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


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


August 2015

Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday!

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August 2015

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they’ll be hidden by the bright light of the sun. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and what’s beyond the nebulous boundaries of space.

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September 2015

Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure with 25 Projects

Written by Kathy Ceceri 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 4–6

What does the 13,000-year-old mancala game have in common with today’s Minecraft? They both require logic, critical thinking skills, and creativity! In Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure, readers discover that the video games they play today have their roots in the games kids played in the deserts of Ancient Egypt, and they’ll learn how to design their own games from. . . MORE


September 2015

Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Kathleen M. Reilly 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

We all know you can’t eat a mud pie, but did you know that without the soil that makes up a mud pie, we wouldn’t have very much real food? We wouldn’t have several important medicines, either! Soil is a very important resource. We walk on it, play in it, build with it, grow our food in it, and get antibiotics from it. But what exactly is soil? What makes it so important? Can we. . . MORE


October 2015

Mircrobes: Discover an Unseen World with 25 Projects

Written by Christine Burillo-Kirch 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

If our vision were to improve 1 million times, we would be able to see microbes in the air, on our skin, in the dirt, in water, and on food! In Microbes: Discover an Unseen World, readers journey through several different microbial worlds to encounter bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, and archaea populations. In this book, kids are granted access to an encompassing view of. . . MORE


October 2015

Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 7–9

Over 7 billion people live on the earth, and 84 percent of them describe themselves as being religious. What does that mean? Few topics incite such passion as religion. Why are humans invested in ideas that may never be proved? Why has religion played such an important role in history?

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November 2015

3D Engineering: Design and Build Practical Prototypes with 25 Projects

Written by Vicki V. May 
Illustrated by Andrew Christensen 
Grade Level 4–6

Bridges, skyscrapers, helicopters, and nightlights are all very useful things! But how did somebody come up with the idea for these things, and how did people figure out how to build them?

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November 2015

Explore Norse Myths! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Bryan Stone 
Grade Level 3–4

The stories of Norse myths and legends are a terrific introduction to Viking culture, history, science, and traditions, which thrived in Scandinavia from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. But who were the Norse, who left their homelands in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden to trade, raid, and explore around the world? In Explore Norse Myths! With 25 Great Projects, young readers. . . MORE