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The Art of Making Silk by There is a silk factory in Florence, Italy, where workers use ancient machines to create beautiful silk cloth. Other factories have modernized and used newer machines, but this factory continues to make silk with machines that are centuries old. How is silk made and what makes it special?
Call Number: 677 Ar75 2009 (Level 6 red)
Blue Cows? (US) by Farmers in India are having a serious problem. A local animal is eating their food. However, the farmers cannot hurt the animal because it has a special name. How can a name protect an animal? What will the farmers do?
Call Number: 636.2 B625 2009 (Level 6 red)
Capoeira: The Fighting Dance by Capoeira is a Brazilian art that involves dancing and fighting. Capoeira was invented in the 1800s, and it has become a popular activity today. Capoeira is now being used to help street children stay away from trouble. How does it help these children and what do they learn from it?
Call Number: 981 C173 2009 (Level 6 red)
Cupid the Dolphin by Dolphins are intelligent animals that live in the ocean. Every year thousands of dolphins swim too close to the beaches and get caught on land. If left outside of the water, they can die. What will happen to Cupid?
Call Number: 599.53 C92 2009 (Level 6 red)
Gliding Across the Gobi by Two National Geographic explorers take an exciting and difficult trip to Gobi Desert. When they finally get there, one explorer wants to take pictures of the desert in an interesting way. Why is it so difficult to cross the desert? How does the explorer take pictures of the Gobi?
Call Number: 951.7 G49 2009 (Level 6 red)
The Lost Temples of the Maya by Describes the work of Richard Hansen, an archaeologist who is trying to learn more about Mayan civilization from the ruins around the ancient city of El Mirador.
Call Number: 305.897 L899 2009 (Level 6 red)
Mount Fuji by Describes the many reasons Japanese people have for climbing Mount Fuji and includes questions, definitions, and a vocabulary list.
Call Number: 952 M863 2009 (Level 6 red)
The Olympians by The Olympic Games originated in Olympia, Greece, where men gathered to compete in sporting events. Over the centuries, the Olympic Games have developed and changed, but the events are still quite similar. What kinds of events were held at the original Olympics?
Call Number: 796.48 OL3 2009 (Level 6 red)
One Woman's Choice by Flora Salonik, a woman who lives in a tiny village with the Dorobo people of East Africa, must decide if she can let go of her previous life in the city.
Call Number: 967.6 On2 2009 (Level 6 red)
Orangutan Language by Orangutans are animals that are similar to humans in many ways. One similarity is their ability to communicate through language. This ability is being studied in a program at a zoo in Washington D.C.
Call Number: 599.88 Or1 2009 (Level 6 red)
Saving the Pandas! by Describes how the people of China are trying to save the endangered giant pandas and includes questions, definitions, and a vocabulary list.
Call Number: 599.789 Sa94 2009 (Level 6 red)
Solar Cooking by A group of people has developed an efficient, healthy way to cook using the sun. Solar cooking is good for the environment and is also extremely helpful to people in certain countries.
Call Number: 641.58 So42 2009 (Level 6 red)
The Three Rivers of Zambia by Zambia, Africa, is nowhere near an ocean, but it is heavily influenced by water. Three great rivers flow through Zambia, which impacts the lives of the people and animals near them. How do the rivers affect life around them? How can humans protect these valuable rivers?
Call Number: 968.94 T413 2009 (Level 6 red)
Wild Animal Town by In the town of Kariba, Africa, people and animals live together happily. The town was built in a place where wild animals live. As long as both humans and animals obey certain rules, they can live peacefully.
Call Number: 591.4 W643 2009 (Level 6 red)
Zoo Dentists by Two dentists in California treat some very special patients--animals! Animals can develop tooth problems just like humans. These dentists help them, but sometimes it can be dangerous. How do they treat these animals? Have they ever been hurt by one?
Call Number: 636.089092 Z76 2009 (Level 6 red)
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