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    The SOAR program works in any school or classroom to help disadvantaged or at-risk students cross the achievement gap to school success. It goes far beyond the usual after-school academic tutoring concept by building relationships, community connections, leadership skills, social skills, and cultural experiences. This handbook gives a step by step plan to move toward the already-proven results: remarkable improvement in students’ grades, test scores, school attendance, behavior, and self-confidence.
    World Book’s Christmas in the Philippines is a richly illustrated, 80-page volume about Christmas traditions in the Philippines. The text and illustrations combine to show how people celebrate a favorite Filipino holiday, from its roots in pagan rituals to its continued relevance in modern times.
    Through the striking image of bees seeking nourishment from a flower, the SPINESCAPE® design for the World Book Encyclopedia 2015 edition—The Lure of Learning—represents the human desire for knowledge. Bees depend on flowers to provide them with sustenance. So, too, do readers depend on the World Book Encyclopedia to provide them with accurate and authoritative information needed to develop a better understanding of their world. Your family will be lured by the vivid colors and striking detail featured in the World Book Encyclopedia 2015, and their curiosity is sure to be rewarded by the informative and eminently readable content they will discover within the pages of the set.
    World Book’s Christmas in Russia is a richly illustrated, 80-page volume about Christmas traditions in Russia. The text and illustrations combine to show how people celebrate a favorite Russian holiday, from its roots in pagan rituals to its continued relevance in modern times.
    What does Noel, the French word for Christmas, mean? Is mistletoe a good luck charm in France?The pictures and easy-to-read sentences in Christmas in Paris and the Provinces help young readers learn about how people in Paris and the Provinces celebrate Christmas. The book shares special Christmas songs, easy-to-follow recipes and Christmas crafts that represent Paris and the provinces of France.
    When was the first Christmas celebration held at the White House? Who donated the National Christmas Tree in 1978? What is the Pageant of Peace? The exciting, eye-catching pictures and easy-to-read sentences in Christmas in America’s Capital help young readers learn about how people in the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C., celebrate Christmas. The book shares Christmas carols, easy-to-follow recipes and crafts.
    The Discovery Encyclopedia, 2013, from the publishers of The World Book Encyclopedia, is a starter general A-Z look-up source in 13 hard-cover volumes. The set is designed to be used by newly independent readers ages 8-10 whose first language is English and by students ages 10-13 learning English (English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language—ESL/EFL). There are colorful illustrations, pictures, and maps throughout the set. An index leads students to information wherever it is in the set, and an included collection of maps of the world supplements information in the set about countries and continents. The set has easy-to-read articles about countries of the world, U.S. states, Canadian provinces and territories, such famous people as U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, and Brazilian soccer player Pelé, and about such historical events as World War I and World War II.
    For the price of a few cups of coffee, you can help prepare your kids for school success with this innovative and fun method of learning for pleasure. The Secret Files of Professor L. Otto Funn uses “disguised” instruction that presents academic concepts in fun and engaging ways. A package of fake mustaches is included so kids can wear a disguise as they learn!
    Complement core studies of biology, geography, zoology, and ecology. Each volume discusses the physical features and behaviors of representative animals from each habitat, their survival status, and much more.
    Young readers will learn all about freshwater animals in this informative and engaging book. Full-page photographs pair with factual information to create a fun and approachable introduction to familiar and unusual animals in each habitat. Including helpful iconography, a glossary, and an index, Safari Sam's Wild Animals series is ideal for young nature and animal enthusiasts!
    Kids might not think of cities as natural habitats, but from moss growing on a wall to storks nesting atop a chimney, many living things share these built environments with people. Life in the Cities engages students in grades 5 to 8 with richly illustrated descriptions of the habitats and inhabitants that thrive in our cities. It also explores the ways people work to protect their city environments. The book includes a fun quiz and a helpful glossary.
    What’s the difference between bergy bits and growlers? What keeps seals warm when they swim in icy water? Life in the Polar Lands engages middle readers from grades 5 to 8 with surprising facts about the life in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. It also describes challenges that people face in these harsh but strikingly beautiful environments. The book includes a fun quiz and a helpful glossary.
    Specifically created for younger students, each 10-volume set covers a spectrum of high-interest topics, from nature and weather to automobiles and dinosaurs. Learning Ladders books engage readers with colorful illustrations and curriculum-oriented content, providing the perfect blend of facts, fun, and story.
    This is the original set of books for Gearhead Garage (Set 1), which is complementary to Gearhead Garage (Set 2). Rev up those reading engines! "Gearhead Garage" explores the evolution, design, and technology of the most earth-shaking cars and motorcycles. With dynamic photos, diagrams, charts, and infographics galore, this series will have reluctant readers racing for more.
    Powerful, angry, and legendary gods and goddesses from ancient stories still excite us today. From fighting giants to throwing lightning, learn what these mythical leaders were known for.
    Which was more destructive: Hurricane Katrina or Typhoon Usagi? The Emma Maersk cargo ship weighs the equivalent of how many blue whales? Which is the faster jet plane: The Raptor F-22 or the Blackbird SR-71? Biggest, fastest, heaviest, strongest—fascinating and sometimes surprising comparisons. They all are presented in compelling info-graphics and quick-to-read text.
    Sneak a peek inside a bear's den or dolphin's watery home. Follow a lion looking for lunch or a bat trying not to become supper. Animals' lives are all about survival. It really is a wild animal kingdom out there.
    Ask WOW: Was Dracula Real? presents the history and folklore surrounding one of the spookiest monsters: vampires! This book uses beautiful photographs and illustrations; well-written and easy-to-understand text; and maps, timelines, and glossaries to explore the world of vampires—both fictional and real-life!
    Discover the historical context behind many of the world’s richest Christmas traditions in this festive series that explores the celebration of this holiday in different countries and regions. Find great recipes, special songs, and singular celebrations highlighted in each title.
    Crocodiles, hippos, otters, and manatees! Great diving beetles, kingfishers, Amazon River dolphins, and emperor dragonflies! Such amazing creatures chase prey or munch aquatic vegetation in freshwater habitats around the world. Full of maps, fun facts, photos, and illustrations, Rivers, Lakes, and Wetlands takes readers on a boat tour of wildlife in our planet’s lakes, rivers, streams, marshes, and coastal waters. The volume’s special features include a glossary, a climate zone map, photographs, and an index.
    High elevations and frigid temperatures? The mountain goat, with its long, soft fur and specialized hooves, says bring it on! Snow leopards and bighorn sheep agree. In Mountains and Polar Regions, students follow animals through difficult terrain and learn about the adaptations that have allowed these amazing creatures to thrive in some of Earth’s coldest and most inhospitable habitats. The volume is packed with fun facts, photos, maps, and detailed illustrations and photographs. Special features include a glossary, a climate zone map, photographs, and an index.
    Which frog is more poisonous than the deadliest snake? Why do toads have bumpy skin? How are amphibians related to fish? Why are some amphibians endangered, and what can we do to protect them? Amphibians provides readers an introduction to amphibians and their physical characteristics. Students learn about their life cycle, behaviors, and adaptations to various habitats. The volume’s special features include maps, diagrams, fun facts, glossary, resource list, and index.
    What is the largest fish of all? Why must sharks and rays constantly move? Why do catfish have whiskers? Which fish live in the open ocean, and which live close to shore? Fish introduces readers to fish and their physical characteristics. Students learn about life cycle, behaviors, and adaptations of fishes to various underwater habitats. The volume’s special features include maps, diagrams, fun facts, glossary, resource list, and index.
    Diagrams, graphs, and other infographics give readers visual literacy practice while also digging into the killer whales' appearances, daily lives, and homes.
    Through engaging text, dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, and photos this high interest title discusses the life and impact of the "s-hero" and inspirational ballerina Misty Copeland; from her youth to her philanthropic efforts and guidance to young women around the world.
    Through engaging text, dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, and photos this high interest title discusses the life and impact of the "s-hero" and inspirational athlete Alex Morgan; from her youth to her philanthropic efforts and guidance to young women around the world.
    Explores the baseball career of Jose Altuve and his place in the rich history of Latino MLB players: With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text.
    With stats, charts, infographics, timelines, and strongly controlled text this title takes a look at some of the best head coaches in NFL history.
    Readers of this book will investigate the facts and compare the data provided in the easy-access text and compelling diagrams and infographics and then decide for themselves if the Bermuda Triangle mystery is real.
    With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the female pilots known as WASPs who served during World War II.
    With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the African American soldiers known as Buffalo Soldiers who served on the Western frontier.
    Through dynamic infographics, charts, up-close photos and strong reading level control this title explores the invasion of Asian carp, including where they came from and their impact within biomes and food webs.
    Through dynamic infographics, charts, up-close photos and strong reading level control this title explores the lives of malaria parasites, the creepy buggers that might be living near you.
    Through dynamic infographics, charts, up-close photos and strong reading level control this title explores the lives of bedbugs, the creepy parasites that might be living near you.
    Compares and contrasts some of basketball's most popular players from past to present through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and strong reading level control.
    Through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and leveling control this high interest title describes the history, features, and future of Formula 1 cars.
    What is heat, and how do we use it? Follow the cartoon character “Heat” to discover the answers in ice water, on asphalt roads, and even in the center of Earth! Through bright and colorful comic-book-style pages, kids will have fun exploring such concepts as expansion, contraction, conduction, and more.
    What is magnetism, and how do magnets work? Follow the character “Magnetism” to discover the answers through compasses, electric motors, and even refrigerator magnets! Bright and colorful comic-book-style pages will make learning about magnetic poles and fields fun. Kids will be excited to explore electromagnetism and learn such concepts as attraction and repulsion.
    How is your heart like a bicycle pump? Find out on a guided tour of the human body in The Circulatory System. Comic-book-style illustrations along with easy-to-read text help young readers understand key concepts in human anatomy. Kids can follow cartoon red blood cells as they journey through arteries and veins to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body. Cartoon guides help explain how the body maintains a constant temperature, why blood pressure is important, and how white blood cells help combat disease.
    This graphic nonfiction book introduces various animal life cycles, including birds, amphibians, butterflies, and mammals. This comic book-style book offers readers a visual learning experience with unconventional characters designed to make complex science topics fun and easy to understand. The book pairs humor with real-life examples to help make even the most difficult topics approachable.
    What is addition, and how does it work? With the character “Addition” as their guide, readers will count ants, plant seeds, and pretend to be a shark, to find out! Through bright and colorful comic-book-style pages, kids will have fun discovering basic addition strategies, such as “finding the tens” and “making friendly numbers.” A list of additional resources and a helpful addition table are featured in the back of the book.
    What is subtraction, and how does it work? With the character “Subtraction” as their guide, readers will count peaches, worms, and train cars to find out! Through bright and colorful comic-book-style pages, kids will have fun discovering basic subtraction strategies, such as mental visualization and problem writing. A helpful table and a list of additional resources are featured in the back of the book.
    What dinosaur swung her tail like a club? Which dinosaurs had bills like ducks? Did all Stegosaurs have spiky tails? What did they eat, where did they live, and what were they afraid of? In Armored dinosaurs! The Ornithischians, readers take a field trip to learn all about the dinosaurs covered in bony plates, those with duck bills, horned heads, and more!
    Jaguarandis, hellbenders, and San Joaquin kit foxes are just a few of the colorful species discussed in Endangered Animals of North America. Learn where these animals live, what threatens their existence, and what is being done to save them. Detailed maps provide visual learners with a reference for each animal’s range. A helpful glossary and index direct readers to the most important terms and topics.
    What does climate change affect sea turtles and puffins? Why are polar bears in the Arctic threatened by climate change? How does climate change directly affect animals? The exciting, eye-catching photographs and easy-to-read sentences in Wildlife and Climate Change help young readers learn about the possible devastating effects of climate change on wildlife. As they read along, kids will learn how they can help fight climate change by changing little things in their everyday lives. The book also has a helpful glossary and an index that direct students to the most important terms and topics.
    Will climate change stretch our supplies of food and water to the limit? How are crops and livestock threatened by climate change? Does eating fish damage the oceans more? What would happen if the snow on top of the Rocky Mountains melted? The exciting, eye-catching photographs and easy-to-read sentences in Food, Water, and Climate Change help young readers learn about the challenges to providing food and water in a warming world and how people are adapting to meet the challenges. As they read along, kids will learn how they can help fight climate change by changing little things in their everyday lives. The book also has a helpful glossary and an index that direct students to the most important terms and topics.
    Who was Merlin? What was the Code of Chivalry? What was the Quest for the Holy Grail? Who were the Knights of the Roundtable? With The Legend of King Arthur, kids can explore questions and mysteries that have puzzled scholars and experts about the legends of surrounding heroic figure of King Arthur.
    What did dinosaurs look like? Were they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? Is it possible to bring dinosaurs back? How is a fossil restored? With Revealing the Secrets of Dinosaurs, kids can explore questions and mysteries about these fascinating creatures that roamed the world millions of years ago.
    How was Machu Picchu built? Was Machu Picchu a sanctuary? What was the Festival of the Sun? What caused the decline of Machu Picchu? With The Mystery of Machu Picchu, kids can explore questions and mysteries about Machu Picchu, the famous Inca archaeological site in Peru.
    This book helps to wake up students’ brains with its entertaining, topic-oriented puzzles, riddles, logic problems, and brain teasers. Sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills while reinforcing information about the greatest triumphs, tragedies, surprises, and changes in U.S. History. This book helps to wake up students’ brains with its entertaining, topic-oriented puzzles, riddles, logic problems, and brain teasers. Sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills while reinforcing information about the greatest triumphs, tragedies, surprises, and changes in U.S. History.

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