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Venus fly traps snap shut on their prey. Aloe vera plants can be used to soothe sunburns. Plant Power explores the powers of meat-eating plants, healing plants, poisonous plants, prickly plants, pollinating plants, and photosynthesis. Beautiful, crisp, colour photos, frequent diagrams and graphics, and an activity complement the carefully levelled text and aid the reader?s understanding of these incredible plant powers.
World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. Its purpose is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the original UNESCO declaration says, to "give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements.'' Here's a round-up of our current poetry titles, with so many excellent reviews!
Read all about caribou, narwhals, penguins, and more. These magnificent polar animals come to life through colour photographs and carefully levelled text. Critical thinking questions and a photo glossary supply readers with the basic building blocks for nonfiction reading.
From beavers to ducks to frogs, this series introduces early readers to animals found in ponds. Students learn about each animal?s physical characteristics, behaviour, life cycle, and habitat. labelled diagrams of each animal and fun facts further young readers? learning.
The PopActivism series is a twenty-first-century guide for anyone who wants to create positive change in the world. Called “fun, creative and effective” by Publishers Weekly, the PopActivism series is sure to inspire preteens and teens to make a difference.
Football fans won?t want to miss this updated and popular series highlighting athletes from their favorite NFL teams. Readers will learn all about the accomplishments of these football superstars.
This exciting, makerspace-friendly series offers a variety of step-by-step projects for programming in Scratch. Easy-to-follow instructions guide young programmers through activities that showcase how to code animation, create music, write a story, and design computer games. The projects build essential programming knowledge and skills, preparing kids to take what they've learned and apply it to their own Scratch creations.
Social change can occur slowly and quietly but it is often the result of large numbers of people mobilizing for the purpose of bringing about change. The Push for Social Change series explores how and why social change occurs and what impact major movements have had on people's lives. All books will examine the events that led to particular social change movements; what those movements did; how and why they did it; and the short-term and long-term impact of those movements. Quotes from people on all sides of these events add insight and interest to the discussion.
Meet Q and Ray—elementary school super sleuths. Q is a hedgehog. Ray is a rat. They may be small, but in a town full of animals, they're the top crime solvers! This graphic novel series for young readers is full of laughs, mysteries, and cases based on high-interest topics including art, outer space, and more.
It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High before a massive explosion devastated the school and a fatal Ebola-like virus was unleashed. Now a year later, the school has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with the virus, making them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on social cliques. Without a gang, students are as good as dead. David Thorpe is a loner, and now it's him and his little brother against the whole school.