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Cover: The White Zone

The White Zone

Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighborhood—when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street. War has been the backdrop of their young lives. And now Iraq isn’t just at war with Americans. It’s… View →

 
Cover: The Yark

The Yark

A very funny and cheerfully subversive chapter book about a monster who eats children—until one day he makes a friend. The Yark loves children . . . with the love of a gourmand! This hairy monster dreams of child buffets—ham of boy, orphan gratin, breaded babies, girl… View →

 
Cover: This Last Adventure

This Last Adventure

When Archie’s beloved grandpa is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Archie desperately wants to slow the progression of his grandpa’s memory loss. Using Grandpa’s old journal entries as inspiration, he creates shared role-playing fantasies View →

 
Cover: Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

Tillie Pierce

Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. soil: the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, this is exactly what happened to Tillie Pierce, a normal teenager who became an unlikely heroine of the Civil War (1861-1865). Tillie and other women and… View →

 
Cover: A Day at an Airport

Time Goes By

Let’s spend a whole day (or a whole year) in the same place and watch events unfold. Eight large-scale illustrations combine with simple text to tell the story. A clock or calendar shows time passing, while a “search and find” feature encourages readers to study the… View →

 
Cover: Timeline: A Visual History of Our World

Timeline

A big visual introduction to the history of our world for children, young and old. Travel through time with this cleverly illustrated 80-page journey of our planet’s culture and events, from the Big Bang to the iPod and into the future. Take a… View →

 
Cover: A Timeline History of Early American Indian Peoples

Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

Examine key periods in US history through easy-to-navigate timelines of events. Showcasing both achievements and setbacks, the timelines help readers study chains of events, breaking points, and pivotal moments that have long-reaching effects. View →

 
Cover: A Timeline History of the California Gold Rush

Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

Investigate key topics in US history through easy-to-follow timelines of major events. Covering achievements as well as setbacks, the timeline approach allows readers to follow the trail of US history. Each title builds an understanding of how major historical developments emerged… View →

 
Cover: Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Tomboy

A memoir about friendship, gender, bullies, growth, punk rock, and the power of the perfect outfit . . . Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, but she wasn’t exactly one of the guys either (as she learned when her little league baseball coach exiled her to… View →

 
Cover: Ordinary Genius: The Story of Albert Einstein

Trailblazer Biographies

Struggling to overcome adversity to accomplish their goals, the men and women featured in these inspiring biographies blazed a trail through history. Fulfills sixth grade social sciences, social studies, and history curriculum needs. View →

 
Cover: Traumatic Brain Injury: From Concussion to Coma

Traumatic Brain Injury

Two soccer players collide on the field. A soldier in Afghanistan is thrown to the ground during a bomb explosion. A teen has an accident while riding her bike—and she isn’t wearing her helmet. Each of these incidents can produce a traumatic brain injury ( View →

 
Cover: Trevor Lee and the Big Uh Oh!

Trevor Lee and the Big Uh Oh!

If there’s one thing everyone knows, it’s that Trevor Lee and school don’t mix. Like pickles and peanut butter. When his new teacher announces all the third graders must read in front of everyone at Parents Night, Trevor Lee and his best friend Pinky take action before… View →

 
Cover: Nightmare on Zombie Island: Book 5

Twisted Journeys ®

YOU choose what happens next in these full-color, action-packed graphic novels from Graphic Universe™. Every few pages, the reader selects from several options that determine where the storyline will go next. Every book has dozens of combinations to explore.… View →

 
Cover: Under the Same Sky

Under the Same Sky

Two children on opposite sides of the world CRAVE FRIENDSHIP. “We are like the sun and the moon . . . always seeking.” “I rest with the stars as you rise with the… View →

 
Cover: Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Unspeakable

Longlisted for the National Book Award A Kirkus Prize Finalist A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book “A must-have”—Booklist (starred review) Celebrated author Carole Boston… View →

 
Cover: The Hispanic American Experience

USA TODAY Cultural Mosaic

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY, one of the most widely read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this series examines the customs, traditions, experiences, and ways of life of six multicultural View →

 
Cover: Anorexia and Bulimia

USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Developed in partnership with USA TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this easy-to-read medical series focuses on some of today’s most topical diseases, disorders, and… View →

 
Cover: Volunteering Smarts: How to Find Opportunities, Create a Positive Experience, and More

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, the Teen Wise Guides books feature teen-friendly text and design, ties to middle school and high school curriculum standards for life skills, and includes stories of real teens and… View →

 
Cover: Job Smarts: How to Find Work or Start a Business, Manage  Earnings, and More

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, this series offers teen readers more information on how to develop key life skills such as budgeting, making money, managing conflicts, and creating positive relationships. The series… View →

 
Cover: Violet's Tempest

Violet's Tempest

For all those who have suffered stage fright, a gentle story about standing tall and finding your voice. Violet’s world has changed. Her voice has gone from a giggle to a whisper. So when her teacher casts her in the school play, she is filled with worry. How… View →

 
Cover: Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Votes of Confidence

Every four years, coverage of the presidential election turns more into a horse-race story about who’s leading the polls and who said what when. Younger readers, who might be old enough to remember only one or two other elections, aren’t provided with much information about… View →

 
Cover: Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition

Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who’s leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how our election process actually works, why it matters, and how they View →

 
Cover: Waiting for Goliath

Waiting for Goliath

Bear has been sitting and waiting since dawn. “I’m waiting for Goliath. He’s my best friend.” At last the bus pulls up, but no one gets out. “He’ll definitely show up. You’ll see!” The robins fly south and the first snow falls. When Bear… View →

 
Cover: We Go on a City Bus

Ways We Go (LOOK! Books ™)

If you want to go from one place to another, how do you go? You might go by car or bus. If you lived 200 years ago, you would go by horse or in a carriage. Look at ways we go today and imagine ways kids will go places 200 years from now. View →