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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: 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 →

 
Cover: Crayola ® Summer Colors

Crayola ® Seasons

The blue of the summer sky, orange leaves in fall. Celebrate the colors of the seasons with this charming Crayola® series. Vibrant photos and descriptive text encourage readers to notice color in the real world. Illustrations demonstrate art techniques and encourage readers to create art View →

 
Cover: Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman

Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View →

 
Cover: What's Your Story, Helen Keller?

Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans

Cub Reporter is on a mission. He’s interviewing famous people from US history to find out what made them so special. Using classic journalistic questions—who, what, when, where, why, and how—he’ll uncover the story of how these people made a difference. Readers will join Cub… View →

 
Cover: Body Cycles

Cycles

A well-illustrated series on nature’s cyclical phenomena. Each book offers three examples of a cycle and the scientific reasons behind them, all while providing an overview of the wondrous order of our world. View →

 
Cover: Dandy and Dazza

Dandy and Dazza

Dandy and Dazza are different in so many ways. Dandy is a best-in-show sort of hound. Dazza is a rough-and-tumble sort of mongrel. Can these very different dogs EVER be friends? “Dandy was a five-star food sort of hound. Dazza was… View →

 
Cover: Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

A beautiful story of nature, family, bravery, and a touch of something magical. There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that’s where nine-year-old Annie gets to play one hot summer while her father works up at the lighthouse. One… View →

 
Cover: The Deadening: Book 1

Dead Max Comix

Middle school can be a survival of “fitting-in,” at best. In Dead Max Comix, Derrick discovers that his secrets aren’t really unusual. This series offers a light-hearted touch at accepting yourself and finding your own “pack.” View →

 
Cover: Dear Professor Whale

Dear Professor Whale

Now that Professor Whale has retired, he writes many letters to “You, Whoever You Are, Who Lives on the Other Side of the Horizon”. Seal and Pelican are busy delivering the letters and Penguin is now teaching. Although he is happy his friends are doing so well, Whale wants a… View →

 
Cover: Detective Gordon: The First Case

Detective Gordon

Detective Gordon is a friendly, philosophical, humorous, and thoughtful detective series following the adventures of the rather tired—and often hungry—Detective Gordon and his chirpy assistant, Buffy. Detective Gordon is something of a humanist, and keeps an View →

 
Cover: Dibs!

Dibs!

Teaching your little brother his first word—dibs—is funny. Until he starts calling dibs on everything, from your parents’ bed to a real airplane to the White House. What’s next? Calling dibs on the moon? Sure enough, Julian’s little brother, Clancy, calls dibs on View →

 
Cover: Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z

Dictionary for a Better World

How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a… View →

 
Cover: Create Your Own Blog

Digital Makers (Alternator Books ® )

Learn how to create, launch, perfect, and safely share digital works of art, including videos, songs, blogs, and websites. This series capitalizes on the popularity of both digital technology and makerspace activities. Creator profiles and expert tips provide extra inspiration. View →

 
Cover: The Science Behind Epic Earthquakes

Disaster Zone

Earth—it’s a disaster zone! For thousands of years, Earth has been ravaged by enormous natural disasters with unthinkable destructive forces. From epic earthquakes and fearsome floods to hurricane horrors, mega tsunamis, raging wildfires, and super volcanoes, our planet and the people… View →