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Sam Foster: Sunglasses Success

Rebecca Felix (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110740

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the first person to mass-produce sunglasses, Sam Foster. Follow Foster’s story from his early years manufacturing plastic accessories to his creation of the Foster Grant company and the development of sunglasses from novelty item to fashion accessory to protective eyewear. Fun Facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker

Rebecca Felix (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110757

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the developer of the miniskirt, Mary Quant. Follow Quant’s story from her early years selling her designs in her shop Bazaar as she names the miniskirt and brings it from popular London skirt style to worldwide fashion trend! Fun facts, a helpful timeline, a glossary, and an index supplement the historical and color photos showcased in this inspiring biography. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteoroids

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784039

Climb Aboard! Explore the difference between meteor, meteorite, and meteoroid! Investigate comet composition and development and their observation through history! Learn about asteroids! Learn about key astronomers tools such as telescopes and the Deep Impact spacecraft! See an infographic showing a comet’s orbit! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of Near Earth Objects complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Moon

Kelly Doudna (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784053

Climb Aboard! Explore how the moon was formed! Learn about eclipses, the moon’s atmosphere, and the effects of its gravitational pull on Earth! Meet key Russian and American astronauts and their contributions to lunar exploration! See an infographic showing the moon’s phases! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of moon statistics complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Galaxies

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784046

Climb Aboard! Explore different types of galaxies! Learn how galaxies are formed! Meet key astronomers examine the tools they use such as the Hubble Space Telescope, satellites, and probes! See an infographic showing Earth in the Milky Way! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of seven different galaxies complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Space Exploration

Kelly Doudna (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784077

Climb Aboard! Explore how NASA was formed! Meet early astronauts! Examine the Gemini and Apollo programs! Investigate Keck, Keck II, the Hubble Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory! Learn about space shuttles and stations! See an infographic showing the electromagnetic spectrum! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of landmarks in space exploration complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Planets

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784060

Climb Aboard! Explore planets and how they are formed! Meet early astronomers and read about early astronomy! Investigate telescopes, satellites, rovers, and probes! Learn about different planets: terrestrial, gas, ice giants, dwarf, and exoplanets! See an infographic showing the solar system! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of planets in our solar system complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Sun

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784091

Climb Aboard! Explore how the sun was formed! Investigate spots, flares, and solar wind! Meet early astronomers working to understand the sun! Examine the sun, the moon, Earth, and gravity! Learn about solar observatories! See an infographic showing the sun’s layers! Did You Know? fact boxes and a Guidebook of facts about the sun complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Stars

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784084

Climb Aboard! Explore planets and how they are formed! Meet key astronomers! Examine the history of mapping the stars! Investigate red giants, black and white dwarfs, neutron stars, supernovas, and black holes! See an infographic showing our solar system’s statistics! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of the brightest stars complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Amazing Universe

Lauren Kukla (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784022

Climb Aboard! Explore the beginning of the universe, the big bang theory, galaxies, and black holes! Learn about key astronomers and their contributions to space exploration! Examine the Hubble Space Telescope and the Large Hadron Collider! See an infographic showing a timeline of the universe! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of black holes complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Bridges

Paige V. Polinsky (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111013

Readers will have a blast learning about Bridges. From truss bridges to suspension bridges, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and care for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Dams

Elsie Olson (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111037

Readers will have a blast learning about Dams. From beaver dams to the Hoover Dam, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and care for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Canals

Paige V. Polinsky (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111020

Readers will have a blast learning about Canals. From the Panama Canal to shallow canals, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and plan for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Skyscrapers

Paige V. Polinsky (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111051

Readers will have a blast learning about Skyscrapers. From apartment buildings to the Empire State Building, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and plan for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Roads

Paige V. Polinsky (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111044

Readers will have a blast learning about Roads. From stone to asphalt and concrete, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and plan for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Tunnels

Paige V. Polinsky (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111068

Readers will have a blast learning about Tunnels. From mining tunnels to the Channel Tunnel, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and plan for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Building the Panama Canal

Kelly Doudna (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111136

The Panama Canal is an incredible canal. It connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! In Building the Panama Canal, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Laura Perdew (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110238

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch shines a light on the giant accumulation of garbage in the Pacific Ocean. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind ocean currents and plastic’s chemical composition to explain the threat trash, especially plastic, poses for the world’s oceans, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Invasive Species

Lisa J. Amstutz (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110245

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Invasive Species shines a light on the global problem of invasive species. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind how species become invasive and the damages they cause ecosystems around the world, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Melting Arctic Ice

Carol Hand (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532110252

Humanity’s impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Melting Arctic Ice shines a light on how climate change is affecting Earth’s polar region. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind greenhouse gases, polar sea ice, and rising sea levels, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster’s causes and effects, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Building the Channel Tunnel

Kelly Doudna (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111099

The Channel Tunnel is a terrific tunnel. It runs underwater! In Building the Channel Tunnel, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Building Route 66

Kelly Doudna (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111082

Route 66 is a remarkable road. It was one of the first US highways! In Building Route 66, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Building the Empire State Building

Elsie Olson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111105

The Empire State Building is a famous skyscraper. It was once the tallest building in the world! In Building the Empire State Building, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Elsie Olson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111112

The Golden Gate Bridge is an awesome bridge. It is one of the most iconic bridges in the world! In Building the Golden Gate Bridge, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Building the Hoover Dam

Elsie Olson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532111129

The Hoover Dam is an extraordinary dam. It provides water to much of the US Southwest! In Building the Hoover Dam, young readers will find out more about this engineering marvel and how it was built. Compelling photographs and easy-to-read text brings this story to life, followed by a comprehensive quiz. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.