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Children in History explores eight major periods in history through the stories of children that lived them. Complete with true accounts of real children from the past, the books in this eye-opening set illustrate what it was like to live during times of war, revolution, and social and economic change.
Footprints on cave floors. Fingerprints on clay pots. A tiny horse made from lead. These are all clues about the lives of kids long ago. Archaeologist Lois Miner Huey pieces together these clues to show readers how children's lives differed throughout time. She examines cave-roaming kids in Western Europe in 18,000 BCE; hunter-gatherer kids in Europe in 6,000 BCE; Iroquois kids in North America in 1,000 CE; colonial kids in Jamestown, Virginia, in the early 1600s; and free African American kids
The Choose Your Own Career Adventure series puts readers right in the middle of some of their favourite places to explore the things that people do there.
The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray is part fantasy, part dystopia, part steampunk, and all imagination as dreamer Gwendolyn evades thought police, enters a whimsical world, befriends world-jumping explorers and ragtag airship pirates, and fights the evil threatening to erase the new world she loves and her old world that never wanted her.
Citizen science has opened up the world of scientific research to anybody and everybody. It is being done in all areas of science-including zoology, biology, astronomy, chemistry, and more. Some projects involve going outside and observing nature while others revolve around data obtained and shared over the internet. And whether one has scientific training or not, the contributions being made by citizen scientists are making a difference.
These engaging titles help the reader discover the key role that citizens play in the American democracy. Side bars include thought-provoking trivia, and ask questions about current events as well as the readers' own lives.
The Civil War is one of the most complicated and controversial events in US history. This series focuses on key events and ideas that shaped the course of the war and its aftermath. Each title gives readers an up-close look at one topic, explaining the historical context it emerged from as well as how it impacted the future.
This series introduces readers to some of the world's greatest civilizations, focusing on what daily life was like for the people who lived there. Colourful spreads give readers an accessible overview of each civilization's government, religion, and social structure, as well as the leaders and events that contributed to its lasting impact.
Climate change is perhaps the most important issue the world faces. This series explores the key parts of climate change, including global warming, biodiversity loss, greenhouse gases, and extreme weather. This series will delve into many of the problems humans have caused and share the efforts of those rallying for solutions. Authors introduce ways that creative scientists and others are seeking renewable energy, promoting water and energy conservation, encouraging recycling, and showing how to
Fisher Bas is a geeky science genius and the son of Nobel-prize-winning parents. He steals his mother's experimental growth hormones to create a replica of himself. Follow the rollicking adventure of Fisher and his clone!