This visual history tour of 100 years of children's book illustration gathers in one glorious volume the posters of the annual Children's Book Week--
Several of the popular stories are retold with handsome illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. In 1386, Chaucer recorded, or created, the stories spun by 30 pilgrims traveling from London to Canterbury. Cohen and Hyman have responded to Chaucer's masterpiece with lively prose and unforgettable pictures that evoke the colorful world of 14th-century England. Full color.
All is quiet on the water. Then, in a flash, there's a sudden lunge and a tremendous splash. And then? Oh dear. There's a lot of twirling and thrashing: a hungry crocodile has found something to eat. But crocodiles also love to nap on warm sandbanks and cool off in calm waters. And they're very gentle with their babies. There's a lot to learn about crocodiles in this captivating look at one of the world's deadliest and toothiest animals. Beware!--Dust jacket front flap.
Explores the safety rules for busy streets.
Four female African-American mathematicians literally made it possible to launch US rockets and astronauts into space. Hidden Women tells the thrilling tale of how women contributed, the struggles and resistance each experienced, and the amazing result.
Do you have what it takes to live in one of the harshest places in the world? What if you had just a couple years to gain the knowledge you'll need to survive on your own? Join two curious polar bear cubs as they play, hunt, and navigate life in the Arctic. With each season, they learn polar bear biology and behavior, as well as strategies and skills that will help them thrive in a landscape that is rapidly changing beyond their control. Living with super insulated bodies in a world that's melting? For polar bears, keeping cool is the name of the game! Get ready to explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, Science Comics is for you!--Publisher's description.
Live the lizard life by exploring the behaviors of 28 different types of lizards. Imagine swooping through the air, curling into a circle, and even running across water!-- Jacket flap.
You have your farms of cactus, wheat, melons, and sugarcane. You have some decent armor and a nice base. Now you need more. More blaze rods, more iron, more wither skeleton skulls, more gunpowder, more enchanted books, more everything! Minecrafter engineer: Awesome Mob Grinders and Farms teaches you how to build the incredible mob farms the experts use to increase their wealth and loot, from the witch farm to the iron golem trap--Back cover.
From a velociraptor's sharp sickle-tipped toes to a T. rex's giant curved teeth, and from the body armor of an ankylosaurus to the long neck of a brachiosaurus, discover what it would be like if you had one of these wild dinosaur parts--Publisher marketing.
From Newbery Honor author, Cynthia Lord, comes the heartwarming true story of the author's own journey in fostering two amazing bunnies, illustrated with photos and drawings--
Use science and engineering to transform your bin of LEGO® bricks into amazing, movable toys, machines and gadgets. Bestselling author Sarah Dees is back with an all-new collection of projects featuring ingenious designs and simple scientific principles that real engineers use every day. Make yourself a robot pal whose legs move as he rolls along, or a drummer who really plays the drums. Build a wind-up car complete with a flywheel that'll send your minifigures zooming. Or challenge your friends to a game of pinball on a LEGO® pinball machine you built from scratch. Each project is cooler than the next! It's easy and fun to build each of these awesome contraptions and games by following the clear step-by-step instructions and photographs. Think you have a different way to build something? Exercise your inventing muscles and tinker away! You're in charge of your designs, so experiment and tweak to make your inventions personal to you. No matter what you end up creating, you'll learn exciting new things about science, impress your family and have a blast along the way.--Amazon.
Kid-friendly recipes for main courses, side dishes, drinks, and desserts. Includes photos of each finished item.
From its history to its future, learn all about Jupiter, what it looks like, and how scientists study this huge planet.--
Vivid photos and up-to-date information teach readers about Mars, including details on climate and geography, how scientists have explored the planet, and what they hope to find out about Mars in the future--
The history of the Songhay Empire involves many fascinating stories--the interaction of Islam with older paganistic folk religions, the mingling of many different peoples and tribes of west Sudan, royal intrigue that pitted father against sons and brother against brother, epic battles fought in the punishing desert heat, and a ruinous civil war that left the once mighty empire vulnerable to foreign invasion and domination. This is full-bodied, red-blooded history, and it is brought to vivid life in this account, replete with a treasury of primary source material and full-color images. This text supports Common Core's mandate regarding analyzing the relationship between primary and secondary sources, citing evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, and determining the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source.
Introduces readers to the many incredible innovations from Africa that have changed the world forever.
Through a combination of photographs and illustrations, this picture book will tell the story of the discovery of this new dinosaur, while weaving in exciting facts about what life was like for this brand new species that doesn't even have an official name yet! Chock-full of back matter like a glossary, a dinosaur time period chart, and a gatefold and/or inside jacket poster of the Titanosaur cast, kids of all ages will devour this book. Additionally, it will be vetted and approved by the specialists at the museum as the ultimate, official Titanosaur book.--~Nonfiction picture book tells the story of the discovery and life of this new dinosaur. The species is so new it doesn't have an official name at the time of publication. Includes glossary and a dinosaur time period chart.
Shares information on over one hundred horse breeds, including light horses, ponies, and heavy horses.
Explores the history, events, and aftermath of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Features Think about It questions, two infographics, and two In Their Own Words special features--Provided by publisher.
Chronicles Ernest Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic aboard the ship Endurance, detailing the harsh conditions the crew endured on the frozen continent.
The Go! Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals kicks off Scholastic's definitive new field guide series. With 160 pages of color photos and facts, and a durable format that's ready to take out into the world, these field guides will get kids off their screens and exploring outside. Rocks and Minerals helps young researchers get started by learning the tools of the trade and setting expectations. There probably isn't going to be gold lying around in your backyard or local park, but there may be other cool rock samples that only you can find in your part of the world. The book will guide readers toward samples they may find in North America and help them identify what to look for in rocks and gems, like color, luster, hardness, and light, with a host of tests to figure out which sample they've uncovered. Rounding out the guide are four rock samples to start you off, and information on how to maintain and show off your awesome new rock collection!-- Amazon.
A baby elephant is born in the African savannah. She joins a group of elephants, called a herd. Follow along as the calf experiences eating, playing, and using her trunk during her first years of life. Baby Elephant Joins the Herd is filled with facts that will engage young readers in a fun way. Follow along as one baby elephant explores the world around her--Jacket.
Lift the flaps to see how a butterfly grows.
The true story for middle grade readers of First Lt. Jack Montgomery, a Native American who received the Medal of Honor for his valor in World War II.--Provided by publisher.
Breakfast varies from country to country, but it's how all children begin their day. Explore the meals of twelve countries in this playful approach to the world! From Australia to India to the USA, come travel around the world at dawn. Children everywhere are waking up to breakfast. In Japan, students eat soured soybeans called natto. In Brazil, even kids drink coffee--with lots of milk! With rhythm and rhymes and bold, graphic art, Pancakes to Parathas invites young readers to explore the world through the most important meal of the day.
American soldiers, aided by an Austrian colonel who was both an Olympian and a trainer of Lipizzaners, attempt to kidnap horses that had been taken by Nazis for the glorification of the Third Reich and smuggle them to safety.--
The story of a young boy who has a gift for seeing the natural world around him.
Discover the wonders of the human body in this ingenious and fascinating book. The first part is packed with fun facts and clear, appealing illustrations. The second part uses five layers of transparent acetate to create a novel way of exploring the body's systems for yourself - just turn the pages to reveal the skeleton, muscles, nerves, digestive system, and circulation system. Study them separately, or turn back the pages to build up a complete human body. It's guaranteed to keep young readers occupied for hours on end. Perfect for children aged 6 and up.--Amazon.com.
One of the largest empires the world has ever known, the Empire of Mali flourished in West Africa from 1235 CE until 1464. The empire remains well known for its wealth and significant cultural influence, still felt hundreds of years later, both in modern Mali and its neighbors. The language, laws, and customs of the Empire of Mali spread throughout West Africa and along the Niger River, creating an enduring legacy that continues to influence and characterize the region. The empire's rich history, enthralling folklore, transporting art and music, enduring cultural and political influence, and modern-day legacy are all presented here in vivid color and dynamic presentation, with a treasure trove of full-cover photographs, maps, illustrations, and artwork. Among other standards, this text supports Common Core's mandate regarding analyzing the relationship between primary and secondary sources, citing evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, and determining the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source.
Learn all about Egypt from its ancient origins to modern times.
The empire of Ghana was a wealthy trading empire in West Africa located south of the Sahara Desert. Made up of a federation of the Soninke people, its richest historical record spans from about 750 until 1076 CE, due to the writings of Arab travelers and geographers from that period. The author explains what we know about this mysterious and fascinating empire, whose main city Kumbi Saleh was a link on the Saharan trade routes. Readers learn about the traditions, beliefs, and lifestyle of the Soninke and other indigenous peoples, as well as the effects of contact with Islam.
Located in what is today the Republic of Ghana, the Asante kingdom was one of the richest and most powerful empires in precolonial Africa. The author explores the fascinating history, important cultural symbols, key leaders, and achievements of the empire, which flourished from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century. Readers learn about the Asante kingdom s founding myths, ruling customs, and thriving capital at Kumasi, as well as its rich artistic and musical traditions. The text and glossary support readers in learning new social science vocabulary, as prescribed by the Common Core, and back matter resources facilitate further research.
The Kingdom of Benin, which started out as a small community and grew to be a vast empire, was particularly known for its expert farming practices, building skills, and artistic abilities. Within a few centuries, the Kingdom of Benin had grown into a dominant force in the region. Contact with Portugal led to economic and military cooperation and an even wealthier and more expansive empire. Eventually, however, it also helped facilitate the slave trade and planted the seeds of Benin's eventual destruction. Today's students are woefully unaware of the political, economic, and artistic glory that was Benin. That is corrected here and done so in lavish full-color, with abundant use of enthralling photographs, artifacts, maps, illustrations, and primary source materials. This text supports Common Core's mandate regarding analyzing the relationship between primary and secondary sources, citing evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, and determining the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source.
Young learners will find out all there is to know about Uranus and read about what scientists hope to discover in the future. Up-to-date information and a focus on STEM will keep readers engaged and informed.--
STEM highlights and information about recent scientific discoveries teach readers about Neptune, from its geography and climate to the ways it has been explored and what scientists hope to find out in the future.--
Up-to-date scientific information will engage readers as they learn about Venus. With a focus on STEM and new discoveries, this informative text examines the planet Venus and discusses what scientists hope to learn about it.--
Informative text filled with STEM highlights teaches readers about Saturn, including recent discoveries made by the Cassini spacecraft and information about how scientists' ideas about the planet have changed over time.--
'With a focus on STEM and late-breaking information, this book shows how scientists have made discoveries about Earth throughout history and how they will continue to do so in the future.--
Young readers can explore Mercury and learn what scientists hope to discover about it in the future. Engaging text discussing up-to-date scientific information paired with photos from NASA create an engaging learning experience.--
World War II soldier Bill Wynne met Smoky while serving in New Guinea, where the dog, who was smaller than Wynne's army boot, was found trying to scratch her way out of a foxhole. After he adopted her, she served as the squadron mascot and is credited as being the first therapy dog for the emotional support she provided the soldiers. When they weren't fighting, Bill taught Smoky hundreds of tricks to entertain the troops. Smoky became a war hero herself at an airstrip in Luzon, the Philippines, where she helped save forty airplanes and hundreds of soldiers from imminent attack. After the war, Bill worked as a Hollywood animal trainer and then returned to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He and Smoky continued to perform their act, even getting their own TV show, How to Train Your Dog with Bill Wynne and Smoky. --Provided by publisher.
Contains facts about the green ants and army ants, comparing such aspects as their sizes and abilities, and what the outcome would be if they were to fight each other.
Different kinds of trucks moving Reese's Pieces show how to count to 100.
Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore form, color, and pattern, and capture the very unique nature of frogs in this brilliantly illustrated picture book. Perfect for fans of The Beetle Book, and young readers looking for nonfiction about this perennially fascinating animal. Long legs, sticky tongues, big round eyes, and other dazzling features--what's not to love about frogs? In this magnificently illustrated picture book, Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore one of the world's most diverse--and most threatened--animals. With more than 5,000 different frog species on the planet, in every color of the rainbow and a vast number of vivid patterns, no creatures are more fascinating to learn about or look at. Jenkins and Page present a stunning array of these intriguing amphibians and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.--~Nonfiction picture book explores the form, color, pattern, and nature of frogs.
Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.
Discover the true story of how environmentalist Farmer Tantoh is transforming the landscape in his home country of Cameroon. When Tantoh Nforba was a child, his fellow students mocked him for his interest in gardening. Today he's an environmental hero, bringing clean water and bountiful gardens to the central African nation of Cameroon. Authors Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul share Farmer Tantoh's inspiring story.
Meet Emily. She is being bullied by a group of children at school. She describes how this makes her feel, think and act. Eventually, she finds ways to help herself and also realises that she can get help from other people - both adults and other children. As well as the perspective of the child being bullied, this guide for children aged 7-11 portrays the view of bystanders and the bully, emphasising the difference everyone can make in a bullying situation. Based on the latest research in anti-bullying interventions and written in collaboration with leaders of the field, the book offers practical, tried-and-tested strategies for the prevention of bullying.
The wonder of light has fascinated readers for ages. Walter Wick's mesmerizing photographs paired with simple yet fascinating text and scientific observations help readers understand the secrets and complexity of light. You will learn what light is made of and how it fits alongside everything else in the world. Walter introduces readers into the mystery behind incandescence, light waves, the color spectrum and iridescence as well how we perceive light in our world and beyond. Walter Wick demonstrates that science and art both offer ways to observe the world around us.--~Nonfiction picture book explains the scientific properties of light, touching on subjects ranging from incandescence and iridescence to light waves and the color spectrum.
Presents a history of architecture, from the top of China's Great Wall to the base of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, while readers try to locate hidden figures in each spread.
Shares humorous poems about such subjects as disco baths, sneaky sisters, nose hairs, and wanting a dog.
Growing up in Smiljan, Croatia, Nikola Tesla dreamed about harnessing the power of Niagara Falls. In 1884, he walked down the gangplank into the New York Harbor with four cents in his pocket, a book of poems, a drawing of a flying machine, and a letter of introduction to Thomas Edison, the electrical wizard of America. Upon meeting, Edison sent Tesla to fix the SS Oregon as a test and was so astounded that he offered Tesla a job at his factory. Tesla and Edison had different views about electricity; Tesla wanted to develop an alternate current while Edison wanted to stick to the direct current system. Edison offered Tesla a large sum to make his direct current system more efficient, but when the work was done, Edison refused to pay. Tesla quit and when things were looking bleak, he met George Westinghouse, who also thought that alternating current was the way to light up America. He gave Tesla a job and in 1896, Tesla and Westinghouse built a generator at Niagara Falls that was able to send power as far as Buffalo, New York.
With Learn to Draw Disney Celebrated Characters Collection, artists-in-training will embark on a thrilling artistic journey full of loyal friends, forgetful fish, incredible superheroes, fast race cars, brave explorers, and more! This 144-page collection includes celebrated characters from Mickey Mouse & Friends, Winnie the Pooh, The Lion King, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Wreck-It Ralph, Moana, and more.
Maps, illustrations, and text describe various aspects of countries of the world, including physical features, population, standards of living, natural resources, industries, environmental issues, and climate.
Describes the geography, wildlife, history, government, economy, religion, and culture of Sengal.
Describes the geography, wildlife, history, government, economy, religion, and culture of Portugal.
A look into what school and recess is like at 20 degrees below zero for kids in Alaska, one of America's coldest places --
Learn about the Silk Roads, a series of networks connecting ancient cultures.
A stunningly illustrated treasury of animals, this book will entrance and delight young children interested in the world of nature. Bright-eyed birds, evanescent butterflies, tropical fish and other pleasures await the readers of this large format book that will appeal to young children's curiosity about the natural world. Reminiscent of the watercolors of Ernst Haeckel, John James Audubon, and Maria Sibylla Merian, these charming and expertly rendered pictures of birds, insects, and fish will provide hours of exploration. Presented in double-page spreads, interspersed with informative texts, Guiraud's illustrations capture the wondrous beauty that populates our oceans, forests, and fields. Her expressive illustrations create a sense of intimacy and empathy with the natural world and their exquisite detail rewards close investigation. Certain to captivate both children and adults, this magnificent book will instill in its readers a connection to the world around them and ignite a sense of wonder about all living things.
Presents a collection of sixty-four folk songs, with a discussion about the origin of each song, the musical tradition it came from, complete verses, and the musical notation.
Discusses the different animals living in the city.
Understanding computer science is becoming a necessity in the modern age. The Everything Kids' Scratch Coding Book helps children get a head start on this new essential skill, with Scratch coding--a language designed by MIT specifically to help a younger audience learn to code. In no time, children will learn basic coding concepts, build fun games, and get a competitive edge on their classmates. This book encourages children to think analytically and problem-solve, while helping them develop an essential skill that will last them a lifetime--
Why stick with plain old A, B, C when you can have Amelia (Earhart), Malala, Tina (Turner), Ruth (Bader Ginsburg), all the way to eXtraordinary You--and the Zillion of adventures you will go on? Instagram superstar Eva Chen, author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is back with an alphabet board book depicting feminist icons in A Is for Awesome: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World, featuring spirited illustrations by Derek Desierto.
This book details the history, culture, geography and government of Bolivia.--Provided by publisher.
This book details the history, culture, geography and government of the Dominican Republic--
Introduces young children to computer languages and explains programs and how to write them.
This book details the history, culture, geography and government of Ivory Coast.--Provided by publisher.
Describes the geography, wildlife, history, government, economy, religion, and culture of Jordan.
Rockport's creative engineering extraordinaire, Lance Akiyama, returns again with Zoom, Fly Bolt, Blast STEAM Engineer and 18 STEAM approved projects to get kids doing, thinking, and building!--
Let your creativity and your imagination soar with these colorful, crazy-fun recipes for slime, dough, clay, foam, mud and more. Create amazing concoctions like Fake Snow, Color-Changing Slime and Glow-in-the-Dark Dough. Dig your fingers into Glowing Magic Mud, Shaving Cream Dough and Kool-Aid Foam. Or, if you're brave enough, squeeze the Spider Egg Sack Slime or the Frog's Vomit Slime--eek! There are even some special slimes that you can eat like Gummy Worm Slime, Pudding Slime and Cookie Dough Dough. With 101 super cool activities (that are also super easy to clean up), you can try them all! From the bestselling authors of 101 Kids Activities, 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments and Adorkable Bubble Bath Crafts, this book is full of exciting and fantastical recipes that include tips on the science behind the goo, so you can learn too! Whether it's a slime, a dough or some other moldable creation, you'll be able to create and become whatever your imagination dreams up!--