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The Great Lakes, with the rivers, canals, and channels that connect them, form one of the busiest waterways in the world. Lighthouses were needed to secure the safety of ships over these freshwater seas. But over the hundreds of years since the first lighthouse was established on the Great Lakes in 1781, these structures have come to represent something beyond their initial navigational function. Often situated on remote and beautiful shorelines, lighthouses hold a special fascination for people
The series Back from the Brink will encourage budding environmentalists by sharing the amazing survival stories of endangered species. Each book shares the human and natural factors that drove 12 species to the edge of extinction, as well as the science behind the work that helped them begin a comeback. Readers learn fun facts and details about the species while finding out what helped them survive and thrive.
Ben is tired of working in a widget factory and has decided to leave the dreary city behind. But then Colonel Dewey and his broken-down hot-air balloon drop out of the sky and into Ben’s life. This big orange cat, with his southern drawl and unique personality, travels the world making friends and giving free balloon rides, so his riders can experience the joy of living. After accepting Colonel Dewey’s offer of a job, Ben meets some of his frequent fliers — an elderly Welsh corgi named Mrs. Tudo
Jack Berenson, a phobia-plagued, checklist-making sixth grader, just wants a normal childhood. But he keeps getting caught up in his globe-trotting parents’ get-rich-quick schemes. Throughout the humorous, adventure-driven series, Jack has to survive a smorgasbord of international dangers, and help his mom and dad grow up.
Young sports fans will love this information-packed series about the best of everything in Super Bowl history. Each book offers a collection of fascinating facts about the featured topic, from Super Bowl's best plays to its biggest upsets.
La fondation du Canada est remplie de périls et de défis. Les livres de la série Bienvenue en Nouvelle-France fournissent un guide complet sur ce qu'était la vie en Nouvelle-France. Les lecteurs apprendront comment se déroulaient la prospection et l'établissement des colonies, et à quoi ressemblait la vie durant cette période historique, qui s'étend du début des années 1500 jusqu'au XIXe siècle.
These large-scale titles take a close look at intriguing topics that all kids love to read about. Dragons features intricate illustrations and fascinating legends about these mythical beasts. Extreme Comparisons takes a look at the "biggest, strongest, fastest" in both technology and the animal world. The vivid illustrations and accessible text is sure to captivate even reluctant readers.
Big Brands explores the stories behind some of the world's most fascinating, iconic businessesùhow they started, their successes and failures, and how they have changed the global marketplace. Readers will learn about the business plans, marketing strategies, and advertising campaigns of Amazon, McDonald's, Minecraft, and Samsung. Each title also examines the people behind the brands' prominence, including founders, consumers, brand developers, and other key contributors.
In this historical fiction for teens, Christina and Daniel struggle to survive when the steamship Asia goes down in a violent storm.
Biggest Names in Sports introduces young readers to some of the brightest stars in sports today. These exciting narratives summarize each player's life and career to date, drawing attention to their accomplishments on the field and career highlights, while also including biographical information such as family life and charity work.