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Cover: Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death

Forensic Identification

About 4,000 unidentified deceased persons are discovered in the United States every year. But forensic experts are successful in identifying about 3,000 of those bodies within a year. In Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death, forensic anthropologist Dr.… 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: For the Good of Mankind?: The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation

For the Good of Mankind?

Experiment: A child is deliberately infected with the deadly smallpox disease without his parents’ informed consent. Result: The world’s first vaccine. Experiment: A slave woman is forced to undergo more than… View →

 
Cover: Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment

Fourth Down and Inches

When the 1905 football season ended, nineteen players were dead and countless others were critically injured. The public was outraged. The game had reached a make-or-break moment—fourth down and inches. Coaches, players, fans, and even the president of the United States had one last… View →

 
Cover: Fugly

Fugly

A wrenchingly honest, thought-provoking exploration of a girl judged and dismissed by society who must break the cycle of shaming that traps her in her real life and comforts her in her online one. In real life, eighteen-year-old Beth is overweight, shy, and geeky. View →

 
Cover: Lying Around

Funny Bone Readers ™ — Developing Character

Funny Bone Readers™—Developing Character books help beginning readers learn through laughter by introducing key concepts for success in school and at play. View →

 
Cover: The Runner King

Funny Bone Readers ™ — Living Healthy

Funny Bone Readers help beginning readers learn through laughter by introducing key concepts for success in school and at play. The twelve-book series addresses bullying, physical and dental health, safety, and healthy eating. 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: Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery

Genomics

Over the past 50 years, scientists have made incredible progress in the application of genetic research to human health care and disease treatment. Innovative tools and techniques, including gene therapy and CRISPR-Cas9 editing, can treat inherited disorders… View →

 
Cover: Drawn to Friends: Georgie Dupree

Georgie Dupree

The Georgie Dupree series is for new and emerging readers, featuring a vibrant Black elementary student, a loving Black family that reminds you of your own, and classmates of all backgrounds and abilities. The series teaches children how to solve their own problems in… View →

 
Cover: From a Tiny Seed to a Mighty Tree: How Plants Grow

Get Started with STEM

This vibrant, colorful science series brings STEM to life and gets your students thinking and working like scientists. Readers will get to ask and answer questions; make observations; collect, record, and analyze data; perform tests; use simple scientific… 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: Girls on the Line

Girls on the Line

A powerful, dual-narrative coming-of-age story set in 2009 China. Luli has just turned sixteen and finally aged out of the orphanage where she’s spent the last eight years. Her friend Yun has promised to help her get work. Yun loves the independence… View →

 
Cover: Glowing Bunnies!?: Why We're Making Hybrids, Chimeras, and Clones

Glowing Bunnies!?

Our brave new world is here. With modern genetic technologies, science fiction’s “what if?” has become the scientist’s “why not?” Bioengineering has the potential to remake animals in almost any way we can imagine, and… View →

 
Cover: Go Green by Caring for Water

Go Green (Early Bird Stories ™)

Ready to help planet Earth? These fun narratives feature diverse characters learning how to protect the environment. The inviting stories are punctuated with critical thinking and recall questions to get readers more involved with the stories. Photo-illustrated fast facts and a… View →

 
Cover: Gold Mountain

Gold Mountain

Working on the Transcontinental Railroad promises a fortune—for those who survive. Growing up in 1860s China, Tam Ling Fan has lived a life of comfort. Her father is wealthy enough to provide for his family but unconventional enough to spare Ling Fan from the… View →

 
Cover: Good Night Sleep Tight: Eleven-and-a-Half Good Night Stories with Fox and Rabbit

Good Night Sleep Tight

This beautiful read-aloud storybook for all ages features 11½ goodnight stories with friends Fox and Rabbit, who help each other get to sleep—sometimes. Fox and Rabbit live quite far away, in a bright little house beyond the mole hills. When they wish each other a good… 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: Clot & Scab: Gross Stuff about Your Scrapes, Bumps, and Bruises

Gross Body Science

Take readers on a guided tour of the human body’s grossest functions. Lighthearted text and irreverent illustrations pull readers in, while key science information about body systems and functions are revealed through clear explanations and fascinating photographs offering a… 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 →

 
Cover: Gus's Garage

Gus's Garage

Gus’s workshop is chock-full of odds and ends. When his friend Rico comes over with a problem—his scooter seat is way too small for a rhino—Gus finds just the thing to fix it. One by one Gus’s friends bring him their vehicles and Gus solves their troubles with… View →

 
Cover: Hair Story

Hair Story

With rhythmic, rhyming verse, this picture book follows two girls—one non-Black Puerto Rican, one Black—as they discover the stories their hair can tell. Preciosa has hair that won’t stay straight, won’t be confined. Rudine’s hair resists rollers, flat irons, and View →

 
Cover: Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey

Handle with Care

Some farms grow vegetables or grains, and some raise cows, sheep, chickens, or pigs. But have you ever heard of a butterfly farm? How do you raise a butterfly? On a farm in Costa Rica, workers care for these delicate, winged creatures as they change from eggs to… View →