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History and geography lessons abound in this series about warriors and warrior cultures from ancient times to today. With a high interest presentation featuring labeled drawings complemented with primary sources and photos of museum treasures, this series is a formidable survey of world history and the competition for resources, from the gold of Spain in the first century to the political rivalries of the modern world.
Warriors! features the most triumphant, fearless, and powerful fighters from around the globe and throughout history, focusing on their lethal weaponry and ruthless tactics. Meet Saladin and Alexander the Great, along with lesser-known, but no less tough and resourcefulùfigures such as the 16th-century warrior princess, Amina of Zaria; the Maroons (escaped plantation slaves); and ghostly Ninja, whose stealthy mode of fighting was an entire way of life.
Wars aren’t just won or lost on the battlefield. For centuries, nations have employed Wartime Spies to stay one step ahead of the enemy. In this series, readers will gather intelligence on the events surrounding significant conflicts, uncovering how spies from all sides played a role in the war’s outcome. Each title demonstrates how its era’s agents, double agents, and moles communicated and completed daring missions, all while using tools, tricks, and technology to outwit one another.
Rakmen Cannon is a member of the dead baby club. He doesn't want to be, but he didn't get a choice when his infant sister died suddenly. The other surviving siblings he meets in the basement of Promise House (where their mothers gather for their weekly support-group sob sessions) are the only ones who understand him.But no support group can keep grief from straining his parents' marriage to the breaking point. Rakmen's summer plans are ruined when he's shipped off to the Canadian wilderness wi
These engaging titles provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the weapons used in military combat around the world. Each title begins with a discussion of the featured weapon, its importance and use in battles, and how this has changed over time. This section is followed by almanac-style entries that highlight featured models of this weapon through history, including specifications and performance statistics, and contributions in battle.
The ultimate lab series for kids! With this series and a few easy-to-find tools and ingredients, budding scientists will be able to make slime, launch rockets and hovercraft, perform magic (it's science!), solve crimes, become a secret agent, and more. Each of the experiments features safety precautions, materials needed, step-by-step instructions with illustrations, fun facts, and ways to further children's explorations. At once engaging, encouraging, and inspiring, the Weird & Wonderful Scienc
Canada's colonial history is rich with conflict and progress. Welcome to British North America offers a wide-ranging look at life in Upper Canada after it was settled by the British. Readers will learn how the British colonies were established and governed and see what life was like for both settlers and Indigenous Peoples between 1713 and 1850.
The colonial era is a fascinating and much studied era in Canadian history. Welcome to New France will offer a comprehensive look at life in New France. Readers will learn how the colonies were explored and settled, and what life was like in the time period spanning from the early 1500s into the nineteenth century.
European destiny in the Americas came at the expense of the Native peoples. On this point, most knowledgeable people would agree. Where there is disagreement is in determining the intent of the white Europeans who sought to make the Americas their new home. The question of intent, still contentious today, is the focus of the book Were Native Americans the Victims of Genocide?
Introduce students to six major ancient civilizations, including where the civilizations were located, what daily life was like for people of these groups, what cultural activities they engaged in, and what became of the civilizations.