Children’s / Teenage: Personal and social topics

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Caillou: Training Wheels

Caillou would like to remove the training wheels on his bike, but he soon learns that there is a proper time for everything.

When Elephants Fight

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa, is as true today as when the words were first spoken, perhaps thousands ...

The Lit Report

Julia and Ruth have been unlikely best friends since they first met in Sunday school— Ruth was standing on the Bible-crafts table belting out "Jesus Loves Me. " Now that they’re a year away from graduation, ...

The Bite of the Mango

The astounding story of one girl’s journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative. As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family ...

Animals at the EDGE

EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) species are evolutionarily unique, which means if they don’t survive, there will be no similar species left on Earth. But all hope is not lost. ...

This Is My Planet

As world leaders and others face up to what needs to be done to ensure the future of our planet, Jan Thornhill gives a young audience the tools to understand the crisis and take action in their own lives. ...

For Now

Jes desperately needs something solid to hold onto. In Losing Forever, she learned to accept the inevitability of change. But the change is moving at a heartbreaking pace and her world shifts by the day. ...

The Moon Children

Staring across the street the day after his alcoholic father disappears, eleven-year-old Billy Ray is startled to see one of his schoolmates, an adopted Romanian girl, gazing at the sky and then writing ...

The End of the World As We Know It

“I hate the world and everything in it. And that includes me. ”

Asked to write something for English class that expresses who he really is, 16-year-old Carson takes pleasure in blistering the page ...

Jakeman

Jake and his sister Shoshona have been under foster care since their single mother was arrested for possession and trafficking three years before. Both have found their own ways to cope: Shoshona has ...