Deep Dive collections

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The Santa Ana Public Library is partnering with Discovery Cube - Orange County to offer Santa Ana students and families interested in learning more about their favorite Discovery Cube programs and exhibits an opportunity for a “deep dive” into a specially curated collection of books, e-books, audiobooks and a variety of other materials that can be accessed online, in-person, or through the Library’s curbside pickup service. Santa Ana Unified School District students will be able to use their Student Success Library Card (Student ID number) to checkout all library materials. Call the Information Desk at 714-647-5264 if you need assistance.

The following lists are curated by the SAPL librarians:

The Mixed-up ChameleonThe Mixed-up Chameleon Bookcover

by Carle, Eric

There once was a small green chameleon that wished to be handsome like a flamingo, smart like a fox, and funny like a seal. But with each transformation in size, shape, and color, the chameleon learns that maybe being yourself is best of all!

 

 

 


Now You See Me, Now You Don’tNow You See Me, Now You Don't Bookcover

by Hegarty, Patricia

Chameleon is sneaky and likes to use his camouflage powers to play tricks on the other jungle animals. But when he meets someone who beats him at his own game, will Chameleon learn to change his ways?

 

 


Can You See Me?Can You See Me? Bookcover

by Staake, Bob

This bright, cheerful early reader about a giant lizard hiding in unlikely-and un-lizard-like-places combines Staake’s trademark high-energy graphic style with the classic appeal of Dr. Seuss, P. D. Eastman, and Robert Lopshire! With simple rhymed text and illustrations that provide visual clues to the meaning of the words on each page, it’s exactly what Dr. Seuss had in mind when he launched the Beginner Books series in 1957 with The Cat in the Hat!

 

 


The Kid and the Chameleon Go to School (The Kid and the ChameleonNature walk Bookcover

by Mabry, Sheri

Tessy takes Newton to school, but Newton just wants to go outside. Can they find a way to learn from each other?

 

 

 

 


Jada Sly, Artist & SpyJada Sly, Artist & Spy Bookcover

by Winston, Sherri

Ten-year-old Jada Sly is an artist and a spy-in-training. When she isn’t studying the art from her idols like Jackie Ormes, the first-known African American cartoonist, she’s chronicling her spy training and other observations in her art journal. Back home in New York City, after living in France for five years, Jada is ready to embark on her first and greatest spy adventure yet. She plans to scour New York City in search of her missing mother, even though everyone thinks her mom died in a plane crash. Except Jada, who is certain her mom was a spy, too.

 

 


Spy School : The Graphic NovelSpy School : The Graphic Novel Bookcover

by Gibbs, Stuart

Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: CIA or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science–but he’s entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior CIA academy. Could the CIA really want him?

 

 


Code Breaker, Spy HunterCode Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars Bookcover

by Wallmark, Laurie

In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizebeth Friedman (1892-1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA’s first cryptology unit. Her story came to light when her secret papers were finally declassified in 2015.

 

 


Su propio colorSu propio color Bookcover

by Lionni, Leo

Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. All animals have a color of their own except for chameleons. They change color wherever they go!

 


¡Es un camaleón!¡Es un camaleón! Bookcover

by Kenan, Tessa

¡Explora el increíble mundo de los camaleones del bosque lluvioso! El texto amistoso enseña a los lectores acerca de estas criaturas coloridas, mientras que fotos vívidas, preguntas de pensamiento crítico y un glosario de fotos les enseñan los fundamentos de la lectura de no ficción.

 


Animals That Change ColorAnimals That Change Colors Bookcover

by Romero, Libby

Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, this new leveled reader dives into the amazing world of animals that change their appearance based on environment, the need to blend in to hunt or stay safe, and even their mood! Kids will learn all about the how and why of these amazing animal transformations.

 

 

 


Animal Imposters! : All True and Unbelievable!Animal Imposters! : All True and Unbelievable! Bookcover

by Freels, Korynn

With stunning photography and fun, easy-to-read writing, this Level 3 book covers everything from sneaky spiders to camouflaged geckos. It’s all true and unbelievable!

 

 

 


Heaven’s Design Team 1Heaven's Design Team 1 Bookcover

by Hebizō

God created the heavens and the Earth — but, little-known fact, he outsourced the animals to the office of Heaven’s Design Team! This hilarious and educational manga features weird real-life animals and puts even some humdrum critters in a strange new light.

 

 

 


Cats: Nature and NurtureCats: Nature and Nurture Bookcover

by Hirsch, Andy

In Andy Hirsch’s Science Comics: Cats, we meet feline friends from the tiniest kodkod to the biggest tiger, and find out what makes your neighborhood domestic cats so special. Equipped with teeth, claws, and camouflage to survive everywhere from deserts to mountaintops, how did these ferocious felines make the leap from predators to playmates… and are they even done leaping?

 

 


Ninja Plants: Survival and Adaptation in the Plant WorldNinja Plants: Survival and Adaptation in the Plant World Bookcover

by Blevins, Wiley

What can communicate but has no mouth, and can attack but has no hands? A plant! You might love the beauty and fragrance of flowers, but plants are far more complex than meets the eye. Some plants have ways of luring insects for pollination. Others mimic the look of the female insects whose male counterparts they want to attract. The Venus flytrap eats insects and other small animals for extra nourishment. You might see some of these ninja plants with their sneaky and deceitful ways in your own backyard.

 


Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic WomenCamouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women Bookcover

by Bargiela, Sarah

Autism in women and girls is still not widely understood, and is often misrepresented or even overlooked. This graphic novel offers an engaging and accessible insight into the lives and minds of autistic women, using real-life case studies.

 

 

 


Spy X Family, Vol. 1Spy X Family, Vol. 1 Bookcover

by Endo, Tatsuya

Master spy Twilight is unparalleled when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions for the betterment of the world. But when he receives the ultimate assignment–to get married and have a kid–he may finally be in over his head! Not one to depend on others, Twilight has his work cut out for him procuring both a wife and a child for his mission to infiltrate an elite private school. What he doesn’t know is that the wife he’s chosen is an assassin and the child he’s adopted is a telepath

 

 

 


Masters of Disguise: Camouflaging Creatures & Magnificent MimicsMasters of Disguise: Camouflaging Creatures & Magnificent Mimics Bookcover

by Martin, Marc

Now you see them, now you don’t. Cloaked in a riot of color, pattern, and texture are a dozen animals–from chameleons and polar bears to Gaboon vipers and mimic octopuses–that have mastered the art of fading into the background. Fact-packed pages segue into clever and beautifully illustrated seek-and-find spreads that put readers’ newfound knowledge of each creature and its ecosystem to the test.

 

 


Hide and Seek: Nature’s Best Vanishing ActsHide and Seek: Nature's Best Vanishing Acts Bookcover

by Helman, Andrea

Animals rely on clever ways to hide in plain sight. They camouflage themselves in unique ways to avoid danger or to keep undercover while hunting.

 


Chameleons: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Diseases, Breeding,Chameleons: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Diseases, Breeding Bookcover

by Bartlett, R. D.

This book gives advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.

Chicken Frank, Dinosaur!Chicken Frank, Dinosaur! Bookcover

by Wenger, S. K.

Chicken Frank wants to prove he’s related to a T.rex–because of evolution!–but none of the other farm animals believe him, until he gets his DNA test results. This comic-book style picture book combines information with humor to explore the concept of evolution and the connection between birds and dinosaurs.

 

 


Tiny DinoTiny Dino Bookcover

by Freedman, Deborah

A small but mighty bird declares it is a dinosaur! But no one believes that dinosaurs still exist. How can it be a dinosaur when it is so little? Dinosaurs didn’t have feathers or did they?


I Can Be Anything!I Can Be Anything! Bookcover

by Staake, Bob

When I grow up, what shall I be? This exuberant book offers up everything from a paper plane folder to a puppy dog holder, from a silly joke teller to a snowball smoother.

 

 

 


Gekko Saves the CityGekko Saves the City Bookcover

by Nakamura, May

Romeo has turned Gekko’s pet lizard, Lionel, into a huge monster! Lionel starts to destroy everything in his path, and it’s up to the PJ Masks to save the city. Go into the night to save the day and turn Lionel into a little lizard again!

 

 

 


The Care and Keeping of FreddyThe Care and Keeping of Freddy Bookcover

by Long, Susan Hill

For fans of Kate DiCamillo and Sharon Creech comes this sweet and funny middle grade novel about a young girl, her pet bearded dragon, and the friends who make her summer one to remember.

 

 

 


Utomia: The Legend BeyondUtomia: The Legend Beyond Bookcover

by Scholl, Caitlin

In the first book of this incredible series, Laoch and company venture through a planet of strange beings, secret societies, and time warps enacted by the giant Water Clock that protects the magical city. The boys’ individual journeys bring them closer to the understanding of bravery, love, and the true meaning of friendship as they struggle to save not only their families, but one another.

 

 

 


Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of SpeciesCharles Darwin's On the Origin of Species Bookcover

by Brett, Anna

Part of the non-fiction series Words that Changed the World, this book is an accessible guide to the theory of evolution, presented in an attractive format with beautiful illustrations throughout.

 

 

 


No soy un lagartoNo soy un lagarto Bookcover

by Butterfield, Moira

Un mirlo un tanto díscolo entabla conversación con un pequeño lagarto que se reserva una sorpresa fascinante.


Lagartijas pequeñitas / Itty Bitty Geckos Lagartijas pequeñitas / Itty Bitty Geckos Bookcover

by Baer, T. H.

There are thousands of kinds of itty bitty geckos with a story behind their lives. Presented in both English and standard Latin-American Spanish, readers learn how geckos stay safe thanks to their bright colors and use their amazing feet to climb all over the place.

 


ReptilesReptiles Bookcover

by Brundle, Joanna

Where does life begin, and how does it grow? Learn all about reproduction, life cycles, inheritance, and classification in this book all about how animals come into this world.

 

 

 


Catching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding AnimalsCatching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding Animals Bookcover

by Collard, Sneed B.

Illustrated with arresting photographs, Catching Air takes us around the world to meet these animals, learn why so many gliders live in Southeast Asia, and find out why this gravity defying ability has evolved in Draco lizards, snakes, and frogs as well as mammals.

 

 

 


Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers BookcoverScience Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers

by Reed, M. K.

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic–dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects.

 

 

 


Fossils from Lost Worlds bookcoverFossils from Lost Worlds

by Rajcak, Hélène

Told through comics, illustrations and data, Fossils from Lost Worlds is also a fascinating insight into paleontology itself. It shows how science is a process of thinking and rethinking, questioning and learning.

 

 


Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science Bookcover Bill Nye’s Great Big World of Science

by Nye, Bill

Science educator, TV host, and New York Times-bestselling author Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Featuring a range of subjects–physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy, global warming, and more–this profusely illustrated book covers the basic principles of each science, key discoveries, recent revolutionary advances, and the problems that science still needs to solve for our Earth.

 

 


The History of the World in Comics BookcoverThe History of the World in Comics

by Panafieu, Jean-Baptiste de

A paleontologist and a storyteller take two children through the birth of our planet, the beginning of microbes, and through the heydays of protozoans, dinosaurs, and early mammals with unfailing enthusiasm.

 

 

 


Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved Bookcover Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved

by Naish, Darren

Leading paleontology experts Darren Naish and Paul Barrett trace the evolution, anatomy, biology, ecology, behavior, and lifestyle of a variety of dinosaurs. They also remind us that dinosaurs are far from extinct: they present evidence supporting the evolution of dinosaurs to birds that exist today as approximately ten thousand different species.

 

 


Shaman King, Vol. 3: The Lizard Man BookcoverShaman King, Vol. 3: The Lizard Man

by Takei, Hiroyuki

The spirit of Tokagero, ‘the lizard’, a bandit from feudal Japan possesses ‘Wodden Sword’ Ryu. Back in action with a new body to abuse, Tokagero is out for revenge against the samurai who killed him 600 years ago, Amidamaru. When Amidamaru is in danger, that means trouble for Amidamaru’s spirit medium, Yoh.

 

 

 


Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds BookcoverFlying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds

by Pickrell, John

Mixing colorful portraits with news on the latest fossil findings and interviews with leading paleontologists in the United States, China, Europe, and Australia, John Pickrell explains and details dinosaurs’ development of flight. This special capacity introduced a whole new range of abilities for the animals and helped them survive a mass extinction.

 

 

 


A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent BookcoverA Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent

by Brennan, Marie

Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age.

 

 

 


Lizards of the World Bookcover Lizards of the World

by Mattison, Christopher

The author also discusses lizards in captivity and their relationship with humans, and describes the entire range of the lizard families. Beautifully illustrated with superb black-and-white and full-color photographs, as well as with crisp line illustrations, this valuable resource clearly presents the spectacularly varied lizard families.

 

 


Steve & Me BookcoverSteve & Me

by Irwin, Terri

.Steve & Me is a nonstop adventure, a real-life love story, and a fitting tribute to a man adored by all those whose lives he touched, written by the woman who knew and loved him best of all.

Newton and Curie: The Science SquirrelsNewton and Curie: The Science Squirrels Bookcover

by Kirk, Daniel

When an apple falls on his head, Newton the squirrel begins to wonder how the world works. Listening in on a lesson about the force of gravity, he decides to try his own experiments with the help of his sister, Curie. Learning to make simple machines, they discover that science is for everyone even squirrels.

 

 


How to Be on the MoonHow to Be on the Moon Bookcover

by Schwarz, Viviane

In the follow-up to How to Find Gold, best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure this time, to the moon!

 

 


Cece Loves Science: Push and PullCece loves science : push and pull Bookcover

by Derting, Kimberly

Cece and her friend Isaac learn about the opposite forces of push and pull, and use their new knowledge to create a treat dispenser for Cece’s dog, Einstein. Perfect for aspiring scientists, emerging readers, and fans of Andrea Beaty’s Ada Twist, Scientist.

 

 

 


Love is in the AirLove is in the air Bookcover

by Fenske, Jonathan

This is the sweet story of a lonely balloon falling in love with a lively kite, and the adventures they share high in the air flipping, dipping, spinning, and playing in the clouds.

 

 

 


The Science of Breakable ThingsThe science of breakable things Bookcover

by Keller, Tae

The spectacular debut novel from the Newbery Award winning author of When You Trap a Tiger. This is an uplifting story about friendship, family, and the complicated science of the heart.

 

 

 


Sir Fig Newton and the Science of PersistenceSir Fig Newton and the science of persistence Bookcover

by Thomas, Sonja

From the Desk of Zoe Washington meets Ways to Make Sunshine in this “noteworthy” middle grade novel about a determined young girl who must rely on her ingenuity and scientific know-how to save her beloved cat.

 

 

 


Isaac the AlchemistIsaac the alchemist : secrets of Isaac Newton, reveal'd Bookcover

by Losure, Mary

A surprising true story of Isaac Newton’s boyhood suggests an intellectual development owing as much to magic as science.

 

 

 


¡Al bebé le encanta la gravedad!¡Al bebé le encanta la gravedad! Bookcover

by Spiro, Ruth

Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the ups and downs of gravity. When baby drops food from a high chair, why does it fall? Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder.

 


La gravedad a nuestro alrededorLa gravedad a nuestro alrededor Bookcover

by Conrad, David

When you jump, why don’t you go flying into space? Gravity! Let scientists through the ages show you Gravity All Around.

 


Super Simple Experiments with MassSuper simple experiments with forces : fun and innovative science projects Bookcover

by Polinsky, Paige V.

Super Simple Experiments with Forcesgives young readers the tools they need to start experimenting.Budding scientists will learn to lift rice with friction, move a mini boat with surface tension, and more!


PararescuemenPararescuemen Bookcover

by Harasymiw, Mark

U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen are part of one of the most important teams in the U.S. Military. These skilled operators perform daring rescues all over the world, and all while evading the enemy.

 

 

 


Air Force Special Operations BookcoverAir Force Special Operations

by Rose, Simon

The Air Force Special Operations Command is divided into wings, groups, and squadrons. Its motto is “Any Place, Any Time, Any Where.” Learn these facts and more in Air Force Special Operations, a U.S. Armed Forces book.

 

 

 


Discovering the Nature of Gravity BookcoverDiscovering the Nature of Gravity

by Holl, Kristi

Interspersing history with science to support STEM learning, this exciting volume chronicles the evolution of our understanding of gravity by tracing the lives and experiments of the individuals instrumental in advancing gravitational physics.

 

 

 


Forces and Motion Bookcover Forces and Motion

by Cheshire, Gerard

Examines the ways in which forces are produced and the effects they have on the objects around them.

 

 

 


Folding Tech BookcoverFolding Tech

by Kenney, Karen Latchana

Examine origami’s origins, how it intersects with mathematics, and how it became a tool to solve some of the most complicated challenges in engineering, architecture, technology, and medicine today.

 

 

 


125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius Bookcover 125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius

by Silver, Jerry

25 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with hands-on explorations into key areas of this fascinating field. Best of all, these experiments can be performed without a formal lab, a large budget, or years of technical experience!

 

 


What color is your parachute? BookcoverWhat color is your parachute?

by Christen, Carol

Based on the best-selling career book, a job-hunting manual for teens helps high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and apply that knowledge to finding their perfect major or job.

 

 

 


Flying machines : how the Wright Brothers soared BookcoverFlying Machines

by Wilgus, Alison

In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather.

Sun and Moon TogetherSun and Moon Together Bookcover

by Long, Ethan

Welcome to another busy day in Happy County! The Sun is out and shining down on lots of friends. Grammy Tammy from Miami is doing grimey, slimey laundry. Sssonny Sssnakerton wants to grow sssunflowers. And when the Sun says goodbye for the day, the Moon pops up for a new set of adventures. Now Molly and her mom can make moon shadows and howl night noises.

 


Star of the Party: The Solar System Celebrates!: The Solar System Celebrates!Star of the party : the solar system celebrates! Bookcover

by Carr, Jan

The planets are throwing Sun a birthday party! Mercury wants to thank Sun for how close they are. (Being the closest planet has its perks.) Earth enjoys Sun’s warmth. And all the planets want to celebrate Sun’s magnetic personality. But party planning takes work. Do they even have room for all of Jupiter’s moon? Don’t space out. It’s time for this star-studded event!

 


Where is the Sun?Where is the sun? Bookcover

by Carle, Eric

Welcome to another busy day in Happy County! The Sun is out and shining down on lots of friends. Grammy Tammy from Miami is doing grimey, slimey laundry. Sssonny Sssnakerton wants to grow sssunflowers. And when the Sun says goodbye for the day, the Moon pops up for a new set of adventures. Now Molly and her mom can make moon shadows and howl night noises.

 

 

 


Nature WalkNature walk Bookcover

by Borgert-Spaniol, Megan

Sahra and Abdi go on a walk together. They explore the woods and see many plants and animals. Pairs with the nonfiction book, I Care for Nature.

 

 

 


The Heart and Mind of Frances PauleyThe heart and mind of Frances Pauley Bookcover

by Stevens, April

Eleven-year-old Frances is an observer of both nature and people, just like her idol, the anthropologist Margaret Mead. She spends most of her time up on the rocks behind her house in her “rock world,” as Alvin, her kindhearted and well-read school bus driver, calls it. It’s the one place where Frances can truly be herself, and where she doesn’t have to think about her older sister, Christinia, who is growing up and changing in ways that Frances can’t understand.

 

 

 


Back to NatureBack to nature Bookcover

by Alpine, Rachele

Ruby’s life turns upside-down when her parents give her some big news: she’s going to be a big sister! She is a little worried about the new arrival, so her dad takes her and the rest of the Invincible Girls camping for the weekend, where she plans to become one with nature, bond with her friends and Dad, and get away from technology for the weekend. However, she finds that things are not as easy as they seem. She forgets a key item to bring, her friends don’t seem as excited as she is…and she kind of forgot about the bears who like to visit the camp sites!

 

 


The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the RainforestThe leaf detective : how Margaret Lowman uncovered secrets in the rainforest Bookcover

by Lang, Heather

Meg Lowman was always fascinated by the natural world above her head – the colors, the branches, and, most of all, the leaves and mysterious organisms living there. Meg set out to climb up and investigate the rain forest tree canopies – and to be the first scientist to do so. But she encountered challenge after challenge. Male teachers would not let her into their classrooms, the high canopy was difficult to get to, and worst of all, people were logging and clearing the forests. Meg never gave up or gave in.

 


Rescatadora de bichosRescatadora de bichos Bookcover

by Cobb, Amy

Libby and her friend Becca are searching for bugs to finish their nature worksheet for school. They come across a dragonfly trapped in an old spider web. Very carefully, Libby frees the dragonfly and sets it free in a new home. Translated by native Spanish speakers and immersion school educators.

 

 

 


Misterios del universoMisterios del universo Bookcover

by Gater, Will

¡Viaja desde la Tierra a los confines del universo con este impresionante libro! Descubre planetas extraños, estrellas remotas y misteriosas galaxias.

 

 

 


Crayola Nature STEAM ActivitiesCrayola nature STEAM activities Bookcover

by Felix, Rebecca

These projects and experiments show readers elements of STEAM they can see in nature every day. Build a sundial and a wind vane, and collect leaves, grass, and bugs for observation and exploration.

 

 


The SunThe Sun Bookcover

by Crane, Cody

It’s bright and it’s hot. It’s the center of our solar system. It is our Sun. As readers journey through this book, they will discover how this amazing star came into existence, and they will learn everything about its size and makeup, its solar winds and flares, and how its light and heat affect Earth. The workings of the sun’s magnetic field, sun spots, and the latest technology used to study the sun will also captivate our readers. Planets and stars, moons and galaxies

 


Solar System BookcoverSolar System

By Hughes, David W.

Explore the wonders of our solar system–a corner of the universe that astronomers understand more fully every day. Starting at the sun, the center of it all, we move outward, planet by planet, and then beyond. From Mercury’s prehistoric cataclysm to Uranus’s uncommon axial tilt, the superb research and stunning images will captivate both keen stargazers and newcomers alike.

 

 


When the Worst happens: Extraordinary Stories of Survival BookcoverWhen the Worst happens: Extraordinary Stories of Survival

By Kyi, Tanya Lloyd

People overcome impossible odds where others surrendered and failed. What would you do if you were stranded or trapped in a situation where you had to fight for your life? When the Worst Happens is a collection of intense, true stories set in distant corners of the earth.

 

 

 


Craft Like the Ancient Romans Bookcover Craft Like the Ancient Romans

By Powell, Jillian

When in Rome, craft as the Romans do! This interactive book transports readers to the world of ancient Rome through hands-on crafts. Readers will learn fascinating facts about this vibrant culture as they create laurel wreaths, shields, Janus masks, and more! As they craft, readers will learn about Roman numerals, discover how sundials work, and delve into the many customs of this ancient culture. Simple step-by-step instructions and helpful photographs guide readers through each craft.

 

 


The Clock BookcoverThe Clock

By Duffy, Trent

Today, surrounded as we are by clocks and watches, it is hard to imagine life without an exact method of timekeeping. Until the mechanical clock was invented and improved, people had a less precise sense of the passage of time, based largely on the movement of the sun across the sky and measured with sundials, sandglasses, and other simple devices.

 


Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude Bookcover Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude

By Borden, Louise

Sailors knew how to measure latitude, their location north or south of the equator, but they could not measure longitude, their location east or west of their home port. Because of this, many lives were lost worldwide. The key to solving this problem lay in devising a clock that could keep absolutely accurate time while at sea, unaltered by rough water or weather conditions.

 

 


Rock, Fossil & Shell Hunting BookcoverRock, Fossil & Shell Hunting

by Swanson, Jennifer

Rewild your life! With metal corners and 448 full-color, highly illustrated pages, Rock Fossil, and Shell Hunting is an indispensable tool for young explorers and rock collectors.

 

 

 


Black Hole Survival Guide BookcoverBlack Hole Survival Guide

by Levin, Janna

From the acclaimed author of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, an authoritative and accessible guide to the most alluring and challenging phenomena of contemporary science.

 

 

 


Natural Satellites: The Book of Moons BookcoverNatural Satellites: The Book of Moons

by Miller, Ron

The moons of our solar system feature extreme and potentially life-hosting environments. This book delves into the science behind the fascinating properties of various moons and explains why astronomers search for life on moons.

 

 

 


Survive in the Outdoors! Bookcover Survive in the Outdoors!

by Lawrence, Mike

Sophia and Alonso have been packed off to their grandpa’s for a fishing trip, and they’re dreading spending a whole day in the woods without any cell service. But Grandpa opens their eyes to the wonders of the outdoors, and its dangers–from tick bites to hypothermia. And when a sprained ankle delays their return to civilization, the kids have to learn not only how to perform forest-friendly first aid, but how to safely spend the night in the woods when you don’t have a tent!

 

 


No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon BookcoverNo Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

by Weihenmayer, Erikb.

Erik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life. As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what’s possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. In 2005, he co-founded his nonprofit organization, No Barriers, to empower others to overcome adversity and achieve their biggest goals.

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