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Animal Mating Game, The: The Wacky, Weird World of Sex in the Animal Kingdom

Learn the behavioural-biological science of courtship and mating rituals in the animal kingdom and meet the scientists who study them. Coverage includes lobsters and other crustaceans and mollusks; ants and spiders; snakes, frogs, and other amphibians and reptiles; parrots and other birds; chimps, seals, whales, wolves, giraffes, and other mammals; and salmon jellyfish, and other fish.

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began depleting rapidly. Electrical power began to fail. AstronautsJames Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise were about to be stranded in the inky void of outer space. The mission to the moon was scrapped. Now, Apollo 13's only goal was to bring the crew home. With the damaged spacecraft hurtling towards the moon a

Art of Running Away, The

Twelve-year-old Maisie is an artist. When she?s in front of her sketchbook or apprenticing at Glenna?s Portraits, the family-run art shop her grandmother started, the world makes sense. She doesn?t think about Calum, her brother who mysteriously left home and cut ties with her family six years ago, or her parents? insistence that she ôbroaden her horizonsö and try something new-something that isn?t art.

Art Scene  

The art world is ever changing. Although painting and sculpture still have a strong following, many of today's artists are making names for themselves in other art forms including animation, tattoo, and even graffiti. The Art Scene series focuses onwhat some of today's new artists are doing, what they seek to communicate through their art, and how they are using new techniques and technology to create and promote their work. Each book introduces readers to influential artists and presents brief

Backward Glass

ôHelp me make it not happen, Kenny. Help me stop him.ö When Kenny Maxwell moves into his family's new yet falling apart Victorian home in 1977, he makes a shocking discovery in the carriage house. Buried inside the wall is a baby's mummified body wrapped in old newspaper, along with a handwritten plea for help. Soon after his gruesome finding, a beautiful girl named Luka introduces Kenny to the backward glass, a mirror that allows him to travel in time. Through it, he meets other ômirror kidsö f

Before We Were Blue

At Recovery and Relief, a treatment center for girls with eating disorders, the first thing Shoshana Winnick does is attach herself to vibrant but troubled Rowan Parish. Shoshana-a cheerleader on a hit reality TV show-was admitted for starving herself to ensure her growth spurt didn?t ruin her infamous tumbling skills. Rowan, on the other hand, has known anorexia her entire life, thanks to her mother?s ôchew and spitö guidance. Through the drudgery and drama of treatment life, Shoshana and Rowan

Being Black in America

Frustrated. Fearful. Angry. Weary. These are some of the words African Americans have used to describe their feelings about being Black in America in 2020. Coupled with a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of colour, police killings of Black men and women have heaped outrage on top of hurt. The Being Black in America series explores the events, the emotions, and the experiences that have forced a collective reckoning on race and racial injustice. Personal accounts and thoughtfu

Bestest. Ramadan. Ever.

No pizza. No boyfriend. (No life.) Okay, so during Ramadan, we're not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset. For one whole month. My family does this every year, even though I've been to a mosque exactly twice in my life. And it's true, I could stand to lose a few pounds. (Sadly, my mom's hotness skipped a generation.) But is starvation really an acceptable method? I think not. Even worse, my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute and c

Bias in America

This series conveys to teen readers the sense of otherness that many Americans feel because of their race, religion, gender identity, etc. Books explore some of the ways people experience bias and how they are they affected by it. All books feature personal accounts and clear, thoughtful narrative.