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Animal Handler: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821021

Explore some of the most high-risk, adrenaline pumping jobs that exist today.

Smokejumper: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821090

Get 12 in-depth chapters on the daring yet dangerous job of fighting forest fires as a smokejumper. Training, equipment, parachute training, and history are all covered. Includes statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus up-to-date news, content feeds, educator resources, and digital ebook version at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Rescue and Recovery Diver: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821076

Get 12 in-depth chapters on the daring and dangerous job of a rescue and recovery diver, including cave rescues, black water, underwater robots, and collecting police evidence. Includes statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus up-to-date news, content feeds, educator resources, and digital ebook version at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Deep Sea Fisher: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821045

Get 12 in-depth chapters on the daring yet dangerous job of a deep sea fisher, including the commercial fishing industry, accidents, rogue waves, and falling overboard. Includes statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus up-to-date news, content feeds, educator resources, and digital ebook version at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Bomb Squad Technician: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821038

Get 12 in-depth chapters on the daring yet dangerous job of a bomb squad technician, including bomb suits and armor, bomb-disposal robots, training and dog units. Includes statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus up-to-date news, content feeds, educator resources, and digital ebook version at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Searching for Aliens

Jenny Mason (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821014

Explore 12 out-of-this-world topics about the very real search for life in the universe, including the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, exoplanets, and fast radio bursts detected by enormous radio telescopes. Includes statistics, sidebars, critical thinking questions, glossary, and index. Plus, get up-to-date, editor-curated online content including news, a full digital ebook, live content feeds, and lesson plans at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Communicating with Aliens

Jenny Mason (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821007

Explore 12 out-of-this-world topics about alien communication. How would we do it? What should we say? And what can animals teach us about non-human communication? Includes statistics, sidebars, critical thinking questions, glossary, and index. Plus, get up-to-date, editor-curated online content at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Aliens in the Movies

Jenny Mason (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820994

Explore 12 out-of-this-world topics about aliens in the movies. Plus, find up-to-date, editor-curated online content including news, a full digital ebook, live content feeds, and lesson plans at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Alien Sites

Jenny Mason (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820987

Explore 12 out-of-this-world topics about famous alien sites around the world, including the secretive Area 51, energetic Wycliffe Well in Australia, and even the mysterious Nazca Lines in Peru. Includes statistics, sidebars, critical thinking questions, glossary, and index. Plus, get up-to-date, editor-curated online content at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Alien Sightings and Encounters

Jenny Mason (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820970

Explore 12 out-of-this-world topics about alien sightings and extra-terrestrial encounters, including famous reports, government investigators, and the UFO highway along the 37th Parallel. Includes statistics, sidebars, critical thinking questions, glossary, and index. Plus, get up-to-date, editor-curated online content at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Alien Abductions

Jenny Mason (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820963

Explore 12 out-of-this-world topics about alien abductions, including well-known reports, recall under hypnosis, abduction myths throughout history, and what neuroscience can tell us about how we experience reality. Statistics and sidebars illuminate the content, while critical thinking questions help students think for themselves. Plus, find up-to-date, editor-curated online content including news, a full digital ebook, live content feeds, and lesson plans at 12StoryLibrary.com.

World's Worst Parrot

Alice Kuipers (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823761

Ava works hard at maintaining a certain image online and at school. As far as anyone else knows, life is great. But when she inherits an African gray parrot from her great-uncle Bernie (whom she barely remembers), Ava’s carefully crafted world starts to crumble. The parrot, Mervin, is loud and messy and obnoxious. Ava’s brother thinks it’s hilarious to post videos of Ava trying to deal with the crazy bird. He even creates a profile for the two of them. Everyone wants to see more of Ava and Mervin. Suddenly, Ava is internet famous—in the worst possible way. Her friends think the parrot is gross and start acting weird. But then a new girl at school helps Ava see that this parrot might not be the worst gift in the world and that just being yourself is the best way to be.

The Ride Home

Gail Anderson-Dargatz (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821439

Mark is a city kid who has come to a small town to live with his grandmother after his mom goes into rehab. He has to take a school bus home for the first time. The long, noisy ride home is nothing like riding city transit. There’s some kind of secret code of knowing where you’re allowed to sit, the kids scream non-stop, and there’s pudding and cheese flying through the air. Someone even tries to set Mark’s seat on fire. Mark quickly decides that all these kids are nuts and does his best to avoid interacting with any of them. But when the bus is involved in a serious accident, Mark has to work with a couple of other students to get everybody to safety. He soon learns that he has more in common with these rural kids than he would ever have imagined. In turns funny and heartbreaking,

Oh Brother

Sonya Spreen Bates (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824348

Moving to a new city and a new school is never easy. So Lauren is relieved when Callie, Treena and Maddy welcome her into their group. But then Lauren witnesses their reaction to a first grader in a wheelchair. That boy is her little brother, Will. But she’s afraid that if she tells them, they may not want to be friends with her. Soon Lauren finds herself living a double life as she struggles with the challenges of building new friendships and trying to make it up to Will for not acknowledging him at school. At some point Lauren will have to make a decision. What is more important? Friends or family?

El panda

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005501

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of pandas, describing the plant-eating bears’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have black and white fur.

El búho

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005495

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of owls, describing the appearance, behaviors, and habitats of these nocturnal birds of prey. A folk tale explains why these creatures have large eyes and ear tufts.

El alce

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005488

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of moose, describing the long-legged deer’s appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have long, curved noses.

La orca

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005471

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of killer whales, describing the carnivorous marine mammals’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains how these creatures came to be.

El canguro

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005464

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of kangaroos, describing the hopping marsupials’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures move around by jumping.

El gorila

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005457

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of gorillas, describing the great apes’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures do nothing but eat and sleep.

El elefante

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005440

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of elephants, describing the massive mammals’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have long trunks.

El águila

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005433

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of eagles, describing the powerful raptors’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why humans respect eagles.

El guepardo

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005426

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of cheetahs, describing the fast cats’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have tear lines.

El caimán

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005419

This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of alligators, describing the scaly reptiles’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures dislike dogs.

Pandas

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005402

This revised edition surveys key aspects of pandas, describing the plant-eating bears’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have black and white fur.