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This collection of fourteen poems by Jane Yolen focuses on alligators and is illustrated with stunning, large-scale photographs. Brief nonfiction information accompanies the poems.
Kids are fascinated by natural disasters, and they will be engaged by this high-interest series that looks at the worst of various disasters. Each book is a collection of the 12 worst disasters and includes a "Staying Safe' section that covers safetyprocedures in the event of any of the disasters.
This series introduces young readers to some of sports' greatest superstars. Follow each athlete's career from the beginning and discover how each of these successful competitors worked their way to the top of their sport.
Interested in origami? Try these perfect introductions to the art of paper folding. Readers will create a variety of projects, first learning basic origami techniques, then advancing to projects with jointed limbs and moving parts.
Science comes alive through simple experiments that demonstrate scientific concepts including electricity, forces and motion, and states of matter. Simple step-by-step instructions describe how to complete each experiment while informative text explains why the experiment works.
Explore how math exists in the world and universe around us through highly visual photographic spreads. Bite-sized facts and amusing mathematical applications will keep young readers engaged while learning about the uses of math in art, sports, nature, and science.
Amber Fang enjoys life's simple pleasures. A perfect evening for her includes a good book, a glass of wine and, of course, a great meal, preferably straight from the jugular. Raised to eat ethically, Amber dines only on delicious cold-blooded killers. In this novel for teen readers, a librarian who also happens to be a vampire is recruited as an assassin.
America at War delivers an in-depth look at the role the United States played in the major wars throughout its history. Each book explores how the nation became involved in the conflict and provides interesting facts about key players, major battles, and overall impact. From dramatic moments to critical events, each spread takes readers on an exciting journey.
As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what "America" meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people, sunlight, and freeways. The second looked more like The Grapes of Wrath-a nightmare landscape filled with impoverished people, broken-down cars, barren landscapes, and broken dreams. This book chronicles Shing's solo journey (small adventure-dog included) along the iconic Route 66, beginning in Santa Monica and ending up Chicago.
Five unique handbooks comprise the new American Government series. With the confusing political discourse in today’s world, it’s no wonder kids tune out. How can we tune them back in? The stale descriptions in standard American government textbooks do nothing to motivate learning. The readability is too high. And the language too dry. How can we make it personal? Accessible? Interesting? Even humorous?