Living with their Ojibwe family on the Great Plains of Dakota Territory in 1866, twin brothers Makoons and Chickadee must learn to become buffalo hunters, but Makoons has a vision that foretells great challenges that his family may not be able to overcome
A new Scholastic level 2 reader about cuddly, adorable pandas: what do they eat? What are their habitats like? What does it mean when we say pandas are an endangered species? Includes full color photographs and easy-to-read text
Kyrie Irving was a National Basketball Association (NBA) star before he played a game in the league. Kyrie was the first pick in the 2011 NBA draft, and Cleveland Cavaliers fans were anxious to see what the high-flying guard could do. Kyrie was ready for all the attention. He scored almost twenty points per game for the Cavs and was named NBA Rookie of the Year. In 2014, Kyrie won the Most Valuable Player award at the NBA All-Star Game. Read more about one of the NBA's best players
Odell Beckham Jr.New York Giants wide receivershocks National Football League (NFL) fans with his incredible catches. In a 2014 game versus the Dallas Cowboys, Odell made a one-handed touchdown reception that earned his game jersey a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But he is more than just a showman on the field. Odell was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014, and his performance only improved in 2015. Learn more about Odell's journey to stardom
Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Ronda Rousey is known for her incredible record of twelve wins and one loss and has been ranked the world's top fighter in her weight class. With nine of her twelve wins taking place in under a minute, Ronda is considered one of MMA's biggest superstars. Her journey to success started at the 2008 Olympics, where she won a bronze medal in judo. Learn more about how this impressive fighter became known as one of the most dominant athletes of our time
Tennis superstar Serena Williams won the Wimbledon singles title in 2015. It was her fourth Grand Slam tournament victory in a row, a feat she had also reached earlier in her career. Fans called it the Serena Slam. She had begun her tennis career in the shadow of her older sister Venus. But after completing the Serena Slam for the second time, Serena no longer stood in anyone's shadow. Learn all about one of the greatest tennis players of all time
Hoping to become the greatest detective that ever grew, Inspector Flytrap, a Venus Flytrap, and his assistant, Nina the Goat, investigate "big deal" mysteries at an art museum, a cookie shop, and a garden
Discovering Grandma Lou's mysterious "bucket list" of things that she wants to do in her lifetime, Judy Moody is inspired to create a list of her own goals, from learning to do a cartwheel to visiting Antarctica
"With stunning photographs and exemplary narrative nonfiction, the Sibert Honor-winning creators of The Elephant Scientist, Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell, give readers a heartwarming insider's look into a day in the life of a zoo curator and the meaningful bonds that she forms with her menagerie."
When his father's loyal housekeeper goes missing thirteen-year-old Darkus, an extraordinary crimesolver, his father, Alan, and stepsister, Tilly, go to Las Vegas where they again face the Combination criminal organization
"After such a destructive and costly war, few would have anticipated the important, positive global changes that came after World War II. However, this title takes a tour of all the ingenious innovations that came in the wake of that war. A brief recap of the conflict provides context before the text explores the advances made in weaponry, medicine, and international cooperation. Attention is given to many of the challenging debates that arose postwar, including conflict between newly independent nations and the rise of the Cold War, fueling critical thinking about the impact-positive and negative-of adversity."-- Amazon
The first Lego Mindstorms sets were released in the early 1990s. Since then, Lego's line of buildable, programmable robots has become a sensation with budding coders all over the world. More than just toy building blocks, Lego Mindstorms sets allow users to familiarize themselves with manipulating and customizing computer hardware and software. In this volume, readers will learn what it takes to be a Mindstorms builder and programmer! The manageable text is supported by clear photographs and a concluding graphic organizer. Young coders are sure to enjoy reading about Lego Mindstorms and learning how to make amazing computer-controlled robotic creations all by themselves
Each year on February 2, thousands of people descend on the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. They await the weather predictions of a furry little groundhog called Punxsutawney Phil. He's said to be able to correctly forecast if there will be 6 more weeks of winter or if spring will come early. Readers of this charming volume will learn how this tradition got started and just how accurate Phil has been over the years
Scatterbrained Cornelius, King of Kazoo, and his resourceful daughter, Bing, explore a mysterious cave at the top of Mount Kazoo. There they discover a famous alchemist named Quaf is planning a dangerous and forbidden experiment. Now Cornelius, Bing, and the brilliant royal inventor Torq must go all out to stop Quaf before his crazy undertaking threatens the entire kingdom
"Walking sticks are among the world's most fascinating insects. And one many children can find right in their backyards! With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, this scientific look at a walking stick's life-cycle will captivate budding entomologists"
Cosmoe the Earth-boy and his space-adventuring partners, Big Humphree and Princess Dagger, return--just in time to save the galaxy...Crostini's Cosmic Carnival is a strange, monster-filled space train that travels the galaxy. When Cosmoe catches the attention of the carnival's ringmaster, the Neon Wiener, hot-dog-selling spaceship, becomes part of the show. Cosmoe is now known as Cosmoe the Monster-Tamer--and he's a hit across the galaxy! Just one problem--Cosmoe and his buddies are in some serious danger, and not only from the wild monsters Cosmoe's facing in the ring. Can they save the day and still sell enough wieners to keep Galactic Hot Dogs in business
"Just as Gladys Gatsby prepares to enter the complicated world of middle school, her secret gig as the New York Standard's youngest restaurant critic won't be a secret much longer--and Gladys must enlist the help of her Parisian aunt to be true to herself, and honest with her friends and family."
In this lovely Classic Board Book, the moon is out and sleepyheads across the land are tucked into the coziest, snuggliest, softest sleeping spots you'll ever see. All except one little sleepyhead. Where, oh where, could that little one be
After escaping the Black Hook Gang in 1860 New York City, twelve-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra flee to New Orleans, become separated, and try to find each other in San Francisco, while being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure
Wally the sheep does not want to get the haircut he really needs, even after all the other farm animals get new hairdos, but when his shaggy wool gets him in trouble, he has no choice but to ask for a trim
Nora Alpers has just become a ten-year-old aunt. To prepare for the new arrival, Nora has been writing down baby-related facts in her special notebook, just like she does with her favorite subject: ants. She likes the idea that someone who studies the A-N-T is also an A-U-N-T, even though she doesn’t know anything about taking care of babies. A new family member isn’t the only thing stressing Nora out. At school, Nora has to write journals in the voice of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail and prepare for the annual science fair. Science is normally Nora’s best subject—until Nora ends up being paired with science-hating, cat-obsessed Emma! How will Nora ever learn to be a good aunt if she’s trying to survive the Oregon Trail and arguing against Emma’s unscientific science-fair ideas
In 19148, on the eve of the First World War, Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar, and Jane is at high school when the sand fairy, Psammead, suddenly reappears, and his magic has a more serious purpose than when the siblings were children
"In the newest addition to the ever-popular and authoritative nonfiction Scientists in the Field series, the team behindThe Frog Scientist take you on a research trip to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean to follow crows in aviaries and in the wild while answering many thought-provoking questions like: "Can a crow outsmart a scientist?" Remarkably engaging narrative nonfiction coupled with beautiful photographs, this is a trip you won't regret booking!"
"Third-grader Braden loves to be the center of attention. His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe. But when his ill-timed jokes and actions result in interrupting class or hurting others, it's time for a lesson about impulse control"--Provided by publisher
Invites young readers to life the flaps in various drab environments, from a backyard and a mountaintop to a desert and a meadow, to see how growing things bring bright colors to the natural world around them
When it comes to heading into the wilderness, there's nothing more important than being prepared. The best way to be prepared is to develop wilderness survival skills, including the ability to find food in the wild. This text teaches young wilderness aficionados the essential knowledge needed to find food in nature, including basic plant identification and foraging techniques. Simple diagrams, color photographs, and fact boxes keep readers' minds engaged. The high-interest text highlights multiple survival skills and emphasizes safety outdoors. By the end of this text, readers will be prepared for anything
Building fire is an essential survival skill. Whether the fire is used at a campsite or to signal for help, anyone heading into the wild must have fire-starting knowledge. This title teaches readers basic fire-building skills. They learn the science of fire, the materials needed to build one, and most importantly, fire safety practices. Multiple fire-making skills are covered in this text, which aims to prepare readers for any situation they encounter. Simple diagrams, detailed photographs, and fact boxes provide opportunities for additional learning. With a focus on safety and preparedness, this text is sure to delight budding wilderness adventurers
Many wilderness adventurers know that no matter how prepared they are, they must expect the unexpected. Sometimes, that may mean getting lost, or worse--stranded. This title teaches young wilderness adventurers what to do in these situations. Readers learn how to prepare for a trip into the wild, what tools to bring in the case of an emergency, and how to signal and communicate with rescuers if necessary. Safety and preparedness are emphasized in this high-interest text, which uses simple diagrams, fact boxes, and detailed photographs as teaching tools
Tools are an essential component of wilderness survival. While campers and adventurers may bring tools with them as they venture into the wild, it's important to know how to make tools from objects found in nature. This text prepares readers to do just that. Step-by-step instructions are provided for making a variety of tools from materials such as wood, stone, and plants. Simple diagrams and detailed photographs help guide readers through making tools. Safety practices and preparedness are emphasized throughout this age-appropriate text, which aims to get readers ready to face any wilderness situation that may arise
"Off-road vehicles add an extreme element to driving, and readers will see why through this text's in-depth look at the technology and engineering behind some very extreme machines. Readers will learn about haul trucks, logging trucks, swamp vehicles, tractors, sandrails, military super machines, tanks, and bulldozers. The text covers each vehicle's purpose and the history of their usage. The text also tells readers how to pursue careers that involve off-road vehicles and where they can go to see the latest developments in extreme off-roading vehicle technology. Colorful photographs, sidebars, and fact boxes complete the reading experience"--Provided by the publisher
"When snow hits and roads become impassible, it's time to break out the snow vehicles that add an extreme element to winter. Readers learn about the awesome technology behind snow busters, snowmobiles, snow cats, plows, and more, discovering how these machines are engineered to operate in extreme weather circumstances. Readers see how cities, towns, ski resorts, and even the military deploy extreme snow vehicles to get their jobs done, and also how these machines help us have fun. The text is accompanied by sidebars and fact boxes, which add fun facts and high-interest, supplementary information to the main content. Colorful photographs show these extreme vehicles in action"--Provided by the publisher
"Readers enter the underwater world of extreme submarines with this text, which offers a high-interest take on the career, technology, and engineering curricula in elementary classrooms. Readers learn the basics of submarine technology and how submarine crews live inside the machine. The text examines the ways in which submarines are used, including civilian and military missions, and how they escape detection in the deepest depths of the oceans. Familiar submarines, such as the Deepsea Challenger and those used in the U.S. Navy, are examined in-depth. Colorful photographs bring extreme submarines to life, while fact boxes and sidebars offer opportunities for additional learning"--Provided by the publisher
"How can cars drive, labs float, underwater vehicles navigate, and aircraft fly without anyone behind the wheel? Readers learn this and more through this text, which explores the engineering and technology behind extreme unmanned vehicles."--Publisher
Make learning fun with this stylish and tactile book of colors. Every page is themed by color and filled with objects to see and say. Can you find the odd one out on every page? Lift the flaps to see if you were right -- and discover a host of surprises along the way
Although she is too young to be a trainer, Clermont's little sister, Bonnie, is thrilled when she finds a tiny green Pokémon and she names it Squishy. But is Bonnie up to the task of caring for Squishy
"What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It's a story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it's here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem and yourself. What are problems for? They challenge us, shape us, push us, and help us to discover just how strong and brave and capable we really are. Even though we don't always want them, problems have a way of bringing unexpected gifts. So, what will you do with your problem?"--Provided by publisher
Epimetheus wants to control the magical urns that used to belong to Pandora's daughter, and Jax, Ethan, and Tyler's only chance to fight him is a secret weapon--and to realize their family ties are stronger than any magic
"When Annabel's mother abruptly leaves her with her two mysterious aunts, she is thrust into a magical side of Victorian London she never knew existed and discovers that she is the key to saving it from an evil wizard bent on destroying all good magic."
Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and that chair just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear but nothing works and poor Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what's that? Is that a Mouse in Bear's house
"An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she's always known. The acclaimed author of The Witch's Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic."
"Following the various clues his uncle left behind, using the same knowledge of Ancient Egyptian history, culture, and religion he once hated, Sam makes his way across Egypt, trying to solve the mystery of his uncle's disappearance and, eventually, the secret of the Iron Tomb."
Excitedly embarking on his course of training at the Jedi Academy in spite of his older sister's jealousy, Victor Starspeeder struggles with Master Yoda's assignments, which include a requirement to join the drama club to channel his high energy
When The Candymaker proposes that Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy go on a road trip to promote the new, winning Harmonicandy they uncover a decades-old secret that challenges them to trust themselves and determine what really matters
When she moves, Isabel loses her best friend forever. She is angry and lonely and decides it's better to be by herself. But after a time she faces a new problem that leads her to make a brilliant new friend
Little Bird loves everything about his home. He's surrounded by his favorite branch, his favorite food, his favorite view and his favorite music. Why on earth would he want to change anything, even when his brother tells him that they must? Discover how Little Bird ends up finding happiness in his new home-from-home in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Perfect for all children who love home, however many they may have
Yoshio delights in the everyday sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him that her favorite sound is ma, the Japanese word for silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself among the hustle and bustle of the city. Includes information on the Japanese concept of ma
Rat brothers Louie and Ralphie Ratso try to prove they can be as rough and tough as their father in the Big City, but every time they try to show how tough they are, they end up accidentally doing good deeds instead
Ricky Ricotta&039S Mighty Robot Vs the Unpleasant Penguins From Pluto
by Dav Pilkey
Infuriated by the declaration that Pluto is no longer a planet, President Penguin and his penguins invade Earth and it is up to Ricky and his robot pal to defeat them--with some help from Ricky's cousin Lucy and her pets
"Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artimé with the help of a surprise ally. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them. Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can't hope to win alone."
When Daniel Tiger feels HAPPY, he sings! What makes you feel happy? Come along with Daniel as he and his friends learn about their feelings and what makes them happy. This adorable book includes tips for parents and caregivers to help guide little ones through their emotions. - Amazon.com
Twelve-year-old Merryn lives with her fisherman father in a little cottage by the sea. Each day, her father braves the tumultuous waves and returns home in time for dinner. One stormy evening, he doesn't come back. Merryn has a vision that he's been dragged underwater by a terrifying sea creature, and he needs her help. Determined to rescue him, Merryn builds a tiny submarine and embarks on a journey through the undersea worlds she's only heard about in her father's lullabies. As she faces the dangers and wonders of the world below the waves, she realizes that her father's stories were all real
When her father is killed in an accident, twelve-year-old Wren is grief stricken, but what upsets her even more is that her mother seems to be filled with anger, rather than sadness--as they move from place to place Wren is forced to cope with her mother's strange behavior, her own grief, and all the problems that come with being the new girl in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where they finally end up
"When Martha gets an unusual pet, she's delighted by all of the fun things they do together. If one moose is this marvelous, then more moose must be even better! Pretty soon, Martha has more moose than she can handle."
Every morning is beautiful when Noah visits his Grandparents. When Grandpa and Noah wake up, they take off singing and hardly stop: walking the dog, splashing through puddles, and eating French toast with cinnamon. But one summer Grandpa seems to have forgotten how to do the things they love. Does he even know who Noah is? Grandma steps in energetically, filling in as best she can. But it is Noah who finds the way back to something he can share with Grandpa. Something musical. Something that makes the morning beautiful again. This is a story about how love helps us find even what we think is lost
After a noisy summer, Freckleface Strawberry and her friends return to school where the only time they should be loud is at recess, but Windy Pants Patrick cannot remember to use his indoor voice, and that comes in handy before the day is through
"Zander is a monster. And monsters don't have friends. But one day Zander meets Bird, and a strange thing happens. They start to spend some time together. Zander even tells Bird a secret no one else knows about. When another monster asks, "Is that your friend?" Zander says no...but is that true?"
Poppy has the most extraordinary imagination. When she is sent upstairs to tidy her room, she just can't help imagining and suddenly ... her imagination literally comes alive. Soon her room is jam-packed with all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures. There's a problem, though - the mammoth puts his foot through the floor and the hungry crocodile thinks Poppy would make a tasty snack. Poppy needs to get rid of all these creatures fast - but how
In 1899, when an evil threatens all the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains, twelve-year-old Serafina, rat catcher for the Biltmore estate and the daughter of a shapeshifting mountain lion, must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that awaits her
Although Kobi's parents sailed into a storm five years ago, she believes they are alive, and when she is sent from her grandmother's luxurious Paris apartment to live with an uncle in Iowa, Kobi tells lies that soon catch up with her
Thirteen year Sharkey and his people are "Sunkers", they are submarine dwellers who try to avoid the "ghosts", people who hunt and destroy all who use machines. When the last remaining Sunker mothership is destroyed, Sharkey must prove himself a true hero to help his people