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Cover: Second Dad Summer

Second Dad Summer

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But… View →

 
Cover: Secrets of the Sky Caves: Danger and Discovery on Nepal's Mustang Cliffs

Secrets of the Sky Caves

What’s more dangerous than scaling Mount Everest? For mountaineer Pete Athans, the answer lies in the ancient kingdom of Mustang, a remote part of the Asian nation of Nepal. Long-abandoned caves built high into steep cliffs contain amazing treasures—and pose incredible dangers.… View →

 
Cover: Sensitive

Sensitive

“You feel way too much.” / “Will you stop being dramatic?” This tender picture book follows a girl who is told she is too intense, too sensitive, too much. She’s told to grow a thicker skin, but the words of others slip right View →

 
Cover: Shaking the Foundation: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

Shaking the Foundation

“I cannot think that the world, as we see it, is the result of chance; & yet I cannot look at each separate thing as the result of design.” English naturalist Charles Darwin wrote this in 1860, a year after publishing his theory of evolution. His words show the… View →

 
Cover: Deadly High-Risk Jobs

ShockZone ™ — Deadly and Dangerous

ShockZone™—Deadly and Dangerous features the most lethal jobs, creatures, destinations, and daredevil travels and hobbies known to humankind. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want… View →

 
Cover: The Brain-Boosting Benefits of Gaming

ShockZone ™ — Games and Gamers

This fascinating, fact-filled series on video games will engage young fans of this incredibly popular pastime. Reflecting the look and feel of their subject, the books cover various high-interest aspects of video games, including how they work, how they developed, stars of the industry,… View →

 
Cover: Surviving Natural Disasters

ShockZone ™ — True Survival Stories

ShockZone™—True Survival Stories features some dangerous situations and describes how people survived them. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want their high-interest subjects served View →

 
Cover: Gangsters, Bootleggers, and Bandits

ShockZone ™ — Villains

ShockZone™―Villains introduces the most vile criminals, killers, and corrupt leaders the world has ever seen. Narratives weave together the freakish facts and antics of these tyrants, exposing the filthy rotten scoundrels that each set of characters truly was. Engaging… View →

 
Cover: Shoham's Bangle

Shoham's Bangle

A Sydney Taylor Notable Book Winner of the Crystal Kite Award Tablet Magazine’s Best Jewish Kids Books of the Year Shoham’s bangle jingles and jangles, clinks and clacks. Shoham… View →

 
Cover: Can People Count on Me?: A Book about Responsibility

Show Your Character

Using a question-and-answer format and real-world scenarios, Show Your Character takes a concrete approach to explaining such things as how to deal with bullying, how to show others you care, and how to react responsibly to a variety of different social situations.… View →

 
Cover: Silent Journey

Silent Journey

Scott Schroeder dreams of a day when he and his father can have a home of their own. Following an accident that took his mother’s life eight years before, doctors discovered Scott was suddenly deaf. Blessed with being an accomplished gymnast and skilled at signing and reading lips, View →

 
Cover: Manatee Mom

Silly Millies Level 1

Silly Millies are humorous, leveled beginning readers. Each book in the series has a close match of art to text and imaginative discussion tips to extend the book. View →

 
Cover: Why Did the Pilgrims Come to the New World?: And Other Questions about the Plymouth Colony

Six Questions of American History

Explore pivotal moments in US history, from colonial times to the Civil War. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the View →

 
Cover: Small Matters: The Hidden Power of the Unseen

Small Matters

Can something small matter at all? Of course it can! In this book for young readers (who know a thing or two about being small), you can take a super close look at details too little to be seen with the human eye. Powerful shots from scanning electron microscopes show shark skin, bird… View →

 
Cover: Small Shoes, Great Strides: How Three Brave Girls Opened Doors to School Equality

Small Shoes, Great Strides

Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost didn’t set out to make history. But when these three Black first graders stepped into the all-white McDonogh No. 19 Public School in New Orleans on November 14, 1960, that’s exactly what they did. They integrated their school just… View →

 
Cover: Celebrating

Small World

Through engaging color photographs, this series gives beginning readers a glimpse of children around the world doing everyday things. View →

 
Cover: Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter

Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle

There is more than one way for animals to prepare for winter. Some, such as mice, foxes, and moose, simply tolerate the cold. Of course black bears hibernate, but chipmunks, wood frogs, and garter snakes do too. And then there are the creatures that migrate, including hummingbirds, blue… View →

 
Cover: Pet Peeves: Free Enterprise

Social Studies Connects ®

Bring social studies to life with stories that involve and engage even the most reluctant readers. Story characters model positive traits, find clever solutions to kid-sized problems, help their neighbors, contribute to their communities, and discover that they can make a real difference View →

 
Cover: Somebody Told Me

Somebody Told Me

“A compelling narrative layered with intersections of gender, sexuality, and spirituality.”—Booklist After an assault, bigender seventeen-year-old Aleks/Alexis is looking for a fresh start—so they voluntarily move in with their uncle, a View →

 
Cover: Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio

Something to Prove

In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to call—Satchel Paige, the best pitcher anywhere, black or white. For the game, Paige joined a group of amateur African American… View →

 
Cover: Song of the River

Song of the River

In this resonant story, Cam the mountain boy follows the river from its trickling source in the mountain snow all the way to the coast. The river leads him through forest, farms, and towns to the salty wind of the sea. Dramatic landscape illustrations evoke a North American landscape and View →

 
Cover: Digraphs and Blends

Sound It Out (LOOK! Books ™)

The alphabet has 26 letters—5 vowels and 21 consonants. These letters and letter teams make the sounds of the English language. Each book in the Sound It Out series focuses on one category of English sounds and their spellings. View →

 
Cover: Sounds and Letters Ck: Book 8

Sounds and Letters

Sounds and Letters. . . well, it’s just like it sounds! Each book covers the phonics of a letter, or combination of letters, by using fun words and real-life photos to engage beginner readers. These books are perfect for introducing essential sounds and letters and View →

 
Cover: Sounds Good!: Discover 50 Instruments

Sounds Good!

An interactive introduction to musical instruments with 50 original compositions to listen to—from the kazoo to the bassoon. What does a double bass or a sitar sound like? What’s the difference between bongos and congas? Which instrument has only one… View →