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Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World

By: Rachel Swaby

Virginia Apgar. Sally Ride. Rachel Carson. These names are etched in history and included here as part of this awe-inspiring collection of profiles of some of the world’s most influential women in...

School of Dragons #1: Volcano Escape! (DreamWorks Dragons)

By: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
illustrated by: Random House

An all-new nonfiction series featuring DreamWorks Dragons! Hiccup, Toothless, and other exciting characters from DreamWorks Dragons help readers discover the real-life science and history behind volcanoes!...

School of Dragons #2: Greatest Inventions (DreamWorks Dragons)

By: Nancy Castaldo
illustrated by: Random House

An all-new nonfiction series featuring DreamWorks Dragons! Hiccup, Toothless, and other exciting characters from DreamWorks Dragons help readers learn all about ancient and modern inventions--even some...


Come Over to My House

By: Dr. Seuss
illustrated by: Katie Kath

A backlist gem unavailable for over 20 years gets a new look!   This delightful Dr. Seuss book has come back—with a brand new look! Written in 1966, this multi-cultural Beginner Book about home...

Have No Fear! Halloween is Here! (Dr. Seuss/The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About

By: Tish Rabe
illustrated by: Tom Brannon

This Step 2 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader features The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!—plus over thirty stickers!   It’s Halloween, and the Cat in the Hat is taking Sally...

One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote

By: Bonnie Worth
illustrated by: Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu

The Cat in the Hat looks at how we vote, why we vote, and who we vote for!   In simple rhyme, the Cat in the Hat introduces early readers to the concept and practice of voting—with a focus on...


Wild in Africa! (Wild Kratts)

By: Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt
illustrated by: Jason Fruchter

PBS’s successful animated show Wild Kratts joins the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures...

Wild Insects and Spiders! (Wild Kratts)

By: Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt
illustrated by: Random House

PBS’s successful animated show Wild Kratts joins the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures...

Thomas Paine

By: Albert Marrin

From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a compelling look at the life and impact of Thomas Paine and the profound power of ideas.Uneducated as a boy, Thomas Paine grew up to become one of...


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Over in the Wetlands Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Caroline Starr Rose

Publishing in time for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here is a beautiful read-aloud about animal families preparing for an impending storm in their bayou habitat.
 
Journey...

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Nonfiction Stepping Stones Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Colleen Carroll, children's book author, curriculum writer-developer, and education consultant

Have you been looking for engaging chapter books that will
appeal to young readers and help them build the literacy
skills they need? Well, look no further—you’ve found Stepping
Stones!...

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Cause Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Tonya Bolden

After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11,...

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Youngifications Guide

By: Random House

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Outcasts United

By: Warren St. John

BOOK TALK
Refugee families from countries such as Albania, Bosnia, Somali, Liberia, Burundi, and Sudan are being relocated to Clarkston, Georgia. The local citizens are not happy with the influx of...

Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

BOOK TALK
How can two similar lives end up so differently? Wes Moore’s life started off well with two loving parents and a nice home. However, after the unexpected death of his father, Wes’s life...


Black Gold

By: Albert Marrin

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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

By: Candace Fleming

From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum—as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac—comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia...

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Magic Tree House Fact Trackers

By: Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs...

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Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food: Brains, Bugs, and Blood Sausage

By: Andrew Zimmern

Book Talk
Are you hungry?  No, I mean really hungry?  Are you so hungry you’d eat just about anything put in front of you?  If so, I have just the meal for you.  How about some aged cheese from...

The Genius of Islam

By: Bryn Barnard

Book Talk
Do you know which society was the first to mass-produce paper?  What about who the first people to turn numbers into the symbols we use now?  By the sixteenth century, the Islamic religion...

Biographies Behind the Scenes


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