A second book of choices invites young people to discover ideal career paths, the species of animal most compatible with one's personality, and the activities that would most stimulate personal potential.
Fossil-fuel energy that began with the sun now runs most of the manufacturing, transportation, and energy use in our world. Fossil fuels are really buried sunlight--energy caught from the sun by plants that were later trapped deep underground for millions of years. Now that this plant matter has been transformed into fuel, humans have been digging it up, changing the fragile dynamic that fulfills the global needs of all living things.
Profiles forty-five children around the world who are taking steps to help the environment through fund-raising, public demonstrations, and creating activist art, and includes suggestions on how readers can get involved.
A browseable introduction to the world's most popular team sport featuring information about history, famous players, rules, lingo, equipment, and more, with over 100 pictures and an interactive glossary.
A group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. True Stories is a collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.
A fact-filled companion to Jack and Annie's fifth adventure discusses what it was like to be a ninja or samurai in ancient Japan and whether or not such talented martial-arts masters actually possessed special abilities.
This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities.
Sally Ride was more than the first woman in space--she was a real-life explorer and adventurer whose life story is a true inspiration for all those who dream big. Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From Sally Ride's youth to her many groundbreaking achievements in space and beyond, Sue Macy's riveting biography tells the story of not only a pioneering astronaut, but a leader and explorer whose life, as President Barack Obama said, "demonstrates that the sky is no limit for those who dream of reaching for the stars.
The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, for whom books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.