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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: 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 →

 
Cover: Timeline: A Visual History of Our World

Timeline

Take a journey through the history of our planet… A perfect introduction to history for young and old, Timeline travels the story of our world, through a lens that captures myths and legends, dinosaurs, the great civilizations, kings and knights, discoveries… View →

 
Cover: A Timeline History of Early American Indian Peoples

Timeline Trackers: America's Beginnings

Examine key periods in US history through easy-to-navigate timelines of events. Showcasing both achievements and setbacks, the timelines help readers study chains of events, breaking points, and pivotal moments that have long-reaching effects. View →

 
Cover: A Timeline History of the California Gold Rush

Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

Investigate key topics in US history through easy-to-follow timelines of major events. Covering achievements as well as setbacks, the timeline approach allows readers to follow the trail of US history. Each title builds an understanding of how major historical developments emerged… View →

 
Cover: Ordinary Genius: The Story of Albert Einstein

Trailblazer Biographies

Struggling to overcome adversity to accomplish their goals, the men and women featured in these inspiring biographies blazed a trail through history. Fulfills sixth grade social sciences, social studies, and history curriculum needs. View →

 
Cover: Traumatic Brain Injury: From Concussion to Coma

Traumatic Brain Injury

Two soccer players collide on the field. A soldier in Afghanistan is thrown to the ground during a bomb explosion. A teen has an accident while riding her bike—and she isn’t wearing her helmet. Each of these incidents can produce a traumatic brain injury (TBI View →

 
Cover: Nightmare on Zombie Island: Book 5

Twisted Journeys ®

YOU choose what happens next in these full-color, action-packed graphic novels from Graphic Universe™. Every few pages, the reader selects from several options that determine where the storyline will go next. Every book has dozens of combinations to explore… View →

 
Cover: The Hispanic American Experience

USA TODAY Cultural Mosaic

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY, one of the most widely read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this series examines the customs, traditions, experiences, and ways of life of six multicultural… View →

 
Cover: Anorexia and Bulimia

USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Developed in partnership with USA TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this easy-to-read medical series focuses on some of today’s most topical diseases, disorders, and… View →

 
Cover: Volunteering Smarts: How to Find Opportunities, Create a Positive Experience, and More

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, the Teen Wise Guides books feature teen-friendly text and design, ties to middle school and high school curriculum standards for life skills, and includes stories of real teens and… View →

 
Cover: Job Smarts: How to Find Work or Start a Business, Manage  Earnings, and More

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, this series offers teen readers more information on how to develop key life skills such as budgeting, making money, managing conflicts, and creating positive relationships. The series… View →

 
Cover: Waiting for Goliath

Waiting for Goliath

Bear has been sitting and waiting since dawn. “I’m waiting for Goliath. He’s my best friend.” At last the bus pulls up, but no one gets out. “He’ll definitely show up. You’ll see!” The robins fly south and the first snow falls. When Bear… View →

 
Cover: Way to Be with Disney: From Mindfulness with Donald Duck to Kindness with Dory

Way to Be with Disney

Get ready to explore feelings with Disney friends in this collection of four books for the price of one! A $30 value. We all have a lot of feelings. Sometimes they can be tough to handle, but they are a normal part of life. Featuring favorite Disney… View →

 
Cover: What Dog Knows

What Dog Knows

When Wolf finds a fact-filled book in the library, he thinks he will at last outsmart his clever cousin Dog. The two cousins swap fascinating facts about mummies and skeletons; robots, knights, and pirates; dinosaurs and dragons; rockets and the moon. But Wolf… View →

 
Cover: Edgy Fashion

What's Your Style?

Find out all about five of today’s hottest fashion styles—from hipster to boho chic—in this fun series that profiles celebs who have each look and explain how readers can get the look and make it their own. View →

 
Cover: Where is Rusty?

Where is Rusty?

A sweet picture book about a curious young dog, Rusty, who gets lost in a big department store. When Rusty goes shopping with his mother, Henrietta, and Toby, his nose leads him astray and on a new adventure. View →

 
Cover: Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks

Who Was Here?

What animal was here? Can you solve the mystery? Study the picture and read the clues to figure out who left each set of tracks. Then turn the page to find out about animals from around the world. Watercolor and collage illustrations show the many kinds of trails that animals leave… View →

 
Cover: Taking Action to Help the Environment

Who's Changing the World?

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth, sick and injured people who needed help, and unfairness in schools, and they decided to make a… View →

 
Cover: Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World

Wild Animal Neighbors

What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least expect them. Not all of them arrive by accident, and some are here to stay. As the human population… View →