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Apples, blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, coffee, and vanilla. Do you like to eat and drink? Then you might want to thank a bee. Around the world, bees pollinate $24 billion worth of crops each year. Without bees, humans would face a drastically reduced diet. We need bees to grow the foods that keep us healthy.But numbers of bees are falling, and that has scientists alarmed. What's causing the decline? Diseases, pesticides, climate change, and loss of habitat are all threatening bee populations.
For as long as she can remember, Alexandra Tate has been able to see personified Emotions, and she's found a best friend in Revenge. He's her constant companion as she waits outside Nate Foster's house, clutching a gun. Every night since Nate's release from prison, Alex has tried to work up the courage to exact her own justice on him for the drunk driving accident that killed her family. But there's one problem: Forgiveness. When he appears, Alex is faced with a choiceùmoving on or getting even.
Miriam Feldman was attracted to the artists, the musicians, the boys who wore broken-down cardigans. Boys like Elliot. Their relationship was intense, passionate, all consuming. When they were together, Miriam knew who she was, in the way you can only know when you're deeply in love. Now that it's over, Miriam has to pick up the pieces. Even when Elliot starts seeing someone else. Even when she impulsively knocks over a priceless work of art. Even when she's blackmailed by the mystery girl who s
A comprehensive guide for young adults on how to organize schoolwork, lockers, bedrooms, and even schedules. Take a quiz to identify your organizing style and get great advice about making decisions, purging closets, and creating the perfect space to relax, work, and store belongings. With fun and useful illustrations, easy-to-follow charts, and ample doses of humour, Where's My Stuff? is an incredible asset for anyone who wants to get it together and keep it together, for good. Newly updated fo
Sixteen-year-old Whisper, who has a cleft palate, lives in an encampment with three other young "rejects" and their caregiver, Nathanael. They are outcasts from a society that kills or abandons anyone with a physical or mental disability. Whisper?s mother visits once a year. When she dies, she leaves Whisper a violin, which Nathanael teaches her to play. Whisper?s father comes to claim her, and she becomes his house slave, her disfigurement hidden by a black veil. But when she proves rebellious,
Danny has survived everything life has thrown at him: being abandoned at birth, multiple abusive foster homes, life as a con man in training. But when his latest "protector" dies suddenly, Danny has to think fast or he'll be back in foster care again. He decides to assume the identity of a boy who disappeared three years before. If nothing else, he figures it will buy him a little time. Much to his astonishment, his new "family" accepts him as their own?despite the fact that he looks nothing lik
Explore why diversity is needed to prevent bias in design. Learn about the different coding languages and what they are used for, how developers choose a language, and tools that simplify coding. Jennifer Connor-Smith breaks down stereotypes about coding as a career that is open only to technology-obsessed gamers, revealing ways people use software to improve medical care, nurture dementia patients, promote social justice, and more. Hands-on activities show you how easy it is to learn to think l
GROUNDHOG DAY gets a hilarious french twist in this delightful upper middle grade novel about first crushes and friendship. When an eighth-grade class trip to Paris goes horribly wrong, the worst day of one girl’s life keeps happening over and over.
Anna O'Mally is a born writerùgifted, perceptive, headed for the stars. Or she was, until the tragic death of her uncle Joe. He was barely older than Anna herself, and she worshipped the ground he walked on. Best of all, Anna got to live in the glowof knowing that she was the most important person in his world, too. Anna has promised everyoneùher shrink, her parents, her best friendùthat Joe's one-year ôdeadaversaryö will be the end of her period of mourning. But when a strange note suggests th
Mythological tales can be found in cultures around the world. Although the characters and storylines differ from one culture to the next, they have a shared purpose: to explain the unexplainable and to reinforce cultural values. Each book gives readers insight into a different culture by way of the stories that have followed that culture’s development through time.