Bomb

The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 1596438614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 1822

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin Instructional Unit

Newbery Honor Book, Steve Sheinkin's Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

Author: Rachel Kovacs

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492126096

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 1214

This instructional unit provides activities and tests for the Newbery Honor Book, Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin. This book contains standards and objectives, vocabulary exercises, 40 reading comprehension pages, 30 activity pages, a study guide, a multiple choice unit test, and answer keys. This book is best suited for teachers and home school parents of children between the ages of 13 - 18. Curriculum subjects included: English, World War II, and physics. The novel, Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, is not included.

Clara und die Magie des Puppenmeisters

Author: Laura Amy Schlitz

Publisher: Thienemann Verlag

ISBN: 3522610229

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5962

Unheimlich sieht Grisini aus, der Meister der Puppen. Clara schlägt das Herz bis zum Hals. Wie von Zauberhand zieht er sie in seinen Bann. Ob sie will oder nicht, sie gehorcht ihm, als wäre sie eine seiner Marionetten. Kurz darauf ist Clara verschwunden. Und mit ihr der Puppenmeister. Alle Spuren führen zu einer mächtigen Hexe ... Ausgezeichnet mit dem renommierten amerikanischen Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis Newbery Honor

Most Dangerous

Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 159643953X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 6393

A 2015 National Book Award Finalist, reviewed in The Washington Post, as well as featured on the Publishers Weekly "Best Books of 2015" list. From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Newbery Honor Book Bomb comes a tense, narrative nonfiction account of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America," and risked everything to expose a government conspiracy. On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these files had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, including an attempt by Nixon to foil peace talks, these papers revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians claiming to represent their interests. The investigation--and attempted government coverups--that followed will sound familiar to those who followed the scandal surrounding Edward Snowden. A provocative and political book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children's nonfiction. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Literature and the Child

Author: Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305642368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 2454

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1596439556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 8958

“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book Review Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story—and more. It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat. Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. A 2017 Horn Book–Boston Globe Nonfiction Honor Book A Washington Post Best Book of 2017 A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017 A Kirkus Reviews Best Non-Fiction Book of 2017 A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017 A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A 2018 VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Born to Fly

The First Women's Air Race Across America

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781626721302

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Best STEM Resources for NextGen Scientists: The Essential Selection and User's Guide

The Essential Selection and User's Guide

Author: Jennifer L. Hopwood

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610697227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

View: 8586

Intended to support the national initiative to strengthen learning in areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, this book helps librarians who work with youth in school and public libraries to build better collections and more effectively use these collections through readers' advisory and programming. • Introduces more than 500 STEM resource suggestions for toddlers to young adults • Highlights more than 25 detailed library program or activity suggestions to be paired with STEM book titles • Provides resource suggestions for professional development • Contains bonus sections on STEM-related graphic novels, apps, and other media

Reading the World's Stories

An Annotated Bibliography of International Youth Literature

Author: Annette Y. Goldsmith,Theo Heras,Susan Corapi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442270861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 3024

Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.

2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599638665

Category: Reference

Page: 441

View: 745

The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 27th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 500 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: Interviews with creators of today's successful children's books, including James Dashner (The Maze Runner series), Lauren DeStefano (Wither series), and illustrator Loren Long (Of Thee I Sing with Barack Obama) Success stories and advice from 13 debut authors and 9 debut illustrators Informative articles on how to write for boys and other "reluctant readers," how to write and sell children's nonfiction, how to sell your picture book, the difference between young adult and middle-grade, and much more *Includes access to the webinar "Be Your Own Editor: Tips for Self-Editing Your Children's Book" from editor Harold Underdown* This 60-minute webinar shows how to take your work and transform it into something great that will get editors, agents and readers excited. It's taught by Harold Underdown, who is both the editor of the popular kidlit website, The Purple Crayon, and the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. The truth is that getting a first draft completed is just the beginning for any writer. You've got to refine, revise, polish and overhaul your writing to make it the finest final product it can be -- and that's exactly what this webinar will teach you how to do.

Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250148944

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8544

WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ. Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened—till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out. Abraham Lincoln may have returned to history books, but other historical figures saw what he did—and now they know they can escape from their times, too. When Abigail Adams decides there’s more to life than doing chores in the White House, she joins a crew of Caribbean pirates! Can siblings Abby and Doc set history straight? Or will they be the ones who need to be rescued? Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean, is a chapter book in the Time Twisters series by award-winning author Steve Sheinkin about what happens when a famous First Lady tires of life in the White House. Also check out Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler! This title has Common Core Connections.

Lila

Roman

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035210

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3676

Eine der bedeutendsten Schriftstellerinnen der USA - endlich in deutscher Übersetzung Unbestritten gilt Marilynne Robinson als eine der größten Schriftstellerinnen ihres Landes. Ihre Bücher gelten als Klassiker, deren Helden unvergesslich und deren Empathie eine Tiefe erreichen, die wie aus der Welt gefallen scheint. Lila ist ein Findelkind, das von einer Landstreicherin und Überlebenskünstlerin aufgegriffen wird. Als ungleiche Geschwister ziehen sie durch Amerikas harte Jahre, als Dürre und Hunger das Leben zeichnen. Bis eines Tages Lila im Regen unerwartet ein Dach über dem Kopf findet. Und mehr als das - nach Jahren der Entbehrung wird sie mit der Sorge und Zartheit eines Mannes konfrontiert, der ihr Leben und alles, was sie bisher erfahren hat, auf den Kopf stellen wird.

Eine Insel zwischen Himmel und Meer

Author: Lauren Wolk

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434244

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3614

Emotional, herzzereißend, liebevoll Crow hat ihr ganzes Leben auf einer winzigen Insel verbracht. Sie wurde, kaum ein paar Stunden alt, in einem lecken kleinen Boot an den Strand gespült. Osh, der einzige Bewohner der Insel, hat sie gerettet. Bei ihm ist Crow aufgewachsen. Nur eine hat ihm dabei geholfen, die couragierte und liebevolle Miss Maggie. Alle anderen Menschen halten sich von dem Mädchen fern. Immer schon wollte Crow wissen, woher sie stammt und warum man sie fortgeschickt hatte. Ist es möglich, dass sie gar nicht von so weit her kommt? Als eines Nachts ein unheimliches Feuer auf einer vermeintlich menschenleeren Insel aufscheint, steigen in Crow all die unausgesprochenen Fragen nach ihrer Herkunft auf. Stück für Stück fügt sie das Puzzle ihrer Vergangenheit zusammen und begreift, was Familie wirklich bedeutet.

Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250148928

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6098

WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ. Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened—till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out. When Abraham Lincoln overhears a classroom of kids say “history is boring,” he decides to teach them a lesson. Lincoln escapes from 1860—to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler! Now siblings Doc and Abby have to convince Lincoln to go back to Springfield, Illinois, and accept the presidency . . . before everything spins out of control! Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler is the first chapter book in the Time Twisters series from acclaimed author Steve Sheinkin. Also check out Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean! This title has Common Core connections.

Loney

Author: Andrew Michael Hurley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714398

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9120

»Die Einheimischen nannten es The Loney. Niemand, der auch nur das Geringste über diesen Ort wusste, näherte sich je dem Wasser. Zumindest abgesehen von uns. Doch wahrscheinlich hatte ich stets geahnt, dass das, was dort geschehen war, nicht für immer verborgen bleiben würde, so sehr ich es mir auch wünschte.« Zwei Brüder geraten an einem gottverlassenen Küstenort immer tiefer in eine rätselhafte, unheimliche Geschichte, in der sie selbst einander der einzige Halt sind. Ein berührender, packender Roman über die Suche nach Erlösung und die Abgründe, in die sie führen kann.

Steve Jobs. Think different – die Welt anders denken

Author: Karen Blumenthal

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827075920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9910

Ein kompliziertes Genie, das die Einfachheit liebte: Steve Jobs - Querdenker, Visionär und Gründer von Apple. Wie konnte dieser Mann, der weder Ingenieur noch Computerfreak war, unsere digitale Welt so beeinflussen, dass wir uns nach jedem seiner Produkte verzehren? Kompakt und anschaulich erzählt Karen Blumenthal das außergewöhnliche Leben eines begnadeten Erfinders, der mit seinem mitreißenden und kompromisslosen Führungsstil Apple an die Spitze gebracht und gleichzeitig das Produktdesign einer ganzen Epoche geprägt hat. Blumenthals reich illustriertes Buch ist die faszinierende Biographie eines modernen Technik-Pioniers und zugleich ein überraschender Blick hinter die Kulissen der Computerindustrie. Ein Lesevergnügen ersten Ranges - nicht nur für Apple-Enthusiasten.

Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781250152589

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6309

WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ. Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened—till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out. The students of Ms. Maybee's class used to think history was boring, but that was before time started to get twisted! When a spaceship carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin leaves 1969—and lands in 1869 Texas—cowboy Nat Love decides to trade in his horse for a trip to the moon. Can siblings Doc and Abby untwist history and get everyone back where they belong? Houston, we have a problem! Check out Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys and all of the hilarious books in the Time Twisters series. Using his in-depth knowledge of American history, award winning author Steve Sheinkin creates exciting adventures through time with historical figures going AWOL and true fun facts about each person. History will never be boring again! Don't miss the other books in the Time Twisters series, including Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler and Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean!