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Rooster’s Gold: A Novel

by A. Alan Isaacs

Re-experience historical fact as it is woven into the fictional fabric of the Hawkins family with Xander Hawkins, an extremely wealthy man from Tennessee, who engages a New York lawyer to create a Trust Fund to provide for the continuation of his dream: the encouragement, education, and care of orphans.A. Alan Isaacs invites readers to sit in Xander&’s study alongside the lawyer as he listens to stories about how the Hawkins family discovered a love for orphans and an unimaginable treasure! Over several days, the lawyer learns how more than 200 years of &‘Journaling&’ from Xander&’s ancestors continues to influence his approach to life. Along the way, readers can snap pictures of QR Codes embedded throughout Rooster&’s Gold to effortlessly connect the written word to an internet-based resource. Readers can also fact-check Xander&’s stories as his relatives encounter several of history&’s heroes, such as Davy Crockett, Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, and many more!After returning from the Spanish-American war, Rooster&’s son learns that orphaned and abandoned children are being put on trains in New York City and &‘whistle-stopped&’ across the United States to live and work on farms to produce crops for the country&’s exploding population. Witness how the stories of these Orphan Train Children profoundly impact the Hawkins&’ family—and the New York lawyer.

El caos estalla: El Caos Estalla (Las aventuras de Finn en Bocanegra #Volumen 3)

by Shane Hegarty

El tercer libro de la serie «Las aventuras de Finn en Bocanegra» es monstruosamente divertido y trepidante. Va a ser legendario... ¿Hay algo más duro que tener trece años y estar destinado a luchar contra las peores criaturas mágicas nunca vistas, las llamadas leyendas mitológicas, sin tener ningún talento para ello? Ése es el destino del pobre Finn, a quien, a pesar de todos sus temores, van a nombrar oficialmente Cazador de Leyendas de Bocanegra, un cargo que su familia siempre había deseado para él. ¡Parece que Finn ya no tiene escapatoria! Sin embargo, a pocas horas de que empiece la ceremonia de nombramiento, algunas personas desaparecen misteriosamente, una fuerza oscura ronda por la aldea y cada vez hay más indicios de que el ataque más virulento de todos los tiempos está a punto de estallar. Menos mal que Emmie ha vuelto a Bocanegra para asistir a la ceremonia, pues nunca ha sido más importante para Finn tener una amiga a su lado cuando todo el peso del mundo o, mejor dicho, de dos mundos, está a punto de caer sobre sus hombros. Reseña:«Un libro increíble.»Eoin Colfer, autor de Artemis Fowl

Bugs for Breakfast: How Eating Insects Could Help Save the Planet

by Mary Boone

Most North Americans would rather squish a bug than eat it. But roasted grubs are a favorite in Australia, the Batswana eat live termites, and stir-fried dragonflies are a delicacy in Indonesia. More than one-fourth of the world's population eats insects—a practice called entomophagy. Bugs for Breakfast helps middle-grade readers understand the role insects fill in feeding people around the world. Readers will be introduced to the insect specialties and traditions of various countries. They'll discover how nutritious bugs can be and why dining on insects is more environmentally friendly than eating traditional protein sources. Kids will see how making small changes in their own diets could help ensure no one goes hungry. It even includes 12 insect recipes! No doubt about it: teachers, librarians, and parents are hungry for books that entice young readers to be active participants in science.Bugs for Breakfast may not completely remove the yuck-factor from the notion of eating bugs, but it will open young readers' minds to what is happening in the world around them.

HMH Into Literature™, Grade 7

by Kylene Beers Tyrone C. Howard Martha Hougen

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The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family

by Sarah Kapit

Fans of the Penderwicks and the Vanderbeekers, meet the Finkel family in this middle grade novel about two autistic sisters, their detective agency, and life's most consequential mysteries.When twelve-year-old Lara Finkel starts her very own detective agency, FIASCCO (Finkel Investigation Agency Solving Consequential Crimes Only), she does not want her sister, Caroline, involved. She and Caroline don't have to do everything together. But Caroline won't give up, and when she brings Lara the firm's first mystery, Lara relents, and the questions start piling up. But Lara and Caroline&’s truce doesn&’t last for long. Caroline normally uses her tablet to talk, but now she's busily texting a new friend. Lara can't figure out what the two of them are up to, but it can't be good. And Caroline doesn't like Lara's snooping—she's supposed to be solving other people's crimes, not spying on Caroline! As FIASCCO and the Finkel family mysteries spin out of control, can Caroline and Lara find a way to be friends again?

Mindful Teaching with Technology: Digital Diligence in the English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

by Troy Hicks

Technology is integral to teaching in the English language arts, whether in-person, hybrid, or remote. In this indispensable guide, Troy Hicks shows how to teach and model "digital diligence"--an alert, intentional stance that helps both teachers and students use technology productively, ethically, and responsibly. Resources and lesson ideas are presented to build adolescents' skills for protecting online privacy, minimizing digital distraction, breaking through &“filter bubbles,&” fostering civil conversations, evaluating information on the Internet, creating meaningful digital writing, and deeply engaging with multimedia texts. Dozens of websites, apps, and other tools are reviewed, with links provided at the companion website; end-of-chapter teaching points and guiding questions facilitate learning and application.

Modeling Real Life, Grade 7 (Big Ideas Math)

by Ron Larson Laurie Boswell

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Modeling Real Life, Grade 7, Accelerated (Big Ideas Math)

by Ron Larson Laurie Boswell

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Reveal Math™, Grade 7, Volume 1

by McGraw-Hill Education

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Reveal Math™, Grade 7, Volume 2

by McGraw-Hill Education

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Safe and Healthy Schools, Second Edition: Practical Prevention Strategies (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)

by Jeffrey R. Sprague Hill M. Walker

Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this authoritative resource provides a complete toolkit for designing and implementing an evidence-based school safety plan. Foremost experts guide practitioners to understand and prevent violence, bullying, and peer harassment in grades K–12. Best practices are reviewed for creating a positive school climate and establishing effective security and crisis response procedures. The authors describe ways to identify and support behaviorally at-risk students across multiple tiers of intervention, beginning with universal screening. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes reproducible planning tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Reflects over 15 years of research advances, new initiatives, and the growth of universal prevention models. *Grounded in current positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) practices; also incorporates restorative discipline, social–emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices. *State-of-the-art behavioral screening and threat assessment methods are integrated throughout. *Discussions of timely topics, including cyberbullying, the role and limitations of policing in schools, and racial/ethnic disparities in discipline. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Sandra M. Chafouleas.

Erik The Red

by Tilman Roehrig

Love and destruction, toil and triumph blend in a gripping historical fiction account of the life of Erik the Red, taking him from the Iceland into the great unknown as he searches for his place in the world. Exiled from his homeland of Norway as a boy, Erik Thorvladsson wants nothing more than to honor his father&’s legacy and to figure out where he belongs in the world. But to claim and cultivate his own homestead is no easy task. Navigating natural disasters, violent clashes, and banishment, he seeks his fortunes in an Iceland on the brink of change. But when a conflict over property erupts into violence, Erik is outlawed from the country for three years and sets off on his greatest challenge of all. Assembling a group of settlers, he and his family sail west into uncertainty, hoping to finally find a green and prosperous land to call their own.

11 Paper Hearts (Underlined Paperbacks)

by Kelsey Hartwell

Perfect for fans of To All the Boys I've Loved Before and The Kissing Booth, this teen romance is about a girl who follows a trail of paper hearts from her mystery admirer and learns that sometimes love can find you in mysterious ways. Ella&’s life was picture perfect. She had a circle of close friends, a jam-packed social life, and an amazing boyfriend. But then something completely unexpected happened: a car accident after a Valentine&’s Day dance. When Ella woke up in the hospital, she couldn&’t remember the accident . . . or anything about the weeks before it, including the reason she broke up with her boyfriend. Now, a year later, she begins receiving paper hearts from a mysterious admirer who seems to have the answers she craves. Ella is intrigued. The hearts contain clues to help Ella remember her life before . . . and take her on a journey she never imagined. Following the paper hearts is the most spontaneous thing Ella has ever done . . . but will she find love?Underlined is a line of totally addictive romance, thriller, and horror paperback original titles coming to you fast and furious each month. Enjoy everything you want to read the way you want to read it.

13 Things Strong Kids Do: Think Big, Feel Good, Act Brave

by Amy Morin

The internationally bestselling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, Amy Morin, empowers tweens, teaching them how to think, feel, and act stronger than ever! Perfect for fans of The Confidence Code for Girls, this book tackles mental strength in a relatable way. Filled with fun graphics and illustrations throughout.“This book is a powerful gift to kids—it shows them how to help themselves!” —Claire Shipman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Confidence Code for GirlsDo you worry that you don’t fit in? Do you feel insecure sometimes? Do you wish your life looked as perfect as everyone else on social media? Do you have anxiety about things you can’t control? Being a tween can be really hard, especially in today’s world.You balance it all—homework, extracurricular activities, chores, friendship drama, and family, all while trying to give the impression that you know exactly what you’re doing. Sometimes when we try to look perfect on the outside, we can feel rotten in the inside. Do you want to become a stronger person, inside and out? By picking up this book, you’re already taking the first step toward becoming a better person where it counts—by training your brain. Prominent psychotherapist and social worker Amy Morin offers relatable scenarios, then shows tweens the ways they can develop healthy habits, build mental strength, and take action toward becoming their best selves. 13 Things Strong Kids Do gives tweens the tools needed to overcome life’s toughest challenges.This nonfiction middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, including those living through the stresses of homeschooling, returning to the classroom, and navigating a changed and stressful world.

$150,000 Rugelach

by Allison Marks Wayne Marks

"This sweet story is a delightful, quick read with a wonderfully charming cast of characters. The delicious descriptions of baked goods are sure to make readers' mouths water; fortunately, three recipes are included. A refreshing and uplifting book filled with friendship, heartache, and a generous sprinkling of love." -- Kirkus Reviews"The Markses excel at creating goofy but appealing characters: extrovert Jack seems beyond embarrassment, yet he honors Jillian's wish to keep her mom's story private; Grandma Rita has no cooking skills, but she rocks at martial arts and plumbing repairs; and Phineas Farnsworth exploits everyone he encounters but has a soft spot for the memory of the nanny who raised him." -- Kay Weisman, BooklistA delicious tale of rivalry, friendship, heartache, and dessert! Fame-obsessed Jack and somber Jillian, who is mourning the loss of her mother, become a mismatched duo selected to compete for $150,000 in a high-stakes baking contest jam-packed with hilarious high jinks.Exploding with loud, rock 'n' roll attitude, eleven-year-old Jack Fineman dreams of becoming the greatest pastry chef who ever lived. His plans are thrown off course when his butterscotch basil brownies are upstaged at his sixth-grade holiday party by a simple plate of chocolate rugelach brought in by Jillian Mermelstein-the new girl at school whose mother has just died and who only wants to be left alone.These budding bakers' lives are mixed together when they are selected to compete as teammates in a nationally televised competition. For Jack, this is his chance to advance one step closer to culinary greatness. For Jillian, it's an opportunity to help her father by winning her share of the $150,000 top prize.Preparing to face bakers from the city's other middle schools, Jack and Jillian struggle to find the right recipe for working together. Along the way, they make the world's most irresistible oatmeal cricket cookies, battle Jack's checkered-pants-wearing brother for miniature golf supremacy, and discover the troubling reasons why each of them was chosen for the contest.

25 Women Who Dared to Compete (Daring Women)

by Rebecca Stanborough

Discover 25 women who challenged the stereotypes of what it means to play like a girl. These women worked to even the playing field and steppped up to score points for women all around the world.

25 Women Who Dared to Create (Daring Women)

by Rebecca Stanborough

Discover 25 women who designed their own futures. From dancers to musicians to artists, these women drew from their imaginations and dreamed of the impossible.

25 Women Who Protected Their Country (Daring Women)

by Emma Carlson Berne Emma Bernay

Discover 25 women who served in the military and accomplished great feats of strength and bravery. Whether through medicine, espionage, journalism, or combat, these 25 women show what it takes to be a hero.

A A Soul Fractured (The Soul Series)

by Shayna Grissom

The King of Hell was lost ages ago, and it has been the steward's task to sort the souls into their designated regions and maintain control of the world. Nora, the steward's stepdaughter, was an outcast, and in many ways, she still is. After a heated argument, Nora does something inexplicable, and she soon finds herself out of the castle and in a forest with soul-eating giants. It's then that Nora meets Aegis, an immortal, who suspects Nora is more than an ordinary girl.

Abby, Tried and True

by Donna Gephart

Fans of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise and Shouting at the Rain will love this heartwarming story of the bond between siblings from the award-winning author of Lily and Dunkin and The Paris Project.When Abby Braverman&’s best friend, Cat, moves to Israel, she&’s sure it&’s the worst thing that could happen. But then her older brother, Paul, is diagnosed with cancer, and life upends again. Now it&’s up to Abby to find a way to navigate seventh grade without her best friend, help keep her brother&’s spirits up during difficult treatments, and figure out her surprising new feelings for the boy next door.

The Accidental Apprentice (Wilderlore #1)

by Amanda Foody

A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods in this whimsical and cheeky middle grade fantasy debut—perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure. Thankfully, as an apprentice to the town&’s mushroom farmer, Barclay need only work hard and follow the rules to one day become the head mushroom farmer himself. No danger required. But then Barclay accidentally breaks his town&’s most sacred rule: never ever EVER stray into the Woods, for within the Woods lurk vicious magical Beasts. To Barclay&’s horror, he faces a fate far worse than being eaten: he unwittingly bonds with a Beast and is run out of town by an angry mob. Determined to break this bond and return home, Barclay journeys to find the mysterious town of Lore Keepers, people who have also bonded with Beasts and share their powers. But after making new friends, entering a dangerous apprenticeship exam, and even facing the legendary Beast of the Woods, Barclay must make a difficult choice: return to the home and rules he&’s always known, or embrace the adventure awaiting him.

Accused: My Story Of Injustice (I, Witness #1)

by Adama Bah

Launching a propulsive middle grade nonfiction series, a young woman shares her harrowing experience of being wrongly accused of terrorism. Adama Bah grew up in East Harlem after immigrating from Conakry, Guinea, and was deeply connected to her community and the people who lived there. But as a thirteen-year-old after the events of September 11, 2001, she began experiencing discrimination and dehumanization as prejudice toward Muslim people grew. Then, on March 24, 2005, FBI agents arrested Adama and her father. Falsely accused of being a potential suicide bomber, Adama spent weeks in a detention center being questioned under suspicion of terrorism. With sharp and engaging writing, Adama recounts the events surrounding her arrest and its impact on her life—the harassment, humiliation, and persecution she faced for crimes she didn’t commit. Accused brings forward a crucial and unparalleled first-person perspective of American culture post-9/11 and the country’s discrimination against Muslim Americans, and heralds the start of a new series of compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people.

Across the Desert

by Dusti Bowling

One girl sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a young pilot stranded after a plane crash in this gripping story of survival, friendship, and rescue from a bestselling and award-winning author.​Twelve-year-old Jolene spends every day she can at the library watching her favorite livestream: The Desert Aviator, where twelve-year-old &“Addie Earhart&” shares her adventures flying an ultralight plane over the desert. While watching this daring girl fly through the sky, Jolene can dream of what it would be like to fly with her, far away from her own troubled home life where her mother struggles with a narcotic addiction. And Addie, who is grieving the loss of her father, finds solace in her online conversations with Jolene, her biggest—and only—fan.Then, one day, it all goes wrong: Addie's engine abruptly stops, and Jolene watches in helpless horror as the ultralight plummets to the ground and the video goes dark. Jolene knows that Addie won&’t survive long in the extreme summer desert heat. With no one to turn to for help and armed with only a hand-drawn map and a stolen cell phone, it's up to Jolene to find a way to save the Desert Aviator. Packed with adventure and heart, Across the Desert speaks to the resilience, hope, and strength within each of us.

The Adventures of Pinocchio (Mint Editions Ser.)

by Carlo Collodi

revelatory new edition of the most widely translated Italian book in the world--soon to be a Netflix animated feature film co-directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro and voiced by Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz, John Turturro, and Tilda SwintonA Penguin Classic Carved from a piece of wood by the old carpenter Geppetto, the puppet Pinocchio comes to life and wants nothing more than to be a real boy. But while this beloved character has achieved literary immortality, he is ultimately misunderstood. He has a penchant for lying, to be sure, but it&’s when he avoids going to school that he repeatedly gets into trouble, making The Adventures of Pinocchio an unusually timely novel about the importance of education, in our increasingly authoritarian times, to prevent our strings being pulled. This effervescent new translation captures the antic spirit that makes the mischievous, egotistical, and easily distracted Pinocchio a late nineteenth-century prototype for the likes of Bart Simpson. Featuring copious annotations informed by the translators&’ deep knowledge of Italy, it reveals the novel to be not only a subversively entertaining children&’s book but also a sophisticated satire reflecting the author&’s concern for the social inequality of his time and his belief that duty to others is at the core of our humanity.

African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History

by Tracey Baptiste

&“In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner&’s guide to pre-colonial Africa.&” —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist Meet ten real-life kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who lived in Africa thousands of years ago and changed the world. Black history began long ago with the many cultures and people of the African continent. Through portraits of ten heroic figures, author Tracey Baptiste takes readers on a journey across Africa to meet some of the great leaders and thinkers whose vision built a continent and shaped the world. Illustrator Hillary D. Wilson&’s brilliant portraits accompany each profile, along with vivid, information-filled landscapes, maps, and graphics for readers to pore over and return to again and again.

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