The perfect hands-on introduction to key STEM topics, this series is guaranteed to keep young hands and minds busy! Explore the science behind construction and find out why things move, fly, tick or light-up!
Put the pedal to the metal and get ready for a thrilling ride! This action-packed series focuses on some of the coolest vehicles out there, on and off the road! Dig into the history, parts, and competitions of flashy rides from hot rods to monster trucks in this series for young readers.
Approximately 1.4 million Indigenous people live in Canada today. They come from a large number of communities, each with its own history, language, and cultural practices. Indigenous Canadian Communities in Canada will explore the lives of Indigenous people, both in the past and in current times.
Readers of all ages will easily identify with the delightful cast of people and animals featured in these charming stories. With simple text and supportive illustrations, these books are just right for read-alouds, new readers, reluctant readers, and literacy programs.
Zara loves hugs, so she is confused and upset when her friend Alice doesn't want a hug. When the tables are turned, she appreciates her friend's perspective and realizes that a hug takes two willing individuals.
Learn how polar babies survive frigid temperatures and how many of them change colour to blend in with their snowy environments. Adorable, vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to show and teach readers the differences between these polar babies and their parents while providing an engaging and supportive early reading experience.
Pulleys, levers, and wedges have been around for thousands of years! This title introduces young readers to the science behind these simple machines and how they make our lives and work easier every day. Features such as diagrams explain tough concepts, while experiments let readers test the machines themselves. Readers will discover just how fun simple machines can be!
Are you fascinated by how things work? Want to help build our world? Then a STEM career might be for you. Learn about amazing STEM careers including what an Botanist does, where a Computer Programmer works, what an Ecologist does, where a Environmental Engineer works, and what to study to become a mechanical engineer in this interesting, helpful series.
Jay reads Braille. Sam uses a wheelchair. Ben has Down syndrome. In this series, young readers can learn more about how to be a good friend to friends with different capabilities and conditions. Carefully levelled text and vibrant, colour photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun.
Adventure abroad! This series takes young explorers on a world tour. Readers will stop at famous landmarks, meet new people groups, and experience unique customs and holidays. To further celebrate cultural diversity, these books teach how to speak foreign words, cook staple foods, and play traditional games.
Gecko Press, founded in 2005, is a New Zealand-based, award-winning independent publisher of curiously good books from around the world. We translate and publish English-language versions of children's books by some of the world's best writers and illustrators. We choose books that are excellent in story, illustration, and design, with a strong "heart factor." Gecko Press aims to encourage children to love to read.
Rocks and minerals are all around us! Not only are they on the ground at our feet, but they make up objects and technologies that we use every day. From granite countertops to tiny crystals found in electronic devices, rocks and minerals help our world run. This fascinating series uses diagrams, comparisons, and hands-on activities to help readers explore the formation and uses of different rocks and minerals.
How many teeth do great white sharks have? What kind of shark looks like a ray? Find these answers and more with Shark Bites! Labeled photographs point out body parts and nonfiction stories tell about these sharks' lives in the vast oceans.
Are you fascinated by how things work? Want to help build our world? Then a STEM career might be for you. Learn about amazing STEM careers including what an environmental engineer does, where a food scientist works, what an astronomer does, where a chemist works, and what to study to become a mechanical engineer in this interesting, helpful series.
This maker-focused series features science projects that can be completed in half an hour or less. Created in partnership with science project database Science Buddies®, an organization focused on fostering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) discovery through hands-on explorations.
How can we practice being fair, optimistic, and tolerant? How can we show respect and empathy and help resolve conflict? These are just a few ways to build good character. These inspiring and engaging titles cultivate a growth mindset and reinforce social and emotional learning in young readers. They will learn positive character traits and how to implement them in their daily lives. Carefully levelled text and vibrant, colour photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun.
This series explores some uniquely Canadian holidays and the people who celebrate them, including regional variations as applicable.
Disaster can strike at any time. Communities across Canada have felt the effects of wildfires, floods, ice storms, and other natural disasters. Disasters in Canada: Prepare and Be Safe teaches readers the science behind these disasters, how Canadian communities prepare for them, and what families can do to stay safe.
What equipment do elite athletes wear to stay safe? How do engineers make buildings safer from earthquakes? And what technology helps keep people safe in extreme heat? Find out in these fact-filled books!
The Unofficial Guides series explores the various aspects of today's most popular games and programs including Fortnite, Minecraft, and LEGO Mindstorms. Each collection covers topics ranging from basic to advanced. This series is perfect for the hands-on techie.
From scaly dragons to mischievous leprechauns, mythical creatures continue to capture the imaginations of human beings around the world. Appealing to fans of the paranormal and unexplained, this series explores the legendary hold such Amazing Mysteries have over us. Detailed photos and straightforward text examine what is known or supposed about the physical features, motivations, and dwellings of each creature. Each book also includes a story about a legendary encounter with the creature.
Climate change is perhaps the most important issue the world faces. This series explores the key parts of climate change, including global warming, biodiversity loss, greenhouse gases, and extreme weather. This series will delve into many of the problems humans have caused and share the efforts of those rallying for solutions. Authors introduce ways that creative scientists and others are seeking renewable energy, promoting water and energy conservation, encouraging recycling, and showing how to live an organic life. Students and readers will gain a strong background in the issue of climate change while also finding out ways they can be part of the solution.
Teach emergent readers all about the tools that allow community helpers to get the job done. A fun, kid-friendly approach to a topic with strong curricular connections is sure to excite young readers.
Calling all young artists! This series, with clear steps and illustrations, is just what you're looking for. Pairing simple art instruction with some of students' favourite topics, such as rockets and planes, young artists will zoom to success.
Engineering the Human Body explores how biomedical engineering is improving people's lives and bodies. Each book provides an in-depth look at a specific technology, including how and why it was developed, as well as examples of the technology's current use and cutting-edge research.
Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones.
The North American continent is filled with animals of all sizes and appetites. Some splash in rivers and swamps while others nest in trees and soar through open skies. Thousands of species roam the prairies, mountains, deserts, and forests that they call home. Meet your wild neighbours in this series for young readers!
The bright lights are shining, the cameras are rolling, and the fans are cheering. PrimeTime is when the world's biggest stars step up and perform at the top of their game. This series offers an exciting look at today's greatest athletes, taking readers through their journeys from childhood to the top of their sport, highlighting the skills and abilities that make them truly stand out.
The art world is ever changing. Although painting and sculpture still have a strong following, many of today's artists are making names for themselves in other art forms including animation, tattoo, and even graffiti. The Art Scene series focuses onwhat some of today's new artists are doing, what they seek to communicate through their art, and how they are using new techniques and technology to create and promote their work. Each book introduces readers to influential artists and presents brief historical background as well as highlighting the work of a variety of contemporary artists and their art.
After a day full of decisions they regret, six teens mysteriously get a chance at a do-over. But will reliving the day and making different choices fix their problems?
Drugs and Their Dangers explores the dangers of marijuana, heroin, opioids, e-cigarettes, and methamphetamines. Readers will learn about the history of each drug, its effects on users and society, and what treatments are available.
Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions. Firearm-related deaths have surged to the highest level in fifty years. Childhood trauma is now considered to be every bit as urgent as a natural disaster or outbreak of deadly disease. These are just three of the issues examined in the Emerging Issues in Public Health series. All books explore recent events and new ideas in an effort to explain what's taking place, why it matters, and what efforts are being made to address these and other public health issues.
Experts have documented an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century, driven by anger over immigration and demographic projections for the near future. Extremists are increasingly diffuse, moving to the web and away from organized, on-the-ground activities. What is a hate group and how does it operate? What is the history of organizing around hate and how do we recognize and confront it? These are the salient issues readers will investigate in this overview.
With contemporary themes and exciting stories, the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers are books that teens want to read.
A lot of teens have no idea how to dress for a job interview or how to arrange for utilities in a newly rented apt or how to avoid running up a huge credit card bill. The Teen Life Skills series provides teens with a solid and practical introduction to, well, real life. Real-world examples, relevant facts, and fully documented quotes from teens and experts bring concepts to life for a down-to-earth look at topics including managing money, living on your own, and getting a job.
The Thinking Critically series introduces students to the complex issues that dominate public discourse and challenges them to become discerning readers, to think independently, and to engage and develop their skills as critical thinkers. Chapters are organized in a pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes the predominant arguments for and against an issue into clear, accessible discussions supported by details and evidence including relevant facts, direct quotes and current examples.
Women and Society explores important issues surrounding women today, including sexism, harassment, and objectification. Readers will learn about feminism and efforts toward gender equality. Each volume includes diagrams to enhance readers' understanding of complex concepts, source notes, and an annotated bibliography to facilitate deeper research.
Looking for a well-paying career that doesn't require a bachelor's degree? Readers of Careers with Earning Potential will discover seven well-paying careers, learn about their many subspecialties, and find dozens of suggestions on how to explore these careers while they're still in school. The final title in the series tells readers everything they need to know about presenting themselves effectively in life, on their cover letter and résumé, in the job interview, and in the workplace. As the cost of college skyrockets and more students than ever turn toward careers with earning potential, a new education is essential to meet the need.
Where did rock music begin? What is the story behind EDM (electronic dance music)? Who started the hip-hop movement? To truly appreciate different genres of music, you have to look back in time to understand its roots and its creators who so passionately worked to make it. In Evolution & Cultural Influences of Music, readers will examine the history and development of popular musical genres and learn how they have contributed to and shaped American popular culture over the past half-century. Each title takes the reader on a journey to meet the people and see the places where each genre began, gaining a deeper understanding into the importance of each form of music on today's society.
There's never been a better time to be LGBTQ. To be sure, there's still important work to be done, but the future is promising. LGBTQ Life celebrates the strength and diversity of the LGBTQ community today. The overarching message is that there's a place for everyone to be LGBTQ and be themselves-whether they're a sports fan, science geek, artistic soul, black, white, Asian, Latino, rich, poor, disabled, liberal, or conservative. Whatever your background, personality, passions, and abilities, being LGBTQ is just part of who you are. Providing authoritative and up-to-date information from trusted sources, such as GLAAD and Human Rights Campaign, this series will be both practical and empowering. Each volume will include inspiring side bars on role models in the LGBTQ community.
In Opioid Education, readers will examine various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The use of opioids has become a crisis in our culture, as tens of thousands become addicted every year. As lawmakers debate policy changes and law enforcement, and first responders fight the battle on the ground each day, it's imperative for young people to become educated early on this crisis. Books in this series provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis, the role of first responders and doctors, and traditional and alternative treatment options for those who are suffering from opioid addiction.
Women's Soccer Today entertains and informs both readers who love soccer in all forms and those just discovering the sport or the women's game. It introduces the best female players in the world and the top soccer nations in the women's game. Women's Soccer Today looks at the growth and development of the sport for women, and examines the issues facing the women's game today and in the future.