Describes the history, landscape, wildlife, and available activities of Great Sand Dunes National Monument.
Official strategy guide to Pokémon sun & Pokémon moon. The lush islands of the Alola region are teeming with new Pokémon, people, and places to discover. Prepare for adventures, new ways to partner with Pokémon, and many surprises along the way!
Resistance Pilot Poe Dameron presents his flight log, which includes information on his life before joining the Resistance, his mission to Jakku, and his daring attack on Starkiller Base.
The women athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics captivated the world: Simon Biles, the most decorated American gymnast of all time; Katie Ledecky, who shattered swimming records in multiple events; Michelle Carter, the first American gold medalist in shot put; Simone Manuel, the first African American woman to medal in individual swimming. Their accomplishments amazed us, as did their personal stories of persistence and hard work. The Golden Girls of Rio focuses on the paths to glory for these women athletes, how they got their start and rose to meteoric heights in the Rio games. The other swimming and gymnastic teammates are included in the story as well.An inspiring story, bursting with color and action and life, that will make you smile to see these champion athletes as little girls, and to revisit their triumphs in achieving Olympic gold.
This book explains that listening helps children play an active role in their families and their classes.
This book explores the value of helping children move in different worlds--in their family, their school, and their neighborhood.
Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.
Few people are aware that in the aftermath of German and Soviet invasions and division of Poland, more than 1.5 million people were deported from their homes in Eastern Poland to remote parts of Russia. Half of them died in labor camps and prisons or simply vanished, some were drafted into the Russian army, and a small number returned to Poland after the war. Those who made it out of Russia alive were lucky--and nine-year-old Krystyna Mihulka was among them. In this childhood memoir, Mihulka tells of her family's deportation, under cover of darkness and at gunpoint, and their life as prisoners on a Soviet communal farm in Kazakhstan, where they endured starvation and illness and witnessed death for more than two years. This untold history is revealed through the eyes of a young girl struggling to survive and to understand the increasingly harsh world in which she finds herself--
A 22-volume, highly illustrated, A-Z general encyclopedia for all ages, featuring sections on how to use World Book, other research aids, pronunciation key, a student guide to better writing, speaking, and research skills, and comprehensive index--
Learn how to draw cute baby animals starting with a lowercase letter.
Learn how to draw aliens and robots starting with numbers and letters.
In May 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed two unarmed Mexican oil tankers off the Gulf Coast, forcing Mexico to enter World War II. With the help of United States President Roosevelt, Mexican President Camacho arranged to send one Air Force squadron to fight in the war. Thirty-eight of Mexico's top pilots, and about two hundred sixty additional military crew, were carefully selected to form the 201st Air Force Squadron, also known as the Aztec Eagles. The squadron was the first unit in history to leave Mexico on a fighting mission. To mark this historic event, President Camacho asked the men if they had any last minute requests before they went to war. Sergeant Angel Bocanegra, a former teacher and now squadron ground crewmember, stepped forward and made a request. He asked that a school be built in his small town, Tepoztlan. This is the exciting account of how a Mexican Air Force squadron and an unknown schoolteacher made their mark in history--Publisher summary.~A photo-illustrated book about the Aztec Eagles, Mexico's World War II Air Force squadron interwoven with the story of Sergeant Angel Bocanegra, whose service was rewarded with the building of a school in his village. Includes glossary, author's note, and author's sources--Provided by publisher.
A reference guide includes records in the realms of popular culture, sports, science, nature, and technology, and includes a section of United States records.
From the author and illustrator of A is for Activist and Counting on Community. This time, Innosanto Nagara tells a true story from his childhood in Indonesia. It is a child's view of a particular place and time--but it is also an introduction to Indonesia, a story about colonialism, and a message about the power of creativity--
Designed for children between the ages of 8 and 13, is a functioning, first-step instruction manual. With excitement and honesty, Mongo encourages his readers to articulate and personalize their own vision of next-generation space travel. Driven in part by new space celebrities (Commander Chris Hadfield, Elon Musk, Alyssa Carson), and in part by a shift in popular interest in space (SpaceX rockets, Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Kerbal Space Program videogaming), this book captures a new era of enthusiasm for space exploration.
In 1954, one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth Century aimed to end school segregation in the United States. Although known as Brown v. Board of Education, the ruling applied not just to the case of Linda Carol Brown, an African American third grader refused entry to an all-white Topeka, Kansas school, but to cases involving children in South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, DC--Dust jacket flap.
Introduces astronomy and the things it studies through profiles in which the Solar System, the planets, stars, and the Milky Way galaxy introduce themselves.
Practical tips on how to make your own podcast, from planning and preparing to actually recording, editing, and posting your work--
Presents the most interesting, monumental, and strange sports stories of the past year, including championship statistics in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, and tennis.
Hundreds of fascinating facts are waiting to be unearthed in this book from Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski, the creative duo behind 'Maps'. Dive below the surface, and find out what happens under the earth and under the water. From early submarines and deep-sea life, to burrowing animals and man-made tunnels - you will never look at the world in the same way again!
A is for Activist is an ABC book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books--
This unique architecture atlas shows the most remarkable buildings in the world. Children and adults will marvel in amazement. Mali, in North Africa, is home to the largest building made out of clay; the structure only took one year to complete. For the construction of Neuschwanstein Castle, 465 tons of marble were hefted to the Alps to the building site. The Atomium in Brussels boasts the longest escalators in Europe. The largest mosque in the world is as big as 56 football fields. The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments presents a world of breathtaking buildings and their incredible stories through illustrated maps and engaging factsheets. Sarah Tavernier and Alexandre Verhille have already deftly shown with Legendary Routes of the World that they are experts in showcasing the biggest and the best. Now, for The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments, they researched the longest bridges, tallest towers, the most impressive cultural sites, and plenty of curiosities. Exciting facts are woven together with a myriad of architectural styles; the material feats are skillfully and artfully placed upon bold maps, situating the constructions within a geographic context.
Learn to draw all of your favorite characters from classic Disney movies! Featured drawing subjects include Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, Mowgli, Baloo, Kaa, Shere Khan, Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey, Yen Sid, Cruella De Vil, Pongo, Peter Pan, the Darling Children, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Tod, Copper, Bambi, Thumper, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Geppetto, Lady, Tramp, Thomas O'Malley, Duchess, Marie, Dumbo, and Timothy Q. Mouse. Tips and techniques from professional Disney animators are sprinkled throughout the pages, creating a well-rounded, fun drawing experience for any Disney collector, fan, or aspiring artist.