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Power Up!

A Visual Exploration of Energy

by Shaker Paleja
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: electricity & electronics, business & economics, environmental science & ecosystems

An innovative infographic look at what makes our world light up, work, and run.

It's impossible to imagine our lives without energy, but how often do we really think about where it comes from? With Power Up! discovering what you need to know about energy is easy and fun. Each bright, dynamic spread illustrates cool facts about energy use with colorf …

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Baseballogy

Supercool Facts You Never Knew

by Kevin Sylvester
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: baseball & softball, business & economics

The most unusual baseball facts you’ll ever find!

Referred to as “America’s National Pastime,” and “The Greatest Sport on Earth,” baseball has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of people.

Behind the game lies a wealth of science, folklore, mathematics, psychology—and a very colorful past. Whether they are die-hard fans or …

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Red Bicycle, The

The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

by Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: africa, business & economics

In this unique nonfiction picture book, the main character is a bicycle that starts its life like so many bicycles in North America, being owned and ridden by a young boy. The boy, Leo, treasures his bicycle so much he gives it a name --- Big Red. But eventually Leo outgrows Big Red, and this is where the bicycle's story takes a turn from the every …

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The Secret Life of Money

A Kid's Guide to Cash

by Kira Vermond, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer, designed by Samantha Edwards
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: money, business & economics

If discussing money is a difficult task for adults, it’s doubly so where kids are involved. Not only is the subject loaded with cryptic jargon (mortgages? Bull markets? Huh?), but it often fails to click with how a kid sees his or her world. Many preteens and young teens do not yet have a job, and even if they do, their responsibilities with thei …

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Follow Your Money

Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go?

by Kevin Sylvester & Michael Hlinka
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: money, business & economics

What happens to your money after you hand it to the cashier?

You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a new CD. But what happens to that money once it leaves your hands? Who actually pockets it or puts it into the bank? This lively, kid-friendly book answers these questions and more:

• Why are designer jeans so much more expensive than no-name ones? …

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One Hen

How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: business & economics

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many. After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. W …

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Labor Day

by Walker
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 7
  • Grade: 2
tagged: other, non-religious, business & economics

Labor Day is a national holiday that recognizes the important contributions of workers across North America. Celebrated every year on the first Monday of September, people who do all kinds of jobs, from factory work to health care, participate in parades, attend barbecues, and listen to speeches.

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