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Cover: 123 Tea Party

123 Tea Party

Join Fox as he prepares a magnificent tea party for all his friends in this perfect first counting book. From learning to count from 1 to 10 to creating a wonderfully delicious tea party with lots of counting activities, this book is a fun and innovative way of… View →

 
Cover: A Calf Named Brian Higgins: An Adventure in Rural Kenya

A Calf Named Brian Higgins

Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food gross and the community filthy. She has to live without… View →

 
Cover: Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine

Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world’s first… View →

 
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AdoraBULL

A story of friendship, identity and change. AdoraBULL is a funny and heartfelt tale of care between a boy and a bull. Alfred visited a hair salon. He strutted home and waited for the barn animals to swoon and sigh at his adorableness. But… View →

 
Cover: A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds

A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds

Many seeds travel inside fruits. The fruit is like a suitcase for the seeds. It protects them on their trip. Readers will learn how fruits are designed to protect a plant’s seeds and also to help the plant spread its seeds to new places. With prose… View →

 
Cover: AfterMath

AfterMath

“This book is a gift to the culture.” —Amy Schumer, writer, actor, and activist After her brother’s death from a congenital heart defect, twelve-year-old Lucy is not prepared to be the new kid at school—especially in a grade full of… View →

 
Cover: A Home for Luna

A Home for Luna

When Luna washes up on a strange shore, she is scared and lonely. She shelters under a wooden crate and dreams of a home from long ago. She soon discovers there is beauty in her new land. “A smell filled the air. A smell like home, but not exactly.”… View →

 
Cover: Our Own Place: All Kinds of Homes

All Kinds of People (Early Bird Stories ™)

In these delightful, illustrated stories, diverse young narrators explore different cultures by comparing and contrasting their own lives to their friends’ and neighbors’ lives. Critical-thinking and comprehension questions get readers talking about the stories. View →

 
Cover: All Out of Pretty

All Out of Pretty

Andrea knows what it’s like to be pretty. Thanks to her gorgeous, drug-addicted mother, she also knows where pretty can lead… At 16, Andrea is yanked from the safety of her Gram’s home and dropped into the backwoods of Ohio, where she’s coerced into working… View →

 
Cover: Carly Patterson

Amazing Athletes

Inspire sports fans with the success stories of Amazing Athletes. These attractive high-interest biographies include a description of an athlete’s career from the beginning through his or her current achievements. This series is perfect for reluctant readers. View →

 
Cover: Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook

Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook

Amelia is excited to graduate from middle school, but she’s nervous about starting high school, especially when she finds out she won’t have her best friend, Carly, with her. In her graduation yearbook, drawings and “photos” nostalgically recap her earlier years… View →

 
Cover: American Rock: Guitar Heroes, Punks, and Metalheads

American Music Milestones

This high-interest series looks at key musical landscapes in American music. Each book takes a peek at the key events, performers, albums, and songs in the evolution of a specific musical genre. View →

 
Cover: Amira's Suitcase

Amira's Suitcase

Amira’s Suitcase is a gentle, thoughtful story about a little girl who arrives at a settlement camp with her family and a few suitcases. Before long, she finds a sprouting seed growing inside her suitcase and lovingly begins to nurture and… View →

 
Cover: Mysteries of the Egyptian Pyramids

Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ® )

Uncover the mysteries of some of the most intriguing places on the planet. What was Stonehenge used for? Are the Egyptian pyramids really cursed? While answers to some questions have been lost to history, discover what scientists have learned about some of the most fascinating ancient sites. View →

 
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Animal Antics A to Z ®

From Alexander Anteater to Zachary Zebra, it’s one adventure after another for Alpha Betty’s students. Get to know these zany characters as they find new friends, test their talents, go on exciting explorations, and have a rip-roaring, super-sensational, totally tremendous… View →

 
Cover: Animal Antipodes

Animal Antipodes

A fun science book that introduces animals and places around the world that happen to be exactly opposite each other on the globe, with pages that literally have to be turned upside-down. What is an antipode? If you dig through the earth directly below, where would you end up? Vibrant… View →

 
Cover: Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons

Animal by Animal

How are you similar to animals? How are you different? These entertaining picture books from educator and veterinarian Sara Levine and illustrator T.S Spookytooth explore comparative anatomy and give readers the chance to find out how their skeletons, teeth, and eyes match up with a wide View →

 
Cover: Sparrow, Eagle, Penguin, and Seagull: What Is a Bird?

Animal Groups Are CATegorical ™

The Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series uses rhyming text and humorous illustrations to introduce young readers to the six major animal groups—mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, amphibians, and fish. Each title playfully highlights the key characteristics of the… View →

 
Cover: Crocodiles

Animal Predators

With remarkable photographs of animals on the hunt, this series focuses on some of the most skillful predators in the animal kingdom. Watch these deadly animals as they grow into full-grown predators—honing the instincts and skills they’ll need to become ferocious hunters.… View →

 
Cover: Musk Oxen

Animal Prey

A companion to Sandra Markle’s Animal Scavengers and Animal Predators series, Animal Prey depicts animals as they are hunted by animal aggressors and as they protect themselves. Stunning photography bring these heart-racing situations alive in this remarkable series. View →

 
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Animal Scavengers

Spectacular photographs of animal scavengers searching for and devouring dead animals illustrate this stunning new series. Watch these unusual creatures as they grow into full-grown scavengers – honing the instincts and skills they’ll need to become the world’s clean-up crew. Readers… View →

 
Cover: A Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah

A Queen to the Rescue

Henrietta Szold took Queen Esther as a model and worked hard to save the Jewish people. In 1912, she founded the Jewish women’s social justice organization, Hadassah. Henrietta started Hadassah determined to offer emergency medical care to mothers and children in Palestine. When… View →

 
Cover: Orb Weavers: Hungry Spinners

Arachnid World

Enter the creepy-crawly world of the arachnid family with award-winning science author Sandra Markle! Too often lumped together with insects, these fascinating animals have distinctive characteristics and habits that are all their own. From spiders and scorpions to ticks and mites, these View →

 
Cover: Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Arctic Thaw

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously trapped in ice. The Arctic’s oil, natural gas, minerals, and even wind and hydroelectric… View →