Level P Non-Fiction
Publication Date: 1997-02-01
Stacey's dad is taking Stacey and Claudia on holiday. He lets Stacey choose where to go, and it's no coincidence that her boyfriend is going to the same resort. But can Stacey slip away to meet him without her dad finding out?
Do Tarantulas Have Teeth?
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
From simple questions like "Can doctors treat snakebites?" to more complex ones like "How does a scorpion sting?," this book delivers the answers kids want. Whether they've been stung by a bee or seen deadly animals at the zoo or on television, kids are fascinated by and afraid of poisonous creatures. This book explains everything about these animals, from how they produce their venom to how they've been used by humans to win wars and kill prisoners. Trivia-hungry readers will be amazed to learn that the king cobra can grow to a length of 18 feet and that some ants can use their poison to put out small fires.
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest
Publication Date: 1997-08-25
The biggest snake, the anaconda, can swallow a deer or goat whole. The smallest mammal, the Etruscan shrew, could easily sleep in a teaspoon. In a striking full-color collage, each spread of Biggest, Strongest, Fastest portrays an animal that stands out in the animal world as the largest, slowest, longest lived. Readers can see the animal's size in relation to something familiar, and a chart on the last page indicates the size, weight, and diet of each animal, as well as where it can be found in the wild. Biggest, Strongest, Fastest is an entertaining, informative introduction to the "world records" held by fourteen members of the animal kingdom.
At the Waterworks
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
Discover some fascinating facts about water as Ms. Frizzle and her class journey through the town waterworks.
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
The man who made the game of baseball, George Herman Ruth, wasn't always the Babe. Once he was a boy playing ball on a dirt lot. Robert Burleigh and Mike Winner have created a stunning portrait of a legend--and of baseball's glory days.
Why Don't Haircuts Hurt?
Publication Date: 1999-08-01
From simple questions like "How much food do you eat each year?" to more complex ones like "What makes blood red?" this book helps kids understand their bodies. As kids begin to wonder how their body works, they will want to know it all. In sections on hair and skin, body works, and senses, the authors take complicated questions, like why do you need two ears, and make them comprehensible to the young readers. Other questions, like why you blush, how much food you eat in a year, and what hiccups and goose bumps are will keep kids turning the pages of this lavishly illustrated, highly informative book.
For the Love of the Game
Publication Date: 1998-12-17
This inspiring poem encourages children to view life with the same determination and passion that Michael Jordan displays in how he plays basketball. By listening to their inner voice and looking to those who love and support them, children can find their own way to fly. Distinguished poet Eloise Greenfield and celebrated artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist honor the beauty of the human spirit and offer a timeless message that will resonate with readers young and old.
Publication Date: 2008-12-30
Classic movies show giant gorillas scaling tall buildings and swatting planes from the sky, but actual gorillas are gentle social animals that live together in family groups like humans. In fact, gorillas are one of the closest genetic matches to people. And just like humans, gorillas can shriek chuckle hiccup even burp! Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to bring you an updated edition of his classic full-color photographic introduction to these fascinating animals.
Great Black Heroes
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
An easy-to-read collection of brief biographies of five Black freedom fighters: Richard Allen, Harriet Tubman, Mary Church Terrell, Medgar Evers, and Fannie Lou Hamer. This easy-to-read biography describes the early lives of Richard Allen, one of the founders of the Free African Society, the first formally organized African American group in the United States; Harriet Tubman, a major conductor of the Underground Railroad; Mary Church Terrell, a founding member of the NAACP and a leading figure in the women's suffrage movement; Medgar Evers, the first field secretary for the NAACP; and Fannie Lou Hamer, a leading civil rights activist who gained national attention when she tried to vote in rural Mississippi.
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Everything about fighting fires--the rigs, the gear, the fires, the rescues, the past, and the future--in a dramatic, action-packed, photographic presentation. FIRE! is an informational book with a dramatic flair. It's chock full of the details, both narrative and visual, of fighting fires and rescuing people--vehicles from pumper trucks to hovercraft, protective clothing from boots to special clothing to wear when working with hazardous materials, equipment from hoses to the golf tees firefighters carry in their helmets to plug leaks in gas tanks and storage drums. It's all here in living color, the generalists, both professional and volunteer, and the specialists--smoke jumpers and hot shots (forest firefighters), arson investigators, emergency
Do Bears Sleep All Winter?
Publication Date: 2002-08-01
From simple questions like "How do bears find food?" to more complex ones like "How do bears keep in touch?," this book delivers the answers that even the most inquisitive young minds demand. In this wonderful introduction to bears, kids will find out that bears mostly live by themselves, that brown bears are the largest variety, weighing in at about one ton, and that people used to worship bears! The Bergers explain basic science concepts, like hibernation and molting, in a way that's accesible to kids, while keeping them enthusiastic about learning with questions like "When do bears attack?" and "When did the first bears appear on Earth?"