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Sixteen-year-old Luli has just aged out of the orphanage where she grew up, and her childhood friend Yun helps her get a job at the factory where Yun works. Both girls enjoy the freedom of making their own decisions and earning their own money-until Yun gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who's rumored to be a bride and child trafficker. China's restrictive family planning laws put Yun in a difficult position: she'll either have to have an expensive abortion or face crippling fines for having a chil
In the pages of Glowing Bunnies!? you will encounter some of the strange and wonderful genetically modified animals of tomorrow. Learn why scientists are going to such lengths to mess with genes and what the ethical and health-related consequences might be. By understanding both the science and the stakes, you too can judge the potential of this budding science to save-or ruin-the world. Presented as a compendium of existing and proposed creatures, this book describes the animals being created,
Joey Moss first became known to many Canadians because of his work with the NHL Edmonton Oilers hockey team. Joey loved connecting with people. His impact and influence started long before he joined the Oilers. Joey was born with Down syndrome at a time when many children like him were institutionalized. Instead, Joey lived at home, surrounded by his supportive family who was determined that he should receive the same opportunities as others. From this loving environment grew a caring, energetic
Tap, tap, tap. Drip, drip, drip.""What's that sound, Grandpa?""""It's the sap running from the maples."" Here is the gentle story of a granddaughter discovering one of the great joys of her grandfather's youth, spring in the north woods when the maple trees are bursting with sap. Together, grandfather and granddaughter make their way out into the chilly pre-dawn woods to find and tap maple trees, hang buckets, and collect sap. And then patiently (or not!), they wait for the sap to boil into sy
Read about the world's greatest athletes who play some of the most important positions in sports. The amazing stats, thrilling moments, and record-breaking performances packed into each book will fascinate sports fans.
That's his Achilles heel. It felt like I was lost in a labyrinth! She has the weight of the world on her shoulders. You opened a real Pandora's box with that move! We're all familiar with these idioms. But where did they come from? Find out with this beautifully illustrated series. Each title tells the tale of a popular Greek myth, a perfect guides on the quest for knowledge! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Award-winning author Eve Bunting pens a tender tribute to maternal love. The love between mother and child is a deep, profound bond, and that is true whether the pair walks on two legs, flies through the air, or swims in the ocean. A mother knows how precious her child is. Through gentle, rhyming text, human and animal mothers tell their little ones why they love them, sharing what is beautiful and unique about their children. From wrinkly skin to sharp claws to prickly quills, mothers love thei
Providing a picture book approach to PSHE topics, A Helping Hand helps children understand and cope with upsetting situations they might face.
Readers will learn about the core teachings and beliefs of the world's most widely practiced religions through the lens of two different perspectives, one from the United States and the other from another country where the religion is predominant, and dive deep into the important figures, sacred texts, holidays, and commandments. This narrative nonfiction series uses considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage and accommodate struggling reader
In the past, being a ""difficult bitch"" was bad. Girls weren't supposed to call people out for their BS, stand up for themselves, or do their own thing. This book embraces the insult with irreverent humour, encouraging readers to be themselves no matter what, including an exploration of the ways this phrase can be interpreted differently among people of different backgrounds. Being a powerhouse is a choice. It's a lifestyle. It's a code of ethics. It takes work, a thick skin, and perseverance.