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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 →

 
Cover: California Dreaming

Mira's Diary

History comes alive as Mira travels through places and times, trying to right old wrongs, starting with the Dreyfus Affair. Each book introduces real political characters, writers, artists, and actual cases of great injustice. View →

 
Cover: It All Adds Up: Earning Money

Money Smarts (Early Bird Stories ™)

How do you handle your money? These entertaining, illustrated stories follow diverse characters as they learn about borrowing, earning, and saving money. Each book features critical-thinking questions and fast facts to further reading engagement. View →

 
Cover: I'm Casting a Spell!: Meet a Fairy-Tale Witch

Monster Buddies

Putting a fun twist on a spooky subject, Monster Buddies introduces young readers to scary creatures of legend. Lively first-person text covers each monster’s basic features, famous examples, and variations from around the world, while bright, kid-friendly… View →

 
Cover: Beastly Monsters: From Dragons to Griffins

Monster Mania

This high-interest series covers the always-popular topic of monsters. Each title features a high-profile monster type, covering their history, role in pop culture, and more. What are the best movies about sea monsters? What have Bigfoot expeditions uncovered? Why do some sports teams… View →

 
Cover: Albert Keeps Score: Comparing Numbers

Mouse Math ®

Say cheese! Albert and Wanda are here! Kids will relate to these spunky mouse characters who live in the walls of a People House and learn about numbers, shapes, sizes, and more—all while avoiding Groucho the dreaded cat! Each book in the Mouse Math® series… View →

 
Cover: A Hubbub: Book 2

Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox

When a hunter’s dog chases Mrs. Fox and her daughter, Ginger, out of their home, the Fox family moves into the tunnel of Mr. Badger, his two squabbling sons (Bristle and Grub), and his toddler daughter, Berry. The result is a story of the ups and downs of forming a blended family,… View →

 
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Mr. Darcy

A delightful series about Mr. Darcy the duck. Based on the author’s great love of Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. View →

 
Cover: Mr. Darcy

Mr. Darcy

Mr. Darcy is a rather reserved and gentle duck, with all the qualities of an English aristocrat. He likes to tip his hat and say “Good Morning” and he would never want to bother anybody. He lives alone on the edge of Pemberley Park and… View →

 
Cover: Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps: A Hair-Raising History of Women's Hairstyles in 18th-century London

Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

History is full of fascinating stories of colorful characters, but some of the most interesting parts of history are really odd. You have probably seen scenes of government officials with their powdered white wigs, but in 1700s England and high-society in the American colonies, women… View →

 
Cover: My Dog Mouse

My Dog Mouse

“Can I take Mouse for a walk?” I ask, and I’m always allowed. We set off, very slowly. Mouse walks at a snail’s pace. He stops at lamp posts and fences and sniffs for a long time. Sometimes he looks up at me and then I usually say something. I maybe… View →

 
Cover: My Ex-Imaginary Friend

My Ex-Imaginary Friend

Eleven-year-old Jack thought he had outgrown his imaginary friend, George—until his dad also disappears from his life. His mom’s bipolar disorder isn’t being properly treated, so while in the throes of a manic episode, she ditches Jack with his aunt, uncle, and cousins. Jack… View →

 
Cover: Lipizzans Are My Favorite!

My Favorite Horses

My Favorite Horses is sure to appeal to kids with a passion for horses and riding. Each title focuses on a different horse breed, from Arabians to American Quarter Horses. The series introduces readers to the characteristics of each breed, provides a breed history, discusses traits of… View →

 
Cover: Going to the Dentist

My First Time (LOOK! Books ™)

For young children, the world is full of new experiences. This series takes a true-to-life approach to first-time experiences in a way that is sure to help readers feel empowered. These books allow readers to learn about common events—through the use of clear, easy-to-follow text… View →

 
Cover: My Happy Life

My Happy Life

This acclaimed series of illustrated chapter books follows Dani as she starts school and meets Ella, who becomes her best friend in the world. At school and at home, Dani overcomes life’s ups and downs with optimism and understanding. Full of fun and happiness, these warm-hearted… View →

 
Cover: My Mindful A to Zen: 26 Well-Being Haiku for Happy Little Minds

My Mindful A to Zen

Haiku poems for the soul A book of poetry that gently introduces children to mindfulness concepts like Om, Yoga and Zen, as well as goals for mindful living like Gratitude and Positivity. With its delightful cast of inclusive characters, this inspirational poetry… View →

 
Cover: My Must-Have Mom

My Must-Have Mom

When Jake’s mom upcycles every last thing in the apartment, Jake begins to worry that the only thing left to change is . . . him! Jake’s mom is not like most moms. Say there’s a dumpster in the street, most moms will pass right by without a second… View →

 
Cover: Nia Bakes Cookies

My Reading Neighborhood: First-Grade Sight Word Stories

These early readers combine the Dolch sight words appropriate for first grade along with inviting story lines to engage young readers and help build their reading confidence. View →

 
Cover: Sam Is Six

My Reading Neighborhood: Kindergarten Sight Word Stories

These supportive texts draw from the Dolch sight words for Kindergarten to help emergent readers practice their literacy skills. View →

 
Cover: Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters

Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters

Fun, funny, and fully heartfelt. Everyone needs true-blue friends like Lizbeth’s. SuperChicken for life. —Kristin L. Gray, author of The Amelia Six and Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge One of those books that explores difficult topics—divorce, View →

 
Cover: What Are Fiction Genres?

Name That Text Type!

This accessible new series introduces young readers to the basics of differentiating between genres. Readers will learn the characteristics of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, plays, and legends and folktales. Each book contains written examples of the text type in question,… View →

 
Cover: The Chumash

Native American Histories

Developed in conjunction with Native American consultants, each book in this fascinating series provides a chronological history of the Native American group, from their origins through modern times. The coverage includes early histories, traditional lifestyles, housing, crafts, and… View →