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Spring 2020

Follow Those Zebras: Solving a Migration Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to… Read More →

  • Dewey: 599.665/71568
Spring 2020

Into the Deep: Science, Technology, and the Quest to Protect the Ocean

Containing 97 percent of Earth's water supply, the ocean plays a huge role in regulating global temperatures, supporting plant and animal life, and contributing to the livelihoods of millions… Read More →

  • Dewey: 551.46
Spring 2020

Small Matters: The Hidden Power of the Unseen

Can something small matter at all? Of course it can! In this book for young readers (who know a thing or two about being small), you can take a super close look at details too little to be… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • Dewey: 611/.018
Spring 2020

The Wide World of Coding: The People and Careers behind the Programs

The best part about coding is that anyone with a computer can learn how to do it. From education to healthcare to entertainment, software touches almost every aspect of twenty-first century… Read More →

  • Dewey: 005.1023
Spring 2020

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.45/4
Spring 2020

Tracking Pythons: The Quest to Catch an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, so when one showed up dead along the side of a Florida highway in 1979, scientists wondered where it came from. No one knew the snakes had… Read More →

  • Dewey: 597.96/7809759
Spring 2020

Numbers in Motion: Sophie Kowalevski, Queen of Mathematics

Sophie Kowalevski was both a brilliant mathematician and a talented writer. Creative work nurtured her mathematical research, giving her a flexibility of thought she treasured. A wonderful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
Spring 2020

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity

From the Series Graphic Science Biographies

Albert Einstein's restless intelligence drove him to ponder the biggest topics the universe has to offer: light, time, mass, energy, and more. His conclusions changed the way people thought… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: 530.092 [B]
Spring 2020

Black Holes in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience)

From the Series Space in Action: Augmented Reality (Alternator Books ® )

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Black holes are invisible because light cannot escape their gravity. Explore new techniques that astronomers use to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 523.8/875
Spring 2020

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

From the Series Graphic Science Biographies

Charles Darwin's scientific work transformed the way people think about life on Earth. From his childhood in England to his pivotal ocean voyages, he took every opportunity to study the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 350
  • Dewey: 576.8/2092 [B]
Spring 2020

Comets and Asteroids in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience)

From the Series Space in Action: Augmented Reality (Alternator Books ® )

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Billions of comets and asteroids orbit the sun. Most travel through space far from Earth, but when the planet crosses… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • Dewey: 523.44
Spring 2020

Cutting-Edge Blockchain and Bitcoin

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Cutting-Edge STEM

Bitcoin is a digital currency—money that exists only online. Some people have used it to get rich. Others have accidentally lost it forever. Learn what decides bitcoin's value and how anyone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 332.4
Spring 2020

Cutting-Edge Brain Science

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Cutting-Edge STEM

What's the fastest, most complex computer we know of? The human brain. The latest in brain science comes straight out of science fiction, as researchers use artificial intelligence and neuron… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • Dewey: 612.8/2
Spring 2020

Cutting-Edge Medicine

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Cutting-Edge STEM

Will we one day be able to regrow limbs? 3-D print custom dentures? Wear a contact lens to monitor our health? It sounds like science fiction, but advances like these are driving real medical… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: 610
Spring 2020

Cutting-Edge Military Tech

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Cutting-Edge STEM

Self-steering bullets, drone swarms, and super-soldiers are at the front lines of tomorrow's military. Discover how these breakthroughs and more will help the next generation of US soldiers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: 623
Spring 2020

Great Engineering Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Ships, bridges, and tall buildings are marvels of engineering. They are designed to be strong and safe. But even state-of-the-art designs don't always hold up in the real world. Learn about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: 620/.00452
Spring 2020

Great Invention Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Without inventors, we wouldn't have cars, airplanes, or light bulbs. Inventors build devices that make our lives better. But not all inventions succeed. In fact, the history of inventions is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 609
Spring 2020

Great Medicine Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Explore some of history's biggest failures in medicine—from bloodletting to early remedies—and how some of those failures eventually led to success. Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 610.9
Spring 2020

Great Science Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Science is all about the pursuit of knowledge. But sometimes that pursuit leads scientists down the wrong path, and things can go spectacularly wrong! Learn about some of the biggest fails in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 509
Spring 2020

Great Sports Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Sports are all about great strategy and overcoming obstacles, right? Not always! Sometimes failures in sports are as exciting as successes. Learn about the biggest fails—from an NFL team… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • Dewey: 796
Spring 2020

Great Technology Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Technology is constantly changing the world we live in. But new tech doesn't always catch on right away, or even work like it's supposed to. In fact, the history of technology is filled with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: 609
Spring 2020

Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion

From the Series Graphic Science Biographies

Isaac Newton's youth was marked by constant curiosity. As he began a life of research and experiments, he turned this curiosity into major insights about the workings of Earth and the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • Dewey: 530.092 [B]
Spring 2020

Marie Curie and Radioactivity

From the Series Graphic Science Biographies

At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements, polonium and radium. She… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • Dewey: 540.92 [B]
Spring 2020

Planets in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience)

From the Series Space in Action: Augmented Reality (Alternator Books ® )

Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Did you know that more than forty spacecraft have explored Venus? Or that some astronomers think an unknown planet might… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 523.4