Introduces the discipline of robotics, describing the history of making robots, how they function, and how to get interested in bu...ilding robots. read more
Electronic gadgets are fun to play with, but they’re even more fun to build! Students will unlock the mysteries of electronics, se...nsors, and LEDs with this book as it provides both technical information and step-by-step projects. Clubs, online communities, and additional resources are also discussed to help ambitious makers progress to the next level in their newfound hobby. read more
In North American, Hanukkah is thought of as a winter holiday. But in the southern hemisphere, Hanukkah happens during the summer.... Fun facts like this one are found throughout this fun craft book. Readers can learn about the history of Hanukkah while creating gifts perfect for one of the eight nights of the holiday. Candles, envelopes to hold money, and dreidels can all be created from paper by following the clear instructions found in this book. Photographs of each step show each project in process and in its colorful, completed form. read more
People like to prepare for holiday celebrations by decorating with symbols and reminders of the special time. Thanksgiving is a da...y steeped in history and tradition, and the origami projects in this second book of Thanksgiving activities reflect this in a fun way. Beginner and advanced origami artists will love creating the Thanksgiving imagery, including a wreath of fall colors, the Mayflower, and, of course, a turkey. Each project is introduced with an explanation of the symbol's significance to the holiday and is broken down into easy-to-follow steps and illustrations. read more
The United States has the largest Navy in the world, with over 25 ships currently in active service. Origami offers a unique persp...ective on the ships, carriers, and cargo associated with this iconic branch of the United States military. Students new to origami will benefit from the offered in the book's introduction. This book includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions for folding barges, ships, aircraft carriers, and more. read more
Learning about plants becomes interactive and fun with this engaging title. Crafts meet science as readers are pulled in by varied... projects involving plants, and as they create, they learn vital information about plants. With a playful design and vibrant photos and illustrations, this book will capture the attentions of artists and scientists alike! read more
Provides tips for surviving in the wilderness, including how to construct a compass, build a shelter, light a campfire, and make a... solar oven. read more
The United States has the world's largest air force, with over 6, aircraft in service. This dynamic book uses origami, the Japanes...e art of paper folding, to take a look at some of the better known planes and cargo used by the men and women who serve in the United States Air Force. Clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions take students through the process of folding their own origami aircraft, drawing special attention to the specific features that define these iconic planes. Students will use their newfound origami skills to fold bombers, jet fighters, cargo containers, and other airplanes and gear. read more
Discusses the sense of taste, including how the taste buds work.
This engaging book covers a wide range of topics related to deer hunting. No matter what weapon they choose, young deer hunters wi...ll find plenty of practical and safe advice here. read more
Looks at the feet of several animals that have adapted to their environments, from the taloned feet of a hawk to the webbed feet o...f a duck. read more
Describes how such animals as elephants, spiders, snakes, and frogs can sense and make use of vibrations in the ground in differen...t ways, including communication, the detection of a predator, or competition for a mate. read more
Readers can celebrate the sweetest of holidays in a new and exciting way. Using just a sheet of paper, they’ll learn to create hea...rts, roses, and even boxes to store all of their valentines. Easy-to-follow instructions give readers a new way to express how much they care for others. read more
Life in colonial America differed greatly depending on where you lived. Colonists in New England were often close to cities and ce...nters of trade. Many colonists in the South lived on or around plantations. Readers learn about these different ways of life as they make crafts influenced by different facets of colonial life, including candles and bonnets, all explained through step-by-step instructions. Readers discover facts about life in the colonies through accessible text, as well as informative sidebars and fact boxes. Historical images are included throughout to show readers what colonial America was like. read more
Introduces deer hunting, discussing the equipment needed, where to hunt, using dogs to hunt, legal aspects, safety, and venison.
Introduces the flamingo and briefly describes its appearance, habits, diet, and young.
Describes some of the animals that live in mountainous areas, including elk, goats, cougars, snakes, and eagles.
The wide, expansive sky is a highway for many beautiful, flying creatures. Though they have wings to help them escape danger, they...’re not safe from the invasive species in the air that try to take over their territory. Age-appropriate text explains the important concept of ecosystems and the delicate balance species rely on for survival, and how one unwelcome invasion can have consequences for an entire animal community. Colorful photographs help readers visualize invasive species in the air, and helpful information on how to protect native species concludes the text. read more
Introduces riding buses as a form of public transportation and discusses their history and different types of buses.
Explains what climate maps are and how to read them, including information on using a legend and a compass rose.
Provides instructions for holiday themed origami projects, including an "I Love You" message, a swan heart boat, and a friendship ...bracelet. read more
While these eye-catching birds cannot fly, it doesn’t slow them down at all. Ostriches can run a whopping 4 miles per hour (64 km/...h). Kids are sure to love this book, which is full of beautiful photographs and interesting facts about Earth’s biggest bird. read more
There are many animals within the United States that don’t have a home. Fortunately, there are many animal shelters across the cou...ntry that can take them in and help them find loving owners! This book provides a detailed look at the many ways these shelters care for our animal buddies. read more
Describes the physical characteristics, habits, life cycle, and natural environment of the owl.
The electric eel protects itself by delivering a shock to anyone who touches it. This electrifying book explains how this eel and ...other charged animals create and deliver these defensive shocks. Colorful photographs help to illustrate these shocking animals' unique bodies and the habitats in which they live. read more
The possibilities of what can be made with a 3D printer are endless. This guide presents the basics of 3D printing, beginner’s pro...jects, and additional resources to set young makers on their way to becoming masters. With up-to-the-minute information, simple language, and hands-on projects, this is the prefect launching point into the exciting world of 3D printing. read more
Introduces monarch butterflies, describing their life cycle and discussing how they migrate over enormous distances.
What makes falcons different from other birds of prey? If it isn’t their small size, it’s their unique ability to be trained by pe...ople to hunt. Readers learn these facts and more through this volume, which offers an exciting perspective on important elementary life science topics. Readers will delight in learning about this raptor’s appearance, survival techniques, predatory behavior, and more. Popular falcon species such as the Peregrine falcon are closely examined. Detailed photographs and fact boxes complete a comprehensive learning experience. read more
Introduces the concept of matter, provides examples of common forms of matter, and presents information on changes in pressure and... the kinetic theory of matter. read more
The animals of Antarctica and the Arctic live in some of Earth's most challenging climates. Many of these animals face extinction ...at the hands of poachers, habitat loss, and climate change. This book profiles the animals of these regions and describes the climates and habitats in which these animals live. This colorful and engaging book explains the laws and programs in place to protect these unique animals living at the extremes of the Earth. read more
Introduces the gazelle, discussing their physical characteristics, life cycle, and eating habits.
Microcontrollers are small computers embedded in many everyday devices. The average person interacts with several of them each day... without even thinking about it. But why have microcontrollers become so ubiquitous, in what devices are they found, and—most importantly—how does one go about making one? All this and more is explained in the engaging text. It will turn even the technologically illiterate into budding tech wizards. read more
This fascinating book brings to life the Miwok of California. They lived in a variety of different environments, including coastal... areas, portions of the Central Valley, and the Sierra Nevada. During the early Spanish era, the western groups came into conflict with outsiders. The eastern communities suffered greatly as a result of the gold rush that began in 1849. read more
Young marksmen will develop their shooting skills after setting their sights on this inventive guide. Boys will learn how to make ...an arsenal of weapons including everything from a marshmallow shooter to a mini crossbow. With an emphasis on safety and responsible shooting, this book serves as a well-balanced introduction to marksmanship as well as to following instructions and decoding procedural language. read more
Though the Japanese art of paper folding is an ancient tradition, it still delights young and old today. This second volume of Chr...istmas origami projects will appeal to all. Using colored paper or even recycled wrapping paper, readers will be able to make decorations and even small gifts for friends and family. Each high-interest project is accompanied by thoughtful text that explains the significance of the symbols and objects associated with the Christmas holiday. Step-by-step instructions and labeled illustrations guide budding artists as they make reindeer, wreaths, and more. read more
Presents an introduction to the seals of Antarctica, discussing their physical characteristics, behaviors, reproductive habits, an...d predators, along with descriptions of such animals as the hungry crabeater seal, Ross seal, Weddell seal, and leopard seal. read more
Introduces seal pups and describes some of the different kinds of seal and sea lion and their pups and what the pups do as they gr...ow up. read more
Humans have been obsessed with conquering the skies for millennia. This book documents that journey from the earliest days of proj...ectiles to modern-day rockets. Armed with this crucial background information, students will then be directed through a step-by-step project to make their own rocket. Additional high-tech projects will keep their hands busy and their imaginations soaring. read more
The Army is the largest and most recognizable branch of the US Armed Forces. This book uses origami, the traditional art of Japane...se paper folding, to take a closer look at the features of the Army's iconic vehicles and gear. Illustrated step-by-step instructions will introduce students to the basic techniques of origami before providing directions for folding fighters, bombers, and cargo. This book offers a unique perspective on a high-interest topic. read more
Shares information about moose and elk hunting, including the importance of respecting bag limits, the types of weapons used to hu...nt, and how hunting dogs help hunters. read more
Yum! Whats that delicious smell? Readers of this delightful guide to baking will soon be filling their own kitchens with aromatic ...wonders. The perfect introduction to a tasty hobby, this book introduces readers to the equipment, tools, techniques, and ingredients theyll need to become masterful bakers. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations make this guide accessible and fun. Each savory--or sweet!--activity helps readers develop essential skills. As they gain confidence in their abilities, theyll be eager to expand their baking repertoire. Cool tips encourage readers to experiment to give recipes their own spin! read more
Music has been a powerful tool for self-expression for thousands of years. And while modern instruments are often very expensive, ...the truth is that anyone can make their own! With the information, projects, and resources found within these pages, young musicians will quickly be making and playing their own instruments. read more
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of parrots and discusses their ability to mimic and to solve prob...lems. read more
Provides instructions for holiday themed origami projects, including a pilgrim, turkey, and pumpkin.
Explains what canyons are, how they are formed, and where they can be found around the world.
Explains the proper technique for hunting, from wearing the appropriate clothing and choosing a weapon to deciding on target anima...ls and keeping safe. read more
Animal control offices are busy places. They offer many services, such as pet licensing and microchipping, to make sure the animal...s within their communities remain safe and healthy. Students will be welcomed inside these vital organizations to see their inner workings and will come to appreciate their importance and purpose. read more
Sharks are the top predator in the world's oceans. This colorful book examines the adaptations that have allowed sharks to thrive ...in Earth's largest habitat. Gorgeous photographs will grab students' attention, while vivid text and fact-filled sidebars engage even reluctant readers. Sidebars describe the species that share the ocean with sharks, making this a complete look at the predator/prey relationship in the fascinating ocean habitat. read more
Describes how arts and crafts were created in ancient Greece, and offers instructions for twelve craft projects, including a an Ol...ympic torch, a golden wreath, pan pipes, and a discus. read more
This imaginative narrative accompanies the HABA game Orchard. The story expands on the concepts of the game and the theme of plant...s while following the character Raven on his first foray into the city. Readers will learn about the challenges faced by animals in a city setting, including finding food and interacting with humans. Charming illustrations enhance the text. This books accessible language and relevant subject matter make it perfect for developing readers. Basic counting is incorporated throughout the narrative, as are lessons about communicating with others. read more