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Eyewitness to World War I Medicine

Emily O'Keefe (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817654

Details the actions of nurses, doctors, medics, ambulance drivers, and other medical personnel during World War I. 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, and a phonetic glossary.

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.

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.

Titanic’s Last Hours

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024872

From the moment the iceberg was spotted, at 11:40 P.M. on April 14, 1912, the Titanic’s fate was sealed. Its 2,200 passengers and crew, in the course of two momentous hours, would meet their destiny in the icy, black waters of the North Atlantic. As the moments passed and the reality of what was happening began to sink in, the crew would make heroic efforts to save as many passengers as possible. In the end, however, the great ship would exact a harrowing toll from all on board. Titanic’s Last Hours: The Facts is a riveting account of the last two hours the supposedly unsinkable ship was afloat. Beginning at 11:40 P.M., the book relives the events set in motion after the brush with the iceberg and culminates with the sinking of the ship at 2:20 A.M. The fascinating moment-by-moment action along with large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the nail-biting tension that passengers and crew must have faced in those final hours fully to life. Titanic’s Last Hours: The Facts is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

The Great Pyramid

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020751

Standing more than 40 stories high, the Great Pyramid of Giza has towered over the hot, dry Egyptian desert for more than 2,500 years. In this book, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World is explored. How was this massive structure created in a time before cranes and other heavy machinery? How did the thousands of pyramid builders live and work? And how are modern-day robots being used to explore tiny passages and mysterious shafts deep within this giant tomb?

Deadly Mine

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022762

In 1963, Les Skramstad came home after a hard day’s work at the local mill and mine in Libby, Montana. His wife kissed him at the door and his kids playfully grabbed his legs. They didn’t mind that he was covered in powdery brown dust. Little did Les and his family know that the dust was deadly. Deadly Mine: Libby, Montana traces the tragic story of a small mining town that eventually became poisoned by a deadly mineral called asbestos. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Killer Smog

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022793

In December 1952, a thick layer of black smog blanketed London. The filthy air blinded people on the streets and brought traffic to a screeching halt. Worst of all, the pollution was deadly. It sickened 100,000 people and took the lives of 4,000. Killer Smog: London, England traces the devastating story of air pollution that took thousands of lives and brought London to a standstill. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Nuclear Accident

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022816

On April 26, 1986, while workers were conducting a test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, disaster struck. One of the reactors exploded, erupting into a blazing inferno. The reactor’s sealing cap was blown off and a lethal shower of radioactive material was launched into the night sky. Nuclear Accident: Chernobyl Power Plant, Ukraine traces the catastrophic nuclear disaster that contaminated a massive area of Europe with deadly radiation. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Oil Spill

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022809

On April 20, 2010, workers were drilling for oil on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico when a fire caused a huge explosion. Eleven workers tragically lost their lives. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only disaster. The explosion caused a huge oil leak in the Gulf that took months to stop. The consequences of the leak continue to affect the area to this day. Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon traces the tragic story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the resulting oil leak, and the effects of the poisonous oil on ocean animals and coastal communities. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Poisoned Air

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022755

One night in December 1984, the residents of Bhopal, India, woke up suddenly, gasping for breath. Aziza Sultan’s room was filled with a white cloud: “I heard people shouting, ‘Run! Run!’ Then I started coughing. It seemed as if I was breathing in fire. My eyes were burning.” What was causing this unbelievable horror? Poisoned Air: Bhopal, India traces the tragic story of a city in India that became exposed to a deadly gas called methyl isocyanate, or MIC. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Rising Seas

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022823

Miami has a serious problem—water! Sometimes, on sunny days, water bubbles up from storm drains. Residents find their homes flooded. On some days, they see cars floating like boats and even fish swimming in pools of water in the streets. What is going on? And can anything be done to save the city from being completely flooded with water? Rising Seas: Miami, Florida traces the tragic story of the causes of global warming, how this affects Miami—a city built on porous limestone—and how engineers are using pumps and other technologies to save the city from disaster. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Sick Soil

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022779

On April 14, 1935 in Boise City, Oklahoma, the sky turned black as a massive, swirling cloud of dust engulfed the city. “It got so dark that you couldn’t see your hand before your face,” remembered one farmer. Blinded drivers drove their cars off the side of the road. Terrified cows spun in circles. People covered their faces, gasping for breath. This was one of many dark days during the Dust Bowl. Sick Soil: The Dust Bowl traces the tragic story of the devastating dust storms that swept across the Midwest in the 1930s as a result of over-farming and drought. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Toxic Water

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022786

On April 21, 1956, a five-year-old girl was examined at a hospital in Minamata, Japan. Doctors were puzzled by her symptoms which included difficulty walking and speaking and severe convulsions. Days later, her sister came down with the same symptoms. Soon after, more people were found with the same illness. What was causing this devastating disease? Toxic Water: Minamata, Japan traces the tragic story of toxic wastewater from a factory that poisoned an entire Japanese town. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

One World Trade Center

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024933

On May 10, 2013, the final section of One World Trade Center’s 408-foot spire was set in place. The 1,776-foot building had officially become the tallest in the Western Hemisphere! For many Americans, the majestic skyscraper was a beacon of hope after the 9/11 tragedy and captured President Barack Obama’s words: “We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger!” One World Trade Center: The Freedom Tower traces the incredible story of a structure that divided New Yorkers before bringing them together. The book describes how the skyscraper was designed and built, story by story. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story. One World Trade Center: The Freedom Tower is part of Bearport’s American Places series.

The Empire State Building

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997120

In 1930, anyone walking down Fifth Avenue in the middle of New York City would have seen an incredible sight. A forest of giant steel beams rose hundreds of feet into the sky. Thousands of men stood on the beams cutting, drilling, and hammering. The workers were constructing the Empire State Building—the tallest skyscraper the world had ever seen. The Empire State Building traces the incredible story of the 102-story skyscraper, starting with the dream of two wealthy businessmen and ending with the completion of the awe-inspiring building. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to excite even the most reluctant readers.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997113

On January 5, 1933, hundreds of workers began building a huge orange bridge in California. Braving strong currents and chilly waters, divers dove deep underwater to blast away rock to help construct the bridge’s two huge towers. Other workers risked their lives climbing to dizzying heights to install iron cables that stretched the length of the bridge. The workers pushed themselves to the extreme to complete one of the most magnificent suspension bridges in the world—The Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge traces the incredible story of the landmark, starting with the idea for the huge suspension bridge and ending with the unveiling of the massive structure. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to engage even the most reluctant readers

The Hoover Dam

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997137

In 1933, an ambitious project was underway in the middle of the desert on the Arizona-Nevada border. Dozens of men dangled from long ropes along the tall canyon walls hundreds of feet above the Colorado River. The workers used jackhammers to drill holes into the rock, and then placed dynamite into each hole. Boom! Boom! Boom! This dangerous—and sometimes deadly—work was just the beginning of the construction of the Hoover Dam. The Hoover Dam traces the incredible story of the colossal structure, from its construction to its important modern-day use—including preventing floods and providing electricity to millions of people. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to excite even the most reluctant readers.

The Statue of Liberty

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997144

In 1886, more than one million people jammed the streets of New York City to watch a parade led by President Grover Cleveland. When the parade reached the southern tip of the city, people could see a giant metal object jutting out of the misty harbor. It stood more than 300 feet tall and was topped with a giant glowing torch. Many people wept with joy and shouted in delight. They had never seen anything so beautiful. Where had the majestic statue come from? Who had built it and why? The Statue of Liberty traces the incredible story of the monument, starting with an idea dreamt up by a French law professor and ending with the installation of the huge metal structure on a small island. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to engage even the most reluctant readers.

Grand Central Terminal

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024940

At the stroke of midnight on February 2, 1913, Grand Central Terminal opened for business in New York City. At the time, it was the largest and most luxurious station in the world. Throughout the day, more than 150,000 people pushed through its shiny doors. They gasped at the building’s size, beauty, and technological wonders. After seeing it, a reporter called it “the greatest station, of any type, in the world.” Grand Central Terminal traces the incredible story of one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in the United States. The book describes how the massive train station was built and how it utilized smart design and cutting-edge technology to accommodate millions of travelers. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story. Grand Central Terminal is part of Bearport’s American Places series.

Hot Hot Rods

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721847

Get ready for a hot read on some cool cars! From modified 1930s Ford cars, such as the "Deuce" roadster and classic Model T, to crazy VW Bugs and pumped-up pickup trucks, Hot Hot Rods will show kids what makes these jaw-dropping cars and their powerful engines so special! With incredible, full-color photographs, thrill-seeking readers will learn all about the history of hot rods and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready for a fast ride!

Human-made Disasters

David West Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197610

Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failurehuman activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Included: Chernobyl nuclear meltdown sinking of the Titanic Russian submarine Kursk explosion Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse Hindenburg airship explosion Twin Towers collapse

STEM: Mission to Mars: Problem Solving

Rane Anderson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480758650

NASA wants to send humans to Mars within the next 25 years, but before that can happen, they must plan and prepare. This math reader will engage students as they read about STEM topics, building both their literacy skills and math content knowledge. With a focus on NASA’s Mission to Mars, students will learn problem solving through the use of real-world examples. Captivating images, practice problems, and mathematical charts and diagrams help develop students’ problem solving skills. Text features such as a glossary, index, and a table of contents increase understanding and build critical literacy skills. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section facilitates mathematical discourse and higher order thinking skills with questions that students can respond to at school or home. The extensive Problem Solving section and Let’s Explore Math sidebars provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Learning how to problem solve is fun and easy with this engaging grade 3 math reader!

Engineering Marvels: Stand-Out Skyscrapers: Area

Stacy Monsman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480758742

Have you ever seen a building that looks like a koala bear, a robot, an elephant, or a pair of pants? This intriguing title teaches readers about skyscrapers that truly stand out! From Beijing to Bangkok, students will learn how to calculate area while reading about the world’s most fascinating skyscrapers like the Robot Building and the Elephant Tower. This math reader builds literacy and math content knowledge while introducing students to the concept of area and vocabulary terms like vegetation, biodegradable, eco-friendly, seismic, and architecture. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at home or school. Let’s Explore Math sidebars and the extensive Problem Solving section provide ample opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Text features such as a glossary, index, bold print, and a table of contents increase understanding and academic vocabulary. Excitement is on the rise with this high-interest reader that is sure to captivate grade 3 math students!