Named 2013 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book CouncilAppealing to children over age ten, this engaging reference book depicts adventurous and thrilling elements in oceanographic fieldwork. In conjunction with a National Geographic television show, this book will reach a huge audience of marine lovers, as well as children interested in science and exploration. Alien Deep outshines the competition by following a recent, specific deepwater exploration that illuminates new knowledge about our oceans. Following alongside a current expedition, Alien Deep will enable children to observe the processes involved in marine exploration. As scientists delve into the mysterious depths of the ocean, children will be able to witness the excitement of scientific exploration and discovery through enriching text and stunning photography. By describing a recent exploration, children will be able to read and see the new methods and technology that oceanographers use to conduct research.
|When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses|
by Rebecca L. Johnson (Author)
The octopus spies a nice, tasty mantis shrimp. It swims over for a closer look at the small creature. Then WHAM! the mantis shrimp strikes a nasty blow with its hammer-like forelimb. The octopus shrinks back, defeated. That wasn't such an easy meal after all... In nature, good defenses can mean the difference between surviving a predator's attack and becoming its lunch. Some animals rely on sharp teeth and claws or camouflage. But that's only the beginning. Meet creatures with some of the...
|Extreme Laboratories (True Book)|
by Ann O. Squire (Author)
Offers information on science laboratories in extreme environments, including five thousand feet underground, in the middle of Antarctica, and at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean.
|Home of the Brave|
by Katherine Applegate (Author)
A man I helped to settle here
taught me a saying from Africa.
I'll bet you would like it:
A cow is God with a wet nose.
Kek comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived. Now she's missing, and Kek has been sent to a new home. In America, he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter―cold and unkind. But...
|Great Source Summer Success Reading: Read Aloud Book Every Living Thing|
by Cynthia Rylant (Author), S.D. Schindler (Illustrator)
Here are twelve deeply moving short stories from the perceptive pen of Cynthia Rylant. Each captures the moment when someone's life changes -- when an animal causes a human being to see things in a different way, and, perhaps, changes his life.
|Fly Away Home|
by Eve Bunting (Author), Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal trying not to be noticed, is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom.
|The Thief of Always|
by Clive Barker (Author)
Mr. Hood’s Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied.
There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood’s wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows its darker face—when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell...
|Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (Picture Puffin)|
by John Steptoe (Author)
The tale of Mufaro's two daughters, two beautiful girls who react in different ways to the king's search for a wife - one is aggressive and selfish, the other kind and dignified. The king takes on disguises to learn the true nature of both girls andof course chooses Nyasha, the kind and generous daughter, to be his queen.
|Thief of Always (Graphic Novel )|
by Clive Barker (Author), Kris Oprisko (Author), Gabriel Hernandez (Illustrator)
NOTE:This is a graphic adaptation of Clive Barker's hit novel, featuring full color art by Gabriel Hernandez.
Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied... for a price! A graphic adaptation of Clive Barker's hit novel, featuring full color art by Gabriel Hernandez.
|Bats! (Time for Kids Science Scoops, Level 3)|
by Nicole Iorio (Author), Time For Kids (Editor)
Meet a real batwoman, Discover why bats are mammals, Find out what bats like to eat & Learn more than forty fun facts about these winged animals
Level 3 – includes varied sentence structure and paragraphs, challenging vocabulary presented in a clear context, and detailed diagrams, captions, fact boxes, interviews with experts.
Special features include How Big?, Take a Close Look, Did You Know?, Words to Know, Fun Facts and 27 full color photographs, as well as a full page,...
|The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids)|
by Robert Munsch (Author), Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
This bestselling modern classic features a princess who rescues a very snooty—and ungrateful—prince.