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Earning Money

Ben Hubbard, Beatriz Castro (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124975

Maya wants some extra money but her parents tell her she has to earn it! So Maya helps tidy up her neighbor’s garage. But it’s harder work than she thought. Will Maya finish the job and earn the money?

Turn Off the Tap!

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124746

Tia’s mom is always telling her not to waste water. But why is this so important? Follow her story and find out why water is precious and what small steps we can all take to help save it.

Save and Repair

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124739

Molly’s bedroom is a mess and her toys are everywhere. She trips over one of them and hurts her knee, so she decides to sort through her toys to see which ones are worth keeping. Follow her story and find out why Molly's mom won’t let her just throw her toys away, and how we should reuse, repair, and share our things.

Save the Animals

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124722

Leo is sad that trees were cut down in nearby woods to make way for new houses. He has lost his special place to play, but more importantly, many animals have lost their homes. Follow his story and find out about the loss of animal habitats, the problem of climate change, and the small steps we can take to protect the planet and its wildlife.

Let's Walk to School

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124715

Tom and his mom usually drive to school, but they always get stuck in traffic. Follow his story and find out what happens when Tom walks to school, and why walking is so much better for our planet—and ourselves!

Garbage or Recycling?

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124708

Nasir and Nadir are making a robot for their school’s junk model competition. They must use garbage that can be recycled. So just what can they use, and what will happen to the garbage they throw away? Follow their story to find out why we should use less plastic, what happens at landfill sites, and how we can reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Don't Waste Your Food

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124692

Amara’s dad says they shouldn’t waste food. But why is this such a big problem? Follow their story and find out what happens to food waste, what can be composted, and how to reduce the amount of food we throw away.

All Kinds of Families

Anita Ganeri, Ayesha Rubio (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124234

There are all kinds of families. Families can be big or small and they can change over time. Some families live together and others live apart. In every family there are people who love each other. Who's in your family?

All Kinds of Beliefs

Anita Ganeri, Ayesha Rubio (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124210

People hold all kinds of beliefs. We may be Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, or Sikhs, or belong to other religions. Some people have non-religious beliefs. We can show what we believe by how we dress, what we eat, how we behave, and how we treat other people. What are your beliefs?

The Power of Gratitude

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124203

Gratitude is an attitude that helps change negative feelings to positive ones. It helps us appreciate everything in life, even the simple things. Through many fun activities, such as practicing mindfulness, starting a gratitude journal, volunteering in a school or community, young readers will experience the power of gratitude. They will also learn to express their gratitude to friends, parents, teachers, and community workers verbally and in writing. 

Kindness is Cool!

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124197

This fascinating book introduces children to the “butterfly effect,” a theory that states that a small change in the present, such as the simple flapping of a butterfly’s wings, can cause big changes to happen in the future. Children will learn how even their small acts of gentleness, kindness, and compassion to family, friends, classmates, and community can have huge positive impacts where they live, around the world, and most importantly on themselves.

Creating a Happy School Community

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124180

This instructive book looks at schools as safe places where children of all backgrounds and abilities can build strong social and emotional skills and improve attitudes about themselves and others. Showing kindness, accepting differences, learning to resolve conflicts, and expressing gratitude makes school a happy place for both students and teachers. 

Be Mindful! Be Here Now

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124173

Our thoughts have a habit of wandering when we should be focusing on what we are doing. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what is happening around you right now in the present. This helpful book offers mindfulness techniques to help young readers train themselves to be aware of their thoughts with an attitude of kindness and curiosity, not stress. With an emphasis on being more positive and less negative, children will be better able to handle difficult emotions. Activities in this book include breathing with awareness to feelings within the body, meditating, self-compassion talk, positive thinking, acts of kindness, keeping journals, art activities, observing nature, and ways to show gratitude.   

Taking Action to Help the Environment

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124067

This important book examines ways to meet the challenges facing Earth’s environment—one of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. From tackling ocean pollution to slowing climate change, readers will gain an understanding of how all the UN goals work together, and learn concrete strategies to inspire change. Profiles of youth-led movements and other collaborative efforts to help the environment will empower readers to get involved to restore and protect the health of environments.

Taking Action to End Poverty

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124050

This timely book examines the elimination of global poverty—one of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. From tackling hunger to creating fair work opportunities, readers will gain an understanding of how all the UN goals work together, and learn concrete strategies to inspire change. Profiles of youth-led movements and other collaborative efforts to end poverty will empower readers to get involved themselves and become change-makers.

Taking Action to Achieve Equality

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124043

This insightful book examines ways to reduce the global inequality of people—one of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. From tackling gender inequality to fighting for the right to a good education, readers will gain an understanding of how all the UN goals work together, and learn concrete strategies to inspire change. Profiles of youth-led movements and other collaborative efforts to fight inequality will empower readers to get involved to achieve equality for all global citizens.

Taking Action for Responsible Growth

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124036

This important book examines ways to reduce the negative impact of economic and urban growth on people and the environment—one of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. From reducing energy use to helping communities become safe and inclusive for all people, readers will gain an understanding of how all the UN goals work together, and learn concrete strategies to inspire change. Profiles of youth-led movements and other collaborative efforts to support responsible growth will empower readers to get involved in the movement to create a sustainable world.

Evaluating Arguments About the Environment

Simon Rose (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121653

Does bottled water do more harm than good? Should clear-cutting for agriculture be allowed? Every day, we hear arguments about environmental issues in the media. This book gives readers the tools to make sense of and evaluate some of these arguments. Using relatable and accessible environment-related examples, this book introduces readers to the parts of an effective argument and prompts them to use the knowledge they have gained to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on opposing sides of the issues.

Evaluating Arguments About Technology

Simon Rose (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121646

Is constant access to technology safe for children? Should driverless vehicles replace human-controlled cars? Every day, we hear arguments about technology issues in the media. This book gives readers the tools to make sense of and evaluate some of these arguments. Using three relatable and accessible technology-related examples, this book introduces readers to the parts of an effective argument and prompts them to use the knowledge they have gained to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on opposing sides of the issues.

Evaluating Arguments About Sports and Entertainment

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121639

Should athletes who used performance-enhancing drugs be stripped of their medals? Can video games help build important skills? Every day, we hear arguments about issues in sports and entertainment in the media. This book gives readers the tools to make sense of and evaluate some of these arguments. Using three relatable and accessible examples, this book introduces readers to the parts of an effective argument and prompts them to use the knowledge they have gained to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on opposing sides of the issues.

Evaluating Arguments About Food

Simon Rose (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121622

Should an age restriction be placed on buying junk food? Are genetically modified foods safe to eat? Every day, we hear arguments about food issues in the media. This book gives readers the tools to make sense of and evaluate some of these arguments. Using three relatable and accessible food-related examples, this book introduces readers to the parts of an effective argument and prompts them to use the knowledge they have gained to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on opposing sides of the issues.

Evaluating Arguments About Education

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121615

Are science and math subjects more important than arts subjects? Should students be required to complete homework during their personal time? Every day, we hear arguments about education issues in the media. This book gives readers the tools to make sense of and evaluate some of these arguments. Using three relatable and accessible education-related examples, this book introduces readers to the parts of an effective argument and prompts them to use the knowledge they have gained to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on opposing sides of the issues.

Evaluating Arguments About Animals

Simon Rose (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121608

Should animals be kept in zoos? Is it okay to use animals for entertainment in circuses or rodeos? Every day, we hear arguments about animal issues in the media. This book gives readers the tools to make sense of and evaluate some of these arguments. Using three relatable and accessible animal-related examples, this book introduces readers to the parts of an effective argument and prompts them to use the knowledge they have gained to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on opposing sides of the issues.

Returning to Guatemala

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121288

Martinez longs for the happy, stable home he had in Guatemala—before gang violence forced them to flee to Mexico. And now, he is being uprooted again. His mother has decided they must return to Guatemala to take care of the extended family. Martinez is scared to return—but the love of his family and support of his new rural community in Guatemala gives him hope for a future without violence. Paired with facts about the instability in Guatemala and the experience of displaced persons there, Martinez’s story offers a unique look at the fear—and resilience—refugees experience when they must return home.

Returning to Afghanistan

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121271

Sonita has been a refugee for her entire life. Born in a refugee camp in Pakistan, Sonita had never seen her family’s homeland of Afghanistan—until, faced with discrimination in Pakistan and possible deportation, her parents decided to return. But despite the end of the war, Afghanistan is not the home Sonita’s parents and sister remember. Sonita must adjust to life in a homeland she has never known, and work hard to survive and thrive in a country still full of conflict and insecurity. Interwoven with facts about the conflict in Afghanistan, Sonita’s story gives a look at the experiences of Afghan refugees forced to return to a home that no longer exists.