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Adolf Hitler: German Dictator

by Sue Vander Hook

Presents the life of the German dictator who conquered most of Europe and carried out the murders of over eleven million people during the Holocaust.

Africa

by Cheryl Striveildi

A very brief introduction to the geography, various regions, and wildlife of Africa.

Antarctica

by Cheryl Striveildi

A very brief introduction to the geography, plants, and animals of Antarctica.

Arapaho

by Barbara A. Gray-Kanatiiosh

Easy-to-read text and colorful illustrations and photos teach readers about Arapaho history, traditions, and modern life. This book describes society and family structure, hunting and gathering methods, and ceremonies and rituals. Readers will learn about Arapaho clothing, as well as crafts such as quillwork and beadwork. A traditional myth is included, as is a description of famous Arapaho leader Niwot. Wars, weapons, and contact with Europeans are discussed. Topics including European influence, assimilation, reservations, and federal recognition are also addressed. In addition, modern Arapaho culture and still-celebrated traditions such as the sun dance ceremony are introduced. Arapaho homelands are illustrated with a detailed map of the United States, and a step-by-step illustration of tepee construction shows readers how the Arapaho built their homes. Bold glossary terms and an index accompany engaging text. This book is written and illustrated by Native Americans, providing authentic perspectives of the Arapaho.

Being Active

by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Explains in simple language the importance of regular physical activity.

Boa Constrictors

by James E. Gerholdt

Hissssss! Watch out for that snake! This book takes adventurous readers on a quest into the world of the boa constrictor. Students will discover a slithery way of life as they learn about the boa's impressive size, mouthful of sharp teeth, and special senses such as its scent-detecting forked tongue. Full-color photos give kids an opportunity to identify these heavy-bodied reptiles by their beautiful scale colors and patterns. Readers will also observe how sneaky boa constrictors use their natural camouflage to disappear from sight! A range map supplements chapter information about the surprising places these well-known snakes live. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index compliment the chapter text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Clara Barton: Civil War Hero and American Red Cross Founder

by Susan E. Hamen

Teen biography of Clara Barton.

Cool Jobs for Handy Helpers: Ways to Make Money Doing Home Services

by Pam Scheunemann

Kids want to make money! This fun and creative title introduces young readers to the idea of working in a format that is easy to read and use. From cleaning the house to gift wrapping, this book contains kid-tested projects that will have children earning money--and loving it! Instructions and photographs guide kids through the process of business plans, safety, marketing, gathering customer information, and providing a product or service. Background information, materials lists, and additional ideas provide a fun and organized approach to the world of work! Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Cool Jobs for Kids Who Like Kids: Ways to Make Money Working with Children

by Pam Scheunemann

Kids want to make money! This fun and creative title introduces young readers to the idea of working in a format that is easy to read and use. From play groups to crafts, this book contains kid-tested projects that will have children earning money--and loving it! Instructions and photographs guide kids through the process of business plans, safety, marketing, gathering customer information, and providing a product or service. Background information, materials lists, and additional ideas provide a fun and organized approach to the world of work! Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Cool Jobs for Super Sales Kids: Ways to Make Money Selling Stuff

by Pam Scheunemann

Kids want to make money! This fun and creative title introduces young readers to the idea of working in a format that is easy to read and use. From garage sales to bake sales, this book contains kid-tested projects that will have children earning money--and loving it! Instructions and photographs guide kids through the process of business plans, safety, marketing, gathering customer information, and providing a product or service. Background information, materials lists, and additional ideas provide a fun and organized approach to the world of work! Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Cool Jobs for Yard-Working Kids: Ways to Make Money Doing Yard Work

by Pam Scheunemann

Kids want to make money! This fun and creative title introduces young readers to the idea of working in a format that is easy to read and use. From weeds to snow, this book contains kid-tested projects that will have children earning money--and loving it! Instructions and photographs guide kids through the process of business plans, safety, marketing, gathering customer information, and providing a product or service. Background information, materials lists, and additional ideas provide a fun and organized approach to the world of work! Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Cool Jobs for Young Entertainers: Ways to Make Money Putting on an Event

by Pam Scheunemann

Kids want to make money! This fun and creative title introduces young readers to the idea of working in a format that is easy to read and use. From carnivals to haunted houses, this book contains kid-tested projects that will have children earning money--and loving it! Instructions and photographs guide kids through the process of business plans, safety, marketing, gathering customer information, and providing a product or service. Background information, materials lists, and additional ideas provide a fun and organized approach to the world of work! Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Cool Jobs for Young Pet Lovers: Ways to Make Money Caring for Pets

by Pam Scheunemann

Kids want to make money! This fun and creative title introduces young readers to the idea of working in a format that is easy to read and use. From dog walking to pet accessories, this book contains kid-tested projects that will have children earning money--and loving it! Instructions and photographs guide kids through the process of business plans, safety, marketing, gathering customer information, and providing a product or service. Background information, materials lists, and additional ideas provide a fun and organized approach to the world of work! Checkerboard is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Cuba

by Tamara L. Britton

An introduction to the history, geography, plants and animals, government, economy, cities and transportation, people, and social life and customs of Cuba, the largest island in the West Indies.

Denmark

by Tamara L. Britton

An introduction to the history, geography, plants and animals, government, people, and culture of Denmark.

Drew Brees: Super Bowl Champ

by Marty Gitlin

This book summarizes Drew Brees's life and football career and includes his work with charitable organizations.

England

by Tamara L. Britton

An introduction to the history, geography, plants and animals, government, people, and culture of England.

Ethiopia

by Tamara L. Britton

An introduction to the history, geography, plants and animals, government, economy, cities and transportation, people, and social life and customs of Ethiopia, a country in eastern Africa where people have lived for millions of years.

Forecasting!

by Kris Hirschmann

Discusses the history of forecasting and introduces the tools scientists use to predict weather.

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

by Kristin Petrie

This text traces the life of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, who led a major expedition from Mexico through what is now the southwestern United States.

George Washington: Revolutionary Leader and Founding Father

by Sari Earl

This book examines the remarkable life of George Washington. Readers will learn about Washington's family background, childhood, education, military and political career, and societal contributions.

Greece

by Tamara L. Britton

An introduction to the history, geography, plants and animals, government, people, and culture of Greece.

Helping Sophia

by Anastasia Suen

The students in Miss K's class experience situations that occur in schools everywhere. When Sophia's helper is absent, her fellow third-graders help out by learning how to push her wheelchair. Sophia's story teaches about caring, kindness, and children with disabilities with brilliant illustrations and humorous text. What Do You Think? quetions, Miss K's Classroom rules, and a glossary aid teachers in classroom discussions about the character trait of caring featured in this stunning picture book. Special thanks to content consultant Vicki F. Panaccione Ph. D.

Henry Hudson

by Kristin Petrie

This biography introduces young readers to the life of Englishman Henry Hudson. Readers learn that Hudson's grandfather helped form the Muscovy Company and that Hudson himself later sailed for the Muscovy Company, trying to find a passage to Asia through the North Pole. Hudson's family life and work as a cabin boy are also discussed, as well as his voyage with John Davis to the Canadian Arctic. Through engaging text, readers learn that Hudson's goal was to find a shorter route from Europe to Asia through the Arctic Ocean. His attempts to find a northwest passage to Asia while working for the Dutch East India Company and the British East India Company are explained. Readers also discover that on his final voyage, Hudson was the victim of a mutiny and left to die in the Hudson Bay. The book explains that Hudson's discoveries led to Dutch and English colonization of North America and that today a strait, a bay, and a river are named after Hudson. The book also introduces the idea that Hudson's North American discoveries led other explorers to discover a Northwest Passage.

Hurricane!

by Kris Hirschmann

Describes when, where, why, and how often hurricanes occur.

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