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Cover: No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture

No More Excuses

Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape culture around the globe. In the US, someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. More than… View →

 
Cover: Native Peoples of the Arctic

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 →

 
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: John Brown

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 →

 
Cover: Mike Fink

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 →

 
Cover: An American Army of Two

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 →

 
Cover: Day of the Dead

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 →

 
Cover: Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure at the Abbey Grange: Case 2

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: 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 →

 
Cover: Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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 →

 
Cover: Pom and Pim

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 →

 
Cover: Lost Sight: True Survival Stories

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 →

 
Cover: The Statue of Liberty

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 →

 
Cover: Rosa Parks: A Life of Courage

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 →

 
Cover: Africa

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 →

 
Cover: Forest Fires

Pull Ahead Books — Forces of Nature

Explore the natural phenomena that fascinate young readers. Each clear, simple text describes the natural event and offers fascinating facts about how the phenomenon forms, what it does, how it is tracked, and how to stay safe. View →

 
Cover: Staying Clean

Pull Ahead Books — Health

Reviewed by a pediatrician and a health education curriculum expert, each title in this new addition to the successful Pull Ahead Books series features a different component of staying healthy. Whether discussing physiological aspects such as eating right or emotional aspects such as… View →

 
Cover: Earthmovers

Pull Ahead Books — Mighty Movers

Jump start kids’ interest in reading with these fast-moving titles. A whole fleet of transportation options are available to explore, covering a variety of categories: public transportation (school buses to jets), military might (submarines to fighter planes), occupational vehicles… View →

 
Cover: Is the Saxophone for You?

Ready to Make Music

Ready to Make Music is an intermediate series that will help budding musicians select an instrument to play. Each book profiles a different instrument, from violin to guitar to the human voice. Peppered with pop-culture tidbits and quotations from musicians, the series… View →

 
Cover: Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

Red Bird Sings

“I remember the day I lost my spirit.” So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota, Zitkala-Ša willingly left her home at age eight to go to a boarding school in… View →

 
Cover: Red Dove, Listen to the Wind

Red Dove, Listen to the Wind

Abandoned by her white father, thirteen-year-old Red Dove faces another lean winter with her Lakota family on the Great Plains. Willful and proud, she is presented with a stark choice: leave her people to live in the white world, or stay and watch them starve. Red Dove begins a journey… View →

 
Cover: Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet

Remaking the John

Did you know that about 40 percent of the world’s population lives without toilets? That’s more than two billion people, most of whom live in rural areas or crowded urban slums. And according to the World Health Organization, diseases spread by the lack of basic sanitation… View →

 
Cover: Robins: Songbirds of Spring

Robins

As springtime approaches, the air fills with the sound of robins singing. Discover how these cheerful little birds with red feathers and gray fluttering wings live and grow. Rhyming verse and vivid illustrations reveal the song-filled world of this beloved bird. Activities and fun facts… View →

 
Cover: Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family’s new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren’t treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations… View →

 
Cover: The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery

Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones. And see… View →

 
Cover: Protecting Earth's Water Supply

Saving Our Living Earth

Explore the causes of current environmental problems, particularly pollution, and discuss new trends, technology, and solutions. A special “Going Green” section showcases what kids and adults can do to help the environment. View →

 
Cover: Key Discoveries in Earth and Space Science

Science Discovery Timelines

Trace the history of significant scientific discoveries through a visual timeline of events and supporting text. Each chapter tells an intriguing story of how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers, showcasing how smaller findings can lead up to major discoveries, perhaps even… View →

 
Cover: Your Head Shape Reveals Your Personality!: Science's Biggest Mistakes about the Human Body

Science Gets It Wrong

Check out some of science’s biggest mistakes and most glaringly incorrect assumptions. With spreads devoted to the most surprising stories, these books reveal how scientific thought has changed over time. Even reluctant science students will be drawn into these strange—and often… View →

 
Cover: Almost Invisible Irene: Animal Camouflage

Science Solves It! ®

Kane Press’s Science Solves It!® series merges fiction and science in storylines that intrigue youngsters and encourage them to observe, investigate, predict, and experiment! Young readers ages 5–8 will be inspired by the relatable characters in each story as they… View →

 
Cover: Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

Bribery. Theft. Betrayals and lifelong feuds. Intense competition leading to bitter disputes has characterized the relationships among some of the world’s greatest scientific innovators. This one-of-a-kind series combines math, science, history, and biography to expose the rivalries… View →

 
Cover: Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

Sea Otter Heroes

A Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book A Green Earth Book Award Winner This up-close look at a fascinating scientific discovery highlights the critical role predators such as sea otters play in keeping ecosystems healthy. In Elkhorn Slough, an… View →

 
Cover: Trap-Door Spiders and Other Amazing Predators

Searchlight Books ™ — Animal Superpowers

We all know that skunks spray, tigers hunt, and birds fly south for the winter—but what about exploding ants, freezing frogs, and dancing bees? Readers will learn all about some unique animals and their amazing superpowers, from hibernation and communication to defense and camouflage, in… View →

 
Cover: Researching Rocks

Searchlight Books ™ — Do You Dig Earth Science?

Uncover the basic elements of earth science in this interesting series. A lively design keeps readers engaged while informative text and striking photographs build their understanding of key curricular concepts. View →

 
Cover: Investigating Heat

Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Energy Work?

Spark interest in energy, including electricity, heat, light and more. Clear and simple text delivers the background information students need to understand each form of energy. View →

 
Cover: Documents of Freedom: A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution

Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Government Work?

As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on an important civics question—how does government work? Informative text, interesting photos, and useful examples will help you find the answer. View →

 
Cover: Your Circulatory System

Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Your Body Work?

Discover the workings of the human body with this core curricular series. Each volume explains how a system functions and interacts with the rest of the body. Searchlight Books™—How Does Your Body Work? meets national science standards for fourth-grade study of human body systems. View →

 
Cover: Put Wedges to the Test

Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

Support young readers as they tackle a key question—How Do Simple Machines Work? Easy-reading text introduces wedges, inclined planes, levers, and more. Hands-on experiments, instructive photos, and useful diagrams demonstrate how the machines work and how they make… View →

 
Cover: Understanding Credit

Searchlight Books ™ — How Do We Use Money?

This series helps elementary students build strong critical thinking and financial literacy skills in order to make good decisions about how they use money now. It also prepares them for making more complex decisions in the future. Students will learn about earning, budgeting, spending… View →

 
Cover: Pythons on the Hunt

Searchlight Books ™ — Predators

From orcas and tigers to pythons and wolves, nature’s predators are amazing! Learn how they hunt, where they live, how they act, and what physical features set them apart from their prey. Each book includes a range map and a life cycle diagram. View →

 
Cover: Finding Out about Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas

Searchlight Books ™ — What Are Energy Sources?

This informative series sheds light on a key science question—What Are Energy Sources? Introduce students to the different forms of energy that power lights, cars, computers, and other everyday objects to help find the answer! View →

 
Cover: How Can We Reduce Agricultural Pollution?

Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Do about Pollution?

Pollution is a hot topic in the news. This real-life science series from Searchlight Books™ walks students through the causes and effects of pollution and explains how we can work together to help the environment. Elementary students will come away with a strong… View →

 
Cover: Tools and Treasures of Ancient China

Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?

Introduce students to six major ancient civilizations in Searchlight Books™—What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?. Readers will discover where the civilizations were located, what daily life was like for people of these groups, what cultural… View →

 
Cover: Using Physical Maps

Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?

Introduce intermediate and upper-elementary readers to all kinds of maps, from political and topographic to climate and economic maps—even maps on a GPS! Each chapter deals with a specific topic related to maps, and informative captions encourage readers to… View →

 
Cover: Lake and Pond Food Webs in Action

Searchlight Books ™ — What Is a Food Web?

Help students find out all about food webs, or interconnected food chains, that exist in various types of ecosystems. Clear text, vibrant photos, and captions that inspire thought provide an excellent way to teach this Next Generation Science Standards topic. View →