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Why do people build with arches? Why do we use stone in some places and wood in others? What's a foundation? How do you plan a road or construct a bridge? The answers to these questions can help gamers in Minecraft and in the real world! Through building their own structures and systems in Minecraft, young readers and gaming fans will learn about the past and present of human engineering, with a vision toward the future.
In the history of life on this planet, 99.9 percent of all species have gone extinct. But a few have survived almost unchanged. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch introduces readers to six living fossils, including the chambered nautilus, the horseshoe crab with its sticky blue blood, and venomous platypuses that sting, as well as a comprehensive explanation of evolution and extinction for readers who may not be familiar with the terms yet. Readers will...
9) One Dead Spy
âI regret that I have but one life to give for my country.â These are the famous last words of Nathan Hale, a spy for the American rebels in the Revolutionary War.
But who was this Nathan Hale? And how did the rebels defeat an army that was bigger, better, stronger, and more heavily armed than...
Eureka! Silver Honor Books--California Reading Association
Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
2012 Notable Children's Books--ALSC
The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning...
This series introduces readers to some of the most exceptional creatures of the animal kingdom. Includes fun facts and what makes them unique and interesting from other animals. Features informative sidebars, detailed infographics, vivid photos, and a glossary.
16) Peter Pan
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