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Humans use words to communicate, but we also use our bodies to send messages. We may shrug our shoulders to show we don't care, or open our eyes wide in surprise, or give the thumbs up to show we approve of something. But did you know that giving the thumbs up in Greece is pretty rude? Or that nodding your head-- which means "yes" in North America- actually means "no" in the European countries of Albania and Bulgaria?Every Body's Talking explores the complexities of body language. Discover wha
Alice doesn't like noise, smells or strangers. She does like rules. Lots of rules. Nobody at her new school knows she has Asperger's, so it doesn't take long for her odd behaviour to get her into trouble. When she meets Megan in detention, she doesn't know what to make of her. Megan doesn't smell, she's not terribly noisy, and she's not exactly a stranger, but is she a friend? Megan seems fearless to Alice, but also angry or maybe sad. Alice isn't sure which. When Megan decides to run away, Alic
What energy sources did humans use in the past? What sources help meet Canada’s and the world’s energy requirements today? How do we balance our energy needs with protecting the environment? Examining Canadian Energy answers all these questions and more. Each book in this compelling series takes readers on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-dr
Examining Primary Sources explores commonly studied historical texts by answering important questions about them: Why was it written? What does it mean? What was the impact? Each book examines the primary sourceùfrom the context, to the actual words, all the way to the impactùleaving readers with a comprehensive understanding of the document.
Expansion of Our Nation gives readers an up-close look at the United States during the first half of the 1800s. Each book offers an engaging description of historical events, along with a "Voices from the Past" feature that delves into a primary source. These books give readers an insightful window into the leaders and ideas that shaped the United States during this period of growth.
Discover new worlds alongside the great explorers in history! Readers will experiencethe explorers' triumphs and fears as they travel past their borders into the unknown. With gripping descriptions, these nonfiction thrill rides offer glimpses at the personal qualities that turned adventurers into history makers.
Follow in the footsteps of some of Canada's greatest explorers in this high-interest series. Each title chronicles the timeline of an explorer, explains the motivation behind their journey, and examines their relationship with Indigenous Peoples. A combination of modern and historic maps and colourful images highlight the places visited and discovered by these adventurers.
The United States of America is a vast country. The diverse landscapes, landmarks, and people who settled within these lands help define the nation today. Exploring America's Regions uses vivid photos, helpful maps and diagrams, and clear text to introduce readers to six distinct geographical regions within the United States.
Exploring Ancient Civilizations takes readers on a trip around the world, examining cultures from the past long ago. With detailed information and colourful images, these books provide a fascinating picture of how people from ancient times lived their daily lives.
In this series, eager readers will pack their bags and explore different countries, visiting landmarks and trying out the language of each country. Kids will experience what daily life is like in these countries, what other kids do for fun, what school is like, and the cultural activities that make up an integral part of life for the citizens of these countries.