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Managing Money Handbook

Nan Bostic (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612473475

Combining practical content with visual appeal, the 21st Century Lifeskills handbooks read more like a magazine than a book. Highly readable with full-color photographs, a smaller trim size and an eye-popping layout, these 120-page handbooks are great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The 10 handbooks in this series will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to the multi-dimensional competencies, concepts, and vocabulary they need to achieve independences--including community resources, job searching, money management, job etiquette, health, moving and more. Used along or in conjunction with the 21st Century Lifeskills worktexts, these handbooks offer students a unique and visual way to achieve real-world literacy.

Road Safety

Christie Marlowe (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288368

Driving is a huge part of life for millions of people. We drive to go to familys and friends houses; we drive to go to work and school; we drive to go to the store. You probably ride in some sort of vehicle every day. With so many drivers on the road, staying safe while traveling in the car is an important part of any trip.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602918412

Some playful fairies decide to make mischief with unsuspecting humans. Can true love overcome all obstacles? Two young Athenian couples are put to the test. Comedy reigns in this enchanting fantasy about the nature of romantic love.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Samuel Clemens (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911451

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time, knowing what you know now? That is the story of a Connecticut Yankee who is magically transported back to King Arthur's time. But with the knowledge of modern technology. Will modern technology win out over the magic of Merline, the court magician?

Roberto Clemente

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291863

Not many baseball players are as legendary as Roberto Clemente. He broke color barriers. He gave back to his community. And through it all, he played great baseball. During his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he did some amazing things. Sadly, Clemente's life was cut short by a plane crash. Today, however, his memory lives on. Fans everywhere still think of the player from Puerto Rico as an inspiration to us all.

Charlie's Key

Rob Mills (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554698738

When Charlie Sykes wakes up in hospital in St. John's, he learns that he and his father have been in a car accident and that his father is dying. Charlie inherits little more than the brass key that his father pressed into his hand before he passed away. As far as Charlie knows, he has no family in Newfoundland. But then Uncle Nick shows up and is keen to meet his nephew-not because of who Charlie is, but rather because of what Charlie has: the key. That key will unlock a treasure Uncle Nick began searching for more than thirty years earlier. And he would have found it all those years ago if he hadn't been arrested and sent away for murder. But Charlie isn't convinced he should give up the key. He leads Uncle Nick on a wild chase through old St. John's, across Signal Hill and out to the coast. There, high above the rugged Atlantic, Charlie finally comes face-to-face with Uncle Nick, the treasure, and a family history that will leave him with a new understanding of where he comes from and where he's going.

The Voyage of the Sea Wolf

Eve Bunting (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410310422

At the end of The Pirate Captain's Daughter, Catherine and cabin boy William are marooned on Pox Island by the murderous crew of the pirate ship Reprisal. The young lovers see no hope of escape. In Voyage of the Sea Wolf, the continuing saga of Catherine's sea adventures, she and William are rescured from their island prison by the Sea Wolf, a pirate ship pursuing the Reprisal. Catherine worries that these new pirates will send her back to the island once they discover she's a girl. But then, she meets the captain of the Sea Wolf. A Woman! Surely, Catherine thinks, the bloodshed and brutality she and William experienced aboard the Reprisal can't happen again, especially under the leadership of a female captian. But just as things seem to be going their way, the captain takes a liking to William. Catherine is forbidden to see him. If Catherine and William want to stay together, they must find a way to now escape from the Sea Wolf.

The Pirate Captain's Daughter

Eve Bunting (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307897

"I always knew my father was a pirate and I always knew I wanted to be one, too." At age fifteen, Catherine's life is about to change. Her mother has just died and Catherine can't stand the thought of being sent to live with her aunt in Boston. She longs for a life of adventure. After she discovers her father's secret life as captain of the pirate ship Reprisal, her only thoughts are to join him on the high seas. Catherine imagines a life of sailing the blue waters of the Caribbean, the wind whipping at her back. She's heard tales of bloodshed and brutality but her father's ship would never be like that. Catherine convinces her father to let her join him, disguised as a boy. But once the Reprisal sets sail, she finds life aboard a pirate ship is not for the faint of heart. If her secret is uncovered, punishment will be swift and brutal.

The Fat Boy Chronicles

Diane Lang (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307521

It's bad enough being the new kid, but as a freshman, Jimmy finds school less enjoyable than many of his classmates. Standing 5'5" and weighing 187 pounds, he's subjected to a daily barrage of taunts and torments. His only sources of comfort are his family, his youth group, and his favorite foods. When his English teacher assigns a journal as a writing project, Jimmy chronicles not only his struggles but also his aspirations - to lose weight and win the girl of his dreams. Inspired by a true story and told in first-person journal entries, The Fat Boy Chronicles brings to life the pain and isolation felt by many overweight teenagers as they try to find their way in a world obsessed with outward beauty.

Nowhere Else on Earth

Caitlyn Vernon (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554693047

You don't have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want to visit this magnificent part of the planet. Environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful place. Full of breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, Nowhere Else on Earth is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for our wild places before they are gone.

Simon Says Gold

Cleve Dheensaw Simon Whitfield (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691425

From the moment Simon Whitfield burst onto the world stage at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games as triathlon's first Olympic champion, his winning personality and stellar athletic abilities have inspired young people around the globe. In Simon Says Gold, Simon describes his personal journey to Olympic glory as he recounts not only that glorious day in Sydney, but also the anguish of failing to repeat as Olympic champion in Athens in 2004, and his dramatic comeback at the 2008 Beijing Games, when his exhilarating race to a silver medal enthralled millions of fans around the world. Simon's stories of the highs and lows of his running career will captivate readers young and old, but his real messagethat the simple pursuit of excellence is its own rewardwill also inspire and motivate. Not everyone can be an Olympian. Simon Whitfield believes that true greatness is in performing to the best of one's ability. The reward is in the effort, not the outcome.

The Bone Flute

Patricia Bow (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437866

Camrose, a perfectly normal 12-year-old, has inherited responsibility for an ancient bone flute, an object of quest for two time-wandering rivals, one of them lord of the Otherworld. With the help of her friend Mark and the not-quite-human Miranda, Camrose braves fire and much worse to claim the flute and restore it to its rightfuland unexpectedowner.

When Elephants Fight

Adrian Bradbury Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439020

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa, is as true today as when the words were first spoken, perhaps thousands of years ago. Its essence is simplicity: when the large fight, it is the small who suffer most. And when it comes to war, the smallest, the most vulnerable, are the children. When Elephants Fight presents the stories of five children from five very different and distinct conflicts. Along with these very personal accounts, the book also offers brief analyses of the history and geopolitical issues that are the canvas on which these conflicts are cast. When Elephants Fight is about increasing awareness. For the future to be better than the past, better than the present, we must help equip our children with an awareness and understanding of the world around them and their ability to bring about change. Gandhi stated, "If you are going to change the world, start with the children."

Miguel Batista (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291276

Miguel Batista es un lanzador que puede entrar en el juego tan pronto como se necesita, puesto que ha estado mucho tiempo en el campo. Conoce el béisbol por dentro y por fuera. Aparte de gran jugador, es una persona muy interesante. Invierte mucho de su tiempo leyendo y publicando poemas y novelas. Sigue su carrera y el camino que tomó para llegar donde está actualmente. ¡Este deportista ha tenido una larga jornada--y aún no termina!

Francisco Cordero (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291283

Francisco Cordero--o Coco, como es conocido por sus fanáticos y compañeros de juego--es un lanzador de nivel superior. Poncha a los bateadores con sus bolas rápidas y curvas. Ha conseguido muchas salvadas a través de los años como lanzador de cierre para Los Rangers, Los Cerveceros, y Los Rojos. Aunque empezó luchando contra la pobreza, Cordero hizo su parte y ahora ayuda a otros que están en ese proceso que el vivió. Es un jugador de las Grandes Ligas con la capacidad para llegar tan lejos como se proponga.

Nelson Cruz (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291290

Nelson Cruz ha tenido una carrera sorprendente en el béisbol. Ha jugado en una Serie Mundial, ha participado en el Juego de las Estrellas, ha roto records, y ha ganado millones de dólares. ¡También es el único jugador en la historia del béisbol que ha bateado un cuadrangular con bases llenas en el juego de la post temporada! Conozca el largo camino que Cruz recorrió para alcanzar su sueño de jugar béisbol profesional. ¡Entérese como pasó de jugar en la Liga de Verano Dominicana a batear jonrones en la Serie Mundial!

Francisco Liriano (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291306

Francisco Liriano es un poderoso lanzador dominicano a quien los fanáticos han visto soportar muchas lesiones para llegar de nuevo a la cima. Sus sorprendentes estadísticas y su excelente brazo lanzador lo han llevado a ganar premios y millones de dólares. Desde sus sueños de joven beisbolista en la República Dominicana hasta su carrera en las Grandes Ligas, Liriano ha sido imparable en su carrera. Conozca más sobre el camino de éste beisbolista hacia las Mayores . . . y descubra qué se necesita para ser un gran beisbolista.

Johan Santana (Spanish)

Luis García (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291337

Johan Santana es una estrella beisbolera originario de un país más bien conocido por producir futbolistas; sin embargo resplancede como uno de los mejores lanzadores de pelota caliente. Su pelota rápida y lenta mantienen al público y a los bateadores en la intriga. Su talento lo ha hecho el favorito de los amantes del béisbol. Conozca más de como Santana luchó por llegar a la cima, desde su niñez jugando pelota en el barrio hasta llegar a las Grandes Ligas. Su travesía al éxito no ha sido siempre la más suave, pero Johan Santana ha luchado con ahínco para anar su lugar en ésta disciplina.

Carlos González (Spanish)

Adolfo Salgueiro (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291344

Carlos González es una estrella beisbolera que cruza fronteras. Ha jugado en Venezuela y los Estados Unidos, ganando el afecto de seguidores por donde quiera que va. "Cargo," como le llaman su fans, ha causado una importante impresión en el mundo del béisbol. Sus sencillos, dobles, y carreras han mantenido al otro equipo sobre sus talones. Apenas es el principio de su carrea, así que no hay forma de saber lo que le depara el futuro. Sus premios se van apilando y con seguridad seguirá logrando reconocimientos y honores en el futuro.

Roberto Clemente (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291351

No muchos beisbolistas son tan legendarios como Roberto Clemente. Rompió la barrera del color, ayudó a su comunidad, y en medio de todo, hizo un gran juego. Durante su carrera con Los Piratas de Pittsburg, hizo algunas cosas sorprendentes. Tristemente, la vida de Clemente fue truncada por un accidente de avión. ¡Pero hoy su memoria sigue viva! Los fanáticos de todo el mundo todavía recuerdan al jugador de Carolina como una inspiración.

Yadier Molina (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291368

Yadier Molina es uno de tres hermanos que se tomaron el mundo del béisbol. Yadier, el más joven, puede que incluso sea el mejor jugador. Es uno de los mejores cátchers del deporte hoy por hoy. Durante sus diez años con Los Cardinales de San Luis, Molina ha tenido una carrera impresionante. Los roba bases difícilmente--tiene oportunidad alguna cuando Molina está detrás del plato--y puede agarrar toda pelota que le lancen. Ha ayudado a Los Cardinales a ganar juego tras juego. ¡Descubra como Yadier Molina se hizo tan buen jugador!

Carlos Beltrán (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291375

Carlos Beltrán quería ser estrella de béisbol desde niño. Trabajó duro en Puerto Rico para lograr su sueño, y hoy es un beisbolista profesional con logros sorprendentes. ¡Como bateador y centro de campo, Beltrán ilumina el juego! Siga su travesía desde sus días de amateur a las Ligas Menores y luego como jugador profesional. Beltrán ha jugado para cuatro equipos de las Ligas Mayores y les ha mostrado todo lo que puede hacer en el campo. ¡En todas partes sus admiradores quieren ver más de Beltrán!

Juan Uribe (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291092

Juan Uribe ha recorrido un largo camino desde su lugar de origen en la República Dominicana. Ha jugado dos Series Mundiales y ganado millones de dólares--pero sus raíces siguen siendo su fuente de fortaleza. Uribe ha llenado de orgullo a su país--y está orgulloso de su nación. La carrera beisbolista de Juan Uribe lo ha llevado a nuevos y excitantes lugares, pero jamás ha olvidado su hogar en la República Dominicana.

Miguel Tejada (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291108

Hoy Miguel Tejada juega en el campo interno de las Grandes Ligas de Béisbol. Él sido parte de equipos como Los Atléticos de Oakland, Los Orioles de Baltimore, Los Astros de Houston, Los Padres de San Diego, y Los Gigantes de San Francisco--pero creció bien lejos de estes equipos americanos, en la República Dominicana. Este deportista es una superestrella en el béisbol mundial, un jugador sorprendente, veloz y efectivo. Por eso le apodan "La Guagua"--¡porque sus compañeros saben que pueden contar con que "los llevará a casa"!

Alfonso Soriano (Spanish)

Tania Rodriguez (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422291115

Alfonso Soriano ha tenido una gran carrera en el béisbol. Soriano ha ganado dos Series Mundiales, y ha jugado el Juego de las Estrellas siete veces; es también parte del club 40-40 por lograr 40 jonrónes y robar 40 bases en una sola temporada. ¡No hay muchos beisbolistas que pueden decir que han logrado las cosas que Soriano ha conquistado! Conozca más sobre el caminar de Soriano desde cuando jugaba en la República Dominicana hasta llegar a las Ligas Mayores. Comprenda lo que se requiere para entrar al béisbol y convertirse en una estrella del deporte. Explore la vida de uno de los jugadores de béisbol más exitosos.