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Public and school libraries around the nation are experiencing a rash of efforts to ban books. Behind these efforts are parents and politicians who believe that hundreds of books and topics are not fit for young readers. Though this group is vocal, recent polls show that a majority of Americans oppose book bans. This book examines the types of books that are being challenged or banned-and why-as well as who should decide what America’s young people read.
Discover the world of scientific investigations through step-by-step experiments. These hands-on books will encourage budding young scientists to question and investigate science for themselves. Core science topics are introduced along with simple, step-by-step experiments to extend the learning and really engage young readers.
People everywhere are going green! In this series, we show readers how they can be warriors! Waste warriors, that is! Each book contains information on real waste problems along with tips on how readers can do their part in the battle to save Earth. Includes practical ways to reduce waste and reuse everyday items that typically get thrown away. To reinforce comprehension, we include step-by-step instructions to make a project of their own.
This series is designed to show you how to master favourite sports and get you on the road to athletic success! Discover the right way to get fit and stay fit.
Part of the To Be Canadian series - Many factors mold and shape the Canadian identity. From our diverse backgrounds to our cultural beliefs, it's important that every Canadian feels accepted. To Be Canadian explores the essence of what it means to be a Canadian, and how everyone can make the country a better place to live.
One neighbour offers to shoot it. Another one suggests calling the game warden to have the bear tranquilized and relocated. But the child among them knows what is best. A bear belongs in the woods, he says, but how can he convince the bear? Together with the adults he clears the yards in the neighbourhood of any food that would tempt the bear. His dad comes up with a good idea for warning the bear away--and it works! BEAR-LY THERE shows that it's always best for the bear if it stays in the woods
The solution, he realizes, is in the rooftop gardens and window boxes of his apartment neigbours, representing a varied and continuously blooming array of flowers that the bees will love. Aunt Celine must bring her bees to Paris! But first he and his friends Alice and Samir must convince their skeptical neigbours and landlord, Mr. Dubi, that this is a good idea. Adorned with Parisian skylines, Bees in the City is a love letter to the City of Light and a celebration of the can-do spirit of kids.
We only know about famous people after they do something famous. But what about before they were famous? Learn about these well known figures in American history, what their lives were like as they were growing up, and what they did that made them famous. Every book also includes a page for caregivers and teachers that suggests guiding questions to help aid in reading comprehension. Downloadable Teacher's Guide available.
Even the world’s most popular brands had to start somewhere! This series introduces readers to the history of some of the most recognizable brands in the world. Engaging, fact-filled text combines with crisp photos to explore each brand, including important milestones, influential people, and groundbreaking products from the past and present. Special features map the brand’s origins, profile important people, highlight sales stats, call out charitable contributions, and more!
Frustrated. Fearful. Angry. Weary. These are some of the words African Americans have used to describe their feelings about being Black in America in 2020. Coupled with a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of colour, police killings of Black men and women have heaped outrage on top of hurt. The Being Black in America series explores the events, the emotions, and the experiences that have forced a collective reckoning on race and racial injustice. Personal accounts and thoughtfu