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Examine nature's diversity through profiles of twenty-four fascinating animals. This book showcases animals whose survival strategies are among the planet's most extreme. Every creature here shows how, over thousands of generations, a species can transform—size, shape, colour, behaviour, or abilities—to meet the challenges necessary to ensure the future of its kind. The axolotl's "mane" of frilly gills, the naked mole rat's squinty, buck-toothed face, and the proboscis monkey's reddish honker ma
The Huntresses of Artemis must obey two rules: never disobey the goddess, and never fall in love. After being rescued from a disturbing life as a priestess for the Oracle of Delphi, Kahina is glad to be a part of the Hunt. But when Kahina encounters the legendary warrior Atalanta on a routine mission, a dangerous line is crossed and both girls learn that their actions have consequences.
Imagine being convicted of a crime you didn't commit and spending years behind bars. Overturning Wrongful Convictions recounts stories of individuals who served someone else's prison time due to mistaken eyewitness identification, police misconduct, faulty forensic science, poor legal representation, courtroom mistakes, and other factors. Readers can examine real accounts of wrongful convictions,and evaluate the legal processes that can lead to errors.
When ten-year-old Journey Song hears that two pandas are being held in a warehouse in her neighbourhood, she worries that they may be hungry, cold and lonely. Horrified to learn that the pandas, originally destined for a zoo in Washington, might be shipped back to China because of a diplomatic spat between China and the United States, Journey rallies her friends and neighbours on the poverty-stricken Eastside. Her infectious enthusiasm for all things panda is hard to resist, and soon she's getti
How close are we to having another worldwide health crisis?Pandemic epidemiologists have identified one they believe is likely to happen in the next couple decades: the flu. Learn about factors that contribute to the spread of disease by examining past pandemics and epidemics, including the Bubonic Plague, smallpox Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and Zika. Examine case studies of potential pandemic diseases, like SARS and cholera, and find out how pathogens and antibiotics work. See how human activities such
When aspiring musician Madelaine finds a poetry fragment that helps her finish a song she's writing, she tracks down the author online in hopes of starting a collaboration. But there's more to the situation than she realizes.
Pet Library, focusing on the most popular family pets, begins with a look at the history of the species and takes readers through a journey for greater understanding of each animal. Each book will detail the various breeds and their original habitats, body language, intelligence level, instinctive behaviours, means of communication, and history of domestication. With stunning color photos on every page, readers will thoroughly enjoy reading about their favourite four-legged, winged, or finned fa
Simone has been raised as a dancer, but she hates performing. Hannah loves nothing more than dance, but her parents see it as just a hobby. When the two girls meet for the first time at age fifteen, they choreograph a plan to switch places and change the role that dance plays in their lives. Yet fooling their friends and family is more challenging than either girl expected. And when someone threatens to reveal the truth, it could cost the sisters everything. In this clever twist on the twin-swap
Leaping from the Eiffel Tower in a wingsuit. Scaling Shanghai Tower, one of the world's tallest buildings. Camping on the roof of Philadelphia's abandoned Eastern State Penitentiary. These scenarios are real examples of the recreational activity of place hacking: climbing, wading, jumping, or even ironing your way into prohibited or obscure spaces.Why do people do it? Is it the exhilaration of trespassing? Is it discovering a new perspective? Is it roving through your surroundings in an unpred
In this novel for middle readers, a group of young teens gather for Grief Camp, where they confront their feelings and try to understand how grief affects everyone differently.