Meet a new kind of working dog: the eco dog! These heroic hounds team up with wildlife scientists to help save endangered animals and habitats all over the world. Using their super sense of smell, eco dogs track down invasive species, collect samples from endangered animals, and stop the smuggling of rare animals. These dogs have helped protect animals like grizzly bears, sea turtles, and cheetahs! It takes a special kind of dog to do this kind of work, however. Only a dog that has lots of energy, good concentration, and enjoys working with a trainer has what it takes to become an eco dog. Packed with real-life stories and dramatic, full-color photos of eco dogs at work, this book is sure to be a favorite of dog lovers everywhere.
Catch big air with the most adventurous snowboarders around as they pull off amazing stunts! Cool Snowboarders highlights the tricks, stars, and competitions of the sport, and traces the development of snowboarding as athletes pushed the boundaries to invent new and more difficult moves. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Hang out with the most daring skateboarders around as these fearless athletes perform jaw-dropping stunts! Gnarly Skateboarders takes kids straight into the action, from the hottest stars and competitions to the most thrilling tricks ever achieved. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Kids won't believe their eyes when they see the high-action intensity of MX competitions! Whether racing their motorcycles at breakneck speeds or performing stunts in midair, motocross riders take extreme sports to the max. Mighty MotoXers follows the hottest stars of motocross today to explore the history, variations, major competitions, and most daring tricks of the sport. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Meet the most fearless BMX champions in this ultimate guide to the tricks, competitions, and history of the sport! From its beginnings in Southern California to its debut as an Olympic sport in 2008, kids will discover how bicycle motocross became the no-limits adventure that fans know today. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme action sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Catch a wave and hurtle down mountains of water with the greatest surfers in the world! Kids will meet the champions of surfing, explore the history of the sport, and discover the techniques used to perform breathtaking stunts in competitions. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Kids will love learning all about the world's biggest, most powerful earthmovers! No job is too big or too tough for these extreme machines. Packed with dazzling photos and fascinating information, Huge Earthmovers is guaranteed to delight young readers.
Morgues, funeral homes, and mortuaries are all places where the dead are kept before they reach their final resting place--the grave. Here, corpses are prepared for funerals or autopsied to find out the cause of death. According to some people, morgues are also places where ghosts reside long after the bodies of the dead have been removed from the building. What is legend and what is fact? Kids will have to read Monstrous Morgues of the Past and then decide for themselves. Among the 11 morgues in this book, readers will discover former funeral homes where the dead refuse to leave; a morgue in 19th-century Paris where over one million visitors came each year to view the dead; and a former disaster site in Chicago that is still haunted by a sobbing ghost called "The Gray Lady." The chilling nonfiction text describing the dark histories surrounding these morgues will keep thrill-seeking readers eagerly turning the pages for more.
In Prison Puppies, young readers will meet the hardworking dogs in the Puppies Behind Bars program. This organization teaches prison inmates to raise puppies that will later work as service dogs for people living with disabilities. The prisoners teach the dogs the skills they'll need to assist their future owners, from basic commands like "come here" and "sit," to more complicated tasks like opening doors and turning lights on and off. The puppies teach the prisoners, too! Working with the dogs teaches prisoners patience, responsibility, and cooperation, and gives them a chance to contribute to society in a positive way. Packed with real-life stories and dramatic, full-color photos of prison pups, this book is sure to be a favorite of dog lovers everywhere.
Have a need for speed? Check out the blazing velocity achieved by rally racing champions! These expert drivers are pushing their sport to new limits with huge jumps, tight turns, and maximum speed. Fast-paced narratives and full-color photos will engage young readers in the excitement of this extreme adventure sport. A "gear page" shows the equipment and safety features used by pros and beginners alike.
Hold on tight! Kids are about to discover the biggest, fastest, and scariest roller coasters in the world. From the "Kingda Ka" in New Jersey that's as tall as a 45-story building to the "Steel Dragon 2000" in Japan that covers the length of 27 football fields, these gigantic structures will capture the imagination and delight of every young reader.
Fasten your seat belt! You're about to take a tour of the biggest, most awesome trucks in the world! From gigantic tankers that transport enough liquid to fill 72,000 pint-sized milk cartons to super-huge logging trucks that can haul the weight of seven large elephants, readers will see just how useful these trucks can be. Large, full-color photos and fascinating facts are sure to make Titanic Trucks a hit with young readers.
Discover the world's biggest, most awesome airplanes! From immense passenger jets to king-sized cargo planes, the aircraft featured in this book all share one quality--they're HUGE! Dazzling photos combined with fascinating information will engage kids as they learn all about these super-huge machines.
Cities around the world are going green! But what exactly does this mean? There are many ways a city can be environmentally friendly, from its recycling laws and air-quality regulations to the community's use of renewable energy sources and public transportation. Making Cities Green uses clear, simple text and real-life examples to help kids understand the current efforts to make their planet greener.
With their awesome heights and unique architecture, skyscrapers have always captured people's imaginations. Now there's one more reason to admire these buildings: They're going green! Skyscrapers have traditionally been large consumers of energy, but today there's a movement to make these huge structures more eco-friendly. In Building Green-scrapers, kids will learn about the latest innovations that are making skyscrapers more energy-efficient. Large, full-color photos and fascinating facts will engage young environmentalists as they learn about the current efforts to make their planet greener.
Can we meet today's energy challenges with clean, cheap, renewable sources of energy? Yes! And one of the solutions is right under our feet. Using Earth's Underground Heat uses clear, simple text to explain how people around the world are harnessing geothermal heat to meet our 21st-century energy needs in agriculture, industry, and residential heating. Kids will also discover ways they can help make their planet greener.
People around the world are traveling green! From hybrid cars that are more fuel-efficient to new public transportation projects that emit fewer pollutants, kids will discover the new and innovative ways people are protecting the environment and making the world a better place. Packed with large, full-color photos and interesting facts, Traveling Green is sure to engage young environmentalists as they learn all about the current efforts to make their planet greener--and discover ways that they can help out, too!
Dwayne Johnson is not your average wrestler. Before he was known in the ring as The Rock, Dwayne played football at the University of Miami, where he was a member of their national championship team in 1991. And after The Rock became a superstar in the WWF, Dwayne kept busy outside of sports and pursued his interest in becoming an actor. Today, Dwayne The Rock Johnson is the leading actor in many blockbuster movies. In The Rock, young readers will follow this superstars career from the wrestling ring to the movie screen. Large, full-color action photos and an engaging narrative text will keep readers turning the pages. The Rock is part of Bearports Wrestlings Tough Guys series.
The mouthwatering recipes in Winter Punches to Nut Crunches will make kids want to come out of hibernation! With lots of healthy winter fruits and vegetables in supply, making recipes like Peppermint Hot Chocolate, St. Patricks Green Smoothie, and Nut-and-Honey Bars will be fun and easy for even the youngest of cooks. Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box, as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. These recipes will get tummies growling!
Growing up, Paul Michael Levesque had no idea he would one day become Triple H. Only a chance event started him on the path to wrestling stardom. One afternoon, the skinny 14-year-old was riding in a car when he saw a sign advertising a new local gym. After checking it out, Paul was hookedhe loved lifting weights and exercising. The hard work paid off. Today, Paul is 64 tall and weighs 255 poundsand Triple H is known as one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE history. Hes more than an athlete, however. Hes a WWE executive who helps run the organization. In Triple H, young readers will follow this wrestling superstars amazing career, from his start in a small league, where he earned just $25 per match, to his signature move in the ringthe Pedigree. Large, full-color action photos and an engaging narrative text will keep readers turning the pages. Triple H is part of Bearports Wrestlings Tough Guys series.
If you're feeling thirsty, this book is for you! Learn to make delicious fruit drinks and smoothies that not only taste good, but can be good for you, too! Each recipe includes a healthy tip as well as an ingredients and tools list and easy, step-by-step instructions for making fun and nutritious beverages. Kids will love dazzling their family and friends with delicious and tasty drinkssuch as the bubbly Red Lava Volcano, the green Kiwi Concoction, and the shake-like Banana Bonanza. Soon, they will be begging you for the recipes!
Spring is in the air! When warmer weather arrives, tastes turn to lighter foods, and young chefs will love the assortment of healthy, seasonal ingredients they can use in Spring Spreads to "Nutty" Breads. Creating scrumptious dishes like Lemon Asparagus Spears, Orange Pecan Mini Breads, and Guacamole Spread is easy with these fun, simple recipes. Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box, as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. Go onchow down!
Eli Manning knew he would have to play a great game to capture the 2012 Super Bowl. His team, the New York Giants, was facing its rival, the New England Patriots, in a rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl. The Giants had won that game in a huge upset, and now the Patriots were looking for revenge. With Giants fans counting on him, could Eli lead his team to the championship once again? Young sports fans will feel like theyre at the games as they follow Eli Manning on his quest for a Super Bowl victory. Full-color photos and engaging, play-by-play narratives will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Eli and the Giants. Eli Manning and the New York Giants: Super Bowl XLVI is part of Bearports Super Bowl Superstars series.
Joe Flacco had built an impressive career during his first four years in the NFL. Known to have one of the strongest throwing arms of any quarterback in the NFL, he'd led his team, the Baltimore Ravens, to two playoff victories in his first year in the league--a first for a rookie quarterback. Could Joe now take the next step and win a Super Bowl championship? Young sports fans will feel like they're at the game as they follow Joe Flacco on his quest for Super Bowl victory. Full-color photos and engaging play-by-play narratives will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Joe and the Ravens.
Could life-forms from other parts of the universe really travel all the way to Earth? If alien sightings are just fictional stories, why have so many people provided such similar accounts of encounters with extraterrestrials and their spacecraft? What would it be like to witness an alien or UFO from another world, and how can you tell if the object speeding across the sky has been sent by an advanced civilization to studyor even invadeour planet? In Aliens and Other Visitors, children will read historical stories and modern-day accounts of alien encounters. Kids will get all the information they need to help them spot possible UFOs. Children will also investigate the truth behind alien stories, exploring the fears and superstitions of different cultures and looking at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable. If you love a scary story that sounds like its straight out of science fiction but also want to investigate the truth behind these myths, this is the book for you!