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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.

Colonial Williamsburg

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997106

In the early 1900s, William Goodwin, a local pastor, was saddened by the state of his historic hometown, Williamsburg, Virginia. The town where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had once lived and worked was gone. Most of the buildings from the colonial era were either falling apart or had been torn down. Goodwin knew the town’s once-great past could be reborn. He just needed help—from townspeople, a team of historians, and one of the richest men in the world. Colonial Williamsburg traces the incredible story of the town, from its heyday as then capital of colonial Virginia to the largest living history museum in the world. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to excite even the most reluctant readers.

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.

The White House

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997151

It was 1814. Fifty British soldiers surrounded the large white house, holding poles with flaming rags at the end. All at once, they hurled the blazing poles into the house’s windows. Within seconds, the majestic home was in flames. The fire destroyed almost everything inside. If not for a powerful thunderstorm later that day, the White House might have burned to the ground. The White House traces the incredible story of one of the most important and iconic buildings in the United States. The book describes how the massive residence was built and how different presidents have left their personal marks on the structure. 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.

12 Authors Who Changed the World

Elaine A. Kule (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432371

Showcases the work and achievements of 12 of the world’s most influential authors. Each spread contains fascinating facts about each author and how their accomplishments helped change the world.

Miles of Smiles

Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator)

Publisher: Meadowbrook Press ISBN: 9780689034619

Readers will get a smile from every page of this book, which features hilarious poems selected by Bruce Lansky and delightful illustrations by Stephen Carpenter. Thousands of elementary-school students assisted Lansky in selecting the poems in this book.

Carlos Pea

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291672

Carlos Pea has had great success in Major League Baseball. He has won awards and won games. He's played in the All-Star Game and made millions of dollars. Read about Pea's journey to reach his dreams. Learn what it took for Pea to work his way through the minor leagues before playing with the Texas Rangers. Follow the life story of this great baseball player!

Benjamin Franklin

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757790

Fascinate your students with the life and times of Benjamin Franklin, the talented inventor, politician, and writer who contributed to the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. This enthralling nonfiction e-Book breathes life into America's early years with primary source documents. Primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of what life was like during Franklin's lifetime, from his early days as an apprentice to his many accomplishments. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest e-Book that explores history and other social studies topics. The Benjamin Franklin reader contains text features such as captions, headings, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

Lewis & Clark

Jill Mulhall (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757813

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the exploration team that headed west to explore new territories. With Lewis & Clark, this nonfiction reader e-Book focuses on the treacherous trek, including Sacagawea's contributions to the journey, and challenges the Corps of Discovery encountered. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for those explorers discovering new lands during the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

Civil War Leaders

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757820

This nonfiction reader e-Book profiles some of the great leaders during the Civil War era. Students will examine the lives of these leaders that inspired others to fight bravely for the cause. It explores prominent figures in the Union Army, including William T. Sherman, Joseph Hooker, George McClellan, George Meade, and Ulysses Grant, as well as leaders in the Confederacy, such as John Bell Hood, Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and more. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like during this turbulent time in American history. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

STEM: 3-D Printing: Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Molly Suzanne Bibbo (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480759367

Imagine printing a human heart with the click of a button. Sound impossible? Scientists and doctors are getting closer to transplanting human body parts made from 3-D printers. Read how doctors are using 3-D printers to change lives as you add and subtract fractions. By integrating math and literacy skills, this math reader focuses on STEM topics and makes learning fractions simple, relevant, and fun. Let's Explore Math sidebars, the extensive Problem Solving section, and the clear mathematical charts and diagrams provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at school or home. With intriguing full-color images, the book includes text features such as a glossary, index, captions, and a table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. The real-world examples of problem solving allow students to explore STEM concepts in meaningful ways. Practice adding and subtracting fractions with this engaging grade 4 math reader!

Engineering Marvels: The Eiffel Tower: Measurement

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480759411

Learn to convert units of measurement as you take a tour of the Eiffel Tower, and see why it is an engineering marvel like no other! This nonfiction title is filled with fun facts and interesting information about the Eiffel Tower that will keep students engaged from start to finish. By integrating math and literacy skills, this math reader makes learning mathematics simple, relevant, and fun, and the real-world examples of problem solving allow students to explore the concepts in meaningful ways. With an accessible glossary, vibrant images, clear mathematical diagrams, and easy-to-read text, this book will engage readers and show them how to apply mathematics to their daily lives. Additional text features include a table of contents, index, captions, bold print, and an answer key to help build academic vocabulary and increase understanding. The challenging Problem Solving section and Let's Explore Math sidebars provide plenty of opportunities for students to practice their developing mathematics skills. Learning to convert units of measurement is fun and easy with this engaging grade 4 math reader!

19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way

Matthew McArdle (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757615

Excite students as they learn more about the nineteenth century inventions that accelerated growth and change in the United States in the 1800s. With the 19th Century Innovations: Paving the Way e-Book, students will explore the innovations introduced during the century of change, including canal and lock systems in the nation's waterways, steamboats, telegraphs, locomotives, and other advances that increased commerce and communication. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like during the 19th century. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.

Settling and Unsettling the West

Katelyn Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757622

Students will explore the history of westward expansion with this engaging nonfiction reader. With the Settling and Unsettling the West e-Book, students will examine some of the reasons why people were heading out west, including the gold and silver rushes and the Homestead Act. This informational text also focuses on the westward routes pioneer travelers took, including the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the California Trail. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for the early settlers in the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.