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The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea

By: Bryn Barnard

A fascinating look at the future of our oceans—and how human actions may change them.   The Earth—our home—is covered mostly with water: the wide, deep, salty, and very blue ocean....

Dreaming the Bear

By: Mimi Thebo

A vivid sense of the wilderness and nature’s power comes through in this intriguing and tension-filled YA novel narrated by a contemporary teen. Perfect for animal lovers, this unusual novel has...

Bird, Balloon, Bear

By: Il Sung Na

A fresh and heartwarming new story from Il Sung Na about finding the courage to make a friend.   Bird is new to the forest, and he’s looking for a friend. Bear could use a friend, too. But Bird...


The Nora Notebooks, Book 3: The Trouble with Friends

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Katie Kath

The final book in the Nora Notebooks series finds Nora trying to navigate the unscientific matter of making friends with someone you have nothing in common with.   Nora Alpers, fourth-grade scientist,...

Hello, World! Birds

By: Jill McDonald

Hello, World! is a series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to their babies and toddlers. Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them. Told...

Hello, World! Backyard Bugs

By: Jill McDonald

Hello, World! is a series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to their babies and toddlers. Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them! Told...


Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book

By: Britta Teckentrup

Fans of Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book can now fly along with Bee on her very busy day!   Through a hole in the book’s cover, a bee is buzzing inside a flower. Peek into this bright and lively...

Margaret Wise Brown's The Whispering Rabbit

By: Margaret Wise Brown
illustrated by: Annie Won

A bunny-rific bedtime story from the author of Goodnight Moon, in honor of the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books!Margaret Wise Brown's sweet, poetic tale about a little bunny-and why he has to whisper-is...


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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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The Living Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matt De La Pena
Prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña's The Living is "a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.” [Entertainment Weekly, A-]

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Winter of the Robots Book Talk

By: Kurtis Scaletta

BOOK TALK
All is fair in love and war.  And science fairs.  Jim abandons his best friend, Oliver, in order to work with a girl, Rochelle, A.K.A. Rocky, on the yearly science fair project.  Rocky...


The Great Trouble Book Talk

By: Deborah Hopkinson

BOOK TALK
The streets of London are tough for thirteen-year-old Eel, an orphan who spends his days scavenging the filthy Thames River for anything he can sell for a few coins.   He thinks his great...

Magic Tree House New Teachers

By: Mary Pope Osborne

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Summer at Forsaken Lake

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Have you ever dreaded going somewhere and then when you get there have a great time?  Nicholas feels like that when he and his sisters are told they will be spending their summer in Ohio...


Racing the Moon

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BOOK TALK
Alexis Hart is about to turn twelve and rejects her mother’s idea that she should act more “ladylike.” Outer space is much more interesting, and she likes building the moon station...

Bears Beware

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BOOK TALKS
Mitchell does not want to go on the overnight camping trip with the kids at the Zig Zag Center; he wants to write a story about Gary Bopper, a powerful magician.  Sadly, Mitchell does...

The River

By: Gary Paulsen

NOTE TO TEACHERS
The River was a direct response to readers who sent letters telling me that Brian's story wasn't done at the end of Hatchet. So many wanted to know what happened to Brian after the...


The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library introduces nonfiction to the beginning reader and serves as a great resource to help teachers make abstract scientific concepts come to life! As the students are...

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Andrew Lost

By: J. C. Greenburg
illustrated by: Debbie Palen

When Andrew’s latest invention, the Atom Sucker, goes haywire, Andrew and Judy are shrunk down to microscopic level! Andrew and Judy find themselves lost on their neighbor’s dog, where they...

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Dinosaurs

By: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
illustrated by: Luis V. Rey

The one book every dinosaur fan needs!
 
Written by one of the world’s foremost experts on dinosaurs, this award-winning title—honored by the NSTA and the AAAS—is an...

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