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Save the Planet: Using Alternative Energies

Courtney Farrell (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797833

Save the Planet: Using Alternative Energies applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving—all critical thinking skills—while learning about ways to care for our planet.

Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede

Liam O'Donnell (author), Mike Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459808119

When Gravelmuck Elementarys cleaning slimes escape and destroy the schoolyard with their acidic ooze, all claws and tails point to Mr. Snag, the schools caretaker, as the culprit. Determined to clear Mr. Snags name, Tank and Fizz dive into the case, only to discover that the goop under Rockfall Mountain runs deep. The detective duo must outwit their eight-legged principal and survive an ancient war between high-tech janitors and spell-slinging wizards. Can Tank and Fizz find the real monsters behind the slime stampede in time to clear Mr. Snags name?

Sasha & Malia Obama: Historic First Kids

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858581

This book discusses the childhood, family background, education, and daily life of historic First Kids Sasha and Malia Obama. From campaign trail to White House, readers will learn what it's like to have a father who is the U.S. president. Topics covered include Barack Obama's inauguration and the Obama family's move from Chicago to Washington, D.C. Additionally, readers will learn about living in the White House and traveling with the Secret Service. Also covered are Sasha and Malia's letter from the Bush twins, their new puppy, Bo, and their hobbies and activities. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating lives of Sasha and Malia Obama! Included are table of contents, Did You Know facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Rafferty's Rogues The Dumbest Ambush Ever

Felicia Law (author), Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711877

Rafferty's Rogues presents an exciting and entirely novel approach to a range of maths topics. This gang of lovable rogues have big, bad ideas but their limited knowledge of mathematics means every bold adventure ends in failure. The dumbest ambush ever gives the lowdown on time, time measures, day length, analogue, and digital recording, early clocks, calendars and diaries, and lots more.

Biggest, Baddest Book of Bugs

Anders; Mann Hanson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802884

Flutter into the world of creepy, crawly bugs! The Biggest, Baddest Book of Bugs will take you on a journey to uncover the most dangerous and fascinating insects, spiders, centipedes, and millipedes. Discover amazing bug abilities, strange behaviors, and crazy camouflage. Hang on to your hats! Biggest, Baddest Books for Boys are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

On the Trail of the Bushman

Anita Daher (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690145

Junior Canadian Ranger Tommy Toner has a terrible secret. During the annual JCR summer camp in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, he plays a prank which has unexpected and destructive results. Ashamed and afraid of what people will think, he keeps quiet, even though the guilt eats away at him. Tommy and his old friends Colly and Jaz team up to take part in a JCR competition at camp. They decide to search on horseback for the legendary Bushman, a Sasquatch-like creature who has been sighted near Whitehorse. But is the Bushman real or is he simply a terrifying creature of myth and legend? What Tommy and his friends discover puts all their lives in danger, and only the truth can save them.

Architect

Samantha Bell (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627345

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an architect. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

The Science of a Spiral

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633627659

This book discusses the science behind various elements of football, particularly a spiral. The chapters examine case studies of famous sports moments, explain how the athletes perform these actions, and document the history of how scientists, doctors, and coaches have been working to make these sports safer. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. A timeline provides history, key developments, and advancements associated with the sport.

Germany

Walter Simmons

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144813

For over a quarter century, Germany stood as a country divided. A huge concrete barrier known as the Berlin Wall physically divided the capital of Berlin. When the wall came down in 1989, Germany was reborn. Readers will learn what daily life is like today for the innovative and industrious people of Germany. Blastoff! Series

Poseidon: God of the Sea and Earthquakes

Teri Temple (author), Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733300

Introduces the Greek god Poseidon and explains his importance; features well-known Greek myths about this god; and includes map of ancient Greece and family tree of the Greek gods.

On Both Sides of the Civil War

Thomas S. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993802

When the Confederacy threatens to call 14-year-old Daniel Mayfield into service, the Mayfield family contemplates traveling north to Kentucky, a neutral state.

FBI Special Agent

G.S. Prentzas (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602794436

Introduces readers to the cool career of FBI special agent by giving a better understanding of this cool job.

Rain Forest Food Chains

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963568

In Rain Forest Food Chains, early fluent readers explore the rain forest biome and the food chains it supports. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how energy flows through plants and animals in a wet and wooded environment. A map helps readers locate rain forests around the world, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about rain forest food chains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Rain Forest Food Chains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Rain Forest Food Chains is part of Jump!'s Who Eats What? series.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ann Graham Gaines (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540531

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth president of the United States.

Poser

Alison Hughes (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459801486

Twelve-year-old Luke "Spin" Spinelli is sick of fake running, fake laughing and fake pointing. Sure, he once made the cover of Baby Show magazine, but now his secret modeling career is making him miserable. He dreams of using nonwhitening toothpaste. He can't wait to stop styling his hair. And he really wants to stop worrying that the school bully will discover he was once the face of Dribbleez Diapers. After all, Spin's just a normal boy looking for a hockey game and some pizza with extra cheese.

Cheerleading Squads

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115405

It is almost impossible for a cheerleader to cheer alone. Every cheerleader needs to be part of a squad in order to excite the crowd. This title covers the teamwork, friendship, and hard work that go into making successful and energetic cheerleading squads.

Life on the Homefront during the Civil War

Melissa Doak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199522

Life during the Civil War wasn't business as usual in the North or the South. This volume examines the economic impact of the war on the civilian population, as well as the political landscape, public opinion and morale, and the strains on the social system. The effects of the Emancipation Proclamation and the role of women and African Americans are all given particular attention.

Stone Age Geometry: Lines

Felicia Law Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182340

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about lines by applying his knowledge of geometry to their Stone Age world. Funny illustrations and stories provide a humorous introduction to math concepts. Leo explains the significance of points and how many points together make up lines and segments. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of lines in the natural and designed world.

T is for Time

Marie Smith Roland Smith (author), Rene Graef (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781633621299

T is for a Time Alphabet uses poetry and expository text to explore the concept of time, from explaining basic units of measurement to showcasing important scientific achievements. Topics include famous inventors (Albert Einstein and John Harrison) and important structures and landmarks (Kulkulkan Pyramid and Big Ben). Budding scientists will discover what world-famous stone structure is believed to be an early calendar, follow the voyages of explorer Ferdinand Magellan to better understand the International Date Line, and learn to tell time using the Zulu time system.

Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191724

They say that in space no one can hear you scream... and its true! In the emptiness of space, nothing makes a noise. But on Earth... our ears are constantly pounded by sounds. Learn all about the most disgusting and dreadful aspects of sound. From flatulent whoopee cushions to glass-smashing opera singers and music-loving pigs, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts. You can get your ears tuned into some easy (and painless!) experiments, too.

Football

Ryan James (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919430

This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of football and the rules and equipment used.

Baseball: The Great American Game: The Story of the Cincinnati Reds

Michael E. Goodman (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600071

The history of the Cincinnati Reds professional baseball team from its inaugural 1869 season to today, spotlighting the team's greatest players and most memorable moments.

Hula Hoops

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963681

In Hula Hoops, early fluent readers explore the physics behind this popular spinning toy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how a hula hoop works. An infographic explores how a hoop's weight affects its spin, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about hula hoops using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hula Hoops also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Hula Hoops is part of Jump!'s Early Physics Fun series.

Minnesota Vikings

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173729

With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the “Purple People Eaters.” Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota Vikings in this exciting title!

The Bermuda Triangle

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720211

Readers of this book will investigate the facts and compare the data provided in the easy-access text and compelling diagrams and infographics and then decide for themselves if the Bermuda Triangle mystery is real.