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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 →

 
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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: 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 →

 
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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 countryR 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: How to Be a Race Car: Respect with Lightning McQueen

Disney Great Character Guides

In this lighthearted approach to character education, readers learn what character traits are needed in their favorite Disney and Pixar characters’ "jobs"—such as Elsa’s role as Snow Queen or Woody’s job as Andy’s most beloved toy. View →

 
Cover: The Ocean World: A Finding Dory Discovery Book

Disney Learning Discovery Books

Some things seem like magic—until we find the science behind them. Favorite Disney and Pixar characters bring STEAM to life. Engaging nonfiction text delivers the facts for report writers, while beloved characters provide a high-interest hook for curricular… 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: 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: Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery

Forgotten Bones

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, brush off some dirt, and realize you’re holding a skull! This is exactly what happened in Albany… View →

 
Cover: Nancy Pelosi: First Woman Speaker of the House

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 →

 
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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 →

 
Cover: Stay Fit!: How You Can Get in Shape

Health Zone

Being a preteen isn’t easy! This reader-friendly series addresses a wide variety of health-oriented topics, from bullying and safety to skin care and stress. With fictional case studies and a magazine-style layout, these books will engage young readers with helpful information… View →

 
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Heroes of World War II (Alternator Books ® )

Discover heroic, untold stories of World War II. Engaging narrative text reveals what life was like for people fighting in the war or living in its wake on the home front. STEM-focused sidebars highlight technology and advancements used during the war. View →

 
Cover: Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band

Hey, Charleston!

What happened when a former slave took beat-up old instruments and gave them to a bunch of orphans? Thousands of futures got a little brighter and a great American art form was born. In 1891, Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins opened his orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina… View →

 
Cover: The Stormy Adventure of Abbie Burgess, Lighthouse Keeper

History's Kid Heroes

History is brought to life using compelling stories in a visually contemporary way. Each History’s Kid Heroes title brings historical fiction into the graphic novel format using strong characters and exciting storylines. View →

 
Cover: Enrique Esparza and the Battle of the Alamo

History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Bring to life important stories from U.S. history with the History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader’s Theater. These books bring together illustrated picture books with reader’s theater scripts for students to practice fluency. In the back of each book, you’ll… View →

 
Cover: Media: From News Coverage to Political Advertising

Inside Elections

What’s going on behind the scenes during an election? Readers will explore the inner workings of our political system from a critical thinking perspective. Each book examines key factors that affect the outcome of an election, such as campaign funding, media coverage, the influence… View →

 
Cover: Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?: And Other Questions about Your Health and Body

Is That a Fact?

There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? The Is That a Fact? series investigates and finds out which statements are true, which ones… View →

 
Cover: Learn to Draw Ancient Times: Step-by-step instructions for 18 ancient characters and civilizations

Learn to Draw

Kids will learn how to bring their ideas to life with these step-by-step learn-to-draw books. Each book offers easy-to-follow instructions to guide kids from simple sketches to colorful renderings. View →

 
Cover: Learn to Draw Dogs & Puppies: Step-by-step instructions for more than 25 different breeds

Learn to Draw: Expanded Edition

This fun and educational series features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions about how to get started drawing, including sections on tools and materials and warm-up exercises. View →

 
Cover: Muay Thai: Kickboxing Combat

Martial Arts Sports Zone

This action-packed, fun, fact-filled overview will take a high-interest approach to martial arts. Readers will get an introduction to famous martial artists, necessary equipment and gear, and various competitions within the genre. Famous movies and TV shows will also be highlighted where… View →

 
Cover: Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank

Martin & Anne

Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born the same year a world apart. Both faced ugly prejudices and violence, which both answered with words of love and faith in humanity. This is the story of their parallel journeys to find hope in darkness and to follow their dreams. View →

 
Cover: Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball

Miracle Mud

Lena Blackburne loved baseball. He watched it, he played it, he coached it. But he didn’t love the ways players broke in new baseballs. Tired of soggy, blackened, stinky baseballs, he found a better way. Thanks to a well-timed fishing trip and a top-secret mud recipe, Lena… View →

 
Cover: Beastly Monsters: From Dragons to Griffins

Monster Mania

This high-interest series covers the always-popular topic of monsters. Each title features a high-profile monster type, covering their history, role in pop culture, and more. What are the best movies about sea monsters? What have Bigfoot expeditions uncovered? Why do some sports teams… View →

 
Cover: Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps: A hair-raising history of women's hairstyles in 18th-century London

Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

History is full of fascinating stories of colorful characters, but some of the most interesting parts of history are really odd. You have probably seen scenes of government officials with their powdered white wigs, but in 1700s England and high-society in the American colonies, women… View →

 
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Native American Histories

Developed in conjunction with Native American consultants, each book in this fascinating series provides a chronological history of the Native American group, from their origins through modern times. The coverage includes early histories, traditional lifestyles, housing, crafts, and… View →

 
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North American Indian Nations

Explore the history, culture, and modern-day lifestyles of American Indians living in ten distinct geographic regions of North America. Readers will evaluate the similarities and differences between the Indian nations and make connections as to how geography affected their past and… View →

 
Cover: What's Great about North Carolina?

Our Great States

Do you know the state with the biggest mall in the United States? Did you know that Montana is one of the best places in the world to learn about dinosaurs? In the Our Great States series, readers will learn fun and fascinating facts like these about the fifty states… View →

 
Cover: A Journey with Hernán Cortés

Primary Source Explorers

This dynamic series is packed with primary sources (letters, journal excerpts, maps, and objects from the period) to give readers new insight about some of the most studied explorers of the world. Each engaging title helps readers understand the historical context and consider the point… View →

 
Cover: Is the Saxophone for You?

Ready to Make Music

Ready to Make Music is an intermediate series that will help budding musicians select an instrument to play. Each book profiles a different instrument, from violin to guitar to the human voice. Peppered with pop-culture tidbits and quotations from musicians, the series… View →

 
Cover: Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

Red Bird Sings

“I remember the day I lost my spirit.” So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota, Zitkala-Ša willingly left her home at age eight to go to a boarding school in… View →

 
Cover: Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family’s new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren’t treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations… View →

 
Cover: Documents of Freedom: A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution

Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Government Work?

As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on an important civics question—how does government work? Informative text, interesting photos, and useful examples will help you find the answer. View →

 
Cover: Understanding Credit

Searchlight Books ™ — How Do We Use Money?

This series helps elementary students build strong critical thinking and financial literacy skills in order to make good decisions about how they use money now. It also prepares them for making more complex decisions in the future. Students will learn about earning, budgeting, spending… View →

 
Cover: How Can We Reduce Agricultural Pollution?

Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Do about Pollution?

Pollution is a hot topic in the news. This real-life science series from Searchlight Books™ walks students through the causes and effects of pollution and explains how we can work together to help the environment. Elementary students will come away with a strong… View →

 
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Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?

Introduce students to six major ancient civilizations in Searchlight Books™—What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?. Readers will discover where the civilizations were located, what daily life was like for people of these groups, what cultural… View →

 
Cover: Using Physical Maps

Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?

Introduce intermediate and upper-elementary readers to all kinds of maps, from political and topographic to climate and economic maps—even maps on a GPS! Each chapter deals with a specific topic related to maps, and informative captions encourage readers to… View →

 
Cover: Digital Safety Smarts: Preventing Cyberbullying

Searchlight Books ™ — What Is Digital Citizenship?

What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Students will learn how to identify and prevent cyberbullying, how to research effectively online, and how to evaluate websites and advertising, all while staying safe in today’s digital, connected environment. Vivid photos, clear… View →

 
Cover: Deadly High-Risk Jobs

ShockZone ™ — Deadly and Dangerous

ShockZone™—Deadly and Dangerous features the most lethal jobs, creatures, destinations, and daredevil travels and hobbies known to humankind. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want… View →

 
Cover: The Brain-Boosting Benefits of Gaming

ShockZone ™ — Games and Gamers

This fascinating, fact-filled series on video games will engage young fans of this incredibly popular pastime. Reflecting the look and feel of their subject, the books cover various high-interest aspects of video games, including how they work, how they developed, stars of the industry… View →

 
Cover: Surviving Natural Disasters

ShockZone ™ — True Survival Stories

ShockZone™—True Survival Stories features some dangerous situations and describes how people survived them. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want their high-interest subjects served… View →