Maybe you remember when a little robotic spacecraft landed on a far-off planet. On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars and now she's ready to guide you through her journey firsthand. From idea to creation and beyond, this fact-filled, stylish book introduces readers to Curiosity and her mission: to discover more about the red planet and search for evidence of life--Dust jacket.
Benito s childhood in El Salvador is disrupted when gang violence comes to his community. When gang members begin to recruit his siblings and target the family with violence, Benito s mother decides that the family will leave the country. Benito s new life in Mexico is different. He and his family hope to one day return home. Interspersed with facts about El Salvador and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.
Simple, everyday cardboard can be a powerful tool for creating new things. Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will the art of innovation. Large, colorful images show students how to complete activities. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
Page-by-page profiles of more than 200 of the biggest Superstars from sports entertainment history are packed with facts, trivia, and behind-the-scenes information. Super Stats boxes detail information on each Superstar, including career highlights and wins. The brand-new guide profiles popular competitors, from Hall of Famers to rising up-and-coming stars.
Have you ever wondered what's inside of your favorite electronic toys? Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will [learn] the art of innovation.--
Makers and inventors rely on prototypes to test out and refine their projects. Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will the art of innovation. Large, colorful images show students how to complete activities. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
At makerspaces, makers of all kinds share tools and knowledge to help each other complete projects. Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will learn how to start their own makerspaces. Large, colorful images show students how to complete activities. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.--
3D printers can turn any idea into a real, three-dimensional object you can hold in your hand. Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will the art of innovation. Large, colorful images show students how to complete activities. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.--
A broad and varied collection of creative pieces resulting from a collaborative experiment: forty-four creators responded to a creative prompt provided by a co-contributor--~Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge! Colby Sharp invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other; photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds into any form of creative work they wanted to share. The result is a stunning collection of words, art, poetry, and story by some of our most celebrated children book creators. A section of extra story starters by every contributor provides fresh inspiration for readers to create works of their own. Here is an innovative book that offers something for every kind of reader and creator! With contributions by Sherman Alexie, Tom Angleberger, Jessixa Bagley, Tracey Baptiste, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Peter Brown, Lauren Castillo, Kate DiCamillo, Margarita Engle, Deborah Freedman, Adam Gidwitz, Chris Grabenstein, Jennifer L. Holm, Victoria Jamieson, Travis Jonker, Jess Keating, Laurie Keller, Jarret J. Krosoczka, Kirby Larson, Minh Lê, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Daniel Nayeri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Debbie Ohi, R.J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dav Pilkey, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Dan Santat, Gary Schmidt, John Schu, Colby Sharp, Bob Shea, Liesl Shurtliff, Lemony Snicket, Laurel Snyder, Javaka Steptoe, Mariko Tamaki, Linda Urban, Frank Viva, and Kat Yeh--
Presents a collection of haiku about the beauty and nature of horses.
Everybody gets itchy, and every kid will love this title that scratches the itch to know more and about the history, anatomy, botany, biology behind it.
A former United States Poet Laureate shares secrets about viewing the world from a poet's perspective, explaining how jabberwalking poets draw inspiration from everything they experience to express themselves in creative ways.
One minute you can't live without them ... the next minute you don't want them breathing your air! Siblings everywhere will relate to this humorous look at famous brothers and sisters whose important bonds have shaped their accomplishments ... (mostly) for the better.--Provided by publisher.
After 9 years in a refugee camp in Nepal, Amita remembers very little of her homeland, Bhutan. At two years old, she was forced to flee her country when her family was targeted because of their Nepalese heritage. When the camp becomes an unsafe place for Amita and her family to live, they make the difficult decision to seek a permanent home in a new country. Interspersed with facts about Bhutan and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.
Dawit s future was bleak in his home country of Eritrea, where he would be forced to join the military. Along with a friend, he makes the difficult decision to flee his home and meet with relatives in Europe. After a dangerous journey and months spent in a refugee camp, Dawit faces challenges in his new home Amsterdam. Interspersed with facts about Eritrea and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.
Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper? Early in August 1937, a news flash came: a sea monster had been spotted lurking off the shore of Nantucket Island. Historically, the Massachusetts island had served as port for whaling ships. Eyewitnesses swore this wasn't a whale, but some new, fearsome creature. As eyewitness account piled up, newspaper stories of the sea monster spread quickly. Across the nation, people shivered in fear. Then, footprints were found on a Nantucket beach. Photographs were sent to prominent biologists for their opinion. Discussion swirled about raising a hunting party. On August 18, news spread across the island: the sea monster had been captured. Islanders ran to the beach and couldn't believe their eyes. This nonfiction picture book is a perfect tool to discuss non-political fake news stories.
A book that explores the world of dinosaurs through a series of minigames.
Through simple text written to foster creativity and problem solving, students will learn about designing and playing your own board games.
When Iran's government threatens Zahra s family for speaking out against its actions, they decide to flee Iran and seek safety in Australia. The journey isn t easy. Many refugees have died on the boat trip across the Indian Ocean. Granted asylum after many months of waiting, Zahra and her family must adjust to a new life. Interspersed with facts about Iran and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.
Experience the action, struggle, and epic glory of the 100 greatest matches in WWE history! With stunning visuals and in-depth commentary, WWE: The 100 Greatest Matches brings together the absolute best, most memorable and stunning matches in WWE history! Relive the excitement with this massive hardcover book, and discover if your favorite matches make the cut.--Amazon.com.
This book outlines how playful, cuddly, helpful, and smart cats have been throughout history as icons of worship, skilled hunters, comforters to the sick, faithful companions, and detectors of diseases in humans. The author recounts the origins of superstitions regarding black cats, explores the role of cats in Japanese and Chinese cultures, and provides a useful guide to how cats communicate with other cats and with humans.--
Describes the history of the soccer World Cup, covering clothing and equipment, host stadiums, the rules, qualifying to participate, and the most successful teams.
Perfect for budding young chefs looking to cook with confidence, this book will help make sure all your meals hit the spot. Cooking Step by Step is packed with 50 mouthwatering recipes that are easy to make and tasty enough for the whole family to enjoy.
Pairing two very unlike animals together for an imaginary fight, this book has readers comparing and contrasting the features of Brachiosaurus and giraffes--
Pairing two very unlike animals together for an imaginary fight, this book has readers comparing and contrasting the features of cheetahs and tortoises--
Pairing two unusual plants together for an imaginary fight, this book has readers comparing and contrasting the features of corpse flowers and Venus fly traps--Provided by publisher.
Pairing two very unlike animals together for an imaginary fight, this book has readers comparing and contrasting the features of dung beetles and elephants--
Pairing two very unlike animals together for an imaginary fight, this book has readers comparing and contrasting the features of great white sharks and mosquitos--
Pairing two very unlike animals together for an imaginary fight, this book has readers comparing and contrasting the features of T. rex and rhinoceroses--
The World Cup, international soccer's championship tournament, rules the global sports stage. Award-winning author Matt Doeden explores the history of international soccer and covers the World Cup's greatest moments, from the most shocking goals to bigges.
Join three fantastic felines as they embark on the adventures of their (nine) lives in this colorful Chapters book, filled with photos and fun facts. Meet Dusty, a Siamese cat who gives the phrase cat burglar new meaning. Take to the seas with Scatty, a sailor and cat hero. And trek across the United States with Vladimir, a real-life cat explorer! These amazing--and TRUE--stories are sure to keep cat lovers and adventure fans on the edge of their seats--
Get tons of fashion, makeup, and beauty tips from the fairest one of all: Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen! Featuring beloved characters from the hit Disney movie Descendants, fans will love flipping through the pages to find out how they can try out the styles showcased in their favorite film.
Set off from London and travel across the globe. Then try to make it back! In Lonely Planet Kids' Around the World in 50 Ways, kids choose their favourite routes and transportation, from tuk-tuks and sleds, to steamboats and hot-air balloons. They'll visit famous cities and exotic, far-flung places - and learn amazing facts about each destination along the way. But they'll need to be careful: not every path will take them where they want to go!--Publisher's website.
An introduction to the human body includes hands-on projects that help readers learn about the different parts of the body and how they work.
For beginners and green-thumbed foodies, this unusually all-inclusive garden-to-kitchen cookbook is part lesson in gardening and part collection of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly recipes.
Calling all Portal Masters! Dark forces are closing in, and this guide is the best hope for keeping Skylands safe. Learn all you can about the realms, from the Core of LIght to Mind Magic to Minions-- both irritating and menacing. To face Kaos and all his evil tricks, you will need to be as knowledgeable as the great heroes themselves, the Skylanders!
Introduces Indonesia, describing its history, geography, culture, everyday life, educational system, cuisine, language, and religion, as well as discussing traditional regional costumes, music, and dance.
By exploring the patterns, colors and crests of flags, we can learn all about the histories and aspirations of the countries they represent. Did you know that the flag of Nepal is the only one with more than four sides? Or that the flag of Mozambique features a book, a hoe and an AK47? Discover all this and more... Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of vexillology!--Page  of cover.
Sink your claws into some cat facts! Learn the history, behaviors, physical traits, and special characteristics of cat breeds including Siamese, Persian, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Maine Coon, and many more. This guidebook gives cat lovers and owners an in-depth look at some furry feline friends. Charming photographs, fun facts, and hands-on pet care tips make this is the ultimate cat-alogue!--
A friend talks about you behind your back. What do you say? You need a bigger allowance. How do you ask your parents? You ruin your friend's favorite book. How do you apologize? Here are the exact words you'll need in these situations -- plus more than 200 others. Look inside for the tools, tips, techniques (and actual words!) to help you untangle your tongue and speak out with confidence and grace.--
Presents advice for girls on how to feel their best in all kinds of situations, discussing how high self-esteem can turn a good day into a great one, while low self-esteem can make a bad day even worse.
Team sport or solo activity? To compete, to have fun with your friends, to express your creativity, or to feel good in your own skin? Whatever you play, whatever your reason, whatever your level, this book is for you. You'll find: exercises to make you stronger and last longer - confidence-building tips and brainpower drills - how to keep your body healthy, and why - team- and spirit-building activities - advice for talking with coaches and parents - tips for playing with heart - tons of ideas from girls like you.
From historic world leaders to brilliant scientists, artists, and modern-day pioneers, What Would She Do? shares twenty-five incredible women's stories that educate and empower. Learn about the remarkable achievements and attitudes of feminist trailblazers such as Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, and other brave women who overcame huge obstacles to accomplish great things. -- Back cover.
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Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.
Twenty-eight science projects and experiments to be done outside will spark kids' creativity and help them develop science skills through hands-on learning.
For more than 100 years, people have been captivated by the disastrous sinking of the Titanic that claimed over 1,500 lives. Now young readers can find out why the great ship went down and how it was discovered seventy-five years later. At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, the largest passenger steamship of this time, met its catastrophic end after crashing into an iceberg. Of the 2,240 passengers and crew onboard, only 705 survived. More than 100 years later, today's readers will be intrigued by the mystery that surrounds this ship that was originally labeled 'unsinkable'.--Provided by publisher.
Scientists Roxanne Beltran and Patrick Robinson set off on a polar adventure, traveling to Antarctica to study the lives of Weddell seals. By finding Patches, a wily seal they've been tracking since birth, they'll be able to learn a lot about how much the seals get to eat and how many pups they raise. A Seal Named Patches takes young readers to the very bottom of the globe, where they meet the animals that live in cold, icy conditions. Through photos and real-life stories, young readers will learn about how scientists do fieldwork, the challenges of researching animals in harsh climates, what it's like to fly in a helicopter over Antarctica.