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What Do You Know about Maps? (Searchlight Books™)

These titles introduce intermediate and upperûelementary readers to all kinds of maps, from political and topographic to climate and economic mapsùeven maps located on GPS! Each chapter deals with a specific topic related to maps, and informative captions encourage readers to think critically about how different types are used by closely examining the features of each.

What Girls Are Made Of

When Nina Faye was fourteen, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now she'll do anything for the boy she loves, to prove she's worthy of him. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost. What is she if not a girlfriend? What is she made of? Broken-hearted, Nina tries to figure out what the conditions of love are.

What's Your Style?

Find out about some of today’s hottest fashion styles—from hipster to boho chic—in this fun series that profiles celebs who have each look and explain how readers can get the look and make it their own.

When Lunch Fights Back

Meet living things with some of the strangest defenses known to science: termites that blow themselves up to save the colony; fish that produce copious amounts of gooey, slippery slime; lizards that run on water; and more.

When Nature Attacks

Nature can be ruthless. Explore the science behind the worst disasters to have hit the planet, including how they happen, what the environmental impact is, and how technological advancements help to predict and warn against disaster.

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 Sun Shines on Antarctica

Experience summer at the bottom of the world in Antarctica. The sun rises, ice melts, grass grows, seals squabble, whales sing, and young penguins slide, glide, and belly flop. Irene Latham's evocative poems are accompanied by additional facts that provide further details about the animals and their environment. Whimsical illustrations from Anna Wadham complete this charming collection.

White Zone, The

Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighbourhood—when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street. War has been the backdrop of their young lives. And now Iraq isn't just at war with Americans. It's at war with itself. Sunnis fight Shiites, and the strife is at the boys' doorsteps. Nouri is Shiite and Talib is half Sunni. To the boys, it seems like only a miracle can mend the rift that is tearing a country and a family

Who's Changing the World?

Meet people who moved beyond being frustrated by injustice and problems to take action to improve the world. They noticed pollution damaging our Earth, sick or injured people who needed help, and unfairness in schools, and they decided to do something positive to help. The activists featured in this series range from teens to adults and represent diverse backgrounds. Each book includes tips on how to get started as an activist yourself.

Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World

What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least expect them. Not all of them arrive by accident, and some are here to stay. As the human population tops seven billion, animals are running out of space. Their natural habitats are surrounded?and sometimes even replaced?by highways, shopping centers, office parks, and subdivisions. The result? A wildlife invas