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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 →

 
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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: Dearest One

Dearest One

Inspirational words of wisdom passed down from older generations to the young. Imagine the words your grandmother might say if she wrote you a letter. Perhaps she would encourage you to embrace the rain, or shine your light for all to see. Perhaps she… 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 →

 
Cover: Don't Cross the Line!

Don't Cross the Line!

The guard always follows the general’s orders without question. This time, the order is that no one must cross the line! The right-hand page of this book must be kept blank for the general. As the crowd builds up on the border, the guard is under pressure. If no one is allowed onto View →

 
Cover: Don't Sit On the Baby!: The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting

Don't Sit On the Baby!

Babysitting is one of the most popular part-time jobs for teens, but caring for kids is no easy feat. Offering a ton of useful tips, this funny, modern no-nonsense guide covers all the basics any babysitting hopeful needs to know, and much more. Includes: -What to expect from View →

 
Cover: Don't Sneeze at the Wedding

Don't Sneeze at the Wedding

Anna is excited to be the flower girl at her aunt’s wedding, but that morning she wakes up and … achoo! “Don’t sneeze at the wedding!” everyone warns her, but will their remedies work? View →

 
Cover: Don't Turn the Page

Don't Turn the Page

Like most children, Sami puts off going to bed for as long as possible. But reading a story about Little Bear’s bedtime ritual inspires Sammy, just as the young reader will be inspired by this soothing story and clever book-within-a-book concept. A bedtime book that both parent and View →

 
Cover: The Little Black Dress and Zoot Suits: Depression and Wartime Fashions from the 1930s to the 1950s

Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What was it like to wear pumpkin breeches in colonial times? Or hoopskirts during the Civil War era? Find out in this fascinating series that covers American fashions through many historical time periods. Each volume shows the trends and influences on clothing designs, hairstyles, and… View →

 
Cover: Duck, Death and the Tulip

Duck, Death and the Tulip

From award-winning author and illustrator, Wolf Erlbruch, comes one of the world’s best children’s books about grief and loss. In a curiously heart-warming and elegantly illustrated story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Duck and Death… View →

 
Cover: Duck's Backyard

Duck's Backyard

A funny and philosophical story in which a duck with a limp and a blind chicken search for adventure and answers to some of life’s big questions. By a bestselling author/illustrator pair. With themes of friendship, difference, leadership and courage, this chapter… View →

 
Cover: Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest

Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest

A funny and contemporary illustrated fairy tale about a strong heroine who saves the day, perfect for early readers. Brave Dulcinea has known since she was small not to enter the dangerous magic forest where the witch has her castle. But her father hasn’t… View →

 
Cover: Uranus

Early Bird Astronomy

Newly fluent readers will explore the solar system in this colorful and interesting series. Accessible text describes the unique features of each planet, its place in the solar system, its makeup, its satellites and rings, and how scientists have learned about the planet through space… View →

 
Cover: Volcanoes

Early Bird Earth Science

Dig into key geology concepts with these highly supportive titles. Clear, simple language supports early readers in understanding essential information. As in other Early Bird series, each book introduces important vocabulary terms upfront with a “Be a Word Detective”… View →