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Extreme Science describes the very limits of science. It answers many big questions, such as How did the universe begin? How will it end? Will we ever visit the stars? Could we bring dinosaurs back to life? Can we travel back in time? Could we live forever? All great questions, often with some surprising answers! The fiction story The Man in the Machine tells a great story of universes living inside computers. It really gives you something to think about if you like computer games!
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Follow along as a researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Amazon rain forest ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit the world's largest tropical rain forest stretching across eight countries in South America. Simple graphs show how much the rain forest has changed, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.
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This exciting title introduces readers to the concept of a wave and the patterns and properties common to both light and sound waves. Clear text and detailed diagrams combine to demonstrate the cause-and-effect relationships involved in the properties of amplitude, wavelength, and frequency. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to explore key concepts close up by creating their own wave models.
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Healing Plants introduces readers to plants around the world that we can use to help heal. From their flowers, fruits, and leaves all the way to their roots, readers will be fascinated with these plantsâ€™ abilities to heal!
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In many ways Washington, DC is the heart of our nation. There are many important buildings and monuments. The White House, the Supreme Court, and the Lincoln Memorial are just a few of the sights to see. People like to visit our nation's capital because it is a window to our past. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
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From streams to oceans, tide pools to rivers, water is all around us! Beginning readers explore different bodies of water in this nonfiction reader. Clear, informational text and engaging photos will educate and intrigue readers simultaneously!
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This title takes a look into the history of haunted prisons and asylums and the unusual behaviors that have happened there throughout history.
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Perhaps one of the greatest games that grew professional football fandom was between the New York Jets and the highly-favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. As the underdogs, the Jets won 16-7, shocking viewers across the country. Get the full scoop on the New York Jets in this engaging book for struggling readers.
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Have you ever wondered why so many people use credit cards? This book introduces readers to safe credit-using strategies. Real world examples help readers learn the importance of math skills for money management. Callouts prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of photographs. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
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This Level 3 guided reader introduces basic facts about beluga whales, including their physical characteristics, diet, and habitat. Simple callouts ask the student to think in new ways, supporting inquiry-based reading. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
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The ability to recognize and correctly use the different parts of speech is key to demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. In this book readers will learn about the role adjectives play in sentences by following the story of Tom and his sister, Kate, who visit the zoo with their Uncle Mike. The story and activity sidebars help teach concepts such using adjectives to provide description and detail, understanding word relationships, identifying common types of adjectives, and making comparisons using comparative and superlative adjectives.
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Introduces readers to the cool career of nursing by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
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Social Justice goes beyond individual human rights. It means a society where justice is achieved in every aspect of life. This title takes a look at what a just society is by examining such topics as poverty, racism, homelessness, and inequality. Young enthusiasts will learn how the words of activists such as Nelson Mandela and Marian Wright Edelman inspired others to do what was right.
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This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.
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In 1944 a vacant army base in upstate New York became the temporary home of over 900 men, women and children who had fled Europe towards the end of World War II. With little more than the clothing on their backs, Rebekkah and her mother are just two of the many refugees who come to live in the camp. Adjusting to a strange new world and a new language, Rebekkah puts aside her own fears to try and recreate tiny bits of home for her mother. A fictional story based on the real-life experiences of surviving refugees, Rebekkah's Journey shares the illuminating story of one refugee's arrival on America's shores.
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A los niÃ±os les gustarÃ¡ aprender acerca del mundo de los insectos en Â¡A volar con la multiplicaciÃ³n! Siguiendo los pasos de Â¿QuÃ© hay de nuevo en el ZoolÃ³gico? (sumas) y Â¿CuÃ¡l es la diferencia? (restas), este libro en rima enseÃ±a la multiplicaciÃ³n de tal manera que harÃ¡ que los niÃ±os â€œte enchinchenâ€ para que les des mÃ¡s. Junto con hechos divertidos, los lectores multiplicarÃ¡n con una variedad de insectos, incluyendo luciÃ©rnagas, saltamontes, mariposas luna, libÃ©lulas, hormigas, abejas melÃferas, mariquitas, chinches piratas, insectos palo, mariposas y salivazos.
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At the age of 29, a man named Siddhartha left his home near the Himalayan Mountains. Born to a noble family, Siddhartha wanted to leave his luxurious life to better understand suffering and pain. After six years of prayer and fasting, Siddhartha found enlightenment by letting go of the desires that cause pain. Siddhartha became Buddha, and began teaching his ideas to any who would listen. Today, Buddhism is one of the worlds largest religions, with followers around the globe. Learn the story of one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time in Buddha: Father of Buddhism.
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Beyoncé is a dynamic, talented singer and actress. This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Beyoncé moved from singing with Girl's Tyme and Destiny's Child to building a solo career. Her work in movies and her personal life are also included. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.