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Book cover of 1 MOMENT IN TIME
1 MOMENT IN TIME
By: ben lerwill | Published: September 2021

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9780711263536
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of 100 MOST DANGEROUS THINGS ON THE PLANET
100 MOST DANGEROUS THINGS ON THE PLANET
By: anna claybourne | Published: October 2008

Kids will learn how to handle natural disasters, extreme weather, dangerous animals, and being lost in the wild. From asteroid strikes to avalanches, ...

Kids will learn how to handle natural disasters, extreme weather, dangerous animals, and being lost in the wild. From asteroid strikes to avalanches, being lost in a cave to being attacked by an alligator, this is the ultimate survival guide! Each danger is rated in terms of how likely you are to encounter it, as well as a rating of how likely you are to survive.

Theme: Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9780545069274
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of 100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HIST
100 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HIST
By: federico mariani | Published: April 2018

An eye-catching information book filled with one hundred interesting facts to learn from history: who really discovered America, who were the kings an...

An eye-catching information book filled with one hundred interesting facts to learn from history: who really discovered America, who were the kings and queens we hear a lot about on TV, why America invaded Canada, and lots of other random facts to make history a fun subject!

  • ISBN
    9781474922753
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - General
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189 CANARIES
By: dieter boge | Published: October 2021

  • ISBN
    9780802855749
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of 2 TRUTHS & A LIE - HISTORIES & MYSTERIES
2 TRUTHS & A LIE - HISTORIES & MYSTERIES
By: ammi-joan paquette | Published: June 2018

Crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonde...

Crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders. A fun way for middle graders to explore ways to separate fact from fiction. Did you know that a young girl once saved an entire beach community from a devastating tsunami thanks to something she learned in her fourth-grade geography lesson? Or that there is a person alive today who generates her own magnetic field? Or how about the fact that Benjamin Franklin once challenged the Royal Academy of Brussels to devise a way to make farts smell good? Welcome to Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries! You know the game: Every story in this book is strange and astounding, but one out of every three is an outright lie. Can you guess which stories are the facts and which are the fakes? It’s not going to be easy. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable! Don’t be fooled by the photos that accompany each story—it’s going to take all your smarts and some clever research to root out the alternative facts. From a train that transported dead people to antique photos of real fairies to a dog who was elected mayor, the stories in this book will amaze you! Just don’t believe everything you read. . . .

  • ISBN
    9780062418869
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of 20TH CENTURY AN ALTERNATIVE HIST
20TH CENTURY AN ALTERNATIVE HIST
By: john higgs | Published: August 2015

The extraordinary story of the 20th century, as told from the furthest fringes of science, art and culture. For readers of Bryson's A Short History of...

The extraordinary story of the 20th century, as told from the furthest fringes of science, art and culture. For readers of Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.      Before 1900, history was an account of great discoveries that actually made sense. People understand innovations like the steam engine, agriculture, or electricity. The twentieth century, by contrast, gave us quantum entanglement, cubism, relativity, psychedelics, postmodernism, chaos maths, and the Somme.      This is the story of that confusing century as told through the ideas produced at the furthest fringes of our sciences, arts, and culture. Its cast includes well-known geniuses such as Albert Einstein, Francis Crick, and Pablo Picasso, lesser known geniuses like Edward Lorenz, Sergey Korolyov, or Shigeru Miyamoto, and infamous but influential ne'er-do-wells like Timothy Leary, Aleister Crowley and Keith Richards. In this company we take a tour through ideas as strange as general relativity, DNA, the subconscious, Gaia theory, and Dada.      In this brilliantly written and original book, John Higgs explores, with great clarity and wit, the extremes of twentieth century thought, and in doing so shows how a world of empires became a world of individuals. You will never see the twentieth century in the same way again.

  • ISBN
    9780771038471
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - General
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2ND SEX
By: simone beauvoir | Published: May 2011

'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman'. This book is suitable for those who believe in the equality of the sexes.

  • ISBN
    9780307277787
  • Binding
    Paperback
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of 50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS - A BARE-ALL HIST
50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS - A BARE-ALL HIST
By: tanya kyi | Published: September 2011

Most of us take our underwear for granted, but throughout history our undies have revealed a lot about who we are (king or peasant), how we work (in f...

Most of us take our underwear for granted, but throughout history our undies have revealed a lot about who we are (king or peasant), how we work (in fields or factories) or the shapes we value (manly calves or tiny waists). The third book in Annick’s 50 Questions series tackles questions such as “What’s that smell?” (Medieval Europeans thought bathing made you sick) and “Did boxers arrive in the Nick of time?” (When blue jean model Nick Kamen stepped out of his denims to reveal his boxers, sales of the underwear soared.) Underwear has played a role in ancient crusades, city sieges and even modern economic predictions. Obviously, it’s time to uncover the facts about everything from loincloths and T-shirts to bloomers and lingerie. Young readers will laugh their pants off at the accompanying cartoons and get the bare, but fascinating, facts about the history of our unmentionables.

Theme: Reluctant Readers, Humour

  • ISBN
    9781554513529
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of 50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS - A BARE-ALL HIST
50 UNDERWEAR QUESTIONS - A BARE-ALL HIST
By: tanya kyi | Published: September 2011

Most of us take our underwear for granted, but throughout history our undies have revealed a lot about who we are (king or peasant), how we work (in f...

Most of us take our underwear for granted, but throughout history our undies have revealed a lot about who we are (king or peasant), how we work (in fields or factories) or the shapes we value (manly calves or tiny waists). The third book in Annick’s 50 Questions series tackles questions such as “What’s that smell?” (Medieval Europeans thought bathing made you sick) and “Did boxers arrive in the Nick of time?” (When blue jean model Nick Kamen stepped out of his denims to reveal his boxers, sales of the underwear soared.) Underwear has played a role in ancient crusades, city sieges and even modern economic predictions. Obviously, it’s time to uncover the facts about everything from loincloths and T-shirts to bloomers and lingerie. Young readers will laugh their pants off at the accompanying cartoons and get the bare, but fascinating, facts about the history of our unmentionables.

Theme: Humour, Reluctant Readers

  • ISBN
    9781554513536
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of ABC OF DEMOCRACY
ABC OF DEMOCRACY
By: nancy shapiro | Published: February 2022

  • ISBN
    9780711264809
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of ABOVE & BEYOND WITH COLLABORATION
ABOVE & BEYOND WITH COLLABORATION
By: natalie hyde | Published: September 2016

Collaboration skills, or the ability to effectively work with people, are in high demand in todays connected world. The ability to work with diverse i...

Collaboration skills, or the ability to effectively work with people, are in high demand in todays connected world. The ability to work with diverse individuals across diverse platforms in our online world is essential in the 21st century. This title explores the skills and practices needed to be a successful collaborator in any situation covering topics such as establishing responsibilities, engineering plans, and becoming socially aware. With a focus on college and career readiness, the title encourages readers to be group members who use active listening, respect, self-direction, and focus to understand diverse perspectives and come to achieve common goals. Students will build collaboration skills for the future through projects, real-world examples of international collaborative achievements, and practicing tips for being effective collaborators in their own increasingly social and digital worlds. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • ISBN
    9780778728290
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of ABOVE & BEYOND WITH COMMUNICATION
ABOVE & BEYOND WITH COMMUNICATION
By: robin johnson | Published: September 2016

Technology has given us new ways to connect and converse with others like never before. In fact, by the time you finish reading this sentence more tha...

Technology has given us new ways to connect and converse with others like never before. In fact, by the time you finish reading this sentence more than 193,000 text messages will have been sent! This innovative book explores the often subtle differences between various forms of communication such as active listening, written, oral, nonverbal, and digital communication. Readers will learn about potential communication roadblocks and strategies to overcome them. Motivating activities and challenges, facts and statistics that have impact, and biographical snapshots show how building effective communication skills is essential in all facets of life in todays complex and connected world. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • ISBN
    9780778728306
  • Binding
    Hardcover
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of ACCIDENTAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS
ACCIDENTAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS
By: sarah albee | Published: November 2020

"A lighthearted but informative look at chance discoveries made by ordinary people, of artifacts (and treasures) from the past. Many of these discover...

"A lighthearted but informative look at chance discoveries made by ordinary people, of artifacts (and treasures) from the past. Many of these discoveries have led to leaps in our knowledge of history and science. Each short chapter will begin with a dramatic story of discovery, followed by the significance of the artifact that was discovered, followed by a look into the history of the civilization/era from which the artifact originates. The stories will show readers that potentially anyone-construction workers, farmers, casual passers-by, and even kids-can make discoveries like these"--

  • ISBN
    9781338575781
  • Binding
    Paperback
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    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of ACCIDENTAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS
ACCIDENTAL ARCHAEOLOGISTS
By: sarah albee | Published: November 2020

A lighthearted but informative look at chance discoveries made by ordinary people, of artifacts (and treasures) from the past. Many of these discoveri...

A lighthearted but informative look at chance discoveries made by ordinary people, of artifacts (and treasures) from the past. Many of these discoveries have led to leaps in our knowledge of history and science. Each short chapter will begin with a dramatic story of discovery, followed by the significance of the artifact that was discovered, followed by a look into the history of the civilization/era from which the artifact originates. The stories will show readers that potentially anyone-construction workers, farmers, casual passers-by, and even kids-can make discoveries like these.

Theme: Environmental Issues

  • ISBN
    9781338575798
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of ACTIVISTS ASSEMBLE - SAVE YOUR PLANET
ACTIVISTS ASSEMBLE - SAVE YOUR PLANET
By: ben hoare | Published: March 2021

The world can seem a scary place to live. Worries and fears about our planet and the impact of human behaviors are widely discussed. But you can help!...

The world can seem a scary place to live. Worries and fears about our planet and the impact of human behaviors are widely discussed. But you can help! Activists Assemble—Save Your Planet details the major current environmental issues, why they occur, and how they can be resolved. Discover how and why the world is getting hotter, the consequences of deforestation, and the impact of too many vehicles. Become a real-life super hero and help to protect the environment—from quick and easy fixes to changes that could have a long-term global effect. Meet the famous faces leading the way in the worldwide crusade to be more environmentally friendly and take the quiz to find out just how green you truly are... and could be. This is our planet—we can save it!

Theme: Activism, Environmental Issues

  • ISBN
    9780753476901
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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