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Wheels and Axles in My Makerspace

Tim Miller, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119056

Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the wheel and axle. Simple text describes the structure and uses of wheels and axles, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make their own. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the wheel and axle they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team.

Step Forward With Curiosity

Shannon Welbourn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118295

Without curiosity, we may never have known the world’s greatest inventions or discovered its most amazing places. This empowering title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how being curious about the world around you can help you reach your goals. Inspirational stories of individuals show how their curiosity led them to regularly ask questions and seek answers leading them to uncover new and exciting things. Learn how to make curiosity a habit that will help you step forward.

Step Forward With Empathy

Shannon Welbourn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118318

Empathy helps us to understand the feelings, perspectives, and situations of other people. Being able to put yourself in someone else's shoes helps you to be kind to others and be a person that others depend on for help. This empowering title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how having empathy for others can help you reach your goals. From how to listen respectfully to the concerns of others to ways you can be a positive light in the lives of those around you, learn how to step forward with empathy to understand and help others!

Step Forward With Gratitude 

Shannon Welbourn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118301

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and appreciative. People who are grateful are aware of and thankful for the opportunities that they have. This helpful book provides ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how you can make expressing gratitude a regular habit. Discover how showing your appreciation and returning kindness to others is a rewarding experience that will enrich your life.

Medical Entrepreneurs

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120250

Innovations by entrepreneurs in the medical field have saved lives and changed many others for the better. With bright ideas such as stem-cell research and affordable prosthetics, medical entrepreneurs use science and technology to improve health care and make it widely available. Detailed case studies of successful entrepreneurs and a hands-on project help readers understand the principles of entrepreneurship.

Step Forward With Grit

Shannon Welbourn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118257

Grit can be described as a combination of persistence and resilience. No matter what challenges or barriers arise, a person with grit never gives up on achieving their dreams and the goals they have set. This empowering title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how the power of grit and determination can help you reach your goals. From ways to deal with stumbling blocks in your path to how to stay focused on pursuing your goals, learn how to step forward with grit along the sometimes bumpy road to success!

Peace and War

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119889

In today’s world, we often see and hear news about conflict around the world. This timely book guides readers through discussions of peace and war—from different types of warfare occurring today to human rights groups fighting to achieve peace. Case studies help readers put information in context. Examples include the devastating civil war in Syria and the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict. Discussion prompts encourage readers to consider questions about human rights, the consequences of war, and how peace may be achieved.

Law and Justice

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119872

Laws are rules made by government. When followed, laws should ensure that people are treated fairly and equally—a pillar of justice in our society. This book explains how laws and legal systems work here and in different countries, and introduces readers to the relationship between law and justice. Using meaningful examples and compelling case studies, the book also tackles difficult questions about such things as civil rights, capital punishment, and prison systems. Discussion prompts encourage readers to examine their own beliefs.

Guinea Pig Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119469

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a guinea pig’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how guinea pigs communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

Hamster Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119476

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a hamster’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how hamsters communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

Rabbit Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119483

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a rabbit’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how rabbits communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

Dog Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119452

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a dog’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how dogs communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

Innovations in Entertainment

L. E. Carmichael (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118035

Imagine a time when video games did not exist! You might not realize that there was once a world without your favorite entertainment forms. From games and music to electronic television and downloadable movies, this title looks at major innovations in entertainment over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us learn new things, enjoy our free time, and connect with each other?

Cat Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119445

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a cat’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how cats communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

Innovations in Everyday Technologies

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118059

You might not realize that there was once a world without microwaves, umbrellas, or elevators! That’s a lot of cold food, wet clothing, and stairs! Luckily, some innovative people have solved problems in everyday technologies throughout history. This title explores the gadgets, structures, and materials that we depend on every single day, and the amazing inventors, scientists, and engineers who dreamed them up! These inventions make things easier in our day-to-day lives. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help make our daily lives a little easier?

Innovations in Safety

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118066

You might not know there was once a world without bike helmets, seatbelts, and airbags. This title looks at major innovations in safety over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. These amazing individuals have saved countless lives by identifying safety hazards in everyday situations, and inventing devices that keep people from getting hurt. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help protect people and even save lives?

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Musician, Indigenous Icon, and Social Activist

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120779

Inspiring people for decades, Buffy Saint-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker, and philanthropist. Beginning life as an orphan on a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie grew to become an international icon. This award-winning songwriter has experienced censorship at times because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples. She continues to create music and art, speak out, and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs.

Innovations in Transportation

Larry Verstraete (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118073

Imagine a street filled with horses and buggies, or the skies without airplanes! You might not realize that, before vehicles, it used to take days—even weeks—to visit friends or family! This title looks at major innovations in transportation over the years, and the ingenious inventors, scientists, and engineers who made them. With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us change the way we travel?

Innovations in Communication

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118042

Imagine a world where you had to write letters, mail them at the post office, and wait a week or two for a response. You might not realize that there was once a world without your favorite forms of instant communication. The way you keep in touch with the people around you is because of amazing inventions in communication throughout history! From braille to texting, this title explores the amazing inventors, scientists, and engineers who saw challenges in the way we communicate with each other, and overcame them! With a little inventive thinking, what might you create to help us connect freely with friends and family across boundaries?

Jazz Jennings: Voice for LGBTQ Youth

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119186

A groundbreaking advocate for transgender youth and LGBTQ rights, Jazz Jennings is one of the first youth to speak publicly about her experiences as a transgender individual. A spokesperson, writer, and public figure, Jazz inspires all people to embrace themselves and be accepting of all people. Overcoming incredible struggles as a young transgender person, Jazz now uses her platform to make a difference in the LGBTQ community. A vocal advocate for equal rights, she co-founded the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation—all before the age of 15.

Craig Kielburger: Champion for Children's Rights and Youth Activism

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119193

This inspiring book examines the life and work of Craig Kielburger, co-founder of the worldwide Me to We and Free the Children organizations. An important children’s rights activist, Craig works to empower youth around the world to make a difference in their communities and take action to solve global issues. With his brother, Marc, Craig actively works to stop child labor and promote social involvement across borders—educating, inspiring, and motivating people to make a difference every day.

Innovations in Health

L. E. Carmichael (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118080

You might be shocked to discover how some illnesses and diseases were treated years before medical innovations were made. This book will make you feel lucky that you were born after many safe and successful ways were developed to treat illnesses and save lives. Learn about important innovations made in health care that we now take for granted, and the amazing scientists, inventors, and engineers who developed them. With a little inventive thinking, how could you come up with a way to keep you and your family healthy?

Robby Novak: Kid President and Promoter of Positivity

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120755

Known as the Kid President, American teenager Robby Novak thinks it’s cool to be kind, and that compassion and curiosity can help change the world. A YouTube sensation and author of two books before he was 12 years old, Robby promotes his belief that everyone matters and has a purpose. Despite his ongoing struggle with a difficult disease that makes his bones brittle, Robby’s mission is to dance the world toward happiness and show people that everyone can be a superhero to somebody.

Simone Biles: Gold Medal Gymnast and Advocate for Healthy Living

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120748

American gymnast Simone Biles wowed the world at the 2016 Rio Olympics by winning four gold medals. The first female gymnast to earn three consecutive all-around titles, Biles has been listed on TIME magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People, authored a book on her life, and won an ESPY award for best female athlete in 2017. Her determination carried her through an unstable home life as a young child to become someone who wants to inspire others to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Yusra Mardini: Refugee Hero and Olympic Swimmer

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120793

A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.