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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.

Stella Rising

Nancy Belgue (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825635

Stella Connors has spent her whole life bouncing around from one town to the next, following the latest musician her mother has fallen in love with. She has always vowed she will never become a pathetic groupie like her mother, Viv. But then her best friend uploads a video of Stella singing a cover of her favorite band’s biggest hit. It goes viral, and suddenly Stella’s ideas about who she is and what she wants take a real hit. As a publicity stunt, the band’s manager asks Stella to perform with them when they come to town. Stella is thrilled and agrees immediately. Soon she finds herself in the spotlight, with everyone after her for interviews and photo ops. And unless she’s reading things wrong, she’s pretty sure the band’s lead singer has a thing for her. When she gets invited to go on the road with the band and perform in another concert, Stella forgets every bad thing she ever thought about being a groupie. After all, she’s nothing like her mother. She’s a star. Isn’t she?

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,

Pride

Robin Stevenson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821255

Like the original version, this new edition of Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle celebrates the LGBTQ+ community's diversity and the incredible victories of the past 50 years—but it also has a larger focus on activism, the need to keep fighting for equality and freedom around the world and the important role that young people are playing. The new edition has been updated and expanded to include many new Proud Moments and Queer Facts as well as a profile of LGBTQ+ refugees from Indonesia, a story about a Pride celebration in a refugee camp in Kenya and profiles of young activists, including teens from a Gender and Sexuality Alliance organizing Pride in Inuvik and a trans girl from Vancouver fighting for inclusion and support in schools. There is also a section on being an ally, a profile of a family with two gay dads (one of them trans) and much, much more!

On Our Nature Walk

Jillian Roberts (author) Jane Heinrichs (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821019

This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment. Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities. The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of  the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter. This is the newest title in The World Around Us series, following books that address poverty, tragedy, prejudice, online awareness and body safety and body image.

The Italian Cure

Melodie Campbell (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821132

Charlie's world comes crashing down when her fiancé leaves her for another woman. Then Aunt Della wins a trip for two to Rome. Maybe Italy can mend her broken heart? Or at least distract her from it—who needs romance when you have Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast? But with adventure come mishaps, and Charlie's trip seems to be full of them! In between the chaos and hijinks, will Charlie take another chance at love?

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?

Coral Reef Views

Vicki Delany (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823501

When paramedic Ashley Grant’s parents visit her in the Victoria and Albert Islands, her father, Frank, soon becomes bored with the beach vacation. When a plumbing emergency has him feeling useful again, he makes friends with Ashley’s neighbor Paul McIntosh. Then Paul disappears. Ashley isn’t worried; after all, he’s a single man on vacation. But Frank is determined to find out what happened to his friend, and he soon stumbles on the dark secrets of this Caribbean paradise.

I Am Scary

Elise Gravel (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823174

In this sweet little book, a monster tries to scare a young child. But the child insists the monster is not scary but actually quite huggable. From the prolific and beloved author and illustrator Elise Gravel comes this funny and cute board book for the littlest readers.

Le canot rouge

Leslie A. Davidson (author) Laura Bifano (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825420

Des poissons et des hérons, des tortues et des libellules, des huttes de castor et des feuilles de nénuphar... Une multitude de merveilles enchantent la jeune narratrice et tous les amoureux de la nature qui seront séduits par cet album tendre et magnifiquement illustré. Les canetons se promènent sur le dos de leur maman; un balbuzard s'élève avec un poisson argenté dans ses serres; le cri du huard s'élève dans la nuit étoilée. Ces images sont évoquées dans des quatrains épousant le rythme des coups de pagaie. Le canot rouge parle des liens qui unissent les grands-parents et leurs petits-enfants, et invite les amoureux de la nature de tous les âges.

Blood Sport

Tash McAdam (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824379

Jason is sure his sister, Becca, was murdered, but he’s the only one who thinks so. After finding a photograph Becca kept hidden, he decides to infiltrate a boxing gym to prove that she didn’t die accidentally. As a transgender kid, Jason’s been fighting for as long as he can remember, and those skills are going to come in handy as he investigates. Quickly invited into the inner circle, Jason must balance newfound friendships with the burning hate that drives him. Jason soon feels torn between two worlds, determined to discover what happened to his sister but struggling with the fact that this is the first time he’s ever felt like he belonged somewhere.

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.