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Strange Science

Reality can be harshÑso why not jump to a new reality? Is that even possible?Explore some of the most popular sci-fi tropes from popular books, shows, and movies. Then, learn how they're grounded in reality. From alternate realities to time travel, these ideas are now part of our everyday lives, even if they're not quite ""real"" yet. But is there any scientific basis behind them? Could we someday make things like warp drives, simulations, and cybernetic limbs reality? Or are we just in a perpetual plot hole? Strange Science is the series that will find out.

Straw Bag, Tin Box, Cloth Suitcase: Three Immigrant Voices

Three women, from three different continents and separated by generations, share stories of coming to the United States. Sarah's great-great grandmother Manya fled the Cossacks in the Ukraine at the turn of the twentieth century. Grace's mom escaped with her family during the Iranian revolution in 1979. Raquel and her family fled gang violence in El Salvador in the 2010s. These three stories, all accounts of the authors' real family storiesÑManya is legendary author Jane Yolen's grandmotherÑhighlight the essential commonality of the immigrant experience.

Street Monsters

It's a snowy winter's night in the city. The bedroom lights are off and it's time to settle down to sleep. But wait! What's that? Strange and scary sounds are coming from the streets outside. What can be making these sounds? Are monsters coming? Don't worry! Through rhyming text and atmospheric artwork, young readers can first imagine what might be making these mysterious sounds. This clever concept is based on a bedtime ritual the author used with her own grandchildren to assuage their nighttime fears.

Strikers: A Graphic Novel

Evan just wants to win a game. Bobby would rather fight than win. HockeyÑand lifeÑkeep handing them both losses. Their team, the Strikers, has a roster of rejects in hand-me-down coats but lacks good equipment, a deep bench, and a coach who shows up on time. Their town of Flint, Michigan, has been down on its luck their whole lives. The boys may not understand each other, but together, theyÎll find their reasons to keep taking the ice. Strikers is a hilarious, hard hitting, and moving story about how to stay on your skates when you only see LÎs in your future.

Strong Kids Healthy Plate (21st Century Basic Skills Library: Level 3)

This level 3 guided reader series allows children to get a close look at the variety of foods available to eat and some of the health benefits associated with them. Content encourages balance and making healthy choices. Information is based on the U.S. government's diet recommendations. Readers will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about the food they eat and maintaining a healthy diet. Includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and word list for home and school connection.

Strong Like You

Walker Lauderdale hasnÎt cried once since his daddy went missing. And even though everyone says heÎs dead, Walker wonÎt give up hope. He knows his father is out there, somewhere, cutting a wild trail through the Ozarks like always. But when a relative threatens to kick Walker and his momma out of the family home, Walker realizes he has no choice but to look for his daddyÑa search that leads him straight to a drug-addled and dangerous man named Lukas Fisher. While attempting to balance life as a normal fifteen-year-old boy and star player on the football team, Walker begins a desperate search across the hills of the Ozarks for the man who, for better or worse, taught him everything he knows about strength.

Structural Wonders (Navigator)

This fascinating series provides an up-close look at some of the most incredible architectural wonders of past centuries. Young readers will learn about the history and construction of each structure, as well as what the site is like today.

Stubby: A True Story of Friendship

Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend . . . and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in World War I-sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies, and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers.

Stupid Baby

There's a new baby in Simon's house. ""When's that stupid baby going back to the hospital?"" he asks. ""He's been here for three whole days!"" This follow-up to the international bestseller Poo Bum cleverly subverts the new baby genre-with a happy ending. Simon is jealous of the tiny new baby in the house and can't believe it's here to stay. His parents don't seem to understand the problem. But Simon soon discovers that a baby brother makes some things much better after all.

Suicide: When It Happens to Someone You Know

When someone you know-when someone you love-dies from suicide the sense of loss and guilt can be overwhelming and it is natural to wonder how you can ever come back from that pain. Suicide: When It Happens to Someone You Know offers a deeply personal look at the thoughts, feelings, and grieving process in the aftermath of suicide. It shows that there is no magic elixir, no ideal path to feeling okay again but that the way back includes accepting how you feel, talking to people you trust, and taking care of yourself.