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Sinkhole

Ever since the first sinkhole appeared in Foggy Creek, Texas, weird things have been happening. Unexplained phenomena-power surges, a purple mist, a glowing coin-seem to precipitate strange behaviours in this creepy, paranormal series, sure to hook reluctant and striving readers.

Skilled and Vocational Trades (BrightPoint Press)

Skilled and Vocational Trades explores the career paths of electricians, plumbers, drone pilots and more. The books describe the jobs associated with each trade and provide information on training and education, life on the job, and the career outlook. Each book includes a fact sheet, a graphic that visually presents key information, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Sleep-Deprived Nation: Why Sleep Matters

Today, large numbers of people of all ages and walks of life get too little sleep on a regular basis. This unfortunate situation has far-reaching negative effects on society, from increased highway accidents and fatalities to lost productivity at work. Teens are particularly vulnerable to losing sleep, in part because of the blue light from their phones and computers. This volume explores possible ways to combat the widespread problem of too little sleep.

Smartphones and Society

Smartphones and Society examines how smartphones have changed different aspects of daily life. Readers will learn how these devices have shaped society in both positive and negative ways. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Soccer Champions

Few sports offer matches as dramatic—and histories as rich—as soccer. From gutsy underdogs and dazzling triumphs to bitter rivalries and crushing losses, this series invites fans to witness the world events, last-minute goals, and diving saves that shaped some of the planet’s greatest football clubs. Recaps of memorable matches offer action-packed background, while biographical profiles introduce the legendary playmakers and coaches who earned legions of fans around the globe and showed what it

Social Emotional Library (21st Century Skills Library)

The Social Emotional Library series presents real life, historical and modern stories that celebrate important qualities and ideas like courage, diversity, friendship, and forgiveness. Books include thought-provoking issues and questions, as well as hands-on activities, that encourage the development of critical life skills, empathy, and social emotional growth.

Social Media: Does the Good Outweigh the Bad?

Social media offers the promise of bringing people together and enabling them to share ideas and information. However, social media also has a dark side, with malicious users peddling misinformation, harassing others, and running scams to defraud unwary victims. This book examines both good aspects and bad, and explores how social media platforms could be made safer and more reliable as sources of information.

Social Media's Star Power: The New Celebrities and Influencers

New polls show that a majority of kids hope to become social media stars one day. But only a handful will benefit from the billions of dollars advertisers dole out to social media influencers annually. Social Media’s Star Power illustrates the positive and negative aspects of this trend, with anecdotes and quotes from winners, losers, and industry insiders.

Soft Skills Sleuth: Investigating Life Skills Success (Bright Futures Press)

Each title in the Soft Skills Sleuth series tackles an essential life skill in an age-appropriate and participatory way. The series offers the perfect antidote to simply lecturing students about good behaviour by drawing them into fun-filled "investigations" of each skill illustrated to depict a realistic and relatable classroom situation. Titles invite readers to "investigate" four story-centered scenarios related to concepts like listening, talking, body language, and writing.

Someplace to Call Home

In 1933, what's left of the Turner family-twelve-year-old Hallie and her two brothers--finds itself driving the back roads of rural America. The children have been swept up into a new migratory way of life. America is facing two devastating crises: the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country have lost jobs. In rural America it isn't any better as crops suffer from the never-ending drought. Driven by severe economic hardship, thousands of p