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Social Justice Activist

Jon Eben Field Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792383

Social Justice goes beyond individual human rights. It means a society where justice is achieved in every aspect of life. This title takes a look at what a just society is by examining such topics as poverty, racism, homelessness, and inequality. Young enthusiasts will learn how the words of activists such as Nelson Mandela and Marian Wright Edelman inspired others to do what was right.

Powerslide

Jeff Ross (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699155

Casey Finnegan is a talented skateboarder. He lives to skate. At the end of his final year of high school, Casey is wondering what to do with his life. He hasn't applied to any colleges, and other than skateboarding, he doesn't believe he's very good at much of anything. When a young movie star contacts Casey and offers him the job of stunt double in an upcoming skateboarding movie, Casey is stoked. It's his dream job, and Casey jumps at the opportunity to train the star. But when word gets out about Casey's new gig, a local skater has other ideas about who would make the best stunt double.

Show Me Your Day

J.A. Barnes (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724649

Featuring bright photos of children in their daily activities, Show Me Your Day is a simple communication tool providing children visual support for communicating. Pointing to a featured activity-such as the child eating-your child can let adults know that he is hungry. Vetted by an early intervention expert, Show Me How You Feel includes easy instructions for caregivers on how to use the book.

Show Me How You Feel

J.A. Barnes (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724632

Point to happy, point to sad, point to what you feel. Pointing is a key skill in learning to communicate. Some children have a hard time acquiring this skill but adults can help children learn to point, a valuable communication skill. Featuring children expressing various emotions, Show Me How You Feel helps children communicate how they feel. Vetted by an early intervention expert, Show Me How You Feel includes easy instructions for caregivers on how to use the book.

Show Me How to Use the Potty

J.A. Barnes (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724625

With step-by-step photos of children illustrating events from acknowledging the need to use the toilet to washing hands, Show Me How To Use The Potty is a great tool for introducing potty training and good hygiene.

Show Me How to Be a Friend

J.A. Barnes (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724618

What do friends do? Featuring exuberant photos of young children playing, sharing, and taking turns, Show Me How to Be a Friend helps provide children with examples of how to be a good friend.

My Face Book

Star Bright Books (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724571

Babies love looking at other babies and these charming baby faces...smiling, frowning, and being silly or serious are sure to captivate and delight toddlers and babies of all ages. Parents and caretakers will enjoy sharing their baby's reactions to the book as they begin this visual journey of self-discovery! Self-expression has never been more adorable!

Loving Me

Debby Slier (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724564

Whether it is a gentle kiss from mom, a hug from dad, a playful romp with an older brother, or reading with grandpa, babies and toddlers will discover the importance of family relationships in these charming photographs of Native American families. Loving Me features multi-generational family members loving and caring for a child, as they caress and tenderly show their babies and young children how much they are loved.

Grandma is a Slowpoke

Janet Halfmann (author) Michele Coxon (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595725387

A little girl is happy to go on a walk with Grandma, but Grandma is a such a slowpoke! She stops to listen and point out the different creatures they see, sharing her knowledge with her grandchild. At the river, it is the little girl who spots a little muskrat Grandma didn’t see. Grandma Is a Slowpoke is a simple story that delivers a joyous message about how much fun it can be if we take time to be present with the world around us. The story encourages children to observe nature. Michele Coxon’s beautiful fine color brush brings life to the creatures on each page and makes the animals so endearing.

Families

Star Bright Books (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724540

Children will learn the names and colors of healthy, delectable foods from the large, bright photographs in this board book. It's nutritious and educational! Part of the Babies Everywhere® series.

Big Box for Ben

Deborah Bruss (author) Tomek Bogacki (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724403

Ben's ordinary big box enables him and Wags, his dog, to take off on some extraordinary, imaginary adventures. Ben's imagination turns his box into a variety of vehicles for great adventures where he discovers the sky's the limit...and young readers will be encouraged to do the same.

Beach Socks

Michael J. Daley (author) Estelle Corke (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724410

What is more fun than a day at the beach when the tug of gentle waves leaves your feet covered with sand? With minimal text and engaging illustrations, Beach Socks captures all the wonder, awe, and excitement of a young child’s day at the beach. No more shoes! No more socks! is just the beginning of an exhilarating day-long romp at the water’s edge. Children will take delight in recalling how much fun it is to wear beach socks!

Backpack Baby

Miriam Cohen (author) Miriam Cohen (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724489

Backpack Baby shares a secret with his neighbors - he has a new sibling! Part of the Backpack Baby® series.

Babies, Babies

Debby Slier (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724465

Babies show just how adorable they are in this photo-filled book featuring all the lovely smiles, frowns, and giggles they make as they discover and react to their day-to-day world.

Babies on the Go

Debbie Slier (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724472

Everywhere you look, babies are on the go! They are unstoppable! Exploring their world and everything in it whether in a stroller, a car seat, riding on dad’s shoulders, or taking a walk with mom. Babies On the Go! will confirm for little explorers all the ways they can get around to discover the day-to-day wonders of their world!

Titan Clash

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437231

Jack Spencer has more to worry about than being kicked off his high school's basketball team. He uncovers suspicious circumstances surrounding the car crash that severely injured his mother and learns of his father's arrest for fraud. Jack's dad is tough on him, but he has learned to live with it. For the most part, he has it pretty good. Jack is a star player on his high school basketball team with everything going for him-scoring records, popularity and an easy path to a college scholarship. Almost as fast as the crash that put his mom in the hospital, everything Jack believes in starts to crumble. His only hope is to discover what's really going on, and quickly. If he doesn't, Jack may lose much more than a basketball career.

Tin Soldier

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459805477

Jim Webb’s pursuit of the truth about his grandfather’s role in the Vietnam War puts him squarely in the sights of someone high up in the US military—someone who wants certain events from that war left in the past. Webb goes on the run in the American Deep South with Lee, a Vietnam vet, trying to smoke out the man they call the Bogeyman by using Webb as bait. The Bogeyman may be powerful and smart, but Webb and Lee, with the help of a few of Lee’s old army buddies (and one motorcycle-riding girl), are ready to take him down. Tin Soldier is the sequel to both Barracuda, part of The Seven Prequels and Devil's Pass, part of Seven (The Series).

Tiger Threat

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436418

Ray Hockaday plays center for the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League. He's spent his hockey career hiding something from the world. When his new Russian room-mate shows up, Ray is assigned to help Vlad get used to life in Canada. What Ray doesn't know is that Vlad is also hiding something. And that secret could get both of them killed.

Thunderbird Spirit

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690466

Hockey stars Mike "Crazy" Keats and his new friend, Dakota, are caught in a web of violence which makes winning a championship the least of their concerns. Dakota Smith is in trouble. But Mike "Crazy" Keats doesn't care. He is new to the Seattle Thunderbirds, and Dakota seems like a good guy to have for a friend. Unfortunately, not everyone accepts Dakota's Native North American heritage so easily.

The Summer of the Spotted Owl

Melanie Jackson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437859

After a hang glider crashes into the pool of the house where Dinah and Madge are house-sitting, the hapless pilot creates more than a splash of suspicion in Dinah's mind. Why does this itchy intruder make off with Dinah's inflatable turtle? Why is someone trying to drive their cat-mad neighbor away? And what is the connection with the balding stranger seen lurking behind the hedge? And when Madge's boyfriend starts a campaign to save the endangered spotted owl, it seems that a crooked politician may be out to destroy the habitat of the near-extinct animal. While Madge paints, Dinah brushes aside suggestions that she be a quiet, well-behaved guest in this posh North Vancouver neighborhood. There's just too much for Dinah and her friends—tree-fanatic Pantelli and irritatingly conscientious Talbot—to investigate in this hilariously suspenseful adventure. Along with learning about endangered animals and fragile ecosystems, Dinah runs across clueless reporters and greedy developers, all the while continuing to belt out her favorite songs and satisfy her healthy appetite.

Squeeze

Rachel Dunstan Muller (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554693252

Byron is psyched when his older brother Jesse invites him on a weekend caving trip—even if it means spending time with Cole, Jesse's obnoxious college roommate. With Jesse's girlfriend Michelle rounding out the group, Byron is sure the excursion will be a success. Things get tense when they near the cave, only to find that the way in is blocked. Byron stumbles on the entrance to a new cave, but the thrill of his discovery is overshadowed by Cole's increasingly strange behavior. Exploring a wild cave is always dangerous, but it becomes deadly as tempers fray and the water level inside the cave starts to rise. When an underground confrontation leaves his brother seriously injured, Byron has to make some life-or-death decisions—and every second counts.

Something Suspicious in Saskatchewan

Dayle Campbell Gaetz (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438047

Katie and Rusty are heading East. Fresh from their thrilling adventures in Alberta, facing down devious developers, the cousins have made their way to Aunt Margaret's farm in Saskatchewan. After rescuing her aunt when she is trapped under a piece of farm equipment and learning of other acts of possible sabotage, Katie decides that she has found another mystery to solve. Puzzled by the changes they notice in their cousin Megan, and alarmed by a series of threatening phone calls, Katie and Rusty embark on another adventure. With no shortage of suspects—from Cousin Megan to the jilted boyfriend and the controlling farmhand—the two detectives find themselves in deeper than they thought and are soon in real danger.

Slam Dunk

Kate Jaimet (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691333

Sixteen-year-old Salvador "Slam" Amaro thinks being the assistant coach of the Brookfield High School girls' basketball team will be an easy gig. Show up, run a few drills and pad his resumé so he can win a spot on the Ontario Provincial Under-17 team. But Slam's job suddenly gets a lot harder when the girls' coach and her daughter, the star point-guard, vanish after being threatened. Getting to the bottom of their disappearance puts Slam in confrontation with a mysterious stalker. But that's not his only problem. With the girls facing playoff elimination, Slam has to come up with some new coaching strategies while he battles some tough competitors for a place on the Ontario squad.

Shadows on the Train

Melanie Jackson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436623

It's all aboard! for mystery when Dinah Galloway takes the cross-country train from Vancouver to Toronto, to appear on a TV talent show. But will she make it-or be permanently derailed? Along with her sister Madge, and her fellow junior musicians, tree fanatic Pantelli Audia and history buff Talbot St. John, Dinah is shadowed by someone who wants to get hold of an $80,000 treasure left by her late dad. But what is the treasure? The redheaded, singing sleuth realizes that the secret dwells somewhere in her dad's murky past, and involves a funny, if less than respectable, ex-con named Ardle McBean, and a mysterious man with a bowl cut. The mystery accelerates when Dinah's sweet, elderly piano teacher, also on the train, disappears and the danger to Dinah increases. She struggles to keep on the tracks of the mystery before the shadows, past and present, overwhelm her. This is the fifth installment in the best-selling Dinah Galloway Mystery series.

Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows

Deb Loughead (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459809987

Dylan is back, and this time he is making a movie, The Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows, with his best friend, Cory, and his girlfriend, Monica. The film is for school credit, and their plan is to film on Halloween. Everything is falling into place until Dylan and Monica encounter a zombie scarecrow that causes Mr. Dalton, a friend of Dylan’s grandmother, to have a heart attack. Dylan and Monica learn that a couple of zombie scarecrows are pranking a local neighborhood. The police shut down Dylan’s project until the pranksters are caught. But Dylan is determined to see his film through to completion, no matter what the cost.