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Cover: Oink

Oink

A comical story akin to Five Minutes’ Peace about a very busy bath. Pig is having a lovely bath. In come Sheep, Cow, Horse….They are very noisy! What can Pig do to make them go away? Pig must think of something smart and quick. View →

 
Cover: One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

One Plastic Bag

The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community. Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia,… View →

 
Cover: John Brown

On My Own Biography

Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View →

 
Cover: Mike Fink

On My Own Folklore

Folklore characters come to life in these magically illustrated titles. Each story shares both the facts and the fiction behind the tall tale and explains how the story became a part of folklore. View →

 
Cover: An American Army of Two

On My Own History

With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers’ interest and imagination. View →

 
Cover: Day of the Dead

On My Own Holidays

Encourage understanding of diverse cultures. Featuring full-page illustrations, these beautiful editions look at the history and customs associated with various holidays and present early readers with high-interest offerings. View →

 
Cover: Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure at the Abbey Grange: Case 2

On the Case with Holmes and Watson

Get ready to jump on the case with Holmes and Watson! This graphic novel series presents the thrilling adventures of the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, John H. Watson. At the end of each book, readers examine the clues that helped Holmes solve each… View →

 
Cover: Open Fire

Open Fire

A dramatic page-turner that captures the devastating toll of war and the impact of women’s struggles and solidarity, through the lens of a little-known slice of history. In 1917, Russia is losing the war with Germany, soldiers are deserting in droves, and… View →

 
Cover: What's Great about North Carolina?

Our Great States

Do you know the state with the biggest mall in the United States? Did you know that Montana is one of the best places in the world to learn about dinosaurs? In the Our Great States series, readers will learn fun and fascinating facts like these about the fifty states,… View →

 
Cover: Overturning Wrongful Convictions: Science Serving Justice

Overturning Wrongful Convictions

Imagine being convicted of a crime you didn’t commit and spending years behind bars. Since 1989 more than 1,400 Americans who experienced this injustice have been exonerated. Some of the people who have won their freedom include Ronald Cotton, who was falsely convicted of raping a… View →

 
Cover: Pirates in Class 3

Pirates in Class 3

Join Class 3 on a pirate adventure in their own classroom! An imaginative treasure hunting story unlike any other. “Someone’s at the window,” said Alex. “Psssssst, open up!” The children gasped. It was a… pirate!… View →

 
Cover: Planet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean

Planet Ocean

“Books like this one help lead the way to a better climate future for all inhabitants of Mother Earth. We are all in this together!” — Jeff Bridges, Academy Award winner and environmentalist A little more than 70 percent of Planet Earth… View →

 
Cover: Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Plastic, Ahoy!

Plastic: it’s used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn’t belong—like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there? A… View →

 
Cover: Play Like an Animal!: Why Critters Splash, Race, Twirl, and Chase

Play Like an Animal!

Dash! Hide! Splash! Ride! Exuberant text celebrates all the different ways animals play, from rhinos taking mud baths and parrots somersaulting through the air to kangaroos boxing and dolphins diving through the surf. Additional text explains how playing benefits animals.… View →

 
Cover: Pom and Pim

Pom and Pim

Pom and Pim go outside. It’s hot. The sun is shining. What luck! Pom and Pim’s day is full of ups and downs, and luck both good and bad. Is eating a huge ice cream truly a good idea? Is it really bad luck that it’s raining? Or is it good luck…? A wonderfully simple… View →

 
Cover: Pop Flies, Robo-Pets, and Other Disasters

Pop Flies, Robo-Pets, and Other Disasters

Thirteen-year-old Satoshi Matsumoto spent the last three years living in Atlanta where he was the star of his middle-school baseball team—a slugger with pro potential, according to his coach. Now that his father’s work in the US has come to an end, he’s moved back to his… View →

 
Cover: Pops

Pops

A warm and comforting board book about the bond between grandfather and child, from award-winning author and illustrator. A small hand in a big one, big boots and little, some food from the garden, storytime and a nap to finish. Through powerful illustrations and… View →

 
Cover: Lost Sight: True Survival Stories

Powerful Medicine

Explore the power of medicine through the true stories of people who lived through injuries and diseases that impact one part of the body. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle explains how doctors use the latest medical breakthroughs to repair the damage and prepare patients for… View →

 
Cover: A Journey with Hernán Cortés

Primary Source Explorers

This dynamic series is packed with primary sources (letters, journal excerpts, maps, and objects from the period) to give readers new insight about some of the most studied explorers of the world. Each engaging title helps readers understand the historical context and consider the point… View →

 
Cover: The Statue of Liberty

Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

Visit some of America’s national monuments and investigate our most recognizable symbols. Historical photographs and illustrations provide background and perspective while modern images show how the building or symbol appears today. View →

 
Cover: Pouncing Bobcats

Pull Ahead Books — Animals

Perfect for young animal lovers, these rich resources explore a wide range of wild creatures—their physical features, habitats, and life cycles. The conversational text prompts the reader to pose questions, observe the photos carefully, and begin to understand animal groupings.… View →

 
Cover: Rosa Parks: A Life of Courage

Pull Ahead Books — Biographies

Help kids honor world heroes with this beginning biography series. Conversational text introduces young readers to figures with lives of true character. The simple, easy-to-follow text is supported with illustrations and photographs on each spread. View →

 
Cover: Custodians

Pull Ahead Books — Community Helpers

These easy-to-read books introduce how each type of community helper interacts with and serves the community. Interesting back matter provides information about what people have to learn to perform in each career. View →

 
Cover: Africa

Pull Ahead Books — Continents

Journey to all parts of the earth in this geography starter series. Readers will be introduced to each continent’s landforms and agriculture, animals, famous cities, and sites. Also discussed are occupations, activities, languages, and cultures on each continent. View →