2021 Weber Reads: Telling Our Stories, Children
Introduces the concept of air, its presence in our world, and its importance to the environment.
Provides thirty activities that encourage bird watching and observation in parks, zoos, farms, and backyards, and includes discussions on migration, nesting, food, territories, and wildlife preservation.
"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"--|cProvided by publisher.
Cloudette, the littlest cloud, finds a way to do something big and important as the other clouds do.
In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine.
"Describes the people and events of the U.S. Dust Bowl. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a farmer, a migrant worker, and a government photographer"--Provided by publisher.
This book introduces readers to air, looking at what it is, why all living things need a clean supply of it, the problems that can happen when it becomes polluted, and how people can keep the air clean.
A family of dedicated birders presents an illustrated tribute to birds featuring a combination of scientific facts, folklore, poems, and songs.
"More than a century before the Wright Brothers' first flight, humans were taking to the skies in hot air balloons. Today, with basic craft skills, you can build and safely launch your own balloons using inexpensive, readily available materials. Author and inventor Clive Catterall provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for eight different homemade models, as well as the science and history behind them. Some, like the Solar Tetroon or the Giant Solar Sausage, are made from plastic bags and tape.
The story of the historic first hot-air balloon flight in 1783, told from the point of view of the duck, sheep, and rooster who were the first passengers.
"With dynamic text and atmospheric illustrations, this book invites you to celebrates the world all around us through the unique perspective of the wind. Journey through the frozen forests and bayou bogs, wonder at the northern lights, and meet unique animals like wolverines and olinguitos along the way"--|cProvided by publisher.
Introduces the characteristics and actions of the wind through simple hands-on activities.
Shares the life of the first female to work as a professional balloonist, making more than sixty ascents until 1819, she became the first woman to die in an aviation accident.
"From the bird of paradise that performs an extravagant courtship dance in the rain forest to the bar-tailed godwit that flies thousands of miles across the ocean without stopping, readers can learn about incredible birds from all over the world with this strikingly illustrated gift book. In stylish linocut prints, Narisa Togo captures the beauty of both rare and familiar winged creatures from every part of the globe, presenting Japanese cranes, kakapos from New Zealand, and Andean flamingos, among the fourteen graceful birds on display.
How did a boy from Mexico City become a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who saved our planet? Eight-year-old Mario wanted to learn all he could about chemistry. he examined everything - from rotten lettuce to toothpaste - under a microscope. As an adult, Mario continued studying chemistry - and discovered something scary. CFCs, used in millions of refrigerators and spray cans, were destroying the earth's protective ozone layer. Withough ozone, deadly solar radiation would bombard our planet. Mario had to warn the world - and quickly.
"The groundbreaking female pilot featured in the hit Broadway musical Come from Away tells her story in this high-flying and inspiring picture-book autobiography! When Beverley Bass was a young girl in the late 1950s, she told her parents she wanted to fly planes--and they told her that girls couldn't be pilots. Still, they encouraged her, and brought her to a nearby airport to watch the planes take off and land.
When the wind blows so hard that it blows the quack right out of the duck, the oink out of the pig and so on, Bonnie Bumble works hard to get each animal's sound back where it belongs.
Breathe in, breathe out ... We all do it, every day and every night. Breathing is essential for life. It brings oxygen (a gas in the air) into our lungs. We need oxygen to keep our brains and bodies working properly. Without it--without breathing--we would die very quickly! This breathtaking guide to breathing explores the process of breathing and how disgusting substances like mucus and snot have unexpected uses.