Level S Non-Fiction
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
Honeybees do a special dance to tell their hive mates where to find food. A group of ground squirrels will rush a threatening snake and throw sand in its face. Babysitter flamingos watch over hundreds of chicks while the mothers are away hunting. Whether it's to find food, protect themselves or raise their young, animals live and work together in amazing ways. Containing lots of interesting facts, activities and easy-to-do experiments, this title in the Animal Behavior series takes a resourceful approach to exploring animal life.
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
The books in the highly praised First Books series provide basic facts on subjects in the social studies, the sciences, sports, and practical and fine arts.
Daughters of Liberty
Publication Date: 2011-05-01
As the colonists became increasingly dissatisfied in the rule of the British government, women began to take an active role in the movements leading up to the Revolutionary War. After obtaining independence from the crown, women became dissatisfied with their exclusion from Constitutional rights. Daughters of Liberty traces women's role through the war and the Early Republic, including the creation of the Daughters of Liberty, African-American mutual aid societies, and the first women's relief organization, the Ladies Association of Philadelphia.
Facts and Fun about the Presidents
Publication Date: 1987-02-01
I Am Malala
Publication Date: 2014-08-19
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: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.
My Life in Dog Years
Publication Date: 1999-06-08
Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs. In each chapter he tells of one special dog, among them Cookie, the sled dog who saved his life; Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Dirk, the grim protector; and his true friend Josh, a brilliant border collie.
One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest
Publication Date: 1995-09-29
Today is doomsday for a young Venezuelan Indian boy's beloved rain forest and its animal life—unless he and a visiting naturalist can save it. "George makes drama large and small out of the minute-by-minute events in an ecosystem . . . gripping ecological theater." —C. "An example of nonfiction writing at its best." —SLJ. Notable 1990 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1990 (NSTA/CBC)
Out of Darkness
Publication Date: 1999-09-20
A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille. The book spans Braille's life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptance.
Publication Date: 1990-03-01
Crisp photos and good diagrams help to explain the maple syrup process.