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Cover: Inner

Inner

Inner is about a young girl on her journey to question the universe about the secrets of life. The questions she poses to the universe, “Is there any kindness in the world? I’m looking for kindness,” can only be found… 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: Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Roman is a lone wanderer and the wild is his to explore. “If he heard a grasshopper chirp, he would follow it everywhere. Roman craved wonder and surprise . . . and wandered further.” Yet despite his amazing adventures and fascinating… View →

 
Cover: Into the Wind

Into the Wind

A character-driven novel about the unlikely friendship between a 10-year-old boy and an elderly woman. The old woman badgers the boy into taking her sailing, but when the weather turns bad, it becomes a wild sail. It becomes the last trip before she goes into the hospital where she dies: View →

 
Cover: Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin came to the United States as a refugee from Tsarist Russia, escaping a pogrom that destroyed his village. Growing up on the streets of the lower East Side, the rhythms of jazz and blues inspired his own song-writing career. Starting with his first big hit, Alexander’s View →

 
Cover: Gun Violence and the Fight for Public Safety

Issues in Action (Read Woke ™ Books)

Investigate hard topics facing our society—from gun violence to immigration. Learn how problems developed and hear from underrepresented persons involved in these struggles. Reflection questions help readers challenge their perspectives, while an activism toolkit and a Read Woke reading… 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: Being Homeless: Stories from Survivors

It Happened to Me

Sometimes, painful experiences happen. It Happened to Me explores painful life crises that affect many young people through poignant diary entries from composite teens who have experienced these situations, supported by informational text. Every year, more and more young View →

 
Cover: Put on Your Thinking Cap: And Other Expressions about School

It's Just an Expression

It’s Just an Expression explores the meaning and origin of common idioms in the English language, from “batting a thousand” to “bring home the bacon.” The series’ dual-level approach makes the books perfect for both striving readers as well as advanced learners looking… View →

 
Cover: Jack Death

Jack Death

Jack is an ordinary boy except that his father happens to be Death. Nadine is a perfectly normal girl except that her Mother is—oh well, that’s a Secret and not to be carelessly revealed on the back cover of a book. The important thing is that together, these two incredibly average View →

 
Cover: The Conundrum of the Crooked Crayon: Solving Mysteries Through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

Jesse Steam Mysteries

Ten-year-old Jesse Steam’s curiosity about how the world works leads her to one mystery after another as she pedals around town with Mr. Stubbs, her tabby cat, keeping her company in the bike basket. Using simple scientific tools and their powers of observation, Jesse and her… View →

 
Cover: Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures

Journey into the Deep

Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you’ll meet many incredible creatures that are brand new to science. Dive to a coral reef and spot a new species of… View →

 
Cover: Just Ash

Just Ash

Ashley “Ash” Bishop has always known who he is: a guy who loves soccer, has a crush on his friend Michelle, and is fascinated by the gruesome history of his hometown—Salem, Massachusetts. He’s also always known that he’s intersex, born with both male and female… View →

 
Cover: Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

When Kate Warne applied for a job with the Pinkerton Agency, Pinkerton assumed she wanted to cook or clean, but he agreed to try her out as an agent. Assigned to a tough case with high stakes, Warne went undercover and not only found the stolen money, she got almost all of it returned.… View →

 
Cover: Energy Investigations

Key Questions in Physical Science (Alternator Books ® )

What kinds of questions did Edison, Tesla, and others ask before they made their big breakthroughs? This high-interest informational series helps readers learn about physical science topics through questions that model scientific inquiry. Clear text, photos, and diagrams cover core… View →

 
Cover: Coding, Bugs, and Fixes

Kids Get Coding

What’s an algorithm? How do you fix bugs? What is an app? How do you program a computer game? This series leads students through the basics of computer programming using real-world examples and practical activities. View →

 
Cover: Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth

Know Your Rights and Claim Them

“This book is a guide for every young person who believes in a better world for all”—Malala Yousafzai Adults are aware of their universal human rights of freedom and equality, but children often are ignorant of the rights they possess before reaching… View →

 
Cover: Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Lantana Global Picture Books

Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View →

 
Cover: Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth's Most Dominant Species

Last of the Giants

Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, and there is only one likely reason for… View →

 
Cover: Last of the Name

Last of the Name

Twelve-year-old Danny O’Carolan and his sister, Kathleen, arrive in New York City in 1863, at the height of the Civil War. Kathleen finds a job in domestic service for herself and Danny, hoping to keep Danny from being drafted into the US Army as a drummer boy. As he explores the… 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 Sea Creatures: Step-by-step instructions for more than 25 ocean animals

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: Leilong's Too Long!

Leilong's Too Long!

In this expressively illustrated picture book, an overeager dinosaur school bus causes problems for the city’s transportation system—so the children find a place where oversize is perfect. Every morning, Leilong the school bus shuttles through the city,… View →

 
Cover: Leilong the Library Bus

Leilong the Library Bus

A library-loving dinosaur reminds us how it feels to be transported by story in this picture book for young children. Leilong’s friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it’s difficult for a large, clumsy brontosaurus without a library card to… View →