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Where are the Galapagos Islands? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Stine, Megan 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2017)

BTSB #: 854632 Available

Dewey: 986.6/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.8 MG RC: 5.6 3-5 Lexile: 870 F&P: U

Subjects: Islands Island animals Galapagos Islands

Summary: This book teaches readers about the Galapagos Islands, a chain of volcanic islands located on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean, and the strange and unique animals that live there.

4.91 *

Where Are The Great Pyramids? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Hoobler, Dorothy 

Paperback New title.(Penguin Workshop, 2015)

BTSB #: 462311 Temp OS

Dewey: 932/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 820

Summary: These massive tombs were built thousands of years ago, and still no one knows exactly how the ancient Egyptians did it! In this informative account, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler tell the story of the powerful pharaohs who commissioned the pyramids at Giza and offer a fascinating look at the culture of the afterlife in ancient Egypt, explaining exactly how mummies were made.

4.91 *

Where Is Alcatraz? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Medina, Nico 

Paperback New title.(Penguin Workshop, 2016)

BTSB #: 635050 Temp OS

Dewey: 365/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 830

Summary: The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of America's most famous prison, from its initial construction as a fort in the 1800s, to its most famous residents such as Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly.

4.91 *

Where is Antarctica? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Fabiny, Sarah 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2019)

BTSB #: 320596 Available

Dewey: 919.89/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.1 MG Lexile: 920 F&P: W

Subjects: Cold regions Explorers Wildlife Antarctica South Pole

Summary: Antarctica, the earth's southernmost continent, was virtually untouched by humans until the nineteenth century. Many famous explorers journeyed (and often died) there in the hope of discovering a land that always seemed out of reach. This book introduces readers to this desert--yes, desert!--continent that holds about 90 percent of the world's ice; showcases some of the 200 species that call Antarctica home, including the emperor penguin; and discusses environmental dangers to the continent.

4.91 *

Where is Area 51? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Manzanero, Paula 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2018)

BTSB #: 602340 Available

Dewey: 358.4/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 7.1 MG RC: 9.5 3-5 Lexile: 1080 F&P: X

Subjects: Air bases - Nevada Research aircraft - United States Unidentified flying objects Area 51 (Nev.)

Summary: Is Area 51 a top secret military base that lies in the middle of the barren Nevada desert? Or could it actually be a facility for examining aliens and their spaceships? People can't drive anywhere close to it; the US government rarely acknowledges its existence; and until recently, the airspace overhead was restricted! Conspiracy theories abound about what goes on at Area 51, especially since 1947 when strange objects were found in the middle of a field in Roswell, New Mexico.

4.91 *

Where Is Broadway? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Yacka, Douglas 

Paperback New title.(GROSSET BOOKS/PUTNAM, 2019)

BTSB #: 971191 Temp OS

Dewey: 792.0974/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 1070

Summary: In a lively and engaging style, authors Douglas Yacka and Francesco Sedita cover the development of the first theaters and the birth of the American musical, as well as the shows and stars that have become Broadway legends. Readers will get the inside story on their favorite shows and may even discover some new ones.

4.91 *

Where Is Chichen Itza? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Manzanero, Paula K . 

Paperback New title.(GROSSET BOOKS/PUTNAM, 2020)

BTSB #: 602352 Temp OS

Dewey: 972/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 1040

Summary: Although it’s known more as an important tourist attraction today, the city of Chichen Itza was a powerful religious, political, scientific, and artistic center of the Maya people. Readers will learn about how Chichen Itza began and what happened to cause the downfall of a great society.

4.91 *

Where is Easter Island? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Stine, Megan 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2017)

BTSB #: 854626 Available

Dewey: 996.18/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.5 MG RC: 5.4 3-5 Lexile: 830 F&P: Y

Subjects: Islands Prehistoric peoples. Sculptures Easter Island - History Easter Island - Antiquities

Summary: Unearth the secrets of the mysterious giant stone statues on this tiny remote Pacific island. Easter Island, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles from anywhere, has intrigued visitors since Europeans first arrived in the 1700s. How did people first come to live there? How did they build the enormous statues and why? How were they placed around the island without carts or even wheels? Scientists have learned many of the answers, although some things still remain a mystery.

4.91 *

Where Is Hollywood? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Anastasio, Dina 

Paperback New title.(GROSSET BOOKS/PUTNAM, 2019)

BTSB #: 057809 Temp OS

Dewey: 384/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 860

Summary: Developed in the 1880s by Midwesterners looking for a sunny winter getaway, Hollywood was a small housing development outside still-small Los Angeles. But everything changed in the early 1900s when filmmakers from New York flocked to the area, where they could make movies without having to pay Thomas Edison's patent fee. It didn't hurt that the weather was perfect, too. Readers will take a journey from the Golden Age of Hollywood to the present-day film industry, learning all about what turned l

4.91 *

Where is Machu Picchu? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Stine, Megan 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2018)

BTSB #: 854686 Available

Dewey: 985/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.7 MG RC: 5.6 3-5 Lexile: 860 F&P: W

Subjects: Inca architecture Incas - Civilization Extinct cities Machu Picchu Site (Peru) Peru - Antiquities

Summary: Built in the fifteenth century and tucked away in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was abandoned after the Spaniards conquered the Incan empire in the sixteenth century. It remained hidden until 1911 when Hiram Bingham uncovered the marvelous complex and shared his discovery with the world. Today, hundreds of thousands of people visit the site to climb the 3,000 stone steps, explore the towering monuments, and see the numerous species that call these famous ruins home.

4.91 *

Where Is Mount Everest? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Medina, Nico 

Paperback New title.(Penguin Workshop, 2015)

BTSB #: 635051 Temp OS

Dewey: 954.96/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 870

Summary: Introduces Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, describing its ancient beginnings, the first human settlers, and historic climbs.

4.91 *

Where is Mount Rushmore? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Kelley, True 

Paperback(Grosset & Dunlap, 2015)

BTSB #: 512245 Available

Dewey: 978.3/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.5 MG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 800 F&P: W

Subjects: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (S.D.) Mount Rushmore National Memorial (S.D.) - History

Summary: It was world-famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum's dream to carve sixty-foot-high likenesses of four presidents on a granite cliff in South Dakota. Does that sound like a wacky idea? Many at the time thought so. Borglum faced a lot of opposition and problems at every turn; the blasting and carving carried out through the years of the Great Depression when funding for anything was hard to come by. Yet Mount Rushmore now draws almost three million visitors to the Black Hills every year.

4.91 *

Where Is Niagara Falls? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Stine, Megan 

Paperback New title.(GROSSET BOOKS/PUTNAM, 2015)

BTSB #: 854307 Temp OS

Dewey: 971.3/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 780

Summary: While traveling through Canada in 1678, a French priest came across the most gigantic waterfalls he'd ever seen. Stricken with both awe and fear, he began to shake, fell to his knees, and prayed. Ever since, people from all over the world have come to explore Niagara: among them the daredevils determined to tumble down or walk across the falls on tightrope.

4.91 *

Where is Stonehenge? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Kelley, True 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2016)

BTSB #: 512247 Available

Dewey: 936.2/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.6 MG RC: 5.4 3-5 Lexile: 800 F&P: W

Subjects: Druids and Druidism Building - England - History Prehistoric peoples Stonehenge (England)

Summary: Stonehenge sits on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England. But what is the meaning of these strange circles of stones? Was Stonehenge a religious site to honor the dead? Or a sacred place of healing? Or perhaps an astrological calendar? These are much harder questions to answer. However, in an engaging and easy-to-read account, True Kelley puts forth all theories--past as well as current ones--about Stonehenge and the people who four thousand years ago managed to build this amazing monument.

4.91 *

Where is the Amazon? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Fabiny, Sarah 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2016)

BTSB #: 320597 Available

Dewey: 981/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.2 MG RC: 6.6 3-5 Lexile: 930 F&P: W

Subjects: Natural history - Amazon River Region Riparian areas River ecology Amazon River Region Amazon River Amazon River Region - Geography Amazon River Region - Exploration Amazon River Region - Environmental conditions

Summary: Explore the wonders and beauty of the Amazon. Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River since 13,000 BC and yet they make up just a small percentage of the 'population' of this geographic wonderland. It's a rainforest that is home to an estimated 390 billion individual trees, 2.5 million species of insects, and hundreds of amazing creatures and plants that can either cure diseases, or, like the poison dart frog, kill with a single touch.

4.91 *

Where is the Bermuda Triangle? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Stine, Megan 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2018)

BTSB #: 854298 Available

Dewey: 1.94/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.7 MG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 850

Subjects: Shipwrecks - Bermuda Triangle Disappearances (Parapsychology) Aircraft accidents - Bermuda Triangle Bermuda Triangle

Summary: Even before it was named, the Bermuda Triangle--roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico--had gained a mythic reputation. The Bermuda Triangle became famous for making boats and ships vanish, and for snatching planes right out of the sky. But are these stories true? And if they are true, is there a more sensible reason that refutes the bad karma of the region? With so many mystifying events to learn about, readers will love disappearing into this story.

4.91 *

Where Is The Brooklyn Bridge? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Stine, Megan 

Paperback New title.(Penguin Workshop, 2016)

BTSB #: 854302 Temp OS

Dewey: 624.5/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 730

Summary: Building the Brooklyn Bridge was no simple feat. Despite a brilliant plan from a father-son team of engineers, the process was a dangerous and grueling one. Construction workers developed a mysterious illness (now known as the bends), several died, and the project had devastating effects on the engineers' lives. Still, after fourteen years, the Brooklyn Bridge was finished and became the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time and is still widely admired today.

4.91 *

Where Is The Colosseum? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by O'Connor, Jim 

Paperback New title.(Penguin Workshop, 2017)

BTSB #: 685784 Temp OS

Dewey: 937.06/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 900

Summary: Describes the construction and history of the Colosseum, the largest oval amphitheater in the center of Rome, Italy.

4.91 *

Where Is The Congo? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Stine, Megan 

Paperback New title.(Penguin Workshop, 2020)

BTSB #: 854303 Temp OS

Dewey: 916.751/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 800

Summary: Running through six countries in the middle of Africa, the Congo Basin contains some of the largest tropical rainforests in the world. Dealing with present-day issues of climate change, it is home to bonobo apes, mountain gorillas, forest elephants, and more. With details about the exploration (and exploitation) by the European colonialists and the aftermath of their arrival in the Congo, this book will give readers a better understanding of the second largest rainforest in the world.

4.91 *

Where is the Eiffel Tower? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Anastasio, Dina 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2017)

BTSB #: 057811 Available

Dewey: 725/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.6 MG RC: 5.4 3-5 Lexile: 830 F&P: U

Subjects: Eiffel, Gustave,|d1832-1923 Tour Eiffel (Paris, France) Engineering Architecture Building Paris (France)

Summary: Readers will learn about the Eiffel Tower, the beloved and iconic symbol of Paris, France, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Set up for the World's Fair in 1889, the Eiffel Tower greets millions of visitors each year who climb up its wrought-iron stairs, ride its glass elevators, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city spread out below it.

4.91 *

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