The harrowing story of the ill-fated Endurance, now in paperback.In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and 27 men sailed from England in an attempt to become the first team of explorers to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Five months later and still 100 miles from land, their ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. The expedition survived another five months camping on ice floes, followed by a perilous journey through stormy seas to remote and unvisited Elephant Island. In a dramatic climax to this amazing survival story, Shackleton and five others navigated 800 miles of treacherous open ocean in a 20-foot boat to fetch a rescue ship.Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World vividly re-creates one of the most extraordinary adventure stories in history. Jennifer Armstrong narrates this unbelievable story with vigor, an eye for detail, and an appreciation of the marvelous leadership of Shackleton, who brought home every one of his men alive.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/12/2000Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Based on Black Dog's successful State Shapes series, this great big guide to the country is a unique, fun-filled way for kids to learn everything there is to know about all 50 states Includes a fold-out 50-state jigsaw puzzle and a 50-state quarter collector map!Arranged alphabetically by state, 50 States brings kids face to face with all the beauty and diversity of the United States in an innovative and entertaining package. Kid characters guide readers through the states, pointing out the state capital, historic landmarks, famous residents, geographical and natural wonders, local delicacies, and odd and interesting facts. Additional pages include a brief history of the United States, as well as fun and informative activities'from quizzes to word and picture hunts'that help kids remember the information they've just learned. A sturdy 50-state jigsaw puzzle mounted at the front of the book, and a 50-state quarter collector map in the back, makes 50 States the perfect way for kids ages 9 to 12 to learn about the country.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/3/2010Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Bringing America to your fingertips, Fandex presents a field guide to the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Which is the only state with a tropical rain forest? Which state sparked the civil rights movement? Which two states entered the Union on the same day, and which was bought from a single family for the bargain price of $6,000? Illustrated with full-color, custom-designed maps and featuring nicknames, capitals, mottoes, emblems, anecdotes and natural treasures, it's a rich mosaic of the United States.Book Details:Format: Special FormatPublication Date: 1/27/2009Pages: 53Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Put all 50 United States in a kid’s hands with this unique panoramic sticker book. Each state is profiled in this book, and readers will learn about capitals, population, and other vital information. The back cover of the book folds out to show two maps of the USA—one political and one geographical. Kids can use the vinyl stickers to decorate their maps while learning all about our fascinating country.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/17/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Learn about the history, landmarks, and lore of the Grand Canyon State in this illustrated journey through the amazing landscape and culture of Arizona. Fascinating facts about everything that makes Arizona unique are all here in kid-friendly terms—ranging from the Cliffs of Montezuma and the Wild West to the plants and animals living in the desert, the ghost town of Jerome, the New Age village of Sedona, the cosmopolitan city of Phoenix and, of course, the majestic wonder of the Grand Canyon. It is a western feast of delights for kids (and their parents!) to learn about and explore.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/30/2007Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Which state did Ponce de Leon discover during his quest for the fountain of youth? Which state is home to the deepest lake in the nation? And which state's official state neckwear is the bolo tie? Find out in Jigsaw Journey: The 50 States! With this fun kit, young readers have a blast while learning American political geography. The book provides fun facts on state origins, state statistics, and famous state residents, while the puzzle and poster help children master the location and shape of each of the 50 statesBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/13/2014Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
This dramatic and moving story set in the days of the Negro Leagues illustrates the true meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism. Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can't get: to make the local Wildcats baseball team and to have life to return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War. Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a former Negro Baseball League player who agrees to coach Charlie's fledgling neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats. But many of Charlie's white neighbors are suspicious of Luther, and when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther's, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger. Praise for STUMPTOWN KID: "Readers will enjoy this winning mix of sports, suspense, and heroism, and delight in the baseball wit and wisdom." --School Library Journal - Honorable mention, 2005 Gustavus Myers Award - 2006 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People - 2005-6 Pennsylvania Young Adult Top Forty List - Kansas State Reading Circle 2005 Recommended Reading ListBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/30/2007Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Fifty-one accurately detailed renderings make it easy for children to remember our national bird (eagle) and flower (rose) plus 50 state birds and flowers -- among them the mockingbird and apple blossom (Arkansas), cardinal and goldenrod (Kentucky), California gull and sego lily (Utah), and 47 others. Free Teacher's Manual available. Grades: 3-5.Book Details:Format: Activity BookPublication Date: 8/21/2013Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
From the author of the award-winning The Little Man In the Map: With Clues To Remember All 50 States comes its eagerly awaited companion book, The Little Man In the Map Teaches the State Capitals! Following the proven method of its predecessor, this clever paper-bound volume uses memory aids, well-laced with humor, to help anyone learn the U.S. capitals. A How To Use section explaining the simple and effective method is followed by an alphabetical listing where a two-page spread is devoted to each state/capital unit. The left-hand page establishes word clues based on word associations derived from the sounds of the names of the state and its capital; the facing page brings the word clues together in two to four rhymed lines placed under a humorous cartoon that reinforces the "story."The book will appeal to a wide range of ages, from elementary to high school students. They will surely be joined by some of their parents who will find themselves finally remembering even the more elusive state capitals.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/25/2010Pages: 112
The New & Notable collection brings you three of Bookworm's latest and greatest-from best sellers to critical sensationsBig Kid: New & Notable Set includes: Flora And Ulysses + High Time For Heroes (Book 51) + I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story (I Funny) Flora and Ulysses: It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry - and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format - a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell High Time For Heroes (Book 51): Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes features Jack and Annie back in Egypt, still seeking the secrets of greatness for Merlin. This time they will meet the great nurse, Florence Nightingale, on her trip to Egypt that served as the inspiration for the choices that made her both famous and beloved. The Magic Tree House books, with their fiction and nonfiction titles, are perfect for parents and teachers just starting to get into the "Core Curriculum." With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here. I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story: In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world--and he won't let the fact that he's wheelchair-bound stand in his way. After winning the New York state finals in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie's off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden family health scare rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie pass up the big competition for the sake of his friends and family? (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations.)
Magic Tree House #50 features Jack and Annie and legendary magician, Harry Houdini! If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they're hooked on reading! The Magic Tree House books, with their fiction and nonfiction books, are perfect for parents and teachers just starting to get into the "Core Curriculum." With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the book topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/23/2013Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Thirteen stripes- Fifty stars- And hundreds of AMAZING facts about the U.S.A.! Can you guess the names of the ten states below? 1. I have the highest waterfalls in North America. 2. I am the smallest state. 3. I am the largest state. 4. I have produced the most presidents of the United States. 5. I was the first to become a state. 6. I was the last to become a state. 7. I have the "Gateway to America." 8. I have the most kids under age ten. 9. I have the most tornadoes. 10. I am home to America's most popular vacation spot. See page 6 for answers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/13/2004Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In this easy-to-use fact book, kids will find all the facts they need to know to be a geography expert. Created by a National Geographic Bee winner, this is the perfect tool for kids to use to help them prepare for a competition, study for a test, or fill their hunger for learning facts and figures about the countries of the world. This book is also the perfect companion to the National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide. The National Geographic Ultimate Fact Book provides the building blocks to geographic knowledge and will change the way kids look at the world.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/14/2012Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Teach the facts about the 50 states of America with a fresh and exciting twist. Aligned to Common Core Standards, each state layout features a Guinness World Records record set in that state. Also features a photograph of the record and additional interesting facts, information, photos and graphics. Additional puzzles, quizzes and activities will keep students engaged as they learn more about each of the 50 states. --(C) 2013 Guinness World Records Limited Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2013Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
For those who find the human body to be a fascinating biological machine, look no further! Compiled are some of the best drawings taken from the famous book of anatomy, Gray's Anatomy (1858), by the late anatomist and surgeon, Henry Gray. With more than 85 illustrations to color, it's easy to understand what goes on inside you!Book Details:Format: Activity BookPublication Date: 5/3/2011Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
As I've traveled our great country, I have been struck again and again by its beauty and variety and reminded of how rich our history is. Travel a few miles in any direction, and you'll encounter an amazing story that helps explain all the multitude of ways our country came to be." -- Lynne Cheney Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser, creators of the bestselling America: A Patriotic Primer and A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women, take you on an unforgettable tour of America -- from the Everglades of Florida to the grasslands of Kentucky to the Sierra Mountains of California. Listening to her grandchildren's enthusiastic account of all they saw and did on a family road trip inspired Lynne Cheney to collaborate with Robin Preiss Glasser and create Our 50 States -- the greatest family vacation imaginable. Pack your bags and celebrate our diverse heritage state by state and sea to shining sea in this treasure trove of America's people, places, and history. A scholar of American history, Mrs. Cheney has drawn on a lifetime of study and travel for Our 50 States. Robin Preiss Glasser has brought her inimitable wit and exuberance to every illustration. Together they have created a joyful book that reminds us how fortunate we are to call America our home.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/24/2006Pages: 74Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Strong, reinforced edges prevent tears. Top-loading sheet protectors are pre-punched to fit standard three-ring binder. This allows for documents to remain in their original state. The acid-free, archival quality polypropylene material eliminates photocopy transfer. Sheet protectors are a durable storage option for important documents and reference materials.
Kid Galaxy Sky Screamer This unique rubber band powered plane with adjustable wing flaps is made of durable and long lasting Ripstop polyester. Plane flies up to 50 feet inside and out and feature a whistle in the fuselage so it 'screams" during flight! No batteries required! Recommended Ages: 5-10 yearsProduct Measures: 11.8 x 8.27 x 2.56 inchesFeatures:Powerful rubber band launcherPlane whistles when launched Ajustable wing flapsMade of rip stop materialFlies up to 50 feet
Ellie McSnelly and Carrie O'Toole were running and laughing-their first day of school was today! And they wondered just what was in store.Would this be a good year?Would school be a bore?Everyone remembers feeling excited and nervous each fall on the first day of school. It's no different for Ellie McSnelly and Carrie O'Toole. But this year, there's not only a new teacher to meet, but a brand new kid as well. Lazlo S. Gasky doesn't look or speak quite like the other kids, and no one is sure what to make of him. In fact, they respond to his arrival at Brookhaven School by taunting and teasing him. But when Ellie realizes how tough it is for Lazlo, she reaches out, and after school one day they share an afternoon of soccer, strudel, and chess. Besides making a new friend, she and Lazlo teach their classmates an important lesson-one that isn't in their schoolbooks-about accepting people who are different...and in getting to know Lazlo, the kids learn that people aren't that different from each other after all.From one of America's most respected journalists, The Brand New Kid is a heartwarming story about tolerance and the need to give others a chance that will entertain and inspire children and adults alike.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/10/2000Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
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