How many legs does an insect have? What's the difference between an arachnid and an arthropod? Why do monarch caterpillars only eat milkweed plants? Find out the answers to these questions, and lots more, in this book featuring slimy, scary, stinky and strange creepy-crawlies on land and in water. -- amazon.com
Edward Hopper's monster lurks outside the nighthawks' diner. James Whistler's monster rocks in her chair. Monsters invade masterpieces by Dorthea Tanning, Paul Cezanne, M.C. Escher, Jean Michel Basquiat, Giuseppe Archimboldo, Rene Magritte, Henri Rousseau, Franz Kline, Frida Kahlo, Bob Thompson, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Thomas Hart Benton, and Helen Frankenthaler. The monster emerging from Claude Monet's waterlilies is unforgettable. Our guide for this romp through re-imagined masterpieces is an engaging hamster. Thumbnail biographies of the artists identify their iconic works.--Amazon.
Shares information on trains, including their history, different types of trains, and train junctions.
Introduces values, places, and issues that relate to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's life and platform, through an ABC format.
In picture-book format, introduces the characteristics and behaviors of hawks.
After Sybil learns that Bolivar, her dinosaur friend, only eats corned beef sandwiches, she convinces him to sample some of the various cuisines of New York City's five boroughs. Includes descriptions of notable foods, such as rugelach, pretzels, dim sum, falafel, cannoli, bagels, pizza, and others --
We start with a single tree; 1. As we turn the page, we are presented with a sum doubling the number on the page before it: 1+1 = 2; 2+2 = 4; 4+4 = 8. In this way, we reach a million (actually 1,048,576) within 40 pages. Each sum is brought to life with a simple graphic illustration in the distinctive style of Sven Völker. The dots form the back of a ladybird, the bubbles in a cup of soda and the water in a swimming pool. The final page opens up to a magnificent 8-page gatefold to accommodate the final two big numbers. Gloriously simple in its concept and execution, this is a book that will bring mathematics alive to parents as well as children. From publisher's description.
A fun and easy way to learn to play the piano or keyboard, with helpful instruction on classic and favorite songs. Written by the author of the best-selling Build It! series in collaboration with an experienced piano teacher, the Play It! books teach how to play the piano or keyboard in a simple, effective way. Using color-coded notes and character icons, the books include piano sheets of popular and favorite songs as well as a primer on how to read sheet music and some basic techniques. For beginners ages 5 and up, Play It! is the perfect companion on your musical journey--Amazon.
This book explore breakthroughs in the history of math with comical commentary from Garfield the cat--who would really rather just be eating doughnuts.
This fantastic collection includes seven of the best-loved Grimm's fairy tales. The stories are beautifully illustrated and are sure to inspire a new generation of children. For readers who want to know more, the book also contains a section putting the tales into context.--Jacket flap.
An exploration of the ways in which we use and dispose of plastic and how our dependence on plastic is negatively impacting our planet. The text concludes with a call to action for readers to help change the current rates of plastic use--
Take an inspiring journey through the world are art and discover the stories of some remarkable women artists.--Page 4 of cover.
A guide to coral reefs offers an informative tour of this active environment while examining its diverse residence, plant life, make-up, eating habits, and unique characteristics.
Songs about children playing in the schoolyard, sisters braiding each other's hair at the beach, and parents dancing late into the night mesh together thanks to the music. A wide array of styles--nursery rhymes from Gabon, lullabies from Cape Verde, and rumbas from the Congo--are performed in more than a dozen languages. Luminous artwork and homegrown instruments round off this wonderful celebration of history, language, and culture. Lyrics appear transcribed in their original language and in English, along with notes on culture, a world map, and a code for song downloads and print-outs.
Bees are disappearing--but they aren't the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This book explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects and shows just how much bugs matter to our world.
A guidebook to the underwater world of the popular computer game covers everything from anemones to underwater zombies, including illustrated instructions for building an aquarium, activating a conduit, and searching for the Heart of the Sea.
Surprising, and disgusting, facts and stories about animals, nature and the world around us--
Each spread throughout this book explores a breakthrough in the history of engineering, complete with hilarious commentary from Garfield the cat--who would really rather be taking a nap--
Each colorful spread in this book discusses a breakthrough in science, complete with hilarious commentary from Garfield the cat--who would really rather be eating lasagna. From forces and motion to the origin of the universe, Garfield explores it all.--
Presents strange but true facts about life in ancient Egypt, from the invention of the toothbrush and the burial of King Tut to the development of the world's first police force.
Our homes, businesses, and other buildings would not exist without the expert craftsmanship of dedicated trade workers. In this book, readers will learn what it is like to work as an elevator mechanic. They will find out what elevator mechanics do each day, what kind of education is required to become an elevator mechanic, and much more--
Young people are suffering the most from the epidemic of gun violence - as early as kindergarten students are crouching behind locked doors during active shooter drills. Teens are galvanizing to speak up and fight for their right to be safe. They don't just want to get involved, they want to change the world. Enough Is Enough is a call to action for teens ready to lend their voices to the gun violence prevention movement. This handbook deftly explains America's gun violence issues - myths and facts, causes and perpetrators, solutions and change-makers - and provides a road map for effective activism. Told in three parts, Enough Is Enough also explores how America got to this point and the obstacles we must overcome, including historical information about the Second Amendment, the history of guns in America, and an overview of the NRA. Informative chapters include interviews with teens who have survived gun violence and student activists who are launching their own movements across the country. Additionally, the book includes a Q&A with gun owners who support increased gun safety laws.
Simple text and illustrations introduce units of measure, from wet and dry measurements to weight, size, and length.
A history of the world covers such topics as ancient Mesopotamia, world religions, Medieval Europe, the slave trade, the American Civil War, and the space race.
Explains vegetarian diets, including benefits, nutritional information, and recipes.
Introduces pandas, discussing what they eat, where they live, and why they are endangered.
From one of the leading Fortnite players in the world comes your game plan for outclassing the rest at playing video games. This complete compendium includes everything Tyler Ninja Blevins wishes he had known before he got serious about gaming. Video games come and go, but Ninja's lessons are timeless. Pay attention to them and you'll find that you're never really starting over when the next big game launches. Who knows-- you may even beat him one day. As he says, that's up to you. --
Learn about Mexico, a country famous for its colorful fiestas and celebrations, and its rich history blending Aztec, Mayan, and European influences ... Explore Mexico's traditions in arts and music, including its world-famous mariachi bands.--Provided by publisher.
As one of the Earth's biggest countries and the one with the world's largest population, China is well-known for its rich history and traditions ... Readers will learn about China's culture, monuments like the Great Wall, and animals like panda bears that call China home.--Provided by publisher.
Explore Brazil, a country with some of the world's most significant natural wonders, as well as some of its most populous urban areas. Unusual animals like toucans and jaguars call Brazil's lush rainforests their home. The country is also known for its vibrant, bustling cities, like Rio de Janeiro.--Provided by publisher.
Made up of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is a country well known for its beautiful beaches, a dazzling array of plants and animals, and bustling city life. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will learn about modern life in the Philippines' cities, and its agricultural past. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, infographics, recipes, a glossary, and references to learn more--
With a mix of South Asian influences, Pakistan is a country known for its Islamic art and architecture, popular religious celebrations, and rich foods. Learn about Pakistan's people, government, and fascinating history, from life under British rule to Pakistan's independence.
A land of Amazonian jungles, Caribbean beaches, and hectic cities, Venezuela is a country of many contrasts. ... Readers will explore the country's love of sports like baseball, learn about its wild animals, and discover more about its complicated political history.--Provided by publisher.
A mesmerizing blend of old and new traditions, Japan is a country of diverse land, climate, and people ... Explore Japan's history and its creation of art forms including origami, calligraphy, and ikebana, the art of flower arranging.--Provided by publisher.
With one of the largest populations in the world, India is a land of crowded cities, but it's also known for its beautiful mountains and serene beaches ... Explore India's colorful culture and traditions, how Indians celebrate, and what they eat.--Provided by publisher.
This title includes biographies of important figures of the Space Race from both the United States and the Soviet Union. These men and women include: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova, and others.
This title explores the military origins of the Space Race, including the geopolitics of the Cold War, the race to build intercontinental ballistic missiles, and sophisticated reconnaissance satellites. Will include information about Germany's development of the V-1 buzz bomb and V-2 missiles of World War II, and the United States enlistment of Wernher von Braun, the German scientist known as the father of rocketry. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
NASA's Apollo program was the most ambitious human spaceflight mission in history, with its goal of safely landing astronauts on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth. This title will follow each mission, from the tragedy of Apollo 1, to the triumph of Apollo 11 and the final Moon landings of the early 1970s. It will also examine the parallel space exploration efforts of the Soviet Union during this period, and its unsuccessful attempt to beat America to the Moon. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Gemini was the second major project in the United States' manned spaceflight effort. This title will examine each two-man mission to test equipment and techniques to be used by the later Apollo missions to the Moon. These include docking maneuvers and spacewalks, all untested before the Gemini missions. Will also examine the parallel space exploration efforts of the Soviet Union during this period. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
This title will explore the beginnings of the Space Race, including the development and launch by the Soviet Union of Sputnik, the world's first satellite. America's response was Project Mercury, run by the newly formed NASA. With its goal of putting astronauts into Earth's orbit, Project Mercury spawned such household names as John Glen, Alan Shepard, and the other Mercury 7 astronauts. Will also examine animals in space, and the parallel space exploration programs of the Soviet Union, including the efforts of rocket designer Sergei Korolev. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Go inside Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, where you will meet a tiger named Kamal, one of 500 animals who has been rescued and now lives in safety. Includes full-color photos, graphics, and maps--
Food is a fun way to celebrate diversity, and in her new kids' cookbook, best-selling author Deanna F. Cook leads young chefs on a tasty tour of global cultures and cuisines. Kids gain practical kitchen skills through preparing breakfasts, drinks, snacks, dinners, and desserts from around the world--
Illustrations and text follow the story of a six-room Moscow apartment throughout the twentieth century and the family living there, as their personal upheavals and accomplishments reflect events in Russia and the wider world.
From a Geisel Honor author/illustrator, the story of conservationist Anna Merz and the baby rhino she adopted and raised--
Explore the iconic locations of Hogwarts as seen in the Harry Potter films with this large-scale interactive book, Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts. Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts pairs striking full-color illustrations of Hogwarts with interactive elements that reveal key movie scenes, concept art, and behind-the-scenes info on the most memorable locations within Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Go behind-the-scenes with iconic landmarks like the Forbidden Forest, the Great Hall, and Quidditch Pitch, and discover secret rooms and mysteries hidden beyond the school's surface. The first in a series of large-scale interactive books that explore the iconic locations from the films of the Wizarding World, Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts is the perfect book for readers of all ages to connect with and rediscover the magic of Hogwarts--