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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.

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.

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

A Calf Named Brian Higgins

Kristen Ball (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781947159006

Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food challenging and the community filthy. She has to live without electricity or running water. Then she is told she must attend school. Just when she thinks nothing could make this trip any worse, she learns people there are dying of hunger and preventable disease. Hannah becomes frustrated and wants to help, but when poverty threatens the lives of people she loves, all she wants to do is go home.

Second Dad Summer

Benjamin Klas (author) Fian Arroyo (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781947159266

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But Jeremiah soon learns that being a family comes in many surprising forms.

Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters

Ginger Garrett (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541599345

Twelve-year-old Lizbeth always has a plan, and those plans have usually worked—until now. No matter what she tries, she can't get rid of her dad's new girlfriend, Claire. And when she and her mom move, Lizbeth has to join a sixth-grade class already in progress, where her teacher makes her wear a name tag and she's seated with three notorious "weirdos." When faced with mandatory participation in a school talent show, Lizbeth and the Weirdos decide to create self portraits. Reluctantly, Lizbeth finds herself becoming friends with people she thought she had nothing in common with—and coming to terms with the things she can't control.

Life's Challenges

Felicia Law (author) Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688646

Growing up offers young people guidance on the factual, emotional and problematic aspects of puberty. They are encouraged to keep their bodies fit, to adopt good eating habits and to take care of their appearance. They also learn more about the physical and emotional changes that occur at this time.

Thoughts and Feelings

Felicia Law (author) Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688684

Growing up offers young people guidance on the factual, emotional and problematic aspects of puberty. They are encouraged to keep their bodies fit, to adopt good eating habits and to take care of their appearance. They also learn more about the physical and emotional changes that occur at this time.

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.

The Brothers

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982272

Tyler and his mom and stepdad are fans of Major League Baseball. When the star pitcher on their favorite team signs Tyler's baseball, Tyler proudly displays it in a case that he keeps on his dresser. Tyler's stepbrother is not into baseball. And he doesn't seem to like Tyler either. When the baseball disappears, Tyler knows he didn't lose it. So who took it?

World's Ugliest Dog

Jeff Gottesfeld (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982173

Tana has wanted a dog for years. Her parents have finally agreed. She loves her shelter dog, Storm. He's smart and loving. But wow, he is an ugly dog. That doesn't matter to Tana. Storm gives her more responsibility. When she enters him in an ugly dog contest, she learns about friendship, loyalty, and heroism.

Grand Slam

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784249

Brad's truth is that life is hard. He's different. Speaking does not come easily. And words get mixed up no matter how much he pays attention. When he meets Reese, he tries to hide his differences. Brad's a hot varsity tennis player. But will he lose Reese if he doesn't come clean?

Behind the Mask

Jeff Gottesfeld (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785420

Moving before the summer of 8th grade sucks. But meeting the guy of your dreams makes it way better. Serena feels accepted in her new school, especially when she starts dating Kai. He seems to be the coolest guy ever. Then Ollie shows up. He's weird. Awkward. Is what he says true?

The Underdogs

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785437

Girls rule! That's what Jasmine Le thinks. And girls can do anything boys can do. But can they play tackle football? Heck yes! Jasmine takes on her whole town to prove that girls can run, jump, and catch a pigskin just as well as boys.

Zombies!

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982432

Leo the Liar is in big trouble now. He has promised the toughest kid in school a photo of a real zombie, and now he has to deliver.