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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.
The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists
The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science
50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists
Hardcover      ISBN: 0761156879

It's never been more important to engage a child's scientific curiosity, and Sean Connolly knows just how to do it--with lively, hands-on, seemingly dangerous experiments that pop, ooze, crash, and teach Now, the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, takes it one step further: He leads kids through the history of science, and then creates amazing yet simple experiments that demonstrate key scientific principles.

Tame fire just like a Neanderthal with the Fahrenheit 451 experiment. Round up all your friends and track the spread of disease using body glitter with an experiment inspired by Edward Jenner, the vaccination pioneer who's credited with saving more lives than any other person in history. Rediscover the wheel and axle with the ancient Sumerians, and perform an astounding experiment demonstrating the theory of angular momentum. Build a simple telescope--just like Galileo's--and find the four moons he discovered orbiting Jupiter (an act that helped land him in prison). Take a less potentially catastrophic approach to electricity than Ben Franklin did with the Lightning Mouth experiment. Re-create the Hadron Collider in a microwave with marshmallows, calculator, and a ruler--it won't jeopardize Earth with a simulated Big Bang, but will demonstrate the speed of light. And it's tasty

By letting kids stand on the shoulders of Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, the Wright brothers, Marie Curie, Darwin, Watson and Crick, and more, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science is an uncommonly engaging guide to science, and the great stories of the men and women behind the science.

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.

1,001 Facts About Rocks and Minerals
1,001 Facts About Rocks and Minerals
Paperback      ISBN: 0789490439

A world of knowledge at your child's fingertips Small enough to carry in your bag, but big enough to provide all the answers you'll ever need, Backpack Books are jam-packed with thousands of fascinating facts that have been researched and written by experts. More than 550 illustrations and photographs in each book help bring knowledge-on kids' favorite subjects-to life

Basher Science: Chemistry: Getting a Big Reaction [With Poster]
Basher Science: Chemistry
Getting a Big Reaction [With Poster]
Paperback      ISBN: 0753464136

Basher Science: Chemistry, Getting a Big Reaction created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:

Discover the secrets of chemistry, and learn about the properties of matter and the ways in which they interact, combine and change. Chemistry is a compelling guide to a community of characters who make up everything around us.

I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
I Love Dirt!
52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 1590305353
I Love Dirt presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location--from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country--each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.

Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed parenting books and books for children, inspired by nature.

Jennifer Ward has created a book that will serve to gently introduce parents to nature, even as parents are using it to help guide a child into the narural world. Children--and parents--learn to observe, as well as appreciate, the basic joys of getting their hands dirty and feet wet. Discoveres become shared experience.--from the forword by Richard Louv
How Science Works
How Science Works
Hardcover      ISBN: 0895773821

Tackling the science literary crisis head-on, How Science Works is a unique learn-together guide to the basics of science--so simple that even science-phobic parents confidently can share the joy of discovery with their kids. Hands-on experiments help the reader to a clearer understanding of the world we live in. 700 full-color photographs and illustrations.

The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book: Blast Into Outer Space with Stellar Facts, Intergalatic Trivia, and Out-Of-This-World Puzzles
The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book
Blast Into Outer Space with Stellar Facts, Intergalatic Trivia, and Out-Of-This-World Puzzles
Paperback      ISBN: 1598695444
Explore the galaxies

Aliens, space ships, and constellations, oh my Ride on a rocket ship to another galaxy with this stellar book. With The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book, astronomers-in-training will learn:
  • How galaxies like the Milky Way were built.
  • Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Why the earth spins and how gravity works.
  • What comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets.
  • The truth about the man in the moon.
  • Why Mars is so hot and what those rings around Saturn are.
  • What scientists think about aliens and life in outer space

If you want to build a sky-watching kit or change your room into a small universe, this book will take you on a journey that is out-of-this-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

Basher Science: Rocks and Minerals: A Gem of a Book [With Poster]
Basher Science: Rocks and Minerals
A Gem of a Book [With Poster]
Paperback      ISBN: 0753463148

Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, BASHER SCIENCE: ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.