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Books about animals have nearly universal appeal-especially when the spotlight is placed on the wild families that make up the natural world. Spotlight on Nature is tailored for readers wanting to know more about their favourite creatures than a simple picture book or encyclopaedia article can tell them, and the narrative feature interspersed throughout the informational text will attract fans of classic nature shows. Each title also underscores the importance of conservation, pointing out where
This biography of Spotted Tail traces the life of the famous Lakota leader who expertly guided his people through a pivotal and tumultuous time in their nation's history as they fought and then negotiated with the U.S. government. Spotted Tail is remembered for his unique leadership style and deep love for his people. Today a university is named in his honour.
With the help of her sister and friend Austin, 12-year-old Anya puts together a kids' summer theater troupe, the Random Farms Kids' Theater, recruiting area kids as actors and crew members for a musical revue. Acting as director, Anya navigates the ups and downs of a showbiz life, including preparing scripts, finding a venue, and handling ticket sales, not to mention calming the actors' insecurities and settling conflicts. This series is closely based on the real-life experience of Anya Wallach,
Jessica and her mom, Camila, must live in their cousins' crowded apartment until Camila finds work making holiday decorations and they can afford their own place. Isolated on the playground and baffled in class, unable to understand her teacher's instructions, Jessica is intensely homesick. But little by little, things get better. She begins to learn English, and she loves the cats she and her mom care for to earn extra money. Left behind by traveling owners, the cats make the best of their situ
Get ready for a road trip across the United States! Readers will travel from the Appalachians to the Grand Canyon and even to Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. in this fact-filled series. Along the way, they'll visit famous cities, learn about local festivals, and discover favourite foods in each state. Features highlight inventions, favourite sports teams, current and future challenges, and a favourite recipe, while maps of the state and its landforms show readers around. Get ready to discover w
Teens who have an interest in the STEM subjects, and are contemplating their career choices, will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable opinions and advice in this easy-to-use series. STEM Careers introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field. Lists sug
Sports are not only entertaining spectacles, but also examples of STEM concepts in action. This series examines the science and math that help explain why and how sports work, as well as the advances in technology and engineering that improve the experience for players and fans. Using STEM curriculum, this series will enhance readers' understanding and appreciation of popular sports.
From the Super Bowl to the Daytona 500, the greatest sports events are an impressive display of science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM in the Greatest Sports Events examines how weather can affect a game, shows off the cameras and computers behind the scenes, surveys the impressive design of the stadiums and arenas, and goes deep into the statistics that help fans better understand these events. Readers will gain a better understanding of each event while learning more about STEM.
Every story has its own characters, themes, and plot. But what sets a horror story apart from a romance, or a science fiction story apart from a mystery? Stories Well Told charts the histories of four popular forms of genre fiction, examining their key characteristics, detailing classic literary examples and masters, describing archetypal characters, and introducing writers at work in the genre today. An emphasis on craft and structure will give budding fiction writers insight into how they migh
No matter how hard twelve-year-old North Olson tries to do what’s right, he can’t seem to please his dad. When a major flood threatens to destroy his hometown, North is left in charge of his little sister Rosie. A blizzard blows in and his great-grandmother disappears. Can North find his great-grandmother and keep Rosie safe as the flood waters continue to rise? Will he finally make his dad proud?