CLIMATE ACTION: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT WE CAN DO
Meet the young activists who are using their voices and minds to fight climate change.
Did you know that the past five years have been the hottest ever recorded? Or that over seven million people participated in the global Climate Strike? We’re facing a very real problem, but there’s hope.
Everyone is affected by climate change. Reading Climate Action: What Happened and What We Can Do is the perfect introduction not only to the dramatic effects of climate change, but to the solutions. Learn how our behavior and actions have led us to this point, hear from kids around the world dealing with extreme storms, wildfires, and sea level rise, and discover what scientists, youth activists, and ordinary citizens are doing to protect their communities.
Divided into eight sections for easy browsing and with over fifty photographs, captions, charts, and graphs, this nonfiction book is an excellent choice to share in the classroom and for homeschooling for kids ages 6 and up.
Also includes a glossary to supplement the text, author’s note, and index.
Climate Action is the latest of Seymour Simon’s nonfiction science books. His books are regularly honored by the National Science Teacher’s Association.
Color Your World: A Walk in the Woods
COMPLETE PERIODIC TABLE
Do you confuse boron with barium or chlorine with fluorine? Fear not! Basher Science has come to the rescue by mixing science and art to create a unique periodic table. From unassuming oxygen to devious manganese, the incredible elements show you the periodic table as you’ve never seen it before.
Basher Science: The Periodic Table gives a face, voice and personality to the chemical elements, making learning chemistry easy and a whole lot more fun. This new expanded edition reflects the latest discoveries, and now each of the 115 elements has not just a picture but an information-packed page all to itself.
Basher’s highly original books make difficult concepts tangible, understandable and even lovable. With his stylish, contemporary characters he communicates science brilliantly.
COMPUTER CODING WITH SCRATCH 3.0 WORKBOOK
Kids will easily learn to code games and projects using Scratch 3.0 with this coding workbook, perfect for school projects or just for fun.
Download Scratch, a simple and free programming language, and get programming quickly with DK Workbooks: Computer Coding with Scratch 3.0. It’s the perfect coding book for beginners or Scratch enthusiasts who want to find out how to use all the exciting new features, such as new types of blocks and sound effects, of Scratch 3.0. This new version of Scratch will also let you code and play games on tablets, and play the games you create on smart phones.
In DK Workbooks: Computer Coding with Scratch 3.0, programming for kids is broken down clearly and simply, so children will easily learn how to create their own games, projects, and much more on the screen.
COUNTDOWN 2979 DAYS TO THE MOON
Powerful free verse and stunning illustrations tell the true story of the American effort to land the first man on the Moon.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would try to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. During the two thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine days that followed his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them died before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets soared into space. And four hundred thousand people—engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists—joined Project Apollo in hopes of making the dream a reality.
Award-winning author and former mechanical engineer Suzanne Slade joins up with New York Times best-selling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez to tell the powerful story of the successes, failures, triumphs, tragedies, and lessons learned from Apollos 1 through 10 that led to the first Moon landing.
CRAFTY SCIENCE: STEAM PROJECTS TO CREATE AT HOME
Little crafters will become little scientists as they explore, experiment, make, and create their way through every STEAM project.
This hands-on crafty science book introduces inquisitive children to the wonders of science through craft projects with everyday objects. Award winning author Jane Bull combines arts, craft, and cooking activities with gentle scientific learning, showing children that science, technology, engineering, art, and maths are all around us – and in everything we make and do! Crafty Science contains more than 20 fun-filled projects, each accompanied by a ‘What’s the science?’ section explaining how it works. Children can learn how to make a toy raft and discover what makes their boat float, or how to create an ice sculpture and learn about the changing states of solids and liquids.
With Crafty Science, difficult concepts like buoyancy, gravity, and aerodynamics become meaningful and accessible to young children through play. They’ll discover the world around them like they have never seen it before!
Deadliest! showcases some of the planet’s most threatening creatures. Steve Jenkins's Extreme Animals reader series explores nature's truly superlative animals with the help of illustrations, infographics, facts, and figures while detailing the astounding abilities of critters as small as a frog or as big as a whale. Each installment focuses on truly amazing and unusual animals, making these nonfiction readers accessible, informative, and fascinating.
This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes deserts and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.
In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what deserts are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique challenges of surviving in this harsh environment. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of desert topography—from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U.S. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about the desert to inspire readers to learn more.
DINOSAURS POCKET GENIUS
Pocket Genius: Dinosaurs profiles more than 140 prehistoric animals and features fossils, skeletons, anatomy, and history as well as species including dinosaurs on land, winged pterosaurs in the sky, and a range of sea monsters in the ocean. Find out what they looked like, where they lived, how they ate, and about the fossils they’ve left behind and their relatives that still roam the Earth today.
Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.