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Two famous friends by Jean K. Potratz

Two famous friends

Jean K. Potratz

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Ups and downs were frequent in the friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.

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Why do sweets taste good?

Why do sweets taste good?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about body, such as Why Do Sweets Taste Good?

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"Inventing" Apples by Sara Matson

"Inventing" Apples

Sara Matson

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David Bedford bites into and spits out more than 500 apples a day.

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Why do whales jump out of the water?

Why do whales jump out of the water?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about animals, such as Why Do Whales Jump out of the Water?

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What Good Is the Big Bad Wolf? by Linda Zajac

What Good Is the Big Bad Wolf?

Linda Zajac

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Science shows how the wolf actually helps its habitat.

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The magic box by Marianne Mitchell

The magic box

Marianne Mitchell

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Linda and Mom go to a garage sale at Jonah's house where Jonah shows Linda a magic box.

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The roadrunners' nest by Jennifer Dewey

The roadrunners' nest

Jennifer Dewey

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The author shares her observations of a pair of roadrunners as they prepare a nest and rear their young.

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Walking Like a Dinosaur by Cheryl M. Reifsnyder

Walking Like a Dinosaur

Cheryl M. Reifsnyder

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See what creature struts like a dinosaur.

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Walk to daddy by Heidi Roemer

Walk to daddy

Heidi Roemer

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This short verse describes a child learning how to walk.

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The little jet engines that can by Harry T. Roman

The little jet engines that can

Harry T. Roman

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Someday microturbines may heat skyscrapers, homes--even a laptop computer!

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Why are most clouds flat on the bottom?

Why are most clouds flat on the bottom?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about Earth, such as Why Are Most Clouds Flat on the Bottom?

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The snow turkey by Clare Mishica

The snow turkey

Clare Mishica

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What this blended family needs is a Thanksgiving tradition.

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World Series showdown by Paul Robert Walker

World Series showdown

Paul Robert Walker

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Despite the painful arthritis in his elbow, Sandy Koufax pitched the 1965 Dodgers team to a World Series victory.

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When Benny was lost? by Pamela Mayer

When Benny was lost?

Pamela Mayer

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Frightened and lost in the large store Benny remembers what Mom told him to do.

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Wheels go 'round by Peggy Archer

Wheels go 'round

Peggy Archer

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Wheels go around all over town! Play this rhyming guessing game to help your little one spot a fire engine, school bus, and other favorite wheels on the go.

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What Are You Doing? by Marianne Mitchell

What Are You Doing?

Marianne Mitchell

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Sam helps Dad wash his pickup truck.

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The Timbertoes by Rich Wallace

The Timbertoes

Rich Wallace

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The Timbertoes went sliding in the mud. Then rinsed off in the pond.

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Waking up a president! by Jill Esbaum

Waking up a president!

Jill Esbaum

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When President Warren G. Harding passes away, officials have to find a way to reach Vice President Calvin Coolidge and tell him the news.

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Walking for My Life by Jennifer Dewey

Walking for My Life

Jennifer Dewey

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A wrecked truck and a forced hike across the desert give Jennifer the chance to appreciate the beauty of the wild.

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The older one by Eileen Spinelli

The older one

Eileen Spinelli

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Little Bunny thinks it might be better to be the younger child in the family. Baby Bunny can get away with things that Little Bunny can't. But when bedtime rolls around, and Little Bunny can stay up later, he realizes that there are advantages to being...

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The mystery of the sleeper shark by Nancy Roe-Pimm

The mystery of the sleeper shark

Nancy Roe-Pimm

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Does this blind slow-moving fish catch fast seals?

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Why do we hiccup?

Why do we hiccup?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about body, such as Why Do We Hiccup?

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Why Do People Get Carsick?

Why Do People Get Carsick?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about body, such as Why Do People Get Carsick?

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Wolf dressed in fire by Sneed B. Collard

Wolf dressed in fire

Sneed B. Collard

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Scientists and local people are working to protect the endangered Ethiopian wolf and other Ethiopian animals.

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Game on! Wild pitch by Rich Wallace

Game on! Wild pitch

Rich Wallace

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At the end of a tense game, Tara throws a wild game-winning pitch.

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The secret life of the brook trout by Bob Michelson

The secret life of the brook trout

Bob Michelson

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This photo essay describes the appearance, behavior, and life-cycle of Eastern Brook Trout.

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The three-point contest by Rich Wallace

The three-point contest

Rich Wallace

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Devin learns the importance of consistency in preparing for the three-point contest.

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The hummingbird trail by Jennifer Dewey

The hummingbird trail

Jennifer Dewey

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Lost on an ancient trail in New Mexico, Jennifer follows the flight of hummingbirds to safety.

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Why aren't there any bears in Africa?

Why aren't there any bears in Africa?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about animals, such as Why Aren't There Any Bears in Africa?

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Too many tomatoes by Ellen Javernick

Too many tomatoes

Ellen Javernick

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Miki shares her family's crop of tomatoes with some of her neighbors in their apartment building. When she gets back to her own apartment, she discovers someone has left her family their extra tomatoes!

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Use Your Words by Lissa Rovetch

Use Your Words

Lissa Rovetch

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Indi gets upset when Tex runs through the pile of leaves she's raked. As the anger escalates and they start pushing one another, Dad steps in to help. Everyone takes a deep breath and the twins talk to one another and the conflict is resolved.

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What Do Frogs Do in Winter?

What Do Frogs Do in Winter?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about animals, such as What Do Frogs Do in Winter?

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The perfect job for Odo by William Kelly

The perfect job for Odo

William Kelly

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Bored with kite-building, Odo the six-armed monster looks for a new job and finally finds his destiny in the orphanage.

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Treasure in the field by Marilyn Bolchunos

Treasure in the field

Marilyn Bolchunos

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The sons of a Vietnamese farmer learn a valuable lesson about the "treasure" in their rice field.

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Why are dogs' noses wet?

Why are dogs' noses wet?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about animals, such as Why Are Dogs' Noses Wet?

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When you're a worrywart by Lissa Rovetch

When you're a worrywart

Lissa Rovetch

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Arizona is so worried about whether she made it into a karate group that she can't think about anything else--until Ollie brings over a cute puppy to distract her.

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The Mother's Day present by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

The Mother's Day present

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

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Jim finds the best gift for his mom.

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Hello, Spot! by Marileta Robinson

Hello, Spot!

Marileta Robinson

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What a Surprise! by Lissa Rovetch

What a Surprise!

Lissa Rovetch

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The twins and their grandparents are bike riding in Golden Gate Park. When Poppy leads them into the Conservatory of Flowers, they discover a jungle in the heart of San Francisco.

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Which pole is colder?

Which pole is colder?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about Earth, such as Which Pole Is Colder?

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The worst best inside day by Lissa Rovetch

The worst best inside day

Lissa Rovetch

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When Arizona, Ollie, and Sammy are stuck inside during a storm, Abuela suggests putting ideas into a hat.

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The king of Halloween by Tina Connolly

The king of Halloween

Tina Connolly

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José creates a unique costume.

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Who will move in? by Sandy Asher

Who will move in?

Sandy Asher

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When their neighbors are packing up to move away, Grandma and the kids next door bake cookies and take them to their neighbors. Then the family waits, and waits, and waits, for someone to move in. When it finally happens, Grandma and the kids bake more...

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The gray castle by Bonnie Highsmith Taylor

The gray castle

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor

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Who owns the beautiful gray castle by the sea.

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The icicle symphony by Julia Gousseva

The icicle symphony

Julia Gousseva

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Girl is reluctant to go to Sparrow Hills with her uncle on a cold day but discovers its beauty.

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We Love To . . . by Joan Marie Arbogast

We Love To . . .

Joan Marie Arbogast

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Photos of very young children clapping, stomping, and moving to music.

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The mystery of the missing mile-high cake by Jane L. Daubitz

The mystery of the missing mile-high cake

Jane L. Daubitz

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The scatterbrained baker, Mr. Sippey, bakes his famous cake only to have it go missing. Unable to find it, he goes home and discovers that the cake was for his own surprise birthday party.

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What Is a Zebra Related to?

What Is a Zebra Related to?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about animals, such as What Is a Zebra Related to?

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The sighting by Joyann Dwire

The sighting

Joyann Dwire

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A neighbor is convinced he's seen Bigfoot. Now Eddie Cathy and Marie want to find out for themselves.

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This tongue gets a grip by Mariana Relós

This tongue gets a grip

Mariana Relós

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A chameleon has gripping powers in its tongue.

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The Timbertoes by Rich Wallace

The Timbertoes

Rich Wallace

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Tommy and Mabel surprise Ma and Pa Timbertoes by cleaning up the workshop and creating a message of love out of scraps of wood.

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The world's smallest park by Raye C. Pride

The world's smallest park

Raye C. Pride

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Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon, is world-record famous--it's a circle of land two feet wide!

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Daisy's search for freedom by Bertha Schwartz

Daisy's search for freedom

Bertha Schwartz

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"It's the 1850s and Daisy, a slave girl from Alabama, is thrilled when her Mama is brought to her plantation to be the new cook. Six Oaks Plantation has been Daisy's home for years, and the future looks bright now that she and her Mama have been reunited....

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The mysterious "Otter cat" by John E. Becker

The mysterious "Otter cat"

John E. Becker

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Dr. John E. Becker had a rare site of a Jaguarundi, a wild cat of Central America.

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This keyboard fits like a glove by E. Renée Heiss

This keyboard fits like a glove

E. Renée Heiss

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In the future will computers be stitched into our clothes? Will we all use Thumbcode to type?

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The poster contest by Eileen Spinelli

The poster contest

Eileen Spinelli

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When Squirrel's poster wins the poster contest, Little Bunny is unhappy. He thought his poster was the best. He went in his room and sulked. As he got very bored, he remembers all the things he likes to do with his friend. So he made another poster, with...

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Watching Worms by Cassie Brenn

Watching Worms

Cassie Brenn

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Follow the directions to create a worm farm.

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The mighty volcanoes of Mars by Ken Croswell

The mighty volcanoes of Mars

Ken Croswell

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Huge volcanoes warmed the planet Mars long ago.

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The Thanksgiving garden by Mary Ashwood

The Thanksgiving garden

Mary Ashwood

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Kyle's birthday present turns into a delicious holiday dinner.

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What I Like by Ann Dorer

What I Like

Ann Dorer

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Photos of things a baby enjoys.

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What Dinosaurs Left Behind by Melissa Stewart

What Dinosaurs Left Behind

Melissa Stewart

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Fossil footprints led two boys to an important discovery.

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Where does it belong? by Jeanne Barrett Hargett

Where does it belong?

Jeanne Barrett Hargett

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A mother and child talk about what they see out their kitchen window. Mom sees something that needs to be rescued and the two play "I spy." When the daughter sees that it's a chick that needs to be kept safe, she carefully takes it back to the barn.

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The tailor's wish by Dorothy Leon

The tailor's wish

Dorothy Leon

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A poor tailor earns the tsar's approval when he not only makes a beautiful coat for the tsarina but also outwits the greedy palace guards.

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What Is electricity made out of?

What Is electricity made out of?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about Earth, such as What Is Electricity Made out of?

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The Tennin's robe by Phillis Gershator

The Tennin's robe

Phillis Gershator

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This celestial dancer provides herbs to help cure Jiko's mother.

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Uh-Oh! by Crystal Inwood

Uh-Oh!

Crystal Inwood

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A child watches her balloon fly over cars and trees. It pops as it falls. Mom and Dad are there with a new balloon.

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The mystery of the wet lizards by Charline Profiri

The mystery of the wet lizards

Charline Profiri

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Learn how desert lizards "harvest" rainwater that has fallen on their backs.

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A Passion for Penguins by Mary Paulson-Ellis

A Passion for Penguins

Mary Paulson-Ellis

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Learn about a day in the life of an aviculturist (someone who works with birds) at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Tracking rattlesnakes by Robert R. Beatson

Tracking rattlesnakes

Robert R. Beatson

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Snake scientist Suzy Ehret's study of banded rock rattlesnakes has provided valuable information for the conservation of this species.

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The gift of dance by Karen Strickler Dean

The gift of dance

Karen Strickler Dean

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Ballerina Bronislava Nijinska taught that ballet must come from the heart.

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Who is it? by Ana Galán

Who is it?

Ana Galán

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Spunky Monkey and Pepe Parrot are playing an "I Spy" game. Pepe asks questions to narrow the possible animals Spunky sees. Pepe finally figures out that he is the animal that Spunky spies!

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Why Do Sharks Eat Fish?

Why Do Sharks Eat Fish?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about food, such as Why Do Sharks Eat Fish?

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When do monkeys talk by Sharon Pochron

When do monkeys talk

Sharon Pochron

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A Career in Crayons by Sara Matson

A Career in Crayons

Sara Matson

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LuAnn Foty recycles used crayons into fun crayon shapes which she then sells.

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What Are Bones Made out of?

What Are Bones Made out of?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about body, such as What Are Bones Made out of?

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The Timbertoes by Rich Wallace

The Timbertoes

Rich Wallace

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The Timbertoes enjoy a day on a raft that Pa built. When a storm comes at night, the ducks take shelter under the raft.

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The real story of the snapping shrimp by Jack Myers

The real story of the snapping shrimp

Jack Myers

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How do snapping shrimpstun their prey and make so much noise?

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The young author by Marianne Mitchell

The young author

Marianne Mitchell

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Kip makes a book about his classmates.

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Zachary's menorah by Amy Fellner Dominy

Zachary's menorah

Amy Fellner Dominy

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Zachary learns that being different can also be special.

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These Pumpkins sure can kick! by Patricia Cuff

These Pumpkins sure can kick!

Patricia Cuff

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This article features the Pumpkins, Namibia's first ever soccer team for girls 12 and under. These brave girls competed against boys and women much older than them. Their courage paved the way for more school-sponsored girls' teams in Namibia.

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Why Do Clothes Sometimes Shrink?

Why Do Clothes Sometimes Shrink?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about how stuff works, such as Why Do Clothes Sometimes Shrink?

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What's wrong? by Lissa Rovetch

What's wrong?

Lissa Rovetch

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The twins' kitten, Charlie, isn't feeling well. A trip to the vet to remove a thorn lodged in his paw soon solves the problem. Soon, he's back to his playful self.

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The true reward by Stephen Cook

The true reward

Stephen Cook

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Bold's request is granted because he puts others' needs first.

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Why are computers slow?

Why are computers slow?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about how stuff works, such as Why Are Computers Slow?

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Who's ready to ride? by Sandy Asher

Who's ready to ride?

Sandy Asher

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At Kim's birthday party in the park, there's a pony ride. Everyone is eager to ride, except Anthony. He has a tickly, tumbly feeling in his stomach. But with the help of a kind adult, that same feeling no longer feels like dread, rather it feels exci...

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The President pitches! by Katherine L. House

The President pitches!

Katherine L. House

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Article about how President William Howard Taft started a tradition by throwing out the first pitch at the Opening Day of a Nationals/Athletics baseball game in 1910. Explains how this tradition benefited baseball and how every president except Jimmy...

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Valentine's Day Disaster by Michelle L. Brown

Valentine's Day Disaster

Michelle L. Brown

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A big mistake actually helps Chance and Iggy win the talent contest.

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Adventures with Animals by Marcia Amidon Lüsted

Adventures with Animals

Marcia Amidon Lüsted

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Stories of Sy Montgomery's animal adventures. Including tips on how to keep a nature journal.

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What Gold Brings by Teresa Bateman

What Gold Brings

Teresa Bateman

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Michael O'Donnell learns that wealth will not solve all problems.

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Why do insects hate rain?

Why do insects hate rain?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about space, such as Why Do Astronauts Wear White Space Suits?

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Why do I feel dizzy when I just get out of bed?

Why do I feel dizzy when I just get out of bed?

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Highlights's science editors answer kids' questions about body, such as Why Do I Feel Dizzy When I Just Get out of Bed?

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The Milky Way, our home by Tony Helies

The Milky Way, our home

Tony Helies

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How do scientists know that our galaxy is a pinwheel of stars?

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Watching Wild Baboons by Sharon Pochron

Watching Wild Baboons

Sharon Pochron

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Meet a scientist who dodged elephants and a cheetah to study baboons.

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The treasure that almost got away by Jason O'Hare

The treasure that almost got away

Jason O'Hare

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As Clarabella and her cousins throw rocks at Cheyenne Canyon, they notice that one of the rocks in flight is a gold nugget. Clarabella uses her wits to locate that gold nugget amidst the fall leaves.

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We are all crew by Bill Landauer

We are all crew

Bill Landauer

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Two fourteen-year-old runaways hell-bent on reaching California end up aboard the Tamzene, a mysterious riverboat that runs on alternative fuel. Piloted by the enigmatic Dr. Seabrook, the Tamzene travels the waterways of a bizarre, fun-house image of...

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The other things by Jonathan Dransfield

The other things

Jonathan Dransfield

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An extraordinary story of how six children became the first astronauts to go to Mars.

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DREAD NATION by JUSTINA IRELAND

DREAD NATION

JUSTINA IRELAND

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The powerful New York Times bestseller tells the gripping story of a young girl's journey through a hostile world - Jane McKeene is an unforgettable protagonist, and Dread Nation is an unforgettable book.Trained at Miss Preston's School of Combat for...

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