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Culture in the Kitchen
What better way to learn about cultures than by tasting some of the world’s most delicious foods? The cuisine of each of the cultures featured in this collection reflects much about each area’s geography, natural resources, and customs. Students and novice chefs will be introduced to some unusual fo...

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Foods of China
Spring rolls, kung pao chicken, tofu, rice . . . Chinese food has something delicious for everyone. China’s cuisine offers more than appetizing meals. It offers a taste of a remarkable country. While there’s much to learn about China’s contributions to the American palate, this book also delves into...

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Foods of India
Spices once drew explorers to India’s shores, and now they draw hungry people—the globe over—to Indian restaurants everywhere! From region to region, the cuisine of India can be quite different. Readers are invited to explore India through its food, including delicious flat breads such as naan and s...

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Foods of Italy
Tomatoes, noodles, Parmesan cheese . . . it’s time to take a ravenous bite out of Italy! In this book, mouthwatering photos of Italy’s most beloved foods accompany the reader on their journey through the country’s diverse regions. Italy’s history, natural resources, and culture are highlighted throu...

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Foods of Mexico
Tacos, enchiladas, tortillas, and even huevos rancheros are not unusual items in many American restaurants. Mexican food is loved all over the world, but Mexico’s kitchens hold much more than these dishes. Some surprising ingredients and fascinating cultural facts are in store for readers and fledgl...

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Foods of the Middle East
Powerful, far-reaching civilizations have risen out of the Middle East. Contribution in multiple disciplines includes that in the world of cuisine. The Middle Eastern palate has created foods that have been treasured for thousands of years. Some cuisine is shared across borders, while other foods ar...

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Foods of West Africa
Perhaps there’s no better—or more fun—way to learn about a place than to read about its cuisine while tasting it as well! West Africa is home to 20 countries and borders on both the Sahara Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. In modern times, Africans use the ingredients available to them for one-pot meal...

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Avoiding Online Hoaxes
Every year, millions of people are cheated out of money or tricked into providing personal information about themselves through online hoaxes. Unfortunately, online hoaxes are a part of modern life and anyone with an e-mail account will frequently encounter them. While some hoaxes are easy to spot, ...

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Combating Computer Viruses
The word "virus" conjures up a scary image. Just as people don't want to be infected by a virus that might make them sick, they don't want their computers—and other electronic devices—infected by computer viruses. This must-read guide explains “electronic infections" and viruses, including Trojan ho...

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Cyberspace Research
Today's students need to know how to find credible, trustworthy sources on the Internet. This skill is not only a necessity for success in school, it is also an important step in becoming a discerning individual in a world full of misinformation. Accessible, age-appropriate language gives readers co...

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Cyberspace Survival Guide
Machines often rely on computers. This includes cars, video game systems, and phones. Computers aid in many areas of our lives—such as, communication, education, entertainment, and many more. No matter how familiar they seem, computers and the Internet are tools that require certain knowledge to ens...

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Dealing with Cyberbullies
Bullying seems to be a part of growing up, and now cyberbullying is, too. Knowing how to deal with cyberbullies is essential for all young people. They need to know the many forms of cyberbullying, how to react to the behaviors, and when to ask for help. Recent headlines have shown that the conseque...

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Online Privacy
The right to privacy isn't protected in the digital world as it is in many parts of the physical world. Each time someone uses a search engine or enters information on an online site, their data may be collected and used in many ways. Sometimes the information is used to provide more accurate search...

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Safe Social Networking
The Internet has become the major channel of communication for young people. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace are places where computer users can freely exchange ideas, build existing relationships, and forge new friendships. However, the anonymous nature of the Web has...

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Beastly Bugs
This colorful book takes a look inside the beastly world of bugs. Readers will learn about the creepy crawlies that drink blood or give a nasty sting. Some bugs spread deadly diseases and others will even eat a pile of dung! Bugs are almost everywhere, scuttling around out of sight. What are they al...

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Dangerous Animals
There are some seriously scary animals out there, from the deadliest snakes to the most ferocious sharks to the spookiest of spiders. These dramatic books use vivid close-up photographs, detailed illustrations, and accessible text to examine some of Earth’s most fascinating predators. Young readers ...

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Dangerous Dinosaurs
Learning about the giant creatures that once ruled Earth has never been so much fun. Readers will discover the longest land animals that ever lived and find out about the dinosaurs that had beaks and even feathers! And one killer dinosaur was the largest land hunter ever. Give students a look inside...

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Deadly Snakes
This book engagingly exposes the biggest, fastest, and deadliest snakes on the planet. Readers will find out why snakes smell with their tongues, how they use heat sensors to track prey in the dark, and how they make sure people leave them alone—or else!

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Ferocious Sharks
Enter the world of the fiercest underwater hunters. Students will learn about the biggest and most dangerous fish on the planet—sharks. Some sharks are mighty killers that can track their victims from more than a mile away. This book takes a deep and thrilling dive into the underwater world of shark...

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Scary Sea Monsters
Enchanted readers will learn about tiny octopuses with a deadly bite, giant seagoing crocodiles that snap up people for lunch, and a deep-sea fish that can swallow animals as big as itself! This book dives into the watery world of the scariest sea monsters on Earth!

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Spooky Spiders
Finding out about killer spiders has never been so much fun. Spiders are expert hunters that trap their prey in clever ways. Some ambush their victims from behind a hidden trapdoor. Others tangle their prey in a stream of sticky spit. The endlessly fascinating and spooky world of the spider will del...

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Allosaurus and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Upper Jurassic
The dinosaurs of the Upper Jurassic were larger than ever before, including the first birds and incredible sea creatures. The most amazing dinosaurs and reptiles of this period are also revealed to readers, uncovering fascinating facts about the history along the way. Readers come face-to-face with ...

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Ankylosaurus and Other Armored and Plated Herbivores
The group of dinosaurs named ankylosaurids were built for battle. They were large, strong animals covered with armor plates, perfect for defending themselves against the claws and teeth of carnivorous dinosaurs. Many also had sharp horns and a club-like tail they used to fight off other dinosaurs. T...

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Brachiosaurus and Other Long-Necked Herbivores
The sauropod group of dinosaurs included the largest animals ever to walk the Earth. Sauropods were plant eaters with very long necks. The giant Brachiosaurus likely ate more than 400 pounds of plants a day. The enormous Omeisaurus’s neck made up more than half of the length of its entire body. Saur...

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Cetiosaurus and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Middle Jurassic
The Middle Jurassic period was one of change in both the natural landscape and the forms of life roaming Earth. Readers take a close look at the diverse environments of this period including African forests and European coastlines. They also learn about the amazing creatures that inhabited these var...

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Coelophysis and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Upper Triassic
The Upper Triassic period is when dinosaurs first began to roam Earth. Readers explore the world of the first dinosaurs in this book. They learn about giant sea creatures, such as Cymbospondylus, which could grow to become over 30 feet long and incredible reptiles from environments as diverse as for...

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Dinosaurs!
Dinosaurs are some of the most fascinating creatures to have ever walked the earth. These high-interest books take readers deep into the prehistoric world and introduces them to dinosaurs from a specific time in Earth’s history, such as the Upper Triassic, Middle Jurassic, and Lower Cretaceous. Read...

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Lesothosaurus and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Lower Jurassic
Readers discover incredible dinosaurs and lush landscapes in this vibrant book. They experience the flourishing natural environments of the Lower Jurassic period including green jungles and vast oceans. Cutting-edge artwork brings new depth and detail to renderings of the most amazing creatures of t...

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Parasaurolophus and Other Duck-Billed and Beaked Herbivores
The dinosaur group ornithopods included the giant Parasaurolophus, the tiny Lesothosaurus, and many other dinosaurs in between. The name “ornithopod” comes from the Greek words for “bird foot,” which describes the dinosaurs’ three-toed feet. However, this isn’t the only similarity the ornithopods ha...

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Spinosaurus and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Upper Cretaceous
The Upper Cretaceous period ushered in a time of incredible change on Earth. The end of this period saw a mass extinction event that destroyed all of the dinosaurs, but the years before that event featured more species of life on Earth than ever before. In this book, readers discover the incredible ...

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Triceratops and Other Horned Herbivores
Triceratops was a three-horned dinosaur that was part of the group ceratopsids, which included dinosaurs that looked a little like rhinoceroses. Some ceratopsids had only one horn, while others had five or six. The tiny Protoceratops had no horns. Ceratopsids had large skulls that included large, bo...

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Tyrannosaurus Rex and Other Giant Carnivores
Everybody head for cover—here comes a T-Rex! Like other giant carnivorous dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus Rex had a large head and powerful jaws filled with long, sharp teeth. They were fierce hunters who used their thewy hind legs to chase down their prey. Some of these giant carnivores grew to the le...

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Utahraptor and Other Dinosaurs and Reptiles from the Lower Cretaceous
Readers get a detailed look at the landscapes and creatures of the Lower Cretaceous period and the dramatic changes of life on Earth during that time. They explore the incredibly varied environments of this period including the Asian river plains and African watering holes. Along the way, readers a...

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Velociraptor and Other Raptors and Small Carnivores
Velociraptors were members of a group of dinosaurs that included small, bird-like carnivores. The word “raptor” comes from the Latin word “seize,” which means to take something by force. This explains the way the Velociraptor and other raptors survived—by forcefully taking what they needed. Although...

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Dog Mania (Working Dogs / Great Big Dogs Combo Set)
Some dogs are celebrated in dog shows for their beauty and breeding. Other specially trained dogs work with the police to find missing people. And many dogs are beloved as pets by people all over the world. From guard dogs to Great Danes, this combination set will introduce readers to owning and wor...

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Drawing Creepy Crawlies
Under rocks or hiding in tall grass, there is a great diversity of crawling critters just waiting to be put on paper. Simple, step-by-step instructions guide readers through the steps of drawing creepy creatures, like praying mantises and stag beetles, as well as more common insects, like butterflie...

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Drawing Dinosaurs
Young readers and artists can journey back in time to the Triassic Period as they learn how to draw their favorite prehistoric creatures in this helpful book. In just a few simple steps, readers discover how to create cartoon versions of their favorite dinosaurs—from the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex to ...

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Drawing Fantasy Figures
Vampires, wizards, and pirates are some of the most famous characters in popular culture, and now readers can learn to draw them and many other fantasy figures on their own. Budding artists will learn how to draw colorful images in just a few simple steps. Readers will discover fascinating facts alo...

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Drawing Is Fun
This fun, high-interest collection provides easy, step-by-step instructions that are sure to inspire budding young artists. Readers will learn how to draw the creepiest creepy crawlies, ferocious dinosaurs, mysterious sea creatures, and high-octane speed machines, all while learning interesting fact...

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Drawing Manga
It’s one of the most popular drawing styles in the world—it’s manga! This Japanese style is both fun and easy to learn. Uncomplicated yet engaging directions guide readers as they create manga drawings of their own. Both boys and girls will find things to love inside this book—from characters jumpin...

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Drawing Pets and Farm Animals
Pets and farm animals are some of the most fun things to draw. With a little help, they can be some of the easiest ones, too. In just a few steps, readers discover how to create bright cartoon versions of cats, dogs, and other animals of home and farm life. Detailed photographs provide the subject m...

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Drawing Sea Creatures
From inking eight-legged octopi to sketching sea otters, the ocean is a great place to look for subjects to draw. With the help of step-by-step instructions, readers learn just how easy it is to create cartoon versions of their favorite sea creatures—from clown fish to stingrays. Bright photographs ...

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Drawing Speed Machines
Drawing sports cars, private jets, and other speedy vehicles is made simple and fun with this high-octane book. Readers receive step-by-step instructions for creating cartoon versions of some of the fastest machines ever built—from bullet trains to stealth planes. Detailed photographs show the real ...

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Drawing Sports Figures
Drawing sports figures might seem like a challenge, but it’s really a lot of fun. From ballet dancers to baseball players, there are all kinds of athletes to interest both boys and girls. Helpful instructions guide readers through creating colorful cartoons, and photographs of real sports figures pr...

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Drawing Vehicles
From helicopters to cruise ships, budding artists will be thrilled with these new subjects! Readers receive step-by-step instructions for drawing interesting vehicles. Colorful images show the real models. Fun facts are presented about each vehicle, so readers can learn while they draw.

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Drawing Wild Animals
How do you draw a dolphin? How can you create a cartoon camel? These questions and more are answered inside this colorful and playful book. Readers learn how easy and exciting it is to draw wonderful, wild animals—from beautiful giraffes to dangerous sharks. Along the way, they discover fun facts an...

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Extreme Jobs in Extreme Places
Some people choose jobs for money and comfort, while others want adventure and excitement. Some of these risk-takers are drawn to careers in the most dangerous, remote, and hard to reach places on Earth and space. Readers discover several jobs that take people to the far reaches of human exploration...

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Extreme Jobs in Extreme Places
Some people choose jobs for money and comfort, while others want adventure and excitement. Some of these risk-takers are drawn to careers in the most dangerous, remote, and hard to reach places on Earth and space. Readers discover several jobs that take people to the far reaches of human exploration...

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eBooks

Life at a Polar Research Station
It takes a special person to work in the extreme environment of Antarctica, but many scientists, engineers, doctors, and technicians do. A vivid picture of life in the freezing conditions of the South Pole is painted through the photographs in this book. Readers will learn the many kinds of jobs inv...

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Life at a Polar Research Station
It takes a special person to work in the extreme environment of Antarctica, but many scientists, engineers, doctors, and technicians do. A vivid picture of life in the freezing conditions of the South Pole is painted through the photographs in this book. Readers will learn the many kinds of jobs inv...

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