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Making Cities Green

Jeanette Leardi (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597163514

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.

Building Greenscrapers

Steven L. Stern (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597163521

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.

Using Earth's Underground Heat

Nancy White (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597163538

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.

Traveling Green

Jacqueline A. Ball (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597163545

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!

The Rock

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726415

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.

Triple H

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726422

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.

Super 'Wiches

Marilyn La Penta (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723476

Kids can get creative in the kitchen with inspiration from the tasty recipes in Super 'Wiches. Young chefs can choose from classic favorites with a twist such as grilled cheese and PB&J, or innovative fare like Thanksgiving Treats and Tuna Avocado Roll-Ups. Each recipe includes suggestions for customizing the sandwiches to match the tastes of the cook or to make artistic creations. After all, cooking is an artand art is all about experimenting! 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. Bon apptit!

Way Cool Drinks

Marilyn La Penta (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617723483

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 Spreads to "Nutty" Breads

Marilyn La Penta (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727931

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!

Winter Punches to Nut Crunches

Marilyn La Penta (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727924

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!

Eli Manning and the New York Giants: Super Bowl XLVI

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726477

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 and the Baltimore Ravens

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617729782

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.

Aliens and Other Visitors

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727702

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!

Ghosts and Other Spirits of the Dead

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727719

Could a spirit of the dead really come back to haunt the living? If tales of ghosts are just fictional stories, why do so many people report seeing these supernatural beings? What would it be like to be the restless spirit of someone who has died, and how can you tell if ghosts inhabit the house you live in? In Ghosts and Other Spirits of the Dead, children will read historical stories and modern-day accounts of ghostly encounters. Kids will get all the information they need to help them spot or sense the spirits of the dead and to protect themselves from being haunted by ghosts. Children will also investigate the truth behind ghost stories by first exploring the fears and superstitions of different cultures that might explain the origins of the stories, and then looking at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable. If you love a spine-chilling horror story but also want to investigate the truth behind these myths, this is the book for you!

Vampires and Other Bloodsuckers

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727733

Could a creature really defy death by existing on human blood? If vampire myths are just stories, why have people continued to report seeing vampires for centuries? From Count Dracula to Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, both history and popular fiction have been fascinated by these creatures of the night. In Vampires and Other Bloodsuckers, children will read historical stories and modern-day accounts of vampire encounters. Children will explore the truth behind vampire tales, and examine the fears and superstitions of different cultures that might explain the origins of vampire stories. Kids will also look at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable. Could vampires and other bloodsuckers really exist? Check out this book and decide for yourself!

Werewolves and Other Shape-Shifters

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727740

Could a human really change into a savage, bloodthirsty, wolflike creature? In Werewolves and Other Shape-Shifters, young readers will investigate this question and more as they read historical stories and modern-day accounts of werewolf encounters! Packed with spooky illustrations and historical photos, this title profiles some of the most famous werewolves throughout history and explores the fears and superstitions of different cultures that might explain the origins of werewolf stories. Kids will also look at the scientific facts that might explain the existence of werewolves. Could werewolves and other shape-shifters really exist? Check out this book and decide for yourself!

Tony Romo

Kathy Allen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727689

When Tony Romo joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2003, few people thought hed become a superstar. During his first three years, he was stuck being a backup quarterback, sitting on the sidelines most of the time instead of playing on the field. That changed in 2006 when Tonys coach decided it was time to see if he had what it takes to lead his team to victory. Would this hometown hero be able to make it in the NFL? In Tony Romo, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in Wisconsin, through his college years at Eastern Illinois University, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Tony through his amazing career.

Aaron Rodgers

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727634

Could Aaron Rodgers prove to Green Bay Packers fans that he was a great quarterback? Or would he always remain in Brett Favres shadow? Aaron desperately wanted to show the world that he, too, was capable of dominating the field. And he knew exactly what he needed to do: play harder, stronger, and faster. Would he be able to achieve these goalsand at the same time lead his team to a Super Bowl championship? In Aaron Rodgers, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in California, through his college years at the University of California, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Aaron through his amazing career.

Adrian Peterson

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727672

Running back Adrian Peterson knows what its like to be a champion. From his earliest days on the field, Adrian put in the extra effort to become a superstar player. As a rookie, Adrian rushed for 296 yards (271 m), setting a new NFL record! From that point on, Adrian continued to dazzle fans, never missing an opportunity to speed down the field and help his team score the winning touchdown. In Adrian Peterson, young readers get a close-up view of the running backs inspiring journey from his childhood in Texas, through his college years at the University of Oklahoma, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Adrian through his amazing career.

Colin Kaepernick

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241380

Ever since he was a little boy, Colin Kaepernick dreamed of being a star player for his favorite team, the San Francisco 49ers. That dream came true when the Niners drafted him as their backup quarterback. Colin didnt have to wait long to show his fans he had what it takes to be a leader. In only his second year in the NFL, Colin became the starting quarterback for the 49ers and led his team all the way to the Super Bowl! In Colin Kaepernick, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in California, through his college years at the University of Nevada, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Colin through his amazing career.

Robert Griffin III

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241366

Nobody was surprised when the Washington Redskins chose Robert Griffin III as the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The starting quarterbacks amazing speed and strong arm were already well known. However, during Roberts first season, the Redskins struggled. The young quarterback, known by his fans as RGIII, never gave up, though. Despite suffering from a recurring injury, he was able to lead his team to a late-season comeback and a spot in the playoffs! In Robert Griffin III, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in Texas, through his college years at Baylor University, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Robert through his amazing career.

Tom Brady

Kathy Allen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727665

Tom Bradys football career got off to a rocky start. Few colleges offered the quarterback a chance to play. During the 2000 NFL draft, Tom wasnt even chosen until the sixth round. But Tom refused to be defeated. When the New England Patriots finally selected him to join their team, Tom knew he had a lot to prove. Could he lead his team to Super Bowl success and show the world that he was a shining star? In Tom Brady, young readers get a close-up view of the quarterbacks inspiring journey from his childhood in California, through his college years at the University of Michigan, all the way to NFL stardom. Large, full-color photos paired with engaging, simple text will keep sports fans on the edge of their seats as they cheer on Tom through his amazing career.

Blake Griffin

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241342

Blake Griffin is one of basketballs brightest young stars. After being picked first in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, he soon became well known for his amazing slam dunks. In 2013, Blake led the Clippers to their first division championship. In addition to being a dazzling athlete, the young forward has used his basketball skills to help others. During his rookie season, he pledged to give $100 for each slam dunk he made that year to help fight childhood obesity. He also used his win at the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest as an opportunity to raise money for cancer research. In Blake Griffin, readers will follow this NBA superstars basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in peoples lives, both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Kevin Durant

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724862

Kevin Durant is one of the NBA's brightest young stars. In 2010, when he was just 21 years old, he became the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title, and in 2011 he led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Western Conference finals. Even though Kevin has experienced incredible success at a very young age, he has never lost sight of the importance of giving back to his community and helping others. That's why he spends his time making a difference in people's lives whenever he can. In Kevin Durant, readers will follow this NBA superstar's amazing basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in people's lives both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Lebron James

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781627241359

NBA superstar LeBron James is a living legend. For years he has dazzled fansfirst for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and then for the Miami Heat. During his rookie season, he set a record as the youngest player to score more than 40 points in a game. In 2012 and 2013, he helped the Heat win two NBA championships. Despite moving to Miami, LeBron has never forgotten his hometown of Akron, Ohio. He has donated money to renovate his old high schools basketball arena and to provide the schools sports teams with new uniforms. He also started the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF), which encourages kids in Akron to stay in school. In LeBron James, readers will follow this NBA superstars basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in peoples lives both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.