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The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans
The Next Wave
The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544099990

Journey to the wave-battered coast of the Pacific Northwest to meet some of the engineers and scientists working to harness the punishing force of our oceans, one of the nature's powerful and renewable energy sources. With an array of amazing devices that cling to the bottom of the sea floor and surf on the crests of waves, these explorers are using a combination of science, imagination, and innovation to try to capture wave energy in the hopes of someday powering our lives in a cleaner, more sustainable way.

Why Does it Thunder and Lightning?
Why Does it Thunder and Lightning?
Hardcover      SKU: 1199585726
DK Workbooks: Computer Coding: An Introduction to Computer Programming
DK Workbooks: Computer Coding
An Introduction to Computer Programming
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 146542685x

Take kids from browsing to building with DK Workbooks: Computer Coding. Created for children ages 6-9, this highly visual workbook builds basic programming skills using Python, a free computer coding program and language available for download.

Perfect for beginner coders, DK Workbooks: Computer Coding explains how computer coding works and teaches kids how to complete simple coding actions with clear, step-by-step instructions and fun pixel art. All they need is a desktop or laptop, and an internet connection to download Python 3.

From creating lists to solving math problems to controlling a robot in a maze, young coders will learn how to think like a computer. Kids can even test their coding knowledge with written quizzes at the end of each section and a glossary at the back of the book.

Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.

Pocket Genius: Science: Facts at Your Fingertips
Pocket Genius: Science
Facts at Your Fingertips
by DK
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465408835

Destined to be toted in school backpacks everywhere, DK's new encyclopedia series for young readers contains on-the-spot information in children's favorite subject areas. Kids love facts: they want to know about the biggest, fastest, tallest, and oldest everything. Full of instant information, these books feature a fresh and striking design that is sure to appeal to the middle-grade audience. These single-subject guides offer a unique catalog-style presentation, which clearly lays out individual subcategories with concise and punchy text covering all of the essential information on whatever topic is at hand.

From the basic principles of science including matter and materials, to energy and forces, to the living world, Pocket Genius: Science is a junior look at science and its roles in our world.

DK Readers L3: The Big Dinosaur Dig
DK Readers L3
The Big Dinosaur Dig
Paperback      ISBN: 0756655951

Travel to the Sahara Desert with Josh Smith, real-life archeologist, as he and his crew of intrepid dinosaur hunters face fierce sandstorms, long hours of difficult work, and, finally, the joy of discovering a new species of dinosaur

The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body
The Way We Work
Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618233784

In this comprehensive and entertaining resource, David Macaulay
reveals the inner workings of the human body as only he could. In
order to present this complicated subject in an accurate and entertaining
way, he put in years of research. He sat in on anatomy classes, dissections,
and even reached inside the rib cages of two cadavers to compare
their spleen sizes. He observed numerous surgeries, including a
ten-hour procedure where a diseased pancreas was removed, as well as
one where a worn-out old knee was replaced by a brand new one. This
hands-on investigation gives Macaulay a unique perspective to lead his
readers on a visual journey through the workings of the human body.

The seven sections within the book take us from the cells that form
our foundation to the individual systems they build. Each beautifully
illustrated spread details different aspects of our complex structure,
explaining the function of each and offering up-close glimpses, unique
cross-sections and perspectives, and even a little humor along the way.
This one-of-a-kind book can serve as a reference for children, families,
teachers, and anyone who has questions about how his or her body
works. When readers see how David Macaulay builds a body and
explains the way it works, they will come away with a new appreciation
of the amazing world inside them.

Pulleys
Pulleys
Library      ISBN: 1560654457

Describes many different kinds, uses, and benefits of pulleys. Provides examples of pulleys by showing a flagpole, a ski lift, a crane, and a drawbridge.

Help Your Kids With Computer Coding: A Unique Step-by-step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games
Help Your Kids With Computer Coding
A Unique Step-by-step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games
Paperback      ISBN: 146541956x

Don't just play computer games with your kids--build them All you need is a desktop or laptop with Adobe 10.2 or later, and an internet connection to download Scratch 2.0 and Python 3. Coding with Scratch can be done without download on https: //scratch.mit.edu.

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding is a straightforward, visual guide to helping kids understand the basics of computer coding using Scratch and Python coding languages. Essential coding concepts like scripts, variables, and strings are explained using build-along projects and games.

Kids can create online games to play like Monkey Mayhem and Bubble Blaster, draw mazes and shapes, build animations, and more using the step-by-step examples to follow and customize. Seven projects let kids--and their parents--practice the skills as they are learning in each section of the book. Kids get instant results, even when completely new to coding.

Packed with visual examples, expert tips, a glossary of key terms, and extras such as profiles of famous coders, Help Your Kids with Computer Coding lays a hands-on foundation for coding so adults and kids can learn together.

Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.

Hurricanes!
Hurricanes!
Paperback      ISBN: 0823422976
Winds howl. Rain pours down. Violent waves crash on to the shore and the storm surge causes flooding. The dangerous, spinning storm is a hurricane.

This best-selling introduction to the most powerful storms in the world explains how and where hurricanes form. Readers will also learn how hurricanes cause damage, how they are named, and how hurricane strength is assessed from Category 1 to Category 5.

The book uses major hurricanes through history as examples--from Galveston in 1900 to Katrina in 2005--and explains how to prepare for a hurricane.

A fascinating science book for younger kids interested in understanding weather, storms and natural disasters, Hurricanes provides straight-forward explanations to the complex facts behind these massive storms--without being too scary.

One of the world's most trusted children's nonfiction author-illustrators, Gail Gibbons' signature combination of bold, clear art and detailed, accessible descriptions creates an invaluable resource for young readers seeking to learn more about the world.
Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle: A Mystery with Spy Cameras, Code Wheels, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself
Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle
A Mystery with Spy Cameras, Code Wheels, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594746761

After foiling a gang of kidnappers and fending off an army of robots, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt could use a little rest But as their third mystery opens, they discover there's a spy in their midst, searching for secrets in the home of their beloved (and slightly crazy) Uncle Newt. Is it the new laboratory assistant? The exterminator? The housekeepers? Or someone completely unexpected? To expose the mystery agent, Nick and Tesla must engineer all kinds of outrageous contraptions, from code wheels and fingerprint powder to spy cameras and burglar detectors. Best of all, instructions are included throughout the story, so you can build the projects, too