Grace and Charlie, a married couple, want to have a baby, but the pregnancy test always shows Grace is not pregnant. So, the couple conceive a baby through in vitro fertilization. Provides a step-by-step description of this method of conception.
What if all of the presidents were online? From how they grew up to how they led, learn what historians know about these incredible leaders and find out what they're saying to each other! Just filp the page to follow the leaders! Was Teddy Roosevelf a cute kid in his Throwback Thurday photos? Whose no-shave November facial hair is better, Lincoln's or Taft's? Just how many selfies did JFK take in the oval office?--Page  cover.
Collection of poetry about the sport of hockey.
Full-color photos and simple, step-by-step instructions describe 10 crafts and activities that reuse egg cartons and common materials found around the house--
From the wheel to the World Wide Web--the Cat in the Hat looks at inventors and inventions that have changed our lives.--
Flying cars are real! This book for young readers combines history, biography, technology, and humor in a breezy survey of hybrid vehicles and the dream of flight that kept inventors at work despite many failures and the dictates of common sense--
When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia in 1941, twelve-year-old Michael and his family are deported from Prague to the Terezin concentration camp, where his mother's will and ingenuity keep them from being transported to Auschwitz and certain death.
Presents a story of friends Triangle, Circle, Square, and Rectangle as they have fun together and support one another through life.
Describes how children can help their communities in different ways, from tending a community garden and training service dogs to volunteering to help people with disabilities and mentoring younger students.
Critically acclaimed Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson brings to bold life the remarkable story of the Danish resistance and rescue of over 7,000 Jews during WWII. When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything had changed. Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied by a dangerous enemy. Rather, they fought back. Some were spies, passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs, who aimed to hamper and impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95% of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen, who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act. With her talent for digging deep in her research and weaving real voices into her narratives, Hopkinson reveals the thrilling truth behind one of WWII's most daring resistance movements--
Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras--skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities--came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852-1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico's Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. Juxtaposing his own art with that of Lupe's, author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity. The book includes an author's note, bibliography, glossary, and index.
Describes spectacular and interesting animal traits, including how draco lizards glide, how electric eels make electricity, and how snakes smell with their tongues.
Profiles top players from the 2015 baseball season, including Miguel Cabrera, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clayton Kershaw, and Giancarlo Stanton, providing interesting childhood facts, along with professional career highlights for each.
All the info on the top quarterbacks in all of football.
Every girl dreams about being a princess-- but these women actually are! This book explores everything it means to be royal. Learn about princesses from the past and present and from all over the world! See photos of the princesses and learn all about their crowning achievements, royal families, and official princess duties. What do princesses wear in different parts of the world? Do they all wear crowns?
Full-color photos and simple, step-by-step instructions describe 10 crafts and activities using paper cups, paper plates, and common materials found around the house--
Full-color photos and simple, step-by-step instructions describe 10 crafts and activities using empty milk jugs and common materials found around the house--
Full-color photos and simple, step-by-step instructions describe 10 crafts and activities using cardboard tubes and common materials found around the house--
What's a salary? What's an hourly wage? How do people make money? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Learning About Earning.--From publisher website.
What was life like for some of the most secretive warriors in history? Find out the training, life, and tricks of the famous fighters in Ninjas.--Provided by publisher.
Stories behind the everyday technologies that are taken for granted, such as what happens when one turns on the tap, sends a message through the Internet, telephones a friend, tweets on Twitter, recycles a can, and other fascinating facts.--publisher description
Step-by-step instructions for drawing Mickey and his friends.
You're a world-famous treasure hunter and you've just returned home after finding a mine of gold. You sit down to find a mysterious text message, 'Give me all your treasure or I'll poison your local river - and everyone who depends on it.' There's not a minute to lose - can you save the river from the Toxic Texter? Readers must use their problem-solving skills and geographical knowledge to navigate their way through the thrilling adventure, learning more about geography with every page turned. Questions are carefully chosen to address important geographical subjects for the age group. Finding the answers enables readers to advance through the story, learning more about geography with every step taken. Clues are dotted along the way, and wrong turns will direct readers towards the right answer! A glossary explains geographical words and provides added reference material.
This enchanting tale introduces both parents and children to the teachings of the beloved al-Ghazali (1058-1111 CE). He tells us that the human heart is like a rusty mirror which, when polished through beautiful doings, is able to reflect the Real Essence of all things. Al-Ghazali's story is retold and illustrated by Demi. Also included is a poem by Coleman Barks.
A collection of Bible stories invites young readers to discover that Jesus is the center of God's great story of salvation.
Simple text at the top of each page for beginning readers combined with slightly more difficult text at the bottom of each page for parents, teachers, or others tells the story of Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his brothers.
A look and find book searching cartoon characters from Marvel comics.
Like A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Do You is a little book with a huge amount of heart. International sports star and anti-bullying advocate Ben Cohen shares moving insights into overcoming the pain of being victimized, pushed aside, or left out. After his own father was beaten to death for standing up for a fellow employee, Ben made it his mission to spread awareness about victimization; to build solidarity among family, friends, and other allies; and to offer support and a safe forum for conversation. With poignant anecdotes and practical advice, this book is a natural extension of those efforts--
When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be 19 years before another woman got a chance -- cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982 -- followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. By breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. Women in Space profiles 23 pioneers, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who logged more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. There are also profiles of women astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, France, and more. Readers will also learn about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight. Although they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. Their story, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding.
Briefly describes the construction of the railroad tunnel that connects the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu and makes travel in Japan easier.
With fantastic characters and enchanting, rhythmic, and sometimes nonsense language, Lewis Carroll created magical wonderlands. In his worlds, many things appear upside down and inside out, the rules of logic just don't apply, and everything pompous gets cut down to size. No surprise, then, that children love to visit there, sliding down the rabbit hole with Alice, battling the dreaded Jabberwock, or hunting for that mythical Snark. Carroll's classic works have never lost their fascination, and these 26 selections, along with Eric Copeland's savagely funny paintings that bring his fantastic realms to life, will become favorites with young readers. They'll also appreciate uncovering the true stories behind each tale and learning that many of Carroll's poems mocked the most popular--and humorless--verses of his period. Included are many beloved excerpts from the Alice books, as well as The Walrus and the Carpenter, Father William, and others, all especially wonderful to read aloud! Particularly beneficial for reading along with children are notes on unfamiliar words and recurrent themes, a word glossary, and a biography of the inscrutable and complex Carroll--aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
Presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.
An introduction to the human body and how it functions, including simple experiments which demonstrate the principles presented.
Explains the changing seasons, their effects on plants, animals, and humans, and a variety of seasonal festivals. A companion volume to the The Complete Book of the Night, The Complete Book of the Seasons explains which birds build nests in the spring, why we sweat in summer, how we can predict autumn's weather with a pinecone, and where snow sculptures are made in the winter. A truly comprehensive and global guide, this book studies the seasons across both hemispheres, investigates dry and monsoon seasons, and explains why some parts of the earth do not experience seasonal changes at all. Young readers can even find out about seasons on other planets. A reference section at the back of the book includes an index and a calendar of holidays, festivals, and weather conditions.
Simple text describes various bird beaks and how birds use them to eat, hunt, and gather food. Includes a quiz.