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Are Video Games Too Violent?

Nick Christopher · Kidhaven
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Violence in the media is a major topic of debate, and video games are often at the center of these debates. Are they too violent? Does playing a violent video game have any impact on a young person becoming violent themselves? Readers are encouraged to form their own answers to these challenging...
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Hinduism

Katie Marsico · Cherry Lake Pub
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, these books explore the six most popular world religions through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. In Hinduism, the text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of this religion, as well...
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Mary Anne Saves the Day: Full-Color Edition

Ann M. Martin · GRAPHIX
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

This graphic novel adapted by Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, is now available in full color! When The Baby-Sitters Club gets into a huge fight, Mary Anne is left to her own devices. She has to eat by herself in the school...
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The Secret of the Tragic Theater

Michael Teitelbaum · Bearport Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen-year-old Nina's dreams of a singing career
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Justice in Our Society

Julia McMeans · Cavendish Square
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Justice is a basic foundation to any democratic society. Readers will learn what it's like today in the United States, its historical origins, the safeguards the Constitution outlines for it, and how this basic expectation applies to everyday situations.
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Manatees

Melissa Gish · Creative Paperbacks
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

Vivid photographs help take readers on a virtual field study to observe the life cycle and behaviors of each featured mammal, bird, or reptile. Each book also looks at past and present scientific research and includes a unique storytelling element in the form of an animal tale drawn from...
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Ground Zero: How a Photograph Sent a Message of Hope

Don Nardo · Compass Point Books
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

The tragic events of September 11, 2001, sent shockwaves around the globe that are still felt today. Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks and thousands more were injured. On the afternoon of the attacks, three firefighters paused in their rescue work to raise an American flag...
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Castles and Fortresses

Robert Snedden · PowerKids Press
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Hoist the drawbridge and ready the cannons! Even reluctant readers will storm the bookshelves for this high-interest topic where history, math, and magic intersect. This innovative text goes far beyond the familiar medieval European architecture and enhances readers global awareness through...
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The Memory of Forgotten Things

KAT ZHANG · Aladdin
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Thing About Jellyfish and When You Reach Me, acclaimed author Kat Zhang offers a luminous and heartbreaking novel about a girl who is convinced that an upcoming solar eclipse will bring back her dead mother.One of the happiest memories twelve-year-old Sophia Wallace...
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Weird but true 8

National Geographic Kids. · Natl Geographic
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

KidswillhaveablastexploringthelatestbookinthewildlypopularWeirdBut Trueseries, fullof300 allnewextreme, ridiculous, amazingfacts. Topicsinclude science, space, weather, geography, food, pop culture, andjustabouteverything elseunderthesun, presented withamazingphotos and illustrations. This...
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Charmed, I'm Sure

Sarah Darer Littman · Aladdin
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Rosie White Charming - the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming - discovers that being the fairest in the land isn't all that it's cracked up to be in this charming continuation of the beloved fairy tale.Meet Rosie White Charming. You probably know her parents, Snow and Prince. Yup - that...
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Health Issues When You're Transgender

Susan Meyer · Rosen Publishing Group
Pages: 64
Format: Library Binding

Transgender people deal with a range of health issues. Some are specific to the community, others affect it disproportionately, and others impact transgender and cisgender people alike. Readers will learn about mental and emotional health, gender dysphoria, hormone replacement therapy (including...
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The Second Continental Congress

Bonnie Hinman · Mitchell Lane Publishers
Pages: 47
Format: Library Binding

"Fireworks! Parades! Shows! John Adams said that Americans should have all of these things to celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Adams was jubilant when the Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain. It had beena long journey for the Congress...
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On the Far Side of the Mountain

Jean Craighead George · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Two years ago, Sam ran away from New York City to live in the Catskill Mountains. Now his younger sister Alice has joined him and is quietly living in a tree house of her own nearby. Their peaceful life is shattered when a conservation officer confiscates Sam's falcon, Frightful, and Alice...
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Skyscrapers

Virginia Loh-Hagan Edd · Cherry Lake Publishing
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

The 21st Century Junior Library Extraordinary Engineering series explains how important feats of engineering are accomplished. Skyscrapers examines the engineering concepts that make these awe inspiring structures possible. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking...
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