July 2015

The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 7–9

Why do we do and say the things we do and say? The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head introduces students to the fascinating world of the human brain and its effect on behavior. Readers learn about the main anatomy and functions of the brain while discovering the brain’s role in learning, memory, communication, and emotions. Kids are also introduced to the effects of sleep,. . . MORE


June 2015

Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Cindy Blobaum 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Toast, cereal, juice, and fruit? You can thank the honey bees! About one out of every three mouthfuls we eat is affected by honey bee pollination. In Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects, young readers learn about honey bee colonies, why honey bees live in hives, how honey bees communicate with each other, and why they are so important to. . . MORE


May 2015

Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change

Written by Marcia Amidon Lusted 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 7–9

From the American Revolution to the French Revolution, from the Civil Rights era in the United States to Arab Spring in the Middle East, the ongoing battle for freedom and democracy is a profound and fascinating study of the power of human will to change the world. And the story of civic unrest doesn’t end with a promise. The revolution doesn’t simply stop when protesters go home.. . . MORE


May 2015

Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth with 25 Projects

Written by Erin Twamley  Joshua Sneideman 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 4–6

How do we know the climate is changing? For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet’s climate. In Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth, young readers examine real studies concerning planetary science, Arctic ice bubbles, migratory patterns, and more. Kids explore the history of human impact from the. . . MORE


April 2015

Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Poems can be silly, serious, or fun, just like kids! Whether it’s the sing-song rhythm of a limerick, the serendipitous magic of a found poem, the deceptive simplicity of a haiku, or the easy familiarity of an acrostic poem, children are charmed by poetry. In Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects children have fun learning about many different forms of poetry while delving into different. . . MORE


March 2015

The American Revolution: Experience the Battle for Independence with 20 Projects

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

How—and why—did a passionate collection of under-equipped American rebels go to war and win against the powerful British army? Desperate to be considered an independent country free from the unfair tax laws of the monarchy across the ocean, the rebel colonists relied on their cunning wit, their enthusiastic volunteerism, and their visionary leadership to win an impossible war.

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