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Check In: Being Present

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160620

Books in the Just Breathe series provide readers with tools on how to practice mindfulness throughout their day. In Check In: Being Present, students will learn how to engage in and focus on the present moment. Readers are provided with helpful exercises, tips, and activities to better manage their thoughts and feelings. The book is written with a high-interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and with a lower level of complexity and considerate text to help struggling readers. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index.

Chill Out: Practicing Calm

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160644

Books in the Just Breathe series provide readers with tools on how to practice mindfulness throughout their day. In Chill Out: Practicing Calm, students will discover how to practice slowing down and responding thoughtfully to everyday situations. Readers are provided with helpful exercises, tips, and activities to better manage their thoughts and feelings. The book is written with a high-interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and with a lower level of complexity and considerate text to help struggling readers. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index.

Feats of Courage

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980537

Heroes are all around us. They may be famous for their deeds, or they could be our friends and neighbors. What sets heroes apart from the crowd is courage. It takes courage to save a life, help others, or fight for what you believe in. How have heroes made an impact on your life?

Extreme Survival

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980544

Survival in extreme conditions is difficult. Still, there are many heroic tales of people who survive against all odds. These stories of extreme survival are gripping and inspiring. From professional outdoorsmen to young people in challenging situations, the will to live is strong inside us all. How would you survive an extreme event?

Incredible Combacks

Saddleback (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980551

Athletes are often seen as heroes. They represent the best of the best in the world of sports. But even players in their prime can be hurt or injured. What makes an athlete truly heroic is his or her ability to recover and come back better than ever. Have any of your favorite sports legends ever made an incredible comeback?

Car and Driver

Emily Hutchinson (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918467

Highly readable with full-color photographs, this 120-page handbook is great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The handbook will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to: Becoming a Good Driver, Buying a Car, Maintenance and Repair, Driving and the Law. This handbook offers students a unique and visual way to achieve real-world literacy.

Don't Get Caught

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472386

Paris is worried that Max isn't really visiting his grandparents. She thinks he's dating another girl. Instead of asking Max her real question, Paris takes her cousin's advice and accepts a date with Blake. After all, if Max can date someone behind her back, why can't she? Besides, no one will know her at the Wayfield homecoming game... or will they?

12 Scientists with Disabilities

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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 Political Leaders with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820406

Tammy Duckworth is a hero of the Iraq war and the first female amputee to serve in the US Senate. Norway’s prime minister since 2013, Erna Solberg has dyslexia. Lenin Moreno, a wheelchair user since being shot in the back during a robbery, was elected president of Ecuador in 2017. This book spotlights 12 political leaders who rose to power 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 Americans with Disabilities Act.

12 Business Leaders with Disabilities

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820376

Ralph Braun was in a wheelchair at age 13. He grew up to invent the first wheelchair lift and start a company that brought independence to millions of people like himself. British journalist Dom Smith has cerebral palsy. He started a line of clothing for people with disabilities. Sabriye Tenberken lost her sight at age 12. She started a foundation for blind children in Tibet. This book spotlights 12 business leaders from around the world who succeeded 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 disability etiquette.

12 Adventurers with Disabilites

Susan Perry (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820345

Born without arms, Jessica Cox became a licensed pilot. Paralyzed from the chest down, Geoff Holt sailed solo across the Atlantic. Arunima Sinha climbed Mount Everest with an artificial leg, crawling part of the way. This book spotlights 12 adventurers from around the world who performed amazing feats 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 assistive technology.

12 Stories about Helping Seniors

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781645820338

In Arkansas, a 12-year-old girl made wishes come true for seniors in a local nursing home. In Canada, people are joining together to help seniors feel less lonely and isolated. The National Council on Aging works with thousands of organizations and businesses across the US to improve the lives of people aged 60 and older. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for seniors. 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 Planet

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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: Bookstaves 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 after a Disaster

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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: Bookstaves 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 Stories about Helping Children

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves 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

Amber Fang: Hunted

Arthur Slade (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459822702

Amber Fang enjoys life's simple pleasures. A perfect evening for her includes a good book, a glass of wine and, of course, a great meal, preferably straight from the jugular. Raised to eat ethically, Amber dines only on delicious cold-blooded killers. But confirming that her chosen victims deserve to die takes time. And patience. So it's a good thing Amber is studying to be a librarian. Her extraordinary research skills help her hunt down her prey, seek out other vampires and stay on the trail of her mother, who has been missing for over two years now. But one day while Amber is stalking a rather tasty-looking murderer, things go horribly wrong. Amber has walked into a trap. The hunter becomes the hunted. Now on the run, Amber receives the perfect job offer out of the blue. Someone wants to pay her to kill (and eat) the world's worst criminals. It sounds too good to be true. Amber Fang: Hunted is the first book in this exciting new vampire series.

The Justice Project

Michael Betcherman (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459822511

High-school football star Matt Barnes was on the top of the world until a freak snowboarding accident ended his promising sports career and left him with a permanent limp. As he struggles to accept his changed body, Matt becomes depressed and isolated. Instead of college football camp, he faces a summer job at the local golf club. Then by chance Matt lands an internship at the Justice Project, an organization that defends the wrongly convicted. The other intern is his high-school nemesis, Sonya Livingstone, a quick-witted social activist with little time for jock culture. The two slowly develop a friendship as they investigate the case of Ray Richardson, who was convicted of murdering his parents twenty-one years ago. Matt and Sonya are soon convinced that Ray is innocent—but how will they prove it? Unraveling the cold case takes them on a journey filled with twists, turns, deception and danger. It will take dedication, perseverance and courage to unmask the real murderer. Can those same qualities help Matt move on to a life not defined by football?

The World on Either Side

Diane Terrana (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459822184

After the death of her boyfriend, sixteen-year old Valentine stops going to school, quits seeing her friends and, finally, won’t leave her bed. Desperate for her daughter to recover, Valentine’s mother takes her on a trek in Thailand. In the mountains north of Chiang Mai, Valentine finds a world she didn’t know existed, where houses are on stilts and elephants still roam wild. She learns about the Burmese civil war and the relentless violence against the Karen and Rohingya peoples. Then she meets Lin, a mysterious young elephant keeper tormented by his hidden past, and an orphaned elephant calf, pursued by violent poachers. Together, the three flee deep into the jungle, looking for refuge and redemption.

Trail of Crumbs

Lisa J. Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821224

After moving into a dank and drafty basement suite in West Edmonton with her truck- driving father, nasty stepmother and taciturn twin brother, Ash, seventeen-year-old Greta doesn't have high expectations for her last year of high school. When she blacks out at a party and is told the next day that she's had sex, she thinks things can't get any worse. She's wrong. While Greta deals with the confusion and shame of that night, her stepmother and father choose that moment to disappear, abandoning Ash and Greta to the mercy of their peculiar landlord, Elgin, who lives upstairs. Even as Greta struggles to make sense of what happened to her, she finds herself enjoying her new and very eccentric family, who provide the shelter and support that has long been absent from her life. Much to Greta's surprise, she realizes there is still kindness in the world—and hope.

Pride Colors

Robin Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459820715

Through gentle rhymes and colorful photographs of adorable children, Pride Colors is a celebration of the deep unconditional love of a parent or caregiver for a young child. The profound message of this delightful board book is you are free to be whoever you choose to be; you'll always be loved. Celebrated author Robin Stevenson ends her purposeful prose by explaining the meaning behind each color in the Pride flag: red = life, orange = healing, yellow = sunlight, green = nature, blue = peace and harmony, and violet = spirit.

Nevers

Sara Cassidy (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821644

Resourceful fourteen-year-old Odette is on the move again, traveling as a stowaway on a cheese cart with her hapless mother, Anneline. They are in Burgundy, France, in 1799, fleeing yet another calamity caused by Anneline (who is prone to killing people accidentally). At dawn they find themselves in a town called Nevers, which is filled with eccentric characters, including a man who obsessively smells hands, another who dreams of becoming a chicken and a donkey that keeps the town awake at night, braying about his narrow life. As Odette establishes a home in an abandoned guardhouse, she makes a friend in the relaxed Nicois and finds work as a midwife's assistant. She and Nicois uncover a mystery that may lead to riches and, more important for Odette, a sense of belonging.

La Bondad Importa

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645801061

"La Bondad Importa", es una historia sobre estar sano y seguro. Como parte de la serie "Habilidades De Vida Para Niños", "La Bondad Importa" es una manera maravillosa para que los niños pequeños aprendan habilidades socioemocionales que los alienten a tratar a todos con amabilidad, tomar turnos, ser positivos y alentadores, ser un buen oyente, aprecia a sus amigos tal como son, y más. El arte adorable ilustra dulcemente la importancia de cada habilidad vital. Los efectos de sonido auténticos y la música animada junto con los conceptos "fácil de entender" hacen de "La Bondad Importa " un recurso de aprendizaje increíble.

Calmarse

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645801047

"Calmarse" es una historia sobre cómo trabajar a través de la ira. Como parte de la serie "Habilidades De Vida Para Niños" "Calmarse", es una manera maravillosa para que los niños pequeños aprendan habilidades socioemocionales que brinden ejemplos de la vida real de formas positivas de lidiar con la ira. Algunos ejemplos incluyen respirar profundamente, calmarse alejándose, tocar música, salir a caminar, pintar un cuadro, “¡dejarlo ir!” Y más. El arte adorable ilustra dulcemente la importancia de cada habilidad vital. Los efectos de sonido auténticos y la música animada junto con los conceptos "fácil de entender" hacen de "Calmarse" un recurso de aprendizaje increíble.