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Diwali

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004573

A kindergarten-level introduction to Diwali, covering the holiday’s history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as clay lamps and rangoli designs.

Day of the Dead

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004566

A kindergarten-level introduction to the Day of the Dead, covering the holiday’s history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as marigolds and skulls.

Christmas

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004559

A kindergarten-level introduction to Christmas, covering the holiday’s history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as evergreen trees and gifts.

Chinese New Year

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004542

A kindergarten-level introduction to the Chinese New Year, covering the holiday’s history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as the color red and dragons.

Touring Cars

Ashley Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004238

A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to touring cars, powerful race cars known for their strong engines and use in a variety of races. Also included is a biographical story about touring car driver Gordon Shedden.

Stock Cars

Ashley Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004221

A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to stock cars, modified race cars known for their aftermarket parts and use in oval track races. Also included is a biographical story about stock car driver Darrell Wallace Jr.

Sports Cars

Ashley Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004214

A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to sports cars, two-seater race cars known for their powerful engines and use in endurance races. Also included is a biographical story about sports car driver Colin Braun.

Rally Cars

Ashley Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004207

A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to rally cars, modified race cars known for their teams of drivers and use in multi-stage rally races. Also included is a biographical story about rally driver Michèle Mouton.

Off-Road Cars

Ashley Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004191

A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to off-road cars, rugged vehicles known for their wide, tough tires and use in off-road races. Also included is a description of the U.S. military’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

Karts

Ashley Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004184

A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to karts, open-wheeled racing vehicles known for their strong chassis and use in a variety of races. Also included is a biographical story about kart driver Mia Chapman.

Formula One Cars

Ashley Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004177

A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to Formula One cars, aerodynamic race cars known for their wings and use in closed circuit races. Also included is a biographical story about Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

Dragsters

Ashley Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004160

A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to dragsters, lightweight race cars known for their wide rear tires and use in drag races. Also included is a biographical story about dragster driver Antron Brown.

Seashell

Amy Sky Koster (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004078

Shells come in so many beautiful patterns, shapes, and textures, but they can have surprising uses!

Where Go the Boats?

Robert Louis Stevenson (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003255

Set sail in this edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic children's verse.

Knowing the Name of a Bird

Jane Yolen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003231

This inquisitive, ornithological ode celebrates a love of birds—no matter what we call them and why.

Me + Tree

Alexandria Giardino (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003224

A young girl and an old tree learn from each other how to find their purpose and foster healing in the world.

Lights Out

Marsha Diane Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002272

In a world marred by light pollution, this quest for true darkness is a clarion call to turn out the lights—so that all may see.

Mi vida con autismo

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492290

Zen loves to draw and play video games. He also has autism. Zen is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with Autism. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Zen sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Zen is not defined by his condition, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.

The Case of the Missing Cookies

Thomas K. and Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490906

Who took the cookies? Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary in this pick-your-own-path mystery. Be a detective and use your addition, subtraction, and skip counting skills to solve the case. Things keep going missing at Lincoln Elementary. And the student detectives there love solving mysteries! Can you help find the missing cookies? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again.

The Case of the Locked Time Capsule

Thomas K. and Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490913

Workers discover a time capsule at Lincoln Elementary, but it’s locked! What could be inside? Whoever made it left a trail of geometry clues based on shapes. Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary and help solve this pick-your-own-path mystery. At Lincoln Elementary, the student detectives love solving mysteries! Can you help them solve the clues to open the time capsule? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again.

Las inundaciones

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492221

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about floods. This is a North American Spanish translation of Spot Floods. When it rains, it pours! Too much rain overflows a river, causing a flood. When sandbags don’t work, discover how floodwaters can knock down a person—and even float a car! Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about floods and the impact they have.

Mi vida con TDAH

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492283

Meet Annabelle! She loves to draw and play her ukulele. She also has Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Annabelle is real and so are her experiences. Learn about her life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with ADHD. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Anabelle sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Anabelle is not defined by her disorder, but she does some things differently than neurotypical people. Let Annabelle tell you a little about her life.

The Case of the Missing Class Pet

Thomas K. and Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490890

Oh no! Lucky, the class pet, has escaped! Where did he go? Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary in this pick-your-own-path mystery. Use math and measurement skills to figure out where Lucky could be hiding. Things keep going missing at Lincoln Elementary. And the student detectives there love solving mysteries! Can you help find the missing class pet? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again.

Computers from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490456

Computer technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of computing for elementary students. Back in the 1950s, computers were only for employees of the government and universities. They were way too expensive for the average person. In 1975, the Altair 8800 kit made them affordable. It also inspired a guy named Steve Wozniak to start Apple Computers with his friend Steve Jobs. Then came mice, GUIs, MacIntosh versus PC, and the World Wide Web. In the 2000s, computers got into cell phones and now everyone carries a computer in their pocket. Where will artificial intelligence take computers in the future?

Movies from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490463

The history of movie technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. It took 50 years from the invention of photographs to the magical motion of movies. In the 1890s, Thomas Edison’s company decided to make a camera that could take a bunch of pictures really fast. Next came silent films, talkies, and Technicolor. New technology gave us widescreens, 3-D, IMAX, and, finally, the digital revolution. How will virtual reality change movie-going in the future?