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Cover: What We Do in Summer

Seasons Can Be Fun (LOOK! Books ™)

Making personal connections to seasonal activities is a powerful way for young readers to learn how each season differs from the others. Look! Books introduce early nonfiction topics with large colorful photos, captions and fast facts. A glossary, resource list and index further enhance… View →

 
Cover: Secrets of the Sky Caves: Danger and Discovery on Nepal's Mustang Cliffs

Secrets of the Sky Caves

What’s more dangerous than scaling Mount Everest? For mountaineer Pete Athans, the answer lies in the ancient kingdom of Mustang, a remote part of the Asian nation of Nepal. Long-abandoned caves built high into steep cliffs contain amazing treasures—and pose incredible dangers… View →

 
Cover: Shaking the Foundation: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

Shaking the Foundation

“I cannot think that the world, as we see it, is the result of chance; & yet I cannot look at each separate thing as the result of design.” English naturalist Charles Darwin wrote this in 1860, a year after publishing his theory of evolution. His words show the… View →

 
Cover: Deadly High-Risk Jobs

ShockZone ™ — Deadly and Dangerous

ShockZone™—Deadly and Dangerous features the most lethal jobs, creatures, destinations, and daredevil travels and hobbies known to humankind. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want… View →

 
Cover: The Brain-Boosting Benefits of Gaming

ShockZone ™ — Games and Gamers

This fascinating, fact-filled series on video games will engage young fans of this incredibly popular pastime. Reflecting the look and feel of their subject, the books cover various high-interest aspects of video games, including how they work, how they developed, stars of the industry… View →

 
Cover: Surviving Natural Disasters

ShockZone ™ — True Survival Stories

ShockZone™—True Survival Stories features some dangerous situations and describes how people survived them. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want their high-interest subjects served… View →

 
Cover: Gangsters, Bootleggers, and Bandits

ShockZone ™ — Villains

ShockZone™―Villains introduces the most vile criminals, killers, and corrupt leaders the world has ever seen. Narratives weave together the freakish facts and antics of these tyrants, exposing the filthy rotten scoundrels that each set of characters truly was. Engaging… View →

 
Cover: Can People Count on Me?: A Book about Responsibility

Show Your Character

Using a question-and-answer format and real-world scenarios, Show Your Character takes a concrete approach to explaining such things as how to deal with bullying, how to show others you care, and how to react responsibly to a variety of different social situations… View →

 
Cover: Manatee Mom

Silly Millies Level 1

Silly Millies are humorous, leveled beginning readers. Each book in the series has a close match of art to text and imaginative discussion tips to extend the book. View →

 
Cover: Why Did the Pilgrims Come to the New World?: And Other Questions about the Plymouth Colony

Six Questions of American History

Explore pivotal moments in US history, from colonial times to the Civil War. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the… View →

 
Cover: Carrying

Small World

Through engaging color photographs, this series gives beginning readers a glimpse of children around the world doing everyday things. View →

 
Cover: Pet Peeves: Free Enterprise

Social Studies Connects ®

Bring social studies to life with stories that involve and engage even the most reluctant readers. Story characters model positive traits, find clever solutions to kid-sized problems, help their neighbors, contribute to their communities, and discover that they can make a real difference… View →

 
Cover: Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio

Something to Prove

In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to call—Satchel Paige, the best pitcher anywhere, black or white. For the game, Paige joined a group of amateur African American… View →

 
Cover: Digraphs and Blends

Sound It Out (LOOK! Books ™)

The alphabet has 26 letters—5 vowels and 21 consonants. These letters and letter teams make the sounds of the English language. Each book in the Sound It Out series focuses on one category of English sounds and their spellings. View →

 
Cover: The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug: A Short Vowel Sounds Book

Sounds Like Reading ®

Sounds Like Reading® is a series of phonic-based readers that provide emergent readers with high-quality, instructional material that is developed in accordance with the NRRF (National Right to Read Foundation). Each book builds on… View →

 
Cover: Garbage in Space: A Space Discovery Guide

Space Discovery Guides

Inspired by science headlines, this series reveals new discoveries and technological achievements in space exploration. Covering everything from the latest Mars rover findings to recent privately funded space missions, these titles feature up-to-date research and amazing photographs. View →

 
Cover: Swish: The Quest for Basketball's Perfect Shot

Spectacular Sports

Sports fans will cheer for these exciting titles, which capture some of the most thrilling moments in college and professional sports. From buzzer-beater basketball shots and amazing trick football plays to soccer’s World Cup goals and baseball’s World Series home runs, these… View →

 
Cover: Spending Spree: The History of American Shopping

Spending Spree

Ka-ching! Ever stop to think how our modern-day shopping culture came to be? In the early 1800s, stores were few and far between in the United States. General stores supplied everything from fabric and flour to handsaws and clocks. As the country grew, mail-order catalogs arrived at… View →

 
Cover: From Clay to Bricks

Start to Finish

Discover how things like cars, crayons, or frogs are created—from Start to Finish. Reveal the life cycles and manufacturing processes behind common, everyday things beginning readers are familiar with while teaching sequential thinking. Suitable for both reluctant and at-grade-level… View →

 
Cover: From Cotton to T-Shirt

Start to Finish, Second Series

Learn how a variety of objects are made or how nature’s cycles work—from Start to Finish. Suitable for both struggling and on-level readers, these titles teach science concepts as well as sequential thinking. View →

 
Cover: Flickr Cofounder and Web Community Creator Caterina Fake

STEM Trailblazer Bios

Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today’s most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person’s life, often… View →

 
Cover: Stubby: A True Story of Friendship

Stubby

Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend . . . and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in World War I—sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies, and winning the hearts of his fellow… View →

 
Cover: In Search of the Fog Zombie: A Mystery about Matter

Summer Camp Science Mysteries

Camp Dakota sure is full of mysteries. A group of friends at summer camp use science concepts to solve a mystery in each of these full-color graphic novels. The stories illustrate problem-solving thought processes and integrate third- through fifth-grade science concepts, while sidebar… View →

 
Cover: Energy and Waves through Infographics

Super Science Infographics

Each book in this series uses the popular infographics medium to provide an overview of science topics. Stats, cool visuals, and did-you-know factoids provide high-interest appeal while offering important information. View →

 
Cover: Economics through Infographics

Super Social Studies Infographics

Infographics require sophisticated data interpretation and present information that taps into students’ critical thinking skills. See how eye-catching “data art”—including timelines, graphs, maps, and more—can enhance the learning of key facts about history, geography… View →

 
Cover: Plan B

Surviving Southside

This innovative YA series is a set of high-interest urban fiction novels that’s written at a fourth-grade reading level, specifically designed for reluctant and striving readers, including those who read below grade level or are ESL/ELL View →

 
Cover: Tales from the Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest with Pete Athans

Tales from the Top of the World

The journey up Mount Everest is never easy. Climbers risk their lives as they struggle around jagged towers of ice, over snow-covered boulders, and across gaping crevasses. Pete Athans knows these dangers well. He has climbed Mount Everest fourteen times and reached the summit seven… View →

 
Cover: The Volume of Possible Endings: A Tale of Fontania

Tales of Fontania

The books in the award-winning Tales of Fontania series are riveting, stand-alone adventure stories for middle school readers. They combine fantasy, steampunk, adventure, science, bravery, and magic. Each book features extraordinary children, challenging journeys… View →

 
Cover: Ancient Transportation Technology: From Oars to Elephants

Technology in Ancient Cultures

How did early peoples around the world approach construction, communication, computing, transportation, agriculture, machinery, medicine, and warfare? This fascinating, easy-to-read series gives young readers a close-up look at how the ancients got things done. Each book takes a basic… View →

 
Cover: That's Not a Hippopotamus!

That's Not a Hippopotamus!

A class trip to the zoo descends into a chaotic hunt for the missing hippopotamus. Teacher, zookeeper and all the children join the search. The noise and drama reaches a pitch, and no one thinks to listen to quiet Liam, who really might know where the hippo is hiding. Th View →

 
Cover: Jack the Castaway

The Berenson Schemes

Jack Berenson, a phobia-plagued, checklist-making sixth grader, just wants a normal childhood. But he keeps getting caught up in his globe-trotting parents’ get-rich-quick schemes. Throughout the humorous, adventure-driven series, Jack has to survive a smorgasbord of international… View →

 
Cover: Sphynx Are the Best!

The Best Cats Ever

The Best Cats Ever takes a fan-club approach to introducing the characteristics and history of different cat breeds, letting readers know what distinctive features make their favorite breed “the best.” The books also provide balanced information on pet ownership and present… View →

 
Cover: Dachshunds Are the Best!

The Best Dogs Ever

The Best Dogs Ever takes a fan-club approach to introducing the characteristics and history of different dog breeds, letting readers know what distinctive features make their favorite breed “the best.” The books also provide balanced information on pet ownership and present… View →

 
Cover: The Big Book of Animals of the World

The Big Book of Animals of the World

A large format board book of animals from all over the world, illustrated with charm and humor. Each spread in this big book focuses on a continent or ocean and features animals unique to that part of the world. Simple but charming, this is a great mix of world tour and day at the zoo… View →

 
Cover: The Flight of Swans

The Flight of Swans

Based on the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale Six Swans, The Flight of Swans follows Ryn’s journey to save her family and their kingdom. Princess Andaryn’s six older brothers have always been her protectors—until her father takes a new Queen, a… View →

 
Cover: Freedom to Worship

The Four Freedoms

In 1941, on the eve of the nation’s entry into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to Congress and the world. In the speech, he outlined four universal freedoms that people around the world deserved. The Four Freedoms shows why these freedoms were important to fight… View →

 
Cover: Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds

The Jane Doe Chronicles

John Doe and his infant daughter, Jane, appeared on the steps of the Manor the night the earthquakes started and the gateway to the Otherworlds closed. The people of Bluehaven have feared them ever since, blaming Jane and her father for the Manor sealing off the gateway. Fourteen years… View →

 
Cover: The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit’s Amazing Migration

The Long, Long Journey

Crackle! Crackle! Crunch! What’s hatching from that egg? It’s a young bar-tailed godwit. She will spend the summer in Alaska learning to fly, find her own food, and escape from scary predators. Her long, long journey begins in October when she flies to New Zealand. This… View →

 
Cover: The Magic of Our World: From the Night Sky to the Pacific Islands with Favorite Disney Characters

The Magic of Our World

Read all four books in the Disney Learning Discovery Guide series in The Magic of Our World. Retail value of all 4 books at over $30.00. Some things seem like magic—until we find the science behind them. Explore the science of our world with help… View →

 
Cover: The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project

The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project

Riley lives in TropeTown, where everyone plays stock roles in novels. Riley, a Manic Pixie Dream Boy, is sent to group therapy after going off-script. Riley knows that breaking the rules again could get him terminated, yet he feels there must be more to life than recycling the same cliché View →

 
Cover: The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon

The Many Faces of George Washington

“No picture accurately resembled him in the minute traits of his person . . . there was an expression of his face that no painter had succeeded in taking.”—London’s New Monthly Magazine in 1790 George Washington’s face has been painted… View →

 
Cover: The Case of the Poisoned Pig (Book 2)

The Milo & Jazz Mysteries ®

Got a mystery? Milo and Jazz are on the case! With the help of master detective Dash Marlowe, the two friends are ready to solve any mystery that comes their way. The zany duo hone their detecting skills as they track down clues, stake out suspects, and become top-notch super sleuths… View →

 
Cover: The Old Man

The Old Man

Day breaks over the town. Get up, everybody! It’s time to go to school. For the old man too, it’s time to wake up. The night was icy and he’s hungry. His name? He doesn’t know . . . This is the story of a person with no job, no family, no home—a… View →

 
Cover: The White Zone

The White Zone

Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighborhood—when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street. War has been the backdrop of their young lives. And now Iraq isn’t just at war with Americans. It’s… View →

 
Cover: The Yark

The Yark

A very funny and cheerfully subversive chapter book about a monster who eats children—until one day he makes a friend. The Yark loves children . . . with the love of a gourmand! This hairy monster dreams of child buffets—ham of boy, orphan gratin, breaded babies, girl… View →

 
Cover: Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World

Their Skeletons Speak

On July 28, 1996, two young men stumbled upon human bones in the shallow water along the shore of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. Was this an unsolved murder? The remnants of some settler’s or Native American’s unmarked grave? What was the story behind this… View →

 
Cover: Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg

Tillie Pierce

Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. soil: the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, this is exactly what happened to Tillie Pierce, a normal teenager who became an unlikely heroine of the Civil War (1861-1865). Tillie and other women and… View →

 
Cover: A Day at an Airport

Time Goes By

Let’s spend a whole day (or a whole year) in the same place and watch events unfold. Eight large-scale illustrations combine with simple text to tell the story. A clock or calendar shows time passing, while a “search and find” feature encourages readers to study the… View →