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Cover: George and the New Craze

Early Bird Readers — Green (Early Bird Stories ™)

Emergent readers at guided reading levels G–I will delight in these books that blend charming, leveled text and illustrations. Silly characters will make children grin, and a reading quiz helps readers with text comprehension. View →

 
Cover: A Box of Socks

Early Bird Readers — Orange (Early Bird Stories ™)

Engaging, leveled text at guided reading levels H-J help build literacy skills. From animals who learn about playing well with others to pirates who just want to drive diggers, these whimsical stories are sure to entertain. View →

 
Cover: Meg and Rat & Puff! Puff! Puff!

Early Bird Readers — Pink (Early Bird Stories ™)

Each book in this series features two fun stories. Delightful illustrations and text leveled to GRLs A-C appeal to emergent readers while helping them develop reading skills. View →

 
Cover: Hocus Pocus Diplodocus

Early Bird Readers — Purple (Early Bird Stories ™)

Readers will engage their imaginations and reading skills with these fully illustrated stories at guided reading levels J-K. From royal mishaps to cookies in outer space, these silly stories are sure to capture young readers’ attention. View →

 
Cover: Seeds & Stuck in the Tree

Early Bird Readers — Red (Early Bird Stories ™)

Emergent readers will delight in these silly, simple, and carefully leveled stories, featuring guided reading levels C-D. With two tales in each book and charming illustrations, readers will have fun while developing reading skills. View →

 
Cover: Izzy! Wizzy!

Early Bird Readers — Yellow (Early Bird Stories ™)

Discover silly, fun, and simple stories perfect for building reading skills. Capture the attention and imaginations of emergent readers with charming art and age-appropriate text for guided reading levels C-E. Suggested activities to test reading comprehension add to the fun! View →

 
Cover: Pelican in Peril

Eco Rangers

This action-packed series centers around two best friends who rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife through their local conservation center. Ebony and Jay love helping others and looking after the environment. In each story, they meet new animal friends, solve mysteries, and… View →

 
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Eddie Whatever

Thirteen-year-old Eddie needs to do a community service project in preparation for his bar mitzvah. Against his better judgment, he ends up with a volunteering gig at Silver Brook Pavilion retirement home, where the residents call him “Eddie Whatever” rather than worry about… View →

 
Cover: Elephant Island

Elephant Island

A shipwrecked elephant makes his tiny island a home for the many friends who come to the rescue, in the new picture book from New York Times Illustrated Book Award winning author Leo Timmers. Caught in a storm, Arnold the elephant washes up on a tiny… View →

 
Cover: Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication

Elephant Talk

On a hot day in the African savannah, a group of elephants searches for food. While foraging they often lose sight of one another. Yet at the end of the day, in one coordinated movement, the elephants suddenly regroup. This coordinated movement—and others like it—has puzzled scientists View →

 
Cover: Elmer's Special Day

Elmer

Elmer, the patchwork elephant, has been a favorite of children around the world for decades. Join Elmer and his friends as they have adventures and learn valuable lessons about helping others and embracing differences. Charmingly written and vividly illustrated by acclaimed… View →

 
Cover: Biomass Energy

Energy Evolutions

The energy industry is evolving—and fast. Find out why fossil fuels are being fast-tracked into history and how cleaner, greener, and science-smart energy is helping us build a sustainable future. This exciting and informative science series explores the harm fossil fuels have caused our View →

 
Cover: What Makes Medical Technology Safer?

Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you believe tabloid newspapers or cable news networks, people are always just minutes away from a disaster. Although disasters do happen, the truth is that most times they don’t. Thanks to the troubleshooting nature of engineering, airplanes tend to stay in the sky. Thanks to… View →

 
Cover: Escape: One Day We Had to Run . . .

Escape

CLING. Don’t let go. Hold tight. Never give up. FLY. Rev up. Lift off. Soar. PEDAL. Set off. Cycle. Pedal for your life. Throughout history, ordinary people have been forced to leave… View →

 
Cover: Colores del invierno Crayola ® (Crayola ® Winter Colors)

Estaciones Crayola ® (Crayola ® Seasons)

The blue of the summer sky, the orange leaves in fall—celebrate the colors of the season with this charming Crayola ® series in Spanish. Vibrant photos and lyrical text encourage readers to notice color in the real world. Illustrations demonstrate art techniques and encourage readers to… View →

 
Cover: Eureka!: 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

Eureka!

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking — we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety from his battle with the Vatican over the question of heliocentrism, but did you know that he was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of… View →

 
Cover: Every Body's Talking: What We Say without Words

Every Body's Talking

Are you nervous about your presentation at school tomorrow? Or about going onstage for the school play? What about trying out for the baseball team? Try standing like a superhero for a few seconds before you start. Research shows that standing like a hero makes you feel—and act—like one! View →

 
Cover: Everything Together: A Second Dad Wedding

Everything Together

When Jeremiah arrives in Minneapolis to spend the summer with his Dad, everything feels odd. His dad’s fiancé, Michael, has buried the apartment in piles of DIY wedding decorations. His best friend Sage now spends all her time with a new girl as quirky and View →

 
Cover: What to Expect When You're Expecting Joeys: A Guide for Marsupial Parents (and Curious Kids)

Expecting Animal Babies

In these hilarious guides for animal parents, read all about how animals raise their young. The fun Q & A format, lighthearted tone, and bright illustrations inform and entertain. View →

 
Cover: Experience Nature: How Time Outside Makes You Feel

Experience Personal Power

Experience Personal Power is a four-book series to help young readers build personal power to feel secure and confident with themselves. Each book helps kids learn to act, feel, and speak in ways that foster a life of balanced activity and self-care. Research shows that… View →

 
Cover: Exposing Torture: Centuries of Cruelty

Exposing Torture

Torture. According to Henry Shue, professor of politics and international relations at the University of Oxford in England, “No other practice except slavery is so universally condemned in law and human convention. Yet, unlike slavery…torture is widespread and growing.” Why… View →

 
Cover: Fall Apple Fun

Fall Fun (Early Bird Stories ™)

Entertaining stories follow diverse characters as they celebrate aspects of fall. Each book is sprinkled with critical thinking, recall, and text feature questions to encourage reader engagement. In the back of the books, photos accompany fun facts about fall, and educators can also… View →

 
Cover: Fashion Rules!: A Closer Look at Clothing in the Middle Ages

Fashion Rules!

During the Middle Ages, your position in life was based on birth. This position would follow you throughout your life. To make it easy for others to know your social class, rules about what you could wear—or not wear—were created. Such rules, called sumptuary laws, determined colors of… View →

 
Cover: Finding S.A.M.

Finding S.A.M.

Twelve-year-old Zach feels powerless over his autistic and often embarrassing brother who counts light bulbs and wears a Superman shirt every day. In desperation, Zach turns to an imaginary brother in his search for finding normal. Zach just wants a normal seventh grade year where he can View →