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The half-time show is just beginningbut what happened before that to get the Super Bowl on the field? The Economics of the Super Bowl takes a fascinating look at the production process and financing of the Super Bowl. Various links in the economic chain include ticket sales, television broadcasting rights, advertising revenue, and contracting with performers for the half-time show, as well as for laborers to set up the stage and sound.
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This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the unique characteristics of one of the fastest horse breeds, the Thoroughbred horse. Explains the history of the breed, from its start in England, and the features that make this racehorse a winner on the track
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After having left Russia to live in freedom in Latvia, Sasha finds his adopted country increasing under threat of invasion from Hitler's growing war machine.
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A government is a group of people who provide rules and authority for the society they serve. Readers will learn that there are many different kinds of governments. Examples of governments around the world frame a discussion of why it is important that citizens have a say in who governs them and the decisions that get made. Activities encourage further discussion.
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Their noses are cute and their tails are fluffy – but don’t be fooled! Long-tailed weasels are ferocious, crafty predators. Young readers will learn how weasels burrow, hunt, and raise their pups in this engaging book.
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Plants, insects, snakes, salmon, eagles, elephants, humans; these living things all pass through a life cycle from birth to adulthood. Examine moth cocoons, the feather gills of a salamander larva, beaver yearlings, and more to discover how each life cycle is different and unique! Colorful images and fun facts paired with age-appropriate text will keep third-grade students engaged from the beginning to the end of this e-book! Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.
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Different animals need different habitats to match their specific needs. This means the right soil, water, food, light, climate, and predators! Learn all about different habitats and how they help animals survive in this fascinating science reader. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can create a habitat. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
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Practice nonstandard measurement at the community center! A rock climbing wall is the same height as eight children! A tennis racket is the same length as three ping pong paddles! This fun title uses vivid images, simple practice questions, and helpful mathematical diagrams to keep young readers engaged while helping them better understand nonstandard measurement and early STEM concepts.
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Identify three-dimensional shapes all around the world! This vibrant title gives readers practice identifying familiar shapes like cones, cylinders, pentagons, polygons, and prisms, while familiarizing them with STEM themes and more advanced geometry concepts. Children will learn more about vertices, symmetry, and bases. With each shape, this book gives readers information about an example of the shape, be it a building, a honeycomb, or a tree trunk! With an accessible glossary, clear mathematical diagrams, practical examples, and easy-to-read text, readers will have all the tools they need to improve their geometry skills and find shapes on their own!
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Crack! The bat hits the baseball, and a new record has been set. Joe Dimaggio's record hitting streak--56 games in a row with a hit--has yet to be beat. It is one of the many baseball records highlighted in this fact-filled title that will excite and inspire fans of America’s pastime!
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Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around tobacco, a popular but much-debated luxury item. It explores the history of tobacco use, how tobacco’s impact on human health came to be understood, and future trends for the industry. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, 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.
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Readers will learn about the two main tundra biomes, which are arctic and alpine. The text will focus on the extreme climate, and the unique plants and animals that inhabit the tundra. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
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In Dust Storms, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic dust storms. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest dust storms and what they can do to protect themselves from these disasters. An infographic illustrates areas of the world at risk for dust storms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about dust storms using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dust Storms also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.Dust Storms is part of Jump!'s Disaster Zone series.
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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.
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Bugs and insects have always fascinated children. This book in the Creepy Crawly Critters series introduces young readers to grasshoppers. Readers can discover physical characteristics, habitat, diet, and more.
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This book takes readers on a journey under the sea to discover the fascinating facts about bull sharks, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and more. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text, while additional search tools--including a glossary and an index--help students locate and review important information.
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Segregated Charleston, SC, 1955: There are 62 official Little League programs in South Carolina -- all but one of the leagues is composed entirely of white players. The Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars, an all-black team, is formed in the hopes of playing in the state's annual Little League Tournament. What should have been a time of enjoyment, however, turns sour when all of the other leagues refuse to play against them and even pull out of the program. As the only remaining Little League team in the state, Cannon Street was named state winner by default, giving the boys a legitimate spot in the Little League Baseball World Series held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. While the Cannon Street team is invited to the game as guests, they are not allowed to participate since they have not officially "played" and won their state's tournament. Let Them Play takes its name from the chant shouted by the spectators who attended the World Series final. Author Margot Theis Raven recounts the inspiring tales of the Cannon Street All-Stars as they arrived in Williamsport, PA and never got the chance to play for the title thanks to the bigotry and ignorance of the South Carolina teams. Winning by forfeit, the Cannon Streeters were subsequently not allowed to participate in Williamsburg because they had not "played" their way into the tournament. Let Them Play is an important civil rights story in American history with an even more important message about equality and tolerance. It's a tale of humanity against the backdrop of America's favorite pastime that's sure to please fans of the sport and mankind. This summer will mark the 50th year since the fans' shouts of Let Them Play fell on deaf ears and 14 boys learned a cruel lesson in backwards politics and prejudice. This book can help teach us a new lesson and assure something like this never happens again.
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The Sunshine State gets its own alphabet book! Florida, where "B is for Beaches, P is for Pirates, and V is for Vacationers," comes to life with playful, vivid illustrations by Michael Monroe and a conch shell full of fun facts and poems by Florida author and educator Carol Crane. Do you know which city is the state capitol? Which fragrant blossom is the state flower? Learn all this and more with S is for Sunshine: A Florida Alphabet.
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Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse are buddies and fellow artists. Ink is excited for them to enter a "Draw a Dinosaur" contest. The prize is two tickets to a mud-themed amusement park. Ink is secretly scared of drawing a dinosaur. He urges Scribbles to have a go at it--but thinks the resulting effort looks like a prehistoric chicken. Next, Ink draws...an egg--and insists there's a dinosaur inside it. He's right! As the egg-drawing hatches, a baby dino crawls out, and starts wailing for his mommy. Suddenly, the Chick-a-saurus comes in and scoops the baby into her feathery arms. Realizing that they won't win the contest, Ink creates a "Best Buddy" trophy for Scribbles and Ink and dino-duo throw a mud party for Ink!
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Sam Stringbini, the youngest son in a family of circus performers, is living every kid's dream, except for the fact that he is no good on the high wire, trapezes freak him out and magic mystifies him. When the Triple Top Circus is threatened by repeated acts of sabotage, Sam is the number one suspect. To clear his name, Sam enlists the help of his cousin, Harriet, and discovers that, while he may never be a sword-swallower or a lion-tamer, he just might be able to save the circus.
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This book takes a scientific look at different energy sources. Reading Essentials in Science.
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Henry is under the quilt, on the bed, in the bedroom, in the house, and so on up to his place in the wide universe.
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Gases, liquids, and solids are all matter. Everything that has mass and takes up space is matter. This book instructs eager learners about the different forms of matter and explains how matter can change forms. Blastoff! Series
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Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of engineering. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in engineering, from Grace Hopper to GM executive Grace Lieblein, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an engineer and find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Engineering to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in engineering is something you want to do.
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When a rich man is rescued from thieves by a smelly, slobbery dog, the man offers the dog any treasure is his house as a reward. The treasure that the dog chooses is the rich mans daughter. With great sadness, the daughter honors her fathers promise and goes to live with the dog. Over time, a friendship grows between the girl and the dog, but she still misses her father. In this tale from Great Britain, award winning author, Margaret Read MacDonald puts a new spin on the classic story, Beauty and the Beast, reminding us all that appearances can be deceiving and that compassion can be powerful.