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Cover: Carter's Christmas

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Fall and Winter Holidays

It’s time to celebrate! Learn how and why fall and winter holidays are celebrated through the eyes of a young narrator. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun! View →

 
Cover: Fall Apples: Crisp and Juicy

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Fall's Here!

What happens in fall? The weather cools off, leaves change color, and apples are ready to pick. Celebrate the season with these cheerful picture books, which deliver nonfiction content with a sense of fun and discovery. View →

 
Cover: Chelsea's Chinese New Year

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Holidays and Special Days

Learn the history behind the days people celebrate in the Holidays and Special Days series. Each book follows a young narrator through the process of preparing for and celebrating a special event. View →

 
Cover: Ella Earns Her Own Money

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Money Basics

Learn how to be wise about money! These simple, engaging stories present basic financial literacy concepts for young readers, such as saving, spending, borrowing, and comparison shopping, and lay the foundation for a lifetime of money smarts. View →

 
Cover: Move Your Body!: My Exercise Tips

Cloverleaf Books ™ — My Healthy Habits

Staying healthy is important! So how can we practice healthy habits in our daily lives? These simple, engaging stories present basic health concepts for young readers—such as keeping clean, avoiding harmful substances, and dealing with stress—and show them how staying healthy can be fun. View →

 
Cover: Do Chicks Ask for Snacks?: Noticing Animal Behaviors

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Nature's Patterns

Nature is filled with patterns, if you know where to look. In this series, curious young students explore the world around them, studying the movements of the moon and stars, animal behavior, solid and liquid water, and more. They make observations and carefully record the patterns they find. View →

 
Cover: Sofia's First Day of School

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Off to School

Engaging stories with straightforward plots follow characters as they experience the firsts of going to school. From riding the bus and navigating the lunch line to celebrating the 100th day, each book uses a friendly voice to tell the stories of relatable, diverse characters. Perfect… View →

 
Cover: Why Are There Stripes on the American Flag?

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Our American Symbols

Why are a bird, a song, the flag, and certain monuments important symbols for the United States? What do they represent? Inquisitive young students explore American symbols through field trips, classroom visitors, and lots of questions! Join in to learn the history, significance, and fun View →

 
Cover: Rally for Recycling

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Planet Protectors

Our planet needs help! Here come Trina and Tyler to the rescue. These enthusiastic kids show readers how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more. The appealing artwork and picture book design make learning about protecting the planet fun. View →

 
Cover: To the Moon!

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Space Adventures

Come along on an adventure to outer space! Fueled by imagination, the enthusiastic characters in this series take thrilling journeys to the moon, Mars, the sun, and more! This approach delivers space facts and teaches science concepts in an engaging way. View →

 
Cover: This Is My Country

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Where I Live

Follow diverse characters as they guide readers through their neighborhood, town, state, country, and continent. Each engaging storyline highlights key features of where people live, and fact boxes reinforce comparisons between different places. The fun stories and charming art in these… View →

 
Cover: Cock-a-Doodle-Oops!

Cock-a-Doodle-Oops!

A humorous story of a community of farm animals working together as they try to help out a rooster in need of a vacation. When the daily attempts to wake up Farmer McPeeper fail, the animals realize just how difficult it is to “cock a doodle squeal” or “cock a doodle… View →

 
Cover: The Beautiful Game

Cody Trilogy

Thirteen-year-old Cody Dorsett is recovering from cancer and wants a normal life, and that includes soccer. Stuck on the bench and bullied as the new, bald kid, Cody has to find a way to prove himself as a Striker. The Beautiful Game challenges Cody to fight for what he View →

 
Cover: Platypuses: Web-Footed Billed Mammals

Comparing Animal Traits

The Comparing Animal Traits series builds students’ critical thinking skills by helping them gather and analyze information about what makes animals similar to and different from one another. The clear text and vibrant photos show how some species in the same… View →

 
Cover: El libro de patrones de Crayola ® (The Crayola ® Patterns Book)

Conceptos Crayola ® (Crayola ® Concepts)

Vibrant photos and engaging text in Spanish resent core childhood concepts with a splash of Crayola ® color. Each title includes simple illustrations that encourage readers to create art inspired by the shapes, patterns, colors, and concepts all around them. A back matter feature shows… View →

 
Cover: How Batteries Work

Connect with Electricity

This highly curricular, STEM-focused series outlines how electrical components work—including circuits, batteries, LEDs, conductors, transistors, and sensors. Designed to support engineering concepts being taught in many schools, including robotics and coding,… View →

 
Cover: Cook's Cook: The Cook Who Cooked for Captain Cook

Cook's Cook

Cook’s Cook follows the 1768 journey of James Cook’s H.M.S. Endeavour with his ship’s cook, the one-handed John Thompson, as story teller. Through real recipes from the ship’s galley, events on board and the places the ship traveled on its way to View →

 
Cover: Satellites

Cool Science

Highly accessible writing combines with a magazine-style format in this timely look at cutting-edge science. Each high-interest subject illustrates how scientists solve problems and develop new technology while firmly connecting each title to core curricular subjects. With a splashy… View →

 
Cover: What's So Scary about Bats?

Core Content Science — Earth's Amazing Animals

Many people are afraid of Earth’s amazing animals. But many of these animals are not scary at all! In fact, they are fascinating creatures that often help make the world a better place. Each book in the series explores a different “scary” animal and presents View →

 
Cover: Nigeria

Country Explorers

Engaging photographs, colorful designs, and informative, accessible text are combined in this beginning geography series. World and country maps show the country’s location and geographical features. Extensive back matter includes a description and traceable image of the… View →

 
Cover: Count Your Way through Italy

Count Your Way

Count Your Way from one to ten in languages from around the world. Each spread has beautiful, full-page art and a number displayed in both English and a second language, introducing a cultural aspect of the featured country. View →

 
Cover: Coyote's Soundbite: A Poem for Our Planet

Coyote's Soundbite

A rip-roaring poem about protecting our planet, told through the eyes of Coyote the trickster. Excitement spreads like wildfire through the jungle. Earth-goddesses are planning a conference! From Australia to Antarctica, Amazon to Africa,… View →

 
Cover: Crayola ® Science of Color

Crayola ® Colorology ™

This charming Crayola® series is a celebration of color in our world—how new colors are discovered, the role color plays in cultures around the world, and what color does in nature and in art. Readers will explore the red of Chinese New Year, how darks and lights work together in… View →

 
Cover: The Crayola ® Shapes Book

Crayola ® Concepts

Vibrant photos and engaging text present important early childhood concepts with a splash of Crayola® color. Each title includes simple illustrations that encourage readers to create art inspired by the shapes, patterns, colors, and concepts all around them. A special feature shows the… View →