Provides information about a Mayor's Office, including why we might go there, who works there, and the services it provides.
This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. How do you spend your pocket money, or the money that comes your way on birthdays or family visits? Do you spend it, save it or give it away?
This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. In this book, we will learn how our family spends its money. Children learn how money comes into the family and the huge number of demands on how it is spent.
This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. In this book we learn where a country's money comes from. Where do the millions and billions of pounds go to? Why do people have to pay taxes? What is GDP? And how and when will you be able to play a part in the economy.
This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. In this book we learn how money flows around the world. And how do we know what money really is when money is so different from country to country? What is the foreign exchange and how does it work? Why are some countries super-rich and some living in poverty?
A series for the young architect, designer or engineer who wants to plan and build their own ecologically sound home that will also help our planet.
A series for the young architect, designer or engineer who wants to understand how animals build their amazing homes - and copy their ideas!
A series for the young architect, designer or engineer who wants to plan and build amazing future style homes and workplaces.
A series for the young architect, designer or archeologist who wants to unearth the wonderful cities and dwellings of the past and learn how ancient builders worked.
Through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and levelling control this high interest title discusses the life and impact of "s-hero" and inspirational activist Malala Yousafzai from her youth to her supportive effort and guidance to young women the world over.
The STEM Encyclopedia of Water presents an opportunity to explore a familiar science topic in a new way. A cross-curricular approach allows all the sciences to come together along with history, art and legend - building a thorough understanding of the presense of Water on our planet.
This title examines an important historic event - the Manhattan Project. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, key players involved, their lives during the project, the development and use of the atomic bomb, its aftermath, and its effects on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This is the story of a remarkable baseball team from Springfield, Massachusetts and its star player a boy named Bunny who was the only African-American on the team. The year was 1934, a time very different from today. Although the story of Bunny Taliaferro and his remarkable Springfield team is not widely known, it honors and celebrates an important event in the history of Americas struggle for racial equality.
People around the world are traveling green! From hybrid cars that are more fuel-efficient to new public transportation projects that emit fewer pollutants, kids will discover the new and innovative ways people are protecting the environment and making the world a better place. Packed with large, full-color photos and interesting facts, Traveling Green is sure to engage young environmentalists as they learn all about the current efforts to make their planet greener--and discover ways that they can help out, too!
In Prison Puppies, young readers will meet the hardworking dogs in the Puppies Behind Bars program. This organization teaches prison inmates to raise puppies that will later work as service dogs for people living with disabilities. The prisoners teach the dogs the skills they'll need to assist their future owners, from basic commands like "come here" and "sit," to more complicated tasks like opening doors and turning lights on and off. The puppies teach the prisoners, too! Working with the dogs teaches prisoners patience, responsibility, and cooperation, and gives them a chance to contribute to society in a positive way. Packed with real-life stories and dramatic, full-color photos of prison pups, this book is sure to be a favorite of dog lovers everywhere.
Inspired by memories of fantastic family birthday parties, mother-and-daughter team Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton researched the history of birthdays in order to answer such questions as, How much does where you grow up influence the way you celebrate getting a year older? Have people always celebrated birthdays? The more they investigated, the more they realized that there's a lot more to birthdays than cake, presents, a few games and perhaps a goody bag. They discovered there are as many ways to observe birthdays as there are places in which to do it.
Can we meet today's energy challenges with clean, cheap, renewable sources of energy? Yes! And one of the solutions is right under our feet. Using Earth's Underground Heat uses clear, simple text to explain how people around the world are harnessing geothermal heat to meet our 21st-century energy needs in agriculture, industry, and residential heating. Kids will also discover ways they can help make their planet greener.
In Green Buildings, early fluent readers learn about the construction materials and techniques that make todays environmentally sensitive buildings possible. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind green buildings. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about green buildings using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Green Buildings also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Green Buildings is part of Jump!'s Green Planet series.
Life hasn't been easy for fifteen-year-old Lizzie Jackson since her father's sudden death four years ago. Shortly after he died, her mother, Lydia, began dating and drinking herself into oblivion, leaving Lizzie to parent her younger brother, Charlie. Things go from bad to worse when Lydia marries Dean. To protect Charlie from Dean's rage, Lizzie makes herself the target of his abuse. But when Dean sexually assaults Lizzie, things change forever. Can she continue to ensure her brother's safety after she flees their home?
Cities around the world are going green! But what exactly does this mean? There are many ways a city can be environmentally friendly, from its recycling laws and air-quality regulations to the community's use of renewable energy sources and public transportation. Making Cities Green uses clear, simple text and real-life examples to help kids understand the current efforts to make their planet greener.
This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian childrens writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badrs work, and, using many of Mr. Badrs already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. Nizar Ali Badrs stunning stone images illustrate the story. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.
Meet a new kind of working dog: the eco dog! These heroic hounds team up with wildlife scientists to help save endangered animals and habitats all over the world. Using their super sense of smell, eco dogs track down invasive species, collect samples from endangered animals, and stop the smuggling of rare animals. These dogs have helped protect animals like grizzly bears, sea turtles, and cheetahs! It takes a special kind of dog to do this kind of work, however. Only a dog that has lots of energy, good concentration, and enjoys working with a trainer has what it takes to become an eco dog. Packed with real-life stories and dramatic, full-color photos of eco dogs at work, this book is sure to be a favorite of dog lovers everywhere.
Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family. Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/caregivers to start conversations with young ones about difficult or challenging subject matter. Why Do Families Change? is part of the Just Enough series. Other topics in the series include birth, death and diversity. For more information, visit www.justenoughseries.com.
A service dog hears a doorbell, runs to its owner, and then nudges her leg with its nose. The owner cannot hear the bell, but she knows there's a visitor--thanks to the dog's signal. In this captivating introduction to service dogs, beginning readers will learn all about these dedicated canines that take on different jobs to assist people with disabilities or illnesses. From opening doors for a person in a wheelchair to calling the hospital when an owner has a seizure, these trustworthy service dogs can do it all. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful pages, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.
A dog runs through the forest with its nose to the ground, sniffing and sniffing. Suddenly, it picks up a familiar scent and races to find a person who has been missing for days. In this exciting introduction to search-and-rescue dogs, beginning readers will learn all about the tough canines that work day or night. From finding people lost in the woods to searching for victims trapped under rubble after an earthquake, search-and-rescue dogs use their "super sniffers" to save those in trouble. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful pages, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.