Learn how a movement builds from one person to a billion in this A to Z environmental activism book. Readers count from 1 to 10 – and then in larger increments to a billion – as they learn new terms from “conservation” to “activism.” Inset boxes provide easy-to-understand definitions of additional new vocabulary words.
Children can celebrate the special teacher in their life with this collection of short poems -- one to a page -- that sings the praises of the excellent educator they know and love. From their kindness working with their students to their ability to make the most complicated of topics make sense, this is the perfect gift book for any teacher, written by the author of the bestselling Here I Come! series, D. J. Steinberg.
Siblings Shen, Shondra, and Shontoya arrive at Ludum Omega Summer Camp with a passion for games, and Professor Zephyr is excited to teach this year’s students all about the art and science of game design! What makes a game fun? What kinds of games are out there? How can designers turn an okay game into a great one?
Richard Turere’s own story: Richard grew up in Kenya as a Maasai boy, herding his family’s cattle, which represented their wealth and livelihood. Richard’s challenge was to protect their cattle from the lions who prowled the night just outside the barrier of acacia branches that surrounded the farm’s boma, or stockade. Though not well-educated, 12-year-old Richard loved tinkering with electronics. Using salvaged components, spending $10, he surrounded the boma with blinking lights, and the system works; it keeps lions away. His invention, Lion Lights, is now used in Africa, Asia, and South America to protect farm animals from predators. color throughout
It’s dusk during the summer and the backyard seems quiet―but not if there are crickets around! These jumping, noisy bugs might be a familiar sight to curious bug explorers, and this engaging book can bring crickets even closer through beautiful full-color photographs and accessible content. Including facts about the cricket life cycle, what they eat, where they are found, and what predators hunt them, this volume keeps young readers in mind with simple language and clearly labeled diagrams and photographs.