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12 Stories about Helping Children

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820277

In North Carolina, an organization called TABLE feeds hundreds of hungry children every week. In war-torn countries, War Child helps children cope with trauma. Boys & Girls Clubs of America are guiding kids toward becoming successful adults. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for children around the world. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try

12 Astounding Athletic Feats

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820215

Florence Griffith Joyner became the world’s fastest woman. Javier Sotomayer overcame his fear of heights to set a new world high jump record. Alex Honnold climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan without a rope. This book features 12 captivating stories about athletes who pushed themselves to their limits. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

The Vegetable Museum

Michelle Mulder (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459816800

Thirteen-year-old Chloë left her whole life back in Montreal, including her mom and her best friend. Now she's stuck in Victoria with her dad and her estranged grandfather, Uli, who recently had a stroke. When Chloë agrees to help Uli look after his garden, she's determined to find out why he and her dad didn't speak to each other for years. For decades Uli has collected seeds from people in the community, distinct varieties that have been handed down through generations. The result is a garden full of unusual and endangered produce, from pink broccoli to blue kale to purple potatoes. But Chloë learns that the garden will soon be destroyed to make way for a new apartment complex. And the seed collection is missing! Chloë must somehow find a way to save her grandfather's legacy.

Six Seconds of Lightning

Claudia Cangilla McAdam (author) Sandy Rabinowitz (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389553

The boys play some basketball

Perfectly Safe

Uma Krishnaswami (author) Gary Undercuffler (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389515

Nat is all set to ride in a chaser truck at the hot-air balloon festival until he meets a killdeer family.

Surfing Iowa

Karen DelleCava (author) Ken Stetz (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389591

Jeff is upset about moving to a landlocked state until he "finds his waves."

Sonny with a Chance of Buckets

Greg Trine (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389584

Playing basketball helps a boy find friends in a new hometown.

Small-Town Volleyball

Erin Berger (author) Kathryn Mitter (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389560

Jake tries to ride a bull that's as fast as lightning.

Forgetful Red

Rosalie Maggio (author) Wayne Alfano (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389232

This girl finds a surprising way to make friends at a new school.

Green Thumb

Diana R. Jenkins (author) Natalie Carabetta (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389270

Brad taught his younger sister how plants grow from seeds but what about the pencil stub bits of crayons and the other things she's planted?

Like a Shark

Margaret Springer (author) Susan Spellman (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389355

Jenny plays confidently and boldly after watching and imitating the skillful players on the opposing water-polo team.

Making the Team

Sherryl Warrick (author) Linda S. Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389362

Jamie has offended the most popular girl on the softball team. Will any of the players ever be friends with her?

I.A.M.M.

Harriett Diller (author) Les Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389317

Dorsi shouldn't leave her lizard's mealworms on a low shelf in the refrigerator, not with a toddler like Travis around.

Mei Mei

Leanne K. Currie-McGhee (author) Cornelius Van Wright, Ying-Hwa Hu (illustrators)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389409

Amanda overcomes a language barrier and begins to relate to her newly adopted sister.

Malia's Chance to Dance

Beth Greenway (author) Wayne Alfano (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389379

Malia is chosen to dance in the luau even after making a mistake.

One Froggy Night

Chris Eboch (author) James Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389492

A boy reluctantly ventures out into the pouring rain with his dad to move frogs to safety.

Night Watch

Jay Heale (author) Laurie Harden (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389478

Alan volunteers for night watch at the wildlife-conservation camp--can he overcome his fear?

Night of the Whippoorwill

Beverly J. Letchworth (author) Denny Bond (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389454

Alex discovers that a nighttime fishing trip can be fun.

No Choice

Beth Troop (author) Tom Simonton (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389485

Can thirteen-year-old Kate drive a tractor-load of hay by herself?

Benjamin and the Paper Trail

Marylin Warner (author) Logan S. Kline (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389119

Benjamin shows Sheriff Leon how he and his Oma saved the money to pay off the mortgage.

Egg Drop Soup

Heather Tomasello (author) Elizabeth O. Dulemba (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389201

Two friends win more than the Egg Drop Challenge.

Edward the Frog

Diana Logue (author) Beth Selvig (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389195

Edward is unhappy as a frog. Emily is unhappy as a worm. Can "magic" help both of them?

Abby Takes Her Shot

Susan M. Dyckman (author) Susan Spellman (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682388990

Abby is her team's staunchest supporter but when will she get a chance to play?

Adding Up the Clues

Courtney Earley (author) Karen Stormer Brooks (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389003

Nina uses her detective skills to solve a tough case.

Afraid of the Dark

Stephen L. Moss (author) Gary R. Phillips (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389010

Quinn was afraid of the dark--until Dylan's sleepover.