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Sky High: George Ferris's Big Wheel

By: Monica Kulling
illustrated by: Gene Barretta

This fascinating Step 3 History Reader describes the invention of the first Ferris wheel—an engineering marvel. The 1893 World’s Fair organizers wanted something big to draw people to Chicago...

Owl Sees Owl

By: Laura Godwin
illustrated by: Rob Dunlavey

Fans of the classic picture book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson will adore this utterly simple picture book in which a baby owl goes off on his first adventure.   With just three...

Hank's Big Day

By: Evan Kuhlman
illustrated by: Chuck Groenink

Perfect for reading aloud, this spare, charming picture book about a day in the life of a pill bug in suburbia is also about an unusual friendship. Hank is a pill bug with a busy life—for a pill...

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...

Super Rover's Space Adventure (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)

By: Tish Rabe
illustrated by: Tom Brannon

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...

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal

By: Jeffrey Brown

For fans of the New York Times bestselling Jedi Academy books comes a hilarious new graphic novel series about two young cave kids living 40,000 years ago. The laugh-out-loud adventure features Lucy...

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...

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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.

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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

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

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

The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House® series has a brand-new paperback, with stickers included!
Hold your horses! Mary Pope Osborne perfectly blends fantasy, adventure,...

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Summer at Forsaken Lake


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


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


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

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

The perfect gift for ALL dinosaur fans!
WRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL paleontologist for young readers, this award-winning guide to the complete Dinosauria—an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book—is...

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