Discover Borneos Gomantong Cave, where literally millions of bats, cockroaches, spiders, and rats coexistin pitch darkness. Learn about mythical creatures like the Mongolian Death Wormand scarily real ones like killer bees, which were accidentally created by scientists in the 1950s. Visit New Orleanss Beauregard-Keyes house, where Civil War soldiers are said to still clash in the front hall. Plus ghost stories from around the world, a cross-cultural study of vampires, and how to transform into a zombie with makeup. Each entry includes a “Fright Meter” measurement from 1 to 3, because while being scared is fun, everyone has their limit--Amazon website.
Which creature is the deadliest? Is it the insect that bites, the ostrich that kicks, the snake that squeezes, or the shrew that paralyzes? Is it the most venemous, the most poisonous, or the one that infects its victims with a fatal disease? Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose which creature they think is the deadliest in this newest picture book collaboration between Guiberson and Spirin. --Publisher
Presents a history of world art from cave paintings to present day through seventy tales about artists and the way they created their work.
Sharp-eyed readers will need to keep their eyes peeled in this engaging look at how animals of all shapes and sizes blend in and survive in their native ecosystems. How do animals deal with danger? From crocodiles standing on their tails to great white sharks with their jaws wide open to well-camouflaged venomous snakes, prospective naturalists and conservationists will have a lot to look out for in this exploration of dynamic ecosystems and the animals that hide and hunt in them--Publisher.
An anthology of stories inspired by the real-life school experiences of many of today's celebrated authors includes contributions by such writers as Wendy Mass, Varian Johnson, and Bruce Coville.
In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy, muddy, unmapped journey ten thousand miles long. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten, and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The womens suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not let anything keep them from spreading the word about equal voting rights for women. Braving blizzards, deserts, and naysayersnot to mention a whole lot of tires stuck in the mudthe two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause. One hundred years after Nell and Alice set off on their trip, Mara Rockliff revives their spirit in a lively and whimsical picture book, with exuberant illustrations by Hadley Hooper bringing their inspiring historical trek to life,--Amazon.com.
The children of the Tsimshian village of Kitkatla love to play at being hunters, eager for their turn to join the grown-ups. But when they capture and mistreat a crow, the Chief of the Heavens, angered at their disrespect, brings down a powerful storm. The rain floods the Earth and villagers have no choice but to abandon their homes and flee to their canoes. As the seas rise, the villagers tie themselves to the top of Anchor Mountain, where they pray for days on end and promise to teach their children to value all life. The storm stops and the waters recede. From that point on, the villagers appoint a chief to perform the Peace Dance at every potlatch and, with it, pass on the story of the flood and the importance of respect--
An illustrated collection of traditional and classic nursery rhymes.
This hand-lettering workbook features hand-lettering lessons for beginners, from playing with style and brush calligraphy basics to illustrated hand-lettered designs and lettering styles.--
Seven washerwomen meet seven woodcutters. Riotous colour illustrations.
After wreaking havoc on all the planets of its own galaxy, a hungry monster gets a big surprise when it comes to Earth and tries to capture a little boy.
This photo-illustrated book describes the life of SWAT officers, including the work they do to catch dangerous criminals and free hostages. Describes what it takes to become a SWAT officer and includes real-life missions--
Humans have walked on the moon, but can people really live in space? A global team of engineers and scientists are joining forces to design and launch a permanent international space station. You've always been excited by the idea of space exploration, but do you have what it takes to join the crew? Will you: Be an engineer designing robotics, life support, and other systems on the station? Be a shuttle astronaut, delivering and installing modules during the station's construction? Be an astronaut living and working on the completed station? Everything in this book happened to real people. And you choose what you do next. The choices you make either lead you and the project to success--or to failure. -- back cover.~Explores various perspectives on the International Space Station. The reader's choices reveal the historical details--
In 1971, engineers succeeded in placing a spacecraft into Mars's orbit with the hope of finding out what was on Mars: Intelligent life? Water? A place where humans could live? Since then, more missions to Mars have been launched. Now is your chance to help continue the exploration of Mars. Will you: Join teams working on Mars orbiters? Join teams working with Mars landers and rovers? Everything in this book happened to real people. And you choose what you do next. The choices you make either lead you and the project to success--or to failue. -- back cover.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: GENERAL INTEREST (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Are Olympic athletes born stronger and faster than the rest of us? Why do tennis rackets have strings? How do gymnasts balance on their hands? Why do hurdlers do the splits when they jump? Glenn Murphy, author of Why is Snot Green?, answers these and lots of other brilliant questions in this fascinating book about the science of sport. From running a marathon to beating your friends at basketball or being the bendiest gymnast around, find out everything you ever wanted to know about sports and games and what it is that makes athletes the best at what they do. Ages 7+
This book explores the human microbiome--the trillions of microbes that share our bodies--and why it has become one of the hottest areas of research in human health. The book discusses the microbes that live on us and in us, how scientists study them, and how they relate to health issues such as infections, obesity, allergies, and autoimmune disorders. The book delves into the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), a US government/National Institutes of Health initiative launched in 2007, in which scientists are working to identify and study all of the microbes associated with human health and disease. The book also takes readers into stores to make informed choices about the many anti-microbial and probiotic products that line the shelves.--
Discover what lies behind the massive stones of a castle wall. Includes projects based on castle life.
Learn about the history of wrestling as well as some basic moves, techniques, and training procedures.
Follows the adventures of the three unlikely friends--Eli, Phoebe, and Hank--as they take on their latest engineering adventure, building a house! Follow the trio as they learn about how a house is constructed, from the foundation to the rafters. Detailed diagrams and illustrations help children and their parents visualize and conceptualize real-world home construction.
Football is America's most popular sport, with the Super Bowl nearly a national holiday. This accessible guide will appeal to young fans of all knowledge and experience levels. First, it covers football's origins and the rules and equipment of its early era. Today's game is described in detail, including rules and objectives, the playing field and equipment, and game officials and their roles. Readers glean tips on fundamentals for the offensive and defensive lines, such as tackling, catching, and throwing the perfect spiral. Aspiring youth players learn how they can get involved in the sport and where to go for more information.
Presents a brief history of softball, looks at the game's rules and strategies, and discusses how people can become involved in the sport recreationally.
Introduces the sport of baseball, discussing the history, rules and regulation, and preactice ideas for players.
Introduces the sport of volleyball, discussing the history, rules and regulations, and practice ideas for players.
Whatever you know the sport as--soccer, football, or association football--it is the world's most popular team sport. And the World Cup, played every four years, is the world's most popular sporting event. But that's on the global stage. As everyone who plays or watches soccer knows, sometimes the real action and excitement can be found on the local field or pitch. This concise guide is a useful tool for those interested in playing (or just learning about) the game--including its earliest days of play, up-to-date descriptions of the various positions, clear explanations of the sometimes-confusing rules of play, and much more.
Introduces the sport of basketball, discussing the history, rules and regulations, and practice ideas for players.
Sydney shares her firsthand account of life with cerebral palsy, which makes walking, talking, and using her hands difficult. But she likes to do the same things other kids do.
Hassan and Aneesa go to their local masjid (mosque) for the first time to see how Islamic religious services are performed.
Introduces Cuba, describing its geography and climate, industries, history, resources and wildlife, culture, politics, and sports.
Retells the classic French fairy tale of the enchanted beast and the maiden whose love rescues him, together with two similar tales from China and Switzerland.
Retells the classic Grimm fairy tale of the children who encounter a witch in the forest, together with three similar tales from Russia, Italy, and the Philippines.
This book looks at causes, symptoms, and treatments of allergies with real-life examples from kids who have experienced them--
Describes a variety of trivia facts about baseball--
Readers ages 9-12 explore the innovative engineering solutions that have come from the natural world around us, and use their own interactions with nature to inspire new designs. Includes science projects, glossary, resources, and index.
An introductory text in the field of optics. Readers ages 7-10 discover how light works, how it shapes our world, and why we depend on it for survival. Includes projects, glossary, index.
Supercars, race cars, and sports cars all have blazing speed. How do they go so fast?
A lively and informative look at how we get our food, and the people who produce it.
This book presents a series of goofy questions that will help kids understand various mind-boggling math concepts.--
Explores all things cold-blooded, pairing extreme, hyper-detailed images of scaly skin, snake eyes, and webbed feeet with fun facts, activities, and brainteasers.
Here's a dreamy party for every month of the year, complete with decorating ideas, fun games and crafts, yummy recipes, and more.
Arthur Biyarslanov's journey to competitive boxing has been full of obstacles. As a young Muslim refugee, he fled with his family from Chechnya and eventually landed in Toronto where he became the Chechen Wolf, a school-aged soccer star. A broken leg interrupted his soccer career and he took up boxing, only to find that it was his greatest love. Now a gold medal winner at the 2015 Pan Am Games, the talented boxer will be on a quest for the ultimate gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.--Page  of cover.
Among the millions of stories ever told, the tales of the legendary explorer Marco Polo are the most renowned. Listen as an old-time scribe tells his curious young neighbor about stories that are worth remembering--Provided by publisher--
300 fun facts about things that are stinky, sticky, or sneaky.
Being President of the United States is a big job -- the biggest job in all of America! Follow the president as he (or she) campaigns, runs, moves into the White House, and works to fix problems. Learn about historically significant presidents along the way, and see what it takes to be president--
Amidst a complicated history of mistreatment by and distrust of the American government, the Navajo people--especially bilingual code talkers--helped the Allies win World War II--
Zentangle designs are used in a variety of craft projects.
The Star Darlings of Starland are hard at work making all of our wishes come true! With this delightful book in hand, you will be able to duplicate their unique looks with fantastic hairstyles, great styling tips, and fun instructions for creating your very own Star Darling inspired jewellery. Do you love Sages unusual style or Libbys glamorous presence or are you more a fan of Leona, Scarlet, or Vega? Whichever you prefer, this amazing book helps you dress like your favorite Star Darling and aspire to make your own wishes come true!--Page  cover.
Explores the real-world science and engineering related to Superman's ability to fly--
The characteristics of circles as well as how to find the radius, diameter, circumference, and area of a circle are explained and illustrated in this geometry picture book--
In 1861, at the age of 37, Harriet Colfax became the lighthouse keeper for the Michigan City Lighthouse off Lake Michigan. For 43 years, until the age of 80, Harriet kept her light burning, through storms, harsh winters, and changes in technology. This true story includes excerpts from her actual log.--Provided by the publisher.
Packed full of step-by-step projects, this is the perfect book for crafty kids eager yo reuse, recycle, and do their bit for the environment. With a mixture of simple and challenging projects, readers can learn how to create new objects from scrap materials, make their homes more eco-friendly, and turn even the smallest outdoor space into a wildlife haven. --cover.
Through narrative nonfiction text, readers go behind the wheel and experience the breathtaking acceleration of a dragster.--Publisher's website.
Step inside the world of monster truck racing : feel the excitement, learn the history and race to the finish!~Through narrative nonfiction text, readers go behind the wheel of a monster truck and experience what it is like to race, crush cars, and do tricks. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, sources for further research, a selected bibliography, a glossary, and an introduction to the author.
Through narrative nonfiction text, readers go behind the wheel of a speedy, nimble sportbike.--Publisher's website.
Through narrative nonfiction text, readers go behind the wheel and settle in for a long endurance race in a state-of-the-art sports car.--Publisher's website.
Through narrative nonfiction text, readers go behind the wheel of a stock car and experience what it's like to race inches apart from other high-speed vehicles.--Publisher's website.