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When Lucas tested positive for the warrior geneùa genetic abnormality believed to predispose humans to violenceùhe was shipped off to the Bake Shop, an impregnable government facility. There, he underwent a battery of psychological tests aimed at making him crack. Now, labeled safe to return to normal life, he's ready to put the horrific experience behind him. Then the van transporting him home is forced off the road by a group of rebels who insist there's more going on at the facility than anyo
The Healthy for Life series introduces readers to exciting sports that can be part of a healthy and active lifestyle. These engaging titles promote good physical health for students while examining issues from why exercise is important to how leadership is used in sports.
This is a superhero story for the post-punk era: Live fast, die young, and take over the world. Kirkus Reviews Marvin Maywood only wants one thing in life, to join the heroes of the Core. But he can't follow his dream because his powers are fed by fear, which is against the Core's standards. So he lives on the streets and watches the elite team of costumed crime fighters from afar. After Marvin performs an illegal act of heroism, he meets Roisin, one of the Core's heroes, and it seems like hisch
Long ago, massive animals roamed the earth. During the last Ice Age, even as glaciers encroached on their homes, some of the beasts survived. Examining fossil remains for clues, scientists have learned how these Ice Age Mega Beasts lived in the harsh climate. In language fit for emerging readers, this series looks at predators and prey alike, surveying the diets, habitats, and strengths of each animal, as well as how its species ultimately succumbed to the changing environment.
After a car crash steals the lives of two people they love, Becca and Johnny become obsessed with a common cause. Officially, the crash is an accident. But Becca and Johnny are convinced: someone did this. As they plot revenge against the person responsible, a bondùintense, unyielding, and manicùtakes hold of them. And in an unexpected turn of events, they fall for each other. Or so they think. In an upside-down world where decay is beautiful and love and hate become one, Becca and Johnny find t
When you gaze out your windows, do you ever see a squirrel flicking its tail? How about a robin with a worm dangling from its beak? The animals in our neighbourhoods may be obvious or rarely seen, but they live among us and contribute to each microhabitat. In My Backyard takes a closer look at six common creatures, exploring their life cycles and habits and noting their typical interactions with human neighbours. An activity at the end of each book encourages creative expression and critical thi
When Tavin Barnes escaped Eden City with Khaya, the Word of Life, he became a most-wanted fugitive overnight. But he never expected his flight would end with the ultimate curse: becoming the next Word of Death. Now he's a prisoner inside the Athenaeum, where his new life under the Godspeakers' control has begun. As the Word of Death, Tavin can kill with a touch, an ability he must learn to harness or risk hurting the people he cares for. But Ryse, the Godspeaker charged with Tavin's training, is
Fascinating animals are explored in the Living Wild series. Vivid photographs help take readers on a virtual field study to observe the life cycle and behaviours of the featured creature. Each book also looks at past and present scientific research and includes a unique storytelling element in the form of an animal tale drawn from mythology or folklore.
Lizards are fascinating creatures—and a little scary! Read about lizards in detail, from how they find food and reproduce to how they are adapted to their environments. Compare the behavior of harmless geckos to the carnivorous Komodo dragons, and be informed in case you ever meet one in the wild!
Young readers are fascinated with dangerous occupations and ways of life. Each page in this series presents a large full-colour illustration and simple paragraph containing fun facts about gear, historical figures, and day-to-day life that encourage kids to explore this high-interest topic in more detail. Readers can dip in at random or read from cover to cover. New vocabulary is bolded and defined in a glossary.