Playground safety rules are explained clearly, and readers are taught how to avoid dangerous equipment and irresponsible children as they play.
Starlings have glossy feathers and are aggressive competitors for nesting sites. Native to Europe and Asia, these birds were introduced to North America, Australia, and South Africa. Find out why these feathered invaders pose a threat to native birds species and farm crops.
This book uses math and science to help students learn about glaciers. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of glaciers.
Young children are naturally curious about animals. Spiders Weave Webs offers answers to their most compelling questions about why spiderwebs. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Sometimes a regular pickup truck just isn't strong enough. Luckily, we have dump trucks to handle the heavy loads. Readers will learn how dump trucks are used to haul rocks, trash, and building materials at mining and construction sites.
From simple board games to the latest in video game technology makers are hard at work designing fun new ways to play. Readers will discover new processes, integrate visual information with text, and and learn technical word meanings as they find out how games are designed and what makes a good game. They will also learn how to plan and create games of their own.
Social Networks have become part of life in the 21st Century. This book looks at the growth of social networks and the role innovation has played in their development.
This book discusses the science behind sinkholes. The chapters examine historical sinkholes, describe environmental factors that cause sinkholes, and explain how scientists respond to these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
With the latest advances in GPS technology and online map software, exploring the world is easier than it's ever been. Readers will find out what digital maps are and learn how to use them in a variety of situations.
Following a student visiting a living history museum, this engaging title takes readers on a journey in US history from 1585-1763, the period of North America's Colonization and settlement.
What happens to the environment when wildfires occur? What are some of the causes of wildfires? What can people do about the problems caused by wildfires? How can you use your math skills to learn more about wildfires? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about wildfires.
This book relays the factual details of the California Gold Rush. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a builder working on Sutter's Mill when gold was discovered, a '49er who left New York for California, and a prospector from Chile who came by ship to California to find riches. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.
Examines the basic concepts of alcohol abuse through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
As they become more common and more powerful, 3D printers are allowing makers everywhere to bring their ideas to life. Readers will discover new processes, integrate visual information with text, and learn technical word meanings as they discover how 3D printers work and how makers are using them today. They will also learn how to create their own inventions from 3D computer models.
This book details the life of the dinosaur known as Diplodocus. Readers will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning when Diplodocus lived and what it likely looked like. They will also find out how it lived, from what it ate to how it dealt with enemies. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
This book relays the factual details behind the building and gift of the Statue of Liberty. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details from the point of view of a U.S. harbor worker, a French artisan, and a U.S. Reporter. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in a text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.
Working at a Bank introduces young readers to many careers available at a bank. Colorful sidebars encourage young children to think create, guess, and ask questions about a career working at a bank.
Learn how to make butterfly gardens with these fun activities.
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.
Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an urban planner. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, and daily job tasks related to this career, in the framework of the STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, movement. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.
Magic Johnson's fearlessness, courage, and determination were evident whenever he stepped on the basketball court. Those same characteristics have also served him well in his off-the-court battle with HIV. Readers will learn about how Magic Johnson has used his courage, knowledge, and wisdom to promote awareness and to help better urban communities everywhere.
This book relays the factual details of the Boston Tea Party and the events that led up to it. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a colonial merchant's wife, a British soldier, and a Patriot activist. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.
The books in the Community Connections Library help kids understand the world around them. What Do They Do? Firefighters, gives young readers an idea of the role that Firefighters play in their community.
Learn about the connection between math and football.
Surfing is not just a great summer sport; it also has amazing health benefits as well. Readers will learn more about the history of surfing, how to get started safely, and the various health benefits of the sport.