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Yellowstone National Park

Kelly Anne White (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177343

Explore the past, present, and future of Yellowstone National Park. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

The Sahara Desert

Rebecca Kraft Rector (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177336

Explore the past, present, and future of the Sahara Desert. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

Niagara Falls

Lisa M. Bolt Simons (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177329

Explore the past, present, and future of Niagara Falls. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

Mount Everest

Lisa M. Bolt Simons (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177312

Explore the past, present, and future of Mount Everest. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

The Great Barrier Reef

Rebecca Kraft Rector (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177305

Explore the past, present, and future of the Great Barrier Reef. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

The Grand Canyon

Rebecca Kraft Rector (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177299

Explore the past, present, and future of the Grand Canyon. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

California’s Redwood Forest

Christy Mihaly (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177282

Explore the past, present, and future of California's Redwood Forest. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

The Amazon Rainforest

Rebecca Kraft Rector (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177275

Explore the past, present, and future of the Amazon Rainforest. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

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 the Electoral College

Sue Bradford Edwards (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176704

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

The Debate about School Uniforms

Rachel Seigel (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176698

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

The Debate about Playing Video Games

Rachel Seigel (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176681

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

The Debate about Paying College Athletes

Gail Terp (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176674

Provides a thorough overview of the major pros and cons of paying college athletes. 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.

The Debate about Homework

Anika Fajardo (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176650

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

The Debate about Animal Testing

Gail Terp (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635176643

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

Above and Beyond with Communication

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118349

Technology has given us new ways to connect and converse with others like never before. In fact, by the time you finish reading this sentence more than 193,000 text messages will have been sent! This innovative book explores the often subtle differences between various forms of communication such as active listening, written, oral, nonverbal, and digital communication. Readers will learn about potential communication roadblocks and strategies to overcome them. Motivating activities and challenges, facts and statistics that have impact, and biographical snapshots show how building effective communication skills is essential in all facets of life in today’s complex and connected world.

From Raindrop to Tap

Michael Bright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118189

Most of us use water all day, every day, without thinking about it. But how does it get to our homes? From the pitter patter of raindrops to the whoosh of water from the shower, this book follows the journey from the source to the resource. Water is one of the most vital natural resources for humans, and we use it in abundance for more than just drinking water. It is used in household chores, leisure activities, and in work and industry. Readers will learn about where water comes from and the water cycle, as well as how water is stored, treated, and pumped around the country and into our homes. Real-world examples consider the environmental impact of our water use and how we can reduce consumption in our daily lives, and how many people live in places around the world that do not have a reliable water supply and rely on local methods to clean water that is in short supply.

Above and Beyond with Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118363

This innovative title explores the ways that critical thinking can be applied to problem solving in school, work, and social settings. Real-world examples and opportunities for hands-on practice support readers as they learn how to frame, analyze, and synthesize information. Readers are also encouraged to ask questions to clarify points of view, and apply other core skills essential to making complex choices and determining sound solutions.

Above and Beyond with Creativity and Innovation

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118356

Creativity and innovation are central to success in the 21st century. This dynamic title provides a comprehensive look at creative processes in a variety of settings. Readers are introduced to various brainstorming techniques and will learn different approaches to help refine and evaluate their ideas. Real-world examples, motivating challenges, and case studies broaden readers’ understanding of this key skill set.

From Oil Rig to Gas Pump

Michael Bright (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118165

This timely book looks at the world's production of oil and our dependence on this natural resource. The majority of today's forms of transportation run on fuel that comes from oil, and hundreds of thousands of the items we use every day come from oil or oil-based products. Readers will find out about the origins of oil and its first use in industry, and learn how it is found, mined, and processed into many different products that are used all over the world. Real-world examples also consider the environmental and human disasters related to oil, encouraging discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource. Possible alternatives to using oil are also discussed now that this important, non-renewable natural resource is running out.

Above and Beyond with Collaboration

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118332

Collaboration skills, or the ability to effectively work with people, are in high demand in today’s connected world. The ability to work with diverse individuals across diverse platforms in our online world is essential in the 21st century. This title explores the skills and practices needed to be a successful collaborator in any situation covering topics such as establishing responsibilities, engineering plans, and becoming socially aware. With a focus on college and career readiness, the title encourages readers to be group members who use active listening, respect, self-direction, and focus to understand diverse perspectives and come to achieve common goals. Students will build collaboration skills for the future through projects, real-world examples of international collaborative achievements, and practicing tips for being effective collaborators in their own increasingly social and digital worlds.

Temple Grandin: Pioneer for Animal Rights and Autism Awareness

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118097

American Temple Grandin is a renowned scientist, champion for animal rights, and an advocate for people with autism. This book highlights the achievements of this inspirational woman who lives with high-functioning autism. Grandin overcame language and social challenges to become one of the world’s most influential minds in animal welfare and in autism education, exposing the incredible, and sometimes unacknowledged, potential of people who have special needs. Primary sources, sidebars, and discussion and writing prompts highlight her remarkable story.

Wilma Rudolph: Track and Field Champion

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118103

When doctors told her parents that she may never walk again, no one could have imagined that Wilma Rudolph would grow up to become the world’s fastest woman. This awe-inspiring book shows how, with grace, perseverance, and dedication, young Wilma used her inner strength to overcome physical disabilities caused by polio to win three gold medals for the USA in track and field at the 1960 Olympics. A sports superstar and an icon worldwide, her legacy continues to inspire youth and African-American communities today.

William Kamkwamba: Powering his Village

Kylie Burns (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118110

Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build a windmill that brought power to his family’s home. He has since built his village’s first drinking water pump. William’s ingenuity, perseverance, and initiative are an inspiration to many people around the world.