Children from fourteen countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa introduce themselves, their families, and their everyday lives, in a book that also discusses the idea of family and invites readers to describe their own.
From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters. From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction -- and, against all odds, survival. Read their incredible stories: The Children's Blizzard, 1888 The Titanic Disaster, 1912 The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919 The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 The Henryville Tornado, 2012.
Huge, far-reaching landscapes of swaying grass or shrubs, grasslands support a whole host of organisms and are one of the most important biomes for people, too. Find out how many different organisms rely upon this ecosystem for survival, from elephants and gazelles to prairie dogs and horses. Discover how each organism functions within its grassland ecosystem, and learn about the daily fight for survival that takes place in these huge hunting grounds.
Is each snowflake unique? What comes first: thunder or lightning? What causes the seasons? Whatever the weather question a child has--from sunshine to storms or snow--the fascinating answers are right here!
A dog's nose is 300 times more powerful than a human nose, so it's no wonder that dogs use their incredibly advanced sense of smell to do some very important jobs. Specific dogs have put their super sniffing ability to use: from bedbug sniffers to explosive detectors to life-saving allergy detectors and more. Includes first-hand accounts from the people who work closely with these amazing dogs.
A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the Brooklyn Nets that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos.
A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the New York Knicks that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Highlights prominent players, seasons, and greatest moments through quotes and stories.
Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.
Traces the life and work of the nineteenth-century celebrity photographer, detailing her privileged childhood, her presence in the bohemian salons of England, and her staging of sophisticated tableaux based on literature and myth.