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Extreme Science describes the very limits of science. It answers many big questions, such as How did the universe begin? How will it end? Will we ever visit the stars? Could we bring dinosaurs back to life? Can we travel back in time? Could we live forever? All great questions, often with some surprising answers! The fiction story The Man in the Machine tells a great story of universes living inside computers. It really gives you something to think about if you like computer games!
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Follow along as a researcher observes and makes journal entries about their field trip through the Amazon rain forest ecosystem. Outstanding photographs highlight the animals, plants, and people that inhabit the world's largest tropical rain forest stretching across eight countries in South America. Simple graphs show how much the rain forest has changed, and the final report describes efforts being made to preserve it.
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This exciting title introduces readers to the concept of a wave and the patterns and properties common to both light and sound waves. Clear text and detailed diagrams combine to demonstrate the cause-and-effect relationships involved in the properties of amplitude, wavelength, and frequency. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to explore key concepts close up by creating their own wave models.
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Healing Plants introduces readers to plants around the world that we can use to help heal. From their flowers, fruits, and leaves all the way to their roots, readers will be fascinated with these plantsâ€™ abilities to heal!
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In many ways Washington, DC is the heart of our nation. There are many important buildings and monuments. The White House, the Supreme Court, and the Lincoln Memorial are just a few of the sights to see. People like to visit our nation's capital because it is a window to our past. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
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From streams to oceans, tide pools to rivers, water is all around us! Beginning readers explore different bodies of water in this nonfiction reader. Clear, informational text and engaging photos will educate and intrigue readers simultaneously!
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It is no wonder this island of green celebrates its nation on the greenest of all holidays, St. Patrick’s Day! Every March 17, the people of Ireland kick off a three-day celebration to honor their country and their patron saint. Ireland’s many celebrations, people, landscapes, and more are highlighted in this striking book.
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Kids will learn about the basics of tumbling, dance, jumps, and stunting, or building formations, in Pump it up Cheerleading. This highly illustrated book also features a section on top-rated teams.
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This title takes a look into the history of haunted prisons and asylums and the unusual behaviors that have happened there throughout history.
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Wonderful illustrations and tellings of classic nursery rhymes.
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Led by coach Sid Gillman, the San Diego Chargers won division championships in five of their first six seasons! With their gold bolt proudly showing, the Chargers take the field and face off against the Oakland Raiders, a rival since 1960! Struggling readers can take charge and learn more about the San Diego Chargers in this fun title.
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This engaging title introduces readers to the science of light waves. Relatable examples, accessible text, and a creative design challenge help readers discover the properties of light waves and their essential role in seeing our world.
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Have you ever wondered why so many people use credit cards? This book introduces readers to safe credit-using strategies. Real world examples help readers learn the importance of math skills for money management. Callouts prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of photographs. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
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This Level 3 guided reader introduces basic facts about beluga whales, including their physical characteristics, diet, and habitat. Simple callouts ask the student to think in new ways, supporting inquiry-based reading. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
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Many holidays and festivals celebrated in the United States honor religious events and important dates or people in the country's history. This interesting book shows how Americans celebrate holidays and family occasions, as well as the traditions of the cultures from which their families first came.
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Introduces readers to the cool career of nursing by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
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Social Justice goes beyond individual human rights. It means a society where justice is achieved in every aspect of life. This title takes a look at what a just society is by examining such topics as poverty, racism, homelessness, and inequality. Young enthusiasts will learn how the words of activists such as Nelson Mandela and Marian Wright Edelman inspired others to do what was right.
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This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.
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In 1944 a vacant army base in upstate New York became the temporary home of over 900 men, women and children who had fled Europe towards the end of World War II. With little more than the clothing on their backs, Rebekkah and her mother are just two of the many refugees who come to live in the camp. Adjusting to a strange new world and a new language, Rebekkah puts aside her own fears to try and recreate tiny bits of home for her mother. A fictional story based on the real-life experiences of surviving refugees, Rebekkah's Journey shares the illuminating story of one refugee's arrival on America's shores.
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It's summertime and hoops season is over, but that doesn't keep Nick and Kia off the court. One very hot day they head to the rec center for a swim but end up on the outdoor courts that are usually dominated by older players. Their enjoyment of the court is short-lived, however, when three teens show up and kick the kids and their ball off the court. Nick and Kia don't take well to being bullied, but there's nothing they can do about it. At least not until they run into Jerome "Junk Yard Dog" Williams at a mall promotional event, and Kia enlists the NBA star's help in proving that she and Nick do indeed belong on the same court as the older players. Eric Walters has teamed up with NBA fan-favorite and former Toronto Raptor and current New York Knick Jerome "Junk Yard Dog" Williams for the eighth installment of this best-selling basketball series. Jerome's royalties will help support the JYD Project, which is run by his brother, Johnnie Williams. The JYD Project's goal is to reach more than half a million Canadian and American students over a five-year period with their inspirational message.
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Teach early Math concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.
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Young readers will be amazed to learn about the tiny particles that make up everything in the world around them. Colorful illustrations and fun fact boxes will help readers understand how atoms come together to form molecules, the building blocks of everything in the universe.
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This book examines bacteria that are found in virtually every environmentincluding those that are characterized by extreme heat, cold, and depthand, of course, bacteria that are found inside our bodies. Case studies examine the development of new vaccines against bacterial diseases and the use of bacteria to help fight pollution.
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Beyoncé is a dynamic, talented singer and actress. This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Beyoncé moved from singing with Girl's Tyme and Destiny's Child to building a solo career. Her work in movies and her personal life are also included. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.