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Dr. E’s Super Stellar Solar System: Massive Mountains, Supersize Storms, Alien Atmospheres, and Other Out-of-This-World Space Science

Take to the skies with Planetary Geologist Dr. E and her robot sidekick, Rover, to explore the solar system’s wildest, most astronomical geology–with comic book flair!

This stellar book introduces kids to outer space through in-depth info and comic book adventure. Along the way, kids follow explorer Bethany Ehlmann, a member of the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity mission, and her lovable robo-dog, Rover, as they study and protect our amazing solar system. Dr. E’s conversational and funny explanations of the solar system and planetary geology will pull kids in like gravity. The pairing of fun, graphic novel side stories with science facts makes big concepts accessible and interesting to boys and girls of all levels, from STEM science fans to reluctant readers alike.

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (January 16, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426327986
ISBN-13: 978-1426327988

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Busting Boredom with Experiements

Feeling inventive? Get ready to bust boredom with simple experiments! You can learn how to create lightning bolts, build a catapult and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, Busting Boredom with Experiments has never been more fun.

Series: Edge Books: Boredom Busters
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Raintree (April 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1474736890
ISBN-13: 978-1474736893

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Lewis and Clark: Famed Explorers of the American Frontier

When Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, he needed a team to survey that vast, unknown expanse of land. He chose Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Together, they led the Corps of Discovery, a team of intrepid explorers across a wild, dangerous country. Readers will understand the impact Lewis and Clark’s expedition had on American history in this detailed account. Follow their journey across roaring rivers, vast plains, and untrod paths, and learn about the Native Americans they met, the fierce wildlife that threatened their lives, and the hunger, sickness, and injury that dogged them from start to finish.

Series: Spotlight on Explorers and Colonization
Library Binding: 48 pages
Publisher: Rosen Young Adult (January 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1508172404
ISBN-13: 978-1508172406

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The Fall of the Mongol Empire

fallofmongolempire As spectacular as its creation was, the fall of the Mongol Empire was just as remarkable. Its descent into chaos was signaled by inter-family rebellion across the four khanates established by Genghis Khan. As weaker Mongol leaders struggled to retain control, drought, flood, famine, and the bubonic plague eventually contributed to the collapse of each khanate. As this volume amply demonstrates, though the Mongols were fierce warriors, their legacy also includes a culture of honor and discipline, centralized government structure, trade promotion and communication routes, and religious tolerance, all of which helped spread wealth, information, and technology across two continents.

Series: The Mongols
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Rosen Young Adult; Reprint edition (August 15, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 149946374X
ISBN-13: 978-1499463743

At its greatest extent in the 13th and 14th centuries, the Mongol Empire stretched from northeastern Europe to northern China and the Pacific, and this well-written set covers its entire history, from founding to expansion and enormous influence to decline... The Mongol empire is an often overlooked part of history, and this set gives it the attention it deserves. VERDICT A first purchase for middle school and early high school students.

School Library Journal, November 2016 December 12, 2016

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Explore Forces and Motion!

With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World)

forcesmotionEverything moves! Kids run around the playground, cars drive on the road, and balls fly through the air. What causes all this motion? Physics! Forces and motion rule the way everything moves through space.

In Explore Forces and Motion! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 through 10 discover that the push and pull of every object on the planet and in space depends on how a force acts upon it. Things float because of a force called buoyancy, we stick to the ground because of a force called gravity, and we make footprints in sand because of a force called pressure.

Physics becomes accessible and interactive through activities such as a experimenting with a water cup drop, building a bridge, and spotting magnetic field lines. Simple machines such as levers, pulleys, and wedges are used as vehicles for discovery and comprehension of the foundational concepts of physical science. Using a theme familiar to everyone—motion—this book captures the imagination and encourages young readers to push, pull, twist, turn, and spin their way to learning about forces and motion.

Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Grade Level: 1 – 5
Series: Explore Your World
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Nomad Press (June 14, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1619303558
ISBN-13: 978-1619303553
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Physics is fun with this colorful and informative book for students ages 7–10.Using the theme of motion, the book encourages readers to push, pull, spin, twist, and turn their way to learning basic concepts of force and motion. There are ample activities and projects throughout the book that provide the reader with ways to explore forces and motion and learn basic concepts while having loads of fun. Students will enjoy the fun graphics in the book. This book would be excellent as a textbook for young readers.

National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) June 2016 June 29, 2016

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SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up

Super Gear 2017 STEM Book AwardListed as one of the 2016 Best STEM Book by the National Science Teachers Association.

Cutting-edge science; high-performance sports

How are the sports played by Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Michelle Wie, and Usain Bolt related? Nanotechnology!

Take a close-up look at sports and nanotechnology, the cutting-edge science that manipulates objects at the atomic level. Nanotechnology is used to create high-tech swimsuits, tennis rackets, golf clubs, running shoes, and more. It is changing the face of sports as we know it.

Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 7
Lexile Measure: 0980 (What’s this?)
Hardcover: 80 pages
Publisher: Charlesbridge (June 7, 2016)
ISBN-10: 1580897207
ISBN-13: 978-1580897204

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REVIEWS:

A highly engaging introduction to an exciting aspect of cutting-edge, real-world science for STEM collections.

School Library Journal May 2016 June 22, 2016

This reader-friendly introduction to nanotechnology breaks down the science and describes the processes of nano-manufacturing in a clear and understandable way. Packed with photographs, diagrams, and text boxes, this book will appeal to athletes and sports enthusiasts—and the curious.

ILA May 2016 June 22, 2016

Selected as 1 of 12 Books to Jump-Start Your Summer by the International Literacy Association (May 2016)

June 22, 2016

Swanson is splendid at explaining how nanotechnology works, and boxed asides help readers conduct experiments on drag, surface area, and such.

Kirkus Reviews April 2016 June 22, 2016

Colorfully illustrated by photos, this book introduces “the science of the very small” as applied to sports equipment and clothing… An up-to-date look at the intersection of technology and sports.

Booklist May 2016 June 22, 2016

2016 Best STEM Book Award by the National Science Teachers Association
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Best STEM Books is a joint project of several organizations: the American Society for Engineering Education, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, the National Science Teachers Association, the Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees, and the Children’s Book Council (ASEE, ITEEA, NSTA, SEPA, and CBC). The list provides knowledgeable recommendations to educators, librarians, parents, and caregivers about the best trade
books with STEM content.

December 8, 2016

ATTN Teachers!

Download your free teacher’s guide!
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Everything Robotics

robotics They fix spacecraft, dance, tell jokes, and even clean your carpet! From the tiniest robo-bees to gigantic factory machines, robotics is all around you. This technology isn’t just for science-fiction anymore — it’s real and more relevant than ever. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won’t stop until they’ve learned everything there is to know about robotics.

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: National Geographic Kids Everything
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (March 8, 2016)
ISBN-10: 142632331X
ISBN-13: 978-1426323317

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REVIEWS:

This book is chock full of text and visual information about robotics. It will take readers days and many close re-readings to digest all the information provided about the history of robotics, the influences of robotics on facets of our lives, and how to get involved with robotics challenges.

ILA May, 2016 June 22, 2016

These titles are designed for casual browsers and more serious readers alike. The four chapters, introduction, and afterword offer a planned route through these ambitious overviews, while the mini-bites of information keep them friendly.VERDICT These resources present accessible fun; both will find eager audiences.

School Library Journal April 2016 June 22, 2016

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How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

New book 2015
Series: Let’s Find Out!
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Rosen Education Service (August 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1622759974
ISBN-13: 978-1622759972

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National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain

braingames QUICK: Name the most powerful and complex supercomputer ever built. Give up? Here’s a hint: It’s housed in your head and it’s the one thing that makes you YOU. Your brain is mission control for the rest of your body and steers you through life. Not bad for something the size of a softball that looks like a wrinkled grey sponge!

In this fascinating, interactive book — a companion to the National Geographic Channel hit show – kids explore the parts of the brain and how it all works, brainy news nuggets from a neuroscientist, plus fun facts and crazy challenges.

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Paperback: 112 pages
ISBN-10: 1426320701
ISBN-13: 978-1426320705

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First Coast Connect – Listen to interview with Jennifer Swanson. Interview starts at 34.35

Attn: Teachers

Educator's Guide - Brain GamesLove the Brain Games book but need ideas for how to incorporate it into your classroom?

Never fear! The Teacher Guide is HERE!

Click below to download a FREE copy of The National Geographic Educator’s Guide for the book!

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REVIEWS:

This colorful book is full of cool optical illusions, memory tests, and pattern finding challenges paired with clear and energetic explanations of the neuroscience behind them. Swanson’s Brain Games is a fun and informative read that will propel kids to explore their own brain power.

Mary Kay Carson author of five books in the Scientists in the Field series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. September 3, 2015

Brainy books aren’t for everyone, but if you’re one of those who love everything “brain” including how your brain works, how it perceives and relays those perceptions to you, and how—in many ways—it works you like a puppet on a string, there’s a new picture book just for you. It is National Geographic Kids’ Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain, by Jennifer Swanson, and for lack of a better word . . . it’s amazing! See More

Rita Lorraine Hubbard New York Journal of Books October 6, 2015

Each year 12,500 school children ages 5–12 from different regions of the United States read newly published children’s and young adults’ trade books and vote for the ones they like best. These Children’s Choices, selected from more than 900 titles, can be counted on as books children really enjoy reading.

ILA June 22, 2016

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The Wonderful World of Wearable Devices

The Wonderful World of Wearable Devices

GR 8 & UP — As the world becomes increasingly more tech-based, students and consumers must learn how to operate efficiently and effectively within that framework. In order to help readers become well informed, this series discusses the benefits and drawbacks of several technological advances that are permeating education and industry today, as well as ones that teens may or may not already be using in their daily lives. The books are well structured and clearly written, but the text can be extremely detailed and dense. A background in technology isn’t an absolute requirement, but these books are not for total Luddites: teens need to have some awareness of context and terms. (A glossary does help with this.)VERDICT Considering the rapid evolution of tech, educators may wonder how relevant this set will be in a few years, but readers will most likely take an interest in certain topics and can certainly benefit from learning more. – School Library Journal




Series: Digital and Information Literacy
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Rosen Young Adult (January 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477779396
ISBN-13: 978-1477779392
Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 0.2 inches

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GR 8 UP—As the world becomes increasingly more tech-based, students and consumers must learn how to operate efficiently and effectively within that framework. In order to help readers become well informed, this series discusses the benefits and drawbacks of several technological advances that are permeating education and industry today, as well as ones that teens may or may not already be using in their daily lives. The books are well structured and clearly written, but the text can be extremely detailed and dense. A background in technology isn't an absolute requirement, but these books are not for total Luddites: teens need to have some awareness of context and terms. (A glossary does help with this.)VERDICT Considering the rapid evolution of tech, educators may wonder how relevant this set will be in a few years, but readers will most likely take an interest in certain topics and can certainly benefit from learning more.

Reviewed on APRIL 1, 2015 | Series Made Simple

School Library Journal April 8, 2015

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Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering


Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

Engineers design our modern world. They combine science and technology to create incredible vehicles, structures, and objects. This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering. Engaging text explores the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline. Relevant sidebars, stunning photos, and a glossary aid readers’ understanding of the topic. A hands-on project and career-planning chart give readers a sense of what it takes to become an engineer. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus essential facts about each featured feat of engineering. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Series: Great Achievements in Engineering
Library Binding: 112 pages
Publisher: Essential Library (September 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1624034284
ISBN-13: 978-1624034282
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Metamorphic Rocks


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Gr 4-7-Readers will be fascinated by this intermediate series and its appreciation for all things rock. Filled with vibrant images of crystals and gems that jump off the pages, these informative volumes explore the field of geology in easy-to-understand texts.

Series: Rocks and Minerals
Library Binding: 48 pages
Publisher: Core Library (September 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1624033881
ISBN-13: 978-1624033889

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Smart Strategies for Turning an Idea into a Product or Service


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Series: Financial Security and Life Success for Teens
Library Binding: 80 pages
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group (August 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477776346
ISBN-13: 978-1477776346

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Top Secret Science: Projects You Aren’t Supposed to Know About


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Deadly bombs. Human experiments. Spies and black ops. Top secret projects arent just the stuff of fantasy in books and movies. They are real, and some are even happening right now.

Age Range: 8 – 14 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Lexile Measure: 760L
Series: Scary Science
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (January 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476551243
ISBN-13: 978-1476551241

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The Chief Who Wanted More


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A Native American man wants to teach his son not to be greedy. So he tells him the humorous story of Great Fox, a chief who didn’t know how to be satisfied with what he had—until he learned the hard way.

Kindle Ebook
Series: Rainbow Readers Book 350
Publisher: Compass Publishing (October 31, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00GD0B9OW
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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Russia



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The largest country in the world has a colorful history and is very diverse in both geography and culture. This book provides a helpful introduction to Russia’s past and present, from Viking rule to Stalin to the proud Russian Olympic team.

Kindle Ebook
Series: Rainbow Readers Book 350
Print Length: 22 pages
Publisher: Compass Publishing (October 31, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00GDF966U
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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Great Britian



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This book provides readers with many interesting factual details about the British nation. Starting with its geography and moving on to its complex and long history. The book charts Britain’s rise as an empire to its fight for existence during World War II. The book then goes on to talk about modern Britain and modern British culture.

AMAZON KINDLE BOOK
Series: Rainbow Readers Book 350
Print Length: 30 pages
Publisher: Compass Publishing (October 31, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00GDJT03U
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

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Tsunamis



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Lexile Measure: 860L
Series: Earth in Action
Library Binding: 48 pages
Publisher: Core Library (August 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1617839418
ISBN-13: 978-1617839412

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Top 10 Secrets for Saving Successfully



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A Student’s Guide to Financial Empowerment

Series: A Student’s Guide to Financial Empowerment
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group (July 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 144889378X
ISBN-13: 978-1448893782

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The Attractive Truth about Magnetism



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A bat walked into a magnetic field and stuck. Get it? If you dont get this joke, you need this book! Itll teach you everything you need to know about what makes magnets work. The answers will attract your curiosity.

Age Range: 8 – 10 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Lexile Measure: 650L (What’s this?)
Series: LOL Physical Science
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1429692960
ISBN-13: 978-1429692960

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The Shocking Truth about Electricity



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What do you call a power failure? A current event! Get it? If you dont get this joke, you need this book! Itll teach you everything you need to know about the power that powers your world. The answers might shock you!

Age Range: 8 – 10 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Lexile Measure: 670L
Series: LOL Physical Science
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1429693002
ISBN-13: 978-1429693004

Non-fiction

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Body Bugs: Invisible Creatures Lurking Inside You



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Age Range: 8 – 14 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Lexile Measure: 770L
Series: Tiny Creepy Creatures
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1429672714
ISBN-13: 978-1429672719

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REVIEWS:

Body Bugs: Invisible Creatures Lurking Inside You
The "Introduction," noting that "your body is home to more than 90 trillion microbes" will grab the attention of lovers of everything gross. Besides bacteria, mites also live on human skin, and while most are harmless, some are parasites. Viruses love nose hair, most of which the body can fight off. Another location for microbes is in teeth, but brushing will get rid of most of them. Some microbes, such as probiotics in the intestines, are helpful but others inhabiting the intestine such as E. coli, which comes from undercooked food or contaminated water, can cause severe illness. Having started with the head, Swanson finishes with feet with foot fungus and 250,000 sweat glands attracting the smelly bacteria that dine off sweat. Again, a glossary, bibliography/webliography, and index end the book.

Hilda K. Weisburg January 9, 2015

Girls will say, "Eww, yuck!" and walk away. Boys will say, "Gross!" and read the series. From the enlarged microphotographs on the covers, the reader's eye is drawn to the topics. Helpful study tools include bolded words defined in a word box, and labeled microphotographs. All books discuss the harmfulness of uncontrolled microorganisms, but also tell about the useful role of the critters. Food Intruders adds historical information about Salem witchcraft and bad bread, the potato famine in Ireland, salmonella contamination, etc. Though most suited for upper elementary, the books would be valuable in middle school for struggling readers. Recommended.

Marion Mueller Library Media Consultant, Rawhide Starr Academy January 9, 2015

"I really enjoyed your book. It’s just so interesting to me and my whole family. I take your book
everywhere I go. I hope you come back to show us more." -- Jada

"I learned a lot. I had a blast, my first in school!! You taught me the skills I didn’t know and they
will be in my head forever." -- Kenyan

January 9, 2015

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Uninvited Guests: Invisible Creatures Lurking in Your Home



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Age Range: 8 – 14 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Lexile Measure: 790L
Series: Tiny Creepy Creatures
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1429672757
ISBN-13: 978-1429672757

Non-Fiction

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How Hybrid Cars Work



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Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: Discovering How Things Work
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Child’s World; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732170
ISBN-13: 978-1609732172

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REVIEWS:

Combining the popular subjects of environmentalism and new technology, hybrid cars make for an ideal topic for middle-grade readers. This volume in the How Things Work series is bouncy, savvy, and, above all, clear; it is hard to come away without a working knowledge of everything from the mechanics of hybrid engines to why dependence on foreign oil is bad. Hosting the series are two cartoons - a robot and a caveman - especially apt choices for a book couched in the concept of discarding old energy sources for new. (When the caveman plugs his PHEV car into one of the robot's sockets, the robot deadpans, "This is humiliating.") A four-page time line explains the history of the concept, while bright cutaway illustrations show how the hybrid saves gas and how a fuel cell converts hydrogen gas. But the main event is Swanson's gift for making complicated subjects crystalline. To explain greenhouse gases, she compares them to the heat that builds up inside a parked car because of the glass windows - a swift, germane metaphor. The back matter is a bit skimpy, but otherwise this is a model of how to make science appeal to young readers.

Booklist - Daniel Kraus **Booklist -- Starred Review ** January 9, 2015

This vibrantly–illustrated book on hybrid cars, one of a series of 13 on "How Things Work," is very informative, with a relevant message for our society. The author (a middle school science teacher) explains greenhouse gases and global warming at an appropriate level, then connects the information to the importance of hybrid cars.

The book begins with a child and parent leaving for soccer practice. The mom must first check the battery and the hydrogen level of the car before they leave their home. The remainder of the book is divided into interesting fact–filled sections. There is a labeled diagram of a hybrid car in the text as well as a page listing the benefits of a hybrid car. An entire section which details how a hybrid car works will be very helpful to students and teachers. There is also a list of the four most popular hybrid cars on the market.

The book is not text–heavy so it will be an easy and quick read for students. There are great nonfiction features in the book, such as a wonderful timeline which begins in 1769 with the first steam–powered carriage built in France, and ends in 2011 with more than forty hybrid cars around the world. A neatly illustrated comic book style “Table of Contents”, index, glossary, and “Find Out More” section complete the book. Teachers can use the book as a supplement to a unit, librarians could use the book as a read–aloud on Earth Day, and students would find the book useful for a science report on hybrid cars.

Tracy Alley National Science Teachers Association January 9, 2015

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How Electricity Works


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Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: How Things Work
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Childs World; 1 edition (August 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732162
ISBN-13: 978-1609732165

Non-Fiction

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How Solar Energy Works



solar Presents information about solar energy, including its history, the science behind solar cells, how they work, and possible future developments.

Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: Discovering How Things Work
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Child’s World; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732219
ISBN-13: 978-1609732219

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How Submarines Work



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Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: How Things Work (Child’s World)
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Child’s World; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732227
ISBN-13: 978-1609732226

Non-Fiction

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How the Internet Works



internet Age Range: 6 and up
Grade Level: 1 and up
Series: How Things Work
Library Binding: 32 pages
Publisher: Child’s World; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609732189
ISBN-13: 978-1609732189

Non-Fiction

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Penny & Rio: The Diamond Collar Adventure

PR3 The dynamic canine detectives, Penny and Rio, escape from the backyard for the first time in search of a valuable diamond collar lost by Hannah, the beautiful show dog. During their search for the misplaced treasure, they encounter Ted, the loveable and energetic collie, Sarge, the belligerent and forceful German shepherd, and an obstacle of epic proportions. But just when it feels like Penny has reached the end of the adventure, the prize is ripped from her grasp. Solving this new problem will take all the ingenuity and determination these dog detectives can muster.

Book 3 in the Penny and Rio Series
Children’s Fiction
Ages 6-12

What people are saying about Penny and Rio books: ” If your children love pets then they will love Penny & Rio.” — Kristi Bernard, The National Writing Center for Children

“Entertaining, Heartwarming and Educational! Jennifer Swanson brings back the famous dog detectives, Penny & Rio, who are well-known for fighting crime, and mysteries. This delightful chapter book, packed with colorful illustrations will capture the heart of any reader, regardless of age…” — Geri Ahearn Book Reviews

“These cute books are great for kids who are ready for short chapter books…And, it’s nice to have a story that is as wholesome as these are: the books are dove family approved.” — Kathy Davis, Homeschoolbuzz.com

“We can’t wait to read more Penny and Rio books” —Shawn’s Sharing Book Blogs

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Penny & Rio: The Locked Doghouse Mystery

PR2 The crime-fighting dog duo of Penny and Rio are on the case again! Squeaky the mouse desperately needs their help to recover his precious belongings from a locked doghouse next door. But will Hobbes, the Great Dane, who lives in the yard object? Through an inventive plan, the resourceful pair strive to solve this mystery. Can they recover Squeaky’s belongings before the doghouse is destroyed? Follow along as the dynamic detectives, Penny and Rio, discover that they can do anything, as long as they work together.

Book 2 of the Penny and Rio Series
Children’s Fiction
Ages 6-12

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