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Books published by publisher PowerKids Press

  • A Kid's Life in Ancient Egypt

    Sara Machajewski, Sarah Machajewski

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Jan. 1, 2015)
    Pharaohs, hieroglyphics, and pyramids are just a few things most people think of when they hear the words Ancient Egypt, but there was more to this ancient civilization than that. This age-appropriate text takes readers on a journey through Ancient Egypt through the eyes of a child who grew up during that time. Readers will learn about what Egyptian children wore, ate, what games they played, and what they learned. Detailed illustrations and modern-day photographs transport readers back to this interesting time in history. A glossary, index, and additional learning websites help readers build their research skills.
  • We're Going Freshwater Fishing

    Andrea Palmer

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Jan. 1, 2017)
    Freshwater fishing is something that children often try at an early age. For many, its their first taste of adventure in the great outdoors. This book explores the world of freshwater fishing using accessible language. Children will learn about different fishing techniques and the gear needed for each. Colorful photographs on each spread help young readers make connections to the text. Captions and fact boxes highlight interesting information and supplement the main text. Readers will be hooked!
  • How to Deal with ADHD

    Lynette Robbins

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Sept. 1, 2009)
    Informative text explains what attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is, its effects, and offers ways to live a better life with ADHD.
  • Marine Biologists

    Ruth Owen

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, July 15, 2013)
    Ocean lovers and animal fans will enjoy this fact-filled book about the scientists who study life in the worlds oceans. Clear, concise text and vibrant photographs will make this volume appealing to any reader. A great reference to one of the most fascinating careers in science.
  • The Miwok

    Jens Haakonsen

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Jan. 15, 2018)
    "The Miwok people once lived across California, living in a variety of different environments including coastal areas, portions of the Central Valley, and the Sierra Nevada. Readers will discover how the Miwok used the resources available to them to survive, and how conflict with outsiders transformed their lives"--
  • German Supercars: Porsche, Audi, Mercedes

    Paul Mason

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 15, 2018)
    Germany is often considered the birthplace of the automobile, so it makes sense that some of the greatest supercars are produced there. This high-interest volume introduces readers to these cars and presents them with fun facts and stats regarding each vehicle. This information is presented in a visually appealing way that allows readers to compare and contrast each featured car. Colorful photographs are paired with helpful captions and labels that provide deeper insight. Various graphic elements appeal to visual learners, while exciting text and subject matter engages all readers.
  • Tae Kwon Do

    Phil Corso

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Dec. 15, 2019)
    The martial art of tae kwon do is based on more than 5,000 years of Korean tradition. It's a combat system that focuses not only on physical performance but also on mental and spiritual wellness. The name of this martial art loosely means "foot, fist, and discipline," and tae kwon do combines the strength of the body with the agility of the mind. Today, tae kwon do is a popular martial art for kids and adults all over the world. Readers will learn how training in tae kwon do can prepare them for many of life's challenges, while photographs show them this dazzling martial art, with its spinning kicks and flying attacks, in action.
  • Molly Brown

    Kirra Fedyszyn

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 1, 2014)
    Margaret Brown earned her nickname as the Unsinkable Molly Brown after she survived the sinking of the Titanic. This illustrated, graphic retelling of the events of her life will enthrall readers. Aside from her part in the Titanic story, Margaret Brown was deeply involved in advocating for literacy, education, suffrage, and human rights, especially rights for children. She worked hard on behalf of the survivors of the shipwreck, too. This is an interesting story of a true American legend.
  • The Story Behind Juneteenth

    Jack Reader

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, July 15, 2019)
    Juneteenth, which is celebrated each year on June 19th, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. This holiday began in 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. News spread much slower back then, and when slaves in Texas finally learned of their freedom, the holiday was born. In this book, readers are given an in-depth look at the history of Juneteenth, including the events leading up to its creation. Readers will love learning about how this important moment in U.S. history is celebrated each year.
  • Kung Fu

    Daniel R. Faust

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Dec. 15, 2019)
    Kung fu is an exciting and popular form of martial arts. Like all martial arts, kung fu not only teaches self-defense, it also teaches confidence, concentration, and physical fitness. People have practiced kung fu for thousands of years, during which numerous styles and techniques have developed. This volume looks at the history of kung fu, from ancient China to the modern dojo. Fact boxes highlight key exercises, equipment, and important figures associated with kung fu. Full-color photographs accompany informative and accessible text that will appeal to developing and independent readers.
  • Yellow Jackets

    Emma Carlson Berne

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 1, 2014)
    Fascinating insects, yellow jackets are aggressive wasps that like to eat rotting fruits and meat. Many people fear yellow jackets for their reputation as quick to sting. Yet they are just trying to protect themselves and their nests. Inside the nest are larvae that they care for and feed and which, in turn, provide adult yellow jackets with food for part of their lives. Once the larvae grow up, the food source disappears and so yellow jackets head out looking for sweet juices found in rotting fruit and soda cans. Readers will learn a lot more about yellow jackets and what else they eat when they are not scavenging.
  • Exploring Earth's Water Cycle

    Emily Donovan

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 15, 2018)
    "Earth's water has been recycled for more than 4 billion years! This is thanks to the water cycle, a continuous system in which water moves between bodies of water, the atmosphere, and land. In this book, students will learn about the different states of water and the processes water undergoes as it moves through the water cycle. Colorful photographs and informational diagrams help students visualize the movement of water on Earth. Primary sources add depth to the text by providing real-life examples of this fascinating topic."--