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Cover: Cruzita and the Mariacheros

Cruzita and the Mariacheros

“Granillo gently tempers the Tayahuas’ grief over Tio Chuy’s death by focusing on the characters’ lighthearted developing relationships and relates the feeling of being disconnected from one’s heritage via Cruzita’s learning more about her… View →

 
Cover: The Observologist: A Handbook for Mounting Very Small Scientific Expeditions

The Observologist: A Handbook for Mounting Very Small Scientific Expeditions

“Clarkson’s fond factoids and mindful sketches express joy in learning while promoting empathy for tiny creatures . . . Nature nerds will rejoice in this compendium of creepy-crawlies.”—starred, Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Pigeons at War: How Avian Heroes Changed History

Pigeons at War: How Avian Heroes Changed History

“Readers who love reading about animals accomplishing great deeds will enjoy this while, at the same time, they’ll learn a lot about a much-maligned bird.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: US Women's National Soccer Team: Winning On and Off the Field

US Women's National Soccer Team: Winning On and Off the Field

Soccer is a sport that has steadily grown in popularity throughout the United States. At the same time, the U.S. Women’s National Team has experienced success and accolades for the medals they have won in both the Olympics and the FIFA Women’s World… View →

 
Cover: Casting Shadows: Solar and Lunar Eclipses with The Planetary Society ®

Casting Shadows: Solar and Lunar Eclipses with The Planetary Society ®

“Using simple, straightforward language, vocabulary words defined within the text, and clear, helpful illustrations, Bill Nye and the Planetary Society invite young readers to learn about solar and lunar eclipses.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Vultures: Nature's Cleanup Crew

Vultures: Nature's Cleanup Crew

In this chapter of the illustrated “Nature’s Cleanup Crew” series readers will learn about vultures, how they survive, what their typical behaviors are, and how these fascinating creatures assist in maintaining nature’s balance. The primary focus of the text is on View →

 
Cover: Jackals: Nature's Cleanup Crew

Jackals: Nature's Cleanup Crew

In this selection from the illustrated “Nature’s Cleanup Crew” series, readers will meet the black-backed jackal, one of the most effective scavengers living in the grasslands of eastern and southern Africa. These jackals live, on average, eight years and have a sense… View →

 
Cover: Mrs. Maccabee's Miracle

Mrs. Maccabee's Miracle

“[A] wonderful book that offers several lessons, including to learn about the Jewish miracle at the heart of Hanukkah and to take care of your belongings. There is a subtle, important message as well: stand for something, take action, and even a few people can make a difference.… View →

 
Cover: The Trouble with Earth

The Trouble with Earth

“Children will enjoy this cute U.K. import’s thought-provoking, life-affirming, conservationist premise, expressed with breezy, rhyming verse; they’ll also learn some very basic facts about the planets in the process.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: The Denim Diaries: A Memoir

The Denim Diaries: A Memoir

“Crompton’s free verse gives readers a powerful view of her inner self-loathing until she learns to accept herself as she is. At times, this is a tough read, but Crompton’s candidly honest story will resonate with anyone struggling with self-image issues and difficult… View →

 
Cover: Wild Inventions: Ideas Inspired by Animals

Wild Inventions: Ideas Inspired by Animals

“Brimming with full-color photographs and fascinating animals facts, STEM connections are plentiful. Budding young scientists will undoubtedly learn much from this title, and may imagine the role they could play in future bioinspired innovations.”… View →

 
Cover: High and Low: A Sesame Street ® Guessing Game

High and Low: A Sesame Street ® Guessing Game

“Besides delivering charm, this series offers plentiful learning opportunities as it helps children explore directionality, spatiality, and opposites. . . Children will come to understand the idea of objects’ and their own relative positions in space—a fundamental math… View →

 
Cover: Roads to Family: All the Ways We Come to Be

Roads to Family: All the Ways We Come to Be

“Ginocchio is here for readers who want to learn more about reproduction and families than the simple birds-and-the-bees, sex-leads-to-babies explanations provide. . . Families come in a variety of arrangements, all of which are worthy of pride. Reviewer Rating: 5”… View →

 
Cover: Roads to Family: All the Ways We Come to Be

Roads to Family: All the Ways We Come to Be

“Roads to Family is a terrific book for humans of all ages to learn about the different ways families are created. By including stories from nearly every kind of family, this book expands the idea of family beyond typical clinical explanations and is a celebration of… View →

 
Cover: Reimagining Police: The Future of Public Safety

Reimagining Police: The Future of Public Safety

“Readers learn about methods of reform and possible strategies for crime prevention and community building. . . Informative and rousing.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Ghost Orchid

Ghost Orchid

“Applied with a mix of brush shapes and sizes, bold overlapping colors add dynamic depth and movement to the illustrations of this story about an intrepid family of explorers. . . . Children will learn the beginnings of mindfulness and be encouraged to embrace the present… View →

 
Cover: The Big Backyard: The Solar System beyond Pluto

The Big Backyard: The Solar System beyond Pluto

“[T]he reader can be assured that this book is not only informative, but interesting, and beautiful. For anyone wanting to learn about our solar system, this is definitely the book to read.Reviewer Rating: 5” –Children’s Literature View →

 
Cover: The Great Giraffe Rescue: Saving the Nubian Giraffes

The Great Giraffe Rescue: Saving the Nubian Giraffes

“Children who love animals will probably enjoy learning about the Nubian giraffe rescue. Teachers may want to include this title in a unit about animals or wildlife conservation. Reviewer Rating: 5” –Children’s Literature View →

 
Cover: The Beach Dilemma

The Beach Dilemma

“Clear episodes capture [the protagonist’s] realistic feelings and infuse her childhood shortcomings and tender worries with wisdom. In the family-driven chapter book The Beach Dilemma, a girl learns that in-between can be a gift—and the right place to… View →

 
Cover: Idil Steps In: A Story about Respect

Idil Steps In: A Story about Respect

“[L]oaded with many components from reading comprehension to learning a life lesson. A good fit for a classroom library or a school counselor’s bookshelf, due to the great educational components that are contained within it. Reviewer Rating: 5”… View →

 
Cover: Bo and the Little Lie

Bo and the Little Lie

“A favor, a lie, and then the consequence, this is what happens to Bo as he makes a bad decision. Bo’s Pop-Pop gives him the responsibility of mailing an important envelope on his way to play with his friends at the park. Bo proves to be irresponsible in several ways. As a… View →

 
Cover: Color: A Sesame Street ® Science Book

Color: A Sesame Street ® Science Book

“A perfect choice for a preschool class learning about colors and mixing them. Reviewer Rating: 5”—Children’s Literature View →

 
Cover: From the Train

From the Train

“This is a great little book for a new reader or a child learning about transportation. Reviewer Rating: 5”—Children’s Literature View →

 
Cover: Race Car Drivers

Race Car Drivers

“[P]rofiles real people working in each job and the challenges and opportunities they face, helping readers put what they learn into context. . . . A versatile hi-lo series that will excite and entertain beginning and early readers.”—School Library Journal View →