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Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Jeff Fleischer (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583887

Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how our election process actually works, why it matters, and how they can become involved. Using real-world examples and anecdotes, this book provides readers with thorough, nonpartisan explanations about primaries, the electoral college, checks and balances, polls, fundraising, and more. Updated with statistics and details from the 2018 elections, the revised second edition will prepare the next generation of voters for what is sure to be a fascinating 2020 election cycle.

Feelings Like Mine

Marie-Therese Miller (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728400143

Feelings can be happy or sad, big or small, easy or hard, and sometimes too complicated to put into words. Young readers will explore different kinds of feelings and the many ways to handle them.

The Wide World of Coding

Jennifer Connor-Smith (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541580909

The best part about coding is that anyone with a computer can learn how to do it. From education to healthcare to entertainment, software touches almost every aspect of twenty-first century life. Take a high-level perspective on the types of people who create that software—including many jobs that do not involve writing code at all. Learn about the software development cycle and the huge variety of skills developers draw on, including psychology, mathematics, and art, to create amazing apps and programs. Explore why diversity is needed to prevent bias in design. Learn about the different coding languages and what they are used for, how developers choose a language, and tools that simplify coding. Jennifer Connor-Smith breaks down stereotypes about coding as a career that is open only to technology-obsessed gamers, revealing ways people use software to improve medical care, nurture dementia patients, promote social justice, and more. Hands-on activities show you how easy it is to learn to think like a coder. The next generation of coders will require diverse teams, creativity, and ethical codes of conduct to create the best and most successful software. Will you be one of them?

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.

When Things Get Tough: Overcoming Obstacles

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846753

Shares three stories of children learning how to overcome obstacles. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

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.

Worrying Too Much: Learning How to Manage Stress

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846746

Shares three stories of children learning how to manage stress. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

You Must Walk

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846609

A simple story about places where it's most appropriate to walk instead of run. This story helps readers learn the words you, must, and walk. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.

We Need Each Other: Being a Good Friend

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846708

Shares three stories of children learning how to support each other and be good friends. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.