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What It Takes to Be a Pro Football Player

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820444

Playing pro football is a dream job, but very few people ever live that dream. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to make it to the NFL, from building skills to staying fit and going to college. (The NFL doesn’t take players right out of high school.) Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro football player, the gear players wear, and the risks of playing. Football players suffer from many different injuries, some life-changing. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the game.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Basketball Player

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820437

Playing pro basketball is a dream job, but it’s not all fun and games. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to get there, from starting young to staying fit, getting noticed and being a well-rounded player. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro basketball player, overseas ball, and life after the buzzer. Some pro sports don’t have leagues for women, but basketball does, so women are part of the story. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the game.

What It Takes to Be a Pro Baseball Player

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820420

Playing pro baseball is a dream job, but it’s not all fun and games. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to get there, from starting young to staying fit, following rules set by the team, and spending time away from family and friends. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro baseball player, the gear players wear, the physical risks, and honors players can hope to achieve, like being elected to the Hall of Fame. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to America’s favorite pastime.

12 Scientists with Disabilities

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820413

One of the greatest minds in history, Stephen Hawking had an incurable disease that left him unable to move or speak. Karin Muraszko is a neurosurgeon who specializes in helping children. She also has spina bifida. After mountain climber Hugh Herr lost both of his legs to frostbite, he became a biomechanical engineer. Today he designs bionic arms and legs. This book spotlights 12 scientists who didn’t let disability keep them from realizing their potential. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

12 Journalists and Media Personalities with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820390

At 22, a swimming accident left Charles Krauthammer paralyzed from the waist down. He became a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Jason Benetti is a TV announcer for Chicago White Sox games. He has his dream job – and cerebral palsy. Lucy Martin is a weather presenter on British TV. She was born without her right forearm and hand, and she doesn’t try to hide it. This book spotlights 12 journalists and media personalities who didn’t let disability get in their way. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on facts and figures about disability.

12 Entertainers with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820383

Blind almost from birth, Stevie Wonder became one of the world’s greatest musicians, a 25-time Grammy winner beloved by millions of people. Daniel Radcliffe overcame a learning disability to play the lead in the Harry Potter films. Britain’s Sarah Gordy has Down syndrome and a successful acting career. This book spotlights 12 entertainers from around the world who are living their dreams despite their disabilities. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Learn More page zooms in on the topic of service animals.

12 Stories about Helping the Planet

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820321

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen started a Clean Water Project in her hometown in Brazil. The Swedish company IKEA is working to reduce air pollution in India. A 12-year-old girl in Indonesia organized a group of her friends to plant hundreds of mangrove trees, which can protect coastal areas from flooding. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for the environment and the earth. 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 Stories about Helping in Education

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820307

Oklahoma City built a school especially for homeless kids. Basketball superstar LeBron James started a school for challenged students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. In schools across the US, seniors are mentoring school kids as Foster Grandparents. This book features 12 stories about making a difference in education. 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 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 Stories about Helping after a Disaster

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820291

When earthquakes rocked Mexico in 2017, UNICEF brought drinking water and blankets. They also got children back to school. When wildfires raced through California in 2018, an MLB player and his teammates raised money for fire victims. Soon after Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, an 11-year-old Florida boy designed a better sandbag. This book features 12 stories about making a difference when disaster strikes. 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 Stories about Helping the Community

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820284

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped people in need get homes of their own. Rapper Pharrell Williams offers free summer learning camps for at-risk and low-income kids. Pilots who belong to Angel Flight Northeast use their personal airplanes to fly patients to medical care for free. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for others in our communities. 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.

Watching Animals in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278481

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through observing animals and wildlife along with the importance of patience and attentiveness. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Watching the Sky in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278511

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through observing the sky, watching weather patterns, and stargazing. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Practicing Self-Care

Stepanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278603

In this book, readers learn the benefits of practicing self-care, ways to form a positive self-care routine, and how to practice mindfulness and relaxation. Practicing self-care helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about practicing self-care. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Making Good Decisions

Stepanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278542

In this book, readers learn the benefits of informed decision-making as well as techniques for making good decisions. Making sound decisions helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about making decisions. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Managing Time

Stepanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278573

In this book, readers learn the benefits of managing time wisely as well as tips and techniques for time management and organization. Learning to manage time helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about managing time. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Listening to Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278450

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through listening to the sounds of the outdoors along with the importance of patience and focus. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Hiking in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278429

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through hiking along with the importance of respect for the wildlife around them. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Connecting with Water in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278337

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through connecting with water, whether it be swimming, fishing, other water sports, or just enjoying being near water. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Creating Art in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278368

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through creating art. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Gardening in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278399

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through gardening along with the importance of preparedness, patience, and resilience. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Camping in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278306

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through camping along with the importance of teamwork, resilience, and courage. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

All About My Selfie

Shannon Freeman (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630782917

Book 4: Emma Swanson has always been in the shadows at Summit Middle School. Her family's wealth and power have not helped her win any popularity contests. But Mai and Carson make Emma realize that she doesn't need to be part of the in crowd to be happy. Emma is content to help Elise Mitchell, the school's most popular student, and Carson with Mai's budding music career. But once Emma posts a selfie, and gets a ton of likes, she is hooked. And it becomes all about her.

Rags: Hero Dog of WWI A True Story

Margot Theis Raven (author), Petra Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537711

During World War I, while stationed overseas in France with the United States Army, Private James Donovan literally stumbles upon a small dog cowering on the streets of Paris. Named Rags for his disheveled appearance, the little stray quickly finds a home with Donovan and a place in his heart. Although the Army did not have an official canine division, Rags accompanies Donovan to the battlefield, making himself a useful companion delivering messages and providing a much-appreciated morale boost to the soldiers. News about Rags spreads and soon the little dog's battlefield exploits become the stuff of legend. But during a fierce battle near the end of the war, both Rags and Donovan are wounded. Severely injured, Donovan is sent back to the United States. And the little dog with the big heart refuses to leave his best friend's side.