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Pop Flies, Robo-Pets, and Other Disasters

Suzanne Kamata (author)Tracy Nishimura Bishop (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781947159389

Thirteen-year-old Satoshi Matsumoto spent the last three years living in Atlanta where he was the star of his middle-school baseball team—a slugger with pro potential, according to his coach. Now that his father's work in the US has come to an end, he's moved back to his hometown in rural Japan. Living abroad has changed him, and now his old friends in Japan are suspicious of his new foreign ways. Even worse, his childhood foe Shintaro, whose dad has ties to gangsters, is in his homeroom. After he joins his new school's baseball team, Satoshi has a chance to be a hero until he makes a major-league error.

Red Menace

Lois Ruby (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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?

Frida Kahlo Artist and Activist

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583061

Decades after her death, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo remains an icon for Chicanos as well as for the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements. Read about her life as an artist and political activist.

Malala Yousafzai

Heather E. Schwartz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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 Books 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 Books 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.

Crime Scene Investigators

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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.

Crime Scene Evidence

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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 Books 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.

Fingerprints

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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.

Digital Clues

Grace Campbell (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books 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.

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.

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.

Smart Grocery Shopping

Jane Gardner (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785734

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.

Doing Household Chores

Carrie Gwynn (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785741

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.

Cooking Your Own Meals

Carrie Gwynn (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785758

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.

Planning to Save

Susan Rose Simms (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785765

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 a Place to Live

Carrie Gwynn (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785772

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.

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.

Community Services

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785802

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.

Moving In

Carrie Gwynn (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630785727

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.

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.

Superbugs

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982333

Germs and bacteria are everywhere. They are on surfaces we touch everyday, and millions of them live inside our bodies. Some of these bacteria can make us sick. Most illnesses can be treated with medicine. But sometimes, a superbug hits. These powerful bacteria have evolved to survive most drugs, leaving doctors puzzled over how to treat them. Learn how science is tackling this new enemy.