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Struck by Lightning!

Stephen Person (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088591

On July 26, 2003, mountain-climber Rod Liberal was nearing the summit of Grand Teton Mountain in Wyoming. As Rod clung to the side of a granite cliff, he saw dark clouds rolling toward him. Suddenly, there was a burst of light as a bolt of lightning struck his chest and blew him off the mountain. Attached to the cliff by a rope, he swung in the air thousands of feet above the ground. Would Rod be able to hold on until rescue rangers arrived to save him? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger---and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of lightning strikes, and learn about scientific advances in weather forecasting and safety precautions. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case they're caught in a thunderstorm.

Discovering Titanic’s Remains

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024926

After the Titanic sank in 1912, many schemes were proposed to lift the great ship from its watery grave. But there were problems—no one knew exactly where the Titanic had sunk, and, even if they had, the technology to reach the ship, which lay on the ocean floor almost two miles down, didn’t exist. By the 1970s, however, new technologies allowed explorers like Dr. Richard Ballard to search the deep ocean. Finally, in 1985, Dr. Ballard found something . . .Discovering Titanic’s Remains is the thrilling story of how the most famous shipwreck of all time was found. It’s a tale of unbelievable persistence and the amazing technology that revealed the once-grand ship disintegrating on the deep ocean floor. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s amazing re-discovery to life. Discovering Titanic’s Remains is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Titanic’s Fatal Voyage

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024902

“Iceberg right ahead!” yelled Frederick Fleet, a crewmember aboard the Titanic. The ship had only seconds to spare. Titanic’s officers steered the ship to the left as quickly as they could to avoid a head-on collision. But they weren’t fast enough. The right side of the ship struck the side of the ice mountain floating in the north Atlantic. The fate of the Titanic—and its 1,317 passengers and 885 crewmembers—had been sealed. Titanic’s Fatal Voyage tells the devastating story of how the gigantic and supposedly unsinkable ship was swallowed by the sea on its maiden voyage. Readers will learn about the ocean liner’s journey in vivid detail, as well as incredible tales of courage and survival. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s tragic story to life. Titanic’s Fatal Voyage is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Titanic’s Last Hours

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024872

From the moment the iceberg was spotted, at 11:40 P.M. on April 14, 1912, the Titanic’s fate was sealed. Its 2,200 passengers and crew, in the course of two momentous hours, would meet their destiny in the icy, black waters of the North Atlantic. As the moments passed and the reality of what was happening began to sink in, the crew would make heroic efforts to save as many passengers as possible. In the end, however, the great ship would exact a harrowing toll from all on board. Titanic’s Last Hours: The Facts is a riveting account of the last two hours the supposedly unsinkable ship was afloat. Beginning at 11:40 P.M., the book relives the events set in motion after the brush with the iceberg and culminates with the sinking of the ship at 2:20 A.M. The fascinating moment-by-moment action along with large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the nail-biting tension that passengers and crew must have faced in those final hours fully to life. Titanic’s Last Hours: The Facts is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Creating Titanic

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024889

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On May 31, 1911, thousands of excited people crammed into a shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They were there to watch the empty hull of RMS Titanic enter the water for the very first time. Proud workers hugged their children as they pointed at the massive ship they had helped build. In just 62 seconds, the giant ocean liner was floating for the very first time. It was the largest human-made object the world had ever seen! Creating the Ship of Dreams tells the compelling story of how the largest and most luxurious ship in the world was built and the workers who risked their lives in the process. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s tragic story to life. Creating the Ship of Dreams is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Building with Poop

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023011

How do African Himba people use cattle manure to build their homes? Why is a dung home healthier than one made from stone? And how are students in Indonesia turning cow patties into sustainable, eco-friendly bricks? When you think of a building material, brick, wood, or, concrete might come to mind. For many people, however, a handful of poop is the building material for constructing a home! 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!

Poop Cures

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023035

Why did medieval physicians fill a patient’s nostrils with hog’s dung? Can eating camel poop really help cure dysentery? And why are 21st-century doctors carrying out fecal transplants on patients with serious digestive problems? We often think of poop as yucky and dirty, but since ancient times, doctors have explored how it can be used as a treatment for illnesses and injuries. 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!

Poop Detectives

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022991

How are specially trained poop-sniffing dogs being used to help wild animals facing extinction? What can we learn about life in prehistoric times by examining fossilized dinosaur droppings? And how are poop detectives using DNA technology to help keep the streets clean? Got a dung dilemma or a poop mystery to solve? It’s time to call in the poop detectives! 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!

Poop Eaters

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022984

Why do rabbits and guinea pigs feed on their own droppings? How is munching on hyena dung helpful to an African leopard tortoise? And why might you spot scientists carrying buckets of fox poop and dirty diapers into the woods? To humans, eating poop sounds disgusting, but many members of the animal kingdom regularly chow down on poop! 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!

Poop Power

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023004

How is yak dung turned into fuel for cooking in Tibet? Can manure from dairy farms really be used to produce electricity? And could your car one day be powered by your own family’s poop? With plenty of poop being produced every day, many people around the world are using this unwanted material as fuel to create energy. 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!

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.