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Cover: A Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah

A Queen to the Rescue

Henrietta Szold took Queen Esther as a model and worked hard to save the Jewish people. In 1912, she founded the Jewish women’s social justice organization, Hadassah. Henrietta started Hadassah determined to offer emergency medical care to mothers and children in Palestine. When… View →

 
Cover: Orb Weavers: Hungry Spinners

Arachnid World

Enter the creepy-crawly world of the arachnid family with award-winning science author Sandra Markle! Too often lumped together with insects, these fascinating animals have distinctive characteristics and habits that are all their own. From spiders and scorpions to ticks and mites, these View →

 
Cover: Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Arctic Thaw

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously trapped in ice. The Arctic’s oil, natural gas, minerals, and even wind and hydroelectric… View →

 
Cover: A River's Gifts: The Mighty Elwha River Reborn

A River's Gifts

A mighty river. A long history. For thousands of years, the Elwha river flowed north to the sea. The river churned with salmon, which helped feed bears, otters, and eagles. The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, known as the Strong People located in the Pacific… View →

 
Cover: A Time Traveler's Theory of Relativity

A Time Traveler's Theory of Relativity

He believes in science, but only magic can help his mom. Twelve-year-old Finn is used to people in his family disappearing. His twin sister, Faith, drowned when they were three years old. A few months ago, his mom abandoned him and his dad with no… View →

 
Cover: Attention Hijacked: Using Mindfulness to Reclaim Your Brain from Tech

Attention Hijacked

Technology surrounds us every day: a phone alarm wakes us up, an electronic calendar tracks assignment deadlines, GPS directs us to the new dentist’s office, social media keeps us connected to friends and family, and streaming platforms make sure we’re… View →

 
Cover: Fun Food Inventions

Awesome Inventions You Use Every Day

What would you do without deodorant, Band-Aids, or flushable toilets? Can you imagine living in a world with no television, and no microwave popcorn to eat while you watch it? We might take these items for granted now, but they haven’t always been around. Some were centuries in the View →

 
Cover: A Tiger Cub Grows Up

Baby Animals

Watch as baby animals—some from endangered or threatened species—grow up. Simple sentences and captivating photographs portray the life of each animal as it develops and learns to live independently of either its human caretakers or its natural parents. View →

 
Cover: Battling Malaria: On the Front Lines against a Global Killer

Battling Malaria

In North America, mosquito bites are usually only a nuisance. But in areas such as Africa and Southeast Asia, the bite can be deadly. There, many mosquitoes transmit a disease called malaria—and malaria can be a killer. In Africa, one child dies from malaria every thirty seconds.… View →

 
Cover: Be a Maker

Be a Maker

How many things can you make in a day? A tower, a friend, a change? Rhyme, repetition, and a few seemingly straightforward questions engage young readers in a discussion about the many things we make—and the ways we can make a difference in the world. This… View →

 
Cover: Bears Don't Wear Shoes

Bears Don't Wear Shoes

A laugh-out-loud book about an inventive, proactive little girl who decides she needs a new friend. When Suzy’s family moves, she finds that everybody is too busy to play with her. So, taking matters into her own hands, she puts up a “ View →

 
Cover: Bear Was There

Bear Was There

LOVE is the first thing Mouse feels as he lies in the warmth of his mother’s fur. Then one day, little Mouse meets big Bear. He feels frightened, but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems? A gentle and sensitive story of a… View →

 
Cover: Beastly Biomes

Beastly Biomes

What kinds of animals live in the different environments Earth supports? This book shows how animals, birds, and fish all have a distinctive place to thrive, creating homes in unexpected places. View →

 
Cover: Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring

Beautiful Shades of Brown

Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn’t see any artists who looked like her. She didn’t see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. As a young woman studying art in Paris, she found inspiration in the works of Matisse and Gaugin to paint… View →

 
Cover: Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Fighter for Women's Rights

Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

Introduce young readers to some of history’s most inspiring role models. Meet people who overcame challenges and made life better for others. Diverse figures and lesser known biography subjects are included such as senator Daniel Inouye, Native American ballerina Maria Tallchief,… View →

 
Cover: A Snowstorm Shows Off: Blizzards

Bel the Weather Girl

Meteorologist Belinda Jensen introduces kids to key weather phenomena—including hail, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and more. Each book stars Bel, a smart, spunky eight-year-old with a passion for the weather, her cousin Dylan, and her dog, Stormy. View →

 
Cover: Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space

Beyond

Journey far beyond our solar system and explore the marvels of interstellar space. A wonder-filled poem and spectacular illustrations bring readers across the observable universe to encounter dwarf planets, black holes, brand-new stars, and other incredible phenomena. Award-winning… View →

 
Cover: Bicycling to the Moon

Bicycling to the Moon

Purdy the cat and Barker the dog live together in a sky-blue house on a hill. But while the two friends share a house, they are as different as cat and dog can be. Purdy has big dreams, while Barker likes to putter in the garden. Purdy likes to eat fish, but it is Barker who must scoop… View →

 
Cover: A Walk in the Boreal Forest

Biomes of North America

Kids can grab their notebooks and take a virtual tour through each biome, exploring the life cycles of plants and animals through this highly visual, unique series. View →

 
Cover: A Walk in the Prairie, 2nd Edition

Biomes of North America Second Editions

The interdependence of plant and animal species comes alive in these immersive looks at North American biomes. Descriptive text engages the senses as it takes readers through each habitat. Scientifically accurate illustrations and striking photos add to the you-are-there approach. View →

 
Cover: Bionic Beasts: Saving Animal Lives with Artificial Flippers, Legs, and Beaks

Bionic Beasts

What happens when a young elephant steps on a buried land mine? What happens when a sea turtle’s flipper is injured by a predator? Thanks to recent advances in technology, we have new ways to design and build prosthetic body parts that can help these animals thrive. Meet an… View →

 
Cover: Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th-Grade Vampire

Blood Diaries

Middle school is tough enough for normal humans, but when you’re a vampire, it’s even more challenging. Edgar rises to the occasion with wit, humor, and some help from his friends. View →

 
Cover: Boardwalk Babies

Boardwalk Babies

In the late 19th century, there wasn’t much hope for premature babies—until Dr. Couney developed the incubator. The device was so new and strange, hospitals rejected it. So Dr. Couney set up a sideshow at Coney Island, taking care of the tiniest newborns as part of a display to… View →

 
Cover: Bombs over Bikini: The World’s First Nuclear Disaster

Bombs over Bikini

In 1946, as part of the Cold War arms race, the US military launched a program to test nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific Ocean. From 1946 until 1958, the military detonated sixty-seven nuclear bombs over the region’s Bikini and Enewetak Atolls. The twelfth bomb,… View →