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The First of Everything

The First of Everything

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Sam Jam sat in a school library and challenged the school community to ask him about the origin of anything at all — and pledged to use library resources to answer within 60 minutes. Children and adults delivered clever, funny, unexpected questions: Who owned the first pet dog? Who invented toilets? What was the first song? Were the first newspapers really made of rock? And who was the first human, anyway?


Seeking answers, he and his young assistants discovered remarkable true tales:
- The tamer of wolves
- The tape measure that reached the moon
- The first instant message
- The man who took a picture of a sound
- The first newspaper — which actually WAS made of rock!


And dozens more remarkable true stories.


The result is a fun story collection about the origins of a huge range of things — which also introduces young readers to the art and science of academic research. In these times of fake news, information overload, and too much homework, the ability to conduct fast, accurate research is one of the best skills any student can have — and you can learn it in these pages.


The Library Lunch Challenge
Six Tales of Prehistoric People
Eight Tales from the Dawn of History
Seven Stories from a Seriously Long Time Ago
Seven Stories from the Mediterranean's Golden Age
Seven Tales from the New Calendar
Seven Stories from a Modernizing World
Seven Tales from Practically Yesterday
The Art and Science of Research



Pages: 240
Readership: Children 6–12 years old.