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According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well as armed conflicts in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the Central African Republic contributed to the continuing exodus of people into Europe and North America. Learn more about these modern mass exoduses, what is fuelling them in the 21st century, how nations are addressing the crises, how refugees
Even the library has to sleep! This calming bedtime story says good night to the library and all the fun it holds--from books and story time to computers and comics. A charming ode to everyone's favourite community space and a perfect good night for budding book lovers.
Hard-hitting, contemporary young adult fiction is not trendy--it's not dystopia. There are no vampires, no werewolves, no castles. It's real life. It's unflinching. Gravel Road highlights the talent of YA authors committed to creating realistic fiction with emotional authenticity. No topic is off-limit.
What pushed some of our favourite animals to the brink of near extinction? How did laws and conservation efforts help them make a comeback? And what is still being doing to help aid the survival of our world?s animals? Find out in these fact-filled books!
What makes a great job? It can be different things for different people. To some, a great job is one that offers deeply satisfying work. To others, a great job is one that pays well. To still others, a great job inspires creativity. Or maybe a great job does all of those things-and more. Teens who are contemplating their career choices will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable advice in this easy-to-use series. Great Jobs introduces readers to a variety of jobs within a given
The great outdoors is calling! Explore science in your own backyard through this wild collection of projects. Make your own compass, learn to tell the temperature from crickets, count the stars, and more! Simple instructions and clear photos ensure projects will be successful. This book was created in partnership with the Science Buddies science project website.
Why are humans and other mammals covered in hair, and why are there so many different types of it? Vivid photographs paired with a duo of quirky, illustrated hair guides serve to illuminate the fascinating facts about mammal hair: why it exists, what it?s good for, and more. Readers will learn about different types of animal coats, such as fur and down, and explore the many different forms guard hairs take, such as the quills on a porcupine.
Marco and Polo simply love adventures, but disaster hits when they are left in charge of Marco's numerous cousins! They brainstorm the perfect solution: finding a hamster sitter! An ad in the paper finds many eager candidates, but Marco and Polo return home each time to find their cousins causing even more mischief than before. Can they find the perfect hamster sitter or are their adventures a thing of the past?
You may know the neighbours that live next door to you. Think about how your family and your neighbours are alike and how they are different. This series compares our country with its neighbours. Readers will contrast and compareholidays, customs, foods, and more with colourful photos and simple text.
Everyone knows their stories, but do you know the REAL history behind the stories? History has never been so juicy! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, timeline, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance