Men and women in special ops are chosen carefully, plucked from the strongest and smartest of soldiers. Their missions are some of the most dangerous and require detailed planning, sometimes months or years in advance. Read more about the challenges and successes of special ops missions in this action-packed book for students.
In 1908, Henry Ford changed the automobile industry with his Model T. It was simple, affordable, and revolutionary! Two years later, Ford launched a moving assembly line that transformed manufacturing. Creative designs and innovations have made the company a successful household name. Eager readers will learn about Ford's dreams and accomplishments in this inspiring title.
From freight carriers to passenger transports, trains have chugged along throughout history. Over time, these traveling machines have advanced and picked up speed. The fastest bullet trains of today zoom around at more than 300 miles per hour! This book will have young readers calling all aboard!
Armed with intelligence, eight arms, and a beak, octopuses amaze scientists and students alike. Octopuses often decorate their dens with shells. Some have been observed tapping their prey on the shoulder to surprise them before chowing down. Others may completely disappear with camouflage. Young readers will surely dive into this awe-inspiring title!
This photo-illustrated book describes the blacktip reef shark. Explains their coral reef habitat, their life cycle, and how they hunt prey. Includes information on what makes them good sharks for zoo aquariums and the work being done to protect this shark from overfishing. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
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.
On December 29, 2007, a fierce blizzard hit Olympia National Park in Washington State. Cross-country skier Randy Kraxberger, traveling alone, was caught by himself in the severe winter storm. Park rangers knew they had to save the lost skier. Could their daring rescue effort succeed through blinding snow, high winds, freezing temperatures, and the threat of avalanches? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger--and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of blizzards and learn about scientific advances in storm prediction. Safety tips show young readers how to stay out of harm's way during a blizzard.
Provides 12 informative questions and answers about your digital footprint. Exciting, full-color spreads present related facts and tips and tricks you need to know to stay smart with technology.
Icy winds whip snow into whiteout conditions. Its a blizzard! These extreme winter storms can turn deadly if youre not prepared. Bundle up and learn how to get ready for a blizzard and what to do if you get caught in one in this book for reluctant readers.
In Lightning, vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text introduce young readers to the causes and characteristics of lightning. A labeled diagram helps readers identify different kinds of lightning, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about lightning online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Lightning also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Lightning is part of Jump!'s Weather Watch series.
People around the world are traveling green! From hybrid cars that are more fuel-efficient to new public transportation projects that emit fewer pollutants, kids will discover the new and innovative ways people are protecting the environment and making the world a better place. Packed with large, full-color photos and interesting facts, Traveling Green is sure to engage young environmentalists as they learn all about the current efforts to make their planet greener--and discover ways that they can help out, too!
X marks the spots where roadrunners have been. Their feet have toes in front and toes in back. And their favorite way to travel is on foot. Though not speedy enough to break Olympic sprint records, roadrunners are fast birds. Beginning readers will be determined to keep up!
Showcases the work and achievements of 12 children who, despite their age, have had a great impact on the world. Each spread contains fascinating facts about each child and how their accomplishments helped change the world.
In the late 1800s, the roseate spoonbill was on the brink of extinction in North America. This large bird was hunted for its beautiful pink-and-white feathers, which were used to make hats and fans. However, conservationists and government agencies stepped in to help, and their efforts helped the roseate spoonbill population recover. These animals can now be found in the wetlands of Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. The birds' future survival depends on protecting their habitat in the Gulf Coast region. In Roseate Spoonbill: Pretty in Pink, kids go on a real-life adventure with scientists in the field as they study these magnificent wild birds. Along the way, children will discover the roseate spoonbill's life cycle, diet, behavior, and physical characteristics. Large, full-color photos and a dramatic narrative format will keep readers turning the pages. Roseate Spoonbill: Pretty in Pink is part of Bearport's America's Hidden Animal Treasures series.
In Weather in Winter, beginning readers explore how winter's chilly temperatures affect people and other living things. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage early readers as they explore how a winters snowfall gives them new ways to enjoy being outside. A labeled diagram shows different types of winter weather, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about weather in winter using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Weather in Winter also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Weather in Winter is part of Jump!'s What Happens in Winter? series.
New plants poke through the soil. Birds build nests and lay eggs. Kids play outdoors longer after school. What does it all mean? It must be spring! From changes in the growth cycles of plants to the signs of spring that can be found in backyards, parks, woodlands, wetlands, cities, and farms all across North America, this colorful book will give kids an exciting opportunity to explore nature in action. Activities, such as recording relative changes in temperature, precipitation, and the length of days in weather notebooks, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures. Expertly crafted to meet early elementary reading and science curriculum standards, How Do You Know It's Spring? introduces young readers to basic science concepts and the two fundamental components of scientific inquiry--making observations, and drawing inferences from those observations.
In Meals in Mexico, young readers will learn learn about the foods and cultural practices that make up mealtime in Mexico. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage beginning readers as they discover the fascinating culinary traditions of Mexico. A labeled diagram highlights common Mexican ingredients, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about meals in Mexico online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Meals in Mexico also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Meals in Mexico is part of Jump!s Meals Around the World series.
In Wildfires, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic wildfires. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest wildfires and what they can do to prevent and prepare for these disasters. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about wildfires using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Wildfires also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Wildfires is part of Jump!'s Disaster Zone series.
Discover the world's biggest, most awesome airplanes! From immense passenger jets to king-sized cargo planes, the aircraft featured in this book all share one quality--they're HUGE! Dazzling photos combined with fascinating information will engage kids as they learn all about these super-huge machines.
Showcases the work and achievements of 12 of the worlds most influential entertainers. Each spread contains fascinating facts about each entertainer and how their accomplishments helped change the world.
Known for being tough and relentless, the Oakland Raiders have often fought their way to the top of the NFL. Their first Super Bowl win in 1977 was under the direction of John Madden, one of the NFLs most famed icons. The Madden NFL video game series is named after him! Learn how the Oakland Raiders beat out their competition in this engaging title.
A young girl practices her violin lesson and pretends to be a famous concert violinist, showing what its like to be a professional musician. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of muscial terms.
When a mysterious lunch thief leaves behind a card with a website address, Ava Rhodes cant help but check it out. After the site leads her to a really boring online video game, shes even more determined. Can GPS tracking help Ava and her friends find the thief? Or will more lunches go missing?
Examines the 12 most amazing facts about the US Civil War. Full-color spreads provide information about the events critical moments, key players, and lasting effects paired with interesting sidebars, questions to consider, and a timeline.
Primer libro de aprendizaje del bebe is la manera perfecta para introducir objetos cotidianos. Arte en blanco y negro con rafagas de color capturaran la atencion del bebe con imagenes grandes y sencillas que promueven el aprendizaje. Imagenes incluyen: bebe, babero, juguete, pato, botella, bano, calcetines, y por supuesto, libro.