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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: 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 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 →

 
Cover: Lerner ™ Sports Database

Lerner ™ Sports Database

Score big with sports fans, reluctant readers, and report writers! Lerner Sports is a database of high-interest biographies profiling sports superstars. Packed with fascinating facts, these bios explore the backgrounds, career-defining moments, and everyday View →

 
Cover: Let's Go on a Digger

Let's Go!

This new board book series features a mode of transportation in each book. It encourages children to explore the great outdoors. It is a fun and engaging read, perfect for toddlers and early learners as they begin the years of discovery. The fun illustrations perfectly complement the… View →

 
Cover: My Baby Elephant

Let's Look at Animal Habitats (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

Baby animals—fish, elephants, penguins and more—introduce young readers to the places they live in these delightful fiction stories. Charming illustrations draw in emergent readers while supportive text structures help them build literacy skills. View →

 
Cover: Polar Animals

Let's Look at Animal Habitats (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

Explore all the places that animals can live—under the desert sand, on top of polar ice, in a rainforest tree, on the ocean floor, and more. Emergent readers will build literacy skills with these instructionally leveled nonfiction texts. View →

 
Cover: A Windy Day

Let's Look at Weather (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

These endearing fiction stories show young readers what happens during different types of weather events. The carefully constructed texts—developed by guided reading experts—will build literacy skills in emergent readers. View →

 
Cover: The Snow Is Fun

Let's Look at Weather (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

Fascinate beginning readers with these perfect introductions to observing all types of weather. Crisp photos support emergent readers as they learn vocabulary, make predictions, and navigate simple nonfiction texts. View →

 
Cover: Let's Notice Patterns in the Sky

Let's Make Observations (Early Bird Stories ™)

Entertaining, illustrated stories follow a set of diverse characters as they explore the world around them and make observations of nature. Each book features critical-thinking and recall questions to further reader engagement. View →

 
Cover: Janey Crane: Long Vowel a

Let's Read Together ®

Award-winning author Barbara deRubertis merges phonics and rhyme in delightful stories that build phonics and decoding skills. An audio component and comprehensive resource guide make Let’s Read Together® the perfect series for all emergent readers. View →

 
Cover: ¿Sabes algo sobre mamíferos? (Do You Know about Mammals?)

Libros Rayo — Conoce los grupos de animales (Lightning Bolt Books ® — Meet the Animal Groups)

These excellent Spanish resources explain the characteristics of the six main classes of the animal kingdom. Pair with the English editions for dual-language needs. View →

 
Cover: The Monarch Butterfly's Journey

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Amazing Migrators

Follow the journeys of some of the animal kingdom’s most amazing migrators! See how they fly, swim, or run from summer locations to winter locations to find food, mate, have their young, and survive seasonal weather changes. Colorful photos and clear, lively text with plenty of kid View →

 
Cover: Let's Look at Snails

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Animal Close-Ups

These books bring life to a wide range of animals, from armadillos to sloths. In each title, young readers will discover the animal’s physical characteristics, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. The conversational text prompts readers to answer questions, observe photos carefully, View →