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In this middle-grade novel, thirteen-year-old Chloë learns about her family?s history while helping her grandfather in his garden.
All sports fans have their heroes, and part of the fun of watching sports is debating which athletes are the best. This series pits classic stars against contemporary champions, comparing them on various skills to see which fares better. While chapters will name winners based on these specific skills, it will up to the reader to decide who is the all-time great.
A historical event does not look the same to everyone. It often depends on one's perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of key historical events through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking.
Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world's most influential poets. This series introduces readers to unique poetic voices from multicultural perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author's style and thematic material.
With the Wacky Things series, readers will discover the weirdest and wackiest things about each featured topic. Some are gross, some are funny, and some are downright unbelievable!
For nearly four years the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spread war and terror across the Middle East. ISIS saw itself as the ruler of the world?s 1.8 billion Muslims who would be forced to live under a caliphate based on beliefs and laws common in the 7th century. In 2015 the United States and some forty other nations launched a war against ISIS, making a stand against one of the most vicious terrorist groups known on earth.
History and geography lessons abound in this series about warriors and warrior cultures from ancient times to today. With a high interest presentation featuring labeled drawings complemented with primary sources and photos of museum treasures, this series is a formidable survey of world history and the competition for resources, from the gold of Spain in the first century to the political rivalries of the modern world.
Warriors! features the most triumphant, fearless, and powerful fighters from around the globe and throughout history, focusing on their lethal weaponry and ruthless tactics. Meet Saladin and Alexander the Great, along with lesser-known, but no less tough and resourcefulùfigures such as the 16th-century warrior princess, Amina of Zaria; the Maroons (escaped plantation slaves); and ghostly Ninja, whose stealthy mode of fighting was an entire way of life.
Wars aren’t just won or lost on the battlefield. For centuries, nations have employed Wartime Spies to stay one step ahead of the enemy. In this series, readers will gather intelligence on the events surrounding significant conflicts, uncovering how spies from all sides played a role in the war’s outcome. Each title demonstrates how its era’s agents, double agents, and moles communicated and completed daring missions, all while using tools, tricks, and technology to outwit one another.
Rakmen Cannon is a member of the dead baby club. He doesn't want to be, but he didn't get a choice when his infant sister died suddenly. The other surviving siblings he meets in the basement of Promise House (where their mothers gather for their weekly support-group sob sessions) are the only ones who understand him.But no support group can keep grief from straining his parents' marriage to the breaking point. Rakmen's summer plans are ruined when he's shipped off to the Canadian wilderness wi