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Like Vanessa

Tami Charles (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897778

Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen-year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America. In this semi-autobiographical debut novel set in 1983, Vanessa Martin's real-life reality of living with family in public housing in Newark, New Jersey is a far cry from the glamorous Miss America stage. She struggles with a mother she barely remembers, a grandfather dealing with addiction and her own battle with self-confidence. But when a new teacher at school coordinates a beauty pageant and convinces Vanessa to enter, Vanessa's view of her own world begins to change. Vanessa discovers that her own self-worth is more than the scores of her talent performance and her interview answers, and that she doesn't need a crown to be comfortable in her own skin and see her own true beauty.

Viking: The Story of a Raider

Dee Phillips (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630780364

We wait in the early morning darkness. Soon we will attack. My axe and sword are ready. Viking blood runs through my veins. These graphic and colorful 48-page books meet Common Core genre requirements and feature a fictional story, two pages of nonfiction, and two pages of activities, giving students some background knowledge necessary to understanding historical events. Using fiction to amplify history also allows students to think critically about the pas--and piques curiosity, leading to further exploration and discovery.

Unusual Jobs

Saddleback Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980605

For many, a job is just a way to make money. However, some people have unusual careers that provide unique opportunities for excitement and fulfillment. From jumping out of planes to working with animals to saving people in combat, there are many work environments that are outside the norm. What unusual job could you see yourself doing?

A Tramp Abroad

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421402

Europe seen through the eyes of an American - Mark Twain decides to discover Europe, more specifically Germany, the Alps and Italy, but he doesn’t do it in the old-fashioned way marveling at the wonders of the Old World. In fact, he has a humorous approach ironizing both the Europeans and the Americans alike.

A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421341

Parson Yorick is an English traveler who doesn’t know much about plots and how to write proper novels. He knows many things however about human character. So he decides to write his impressions and adventures during his travels in France and Italy. No plot, just his encounters with many different men and women.

A Texas Matchmaker

Andy Adams (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421389

rA Texas Matchmaker by Andy Adams is the tale of Texas cowboys, based on Andy Adams’s own experience. It is an interesting log of how the west once used to be.

A Voice in the Wilderness

Grace Livingston Hill (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421419

A young woman's first teaching assignment holds plenty of surprises in A Voice in the Wilderness by Grace Livingston Hill. Margaret Earl's train journey to Arizona leaves her stranded in the desert but with the help of a handsome young cowboy, she discovers the meaning of true friendship that deepens into something much more

Starting at a New School

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785789

Newcomers will build practical life skills that are expected of all American teens with this flipbook - the nonfiction side includes a glossary of key terms used in the text and topical conversation questions that help students practice English language skills, while the fiction side helps put it all into context. Great ELL resource.

Organizing for Success at School

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785796

Newcomers will build practical life skills that are expected of all American teens with this flipbook - the nonfiction side includes a glossary of key terms used in the text and topical conversation questions that help students practice English language skills, while the fiction side helps put it all into context. Great ELL resource.

Finding and Keeping a Job

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785819

Newcomers will build practical life skills that are expected of all American teens with this flipbook - the nonfiction side includes a glossary of key terms used in the text and topical conversation questions that help students practice English language skills, while the fiction side helps put it all into context. Great ELL resource.

India

A.M. Buckley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878213

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in India, land of Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, monsoons, more than 1 billion people, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces India's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

Pamela S. Turner (author) Gareth Hinds (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580895859

A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones. Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story--with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package.

Falcon Wild

Terry Lynn Johnson (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781632896018

An action-packed, contemporary novel about surviving in the wilderness. Thirteen-year-old Karma is desperate to become a certified falconer. At her dad's bird education center, she helps give demonstrations to guests and can fly the birds. But when her favorite rescued falcon, Stark, hurts Karma, her parents insist that they return the bird to its previous owner -- in Canada. On the way to bring Stark back, a car accident in the middle of nowhere leaves Karma's dad trapped, and it's up to Karma to find a way to rescue him and her younger brother. When Karma loses her way trying to get help, she crosses paths with Cooper, a troubled teenaged boy. Lost for three days, the two figure out how to survive, and Karma teaches Stark to hunt like an actual bird of prey. Karma may be closer than she thinks to becoming a real falconer and having a real friend.

The Arab Spring

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607803

A historical account of the Arab Spring, including the events leading up to the string of protests, the people involved, the conditions of political instability, and the lingering aftermath.

Navajo

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606523

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Navajo, including headman Manuelito and conflicts such as the Second Battle of Fort Defiance.

Apache

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606493

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Apache, including warrior Geronimo and conflicts such as the Camp Grant Massacre.

A Rainforest Food Chain

A.D. Tarbox (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606332

A look at a common food chain in a South American rainforest, introducing the cacao tree that starts the chain, the jaguar that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.

A Prairie Food Chain

A.D. Tarbox (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606325

A look at a common food chain on a North American prairie, introducing the bluestem grass that starts the chain, the badger that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.

A Desert Food Chain

A.D. Tarbox (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606295

A look at a common food chain in a North American desert, introducing the mesquite tree that starts the chain, the coyote that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.

Grand Teton National Park

Nate Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605847

An exploration of Grand Teton National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the waterfall known as Hidden Falls.

Finding a Financial Balance: The Economy of Mexico

Erica M. Stokes (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286869

Over the past two decades, the Mexican government has signed free trade agreements with the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and many countries in Central and South America. These agreements have helped establish Mexico as a key exporter of goods to other countries, and have helped to stabilize the countrys economy. Today, according to the World Bank, Mexico has the worlds 14th-largest economy, with the countrys annual gross domestic product valued at more than $1.25 trillion. Finding a Financial Balance: The Economy of Mexico provides information about Mexico's manufacturing and industrial sectors, agriculture, natural resources, and tourist industry. It describes problems that the nation faces, such as Mexico's crumbling infrastructure and the vast economic disparity between wealthy and poor citizens, and how the Mexican government has begun to address these problems.

Urban Animals of Washington, D.C.

Isabel Hill (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595725127

The author of Urban Animals, Isabel Hill once again captures images of creatures large and small that adorns the buildings all around our nation's capital. Includes a glossary of architectural terms and a list of buildings where each animal resides.

Women in Medicine

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288986

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of medicine. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in medicine, from Rita Levi-Montalcini to Margaret Chan, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a doctor. Find out about the opportunities for women in medicine. Read Women in Medicine to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in medicine is something you want to do.

Women in Physics

Shaina Indovino (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288993

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of physics. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in physics, from Shirley Ann Jackson to Lisa Randall, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a physicist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Physics to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in physics is something you want to do.

Women in Anthropology

Shaina Indovino (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288931

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of anthropology, the study of people. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in anthropology, from Jane Goodall to Zora Neale Hurston, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an anthropologist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Anthropology to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in anthropology is something you want to do.