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Poop's Many Uses

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023028

How is elephant, panda, and sheep poop turned into paper? Can seabird droppings really be used to make explosives? And why are coffee beans that pass through the digestive system of a small furry animal the most expensive in the world? Poop might be considered a waste product, but many people around the world see no reason to let it go to waste. As yucky as it might seem, poop can actually have many unexpected uses. This new Science Slam! title will engross readers—and gross them out! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With fascinating photographs and surprising, high-interest facts about a material that we don’t usually read about, the book makes learning about excrement poop-sitively amazing!

My Body and What It Needs

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341420

In this book, readers will get the chance to investigate their bodies like scientists! They’ll learn all about their skeletons, muscles, hearts, lungs, and blood. They’ll also discover how to take care of their bodies and learn answers to the questions: Why is it important to drink lots of water? What foods should we eat every day? And why should we be active, brush our teeth, and get plenty of sleep?

My Senses

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341406

In this book, readers will get the chance to learn about their senses as if they were scientists! They will discover how their senses work and learn lots of fascinating facts about their eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and skin. In this age-appropriate introduction to the topic, readers will get to investigate and challenge their own senses!

Roots, Stems, Leaves, and Flowers

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341444

In this book, readers will discover all about the basic structure of plants and the jobs that roots, stems, leaves, and flowers do. Packed with information about wild and garden plants, this title gets readers investigating how plants take in water, make food with their leaves, and produce seeds. Students will even get to go on scavenger hunts to find out all about leaves, tree bark, and colorful flower petals.

What’s the Season?

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341468

From weather and day length, to plants and animals, in this title, readers will investigate how the world around them changes as the seasons change. With activities such as recording temperatures and going on seasonal scavenger hunts, students will be challenged to observe and analyze the changing of the seasons.

Wings, Paws, Scales, and Claws

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341482

How are animal bodies alike and different? What characteristics make a mammal a mammal, and a reptile a reptile? In this title, readers will turn their investigative skills to studying animals. Packed with fascinating facts and fun challenges, students will meet a host of animals including blue whales, great white sharks, colorful chameleons, and the world’s largest spider.

Welcome to the Arctic

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341901

Which Arctic plants do woolly bear caterpillars feed on when they wake up from their long winter hibernation? What Arctic insect feeds on caribou and polar bear blood? Why does the Arctic fox’s white coat turn brown in summer? And what huge animal with tusks is hunting for clams in the icy Arctic Ocean? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari through the Arctic. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, readers will discover how the living things that make this habitat their home depend on each other and their environment for survival.

Welcome to the Coral Reef

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341925

What is a coral reef actually made of? What microscopic creatures take shelter in the coral and become its food? Which coral reef resident has stinging tentacles? And which huge creature visits the reef to have its dead skin and parasites nibbled away by a fishy clean-up crew? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari around a coral reef. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, readers will discover how the living things that make this habitat their home depend on each other and their environment for survival.

Welcome to the Desert

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341949

Why is a hummingbird visiting a spiky cactus? How does a Gila woodpecker help a huge saguaro cactus stay healthy? When a prairie dog family moves to a new house, who takes over their old burrow? And what hairy, eight-legged desert creature uses a hidden trapdoor to catch its meal of beetles? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari through a desert. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, readers will discover how the living things that make this habitat their home depend on each other and their environment for survival.

Welcome to the Rain Forest

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341963

What rain forest creature with a long, sticky tongue is feasting on a meal of termites? How does a capybara stay safe from giant anacondas and jaguars? Why are bats visiting the flowers that grow on kapok trees? And how are bromeliad flowers helpful to tiny rain forest frogs. Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari through a rain forest. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, readers will discover how the living things that make this habitat their home depend on each other and their environment for survival.

From a Tiny Seed to a Mighty Tree

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341307

How does an acorn become a mighty oak tree? What does a tiny sunflower seed need to grow into a tall yellow flower? In this title, readers will investigate how plants grow and how they disperse their seeds. They’ll also discover that many of the foods we eat are seeds!

Growing and Changing

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341321

In this title, readers will investigate and discover a range of animal life cycles. How does a tadpole become a frog? In what ways do lambs, puppies, baby mice, woodpecker chicks, and caterpillars change and grow? And how do animals care for their young?

Is it Living or Non-Living?

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341345

If a tree is a living thing, does that mean a wooden table is alive? If a cat is alive because it can run and chase a toy, does that mean a robot is a living thing because it can move? In this title packed with fun challenges, readers will consolidate their understanding of living, non-living, and things that used to be alive.

Let’s Investigate Everyday Materials

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341369

In this title, readers will investigate materials (wood, metal, plastic, glass, rock, and wool) and everyday objects using science. What are sneakers, soccer balls, coins, soda cans, and even skyscrapers made of? What properties make different materials suitable for different jobs? And how are paper, steel, glass, and rubber made?

Let’s Investigate Habitats and Food Chains

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341383

What plants and animals live in a garden? What do the living things in this habitat need from their environment? And who eats who in a garden ecosystem? In this title, readers will investigate simple food chains and natural habitats, including a garden, forest, tide pool, desert, and even a tree stump micro-habitat.

The Great Pyramid

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020751

Standing more than 40 stories high, the Great Pyramid of Giza has towered over the hot, dry Egyptian desert for more than 2,500 years. In this book, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World is explored. How was this massive structure created in a time before cranes and other heavy machinery? How did the thousands of pyramid builders live and work? And how are modern-day robots being used to explore tiny passages and mysterious shafts deep within this giant tomb?

Deadly Mine

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022762

In 1963, Les Skramstad came home after a hard day’s work at the local mill and mine in Libby, Montana. His wife kissed him at the door and his kids playfully grabbed his legs. They didn’t mind that he was covered in powdery brown dust. Little did Les and his family know that the dust was deadly. Deadly Mine: Libby, Montana traces the tragic story of a small mining town that eventually became poisoned by a deadly mineral called asbestos. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Killer Smog

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022793

In December 1952, a thick layer of black smog blanketed London. The filthy air blinded people on the streets and brought traffic to a screeching halt. Worst of all, the pollution was deadly. It sickened 100,000 people and took the lives of 4,000. Killer Smog: London, England traces the devastating story of air pollution that took thousands of lives and brought London to a standstill. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Nuclear Accident

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022816

On April 26, 1986, while workers were conducting a test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, disaster struck. One of the reactors exploded, erupting into a blazing inferno. The reactor’s sealing cap was blown off and a lethal shower of radioactive material was launched into the night sky. Nuclear Accident: Chernobyl Power Plant, Ukraine traces the catastrophic nuclear disaster that contaminated a massive area of Europe with deadly radiation. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Oil Spill

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022809

On April 20, 2010, workers were drilling for oil on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico when a fire caused a huge explosion. Eleven workers tragically lost their lives. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only disaster. The explosion caused a huge oil leak in the Gulf that took months to stop. The consequences of the leak continue to affect the area to this day. Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon traces the tragic story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the resulting oil leak, and the effects of the poisonous oil on ocean animals and coastal communities. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Poisoned Air

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022755

One night in December 1984, the residents of Bhopal, India, woke up suddenly, gasping for breath. Aziza Sultan’s room was filled with a white cloud: “I heard people shouting, ‘Run! Run!’ Then I started coughing. It seemed as if I was breathing in fire. My eyes were burning.” What was causing this unbelievable horror? Poisoned Air: Bhopal, India traces the tragic story of a city in India that became exposed to a deadly gas called methyl isocyanate, or MIC. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Rising Seas

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022823

Miami has a serious problem—water! Sometimes, on sunny days, water bubbles up from storm drains. Residents find their homes flooded. On some days, they see cars floating like boats and even fish swimming in pools of water in the streets. What is going on? And can anything be done to save the city from being completely flooded with water? Rising Seas: Miami, Florida traces the tragic story of the causes of global warming, how this affects Miami—a city built on porous limestone—and how engineers are using pumps and other technologies to save the city from disaster. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Sick Soil

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022779

On April 14, 1935 in Boise City, Oklahoma, the sky turned black as a massive, swirling cloud of dust engulfed the city. “It got so dark that you couldn’t see your hand before your face,” remembered one farmer. Blinded drivers drove their cars off the side of the road. Terrified cows spun in circles. People covered their faces, gasping for breath. This was one of many dark days during the Dust Bowl. Sick Soil: The Dust Bowl traces the tragic story of the devastating dust storms that swept across the Midwest in the 1930s as a result of over-farming and drought. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Toxic Water

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022786

On April 21, 1956, a five-year-old girl was examined at a hospital in Minamata, Japan. Doctors were puzzled by her symptoms which included difficulty walking and speaking and severe convulsions. Days later, her sister came down with the same symptoms. Soon after, more people were found with the same illness. What was causing this devastating disease? Toxic Water: Minamata, Japan traces the tragic story of toxic wastewater from a factory that poisoned an entire Japanese town. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

One World Trade Center

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024933

On May 10, 2013, the final section of One World Trade Center’s 408-foot spire was set in place. The 1,776-foot building had officially become the tallest in the Western Hemisphere! For many Americans, the majestic skyscraper was a beacon of hope after the 9/11 tragedy and captured President Barack Obama’s words: “We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger!” One World Trade Center: The Freedom Tower traces the incredible story of a structure that divided New Yorkers before bringing them together. The book describes how the skyscraper was designed and built, story by story. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story. One World Trade Center: The Freedom Tower is part of Bearport’s American Places series.