The first Siamese cats were probably bred around 500 years ago in Siam, the country that is now called Thailand. Some legends say that the cats lived in temples and were owned only by royalty. Today, the Siamese is one of the most popular cat breeds in the United States. Siamese cats are known as good communicators with an unusually loud meow. They're also smart and can be trained to obey commands such as "sit" and "stay." Some Siamese cats will even walk on a leash! Full of amazing, real-life stories, Siamese: Talk to Me! recounts the breed's history, personality, suitability as a pet, and the special characteristics that set it apart from other breeds. Cat lovers will agree that it's the purr-fect read!
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.
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of James A. Garfield, twentieth president of the United States.
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.
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 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 choosing a proper rod and reel, advice on how to land a catch, and instructions for making a landing net.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on the best times to go fishing, advice on how to prepare for a fishing outing, and instructions for making a bug lure.
A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on where to find certain species, information on how a fish’s anatomical makeup helps it avoid getting hooked, and instructions for cleaning a catch.
An elementary exploration of giant short-faced bears, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their long legs and wide snouts helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.
A high-interest inquiry into the possible existence of North America’s fabled blood-sucking chupacabras, emphasizing reported sightings as well as strange findings.
Among the millions of stories ever told, the tales of the legendary explorer Marco Polo are the most renowned. Listen as an old-time scribe tells his curious young neighbor about stories that are worth remembering.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of falcons, Earth’s fast-flying birds of prey. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why peregrine falcons are such good fliers.
Amidst a complicated history of mistreatment by and distrust of the American government, the Navajo people—especially bilingual code talkers—helped the Allies win World War II.
A historical account of Martin Luther King’s assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, the conditions of racial tension, and the lingering aftermath.
A historical account of the end of the Cold War, including the events that sparked conflict and led to peace, the competition for global ideological supremacy, and the lingering aftermath.
A historical account of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, conspiracy theories surrounding his death, and the lingering aftermath.
An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks known as colons and semicolons, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them in lists and in relation to independent clauses.
An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks found at the end of all sentences, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use statements, exclamations, and questions.
An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks known as hyphens and dashes, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them
An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks known as parentheses and ellipses, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them
An illustrated guide to the punctuation mark known as the commas, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them.