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Cover: Have You Seen Elephant?

Have You Seen Elephant?

The brilliantly interactive, bestselling picture book that tickles the funny bones of both children and adults. Elephant wants to play hide and seek. You can play too. But you’ll need to try your best—he’s VERY good! He can even… View →

 
Cover: Safety Superhero: Watch for Dangers at Home

Health Smarts (Early Bird Stories ™)

What are your healthy habits? From personal hygiene to stress management, young readers will learn about a variety of ways to stay healthy with the help of diverse characters. These appealing stories feature critical-thinking and comprehension questions to encourage reader engagement. 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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Hello Neighbor (LOOK! Books ™)

You may know the neighbors that live next door to you. This series compares our country with its neighbors. Readers will compare and contrast holidays, customs, foods, and more with colorful photos and simple text. View →

 
Cover: Sparky Helps Mary Make Friends

Helper Hounds

An early chapter book series about specially trained emotional support dogs who help the kids who need them most. Meet these uncommon heroes with wet noses and big hearts. These stories are told from the point-of-view of the helper hound so that young readers can easily relate to the… View →

 
Cover: How Do I Give a Great Speech?

Help! Study Hacks

Study skills are life skills, but sometimes they’re hard to pick up in the classroom. From explaining how to write, listen, plan, and research through how to give a speech and managing a social network, this funny, irreverent, and helpful series will guide every student through.… 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: Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep

Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep

Hildie Bitterpickles is a witch who needs her sleep. Her quiet neighborhood has been turned upside down with the sudden arrival of the old woman in her shoe, big bad wolf, and other fairy tale characters. What will Hildie have to do to get a quiet night’s sleep? View →

 
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History Maker Biographies

Explore the lives of famous figures found in the core of every history curriculum. Each completely nonfiction book is illustrated with historical photographs and illustrations. Sidebars, a timeline, and entertaining cartoon illustrations further illuminate each subject’s personality. 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: My Family Celebrates Halloween

Holiday Time (Early Bird Stories ™)

Follow the fun as a variety of families celebrate all types of holidays. Each book describes the origin of the holiday in simple terms and highlights special customs. Critical thinking and comprehension questions get readers talking about the stories. View →

 
Cover: Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

Hoop Genius

Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students—a bunch of energetic young men—are bored with all the regular games and… View →

 
Cover: How to be a Virus Warrior

How to be a Virus Warrior

Danny Dino is not feeling well. What can he do to protect himself and others from getting sick? Dr. Pterosaur tells Danny Dino and his friends how to prevent the spread of germs and viruses through correct hand washing, and other useful tips. Can you do the View →

 
Cover: How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl

How to Be Human

With powerful words and pictures Florida Frenz chronicles her journey figuring out how to read facial expressions, how to make friends, how to juggle all the social cues that make school feel like a complicated maze. Diagnosed with autism as a two-year-old, Florida is now an articulate… View →

 
Cover: How to Build an Insect

How to Build an Insect

See what the buzz is about in this fresh, fun look at insect anatomy. Let’s build an insect! In the pages of this book, you’ll find a workshop filled with everything you need, including a head, a thorax, an abdomen, and much more. Written by entomologist Roberta… View →

 
Cover: How to Live on the Edge

How to Live on the Edge

Eighteen-year-old Cayenne barely remembers her mother, who died of breast cancer when Cayenne was four. The women in her family have a history of dying young. Cayenne figures she’ll meet the same fate, so she might as well enjoy life now, engaging in death-defying risks like… View →

 
Cover: Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic

Iceberg, Right Ahead!

“Iceberg, Right Ahead!” Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words and the moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared into the cold, dark waters of the North Atlantic. This century-old… View →

 
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I, Claudia

A 2019 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Disaffected teen historian Claudia McCarthy never expected to be in charge of Imperial Day Academy, but by accident, design, or scheme, she is pulled into the tumultuous and high-profile world of the Senate and Honor… View →

 
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If I Was a Banana

If I was a banana, I would be that one, so beautifully yellow and full of banana . . . If I was an elephant I think I would have to be very careful where I put my feet . . . If I was a spoon I would be perfectly shaped and worn, with the silver fading in all the right places.… View →

 
Cover: Blades of Green: Adventures in Backyard Habitats

Imagine That!

As broad as a child’s imagination, Imagine That! books take readers on exciting journeys. Along the way, scientific facts about the topic are presented. Each science storybook ends with much more in Fact Files of graphs, diagrams and charts presenting the latest… View →

 
Cover: Impossible Inventions: Ideas That Shouldn't Work

Impossible Inventions

A funky and fascinating collection of ideas, patents, and plans. When Leonardo da Vinci, over five hundred years ago, invented the tank, car, helicopter, glider, parachute, submarine, elevator, and telescope, he was considered a dreamer. Or even crazy. Today he is… View →

 
Cover: In a Village by the Sea

In a Village by the Sea

Written in a spare, lyrical style using fresh, evocative imagery, Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home. A perfect book for teaching about diverse cultures and lifestyles through rich pictures and words, moving from the wide world to the snugness View →