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From the Super Bowl to the Daytona 500, the greatest sports events are an impressive display of science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM in the Greatest Sports Events examines how weather can affect a game, shows off the cameras and computers behind the scenes, surveys the impressive design of the stadiums and arenas, and goes deep into the statistics that help fans better understand these events. Readers will gain a better understanding of each event while learning more about STEM.
How do gymnasts use physics to take home gold medals? What technology make Olympians' bicycles the best? Each book in STEM in the Summer Olympics highlights a different Olympic event and the STEM concepts that help Olympians succeed. Bright, full-colour photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun.
Join the friendly, but sometimes accident-prone Stickmen as they explore the first steps in science. The Stickmen are science-mad and love to find out how stuff works. What makes stuff move and work or makes them bright and loud or what they are made of. These four books open the door to physics in an easy-to-read and simple-to-grasp format. Fun and simple illustrations are matched with simple text. These are interactive books with simple challenges to reinforce the science in each book.
When her father leaves to save people from a giant who turns them to stone with his gaze, a child in a red dress is left alone. Many days and many nights go by. Every evening the girl says good night to herself in her mirror. When the last light burns down, the girl takes her mirror and a knife and sets out to find her father. ""I will save my father from the giant,"" she says. The Stone Giant is a contemporary and timeless fairytale that tells of a child who succeeds where adults cannot.Based on a classic Swedish fairytale by Elsa Beskow, often called the Beatrix Potter of Scandinavia,whose books have been read by Swedish children for over 100 years.
In Scotland of the 1930s, a demon bound in the form of a gargoyle solves murders as a way of seeking redemption. Bound to a church ledge, he gathers a motley group of rogue priests and runaways to do his footwork. As the crimes begin pointing toward a larger, equally supernatural threat, the gargoyle and his assistants prepare to fight for humanity.
Who isn?t fascinated by the world of the weird? These story collections are the ultimate in high-interest reading. The people, places, and things within their pages range from the peculiar to the preposterous, from the creepy to the utterly terrifying, and from the odd to the awful. Yet all stories are based on eyewitness accounts or the solid research of serious investigators. Captivating facts are included in a ""Strange Truth"" section following each story.
Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend . . . and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in World War I-sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies, and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers.
The four unlikely friends come together in a mystery involving supernatural creatures, a ticking clock and one angry gym teacher. Sueño Bay: Shadow Island follows the ragtag group of kids as they work together to save themselves, the creatures and Sueño Bay from a darkness that is infecting the island.
Fragments of damaged and rescued Torahs from several periods of history are woven together in this touching tale of four generations of a Torah scribe and his family.
This nonfiction picture book written and illustrated by Mia Posada beautifully explains why leaves change color in fall. It highlights both the eye-catching colors of the season and the science behind the colors.