Ashen Winter

Author: Mike Mullin

Publisher: Tanglewood Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 594

View: 902

More than six months after the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, Alex and Darla retrace their steps to Iowa hoping to find Alex's parents and bring them to the tenuous safety of Illinois, but the journey is ever more perilous as the remaining communities fight to the death for food and power.

Autism in Young Adult Novels

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Marilyn Irwin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 166

View: 887

In this volume, the authors identify and assess all young adult novels that include autism content—either suggested or stated overtly—beginning with a novel published in 1968.

Ashfall

Author: Mike Mullin

Publisher: Tanglewood Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 476

View: 132

Many visitors to Yellowstone National Park don’t realize that the boiling hot springs and spraying geysers are caused by an underlying supervolcano, so large that the caldera can only be seen by plane or satellite. And by some scientific measurements, it could be overdue for an eruption. For Alex, being left alone for the weekend means having the freedom to play computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to seach for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.

Sunrise

Author: Mike

Publisher: Tanglewood Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 466

View: 700

The Yellowstone supervolcano nearly wiped out the human race. Now, almost a year after the eruption, the survivors seem determined to finish the job. Communities wage war on each other, gangs of cannibals roam the countryside, and what little government survived the eruption has collapsed completely. The ham radio has gone silent. Sickness, cold, and starvation are the survivors' constant companions. When it becomes apparent that their home is no longer safe and adults are not facing the stark realities, Alex and Darla must create a community that can survive the ongoing disaster, an almost impossible task requiring even more guts and more smarts than ever—and unthinkable sacrifice. If they fail . . . they, their loved ones, and the few remaining survivors will perish. This epic finale has the heart of Ashfall, the action of Ashen Winter, and a depth all its own, examining questions of responsibility and bravery, civilization and society, illuminated by the story of an unshakable love that transcends a post-apocalyptic world and even life itself.

Common Core CPR

Author: ReLeah Lent

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 509

How to revive your most resistant learners Common Core CPR is needed. Urgently. Because if we continue to insist that all students meet expectations that are well beyond their abilities, these kids will only decline faster. We must cast aside what we know harms students and apply the teaching methods we know work. Embracing what is best about the standards, Lent and Gilmore explicitly connect ideal outcomes to practical classroom strategies, including how to Consider choice and relevance in every assignment Plan and spot opportunities for success Scaffold students’ comprehension of fiction and nonfiction Model close reading Teach students to use evidence

The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness

Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans

Author: Jim Cobb

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 260

View: 888

Reviews life-saving steps for keeping alive in the event of a catastrophic disaster, covering such topics as acquiring and storing water, building a shelf-stable food supply, strengthening home security, and treating illnesses.

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens

Author: Susan Fichtelberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 754

The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points