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What is a government?

Baron Bedesky (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789918

Government is a word we hear all the time but what does it really mean? That is the central theme of this impressively illustrated book as it helps peel away the confusion young readers may have about something that plays a vital role in all of our lives.

How do we know it is summer?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192103

Summer is the warmest season with the most hours of daylight. Readers will learn these and other sunsational facts about summer! Detailed, full-color photographs and engaging text-dependent questions will captivate the interest of young readers.

Line, Bar, and Circle Graphs

Claire Piddock (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791560

Lily, the librarian, has started a summer reading club. Children can follow along with the club's members to learn all about bar, line, and circle graphs, as well as concepts such as data, scale, maximum, and minimum.

Life on the Homefront during the Civil War

Melissa Doak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199522

Life during the Civil War wasn't business as usual in the North or the South. This volume examines the economic impact of the war on the civilian population, as well as the political landscape, public opinion and morale, and the strains on the social system. The effects of the Emancipation Proclamation and the role of women and African Americans are all given particular attention.

Stone Age Geometry: Lines

Felicia Law Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182340

Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about lines by applying his knowledge of geometry to their Stone Age world. Funny illustrations and stories provide a humorous introduction to math concepts. Leo explains the significance of points and how many points together make up lines and segments. Information boxes accompany each story to explore real applications of lines in the natural and designed world.

How do plants help us?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196682

This interesting book teaches children about the different foods plants provide for us and for animals, and how trees provide homes for animals and wood for peoples homes. Simple explanations also describe what a plant is, where it grows, and how it makes food and cleans the air.

Cultural Traditions in Japan

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179807

This wonderful book describes the different traditions and festivals celebrated in Japan today and how they are influenced by a love of art, nature, beauty, and ritual. Young readers will also learn how the Japanese people celebrate family occasions.

Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises

Anna Claybourne (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191724

They say that in space no one can hear you scream... and its true! In the emptiness of space, nothing makes a noise. But on Earth... our ears are constantly pounded by sounds. Learn all about the most disgusting and dreadful aspects of sound. From flatulent whoopee cushions to glass-smashing opera singers and music-loving pigs, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts. You can get your ears tuned into some easy (and painless!) experiments, too.

Taming the West

Darren Sechrist (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789574

As Americans moved across the continent, they quickly found the beautiful and dangerous West needed to be tamed. Taming the West is a graphic history that looks at how Americans carved out new homes in an alien place. Taming the West will be one book your child talks about over and over again, packed with action from the Indian Wars, the first Pony Express riders, and western outlaws.

Ponies

Bobbie Kalman Kelley Mac Aulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197986

Almost every child wants a pony, and whether children can have one or not, most love to learn about these wonderful animals! The clear text and colorful images in Ponies introduce kids to the joys and responsibilities of proper pony care. Ponies covers key topics such as: baby ponies setting up the stable feeding your pony proper grooming techniques riding your pony safely

Spin it Figure Skating

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791744

Kids will learn about the jumps, maneuvers, and techniques that are at the heart of figure skating, as well as how top skaters prepare for competition and how they are judged.

3-D Shapes

Marina Cohen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194985

A grocery store is filled with much more than food. The aisles and shelves hold plenty of fun, too. As Justin helps his mother shop, he explores the variety of 3-D shapes all around him. As Justin can show you, there are always plenty of shapes to see!

Turning Point Battles of the Civil War

Sandi J. Hiller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199515

The outcome of the Civil War hinged on several pivotal battles in 1862-63. This volume covers the strategy, tactics, leadership, and outcomes of the key battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga. The short- and long-term consequences of each battle are explored for each army, and discussed in the greater context of the war.

Pump it up Cheerleading

Margaret Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197504

Kids will learn about the basics of tumbling, dance, jumps, and stunting, or building formations, in Pump it up Cheerleading. This highly illustrated book also features a section on top-rated teams.

Ice Hockey and Curling

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798217

He shootshe scores! Readers will score with this full-color book featuring two of the coolest sports on ice: hockey and curling. From the hard-hitting, puck-flying action of hockey to the precision sliding and sweeping of curling, these challenging team sports have it all. In this fantastic book, youll learn about the rules, the records, and the heroes of the games. Youll also learn that sticks and stones wont break your bonestheyre just part of the fun in these Winter Olympic sports.

Buddhism in Thailand

Sunantha Phusomsai Frances Hawker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197832

Buddhism in Thailand follows Baan and his family, as he becomes a monk for the school holidays. Join him as he prepares to take his vows, and learns more about life as a Buddhist monk.

Rapunzel and the Billy Goats

Simona Sanfilippo Hilary Robinson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192264

Rapunzel is trapped in a high tower by a wicked troll. The three billy goats want to help her but the troll won't let them cross the bridge! A handsome prince rides by on his horse. Will he be able to help the trapped princess?

Princess Frog

Galia Bernstein Enid Richemont (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175557

A princess, bored with her princess duties and fancy clothes, longs for freedom and adventure. Actually, she would prefer to be a frog! But then she falls in love.

Velociraptor

Karen Carr Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197115

This book tells the story of the Velociraptor, a lightweight dinosaur who used its speed to catch prey. It was only three feet (one meter) tall, but was feared for its ferocious hunting ability. It used a sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot as a deadly weapon and could reach speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour when chasing prey.

Genetic Engineering

Marina Cohen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797609

Taking information out of one living thing and putting it into another is what genetic engineering is all about. How do scientists do it? Why do they do it? What are the results of their experiments with these amazing genetic materials? Through colorful photos, diagrams, and stories, you can understand the basics of genetic engineering. You can even see what the future of this science holds, from Enviropigs to designer pets!

How does the Canadian government work?

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192394

The book provides an engaging introduction on how Canadas parliamentary system of government works. The distinctions between head of state and head of government are explained, while introducing readers to the roles of the monarch, the governor general, the prime minister, and the opposition parties. Parliamentary models of government at the provincial level, as well as in other countries, are also included.

Camaro

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180315

Learn about the Camaro, General-Motors muscle car with four distinct generations of design before 2002. Find out how this classic vehicle has been continually re-invented since its original heydey in the 1960s and '70s. Discover what makes this "pony car" unique with this in-depth look at the history, the legendary models, and the stats.

Canada - the land (revised, ed. 3)

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792628

The second-largest country on Earth, Canada possesses a tremendous variety of natural wonders. This new second revision to Canada the Land takes students on a fascinating tour of the countrys rugged coasts, frozen northern regions, vast prairies, and majestic mountain ranges.

I Said No! Refusal Skills

John Burstein (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797890

Learning to say no to cigarettes, drugs, and other dangers is one of the most important tools a child can have. In this new book by Slim Goodbody, children are taught to understand when and why they need to say no, and how to refuse and still keep their friends.

The Life Cycle of a Koala

Heather Levigne Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165596

A koala lives most of its life alone, eating and sleeping high up in the eucalyptus trees of Australia, and yet it is recognized and loved around the world. The Life Cycle of a Koala looks at the life of this ancient marsupial and explains: how marsupials are different from other mammals the birth of the koala and its life in its mothers pouch the growing koala and how it feeds life outside the pouch, but close to mother the dangers faced by koalas