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
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.
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.
The boys play some basketball
Nat is all set to ride in a chaser truck at the hot-air balloon festival until he meets a killdeer family.
Jeff is upset about moving to a landlocked state until he "finds his waves."
Playing basketball helps a boy find friends in a new hometown.
Jake tries to ride a bull that's as fast as lightning.
This girl finds a surprising way to make friends at a new school.
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?
Jenny plays confidently and boldly after watching and imitating the skillful players on the opposing water-polo team.
Jamie has offended the most popular girl on the softball team. Will any of the players ever be friends with her?
Dorsi shouldn't leave her lizard's mealworms on a low shelf in the refrigerator, not with a toddler like Travis around.
Amanda overcomes a language barrier and begins to relate to her newly adopted sister.
Malia is chosen to dance in the luau even after making a mistake.
A boy reluctantly ventures out into the pouring rain with his dad to move frogs to safety.
Alan volunteers for night watch at the wildlife-conservation camp--can he overcome his fear?
Alex discovers that a nighttime fishing trip can be fun.
Can thirteen-year-old Kate drive a tractor-load of hay by herself?
Benjamin shows Sheriff Leon how he and his Oma saved the money to pay off the mortgage.
Two friends win more than the Egg Drop Challenge.
Edward is unhappy as a frog. Emily is unhappy as a worm. Can "magic" help both of them?
Abby is her team's staunchest supporter but when will she get a chance to play?
Nina uses her detective skills to solve a tough case.
Quinn was afraid of the dark--until Dylan's sleepover.