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The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up t...hrough cracks in the Earth?s crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years. Anne Schreiber?s narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history, and a lot of the action. National Geographic photography fires the imagination on dramatic spreads alive with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks, and steaming seawater. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 7/8/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Anne Schreiber Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6.15in length x 0.38in width x 9.33in height Weight: 8.48oz. Read More

National Geographic
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Did you know that a lions roar can be heard up to five miles away? That an astronauts heartbeat slows down in space? That about $5...0 billion of Monopoly money is printed each year? Three hundred wacky facts pop from the colorful, compact pages of Weird but True! 3, an irresistible trove of facts and fun, based on the top-scoring feature in the countrys premier childrens magazine?National Geographic Kids. Brain-bending information entertains as it educates, covering topics such as science, animals, food, pop culture, weather, geography, and everything else under the sun. Plus, for the first time, this edition contains fun facts generated by readers! The original Weird but True book was an overnight success, selling tens of thousand of copies through bookstores in its first month on the market. The third edition is poised to follow, as it explodes with all-new facts, whimsical design, and even more eye-popping features that kids will love. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/14/2011 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: National Geographic Kids Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6.54in length x 6.61in width x 0.49in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

National Geographic
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... three worlds collided. Angry Birds, Star Wars, and National Geographic united to tak...e their fans on a galactic mission to uncover the true stories, inventions, and unbelievable science behind the science fiction. Discover how art imitates life by exploring the discovery of Kepler 16b, a real Tatooine planet; understand how a hovercraft works and how it resembles the landspeeder; find out how close we are to creating a real-life lightsaber. A bonus chapter takes this stellar adventure one step further to reveal never-before-published information about the characters, planets, and technology at work in the Angry Birds Star Wars II game! Join your favorite Angry Birds Star Wars characters on their galactic Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/17/2013 Pages: 160 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Amy Briggs Publisher: National Geographic Read More

National Geographic
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Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas? That meteorites the size of basketballs land on Earth abou...t once a month? Kids will devour more than 300 wacky facts in Weird but True! 2?the second installment in a lively new spin-off series from the award-winning National Geographic Kids magazine. National Geographic Kids is the nation?s largest magazine for children, with more than 1.3 million subscribers and 5 million readers. The brand is rapidly gaining traction in the book market, with the huge success of National Geographic Readers and the National Geographic Kids Almanac. Straight from the pages of the magazine?s top-scoring feature, this little book is chock-full of tremendous fun. It?s packed with even more of the wild-n-wacky facts, whimsical designs, and all-out reading fun that made the first Weird but True volume an early success. This book?s compact size makes it easy to handle and fun to browse. Eye-popping photos and bold, colorful graphics nab kids? attention and entice them to read. Brain-bending facts cover a broad range of topics, from science to foods to pop culture and just about everything else under the sun. Kids will have so much fun that they won?t even realize they?re learning. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/27/2010 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: National Geographic Kids Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6.49in length x 0.47in width x 6.49in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

National Geographic
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The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up t...hrough cracks in the Earth?s crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years. Anne Schreiber?s narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history, and a lot of the action. National Geographic photography fires the imagination on dramatic spreads alive with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks, and steaming seawater. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/8/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Anne Schreiber Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 5.43in length x 0.15in width x 8.97in height Weight: 3.2oz. Read More

National Geographic
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Targeted to rock-crazy kids, this bold book is more energetic, more visually exciting, and more fun than anything else on the mark...et?and with more information, too! Youngsters become geology experts as they browse eye-popping photos and absorb layers of information made extra fun through a humor-infused presentation. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 10/11/2011 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Steve Tomecek Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Read More

National Geographic
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She Sang Promise is the compelling and inspiring story of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, one of modern America?s first female elected tri...bal leader. With its lyrical, poetic text, and rich, vibrant illustration, this is a book to charm and amaze young readers. Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was born in 1923, the daughter of a Seminole woman and a white man. She grew up in the Everglades under dark clouds of distrust among her tribe who could not accept her at first. As a child of a mixed marriage, she walked the line as a constant outsider. Growing up poor and isolated, she only discovered the joys of reading and writing at age 14. An iron will and sheer determination lead her to success, and she returned to her people as a qualified nurse. When her husband was too sick to go to his alligator wrestling tourist job, gutsy Betty Mae climbed right into the alligator pit! Storyteller, journalist, and community activist, Betty Mae Jumper was a voice for her people?ultimately becoming the first female elected Seminole tribal leader. Lisa Desimini?s stunning folk-style artwork brings this gripping tale and the lush Everglades setting to life. The book has been vetted by the Seminole Indian Museum. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/9/2010 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: J.G. Annino Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 10.74in length x 0.35in width x 8.5in height Weight: 15.19oz. Read More

National Geographic
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What are the secrets of the ancient stone circle? Were the carefully placed stones a burial site, an ancient calendar, a place of ...Druid worship...or even a site of sacrifice? World-renowned archaeologist Mike Parker-Pearson has spent the last seven years on a quest to answer these and many other questions. In If Stones Could Speak, award-winning author Marc Aronson joins the research crew and records their efforts to crack Stonehenge?s secrets. National Geographic helped sponsor the Riverside archeological team?s mission, and now young readers can journey behind the scenes to experience this groundbreaking story first-hand, through the eyes of the experts. Mike and his team have revolutionized our understanding of Stonehenge by exploring the surrounding landscape for clues about the stones -- an idea first suggested by a visitor from Madagascar. The results have been breathtaking: The team recently unearthed the largest Neolithic village ever found in England. Marc Aronson had total access to the site, the team, and their work over two seasons of digging and brings the inspirational story of the discoveries taking place at this World Historical Site to young readers. The informative and drama-driven text includes tales of dead bodies, cremations, feasting, and ancient rituals, as well as insights into the science of uncovering the ancien t past. The expert text, stunning photography, and explanatory maps and illustrations will all help young readers see this ancient monument in totally new ways, and inspire future generations of archaeological explorers. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/9/2010 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Marc Aronson Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 9.13in length x 0.47in width x 10.86in height Weight: 19.19oz. Read More

National Geographic
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What are the secrets of the ancient stone circle? Were the carefully placed stones a burial site, an ancient calendar, a place of ...Druid worship...or even a site of sacrifice? World-renowned archaeologist Mike Parker-Pearson has spent the last seven years on a quest to answer these and many other questions. In If Stones Could Speak, award-winning author Marc Aronson joins the research crew and records their efforts to crack Stonehenge?s secrets. National Geographic helped sponsor the Riverside archeological team?s mission, and now young readers can journey behind the scenes to experience this groundbreaking story first-hand, through the eyes of the experts. Mike and his team have revolutionized our understanding of Stonehenge by exploring the surrounding landscape for clues about the stones -- an idea first suggested by a visitor from Madagascar. The results have been breathtaking: The team recently unearthed the largest Neolithic village ever found in England. Marc Aronson had total access to the site, the team, and their work over two seasons of digging and brings the inspirational story of the discoveries taking place at this World Historical Site to young readers. The informative and drama-driven text includes tales of dead bodies, cremations, feasting, and ancient rituals, as well as insights into the science of uncovering the ancien t past. The expert text, stunning photography, and explanatory maps and illustrations will all help young readers see this ancient monument in totally new ways, and inspire future generations of archaeological explorers. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/9/2010 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Marc Aronson Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 9.13in length x 0.47in width x 10.86in height Weight: 19.19oz. Read More

National Geographic
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Have you heard that the Moon is made of green cheese? Or that the appearance of the full moon can turn you into a wolf? And how ab...out that Man on the Moon? If you believe any of these old Moon myths, then you need to get your facts straight?straight from a Moonstruck cat and his firefly pal, that is. These two characters have the real facts, and they?re just as intriguing: Why does the Moon seem to change shape? What is it made of? Who were the men on the Moon, and what did they find there? Let this fun-loving feline and his bright friend show you around huge lunar craters, Moon dust, rocks, and footprints, and give you the solar system?s best view of planet Earth. Take the challenge?Jump Into Science today and let this astronomically knowledgeable duo fly you to the Moon tonight. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/13/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Steve Tomecek Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 10.78in length x 0.15in width x 8.85in height Weight: 4.96oz. Read More

National Geographic
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National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes explodes with incredible photos and amazing facts about the awesome ...powers of nature. Youll find out that three-quarters of Earths volcanoes are underwater, that an earthquake in Chile shortened the day by 1.26 milliseconds, and much more. Bursting with fascinating information about the biggest volcanic eruptions and earth-shattering earthquakes, this book takes a fun approach to science, introducing kids to plate tectonics and the tumultuous forces brewing beneath the Earths surface. Author: Kathy Furgang Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 9.29in length x 0.22in width x 10.89in height Weight: 11.44 oz Read More

National Geographic
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Investigate mysteries from the grave in this vividly illustrated book, a creepy-fun compendium of the world?s most fascinating mum...mies. National Geographic?s unparalleled photographs bring kids up close and personal with ancient remains, while Chris Sloan?s mesmerizing text reveals what the experts have discovered about each mummy?s life and death. Kids will clamor to read this book in the classroom or at home?and they?ll absorb science, ancient cultures, geography, and more, as freaky photos and intriguing stories keep them glued to every page. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/14/2010 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Christopher Sloan Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 10.98in length x 8.66in width x 0.47in height Weight: 14.08oz. Read More

National Geographic
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Crime Scene Science that puts you inside the head?and the toolbox?of modern-day experts in crime solving. Slip under the yellow cr...ime-scene tape to conduct your own experiments: you?ll soon be detecting, inspecting, and connecting the dots of forensic science. Investigate rates of human decomposition; find out what makes fingerprints unique; identify handwriting traits; and discover the secrets of paper fiber analysis. Each workshop includes suggestions on effective presentation at science fairs, taking experiments one step further, and using science vocabulary correctly. Talk the talk, and walk the walk, your crime scene is this way, Detective. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/8/2009 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 11 and Up Author: Karen Romano Young Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.23in width x 9.99in height Weight: 8.8oz. Read More

National Geographic
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Ever since scientists first cloned Dolly, genetics has been a hot-button topic in the media and the political world. Genetics brin...gs readers the inside story, and looks objectively at this fascinating modern science. From the Human Genome Project to stem cell research to the National Geographic?s own Genographic Project, scientists are exploring and rapidly advancing our knowledge of the human condition. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/14/2008 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Kathleen Simpson Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6.77in length x 0.43in width x 9.99in height Weight: 13.43oz. Read More

National Geographic
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How do bees make honey? Why are they so sweet on their queen? What hours do they work in their honey factories called hives? For a...ll the buzz about honeybees, this Jump into Science title really is the bees knees! Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/8/2007 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Deborah Heiligman Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 8.88in length x 0.12in width x 10.75in height Weight: 4.64 oz Read More

National Geographic
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Have you heard that the Moon is made of green cheese? Or that the appearance of the full moon can turn you into a wolf? And how ab...out that Man on the Moon? If you believe any of these old Moon myths, then you need to get your facts straight?straight from a Moonstruck cat and his firefly pal, that is. These two characters have the real facts, and they?re just as intriguing: Why does the Moon seem to change shape? What is it made of? Who were the men on the Moon, and what did they find there? Let this fun-loving feline and his bright friend show you around huge lunar craters, Moon dust, rocks, and footprints, and give you the solar system?s best view of planet Earth. Take the challenge?Jump Into Science today and let this astronomically knowledgeable duo fly you to the Moon tonight. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/13/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Steve Tomecek Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 10.78in length x 0.15in width x 8.85in height Weight: 4.96oz. Read More

National Geographic
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The worlds best-selling Almanac for kids is packed with amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, robots, maps, games, activiti...es, and more all in one fun-tastic volume. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it, so its no surprise that the 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times best seller list! The 2014 Almanac features fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including technology, countries, presidents, animals, weather, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green tips, and natural disasters, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and an interactive Fun and Games chapter. Exciting changes for 2014 include: ? Forty percent NEW content, including photos and articles ? Mobile media features in every chapter that readers can download to an iPod Touch or smart phone, including National Geographic animal videos, photo galleries, and interactive games ? A brand new special section on cute animals ? A fully revamped continents of the world section ? A special Fun and Games chapter featuring all-new jokes, games, and comics, featuring funny animal photos and colorful illustrations ? A fully updated Your World section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content ? All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts ? More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more ? 8 Homework Help sections ? All facts, figures, and reference material will be updated ? And much more... Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/14/2013 Pages: 352 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: National Geographic Kids Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6in length x 0.68in width x 9in height Weight: 19.8 oz Read More

National Geographic
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Nevermore brings one of America?s most enigmatic writers to the attention of a new generation of children. This intriguing photobi...ography examines the life and times of the author and poet who would have a huge influence on future generations of writers, poets, artists, and even songwriters. Poe pioneered the psychological horror story, the detective story, and the emerging genre of science fiction. Through his dark tales and unforgettable verse, as well as his literary criticism, he made major contributions to the development of the modern short story and modern poetry in America. Thanks to the translations of the French writer Charles Baudelaire, Poe also gained a wide audience throughout Europe. His work influenced not only writers, but also avant-garde artists, who saw in him a kindred soul. Karen Lange?s gripping narrative combines with the book?s vivid illustrations of Poe?s various haunts to create an atmospheric account of America?s most famous Romantic writer. The story shifts from his birth in Boston to Richmond, from Hampton Roads to Philadelphia, from New York City to his mysterious death in Baltimore. Nevermore is a rich appreciation of an American master, whose macabre tales of mystery took shape in tandem with his own strange and ultimately tragic life story. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/24/2009 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Karen Lange Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 9.13in length x 0.43in width x 10.86in height Weight: 19.19oz. Read More

National Geographic
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What are the secrets of the ancient stone circle? Were the carefully placed stones a burial site, an ancient calendar, a place of ...Druid worship...or even a site of sacrifice? World-renowned archaeologist Mike Parker-Pearson has spent the last seven years on a quest to answer these and many other questions. In If Stones Could Speak, award-winning author Marc Aronson joins the research crew and records their efforts to crack Stonehenge?s secrets. National Geographic helped sponsor the Riverside archeological team?s mission, and now young readers can journey behind the scenes to experience this groundbreaking story first-hand, through the eyes of the experts. Mike and his team have revolutionized our understanding of Stonehenge by exploring the surrounding landscape for clues about the stones -- an idea first suggested by a visitor from Madagascar. The results have been breathtaking: The team recently unearthed the largest Neolithic village ever found in England. Marc Aronson had total access to the site, the team, and their work over two seasons of digging and brings the inspirational story of the discoveries taking place at this World Historical Site to young readers. The informative and drama-driven text includes tales of dead bodies, cremations, feasting, and ancient rituals, as well as insights into the science of uncovering the ancien t past. The expert text, stunning photography, and explanatory maps and illustrations will all help young readers see this ancient monument in totally new ways, and inspire future generations of archaeological explorers. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/9/2010 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Marc Aronson Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 9.13in length x 0.47in width x 10.86in height Weight: 19.19oz. Read More

National Geographic
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The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC is the worlds best-selling Almanac for kids. The 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Ti...mes best seller list! In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it. Amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, funny roadside attractions, robots, outer space, green tips, natural disasters, maps, games, activities, and more are all here in one volume. The 2013 Almanac is packed with fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including animals, technology, countries, presidents, animals, and weather, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and now a brand-new mini joke book inside. Exciting changes for 2013 include: Forty percent of the photos and articles will be new A special joke section features 20 pages of hilarious jokes and funny animal photos that kids will love to share with their friends and family. A fully updated Your World section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content for 2013; All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more 8 Homework Help sections All facts, figures, and reference material will be updated; And much more... Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/22/2012 Pages: 352 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: National Geographic Kids Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6.21in length x 0.67in width x 9.04in height Weight: 19.6 oz Read More

National Geographic
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Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas? That meteorites the size of basketballs land on Earth abou...t once a month? Kids will devour more than 300 wacky facts in Weird but True! 2?the second installment in a lively new spin-off series from the award-winning National Geographic Kids magazine. National Geographic Kids is the nation?s largest magazine for children, with more than 1.3 million subscribers and 5 million readers. The brand is rapidly gaining traction in the book market, with the huge success of National Geographic Readers and the National Geographic Kids Almanac. Straight from the pages of the magazine?s top-scoring feature, this little book is chock-full of tremendous fun. It?s packed with even more of the wild-n-wacky facts, whimsical designs, and all-out reading fun that made the first Weird but True volume an early success. This book?s compact size makes it easy to handle and fun to browse. Eye-popping photos and bold, colorful graphics nab kids? attention and entice them to read. Brain-bending facts cover a broad range of topics, from science to foods to pop culture and just about everything else under the sun. Kids will have so much fun that they won?t even realize they?re learning. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/27/2010 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: National Geographic Kids Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6.49in length x 0.47in width x 6.49in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

National Geographic
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Did you know that lemons can power lightbulbs, or that some goats climb trees? Youll find 300 more wacky facts like these in Weird... but True 4!--the latest addition to the blockbuster National Geographic Kids Weird but True series. This fourth installment in the successful Weird but True series has all-new facts and illustrations, creative type treatments, and more cool photos. Brain-bending facts cover a broad range of topics, including science, animals, food, weather, pop culture, outer space, geography, and just about everything else under the sun. Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1021-8 , Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/23/2012 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: National Geographic Kids Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 6.5in length x 0.52in width x 6.48in height Weight: 12 oz Read More

National Geographic
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Meet Lyuba?the most perfectly preserved baby mammoth ever discovered! Found lying along a riverside 31,000 years after her birth, ...Lyuba provides a never-before-seen view of prehistoric life in Siberia. Together with award-winning author Christopher Sloan, kids learn the story of her discovery by the indigenous Nenet people and peak inside Lyuba?s mysterious prehistoric world. Readers will join scientists as they recreate Lyuba?s life and death using cutting edge science?including paleontology, radiology, and forensic science?and reveal new information about mammoths and their ice age home. Lyuba?s incredible story, which debuted as a National Geographic Channel exclusive and as articles in National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Kids magazine, is certain to be a fascinating read for kids and a great complement to science curriculum. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/13/2011 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Christopher Sloan Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 9.13in length x 0.39in width x 10.86in height Weight: 16.96oz. Read More

National Geographic
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Kids will gravitate to Steve Tomecek?s humorously illustrated guide, which surveys the earth?s astounding variety of rocks and min...erals and the fascinating ways people have transformed them into usable materials. From talcum powder to silver jewelry, it all comes from inside this great big rock we live on. A high-interest topic for youngsters as well as an important segment of the elementary science curriculum, this book is in a kid-pleasing format and includes a bonus activity. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 11/9/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Steve Tomecek Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 8.85in length x 0.39in width x 10.74in height Weight: 13.59oz. Read More

National Geographic
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She Sang Promise is the compelling and inspiring story of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, one of modern America?s first female elected tri...bal leader. With its lyrical, poetic text, and rich, vibrant illustration, this is a book to charm and amaze young readers. Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was born in 1923, the daughter of a Seminole woman and a white man. She grew up in the Everglades under dark clouds of distrust among her tribe who could not accept her at first. As a child of a mixed marriage, she walked the line as a constant outsider. Growing up poor and isolated, she only discovered the joys of reading and writing at age 14. An iron will and sheer determination lead her to success, and she returned to her people as a qualified nurse. When her husband was too sick to go to his alligator wrestling tourist job, gutsy Betty Mae climbed right into the alligator pit! Storyteller, journalist, and community activist, Betty Mae Jumper was a voice for her people?ultimately becoming the first female elected Seminole tribal leader. Lisa Desimini?s stunning folk-style artwork brings this gripping tale and the lush Everglades setting to life. The book has been vetted by the Seminole Indian Museum. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/9/2010 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: J.G. Annino Publisher: National Geographic Childrens Books Dimensions: 10.74in length x 0.35in width x 8.5in height Weight: 15.19oz. Read More

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