypto-detectives to understand what digital cryptocurrencies have to offer, their limitations and potential pitfalls, security issues, and how they may affect government and financial regulations in the future.

Cutting-Edge Blockchain and Bitcoin

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583429

Bitcoin is a digital currency—money that exists only online. Some people have used it to get rich. Others have accidentally lost it forever. Learn what decides bitcoin's value and how anyone with a fast computer can mine it. You'll also explore blockchains, the technology used to make bitcoin transactions. See how the blockchains may change the internet forever.

Stephen Hawking: His Life and Legacy

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982098

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.

Superbugs

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982333

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.

Fire Investigators

Madison Capitano (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639707

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!

Forensic Scientists

Madison Capitano (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639714

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!

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!

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!

Vehicles

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037622

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!

Teleportation

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037271

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!

Super Strength

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037264

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!

Super Speed

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037257

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!

Super Senses

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037240

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!

Invisibility

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037233

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!

Flight

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037226

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!

Alligator

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004788

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of alligators, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these semiaquatic reptiles.

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.

Top Secret: Pharmer

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172890

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Pharmer focuses on the blundering would-be evil villian Dr. Phineas, Armour, aka Pharmer, as he attempts to infect the residents of The City with the common cold and charge all the citizens for the cure. But he fails miserably due to his lack of knowledge about bacteria, viruses, and medicine. It's hard to infect people if you don't know how infections and medications work! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: MechaNix

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172845

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: MechaNix focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Megan Nicks, aka MechaNix, as she attempts to seek revenge by building a larger-than-life robot kitty. But she fails miserably due to her lack of knowledge about robotics. It's hard to unleash your robot if you don't know how to properly build one! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: Hackster

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172821

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Hackster focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Hank Sterns, aka Hackster, as he tries his hardest to hack into The City Bank. But he fails miserably due to his lack of understanding how to code. It's hard to hack a bank using computer programming if you don't know basic coding! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Top Secret: Dyna

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172838

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Dyna focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Blaire Stope, aka Dyna, as she attempts to seek revenge by blowing up a bridge. But she fails miserably due to her lack of knowledge about controlled demolitions and bridges. It's hard to blow up a bridge 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.

Top Secret: Crypto

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172869

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Crypto focuses on the blundering would-be evil villain Crystal P. Toyama, aka Crypto, as she attempts to seek revenge using blockchain. But he fails miserably due to her lack of knowledge about how blockchain technology works. It's hard to take over a city and own all its land using blockchain technology if you don't understand it! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.