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The men and women of the Armed Forces serve with honor. This series describes the kinds of careers and jobs performed by people in different branches of the service. Are you ready to serve? Every book also includes a page for caregivers and teachers that suggests guiding questions to help aid in reading comprehension. Downloadable Teacher's Guide available.
The Seven Continents of the World series is full of facts about the landforms, animals, and people of each of the seven continents. Get to know your world! Every book also includes a page for caregivers and teachers that suggests guiding questions to help aid in reading comprehension. Downloadable Teacher's Guide available.
Did you know that the white material on the outside of space shuttles was not metal or glass but actually fabric? Specialized quilts, two inches thick, covered the space shuttles and protected the astronauts from deadly heat and radiation. Jean Wright was one of the eighteen ""Sew Sisters"" who crafted these thermal blankets, mostly by hand, with incredible precision and skill. Capturing both the grandeur of space flight and the intimacy of a needle and thread, Sew Sister tells the story of Jean
The rise of the Internet has changed the way news is reported and consumed. One effect of these changes involves fake news—false news items that are spread through email and social media to discredit people and policies, most often in the realm of politics. This book examines the growth and influence of fake news in the US and beyond.
This lyrical picture book biography of songwriter and activist Jean Ritchie-Singer traces her life from the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky to New York City and beyond as her protest songs inspired a nation. The author and illustrator previously teamed up for the stunning biography Saving Granddaddy's Stories: Ray Hicks, the Voice of Appalachia.
Why do they mow their lawn with a push mower when a gas mower is much faster? But their homemade soup sure tastes good, and she likes picking cherry tomatoes and strawberries in their garden, and it's pretty cozy to sit around the woodstove in the winter. Are Sheila's neighbours really weird, or do they have some good ideas going on? Ruth Ann Smalley writes about green living, fair trade, and health for children and adults. Jennifer Emery has illustrated numerous children's books.
Women have always excelled as athletes, but they often receive less attention than men. This series celebrates female athletes and the sports they champion. Each book also showcases how the sport has developed over time and offers a look ahead to the future of the sport.
Spider is ready to spin her silk. Cicadas are singing in the trees. Little bees buzz-buzz-buzz from flower to flower as the ants march along the ground. Glowworms light up the night sky and crickets chirp that summer is here! The sights and sounds of summer's smallest creatures come alive through free verse poetry and beautiful illustrations.
Following an accident that took his mother's life, doctors discovered Scott was suddenly deaf. Eight years later, Scott finds out a family secret concerning his father and uncle while lip-reading and decides to play a part in their reconciliation. Themes: Physical Disability & Illness, Diversity.
Science doesn't always have to be serious-it can be silly too! This laugh-out-loud series presents weird, gross, and just plain goofy science facts about animals, bodies, space, and food that will keep readers turning pages.