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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: Traumatic Brain Injury: From Concussion to Coma

Traumatic Brain Injury

Two soccer players collide on the field. A soldier in Afghanistan is thrown to the ground during a bomb explosion. A teen has an accident while riding her bike—and she isn’t wearing her helmet. Each of these incidents can produce a traumatic brain injury ( 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: Under the Same Sky

Under the Same Sky

Two children on opposite sides of the world CRAVE FRIENDSHIP. “We are like the sun and the moon . . . always seeking.” “I rest with the stars as you rise with the… View →

 
Cover: Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Unspeakable

Longlisted for the National Book Award A Kirkus Prize Finalist A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book “A must-have”—Booklist (starred review) Celebrated author Carole Boston… View →

 
Cover: The Hispanic American Experience

USA TODAY Cultural Mosaic

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY, one of the most widely read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this series examines the customs, traditions, experiences, and ways of life of six multicultural View →

 
Cover: Anorexia and Bulimia

USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Developed in partnership with USA TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this easy-to-read medical series focuses on some of today’s most topical diseases, disorders, and… View →

 
Cover: Volunteering Smarts: How to Find Opportunities, Create a Positive Experience, and More

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, the Teen Wise Guides books feature teen-friendly text and design, ties to middle school and high school curriculum standards for life skills, and includes stories of real teens and… View →

 
Cover: Job Smarts: How to Find Work or Start a Business, Manage  Earnings, and More

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, this series offers teen readers more information on how to develop key life skills such as budgeting, making money, managing conflicts, and creating positive relationships. The series… View →

 
Cover: Violet's Tempest

Violet's Tempest

For all those who have suffered stage fright, a gentle story about standing tall and finding your voice. Violet’s world has changed. Her voice has gone from a giggle to a whisper. So when her teacher casts her in the school play, she is filled with worry. How… View →

 
Cover: Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Votes of Confidence

Every four years, coverage of the presidential election turns more into a horse-race story about who’s leading the polls and who said what when. Younger readers, who might be old enough to remember only one or two other elections, aren’t provided with much information about… View →

 
Cover: Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition

Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who’s leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how our election process actually works, why it matters, and how they View →

 
Cover: Waiting for Goliath

Waiting for Goliath

Bear has been sitting and waiting since dawn. “I’m waiting for Goliath. He’s my best friend.” At last the bus pulls up, but no one gets out. “He’ll definitely show up. You’ll see!” The robins fly south and the first snow falls. When Bear… View →

 
Cover: We Go on a City Bus

Ways We Go (LOOK! Books ™)

If you want to go from one place to another, how do you go? You might go by car or bus. If you lived 200 years ago, you would go by horse or in a carriage. Look at ways we go today and imagine ways kids will go places 200 years from now. View →

 
Cover: We're All in the Same Boat

We're All in the Same Boat

We’re all in the same boat, both literally and metaphorically, in this playful look at how we can work together for the common good. The animals in this boat discover that working together gets them much further and is more fun than trying to go their separate ways. Barney… View →

 
Cover: Make It, Build It!

What a Job (LOOK! Books ™)

Some people work at a job in an office. Some have a job in a factory or on a farm. A person’s job can be any place, doing anything. A job may require unusual skills and talents. Check out some of the jobs here and you may say, "Wow! What a job!” There could even be one that is View →

 
Cover: What Dog Knows

What Dog Knows

When Wolf finds a fact-filled book in the library, he thinks he will at last outsmart his clever cousin Dog. The two cousins swap fascinating facts about mummies and skeletons; robots, knights, and pirates; dinosaurs and dragons; rockets and the moon. But Wolf View →

 
Cover: Edgy Fashion

What's Your Style?

Find out all about five of today’s hottest fashion styles—from hipster to boho chic—in this fun series that profiles celebs who have each look and explain how readers can get the look and make it their own. 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: Where I Belong

Where I Belong

An immigrant teen fights for her family, her future, and the place she calls home. In the spring of 2018, Guatemalan American high school senior Milagros “Millie” Vargas knows her life is about to change. She’s lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, ever since her… View →

 
Cover: Where is Rusty?

Where is Rusty?

A sweet picture book about a curious young dog, Rusty, who gets lost in a big department store. When Rusty goes shopping with his mother, Henrietta, and Toby, his nose leads him astray and on a new adventure. View →

 
Cover: Who Is a Scientist?

Who Is a Scientist?

Scientists work hard in the lab and in the field to make important discoveries. But who are they really? It turns out they are just like us! Scientists can be any race. And any gender. They can wear lab coats, jeans, or even tutus. And they are people… View →

 
Cover: Taking Action to Help the Environment

Who's Changing the World?

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth, sick and injured people who needed help, and unfairness in schools, and they decided to make a… View →

 
Cover: Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks

Who Was Here?

What animal was here? Can you solve the mystery? Study the picture and read the clues to figure out who left each set of tracks. Then turn the page to find out about animals from around the world. Watercolor and collage illustrations show the many kinds of trails that animals leave… 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: The Case of the Poached Egg: A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery

Wilcox & Griswold Mysteries

Wilcox and Griswold are Missing Food Investigators, tracking down stolen food on the farm. Using clever word play and simple logic, these early readers offer fun mysteries to solve. View →

 
Cover: Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World

Wild Animal Neighbors

What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least expect them. Not all of them arrive by accident, and some are here to stay. As the human population 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 →

 
Cover: Marvelous Muffins, Breads, and Pancakes

You're the Chef

You’re the Chef is a fun, basic cooking series for beginning cooks. Simple recipes are presented with illustrated step-by-step instructions and a photograph of each finished dish. The focus is on easy preparation, healthful options, and tasty results. View →

 
Cover: Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Giraffe is bored, as usual. He’d love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal—Penguin. Giraffe knows nothing about penguins and his letters are full of… View →

 
Cover: You've Got Spirit!: Cheers, Chants, Tips, and Tricks Every Cheerleader Needs to Know

You've Got Spirit!

Gooooooo team! Do you want to learn more about cheerleading? Or are you already a cheerleader? Either way, this is the book for you! You’ll find tips about everything from cheer gear and tryouts to snappy snacks and the perfect ponytail. Jump right into the sport of cheerleading! View →