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A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers

  • Author: David J. Smith
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1894786343
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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If the Solar SystemÍs planets were shrunk down to the size of sports balls, and Earth were the size of a baseball, what size would the other planets be? If your lifespan was represented by a pizza divided into twelve slices, how many slices would represent your time spent in school? These questions and more are explored in this innovative and visually appealing book about very big concepts made accessible when scaled down to kid-friendly size.

If the World Were a Village

If the World Were a Village

A Book about the World's People

  • Author: David J. Smith
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1554535956
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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By narrowing down the world's population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up some surprising statistics about religion, food, water, nationalities, language, age, and education.

This Child, Every Child

This Child, Every Child

A Book about the World's Children

  • Author: David J. Smith,Shelagh Armstrong
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1554534666
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 36
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Examines how children from different countries around the world live and how their lives differ from children elsewhere, including issues such as access to water, healthcare, and education.

If the World Were a Village

If the World Were a Village

A Book about the World's People

  • Author: David J. Smith
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1550747797
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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By narrowing down the world's population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up some surprising statistics about religion, food, water, nationalities, language, age, and education.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth

  • Author: Rochelle Strauss,Margot Thompson
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1554539617
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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Reveals how all living things are separated into five kingdoms--all of which contain different facets of life on Earth--in an introduction to biodiversity.

On a Beam of Light

On a Beam of Light

A Story of Albert Einstein

  • Author: Jennifer Berne
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452113092
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 56
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A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe. Jennifer Berne and Vladimir Radunsky invite the reader to travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference imagination can make in any life.

Tiny Creatures

Tiny Creatures

The World of Microbes

  • Author: Nicola Davies
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763689041
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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Introduction of the world's tiniest living organisms.

Infographics for Kids

Infographics for Kids

  • Author: Susan Martineau
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge
  • ISBN: 1607349361
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Visual fluency for the digital native In a world of fast-moving news, unwavering digital exposure, and informational memes, kids (and adults) are bombarded with infographics. Presenting information in the form of images accompanied by minimal text, infographics convey an easily understood overview of a complex subject visually. Infographics for Kids playfully instructs readers on how information can be arranged and presented in graphic format, inviting kids to add their own personal touches with fun consumable activity pages that introduce key communications skills for digital natives.

At the Same Moment, Around the World

At the Same Moment, Around the World

  • Author: Clotilde Perrin
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452137889
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 36
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Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book's warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Flotsam

Flotsam

  • Author: David Wiesner
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547759304
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep. Each of David Wiesner's amazing picture books has revealed the magical possibilities of some ordinary thing or happening--a frog on a lily pad, a trip to the Empire State Building, a well-known nursery tale. In this Caldecott Medal winner, a day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.

I Wonder

I Wonder

  • Author: Annaka Harris
  • Publisher: Four Elephants Press
  • ISBN: 1940051029
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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“I Wonder offers crucial lessons in emotional intelligence, starting with being secure in the face of uncertainty. Annaka Harris has woven a beautiful tapestry of art, storytelling, and profound wisdom. Any young child – and parent – will benefit from sharing this wondrous book together.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence “I Wonder captures the beauty of life and the mystery of our world, sweeping child and adult into a powerful journey of discovery. Magnificent!”—Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of Mindsight and The Whole-Brain Child Eva takes a walk with her mother and encounters a range of mysteries: from gravity, to life cycles, to the vastness of the universe. She learns that it’s okay to say “I don’t know,” and she discovers that there are some things even adults don’t know—mysteries for everyone to wonder about together! I Wonder is a book that celebrates the feelings of awe and curiosity in children, as the foundation for all learning.

If America Were a Village

If America Were a Village

A Book about the People of the United States

  • Author: David J. Smith
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1554533449
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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By narrowing down the United States' population to a village of one hundred people, the author offers up statistics about nationalities, familes, religion, occupations, wealth, health, age, and energy use.

You Are Stardust

You Are Stardust

Our Amazing Connections with Planet Earth

  • Author: Elin Kelsey
  • Publisher: Wayland
  • ISBN: 9781526360342
  • Category:
  • Page: 32
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People are nature. From the water we drink to the trees we climb, we are connected to the natural world in big and surprising ways. With simple, poetic text, and exquisite artwork, You Are Stardust introduces kids to these connections - sparking their imaginations and starting conversations. Combining the ideas of environmental author and educator Elin Kelsey with inventive, three-dimensional dioramas by artist Soyeon Kim, this remarkable picture book reveals ties that are often sensed, yet seldom explained. Children will learn that the salt in their body is the same as the salt in the ocean, that they learned to speak in the same way that baby birds do - by copying their parents, and that elephants, bats and whales make friends, just like they do. In a world dominated by technology, never have these connections between people and nature been more worth exploring.

Battlefield of the Mind

Battlefield of the Mind

Winning the Battle in Your Mind

  • Author: Joyce Meyer
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • ISBN: 9780446540421
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 432
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In celebration of selling 3 million copies, FaithWords is publishing a special updated edition of BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND. Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds. She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth--and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way. This special updated edition includes an additional introduction and updated content throughout the book.

We Are All Born Free

We Are All Born Free

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

  • Author: Amnesty International
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
  • ISBN: 9781847806635
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 72
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on 10th December 1948. It was compiled after World War Two to declare and protect the rights of all people from all countries. This beautiful collection, published 60 years on, celebrates each declaration with an illustration by an internationally-renowned artist or illustrator and is the perfect gift for children and adults alike. Published in association with Amnesty International, with a foreword by David Tennant and John Boyne. Includes art work contributions from Axel Scheffler, Peter Sis, Satoshi Kitamura, Alan Lee, Polly Dunbar, Jackie Morris, Debi Gliori, Chris Riddell, Catherine and Laurence Anholt and many more!

How Math Explains the World

How Math Explains the World

A Guide to the Power of Numbers, from Car Repair to Modern Physics

  • Author: James D. Stein, Jr.
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061828688
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 288
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In How Math Explains the World, mathematician Stein reveals how seemingly arcane mathematical investigations and discoveries have led to bigger, more world-shaking insights into the nature of our world. In the four main sections of the book, Stein tells the stories of the mathematical thinkers who discerned some of the most fundamental aspects of our universe. From their successes and failures, delusions, and even duels, the trajectories of their innovations—and their impact on society—are traced in this fascinating narrative. Quantum mechanics, space-time, chaos theory and the workings of complex systems, and the impossibility of a "perfect" democracy are all here. Stein's book is both mind-bending and practical, as he explains the best way for a salesman to plan a trip, examines why any thought you could have is imbedded in the number p , and—perhaps most importantly—answers one of the modern world's toughest questions: why the garage can never get your car repaired on time. Friendly, entertaining, and fun, How Math Explains the World is the first book by one of California's most popular math teachers, a veteran of both "math for poets" and Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies. And it's perfect for any reader wanting to know how math makes both science and the world tick.

Just a Second

Just a Second

  • Author: Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547770006
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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What can happen in just a second, a minute, or an hour?How can we measure time? The flap of a vulture’s wing. A crocodile’s heartbeat. The weight of a baby blue whale. The life of a mayfly. These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time. But what exactly is time? In Just a Second, the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock. This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way—as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time. Steve Jenkins' extraordinary illustrations will accompany this engaging look at time.

Reality Is Not What It Seems

Reality Is Not What It Seems

The Journey to Quantum Gravity

  • Author: Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735213933
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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"What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? In elegant and accessible prose, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli leads us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics"--page 4 of cover.

Atoms Under the Floorboards

Atoms Under the Floorboards

The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home

  • Author: Chris Woodford
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472923235
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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Using the modern home as a springboard, Atoms under the Floorboards introduces the reader to the fascinating and surprising scientific explanations behind a variety of common (and often entertainingly mundane) household phenomena, from gurgling drains and squeaky floorboards to rubbery custard and shiny shoes. Packed with facts and fun, each chapter focuses on a feature in each of the areas and slowly unpicks the science behind it. * Is it better to build skyscrapers like wobbly jellies or stacks of biscuits? *Can you burn your house down with an electric drill? *How many atoms would you have to split to power a lightbulb? *How can a raincoat be waterproof and breathable at the same time? Atoms under the Floorboards answers all these questions, and hundreds more. You'll never look at your home the same way again ...

Actual Size

Actual Size

  • Author: Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547349589
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 34
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How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world’s largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that’s bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures don’t tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourself—at their actual size.