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Kids Speak Out About Immigration

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640109

Immigrants around the world move to new places seeking peace and opportunity. How can we support them? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About Immigration, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about the rights of immigrants, and what you can do to join them!

Kids Speak Out About the Environment

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640116

Pollution. Dirty drinking water. Climate change. What can we do about such big problems? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About the Environment, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about protecting Earth and its resources, and what you can do to join them!

Kids Speak Out About Violence

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640093

Some people live with violence and abuse every day. What can we do to help? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About Violence, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about this issue, and what you can do to join them!

Kids Speak Out About Inequality

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640123

People are treated unfairly for many reasons, including because of their skin color, gender, or gender identity. How can we help stop this inequality? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About Inequality, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak up about this important issue, and what you can do to join them!

Kids Speak Out About Bullying

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640086

Bullying hurts people around the world every single day. How can we help stop it? By speaking out! In Kids Speak Out About Bullying, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about this issue, and what you can do to join them!

Kids Speak Out About Education

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640130

Education helps kids have a bright future. All around the world, there are kids without access to a good education. How can we help? By speaking out! In Kids Speak Out About Education, you'll learn about some incredible kids who have worked to make sure every child has access to a good education, and what you can do to join them!

The Boy Who Cried Wolf Retold

Eric Braun, Aesop (authors)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103972

Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable in which a young boy’s false cries for help cause him problems when he is really in need of assistance. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.

The Goose and the Golden Eggs Retold

Eric Braun, Aesop (authors)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103989

Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable about a farmer whose goose lays golden eggs but whose greed keeps him wanting more. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.

The Ants and the Grasshopper Retold

Eric Braun, Aesop (authors)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103965

Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable in which hardworking ants prepare for the winter while a lazy grasshopper plays all year long. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.

The Lion and the Mouse Retold

Eric Braun, Aesop (authors)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623103996

Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable in which a tiny mouse helps a mighty lion, who once showed her mercy, escape from a trap. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.

The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Retold

Eric Braun, Aesop (authors)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623104016

Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable about a hungry, but unlucky, wolf who tries to capture a tasty lamb for dinner by disguising himself in sheep’s wool. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.

The Tortoise and the Hare Retold

Eric Braun, Aesop (authors)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623104009

Two retellings (one modern, one traditional) of the classic fable that follows the events of the famous race between the boastful hare and the persevering tortoise. Includes discussion questions and examines the moral of the fable.

Gangs

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191229

Gangs exist in places all over the world. The United States, however, is believed to have more gangs than any other country in the world. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding gangs, including how and why young people are lured into gangs and the consequences of gang involvement. Firsthand accounts and current statistics provide an insightful look at this issue.

Tranquilizers and Depressants: Affecting Lives

Heidi Ayarbe (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846487

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

Steroids: Affecting Lives

Lydia Bjornlund (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846470

Introduces young readers to the dangers of steroid addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of steroid 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.

Prescription Opioids: Affecting Lives

Jeanne Marie Ford (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846463

Introduces young readers to the dangers of a prescription opioid addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of prescription opioid 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.

Heroin: Affecting Lives

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846425

Introduces young readers to the dangers of heroin addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of heroin 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.

Hallucinogens: Affecting Lives

Ashley Storm (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846418

Introduces young readers to the dangers of a hallucinogen addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of hallucinogen 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.

World's Worst Parrot

Alice Kuipers (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823761

Ava works hard at maintaining a certain image online and at school. As far as anyone else knows, life is great. But when she inherits an African gray parrot from her great-uncle Bernie (whom she barely remembers), Ava’s carefully crafted world starts to crumble. The parrot, Mervin, is loud and messy and obnoxious. Ava’s brother thinks it’s hilarious to post videos of Ava trying to deal with the crazy bird. He even creates a profile for the two of them. Everyone wants to see more of Ava and Mervin. Suddenly, Ava is internet famous—in the worst possible way. Her friends think the parrot is gross and start acting weird. But then a new girl at school helps Ava see that this parrot might not be the worst gift in the world and that just being yourself is the best way to be.

The Ride Home

Gail Anderson-Dargatz (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821439

Mark is a city kid who has come to a small town to live with his grandmother after his mom goes into rehab. He has to take a school bus home for the first time. The long, noisy ride home is nothing like riding city transit. There’s some kind of secret code of knowing where you’re allowed to sit, the kids scream non-stop, and there’s pudding and cheese flying through the air. Someone even tries to set Mark’s seat on fire. Mark quickly decides that all these kids are nuts and does his best to avoid interacting with any of them. But when the bus is involved in a serious accident, Mark has to work with a couple of other students to get everybody to safety. He soon learns that he has more in common with these rural kids than he would ever have imagined. In turns funny and heartbreaking,

The Titanic

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172586

Would you have survived aboard the Titanic? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Alcatraz

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172630

Would you have survived in Alcatraz? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities

Above and Beyond with Communication

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118349

Technology has given us new ways to connect and converse with others like never before. In fact, by the time you finish reading this sentence more than 193,000 text messages will have been sent! This innovative book explores the often subtle differences between various forms of communication such as active listening, written, oral, nonverbal, and digital communication. Readers will learn about potential communication roadblocks and strategies to overcome them. Motivating activities and challenges, facts and statistics that have impact, and biographical snapshots show how building effective communication skills is essential in all facets of life in today’s complex and connected world.

Above and Beyond with Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118363

This innovative title explores the ways that critical thinking can be applied to problem solving in school, work, and social settings. Real-world examples and opportunities for hands-on practice support readers as they learn how to frame, analyze, and synthesize information. Readers are also encouraged to ask questions to clarify points of view, and apply other core skills essential to making complex choices and determining sound solutions.

Above and Beyond with Creativity and Innovation

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118356

Creativity and innovation are central to success in the 21st century. This dynamic title provides a comprehensive look at creative processes in a variety of settings. Readers are introduced to various brainstorming techniques and will learn different approaches to help refine and evaluate their ideas. Real-world examples, motivating challenges, and case studies broaden readers’ understanding of this key skill set.