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Beyond Repair

Lois Peterson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554698189

As much as life has irrevocably changed since the death of his father, much has stayed the same for Cam. He's always had a great deal of responsibility around the house, but the burden is heavier now in combination with the load of grief he's been carrying. After the man who was driving the truck that killed his father turns up at the end of the driveway, Cam feels pressure to keep his family safe as well. He starts to see the man everywhere: at his work, in stores, at his sister's school. Cam needs to know what the man wants from his family, and he starts following his father's killer in search of answers.

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.

What If I'm Worried about COVID-19?

Emily Dolbear (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503853201

Addresses the social and emotional needs of kids during the COVID-19 pandemic: their fears, anxieties, and how to manage stress in various ways. Additional features include informative captions, interesting factual sidebars, suggested activities, a phonetic glossary, resources for further research, information about the author, and an index.

How Can I Help During COVID-19?

Emily Dolbear (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503853195

Provides brief information on how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spreads, as well as offers prevention guidelines for ways children can do their part to slow the spread. Additional features include informative captions, interesting factual sidebars, suggested activities, a phonetic glossary, resources for further research, information about the author, and an index.

Cocaine: Affecting Lives

Holly B. Martin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846395

Introduces young readers to the dangers of cocaine addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of cocaine abuse and its negative impact on lives. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, an infographic, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Methamphetamines: Affecting Lives

K. A. Artanne (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846456

Introduces young readers to the dangers of a methamphetamine addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of methamphetamine abuse and its negative impact on lives. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, an infographic, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

E-Cigarettes: Affecting Lives

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846401

Introduces young readers to the dangers of e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of e-cigarette use and its negative impact on lives. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, an infographic, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Alcohol: Affecting Lives

Amy C. Rea (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846388

Introduces young readers to the dangers of alcohol addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of alcohol abuse and its negative impact on lives. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, an infographic, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Marijuana: Affecting Lives

Janie Havemeyer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846449

Introduces young readers to the dangers of marijuana addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of marijuana use and its negative impact on lives. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, an infographic, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Inhalants: Affecting Lives

Amy C. Rea (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846432

Introduces young readers to the dangers of an inhalant addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of inhalant abuse and its negative impact on lives. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, an infographic, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Doing Your Part: Serving Your Community

Kelly Rodgers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751538

We live in communities to have better lives. In a community, people help one another. There are many ways to help someone in need. You can volunteer your time, donate things, and recycle. It feels good to help other people! Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.

Hand to Earth: Saving the Environment

Jessica Cohn (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383342

Help readers make a difference by encouraging them to learn about the various ways the environment needs our help and the things they can do to reduce their carbon footprint. Readers will learn about the effects of pollution, fossil fuels, renewable and non renewable resources, deforestation, and recycling through interesting images and charts and informational text. This nonfiction title features a glossary of terms and a list of helpful websites that encourages children to take part in helping the environment in many different ways.

Hand to Paw: Protecting Animals

Jessica Cohn (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383335

Encourage readers to learn about the various animals that need help and what they can do to make a difference through volunteerism in this inspiring nonfiction title. Readers will discover different programs and organizations that work to protect animals, animal habitats, and endangered species through vibrant images and charts and informational text. Featuring a list of helpful and useful websites, this nonfiction title encourages readers to take part in animal activism in any way they can--from baking homemade dog biscuits to exploring careers that help sick or injured animals.

Hand to Heart: Improving Communities

Jessica Cohn (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383328

Introduce readers to the various ways they can participate in volunteerism with this nonfiction title. Readers will discover many different charities and programs, including The Salvation Army, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, and Doctors Without Borders through vivid images, charts, and informational text. This nonfiction title aids in encouraging children to make a difference in their own communties by writing to newspapers or politicians or by participating in fund-raising and various programs or charities.

Cyber Bullying

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191281

Recent statistics show that cyber bullying is on the rise. Cyber bullying involves using technology, like the Internet or cell phones, to bully or harass another person. It can include acts like posting rumors, threats, or other hurtful comments on social networking sites or circulating inappropriate pictures of a person on the Internet. This book provides a revealing look at cyber bullying and explains how it is different from other forms of bullying. Other topics include the potential legal issues related to electronic harassment, responsible digital citizenship, online security, and how to take a stand against cyber bullying.

Censorship and Privacy

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120847

Supporting media and information literacy concepts, this engaging title explores freedom of speech, the role of news media, issues of censorship, and citizens’ privacy around the world. Information includes a history of censorship, privacy laws, and a discussion of “fake news."

Peace and War

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119889

In today’s world, we often see and hear news about conflict around the world. This timely book guides readers through discussions of peace and war—from different types of warfare occurring today to human rights groups fighting to achieve peace. Case studies help readers put information in context. Examples include the devastating civil war in Syria and the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict. Discussion prompts encourage readers to consider questions about human rights, the consequences of war, and how peace may be achieved.

Law and Justice

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119872

Laws are rules made by government. When followed, laws should ensure that people are treated fairly and equally—a pillar of justice in our society. This book explains how laws and legal systems work here and in different countries, and introduces readers to the relationship between law and justice. Using meaningful examples and compelling case studies, the book also tackles difficult questions about such things as civil rights, capital punishment, and prison systems. Discussion prompts encourage readers to examine their own beliefs.

Identity and Gender

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118998

This empowering book talks about how family, culture, and values shape our identities and that it is important to be happy with who you are. Identities are the ways that people think about and see themselves. Gender often makes up a large part of our identity. Whether male or female, a person's gender is more about which sex they strongly identify themselves as being. An activity encourages further discussion.

Human Rights and Liberty

Charlie Ogden (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118981

As people, we are all born with certain rights, called human rights, that are not given to us by laws. This book explains that no matter where we live in the world or under what government, our human rights protect our claim to live with freedom, equality, justice, and peace. Case studies discuss what happens when human rights are blocked and our liberty—the right to live the way we want to—is taken away. An activity encourages further discussion.

Experience Media

Jean C. Lawler (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634403764

Managing the daily influence of technology, including knowing when to ‘unplug,’ allows kids to bring balance to their lives. This leads to deeper friendships, more focus at home and school, and higher success in learning.

Experience Nutrition

Jean C. Lawler (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634403740

Growing plants and vegetables and studying food sources can help children make good food choices, which is likely to result in overall healthier lives. Readers will learn skills for choosing food wisely.

Power Down For Fitness

Marko Galjasevic, Deborah Wood (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634404105

Power Down for Fitness presents easy-to-follow poses for kids and informational notes for adults who dare to join them in stretching for fitness.

Experience Mindfulness

Jean C. Lawler (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634403757

Being in the present moment, aware of what’s going on right now, helps kids be more focused, more patient, and likely to make better decisions for themselves. Readers will learn basic skils for being self-aware.

First Dance

Lea Taddonio (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022227

Lola Jones does not think her big brother's best friend and basketball teammate, C.J Kline, knows she's alive, until one magical night at a high-school dance changes everything. Book #1 in the series