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Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants produce fruit. But large numbers of honeybees are disappearing every year... and no one knows why. Is a fungus killing them? Could a poor diet be the cause? What about changes to bees' natural habitat? In this real-life science mystery, scientists and beekeepers are working to answer these questions... and save the worl
Little brown bats do us a big favour. They eat huge numbers of insects! That helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years, large populations of little brown bats have been dying off each winter. Is a virus killing them? Could climate change or pesticides be the cause? Or is it something else? Follow a team of dedicated scientists working to save the little brown bats in this real-life science mystery.
The Cause & Effect: Ancient Civilizations series examines causes and effects of historical events and time periods. Every book in the series includes thoughtful discussion of questions like these—supported by facts, examples, and a mix of fully documented primary and secondary source quotes. Each title also includes an overview of the civilization so that readers have a broad context for understanding the more detailed discussions of specific causes and their effects.
The Cause & Effect: Modern Wars series examines causes and effects of events that occur within the context of war. Every book in the series includes thoughtful discussion of questions like these—supported by facts, examples, and a mix of fully documented primary and secondary source quotes. Each title also includes an overview of the war so that readers have a broad context for understanding the more detailed discussions of specific causes and their effects.
Bring about a deeper understanding of history through the cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, and what heroic acts led to the outcomes? Even the most reluctant readers will engage with the story of each disaster, told in you-are-there prose alongside gripping visuals and photos. Cause-and-effect diagrams and sidebars strengthen key curriculum skills of critical thinking and inference.
Introduce young readers to inspiring individuals who have achieved great things and changed our world. With a mix of contemporary and historical figures, the Change Makers series covers individuals in a variety of categories, including entertainment and literature. Each book offers key facts about the featured individuals, including formative experiences, key milestones, and important achievements, and their impact on the world.
American families are changing. New attitudes toward adoption, same-sex marriage, interracial relations, and more have influenced the makeup of families all across the nation. The Changing Families series helps young readers understand the experience of being part of a non-traditional family. Chapters examine the changes that are taking place, how young people within these families view themselves, and how they are affected by the views of outsiders. Each book also presents stories of well-known
In Chasing the Storm , you'll meet real storm chasers and meteorologists, hear their stories, and discover how they do their work. You'll learn tornado basics, get a great window into the science of meteorology, and learn how to pursue a career in the field. You might even decide to become a storm chaser yourself!
Fear and anxiety are completely normal parts of growing up.Fear keeps us from climbing too high up that tree, while anxiety reminds us that we ought to study for that test tomorrow. But when anxiety gets out of control, it can rob kids of their educations, friends, and happiness. Childhood Fears and Anxieties looks at different types of fears and anxieties, from fear of the dark to fear of the doctor, and from phobias to separation anxiety.The books provide a warm, supportive look at these f
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.