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Cover: Lola Goes to School

Lola

Lola the lovable therapy dog faces common childhood problems and offers clear ways of handling them in stories even the youngest readers will relate to. The appealing photographs are popular with preschoolers and kindergartners who recognize themselves in Lola. View →

 
Cover: Lola Goes to Work

Lola Goes to Work

Meet Lola, a little terrier with a big job. Children will identify with the feisty Lola as she struggles going to school, passing tests, and finally achieving her Big Dog dream. If Lola can make it in a world of Great Danes and Labradors, so can anybody who’s feeling like a runt. View →

 
Cover: Structures Up Close

Look Closely (LOOK! Books ™)

In Look Closely, readers are challenged to identify people, plants, animals, structures, and objects from an extreme close-up of each one. An accompanying riddle provides clues. The complete image is then revealed along with fascinating facts about it. View →

 
Cover: Real Justice: A Police Mr. Big Sting Goes Wrong: The Story of Kyle Unger

Lorimer Real Justice

True stories of wrongfully convicted youths who eventually clear their names. These high/low biographies feature compelling storylines, a readable page layout, photos, a glossary and a timeline to appeal to reluctant readers. They are perfect for sparking meaningful discussions on… View →

 
Cover: Choice of Colours: The Pioneering African-American Quarterbacks Who Changed the Face of Football

Lorimer Recordbooks

Lorimer Recordbooks is a high/low nonfiction series that features the true stories of how an athlete or a team worked to change attitudes around them about real issues like racism and sexism. View →

 
Cover: Killer Drop

Lorimer SideStreets

Edgy high/low fiction for teen reluctant readers. Each SideStreets novel deals with real-world issues and features contemporary teen characters, many from diverse backgrounds. Male and female characters face serious issues today’s teens can relate to, such as… View →

 
Cover: Ugly Kicks

Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. The themes will appeal to kids who play sports, such as rivalry, teamwork, competition… View →

 
Cover: Lovely

Lovely

Big, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely! View →

 
Cover: Luis Paints the World

Luis Paints the World

Luis wishes Nico wasn’t leaving for the Army. To show Nico he doesn’t need to go, Luis begins a mural on the alleyway wall. Their house, the river, the Parque de las Ardillas—it’s the world, all right there. Won’t Nico miss Mami’s sweet flan? What about… View →

 
Cover: Make Way for Animals!: A World of Wildlife Crossings

Make Way for Animals!

Around the world, city highways and country roads have cut through natural spaces. Wild animals are blocked from the resources they need to survive, or must make dangerous crossings across busy roads to get to them. Fortunately, solving this problem has inspired some creative solutions!… View →

 
Cover: Honestly, Mallory!

Mallory

Meet Mallory McDonald, a spunky, energetic young girl whose comical exploits and joke-telling will hit the mark with early chapter book readers. Check out Mallory’s website at www.mallorymcdonald.com. Kids can meet Mallory’s creator (author Laurie Friedman), find out fun… View →

 
Cover: The Secret Ghost: A Mystery with Distance and Measurement

Manga Math Mysteries

Modern manga artwork engages readers in kid-friendly mysteries. In each book, a group of friends from a martial arts school uses visual clues and mathematics to solve a mystery. The stories illustrate problem-solving thought processes and reinforce math concepts taught in third and… View →

 
Cover: Manjhi Moves a Mountain

Manjhi Moves a Mountain

Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if… View →

 
Cover: Muay Thai: Kickboxing Combat

Martial Arts Sports Zone

This action-packed, fun, fact-filled overview will take a high-interest approach to martial arts. Readers will get an introduction to famous martial artists, necessary equipment and gear, and various competitions within the genre. Famous movies and TV shows will also be highlighted where View →

 
Cover: Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank

Martin & Anne

Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born the same year a world apart. Both faced ugly prejudices and violence, which both answered with words of love and faith in humanity. This is the story of their parallel journeys to find hope in darkness and to follow their dreams. View →

 
Cover: Shopping Trip Math

Math Everywhere!

Math is all around us! This fun, curricular series demonstrates how kids see and use math in their daily lives. Follow the characters as they do basic conversions; figure out scores and statistics; measure; count; and add, subtract, divide, and multiply. Sidebars ask readers to solve an… View →

 
Cover: Henry Keeps Score: Comparing

Math Matters ®

Math Matters® offers young readers engaging stories with real-life math connections. Kids will identify with the characters, laugh at their humorous dilemmas, and delight in their clever solutions. Activities support reading and math skills. View →

 
Cover: Firefighters in My Community

Meet a Community Helper (Early Bird Stories ™)

Who are the helpers in your community? From librarians to construction workers, young readers will meet a variety of neighborhood heroes. Each book features critical thinking and recall questions, plus a fast facts section to encourage reader engagement. View →

 
Cover: Giant Plant-Eating Dinosaurs

Meet the Dinosaurs

“Dino” Don Lessem introduces readers to various species of dinosaurs, some that have never before been illustrated. He details their habitats, way of life and how they became extinct. These high interest books will capture kids’ attention with fun facts and colorful illustrations and… View →

 
Cover: Meltdown!: The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future

Meltdown!

Japan. March 11, 2011. 2:46 P.M. The biggest earthquake in Japan’s history—and one of the world’s five most powerful since 1900—devastated the Tohoku region, 320 kilometers (200 miles) northeast of Tokyo. It triggered a huge tsunami that left crippling damage in its wake.… View →

 
Cover: #MeToo and You: Everything You Need to Know about Consent, Boundaries, and More

#MeToo and You

The #MeToo movement has changed the way many people view the world, but how well do tweens understand it? Middle-grade readers are ready to learn about consent, harassment, and abuse, as well as healthy boundaries in all their relationships. #MeToo and You includes… View →

 
Cover: Migrants

Migrants

A heartstoppingly beautiful wordless picture book about migration and empathy. The migrants must leave the forest. Borders are crossed, sacrifices made, loved ones are lost. It takes such courage to reach the end. At last the journey is over and the migrants View →

 
Cover: Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind

Mindfulness and Meditation

From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker. How can we find relief? Author Whitney Stewart introduces readers to the practice of mindfulness. With its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings,… View →

 
Cover: Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball

Miracle Mud

Lena Blackburne loved baseball. He watched it, he played it, he coached it. But he didn’t love the ways players broke in new baseballs. Tired of soggy, blackened, stinky baseballs, he found a better way. Thanks to a well-timed fishing trip and a top-secret mud recipe, Lena… View →