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As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what "America" meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people, sunlight, and freeways. The second looked more like The Grapes of Wrath-a nightmare landscape filled with impoverished people, broken-down cars, barren landscapes, and broken dreams. This book chronicles Shing's solo journey (small adventure-dog included) along the iconic Route 66, beginning in Santa Monica and ending up Chicago.
Five unique handbooks comprise the new American Government series. With the confusing political discourse in today’s world, it’s no wonder kids tune out. How can we tune them back in? The stale descriptions in standard American government textbooks do nothing to motivate learning. The readability is too high. And the language too dry. How can we make it personal? Accessible? Interesting? Even humorous?
Get your adrenaline flowing and discover the amazing science behind amusement park rides. Whether it be stomach-turning carousels, gravity-busting high-level drops, or super-fast twisting roller coasters-each one uses science to thrill the rider and keep them safe. This amazing series looks behind the rides to discover the engineering and science that makes them work. From forces, mass, speed, inertia, velocity, acceleration, kinetic energy, and much, much more . . . . These four books make scie
From the lowliest slave to the most powerful ruler, every civilization has been built—and undone—by different classes of people. This series takes an anthropologist’s view of five famous Ancient Civilizations, noting how the various social groups influenced and interacted with each other and changed the very history of the world. Emphasizing each civilization’s legacy and innovations, each title also presents a timeline of major historical events, and engaging facts are highlighted throughout.
Our modern world still benefits from the work of ancient civilizations! Everything from how we communicate to what we eat is based on the discoveries of ancient people. This fascinating series introduces readers to the daily lives and innovations of ancient societies. Narrative openings give way to chapters on the rulers, daily life, beliefs, and fall of each ancient society. Each title includes profiles, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, a timeline, and a thought-provoking qu
Uncover the mysteries of some of the most intriguing places on the planet. What was Stonehenge used for? Are the Egyptian pyramids really cursed? While answers to some questions have been lost to history, discover what scientists have learned about some of the most fascinating ancient sites.
This high-interest series showcases superstar in the ocean, on land, and in the air. Learn about the incredible senses and skills of insects, birds, marine animals, and land animals in these books.
Children are fascinated by animals—from the smallest to the largest andfrom harmless ones to the most dangerous creatures. In these titles, readers become “animal detectives” as they uncover the facts about animals found around the world. Each title features pro les of individual animals, with details about how they live, accompanied by vivid photography and graphics.
The Animal Files introduces readers to species that play key roles in ecosystems around the world. Each book provides an in-depth look at how animals interact with and affect the environment around them, as well as the actions humans can take to protect the animals and their habitats.
Ordinary people can do extraordinary things, especially when it comes to rescuing animals in danger. These short, fast-paced novels have been inspired by true stories of kid and animal heroes.