Presents the score and lyrics for 14 traditional Korean songs, plus an audio CD that lets you sing along.
Provides a candid look at young lives upended by violence and strife around the world, including such nations as Rwanda, Lebanon, and Afghanistan.
"Cusick explores how gravity-defying flight, coiled and tubelike tongues, bite-proof armor and other surprising adaptations in animal bodies and behavior provide a competitive edge. This presentation of amazing animal facts is loosely organized into three sections: defense, foraging and anatomy. There's a short introduction for each section followed by a series of boxed explanations interspersed among a gallery of close-up photographs, mostly from the National Wildlife Federation archives. Some images are quite wonderful: a family of cygnets riding a swan's back, a porcupine chewing on a branch, an unidentified moth with a coiled tongue. Others are really too small to see details well. Some images are clearly labeled with the creature's name; others can be guessed from the nearby text, but some will be mysteries (perhaps better than the "great egret" caption for the snowy egret picture). Readers are asked some thought-provoking questions as well as offered cool facts. Scavenger-hunt challenges in the concluding section call for both inside and outside research. A companion volume, Animals That Make Me Say OUCH!, follows the same format, but its third section deals with adaptations for hostile environments. Both titles feature lively, colorful design. Best for browsers who like their facts fast" -- Kirkus Reviews
From an acclaimed Scientists in the Field author comes the electrifying story of the scientists and engineers who are working to transform ocean waves into electricity in hopes of generating a cleaner, more sustainable power source.
Presents an account of the two-and-a-half-year expedition that yielded vast knowledge of the West, geographically and scientifically.
Provides an introduction to horseback riding, including clothing, equipment, mounting and dismounting, the various paces, and taking care of a horse.
"Now you can become a junior genius with Ken Jennings' first children's series! With this book you'll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with out-of-this-world facts: Did you know that Mars has a volcano bigger than the state of Arizona? Or that there's a star with a diamond the size of our moon at its core? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!"-- Provided by publisher.
'Evolution' is a fun, non-fiction narrative story of the evolution of our planet and its inhabitants over the last 700 million+ years. The book follows our rat-like character 'Nippy' as he takes us on a journey through time, from the first stages of life to humanity's first steps on Earth. It contains bold, colourful images of the great animals that kids love to see and read about - from giant Sauroposeidons to fierce Velociraptors and the mighty early mammals. Every creature and development is put into context using a fun and revealing timeline, which shows when each group of animals lived on our planet and when they met their demise.
Provides descriptions of the various kinds of dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago in a book that includes an application that allows the reader to experience augmented reality animations of some of the dinosaurs.
"Friendships make us happier and healthier. Friends improve our self-esteem and help us live longer--it's true! Whether kids find socializing as natural as smiling or as hard as learning a foreign language, this book can help them improve their social skills so they can better enjoy the benefits of friendship. Practical advice covers everything from breaking the ice to developing friendships to overcoming problems. True-to-life vignettes, "what would you do?" scenarios, voluminous examples, quizzes to test learning, "Try This" assignments for practicing techniques, and advice from real kids make this an accessible life-skills handbook"-- Provided by publisher.
Presents a variety of jokes and facts, including knock-knocks, tongue twisters, riddles, and traditional question and answer jokes.
Presents top ten lists covering such topics in professional basketball, primarily the National Basketball Association and its predecessors, as leading players of various types, great teams, and notable hairstyles, uniforms, mascots, and fans.
Traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn twenty tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation, and prediction.
A fact-filled introduction to a variety of jumping, crawling, and creeping insects expands from backyard favorites, including ladybugs and fireflies, to more exotic species from the world's rain forests and deserts.
Chef Alice Waters takes her friends on a tour of healthy eating.
"Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson is known mainly for his central role in the musical group the Band. But how did he become one of Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists of all time? Written by his son Sebastian, this is the story of a rock-and-roll legend's journey through music, beginning when he was taught to play guitar at nine years old on a Native American reservation"--Amazon.com.
Depicts common mammalian traits through illustrations to explain how numerous animal and human babies share many of the same needs.
"Explore the planets and beyond. Can we send humans to Mars? Is there life in the icy seas of Europa? The mysteries of the solar system come alive in realistic interactive animations! Just download the free app onto your mobile device and explore the book for an incredible virtual learning experience."--Back cover.
Describes how a migrating humpback whale mistakenly entered the San Francisco Bay in 1985 and swam sixty-four miles inland before being led back to the sea by people concerned for his welfare.
Presents a collection of true animal stories from different historical periods, including the tales of Balto the Alaskan sled dog, Smoky the Bear, and Internet sensation Christian the lion.