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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 →

 
Cover: Jack the Castaway

The Berenson Schemes

Jack Berenson, a phobia-plagued, checklist-making sixth grader, just wants a normal childhood. But he keeps getting caught up in his globe-trotting parents’ get-rich-quick schemes. Throughout the humorous, adventure-driven series, Jack has to survive a smorgasbord of international… View →

 
Cover: Sphynx Are the Best!

The Best Cats Ever

The Best Cats Ever takes a fan-club approach to introducing the characteristics and history of different cat breeds, letting readers know what distinctive features make their favorite breed “the best.” The books also provide balanced information on pet ownership and present… View →

 
Cover: Dachshunds Are the Best!

The Best Dogs Ever

The Best Dogs Ever takes a fan-club approach to introducing the characteristics and history of different dog breeds, letting readers know what distinctive features make their favorite breed “the best.” The books also provide balanced information on pet ownership and present… View →

 
Cover: The Best Mom

The Best Mom

There are so many AMAZING moms in the world: the chefs, the singers, the athletes, the costume makers… “My friends have the BEST moms. I’m hoping I might trade. They’re never late for anything. They know View →

 
Cover: The Big Bang Book

The Big Bang Book

The Big Bang presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way we can all understand. Written by an astrophysicist, the pages describe what we know—and what we don’t—in a compelling, accessible way. Moving out into the farthest reaches of space, then back home on… View →

 
Cover: The Big Book of Animals of the World

The Big Book of Animals of the World

A large format board book of animals from all over the world, illustrated with charm and humor. Each spread in this big book focuses on a continent or ocean and features animals unique to that part of the world. Simple but charming, this is a great mix of world tour and day at the zoo,… View →

 
Cover: The Chilly Adventures of Mr. Small

The Chilly Adventures of Mr. Small

Mr. Small, a little hamster who encounters adventure whenever he leaves his cage, meets a snowflake and together they explore a winter wonderland and make many new friends. View →

 
Cover: The Christmas Mitzvah

The Christmas Mitzvah

Al Rosen, a Jewish man, takes on the jobs of his Christian neighbors on Christmas Eve and day so they can spend the holiday with their families, starting a tradition that lasts for decades. A mitzvah, as Al explains, is a good deed, especially apt on holidays. A… View →

 
Cover: The Deep Blue Between

The Deep Blue Between

Twin sisters Hassana and Husseina have always shared their lives. But after a raid on their village in 1892, the twins are torn apart. Taken in different directions, far from their home in rural West Africa, each sister finds freedom and a new start. Hassana… View →

 
Cover: The Crumbling Castle

The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes

Zoe Jones is Zinnia Jakes, a nine-year-old secret pastry chef! She makes the tastiest and most wonderful cakes. Together with her magical cat, Coco, her best friend Addie, and her aunt Jam, they get into incredible adventures. View →

 
Cover: The Flight of Swans

The Flight of Swans

Based on the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale Six Swans, The Flight of Swans follows Ryn’s journey to save her family and their kingdom. Princess Andaryn’s six older brothers have always been her protectors—until her father takes a new Queen, a View →

 
Cover: Freedom to Worship

The Four Freedoms

In 1941, on the eve of the nation’s entry into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to Congress and the world. In the speech, he outlined four universal freedoms that people around the world deserved. The Four Freedoms shows why these freedoms were important to fight View →

 
Cover: The Girl Who Saved Yesterday

The Girl Who Saved Yesterday

When the girl, Silence, is sent by the trees to save Yesterday, she doesn’t know what her task is, only that it is important. Returning to the village that cast her out, Silence recognizes her purpose: to join the dead with the living in an act that celebrates their memory. View →

 
Cover: The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist!

The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist!

An exuberant rhyming picture book about a school trip to the woods, where no one sees the danger—apart from quiet Liam, who pays attention and saves the day with his particular skill of hiding. It’s the class trip to Dismal Hills wilderness. The children… View →

 
Cover: The Inkberg Enigma

The Inkberg Enigma

“Haven’t you always thought there’s something WEIRD about this town, Miro?” Miro and Zia live in Aurora, a fishing town nestled in the shadow of an ancient castle. Miro lives in his books; Zia is never without her camera. The day… View →

 
Cover: Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World

Their Skeletons Speak

On July 28, 1996, two young men stumbled upon human bones in the shallow water along the shore of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. Was this an unsolved murder? The remnants of some settler’s or Native American’s unmarked grave? What was the story behind this… View →

 
Cover: Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds

The Jane Doe Chronicles

For countless centuries, the people of Bluehaven worshiped the Manor―trekking through its gateway to the Otherworlds, returning with tales of adventure―until the Night of All Catastrophes, when the Manor sealed its doors. On that very night, two strangers arrived in Bluehaven: John Doe… View →