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Arctic Ocean

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681031552

The Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean in the world. Located on the North Pole, it touches Asia, Europe, and North America. For many months, the sun does not rise over the Arctic, and when summer arrives, the ice barely melts! Young readers will enjoy finding out more about this unfamiliar ocean and its impact on the world.

Colas

Kevin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602791602

Did you know that popular cola drinks are bottled, produced, and sold in countries all over the world? Readers will be introduced to the history of cola drinks and learn how American cola companies produce their soft drinks and sell them worldwide.

Ancient Rome

Michael DeMocker (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691287

Journey back in time to the days of the mighty Roman Empire, Join Cato, the young son of a merchant, as he and his best friend Titus watch the triumphal parade of the emperor, cheer on their favorite team in the chariot races, and sneak into the Colosseum to witness the violent clash of the gladiators. Along the way, you can solve the mystery of how our hero ends up surrounded by pigs at the story's end. It's a bloody, muddy adventure in one of history's greatest empires.

Civil Rights Movement

Jennifer Joline Anderson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878435

This title examines an important historic event - the civil rights movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of racism and civil rights in the United States from slavery to segregation, the roles the Montgomery bus boycott, the integration at Little Rock Central High School, and the Birmingham campaign played in the movement, key African-American activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

John F. Kennedy (Spanish)

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703848

This title will introduce little readers to the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Readers will gather basic, biographical information about Kennedy through easy-to-read, simple text. Theyll also love the historical photographs, the More Facts section, and bolded glossary terms. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Birthday Traditions around the World

Ann Ingalls (author), Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234188

Explores global traditions surrounding birthdays, including cake, parties, and decorations.

Urban Planner

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633620872

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an urban planner. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, and daily job tasks related to this career, in the framework of the STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, movement. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

Lawrence of Arabia and the Middle East and Africa

Nick Spender Gary Jeffrey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191793

This captivating graphic novel recounts three historic land battles in the Middle East and Africa during World War I: Attack on the Hejaz Railway, September 16, 1917; The Charge on Beersheba, October 31, 1917; and Gallantry at Tel-el-Sheria, November 7, 1917.

Let's Work Together

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618103949

Teaching students that teamwork, sharing, and cooperating are important steps in working together and help you reach a goal much faster.

Memoirs of a Hamster

Devin Scillian (author), Tim Bowers (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530088

Night 1 / My life is perfect. / I have a bowl full of seeds, a cozy pile of wood shavings, and room to run. / I'm never leaving here. / Question: Who's the luckiest hamster in the world? / Answer: ME! Seymour the hamster has the perfect life. He has a spacious cage, a constant food supply, and a FuzzyBoy 360 exercise wheel that lets him run to his heart's content. Life could not be better. Or could it? When Pearl the cat tells Seymour of the goodies beyond the safe confines of his cage, he starts to think he's missing out. And out is the new in! It's only after Seymour is out of his cage that he begins to fully appreciate his safe and cozy home.

The Story of the Statue of Liberty

Annie Qaiser (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314605

This book relays the factual details behind the building and gift of the Statue of Liberty. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details from the point of view of a U.S. harbor worker, a French artisan, and a U.S. Reporter. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in a text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

Arts and Culture in the Early Islamic World

Lizann Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195609

The contributions to arts and culture by early Islamic empires is considerable. This book explores their great works of literature, as well as such artistic works as Arabesque art, calligraphy, mosques and tombs, palaces, weaving, textiles, metalware, pottery, carvings and molded plaster, and glassware.

The Western Front

Gary Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179913

This exciting graphic novel recounts three historic land and air battles in Europe during World War II: Duel in the skiesThe Battle of Britain, September 24, 1940The desperate air battle told from the perspective of a young British fighter pilot. Surviving Omaha BeachD-Day, June 6, 1944The Normandy Landings as experienced by a U.S. infantryman. Crossing the bridge at RemagenThe invasion of Germany, March 7, 1945

Pro Football's Dream Teams

Michael Sandler (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088799

Some teams have it all: an unstoppable offense, an impenetrable defense, and a top quarterback to guide the team to victory. These are football's dream teams! In this title, kids will learn all about the NFL's best current teams, including the Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots, the New Orleans Saints, and the Pittburgh Steelers. Full-color action photos will captivate children as they discover how the different parts of a team work together to win championships!

First Grade Takes a Test

Miriam Cohen (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723826

The children in the first grade must take a test and they are worried. When the results come back, some children feel bad. Their gentle, understading teacher assures the children that a test doesn't tell any of the important things about them--if they are creative, kind, or are a good friend.

Pump it up Cheerleading

Margaret Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197504

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.

The Boston Tea Party

Linda Crotta Brennan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314544

This book relays the factual details of the Boston Tea Party and the events that led up to it. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a colonial merchant's wife, a British soldier, and a Patriot activist. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

Magic Johnson

Ellen Labrecque (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602792067

Magic Johnson's fearlessness, courage, and determination were evident whenever he stepped on the basketball court. Those same characteristics have also served him well in his off-the-court battle with HIV. Readers will learn about how Magic Johnson has used his courage, knowledge, and wisdom to promote awareness and to help better urban communities everywhere.

Helen Keller

Cynthia Amoroso (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609543631

A very simple introduction to the life and accomplishments of noted author and lecturer Helen Keller.

Gulf Oil Spill

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196200

This up-to-date new book describes the alarming events of 2010 after an oil rig toppled over in the Gulf of Mexico releasing millions of gallons of oil into the water. The largest accidental oil spill in history, it killed untold numbers of wildlife, poisoned over a hundred miles of coastal land, and devastated the commercial fishing and tourism industries in an area still reeling from the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Katrina.

What Do They Do? Firefighters

Jennifer Zeiger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602798137

The books in the Community Connections Library help kids understand the world around them. What Do They Do? Firefighters, gives young readers an idea of the role that Firefighters play in their community.

My Friend is Jewish

Laya Saul (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624691065

When Danny moved to his new home, he was thrilled to make a new friend, his neighbor Yehuda. Yehuda and his twin sister Ora share some of the ancient stories, laws, traditions, and teachings that enrich their lives. Come journey with Danny as he explores a new perspective, the Jewish faith. You'll meet Jews past and present. Will you find some sparks that inspire you?

World War I: 1914-1916 A Terrible New Warfare Begins

Jane Gould (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174963

This compelling book follows the events of the first few years of World War I. After the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, war was declared by Europes five great powers. Readers will learn that, although it was a European war, the fighting spread outward to the colonies of the countries involved. Colonies also had to supply forces for European battles. Opposing countries, equally matched in fighting power, relied on naval and U-boat, or submarine, blockades, and dug in for a new kind of long-term fighting called trench warfare. Find out what life was like for soldiers in the trenches at such famous battles as Ypreswhere deadly mustard gas was first usedVerdun, the Somme, and Gallipoli.

Built for Success: The Story of Facebook

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601221

A look at the origins, leaders, growth, and innovations of Facebook, the online social networking service that was founded in 2004 and today has hundreds of millions of users worldwide.

The Sahara Desert

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191038

This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Sahara Desert in North Africa. The biggest hot desert on Earth, it covers parts of twelve countriesmore area than the entire United States! The Sahara has oases scattered widely and sand dunes that can reach as high as 600 feet (182m). Readers will learn about the people, plants, and animals such as camels, goats, and fennec foxes that inhabit this desert habitat. Special sections describe the desert's natural resources, such as oil and natural gas, and the unique problems facing this region.