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Taz's Recipe

Diane Tullson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811874

Fourteen-year-old Taz knows one thing for sure: she's a perfect disaster in the kitchen. Every time she tries to cook, chaos ensues. After fires, toxins and more than one minor injury, Taz will be happy if she makes it through her food-science class in one piece. But when the class enters a competitive race for a coveted program and Taz is put in a group that expects to win, the pressure is on. As the competition heats up, Taz is desperate to hold her own and not let her team down.

Pocket Change: Pitching in for a Better World

Michelle Mulder (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459809673

Until a few hundred years ago, people were embarrassed to buy bread in a store. Families took pride in making almost everything they owned. These days, many people take pride in buying as much as possible! New clothes, a speedier bicycle, the latest phone. If we've got money, someone can sell us a product that will supposedly make our lives better. But each year, humanity uses resources equivalent to nearly one and a half Earths, and we're still not meeting everyone's needs. Around the world, people are questioning consumerism, leaning toward more sustainable lifestyles and creating a whole new concept of wealth. What if you could meet all your needs while getting to know your neighbors and protecting the environment at the same time? Find out how growing a tiny cabbage can fight poverty, how a few dollars can help ten families start their own businesses and how running errands for a neighbor can help you learn to become a bike mechanic for free!

After the Fire

Becky Citra (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692477

Melissa is waiting for the "new life" that her mother Sharlene has promised her since a fire devastated their family. But nothing ever seems to change. Melissa has difficulty making friends at school, they never have enough money and her little brother Cody is a brat. When Sharlene announces that they will be spending the month of August at a remote cabin on a wilderness lake, Melissa is less than thrilled. But there is more to do at the lake than she expected, and she is surprised to learn that her mother knows how to paddle a canoe, fish and make bannock and s'mores. On an island in the middle of the lake, Melissa meets Alice, a strange girl who is writing a fantasy novel. Alice shares her tree fort on the island with Melissa, and while at first Melissa is attracted to Alice's strong personality and her stories of her "perfect family," she becomes increasingly uneasy around Alice. As Melissa's relationship with her mother improves and her confidence increases, she is able to hold her own with Alice and start to appreciate her own imperfect family.

What Creature Are You Most Like?

Brooke Rowe (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634700924

Readers will enjoy exploring hidden aspects of their personality as they discover what creature they are most like in this engaging quiz book. Written in the high-low format, this book has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity and clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Best Quiz Ever: What Creature Are You Most Like? includes fun questions to share with friends as well as trivia throughout the book. A perfect read for the classroom, library, sleepovers, or reading resource rooms. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Play It Safe Online

Phyllis Cornwall (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803731

Introduces proper online safety for children, including cyberbullies, limiting personal information, and being responsible.

Field Trips, Yes or No

Kevin Walker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914695

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Reciting the Pledge, Yes or No

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914633

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Class Parties, Yes or No

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914657

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Smartphones in Class, Yes or No

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914640

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

School Dances, Yes or No

Erin Palmer (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914664

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Learning a Second Language, Yes or No

Kevin Walker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914688

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Summer School, Yes or No

Erin Palmer (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914671

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Homework, Yes or No

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914626

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

How to Write a Thank-You Letter

Kate Roth Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805766

Learn how to write the perfect thank-you note.

Join Forces: Teaming Up Online

Samantha Roslund (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805735

Learn how to collaborate with other people using the Internet.

Bullying

Lucia Raatma (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312182

Bullying is a major problem for kids everywhere. Readers will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about what bullying is and how it affects people. They will also find out how to avoid being on either side of a bullying relationship, as well as how to react if they notice other people being bullied. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

A Giraffe Did One

Jerry Pallotta (author), Tatjana Mai-Wyss (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410310057

Readers have to figure out just exactly what it is these animals are doing. A fun reminder on good manners.

Stagestruck: Showstopper

Anya Wallach Lisa Fiedler (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781634704229

With the help of her sister and friend Austin, 12-year-old Anya puts together a kids' summer theater troupe, the Random Farms Kids' Theater, recruiting area kids as actors and crew members for a musical revue. Acting as director, Anya navigates the ups and downs of a showbiz life, including preparing scripts, finding a venue, and handling ticket sales, not to mention calming the actors' insecurities and settling conflicts. It's a lot of responsibility for a 12-year-old but Anya pulls it off. Book 2 opens two days later. Now after a successful first show, Anya turns her attention to the troupe's second show. But trouble rears its head almost immediately when their beloved barn venue is jeopardized. How can they put on a production without a theater? Is the second show doomed before they ever start rehearsal? This series is closely based on the real-life experience of Anya Wallach, who began a summer theater "camp" in her parents' basement when she was just sixteen years old.

How to Write a Review

Kate Roth, Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803151

New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write review.

FaceSpace

Adrian Chamberlain (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459801523

Fourteen-year-old Danny invents a fictitious friend in an effort to fit in at school, but his plan gets out of control, and he learns the truth wasn't so bad after all.

Caught in the Act

Deb Loughead (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459804975

Dylan and his friends attract the attention of the police when a summer bonfire gets out of control. Dylan almost loses a job opportunity at a local inn because of his antics, but he is saved by the lies of Heather, an employee of the inn. When he is caught on camera stealing towels from a summer cottage after a skinny-dipping prank, Dylan and his friends become suspects in a number of cottage robberies. Dylan learns everything he can about the robberies, with the hope of clearing his name, and finds himself in more than one sticky situation in the process.

When the Curtain Rises

Rachel Dunstan Muller (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436173

Chloe McBride has some reservations about accepting her elderly great-aunts' invitation to spend part of the summer with them in Little Venice, but her initial reluctance is outweighed by her curiosity about the mysterious key that came with her aunts' note. She's also anxious to put the humiliating memory of a disastrous piano recital as far behind her as possible. Chloe's great-aunts tell her the legend of her great-grandfather, Dante Magnus, an ambitious magician who vanished without a trace almost a century earlier, and Chloe begins to search for clues to his disappearance. When her investigations eventually lead her to a mysterious rosewood box, which has been hidden for almost a hundred years, Chloe's belief in the power of magic forces her to confront her own fears and ambitions.

Impossible Things

Robin Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437385

Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter's grade seven life, her genius younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, who is telekineticshe can move objects with her mind. Cassidy, desperate to not be the only ordinary person in her family, thinks learning telekinesis could be the answer to all her problems. But is Victoria telling the truth? And is telekinesis really the solution?

Tabloidology

Chris McMahen (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690107

Take one prankster, put her together with the editor of the world's most boring school newspaper, add one over-worked principal, and you've got a recipe for the most chaotic few weeks in the history of Upland Green Elementary. The unlikely duo of Martin Wettmore, editor and expert grammarian, and Trixi Wilder, prankster extraordinaire, is given the task of improving the pathetic sales of their school newspaper. Martin and Trixi clash over everything from journalistic integrity (Trixi has none) to imagination (Martin has none). But when the paper starts to wreak havoc at the school, Principal Baumgartner shuts it down and assigns Trixi to Saturday morning bus-washing duty. To redeem themselves, Martin and Trixi resolve to create one very special edition of the Upland Green Examiner.

The Mealworm Diaries

Anna Kerz (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439846

Mealworms are small creatures that live in dark secret places. Jeremy is a bit like that when he leaves his home in rural Nova Scotia and moves to Toronto with his mother. Lots of things keep him from enjoying his new life, but the worst is his science partner, Aaron, who is more annoying than sand in a bathing suit. Jeremy is also burdened by the secret he carries about the motorcycle accident that injured him and killed his father. Although Jeremy is haunted by his past, he starts to feel at home in Toronto when he realizes he has some skills he can share with his classmates. And when his mealworm project yields some surprising results, Jeremy is finally able to talk about his part in the fatal accident.