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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of crabs, the widespread shelled crustaceans. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why crabs look as though they are headless.
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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of camels, hump-backed, furry desert-dwellers. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how camels got their humps. From humpbacked camels to drumming woodpeckers, and from fast-flying hummingbirds to slow-moving tortoises, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.
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When first-year film student Spencer O'Toole is asked to make a music video for a band, he leaps at the chance. But Jerry, Spencer's dad, shows up, and somehow the band assumes he's in charge, despite the fact that he has zero background in film. And then there's Scratch, violent gang member turned sleazy music producer, who keeps making big promises but fails to deliver on a single one. Spencer has no idea how he's going to get this thing made. When the band invites him and his dad up to a cottage for the weekend, Spencer takes the opportunity to ditch Jerry. But one small fib snowballs into dozens of lies, and soon Spencer finds himself in way over his head.
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Inform readers of the dangers of smoking with this fact-filled nonfiction title. Through helpful diagrams, detailed images, and truthful facts, readers are given the tools and information to educate themselves about smoking, tobacco, addiction, and the health problems that smoking can cause. With informational text, an index, glossary of terms, and list of websites, children are encouraged to say no to smoking, to peer pressure, and learn what steps they can take to help prevent others from starting.
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Welcome to Netherlands – home of windmills, The Hague, and brilliant fields of tulips! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Netherlands’s population and total area, as well as images of the country’s flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring Netherlands! Table of contents, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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One World Trade Center, an enormous skyscraper in New York City, was built in the wake of terrorist attacks that destroyed the original Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Engineering One World Trade Center looks at how architects designed the building, how the skyscraper incorporates many new safety features, and how workers built the tower in the middle of a bustling city. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around steel, the metal that supports many of the world’s buildings and structures. It explores the origins of steel, key technological advances, and the ways in which the industry continues to innovate today. 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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Blake Griffin is one of basketballs brightest young stars. After being picked first in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, he soon became well known for his amazing slam dunks. In 2013, Blake led the Clippers to their first division championship. In addition to being a dazzling athlete, the young forward has used his basketball skills to help others. During his rookie season, he pledged to give $100 for each slam dunk he made that year to help fight childhood obesity. He also used his win at the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest as an opportunity to raise money for cancer research. In Blake Griffin, readers will follow this NBA superstars basketball career and discover how he has made a difference in peoples lives, both on and off the court. Large, full-color action photos and engaging text will keep readers turning the pages for more.
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This photo-illustrated book describes the great white shark. Explains their life cycle, how they hunt prey, and their ocean habitat. Includes information about how dangerous of a predator this shark is and how we can stay safe in the ocean with them. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
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This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous black widow spider. Readers learn how these spiders use venom to kill prey and as a protection against predators. Also explains where they live and what to do when they are encountered.
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Towns have different things to do and see. Take a visit to town.
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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of kangaroos, Australia's iconic marsupials. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why kangaroos jump instead of run.
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From the interesting and intriguing to the weird and wonderful Odd Jobs: Ghost Hunter is HIGH interest combined with a LOW level of complexity to help struggling readers along. The carefully written, considerate text will hold readers interest and allow for successful mastery, understanding, and enjoyment of reading about ghost hunters. Clear, full-color photographs with captions provide additional accessible information. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.
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This book uses math and science to help students learn about plains and plateaus. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of plains and plateaus.
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A tour of the Missouri River and its surrounding area.
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There are big differences between how people and animals can learn, and this book invites children to think about those differences.
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Learn about the sound of the letter Y, as Yoshi invites his friend York over to play in his yard.
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La Llorona (The Crying Woman) is a sad and haunting tale from Mexico. Parents have told the story for hundreds of years to misbehaving children and to guard against vanity. Some say the story is about Spanish conquistador Hernn Corts and a native Mexican woman who served as his translator. Her loss can be compared to the loss of native Mexican culture after the Spanish conquest.
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Who Helped Map The World? Learn About The Voyages Of Christopher Columbus And Marco Polo And Their Contributions To Our World. Social Studies Based Leveled Readers For Use In Guided Reading And Social Studies Instruction.
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Adrián Beltré has had an amazing career in baseball. Since starting in the Majors in 1998, he has become one of baseball's best players. He's won many awards for fielding and batting, he's played in the All-Star Game, and he even won the Babe Ruth Home Run Award. Beltré is an amazing baseball star! Find out how Beltré became the player fans know today. Discover the story of how Beltré became one of baseball's best players!
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In Kangaroos, beginning readers will follow a kangaroo as it finds a mate and raises its young. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover how these animals raise a baby kangaroo, or a joey.
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No siempre es fÃ¡cil ser un alce pero este jÃ³ven tiene una amiga especial que cuenta chistes para asÃ mantenerle compaÃ±Ãa y para ayudarle a encontrar su camino. Ãšnete junto con el alce y la urraca y algunos de sus amigos mientras retozan durante un aÃ±o lleno de cambios. AprÃ©nde quÃ© tienen en comÃºn la Campana de la Libertad y el alce y por quÃ© el alce cruza el camino. RÃete junto con El alce y la urraca, y aprende algo ya que estÃ¡s en esto.
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Sammy stirs things up around the farm animals until the tables are turned and Sammy learns a valuable lesson.
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In 1959, British author named Ian Fleming published Goldfinger, the fifth book in the series following the adventures of British superspy James Bond. At one point, Bond drives a secret service-issued Aston Martin DB Mark III. The Aston Martin became Bonds car. Find out how Aston Martin has brought lavish automobiles to the mega-rich since 1913. This exciting book explores the company's history and features stats on legendary models.