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Running Across America

Running Across America

A True Story of Dreams, Determination, and Heading for Home

In Running Across America: A True Story of Dreams, Determination, and Heading for Home, Dave McGillivray tells the touching tale of how he ran 3,452 miles from Medford, Oregon, to his hometown of Medford, Massachusetts, in 1978. Braving mountains, the elements, crickets, snakes, and homesickness, McGillivray runs in support of the Jimmy Fund and relies on good friends, family, a sense of humor, and sheer determination to

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Human Computer

Human Computer

Mary Jackson, Engineer

In Human Computer: Mary Jackson, Engineer, readers ages 5 to 8 learn what it was like for Mary Jackson to overcame challenges and become the first African American women to work at NASA! Age-appropriate vocabulary, detailed illustrations, simple STEM projects such as such as designing paper airplanes, and a glossary all support foundational learning. Perfect for beginner readers or as a read

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Fossil Huntress

Fossil Huntress

Mary Leakey, Paleontologist

Fossil Huntress: Mary Leakey, Paleontologist, introduces children ages 5 to 8 to Mary Leakey, a paleontologist who lived and worked for much of her life in Africa, making discoveries that change the face of paleontology forever. Age-appropriate vocabulary, detailed illustrations, simple STEM projects such as drawing specimens, and a glossary all support foundational learning. Perfect for beginner readers or as a

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Space Adventurer

Space Adventurer

Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut

In Space Adventurer: Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut, readers ages 5 to 8 meet a girl who went from working hard on her family’s farm to traveling into space aboard NASA’s space shuttle Challenger! Age-appropriate vocabulary, detailed illustrations, simple STEM projects such as drawing a scene from another planet, and a glossary all support foundational learning. Perfect for beginner readers or as a read aloud

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Computer Decoder

Computer Decoder

Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist

In Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist, readers ages 5 to 8 follow Dorothy Vaughan’s journey from math teacher to human computer to the first black supervisor at her company! Age-appropriate vocabulary, detailed illustrations, simple STEM projects such as drawing a scene from another planet, and a glossary all support foundational learning. Perfect for beginner readers or as a read

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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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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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