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Adoptive Parents

by Rae Simons

Some couples can't have children, for a variety of reasons. Meanwhile, too many children don't have families of their own to love and care for them. When these couples reach out to adopt these children, new families are formed-and like all families, they have a whole set of issues and complications, some of them unique to their situation. Raising any child has challenges, and raising an adopted child has some extra ones. What about birth families? Are they going to be a part of the child's life? What do you tell the child about his birth and adoption? The families in this book have all had their own struggles and complications they've had to deal with, but they've had many joys as well and learned a lot through their experiences.

Adoptive Parents (The Changing Face of Modern Families)

by Rae Simons

Today society has many different kinds of families, and the challenges they face are all unique. The real-life families in this series offer their thoughts about what they have learned from their situations.

All About Money: The History, Culture, and Meaning of Modern Finance

by Rae Simons

Getting a job can be a great way to earn some money, gain valuable work experience, and get a sense of what you want to do in your future career. Learn all this and more in Earning Money: Jobs.

At Home in Your Body: Care for the Shape You're In

by Rae Simons

Have you ever wished you could be someone else? Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, "If only I was thinner! If only my face wasn't so round or my legs were skinnier"? At one time or another, almost everyone has had thoughts like these. We live in a world that tells us that thin is beautiful--and at the same time, more and more of us are overweight. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, though, and the most important thing is to make sure your body is healthy. Eat a balanced diet and get plenty of exercise. Take care of yourself--because you're worth it!

At Home in Your Body: Care for the Shape You're In

by Rae Simons

This book is an excellent first step in battling the obesity crisis by educating young children about the risks, the realities, and what they can do to build healthy lifestyles right now.

Bigger Isn't Always Better: Choosing Your Portions

by Rae Simons

Our world likes big things--and things keep getting bigger. For example, did you know that 20 years ago, a can of Coke was nearly one-third the size it is today? Or that bagels were also about a third smaller? Even the plates we eat on have gotten larger. All this means that we're eating more. And that's a problem. Being overweight causes health problems, even in kids. So it's time to take a look at portion sizes--and do what's right for your body!

Bigger Isn't Always Better: Choosing Your Portions

by Rae Simons

The book explores the contributions of increasingly larger portion sizes to the problem of obesity in America.

Blended Families

by Rae Simons

Children growing up in blended families, with stepparents and stepbrothers and stepsisters, face many of the same challenges as children growing up in more traditional families, along with some that are unique to their situation. How do they work out their relationships with the non-biological members of the family? How do they deal with the children's other family members who don't live with them? The families in this book are challenged by these questions every day. They see difficulties and benefits in their experiences and their stories share many of the things they have learned in their lives.

Blended Families (The Changing Face of Modern Families)

by Rae Simons

Today society has many different kinds of families, and the challenges they face are all unique. The real-life families in this series offer their thoughts about what they have learned from their situations.

Bruce Springsteen

by Rae Simons

Bruce Springsteen, known by his fans as simply the Boss, has been making music for the past thirty years. And he's still going strong. He's always been good at putting himself in other's shoes. His music deals with the plight of ordinary working people, whether they are cops and firefighters or road builders and steel workers. His rock ballads give voice to ordinary people's triumphs and tragedies. Find out more about this rock hero within the pages of this book. Learn about his rebellious youth, his beginnings as a rock star, his courageous stand on political issues, and his ongoing talent. Get to know the Boss! Book jacket.

Business Math

by Rae Simons

Have you ever thought about starting a business? Even if you just babysit . . . or mow lawns . . . or sell homemade jewelry at craft fairs, you'll need to know some basic math to help you keep track of your expenses and earnings. Businesses need math. Learn what you'll need to know to make money. Who knows where it might lead you!

Does Television Make You Fat?: Lifestyle and Obesity

by Rae Simons

We don't move around as much today as people did even thirty years ago. Many grownups have jobs where they sit at desks all day. Kids go to school, where they sit at desks for most of the day, too. And then in the evenings, grownups and kids come home and sit some more. They turn on the television. They sit down in front of their computers. And they don't get enough exercise. This means that people often don't use the calories they eat. Instead, the extra calories get stored as fat. That's part of the reason why so many people in the world are overweight today. What's the answer? It's simple--get moving!

Does Television Make You Fat? Lifestyle and Obesity

by Rae Simons

This book is an excellent first step in battling the obesity crisis by educating young children about the risks, the realities, and what they can do to build healthy lifestyles right now.

The Doors (Popular Rock Superstars of Yesterday and Today)

by Rae Simons

The Doors were born in the sixties, a decade of bright colors, rebellion, and amazing creativity. Forty years later, you might think the Doors would seem like a relic from the past, like a tie-dyed T-shirt that's been washed too many times. But that's far from the case. Although this band definitely has its roots deep in the psychedelic, drug-soaked soil of the sixties, the Doors have managed to make the transition into the twenty-first century.

Eat When I'm Sad: Food and Feelings

by Rae Simons

When you feel sad, do you reach for the cookie jar? If you're bored, do you munch on potato chips? If you're worried, do you make yourself feel better with a bowl of ice cream? Lots of people turn to food to help them cope with their feelings. The problem with that, though, is that when we eat too much, we gain weight. Around the world, more people are overweight than ever before. It's a big health problem. And that's one reason you should be sure you're eating because you're truly hungry--not because you're sad!

Entrepreneurship

by Rae Simons

There are many types of entrepreneurs. Many of them have created successful businesses from scratch. Learn all this and more in Entrepreneurship.

Fashion Math

by Rae Simons

People who make clothes need to get their numbers right. From the length of fabric to the size of a pair of jeans, math plays an important role in the fashion industry. In Fashion Math, you'll learn some of the ways the math you learn in the classroom is important on the catwalk. You may even want to use that math to try your hand at making your own clothes!

Gender Danger: Survivors of Rape, Human Trafficking, and Honor Killings (Survivors: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Circumstances)

by Rae Simons Joyce Zoldak

Each of us is confronted with challenges and hardships in our daily lives. Some of us, however, have faced extraordinary challenges and severe adversity. Those who have lived--and often thrived--through affliction, illness, pain, tragedy, cruelty, fear, and even near-death experiences are known as survivors.

Grandsparents Raising Kids

by Rae Simons

In 2005, 6 million children were being raised by their grandparents. Sometimes, their grandchildren's parents had died, sometimes they were in prison, and sometimes they just couldn't cope with raising children. When grandparents take in their grandchildren to raise, they have some difficulties most families don't have. They're older, for one thing, and they also have to deal with their own children and that relationship. But they have the wisdom and experience they've gained from raising one set of children already, and this can help. The families in this book have had both good and bad experiences, but they have learned a great deal through them.

A Guide to Teaching Young Adults About Money

by Rae Simons

Parents and teachers can help young people understand the complex world of money and finance--and give them a head start in establishing good financial habits. This guide offers parents and educators resources and discussion topics for materials covered in The Junior Library of Money.

Healthy Skin

by Rae Simons

Guess what? The body you have now is the only one you'll ever get. That means the same body you have now is the one you'll have when you're thirty--and fifty--and seventy. If you want to keep your body well and strong for a long time, you'll need to take care of it...and keeping your skin healthy is an important way to protect yourself against infection, disease, and aging. Your skin is the interface between your body and the rest of the world. Its nerve endings bring you important messages; it protects your delicate internal organs; and it forms a barrier against harmful substances. What's more, your skin performs functions that are essential to your entire health. And all the while, it's right out there where everyone can see it. Short of hiding inside a big paper bag, there's not much you can do to keep the health of your skin a secret. This book will give you information you need to for your skin ...by practicing good hygiene that will guard your skin against diseases and infection. ...by protecting yourself from the sun's damaging rays. ...by helping you cope with acne and other skin disorders. If you take care of your skin, you'll be taking care of yourself--for the rest of your life!

I Eat When I'm Sad: Food and Feelings

by Rae Simons

This book is an excellent first step in battling the obesity crisis by educating young children about the risks, the realities, and what they can do to build healthy lifestyles right now.

Kanye West

by Rae Simons

He's an award-winning record producer-and as a recording artist, Kanye West has won Billboard awards, Grammys, BET Awards, Mobo Awards, MTV Awards, and NAACP Awards. He's also received much criticism and controversy. Readers will learn about both in Kanye West.

Money and Relationships

by Rae Simons

Credit is essentially borrowed money. When you use a credit card or take out a loan, you are agreeing that you will borrow money now and pay it back later. Learn all this and more in Understanding Credit.

Nurse

by Rae Simons

Find out what it takes to be a nurse with character... Nurses work in many settings, including: *Hospitals; *Clinics; *Medical centers; *Nursing homes; *Schools; and *Private homes. These professionals need strong backgrounds in science, psychology, and math. They also need the right personality for the job and the right character. Nurses need to demonstrate: Integrity by dealing honestly with patients... Respect and compassion by aiding those who are sick or in pain... And courage to face crises with strength and endurance. Nurses touch the lives of others. Read Nurse and find out how.

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