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What cultural movements affected changes in style and dress? What technological developments affected change in communication? Each book in Then and Now highlights a specific human need or want and how it has developed through time, helping readers compare life in the past to life today. Bright, colour photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun.
Discover the harrowing details behind the most fascinating survival stories. Mesmerizing narrative text describes how ordinary people acted in extraordinary ways to overcome life-and-death situations. Each book features survival gear and pop culture sidebars.
The Thinking Critically series introduces students to the complex issues that dominate public discourse and challenges them to become discerning readers, to think independently, and to engage and develop their skills as critical thinkers. Chapters are organized in a pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes the predominant arguments for and against an issue into clear, accessible discussions supported by details and evidence including relevant facts, direct quotes and current examples
A young child takes his elephant on a trip to the museum, where they are closely followed by a suspicious guard.
Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit will do anything to become famous, sharing everything about herself with her fans. But there?s one thing her fans don?t know: when Fit was three-years-old, her mother tried to kill her.
Meet Tip and Tucker! These hamsters are best friends and like to stick together. But while little Tip is sometimes nervous about new situations, Tucker likes to explore and see new things.
Teens on extreme sports adventures face life-or-death situations when something goes wrong with their gear or the weather. To survive, they must rely on their athletic skills and quick thinking.
In this young adult novel, Greta and her twin brother are abandoned by their father and stepmother, and Greta struggles with the confusion and shame she feels after being raped.
Could you survive being stranded at sea? What about a plane crash in the middle of the jungle? Each book in the True Survival series explores a shocking survival story. Books are written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colourful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last.
Animals can be sneaky. But do you know who is especially sneaky? Undercover ostriches! They're everywhere, and they're masters at going undetected. You've probably seen one and just assumed it was another woodpecker or owl. The narrator of this book is on the case, following a single ostrich on his many adventures. Not until the final twist does author and illustrator Joe Kulka let the readers in on the narrator's true motivation: a peanut collection mission involving undercover elephants.