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Cover: Eye Color: Brown, Blue, Green, and Other Hues

Lightning Bolt Books ® — What Traits Are in Your Genes?

In this series, accessible text, vivid photos, and a colorful design illustrate how we inherit genetic traits, while familiar examples make abstract concepts easy to grasp. Back-matter special features, including glossaries and further reading pages, bolster these informative texts. View →

 
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Lightning Bolt Books ® — What's the Weather Like?

This enlightening series teaches basic weather concepts by asking young readers to observe the world around them. It also explains such concepts as the shapes of snowflakes, the different kinds of clouds, the water cycle, and other science concepts for beginning readers. Vivid photos… View →

 
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Lightning Bolt Books ® — Your Amazing Senses

Accessible text, vivid photos, and a colorful design illustrate how we use our senses, while familiar examples make abstract concepts easy to grasp. Glossaries and further reading pages bolster these informative texts. View →

 
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Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

Linda Glaser’s simple picture books honor some of our planet’s most fascinating creatures. Kids love these fact-filled and fun books with their bright and interesting illustrations. View →

 
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Little Wolf Adventures

Little Wolf often fails to live up to his family’s standards of badness, but his adventures are certainly full of fun. Told through letter or diary entries with hilarious wordplay and amusing illustrations, these easy chapter books are perfect for beginning readers or as read alouds. View →

 
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Lola

Lola the lovable therapy dog faces common childhood problems and offers clear ways of handling them in stories even the youngest readers relate to. The appealing photographs are popular with preschoolers and kindergartners who recognize themselves in Lola. View →

 
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Lorimer Recordbooks

Recordbooks is a high/low non-fiction series that helps teens understand social issues through the stories of sports heroes. These books feature trailblazing NHL athletes who have overcome racial barriers in their lives and in their careers. View →

 
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Lorimer SideStreets

Edgy high/low fiction for teen reluctant readers. Each SideStreets novel deals with real-world issues and features contemporary teen characters, many from diverse backgrounds. Male and female characters face serious issues today’s teens can relate to, such as… View →

 
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Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View →

 
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Mallory

Meet Mallory McDonald, a spunky, energetic young girl whose comical exploits and joke-telling will hit the mark with early chapter book readers. Check out Mallory’s website at www.mallorymcdonald.com. Kids can meet Mallory’s creator (author Laurie Friedman), find out fun… View →

 
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Manga Math Mysteries

Modern manga artwork engages readers in kid-friendly mysteries. In each book, a group of friends from a martial arts school uses visual clues and mathematics to solve a mystery. The stories illustrate problem-solving thought processes and reinforce math concepts taught in third and… View →

 
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Martial Arts Sports Zone

This action-packed, fun, fact-filled overview will take a high-interest approach to martial arts. Readers will get an introduction to famous martial artists, necessary equipment and gear, and various competitions within the genre. Famous movies and TV shows will also be highlighted where… View →

 
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Math Everywhere!

Math is all around us! This fun, curricular series demonstrates how kids see and use math in their daily lives. Follow the characters as they do basic conversions; figure out scores and statistics; measure; count; and add, subtract, divide, and multiply. Sidebars ask readers to solve an… View →

 
Cover: Henry Keeps Score: Comparing

Math Matters ®

Math Matters® offers young readers engaging stories with real-life math connections. Kids will identify with the characters, laugh at their humorous dilemmas, and delight in their clever solutions. Activities support reading and math skills. View →

 
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Meet a Community Helper (Early Bird Stories ™)

Who are the helpers in your community? From librarians to construction workers, young readers will meet a variety of neighborhood heroes. Each book features critical thinking and recall questions, plus a fast facts section to encourage reader engagement. View →

 
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Meet the Dinosaurs

“Dino” Don Lessem introduces readers to various species of dinosaurs, some that have never before been illustrated. He details their habitats, way of life and how they became extinct. These high interest books will capture kids’ attention with fun facts and colorful illustrations and… View →

 
Cover: Meltdown!: The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future

Meltdown!

Japan. March 11, 2011. 2:46 P.M. The biggest earthquake in Japan’s history—and one of the world’s five most powerful since 1900—devastated the Tohoku region, 320 kilometers (200 miles) northeast of Tokyo. It triggered a huge tsunami that left crippling damage in its wake… View →

 
Cover: Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball

Miracle Mud

Lena Blackburne loved baseball. He watched it, he played it, he coached it. But he didn’t love the ways players broke in new baseballs. Tired of soggy, blackened, stinky baseballs, he found a better way. Thanks to a well-timed fishing trip and a top-secret mud recipe, Lena… View →

 
Cover: I'm Casting a Spell!: Meet a Fairy-Tale Witch

Monster Buddies

Putting a fun twist on a spooky subject, Monster Buddies introduces young readers to scary creatures of legend. Lively first-person text covers each monster’s basic features, famous examples, and variations from around the world, while bright, kid-friendly… View →

 
Cover: Beastly Monsters: From Dragons to Griffins

Monster Mania

This high-interest series covers the always-popular topic of monsters. Each title features a high-profile monster type, covering their history, role in pop culture, and more. What are the best movies about sea monsters? What have Bigfoot expeditions uncovered? Why do some sports teams… View →

 
Cover: Albert Keeps Score: Comparing Numbers

Mouse Math ®

Say cheese! Albert and Wanda are here! Kids will relate to these spunky mouse characters who live in the walls of a People House and learn about numbers, shapes, sizes, and more—all while avoiding Groucho the dreaded cat! Each book in the Mouse Math® series… View →

 
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Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox

When a hunter’s dog chases Mrs. Fox and her daughter, Ginger, out of their home, the Fox family moves into the tunnel of Mr. Badger, his two squabbling sons (Bristle and Grub), and his toddler daughter, Berry. The result is a story of the ups and downs of forming a blended family… View →

 
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My Favorite Horses

My Favorite Horses is sure to appeal to kids with a passion for horses and riding. Each title focuses on a different horse breed, from Arabians to American Quarter Horses. The series introduces readers to the characteristics of each breed, provides a breed history, discusses traits of… View →

 
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My Happy Life

This acclaimed series of illustrated chapter books follows Dani as she starts school and meets Ella, who becomes her best friend in the world. At school and at home, Dani overcomes life’s ups and downs with optimism and understanding. Full of fun and happiness, these warm-hearted… View →

 
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My Reading Neighborhood: First-Grade Sight Word Stories

These early readers combine the Dolch sight words appropriate for first grade along with inviting story lines to engage young readers and help build their reading confidence. View →

 
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My Reading Neighborhood: Kindergarten Sight Word Stories

These supportive texts draw from the Dolch sight words for Kindergarten to help emergent readers practice their literacy skills. View →

 
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Name That Text Type!

This accessible new series introduces young readers to the basics of differentiating between genres. Readers will learn the characteristics of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, plays, and legends and folktales. Each book contains written examples of the text type in question… View →

 
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Native American Histories

Developed in conjunction with Native American consultants, each book in this fascinating series provides a chronological history of the Native American group, from their origins through modern times. The coverage includes early histories, traditional lifestyles, housing, crafts, and… View →

 
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Nature in Action

Teaming dramatic color photographs with vivid descriptions, this series makes natural phenomena easy to understand. View →

 
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No Crystal Stair

“You can’t walk straight on a crooked line. You do you’ll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?” Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white banker told him to sell fried chicken, not books, because “Ne View →

 
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North American Indian Nations

Explore the history, culture, and modern-day lifestyles of American Indians living in ten distinct geographic regions of North America. Readers will evaluate the similarities and differences between the Indian nations and make connections as to how geography affected their past and… View →

 
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On My Own Biography

Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View →

 
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On My Own Folklore

Folklore characters come to life in these magically illustrated titles. Each story shares both the facts and the fiction behind the tall tale and explains how the story became a part of folklore. View →

 
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On My Own History

With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers’ interest and imagination. View →

 
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On My Own Holidays

Encourage understanding of diverse cultures. Featuring full-page illustrations, these beautiful editions look at the history and customs associated with various holidays and present early readers with high-interest offerings. View →

 
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On the Case with Holmes and Watson

Get ready to jump on the case with Holmes and Watson! This graphic novel series presents the thrilling adventures of the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, John H. Watson. At the end of each book, readers examine the clues that helped Holmes solve each… View →

 
Cover: One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

One Plastic Bag

The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community. Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply… View →

 
Cover: What's Great about North Carolina?

Our Great States

Do you know the state with the biggest mall in the United States? Did you know that Montana is one of the best places in the world to learn about dinosaurs? In the Our Great States series, readers will learn fun and fascinating facts like these about the fifty states… View →

 
Cover: Overturning Wrongful Convictions: Science Serving Justice

Overturning Wrongful Convictions

Imagine being convicted of a crime you didn’t commit and spending years behind bars. Since 1989 more than 1,400 Americans who experienced this injustice have been exonerated. Some of the people who have won their freedom include Ronald Cotton, who was falsely convicted of raping a… View →

 
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Plastic, Ahoy!

Plastic: it’s used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn’t belong—like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there? A… View →

 
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Pom and Pim

Pom and Pim go outside. It’s hot. The sun is shining. What luck! Pom and Pim’s day is full of ups and downs, and luck both good and bad. Is eating a huge ice cream truly a good idea? Is it really bad luck that it’s raining? Or is it good luck…? A wonderfully simple… View →

 
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Powerful Medicine

Explore the power of medicine through the true stories of people who lived through injuries and diseases that impact one part of the body. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle explains how doctors use the latest medical breakthroughs to repair the damage and prepare patients for… View →

 
Cover: A Journey with Hernán Cortés

Primary Source Explorers

This dynamic series is packed with primary sources (letters, journal excerpts, maps, and objects from the period) to give readers new insight about some of the most studied explorers of the world. Each engaging title helps readers understand the historical context and consider the point… View →

 
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Pull Ahead Books — American Symbols

Visit some of America’s national monuments and investigate our most recognizable symbols. Historical photographs and illustrations provide background and perspective while modern images show how the building or symbol appears today. View →

 
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Pull Ahead Books — Animals

Perfect for young animal lovers, these rich resources explore a wide range of wild creatures—their physical features, habitats, and life cycles. The conversational text prompts the reader to pose questions, observe the photos carefully, and begin to understand animal groupings… View →

 
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Pull Ahead Books — Biographies

Help kids honor world heroes with this beginning biography series. Conversational text introduces young readers to figures with lives of true character. The simple, easy-to-follow text is supported with illustrations and photographs on each spread. View →

 
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Pull Ahead Books — Community Helpers

These easy-to-read books introduce how each type of community helper interacts with and serves the community. Interesting back matter provides information about what people have to learn to perform in each career. View →

 
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Pull Ahead Books — Continents

Journey to all parts of the earth in this geography starter series. Readers will be introduced to each continent’s landforms and agriculture, animals, famous cities, and sites. Also discussed are occupations, activities, languages, and cultures on each continent. View →