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In this wordless graphic novel, Captain Barbosa sails the seven seas with his trusty shipmates: a mosquito, an alligator, and an elephant. When a seagull steals his treasured hat, Barbosa and his crew give chase through a nasty storm. When Barbosa reaches the seagull?s island, he finds the hat-along with a nest of baby seagulls-and decides even pirates can forgive and forget.
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.
Thelia isn't in line to inherit the crown, but she's been raised to take power however she can. She's been friends with Princess Corene her whole life, and she's scheming to marry Bayled, the heir to the throne. But her plans must change when an army of elves invades the kingdom. Thelia, her cousin Parsival, and Corene become trapped in the castle. An elf warrior, Sapphire, may be Thelia's only hope of escape, but Sapphire has plans of their own. Meanwhile, an ancient magic is awakening within the castle, with the power to destroy the whole kingdom. Can Thelia find a way to protect her future-and her life?
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.
This series will score with those in search of a high-interest series to capture the attention of soccer fans. Each title covers a high-profile soccer franchise and explains its history, details its greatest games and moments, highlights its most exciting players, and much more.
American families are changing. New attitudes toward adoption, same-sex marriage, interracial relations, and more have influenced the makeup of families all across the nation. The Changing Families series helps young readers understand the experience of being part of a non-traditional family. Chapters examine the changes that are taking place, how young people within these families view themselves, and how they are affected by the views of outsiders. Each book also presents stories of well-known people who have grown up in non-traditional families.