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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.

My New Home After Yemen

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121264

After fleeing civil war in Yemen, Sahar knows that she and her family are lucky to have escaped the violence and survived the trip to Toronto, Canada. Although she still has nightmares about bombings and losing her baby brother—Sahar cannot believe how quickly her English is improving, and how much fun she had trick-or-treating on Halloween for the first time. Paired with facts about the current situation in Yemen and how different countries work to welcome and support refugees, Sahar’s story gives insight on a refugee’s life in a new country.

My New Home After Syria

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121257

Roj and his family have lived in Germany for three years after fleeing civil war in Syria. Although his family faces discrimination from some in their small village, and hearing news about home from friends and family can be sad, Roj’s dreams for the future are high as he faces each new challenge with hope and resilience. Interspersed with facts about the current situation in Syria and the experiences of Syrian refugees in different countries, Roj’s story offers a window into the complex and ongoing journey of refugees as they adjust to their new homes.

My New Home After Iraq

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121240

Memories of fleeing war in Iraq, living in the refugee camp in Jordan, and the scary journey to the United States now seem far away to Zainab. But every day, as she attends school, plays sports, and participates in community groups in her new home in Dearborn, Michigan, she is aware that she will always be part of two cultures. Interwoven with facts about Iraq’s conflict and the experiences of Iraqi refugees around the world, Zainab’s story offers a thoughtful and unique look at the challenges—and triumphs—faced and experienced by refugees in their new homes.

Hoping for a Home After Myanmar

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121233

Syed was forced to flee his homeland of Myanmar because of extreme violence and persecution against the Rohingya minority. After traveling by boat to Malaysia to meet up with his brother, Nazir, Syed must survive “underground” in a country in which he is not welcome. Interwoven with facts about the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and how refugees survive in countries such as Malaysia, Syed’s story sheds light on the plight of Rohingya refugees around the world.

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate

Julia Sillett (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121127

The year 2017 saw the most active and costly hurricane season on record. Moving photographs help tell the human stories of Harvey, hitting Texas and Louisiana; Irma, the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded, pummeling Florida; and Maria, the worst natural disaster ever to hit Puerto Rico and Dominica. Detailed information tracks the paths of each storm, the clean-ups that followed, what remains to do.

California and Other Western Wildfires

Rachel Seigel (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121110

It cost $10 billion to combat the wildfires in California in 2017 that scorched 300,000 acres of land and left 100,000 people displaced. With dry weather and drought bringing more catastrophic wildfires to the western United States and Canada, this timely title discusses the human and physical impacts of these and other fire disasters and how fire professionals and policymakers are combatting them.

Detecting Wildfires

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171693

Examines how scientists study wildfires. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Volcanic Eruptions

Trudi Strain Trueit (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171686

Examines how scientists study volcanic eruptions. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Tsunamis

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171679

Examines how scientists study tsunamis. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Tornadoes

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171662

Examines how scientists study tornadoes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Hurricanes

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171655

Examines how scientists study hurricanes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Floods

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171648

Examines how scientists study floods. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Earthquakes

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171631

Examines how scientists study earthquakes. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Detecting Avalanches

Trudi Strain Trueit (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635171624

Examines how scientists study avalanches. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, a disaster preparedness checklist, and a "How It Works" feature, this book provides an exciting look at the science of disaster detection.

Ni Hao, China

Leah Kaminski (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149519

As one of the Earth's biggest countries and the one with the world's largest population, China is well-known for its rich history and traditions. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about countries' unique features through engaging content and pictures. Readers will learn about China's culture, monuments like the Great Wall, and animals like panda bears that call China home. This book includes a table of contents, activity sections, sidebars, infographics, recipes, a glossary, and references to learn more.

Explore South America

Veronica B. Wilkins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273028

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of South America. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about this continent’s landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference. Children can learn more about South America using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Explore South America also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

South Korea

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918482

The peninsula nation of South Korea is stamped by urban centers and technological advances. Towering buildings stretch into the sky while high-speed trains whiz South Koreans and travelers wherever they need to go. Open the cover of this informative read to discover engaging text and vivid photos alongside labeled maps, a language feature, a recipe, a historical timeline, and more!

El Salvador

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918420

El Salvador may be the smallest country in Central America, but it is filled with rich life and beauty! The hidden pyramid of Tazumel attracts many adventurers, while the sounds of cumbia music delight locals in the streets. Readers will dive into this and more as each chapter highlights different elements of El Salvador. Special features such as maps, fun facts, a recipe, an activity, and a timeline provide a deeper look into this nation in the tropics!

Chile

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918437

Stretching long and thin along South America’s southwestern coast is the diverse nation of Chile. Its landscape features the jagged Andes, the dry Atacama Desert, varied forests, and chilling glaciers. The people and cultures provide as much contrast as the land! Readers will explore Chile’s uniqueness through engaging text, labeled maps, a language feature, a traditional recipe, a historical timeline, and much more!

Belgium

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918413

Boasting cultural riches, Belgium is where readers dreaming of travel can experience castle-filled towns, visual and musical arts, and buzzing urban hubs. Each bright page of this title provides engaging text and photos, while labeled maps, a traditional recipe, a language feature, a timeline, and more give readers a chance to experience the nation from afar!

Looking Into the Grand Canyon

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836389

Explore the Grand Canyon's layers from the nearly 2-billion-year-old rocks of the Pre-Cambrian Era to the few formations of the Mesozoic Era. Learn about the different kinds of rock that make up the canyon and how the Colorado River carved them into the majesty of the Grand Canyon today. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into the Rain Forest

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836402

Explore the rain forest's layers from the airy branches of the emergent layer to the dense underbrush of the forest floor. Learn about the animals that dwell there, the different plant life that thrives, and more. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Looking Into Soil

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836365

Explore soil's layers from the nutrient-rich topsoil to the rocky base. Learn about the cycle of life and decay, soil's organic and inorganic materials, and the ways soil supports life on Earth. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

When the Ground Shook: San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160552

The events surrounding the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a fireman fighting the fires, a girl whose home is destroyed, and a resident of Chinatown as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.