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Making Choices

Felicia Law (author)Rupert van Wyk (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688691

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.

The King of Jam Sandwiches

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825574

Thirteen-year-old Robbie leads a double life. It's just Robbie and his dad, but no one knows that his dad isn't like most parents. Sometimes he wakes Robbie up in the middle of the night to talk about dying. Sometimes he just leaves without telling Robbie where he’s going. Once when Robbie was younger, he was gone for more than a week. Robbie was terrified of being left alone but even more scared of telling anyone in case he was put into foster care. No one can know. Until one day when Robbie has to show the tough new girl, Harmony, around school. Their first meeting ends horribly and she punches Robbie in the face. But eventually they come to realize that they have a lot more in common than they thought. Can Robbie's new friend be trusted to keep his secret?

Dictionary for a Better World

Irene Latham, Charles Waters (authors) Mehrdokht Amini (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541578937

How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary - each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a "try it" prompt for an activity.

Red Menace

Lois Ruby (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582224

A suspenseful and heartfelt story about an era whose uncertainties, controversies, and dangers will seem anything but distant to contemporary readers. If thirteen-year-old Marty Rafner had his way, he'd spend the summer of 1953 warming the bench for his baseball team, listening to Yankees games on the radio, and avoiding preparations for his bar mitzvah. Instead, he has to deal with FBI agents staking out his house because his parents—professors at the local college—are suspected communist sympathizers. Marty knows what happens to communists, or Reds, as his friends call them: They lose their jobs, get deported...or worse. Two people he's actually met, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, have been convicted of being communist spies, and they're slated to be executed in two months. Marty just wants everything to go back to normal, but that's impossible thanks to the rumors that his parents are traitors. As his friends and teammates turn on him and federal agents track his every move, Marty isn't sure what to believe. Is his family really part of a Red Menace working against the United States? And even if they're simply patriotic Americans who refuse to be bullied by the government, what will it cost them?

Silent Journey

Carl Watson (author) Andrew Bosley (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781947159327

Scott Schroeder dreams of a day when he and his father can have a home of their own. Following an accident that took his mother's life eight years before, doctors discovered Scott was suddenly deaf. Blessed with being an accomplished gymnast and skilled at signing and reading lips, Scott's biggest challenge is convincing others he is able to do all the same things as those in the hearing world. Picking up on conversations he observes along the way, Scott figures out a big family secret concerning his father and uncle and makes his mind up to play a part in their reconciliation.

RU in Control?

Aimee Jackson (author) Charlie Alder (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711457

Some people seem to sail from childhood to adulthood calmly and confidently. Most people don’t! So many things are happening. The body is changing, view on life is shifting, there is increasing responsibility and a lot of pressure. Perhaps social media doesn’t help! These guides highlight the difficulties many young people experience – and explore ways to cope with them.

RU Happy?

Josephine Herrlinger (author) Charlie Alder (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711440

Some people seem to sail from childhood to adulthood calmly and confidently. Most people don’t! So many things are happening. The body is changing, view on life is shifting, there is increasing responsibility and a lot of pressure. Perhaps social media doesn’t help! These guides highlight the difficulties many young people experience – and explore ways to cope with them.

Organizing for Success at School

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785796

Newcomers will build practical life skills that are expected of all American teens with this flipbook - the nonfiction side includes a glossary of key terms used in the text and topical conversation questions that help students practice English language skills, while the fiction side helps put it all into context. Great ELL resource.

Cooking Your Own Meals

Carrie Gwynn (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785758

Newcomers will build practical life skills that are expected of all American teens with this flipbook - the nonfiction side includes a glossary of key terms used in the text and topical conversation questions that help students practice English language skills, while the fiction side helps put it all into context. Great ELL resource.

Finding and Keeping a Job

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785819

Newcomers will build practical life skills that are expected of all American teens with this flipbook - the nonfiction side includes a glossary of key terms used in the text and topical conversation questions that help students practice English language skills, while the fiction side helps put it all into context. Great ELL resource.

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.

Scratch 'N Snitch

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630784218

Cool girl Mia is perfection. And she knows it. She and her two besties rule the school. They declare what's hot and what's not. And the Scabs are definitely not. They are losers. One of the Scabs accidently cracks Mia's phone. Mia loses her cool. She takes her popularity a step too far and uses her status to bully the girls who ruined her expensive phone. But being queen bee can change in an instant. And it does for Mia when a doctored Instagram post shows her making out with the school dweeb. Mia is floored at how fast she falls. Once the tables are turned, she learns how harsh she's been.

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.

Above and Beyond with Collaboration

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118332

Collaboration skills, or the ability to effectively work with people, are in high demand in today’s connected world. The ability to work with diverse individuals across diverse platforms in our online world is essential in the 21st century. This title explores the skills and practices needed to be a successful collaborator in any situation covering topics such as establishing responsibilities, engineering plans, and becoming socially aware. With a focus on college and career readiness, the title encourages readers to be group members who use active listening, respect, self-direction, and focus to understand diverse perspectives and come to achieve common goals. Students will build collaboration skills for the future through projects, real-world examples of international collaborative achievements, and practicing tips for being effective collaborators in their own increasingly social and digital worlds.