Hammonds, Heather. Transportation through Time. P. 2003.
The histories of ships, carriages, cars, trains, balloons, dirigibles, airplanes, spaceships and more are detailed with pictures and question prompts. Yellow bolded words go to a glossary in the back. “Imagine…” question prompts can be poorly worded and confusing to kids (like implying there were no cars before 2003!).
TAGS: Nonfiction, history, cars, horses, airplanes, moon, outer space, trains, ships, P
McGovern, Ann. Shark Lady: True Adventures of Eugenie Clark. P. 1978.
9-year-old Eugenie Clark loves fish and aquariums, so she goes to college to study fish, against her grandmother’s wishes but with her mom’s support. Then she goes to the Pacific and Caribbean to become a diver and study sharks. Chapters are 6-8 pages long.
TAGS: Biography, nonfiction, sharks, scientists, women, aquarium, new york, ocean, chapter, P
INFO: Reynolds Gardiner, John. Stone Fox. P. 1980.
DESC.: To give his grandfather the will to live and save their farm, 10-year-old Little Willy and his dog Searchlight try running the farm, but to make enough money they have to enter a dogsled race against the famous racer Stone Fox. Chapters are 6-8 pages long.
TAGS: dogs, farming, race, grandfather, illness, chapter, p, dogsled, fiction
INFO: Anderson, Joan. Sally Spylaw and the Flower Shop Mystery. P. 2004
DESC: Sally and her friend Tom like to spend their weekends being detectives. One Saturday they notice some strange things happening outside of a flower shop. They investigate the mystery.
TAGS: Highland Park, P, Mystery, Fame, Detectives, detective story, level p, highland park-p, papa
INFO: Parsons, John. Jaguar Attack. P. 2000.
DESC: This tells the story of a team of scientists traveling down a river in South America. Although a jaguar attack is part of the story, the book mainly deals with the devastation of natural areas.
TAGS: Highland Park, P, Global Warming, Expeditions, South America, Scientists, Animals.
INFO: McGuffee. Chasing Tornadoes. P. 2000
DESC: In this book, you’ll find out about scientists who chase tornadoes and study them up close.
TAGS: Highland Park, P, Tornadoes, Storms, Scientists, highland park-p, level p, papa, non-fiction, weather, cool jobs!
INFO: Adler, David. Heroes of the Revolution. P. 2006
DESC: From spying on the British to rescuing fallen soldiers on the battlefield, these twelve men and women stand as unforgettable heroes of Revolutionary War. David A. Adler’s lively anecdotes and Don Smith’s bold paintings present a dozen figures whose courage and determination to seek freedom were indomitable in their own time, and remain a shining example in our own.
TAGS: Highland Park, P, History, Heroes, America, level p, highland park-p, papa