Looks at the history of Ellis Island and identifies its early roles as a Mohegan island, fisherman rest spot, famous immigration station, and today's museum.
DID YOU KNOW THAT...The stegosaurus had a brain the size of a walnut, or that there used to be scorpions that grew to over two metres in length? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW...Which prehistoric animals dinosaurs used to be afraid of? AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS ...By telling them about feathered dinosaurs, giant millipedes and flying giraffes! This book is packed with the wildest, weirdest, funniest, filthiest, foulest, wisest, grossest, brainiest, oldest and best facts about the prehistoric world.
Explains the factors that led to the Great Depression, describing the social conditions of children during that time period and the movies and other forms of entertainment that helped distract people until the recovery of the late 1930s.
Offers a guide to discovering nature in one's own backyard, and includes tips on identifying trees, flowers, mammals, rocks, and insects, and examining the night sky.
Usually we think of coding as something only trained experts and scientists can handle, but not any more thanks to programs like Python. First developed in 1991, Python uses lines of code, letters, and symbols, to create computer programs. Python is easier to read and takes fewer lines of code to accomplish tasks than some programming languages. Python's creator, Guido van Rossum, wanted to create open-source software that used easy-to-understand coding text. His software allows even novice programmers to see results in a short amount of time. Vivid photographs, sidebars, and a graphic organizer help make this STEM-centric volume a dynamic learning experience.--
Follow a bustling family through their busy day. The story unfolds through simple header sentences and bright detailed illustrations.
Highlights the bond between a mother and her child while providing a gentle introduction to sign language during their day at the beach--
Teens with autism are natural observers--able to study, imitate, and learn social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to empower these strengths with mindfulness strategies and scripts, while also helping teens reduce anxiety, manage emotions, be more aware in the present moment, and connect with others. This book offers a unique, strengths-based approach to help teens with autism and Asperger's develop social skills, strengthen communication, and thrive--~Teens with autism have the potential to be excellent actors. They are natural observers-able to study, imitate, and learn social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to bolster these strengths with mindfulness strategies and roleplaying scripts, while also helping teens reduce anxiety, manage emotions, be more aware in the present moment, and connect with others. This book offers a unique, strengths-based approach to help teens with autism spectrum (including Asperger's Syndrome) develop social skills, strengthen communication, and thrive. The activities contained in each chapter are custom-designed to work with the unique perspectives, sensory processing, neurological strengths and challenges that teens with autism bring to their encounters with the social world. By engaging in these activities, teens will gain an authentic awareness of their surroundings, leading to better social interaction that is also rewarding, interesting, and fun. The delightful and creative activities in this book are grounded in well-documented clinical observations and current empirical studies. They also take into account the real neurological differences that exist in young people with autism, and focuses on the unique pathways needed to connect with and inspire these exceptional and fabulous teenagers. This is the only book available for teens with autism that specifically integrates mindfulness skills and imaginative scripted roleplaying activities for building authentic social experiences--
Presents loving moments between animal babies and their fathers.
Get ready to discover the animals who don't play by the rules! Children love finding out about animals but they won't have come across these rascals before. Warning: contains rotters and plotters, hooligans, con artists and assassins! 'The Ultimate Animal Criminals' features all sorts of criminal creatures, including mischievous monkeys, looting lemurs and tyrant toads.
Describes Cecil the lion's rise to power at the Hwange National Park, from his struggles as a cub and alliance with rival Jericho to his untimely death that shocked the world.
Michif and English words combine with images from Métis culture to introduce young and old alike to the unique Michif language.
A brief history of pizza as it is now prepared in America, for beginning readers.
Newly revised and updated with the latest NFL photography and the most current information about football's best players, this Sports Illustrated Kids reference book for young sports fans is written in a fun and easy-to-navigate question and answer format. Player profiles, facts, and stats are organized into five comprehensive categories: Champions, Personalities, Record Breakers, Super Scorers and Yardage Kings. --
Bursting with creative and hilarious challenges to keep your whole family entertained on any journey.
This series asks who would win the Olympic gold medals if all the competitors were animals. The books introduce readers to some of the different events within each type of Olympic sport, and the animals that could beat the best human athletes at each event. This book looks at Swimming and Diving, pitting elephant seal against kingfisher in diving and dolphin against pilotfish in synchronized swimming.
Siblings Celine and Tucker use the basic principles of energy to experiment with everyday objects, in a story where their scientific gadgets will help them survive Earth in the distant future.
Have you ever wondered about the prophet Muhammad? ...Why he is so important or why he is praised so often. These questions, and many more, are explored inside.
Explore fourteen diverse workplaces, then turn the page to find out what each grown-up does there. Features more than 100 jobs.
This series asks who would win the Olympic gold medals if all the competitors were animals. The books introduce readers to some of the different events within each type of Olympic sport, and the animals that could beat the best human athletes at each event. This book looks at Gymnastics, pitting squirrel against mountain goat in the balance beam and tree frog against flea in the vault.
In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the manufacturers of LEGO, the Kristiansen Family. Follow the family's story from Denmark where Ole Kirk Christiansen began making wooden toys in his Billund Carpentry Shop and Lumberyard to the company's evolution to the LEGO company. Christiansen and his sons Godtfred, Karl, and Gerhardt purchase a machine that makes plastic toys, and create the LEGO brick, and his grandson Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen expands to LEGOLAND. Learn how LEGO bricks are made, who came up with the name, how the family name came to be spelled with a K, and about other LEGO group products. -- Publisher's website.
In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the innovators of the Slinky, the James family. Follow the story from Richard James's childhood and engineering education at Penn State University where he married Betty Mattas to his naval engineering career at William Cramp & Sons and the accident with a tension spring that led to Slinky. The Jameses founding of the Spring and Wire Company and its success with Slinky, the company's foundering, Richard's departure, and later success under Betty's leadership using one of the nation's most recognizable product jingles. Learn how Slinkys are made, who came up with the name, the role of the movie Toy Story in Slinky's success, and about other Slinky products. -- Publisher's website.
Presents wildfires as neither good nor bad but as part of the endless cycle of change in forests and grasslands.
The weather is different every day. Sometimes the sky is blue and the sun is shining; sometimes the sky is filled with clouds and its raining. And sometimes there is so much wind, you can hardly walk. In winter, when soft snowflakes fall from gray skies, you can make a snowman! Weather can be fun, but it can also be dangerous, like when theres a tornado. In this book, youll find out more about the beautiful, exciting, and dangerous sides of the weather.--Page  of cover.
Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such as bugs that come out at night, baby creepy-crawlies and life cycles, how bugs hide and show off and how some bugs love to live in your home. The text is chatty, funny and full of amazing facts. Ages 5+
Offers an illustrated introduction to the world of the Disney Star Darlings franchise, with information about the characters, places, and things of Starland and Wishworld.
Presents animals that use camoflauge to survive, including the harlequin filefish, the gliding lizard, and the cuckoo finch.
The March and April storm of 1913 was the largest the United States had ever seen. This book presents the stories of key people in Dayton, Ohio, the city that became the symbol of this disaster--Provided by publisher.
Explores the experience of immigrants who came to America in the twenty-first century, celebrating the diversity of the country and hope for the future.
Introduces the Great Depression, inviting readers to investigate its causes, offering insights into daily life and how the economics of the time shaped politics, and discussing Roosevelt's New Deal.
Ripley's world -- Seeing is believing -- Tails and tales -- Strange sports -- Unique physiques -- Crazy crazes -- Goofy get-arounds -- Far-out food -- Absurd around the world.
Apple Blossom, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, and more are ready to crack cartful after cartful of fresh jokes...Back cover.
Journey into the enchanting worlds of the Disney princesses, where dreams really do come true. Discover wonderful tales of adventure, romance, and magic, meeting all your favorite characters along the way.--P.  of cover.
A book about loggerhead sea turtles, and a girl's attempts to help save their babies from man-made light.--
Provides definitions, pronunciation, etymology, part of speech designation, and other information. Intended for use by students in grades six to eight.
From school to family to friends, from Grrrr to Hooray!, Judith Viorst takes us on a tour of feelings of all kinds in this thoughtful, funny, and charming collection of poetry that's perfect for young readers just learning to sort out their own emotions.--Amazon.com.