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Juvenile nonfiction

  • Auteur:
    Moser, Elise, Ritchie, Scot
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    Milly Zantow wanted to solve the problem of her town’s full landfill and ended up creating a global recycling standard — the system of numbers you see inside the little triangle on plastics. This is the inspiring story of how she mobilized her community, creating sweeping change to help the environment. On a trip to Japan in 1978, Milly noticed that people were putting little bundles out on the street each morning. They were recycling — something that hadn’t taken hold in North America. When she returned to Sauk City, Wisconsin, she discovered that her town’s landfill was nearing capacity, and that plastic made up a large part of the garbage. No one was recycling plastics.Milly decided to figure out how. She discovered that there are more than seven kinds of plastic, and they can’t be combined for recycling, so she learned how to use various tests to identify them. Then she found a company willing to use recycled plastic, but the plastic would have to be ground up first.Milly and her friend bought a huge industrial grinder and established E-Z Recycling. They worked with local school children and their community, and they helped other communities start their own recycling programs. But Milly knew that the large-scale recycling of plastics would never work unless people could easily identify the seven types. She came up with the idea of placing an identifying number in the little recycling triangle, which has become the international standard. Milly's story is a glimpse into the early days of the recycling movement and shows how, thanks to her determination, hard work and community-building, huge changes took place, spreading rapidly across North America.

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    Myers, Jack
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    Have you ever wondered what makes popcorn pop? One second a kernel is sitting there, tiny and hard as a rock. Next thing you know, it bursts into a fluffy and delicious snack. If you're curious about this or any of the other mysteries surrounding us every day, then What Makes Popcorn Pop? is the book for you. For example, if salt isn't hot, then how come we use it to melt ice in the winter? Where exactly does wind come from, and how come we can't see it? Why is the sky blue? And while we're on the subject, why are lakes and oceans blue - is it because they reflect the sky? The answers to these questions and dozens more are explained in this fun book from Jack Myers, longtime science editor of Highlights for Children/ magazine. John McDonough's warm and enthusiastic narration captures the limitless joy and wonder of the world around us.

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    Myers, Jack
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    Few activities grip our attention more than animal watching. Dolphins and seals bring us much joy, and sharks and alligators hold us in awe. But animals can also prompt a variety of fascinating questions. -Why do dolphins sometimes surf'? -How well can birds of prey actually see? -Why do giant pandas eat bamboo fast food? -Why are cavities essential to one reptile's survival? -What effect can a slight temperature change have on alligator hatchlings? -How can some seals stay underwater so long and dive so deeply without harm? Jack Myers 'acclaimed molecular biologist and science editor of Highlights for Children from 1956 to 2006' had a knack for simplifying science and making it interesting to children. For this book, he handpicked 12 captivating articles that explore puzzling animal mysteries from 'How Cats Purr' to 'What Happened to the Mammoths'' stimulating and sure to inspire young readers.''Children's Literature 'These articles' spotlight significant scientific finds and tell the story of how they came about.''Publishers Weekly 'This useful collection of articles' answers interesting scientific questions about animal behavior.'' Booklist

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    Everything, Eva
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    “This is a great book. It became a popular table game in the summer holidays with two teams competing with all your questions. It makes an excellent change from celebrity trivia.” — Peter Gabriel, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, on What Does the Moon Smell Like?

    From the surprising science behind everyday life to the mysteries on the frontiers of scientific discovery, this quiz book for all ages explores anything and everything in a fun, user–friendly format. Topics include the earth, the moon, and the stars; satellites and space travel; pets and other animals; nature and the environment; the brain and the body; and the psychology of food, behaviour, success, and attraction.

    The introductions to each question are peppered with interesting tidbits of information, and the fascinating answers to these quiz questions are explained in detail and given full context. Whether used as an individual brain workout or as a fun game at social gatherings, What Does the Earth Sound Like? is smile–inducing and thought–provoking.

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    Stella, Gaia
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    First words are everywhere you look, especially in a house! This visually striking picture book catalogs an impressive array of household items, naming the delightful miscellany that comprises a life. The charming collections are creative and unexpected, providing the sweetest of visual snapshots that reinforce word recognition and understanding. In addition to the everyday kitchen, living room, and garden items, there are surprising and smart illustrated spreads featuring "everything for resting," "everything for warming up," and "everything that gets lost." Plus, a seek-and-find element (a hiding cat!) offers bonus amusement. Children will savor the delicate illustrations of things they are learning to recognize, things they are discovering every day, and things they will cherish and use as they grow.

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    Birmingham, Maria
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    Looks at some of the stranger sports played around the world, including skyaking, slamball, shovel racing, street luging, and underwater wrestling.

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    Kacer, Kathy
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    Do young people today find meaning in the Holocaust? That’s the question that prompted a writing project across North America, Italy, and Australia asking young people to share their ideas about this time in history. Some students wrote short stories. Some discussed the impact of books they had read and wrote about the messages that they understood from these books. Several interviewed survivors and recorded their impressions. Many talked about how they have tried to make sense of this history in the world in which they now live. Others created works of art. Children wrote from their hearts with sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and great insight. Their teachers saw this opportunity as a gift, and it proves to all that young people can make a meaningful connection to the Holocaust. Their contributions give hope for a more peaceful and tolerant future.

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    Welch, Liz, Yousafzai, Malala
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    With her powerful new book, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai starts with her own story of displacement to show what it means to lose your home, your community, and the only world you've ever known. She also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys to refugee camps and the cities where refugee girls and their families have settled.

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    Hakim, Joy
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    Describes the American Civil War, focusing on its causes, events, and consequences.

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    Hakim, Joy
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    Covers the period of American history from 1917 to 1945, including the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II.

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    Villeneuve, Corine, Bergeron, Emilie
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    Sobre el suelo, por el agua o por los aires, Vehículos sobrevuela varias maneras de moverse. Sus hijos podrían también familiarizarse con los diferentes medios de propulsión en este libro muy animado. ¿Listo para mover? Las estampas interactivas de la colección Caja de cartas estimulan el desarrollo del vocabulario del niño mientras divertirse. Realizado en francés, en inglés y en español, son también una buena manera de iniciarse a otras idiomas, y permiten aprender la buena pronunciación de las palabras con la narración. Al final, encontraron preguntas, suplementos o juegos para más placer. Están creados para complacer tanto a las niñas como a los niños.

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    Villeneuve, Corine, Bergeron, Emilie
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    Sur terre, dans l’eau ou dans les airs, Véhicules survole diverses façons de se déplacer. Vos tout-petits pourront aussi se familiariser avec les différents modes de propulsion dans ce livre très animé. Prêt à démarrer? Les imagiers interactifs de la collection Boîte à mots stimulent le développement du vocabulaire de l’enfant tout en l’amusant! Réalisés en français, en anglais et en espagnol, ils sont aussi une bonne façon de s’initier à d’autres langues, et ils permettent d’apprendre la bonne prononciation des mots avec la narration. À la fin, vous trouverez des questions, des suppléments ou des jeux pour plus de plaisir! Ils sont conçus pour plaire autant aux filles qu’aux garçons.

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    Villeneuve, Corine, Bergeron, Emilie
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    Whether on land, under water or in the air, Vehicles offers an overview of various means of transportation. Your children will be able to learn about the propulsion means, thanks to this colourful book. Ready to start? The interactive picture books in the Word Box collection encourage the development of the child’s vocabulary while having fun! Offered in French, English, and Spanish, they are also a great way to discover other languages, and show the right way to say words, thanks to the narration. At the end you will find questions, supplements, or games to have even more fun! The Word Box collection is designed to appeal to girls and boys.

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    Carnes, Jim
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    Carnes illuminates the dark corners of our nation's past and traces our ongoing efforts to live up to the American ideals of equality and justice. Fourteen case studies bring readers a first-hand account of the history and psychology of intolerance.

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    Silvey, Anita
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    "This biography for children trace's Goodall's life, but each chapter will also focus on two or more the chimpanzees that she observed, with information in sidebars about these particular animals. Along with biographical details, the book will explore the ethical issues that surround Goodall's work and show what has changed in our understanding of Great Apes. What do we know today about these animals in terms of language, speech, tool use, and DNA? How has sophisticated technology - GPS systems, Satellite imagery, portable digital microphones - been used to gain new information about animal populations."--From publisher.

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    Furstinger, Nancy
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    Chris P. Bacon was born with malformed legs, but with the help of a wheelchair made of construction toys, he's become a hero to people with similar challenges. Nancy Furstinger profiles Chris P. Bacon and many other animals in Unstoppable-all of whom are making their way around with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics and wheelchairs! Readers will meet the caretakers, prosthetists, vets, and loving families that help to make recovery possible. Furstinger offers a glimpse into the cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D printing and brain-controlled prosthetics, that are helping to improve the lives of animals and humans alike.

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    Qitsualik, Rachel A.
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    Food quickly grows scarce, during the long winter months for those who cannot hunt. In these difficult time, the grandmother of an orphaned boy wishes aloud for the qallupaluit, strange monsterous creatures that live under the sea ice, to take her grandson away forever. The grandmother quickly regrets her hasty words when her grandson is snatched away and taken to the monsters' underwater lair.

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    McMahon, Peter
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    Traces the history of developments in train technology from coal-burning engines to magnetic levitation trains, and contains experiments designed to explain the science behind the technology. Discusses the history of locomotives and the current development of high-speed trains, focusing on magnetic levitation, or Maglev, trains, with suggested experiments which demonstrate the scientific principles behind the trains.

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    Obed, Ellen Bryan
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    From the first ice, a thin skin on a bucket of water, through thickly-iced fields, streams, and gardens, a girl, her family, and friends anticipate and enjoy a winter of skating, ending with an ice show complete with costumes, refreshments, and clowns.

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    Hawass, Zahi
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    Mysterious boy king Tutankhamun returns to the U.S. in 2008, bringing rare treasures never before seen outside Egypt. For the millions of fans wanting a keepsake and chronicle of this magnificent new exhibition, this book will delight. Created by world-renowned art historians under the guidance of Zahi Hawass-director of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and a well-known media personality-it surveys 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history by focusing on the lives and lifestyles of great pharaohs. Master photographer Sandro Vannini spotlights every dazzling artifact, using an innovative technique that makes the image jump off the page. The book's design echoes the exhibition, grouping objects representing family life, religious practices, funerary rituals, and gold. In each artifact-a queen's eye makeup container, a likeness of a princess eating duck, a sarcophagus made for a prince's cat-we glimpse the life of ancient Egyptian royalty: exotic and fascinating, yet so human. Gold gleams in a leopard-mask of gilded wood, a brilliant pendant bearing tiny goddesses, even the golden finger and toe covers of Tutankhamun himself, meant to protect his extremities in the afterlife. Featuring more than 120 treasures, a dozen evocative landscape and archaeology photos, and illuminating text, this book makes palpable the excitement, riches, and mysteries of ancient Egypt. It will be prominently displayed in all exhibition venues, and its contents will interest visitors to the show as well as Tut enthusiasts across the country.

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