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Bones Never Lie

How did King Tut really die?

The mystery of the young pharaoh’s death is only one of the puzzles that modern science has helped solve. Thanks to forensics—the science of examining physical evidence—we ...

Crazy About Soccer

Hurray for soccer!

Anyone / at all / at all / can learn to kick a ball / a ball. A kangaroo could do it, / too, / a bigger kick than me or you but never put one / in a game ’cuz they can kick but / they ...

50 Climate Questions

By Peter Christie
Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: 50 Questions

Climate is a hot topic. Turns out, it’s been a major mover and shaker since time began. Climate has made it possible for new species to evolve, yet has wiped out others. We might not think about it ...

Latin Americans Thought of It

Travel from the ancient hidden city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes, past Mayan ruins over 2,000 years old, to the bustling modern cities of São Paulo and Buenos Aires. Learn about the vibrant cultures ...

A Stranger At Home

Traveling to be reunited with her family in the arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. It’s been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked ...

Beyond Bullets

Award-winning photographer Rafal Gerszak spent a year embedded with the American military in Afghanistan, where he used his camera to document everyday life in the war-torn country. While there, he developed ...

Munsch at Play Act 2

By Irene N. Watts
Original author Robert Munsch
Categories: Children's Fiction

In this second collection of plays based on the stories of Robert Munsch, experienced playwright Irene N. Watts has adapted eight more of his best-loved tales for the stage, classroom or backyard!

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Africans Thought of It

Did you know that aloe vera—now found in countless products, including sunscreens and soaps—was first used by Africans? They ground it into powder and used it to treat burns and other skin conditions, ...

Kaboom!

Who knew that some insects can create explosions to get food? Or that fireworks were once used to fight wars?Explosions are all around us, from the Big Bang that created the universe to the “pop” ...

Nibbling on Einstein's Brain

Illustrated by Francis Blake
By Diane Swanson
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

Science affects every part of our lives. It can determine the foods we eat, the clothes we weareven the video games we play. But how do you tell the good science from the bad?Bite into Nibbling on Einstein’s ...