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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-F. Suggested activities to test reading comprehension add to the fun! View →

 
Cover: Cleaning Up Transportation: It's Time to Take Eco Action!

Eco Action

Earth is under threat—from humans! It’s time to take action—eco action. This empowering series shows readers how they can take positive action to protect our planet and protect our future. Each call-to-action book explains the effect negative human actions have… 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

“Comic, creepy, calamitous, and . . . completely satisfying.”—Claudia Mills, author of The Lost Language and Zero Tolerance Thirteen-year-old Eddie needs to do a community service project in preparation for his bar mitzvah. Against… View →

 
Cover: Genetics Breakthroughs

Edge of Medicine

Explore the spirit of innovation behind the greatest breakthroughs in medicine, including achievements from Mayo Clinic and beyond. From the discovery of the COVID vaccine to groundbreaking transplants, scientific inquiry comes alive in… View →

 
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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: Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen

Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen

In her debut picture book, Beth Mills offers a pitch-perfect look at recess, friendship, and being a good sport. First grader Ella McKeen is the undisputed kickball queen until a new girl named Riya shows up—and shows her up at recess. How does Ella handle losing?… 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: The Beach Dilemma

Emma Just Medium

Even though her family calls her Emma Bemma, Emma knows she is really a dilEmma. The middle kid between her two brothers, whom everyone calls Big and Little, Emma is just Medium. Big thinks he’s the coolest kid on the planet now that he’s ten. He… View →

 
Cover: The Beach Dilemma

Emma Just Medium

Even though her family calls her Emma Bemma, Emma knows she is really a dilEmma. The middle kid between her two brothers, whom everyone calls Big and Little, Emma is just Medium. Big thinks he’s the coolest kid on the planet now that he’s ten. He… 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: Enly and the Buskin' Blues

Enly and the Buskin' Blues

Twelve-year-old Enly Wu Lewis is determined to go to band camp and follow in the footsteps of his musician father, who died years ago. But his mom, a single parent working two jobs, is saving every penny for his older brother’s college tuition. So Enly sets 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: Everybody's Book: The Story of the Sarajevo Haggadah

Everybody's Book

This true story begins long ago in Spain, where a bride and groom are gifted a hand-painted haggadah. It is used at many Passover seders until the Spanish Inquisition when the family escapes. The haggadah survived for centuries in different countries. Scholars declared it a treasure. To… 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

Books in the Experience Personal Power series 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 kids… 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 →

 
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Eyes Open

Portugal, 1967. Sónia thinks she knows what her future holds. She’ll become a poet, and together she and her artist boyfriend, Zé Miguel, will rise above the government restrictions that shape their lives. The restrictions on what Sónia can do and where she can go without a man’s View →