Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment

Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Alexis Cornell 
Grade Level 4–6

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 works, examples of creatures who have evolved in response to specific circumstances, and. . . MORE


Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms

Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms

Written by Karen Bush Gibson 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

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 inspiring future generations of meteorologists.

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Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures

Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures

Written by Elizabeth Schmermund 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

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

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

Written by Laura Perdew 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

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 12 learn about the scientific detective work scientists perform. . . MORE


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

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

Written by Marcia Amidon Lusted 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

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.

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Archaeology:	Cool Women Who Dig

Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

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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Zoology: Cool Women Who Work With Animals

Zoology: Cool Women Who Work With Animals

Written by Jennifer Swanson 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

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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Fault Lines & Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth’s Crust Moves

Fault Lines & Tectonic Plates: Discover What Happens When the Earth’s Crust Moves

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Chad Thompson 
Grade Level 4–6

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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Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive

Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive

Written by Karen Bush Gibson 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

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: Cool Women Who Fly

Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly

Written by Carmella Van Vleet 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

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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Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs with 25 Projects

Bioengineering: Discover How Nature Inspires Human Designs with 25 Projects

Written by Christine Burillo-Kirch 
Illustrated by Alexis Cornell 
Grade Level 4–6

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.

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Engineering: Cool Women Who Design

Engineering: Cool Women Who Design

Written by Vicki V. May 
Illustrated by Allison Bruce 
Grade Level 4–6

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: Cool Women Who Investigate

Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Allison Bruce 
Grade Level 4–6

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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3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

3-D Engineering: Design and Build Your Own Prototypes

Written by Vicki V. May 
Illustrated by Andrew Christensen 
Grade Level 4–6

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 work.

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Microbes: Discover an Unseen World with 25 Projects

Microbes: Discover an Unseen World with 25 Projects

Written by Christine Burillo-Kirch 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

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, kids are granted access to an encompassing view of. . . MORE


Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure with 17 Projects

Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure with 17 Projects

Written by Kathy Ceceri 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 4–6

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 learn how to design their own games from. . . MORE


Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

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 boundaries of space.

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Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

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!

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Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth with 25 Projects

Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth with 25 Projects

Written by Erin Twamley  Joshua Sneideman 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 4–6

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 impact from the. . . MORE


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

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

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Caitlin Denham 
Grade Level 4–6

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, including how rockets are launched,. . . MORE


Cities: Discover How They Work with 25 Projects

Cities: Discover How They Work with 25 Projects

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

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 of these urban areas. They’ll learn about all the parts that come together to make. . . MORE


Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Skyscrapers: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Andrew Christensen 
Grade Level 4–6

Over centuries and across cultures people have defied gravity in a quest to build the tallest, grandest structures imaginable.

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Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Canals and Dams: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Andrew Christensen 
Grade Level 4–6

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 and builders alike put their lives. . . MORE


Backyard Biology: Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects

Backyard Biology: Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Beth Hetland 
Grade Level 4–6

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. Trivia and fun facts bring animals, plants, and. . . MORE


Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects

Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

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 causes and how we can protect ourselves and. . . MORE


Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects

Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects

Written by Linda Formichelli  W. Eric Martin 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 4–6

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 inventors of calendars and clocks, and learn. . . MORE


Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects
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Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects

Written by Kathy Ceceri 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 4–6

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 explore the depths of the ocean and the expanse of space. In Robotics:. . . MORE


Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects
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Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Jen Vaughn 
Grade Level 4–6

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.

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Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out with 25 Projects
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Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out with 25 Projects

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Beth Hetland 
Grade Level 4–6

Kids become “rubbish warriors” in Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out. Encouraged to think about the choices they make that generate garbage in the first place, readers learn ways to reduce, reuse, recycle—and rethink their actions. Along the way, kids explore the science of garbology, discover fascinating information archaeologists learn by excavating middens, and use. . . MORE


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

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

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Farah Rizvi 
Grade Level 4–6

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: 25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat gives kids some “food for thought” as they. . . MORE


Amazing Biome Projects  You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself

Written by Donna Latham 
Illustrated by Farah Rizvi 
Grade Level 4–6

Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself takes kids ages 9 and up on a circumnavigation of the globe to learn about Earth’s terrestrial and aquatic biomes. Kid’s will wander through forests, sizzle in deserts, shiver in the tundra, plunge beneath the seas to explore coral reefs, and slog through marshy waters. Along the way, kids will encounter flora and fauna adapted for. . . MORE


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

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Mary Takacs-Moore 
Grade Level 4–6

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 world’s energy sources, from nonrenewable fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas to renewable sources such. . . MORE


The Human Body: 25 Fantastic  Projects Illuminate How the Body Works

The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Shawn Braley 
Grade Level 4–6

Kids will be amazed at all the action that’s going on right inside their own bodies, from understanding just how that apple turns into energy to how the “leftovers” make their exit. The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works will engage kids with hands-on activities that will show them all the fantastic, well-orchestrated systems at work in their very own. . . MORE


Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself
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Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Farah Rizvi 
Grade Level 4–6

Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself provides an engaging guide to the natural world and encourages children ages 9 and up to get their hands dirty and actively connect with the environment. It then introduces key environmental issues—wind and solar power, pollution, endangered species, global warming, and recycling—and posits potential solutions. Trivia, fun. . . MORE


Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects  You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself

Written by Cynthia Light Brown 
Grade Level 4–6

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 treats, and all of it. . . MORE


Amazing Solar System Projects  You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself

Written by Delano Lopez 
Illustrated by Shawn Braley 
Grade Level 4–6

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the basic elements of the solar system with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Readers learn about the sun, the planets and their moons, meteors and comets, and the amazing tools that astronomers and astronauts have used to study the solar system over the years.

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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions  You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself

Written by Lauri Berkenkamp 
Grade Level 4–6

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 Yourself shows you. . . MORE