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This charming nonfiction picture book shows how a variety of familiar, kid-friendly animals prepare for-and survive-winter in northern climates.
As the worst snow storm of the year rolls in, one family hunkers down together in a cozy blanket fort for the night. A little girl makes a wish on a snow globe and, in the morning, the sun rises on a winter wonderland--beckoning all outside. And what if, on this snow-filled day, families shake their busy lives and everyone goes out to play? A lyrical holiday story about wishes and community and snow--lots and lots of snow.
Dragonflies are some the world's most beautiful (and fascinating!) insects. And one many children can find right in their backyards! With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, and colourful illustrations, this scientific look at a dragonfly's life-cycle will captivate little entomologists. Informative side bars are included that let children learn even more about these amazing insects.
Many of the most toxic materials on Earth-from arsenic to plutonium-occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them incommon products, such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel, and weaponry. Without careful management, toxins can leach into groundwater and pollute our environment. Exposure to toxic elements leads to various cancers, impairment of the immune and reproductive systems, as well as cognitive problems. What can be done? Learn more about the chemistry of key contaminants, their history, impact on health, spills and other disasters, as well as solutions on a global and individual level.
A novel of trauma, identity, and survival. After an assault, bigender seventeen-year-old Aleks/Alexis is looking for a fresh start-so they voluntarily move in with their uncle, a Catholic priest. In their new bedroom, Aleks/Alexis discovers they can overhear parishioners in the church confessional. Moved by the struggles of these ""sinners,"" Aleks/Alexis decides to anonymously help them, finding solace in their secret identity: a guardian angel instead of a victim.
In 1933, what's left of the Turner family-twelve-year-old Hallie and her two brothers--finds itself driving the back roads of rural America. The children have been swept up into a new migratory way of life. America is facing two devastating crises: the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country have lost jobs. In rural America it isn't any better as crops suffer from the never-ending drought. Driven by severe economic hardship, thousands of people take to the road to seek whatever work they can find, often splintering fragile families in the process. As the Turner children move from town to town, searching for work and trying to cobble together the basic necessities of life, they are met with suspicion and hostility. They are viewed as outsiders in their own country. Will they ever find a place to call home?
In this lyrical and evocative picture book, a child follows the river's journey from its source in the mountains all the way to the sea.
The English alphabet has 26 letters-5 vowels and 21 consonants. These letters and letter teams make the sounds of English. They can be used to build many common words for early readers. Each book in the Sound It Out series focuses on one category of English sounds and their spellings. Readers play with these sounds and spellings to build words as they develop their early reading skills.
Space 8, a Hi-Lo nonfiction series for young adults, reads like an infinity of facts. This series is full of high-interest topics that grab readers from the first page. Each book features stories about fascinating people and places and engages readers with compelling information; colour photographs and illustrations; and detailed graphic elements including charts, tables, and infographics. Readers will find these books both captivating and inspiring.
Inspired by science headlines, this series explores discoveries, technological achievements, and exciting research into the final frontier. Learn how scientists look back in time to see the first stars, as well as how they're planning for space travel to Mars.