November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Bug Burgers to Black Holes: General Science | Series Nonfiction

Covering everything from toilets to the electromagnetic spectrum, these titles aim to inspire readers to look beyond seemingly ordinary occurrences and into the underlying scientific principles that define our lives.

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Their Lives Are an Open Book: Biography | Series Nonfiction

Covering everything from trailblazing pilots to exceptional artists to infamous bandits, these titles are sure to inspire students and get them thinking about some of their favorite figures of the past and present.

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All Natural: Life Science | Series Nonfiction

More water, please! This season’s offerings are all about maintaining and preserving our blue planet, with just a glimpse of the devastating capabilities of nature. Learn about biomes, water treatment plants, tsunamis, genetic diseases, and much more.

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Drop-in Visits: Geography | Series Nonfiction

This season presents a broad overview of the many countries, cultures, and peoples that inhabit this earth. In helping children and teens to better understand what is both familiar and unfamiliar, we are helping to create a more tolerant world.

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Helping and Healing: Social Sciences | Series Nonfiction

Understanding and contending with complex social issues are difficult tasks for children and teens. By prioritizing their access to solid, thoughtful resources, we are investing in a better society.

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For the Win: Sports | Series Nonfiction

Sports books are akin to the Trojan horse. What begins as a look at volleyball can quickly become a STEM, social studies, or Common Core Standards-friendly lesson. Read on to learn about Althea Gibson’s groundbreaking legacy, the science behind gymnastics, and the amazing stats, stories, and upsets of sports history.

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Into the Wild: Animals | Series Nonfiction

Because wildlife books are so popular, it is necessary to provide the most relevant and informative titles out there—books that give readers a chance to enter discussions on how ecosystems function and how to help conserve and protect them.

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Ever-Changing History: World History | Series Nonfiction

How does history fare when seen through a contemporary lens? This season is all about using fresh perspectives and interrogating the past.

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Calling All Heroes! Careers & Skills | Series Nonfiction

With a focus on high-action, often considered dangerous, jobs, this season’s selections promise to motivate and thrill readers with behind-the-scenes looks at smoke jumpers, molecular biologists, Special Forces, and more.

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Creatures Near and Far: Animals | Series Nonfiction

High-quality graphics and nonfiction elements in a series are what makes even popular subjects such as cats and dogs stand out. Read on to get to know your at-home and backyard animals better.

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Our Land: U.S. History | Series Nonfiction

With a nation’s past as complicated as ours, it is essential that we provide young people with balanced accounts of history. This season presents a variety of perspectives, from the indigenous peoples who long cared for this land to recent events through the eyes of past presidents.

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Make Me! Arts & Activities | Series Nonfiction

Enter maker heaven with titles on Mindstorm, recipes straight from baseball stadiums, and books on how to draw fantasy galore—time to get your crafternoons ready.

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The Whole Story: Editorial | Series Nonfiction

Considering the current political climate, it is no surprise that many readers find themselves wondering what is fact and what is fiction, what is good information and what is questionable. It is essential that thoughtful, balanced, and nuanced works of nonfiction are available to young people—our country’s future voters.

In “Helping and Healing,” Rita Meade emphasizes the importance of the social sciences in contributing to the development and well-being of young people and their impact on society. In “Bug […]

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