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Hashima, Japan’s sea walls give it the appearance of a ship lost at sea. This look is the reason for the Battleship Island nickname. In this title, reluctant readers will also see Battleship Island as a time capsule. Pieces from the past will point to the deserted island’s coal-mining boom time.
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Introduces the Greek god Poseidon and explains his importance; features well-known Greek myths about this god; and includes map of ancient Greece and family tree of the Greek gods.
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This book discusses the early people, creatures, and plants of the Grand Canyon.
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This intriguing book describes the geological makeup and history of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and China. Temperatures can get very cold and frost and snow are not unusual. Readers will learn about the variety of habitats in this vast desert system that support many different kinds of plants and animals such as camels, snow leopards, and bears. The Gobi Desert is also where the first dinosaur egg fossils were found. Special sections describe the desert's natural resources, such as copper and gold, and the unique problems facing this region such as the desert's alarming rate of desertification.
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Thomas Jefferson was a gifted writer whose words helped form the country. Although at one time he wanted to be a great speaker, he found comfort and ease in writing. Not only was he a great writer, but also an architect, inventor, surveyor, scientist, and a brilliant politician. He wanted to make life better for all people.
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Follow a young girl as she visits her grandparents on their farm. While taking a tour of the farm, she gets to see all of the plants, animals and special machinery that make the farm unique. The language arts connection is the vocabulary related to farms, farm animals, and farm machinery.