Other books byBryn Barnard
The Genius of Islam
How Muslims Made the Modern World
The Middle Ages were a period of tremendous cultural and scientific advancement in the Islamic Empire—ideas and inventions that shaped our world. Did you know that: • The numbers you use every day (Arabic numerals!) are a Muslim invention? • The marching band you hear at football games has its roots in the Middle East? • You are drinking orange juice at breakfast today thanks to Islamic farming innovations? • The modern city's skyline was made possible by Islamic architecture? The Muslim world has often been a bridge between East and West, but many of Islam's crucial innovations are hidden within the folds of history. In this important book, Bryn Barnard uses short, engaging text and gorgeous full-color artwork to bring Islam's contributions gloriously to life. Chockful of information and pictures, and eminently browsable, The Genius of Islam is the definitive guide to a fascinating topic.
Discovery in the Cave
This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting! Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard.
Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest
What should you do if a gorilla charges right at you? Run away, climb a tree, or make a scary face? Find out the surprising answer and much more in this nonfiction book packed with amazing gorilla facts.
The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers
How did early explorers navigate? Who was the first human to reach outer space? When did the first person reach the North Pole? Kids can find the answers to these questions and many more in this easy-to-use family reference book! Packed with important facts, The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers features 40 concise, exciting accounts of explorers from around the world and throughout time, from the Vikings to the astronauts! Illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this book makes it easy for kids to explore! Praise for As Far as the Eye Can Reach: “Kimmel’s work is a well written, lively account for young readers.” —Kirkus Reviews