Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts

Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

The energy released when volcanoes erupt, engines combust, or bombs explode both thrills and fascinates people. But this power also kills.

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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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Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind

Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 7–9

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.

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Explore Norse Myths! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Norse Myths! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

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! With 25 Great Projects, young readers. . . MORE


Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change

Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change

Written by Marcia Amidon Lusted 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 7–9

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 with a promise. The revolution doesn’t simply stop when protesters go home.. . . MORE


Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture with 25 Projects

Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture with 25 Projects

Written by Kathy Ceceri 
Illustrated by Chad Thompson 
Grade Level 4–6

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, using examples from real. . . MORE


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

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

Written by Cynthia Light Brown 
Illustrated by Beth Hetland 
Grade Level 4–6

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 remarkable characters who charted the unknown with an ever-changing set of tools. In Mapping and. . . MORE


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

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

Written by Kim Kavin 
Illustrated by Beth Hetland 
Grade Level 4–6

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.

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

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

Written by Lawrence Kovacs 
Illustrated by Farah Rizvi 
Grade Level 4–6

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 of feet above the Urubamba River.. . . MORE


Explore Native American Cultures! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Native American Cultures! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Jennifer Keller 
Grade Level 3–4

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.

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The Silk Road: Explore the World’s Most Famous Trade Route with 20 Projects

The Silk Road: Explore the World’s Most Famous Trade Route with 20 Projects

Written & Illustrated by Kathy Ceceri 
Grade Level 4–6

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 region.

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