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Communication

Diane Lindsey Reeves, Connie Hansen (author) Ruth Bennett (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173262

Students learn more about how effective communication can help them succeed in the classroom, socially, and in their future careers! The title tackles this essential life skill in an age-appropriate and participatory way, drawing them into fun-filled "investigations" of communication skills illustrated to depict a realistic and relatable classroom situation. Communication invites readers to "investigate" four story-centered scenarios related to listening, talking, body language, and writing. Title includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Climate Change in Infographics

Renae Gilles (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172982

Climate change is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, readers will learn about the causes and effects of climate change. Large-scale and personal solutions to climate change are also presented. Colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics, give readers an alternative to text-heavy sources. Action-based activities will leave students with ideas for improving the world around them. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.

Clean Water in Infographics

Renae Gilles (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173033

Clean water is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, readers will learn about the importance, limited availability, and widespread pollution of clean water. Large-scale and personal solutions to water issues are also presented. Colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics, give readers an alternative to text-heavy sources. Action-based activities will leave students with ideas for improving the world around them. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.

Chinese Zodiac

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172685

What's your zodiac animal? Are you the mythical dragon or the charismatic horse? Find out who you are in the Who Are You? series. This series takes a closer look at the most popular personality theories from star charts to numerology to psychology assessments. Chinese Zodiac looks specifically at the 12 animal signs from the practice of Chinese astrology. This hi-low title uses considerate text written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension. Informative sidebars include fast facts, science connections, and spotlight biographies. Backmatter includes four Chinese Zodiac quizzes.

Celtic Tree Astrology

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172722

Are you a Birch, the achiever? Or are you an Oak, the stable one? Find out who you are in the Who Are You Series? This series takes a closer look at the most popular personality theories from star charts to numerology to psychology assessments. Celtic Tree Astrology takes a closer look at the ancient history of Celtic astrology. This hi-low title uses considerate text written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension. Informative sidebars include fast facts, science connections, and spotlight biographies. Backmatter includes four quizzes inspired by Celtic Tree astrology.

Careers in Esports

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172401

Esports competitions have become a world-wide phenomenon with millions of viewers and fans. Learn about different careers in esports from a pro player, to an artist, to a developer! Aligned with curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content including information, media, and technology skills. Engaging content and hands-on activities encourage creative and design thinking. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Black Holes

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172791

Explore the dark side of space in Out of this World, a new and exciting series for struggling readers. What are the four different types of black holes? What's inside a black hole? These and other fascinating questions are discussed in the Black Holes title using considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance reading comprehension. Sidebars include hands-on experiments, spotlight biographies on women in science, tech connections, and far out facts.

Barack Obama's Inaugural Address

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172357

Washington, D.C., 2008. Two sisters and their mother stand in the crowd to watch Barack Obama be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Attitude

Diane Lindsey Reeves, Connie Hansen (author) Ruth Bennett (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534173293

Students learn more about how their attitude can help them succeed in the classroom, socially, and in their future careers! The title tackles this essential life skill in an age-appropriate and participatory way, drawing them into fun-filled "investigations" of positive and negative attitudes illustrated to depict a realistic and relatable classroom situation. Attitude invites readers to "investigate" four story-centered scenarios related to listening, talking, body language, and writing. Title includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.

Antimatter

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172753

Explore the dark side of space in Out of this World, a new and exciting series for struggling readers. What is antimatter? If we've never seen antimatter, how do we know it exists? These and other fascinating questions are discussed in the Antimatter title using considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance reading comprehension. Sidebars include hands-on experiments, spotlight biographies on women in science, tech connections, and far out facts.

Ancient Rome

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172609

Would you have survived in Ancient Rome? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Ancient Egypt

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172593

Would you have survived in Ancient Egypt? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

American Colonies

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172647

Would you have survived in the American Colonies? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Alcatraz

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172630

Would you have survived in Alcatraz? Make decisions and tally your score to find out. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities

Agriculture in Infographics

Renae Gilles (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172999

Agriculture is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, readers will learn about the impacts of agriculture on the environment. Large-scale and personal solutions to agricultural issues are also presented. Colorful and clear graphics, such as maps, charts, and infographics, give readers an alternative to text-heavy sources. Action-based activities will leave students with ideas for improving the world around them. Book also includes a glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172302

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1863: Still mourning from the loss of her brother at the Battle of Gettysburg, a young girl and her family listen to President Lincoln's address. Aligned with curriculum standards, these narrative-nonfiction books also highlight key 21st Century content: Global Awareness, Media Literacy, and Civic Literacy. Thought-provoking content and hands-on activities encourage critical thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Drones

Susan Henneberg (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982418

Whether large or small, unmanned drones are used in some interesting ways by both the military and private sector, from spying to firefighting to protecting endangered animals.

Above and Beyond with Communication

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118349

Technology has given us new ways to connect and converse with others like never before. In fact, by the time you finish reading this sentence more than 193,000 text messages will have been sent! This innovative book explores the often subtle differences between various forms of communication such as active listening, written, oral, nonverbal, and digital communication. Readers will learn about potential communication roadblocks and strategies to overcome them. Motivating activities and challenges, facts and statistics that have impact, and biographical snapshots show how building effective communication skills is essential in all facets of life in today’s complex and connected world.

Above and Beyond with Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118363

This innovative title explores the ways that critical thinking can be applied to problem solving in school, work, and social settings. Real-world examples and opportunities for hands-on practice support readers as they learn how to frame, analyze, and synthesize information. Readers are also encouraged to ask questions to clarify points of view, and apply other core skills essential to making complex choices and determining sound solutions.

Above and Beyond with Creativity and Innovation

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118356

Creativity and innovation are central to success in the 21st century. This dynamic title provides a comprehensive look at creative processes in a variety of settings. Readers are introduced to various brainstorming techniques and will learn different approaches to help refine and evaluate their ideas. Real-world examples, motivating challenges, and case studies broaden readers’ understanding of this key skill set.

Above and Beyond with Collaboration

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118332

Collaboration skills, or the ability to effectively work with people, are in high demand in today’s connected world. The ability to work with diverse individuals across diverse platforms in our online world is essential in the 21st century. This title explores the skills and practices needed to be a successful collaborator in any situation covering topics such as establishing responsibilities, engineering plans, and becoming socially aware. With a focus on college and career readiness, the title encourages readers to be group members who use active listening, respect, self-direction, and focus to understand diverse perspectives and come to achieve common goals. Students will build collaboration skills for the future through projects, real-world examples of international collaborative achievements, and practicing tips for being effective collaborators in their own increasingly social and digital worlds.

Internment Camps

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118417

An important addition to any multicultural collection, this title examines the internment of “enemy aliens” in the United States and Canada during the Second World War. With particular emphasis on “yellow peril” and the plight of Japanese-American and Canadian citizens, the book reveals the events, mindsets, and policies leading up to and following the forced removal of thousands of citizens from their homes into internment camps. Using primary sources including real accounts of survivors, the title encourages readers to examine differing perspectives on the events and think critically about the complex relationship between citizenship and diversity in North America. A final chapter considers the lasting effects of internment - and how harmful stereotypes in today’s global climate run the risk of repeating past mistakes.

Workers’ Rights

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427118424

From limiting the working day to eight hours to forming unions and protecting children in the labor force, the rights of workers has long been, and still remains, a fascinating and important topic. This title weaves through the history of workers' rights using engaging primary sources, following multiple perspectives of differing groups including women, children, and immigrants. Readers will gain an understanding of the social and economic conditions under which change was demanded, and learn about the essential movements for better working conditions and the people who led the way. A critical look at the rights of different working groups today encourages readers to explore the steps that still need to be taken to achieve working equality across the globe.

Ocean Engineering and Designing for the Deep Sea

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117854

Working in oceans presents unique challenges. Readers will learn how ocean engineers design equipment and processes to help scientists that study ocean systems, such as oceanographers, do research in deep waters, long distances away from land, and in harsh weather conditions. Ocean engineers come up with innovative solutions to these challenges by designing submersible vessels, structures built offshore, monitoring devices, and communication systems. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering process.

Robotics Engineering and Our Automated World

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117861

Robots are machines that follow a decision-making process when performing tasks. They are playing an increasing role in manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, mining, and aerospace, as well as in our everyday lives. Readers will learn how robotics engineers find new ways for robots to do work that would be dangerous, time-consuming, dull, or impossible for humans to perform. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering design process, and how robotics engineers play a vital role in expanding our knowledge of the universe.