Incredible stories of Black men who changed the course of science―for kids ages 8 to 12
All throughout history, Black men have made important contributions to scientific discovery. This collection of biographies for kids explores 15 of these intelligent men and the extraordinary scientific accomplishments they achieved—even when they faced huge challenges. You’ll learn how they stood up against racism and inequality, and never stopped following their passions for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Off Base (Jake Maddox JV Mysteries)
Jayden is one stolen base away from the school record when he’s accused of cheating on his science test. When the answer key is discovered in his locker, he knows he’s been framed, and if he has any chance of finishing the baseball season, he’ll have to figure out who did it. With the help of a school reporter, Jayden collects clues to solve the mystery. Will he be able to clear his name in time to break the school record, or will he be left watching from the stands?
Soccer Suspicions (Jake Maddox JV Mysteries)
A professional soccer star has loaned a treasured medal to Stratford Park Middle School goalie Gabriella Carter. But the medal has gone missing! Gabriella and her teammate Serena are determined to track it down as they gather information from classmates throughout the school. From the robotics lab to the computer room to student activities room, the soccer players gather clues that make one thing clear: someone stole it. The question is who and why?
Mordecai’s Magic (Mr. Grizley’s Class)
Mordecai is the newest student in Mr. Grizley’s class. Before he even gets a chance to introduce himself, it is time for the school assembly. The class barely gets settled to watch a magic show when they get some bad news—the magician had to cancel. Can Mordecai work some of his own magic to save the school show? With a special activity created to reinforce social emotional learning skills, this early chapter book offers a fun and inviting approach to character education.
Cecilias’s Fundraiser (Mr. Grizley’s Class)
Mr. Grizley’s class is hosting a fundraiser for the animal shelter. Cecilia is disappointed that she forgot the tamales she was going to sell. Can her classmates come to the rescue and help her make a new plan? This early chapter book offers a fun and inviting approach to character education, complete with a special activity reinforcing social emotional learning skills.
Shaw’s Solo (Mr. Grizley’s Class)
Shaw loves to sing—just not in front of people. But when Mr. Grizley’s class is asked to perform a song for the mayor, Shaw would like to find the confidence to share his gift. Will Shaw be brave enough to share his talent with the whole school? With a special activity created to reinforce social emotional learning skills, this early chapter book offers a fun and inviting approach to character education.
Emily’s Big Shot (Mr. Grizley’s Class)
Emily is tired of always playing goalie during floor hockey just because she’s in a wheelchair. When one of her classmates volunteers to play goalie, Emily jumps at the chance to try a new position. Her classmates work together to create a hockey stick that Emily can use from her wheelchair. Will she score a goal? This early chapter book offers a fun and inviting approach to character education, complete with a special activity reinforcing social emotional learning skills.
In the Freeman Field Photograph, Sidney fears she may never see her Daddy again. Her father, a Tuskegee Airman, has been arrested for protesting segregation at Freeman Army Airfield. Proud, but sad, Sidney seeks one last photograph of her father, setting off to find the one man she believes can help.
Bestselling author Chris Grabenstein and the Mystery Writers of America bring together twenty peerless puzzles—from bestselling authors such as Peter Lerangis, Stuart Gibbs, Lauren Magaziner, Kate Milford, Bryan Patrick Avery and, of course, Grabenstein himself—in an anthology of mystery short stories that invite readers to try to unravel the riddles themselves.