February 23 2009 More New Books


Volcanoes
No force of nature is as powerful as a volcano. Volcanic eruptions have shaped Earth, changed the climate, and wiped out whole cities. Today, there are about 1,500 active volcanoes on Earth. But even a sleeping giant can rumble back to life at any time - with devastating effects. In this book, you'll get a look at how volcanoes form, the damage they cause when they blow their tops, and what scientists are doing to predict future eruptions. Lexile 810
Publisher: Weekly Reader Publishing Product ID: WRP9781433918582 Grade(s): 5 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781433918582

Tsunamis and Floods
Life on Earth could not exist without water. But water is also responsible for some of the worst natural disasters. The massive waves of a tsunami can wipe out everything in their path. Floods can wash away homes and crops and leave whole cities underwater. In this book, you'll see what causes tsunamis and floods, the damage they bring, and how scientists are working to protect people from these powerful forces of nature! Lexile 810
Publisher: Weekly Reader Publishing Product ID: WRP9781433918575 Grade(s): 5 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781433918575

Tornadoes
Fierce, whirling winds make tornadoes the most powerful storms on Earth. Twisters can strike at any time or any place around the world. Without warning, they can wipe out entire towns in a matter of minutes. In this book, you'll see why tornadoes are totally twisted, how they happen, what damage they cause, and how to stay safe from one! Lexile 760
Publisher: Weekly Reader Publishing Product ID: WRP9781433918568 Grade(s): 5 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781433918568

Hurricanes
Hurricanes are some of the deadliest storms on Earth. The worst hurricanes bring heavy rains, damaging winds, and powerful waves. A hurricane can reshape a coastline and destroy entire cities. In this book, you'll get a look at how hurricanes form, the destruction they cause, and what to do if one strikes your area! Lexile 770
Publisher: Weekly Reader Publishing Product ID: WRP9781433918551 Grade(s): 5 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781433918551

Earthquakes
Nothing shakes up our planet quite like an earthquake. Earthquakes can rattle the ground from let to right, front to back, or even up and down. Most are too light to be felt. The rare, powerful earthquakes are the ones that people don't forget. In this book, you'll get a groundbreaking look at earthquakes: how and why they happen, what damage they cause, and what do if the big one strikes! Lexile 790
Publisher: Weekly Reader Publishing Product ID: WRP9781433918544 Grade(s): 5 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781433918544

Blizzards and Winter Storms
No force of nature can paralyze a huge area quite like a big winter storm. Howling winds and steady snowfall can be a dangerous mix. Wintry weather can shut down roads and businesses and trap people in their homes. In this book, you'll get a look at how winter storms form and how they wreak havoc in different parts of the world. Lexile 790
Publisher: Weekly Reader Publishing Product ID: WRP9781433918537 Grade(s): 5 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781433918537
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