Walker Books Are Trees Alive?
?Are trees alive? How do they breathe? They dont have noses.? And so begins a conversation between the author and her daughter that leads to a remarkable discovery: Trees are like children in so many ways! They may look very different from ...people, but trees have roots that hold them to the ground like feet and leaves that blow in the wind like hair. Their bark even comes in different colors, just like our skin. From this poetic comparison of plants and humans, readers will learn how trees live and grow, and how they get their food. They will learn about the baobab trees of Africa, the banyan trees of India, and the bristlecone pines of California. They will see, through Stacey Schuetts exquisite art, that trees come in all shapes and sizes?just like people?and provide a home to many different animals. But most of all, they will look at trees with greater respect and a bit of awe, after realizing that trees are alive too. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/1/2003 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Debbie S. Miller Publisher: Walker Childrens Dimensions: 11.27in length x 8.88in width x 0.36in height Weight: 14.4oz. Read More
When the news of the raid on Osama Bin Ladens compound broke, the SEAL team member that stole the show was a highly trained canine... companion. Throughout history, dogs have been key contributors to military units. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent follows mans best friend onto the battlefield, showing readers why dogs are uniquely qualified for the job at hand, how they are trained, how they contribute to missions, and what happens when they retire. With full-color photographs throughout and sidebars featuring heroic canines throughout history, Dogs on Duty provides a fascinating look at these exceptional soldiers and companions. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 9/4/2012 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent Publisher: Walker Childrens Read More
Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everythin...g. But not Bobbi and Bob Cat?they still had each other. Only by staying together could they survive. This is the story of their remarkable friendship. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/5/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Kirby Larson Publisher: Walker Childrens Dimensions: 10.19in length x 8.8in width x 0.34in height Weight: 12oz. Read More
Soil may not be alive, but amazingly, multitudes of microscopic creatures live there, battling it out in an eat-or-be-eaten world.... These tiny creatures, invisible to our eyes, provide food for the insects that in turn feed the reptiles and mammals that live in and above the soil. Youll never look at the ground you walk on in the same way after Raymond Bial, an award-winning photo essayist, takes you on this eye-opening, down-and-dirty tour of one of the earths most precious resources. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/15/2000 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Raymond Bial Publisher: Walker Childrens Dimensions: 8.82in length x 10.08in width x 0.33in height Weight: 12oz. Read More
The stories behind the Constitution are as powerful as the nation it created. ?We the People of the United States, in Order to for...m a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.? After the American Revolution, the thirteen united states were joined, barely, by an almost powerless government. The federal army was too weak to defend the nation; there was no national currency; and there was no authority to collect taxes for debts. Soon states? militias were needed to quiet rebellions. As Washington wrote, if a change wasn?t made soon, the new nation ?rais[ed] at the expense of so much blood and treasure, must fall.? Delegates from twelve of the thirteen states met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to create the United States Constitution. But it was no easy task? four months of bitter debate ensued, in which arguments became so heated that delegates nearly abandoned the convention many times. Thirty-nine men ultimately signed this important, influential framework that saved our country and gave us our amazingly strong and balanced federal government. Dennis Brindell Fradin and Michael McCurdy combine their talents to bring all of the founders stories to light in this fascinating companion volume to their bestselling book The Signers. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/21/2005 Pages: 144 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Dennis Brindell Fradin Publisher: Walker Childrens Dimensions: 10.74in length x 8.64in width x 0.72in height Weight: 30.4oz. Read More
Aimed at teens who want to know more about the day-to-day workings of the U.S. government, this unique blend of humor and informat...ion is a cross between a textbook and a satire. A crash course for understanding critical events in America and the world, it touches upon a variety of topics-historical and current-and explains how they unfolded and why they are important in the political and governmental arenas. Funny and intelligent writing, very reminiscent of the Daily Show, provides insight into the American electoral system, the world economy, the role religion plays in world conflicts, and Americas place in world. The final chapter provides information about how to get involved. Authors will have a Web site dedicated to the book where information can be updated, teens can read more and find out ways to get involved, can join online discussions, and speak their minds about the issues. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/19/2011 Pages: 240 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: Andisheh Nouraee Publisher: Walker Childrens Dimensions: 8.5in length x 0.66in width x 9.99in height Weight: 31.03oz. Read More