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The Story of the Black National Anthem

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532159251

Anthems, or songs of hope and praise, can help support communities through difficult times. Throughout the 1900s, the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" evolved into an anthem for black people in the United States. The Story of the Black National Anthem explores the history and the legacy of this uplifting song. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Scottsboro Boys

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532159244

In 1931, nine black teenagers were arrested in Alabama. The young men were accused of crimes they did not commit, including rape. This unjust arrest led to years of imprisonment and trials for the young men, who were known as the Scottsboro Boys. The Scottsboro Boys examines their legacy and how their trials shaped the criminal justice system. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Grand Contraband Camp

Duchess Harris (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532159183

During the American Civil War, escaped slaves found refuge near Union forts. They formed communities called contraband camps. The largest of these was the Grand Contraband Camp near Fort Monroe in Virginia. The Grand Contraband Camp explores the history and legacy of this camp. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Sharing Tasks

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781636901282

In this book, readers will learn how to assign and delegate tasks, share workload, make schedules, and take accountability for individual responsibilities within a group setting or project. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about sharing tasks. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Resolving Conflict

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781636901251

In this book, readers will learn how to identify conflicts, address individual mistakes, and work together to resolve disagreements and problems within a group setting or project. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about resolving conflict. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

I Feel Jealous

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781636901107

In this book, readers will learn about jealousy and envy in themselves and others, how and why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind, moods, and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

I Feel Grouchy

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781636901046

In this book, readers will learn about grouchiness in themselves and others, how and why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind, moods, and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Finding Inspiration

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781636901220

In this book, readers will learn what it takes to get started on a group project, how to brainstorm effectively, and how to practice teamwork to reach a decision about project direction. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about finding inspiration. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Encouraging Others

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781636901190

In this book, readers will learn what it means to encourage others, how to identify and acknowledge others' strengths, and how to practice empathy, patience, and support within a group setting or project. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about encouraging others. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Struggle for Survival

Tim Cooke (author) Alessandro Valdrighi (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910635

In the 1800s, Florida panthers thrived in the southeastern United States, but by the mid 1900s, there were very few of the animals left. When biologists like Mark Lotz realized that wildlife refuges would only do so much to save this endangered species, they got to work. Follow along in this graphic adventure based on a true story of how biologists saved the unhealthy population for a Florida panther comeback. Then, learn more about Florida panthers and other cats in danger.

Search and Rescue Dogs

Dale Jones (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911366

Whether it's there's an avalanche, a mudslide, or a collapsed building, you can bet four paws will help dig through the debris to find people who are trapped. Search and Rescue dogs respond to disasters to help survivors make it out alive. Learn all about these heroic dogs.

Service Dogs

Dale Jones (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911373

From opening doors and detecting seizures, to leading people who are blind and hearing for people who are deaf, services dogs are with their handlers through it all. These hardworking dogs help their owners live more independently while keeping them safe. Learn all about these heroic dogs.

Fur-tastrophe Avoided

Tim Cooke (author) Alessandro Valdrighi (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910628

When Howard Sharpe spotted a group of southern sea otters floating off the coast of California, he was nearly as surprised as if he had seen a dinosaur. The otters were thought to be nearly extinct, and yet he spotted hundreds splashing in the water. Soon, Howard and other environmental activists sprang into action to make sure this once nearly extinct species didn't disappear forever. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story about how fur-tastrophe was avoided in the southern sea otter comeback. Then, learn more about southern sea otters and other marine mammals in danger.

Guide Dogs

Dale Jones (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636911335

A guide dog and its handler are a well-trained team--four paws padding down the street next to two feet. The furry worker starts, stops, and turns in sync with its owner. It acts as eyes to spot a low-hanging branch, a car zooming down the street, or an obstacle in the middle of the path. Learn all about these heroic dogs.

A Scary Prediction

Tim Cooke (author) Alessandro Valdrighi (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781636910581

William Hornaday admired the American bison. He wanted every American to see the beautiful animal that was once plentiful across the Great Plains. But in 1886 he made a shocking prediction. Unless something changed quickly, bison would disappear from America forever. Follow along on this graphic adventure based on a true story to learn how William and other activists brought the bison back from the brink. Then, learn more about bison and other animals in danger.

Juneteenth

Emily Dolbear (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854017

Learn the basics about Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, and how the holiday celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Little Rock Nine

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783822

Nine high school students in Little Rock, Arkansas were at the heart of the battle to integrate schools in the late 1950s. Many places in the south were slow to change, but things got especially heated in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Cloning

Susan Hennenberg (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982104

Learn about the history, potential, and dangers of cloning, from the first cloned salamander to Dolly the sheep and beyond.

I am Underdog

Anne Schraff (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982197

Kemba feels like the lamest kid in school. If only he could be cool like the computer game superhero Underdog. But he can’t even save himself from the biggest bully in the sixth grade, let alone protect the weakest of the weak like Underdog does. He has zero friends. Or so he thinks. Kemba hasn’t even had the courage to try until one act of cruelty pushes him over the edge.

Bird's-Eye View

Ann Eriksson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821545

Wild birds are everywhere, from the dry deserts to the icy poles. We see them soaring overhead, paddling across water, flitting through trees, pecking at the ground or our backyard bird feeders and singing from fence posts. Birds contribute to the health of the planet and provide pleasure for millions of people, but wild birds are in trouble. Today, almost 200 bird species are critically endangered. They are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, pesticides, plastics in the environment, human-made structures and other animals. Bird’s Eye View looks at why wild birds are important, why they need help and what young people all over the world are doing and can do to give wild birds a boost.

The Summer of the Spotted Owl

Melanie Jackson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437859

After a hang glider crashes into the pool of the house where Dinah and Madge are house-sitting, the hapless pilot creates more than a splash of suspicion in Dinah's mind. Why does this itchy intruder make off with Dinah's inflatable turtle? Why is someone trying to drive their cat-mad neighbor away? And what is the connection with the balding stranger seen lurking behind the hedge? And when Madge's boyfriend starts a campaign to save the endangered spotted owl, it seems that a crooked politician may be out to destroy the habitat of the near-extinct animal. While Madge paints, Dinah brushes aside suggestions that she be a quiet, well-behaved guest in this posh North Vancouver neighborhood. There's just too much for Dinah and her friends—tree-fanatic Pantelli and irritatingly conscientious Talbot—to investigate in this hilariously suspenseful adventure. Along with learning about endangered animals and fragile ecosystems, Dinah runs across clueless reporters and greedy developers, all the while continuing to belt out her favorite songs and satisfy her healthy appetite.

Endangered Animals

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845752

Some scientists say there could be 200 million different types of living things in the world. Actually, nobody really knows. But there is a problem. Many of these different types of things are becoming extinct. Find out why. Find out which animals are in danger and what we can do to save them. Then read Where The Forest Ended. It's a story that shows that sometimes answers aren't easy.

Coretta Scott King: Civil Rights Activist

Cynthia Klingel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854901

A brief biography of the wife of the reverend Martin Luther King Jr. who shared his dedication to working peaceably to achieve equality. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

Abolitionists

Sarah E. De Capua (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854864

Briefly describes the accomplishments of American abolitionists from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries as they struggled to end slavery. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

The Underground Railroad

Carla Williams (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854963

Before slavery was abolished in the United States, more than 100,000 slaves escaped to freedom with help from the Underground Railroad. A secret network of safe houses, the Underground Railroad is an important part of American history. Underground Railroad workers such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass devoted their energy and even risked their own safety to help enslaved blacks escape to freedom. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.