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Cover: Garbage in Space: A Space Discovery Guide

Space Discovery Guides

Inspired by science headlines, this series reveals new discoveries and technological achievements in space exploration. Covering everything from the latest Mars rover findings to recent privately funded space missions, these titles feature up-to-date research and amazing photographs. View →

 
Cover: Black Holes in Action (An Augmented Reality Experience)

Space in Action: Augmented Reality (Alternator Books ® )

It’s like a pop-up book on your digital device! Explore outer space through interactive augmented reality experiences! Discover what scientists have learned about planets, stars, black holes, and more, and learn about the cutting-edge technology that… View →

 
Cover: Swish: The Quest for Basketball's Perfect Shot

Spectacular Sports

Sports fans will cheer for these exciting titles, which capture some of the most thrilling moments in college and professional sports. From buzzer-beater basketball shots and amazing trick football plays to soccer’s World Cup goals and baseball’s World Series home runs, these View →

 
Cover: Spending Spree: The History of American Shopping

Spending Spree

Ka-ching! Ever stop to think how our modern-day shopping culture came to be? In the early 1800s, stores were few and far between in the United States. General stores supplied everything from fabric and flour to handsaws and clocks. As the country grew, mail-order catalogs arrived at… View →

 
Cover: Sports Are Fantastic Fun!

Sports Are Fantastic Fun!

Cycling, ice hockey, athletics, tennis . . .There are so many sports and they’re all fabulous! Soccer is great, except when your team keeps shooting and missing. Horse-riding is wonderful—so long as the horse does what the rider wants. Running, cycling, and swimming require agility View →

 
Cover: From Clay to Bricks

Start to Finish

Discover how things like cars, crayons, or frogs are created—from Start to Finish. Reveal the life cycles and manufacturing processes behind common, everyday things beginning readers are familiar with while teaching sequential thinking. Suitable for both reluctant and at-grade-level… View →

 
Cover: From Cotton to T-Shirt

Start to Finish, Second Series

Learn how a variety of objects are made or how nature’s cycles work—from Start to Finish. Suitable for both struggling and on-level readers, these titles teach science concepts as well as sequential thinking. View →

 
Cover: Flickr Cofounder and Web Community Creator Caterina Fake

STEM Trailblazer Bios

Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today’s most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person’s life, often… View →

 
Cover: Stubby: A True Story of Friendship

Stubby

Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend . . . and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in World War I—sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies, and winning the hearts of his fellow View →

 
Cover: In Search of the Fog Zombie: A Mystery about Matter

Summer Camp Science Mysteries

Camp Dakota sure is full of mysteries. A group of friends at summer camp use science concepts to solve a mystery in each of these full-color graphic novels. The stories illustrate problem-solving thought processes and integrate third- through fifth-grade science concepts, while sidebar… View →

 
Cover: SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles

SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles

Even the mightiest of superheroes sometimes need a cuddle from their mom… SuperJoe is convinced he doesn’t need cuddles from his mom. He flies around the neighborhood rescuing people from escaped tigers, runaway trains and raging rivers, all while battling his… View →

 
Cover: Energy and Waves through Infographics

Super Science Infographics

Each book in this series uses the popular infographics medium to provide an overview of science topics. Stats, cool visuals, and did-you-know factoids provide high-interest appeal while offering important information. View →

 
Cover: Super Sloth

Super Sloth

Super Sloth isn’t fast. He can’t fly. But he is very, very good at moving slowly and looking just like a greenish bit of tree. When his archenemy Anteater makes off with some prize mangoes, Super Sloth vows to save the day . . . eventually! From the creator of… View →

 
Cover: Economics through Infographics

Super Social Studies Infographics

Infographics require sophisticated data interpretation and present information that taps into students’ critical thinking skills. See how eye-catching “data art”—including timelines, graphs, maps, and more—can enhance the learning of key facts about history, geography,… View →

 
Cover: Plan B

Surviving Southside

This innovative YA series is a set of high-interest urban fiction novels that’s written at a fourth-grade reading level, specifically designed for reluctant and striving readers, including those who read below grade level or are ESL/ View →

 
Cover: Tales from the Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest with Pete Athans

Tales from the Top of the World

The journey up Mount Everest is never easy. Climbers risk their lives as they struggle around jagged towers of ice, over snow-covered boulders, and across gaping crevasses. Pete Athans knows these dangers well. He has climbed Mount Everest fourteen times and reached the summit seven… View →

 
Cover: The Volume of Possible Endings: A Tale of Fontania

Tales of Fontania

The books in the award-winning Tales of Fontania series are riveting, stand-alone adventure stories for middle school readers. They combine fantasy, steampunk, adventure, science, bravery, and magic. Each book features extraordinary children, challenging journeys,… View →

 
Cover: Ancient Transportation Technology: From Oars to Elephants

Technology in Ancient Cultures

How did early peoples around the world approach construction, communication, computing, transportation, agriculture, machinery, medicine, and warfare? This fascinating, easy-to-read series gives young readers a close-up look at how the ancients got things done. Each book takes a basic… View →

 
Cover: Thanku: Poems of Gratitude

Thanku

How do you give thanks? Gratitude isn’t something we need to save up for a special holiday. What are you grateful for right now, today? This anthology brings together a diverse group of poets who express gratitude for everything from a puppy… View →

 
Cover: That's Not a Hippopotamus!

That's Not a Hippopotamus!

Best Picture Book winner, New Zealand Children’s Book Awards 2018 An irresistible read-aloud story about a class trip to the zoo with rhyming word play and madcap energy. A school trip to the zoo descends into a chaotic hunt for the missing… View →

 
Cover: The ABC of Musical Instruments

The ABC of Musical Instruments

Join a cast of lovable animals as they make music on instruments from A to Z in this perfect first alphabet book. This book is a fun and innovative way of learning the alphabet whilst also identifying musical instruments. It expands children’s minds through music, View →

 
Cover: The Absolutely, Positively No Princesses Book

The Absolutely, Positively No Princesses Book

Some kids like frills and sparkles and bows and lots of pink. And some don’t. The girl who started “The Absolutely, Positively No Princess Book” is sure that she wants a story full of nature and adventure. But when a princess barges into the pages with her own opinions… View →

 
Cover: The Secret Animal Kingdom

The Adventures of Dusty Dabbert

Dusty Dabbert travels through the countryside, helping all those he meets with his magical knapsack, which mysteriously contains exactly what he needs for any circumstance. The Dutch equivalent of Asterix, these beloved popular graphic novels are available in the US for… View →

 
Cover: The Art of Magic: A Novel

The Art of Magic

A pack of paints, a set of pens, and unlimited creativity throw two friends into an enchanted, fast-paced adventure. ZuZu’s first summer without her best friend is looking pretty grim, until she meets new kid Andrew at a visit to the historic Mapleton… View →