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  • 100 People Who Made History: Meet the People Who Shaped the Modern World

    100 People Who Made History: Meet the People Who Shaped the Modern World

    Presents brief profiles of one hundred inventors, philosophers, economists, politicians, explorers, and other individuals who have made an impact on history, discussing the achievements of Aristotle, Mark Zuckerberg, Marie Curie, Pele, and others from various industries.

  • Abuse and Violence Information for Teens, 2nd ed., ed. 2

    Abuse and Violence Information for Teens, 2nd ed., ed. 2

    Provides information on domestic violence, child abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sibling abuse, sexual abuse, incest, stalking, and sexual harassment. It also discusses the role new technologies play in child pornography, sextortion and sexual exploitation.

  • Alcohol Information for Teens, ed. 4

    Alcohol Information for Teens, ed. 4

    Provides information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describes strategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse.

  • Ancient Civilizations

    Ancient Civilizations

    Introduces young readers to some of the most fascinating ancient civilizations in the world's history and the legacies they left behind, from the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Rome, to the amazing culture of the Mayans.

  • Animal

    Animal

    This guide takes a look at different animals and the special things about them.

  • Are You Afraid?

    Are You Afraid?

    From aerophobia to zoophobia, this book explores the many phobias that exist and the crippling effects they can have on phobics. An extensive list of phobias helps identify them, while treatment plans shed light on how to manage symptoms.

  • Are You Depressed?

    Are You Depressed?

    Through personal interviews and thorough research, this book explains the symptoms of depression as a disorder and offers suggestions for seeking help and receiving treatment.

  • Are You Stressed Out In School?

    Are You Stressed Out In School?

    Between standardized tests, extra-curricular activities, pressure from parents, and the strain of getting into college, school is more stressful than ever. This book teaches techniques to deal with the mounting pressure felt by students every day.

  • Arms & Armor, Rev. ed.

    Arms & Armor, Rev. ed.

    Examines the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

  • Aztec, Inca, and Maya, Rev. ed.

    Aztec, Inca, and Maya, Rev. ed.

    Covers the mysterious world of these ancient people, including their beliefs, rituals, and civilizations.

  • Bullying

    Bullying

    Provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on a current issue. Composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. Includes extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact for more information.

  • Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today's Overwhelmed Teens with Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience

    Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today's Overwhelmed Teens with Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience

    Packed with insights from neuroscience and psychology, real-life case studies, and a dose of humor, this book sheds light on the teen brain and offers a wealth of resiliency-boosting strategies.

  • Cyberbullying

    Cyberbullying

    Explores the issues surrounding cyberbullying, bullying through the Internet, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

  • Cyberbullying

    Cyberbullying

    This book examines issues related to cyber-bullying, the use of technological devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones to harass someone else. Though cyber-bullying is a relatively recent phenomenon--it has become a significant problem in the twenty-first century and a newsworthy issue in America.

  • Dealing with Anxiety

    Dealing with Anxiety

    This title provides an introduction to anxiety. It covers the causes and symptoms of anxiety, available treatment options, and prevention.

  • Defeating Depression

    Defeating Depression

    The book contains advice about where depressed teens can turn to get the help that they need, interviews from medical professionals, information about risk factors for depression, and things depressed teens can do to try to combat their depression.

  • Defeating Stress and Anxiety

    Defeating Stress and Anxiety

    This book covers how stress is manifested physically, coping solutions for dealing with these issues, when to reach out for help, and profiles of individuals who have struggled with and overcome problems with stress and anxiety.

  • Did Someone You Love Die?

    Did Someone You Love Die?

    For a teen, it can be especially difficult to lose a family member or friend through death. This book explores the emotions involved and offers ways to get through this experience as well as how to support someone living through a loss.

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Offers a basic foundation on the subject of dinosaurs, full of fascinating facts and figures about these creatures.

  • Dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs

    Young readers will learn about an age when dinosaurs ruled the earth, from gentle Jurassic giants and the terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, to fearsome packs of Velociraptors and herds of Hadrosaurs.

  • Do You Get Into Arguments?

    Do You Get Into Arguments?

    This book teaches readers new techniques for dealing with their anger, as well as ways of avoiding arguments and disagreements.

  • Do You Have a Friend Who Is Suicidal?

    Do You Have a Friend Who Is Suicidal?

    Through expert advice and firsthand accounts from teens, readers can learn the warning signs of suicidal behavior, and how best to help others or themselves.

  • Eating Disorders Information For Teens, ed. 4: Health Tips About Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, And Body Image Disorders

    Eating Disorders Information For Teens, ed. 4: Health Tips About Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, And Body Image Disorders

    Discusses the differences between healthy eating patterns and anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating syndrome, emotional eating, night eating syndrome, orthorexia, pica, and other eating disorders.

  • Effective Communication

    Effective Communication

    This guide provides the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. It shows how to understand your audience and communicate strategically, but also explains how to discover which delivery approach is right for you as well as providing what is needed to develop confidence, listen effectively, and give and receive feedback.

  • Endangered Animals

    Endangered Animals

    Provides an introduction to various animal species that are threatened with extinction, including polar bears, sea turtles, river dolphins, jaguars, gibbons, and others; and discusses ways to help them survive.

  • Explorer, Rev. ed.

    Explorer, Rev. ed.

    Photographs and text examine the history of explorers and exploration, and highlight many of their discoveries.

  • Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied

    Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied

    In this book, readers discover the consequences of bullying both as a target and as a bystander. They also consider ways to intervene in a bullying situation, how to seek adult help, and how to be empowered and recover from bullying.

  • Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed

    Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed

    In this book, readers learn how they can identify and help a friend who is suffering from depression. Written in a compassionate tone, this guide separates out fact from fiction.

  • Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

    Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

    In this book, readers learn how to spot the warning signs of an abusive relationship, how to be supportive of a friend who needs help, and what kind of resources are available to both the helper and the victim.

  • Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem

    Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem

    In this book, readers learn the signs of abuse for various drugs, along with reasons for abuse, how to confront the friend, and how to encourage treatment. This title teaches an important and especially relevant lesson: drug recovery lasts a lifetime but addiction doesn't have to.

  • Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem

    Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem

    In this book, readers learn how to help a friend who is abusing alcohol. It arms them with facts about alcohol, how it affects the teen mind and body, how to look for signs of a problem, and how to bring others on board to help.

  • Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder

    Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder

    In this book, readers learn how the pressures of school, dating, and athletics contribute to body image issues and why teens are vulnerable. It explores eating disorders that people commonly have and how they are treated.

  • How to Stop Bullying in Classrooms and Schools: Using Social Architecture to Prevent, Lessen, and End Bullying

    How to Stop Bullying in Classrooms and Schools: Using Social Architecture to Prevent, Lessen, and End Bullying

    This book provides a step-by-step plan and the tools (classroom exercises, activities, practical strategies) to insure success in building classrooms where acceptance, inclusion, and respect reign, and bullying is eradicated. It examines the teacher's role, classroom management, bystander intervention, friendship, peer support, empathy, incompatible activities, stopping incidents, and adult support from a relationship perspective.

  • Human Body

    Human Body

    With new interactive material, this edition explores the inner workings of our bodies, from how the nervous system and the circulatory system work, to the essential roles played by our bones and minds.

  • I Am Homeless. Now What?

    I Am Homeless. Now What?

    This book balances personal anecdotes from real young people in troubled situations with valuable resources to help out anyone who is homeless, providing real-world suggestions on how to stay off the streets for those who are homeless.

  • I Am a Digital Addict. Now What?

    I Am a Digital Addict. Now What?

    This educational resource defines the various issues that can arise for teens with access to smartphones, tablets, and other handy computerized devices. It provides ample resources for those who have a problem or know someone who needs their help.

  • I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?

    I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?

    In this book, readers will get a frank description of the work faced by many teen caregivers. Teens who are immersed in this life already can find resources and organizations for support, as well as sound advice for coping in tough times.

  • I Have ADD/ADHD. Now What?

    I Have ADD/ADHD. Now What?

    This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ADD/ADHD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.

  • I Have OCD. Now What?

    I Have OCD. Now What?

    This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.

  • Im Suicidal. Now What?

    Im Suicidal. Now What?

    This book educates teens about suicide risk factors, suicidal thoughts, and how to cope with them.

  • Learning Disabilities Information for Teens, ed. 2

    Learning Disabilities Information for Teens, ed. 2

    Describes the signs, causes, and diagnosis of learning disabilities, and discusses the effects of other disabilities and chronic conditions on learning. It also provides coping tips and information on academic issues, assistive technology, and laws that protect the rights of people with learning disabilities.

  • Medieval Life, Rev. ed.

    Medieval Life, Rev. ed.

    Presents an illustrated look at various aspects of life in medieval Europe, covering everyday life, religion, and royalty.

  • Mental Health Information For Teens, ed. 5

    Mental Health Information For Teens, ed. 5

    Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, warning signs, and symptoms of mental health disorders, along with facts about treatment approaches and tips for teens on coping with stress, building self-esteem, and maintaining mental wellness. Includes a further reading list, a directory of crisis helplines and related organizations, and an index.

  • My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What?

    My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What?

    Touching upon the practical, legal, and psychological aspects of divorce and examining healthy emotional outlets and coping mechanisms, this book reassures teens through the grieving process and shows them that acceptance is ultimately possible.

  • Online Health and Safety: From Cyberbullying to Internet Addiction

    Online Health and Safety: From Cyberbullying to Internet Addiction

    This book explores 10 unique facets of Internet health and safety, including physical safety, information security, and the responsible use of technology, offering takeaways from interviews with experts in the field and suggestions for proactively improving users' Internet safety.

  • Pond & River, Rev. ed.

    Pond & River, Rev. ed.

    Presents information about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water.

  • Pregnancy Information For Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips About Teen Pregnancy And Teen Parenting

    Pregnancy Information For Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips About Teen Pregnancy And Teen Parenting

    Discusses the array of choices to be made and the obstacles to overcome when a young woman faces an unplanned pregnancy. It includes facts about abortion, adoption, prenatal care, nutrition, fetal development, and preparing for labor and delivery.

  • Prehistoric Life, Rev. ed.

    Prehistoric Life, Rev. ed.

    Explores the origins of life on earth--why it began in the sea and not on land, how dinosaurs ruled for millions of years, and how mammals and humans took over.

  • Pyramid, Rev. ed.

    Pyramid, Rev. ed.

    Looks at the secrets of the monumental structures of the ancient world, from the tombs of Egypt to the pyramids of Central America.

  • Rain Forest

    Rain Forest

    This book takes a look at the sprawling trees and dense undergrowth of the rain forest, and introduces young readers to the animals that inhabit this ecosystem.

  • Reptiles

    Reptiles

    This book offers a glimpse into the world of reptiles, and introduces young readers to flying snakes, underwater lizards, rare dinosaur relatives, and more of nature's cold-blooded creatures.

  • Science

    Science

    Introduces the key aspects of science, covering all the crucial topics from atoms and evolution to explosive chemical reactions.

  • Space Exploration

    Space Exploration

    Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

  • Suicide Information For Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips About Suicide Causes And Prevention

    Suicide Information For Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips About Suicide Causes And Prevention

    Provides updated information about suicide risks, causes, and prevention for teens. Discusses mental health disorders and life-threatening behaviors linked to suicide risk, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and self-injury.

  • Teens and ADHD

    Teens and ADHD

    This book examines the nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.

  • Teens and Bullying

    Teens and Bullying

    This book explores bullying, whether online or face-to-face, and the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.

  • Teens and Drinking

    Teens and Drinking

    This book examines the scope of alcohol usage among teens, exploring the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.

  • Teens and Eating Disorders

    Teens and Eating Disorders

    This book closely examines anorexia and other eating disorders, their causes, the difficulties of living with them, and the possibility of treating or curing them

  • Teens and Gender Dysphoria

    Teens and Gender Dysphoria

    This book explains the nature of gender dysphoria, its causes, what living with it is like, and whether it can be treated or cured.

  • Teens and Marijuana

    Teens and Marijuana

    This book examines the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in various states and how it has impacted teen's views and decisions regarding experimenting with marijuana. It explores the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.

  • Teens and OCD

    Teens and OCD

    This book examines the nature of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.

  • Teens and PTSD

    Teens and PTSD

    This book examines the nature of post-traumatic stress disorder, what causes it, what it is like to live with PTSD, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.

  • Teens and Phobias

    Teens and Phobias

    This book examines the nature of anxiety disorders and phobias, what causes them, what it is like to live with them, and how or whether they can be treated or cured.

  • Teens and Sex

    Teens and Sex

    This book examines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that close to half of U.S. high school students have had sex. The consequences these teens face can be life-changing as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.

  • Teens and Sexting

    Teens and Sexting

    This book examines why teenagers share sexually explicit photographs of themselves with one another via cell phone can face embarrassment, bullying, loss of reputation, or even prosecution for sending or receiving child pornography if the images fall into the wrong hands. It explores the real-life choices that teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.

  • Teens and Smoking

    Teens and Smoking

    This book examines why many teenagers are picking up the habit even when medical science has proven that cigarette-smoking is a serious health hazard. It explores the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong,

  • Teens and Stress

    Teens and Stress

    This book examines studies that show stress can be good for teens, giving them the burst of adrenaline they need to win a race or give an important speech; but too much stress (often called burnout) can cause many different health problems.

  • Teens and Suicide

    Teens and Suicide

    This book examines the nature of teen suicide, what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.

  • Tobacco Information for Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips about the Hazards of Using Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco, and Other Nicotine Products

    Tobacco Information for Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips about the Hazards of Using Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco, and Other Nicotine Products

    Offers updated information about the health consequences associated with smoking and other forms of tobacco use.

  • Transportation

    Transportation

    Presents a history of transportation from ancient humans using muscle to traveling in space and discusses different modes of transportation.

  • Treasure

    Treasure

    Be an eyewitness to the exciting search for precious artifacts, hidden or lost through the centuries and rediscovered by archaeologists and treasure hunters.

  • Volcanoes

    Volcanoes

    How hot is molten lava? How are volcanoes formed? What happened with the volcano in Pompeii? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and more, and learn about the inner workings of volcanoes.

  • Whales and Dolphins

    Whales and Dolphins

    This book presents young readers with a wealth of information about whales and dolphins, including where they live, what they eat, how they breed, and the ways in which humans and the environment threaten their existence.

  • What Is Anxiety Disorder?

    What Is Anxiety Disorder?

    Examines what anxiety disorder is, what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.

  • What You Can Do About Stress and Anxiety

    What You Can Do About Stress and Anxiety

    This book discusses the evolving understanding of how stress and anxiety affect people's lives and includes the foremost research on treating these conditions. Personal stories give readers an intimate look at how others are managing these sometimes-debilitating conditions.

  • Yoga

    Yoga

    This book offers 101 tips to help de-stress, relax and enjoy the benefits of yoga, such as better posture, improved breathing and peace of mind without leaving your living room.

  • Your Friends and Your Family

    Your Friends and Your Family

    This book focuses on adolescents, who have to negotiate changing relationships with families and friends as they grow into young adulthood. Discusses how to handle general family disputes, nourish relationships with friends, and get along with siblings. Advice for healthy and safe socializing and recreation outside of the sphere of one's family is also offered.