The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle

Solving a Mystery of Ancient Egypt

Author: Claudia Logan

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374323356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Search for the secrets of a hidden tomb It is 1924, two years after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. Readers are invited to join a young boy, Will Hunt, as he and his family become part of an archaeological team led by world-famous Egyptologist Dr. George Reisner. Based on actual records of Reisner’s history-making dig, Giza 7000X, this strikingly original picture book uses journal entries, funny postcards, and quirky cartoons to pull readers into an ancient unsolved mystery. Luminous paintings of the pyramids, informative sidebars and inventive collages, including authentic documents and archival photographs, help provide information and clues. When a secret tomb is uncovered, readers, along with Will, put together clues to discover: Whose tomb is this? Why was it hidden? And how can a mummy be missing from a sealed tomb? This illuminating book invites readers to participate in the process of archaeology as it provides a rare glimpse into the true stories that exist behind the objects in museums. The 5,000-Year-Old Puzzle is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Curriculum Connections for Tree House Travelers for Grades K-4

Author: Jane Berner,Sabrina Minser,Helen Burkart Presser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1586832816

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 6660

Provides curriculum ideas, reproducible activities, and annotations for Web sites and books that follow the first four books in the Magic Tree House series.
Posted in Education

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

An Interdisciplinary, Multicultural Approach, Seventh Edition

Author: Pamela J. Farris

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478628901

Category: Education

Page: 649

View: 5216

The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.
Posted in Education

Gotcha for Guys!

Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited about Reading

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583110

Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 4066

Arranged in different categories, describes various nonfiction books that would interest middle school boys.
Posted in Education

Threat to Ancient Egyptian Treasures

Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612287565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3294

Ancient Egypt has always fascinated people. Pyramids from that civilization still tower hundreds of feet into the air. Museums featuring mummies attract large crowds. Countless numbers of tourists flock to Egypt to view historical sites that date back thousands of years. These historical sites are in danger today. Some of the reasons are natural. For example, sandstorms rip across the desert, acting like sandpaper on the stone monuments. Others, such as air pollution and flooding, are the result of human activity. People have also broken into the ancient sites and stolen the treasures inside. Many people are concerned about losing these ancient treasures. Find out what they are doing to stamp out the dangers that threaten the priceless reminders of Egypt’s glorious past.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

Author: Liz Knowles,Martha Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

View: 7062

Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

School Library Journal


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: School libraries

Page: N.A

View: 8543

Posted in School libraries

Gotcha Covered!

More Nonfiction Booktalks to Get Kids Excited about Reading

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter,Michael Dahl

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591582250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

View: 5315

Presents over 300 all-new nonfiction booktalks for children K-8 in the same enthusiastic tone as the first two successful books.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

Author: Esmé Raji Codell

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565123083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 531

View: 3088

Offers advice and guidelines on how to expand a child's world through books and reading, introducing three thousand teacher-recommended book titles, craft ideas, projects, recipes, and reading club tips.
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Science Teacher

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 6610

Posted in Science

Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 2010

Posted in Bibliography

Something about the Author

Author: Lisa Kumar,Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787687960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 3654

An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography


A Journal of African Children's and Young Adult Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's literature, African

Page: N.A

View: 2711

Posted in Children's literature, African

Best Books for Children

Preschool Through Grade 6. Supplement to the seventh edition

Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Catherine Barr

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580829

Category: Best books

Page: 509

View: 2501

The latest addition to the "Best Books" family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed "Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition." This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.
Posted in Best books

Mein Leben auf der Ritterburg

die Abenteuer des Pagen Tobias, von ihm selbst erzählt

Author: Richard Platt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551354693

Category: Castles

Page: 120

View: 4201

Posted in Castles

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 8306

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Posted in History

Die vier Schatzsucher - In der Karibik

Author: James Patterson,Chris Grabenstein

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428988

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1894

Witzig, spannend, actionreich Auftakt zu einer abenteuerlichen, witzig illustrierten Serie. Nach dem mysteriösen Verschwinden ihrer Eltern übernehmen Bick, Beck, Storm und Tommy deren Job als Schatzsucher. Denn eins ist klar: Der letzte Auftrag muss sie zu ihren Eltern führen. Natürlich gibt es an Bord jede Menge geheime Schriften, versteckte Hinweise und dubiose Objekte – nur welche sind die richtigen? Kaum haben die Geschwister eine heiße Spur, kommen ihnen auch schon Kunsträuber, Gangster und Piraten in die Quere. Die Jagd nach dem Schatz führt sie aus der Karibik bis nach New York.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Aufstieg und Fall des Alten Ägypten

Die Geschichte einer geheimnisvollen Zivilisation vom 5. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis Kleopatra

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570552759


Page: 825

View: 5877

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Ancient Egypt

an illustrated reference to the myths, religions, pyramids and temples of the land of the pharaohs

Author: Lorna Oakes,Lucia Gahlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844774517

Category: Architecture, Ancient

Page: 512

View: 5990

Posted in Architecture, Ancient