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Cover: Franklin D. Roosevelt

History Maker Biographies

Explore the lives of famous figures found in the core of every history curriculum. Each completely nonfiction book is illustrated with historical photographs and illustrations. Sidebars, a timeline, and entertaining cartoon illustrations further illuminate each subject’s personality. View →

 
Cover: The Stormy Adventure of Abbie Burgess, Lighthouse Keeper

History's Kid Heroes

History is brought to life using compelling stories in a visually contemporary way. Each History’s Kid Heroes title brings historical fiction into the graphic novel format using strong characters and exciting storylines. View →

 
Cover: Enrique Esparza and the Battle of the Alamo

History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Bring to life important stories from U.S. history with the History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader’s Theater. These books bring together illustrated picture books with reader’s theater scripts for students to practice fluency. In the back of each book, you’ll… View →

 
Cover: My Family Celebrates Halloween

Holiday Time (Early Bird Stories ™)

Follow the fun as a variety of families celebrate all types of holidays. Each book describes the origin of the holiday in simple terms and highlights special customs. Critical thinking and comprehension questions get readers talking about the stories. View →

 
Cover: Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

Hoop Genius

Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students—a bunch of energetic young men—are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs… View →

 
Cover: How to Live on the Edge

How to Live on the Edge

Eighteen-year-old Cayenne barely remembers her mother, who died of breast cancer when Cayenne was four. The women in her family have a history of dying young. Cayenne figures she’ll meet the same fate, so she might as well enjoy life now, engaging in death-defying risks like… View →

 
Cover: Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic

Iceberg, Right Ahead!

“Iceberg, Right Ahead!” Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words and the moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared into the cold, dark waters of the North Atlantic. This century-old… View →

 
Cover: I, Claudia

I, Claudia

A 2019 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Disaffected teen historian Claudia McCarthy never expected to be in charge of Imperial Day Academy, but by accident, design, or scheme, she is pulled into the tumultuous and high-profile world of the Senate and Honor… View →

 
Cover: Blades of Green: Adventures in Backyard Habitats

Imagine That!

As broad as a child’s imagination, Imagine That! books take readers on exciting journeys. Along the way, scientific facts about the topic are presented. Each science storybook ends with much more in Fact Files of graphs, diagrams and charts presenting the latest… View →

 
Cover: Impossible Inventions: Ideas That Shouldn't Work

Impossible Inventions

A funky and fascinating collection of ideas, patents, and plans. When Leonardo da Vinci, over five hundred years ago, invented the tank, car, helicopter, glider, parachute, submarine, elevator, and telescope, he was considered a dreamer. Or even crazy. Today he is… View →

 
Cover: In a Village by the Sea

In a Village by the Sea

Written in a spare, lyrical style using fresh, evocative imagery, Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home. A perfect book for teaching about diverse cultures and lifestyles through rich pictures and words, moving from the wide world to the snugness… View →

 
Cover: Research and Synthesize Your Facts

Info Wise

Today’s students are bombarded with facts and opinions. They need strong information literacy skills to navigate our data-rich world and identify the best information. These books take students step by step through the research process—how to ask good questions and strategize their… View →

 
Cover: Media: From News Coverage to Political Advertising

Inside Elections

What’s going on behind the scenes during an election? Readers will explore the inner workings of our political system from a critical thinking perspective. Each book examines key factors that affect the outcome of an election, such as campaign funding, media coverage, the influence… View →

 
Cover: Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin came to the United States as a refugee from Tsarist Russia, escaping a pogrom that destroyed his village. Growing up on the streets of the lower East Side, the rhythms of jazz and blues inspired his own song-writing career. Starting with his first big hit, Alexander’s… View →

 
Cover: Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?: And Other Questions about Your Health and Body

Is That a Fact?

There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? The Is That a Fact? series investigates and finds out which statements are true, which ones… View →

 
Cover: Put on Your Thinking Cap: And Other Expressions about School

It's Just an Expression

It’s Just an Expression explores the meaning and origin of common idioms in the English language, from “batting a thousand” to “bring home the bacon.” The series’ dual-level approach makes the books perfect for both striving readers as well as advanced learners looking… View →

 
Cover: Jack Death

Jack Death

Jack is an ordinary boy except that his father happens to be Death. Nadine is a perfectly normal girl except that her Mother is—oh well, that’s a Secret and not to be carelessly revealed on the back cover of a book. The important thing is that together, these two incredibly average… View →

 
Cover: The Conundrum of the Crooked Crayon: Solving Mysteries Through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

Jesse Steam Mysteries

Ten-year-old Jesse Steam’s curiosity about how the world works leads her to one mystery after another as she pedals around town with Mr. Stubbs, her tabby cat, keeping her company in the bike basket. Using simple scientific tools and their powers of observation, Jesse and her… View →

 
Cover: Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures

Journey into the Deep

Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you’ll meet many incredible creatures that are brand new to science. Dive to a coral reef and spot a new species of… View →

 
Cover: Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

When Kate Warne applied for a job with the Pinkerton Agency, Pinkerton assumed she wanted to cook or clean, but he agreed to try her out as an agent. Assigned to a tough case with high stakes, Warne went undercover and not only found the stolen money, she got almost all of it returned… View →

 
Cover: Energy Investigations

Key Questions in Physical Science (Alternator Books ® )

What kinds of questions did Edison, Tesla, and others ask before they made their big breakthroughs? This high-interest informational series helps readers learn about physical science topics through questions that model scientific inquiry. Clear text, photos, and diagrams cover core… View →

 
Cover: Coding, Bugs, and Fixes

Kids Get Coding

What’s an algorithm? How do you fix bugs? What is an app? How do you program a computer game? This series leads students through the basics of computer programming using real-world examples and practical activities. View →

 
Cover: Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth's Most Dominant Species

Last of the Giants

Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, and there is only one likely reason for… View →

 
Cover: Last of the Name

Last of the Name

Twelve-year-old Danny O’Carolan and his sister, Kathleen, arrive in New York City in 1863. Kathleen refuses to be parted from her only remaining relative, so she finds a job in domestic service for herself and her younger…sister. Danny reluctantly pretends to be a… View →

 
Cover: Learn to Draw Ancient Times: Step-by-step instructions for 18 ancient characters and civilizations

Learn to Draw

Kids will learn how to bring their ideas to life with these step-by-step learn-to-draw books. Each book offers easy-to-follow instructions to guide kids from simple sketches to colorful renderings. View →

 
Cover: Learn to Draw Sea Creatures: Step-by-step instructions for more than 25 ocean animals

Learn to Draw: Expanded Edition

This fun and educational series features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions about how to get started drawing, including sections on tools and materials and warm-up exercises. View →

 
Cover: My Baby Elephant

Let's Look at Animal Habitats (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

Baby animals—fish, elephants, penguins and more—introduce young readers to the places they live in these delightful fiction stories. Charming illustrations draw in emergent readers while supportive text structures help them build literacy skills. View →

 
Cover: Polar Animals

Let's Look at Animal Habitats (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

Explore all the places that animals can live—under the desert sand, on top of polar ice, in a rainforest tree, on the ocean floor, and more. Emergent readers will build literacy skills will these instructionally leveled nonfiction texts. View →

 
Cover: A Windy Day

Let's Look at Weather (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

These endearing fiction stories show young readers what happens during different types of weather events. The carefully constructed texts—developed by guided reading experts—will build literacy skills in emergent readers. View →

 
Cover: The Snow Is Fun

Let's Look at Weather (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

Fascinate beginning readers with these perfect introductions to observing all types of weather. Crisp photos support emergent readers as they learn vocabulary, make predictions, and navigate simple nonfiction texts. View →

 
Cover: Janey Crane: Long Vowel a

Let's Read Together ®

Award-winning author Barbara deRubertis merges phonics and rhyme in delightful stories that build phonics and decoding skills. An audio component and comprehensive resource guide make Let’s Read Together® the perfect series for all emergent readers. View →

 
Cover: ¿Sabes algo sobre mamíferos? (Do You Know about Mammals?)

Libros Rayo — Conoce los grupos de animales (Lightning Bolt Books ® — Meet the Animal Groups)

These excellent Spanish resources explain the characteristics of the six main classes of the animal kingdom. Pair with the English editions for dual-language needs. View →

 
Cover: The Monarch Butterfly's Journey

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Amazing Migrators

Follow the journeys of some of the animal kingdom’s most amazing migrators! See how they fly, swim, or run from summer locations to winter locations to find food, mate, have their young, and survive seasonal weather changes. Colorful photos and clear, lively text with plenty of kid… View →

 
Cover: Let's Look at Snails

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Animal Close-Ups

These books bring life to a wide range of animals, from armadillos to sloths. In each title, young readers will discover the animal’s physical characteristics, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. The conversational text prompts readers to answer questions, observe photos carefully… View →

 
Cover: Can You Tell a Bee from a Wasp?

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Animal Look-Alikes

These Lightning Bolt Books™ explain the difference between various animals that share some similarities, such as dolphins and porpoises. With vivid photos and a lively design, titles include curricular topic coverage of animal traits. Backmatter features a “Who Am… View →

 
Cover: Endangered and Extinct Mammals

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Animals in Danger

These fascinating titles introduce young readers to endangered and extinct animals from each of the six major animal groups and offer tips for protecting animals and our planet. View →

 
Cover: Meet a Baby Giraffe

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby African Animals

This exciting series from Lightning Bolt Books™ gives young readers a look into the lives of adorable baby African animals. Captivating photographs and clear, lively text draw readers into learning key life science concepts. Each book covers the animal’s birth and… View →

 
Cover: Meet a Baby Tasmanian Devil

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Australian Animals

Each title in this informative series gives young readers a peek into the lives of the cutest baby animals down under. Vivid photos and clear, lively text cover life science curriculum concepts such as life cycle, animal behavior, and animals interacting with their habitat. View →

 
Cover: Meet a Baby Cow

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Farm Animals

Meet newborn farm animal babies in this cute and informative series. From appearance and eating habits to growth and behavior, life science basics are covered in these fun titles. Adorable images complement and illustrate key details in the clear, explanatory text, and chapter headings… View →

 
Cover: Let's Visit the Desert

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Biome Explorers

Introduce primary readers to biomes around the world. Each book presents curricular concepts such as habitats and ecosystems in a way that early readers can understand. With descriptive text and striking photos of wildlife and terrain, this series takes readers on an adventure through… View →

 
Cover: Blue Everywhere

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Colors Everywhere

Colors are everywhere! Using a lively tone and examples from everyday life, this series helps readers recognize colors, identify various shades of colors, and understand how colors or color words are used. The fun text prompts readers to ask questions and carefully observe the photos and… View →

 
Cover: From Washboards to Washing Machines: How Homes Have Changed

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Historical and modern-day photographs interspersed throughout these books clearly illustrate how aspects of daily life change over time, while simple text shows readers how to compare and contrast ideas. Timelines in the back of each book give readers perspective by listing key… View →

 
Cover: Can You Tell a Stegosaurus from an Ankylosaurus?

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Dinosaur Look-Alikes

Dinosaur enthusiasts compare two prehistoric giants and explore the similarities and differences between them. The informative text supports science standards and builds readers’ expertise on the dinosaurs featured in each title. View →

 
Cover: What Can You Do with Money?: Earning, Spending, and Saving

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

What is a good? What is a service? What happens in a bank? How is money made? How do you save money for what you want? Help students answer these questions and more with Lightning Bolt Books™—Exploring Economics. This series introduces basic economic concepts students… View →

 
Cover: What Holds Us to Earth?: A Look at Gravity

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

This informative series introduces young readers to basic physics concepts, from gravity and friction to floating and sinking. Bright photos and accessible text clarify each concept and bring curricular topics to life. View →

 
Cover: The Erie Canal

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Explore some of the world’s most fascinating structures and natural places in this visually stimulating series. Compelling photographs and engaging text take readers on a journey through the creation and history of each site, as well as its importance and significance in the world… View →

 
Cover: What's on My Plate?: Choosing from the Five Food Groups

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Healthy Eating

This fascinating and informative series from the highly praised Lightning Bolt Books™ brand for kindergarten through second-grade readers uses the clear and concise yet lively approach for which this brand is known to analyze food topics that young readers hear about at… View →

 
Cover: Hero Therapy Dogs

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Hero Dogs

This engaging, high-interest series is all about working dogs! Through vibrant pictures and fun information, learn how working dogs can help people who need physical aid, provide emotional support, catch bad guys, and so much more! Kids will love to learn about how these dogs go from… View →