The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad
October 2017

The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad

Written by Karen Bush Gibson 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the West in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago! The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad offers readers ages 9 to 12 a fascinating look at the explorers and settlers who. . . MORE


Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects
October 2017

Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects

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

Brrr…does it feel cold? Get out your gloves and get ready to experience the Ice Age! In Explore the Ice Age! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 discover what an ice age consists of, why we have them, and what effect an ice age has on living organisms and ecosystems. The book pays particular attention to the most recent Ice Age, which is the only one humans were around to. . . MORE


Explore Shapes and Angles! With 25 Great Projects
October 2017

Explore Shapes and Angles! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Jeanette Moore 
Illustrated by Matt Aucoin 
Grade Level 3–4

This book is in the shape of a square. Or is it a rectangle? The pages are 2-dimensional. Or are the pages 3-dimensional? Geometry is all around us! In Explore Shapes and Angles! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 will have fun identifying and learning about the properties of the shapes and angles in their world.

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Explore Bridges! With 25 Great Projects
November 2017

Explore Bridges! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Jennifer Swanson 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

Getting from one place to another sounds easy if you are on a straight piece of land, but what if you have to get over—or under—a body of water or a deep gorge? Build a Bridge! Explore Bridges! With 25 Great Projects introduces readers ages 7 to 10 to the concepts and vocabulary of bridge construction through the lenses of history, science, engineering, math, and technology.

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Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment
November 2017

Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Alexis Cornell 
Grade Level 4–6

Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for this is evolution, or the theory that living things change with time. Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment explores the theory of evolution, its history, how we think it works, examples of creatures who have evolved in response to specific circumstances, and. . . MORE


The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America
November 2017

The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

Slavery or freedom? The question of whether the United States should continue to allow slavery or make all people free was the question that pitted the states against each other in a brutal war. In The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America, readers ages 12 to 15 explore America’s Civil War through the eyes and ears of the men and women who were touched by the conflict that left more. . . MORE


Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers
December 2017

Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers

Written by Matthew Brenden Wood 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

What do you see when you look up into the sky at night? The moon, stars, maybe even a comet or asteroid? You can also see other planets! In Planetary Science: Explore New Frontiers, readers ages 12 to 15 embark on a journey through the solar system and beyond, exploring planets, moons, dwarf planets, exoplanets, and everything in-between.

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Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace
December 2017

Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace

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

Why did terrorists attack the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001? The answer to that question is ancient, complicated, and crucial to a perceptive understanding of the global community we live in today. In Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace, readers ages 12 to 15 explore the history, causes, psychology, and potential solutions to the problem of terrorism in an. . . MORE


Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects
December 2017

Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 3–4

Who is the lady who floated to the moon? Did a monkey really hatch from an egg? Did tears bring down the Great Wall of China? Does the sky rest on the legs of a turtle? In Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 soar on a journey through ancient China to learn about history, geography, science, and art through stories that have been told and retold for. . . MORE