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What Doesn't Matter

It doesn’t matter where you were born. It doesn’t matter your height or weight. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know everything. This book celebrates our differences and highlights that what really matters is how we treat others.

What Happened?

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!

What Makes a Superstar Athlete?

All superstar athletes have an abundance of talent, but talent alone does not make a superstar athlete. This book looks at the many different factors that shape superstar athletes. These include developing mental toughness, recognizing and seizing opportunities, learning from others, and hours and hours of focused practice to raise skills and keep them at superstar levels. Personal accounts from athletes and coaches in many different sports add insight and interest.

What Now? A Teen Guide to Life After High School

Life after high school is a time for decision-making. The biggestÑand often the scariestÑdecision high school graduates must make is what to do next. This book helps raise teensÎ awareness of the different options that are available to them. The benefits and drawbacks of each option, educational and training requirements for various careers, and financial information are included as are first person accounts and anecdotes.

When Plants Attack: Strange and Terrifying Plants

Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants include the Venus Flytrap, an African tree that houses stinking ants to protect itself from hungry animals, a "vampire vine" that sucks nutrients from other plants, and fiendishly invasive kudzu.

When the Earth Shook

Alya and Atik are stars. Their job is to twinkle in the night sky over Earth and for billions of years they do it well. Plants stretch towards them. Animals look up at them. And, eventually, humans gaze up at them and marvel. But then humans invent powerplants, factories and cars, and smog pours into Earth's atmosphere. It becomes harder and harder for Alya and Atik to do their jobs until, finally, the stars yell at Earth and Earth feels sick and begins to shake and things look pretty dire. The

Where do Words Come From?

Words are everywhere. But do you know where your favourite words come from? Maybe they plop to the ground from high up in the sky! Or maybe workers piece them together in big factories. Or maybe they come from a one-of-a-kind word-maker . . . but who could that be? Vivid letter-filled illustrations explore imaginative ways words are made as this book shares the secret to creating new words.

Where I Belong

Guatemalan-American high school senior Millie Vargas struggles to balance her family's needs with her own ambitions, especially after her mother's employer, a Senate candidate, uses Millie as a poster child for ""deserving"" immigrants.

Where the Poppies Blow: The Life and Lessons of John McCrae

On a spring day in 1915, amid the battle-scarred fields of Flanders, Belgium, John McCrae was struck by the sight of poppies blooming over the graves of his fallen comrades. It moved him so deeply that he penned “In Flanders Fields,” one of history’s most famous poems. A dedicated army doctor, John witnessed the horrors of war firsthand as he worked tirelessly to treat wounded soldiers. Follow John on his journey, from humble beginnings in small-town Ontario to some of the toughest battle zones

Who Belongs Here?: An American Story

In this probing, plain-spoken book, based on a true story, Margy Burns Knight and Anne Sibley O'Brien, author and illustrator of the acclaimed ""Talking Walls,"" invite young readers to explore the human implications of intolerance. Anecdotes relating the experiences of other refugees and their contributions to American culture play counterpoint to Nary's tale, all enlivened by O'Brien's full-colour pastels. A compendium at the end of the book offers more detailed information about Pol, Pot, Ell