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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.

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.

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.

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?

Opioid Crisis

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121226

A major societal issue in the world today, opioid addiction is causing a devastating number of deaths and is costing countries millions of dollars. This timely book includes information on the causes and effects of opioid addiction and the methods being used to combat this deadly epidemic.

Medicine and Illness

Grace Jones (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121400

Cultural beliefs surrounding illness and societal beliefs about how we should offer health care are discussed in this fascinating addition to the Our Values series. Discussions about the treatment of common diseases, as well as topics of interest, such as how a cast is made, are compared and contrasted with the way health care is provided throughout the world.

Global Pandemic

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916525

Viruses and bacteria are everywhere! They can mutate and move easily from one person to the next. Vaccines and other forms of prevention help fight these vicious pests, but pandemics have hit the world and taken out millions! In this high-interest title, a world-ending global pandemic is explored, from how it could start to how we might fight the spread. Features follow the chain reaction of the societal breakdown and jump back in time to the bubonic plagues. Are we due for another pandemic? Find out how to fight when the next one comes!

Nuclear Explosion Hacks

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534149281

Could you survive in a world after a nuclear explosion? This book could save your life. With five survivalist hacks from everyday objects, you could start a new world of your own! Hacks are paired with a STEM connection that explains the science behind how the hack works. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these super engaging, high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

The 12 Worst Health Disasters of All Time

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781632356567

Presents readers with the 12 most devastating health disasters of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, how each health disaster started, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of a health disaster.

Bullying

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191182

Bullying provides an honest and unbiased view of a prevalent issue. This book examines different forms of bullying and covers practical topics such as how to recognize bullying behavior, the role of the bystander, and empowering ways to deal with bullies. Candid first-hand accounts from different perspectives and a list of valuable resources give readers the tools to help break the cycle of this destructive epidemic.

Rock Climbing

Mike Graf (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849026

Experience the author's personal account of a daring climb after first reading about climbing basics, safety, and famous climbers.

Communicating in the Digital World

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120441

From email and twitter to blogs and wikis, readers are encouraged to be safe, positive, and mindful contributors in the digital environment. Readers will learn how to choose the appropriate digital tools to communicate for various purposes.

Designing Positive School Communities

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120373

School communities should be accessible, inclusive, and safe places for students of varying backgrounds, abilities, and needs. This important title teaches readers how to use design thinking principles to become positive change-makers in their school communities. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to big issues—from inclusivity to bullying to learning needs.