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Eyewitness to the Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

Emily O'Keefe (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817586

Details the Austrian archduke's assassination from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.

Super Ants

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967061

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique strength of ants. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the special biological adaptions that make ants one of nature’s superheroes. An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about ants using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Super Ants also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Super Ants is part of Jump!'s Nature’s Superheroes series.

Super Chameleons

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967078

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique abilities of chameleons. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the special biological adaptions that make chameleons one of nature’s superheroes. An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about chameleons using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Super Chameleons also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Super Chameleons is part of Jump!'s Nature’s Superheroes series.

Super Cockroaches

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967085

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique indestructibility of cockroaches. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the special biological adaptions that make cockroaches one of nature’s superheroes. An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about cockroaches using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Super Cockroaches also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Super Cockroaches is part of Jump!'s Nature’s Superheroes series.

Super Hummingbirds

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967092

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique maneuverability of hummingbirds. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the special biological adaptions that make hummingbirds one of nature’s superheroes. An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about hummingbirds using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Super Hummingbirds also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Super Hummingbirds is part of Jump!'s Nature’s Superheroes series.

Super Rats

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967108

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the powerful strength of rat teeth. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the special biological adaptions that make rats one of nature’s superheroes. An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about rats using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Super Rats also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Super Rats is part of Jump!'s Nature’s Superheroes series.

Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation

Monique Gray Smith (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459815841

Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the Residential School system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by Survivors and their families. Guided by acclaimed Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action.

Nowhere Else on Earth

Caitlyn Vernon (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554693047

You don't have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want to visit this magnificent part of the planet. Environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful place. Full of breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, Nowhere Else on Earth is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for our wild places before they are gone.

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.

Today's Navy Heroes

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724923

In Today's Navy Heroes, kids will meet real-life servicemen and women who have displayed incredible courage when facing almost certain death as they served their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers will meet heroes like Navy corpsman Juan Rubio, who risked his life in Iraq so he could save the lives of other soldiers. Rubio performed first aid on injured soldiers right in the middle of an intense gun battle, and helped carry the wounded to safety--all while he was seriously injured with a shrapnel wound in his leg. This is just one of many acts of courage recounted in this riveting look at our nation's military heroes. Written in a narrative format, Today's Navy Heroes will keep kids turning the pages as they read about individual soldiers who've shown uncommon courage in the face of terrible danger while serving their country. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

Football Records

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034942

Did you know that Peyton Manning has passed for more touchdowns than any other player in NFL history? His amazing record may help him go down in history as one of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks. This and many other feats are highlighted in this exciting title about football records. Readers will enjoy learning impressive stats about some of the sport’s most well-known players and teams.

Textiles: Smooth as Silk, Bumpy as Burlap

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993321

This book discusses the history and development of textiles. Reading Essentials in Science.

Biofuels

Patricia Newman (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610809436

Following a student interviewing experts about biofuels, this exciting title teaches readers about biofuels as an energy source. The book covers biofuels' history, how they are used today, and innovative ways we may use biofuels in the future.

Young Architect Animal Homes

Saranne Taylor (author), Moreno Chiacchiera and Michelle Todd (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828151

A series for the young architect, designer or engineer who wants to understand how animals build their amazing homes - and copy their ideas!

A Fair Deal

Kari Jones (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459810440

Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about helping producers in developing countries get a fair price for their goods. In A Fair Deal: Shopping for Social Justice, Kari Jones provides a history of trade, explaining what makes trade systems unfair and what we can do about it. By examining ways in which our global trade systems value some people over others, the book illustrates areas in which fair trade practices can help families all around the world and suggests ways to get involved in making the world a more equitable place.

Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes

Johanna Wagstaffe (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812444

Earthquakes are a terrifying yet fascinating force of nature. Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe takes you through her own journey of understanding the earth beneath our feet. Along the way you’ll learn the science behind what makes the earth rumble and hear from kids around the world who have experienced the wonder, and terror, of an earthquake.

Chinese New Year: A Celebration for Everyone

Jen Sookfong Lee (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811270

From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, and weaves family stories into the history, traditions and evolution of Chinese New Year. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs throughout.

Miriam's Secret

Debby Waldman (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814264

In 1930 nine-year-old Miriam travels by train from Brooklyn to her grandparents' farm in upstate New York. Her grandparents are kind, generous people, but they aren't exactly ideal playmates for a lonely girl. When Miriam is not doing homework in the kitchen with Bubby or helping prepare meals for the migrant workers that Zayde hires to help out on the farm, she plays with the barn kittens born just before she arrived. Those kittens are her only friends, until the day Miriam discovers a young girl hiding in the barn. Cissy and her brother, Joe, who's one of Zayde's farm hands, are on the run from an abusive uncle back in Mississippi. Miriam and Cissy hit it off immediately. But their friendship is tested when Miriam is forced to choose between keeping a promise and doing the right thing.

Challenger

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967016

In Challenger, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates the parts of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Challenger disaster using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Challenger also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Challenger is part of Jump!'s Man-Made Disasters series.

Chernobyl

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967023

In Chernobyl, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates the impact of the Chernobyl disaster, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about Chernobyl using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Chernobyl also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Chernobyl is part of Jump!'s Man-Made Disasters series.

Deepwater Horizon

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967030

In Deepwater Horizon, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the biggest marine oil spill in U.S. history. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates parts of an oil rig, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about Deepwater Horizon using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Deepwater Horizon also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Deepwater Horizon is part of Jump!'s Man-Made Disasters series.

Hindenburg

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967047

In Hindenburg, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the crash of this monumental airship. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates parts of an airship, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Hindenburg using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hindenburg also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Hindenburg is part of Jump!'s Man-Made Disasters series.

Titanic

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967054

In Titanic, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the ill-fated voyage of this “unsinkable” ship. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster. An infographic illustrates parts of the Titanic, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Titanic using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Titanic also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Titanic is part of Jump!'s Man-Made Disasters series.

Airplanes

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966941

In Airplanes, early fluent readers learn about the science, engineering, and physics that make flight possible. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these exciting machines. A diagram illustrates parts of an airplane, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about airplanes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Airplanes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Airplanes is part of Jump!'s How Does It Work? series.

Cars

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966958

In Cars, early fluent readers learn about the science, engineering, and physics behind their favorite vehicles. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these exciting machines. A diagram illustrates parts of a car, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about cars using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Cars also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Cars is part of Jump!'s How Does It Work? series.