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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 →

 
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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 →

 
Cover: Forest Fires

Pull Ahead Books — Forces of Nature

Explore the natural phenomena that fascinate young readers. Each clear, simple text describes the natural event and offers fascinating facts about how the phenomenon forms, what it does, how it is tracked, and how to stay safe. View →

 
Cover: Staying Clean

Pull Ahead Books — Health

Reviewed by a pediatrician and a health education curriculum expert, each title in this new addition to the successful Pull Ahead Books series features a different component of staying healthy. Whether discussing physiological aspects such as eating right or emotional aspects such as… View →

 
Cover: Earthmovers

Pull Ahead Books — Mighty Movers

Jump start kids’ interest in reading with these fast-moving titles. A whole fleet of transportation options are available to explore, covering a variety of categories: public transportation (school buses to jets), military might (submarines to fighter planes), occupational vehicles View →

 
Cover: No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves

Queer History Project

Take a fascinating journey through LGBTQIA+ history, delving into primary sources to explore and reclaim the lives, loves, and identities of historical figures around the world. View →

 
Cover: Rainbow Hands

Rainbow Hands

When a young boy paints his nails with his mom’s nail polish, he discovers the most important thing of all: the magic of being his true self. As the long late summer day stretches ahead of them, a young boy eagerly looks forward to his favorite… View →

 
Cover: Is the Saxophone for You?

Ready to Make Music

Ready to Make Music is an intermediate series that will help budding musicians select an instrument to play. Each book profiles a different instrument, from violin to guitar to the human voice. Peppered with pop-culture tidbits and quotations from musicians, the series… View →

 
Cover: Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

Red Bird Sings

“I remember the day I lost my spirit.” So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota, Zitkala-Ša willingly left her home at age eight to go to a boarding school in… View →

 
Cover: Red Dove, Listen to the Wind

Red Dove, Listen to the Wind

Abandoned by her white father, thirteen-year-old Red Dove faces another lean winter with her Lakota family on the Great Plains. Willful and proud, she is presented with a stark choice: leave her people to live in the white world, or stay and watch them starve. Red Dove begins a journey… View →

 
Cover: Red Menace

Red Menace

A suspenseful and heartfelt story about an era whose uncertainties, controversies, and dangers will seem anything but distant to contemporary readers. If thirteen-year-old Marty Rafner had his way, he’d spend the summer of 1953 warming the bench for… View →

 
Cover: Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet

Remaking the John

Did you know that about 40 percent of the world’s population lives without toilets? That’s more than two billion people, most of whom live in rural areas or crowded urban slums. And according to the World Health Organization, diseases spread by the lack of basic sanitation… View →

 
Cover: Rissy No Kissies

Rissy No Kissies

A lovebird who doesn’t like kisses?! Rissy’s friends and family wonder if she’s sick, confused, or rude. But kisses make Rissy uncomfortable. Can one little lovebird show everyone that there’s no one right way to show you care? View →

 
Cover: Rivers: A Visual History from River to Sea

Rivers

This breathtaking journey along the most important rivers in the world takes us from the Nile to the Amazon, the Mekong Delta to the Mississippi, the Murray to the Waikato. Our seas and rivers tell a compelling story about our planet. Through tracking the life source of… View →

 
Cover: Robins: Songbirds of Spring

Robins

As springtime approaches, the air fills with the sound of robins singing. Discover how these cheerful little birds with red feathers and gray fluttering wings live and grow. Rhyming verse and vivid illustrations reveal the song-filled world of this beloved bird. Activities and fun facts… View →

 
Cover: Robo-Motion: Robots That Move Like Animals

Robo-Motion

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a . . . robo-hummingbird? Meet robots engineered using biomimicry that are built to move like animals. These robots are changing the way we live today and shaping the way we’ll live in the future. On spreads pairing photos of robots View →

 
Cover: Roosevelt Banks, Good-Kid-in-Training

Roosevelt Banks, Good-Kid-in-Training

When ten-year-old Roosevelt Banks discovers that his two best friends are planning a bike and camping trip, he wants more than anything to go along. There’s just one problem—he doesn’t have a bike. Roosevelt’s parents agree to buy him a bike if he can manage to be good… View →

 
Cover: Rotten Pumpkin

Rotten Pumpkin

In brilliant images and an easy-to-understand text, Schwartz and Kuhn tell the story of what happens to a Jack O’ Lantern after Halloween. Compost won’t mean the same thing after you’ve seen the amazing transformation of Jack from grinning pumpkin to mold-mottled… View →

 
Cover: Ruby and Graham

Ruby and Graham

Ruby LOVES HAVING FUN, while Graham LOVES ORGANIZING. In their own unique ways, they make sure that Acorn Wood is a beautiful and lively… View →