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Robotics!

Robotics!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

What do you think of when you hear the word “robot?” Real robots might look different from what you imagine! In Robotics: With 25 Science Projects for Kidslearn about robots past and present and discover the programming and mechanics that make them work. Essential questions, fun facts, and hands-on STEM experiments make this book a

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Skulls and Skeletons!

Skulls and Skeletons!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Bones—what are they good for? Staying upright, for starters! In Skulls and Skeletons! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, readers ages 7 to 9 learn about the bones in their bodies and why we can’t live without them. Hands-on science projects, essential questions, links to primary sources, and more get kids excited about learning what’s

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Gender Identity

Gender Identity

Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms

What does gender identity mean to you? In Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms, middle and high schoolers explore the spectrum of the LGBTQ movement through the lenses of history, media, and culture, with a particular focus on transgender rights and the rights of gender-variant people. Through essential questions, primary sources, and investigative projects, readers

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Feminism

Feminism

The March Toward Equal Rights for Women

Why are women treated differently from men? In Feminism: The March Toward Equal Rights for Women, middle and high schoolers take a long look at the history of feminism and meet several key historical figures who helped bring about the different waves of the movement. Through essential questions, primary sources, and investigative projects, readers develop

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Race Relations

Race Relations

The Struggle for Equality in America

How comfortable are you talking about race? In Race Relations: The Struggle for Equality in America, kids ages 12 to 15 follow the evolution of race relations in America, from when American colonists used racial differences to justify slavery, discrimination, and the persecution of people of color until the modern-day presidencies of Barack Obama and

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Immigration Nation

Immigration Nation

The American Identity in the Twenty-First Century

What is an immigrant? How have immigrants shaped the United States? Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-First Century invites middle and high school students to explore the history of immigration in the United States and follow the stories of people who have made the journey to this country through the perspectives of immigrants,

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Game Logic

Game Logic

Level Up and Create Your Own Games with Science Activities for Kids

What’s your favorite game to play? Making a game is a creative, logical, even scientific activity! In Game Logic: Level Up and Create Your Own Games with Science Activities for Kids, middle schoolers learn how games work and even design their own games. Hands-on gaming projects, essential questions, links to primary sources, and more get

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth with Science Activities for Kids

It’s a big world out there, and it’s populated with millions of different species of plants, animals, and microorganisms! Biodiversity: Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth with Science Activities for Kids introduces middle school readers to the evolution of life on Earth, beginning with the first single-celled organisms that emerged 3.8 billion years ago

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Tools of the Ancient Romans

Tools of the Ancient Romans

A Kid’s Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome

Tools of the Ancient Romans: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Rome explores the history and science of the most powerful empire the world has ever known. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, anecdotes, and 15 hands-on activities that put kids in ancient Roman shoes, readers will learn about Roman innovations

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Tools of the Ancient Greeks

Tools of the Ancient Greeks

A Kid’s Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece

Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have

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The Silk Road

The Silk Road

Explore the World’s Most Famous Trade Route with 20 Projects

From Roman times until the Age of Exploration, the Silk Road carried goods and ideas across Central Asia between two major centers of civilization, the Mediterranean Sea and China. In The Silk Road: Explore the World’s Most Famous Trade Route, readers ages 9–12 will learn about the history, geography, culture, and people of the Silk Road

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Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects

Earthquakes, tidal waves, erupting volcanoes . . . When natural disasters happen, they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all impacted when nature gets out of control. Natural disasters can be upsetting to live through and an experience you think about for a long time. But scientists today understand their

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Dream Big

Dream Big

A True Story of Courage and Determination

In Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination, Dave tells the true story of how he turns to running, because you don’t have to be big to be a marathon runner. But you do need to train. And Dave doesn’t do much training before he crosses his first starting line of the Boston

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The Renaissance Thinkers

The Renaissance Thinkers

With History Projects for Kids

The Renaissance Thinkers: With History Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 10 through 15 to the biographies of five of the most influential scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance era, including Filippo Brunelleschi, Machiavelli, Copernicus, Thomas More, and Francis Bacon. All of these men made huge leaps in philosophical and scientific thought and introduced concepts

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The Renaissance Inventors

The Renaissance Inventors

With History Projects for Kids

In The Renaissance Inventors: With History Projects for Kids, readers 10 through 15 explore the period of European history from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries while focusing on the biographies of five inventors from that time and the creations they brought to the world. The lives of Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Leon Battista Alberti,

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The Renaissance Artists

The Renaissance Artists

With History Projects for Kids

The Renaissance Artists: With History Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 10 through 15 to the Italian Renaissance as it was experienced by five of the world’s most renowned artists: Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. Kids learn about the biographies of these Renaissance artists through the perspective of three to four

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The Renaissance Explorers

The Renaissance Explorers

With History Projects for Kids

Being a Renaissance explorer was both exciting and rewarding. But it sure wasn’t easy! Explorers in the Age of Exploration faced many challenges and dangers as their ships sailed into new and unfamiliar lands. Some explorers caught diseases, while others battled with native peoples over control of the territory. Without the efforts of the Renaissance

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Big Data

Big Data

Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids

In Big Data: Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to 15 explore the definition of data and learn how essential it is to our everyday lives. They learn about the history of data, the transition from paper to computers, and the role that search engines such as Google

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Thinking Machines and Smart Robots with Science Activities for Kids

In Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Machines and Smart Robots with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to 15 learn how machines develop into thinking, learning devices that can help humans perform tasks, make decisions, and work more efficiently. They can even help us have fun! Through a combination of hands-on science activities and student-paced learning, readers

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Projectile Science

Projectile Science

The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids

You might think that nailing a three-pointer is just luck, but there are many forces at work that determine if you’ve made a game-winning shot. In Projectile Science: The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to 15 learn why projectiles follow the paths

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Industrial Design

Industrial Design

Why Smartphones Aren't Round and Other Mysteries with Science Activities for Kids

In Industrial Design: Why Smartphones Aren't Round and Other Mysteries with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10–15 engage in and learn about the engineering design process from its earliest beginnings, when individuals designed and crafted their own tools, to today, when engineers work to find the best design for products that are then manufactured

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Rivers and Streams!

Rivers and Streams!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Why are rivers and streams important to life on Earth? In Rivers and Streams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, readers ages 7 to 10 dive in and discover how rivers change the shape of the land while plants, animals, and humans change the shape of rivers. Kids learn about the vital role that rivers and

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Marshes and Swamps!

Marshes and Swamps!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

What kinds of plants and animals live in marshes and swamps? The places where land and water meet are some of the most fascinating places on earth, where a rich diversity of plants and animals make their homes. In Marshes and Swamps! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, readers ages 7 to 10 explore wetlands through hands-on

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Oceans and Seas!

Oceans and Seas!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Why is the ocean important for humans and for the Earth? In Oceans and Seas! With 25 Science Projects for Kids readers ages 7 though 10 dive into the underwater world of some of the most amazing landscapes on Earth. On this amazing underwater adventure, kids experience the ocean’s tropical reefs and spot crabs, sea sponges,

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Lakes and Ponds!

Lakes and Ponds!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

What kind of life can you find in lakes and ponds? Lakes and Ponds! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites readers ages 7 though 10 to investigate the bodies of water that might look calm from the shore but which are teeming with life and activity! Through fun facts and engaging content, kids explore the

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Skyscrapers!

Skyscrapers!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Look up, up, up! How do skyscrapers get so tall? Skyscrapers are amazing feats of engineering that kids (and adults!) find fascinating. How do they get so high? How do they stay standing? Who is involved in designing and building these gravity-defying structures? In Skyscrapers! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, children ages 7 to 10 learn

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Tunnels!

Tunnels!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Moles, beavers, rabbits . . . these animals burrow tunnels in the ground every day! What other kind of creature makes tunnels? Humans! In Tunnels! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, children ages 7 to 10 explore the fascinating world of passageways beneath the ground, dug deep within the earth through soil and rock. But why dig

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Canals and Dams!

Canals and Dams!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Did you know that hydropower supplies 16 percent of all electricity worldwide? Did you know there are more than 57,000 big dams around the world? Canals and Dams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites children ages 7 though 10 to investigate the waterways that help the world run! Through fun facts and engaging content, readers

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World War II

World War II

From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

Why did the world find itself immersed in another global conflict only two decades after World War I? World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb introduces kids ages 12 to 15 to the political, military, and cultural forces that shook the globe from 1939 to 1945

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Globalization

Globalization

Why We Care About Faraway Events

Have you noticed that our planet is becoming increasingly connected? In Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events, kids ages 12 to 15 focus on the definition of globalization and discover how technology drives globalization, which affects economies, political systems, human rights, and cultures around the world. The book also explores the future of globalization and

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The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

More than 58,000 American troops and personnel died in the humid jungles and muddy rivers of Vietnam during the 20-year conflict. But why? What were they fighting for? And how could the world's most powerful military be defeated by a small, poverty-stricken country? In The Vietnam War, kids ages 12 to 15 explore the global conditions

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The Space Race

The Space Race

How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon

What do you see when you look up at the night sky? The potential for amazing discoveries and scientific advancement? During the 1950s and 60s, some people also saw a place that needed to be claimed. In The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon, middle school students will explore the bitter

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Waves

Waves

Physical Science for Kids

This installment in Picture Book Science, a set of books about physical science for kids ages 5 to 8, encourages readers to observe lots of different kinds of waves, including those found in water, wheat, a baseball stadium, and even invisible waves! By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations and quick experiments,

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Matter

Matter

Physical Science for Kids

In Matter: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover the basic building block of most of the material they come in contact with every day, including themselves-matter! Children are introduced to the study of physical science through detailed illustrations paired with a nonfiction narrative that uses fun language to convey familiar examples

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Energy

Energy

Physical Science for Kids

In Energy: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover different forms of energy, including heat, light, and chemical energy, that keep the world working and moving. Children are introduced to physical science through detailed illustrations paired with a nonfiction narrative that uses fun language to convey familiar examples of real-world connections.

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Forces

Forces

Physical Science for Kids

In Forces: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 observe different types of forces, including gravity, magnetism, pulling, pushing, and friction. By combining children's natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations, quick experiments, and beautiful, detailed illustrations, Forces provides a useful and fun introduction to physical science for kids!

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Eruptions and Explosions

Eruptions and Explosions

Real Tales of Violent Outbursts

The energy released when volcanoes erupt, engines combust, or bombs explode both thrills and fascinates people. But this power also kills. Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts recounts the history of five blowups that continued to rattle the world long after the smoke had cleared and embers cooled. The latest book in the Mystery

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Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain

Real Tales of Temperamental Elements

We might think humans have control over our environment, but Mother Nature has proven us wrong again and again. Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements tells the story of five of America's deadliest natural disasters that were made worse by human error, ignorance, and greed. From a raging Midwest wildfire in 1871

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Epidemics and Pandemics

Epidemics and Pandemics

Real Tales of Deadly Diseases

Feel a tickle in your throat? Do you still have that headache? Could you be falling victim to a deadly virus? From history's earliest days, bacteria and viruses have stalked humans. Stowing on wagons, ships, and airplanes, these diseases traversed the globe, infecting people in city streets and isolated hamlets. Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of

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Tomb Raiders

Tomb Raiders

Real Tales of Grave Robberies

Why on earth would anyone want to dig up a grave? The characters in Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies all have their reasons. Armed with shovels and crowbars, thieves throughout history have unearthed graves out of greed, hunger, and knowledge. Tomb Raiders recounts little-known stories of body snatchers and crooks of the crypt, including

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Rebels and Revolutions

Rebels and Revolutions

Real Tales of Radical Change in America

Traitors. Agitators. Rabble-rousers. Throughout American history, people who work to radically change society have been criticized, arrested, and even killed. Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America for ages 9 to 12 explores the lives of five firebrands who used muskets and marches, boycotts and lawsuits in their struggle for justice.

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Architecture

Architecture

Cool Women Who Design Structures

Architecture is everywhere! What style building do you live in? Is it a skyscraper, a Victorian home, or a modern building? In Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures, readers ages 9 to 12 examine the stories of women who are today designing the houses, schools, museums, and public spaces where we spend our time.

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Meteorology

Meteorology

Cool Women Who Weather Storms

Does the weather fascinate you? Are you curious about where storms get their strength? Do you ever think about what the long-term effect of weather patterns will be on the earth? Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms introduces readers ages 9 to 12 to three women working in meteorology who are making an impact and

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Great Escapes

Great Escapes

Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways

Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure-fleeing for freedom. Whether you're a slave seeking freedom to the North or a convict swimming for your life in a shark-infested canal, the urge to be free drives your every move. In Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways, readers ages 9 to 12 meet five

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Explore Shapes and Angles!

Explore Shapes and Angles!

With 25 Great Projects

This book is in the shape of a square. Or is it a rectangle? The pages are 2-dimensional. Or are the pages 3-dimensional? Geometry is all around us! In Explore Shapes and Angles! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 will have fun identifying and learning about the properties of the shapes and

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Evolution

Evolution

How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment

Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for this is evolution, or the theory that living things change with time. Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment explores the theory of evolution, its history, how we think it

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Bridges!

Bridges!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Getting from one place to another sounds easy if you are on a straight piece of land, but what if you have to get over—or under—a body of water or a deep gorge? Build a Bridge! Bridges! With 25 Science Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 7 to 10 to the concepts and vocabulary of

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Extinction

Extinction

What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds?

Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely-these species are extinct. In Earth's 4.5-billion-year history, more than 5 billion species have gone extinct, some of them at the same time. In Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? readers ages 9 to

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Explore the Ice Age!

Explore the Ice Age!

With 25 Great Projects

Brrr–does it feel cold? Get out your gloves and get ready to experience the Ice Age! In Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 discover what an ice age consists of, why we have them, and what effect an ice age has on living organisms and ecosystems. The book

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Planetary Science

Planetary Science

Explore New Frontiers

What do you see when you look up into the sky at night? The moon, stars, maybe even a comet or asteroid? You can also see other planets! In Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers, readers ages 12 to 15 embark on a journey through the solar system and beyond, exploring planets, moons, dwarf planets, exoplanets,

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The Civil War

The Civil War

The Struggle that Divided America

Slavery or freedom? The question of whether the United States should continue to allow slavery or make all people free was the question that pitted the states against each other in a brutal war. In The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America, readers ages 12 to 15 explore America's Civil War through the eyes

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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad

Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the West in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago! The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad offers readers

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Terrorism

Terrorism

Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace

Why did terrorists attack the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001? The answer to that question is ancient, complicated, and crucial to a perceptive understanding of the global community we live in today. In Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace, readers ages 12 to 15 explore the history, causes, psychology, and potential solutions

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Explore Ancient Chinese Myths!

Explore Ancient Chinese Myths!

With 25 Great Projects

Who is the lady who floated to the moon? Did a monkey really hatch from an egg? Did tears bring down the Great Wall of China? Does the sky rest on the legs of a turtle? In Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 soar on a journey through

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Explore Makerspace!

Explore Makerspace!

With 25 Great Projects

Bridges, furniture, musical instruments, games, vehicles-all of these things were invented and improved upon by people who love to put stuff together, take stuff apart, and figure out how things work! In Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore what it means to be an engineer.

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Daring Heists

Daring Heists

Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers

In the early morning hours after St. Patrick's Day in 1990, two thieves stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers introduces readers to the suspenseful history of interesting crimes.

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Weird Disappearances

Weird Disappearances

Real Tales of Missing People

Why have the people of Roanoke Colony never been found? Historians are still trying to answer that question. Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People tells five true stories of people who vanished–against the backdrop of historical circumstances, such as the carving out of a new world in an ancient culture.

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The Holocaust

The Holocaust

Racism and Genocide in World War II

About 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust, when the Nazi regime carried out systemic mass murder of Jewish people, Soviet civilians, criminals, the disabled, mentally ill, and other groups of people. In The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, readers ages 12 to 15 learn about the long history of anti-Semitism

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Explore Comets and Asteroids!

Explore Comets and Asteroids!

With 25 Great Projects

Have you ever wished on a shooting star? Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects takes readers ages 7 to 10 on an amazing journey through space to investigate comets, asteroids, and lesser-known celestial objects using hands-on activities and investigative experiments.

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Cells

Cells

Experience Life at its Tiniest

Every living thing, from the common cold to every plant, animal, and person on Earth, is made up of cells. In Cells: Experience Life at Its Tiniest, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate these basic building blocks of life and learn how they affect our health, reproduction, criminal investigations, and agriculture!

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Innovators

Innovators

The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World with 25 Projects

In Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World with 25 Projects, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the people behind some of the products, processes, and improvements that produce the reality in which we live. Encourages readers to connect historic innovations to current products and processes. Enrichment activities integrate STEAM skills

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Archaeology

Archaeology

Cool Women Who Dig

Archaeologists look for clues from the past to learn about people who lived long ago! In Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig, children ages 9 through 12 study this amazing field and meet three dynamic women who are working in archaeology around the world.

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Explore Atoms and Molecules!

Explore Atoms and Molecules!

With 25 Great Projects

If everything is made out of atoms and molecules, why do people look different from dogs? In Explore Atoms and Molecules! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 investigate atoms and molecules and learn how they connect with each other in different ways to form many different materials.

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom with 20 Projects

In The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom, learn about the tens of thousands of African American men, women, and children who risked their lives to gain their freedom, and the thousands more who risked their lives to help.

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Zoology

Zoology

Cool Women Who Work With Animals

Love to work with animals? Become a zoologist! In Zoology: Cool Women Who Work with Animals, readers ages 9 to 12 are inspired by stories of women who have made great strides in a field that requires commitment, courage, and creativity to pursue.

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Human Movement

Human Movement

How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks

Why do we walk on two legs? How do our muscles know how to work together when we dance? In Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks, readers ages 12 to 15 learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and discover how bones, muscles, organs, and nerves work together

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Survival

Survival

Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster

Tales of survival are as old as humanity! In Survival: True Stories, the second book of the Mystery & Mayhem series, readers discover accounts of survival that required innovation, a thirst for adventure, and even a bit of brutality.

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Pirates and Shipwrecks

Pirates and Shipwrecks

Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas

Pirates and Shipwrecks: True Stories is the first in a new series for 9–12 year olds called Mystery & Mayhem, which features true tales that whet kids' appetites for history by engaging them in genres with proven track records–mystery and adventure. History is made of near misses, unexplained disappearances, unsolved mysteries, and bizarre events that

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The U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution

Discover How Democracy Works with 25 Projects

In The U.S. Constitution: Discover How Democracy Works, children ages 9–12 learn about the foundation of democracy in the United States and how the documents crafted hundreds of years ago still have an impact on our country today.

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Shakespeare

Shakespeare

Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World

Shakespeare didn't write zombie flicks, but without the play Romeo and Juliet, the movie Warm Bodies would never have been made! In Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World, readers explore the language and themes of five Shakespeare plays and discover their reach in today's books, music, and movies.

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The Science of Science Fiction

The Science of Science Fiction

Alien civilizations, artificial intelligence, time travel–is there any truth in these exciting ideas? In The Science of Science Fiction, readers ages 12–15 explore the science behind classic and modern science fiction stories, many of which inspired today's inventors and innovators.

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Fault Lines & Tectonic Plates

Fault Lines & Tectonic Plates

Discover What Happens When the Earth's Crust Moves

If there's one thing you can rely on it's the surface of the earth, except when it moves, which is all the time! In Fault Lines and Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth's Crust Moves, readers ages 9–12 learn about earthquakes and volcanoes and how the earth's surface is always changing.

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Explore Predators and Prey!

Explore Predators and Prey!

With 25 Great Projects

Hunting, hiding, trapping, and tricking–these are a few of the strategies used by animals in the wild! In Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects, readers 7–10 explore the physical and behavioral adaptations of predators and prey and their impact on the environment.

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Explore Greek Myths!

Explore Greek Myths!

With 25 Great Projects

Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects invites readers ages 7–10 to learn the mythical tales of ancient Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters while discovering vibrant connections between mythology and the real world.

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Explore Light and Optics!

Explore Light and Optics!

With 25 Great Projects

What is light? Why are optics important? In Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7–10 discover how light works, how it shapes our world, and why we depend on it for survival.

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Bioengineering

Bioengineering

Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs with 25 Projects

In Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs, readers ages 9-12 explore the engineering and innovation that come from the natural world around us and use their own interactions with nature to inspire new designs. Introduces bioengineering, which combines life sciences and engineering to inspire scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies. Includes recent

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Marine Biology

Marine Biology

Cool Women Who Dive

Planet Earth has more than twice as much water covering its surface than land! In Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive, readers ages 9-12 meet three women who are studying the organisms that live in oceans, wetlands, and estuaries, which offer clues to the very beginnings of life.

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Aviation

Aviation

Cool Women Who Fly

Being a pilot means having technical expertise, persistence, and lots of courage! In Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly, readers ages 9-12 meet three women who are working in aviation and discover what it takes to fly high in this challenging field.

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Engineering

Engineering

Cool Women Who Design

In Engineering: Cool Women Who Design, readers ages 9 through 12 discover how the science of engineering connects to their own lives. In addition to an in-depth study of the field, kids read about three women who are working as engineers and designing the products that make up our world.

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Forensics

Forensics

Cool Women Who Investigate

How do scientists solve mysteries? With forensics, the use of scientific methods to solve crimes! In Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate, readers ages 9 through 12 meet three women who are trailblazers in the field of forensics and discover what it takes to succeed in this fascinating field.

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Explore Fossils!

Explore Fossils!

With 25 Great Projects

In Explore Fossils! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 discover what life was like on Earth millions of years ago when dinosaurs walked the land! Through investigations of plant and animal fossils, readers gain a deeper understanding of the complex relationships between different species and the land.

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Human Migration

Human Migration

Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind

Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind retraces the paths of our ancestors, from our common roots in Africa to the complexity of today's immigration practices, and invites readers ages 12 to 15 to explore questions about political conflict, environmental challenges, and the future of human migration. Readers engage in problem solving in many

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Explore Forces and Motion!

Explore Forces and Motion!

With 25 Great Projects

Kids run around the playground, cars drive on the road, and balls fly through the air-forces move everything! In Explore Forces and Motion! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore physics through interactive activities using simple machines such as levers, pulleys, and wedges.

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World

What do your body and your chair have in common? They're both made of matter! In Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World, readers 12 through 15 delve into the fascinating world of protons, neutrons, and electrons and discover how they combine to create everything we know.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Discover the Fuel of the Future

In Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future, readers ages 9 to 12 learn how we are going to power our world tomorrow, in 20 years, and even in 50 years-with a range of renewable energy sources that include solar, biofuel, geothermal, and fluid energy!

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The Great Depression

The Great Depression

Experience the 1930s From the Dust Bowl to the New Deal

In The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s from the Dust Bowl to the New Deal, readers ages 12 to 15 compare and contrast the America of today with an America that saw extreme unemployment, food riots, the Dust Bowl, the invention of the analog computer, and the first splitting of the atom.

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Comparative Religion

Comparative Religion

Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition

Over 7 billion people live on the earth, and 84 percent of them describe themselves as being religious. What does that mean? Few topics incite such passion as religion. Why are humans invested in ideas that may never be proved? Why has religion played such an important role in history? In Comparative Religion: Investigate the World

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Explore Norse Myths!

Explore Norse Myths!

With 25 Great Projects

The stories of Norse myths and legends are a terrific introduction to Viking culture, history, science, and traditions, which thrived in Scandinavia from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. But who were the Norse, who left their homelands in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden to trade, raid, and explore around the world? In Explore Norse Myths!

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3-D Engineering

3-D Engineering

Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

In 3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes, young readers tackle real-life engineering problems by figuring out real-life solutions. Kids apply science and math skills to create prototypes for musical instruments, race cars, alarms, and more. Prototypes are preliminary models used by engineers and kids to evaluate ideas and to better understand how things

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Video Games

Video Games

Design and Code Your Own Adventure with 17 Projects

What does the 13,000-year-old mancala game have in common with today's Minecraft? They both require logic, critical thinking skills, and creativity! In Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure, readers discover that the video games they play today have their roots in the games kids played in the deserts of Ancient Egypt, and they'll

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Astronomy

Astronomy

Cool Women in Space

Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they'll be hidden by the bright light of the sun. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and what's beyond the nebulous

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Microbes

Microbes

Discover an Unseen World with 25 Projects

If our vision were to improve 1 million times, we would be able to see microbes in the air, on our skin, in the dirt, in water, and on food! In Microbes: Discover an Unseen World, readers journey through several different microbial worlds to encounter bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, and archaea populations. In this book,

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Technology

Technology

Cool Women Who Code

Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday! In Technology: Cool Women Who Code, kids in grades four through six learn

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Explore Soil!

Explore Soil!

With 25 Great Projects

We all know you can't eat a mud pie, but did you know that without the soil that makes up a mud pie, we wouldn't have very much real food? We wouldn't have several important medicines, either! Soil is a very important resource. We walk on it, play in it, build with it, grow our

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Civic Unrest

Civic Unrest

Investigate the Struggle for Social Change

From the American Revolution to the French Revolution, from the Civil Rights era in the United States to Arab Spring in the Middle East, the ongoing battle for freedom and democracy is a profound and fascinating study of the power of human will to change the world. And the story of civic unrest doesn't end

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The Brain

The Brain

Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head

Why do we do and say the things we do and say? The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head introduces students to the fascinating world of the human brain and its effect on behavior. Readers learn about the main anatomy and functions of the brain while discovering the brain's role in learning, memory,

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Explore Honey Bees!

Explore Honey Bees!

With 25 Great Projects

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Toast, cereal, juice, and fruit? You can thank the honey bees! About one out of every three mouthfuls we eat is affected by honey bee pollination. In Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects, young readers learn about honey bee colonies, why honey bees live in hives,

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Explore Poetry!

Explore Poetry!

With 25 Great Projects

Poems can be silly, serious, or fun, just like kids! Whether it's the sing-song rhythm of a limerick, the serendipitous magic of a found poem, the deceptive simplicity of a haiku, or the easy familiarity of an acrostic poem, children are charmed by poetry. In Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects children have fun learning

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Climate Change

Climate Change

Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth with 25 Projects

How do we know the climate is changing? For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet's climate. In Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth, young readers examine real studies concerning planetary science, Arctic ice bubbles, migratory patterns, and more. Kids explore the history of human

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The American Revolution

The American Revolution

Experience the Battle for Independence with 20 Projects

The American Revolution: Experience the Battle for Independence shows readers how rebel soldiers fought in horrific conditions while their families back home faced their own hardships for the sake of freedom. Students examine primary sources to discover the truth about events leading up to the war and engage in vibrant debate, strategic planning, and literary

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Canals and Dams

Canals and Dams

Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind the amazing waterways and barriers our world depends on. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from ancient aqueducts to the Suez Canal and the Hoover Dam. Readers will discover that engineers

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Explore Winter!

Explore Winter!

25 Great Ways to Learn About Winter

Young readers become scientists in the field when Explore Winter! sends them off to answer the question "Why do we have winter?" with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the "tools" of science-the scientific method and how to

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Explore Weather and Climate!

Explore Weather and Climate!

With 25 Great Projects

What's it like outside? And what are you going to do about it? Every morning, before heading to school or out to play, kids want to know what the weather is going to be like that day. Is it a day for building a snowman, constructing a sandcastle, or planting a garden? Will they be

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Explore Water!

Explore Water!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Drip-Drop-Splash! Water is essential to all forms of life. Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments, captures a child's imagination with an intriguing look at the world of water. Combining hands-on activities with history and science, kids will have fun learning about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation, water pollution and conservation, water

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Explore the Solar System!

Explore the Solar System!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore the Solar System! introduces kids ages 6-9 to the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that surround our star, the sun, as well as the universe beyond. Combining a hands-on element with history and science, kids investigate solar eclipses, phases of the moon, Jupiter's rings, and what astronauts wear. Who named the stars? What

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Simple Machines!

Simple Machines!

With 25 Science Activities for Kids

You might not think you’re using a simple machine when you zip up your coat, but it’s true! Simple Machines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 7 to 10 to the six simple machines recognized as crucial to human civilization: planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels and axles. Hands-on science projects, essential

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Explore Spring!

Explore Spring!

25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring

From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth, Explore Spring! invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Combining hands-on learning with solid science, trivia, riddles, and terrific illustrations, projects investigate "the reason for the season" and include identifying trees and

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Explore Rocks and Minerals!

Explore Rocks and Minerals!

20 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Rocks and Minerals! offers kids ages 6-9 a fascinating introduction to geology. It investigates the geological forces that create and transform rocks, outlining the life cycle of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, and what they can tell us about the earth. It also explores fossils, and how they come to exist and are discovered. Explore

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Explore Rivers and Ponds!

Explore Rivers and Ponds!

With 25 Great Projects

From puddles to lakes, streams to rivers, and bogs to swamps, each body of water contains an amazing treasure chest of life! Explore Rivers and Ponds! with 25 Great Projects, introduces a child to the fascinating world of freshwater habitats and the creatures they contain. Combining hands-on activities with ecology and science, kids will have

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Explore Night Science!

Explore Night Science!

With 25 Great Projects

Explore Night Science! encourages 6-9 year olds to safely explore and understand what happens around the world when it is dark outside. Readers are led step by step into integrated, active explorations that uncover the science and technology of the natural and physical world that surrounds them. Kids learn about the rod and cone cells

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Explore Natural Resources!

Explore Natural Resources!

With 25 Great Projects

What are natural resources? And why is it important to prevent natural resources from being wasted? Explore Natural Resources! answers these questions. The 25 projects inspire young readers ages 6-9 to have fun while learning why natural resources are important to all living things and how every child can take care of the earth's resources

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Explore Native American Cultures!

Explore Native American Cultures!

With 25 Great Projects

Spirit masks, totem poles, tipis, and canoes! Explore Native American Cultures! brings the history of these fascinating people to life for young readers ages 6-9. Using hands-on activities, kids explore traditional Native American daily life, including shelter, clothing, food, tools, and technology. Kids will investigate myths, legends, ceremonies, and celebrations. Projects are simple to follow and

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Explore Life Cycles!

Explore Life Cycles!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Life Cycles! takes kids on an amazing journey, where they'll learn about the changes plants and animals experience throughout their lives. Kids ages 6-9 will discover what happens inside those magical cocoons to transform a caterpillar into a butterfly. They'll explore how frogs breathe underwater as tadpoles, then use lungs as an adult. Explore

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Explore Gravity!

Explore Gravity!

With 25 Great Projects

What's getting you down? If it's trying to understand gravity, Explore Gravity! can provide the lift you need! With 25 hands-on activities that include connections to toys, sports, and everyday items like scales, elevators, and water towers, young scientists will explore the invisible but powerful force that is responsible for keeping the entire universe in

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Explore Flight!

Explore Flight!

With 25 Great Projects

Who invented the airplane? How do these machines work? And why do planes have wings? Answer these questions by jumping into the cockpit, putting on your goggles, and soaring into Explore Flight! The 25 projects are designed to inspire young readers ages 6-9 to have fun while learning about people's quest to fly. Kids will

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Explore Electricity!

Explore Electricity!

With 25 Great Projects

Electricity is part of our modern-day lives in ways that Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison could never have imagined. Lights, computers, televisions, phones, toys, medicine-our world revolves around electricity. Explore Electricity! introduces readers ages 6-9 to the workings of batteries, simple circuits, conductors and insulators, motors and generators, and magnetism, and the ways we're working

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Explore Colonial America!

Explore Colonial America!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

In Explore Colonial America!, kids ages 6-9 learn about America's earliest days as European settlements, and how the colonists managed to survive, build thriving colonies, and eventually challenge England for independence. How did the colonists build homes, feed and clothe themselves, and get along with the Native Americans who were already here?

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Explore Ancient Rome!

Explore Ancient Rome!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Ancient Rome! invites young readers ages 6-9 to investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Rome through 25 activities and experiments. Kids learn about ancient Roman homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, gods, entertainment, and more. Activities range from creating an amphora and making a tunic to baking bread and hosting a Roman feast. By combining

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Explore Ancient Greece!

Explore Ancient Greece!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Ancient Greece! invites young readers ages 6-9 to investigate the fascinating civilization of ancient Greece through 25 activities and experiments. Kids learn about ancient Greek homes, food, playtime, clothing, conquests, arts and entertainment, gods, and more. Activities range from fashioning a model oil lamp from clay to building a courtyard column and constructing a

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World Myths and Legends

World Myths and Legends

25 Fascinating Projects You Can Build Yourself

World Myths and Legends retells tales from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. From the Greek myths to ancient epics like Gilgamesh and the trickster tales of Anansi the Spider, it helps readers think about why the same themes, characters, and events may show up in different parts of the globe. All

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Timekeeping

Timekeeping

Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects

Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time travels through the past and into the future to explore how humans have measured the passage of time. From ancient civilization's earliest calendars and shadow clocks to GPS and the atomic clocks of today, in Timekeeping, kids will track the evolution of timekeeping devices, meet the

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The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World with 25 Projects

Imagine a world without brand-name products! Before the Industrial Revolution it was not possible to produce enough of the same item to have a brand, but in 100 years the world changed from make-your-own everything to a society of manufactured goods. The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World introduces the dynamic

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The Human Body

The Human Body

Get Under the Skin with Science Activities for Kids

Is your belly growling? Are your ears listening? Are your feet tapping? The Human Body: Get Under the Skin with Science Activities for Kids takes young readers on a trip through their own bodies to learn all about the systems that keep us going! Hands-on science projects, essential questions, links to primary sources, and more

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Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers

Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable. Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind these towering structures. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering ingenuity and achievements from the ancient

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Seven Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the World

Discover Amazing Monuments to Civilization with 20 Projects

Over 2,000 years ago, ancient Greek scholars named seven of the most wondrous monuments to civilization, including the Pyramids of Egypt and Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Through the centuries these treasures were known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Because all but the Egyptian pyramids have been lost to the ravages of

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Rocketry

Rocketry

Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics with 25 Projects

Do you ever wonder how rockets soar into space? Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics. Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the earliest fire arrows in China to modern-day space shuttles, as well as the main concepts of rocketry,

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Planet Earth

Planet Earth

Finding Balance on the Blue Marble with Environmental Science Activities for Kids

Discover the story of our planet in Planet Earth: Finding Balance on the Blue Marble with Environmental Science Activities for Kids! Middle school kids master ecology basics while learning all about the balance among the natural parts of the world and how and environmental issues such as climate change threaten this delicate balance. Essential questions,

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Maya

Maya

Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself with 25 Projects

Revised in 2012 Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9-12 to the world of the ancient Maya, the most advanced and mysterious civilization of the New World. From ceremonial masks to hieroglyphics, and calendars to musical instruments, Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how

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Mapping and Navigation

Mapping and Navigation

Explore the History and Science of Finding Your Way with 25 Projects

How did we get from 20-foot-long maps to GPS devices small enough to fit in the palm of our hands? How does GPS work and what can it tell us? How do ancient mapmaking techniques used by the Romans and Greeks influence the satellite technologies we use today? The history of mapmaking is full of

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Native Americans

Native Americans

Discover the History and Cultures of the First Americans with 15 Projects

Explore how the first Americans, faced with varying climates in a vast land hundreds and thousands of years ago, developed everything we take for granted today: food supplies, shelter, clothing, religion, games, jewelry, transportation, communication, and more. Native Americans: Discover the History and Cultures of the First Americans uses hands-on activities to illuminate how the Native

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Inca

Inca

Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects

Revealing legends and legacies, Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization, is a fun-filled review of the continent-sprawling ancient Inca culture. The activities, combined with an attractive layout, engage learners on a journey along the Inca Trail including the city of Cuzco and majestic Machu Picchu, built on a jagged ridge thousands

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Great World War II Projects

Great World War II Projects

You Can Build Yourself

From spy maps and victory banners to spotter planes and ration cakes, Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself brings one of the most defining periods of American and world history to life through hands-on building projects and activities. Detailed step-by-step instructions for creating each project combine with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies,

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Great Pioneer Projects

Great Pioneer Projects

You Can Build Yourself

What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica sod houses, log cabins, and covered wagons and create their

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Great Medieval Projects

Great Medieval Projects

You Can Build Yourself

Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the Middle Ages in Europe alive through hands-on activities for kids ages 9-12. Addressing various aspects of medieval life, this book provides historically accurate details of the period leading up to the Renaissance. From monastic life to castle living, villages to towns, each section offers a glimpse

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Great Colonial America Projects

Great Colonial America Projects

You Can Build Yourself

Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9-12 to colonial America through hands-on building projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin plates and lanterns to learning wattle and daub construction. Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how colonial

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Great Civil War Projects

Great Civil War Projects

You Can Build Yourself

From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household and craft store items. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating 25 Civil War projects, combined with historical background, facts and anecdotes, and biographies

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Great Ancient Egypt Projects

Great Ancient Egypt Projects

You Can Build Yourself

From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets, to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians through more than 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers today a chance to experience how the ancient Egyptians lived,

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Great Ancient China Projects

Great Ancient China Projects

You Can Build Yourself

Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will

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George Washington

George Washington

25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself

George Washington: 25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself offers a fascinating look into the life and times of our nation's first president. Readers ages 9 and up can explore Washington's years as a young Virginia gentleman, his military battles, and his political contributions to a fledgling nation. 25 hands-on activities help kids learn about

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Garbage

Garbage

Follow the Path of Your Trash with Science Activities for Kids

Where does your trash go when you throw it away? Find out in Garbage: Follow the Path of Your Trash with Science Activities for Kids! Middle schoolers will track their trash as it travels from waste basket to its final resting place, whether that’s a landfill, compost bin, or a new life as a different

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Food

Food

25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat

From the minute life begins, food makes you strong, helps you grow, and gives you energy. But do you take that ham sandwich for granted? You might not give a lot of thought to where your food comes from, how it got to you, what's really in it, or what it does for you. Food:

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Explorers of the New World

Explorers of the New World

Discover the Golden Age of Exploration with 22 Projects

Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration offers a fascinating look at the explorers and their voyages during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Readers ages 9–12 can delve into the expeditions of Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, John Cabot, Hernán Cortés, and more. Using common household items and

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Energy

Energy

25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It

Energy is a vital part of our lives. It powers our computer, lights our home, and moves our car. It also costs a lot of money and pollutes our environment. In Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power and How We Get It kids ages 9-12 learn about the history and science of the

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Comics

Comics

Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning with 25 Projects

Comics have a rich and varied history, beginning on the walls of caves and evolving to the sophisticated medium found on websites today. For a kid, comics can be more than entertainment. Comics can be a lifeline to another world, one in which everyone has the potential to become a superhero and children are welcome

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Bridges and Tunnels

Bridges and Tunnels

Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Bridges and tunnels are lifelines. People have tackled seemingly insurmountable obstacles, including vast canyons and mountain ranges, to design and construct these amazing passageways. Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering invites children ages 9 and up to explore the innovation and physical science behind structures our world depends on. Trivia and fun facts illustrate engineering

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Backyard Biology

Backyard Biology

Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects

Biology is the study of life. Life is everywhere, thriving in the city and in the country, teeming in ecosystems around the planet-in deserts, oceans, and even the Arctic. And life is right outside your door! Backyard Biology invites children ages 9 and up to investigate living things-especially in yards, parks, nature areas, and playgrounds.

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The Solar System

The Solar System

Out of This World with Science Activities for Kids

Look up! That’s a lot of space out there! In The Solar System: Out of This World with Science Activities for Kids, young readers explore the comets, meteors, asteroids, sun, planets, and moons that make up our solar system. Hands-on science projects, essential questions, links to primary sources, and more get kids excited about learning

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Amazing Math Projects

Amazing Math Projects

You Can Build Yourself

Make a geodesic dome big enough to sit in. Solve one of the world's hardest two-piece puzzles. Pass a straight line through a curved slot. From prime numbers to paraboloids, Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the beauty and wonder of math through hands-on activities. Kids will cut

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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions

You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention ideas. Most of Leonardo's inventions were never made in his lifetime-they remained sketches in his famous notebooks. Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build

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Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects

Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects

You Can Build Yourself

In Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, kids ages 9 and up will experiment with kitchen materials to discover chemistry. Readers will learn about atoms, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, polymers, the periodic table, the important history of science, and much more. Along the way, they'll make goop, cause chemical reactions, and create delicious

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Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions

Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions

You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the life and times of one of America's greatest thinkers with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. From his groundbreaking scientific discoveries and inventions to his career as a writer, printer, and politician, Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions gives young

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Biomes

Biomes

Discover the Earth’s Ecosystems with Science Activities for Kids

Would you rather live in the desert or the grasslands? Middles schoolers can discover new worlds by reading Biomes: Discover the Earth’s Ecosystems with Science Activities for Kids, which discusses the world’s biomes in terms of climates, geologies, resources, and organisms! Essential questions, fun facts, and hands-on STEM experiments make this book a fully immersive

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Amazing Africa Projects

Amazing Africa Projects

You Can Build Yourself

While Africa is one continent it contains many diverse countries. Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the stunning landscapes, ancient civilizations and ethnic groups, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of the vast African continent. With 25 fun projects that kids can complete using common household supplies and

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Physics

Physics

Investigate the Mechanics of Nature

Have you ever noticed that the physical world works in certain ways? When you push an object it moves. Skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks. If you jump up as high as you can, you'll quickly fall back to the ground. Baseball players use gravity to bring the ball back down when they

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Explore the Wild West!

Explore the Wild West!

With 25 Great Projects

Explore the Wild West! invites young readers ages 6-9 to experience the spirit of the Wild West. Kids learn about explorers who mapped the American West, Native Americans, gold miners, cowboy culture, cattle drives, Wild West legends, frontier towns, peacekeepers, lawbreakers, and much more. Through projects ranging from making a settler's soddie to mining for

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Explore Solids and Liquids!

Explore Solids and Liquids!

With 25 Great Projects

For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid into a gas is nothing short of magic. In Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects kids experience the wonder of different states of matter. They'll learn what matter is made of, how it can change, and how these interactions really

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Explore Money!

Explore Money!

With 25 Great Projects

In Explore Money! With 25 Great Projects, money is more than something to earn, save, and spend. It's an opportunity to explore history, art, science, economics, and math! While checking out the change in their pockets and bills from their banks, young readers search for hidden treasures, learn how money can multiply, and see how

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Robotics

Robotics

Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects

Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses and mow our lawns. Robot toys play with us, follow our commands, and respond to our moods. We even send robots to

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Music

Music

Investigate the Evolution of American Sound

The United States boasts a rich musical diversity. Early Americans discovered ways to weave European traditions with new cultural influences to compose a unique musical identity. African traditions influenced hymns and folk songs that connected people to religion and to the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Patriotic tunes created unity in wartime. Even now,

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Forensics

Forensics

Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation

Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation introduces students to the fascinating world of forensic science and shows them how to find clues, analyze evidence, and crack the case. Combining hands-on activities with forensic science, kids will have fun learning about the world of forensics, evidence collection, and crime lab analysis. Entertaining illustrations

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The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz

The 1920s is one of the most fascinating decades in American history, when the seeds of modern America were sown. The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz immerses young people in the politics, social change, music, and literature of the time. There was also a dark side of crime and corruption, racial

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Genetics

Genetics

Breaking the Code of Your DNA

Why do children resemble their parents and siblings? Introducing young readers to the fascinating world of genetics, this educational resource presents the main concepts of the science, including what a chromosome does, how DNA is structured, and how genetic inheritance works. Students learn about new discoveries in the field of genetics and how those discoveries

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Cities

Cities

Discover How They Work with 25 Projects

To a child, a city is a chaotic, vibrant community whose workings can seem quite mysterious. How did people create subways? How does the water get to the very top of a skyscraper? Is there any organization to a bustling metropolis? Cities: Discover How They Work will give kids a view into the inner functioning

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Explore Ancient Egypt!

Explore Ancient Egypt!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Pyramids, mummies, amulets, temples, and pharaohs. Explore Ancient Egypt! brings this fascinating civilization to young readers ages 6-9 with 25 hands-on projects, activities, and games. Kids learn about ancient Egyptian homes, food, money, toys, games, makeup, clothes, kings, mummies, and more. Projects are easy to follow and require primarily common household products and very little adult

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Micronations

Micronations

Invent Your Own Country and Culture with 25 Projects

For anyone who's ever dreamed of ruling over their own empire, here's your chance! Micronations are imaginary countries that have a lot of the same things as real ones: laws, customs, history-even their own flags, coins, and postage stamps. Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture takes readers step-by-step to create their own unique realm,

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Create Your Own Business with 25 Projects

From the early days of traders and trappers to today's global online marketplace, business is the glue that holds our world together. In Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business, children learn what it takes to transform a great idea into a workable business plan and their own new business. Through hands-on activities, art and history meet

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