This Book Stinks

Author: Sarah Wassner Flynn
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426327308
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Pollution

Get up close and personal with a wonderful world of waste. From composting and recycling, to landfills and dumps, to how creative people are finding new ways to reuse rubbish. It's fun to talk trash when it's jam-packed with infographics, thematic spreads, wow-worthy photos, sidebars, serious stats, and fabulous facts. Also included are quizzes and activities to inspire kids to take action, be proactive, and rethink the things we throw away.

If You Were the Moon

Author: Laura Purdie Salas
ISBN: 9781467780094
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

If you were the moon, what would you do? You'd spin like a twilight ballerina and play dodgeball with space rocks! Find out more in this lyrical list poem accompanied by stunning illustrations.

Secrets of the Sea

Author: Kate Baker
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763698393
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Offering a stunning look at some of the most extraordinary and rarely seen creatures from under the sea, this book's breathtaking illustrations capture their startling beauty. Full color.

When the Sky Breaks

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451476357
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, tornadoes: when these giant storms hit, they are natural disasters with huge impact!"--

Art Is Trash

ISBN: 8415967349
Release Date: 2015-06
Genre: Art

The books shows the powerful work and international trajectory of Spanish urban artist Francisco de Pájaro aka Art is Trash.

Girls Life Guide to a Drama Free Life

Author: Sarah Wassner Flynn
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545214933
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents a guide for girls on handling realtionships and social situations, including advice about school, friends, dating, body image, parents, siblings, and bullying.

Hazardous Trash

Author: Melissa Raé Shofner
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9781538204399
Release Date: 2017-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"People have accumulated a frightening and environmentally devastating amount of garbage, even in outer space. This book rips from the headlines the powerful stories of some of the world's worst dumps, including Mumbai in India, Dandora in Kenya, and more. Fact boxes chronicle the legal changes made, and not made, in each place with regard to waste management. Statistics presented in sidebars on each spread illuminate the problem for readers using frighteningly true numbers. This book reinforces lessons on recycling, littering, and community activism, and concludes with instructions on how to help with Earth's garbage problem."

Mosquitoes Don t Bite Me

Author: Pendred Noyce
Publisher: Tumblehome Learning, Incorporated
ISBN: 194343137X
Release Date: 2018-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mosquitoes don't bite Nala Simiyu. It's part of who she is, like being a half-Kenyan seventh-grader whose mother is in a wheelchair. But when a schoolmate's father--who happens to head up a large drug company--learns of Nala's special power, the excitement begins. Nala has the chance to travel to Kenya to investigate mosquitoes' reactions to her father's family. All goes well until a man heartbroken by his daughter's death from malaria kidnaps Nala. In the midst of a realistic adventure story, this book will introduce young readers to such dilemmas as health disparities, subtle racism, and who owns biological information. Brave, fallible, compassionate and spirited, Nala is a strongly relatable character in a loving, imperfect family.

Seven Wonders of the Solar System

Author: David A. Aguilar
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698406919
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ready for a wondrous celestial journey? This extraordinary book puts you right there in the middle of our solar system: breaking through colorful gaseous hazes; exploring the surface of red-hot or ice-cold planets; hurtling through rings of flying, frozen ice chunks; and rocketing on out to deep space. Astronomer David Aguilar is our navigator on these seven wonderful trips through space—journeys that someday may actually happen!

Waste Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

Author: Tristram Stuart
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393077353
Release Date: 2009-10-26
Genre: Nature

The true cost of what the global food industry throws away. With shortages, volatile prices and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem—or thinks it does. Farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard up to half of their food—enough to feed all the world's hungry at least three times over. Forests are destroyed and nearly one tenth of the West's greenhouse gas emissions are released growing food that will never be eaten. While affluent nations throw away food through neglect, in the developing world crops rot because farmers lack the means to process, store and transport them to market. But there could be surprisingly painless remedies for what has become one of the world's most pressing environmental and social problems. Waste traces the problem around the globe from the top to the bottom of the food production chain. Stuart’s journey takes him from the streets of New York to China, Pakistan and Japan and back to his home in England. Introducing us to foraging pigs, potato farmers and food industry CEOs, Stuart encounters grotesque examples of profligacy, but also inspiring innovations and ways of making the most of what we have. The journey is a personal one, as Stuart is a dedicated freegan, who has chosen to live off of discarded or self-produced food in order to highlight the global food waste scandal. Combining front-line investigation with startling new data, Waste shows how the way we live now has created a global food crisis—and what we can do to fix it.

Girls Life Head to toe Guide to You

Author: Inc. Scholastic
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545202367
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Counsels early adolescent girls on everything from the changes that come with puberty to general health and hygiene, sharing questions and answers and sections on popular myths, embarrassing moments, and handling challenges.

Garbage Goes Out

Author: Riley Flynn
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781543531190
Release Date: 2018-08
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Garbage looks disgusting and smells worse, but what happens to it after the garbage truck takes it away? Discover where our trash travels after we throw it away. From facts on landfills to information about how our trash habits affect the world around us. Readers will learn about why we need sanitation and the dirty truth about what happens to our garbage.

Smash Mash Crash There Goes the Trash

Author: Barbara Odanaka
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN: 068985160X
Release Date: 2006-10-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

THE GARBAGE TRUCKS ARE HERE TODAY! Smashing, mashing, lights a-flashing, gobblin' garbage, GULPITY-GULP. From castaway furniture to last night's leftovers, no job is too big or too small for this rugged team. With an upbeat, rhythmic text, Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! follows two garbage trucks on their route. What results is a stinky, roaring, rumbling mess -- and LOADS OF FUN!

Mind Change

Author: Susan Greenfield
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780812993837
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Science

We live in a world unimaginable only decades ago: a domain of backlit screens, instant information, and vibrant experiences that can outcompete dreary reality. Our brave new technologies offer incredible opportunities for work and play. But at what price? Now renowned neuroscientist Susan Greenfield—known in the United Kingdom for challenging entrenched conventional views—brings together a range of scientific studies, news events, and cultural criticism to create an incisive snapshot of “the global now.” Disputing the assumption that our technologies are harmless tools, Greenfield explores whether incessant exposure to social media sites, search engines, and videogames is capable of rewiring our brains, and whether the minds of people born before and after the advent of the Internet differ. Stressing the impact on Digital Natives—those who’ve never known a world without the Internet—Greenfield exposes how neuronal networking may be affected by unprecedented bombardments of audiovisual stimuli, how gaming can shape a chemical landscape in the brain similar to that in gambling addicts, how surfing the Net risks placing a premium on information rather than on deep knowledge and understanding, and how excessive use of social networking sites limits the maturation of empathy and identity. But Mind Change also delves into the potential benefits of our digital lifestyle. Sifting through the cocktail of not only threat but opportunity these technologies afford, Greenfield explores how gaming enhances vision and motor control, how touch tablets aid students with developmental disabilities, and how political “clicktivism” foments positive change. In a world where adults spend ten hours a day online, and where tablets are the common means by which children learn and play, Mind Change reveals as never before the complex physiological, social, and cultural ramifications of living in the digital age. A book that will be to the Internet what An Inconvenient Truth was to global warming, Mind Change is provocative, alarming, and a call to action to ensure a future in which technology fosters—not frustrates—deep thinking, creativity, and true fulfillment. Praise for Mind Change “Greenfield’s application of the mismatch between human and machine to the brain introduces an important variation on this pervasive view of technology. . . . She has a rare talent for explaining science in accessible prose.”—The Washington Post “Greenfield’s focus is on bringing to light the implications of Internet-induced ‘mind change’—as comparably multifaceted as the issue of climate change, she argues, and just as important.”—Chicago Tribune “Mind Change is exceedingly well organized and hits the right balance between academic and provocative.”—Booklist “[A] challenging, stimulating perspective from an informed neuroscientist on a complex, fast-moving, hugely consequential field.”—Kirkus Reviews “[Greenfield] is not just an engaging communicator but a thoughtful, responsible scientist, and the arguments she makes are well-supported and persuasive.”—Mail on Sunday “Greenfield’s admirable goal to prove an empirical basis for discussion is . . . an important one.”—Financial Times “An important presentation of an uncomfortable minority position.”—Jaron Lanier, Nature From the Hardcover edition.

1 000 Facts about the White House

Author: Sarah Wassner Flynn
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426328732
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Washington (D.C.)

Through 1,000 fun-to-read facts about the White House and the people who have shaped its 225-year history, kids will learn what it's like to live and work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the quirky rules of the house, and how the Secret Service keeps it safe. Full color.