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Traces the history of this recreational activity, describes the required equipment and basic techniques, concludes with a discussion of safety issues and competitive aspects of the sport.
Gabby takes a pretty sparkle thing from the market without paying for it and must face the consequences.
A brief overview of the sport of speed skating including its history, equipment, categories of events, and memorable performances by speed skaters at the Olympic games.
In 1965, as the grapes in California's Coachella Valley were ready to harvest, migrant Filipino American workers--who picked and readied the crop for shipping--negotiated a wage of $1.40 per hour, the same wage growers had agreed to pay guest workers from Mexico. But when the Filipino grape pickers moved north to Delano, in the Central Valley, and again asked for $1.40 an hour, the growers refused. The ensuing conflict set off one of the longest and most successful strikes in American history. In Strike!, award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner dramatically captures that story. Brimner, a master researcher, fills this riveting account of the strike and its aftermath with the words of migrant workers, union organizers, and grape growers, as well as archival images that capture that first strike in 1965 and the ones that subsequently followed. Includes an author's note, bibliography, and source notes.
A high-speed history of the tunnels and trains that transport millions of people every day and lie hidden beneath the streets of many cities around the world.
When the Corner Kids cannot go to the water park because the car breaks down, Alex figures out a way they can have fun in spite of their disappointment.
This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts. Each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a for-further-reading list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.
On a field trip to the Nature Center, Three J leads his second-grade classmates on a mission to pick up as much trash as possible after find a bird caught in a discarded lunch bag.
Egbert practices division as he shares cookies with his friends and neighbors.
With the encouragement of the other Corner Kids, Alex keeps trying until he is able to swim all the way across the pool.
Explores the fascinating and surprising relationships formed by different species for survival, protection, or food.
Discusses the discovery, rotation, unique tilt, rings, moons, and other aspects of the seventh planet from the sun.
The book is meant for children, containing information and illustrations about different types of valleys, their formation, and many more details.
Discusses our early ideas about the planet Venus, what we have discovered about its true nature, and what we may learn from it in the future.
Bayard Rustin's life was dedicated to helping others-fighting injustices and discriminations-so that people could live as one. Protesting segregation long before there was a civil rights movement, he was often arrested for his beliefs and actions. As an organizer, Bayard was largely responsible for bringing people together to walk for freedom and jobs in Washington, D. C., on that memorable summer day, August 28, 1963.
When a boy wonders, "What good is a tree?" he and his sister come up with a lot of answers, from using it as a fort to making it second base.
Briefly discusses the international competition in winter sports, beginning with the Nordic Games in 1908, and describes some of the sports involved, including skiing, ice hockey, skating, and bobsledding.
A basic overview of the World Wide Web, including the history of its development and details on how to use it.
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