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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 →

 
Cover: Digital Safety Smarts: Preventing Cyberbullying

Searchlight Books ™ — What Is Digital Citizenship?

What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Students will learn how to identify and prevent cyberbullying, how to research effectively online, and how to evaluate websites and advertising, all while staying safe in today’s digital, connected environment. Vivid photos, clear… View →

 
Cover: Exploring Space Robots

Searchlight Books ™ — What's Amazing about Space?

Spur kids’ interest in space with these fascinating topics, ranging from space robots and extrasolar exploration to black holes and space travel. Engaging and informative text and stunning photos and illustrations hold students’ interest while enhancing their scientific knowledge. View →

 
Cover: Discover Forensic Science

Searchlight Books ™ — What's Cool about Science?

Discover what’s happening at the forefront of scientific research with the titles in this high-interest, curricular series. With clear text, vivid photos, and real-life examples, the Searchlight Books™—What’s Cool about Science? series brings amazing… View →

 
Cover: Snow Clothes

Seasons All Around Me (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

What do you love about each season? With carefully leveled text and vibrant illustrations, emergent readers follow the characters of these fictional stories as they experience the joys of the four seasons. View →

 
Cover: Winter Fun

Seasons All Around Me (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

Emergent readers will become careful observers of the seasons in these simple, informational texts. High-frequency words and predictive text structures help students grasp new vocabulary and build nonfiction reading skills. View →

 
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: Second Dad Summer

Second Dad Summer

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But… 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: Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter

Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle

There is more than one way for animals to prepare for winter. Some, such as mice, foxes, and moose, simply tolerate the cold. Of course black bears hibernate, but chipmunks, wood frogs, and garter snakes do too. And then there are the creatures that migrate, including hummingbirds, blue… 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: Super Sloth

Super Sloth

Super Sloth isn’t fast. He can’t fly. But he is very, very good at moving slowly and looking just like a greenish bit of tree. When his archenemy Anteater makes off with some prize mangoes, Super Sloth vows to save the day . . . eventually! From the creator of… 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 →