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"Mummies can't talk; but with modern scientific tools, we can still discover what a mummy has to tell us. Read the stories of mummified Egyptian pharaohs and priestesses, baby elephants, pampered pets, and even a prehistoric bison. Uncover clues to centuries-old murder mysteries and human sacrifices, and even find out what a person or animal had for their last meal! Information from real scientists explains how we know what we know about each mummy. So what do these mummies have to say? Lots, it turns out!"--
Your way to school might be by yellow bus, bicycle or car, but around the world children are also getting to class by canoe, through tunnels, up ladders, by donkey, water buffalo or ox cart. In Rosemary McCarney's The Way to School, a collection of gorgeous, full-color photographs of schoolchildren from Myanmar, Ghana, Brazil, China, Canada and beyond, readers will see that the path to school can be "long and hard and even scary" depending on the lay of the land, the weather, even natural disasters.
Takes children on a culinary journey around the world, teaching them about new cultures and landscapes through different foods. This illustrated non-fiction book explains facts with interesting references and stories that spark curiosity about the different history and cultures of the world. As children learn about foods, they also understand how the environment and cultural practice can shape the way we eat. By the end, they will have learned about different cuisines and cultures with a thought about how we all share these widely today
"A child wonders where chocolate comes from and learns about cocoa farmers and how cocoa beans are harvested in West Africa and chocolate makers and how cocoa beans are made into chocolate at at factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of where cocoa trees are grown, glossary, and further resources"-- Provided by publisher
"How do I get to school? While lots of students hop on a bus, on my way to school explores some alternative methods used by kids around the world, including subways, bikes, and boats. it's a transportation treat for young readers, narrated in 1st-person by a fellow student and accompanied by bright, full-color illustrations that embrace diversity" --|cProvided by publisher
Dao, a red panda, guides Ethan and Emma, two school children, back into time to discover how gunpowder was created in China and how fireworks became popular worldwide. |cProvided by publisher
"28 Jewish nursery rhymes, lullabies and songs originating from the Ashkenaze, Sephardic, and Yemenite communities. The lyrics in Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish and Arabic are reproduced in the original alphabets, transcribed into Roman characters and translated into English. Additional notes on the origin and cultural context of each song also included. Recipient of the prestigious Coup de coeur Charles Cros 2006 in France (originally published by Didier Jeunesse)."--Publisher's website
This book sheds a surprising light on how seashells--the hard, protective outer layer that mollusks inhabit--serve tremendous purpose. This large group of marine animals needs shells for protection, feeding, transportation, anchorage, and more.--Provided by publisher
Using illustrations, full-color photographs and straightforward text, this nonfiction picture book introduces the topics of homelessness and poverty to young readers.
Introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. Explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. Emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways.