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Wendy is a girl, and Willow isÉwell, a witch. When the pair first meet, it's not love at first sight. Each one does not want to share their room with the other. Will these two ever find a way to get along? These first chapter books share stories of understanding and friendship. Notes to caregivers and teachers provide question prompts to encourage reader comprehension and extension. Downloadable TeacherÎs Guide available.
European destiny in the Americas came at the expense of the Native peoples. On this point, most knowledgeable people would agree. Where there is disagreement is in determining the intent of the white Europeans who sought to make the Americas their new home. The question of intent, still contentious today, is the focus of the book Were Native Americans the Victims of Genocide?
It doesn’t matter where you were born. It doesn’t matter your height or weight. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know everything. This book celebrates our differences and highlights that what really matters is how we treat others.
Crack open a What Happened? book to investigate a preposterous mystery from four different perspectives. See what the witnesses get right . . . and what they get hilariously wrong. Bet you'll never guess what really happened!
All superstar athletes have an abundance of talent, but talent alone does not make a superstar athlete. This book looks at the many different factors that shape superstar athletes. These include developing mental toughness, recognizing and seizing opportunities, learning from others, and hours and hours of focused practice to raise skills and keep them at superstar levels. Personal accounts from athletes and coaches in many different sports add insight and interest.
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.
Words are everywhere. But do you know where your favourite words come from? Maybe they plop to the ground from high up in the sky! Or maybe workers piece them together in big factories. Or maybe they come from a one-of-a-kind word-maker . . . but who could that be? Vivid letter-filled illustrations explore imaginative ways words are made as this book shares the secret to creating new words.
Guatemalan-American high school senior Millie Vargas struggles to balance her family's needs with her own ambitions, especially after her mother's employer, a Senate candidate, uses Millie as a poster child for ""deserving"" immigrants.
Celebrate the women, people of colour, and other hidden figures in history and science who are often overlooked. Features help introduce readers to important figures and to hear from them in their own words.
No matter who we are or where we have come from, we are-all of us-the sum total of our experiences. History informs who we are but does not define us. Through our values, ideas, and actions, we shape contemporary life and culture as it shapes us. Through stories from history and contemporary life the Who We Are series explores the many and varied experiences of Asian Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.