When confronted by other predators, cheetahs opt for flight over fight. You would, too, if you could run up to 70 miles per hour. Cheetahs make a chase look easy, but hunting can be hard work. Find out how these speed demons of the savannah execute attacks and teach their young how to do the same. Blastoff! Series
Owls are predators built to detect prey in the dark of night! Their ears become their eyes as papery feathers help them locate the direction of sounds, and noiseless flight then lets them swoop toward their prey undetected. Readers will learn about these unique birds of prey in this low-level title.
Vultures are scavengers that will eat almost anything they can find! These birds of prey are able to feed on decaying meat and trash due to special acids in their digestive system that keep them from getting sick. This title uses captivating photos and engaging facts to take striving readers into the world of these bald birds.
From ten stories high, an eagle can see a single ant crawling on a sidewalk! They use this impeccable eyesight to spot fish lingering in the currents and rodents scurrying through harvested fields. This title will introduce readers to these skillful carnivores through action-packed photos and jaw-dropping facts.
Using their long, pointed wings and tails, falcons dive toward prey at over 200 miles per hour! These high flyers are designed to be master predators. In combination with their speed, their sharp beaks make hunting a simple task. This title is a jammed-pack look at falcons as birds of prey.
Using intelligence and skilled flying, hawks are able to find great success in their hunting pursuits. These small predators use their talons to snatch prey, often in midair! This low-level title will take reluctant readers into the world of these feathered fighters through engaging text and eye-catching photos.
The forked tailed of kites allow them to perform acrobatic twists, turns, and twirls to more easily track a meal. These agile fliers are not just hunters, though. They are known to scavenge the meals of larger predators, too. This title for striving readers explores kites’ hunting and scavenging habits while incorporating engaging fun facts.
Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s 53 moons, is the largest moon in the solar system. It is even larger than the planet Mercury! Moons are found throughout the solar system and beyond, circling planets and asteroids. In this book, reluctant readers will find the answers to how moons form, where they are found, and so much more!
In 2014, exoplanet Kepler-186f was found in the habitable zone of its system’s star. It is just one of 40 discovered exoplanets providing information about the potential for life outside Earth. From masses of rock to gas and ice giants, planets can tell us a lot about the rest of the universe. This title takes readers through the beginnings of these celestial bodies, why we study them, and much more!
The Sun’s outermost layer, the corona, is only visible to the naked eye during a total solar eclipse! This important star impacts our daily lives, from providing the necessities of life to affecting our means of communication. Studying the Sun provides information about the galaxy and beyond. This title is one shining star young readers will not want to put down!
The action of the big screen--car crashes, torrential rainfall, ships sinking--is the work of special effects! Directors and crews use anything they can to create a real and captivating experience. Enormous models, airplane engines, controlled fires, and much more create the excitement we all crave! Young readers will marvel over this behind-the-scenes look at how movies are made.
Tom Cruise performed his own stunts for the film Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol, which included dangling 1,700 feet from the world’s tallest building! Students will explore the extreme amount of planning, equipment, training, and expertise that goes into the stunts performed in films as they dive into this action-packed title.
Are we alone in the universe? Those that believe in alien abductions think they know the answer. This title explores the mysteries of alien abductions and the tools and technology behind researching them to debate the question of whether aliens have ever visited Earth.
Reports of Bigfoot go back to the early 1800s. Since then, several footprints, films, and pictures have been used as evidence that Sasquatch roams the Pacific Northwest. This title examines the history of Bigfoot reports, the tools and technology used by researchers, and considers whether or not Bigfoot exists.
Creaking doors, gusts of wind, eerie sounds--could these be the signs of ghosts? Ghost hunters have tried for years to prove the existence of ghosts through photos, videos, and sound recordings. This book investigates reports of ghosts, illuminates the tools and technology used to search for ghosts, and leaves the reader wondering whether or not there are spirits among us!
Reports of haunted houses go back to ancient Rome. People who claim to have witnessed hauntings tell of strange sounds, objects that move on their own, and ethereal spirits. Readers will learn about the history of hauntings, why skeptics claim they are not real, and how researchers use technology to try and find proof of these unwanted visitors in our homes!
Does a giant sea monster live beneath the surface of Loch Ness in Scotland? Reachers have used cameras, sonar, and other technology in hopes of finding this legendary creature. This title explores the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster, the tools and technology used to search for it, and examines the evidence gathered to date, letting the reader make their own conclusion about the existence of this beast beneath the water.
Most sightings of unidentified flying objects can be explained--but not all of them. Those that cannot be are the focus of investigation by UFO researchers. They use video cameras, binoculars, radar, and other technology together with eyewitness accounts to try and identify strange objects in the sky. Students who read this title will find themselves later wondering: what is that strange object in the sky?
About 120,000 pounds of space dust falls to Earth every day. All of this dust comes from asteroids! Asteroids are chunks of rock and metal that orbit around the sun, but some venture near Earth from outside the solar system. Through detailed photos and fact-filled graphics, this title introduces readers to the phenomenon of asteroids.
What has a nucleus, coma, and two tails? Why, a comet, of course! The wonder and mystery of comets has excited humans for centuries, and they continue to provide valuable information about the solar system and the creation of the galaxy. This title will introduce striving readers to comets with thought-provoking information, fascinating facts, and engaging images.
On the darkest of nights, the white sparkle spanning the sky provides a glimpse at the far reaches of the Milky Way galaxy. But there are trillions more just in the observable universe! This title allows readers to explore these collections of stars, planets, and space debris that span across light-years of space.
From typing your name to playing a song, everything you do on computers uses code. But how do computers understand what we’re telling them? This engaging title introduces young readers to programming languages, binary code, and the history of early programming.
Where does an e-mail go when you hit send? Code zooms it through the millions of connections in the Internet! Learn how code connects and runs a massive worldwide network of computers in this fact-filled title.
Did you know that the average car has more than a dozen computers inside? Without computers and the coding that controls them, today’s transportation would look a lot different. Young readers will love exploring how coding helps us get around in this fascinating read.
How do your favorite video games work? The coding insides creates backgrounds, plays music, and controls how each character and items move. Readers will love learning about the world of coding through the video game lens in this book for young students.