It is very difficult to move and start a new middle school when everyone already has made their friends. You feel even worse when you are offered a friendship in a public manner with an unpopular kid and you behave inappropriately. What a mess!
Apple is Filipino and once she realizes that she is being bullied by her own "friends," she begins to find out through music and through Evan, who respects her culture, that she doesn't have to be so American to fit in.
Will didn't plan to eat a stinkbug, but he did it to create a distraction when his best friend called new student, Eloy Herrera, a racial slur. Will befriends Eloy, who teaches him that eating bugs for food is a real thing. Read this story to find out how Will struggles with loyalty, friendship, choosing right over wrong and expanding his taste for creepy crawly critters.
Welcome to Oddity, New Mexico, a place where zombie rabbits and alien mobs are a part of everyday life. Ada Roundtree, with the help of her friends, is willing to battle them all and uncover all of Oddity's secrets in order to find her missing twin sister.
In 1940 Lottie and Kitty were both 10 years old living in England under the Nazi threat during WWII. A minute later Lottie was still 10, but transported in time to Wisconsin in 2013. Lottie ecaped the clutches of her kidnappers, but what happened to her best friend Kitty? Did Kitty make it out alive?
An economic downturn forces Daniel and his family to relocate to a small town "lost in time and poverty." He hears the rumor, but he doesn't believe in haunted woods and conjuring witches. Could this superstitious nonsense be real...?
Meet the problem-solving Malawi teen who dazzled the world by using recycled materials and studying books on energy and physics to create a windmill which provided enough electricity to power his family's home.
The Danish people were aghast by the surrender of their country to Nazi Germany on April 9, 1940 without a fight. The Danes were to continue their daily routines as if nothing happened, but they were not happy. They fought back by starting an underground resistance, which included acts of sabotage and even spying. Some of the resistance fighters’ deeds are presented including many actual photographs. Due to these brave resistance fighters, 95% of the Jewish population was rescued.
Drones are best known for their use as surveillance equipment or combat in the military, but these pilotless flying machines are now used all over the world by ordinary people who love remote controlled vehicles. This book investigates the history of drone technology and where future development will take the place of the drone in our modern lives.
There are millions of asteroids in our universe, and some of them are a danger to our planet. Find out how scientists search for dangerous asteroids in space, study asteroids that have smashed into the ground, and make plans to prevent an asteroid strike if one ever comes to close to Earth.
"There was a time that speaking against the government was frowned upon and talking about the environment wasn’t popular, but that didn’t stop Pete Seeger. He was an iconic American folk singer that displays his principles of equality and ecology in his lyrics and social activism. His lifetime struggles include involvement in the pre WWII labor movement, his erroneous blacklist during the McCarthy era and protests against the Vietnam War. He wrote, "" This Land Is Your Land"".
This is the true WWII survival story of a crew of American soldiers that were forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after losing fuel. The eight men are left with three inflatable rafts and limited supplies, and are forced to deal with all the elements of nature, including hungry sharks. What will it take to make it back alive?
Have you ever questioned how or why something worked? Put your STEM skills to the test, and learn how to create everything from slime to wind catchers using simple household items. Use the clear photographs to help you through each step in becoming the Maker each of you are capable of being!
An illustrated biography of Sitting Bull told from his perspective. It includes his childhood experience of killing his first buffalo at age 10, becoming Lakota Chief, to surrendering his people to the US government forcing them to live on a reservation.
Life was't easy for an African American to excel and reach their potential in the 1930's. Vivien Thomas succeeded in spite of racial prejudice and the economic downturn due to the Great Depression. He made a lasting impact on the medical community and society.
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