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The True Cost of Food

Katie Dicker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182098

In this fascinating title, readers find out about the food supply chain, fair trade, and how our eating habits affect our health. With debate boxes and contemporary case studies, readers also discover the environmental impacts their food purchases have on the planet.

Project Apollo: The Race to Land on the Moon

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122148

On July 23, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin stepped from their spacecraft onto the alien soil of the Moon - Earth's sister world. Using archival images and explanatory text, this riveting title guides the reader through NASA’s Apollo space program, including the tragic deaths of an entire flight crew and Apollo's ultimate triumph - the first lunar landing in 1969. Maps of the Moon show where Apollo 11's lunar lander Eagle landed and the route taken by the Soviet robot lander Lunokhod 1 in 1970.

Exploring the Moon: 1969-1972

David Jefferis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122131

This fascinating book describes what scientists discovered about the Moon from the Apollo missions that came after the successful landing in 1969, until the last mission in 1972. A discussion follows of why flights to the Moon stopped, the creation of space stations, such as Skylab, that followed, and what exciting new plans are now being made to revisit the Moon. Maps of the Moon show where astronauts drove in rovers on the surface and what resources can be found on the Moon, from ice to helium.

John Muir: Protecting and Preserving the Environment

Henry Elliot (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790549

John Muir spoke, wrote, and lived the wilderness, including taking President Theodore Roosevelt on an overnight trip to the Yosemite Valley. This trip led to Roosevelts signing into law a bill that placed Yosemite under federal control as a national park. Because of this and his founding of the Sierra Club, John Muir is credited as one of the key shapers of the modern environmental movement.

Fracking: Fracturing Rock to Reach Oil and Gas Underground

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116345

In the search for oil and gas, we have drilled deep beneath the ocean’s surface and the ground to tap into the energy wells trapped there. Today, we need more energy than ever before in our history, but the oil and gas fields may soon dry up. One option being considered is fracking. Rock is fractured underground in order to reach deposits. Discover how people use fracking to harness the before-unreachable supplies of gas and oil beneath Earth’s surface, the challenges of this form of mining, and the controversies surrounding it.

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.

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.

Digital Reveal

Mari Kesselring (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621430810

To prove she’s still the tech expert at Blue Lake Junior High, Bridget agrees to write a review of a secret cutting-edge tablet that her dad’s company is developing. When Bridget’s post goes viral, however, the secret’s out, and the trouble begins.

Inside the Corn Industry

Andrea Pelleschi (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022937

Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around corn, the most ubiquitous crop in the United States. It explores corn’s many uses, complex supply chain, and attendant environmental debates. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

The Real Albert Einstein

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534131231

Everyone knows his story, but do you know the REAL history behind the story of Albert Einstein? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Tech

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181397

We're spilling the tea on the latest trends. Curious about the lives of influencers? Want to know more about 5G technology or artificial intelligence? Read more to be in the know. This high-interest series is written at a low readability to aid struggling readers. Each book includes educational sidebars, throwback biographies of "OG" influencers, fast facts, and social media challenges, as well as a table of contents, glossary of keywords, index, and author biography.

The Ice Age

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181311

Would you have survived the ice age? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

The Plague

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181281

Would you have survived the Black Death? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Video Games

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181359

We're spilling the tea on the latest trends. Curious about the lives of influencers? Want to know more about esports or game streaming? Read more to be in the know. This high-interest series is written at a low readability to aid struggling readers. Each book includes educational sidebars, throwback biographies of "OG" influencers, fast facts, and social media challenges, as well as a table of contents, glossary of keywords, index, and author biography.

Sneakers

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181380

We're spilling the tea on the latest trends. Curious about the lives of influencers? Want to know more about sneaker culture or see-through sneakers? Read more to be in the know. This high-interest series is written at a low readability to aid struggling readers. Each book includes educational sidebars, throwback biographies of "OG" influencers, fast facts, and social media challenges, as well as a table of contents, glossary of keywords, index, and author biography.

One Earth

Anuradha Rao (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818873

One Earth profiles Black, Indigenous and People of Color who live and work as environmental defenders. Through their individual stories, the book shows that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to achieving environmental goals. The twenty short biographies introduce readers to diverse activists from all around the world, who are of many ages and ethnicities. From saving ancient trees on the West Coast of Canada, to protecting the Irrawaddy dolphins of India, to uncovering racial inequalities in the food system in the United States, these environmental heroes are celebrated by author and biologist Anuradha Rao, who outlines how they went from being kids who cared about the environment to community leaders in their field. One Earth is full of environmental role models waiting to be found.

Folding Tech: Using Origami and Nature to Revolutionize Technology

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group 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 Publishing Group 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 Publishing Group 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.