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


Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies
February 2018

Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

Why on earth would anyone want to dig up a grave? The characters in Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies all have their reasons.

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Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of Deadly Diseases
February 2018

Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of Deadly Diseases

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

Feel a tickle in your throat? Do you still have that headache? Could you be falling victim to a deadly virus?

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Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements
February 2018

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

We might think humans have control over our environment, but Mother Nature has proven us wrong again and again.

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Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts
February 2018

Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

The energy released when volcanoes erupt, engines combust, or bombs explode both thrills and fascinates people. But this power also kills.

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Forces
March 2018

Forces

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Shululu 
Grade Level 1–3

Our world operates the way it does because of forces. Gravity, magnetism, pulling and pushing, and friction are some of the many forces that affect the way we move on Earth. They even affect the Earth itself—without gravity, the world would eventually fly apart!

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Energy
March 2018

Energy

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Shululu 
Grade Level 1–3

When you feel like running, leaping, and singing, people might say you have a lot of energy. And you’re not the only one! Energy is the stuff that makes everything live and move. People, animals, plants—we all need energy to live!

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Matter
March 2018

Matter

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Shululu 
Grade Level 1–3

Everything you can touch and hold is made up of matter—including you, your dog, and this book! Matter is stuff that you can weigh and that takes up space, which means pretty much everything in the world is made of matter!

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Waves
March 2018

Waves

Written by Andi Diehn 
Illustrated by Shululu 
Grade Level 1–3

You can find waves just about everywhere you look! Take a tour of the world of waves in this fun, illustrated introduction to the concept of waves and energy and their presence in our world.

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The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon
May 2018

The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon

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

What do you see when you look up at the night sky? The potential for amazing discoveries and scientific advancement? During the 1950s and ‘60s, some people also saw a place that needed to be claimed.

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The Vietnam War
May 2018

The Vietnam War

Written by Barbara Diggs 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

More than 58,000 American troops and personnel died in the humid jungles and muddy rivers of Vietnam during the 20-year conflict. But why? What were they fighting for? And how could the world’s most powerful military be defeated by a small, poverty-stricken country?

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Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events
May 2018

Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events

Written by Carla Mooney 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

Have you noticed that our planet is becoming increasingly connected?

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World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
May 2018

World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb

Written by Diane Taylor 
Illustrated by Sam Carbaugh 
Grade Level 7–9

Why did the world find itself immersed in another global conflict only two decades after World War I?

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Explore Bridges! With 25 Great Projects
July 2018

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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Explore Canals and Dams! With 25 Great Projects
July 2018

Explore Canals and Dams! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Anita Yasuda 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 3–4

Did you know that hydropower supplies 16 percent of all electricity worldwide? Did you know there are more than 57,000 big dams around the world!

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Explore Tunnels! With 25 Great Projects
July 2018

Explore Tunnels! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Jeanette Moore 
Illustrated by Mike Crosier 
Grade Level 3–4

Moles, beavers, rabbits . . . these animals burrow tunnels in the ground every day! What other kind of creature makes tunnels? Humans!

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