Meet Alexander Graham Bell -- pioneering educator and inventor of the telephone. The story of Bell's world-changing invention and his struggle to perfect it is told in level-appropriate language.
A great gardening book for kids! Don't throw out those carrot tops and apple cores--grow them instead! Bring your avocado pit and garlic bulbs back to life by growing them again. Turn a snap pea into a vine, an orange into a tree and much more! You can create a garden from last night's dinner, make easy recipes, and decorate your own colorful pots and planters. YOU CAN MAKE milk-carton planters pressed flowers dish gardens desserts and treats seed jewelry painted flowerpots Illustrated step-by-step instructions make it easy
Meet Harry Houdini - the most famous magician of all time. Harry performed many daring and astounding tricks still talked about today, including dangerous underwater escapes. Harry started his life in poverty but as a child got his own trapeze and performed for the neighborhood kids, calling himself "Prince of the Air." He went on to become one of the most famous people in the world, performing in front of huge crowds and making six movies.
Did you know koalas have pouches that point downward, or that they only feast on eucalyptus leaves, or that they smell like cough drops? Read this book to learn a lot about these interesting creatures.
Meet Lucy Maud Montgomery -- world-famous author. The story of her dedication to her craft and the creation of Anne of Green Gables, her best-loved novel, is told in level-appropriate language.
Meet Marie Curie -- Nobel laureate and world famous scientist. Marie was the first woman to win the world's top science prize -- and the first person to win it twice.
Meet Samuel de Champlain, explorer. The story of his exploration of the unknown lands of New France and his many adventures there is told in level-appropriate language.
Meet Thomas Edison - world-famous inventor. The story of his many inventions, including the phonograph and the light bulb, is told in level-appropriate language.
Did you know that cats can smell over 200 million different scents? Or that you can communicate with your cat just by blinking?
Like Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses and Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?, the question-and-answer format makes this book perfect both for browsing and for school-project research.
Meet the Wright Brothers -- inventors of the airplane. The story of how they created one of the most influential machines in history is told in level-appropriate language.
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