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According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well as armed conflicts in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the Central African Republic contributed to the continuing exodus of people into Europe and North America. Learn more about these modern mass exoduses, what is fuelling them in the 21st century, how nations are addressing the crises, how refugees contribute to and strain communities, and what kinds of solutions could help. Along the way, you'll meet actual refugees and the people who are trying to help.
In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place-and may be fed sustainably-at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.
Crack open a What Happened? book to investigate a preposterous mystery from four different perspectives. See what the witnesses get right . . . and what they get hilariously wrong. Bet you'll never guess what really happened!
This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of a little girl's journey through her grandmother's garden.
One Nurse. Trillions of microbes. A deadly WWI battle. In France of 1916, a battlefield nurse encounters a strain of lethal bacteria while treating a patient with dysentery. This army of bacteria invades deep into her gut, rallying the resident microbes to fight for their lives-and hers! Enter the phage, deadly microscopic predators, ready to wage war and protect their host. This graphic novel examines what happens when bacteria attacks the body and how the body's defenses respond, drawing upon parallels to wartime combat.
In this beautifully illustrated picture book, a young child overcomes her shyness to make a new friend, and together they go on adventures in an abandoned blue boat on the beach.
After dark, the Night Bear goes on the hunt for his favourite snack: delicious nightmares. But one night, he almost munches on a dream of unicorns and rainbows by mistake-yuck! It might not be his cup of tea, but surely there's someone who might like it?Prize-winning husband and wife team Ana and Thiago de Moraes present The Night Bear-the perfect bedtime story.
After the death of his beloved grandfather, eleven-year-old Cooper Cameron invents rituals to cope with his grief and his fear that something else bad will happen to his loved ones. His OCD behaviour seems crazy to everyone else, but to Cooper it makes perfect sense—his rituals are protecting his family from harm and even possible death. Then his behaviour begins to tear apart his parents' marriage. Armed with a notebook in which he records his observations of the world around him, Cooper sets out to cure himself and bring his family back together, with the help of an elderly man and a boy who has a crush on his older sister.
To save her kidnapped best friend and crush, Zadie must complete an enchanted deadly labyrinth riddled with illusions. Her only hope of survival depends on forming an alliance with the only person who knows the safe path through-a murderous boy she can't trust.
In this illustrated picture book, a young child learns to find comfort in silence when the world becomes too noisy.