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Surviving the Jungle

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207810

A group of friends plan a trip to explore the Amazon rainforest. They have a map and some supplies, but the jungle is thick with trees. There are very few paths. The friends realize that they are lost and no one knows where to look for them. That is the beginning of Loic Pillois and Guilhem Nayral’s dangerous adventure. Iron Will: Surviving the Jungle tells five shocking stories of being lost in the rainforest. The survivors faced deadly animals, like jaguars and poisonous spiders, and encountered dangerous terrain, with heavy rains, flooding, and waterfalls. But readers will learn how they each made it out alive, with little more than an iron will.

Surviving the Mountain

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207827

A woman is getting her gear ready for a day of skiing. It’s a beautiful day at the lodge and she is near the lockers setting up her ski boots. She hears a distant rumble, and the lodge is overtaken by an avalanche. This is the start of Anna Allen’s five-day ordeal of being trapped under snow and debris. Iron Will: Surviving the Mountain retells 5 stories of adventure and survival on cold, dangerous mountains around the world. Some people lost limbs, and others lost fingers and toes to the cold. Even the most prepared can become the mountain’s victim. But somehow, with grit and determination, these survivors didn’t lose their lives.

Surviving the Desert

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Full Tilt Press ISBN: 9781629207834

A man is driving through the Australian outback. His car breaks down, miles away from any help. He is surrounded by nothing but dry earth and bare trees, which offer very little shade. He knows he won’t make it if he tries to walk to a town. This is the beginning of Ricky Megee’s 71-day ordeal in the Australian wilderness. Iron Will: Surviving the Desert relates the experiences of five people alone in deserts around the world, and how they made it out alive. If the poisonous snakes and lizards don’t pose a major threat, the lack of water and high temperatures will. It takes a special will to survive to make it through such harsh a environment.

Superbugs

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982333

Germs and bacteria are everywhere. They are on surfaces we touch everyday, and millions of them live inside our bodies. Some of these bacteria can make us sick. Most illnesses can be treated with medicine. But sometimes, a superbug hits. These powerful bacteria have evolved to survive most drugs, leaving doctors puzzled over how to treat them. Learn how science is tackling this new enemy.

Essential Workers, Community Heroes

Heather DiLorenzo Williams (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641322058

Be inspired by real-life heroes, the essential workers who have risked exposure to provide important goods and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accessible text and engaging infographics help young readers to understand the science and impact of the global pandemic.

The Science of a New Virus

Renae Gilles (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641322072

Many of the smartest people on Earth are working to find answers - and a cure - for COVID-19. Accessible text and engaging infographics help young readers to understand the science and impact of the global pandemic.

The Virus that Changed the World

Heather DiLorenzo Williams (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641322065

Explore how our lives have changed as we adapt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Accessible text and engaging infographics help young readers to understand the science and impact of the global pandemic.

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.

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.

Adderall: Affecting Lives

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846371

Introduces young readers to the dangers of Adderall addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of Adderall 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.

Top Secret: Pharmer

D.C. London (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172890

The STEM Files graphic novel series focuses on the hilarious, top secret stories of ambitious, but inept, would-be evil villains. Top Secret: Pharmer focuses on the blundering would-be evil villian Dr. Phineas, Armour, aka Pharmer, as he attempts to infect the residents of The City with the common cold and charge all the citizens for the cure. But he fails miserably due to his lack of knowledge about bacteria, viruses, and medicine. It's hard to infect people if you don't know how infections and medications work! Each book in the series focuses on a key STEM concept. Includes educational callouts, sidebars, and backmatter material. Supplemental activity also included.

Smart Healthcare

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172463

What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Healthcare, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in the medical industry. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.

The Debate about Vaccines

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176711

Provides a thorough overview of the major pros and cons of vaccines. Readable text, interesting sidebars, and illuminating infographics invite readers to jump in and join the debate.

The Debate about Legalizing Marijuana

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176667

Provides a thorough overview of the major pros and cons of legalizing marijuana. Readable text, interesting sidebars, and illuminating infographics invite readers to jump in and join the debate.

Top Secret Science in Medicine

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122438

Medical and pharmaceutical research is big business. This fascinating book reveals the competition in the corporate and academic worlds to be the first to find a new procedure or product that could change the world. Features include Dark Science Secrets, which reveal stories of unethical and deadly medical experiments from the past.

Health Care Journalism

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121974

This timely book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about health care. Stories include journalists exposing wrongdoing by drug companies, neglect of dying patients in by hospice home-care providers, and lead-poisoning from drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change.

Football in Action

John Crossingham (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166791

Football in Action scores a touchdown for one of North America’s biggest sports. Children will learn about the positions on the football field, rules, proper equipment, and the importance of safety as well as: • the secrets of a good quarterback • defense and offense • passing, receiving, blocking, and kicking • penalties and rules

Universal Health Care

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124685

The World Health Organization defines Universal Health Care (UHC) as all individuals and communities receiving the health services needed without suffering financial hardship. Of the 33 developed countries in the world, 32 have some form of Universal Health Care. Over 800 million people around the world spent 10 percent or more of their household budgets on health care and a further 100 million were pushed into extreme poverty in order to pay for health care. This timely title examines what UHC is—and is not—and how it impacts the health and well-being of human communities throughout the world.

Legalizing Marijuana

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124661

A hundred years ago, marijuana was considered a threat to civil order and mental health. Today, recreational marijuana is legal in two countries: Canada and Uruguay. More countries are expected to follow—some in an attempt to reduce underage use of the drug. In the United States, marijuana is legal for recreational use in 11 states and in 33 for medical use. Legalizing Marijuana analyzes the issues related to legalization, use, misuse, and if legalized, how to address the futures of people currently convicted or serving time for marijuana-related crimes.

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.

Gnarly Sports Injuries

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783815

Who was Homer? What was the ball game? What does a skeleton do? Did Allan Ray's eye pop out? Have you ever been hurt playing sports?