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Why Should I Save for a Rainy Day?

Rachel Eagen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117991

This title explores the concept of saving and its importance. The benefits of financial discipline are presented through accessible examples and motivating scenarios, which encourage young readers to consider how they can practice saving in their own lives.

Explore with Stanley and Livingstone

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177278

This fascinating book follows the expeditions in Africa of Scottish missionary David Livingstone, to find the source of the Nile River, and British-American journalist Henry Stanley, to find the lost Livingstone. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an appealing tabloid style that guides readers through major journeys, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include why Europeans were eager to explore Africa, how Livingstone lost touch with the outside world, Stanley's mission to find Livingstone, contact with local African peoples and Arab slave traders, and Livingstone's eventual death.

Explore with Francisco Vazquez de Coronado

Tim Cooke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177261

This fascinating book follows the travels of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado on his quest to find the fabled Cities of Gold in what is now the Southwestern United States. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an appealing tabloid style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include why the Spaniards sent Coronado into the Southwest, deadly clashes with the Pueblo peoples, the first European sighting of the Grand Canyon and the Great Plains, and Coronado's eventual disappointment and disgrace.

Explore with Marquette and Jolliet

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177292

Marquette was a French missionary and Joliet a fur trader and explorer. Together they set out to find the direction and origin of the Mississippi River, ultimately exploring most of the distance between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico! Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an appealing tabloid style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include why the French wanted to explore North America, the fur trade, meetings with local peoples such as the Illinois and Mascouten, relations between France and Spain in the Americas, and what became of the two men after their journey.

Explore with Hernando de Soto

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177285

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto is known for leading the first European expedition to discover - and cross - the Mississippi River. This intriguing book describes his career beginning with being a leader in the Spanish conquests of Central America and Peru, making first contact with the Inca emperor Atahuallpa, and being made the governor of Cuba. He was also a fierce and controversial explorer, who was involved in many conflicts with the Native Americans who lived in the lands he explored and conquered.

Ocean Engineering and Designing for the Deep Sea

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117854

Working in oceans presents unique challenges. Readers will learn how ocean engineers design equipment and processes to help scientists that study ocean systems, such as oceanographers, do research in deep waters, long distances away from land, and in harsh weather conditions. Ocean engineers come up with innovative solutions to these challenges by designing submersible vessels, structures built offshore, monitoring devices, and communication systems. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering process.

Robotics Engineering and Our Automated World

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117861

Robots are machines that follow a decision-making process when performing tasks. They are playing an increasing role in manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, mining, and aerospace, as well as in our everyday lives. Readers will learn how robotics engineers find new ways for robots to do work that would be dangerous, time-consuming, dull, or impossible for humans to perform. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering design process, and how robotics engineers play a vital role in expanding our knowledge of the universe.

Genetic Engineering and Developments in Biotechnology

Anne Rooney (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117878

Genetic engineers study genes and DNA to develop ways to recreate and modify them to advance technologies in fields such as medicine and agriculture. Using living organisms and systems to create new products and technologies is called biotechnology. Readers will learn how genetic engineers are working toward curing diseases in humans and making crops less susceptible to disease. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering process, and encourage discussion about the impact of biotechnology on our lives, including its benefits and risks.

Energy Engineering and Powering the Future

Jonathan Nixon (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117885

As cities and populations grow, we need more and more energy to run and heat our homes and to power transportation. Readers will learn how energy engineers help make sure that our energy demands are met in a number of different ways. They discover new ways to convert natural resources into affordable and environmentally friendly forms of energy; they build and operate power stations for both renewable and non-renewable forms of energy; they manage electrical power networks; they also monitor how generating energy may harm the planet. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering process, and how energy engineers will play a vital role in our future.

Bar Graphs

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118370

The massive volume of information available in the world today makes clarity a key component of data literacy. Using engaging activities and relevant, real-life examples, both digital and online, Bar Graphs is an important stop along the information highway of the 21st century. Visual representations of data are the quickest and clearest way to share information. This title teaches young readers how to organize and present data using bar graphs, and explains how to interpret data in this form.

Line Graphs

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118387

In Line Graphs, readers will discover how to organize, present, and interpret data in this useful visual form. Relying on critical thinking to assess data, readers will learn how to recognize patterns and predict outcomes. Imaginative activities and meaningful, real-world examples, both digital and online, will stimulate young minds to “get in line” with the benefits of data literacy.

Picture Graphs

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118394

Clear representations of data are vitally important in the information overload of the 21st century. In Picture Graphs, young readers will continue their journey toward data literacy by learning how to organize and present data using pictures, and how to use critical thinking to assess and interpret data in this form. Fun activities and relatable, real-world examples, both digital and online, will encourage readers to “picture” information in a new way.

Collecting Data

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118400

With fun and engaging activities, Collecting Data outlines the steps to properly gathering and organizing data, which include observation, assessing the reliability of sources, and critically assessing data in order to draw reliable conclusions. Readers begin their journey toward data literacy by developing their sense of curiosity, and then conducting investigations, just like solving a mystery.

Get into Dioramas and Models

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117915

It is amazing what children can do with recycled cardboard boxes, paper tubes, and other easy-to-find materials! Instructive text and photos guide readers as they create dioramas, models, and structures. Engaging questions prompt young builders to unleash their unique creative design skills to make the project their own.

Get into Cartooning

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117892

Cartoonists combine pictures and words to create stories and share experiences. From tools and materials to different styles and techniques, this book is an ideal resource for kids interested in the world of cartooning. Creative projects motivate and inspire readers as they build skills.

Get into Minecraft

Vic Kovacs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117939

One of the most popular video games in the world, Minecraft is all about using creativity, collaboration, and skill to create and protect exciting digital worlds. Readers will delight in this engaging title, which reveals tips and tricks for using the digital version of the video game as well as creative offline projects. With clear instructions and exciting ideas, this book will motivate readers to “get into” the exciting world of Minecraft!

Get into Knitting

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117922

Knitting projects are more than just scarves and hats! Creative readers will “get into” knitting with this title, which offers a clear and easy-to-follow look at knitting techniques, opening readers’ eyes to the fun possibilities of extreme knitting projects! A comprehensive guide to knitting basics and trouble-shooting will allow any reader to let their creativity shine in knitting!

Get into Photography

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117946

Smartphones and basic digital cameras have made photography more accessible than ever before, and the creative possibilities are endless! This engaging title takes readers through photography basics and photo editing techniques, giving them the skills to creatively picture their world. Exciting photography ideas and tips encourage readers to refine their skills and create personal photo projects.

Get into Chess

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117908

Chess is one of the most popular and challenging strategy games of all time! This engaging title covers the rules, pieces, moves, and strategies. Step-by-step photos bring matches to life and connect readers to the instructions. Fact boxes highlight fascinating facts and records including the longest match, extreme chess games, and more.

Art, Culture, and Sports

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117953

This visually exciting book takes a unique look at our globe from the perspective of art, culture, and sports. Using an innovative design, maps are populated by infographics, graphs, and icons to represent information and statistics about a subject in a very visual way. This aids readers in comparing and contrasting the same subjects in different parts of the world. Each spread explores one subject in-depth, such as what the relationship is between fashion producers and consumers, who the most-read authors are around the world, how a country's education rates compare to their amount of Nobel Prize laureates, and which foods and drinks are most popular in different cultures.

People on Earth

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117960

This visually exciting book takes a unique look at our globe from the perspective of all the people on Earth. Using an innovative design, maps are populated by infographics, graphs, and icons to represent information and statistics about a subject in a very visual way. This aids readers in comparing and contrasting the same subjects in different parts of the world. Each spread explores one subject in-depth, such as how countries are governed around the globe, who has the highest obesity rates, how urbanization rates affect the environment, and how the life expectancy in a country is linked to its sanitation levels.

The Human-Made World

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117977

This visually exciting book takes a unique look at our globe from the perspective of what humans have produced. Using an innovative design, maps are populated by infographics, graphs, and icons to represent information and statistics about a subject in a very visual way. This aids readers in comparing and contrasting the same subjects in different parts of the world. Each spread explores one subject in-depth, such as how goods are transported around the globe, who has the tallest buildings, where space missions have been launched from, and how the production and trade of palm oil affects people and the environment.

Be an Active Citizen at Your School

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117779

In this inviting book, young readers discover ways to practice democratic principles in their schools and classrooms. Accessible, child-centered examples demonstrate key skills and practices including active listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures. Readers will also learn ways to clearly communicate their own points of view while showing respect for others’ perspectives.

Mapping Africa

Paul Rockett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117793

Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through Africa! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Be an Active Citizen in Your Community

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117786

Good citizens take an active role in making their communities better places to live. This motivating book provides several practical examples of ways young readers can demonstrate that they care about their communities. From helping to care for community gardens to participating in community clean-up events, readers will learn the value of becoming active citizens in their communities.