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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.

Medusa's Scream

Melanie Jackson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814424

Medusa's Scream is a thrill-ride that hurtles a train through an out-of-service gold mine in the Fraser Valley. Chase can't believe his luck when he lands a summer job in the food truck outside the ride's entrance. But then he notices strange things happening at the old mine. Chase starts to piece things together, and soon his life is threatened by a villain even scarier than the snake-headed Medusa of myth.

Payback

Deb Loughead (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814707

Dylan O'Connor is in trouble again. While riding his bike home after dark, he has a run-in with a truck but doesn't give it a second thought until police show up at his door the next day. CCTV cameras put Dylan at the scene of a crime, and when the police question him, Dylan realizes he was an inadvertent witness. But he doesn't tell them the driver of the truck was Jeff Walker, a nasty piece of work. Dylan knows it's in his best interests to keep his mouth shut. Then he starts getting stalked by Jeff's weirdo sidekick, Eliot Barnes, a classmate of Dylan's. Is Eliot trying to protect Dylan, or is he making sure he stays silent?

Gold

John Wilson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814820

Sam and Annabel are on vacation with Annabel's parents in Italy. While visiting the small hilltop town of Civita, they hear rumors of looted gold from World War II buried somewhere in the town's network of underground tunnels and caves. Once again the two friends cross paths with their old nemesis, Humphrey Battleford, but he is not the only one in pursuit of the gold. An intimidating man named Kurt, the grandson of a ruthless Nazi, is also snooping around. After Annabel is kidnapped, Sam must solve the mystery of the hidden treasure to save his friend.

Camped Out

Daphne Greer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459815421

Max knows his mom can't afford to send him to summer camp. But he really, really wants to go. He needs a break from looking after his autistic brother, Duncan. And from his mom's new boyfriend. He is surprised when his mom says that he can go after all. But there's a catch. There are spots available at the camp for families with special needs. A grant would cover Duncan's fees, and Max could attend at no charge. If he goes as Duncan's escort. This is the second story featuring Max and Duncan after Maxed Out.

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.

Helicopters

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966965

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

Hot Air Balloons

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966972

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

Motorcycles

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966989

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

Speedboats

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966996

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

Trains

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967009

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