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Body Image in the Media

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130951

Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, Body Image in the Media in the Global Citizens: Modern Media series explores the topic through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. Text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of how body image is portrayed in the media. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions. Data-focused backmatter is included, as well as a bibliography, glossary, and index.

Mocha Dick

Brian Heinz (author), Randall Enos (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604994

Believed to have been active from 1810 to 1859, Mocha Dick was infamous for the ferocity of his retaliations against those who attempted to capture him. From the first recorded encounter near the South American island of Mocha till the fatal harpoon blow, the sperm whale was a legend in his own time. In language befitting a sea lore, author Brian Heinz describes characteristic episodes of the great whale’s life, as illustrator Randall Enos animates the tale in a textured style evocative of scrimshaw. Narrative nonfiction with back matter resources.

FBI Hostage Rescue & SWAT Teams

Jim Whiting (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604864

Even the most rigorous training would not prepare young readers for the sheer amount of intel they will uncover about six of the most secretive U.S. Special Forces. Each title covers the chronology of the special ops force and supplements the main narrative with “Force Fact” sidebars about such topics as weaponry, facilities, and popular culture references. From historical missions and controversial calls to details about equipment and selection processes, this series aims to inform! This title provides a chronological account of the American special forces unit known as FBI S.W.A.T., including key details about important figures, landmark missions, and controversies.

Walt Whitman

Jim Whiting (author), Rob Day (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604956

Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this revised and updated selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world’s most influential poets. From Shakespeare’s classic love sonnets to Hughes’s songs of the African American experience, this series introduces readers to six unique poetic voices from multiple perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author’s style and thematic material. This title provides an exploration of the life and work of 19th-century American writer Walt Whitman, whose poetry is known for both its passionate celebration of American life and its direct, speechlike style.

Spies in the Mossad

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606653

An early reader’s guide to Mossad spies, introducing Israeli espionage history, famous agents such as Cheryl Bentov, skills such as tailing, and the dangers all spies face.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743906715

Martin Luther King Jr. grew up knowing that there needed to be a change in the way that African Americans were treated, and he held a dream from the time he was a young boy that he would help make that change happen. Unlike most of the activists in the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr. was committed to nonviolence.

Causes of the Civil War: A House Divided

Heather Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757684

Provide an engaging nonfiction reader for your students as they explore some of the causes of the Civil War. With the Causes of the Civil War: A House Divided e-Book, students will examine the divisive events in the nineteenth century that led up to the war, including the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Dred Scott decision, and more. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like during this turbulent time in American history. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era.

Abolitionists: What We Need Is Action

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757660

Ignite a passion for history as students learn more about the abolitionists that organized during the early nineteen century to end slavery. The Abolitionists: What We Need Is Action e-Book offers an exciting nonfiction reader to support social studies lesson plans. Exploring some of the events during this time in America's history, this informative text spotlights significant pioneers in the abolitionist movement including William Lloyd Garrison, Sarah and Angelina Grimké, Frederick Douglass, William Still, and Harriet Tubman. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era.

People and the Planet

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750944

The way we live affects our home - Earth. While people have lived on Earth for a long time, we are just beginning to see the impact of our actions on our planet. From pollution to thoughtful farming, explore the harmful and beneficial ways we use natural resources so that we can become conservationists that protect our planet. Teach third-grade students about deforestation, desertification, the greenhouse effect, terracing that prevents land erosion, and more with the vibrant photographs in this high-interest informational text. Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.

The Civil Rights Movement

Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743906708

Although slavery was illegal at the beginning of the twentieth century, segregation was prevalent, especially in the South. Through many uprisings, protests, and demonstrations, segregation was finally abolished and civil rights were established for people of varying colors, races, and genders. Today, we celebrate diversity in our nation because of the Civil Rights Movement of the twentieth century.

Camp Wild

Pam Withers (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691135

Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him. When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at fifteen, Wilf is adamant that he is too old for summer camp. When his parents ignore his protests and ship him off anyway, he knows how he will get their attention: He will escape from camp by canoe and spend the rest of his vacation alone in the woods, proving to his parents he deserves his independence. His plan begins to unravel when his cabin mate forces Wilf to take him along. Things go from bad to worse when a younger camper follows them and they all end up in a fight for their lives against the unforgiving river.

Beyond Repair

Lois Peterson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554698189

As much as life has irrevocably changed since the death of his father, much has stayed the same for Cam. He's always had a great deal of responsibility around the house, but the burden is heavier now in combination with the load of grief he's been carrying. After the man who was driving the truck that killed his father turns up at the end of the driveway, Cam feels pressure to keep his family safe as well. He starts to see the man everywhere: at his work, in stores, at his sister's school. Cam needs to know what the man wants from his family, and he starts following his father's killer in search of answers.

Who Are the COVID-19 Helpers?

Sara Latta (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503853249

Looks at front-line workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, such as doctors, nurses, store workers, and delivery people who are all helping in everyday life. Additional features include informative captions, interesting factual sidebars, suggested activities, a phonetic glossary, resources for further research, information about the author, and an index.

How Has COVID-19 Changed Our World?

Kara L. Laughlin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503853218

A kid-friendly look at the economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as why businesses are closed, why people are losing jobs, and how the environment is being (positively) impacted in the absence of industry. Additional features include informative captions, interesting factual sidebars, suggested activities, a phonetic glossary, resources for further research, information about the author, and an index.

What is COVID-19?

Sara Latta (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503853232

Explains the symptoms of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as well as explains how it's diagnosed, how it's treated, and how it spreads. Additional features include informative captions, interesting factual sidebars, suggested activities, a phonetic glossary, resources for further research, information about the author, and an index.

What Is a Pandemic?

Kara L. Laughlin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503853225

General information about what a pandemic is, examples of various pandemics throughout history, and ways humanity can fight future pandemics. Additional features include informative captions, interesting factual sidebars, suggested activities, a phonetic glossary, resources for further research, information about the author, and an index.

What If I'm Worried about COVID-19?

Emily Dolbear (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503853201

Addresses the social and emotional needs of kids during the COVID-19 pandemic: their fears, anxieties, and how to manage stress in various ways. Additional features include informative captions, interesting factual sidebars, suggested activities, a phonetic glossary, resources for further research, information about the author, and an index.

Lyndon Baines Johnson: Our 36th President

Melissa Maupin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847101

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the president's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as the thirty-sixth president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

Civil War Spy Stories

Emma Huddleston (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847262

Gives readers a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look into how Civil War spies gathered information for the Union and Confederacy. Learn about the tools that daring spies used during this conflict, and how spies such as Harriet Tubman and Rose Greenhow risked their lives for the causes they believed in. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

Thomas Jefferson: Our 3rd President

Elizabeth Sirimarco (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847170

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing Jefferson's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as the third president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

John F. Kennedy: Our 35th President

Judith E. Harper (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503847071

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of John F. Kennedy, thirty-fifth president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

Barack Obama: Our 44th President

Catherine Nichols (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846852

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and election of Barack Obama, forty-fourth president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

Abraham Lincoln: Our 16th President

Sarah Hansen (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846821

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Our 32nd President

Melissa Maupin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846913

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Franklin D. Roosevelt, thirty-second president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

Cocaine: Affecting Lives

Holly B. Martin (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846395

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