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Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it's far from easy with his little brother who acts like a dog and their depressed alcoholic mother. If Laurence can win the luxury vacation in a local radio contest, he's certain his mumwill finally be happy again. Then one night she doesn't come home from work, and Laurence must face the reality that she might not come back at all. Terrified that child services will separate him from his brother, Laurence does whatever he can to ke
Classrooms, libraries, businesses, and community centers are jumping on board the 3D printing bandwagon. Many of the leading industry entrepreneurs are young people such as 13-year-old Alexis Lewis, who invented the patented Emergency Mask Pod, a kit of 3D printed lifesaving supplies. 3D printing technology can handle just about anything, including food, candy, clothing, cars, medical prosthetics, houses, and cars. It can even print 3D printers! This radically new "disruptive" technology, also c
In this novel for teens, Sophie graduates from high school, her boyfriend breaks up with her because she's boring, and her best friend challenges her to try ninety different things.
When her boyfriend Derek disappears, Jordie looks like a suspect. What does she know about that night?
For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She's been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the giant, genetically engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas's first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Cas's dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water. Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Rec
In 1936 San Francisco, eighteen-year-old Willa MacCarthy is bound for the convent. But when she discovers her love of medicine, she will defy her family and work with a female doctor to care for those building the Golden Gate Bridge.
The trap of addiction ensnares millions. This series explores the struggles of those who have succumbed to addiction whether to opioids or social media or something else. It examines what it means to be addicted, how it occurs, the real-world effects, and the challenges of overcoming addiction. Personal accounts along with facts and quotes from authoritative sources are featured in every book as is an annotated list of organizations and websites where readers can get help and more information.
Deaths from drug overdoses have gone up a staggering amount since 2000. Opiates are natural forms of painkilling drugs (such as morphine, heroin, and codeine) derived from the opium poppy. Opioids are synthetic opiates that include the generic medications hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and fentanyl. The terms are often used interchangeably. Nurse, medical writer, and public health expert Connie Goldsmith investigates the neurology of addiction, the environmental triggers of addiction and
Adventurous Outdoor Sports takes readers off the beaten path and into the world of adrenaline lovers and thrill seekers who push the limits of speed and safety participating in the sports they love. Each book in the series focuses on a group of sports with a common element, from water, air and snow to mountains and all-terrain adventures.