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Par Kim Rosen, Gillian Richardson. 2015
Profiles ten ships that influenced human history. Explores maritime adventures from the voyages led by Commander Zheng He's Chinese treasure…ships in the fifteenth century to the twenty-first-century Somali pirate hijacking of the Saudi Arabian supertanker Sirius Star. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015
Par Brian Floca. 2013
Illustrates what it was like to ride from Omaha to Sacramento on the new cross-country railroad in the mid-1800s. Describes…the sounds of the engine, the work of the crew, and the changing scenery. Caldecott Medal. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2013
As featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Crip Camp , and for readers of I Am Malala , one of the…most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her story of fighting to belong. “If I didn’t fight, who would?” Judy Heumann was only 5 years old when she was first denied her right to attend school. Paralyzed from polio and raised by her Holocaust-surviving parents in New York City, Judy had a drive for equality that was instilled early in life. In this young readers’ edition of her acclaimed memoir, Being Heumann , Judy shares her journey of battling for equal access in an unequal world—from fighting to attend grade school after being described as a “fire hazard” because of her wheelchair, to suing the New York City school system for denying her a teacher’s license because of her disability. Judy went on to lead 150 disabled people in the longest sit-in protest in US history at the San Francisco Federal Building. Cut off from the outside world, the group slept on office floors, faced down bomb threats, and risked their lives to win the world’s attention and the first civil rights legislation for disabled people. Judy’s bravery, persistence, and signature rebellious streak will speak to every person fighting to belong and fighting for social justice.
Par Carmella Van Vleet, Lena Chandhok. 2016
Have you ever looked up into the sky, seen an airplane, and wondered where it was going and who was…flying it? Aviation is the study of the design, development and production, and operation of aircraft. In Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly, children ages 9 to 12 learn about this fascinating field and meet three successful women working in aviation. Meg Godlewski is a master certified flight instructor, Kristin Wolfe is a pilot in the Air Force, and Taylor McConnell is a production support engineer.Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls' interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science. Compelling stories of real-life aviation experts provide readers with role models that they can look toward as examples of success.Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly uses engaging content, links to primary sources, and essential questions to whet kids' appetites for further exploration and study of aviation. This book explores the history of aviation, the women who helped pioneer flight, and the multitude of varied careers in this exciting and important field. Both boys and girls are encouraged to let their imaginations and dreams soar.
Par Michelle Mulder. 2013
Pedal It! celebrates the humble bicycle--from the very first boneshakers to the sleek racing bikes of today, from handlebars to…spokes to gear sprockets--and shows you why and how bikes can make the world a better place. Not only can bikes be used to power computers and generators, they can also reduce pollution, promote wellness and get a package across a crowded city--fast! Informative but not didactic, Pedal It! encourages young readers to be part of the joy of cycling.
Par Margriet Ruurs. 2005
When we think of a library, we picture a building on a street or perhaps a room in a school.…But some libraries aren't kept behind four walls. Some move from place to place in the most remarkable ways: by bus, by boat, by elephant, by donkey, by train, even by wheelbarrow. These unusual mobile libraries are often the only way that books can be brought to people in remote areas, such as the mountains of Thailand, the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, or rural areas of Zimbabwe. In places such as these, the arrival of the libraries is a major and much anticipated event. But the books would never reach the people without the hard work of dedicated librarians and volunteers. Margriet Ruurs, writer and educator, contacted librarians around the world and asked them to share stories about their libraries. In many cases, volunteers and librarians took camera in hand to photograph their mobile libraries and to record the happy faces of children receiving books. The result is this inspiring photo essay, which is a celebration of books, readers, and librarians. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "the mobile library is as important as air or water." This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Par Kristin L. Nelson. 2011
It races through mud. It glides through the air. This monster truck is on the move! What makes monster trucks…different from other trucks? And what kinds of cool tricks can these trucks do? Read this book to find out! Learn all about mighty machines in the Vroom-Vroom series―part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!
Par Tammy Gagne. 2021
The wheel was invented more than 5,000 years ago, and it has brought some awesome vehicles our way. But this…invention isn't done giving! Take a tour of some of the most unique and fascinating vehicles around. See how military unmanned ground vehicles tackle rough terrain and keep soldiers safe. Find out how the fastest electric race cars work. Think a car can't handle street driving one minute and tackling sand dunes the next? The high-performance Zarooq Sandracer can! See the limitless possibilities of wheeled vehicles!
Par Andrew Solway. 2013
We are all aware of the importance of the environment - it's in the news, it affects our behavior and…the decisions we make every day. But what actual impact has environmental thinking had on the world around us? This thought-provoking book looks at the way new ideas about the environment and sustainability have changed the way we travel, and will so do in the future.
Par Alicia Z. Klepeis. 2020
Human transportation has come a long way since the invention of the wheel. Vehicles of all sorts have us speeding…across land, through water, and in the skies. What might be next? From self-driving cars to jet packs, readers will discover exciting new ways they may get around in the future.
Par Lindsay Shaffer. 2021
Look both ways before you cross the street! A bus, car, or tuk tuk might be whizzing by! Find out…how people around the world get around in this engaging series that develops kids' understanding of our diverse global community and their place in it.
Think you know vehicles? Think again!Unconventional Vehicles is a nonfiction collection of 45 of the strangest, most unconventional vehicles that…have ever existed.Vehicles include an underwater battery-powered scooter, a carriage pulled by ostriches, a hot air balloon shaped like the Cathedral of Saint Gall, and five different jet packs.• Filled with history, science, technology, engineering, and interesting bits of trivia, all in one kid-appealing package• Part of the Uncommon Compendiums series• Vehicles range from submersibles to dirigibles.Unconventional Vehicles explores very strange modes of transportation for vehicle fans, rocket inventors, budding space-and-aeronautics experts, and anyone who's ever thought, "Why can't I ride a motorized suitcase through the airport?" Brimming with fascinating facts and diagrams presented with wit and humor, this book is sure to enthrall vehicle enthusiasts of every age.• Ideal for children ages 8 to 12 years old, especially those interested in vehicles and engineering• Author Michael Hearst brings his signature verve and humor to this fascinating read.• Young readers will devour all the substantive and silly content in this book, proving definitively that nonfiction is anything but dry.• A great pick for teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers• You'll love this book if you love books like Cars, Trains, Ships, and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle by DK; Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections by Stephen Biesty; and Cool Cars by Quentin Willson.
Par Pat-A-Cake. 2017
The Wheels on the Bus combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise…and recite. Young children will adore singing along as the big bright bus trundles along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: Hey Diddle Diddle, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old Macdonald had a Farm
Par Kate Boehm Jerome. 2002
Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the…Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.
Par Andy Warner. 2021
The bestselling author of Brief History of Everyday Objects explores the animals we love, the ones we make use of,…and the ones that make use of us in this hilarious, informative mix of storytelling and factbook.Did you know that 32 pigeons have received medals for wartime valor? And a dog named Laika was the very first creature in space? Did you know that there is an island in Japan entirely overrun by bunnies? And -- for a brief time -- rats adorned with ribbons were a popular lap pet in upper-class London? In Andy Warner's Oddball Histories: Pests and Pets, you can find out more than you ever thought possible about creatures both cute and weird, both large and small, while discovering new stories about human history from the perspective of our animal companions. Did you know that bees communicate with each other using special dances? Or that a popular anime called Rascal the Racoon may be largely responsible for Japan's huge raccoon population? Packed with incredible facts and charming stories like these, this is the perfect book for curious readers.
Par Brian Floca. 2003
A is for Automobiles, machines on wheels. B is for Belts turning, fuel burning, the buzz and bark of engines.…C is for Curves and crowds and cars, of course --A century of racecars, from bare beginnings to present-day marvels, from stock cars to Formula 1, from Ford to Ferrari, caught in crackling action, in fan-friendly pictures, and in words that bounce and jounce for the fun of it.
Par Lee Anne Martin. 2011
Par Nancy Dickmann. 2021
A car zips down the street. But you don't hear the engine rumbling. Why? It's an electric car! Electric cars…are becoming more common around the world. Young readers will get a basic introduction to the main parts of these vehicles. They will see how electric cars are different from gas-powered vehicles and why electric cars are better for the environment. Get young readers excited about electric vehicles!
Par Susan E. Goodman, Michael Doolittle. 2007
Whether They're Jumping barrels, zipping along the highway on a road trip, or tearing up the motocross track, motorcycles are…the coolest things on two wheels! Choppers! authors Susan Goodman and Michael Doolittle show readers the many types of motorcycles there are, how they work, and some of the exciting jobs, competitions, and events that feature them.