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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 →

 
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: 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: Abolitionism: The Movement to End Slavery

American Slavery and the Fight for Freedom (Read Woke ™ Books)

This study of slavery in America balances accounts of oppression with true stories of resistance and resilience, centering on the voices of enslaved people. Page Plus QR codes link readers to primary source recordings from the Voices Remembering Slavery collection at the Library of… View →

 
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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 →

 
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: Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring

Beautiful Shades of Brown

Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn’t see any artists who looked like her. She didn’t see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. As a young woman studying art in Paris, she found inspiration in the works of Matisse and Gaugin to paint… View →

 
Cover: Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans: A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

Cause-and-Effect Disasters

Provide readers with a deeper understanding of history through a cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, or what heroic acts led to the ultimate outcomes? Even the most reluctant readers won’t be able to resist… View →

 
Cover: Children of the Past: Archaeology and the Lives of Kids

Children of the Past

Do you have much in common with kids from long ago? Sure, their clothes and homes looked different. They ate different food and might not have ever gone to school. But they also made art—just like you. They helped their families with chores—just like you. They played with friends and… View →

 
Cover: Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

Classified

An American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor Picture Book Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation’s first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee View →

 
Cover: Cook's Cook: The Cook Who Cooked for Captain Cook

Cook's Cook

Cook’s Cook follows the 1768 journey of James Cook’s H.M.S. Endeavour with his ship’s cook, the one-handed John Thompson, as story teller. Through real recipes from the ship’s galley, events on board and the places the ship traveled on its way to View →

 
Cover: Nigeria

Country Explorers

Engaging photographs, colorful designs, and informative, accessible text are combined in this beginning geography series. World and country maps show the country’s location and geographical features. Extensive back matter includes a description and traceable image of the… View →

 
Cover: Count Your Way through Italy

Count Your Way

Count Your Way from one to ten in languages from around the world. Each spread has beautiful, full-page art and a number displayed in both English and a second language, introducing a cultural aspect of the featured country. View →

 
Cover: Create Your Own Blog

Digital Makers (Alternator Books ® )

Learn how to create, launch, perfect, and safely share digital works of art, including videos, songs, blogs, and websites. This series capitalizes on the popularity of both digital technology and makerspace activities. Creator profiles and expert tips provide extra inspiration. View →

 
Cover: The Little Black Dress and Zoot Suits: Depression and Wartime Fashions from the 1930s to the 1950s

Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What was it like to wear pumpkin breeches in colonial times? Or hoopskirts during the Civil War era? Find out in this fascinating series that covers American fashions through many historical time periods. Each volume shows the trends and influences on clothing designs, hairstyles, and… View →

 
Cover: Escape: One Day We Had to Run . . .

Escape

CLING. Don’t let go. Hold tight. Never give up. FLY. Rev up. Lift off. Soar. PEDAL. Set off. Cycle. Pedal for your life. Throughout history, ordinary people have been forced to leave… View →

 
Cover: Experience Nature: How Time Outside Makes You Feel

Experience Personal Power

Experience Personal Power is a four-book series to help young readers build personal power to feel secure and confident with themselves. Each book helps kids learn to act, feel, and speak in ways that foster a life of balanced activity and self-care. Research shows that… View →

 
Cover: Fashion Rules!: A Closer Look at Clothing in the Middle Ages

Fashion Rules!

During the Middle Ages, your position in life was based on birth. This position would follow you throughout your life. To make it easy for others to know your social class, rules about what you could wear—or not wear—were created. Such rules, called sumptuary laws, determined colors of… View →

 
Cover: Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery

Forgotten Bones

An ordinary construction project uncovers an extraordinary archaeological discovery. Imagine you’re watching a backhoe dig up the ground for a construction project when a round object rolls down a pile of dirt and stops at your feet. You pick it up,… View →

 
Cover: Sonia Sotomayor: First Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Gateway Biographies

Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical figures. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotes and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures, and descriptions of the inspirational sources and experiences that influenced the person’s View →

 
Cover: Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-Century Colonial Homestead

Ghost Walls

In 1638, John Lewger made a home in the wilderness of the New World, in a place called Maryland. He named his house St. John’s, and for nearly eighty years, it was the center of an ambitious English plan to build a new kind of community on American soil. Men and women lived and… View →

 
Cover: The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy [A Greek Myth]

Graphic Myths and Legends

Supreme artwork and storytelling are the hallmarks of Lerner Publishing Group’s Graphic Universe imprint. With art and text created by experienced graphic novel authors and artists―who also work for publishers such as DC and Marvel―using traditional drawings, coloring, and… View →

 
Cover: Upland Bird Hunting: Wild Turkey, Pheasant, Grouse, Quail, and More

Great Outdoors Sports Zone

This fun, fact-filled series takes a high-interest approach to hunting and fishing. Readers will learn what is involved in different types of outdoor sports, including preparation, techniques, gear, and what kinds of game are sought. The books also emphasize the importance of safety,… View →

 
Cover: Free-Range Farming

Growing Green

Organic foods, sustainable agriculture, free-range farming, eating local—what do these terms mean? And how are these concepts influencing the way people farm, shop, cook, and eat? Readers will evaluate four “green” agricultural food movements, learn how the movements started, View →