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A Sporting Chance : How Ludwig Guttmann Created The Paralympic Games
Alexander, Lori, author.
Telling the inspiring story of Ludwig Guttmann, the man behind the creation of the Paralympics, this chapter book biography cleverly blends archival photos with full-color illustrations and a riveting narrative to honor the life of the man who changed so many lives.
Life In A Frozen World : Wildlife Of Antarctica
Batten, Mary, author.
“It doesn’t matter that Antarctica is extremely cold, windy, and dry. A wide range of wildlife, from huge krill colonies in the Southern Ocean to hordes of penguins on its icy shores, can thrive there. Some types of fish in Antarctica make their own antifreeze, which keeps their blood from freezing. Even though there are no trees on Antarctica, a forest of giant seaweed grows under the water. Their bodies are well-adapted to their harsh environment, but can they live in warmer water and a more humid atmosphere? There is a race by scientists to find out what is going on “Amazin’s website
Rocket To The Moon!
Brown, Don, 1949- author, illustrator.
“He took “one small step for man and one giant leap in the direction of mankind” on July 20, 1969, when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Then, it wasn’t just one person who took us to the moon. To the Moon! It looks at the people and technology that made it possible to land on the moon. Rather than looking at the life of a single person, the movie shows how the moon landing changed the world and what happened before and after the moon landing itself. The book takes people through the history of rocket building, from ancient Chinese rockets to “bombs bursting in the air” during the War of 1812. It also talks about Russia’s Sputnik project, which led to the moon landing.” Provided by the publisher.
Lesser Spotted Animals : The Coolest Creatures You’ve Never Heard Of
Brown, Martin, 1959- author, illustrator.
Make sure you know about all of the animals you should know but don’t get to see, from numbats to zorillas and everything else in between, in this book.
Comics : Easy As Abc! : The Essential Guide To Comics For Kids : For Kids, Parents, Teachers And Librarians!
Brunetti, Ivan, author, illustrator.
“Cartoonist Ivan Brunetti and editor Françoise Mouly work together to write a comprehensive Comics how-to guide for parents, teachers, librarians, and kids of all ages.” .
Eye Spy : Wild Ways Animals See The World
Duprat, Guillaume, author, illustrator.
This book tells you about the most recent scientific research on animal sight. You’ll learn about pigeons’ sunglasses, owls’ tube-shaped eyes, insects with a lot of tiny eyes, and more. This book lets us see the world through the eyes of animals in a way we’ve never seen before. The illustrations are both fun and surprising. This is a good place to start if you want to learn more about animals. Cows can see if there is a predator coming up behind them. Cats can see mice running through the night. Snakes see infrared, which we only feel as heat, and eagles can see eight times more than we can.
What Breathes Through Its Butt? : Mind-blowing Science Questions Answered
Grossman, Emily, author.
“Because your elbow is your “funny bone.” There is no way to get out of the grip of the jaws of a croc. Who can breathe through their butt? Scientists answer all kinds of questions in this book, and they’re very interesting. It can bounce. How can a giraffe have the same number of bones in its neck as a person? The Internet is how much weight. How much does it weigh? Readers can guess answers to questions and make connections between different scientific ideas with fun interactive features in this book. It’s a great book for both reluctant readers and people who love STEAM “Provided by the publisher.
This Is How We Do It : One Day In The Lives Of Seven Kids From Around The World
Lamothe, Matt, author.
In this book, we follow the daily lives of seven children from around the world. They live in places like Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy. We also talk about how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different parts of the world.
Latinitas : Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers
Menéndez, Juliet, author, illustrator.
“A celebration of Latinas and Latin American women who did what they wanted to do, with portraits and short bios,” says the site. Given by the publisher.
Messner, Kate, author.
Debunked myths about the Mayflower and the arrival of the Pilgrims on the modern-day United States.
The Secret Kingdom : Nek Chand, A Changing India, And A Hidden World Of Art
Rosenstock, Barb, author.
For fifteen years, outsider artist Nek Chand kept a secret about the Rock Garden of Chandigarh. It was the world’s largest visionary environment, and it was kept that way for a long time.
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies : How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science
Sidman, Joyce, author.
This book by Joyce Sidman, who won a Newbery Honor, tells the story of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in a way that shows many of her own original paintings. Provided by the publisher.
William Still And His Freedom Stories : The Father Of The Underground Railroad
Tate, Don, author, illustrator.
Author and illustrator Don Tate has written a story about William Still, who is known as the Father of the Underground Railroad. This is a very interesting, but little-known story. William Still’s parents were able to get out of slavery, but they had to leave two of their children behind. This was a tragedy that haunted the family for many years. William worked for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society when he was a young man. There, he raised money, planned rescues, and helped free people who had come from the north to get there. He came into William’s office one day and asked for information about his long-lost family. Could it? As a result of his own family’s experience, William started collecting stories from people who were trying to get out of the country. People like Harriet Tubman and Henry “Box” Brown came into contact with him. He was able to reunite other families and build up a huge library of information. When Don Tate talks about William Still’s life and work, the story comes to life. He tells about how he kept a record of enslaved people who fled to freedom. A picture book biography of the man who started the Underground Railroad is a great way for kids to learn more about him. Tate’s powerful words and art are sure to inspire them.
Box : Henry Brown Mails Himself To Freedom
Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.
“Box” came into the world as a slave before he was known as that. As a child, he worked and was passed down from one generation to the next as a piece of land. In spite of him being an adult, his wife and kids were sold away from him. Henry Brown looked on as his family left, bound in chains, and went to the South. What else could be done to him? Even though they didn’t know what to do, there was still hope and help. The Underground Railroad came to help them. Escape! It is told through poetry by the author, who tells the story of Henry Brown, who was sold into slavery and had to be shipped to freedom in a box.