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Beloved Characters for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Download Activities to Interact with Your Most Beloved Characters!

Ready-to-Read: Leveled Books for Beginning Readers

Download Activities for Your Emerging Reader!

If You Love… is a narrative nonfiction series for young readers who want to learn about careers involving the things they love!
Enter the World of Eric Carle, where fans young and old continue to draw upon his lessons in creativity, discovery, play, and learning.
The Robin Hill School series by Margaret McNamara follows a lively first-grade class through the year.

Chapter Books for the Next Step After Beginning Readers

Download Activities for Your Younger Reader!

QUIX: fast, fun-to-read stories with colorful characters, lots of kid-friendly humor, and easy-to-follow action!
Make learning to read a blast with fan-favorite chapter books!

Must-Read Series for Upper Elementary and Middle Schoolers

Download Activities for Your Reader That Can't Get Enough of These Series!

Have your kids discovered the New York Times and USA Today bestselling KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES series yet?
The #1 New York Times bestselling DORK DIARIES series follows Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles her life through text and art—her move to a new school, her battles with queen bee MacKenzie, and her zany adventures with her BFFs Chloe and Zoey by her side!
Read all of Stuart Gibbs’s bestselling series full of humor and suspense!

Stories with Kids in Relatable Situations

From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids’ walks home can take.
From critically acclaimed author Hena Khan comes a new story featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.
A powerful and moving story of learning how to grow, change, and survive from acclaimed author Barbara Dee.

Stories Full of Adventure & Perseverance

A harrowing and beautiful debut novel-in-verse for ages ten and up that’s perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series!
Sequel to New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor–winning author Tony DiTerlizzi’s Kenny and the Dragon.
Five kids from all over the world are transformed into real-life spies in this new bestselling series!

Timely Stories to Spark Conversation

A thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Sharon M. Draper.
Barbara Dee brings the “Me Too” discussion into the young readers space with this critically acclaimed middle grade novel.
The story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself.

Stories to Hook Reluctant Readers

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth comes a space-tastic series!
The latest novel in New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series!
Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure series!

Graphic Novels: 8- to 12-Year-Olds Drawn to Reading

Sibert Honor–winning graphic memoir about the dreams and realities of becoming a ballerina.
Two young explorers join Fabien Cousteau and his team to get up close and personal with great white sharks.

Thematic Guides

Using Books about Feelings and Emotions
Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom!  
Guide to Sharing Wordless Picture Books
Launching Nonfiction Author Studies: A Focus for Teaching the Common Core State Standards

Guides Based on the Stories Of Real People!

Never Caught
Lift as You Climb
Reaching for the Moon

Guides For Books by Fan-Favorite Authors

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
The Boy in the Black Suit
Ada Lace, on the Case

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