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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 *

Where is the Great Wall? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Demuth, Patricia 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2015)

BTSB #: 273338 Available

Dewey: 931/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.5 MG RC: 4.7 3-5 Lexile: 770 F&P: W

Subjects: Boundaries Building Walls - China - Design and construction - History Slavery Great Wall of China (China) China - History|yTo 221 B.C

Summary: More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth.

4.91 *

Where is the Parthenon? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Edwards, Roberta 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2016)

BTSB #: 303846 Available

Dewey: 726.1208/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.3 MG RC: 5.6 3-5 Lexile: 860 F&P: W

Subjects: Parthenon (Athens, Greece) Buildings - Athens (Greece) Greek architecture Greek mythology Athens (Greece) - Antiquities

Summary: Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. The history of one of Greece's most visited tourist sites.

4.91 *

Where is the Taj Mahal? [Where Is-- ? (Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin Workshop)]by Hoobler, Dorothy 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2017)

BTSB #: 462310 Available

Dewey: 954/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6 MG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 850 F&P: W

Subjects: Taj Mahal (Agra, India) Mogul Empire architecture Building - India - History Muslims - Social life and customs

Summary: The Taj Mahal may look like a palace, but it's actually a tomb and a lasting testament to one of the world's great love stories. In 1612, Mogul emperor Shah Jahan married Mumtaz Mahal. It had been love at first sight and for nineteen years they were so inseparable that Mumtaz even accompanied Shah Jahan to battlefields. When she died suddenly giving birth to their fourteenth child, the emperor set about building a magnificent memorial to his wife.

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