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Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food gross and the community filthy. She has to live without electricity or running water. Then she is told she must attend school. Just when she thinks nothing could make this trip any worse, she learns people there are dying of hunger and preventable disease. Hannah becomes frustrated and wants to help, but when poverty threatens the lives of people she loves, all she wants to do is go home. This story is an adventure of discovery.
Two little mice are back, and this time they want to journey to the sea! But the way there is filled with all kinds of wonderful creatures—plus one BIG surprise. Cleverly placed die-cut holes and other special features make this sea-faring adventure extra exciting for young children.
This series explores some uniquely Canadian holidays and the people who celebrate them, including regional variations as applicable.
Books in this series will each examine Canadian technology as it relates to sustainability and stewardship. Books will describe what is happening in Canada today as well as provide a look forward into the future of these technologies.
The Careers in Demand for High School Graduates series profiles jobs you can land right out of high school and explains how to use them to build a fulfilling career. Chapters include a questionnaire to see whether the job is right for you, a description of a typical day on the job, an interview with someone working in the field, information about salary potential, advice on how to move up, and much more. Each volume in the series is based on one of the U.S. Department of Labor?s career clusters, introducing readers to some of the most in-demand careers in each field.
Engineering is a top career field but differentiating between one engineering discipline and another is not always easy. The Careers in Engineering series provides easy-to-use guides for teens who are trying to understand the differences between various engineering careers and which of these careers might match their interests, skills, and talents. Each book focuses a single discipline, such as biomedical engineering or electrical engineering, among others. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders-and a Q&A interview in every book.
Building trade workers play a major role in the success of economies throughout the world. However, despite their pivotal role in our society, only six percent of students consider a career in the trades. That?s surprising because trades workers are the most in-demand occupational field in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Salaries for some trades careers are higher than the average earnings for some occupations that require a bachelor?s or graduate degree. Building trade careers are diverse, exciting, and personally fulfilling. Plus the jobs cannot be sent overseas to foreign countries. Readers of Careers in the Building Trades: A Growing Demand will discover eight different trades careers and dozens of subspecialties, as well as learn about opportunities in green construction and the apprenticeship process.
Each book in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series takes an age-appropriate look at the culture of a particular country/heritage. Books include coverage on geography, language, religion, food, and culture, as well as backmatter to aid further learning.
Throughout history, nations and peoples have marked their calendars with special days to celebrate, commemorate, and memorialize. We set aside times to reflect on the past and future, to rest and renew physically and spiritually, and to simply have fun. This series explores the meanings and celebrations of holidays across religions and cultures around the world. It groups the holidays into volumes according to theme or by their common human experience due to their closeness on the calendar. Each volume introduces readers to the origins, history, and common practices associated with the holidays before embarking on a worldwide tour that shows the regional variations and distinctive celebrations within specific countries. The reader will learn how these holidays started, what they mean to the people who celebrate them, and how different cultures celebrate them.
Kids see popular holidays marked on the calendar, but do they know why the days have special status? This series offers beginning readers first looks at major celebrations linked to seasons, faiths, and people groups. Fun and meaningful traditions get prime attention, some even being featured as side bar activities.