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Throughout history, society's rules have often tried to keep women in a box. Serious consequences often awaited those who broke out of that box and blazed a new trail. Uncommon Women salutes the women who refused to be side notes in history, and instead, became the stars of their own story. Through their bravery and intelligence, the women in these books made a lasting mark on the world. Some of them found fame through villainy: pirates, Wild West outlaws, ruthless queens. Others—writers, scient
This series delves into the difficult social topics that kids often encounter, but don't always know how to handle. Written in a conversational tone, each volume takes a clear look at these challenges such as Cyberbullying and prejudice - including plenty of real-life examples - and offers appropriate advice and coping strategies that tweens and teens can put to use.
The more you know about your pets, the better you will be able to provide the care and attention they require for a healthy and happy life. Each book expertly written covers how to choose a pet, how to make sure it has a safe home, how to keep it healthy and happy, and how to make it part of your families life.
What motivates one student to study hard and another to not study at all? How does personality develop and can it change? How and why do relationships fall apart? These and other questions lie at the heart of human psychology, which is the focus of the Understanding Psychology series. Books in this series examine the mental and emotional factors that influence and shape human behaviour. Careful, clear explanations; solid information; and insightful and fully documented quotes provide readers wit
To truly understand the world?s major religions one needs to understand what people within each faith believe, how they practice their faith, and what rules they live by. The Understanding World Religions series explores these important aspects of religion as well as the origins of each faith and some of the challenges faced in the modern age.
This collection of stories, proverbs, and poems about trees from around the world reveals that a tree?s roots not only go down deep into the earth, but its branches also reach up and out into the universe, connecting us all.
The Unofficial Guides series explores the various aspects of today's most popular games and programs including LEGO Mindstorms and Minecraft. Each collection covers topics ranging from basic to advanced. This series is perfect for the hands-on techie.
Unsung Heroes shines a spotlight on underrepresented voices throughout history. Featuring racial minorities and other marginalized contributors who are routinely left out of history books, this biography series examines the work of professionals throughout US history and in the fields of science, technology, and social justice. Each book profiles 12 individuals and their impressive contributions as well as the challenges they faced.
Bring some of the world?s earliest cultures to life in The Untold History of Ancient Civilizations series where readers will explore some lesser-known facts about groups of ancient peoples. From the water-run clocks created by the Greeks to the myth of the Vikings two-horned hats, readers will explore the worlds of ancient civilizations beyond the history books and take a deeper look into the daily lives of families within each culture. Readers will travel this journey of forgotten pasts for an
In this fantasy middle-grade novel, twelve-year-old storybook character Gracie Freeman lives in the real world but longs to discover what happened in the story she came from. When she finally gets her chance, the truth isn't what she was expecting.