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Mighty Mission Machines

Check out the amazing machines that make space travel possible.

From the spaceship itself to the wrench needed to make in-flight repairs, machines of every kind are the backbone of space travel. In this, ...

50 Poisonous Questions

By Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: 50 Questions

It’s a toxic world out there. Poisonous snakes, toxic herbicides, noxious fumes—poisons in one form or another are all around us. An innocent-looking flower may be lethal, and smog can make it impossible ...

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, ...

50 Burning Questions

By Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: 50 Questions

If we took time to examine the flames in our world—fires that have built civilizations, sparked entire religions, and literally changed the surface of the Earth—can you imagine how many questions ...