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Cover: The Crumbling Castle

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes

Zoe Jones is Zinnia Jakes, a nine-year-old secret pastry chef! She makes the tastiest and most wonderful cakes. Together with her magical cat, Coco, her best friend Addie, and her aunt Jam, they get into incredible adventures. View →

 
Cover: The Flight of Swans

The Flight of Swans

Based on the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale Six Swans, The Flight of Swans follows Ryn’s journey to save her family and their kingdom. Princess Andaryn’s six older brothers have always been her protectors—until her father takes a new Queen, a View →

 
Cover: Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds

The Jane Doe Chronicles

For countless centuries, the people of Bluehaven worshiped the Manor―trekking through its gateway to the Otherworlds, returning with tales of adventure―until the Night of All Catastrophes, when the Manor sealed its doors. On that very night, two strangers arrived in Bluehaven: John Doe… View →

 
Cover: The Case of the Poisoned Pig (Book 2)

The Milo & Jazz Mysteries ®

Got a mystery? Milo and Jazz are on the case! With the help of master detective Dash Marlowe, the two friends are ready to solve any mystery that comes their way. The zany duo hone their detecting skills as they track down clues, stake out suspects, and become top-notch super sleuths.… View →

 
Cover: The One Great Gnome

The One Great Gnome

In the spirit of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, this story introduces readers to the hidden magical—and mysterious—world of gnomes, elves, and trolls. Eleven-year-old Sarah moves with her family from New York City to rural Hadley,… View →

 
Cover: The Uprising: The Mapmakers in Cruxcia

The Uprising

The land holds the truth … the maps will reveal it. Sal, Joe, Francie and Humphrey Santander are mapmakers looking for their father, a famous explorer who disappeared on his last expedition. Their search takes them to Cruxcia, where the people are fighting View →

 
Cover: The White Zone

The White Zone

Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighborhood—when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street. War has been the backdrop of their young lives. And now Iraq isn’t just at war with Americans. It’s… View →

 
Cover: The Yark

The Yark

A very funny and cheerfully subversive chapter book about a monster who eats children—until one day he makes a friend. The Yark loves children . . . with the love of a gourmand! This hairy monster dreams of child buffets—ham of boy, orphan gratin, breaded babies, girl… View →

 
Cover: Ordinary Genius: The Story of Albert Einstein

Trailblazer Biographies

Struggling to overcome adversity to accomplish their goals, the men and women featured in these inspiring biographies blazed a trail through history. Fulfills sixth grade social sciences, social studies, and history curriculum needs. View →

 
Cover: Trevor Lee and the Big Uh Oh!

Trevor Lee and the Big Uh Oh!

If there’s one thing everyone knows, it’s that Trevor Lee and school don’t mix. Like pickles and peanut butter. When his new teacher announces all the third graders must read in front of everyone at Parents Night, Trevor Lee and his best friend Pinky take action before… View →

 
Cover: Nightmare on Zombie Island: Book 5

Twisted Journeys ®

YOU choose what happens next in these full-color, action-packed graphic novels from Graphic Universe™. Every few pages, the reader selects from several options that determine where the storyline will go next. Every book has dozens of combinations to explore.… View →

 
Cover: Wheels of Change

Wheels of Change

Racial intolerance, social change, and sweeping progress make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place to grow up in for 12-year-old Emily Soper. For Emily, life in Papa’s carriage barn is magic, and she’s more at home hearing the symphony of the blacksmith’s hammer… View →

 
Cover: Why I Was Late for School Again

Why I Was Late for School Again

Danny is always late for school. If he’s not stopped by pirates, then zombies chase him. He escapes from trolls only to be cornered by gruff billy goats. Good thing Danny has a quick imagination. He may be late for school, but he does get there! From one ridiculous adventure to the View →

 
Cover: Wishes, Dares, and How to Stand Up to a Bully

Wishes, Dares, and How to Stand Up to a Bully

In this poignant novel, Jack is worried about his father, missing in action in Vietnam. His family, new best friend, and a bully unexpectedly all help Jack find the courage to do the right thing, not the easy thing. View →

 
Cover: A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun?

Words Are CATegorical ®

The best-selling Words Are CATegorical® series introduces young readers to different types of words through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats. Offering a lighthearted perspective, each title shows readers the fun and entertaining world of language. View →