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Offers young readers retellings of works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mrs. Molesworth, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.
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An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks known as hyphens and dashes, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them
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Learn about the different places that people call home--from apartments to cottages and castles to farmhouses. With bright, vivid photos and easy-to-read informational text, readers are introduced to different cultures' definitions of "home."
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What does it mean to be fair? Young readers will learn about various aspects about being a fair person--from respecting others to sharing. Children are encouraged to practice fairness in their everyday lives through supportive text and lively images.
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Climb Aboard! Explore the difference between meteor, meteorite, and meteoroid! Investigate comet composition and development and their observation through history! Learn about asteroids! Learn about key astronomers tools such as telescopes and the Deep Impact spacecraft! See an infographic showing a comet’s orbit! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of Near Earth Objects complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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Layla Reed is only twelve years old, but she has a big project ahead of her. Her teacher has asked her to speak to her seventh grade class about Islam. Layla's best friend, Nancy Winters, is going to help her with the project, and she's going to learn a lot about her friend's religion along the way. Who was Muhammad? What exactly is in the Quran? What is jihaad? Islam is only 1,500 years old, but Muslims believe its message is older than Creation itself. Layla's family is busy fasting for the holy month of Ramadan, and the festival of Eid Al-Fitr is only a week away. Will she and Nancy be ready?
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Learn about the many different paths to becoming a professional musician and find out if it's the right career for you.
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A beautiful tale of the painted turtle Makinauk, his animal friends, and their discovery of new lands and long-lasting friendship.
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Presents records of amazing Olympian athletes, including a short history of the Olympics.
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Belle, an 11-year-old Mtis girl, and Sarah both want the coveted job of church bell ringer. An embroidery contest is held to award the position, and Sarah cheats. Before Belle can expose her, the two are caught up in the advancing forces of General Middleton and his troops as they surround Batoche in the 1885 Riel Rebellion. The church bell disappeared that day and remains missing to this day.
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This book is an introduction to the concept of light energy, discussing its forms and the laws that govern it. Reading Essentials in Science.
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Hanley Ramrez has become one of baseball's biggest stars. The young player has only been in the Majors since 2005, but he's already done many things other players only dream of doing. He was named Rookie of the Year, he's played in the All-Star Game three times, he has won awards, and he's made millions playing in the Major Leagues. Read about Ramrez's journey from the Dominican Republic to the MLB. Learn how Ramrez became the player fans love to watch today!
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Do you know who started the first volunteer fire company in the United States? Do you know who the first woman firefighter was? Or did you know that firefighters trace their heritage back to the knights of the Crusades? Sirens and Smoke is full of stories of bravery and tradition. Youll read about: the brave guards who fought fire in ancient Greek and Roman communities. the long-ago firefighters who battled the great fires that swept through Europes big cities. the community spirit that grew in the New World. the African Americans and women who added their strengths to fighting fires. September 11, 2001, when firefighters demonstrated their heroism. Fire can be an enemybut down through the ages, firefighters have risked their lives to protect others against it. Their folklore reveals a long tradition of courage.
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Pedal quickly to stay out in front of the pack! The fast-paced style of BMX racing makes it an exciting sport to watch or practice. Readers will explore the history of BMX racing, the tactics that help win a race, and how the popularity of the sport has grown over the last few years.
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A new and popular breed, the Labradoodle is introduced. Facts such as where it comes from, how big it can get, what its strengths are, and the care it requires are included.
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This title introduces young readers to jade, the mineral used for thousands of years as both jewelry and weapons. Learn about the two types of jade, jadeite and nephrite, how jade is formed, and where it is found. Historical and modern mining methods are detailed. The many uses of jade in ancient and modern times are examined. See how artisans such as lapidaries use jade to create beautiful and useful jewelry. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.