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What Did We Do? (Beacon)

For many kids, it?s hard to imagine life before computers and the internet. Travel back in time with this exciting series to find out where people got the news, how they communicated with friends, and what they did for fun. Easy-to-read text and historic photographs give readers an overview of common technology from the past, while each book?s final chapter explores how life has changed since then.

What Happened?

Crack open a What Happened? book to investigate a preposterous mystery from four different perspectives. See what the witnesses get right . . . and what they get hilariously wrong. Bet you'll never guess what really happened!

What To Do With a String

In this sequel to What to Do with a Box, Jane Yolen extolls the marvellous virtues of string, a material that can snag the spirit of adventure, lasso the limitless horizons of imagination, and connect us to one another.

When Plants Attack: Strange and Terrifying Plants

Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants include the Venus Flytrap, an African tree that houses stinking ants to protect itself from hungry animals, a "vampire vine" that sucks nutrients from other plants, and fiendishly invasive kudzu.

Where Have All the Bees Gone?: Pollinators in Crisis

Apples, blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, coffee, and vanilla. Do you like to eat and drink? Then you might want to thank a bee. Around the world, bees pollinate $24 billion worth of crops each year. Without bees, humans would face a drastically reduced diet. We need bees to grow the foods that keep us healthy.But numbers of bees are falling, and that has scientists alarmed. What's causing the decline? Diseases, pesticides, climate change, and loss of habitat are all threatening bee populations. Some bee species teeter on the brink of extinction. Learn about the many bee species on Earth - their nests, their colonies, their life cycles, and their vital connection to flowering plants. Most importantly, find out how you can help these important pollinators.

Where'd My Jo Go?

When trucker Jo hits the open road, her faithful little doggy pal, Big Al, is always with her. The two make a fine traveling team until Big Al gets distracted after a potty break at a rest stop and wanders off. In her rush to get back on the road, Jo doesn't realize her best buddy isn't in the truck cab. As soon as Big Al figures out what has happened, he is determined that nothing will distract him from his plan to wait for Jo to come back. Well, almost nothing. When you're a dog, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the unfamiliar and tempting sights and smells, and even new humans. Told in both Jo's and Big Al's voices, this heartwarming story of separation and joyful reunion is based on a true event.

Where's My Stuff?: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide 2nd Edition

A comprehensive guide for young adults on how to organize schoolwork, lockers, bedrooms, and even schedules. Take a quiz to identify your organizing style and get great advice about making decisions, purging closets, and creating the perfect space to relax, work, and store belongings. With fun and useful illustrations, easy-to-follow charts, and ample doses of humour, Where's My Stuff? is an incredible asset for anyone who wants to get it together and keep it together, for good. Newly updated for readers living in a digital world, this 2nd edition includes tips on managing online files and backups, digital planners, and more. Written in collaboration with professional teen organizer Lesley Martin.

Which Is Which? (21st Century Junior Library)

Some animals look so alike, it's difficult to tell which is which! From alpacas and llamas to wasps and bees, readers will discover the similarities and differences between animals that are often confused for one another. Focused on 21st Century content, the Which Is Which? series encourages readers to ask questions, think more critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills.

White Lightning Nonfiction

Take a look inside White Lightning Nonfiction, a hi-lo nonfiction series for students in the middle grades. Mature, high-interest topics pull in readers and engage them with interesting information; colour photographs and illustrations; detailed graphic elements including charts, tables, and infographics; and fascinating facts. A 20-word glossary is included for vocabulary support.

Who Made My Stuff?

Do you know how all your favourite things are made? This companion series to ôWho Made My Lunch?ö follows the journey that common household items make from raw materials to the factory and the store. With clear process explanations and charming illustrations, these books answer the question: who made my stuff?