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By Susan J Tchudi, Stephen Tchudi. 1984
Discusses journal, letter and creative writing as well as school reports and other factual pieces. Offers ideas for finding subjects,… editing and getting published. For junior and senior high readers. 1984.
By Suzanne Jurmain. 2010
Tells the story of the doctors and researchers who worked to track down the cause of yellow fever and find… a way to eliminate the disease. Junior and Senior High. 2010.
By Robert Silverberg. 1967
Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and… hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen.Your definitive guide to getting outside--for girls ages 9-12! In addition to basic outdoor skills, this entertaining guidebook includes easy camping recipes, outdoor projects including science experiments and crafts, fun activity suggestions, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen (such as Arunima Sinha, the first amputee woman to summit Mount Everest; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod). The goal is to improve the quality of girls' outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge. Charming and approachable, this book will encourage both reluctant campers and budding naturalists to go wild and embrace the outdoors.
By Barry Wittenstein. 2018
Earle Dickson and his new bride Josephine begin their lives together. The end. (Not really. There's more.) Josephine has a… proclivity for injuring herself. Earle attaches cotton to long strips of adhesive tape, telling Josephine to cut off a length when she needs one. Since Earle works as a cotton buyer at Johnson and Johnson, he shares his idea. They're a big hit. The end. (Again, not really!) After a few false starts (much like the hilarious "the end"s in this story), the Band-Aid is developed and becomes a massive hit. The end. (Really.). Grades K-3. 2018.
By Melvin Berger. 1987
Traces the history of the development of the artificial heart, including experimentation with animals and human heart transplants. Discusses the… psychological and ethical issues surrounding their use. For junior and senior high readers. c1987.
By Katherine Paterson. 2014
From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares… the personal stories that inspired her children's books. For Junior and Senior High readers. 2014.
By Wendy Mass. 2004
As a boy, Ray Bradbury had a wild and vivid imagination, which came in handy later when he became a… science fiction and fantasy writer. Bradbury has written more than 500 literary works (beginning in 1938) including "The Martian chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451", which incorporate his love of outer space, magic, and mystery. Includes a time line, a list of selected works, a glossary, and a short interview with the writer. Grades 5-8. 2004.
By Jane Drake, Ann Love, Samantha Swenson, Sue Tate. 2013
History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person… today is alive because of an ancestor who survived -- and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, and bird flu will determine our future. This book presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we're doing to prevent future pandemics. Grades 4-7. 2013.
By Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth. 2011
Writing is an important skill that you use every day: at school, with friends, at home - almost anywhere! This… guide has tips and tricks that will help you become a writing expert and help you keep a journal, including writing about places, your opinions, events, and your wishes and dreams. Grades 2-4. c2011.
By Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth. 2011
This guide includes tips and tricks for writing a book report. Covers the parts of a book reports, editing, writing… about a non-fiction book, and how to include your own opinions. Grades 2-4. 2011.
By David Morley. 2008
General information about the organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. Also includes journal entries giving personal and detailed accounts of… the group's work, including efforts to recover victims of an El Salvador earthquake, medical care in war-torn Congo, and treatment of the AIDS epidemic in Zambia. An introduction to a dedicated organization that gives people who live in forgotten places evidence that someone actually cares. For grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Fred Rogers. 1988
By Melissa Sweet. 2016
A New York Times Bestseller"SOME PIG," Charlotte the spider's praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E.… B. White's Charlotte's Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children's book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter.
By Antonio Frasconi. 1955
"In 1953, Time magazine called Antonio Frasconi America's foremost practitioner of the ancient art of the woodcut. Four decades later,… Art Journal called him the best of his generation." ― The New York Times In this New York Times Best Book of the Year, internationally renowned artist Antonio Frasconi presents beautiful and brightly colored woodcuts depicting a variety of everyday items — a boat, Christmas tree, dog, train, birthday cake, and many other eye-catching objects. The word for each image is given in English (printed in black), Italian (blue), French (red), and Spanish (green), and accompanied by pronunciation guides. A page of common expressions such as "Good morning!" and "What time is it?" in each language appears at the end. For the very young, this is a delightful picture book; for older children, it offers useful illustrated language lessons. All will enjoy the whimsical images and accompanying words and phrases.
By Dan Gutman. 2013
The ability to put thoughts into writing is an essential skill vital to success in school—from elementary school through college.… Bestselling author Dan Gutman helps kids master this important skill with his fun, informative writing guide, My Weird Writing Tips. Dan offers tricks for spelling hard words, understanding the difference between similar words like “its” and “it’s,” and conquering grammar stumbling blocks like commas and apostrophes. He also teaches readers how to write an engaging story, in line with the grades 2–5 Common Core goals for writing a narrative. With illustrated appearances from A. J. and Andrea, stars of his bestselling My Weird School series, and with his trademark wacky sense of humor, Dan makes learning the writing and storytelling basics so fun kids will forget they’re learning.
By Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt. 1994
Shakespeare wrote with a feather quill and ink; Emily Dickinson wrote with a fountain pen; Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote on… a Yiddish typewriter. But what did such writers do when they weren't writing? What did Jane Austen eat for breakfast? What could make Mark Twain throw his shirts out the window? Why would Zora Neale Hurston punch a fellow elevator passenger? Lives of the Writers tells all that and more.
By Howard Bennett. 2017
The Fantastic Body is the ultimate kids’ reference guide to the human body! Jam-packed with fun facts, cool diagrams, and… gross stories, and written by a successful, practicing pediatrician, this go-to guide will captivate curious readers for hours on end. Kids will take their learning beyond reading the book with DIY projects that demonstrate different bodily functions and tips for making their regular checkups less scary. Through humor, science, and engaging illustrations, this fun and comprehensive reference book is perfect for kids who want to know more about the mysterious stuff going on inside their bodies.