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This book is suitable for ages 8-14. Children will love learning the myths and traditions of the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica including how the ancient Mayas believed that they were formed from the flesh of a god who cut off his fingers. Full colour illustrations show ancient Mesoamerican cities, farming societies, and empires. The topics include: The Inca, Aztec, Olmec, Toltec, and Mayan cultures, among others; The importance of animals such as the jaguar in Mesoamerican cultures; War among the ancient Mesoamericans; Architecture, art, and science of the Mesoamerican cultures; The everyday life and belief systems of the Mesoamericans.
This intriguing book describes how the traditions, beliefs, and rituals of people across the vast country of China are observed in the many different festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Chinese people celebrate family occasions.
This fascinating title chronicles the U.S. bombing of these Japanese cities during World War II. Topics include the development of the atomic bomb, Nixons decision to drop the bombs, and the long-term consequences of this historical event. Primary source accounts present reactions from both sides.
Contemporary R&B artist Beyonc Knowles has always loved to sing and dance. Entering competitions as a young child, she burst into stardom as a member of Destinys Child. This fascinating book takes a close-up look at Beyoncs life and career including her mega success as a solo artist. Also an actress and a philanthropist, the story of this multi-talented performer has only just begun.
Readers will discover different kinds of gases and their practical, everyday uses.
Readers learn to identify different tools used to measure matter, such as balances, rulers and thermometers.
This engaging title gives readers an up-close look at cirrus cloudsthe highest clouds in the sky.
Cumulus clouds look like puffy, cotton balls floating through the sky. Most cumulus clouds have flat grey bottoms and puffy white tops. Readers will discover how these clouds form, the different kinds of cumulus clouds, and the different kinds of weather associated with each.
This interesting title teaches young readers about stratus clouds. These low-forming clouds look like grey blankets covering the sky. Readers will discover how and where these clouds form, the different kinds of stratus clouds, and the weather conditions associated with this family of grey clouds.
Dynamic photos and simple text explain the different roles helicopters play in the military. Young readers will discover which kinds of helicopters are used by the military for rescue, to carry personnel, and to carry out missions. The special features of each kind of helicopter are described.
Young readers will be amazed by the photos of armored fighting vehicles, or AFVs, in this informative book. Military vehicles protected with plating, such as tanks, artillery, and personnel carriers, are featured along with explanations of how they work and how their armor plating protects them.
Bicycles: Pedal Power looks at different kinds of bikes used for transportation, work, and fun. Readers will learn about mountain bikes, racing bikes, tandem bikes, rickshaws, and more.
From sailboats and speed boats to ferries and ocean liners, Boats on the Water introduces readers to different kinds of boats and ships. Children will enjoy learning about the basic parts and functions of various boats.
This dynamic new book gives a close-up view of some of the worlds most innovative, eco-friendly rides, including three-wheeled cars, hydrogen fuel-cell busses, segway personal transporters, and electric bikes and scooters.
Superstar singer, songwriter, and artist M.I.A. ('Maya' to her friends) has come a long way from humble beginnings. Born in Britain, she lived most of her young life in the birthplace of her parents, Sri Lanka, while it was torn by civil war. After returning to Britain, she rose to fame as a multi-talented composer, performer, graphic designer, and music producer with millions of fans worldwide.
Election Day is an important day when citizens choose a leader. But not every country has elections. This title helps young readers learn about democracy and its history, how a polling station works, and how votes are counted on election day.
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