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Written by Alex Woolf


ISBN: 978-0-531-21220-2

List Price: $29.00

Your Price: $21.75

Can you imagine a world without books? What if writing simply didn’t exist? It might sound unbelievable, but books have actually been around for thousands of years—a lot longer than we’ve had paper and ink! This title in the fantastic new You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without series traces the history of books from their earliest origins as clay tablets to their very latest form—the e-book. You’ll learn how important they’ve been to our culture and civilization, and soon see why you really, really, wouldn’t want to live without them. Featuring a handy timeline, fascinating facts and top tips on how to make books through the ages.
Available to ship September 2014
Item #: 630280
Imprint: Franklin Watts
Copyright: 2015
Trim Size: 8 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Pages: 32
Grades: 3 - 12
Ages: 8 - 17
  • Full-color cartoon-style illustrations that make the books fun and attractive to reluctant readers
  • A simple timeline providing an easily understood history of the subject
  • Top Tips offer helpful advice on what you should or shouldn’t do in a tricky situation
  • How It Works call-outs explain the science behind the technology
  • You Can Do It! call-outs describe a simple, safe experiment, or an action you can take to help make the world a better place
  • A helpful glossary and index in each book
  • Well-organized text allows students to explore relationships between historic scientific events
  • Grade-appropriate contexts help students determine the meaning of academic words and phrases
  • Vivid illustrations and text features help students navigate the text and locate answers to questions