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Washington, D.C.

Thomas S. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993994

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The origins of today's capital city began with George Washington, who hired Pierre Charles L'Enfant to design the capital. Washington, D.C. has been the sight of many historical events.

Rock Climbing

Michael Teitelbaum (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791497

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Rock climbing can be the fun and exhilarating, and the best part is that it is an activity that also helps you stay healthy and fit. Students will learn more about how they can start climbing, the importance of good equipment, and the health benefits of rock climbing.

The Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion

Kristin Marciniak (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314575

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This book relays the factual details of the Oregon Trail and the United States' westward expansion in the 1800s. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a pioneer, a Native American in a territory crossed by the trail, and a U.S. soldier at a government outpost. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

Silver Rain

Lois Peterson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692811

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Abandoned by her father during the Depression, eleven-year-old Elsie lives in the garage behind her old house with her mother, grandmother Nan and out-of-work uncle. Elsie's friend Scoop accompanies her as she searches for her father in the city, encountering unfriendly hobos, food lines and shantytowns. After both her uncle and her mother disappear on mysterious errands, Elsie and Scoop eventually discover them competing in a dance marathon. Persuading them to abandon the contest, Elsie and Scoop lead the exhausted dancers home, where Nan has news of Elsie's father and his impending return to the family.

Secret Signs

Jacqueline Guest (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436012

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The Depression has ruined Henry Dafoe's life: his father has left the family farm to look for work, his mother is sick and now she's decided to send Henry to Nova Scotia to work on his uncle's fishboat. But Henry has other ideas. He runs away from home to join his father, which proves more difficult than he imagined. Alone and scared in a strange city, he befriends an old hobo named Clickety Clack, who agrees to take him to find his father. As they make their way across the country, Clickety Clack teaches Henry about the secret signs that hoboes use to communicate with each other.

Forward, Shakespeare!

Jean Little (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438306

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Seeing-eye pup, Shakespeare, conquered many fears in Rescue Pup. Now he is back, about to be matched up with a blind boy, ready to begin his working life. Tim is enraged by his blindness and wants nothing to do with a guide dog. But he is no match for Shakespeare.

Chance and the Butterfly

Marrie De Vries (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699636

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Every time Chance turns around, he gets in trouble. In school, he can't sit still. Reading is hard and math is harder, but anything to do with science fascinates him. When his class starts raising butterflies from caterpillars, Chance is hooked. School is suddenly fun again, but when he decides to take his caterpillar home, he learns that loving something often means letting it go.

Rice

Jane E. Singer (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290798

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Rice is one of the most important foods in the world. In countries around the globe, lots and lots of people eat rice every single day. Find out where farmers grow rice, how its grown, and how it arrives at the grocery store. Discover the story of your foodwhere it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Enciende la luz: Como funciona la electricidad (Turn on the Light: How Electricity Works)

Ella Newell (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175203

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Explores Electricity From The Power Plant To Your Home, To How It Is Made, Circuits, How We Use Electricity, And The Effects Our Changing World And Weather Have On How It Works.

Lifetimes

David Rice (author), Michael S. Maydak (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693260

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Teachers and parents, this book is an outstanding teaching resource, much more than the title might suggest. Beginning with: A lifetime for a mayfly is about one day, it presents 24 lifetimes such as that of an earthworm (about six years), a giant sequoia (about 2,000 years), a bacteria (well, that depends), a dinosaur (never again) and the universe (about 15 to 20 billion years). Each example comes with detailed illustrations and something to ponder, such as, for earthworms: Worms teach us that our work can be very important, even if it cannot be seen. Each plant or animal is practically a lesson plan in itself, with tell about it, think about it, and look it up challenges. Written by a retired teacher, this is a favorite book for children and teachers alike.