Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People
May 2017

Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People

Written by Tom McCarthy 
Grade Level 4–6

Why have the people of Roanoke Colony never been found? Historians are still trying to answer that question. Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People tells five true stories of people who vanished—against the backdrop of historical circumstances, such as the carving out of a new world in an ancient culture.

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Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers
May 2017

Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers

Written by Tom McCarthy 
Grade Level 4–6

In the early morning hours after St. Patrick’s Day in 1990, two thieves stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers introduces readers to the suspenseful history of interesting crimes.

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Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World with 25 Projects
July 2017

Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World with 25 Projects

Written by Marcia Amidon Lusted 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

In Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World with 25 Projects, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the people behind some of the products, processes, and improvements that produce the reality in which we live.

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Cells: Experience Life at its Tiniest
July 2017

Cells: Experience Life at its Tiniest

Written by Karen Bush Gibson 
Illustrated by Alexis Cornell 
Grade Level 7–9

Every living thing, from the common cold to every plant, animal, and person on Earth, is made up of cells. In Cells: Experience Life at Its Tiniest, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate these basic building blocks of life and learn how they affect our health, reproduction, criminal investigations, and agriculture!

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Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects
July 2017

Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects

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

Have you ever wished on a shooting star? Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects takes readers ages 7 to 10 on an amazing journey through space to investigate comets, asteroids, and lesser-known celestial objects using hands-on activities and investigative experiments.

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Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms
August 2017

Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms

Written by Karen Bush Gibson 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Does the weather fascinate you? Are you curious about where storms get their strength? Do you ever think about what the long-term effect of weather patterns will be on the earth? Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms introduces readers ages 9 to 12 to three women working in meteorology who are making an impact and inspiring future generations of meteorologists.

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Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures
August 2017

Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures

Written by Elizabeth Schmermund 
Illustrated by Lena Chandhok 
Grade Level 4–6

Architecture is everywhere! What style building do you live in? Is it a skyscraper, a Victorian home, or a modern building? In Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures, readers ages 9 to 12 examine the stories of women who are today designing the houses, schools, museums, and public spaces where we spend our time.

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Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways
August 2017

Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

Sometimes, an intolerable situation calls for a drastic measure—fleeing for freedom. Whether you’re a slave seeking freedom to the North or a convict swimming for your life in a shark-infested canal, the urge to be free drives your every move. In Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways, readers ages 9 to 12 meet five ingenious fugitives and freedom seekers who all shared one common. . . MORE


Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America
August 2017

Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America

Written by Judy Dodge Cummings 
Grade Level 4–6

Traitors. Agitators. Rabble-rousers. Throughout American history, people who work to radically change society have been criticized, arrested, and even killed. Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America for ages 9 to 12 explores the lives of five firebrands who used muskets and marches, boycotts and lawsuits in their struggle for justice.

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Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds?
August 2017

Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds?

Written by Laura Perdew 
Illustrated by Tom Casteel 
Grade Level 4–6

Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely—these species are extinct. In Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, more than 5 billion species have gone extinct, some of them at the same time. In Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the scientific detective work scientists perform. . . MORE


Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects
August 2017

Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects

Written by Alicia Klepeis 
Illustrated by Matt Aucoin 
Grade Level 3–4

Bridges, furniture, musical instruments, games, vehicles—all of these things were invented and improved upon by people who love to put stuff together, take stuff apart, and figure out how things work! In Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore what it means to be an engineer.

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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


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


The Civil War: The Conflict Between the States
December 2017

The Civil War: The Conflict Between the States

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 Conflict Between the States, 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 than. . . 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