Presents one thousand trivia questions and answers on various subjects, from biology and technology to mathematics, history, and popular culture, including innovative map, photographic, and game show quizzes.
From Barbies to your first bra, from holding your teddy bear to slow-dancing with your first boyfriend, from knowing everyone in elementary school to trying to make new friends in middle school. When dealing with these changes, it's no wonder preteen girls can freak out from time to time. From reading the true experiences of other preteen girls, as well as women who've been there, you'll see that you're not the only one who Read about tough subjects, such as peer pressure, cliques, divorce, and stories about friendship, embarrassing moments, body changes, and first crushes.
The sun provides lots of energy, most of which isn't used by plants or animals. How can we harness solar energy to create electricity? This book introduces students to how solar energy is produced and how it is used as an energy source that provides power for essentials and luxuries that they use every day. Graphics help explain the process of harvesting solar energy. After explaining what the resource is and how it is used, the book covers the pros and cons of using solar energy. Environmental impacts factor into the discussion of solar energy harvesting and use, as well as accessibility and renewability of solar energy.
A lighthearted chronicle of the history of money covers topics ranging from currency forms and the relationship between money and writing to the way taxes work and the practices of modern banking systems.
For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid into a gas is nothing short of magic. Learn what matter is made of, how it can change, and how these interactions really work in our universe.
Describes the work done by scientists to identify the Pd fungi involved in the deaths of large numbers of little brown bats in the United States and their effort to control and eradicate the disease in the future.
Presents the various types of defenses mechanisms used by animals, including the bone spikes of the African hairy frog, the deadly poison of the blue-spotted N. taracua termite, and the hammer-like punch of the peacock mantis shrimp.
An official reference to Minecraft combat explains what players need to defend against hostile monsters and enemy players, covering subjects ranging from fort building and armor crafting to weapons and setting mob traps.
Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the colonies in the years leading to the Revolution, the war, and the early years as an independent nation, including the War of 1812 and the start of the quarrel over slavery.
You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? Lives of the Explorers reveals these adventurers as both world-changers and real people.
Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the Great Depression and World War II, providing details on the New Deal, the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing details on the growth of industry and of organized labor, immigration, and the Spanish-American War.
Explores the convergence of cultural, historical, and economic factors that made the 1920s one of history's most pivotal eras, inviting readers to contemplate the influences ranging from jazz music and Prohibition to racial intolerance and the stock market crash.
Traces the story of the burning of the White House by the British during the War of 1812 from the perspectives of its witnesses, including First Lady Dolley Madison, a British officer, and a nine-year-old slave.
I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause.
Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story. Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer (Young Readers Edition) is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend.