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Fashion Rules! A Closer Look at Clothing in the Middle Ages

Gail Skroback Hennessey (author) Tracy Sabin (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781634409063

During the Middle Ages, your position in life was based on birth. This position would follow you throughout your life. To make it easy for others to know your social class, rules about what you could wear—or not wear—were created. Such rules, called sumptuary laws, determined colors of clothing, types of fabric and trims, length of garments, types of sleeves, and types of furs. The laws also regulated shoe lengths and height, hat height, types of buttons, and even the number of buttons you could wear. People were to dress according to the class in which they were born. In this way, just by looking at someone, you could tell if they were important or not.

Red Menace

Lois Ruby (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582224

A suspenseful and heartfelt story about an era whose uncertainties, controversies, and dangers will seem anything but distant to contemporary readers. If thirteen-year-old Marty Rafner had his way, he'd spend the summer of 1953 warming the bench for his baseball team, listening to Yankees games on the radio, and avoiding preparations for his bar mitzvah. Instead, he has to deal with FBI agents staking out his house because his parents—professors at the local college—are suspected communist sympathizers. Marty knows what happens to communists, or Reds, as his friends call them: They lose their jobs, get deported...or worse. Two people he's actually met, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, have been convicted of being communist spies, and they're slated to be executed in two months. Marty just wants everything to go back to normal, but that's impossible thanks to the rumors that his parents are traitors. As his friends and teammates turn on him and federal agents track his every move, Marty isn't sure what to believe. Is his family really part of a Red Menace working against the United States? And even if they're simply patriotic Americans who refuse to be bullied by the government, what will it cost them?

Malala Yousafzai

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541599697

Malala Yousafzai's activism has placed her in grave danger from the Taliban, but she remains determined to defend girls' right to an education around the world. Follow Yousafzai from young blogger to Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

Cutting-Edge Blockchain and Bitcoin

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583429

Bitcoin is a digital currency—money that exists only online. Some people have used it to get rich. Others have accidentally lost it forever. Learn what decides bitcoin's value and how anyone with a fast computer can mine it. You'll also explore blockchains, the technology used to make bitcoin transactions. See how the blockchains may change the internet forever.

The Future of Cities

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400792

With Earth's population growing and water levels rising, city engineers will have to fit more people on less land. Learn about rooftop farms, floating cities, and other technologies that may help us adapt.

Digital Clues

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401393

From your cell phone signal to your search history, digital clues can help investigators solve crimes. Readers will learn the ins and outs of digital forensics in this fascinating high/low title.

Crime Scene Evidence

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401362

A good detective knows that crime scene evidence can make or break a case. Learn how to look for evidence, how to collect it, and what it can tell us in this captivating high/low title!

Blood Evidence

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401355

At the scene of a crime, an evidence marker sits next to a pool of blood while an investigator's camera catalogs the scene. Explore how blood evidence is collected, how it's tested at the lab, and how scientists match the blood to a suspect in this engaging high/low book.

Crime Scene Investigators

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401379

Crime scene investigators walk past the yellow tape with one mission: to figure out what happened. Discover what it takes to be an investigator and learn about the investigation process in this high/low book, from hunting for evidence to interviewing witnesses.

Fingerprints

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401409

As the most extensive database, fingerprints have helped solve millions of crimes. Young readers will discover how investigators use this unique identifier to bring criminals to justice in this riveting high/low title.

RU in Control?

Aimee Jackson (author) Charlie Alder (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711457

Some people seem to sail from childhood to adulthood calmly and confidently. Most people don’t! So many things are happening. The body is changing, view on life is shifting, there is increasing responsibility and a lot of pressure. Perhaps social media doesn’t help! These guides highlight the difficulties many young people experience – and explore ways to cope with them.

RU Happy?

Josephine Herrlinger (author) Charlie Alder (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711440

Some people seem to sail from childhood to adulthood calmly and confidently. Most people don’t! So many things are happening. The body is changing, view on life is shifting, there is increasing responsibility and a lot of pressure. Perhaps social media doesn’t help! These guides highlight the difficulties many young people experience – and explore ways to cope with them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hacked

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982012

Look out! Your computer data is not safe. There are hackers who will steal it. Sell it. Or destroy it. The hackers are getting smarter. They leave little trace as to their identities. And there are dangerous consequences for individuals, corporations, and governments.

Tolerance

Veronica B. Wilkins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273943

In this book, readers will learn what tolerance is, why it is important, how to use mindfulness to better practice empathy and acceptance, and how to encourage it in others. 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 tolerance and acceptance. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Respect

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273912

In this book, readers will learn what respect is, how and why to show it, how to use mindfulness to better practice respect, and how to encourage it in others. 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 showing respect. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Immigration Through Ellis Island

Christopher Forest (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274339

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the causes, main events, key players, and lasting impacts of immigration through Ellis Island. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this important part of American history. An infographic enhances understanding of immigration through Ellis Island, and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. A timeline highlights key events and dates. Immigration Through Ellis Island also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Facing Divorce

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274155

In this book, readers will learn about divorce, what it can mean for families, and how to cope with it, communicate about it, and work to understand it. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Try This! activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about coping with divorce and new daily routines. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Empathy

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273790

In this book, readers will learn what empathy is, how and why to show it, how to use mindfulness to better practice empathy, and how to encourage it in others. 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 showing empathy. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Facing Bullying

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274094

In this book, readers will learn to identify the different forms of bullying, ways they can cope with it and help stop it, and how to help others who are experiencing bullying. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Try This! activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about overcoming bullying. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Facing Serious Illness

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274186

In this book, readers will learn about serious illnesses and the physical, mental, and emotional effects the illness can have one loved ones. Readers will learn about healthy ways to cope and understand, as well as helpful ways to help and support their loved one. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Try This! activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about coping with serious illness. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.