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Lesser Spotted Animals

By Martin Brown
David Fickling Books

  • January 31, 2017
  • $18.99
  • Ages 7-10

Bison? They’re banned! Tigers? Taboo! Say good-bye to the gnu, cheerio to the cheetah, and peace to the panda.

The world of Lesser Spotted Animals STARTS HERE!

Find out all about the amazing animals you need to know but never get to see, from the numbat to the zorilla, and everything in between.

A nonfiction picture book with attitude, Martin Brown’s Lesser Spotted Animals combines the humor and verve of books like Dragons Love Tacos and Please, Mr. Panda with the informative breadth and gorgeous presentation of nonfiction from Steve Jenkins, Diana Aston, and Jenny Broom.


The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge

By Joanna Cole, Illustrated by Bruce Degen
Scholastic Inc.

  • January 7, 2014
  • $6.99
  • Ages 7-10

Trust the bestselling science series of all time to get down to the facts on global warming, so kids can understand the crisis--and how they can help solve it. Like it or not, global warming is a hot topic that will affect the younger generation more than anyone. So why not turn to the teacher kids love most, Ms. Frizzle! Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts in a fun and informative way. With trademark simplicity and wit, Joanna Cole explains why the earth is getting warmer, and Bruce Degen's bright, action-filled illustrations make the science easy to understand and fun to learn. This team brings a new, improved understanding to climate change, engaging kids and empowering all. Teachers will cheer!


Rivers of Sunlight

By Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
The Blue Sky Press

  • January 31, 2017
  • $18.99
  • Ages 4-8

In this brightly illustrated narrative, readers will learn about the constant movement of water as it flows around the Earth and the sun’s important role as water changes between liquid, vapor, and ice. From sea to sky, the sun both heats and cools water, ensuring that life can exist on Earth. How does the sun keep ocean currents moving, and lift fresh water from the seas? And what can we do to conservePerfect for any young reader eager to learn more about his or her world, this is an invaluable addition to any classroom, library, or at-home collection. With stunning artwork and compelling scientific explanation, Bang and Chisholm have brought forth a masterpiece that is critically relevant in this environmentally tumultuous time. The newest book in the award-winning Sunlight Series is an important and beautiful exploration of one of our planet's delicate geological cycles, clearly and simply presented for young readers. one of our planet's most precious resources? 

All Year Round: A Story of Seasons

by Susan B. Katz, Illustrated by Eiko Ojala

  • January 2016
  • $17.99
  • Ages: 4-6

A Scholastic Level 2 Reader that answers early readers' questions about rocks and minerals!

Follow two friends as they explore the changing seasons through the beauty of each month’s iconic shapes and celebrations in All Year Round, written by award-winning author Susan B. Katz and illustrated by Eiko Ojala in his picture book debut. Katz’s poetic text and Ojala’s intricate cut-paper artwork bring the months and their shapes to life. Bold colors, adorable characters and lyrical text fuse together perfectly in this creative look at the world around us. Susan B. Katz is a National Board Certified Teacher who worked as a bilingual elementary educator and literacy consultant for more than 20 years. Susan now works as a social media strategist for authors and publishers. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Her first book, ABC, Baby Me!, was published in September 2010. Her second book, My Mama Earth, won a Moonbeam Gold Award for Best Picture Book of 2012. Susan lives in Northern California.Eiko Ojala is a renowned illustrator and a graphic designer. He lives in Tallinn, Estonia. He draws everything by hand first, and then redraws everything digitally, creating every shadow and light himself. This is Eiko’s first picture book.

Rocks and Minerals

by Scholastic
(Scholastic Discover More Reader, Level 2)

  • September 2015
  • $3.99
  • Ages: 6-8

A Scholastic Level 2 Reader that answers early readers' questions about rocks and minerals!

The whole world is made of rocks! The Earth's rocky crust was formed millions of years ago, and its rocks are always changing. It is full of fascinating minerals, and we use its treasures in hundreds of ways. Did you know that toothpaste contains finely ground rock dust, that the stripes in the Grand Canyon's rocks were once layers of sand at the bottom of the sea, and that robots are examining the rocks on Mars? This Level 2 Reader teaches readers all about the different kinds of rocks and minerals, how rocks were shaped, how we use the Earth's mineral resources, and how we can unlock its fossil secrets. The book uses simple text and full-color photographs throughout.

With supporting facts, technical vocabulary, vivid maps and charts, and a variety of writing styles and text structures, Scholastic Discover More Readers are tailored to the new era of high expectations. The unique informational text reading levels have been developed and vetted by Scholastic reading experts.

Really? Ocean

By Penelope Arlon
Scholastic Nonfiction

  • February 24, 2015
  • $8.99
  • Ages 7–10

Learn firsthand, brand-new information about our oceans, delivered directly from scientists in the field in Really? Ocean.

Featuring interviews with amazing men and women, fantastic photography, detailed maps, and superb infographics, this new series is filled with original and extraordinary facts that will have every child exclaiming, "Really? WOW!"

Buried Sunlight

By Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
The Blue Sky Press

  • September 30, 2014
  • $17.99
  • Ages 4–8


Acclaimed Caldecott Artist Molly Bang teams up with award-winning M.I.T. professor Penny Chisholm to present the fascinating, timely story of fossil fuels.

What are fossil fuels, and how did they come to exist? This engaging, stunning book explains how coal, oil, and gas are really “buried sunlight,” trapped beneath the surface of our planet for millions and millions of years. Now, in a very short time, we are digging them up and burning them, changing the carbon balance of our planet's air and water. What does this mean, and what should we do about it? Using simple language and breathtaking paintings, Bang and Chisholm present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun and now runs most of our transportation and energy use in our world. Readers will be mesmerized by this engaging fourth book in the award-winning Sunlight Series by Bang and Chisholm.


Ocean Sunlight

By Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
The Blue Sky Press

  • May 2012
  • $18.99
  • Ages 4-8

In this timely book, award-winner Molly Bang uses her signature poetic language and dazzling illustrations to introduce the oceanic world. From tiny aquatic plants to the biggest whale or fish, Bang presents a moving, living picture of the miraculous balance sustaining each life cycle and food chain deep within our wondrous oceans. On land or in the deep blue sea, we are all connected—and we are all a part of a grand living landscape. Packed with clear, simple science, this informative, joyous book will help children understand and celebrate the astonishing role our oceans play in human life.

Middle Grade


 Me and Marvin Gardens

By Amy Sarig King
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • January 31, 2017
  • $16.99
  • Ages 8-12

Obe Devlin has problems. His family’s farmland has been taken over by developers. His best friend Tommy abandoned him for the development kids. And he keeps getting nosebleeds, because of that thing he doesn’t like to talk about. So Obe hangs out at the creek by his house, in the last wild patch left, picking up litter and looking for animal tracks.

One day, he sees a creature that looks kind of like a large dog, or maybe a small boar. And as he watches it, he realizes it eats plastic. Only plastic. Water bottles, shopping bags . . . No one has ever seen a creature like this before, because there’s never been a creature like this before. The animal -- Marvin Gardens –soon becomes Obe’s best friend and biggest secret. But to keep him safe from the developers and Tommy and his friends, Obe must make a decision that might change everything.

In her most personal novel yet, Printz Honor Award winner Amy Sarig King tells the story of a friendship that could actually save the world.

Young Adult


By Eliot Schrefer

  • September 2015
  • $9.99 (Paperback Reprint)
  • Ages: 12 and Up

*A 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST* When he was a boy, Luc's mother would warn him about the "mock men" living in the trees by their home--chimpanzees whose cries would fill the night. Luc is older now, his mother gone. He lives in a house of mistreated orphans, barely getting by. Then a man calling himself Prof comes to town with a mysterious mission. When Luc tries to rob him, the man isn't mad. Instead, he offers Luc a job. Together, Luc and Prof head into the rough, dangerous jungle in order to study the elusive chimpanzees. There, Luc finally finds a new family--and must act when that family comes under attack. As he did in his acclaimed novel Endangered, a finalist for the National Book Award, Eliot Schrefer takes us somewhere fiction rarely goes, introducing us to characters we rarely get to meet. The unforgettable result is the story of a boy fleeing his present, a man fleeing his past, and a trio of chimpanzees who are struggling not to flee at all. .