Lyndon B. Johnson was born in Texas in the early 1900s. This appealing biography highlights Johnson's life as he represented Texas in the United States Congress for 24 years and became the 36th President of the United States. Through engaging images, intriguing sidebars and facts, easy-to-read text, and a supportive glossary and index, readers will learn interesting topics such as the Higher Education Act, Voting Rights Act, Minority Whip, and the Vietnam War.
George W. Bush grew up in a prominent political family in Texas. After serving as Texas governor, Bush followed his father's footsteps in becoming President of the United States. This biography allows readers to discover the life of George W. Bush and explore some the impact he made as president through acts like No Child Left Behind. Readers will also learn of the many unexpected challenges Bush faced, such as the al-Qaeda attack on September 11, 2001, the War on Terror, and the Iraq War.
Sam Houston lived a unique and exciting life. This captivating biography focuses on Houston's life and how he became the only person to be president of a republic, a United States senator, and the governor of two different states. The intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and appealing images work in conjunction with an accessible glossary and index to help readers navigate their way through the text while feeling engaged and enlightened as they learn about the Republic of Texas, Cherokee Indians, Texas history, and how Houston became the governor of Texas.
In the middle of the 1830s, Texans fought against the Mexican government for its independence. During the Texas Revolution, many leaders emerged, such as Sam Houston, Lorenzo de Zavala, William Travis, Francita Alavez, Sidney Sherman, Susanna Dickinson, James Bowie, and Juan Seguin. This captivating biography allows readers to learn about the incredible accomplishments of these people and what they did to make an impact on the Texas Revolution.
Nick and Kia get excited when their school gym teacher announces a "three-on-three" basketball tournament. The two most dedicated players in grade three, they know they'll be tough to beat. But when Nick finds out they'll be up against teams in grade four and five, he is ready to throw in the towel before they start. How can shrimps like them ever hope to beat the older kids? Kia, however, is undaunted. They need a third player for their team anyway, she reasons, so why not go after the best player in the school? Marcus is bigger, tougher and in grade five. But it's not as easy as Kia thinks to convince Marcus to join their team. And there's no guarantee the older boy won't change his mind before the tournament begins. Marcus is often uneasy around them, but worse, Kia and Nick find themselves making enemies of some of the kids in the upper grade. Nick realizes it's going to take more than skill at basketball to win this tournament and make friends with Marcus without becoming targets for the older kids off the court.
This books describes the process used to develop transportation methods and describes the ways each STEAM field is involved in the process.
Young children are naturally curious about animals. Tell Me Why Zebras Have Stripes offers answers to their most compelling questions about the unusual pattern of this African animal. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Does your family have a favorite holiday meal? What are your birthday traditions? Do the older people in your family tell stories about their childhood and what life was like when they were young? All these are parts of family folklore. Tell Me a Story will help you better understand: what family is. the ways the generations are linked together. how families relate to each other. how families pass along a heritage for the future. We get strength from our familys pastand this sort of folklore also gives us hope for the future.
In Prickly Animals, early fluent readers learn about animals such as the sea urchin, porcupine, and pufferfish that protect themselves against predators with sharp spines. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore the unique adaptations of these prickly animals. An infographic explores the anatomy of a porcupine quill, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about prickly animals using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Prickly Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Prickly Animals is part of Jump!'s Back Off! Animal Defenses series.
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of James A. Garfield, twentieth president of the United States.
Learn more about graphs while protecting the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling! Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by making bar graphs and pictographs of recyclable objects. Not only will children feel more confident in their graphing skills, but they will also be more environmentally conscious! Clear images, example graphs, and mathematical diagrams and charts make graphing seem simple and fun!
Want to get close to an alligator? Flip though pages of alligator facts and full-spread photos What do they eat? How do they hunt? A book you can really sink your teeth into!
Karate is an action-packed martial art that is thrilling to watch! Kids will love learning how to safely perform the fast-paced karate moves highlighted in Karate in Action. Bold images and clear text will teach kids everything they need to know about the history, techniques, and competitions of the worlds most popular martial art. Other topics include katas and sparring showing respect to the sensei and to others the history and use of weapons in karate
A brief exploration of what camping guides do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of camping guides working in America’s state and national parks.
A brief exploration of what deep-sea fishers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of record-breaking fishing off the coast of New Zealand.
The illustrations of award-winning artist Roberto Innocenti offer a modern take on the centuries-old tale of an innocent girl in a red riding hood who meets a wicked wolf in the dark woods.
An introduction to the Apache lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. An Apache story recounts how the mountains were formed.
An introduction to the Nez Perce lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Nez Perce story recounts how different tribes came to exist.
An elementary introduction to the English soccer team Liverpool FC, including a brief history since the team’s 1892 founding, its main rivals, notable players, and Champions League titles.
An elementary introduction to the English soccer team Manchester United, including a brief history since the team’s 1878 founding, its main rivals, notable players, and Champions League titles.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on organizing a tackle box, advice on how to select hooks and bait, and instructions for making a handline.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on finding and accessing new fishing spots, advice on how to avoid polluted waters, and instructions for making a creel.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on baiting and playing fish, advice on how to safely release a catch, and instructions for making a spoon lure.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on choosing a proper rod and reel, advice on how to land a catch, and instructions for making a landing net.
An elementary exploration of saber-toothed cats, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their sharp, curved teeth and short legs helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.