by Elaine Marie Alphin, Elaine M. Alphin

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Gr 3-6-With full-color photographs and reproductions, useful diagrams and drawings, and lively texts, these titles heighten interest in and understanding about familiar items. Alphin provides a solid introduction to two household appliances, tracing their history, important technological developments, and roles in popular culture. Irons catches readers' interest with a magnified photograph of the parasites that can grow on wet laundry. Many little-known and interesting facts are shared along with plenty of visuals that illustrate changes in these devices through the years. Toasters also grabs attention by discussing and illustrating mold and yeast as they affect bread. Beginning with bartering, Young traces the history of money up to the present-day use of checks, credit cards, and electronic technology. He also discusses how the currency used in the U.S. is minted and measures intended to prevent counterfeiting. All of the books have helpful glossaries and indexes, as well as one or more engaging activities. These abundantly illustrated titles, excellent for doing research and reports, will fill a need in units on inventions and other social-science topics.-Stephani Hutchinson, Pioneer Elementary School, Sunnyside, WA

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Lerner Publishing Group
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Household History Series
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.37(d)
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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