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Category: New Releases
We’re excited to announce the publication of the newest book in the Mathematical Lives series of biographical novels: “Edward Lorenz and the Chaotic Butterflies.” If you’ve ever heard of “the Butterfly Effect,” then you’ve heard the term that was coined for Lorenz’s discovery, which led to the revolutionary concept of chaos theory.
We’re excited to announce the next book in the Awesum Alex series: “Awesum Alex, Math Detective: The Multiplication Problem.” Children who have been following Alex and her friends through the addition and subtraction books will be thrilled to encounter them again as they learn how to multiply!
Our newest philosophy book, “The Paradox Box,” teaches philosophy through a historical fiction story that draws students in to the life and times of Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. The accompanying guidebook is filled with original readings and questions that will keep kids thinking and debating long after they’ve closed the book.
We’re thrilled to announce that the newest book by Michael Clay Thompson is now available! “Poodle Knows Poetry” is the third book in the Poodle series, Michael’s preliminary-level books for kids ages 6-9. Children who befriended Poodle the chicken in the first two books will be delighted to discover him again as he explains the fundamentals of poetic devices to his surprised (and ornery!) author.
We’re excited to announce the publication of the last set of books in the Adventures on the American Frontier collection: “Brave Men of Early Texas.” This set of books chronicles the colorful and tumultuous history of Texas, from the first European explorers to set foot on it through to the battle of the Alamo, a tragic tale that is the embodiment of the American spirit.
We all know some basic facts about George Washington. But did you know that as a young man, he experienced a treacherous journey through frozen wilderness to report information about the French resistance to British control? This story and others like it are what kids will learn from our newest Adventures on the American Frontier set of books: “Westward Over the Blue Ridge Mountains.”
We are excited to reintroduce the Problemoids mathematical reasoning books for children in grades 4, 5, and 6! These books give children an opportunity to put on their thinking caps to try to figure out the solutions to challenging problems in mathematics, mathematical reasoning, and basic logic.
We’ve been reviewing our novels lately, and three of them stand out as some of the best books we’ve published. These novels are truly among the most beautifully written, most profoundly moving stories we’ve ever read. So even though they haven’t been out for all that long, we decided to polish them up and reissue them for summer reading.
We’re pleased to release our newest set of books in the Adventures on the American Frontier series: “Resolute Men of the Illinois Country.” The Illinois Country is a vast region in what is now the Midwestern United States. Even before they knew what the rest of the New World had to offer, early explorers knew that the Illinois Country held a wealth of promise and opportunity.
By all accounts, the movie “The Revenant” was a box office hit. It has been described as “gripping,” “intense,” and “gorgeous,” but also “mature,” “tense,” and “violent” (it’s rated R), which makes it a great movie for adults but not so much for children. But now we’re offering a version of that story appropriate for middle school-age kids in our newest American history series: “Following the Frontier West.”
We are pleased to offer a fresh new version of “Amazing Ants,” a book for both students and their teachers or parents. The book is part textbook, part research notebook, and it introduces readers to ants in a way that reveals their immense value as a venue through which students can learn the scientific process.
“Nature Study for the Whole Family,” the award-winning book by naturalist and instructor (and homeschooling mother of two) Laurel Dodge, is a beautifully written guide to helping your family make the most out of natural spaces, whether tiny backyard or vast national park. And now we are proud to offer a new, updated version of this exquisite book.
In the 1990s, artist Frederick Franck created two series of images: one a retelling of the Way of the Cross and the other of the parable of the oxherd. Those images were translated into stained glass panels and installed in a building that Franck had specially built. We are pleased to offer an updated edition of the book “The Tao of the Cross and the Oxherding Parable,” which Franck wrote to explain his story behind those images.
We are pleased to offer a revised edition of a historical fiction novel about Alexander the Great: “Taking Control.” This novel is packed with facts about one of the greatest leaders who ever lived in human history, but children will be so absorbed with the story that they’ll miss the fact that they’re actually getting a detailed history lesson as they read it.