This book discusses how counting is used in games, taking turns, putting things in order, and telling when things happen.
This book follows the progress of an imaginary city through six key periods of time, each captured by a scene of the city and zooming in on key buildings like a Roman bathhouse, medieval castle, and a modern skyscraper. Illustrations introduce the reader to the people who lived there, from Greek slaves to modern-day commuters.
This book tells the story of human history by exploring a street as it evolves from 10,000 BCE to the present day.
Readers will learn how to care for Abyssinian cats and discover the characteristics of the breed.
A traveler tells the story of his safari in Kenya, the people he met, the stories he heard, and the wildlife he experienced.
Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.
Through the photos and text in this book, young children will learn how chimps can do many of the same things that people can do.
Students are introduced to the processes of predicting, investigating, and reasoning. This title also will allow students to determine the main idea of a text, recount the key details, and explain how theses details support the main idea.
The book demonstrates how to solve addition and subtraction word problems by using objects or drawings. It will also allow students to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, and identify which reasons and evidence support specific point(s).
Discover the world of the Allosaurus, a carnivorous hunter who hunted in packs of two or more and had a thick body that ended in a long tail.
Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.
This book introduces students to the concept of sound. How can sounds be heard but not seen? How does sound travel through air and at what rate of speed?
Provides an introduction to the Industrial Revolution.
This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.
Learn all about America's First Settlements and the struggles and people who made this country what it is today.
Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).
Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.
Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.
This book discusses the history of American quarter horses, what they look like, and facts about owning one.
This book focuses on how experiments are conducted using the scientific method. The Periodic Table is introduced, along with descriptions of mixtures, solutions, and compounds.
Describes the characteristics, behavior, and plight of endangered apes, and what people can do to help.
This book discusses the history of Appaloosa horses, what they look like, and facts about owning one.
Young readers explore what happens to an apple tree during each season.
This book discusses the history of Arabian horses, what they look like, and facts about owning one.
This book teaches students what to do if they are being bullied and what they can do to help a friend or fellow student who is a victim of bullying.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about your arms, legs, and other body parts.
Examines a variety of famous artists, from ballerinas, puppeteers, painters, poets, and sculptors, with accompanying illustrations and photographs to supplement the content.
Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.
Describes the various steps necessary for an astronaut to prepare for a flight into space and follows astronaut Linda Gardner as she trains for her space shuttle mission.
Describes the details and characteristics of atoms and molecules that are too small for the unaided eye to see.
Lucy follows her dream to train to be a professional ballerina, and is selected as one of a handful of students into the Ballet Academy. Follow her journey as she gets through the tough training with the support of teachers and fellow students, and performs alongside her idol in The Nutcracker before facing her final challenge of getting into Ballet High School.
This book explains basic basketball center techniques and skills and introduces famous basketball centers.
Young readers will learn about basketball through simple sentences and highly supportive pictures.
Learn about the events that led up to the tragic Battle at the Alamo, including the disputes between Mexico and the United States.
Introduces the high adventure of medieval England through the letters of a knight's squire who participates in an exciting tournament before witnessing the preparations and battle engagements of a castle under siege.
From dump trucks to stunt-defying monster trucks, this book introduces young children to the world of trucks.
Provides a guide to identifying birds from around the world. Features notes on each species' physical characteristics, geographic location, marks of distinction, brooding behavior, and threatened species rating.
Identify specific bird species. Explore their behavior, life cycle, mating habits, geographical location, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.
Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.
Answers basic questions students ask about financial skills needed for adulthood, including borrowing money through mortgages, car loans, college loans, and credit cards.
This book tells the story about a leaf bug who introduces other bugs that also have great camouflaging ability.
Learn about the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, when the United States purchased approximately 828,000,000 square miles of territory from France, thereby doubling the size of the young republic.
Learn about the construction of the Erie Canal, built during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, to link Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes with the Atlantic Coast.
Text provides an introduction to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
In this book, students will explore and understand that certain attributes define what a shape is called. It will also allow students to identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
This book presents students with context for today’s concerns on bullying, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. It includes a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior as well as such topics as cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.
In this book, students learn how to make patterns out of colors, shapes, and lines. They will discover that changing any color, shape, or line will also change the pattern.
This book explains basic baseball skills and techniques at the catcher position and introduces some of baseball's most famous catchers.
Identify specific caterpillar and butterfly species. Explore their behavior, life cycle, mating habits, geographical location, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.
This book teaches students that everything is made of matter, and that physical changes create different forms or states of matter. Examples of these different states are presented in easy-to-understand text. The book also introduces students to the law of conservation of mass.
Come eye-to-eye with the world's cheetahs and get to know all about their lives through simple text and dazzling full-color photographs.
Young readers learn about Christmas through simple text, photos, and activities.
Young readers learn about Cinco de Mayo through simple text, photos, and activities.
Join in the adventures of Seth and Abrinet as they travel back in time to ancient Rome when gladiators entertained the crowd.
Sung to the tune of 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat', this book teaches young readers about how eating, sleeping, and other things we do require us to brush and floss our teeth everyday. Also emphasizes how dental check-ups are part of good oral hygiene.
Young readers will discover what types of energy are clean and have less impact on the environment.
Young readers explore various forms of pollution and how people are cleaning up the environment.
Amusing and engaging text describes how the color of an animal can ensure its survival. Provides examples using a variety of animals.
This book chronicles the many-faceted impact of Christopher Columbus's epic journey and landing in America. The text and timelines throughout this title describe the chronology of events and determine what happened and why.
From the defining boundaries of the Balkan states to the icy terrain of Antarctica, this atlas shares more than 400 maps created with the latest digital mapping techniques to bring you Earth in more detail than ever before.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about the continents and keeping the world green.
Readers will learn about the challenges affecting coral reef habitats and how they can be saved.
Examines the great variety of animal life found in and near the waters around the world, from hippopotamus to jellyfish to sharks.
Learn about bugs that creep and crawl, bugs found around your home and school, bugs that crawl then fly.
Describes the characteristics, behavior, and plights of endangered crocodiles and alligators, and what people can do to help.
Young readers will learn about dance through simple sentences and highly supportive pictures.
This book teaches readers how a calendar can help them find out and keep track of time by viewing the days, weeks, and months. This title also can be used to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
It's after hours at the museum, but something is stirring. A roar echoes through the corridors - the dinosaurs are alive! Meet a colorful cast of dinosaurs large and small and see what they get up to when no one is watching.
Learn how to deal with tough situations and act accordingly when faced with a bully.
This title teaches students how to deal with the disappointment of defeat by encouraging them to stay in control of their emotions, recognize what went wrong, and ultimately learn from the experience.
Offers a basic foundation on the subject of dinosaurs, full of fascinating facts and figures about these creatures.
Young readers will learn about an age when dinosaurs ruled the earth, from gentle Jurassic giants and the terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, to fearsome packs of Velociraptors and herds of Hadrosaurs.
This book teaches young children to count to three. Each photo illustrates the number three with things kids see around them every day.
Illustrates what can be done to prevent a fire disaster through a story of children noticing smoke coming from a neighbor's yard.
Describes the characteristics, behavior, and plight of endangered dolphins, and what people can do to help.
Young children learn about different ocean animals through this book with repetitive, rhythmic text.
This book contains photos and interesting facts revealing the environmental issues eagles face as they hunt for food and raise their young.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about how we can all work together to take care of the Earth.
Text promotes children's curiosity while building important science content knowledge. The interaction of text and photos supports and engages readers as they learn about the wonderful world around them. This book focuses on the Earth's rotation in space.
Learn about earthquakes and the side effects such as landslides, tsunamis, and the introduction of the Richter Scale to measure earthquakes.
Readers will learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, who believed in helping the poor and worked for the rights of women and for laws to protect children.
Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.
This book provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. It covers manufacturing, agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, wholesale, retail, transportation, information, finance, insurance, real estate, public administration, and service industries. Classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), this edition includes an essay for every one of the 1,057 2017 NAICS codes.
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
This book explains how all forms of energy are either potential or kinetic. It addresses how energy can be used in the form of water to create electricity, in the solar form to heat our homes, and in the form of wind to turn the blades on a wind turbine.
Text provides an introduction to some of the U.S. Civil War's most significant battles, including the battles at Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.
A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.
This math concept book engages young readers through simple text and photos as they discover the difference between odd and even numbers.
Matt and Jose help welcome a new young boy from India by introducing him to the activities of the local community center.
This book focuses on the science of matter, describing those things that are either liquid, gas, or solid.
This book takes readers to the prehistoric era when creatures like Smilodons, Pterodactyls and the Megatooth Shark ruled the land, air, and sea. It features images, games, size comparisons, timelines, a glossary, an index, and more.
Provides amazing stories about ocean creatures, how they dive, wriggle, squirt, and snap their way through the deep.
Contains articles detailing biographies of famous astronomers, celestial bodies found in the universe, the solar system, and future explorations into space.
The territorial acquisitions of the United States, including areas that were part of the United States at one time but which have since been ceded to other countries, are chronicled in this title. Descriptive information, including the name of the areas, the data when they were acquired, and additional brief notes about the acquisitions, are all discussed in detail.
During settlement, the Great Lakes and its rivers were the only practical means of moving people and freight throughout the Midwest and Lower Canada. Students will learn about the role that the Great Lakes played in transporting cargo, immigrants, and even cruise ships. This title will help students analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.
Describes the hidden artifacts, remains, and other details that help people understand the past.
Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing extreme sports.
Learn to safely create fashion crafts with illustrated step-by-step directions that require little or no assistance and use easy-to-find materials.
This book contains photos and noteworthy facts revealing the environmental issues falcons face as they hunt for food and raise their young.
Examines animals that may be seen in daily life, such as cats and dogs, birds, insects, cattle and horses, and provides an overview of each species.
Young readers will discover what happens to trash in a landfill.
Kids safely create fingernail art through illustrated step-by-step directions that require little or no assistance.
Focuses on one of nature's most destructive and deadly forces--fire--but also explains its very important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
This book explains basic first baseman skills and techniques and introduces some of baseball's most famous first basemen.
Young children will learn about different animal's flippers through engaging photos and text.
Explores the diverse array of food plants from around the word and how each is grown and different ways to eat the grain, fruit, leaves or vegetable.
This book explains how the Earth is made from rock, the three different types of rock, how rocks are made, and where they can be found. Students learn about how fossils are formed, how they help us learn about life long ago, and the importance of fossil fuels to our present and future life on Earth.
This book defines the concept of friction and how it can be helpful and when it is not.
This book teaches students what being a friend means: how it is important to listen and trust and what it takes to meet and make new friends.
Introduces a variety of frogs and toads and describes their distinguishing characteristics.
Identifies specific frog and toad species and explores their behavior, life cycle, mating habits, geographical location, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.
Join in the adventures of five school children as they embark on a life or death mission to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri to find a new home.
Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.
Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.
Provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples of precious metals, cut stones, and organics.
This set explores the history, theory, technology, ethics, and uses (and misuses) of genetic knowledge. Topics span the field from classical genetics to molecular genetics to population genetics.
Young children will enjoy learning more about one of their favorite animals to visit at the zoo. The text and photos will engage children as they learn about gorillas.
Provides comprehensive information on the role the immune system plays in the body science of humans and animals.
Examines how we use glass in everyday objects, its unique traits and qualities, and how it is processed to be useful to us. Also discusses how glass can be recycled to use again.
This book introduces the goalie position in soccer and explains the goalie's skills.
Eco-friendly energy is explained. Current information is provided while establishing the understanding that it does not take much to make the world a better place.
Young children will learn about different things a python does through engaging photos and text.
Text promotes children's curiosity while building important science content knowledge. The interaction of text and photos supports and engages readers as they learn about the wonderful world around them. This book focuses on how the forces of gravity work.
Readers will learn about endangered gray wolves, the issues they face, and how they can be saved.
Experience great battles of the Civil War through engaging text, detailed illustrations, and photos of artifacts.
This book introduces young children to the color green through engaging photos and text.
Young readers will discover what they can do to make greener choices as they grow up.
This book provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots through the establishment of the NRA up to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more. It also addresses concealed weapons, mass shootings, and gun ownership and the laws surrounding ownership.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about animals and their habitats.
This math concept book engages young readers through simple text and photos as they discover the difference between half and whole.
This book provides photos and thought-provoking facts reveal the environmental issues hawks face as they hunt for food and raise their young.
This book traces Helen Keller's early days as a disabled child through her triumphant academic achievements.
Illustrates prevention of a swimming accident through the story of a group of friends that help rescue a boy who cannot swim.
An introduction to being a pet owner for the child ready to get a hermit crab.
This book explains basic hockey goalie skills and techniques and introduces some of hockey's most famous goalies.
Illustrates child safety through a story of a young girl who encounters a dangerous situation while walking to a friend's house after school and has to protect herself from strangers.
This book teaches students the importance of being honest at home, in school, and in their everyday lives. It has an 'Honesty Quiz' at the back of the book where students can see just how honest they really are.
Hopping on the Number Line represents addition and subtraction using a number line.
Meet horses from myths and legends, learn how to groom a horse, and get a recipe to bake sweet pony cupcakes.
Young children will read about different ways animals use their voices, ears, eyes, mouths, and wings.
This book teaches the reader about different types of databases, as well as how they organize, store, and retrieve information.
This book teaches the reader about the different types of dictionaries, how they are compiled and organized, what pronunciation symbols and accents mean, and what abbreviations represent.
This book helps the reader to navigate the physical and digital bookshelves of libraries, explaining the various types of libraries and breaking down how to use library catalogues and classification systems. This is followed by a short research project, encouraging a connection between information from multiple sources in line with Common Core requirements.
This book assists the reader in discovering how to zero in on just the right word for the occasion, but also how to identify parts of speech, related words, and the fine distinctions among words.
This book helps the reader learn how atlases came to exist and how they have evolved over the years. It supports Common Core Standards (such as using glossaries and indexes, interpreting charts, and drawing on information from multiple sources) with content that encourages and inspires thinking, reading, and discussion.
This book teaches the reader how to do encyclopedia research in the traditional sense. It teaches the basics of how to use an encylopedia, how to search for information both offline and online, and how to utilize their findings in school projects. Online research, and search tips and information on online citations, are also covered.
Emergent readers explore basic plant parts and what plants need to grow.
This book explains what an ecosystem is and how the plants and animals within an ecosystem rely on and affect its existence. Different types of ecosystems are described, as well as the food webs within them. Through its presentation of how some changes to an ecosystem can be good while others are harmful, students discover the important role they can play In keeping ecosystems alive and well.
Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a 'For More Information' bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.
Explores how our skeletons and muscles are made, how they are held together, how model skeletons help us learn and understand our bodies, and the importance of muscles.
Describes different parts of the world and how people live in each, from the Eskimos and Inuit of the Arctic to the Amish and Maya of North America and the Asante and Zulu of Africa. Focusing on the daily lives, customs, languages, and religions of peoples from around the world, we look at the fundamental similarities of all peoples, and the extraordinary traditions that make each culture unique.
With new interactive material, this edition explores the inner workings of our bodies, from how the nervous system and the circulatory system work, to the essential roles played by our bones and minds.
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
This book provides detailed information on the steps scientists take in conducting an experiment. A helpful tool for science projects, it walks students through the Scientific Method, from forming a hypothesis to communicating the results.
Emergent readers explore various scientific tools such as a microscope, magnifying glass, and ruler.
Emergent readers are introduced to simple machines and how we use them to move things.
Learn how immigration played a key role not only in making America’s development possible but also in shaping the basic nature of the society.
This resource provides readers with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe. It explores the social, political, and cultural factors that impact, and are affected by, immigration and human migration, and includes such hot-button topics as undocumented immigration/unauthorized residents, asylum seekers, refugees, the refugee crisis in Europe, and more.
This book explores the complicated topic of immigration by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. It discusses immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform from a wide variety of perspectives.
Join in on the adventures of a modern volcanologist and her son as they warn a reluctant mayor to cancel a festival and evacuate villagers in time; story is complemented by diary entries, recipes, and poems.
This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of insects.
Describes animal details that are too small for the unaided eye to see, and how these microscopic systems work to keep the animal alive and healthy.
Describes plant details that are too small for the unaided eye to see, and how these microscopic systems work to keep the plant alive and healthy.
Describes details of the human body that are too small for the unaided eye to see, and how these microscopic systems work to keep the body alive and healthy.
Answers basic questions students ask when learning about financial skills needed for adulthood, including investing money in the stock market, bonds and mutual funds, gold, and collectibles.
From animals and the human body to buildings and outer space, this highly visual book features interesting, little-known facts about the world.
Readers will learn about Jackie Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player.
Provides comprehensive information on the anatomy, special skills, habitats, and diet of jaguars.
Young readers will learn about karate through simple sentences and highly supportive pictures.
This book provides photos and engrossing facts revealing the environmental issues kites face as they hunt for food and raise their young.
Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing knights and castles.
Readers are introduced to the Labradoodle. Facts such as where it comes from, how big it can get, what its strengths are, and the care it requires are included.
The repetitive question-answer style of this book and close-up photos of ladybugs will keep young children's attention.
Provides worldwide coverage of important legal topics of the day. Each chapter begins with an overview by a legal scholar, providing a framework for understanding the issue. Each overview is then followed by twelve essays on different countries around the world. The essays discuss laws in those countries, as well as the historical and cultural contexts in which those laws came about.
Collection of articles describing well-known folktales, myths, and legends that are organized by their origins in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia.
Describes the characteristics, behavior, and plight of leopards, and what people can do to help.
Come eye-to-eye with the world's leopards and get to know all about their lives through simple text and dazzling full-color photographs.
This book teaches children the scientific classification of organisms, examines the six kingdoms of living things, what distinguishes them, and how they are subdivided.
This book explains what causes light and darkness on Earth, the properties of light, and how light travels.
Teaches students that teamwork, sharing, and cooperating are important steps in working together and help you reach a goal much faster.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about the letters and sounds of the alphabet.
Young children will match vehicle sounds to the photos in this unique book.
This book follows the adventures of a young dolphin as it learns from its mother and then joins the other dolphins as they play.
Explores the places you will find insects and what types of insects live in a city environment.
Explores different perspectives of underwater ocean scenes from swimming through a swarm of poisonous jellyfish and a coral reef to coming face-to-face with a great white shark.
Illustrates the need for safety when riding a bicycle through a story of friends out riding when an accident happens and they see what can happen from not wearing a helmet.
This book encourages children to develop and maintain a positive attitude and build self-confidence.
Readers will learn how to care for Maine Coon cats and discover the characteristics of the breed.
Readers will learn about endangered manatees, the issues they face, and how they can be saved.
Provides comprehensive information on the anatomy, special skills, habitats, and diet of manatees.
Introduces maps and teaches essential mapping skills, including how to create, use, and interpret maps of coasts.
Introduces maps and teaches essential mapping skills, including how to create, use, and interpret maps of mountains.
Introduces maps and teaches essential mapping skills, including how to create, use, and interpret maps of oceans.
Introduces maps and teaches essential mapping skills, including how to create, use, and interpret maps of rivers.
Introduces maps and teaches essential mapping skills, including how to create, use, and interpret maps of towns and cities.
Introduces maps and teaches essential mapping skills, including how to create, use, and interpret maps of the stars and planets.
Young readers learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., Day through simple text, photos, and activities.
Being polite, having good manners, and showing kindness to others is the topic of this book. Gives different situations and circumstances where politeness is important.
Text promotes children's curiosity while building important science content knowledge. The interaction of text and photos supports and engages readers as they learn about the wonderful world around them. This book focuses on how shadows are formed by sunlight.
This book introduces students to the latest advances in medical technology, shows how this technology can diagnose and treat disease, and speculates where the future of medical technology may lead.
This book introduces children to the construction vehicles and processes that are used to construct a new school building.
Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
Examines how we use metal in everyday objects, its unique traits and qualities, and how it is processed to be useful to us. Also discusses how metal can be recycled to use again.
This book presents the concept of money and explains the value of each type alone and in different combinations.
Shows when to use the words 'many' or 'more' and the words 'fewer' or 'less.'
Engages young readers through simple text and photos as they learn about comparing things in a group by more than and less than.
Describes the history of Mount Rushmore, the presidents depicted on the monument, and why it is a popular national landmark and symbol.
Teaches readers how to use their fingers when multiplying by nines.
The mutt is highlighted in this book. It details why there are so many different kinds of mutts, the care they require, and whether or not they make good pets.
Young readers learn about what makes their community unique through simple text and photos.
Young readers will discover that it's easy to pack a lunch that is eco-friendly and yummy, too!
Teaches young readers number names such as first, second, and third, number order, and how the calendar uses number order.
By presenting prehistoric times as a vacation destination, this guidebook shows armchair time travelers some of the sights--from early Earth to the age of the Neanderthals--and provides facts about features from dinosaurs to extinct plant life.
By presenting outer space as a vacation destination, this guidebook shows armchair astronauts some of the best sights and facts about places, from the Sun to a Black hole.
Intermediate readers distinguish between natural and man-made objects.
Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.
Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.
Young children will learn about numbers and counting through engaging illustrations, photos, and text.
Readers will learn about the challenges facing ocean habitats and how they can be saved.
Addresses how America is a melting pot filled with people from all over the world. Learning about their native language, the foods they eat, and their customs are just some of the issues addressed in this book. Maps that show the different parts of the world where their ancestors came from are an added feature.
This book provides up-to-date information about the Earth, including facts about its atmosphere, the composition of the planet, and space travel.
This book will help young readers learn about the impact that humans have on the Earth, its environment, and how to reduce damage.
Emergent readers learn facts about the Sun and the important role it plays for our planet.
Outer space and its characteristics are identified and discussed throughout this book.
This book provides photos and notable facts revealing the environmental issues owls face as they hunt for food and raise their young.
Examines how we use paper in everyday objects, its unique traits and qualities, and how it is processed to be useful to us. Also discusses how paper can be recycled to use again.
Readers will learn how to care for Persian cats and discover the characteristics of the breed.
This book describes the activities of children who visit a petting zoo, introducing words such as donkey, pony, pig, chick, lamb, frog, rabbit, and guinea pig.
This volume is composed of twelve chapters covering such topics as population, novel ecoysystem, geoengineering, climate change, animal ethics, conciliation, and extinction. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.
This book addresses feminism, including the aspects of human nature, intersectionality, sexism and oppression, LGBTQ theory, ecofeminism, and power.
This book addresses the themes of ethics across the life span, ethical issues in health and medical professionalism, and bioethics in social justice. The focus moves from the individual patient-provider relationship to those of the greater community.
This book focuses on the philosophy of religion, scrutinizing the religious claims present in twenty-four different aspects of religious thinking. It covers such topics as miracles, evil, theism, science and religion, dualism, resurrection, reincarnation, near-death experience, and religious terrorism, and uses film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events to provide illustrations of human experiences applicable to philosophical questions.
This book addresses the theme of ethics in such technology areas as cyber warfare, designing children, video games and virtual reality, nanotechnology, and technology and the environment. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.
As the Pilgrims set off for the new world to establish a colony, danger and struggle created many challenges to overcome. To survive and ensure the success of their colony, the Pilgrims looked to a few strong leaders. This book supports students as they compare and contrast the experiences of the Pilgrims and those of the present-day. Captions, maps, and timelines help readers determine the main idea and describe the overall structure of the text.
Come and join Captain Blackbeard and his pirate crew for an action-packed adventure on the high seas.
Covers interesting features about Earth, examining extremes around the globe such as hot and cold spots, as well as the strange and remote places that a diverse planet offers.
This book discusses the planets in our solar system, and answers questions such as what are the different types of planets, how much distance there is between the planets, how many planets are really in our solar system, what our current and future space travel plans are, and who studies the planets.
Early readers examine how plants differ because of the adaptations they make.
This book teaches readers how plants are used for food and alternative forms of fuel, and how they have a medicinal effect on curing diseases and promoting good health.
Examines how we use plastic in everyday objects, its unique traits and qualities, and how it is processed to be useful to us. Also discusses how plastic can be recycled to use again.
This book provides detailed information about the different layers of the Earth's crust, and explains how shifting tectonic plates can cause natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.
This book is a fictional story about a little girl who receives a new puppy from her parents.
Young readers will learn about playground games through simple sentences and highly supportive pictures.
This math concept book engages young readers through simple text and photos as they learn how groups change when you add 1 or take away 1.
Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.
Relive the excitement of the Pony Express through engaging text, detailed illustrations, and photos of artifacts.
Provides explanations for the young reader of the pouches, pads, and plumes that adorn many animals.
This book explores how everyone has problems and how most problems have solutions. Students learn the importance of stopping and thinking and getting all the facts so they can be better prepared to solve a problem they may encounter.
Force and motion are introduced in this book. Examples that students can relate to in their everyday lives are provided throughout the text.
This book traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. It addresses various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse, with a clear summary of positions, as well as contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrums.
This book is a fictional account of an adventurous young explorer's trip through the Amazon along the Rio Blanco river where she goes jaguar tracking, joins tribal villagers for a feast after hunting, and discovers an ancient site.
This book takes a look at the sprawling trees and dense undergrowth of the rain forest, and introduces young readers to the animals that inhabit this ecosystem.
Learn about the Reconstruction following the Civil War through engaging text, detailed illustrations, and photos of artifacts.
Young readers will discover what Earth's resources are and how they can help recycle them.
Profiles a diverse collection of famous people from around the world from past to present, detailing the influence of these individuals in the course of history.
The life cycle of a plant is explained as well as how different plants use different ways to reproduce, how the different parts of a plant play a role in how it receives the nutrients it needs to survive, how plants are pollinated, and how more plant species are being discovered every day.
This book offers a glimpse into the world of reptiles, and introduces young readers to flying snakes, underwater lizards, rare dinosaur relatives, and more of nature's cold-blooded creatures.
This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of reptiles, including special adaptations that allow them to live in their environments.
This book teaches children to respect others who are different from themselves.
This book encourages children to exercise responsibility in their daily lives.
From blue schist to blue granite, malachite to meteorites, and taconite to travertine, this guide is packed full of images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of each rock and mineral.
This book explains basic football skills and techniques and introduces some of football's most famous running backs.
Text demonstrates how mathematical measurements, estimations, and calculations can be used in construction projects, using such significant examples as the Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Wall of China to illustrate the point.
Students use math to understand space, the size of the solar system, and conditions on other planets.
Text explores the important relationship between math and sports, using baseball, football, boxing, NASCAR, and skateboarding as examples.
Text uses math to compare various forms of transportation, including air, rail, and space travel. For grades 4-8.
Text explores the relationship between the science of weather and mathematics.
Text covers calculating standard and military times, time zones, and the calendar year.
Learn how recipes are very much like mathematical formulas and that having a strong math background will help you improve your culinary skills.
Learn how the details on a map have to be precise and that maps depend on math for their accuracy.
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
Emergent readers are introduced to science safety rules and why they are important.
Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of auto racing.
Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of baseball.
Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of basketball.
Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of football.
Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of snowboarding.
Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of soccer.
Kids safely learn scrapbooking techniques through illustrated step-by-step instructions that require little or no assistance and use easy-to-find materials.
Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.
Young children learn about sea turtles with this rhyming book.
Readers will learn about endangered sea turtles, the issues they face, and how they can be saved.
Describes the characteristics, behavior, and plight of endangered seals, and what people can do to help.
In the far-north latitudes, just below the treeless tundra of the polar region, a forest of evergreen trees called the boreal forest encircles the earth. In this book, students explore the biggest terrestrial ecosystem in the world and can make observations comparing the diversity of life in different habitats.
The deciduous forest has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The animals in this biome adapt to the climate by hibernating in the winter and living off the land in the other three seasons. The plants have adapted to the forests by leaning toward the Sun. This book enables students to understand the adaptations which are necessary for plants and animals to live in such diverse conditions.
Estuaries and the lands surrounding them are places of transition from land to sea, and from fresh water to salt water. Estuaries are protected from the full force of ocean waves, winds, and storms by the reefs, barrier islands, or fingers of land, mud, or sand that define an estuary's seaward boundary. This title will allow students to develop a model to represent the estuary biome, including the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in such an area.
Grassland biomes are unaltered areas of land where grass is the dominant plant life. They are inhabited by grazing mammals, ground-nesting birds, insects, and a few species of reptiles. This book allows students to learn more about the animals that live in grassland biomes and the dangers posed by human exploitation.
Located at latitudes 55° to 70° North, the tundra is a vast and treeless land which covers about 20% of the Earth's surface. The tundra is the world's coldest and driest biomes. This book helps students discover the unique features of the world's coldest and driest biome and also synthesize information to describe climates in different regions.
Learn fascinating facts about the seasons in this basic introduction to the subject.
Discusses the Egyptian preservation of dead bodies, stories associated with mummies, and mummies from different cultures, including Incan and Sicilian.
Intermediate readers discover the different ways plants reproduce.
The seasons of the year and pictures of nature are used to teach young readers about shapes and patterns.
This book teaches students what being a friend means and how it is important to listen and trust and what it takes to meet and make new friends.
This book features imagined conversations between sharks that live on a reef, revealing characteristics of a variety of sharks as well as what they really think about divers.
Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.
Readers will learn how to care for Siamese cats and discover the characteristics of the breed.
This book explains how humans and animals have a skeleton to support the inner workings of their bodies and how the attached muscles allow mobility. The exoskeletons of insects are also discussed.
This book invites students to think of school as if it is a job. It teaches the importance of being there on time every day, coming prepared to work, following directions, and working with other people. This title will also allow students to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
This book teaches students about skills for successful social lives. It addresses topics such as friendships, time management, and self-discovery. This title will also allow students to determine the main idea of a text, explain how it is supported by key details, and summarize the text.
This book provides readers with information about the hardships experienced by slaves, as well as the efforts of others to end the practice of slavery.
This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of snakes.
Engaging text explains why snouts, spines, or scutes help many animals survive.
This book is a fictional account of five astronauts and their pet rabbit who embark upon a long-term space mission to explore the planets of the solar system in the spacecraft Ramesses.
This book utilitzes the most up-to-date information from current research to discuss outer space and identify its characteristics.
This book introduces readers to the history of Spanish Catholic missions in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California, and shows how these missions helped to shape the traditions and culture of Native Americans.
This book describes which animals are considered to be the fastest animals on the Earth and the specific reasons they have this unique advantage compared to other animals.
Answers basic questions students ask when learning about spending money and other financial skills needed for adulthood such as strategies for making a budget, spending with cash versus credit and whether to rent or buy a place to live.
This encyclopedia examines the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture, including the music, dance, and visual arts that are its artistic expressions. Entries also examine hip hop’s influence in other arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures.
From observing the night sky to looking to the stars and beyond, this book contains a guide to all 88 constellations of the night sky, as wells as features the best tools and techniques to get started.
Intermediate readers explore the difference between climate and weather.
Introduces basic scientific principles of the Sun and Moon and shows readers how to do age-appropriate, simple experiments and projects.
This book discusses the sun and its characteristics as well as the impact that the sun has on our planet Earth.
This book provides a lineup of extreme machines including gargantuan road trains, monster military vehicles, rigs, crawlers, haulers, and souped-up racing trucks.
This work provides thorough coverage of the literature of the supernatural across the canon, covering such works as Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers surfing.
Collection of articles describing the great inventors and inventions that have changed the world regarding transportation, energy, daily life, and communication.
Marine biologists Dom and Jake explore the deepest ocean trenches in the world, where they encounter unique sea creatures, in a book describing the history of deep sea submersibles and the sea life that lives in the deepest parts of the ocean.
Young readers learn about Thanksgiving through simple text, photos, and activities.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about the alphabet both forwards and backwards.
Contains articles that explore different formats of art, from visual to performing, as well as brief biographies of influential artists from the past and present.
Banks and their uses are described in this book, which includes details such as who works there, why they are necessary, and what special equipment bankers use.
This book explains why we have fire departments and how they support and add value to the community. Included are details such as who works there, why they are necessary, and what special equipment firefighters use.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about things your teacher will share with you at the beginning of school.
Covers a variety of topics on physiology and fitness, including sports, body systems, the body’s reaction to physical fitness, exercise activities, diseases and conditions, treatments, fitness tests, and other health-related issues.
Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.
Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.
This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.
Introduces facts about pandas, including what they eat and how they grow, and follows Louise and the rest of the zoo crew as they eagerly await the arrival of a new baby panda.
Hospitals are the focus of this book. Included is information about who works in hospitals, how they help us, and why people have to stay there.
Follows the activities of a group of young students in their ballet class as they prepare for a show.
This book provides information about a Mayor's Office, including why we might go there, who works there, and the services it provides.
This book is a fictional story about a group of young history buffs who belong to a top-secret club that allows them to travel to Ancient Egypt, through a phone app, to uncover the truth about a mummy's curse.
Students will learn about our Earth, Moon, and stars in this title. It gives information on the phases of the Moon, the constellations of stars that we see in the night sky, comets and meteors, and what exactly happens during a lunar eclipse.
Police stations and police officers are highlighted in this book. It explains why we have police stations, how they are helpful to our community, and the people who work there.
Text explores the relationships between various individuals, events, and concepts related to post-Civil War Reconstruction of the American South.
This title provides background knowledge regarding how temperature affects the different states of matter and why. Also covered is the International System of Units and measuring mass and volume.
This book investigates the science of the seasons, describing events in nature that have repeating patterns.
This text explores the historic period during which the former Spanish colonies in America were comprised of South America, Central America, Mexico, most of the United States, and the Caribbean, and the conflicts and compromises that accompanied that time.
Describes the history of the statue that has been a symbol of liberty and freedom in America.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about vowels and the sounds they make.
Describes the history behind the White House and how it symbolizes American freedom.
This book explains how water travels in a never-ending pattern called the water cycle and how water is used--from bathing to irrigating crops--along with tips for conserving our most important natural resource.
Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
Students explore the colors, shapes, and sizes of tornadoes in this book. The challenges of tracking and predicting these violent windstorms and the dangerous work of storm spotters and chasers are also presented.
This book traces the developments of steam engines, from the earliest trains to today's speedy vehicles.
This book provides students with an understanding of the transgender experience, starting with evidence and treatment of transgender people throughout history, challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, and a discussion of rights and legal issues, with a variety of perspectives represented.
Learn about the Santa Fe Trail, used primarily as a commercial highway connecting Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
From beech to buttonwood, pear to poplar, walnut to weeping willow, this guide features stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of each tree, whether a spore, seed, or flowering tree.
Young readers will discover why trees are so important to a healthy Earth.
This book tells the story of truck driver John, who's trying to make his special delivery today. Will he make it on time?
The danger and damage caused by the wall of water known as a tsunami is examined in this book about an extraordinary demonstration of the Earth's power. Students learn about the causes and wide-ranging effects of tsunamis, including earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and even meteorites.
Describes a carpet of flowers and plants known as the Arctic tundra, the kinds of animals that dwell there, and how someday the tundra might shrink from global warming.
Twayne's is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.
Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.
Join in on the adventures with Jeremy as he joins his cousins in Tornado Alley for the holidays. To his surprise, he discovers they are storm chasers and has the ride of his life!
Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.
Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.
Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.
Covers the endangered and threatened status of a myriad of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, corals, crustaceans, and plants. Each entry provides the species’ common/scientific name, classification information, current status according to the IUCN and the Endangered Species Act, description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to protect it.
This book is a collection of seventy science projects, each intended to be performed by a group of two to four students. Projects have real-world applications, and each includes step-by-step instructions, budget and timetable estimates, expected outputs, and measures for evaluating success. The goal of the projects is not only to teach important science lessons but also to provide opportunities for students to engage in collaborative, project learning.
The various tools used by scientists are addressed in this title. It describes how beakers, scales, microscopes, scientific calculators, and other items are used to investigate and create new technology.
Features articles that describe the traditions, landscapes, people, history, and culture that make up the continent of Africa.
Covers the people, traditions, landscapes, and history that make up many of the countries and cities of Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Contains articles that examine the culture, landscape, traditions, history, and people of the European continent.
Uses illustrations and photographs to provide a colorful approach to the cities and countries of South, Central and North America.
How hot is molten lava? How are volcanoes formed? What happened with the volcano in Pompeii? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and more, and learn about the inner workings of volcanoes.
Although volcanoes are present in different areas throughout the world, they share many common characteristics. This book describes in words and images what volcanoes are, the parts of a volcano, dormant volcanoes, the ring of fire, hot spots, and deadly eruptions.
This book provides photos and fascinating facts revealing the environmental issues vultures face as they hunt for food and raise their young.
Provides comprehensive information on the anatomy, special skills, habitats, and diet of walruses.
This book provides clear definitions supported by everyday examples and easy hands-on activities introducing young scientists to wedges.
This book presents young readers with a wealth of information about whales and dolphins, including where they live, what they eat, how they breed, and the ways in which humans and the environment threaten their existence.
Explains the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, the flow of energy between these groups, the effects different habitats have on the food chain, and how food chains in different environmental regions can be contrasted.
This book simplifies the intricate relationship between living creatures and their habitats. Among the types of biomes discussed are tundra, forests, and the ocean.
This book explains, in key biological terms, the essential concepts of life processes and how living and nonliving things relate to each other.
This volume introduces students to measurements, including a history on how measurements were formed and have been standardized, as well as basics on measuring distance, weight, temperature, volume, and time. Chapters contain vocabulary words and exercises that help to supplement the text.
Diagrams and photographs show what natural disasters such as volcanoes, hurricanes, and avalanches look like, while text boxes encourage readers to compare and contrast the causes and outcomes of these incidents. The book also includes information about historic natural disasters, as well as preparedness and rescue methods.
In this book, readers will learn about the importance of the Earth's natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources.
Intermediate readers examine how animals hibernate, use camouflage, and migrate to survive winter conditions.
Close-up photographs and illustrations of many sea creatures introduce young children to different animals that live in the sea.
In this text, readers are introduced to basic concepts of energy and where it exists all around them, right down to matter and the atom.
Readers are introduced to friction, its characteristics, and how it works in the world around us. The author shows how this physical force operates and how it can work to both our advantage and disadvantage. Readers will to learn the role friction plays in nature, in sports, in transportation, and many other domains.
This volume introduces students to the force known as gravity. Readers examine many scientific concepts, including Newton's laws of gravity, mass and gravitational forces, galaxies, satellites, Earth's solar system, centrifugal force, tides, and erosion.
Emergent readers learn to recognize different materials such as wood, metal, and plastic.
This book introduces readers to magnets and magnetism. Polarity, magnetic fields, electromagnetics, the difference between soft and hard magnets, and the ways in which magnets are used in industry, medicine, and everyday life are among the topics covered.
This volume covers the fundamental concepts students need to understand matter.
This book takes a wide range of meteorological phenomena--including clouds, rain, snow, and fog--and examines their relationship to each other to explain how weather works. Scientific concepts such as energy, temperature, and electricity are described in the context of the weather cycle as well as the various climates on Earth, and how we as humans fit into the scheme.
This book provides readers with insight into the scientific aspects of constellations. Star maps, navigation tools, and a discussion of the zodiac are also included.
Fairy tales teach children stories of characters in imaginary worlds who undergo hardship but learn to overcome their difficult circumstances. This book covers the basic components that make up fairy tales, as well as the purpose these tales serve in culture.
This book delves into the history of folktales, or stories made up by peoples around the world to teach important values to children. Traditional folktales from a variety of Native American communities and countries such as India and Botswana are presented to show the commonalities shared by diverse cultures in their classic stories.
In this book, readers learn about the variety of land formations found around the world--including plains, mountains, canyons, and caves. Key information is highlighted in captions, text boxes, and a glossary, which guide readers in connecting ideas about different landforms.
Legends are tales that are based on real events, but exaggerated so that they are not completely true. In this book, readers will learn the most important aspects of what defines a legend, as well as how to tell fact from fiction in these semi-historical tales.
Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives.
This book provides readers with fun facts about various moons in the Earth's solar system, such as Earth's moon and how it might have been formed, the moons of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, and those of the dwarf planet Pluto. Vocabulary boxes, Compare and Contrast sidebars, and Think About It boxes that pose questions for readers' consideration are also included.
Myths can explain cultural lessons, values, and religious beliefs of a specific group of people, and are a prime component of the Common Core Reading standards for grade levels 2 and 3. Within this book, Norse, Egyptian, and Chinese myths are reproduced in a way that young readers can interpret their meanings and prompt them to make cross-cultural comparisons.
This book introduces readers to various elements of the solar system, including giant planets; dwarf planets; rocky, watery, and gaseous planets; frigid planets and blazing-hot planets; and planets surrounded by rings or multiple moons.
In this book, rhythm, word stress, and the other central elements of poetry are explained, as well as themes that are common in this sensory-based form of writing. Examples of short poems are featured, including samples of the haiku form that originated in Japan or the Irish limerick.
Readers are introduced to the phenomena of stars, galaxies, lightning, meteoroids, comets, auroras, rainbows, black holes, and even satellites and space junk.
This volume breaks down the features of the Milky Way galaxy. It explains such characteristics as size, shape, and age; examines planets, stars, and star clusters; and delves into such concepts as black holes and dark matter.
This book explores the rock cycle with diagrams and photographs illustrating the movement of rocks through their various states, including magma-formed igneous rock, metamorphic rock such as marble, and layered sedimentary rocks that build up over time. Also covered are the scientific processes that cause rocks to change forms and the ways in which humans have benefited from rock's transformations.
This book explains features common to all plants’ anatomy and their purpose in each plant’s growth, how various types of plants absorb water, light, and nutrients to grow, and how distinct species have adapted for survival in their surroundings.
This book takes the reader through the basic anatomical features that characterize a broad range of animal families, including crustaceans, fish, and birds.
This guide to the sun and stars engages readers with the fundamentals of astronomy, detailing how the heavenly bodies affect one another and how they ultimately affect us.
The water cycle and each of its stages are presented in this book, which also guides readers through the role that plants, animals, and people play in that cycle.
Discusses what the number ten looks like and how many make ten.
Fables allow young readers to learn universal morals by using animals to teach them important lessons. This book explains the concept of a fable--defining the genre, detailing its characteristics, and reproducing some of the most famous examples of these stories from cultures around the world. After learning all about fables, a hands-on, guided activity at the end helps readers go through the steps necessary to write their own.