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Books for Children & Teens

 

Women with Wings

ISBN: 9781680783919, 9781680797442

Women with Wings discusses how in the 1940s, women broke free from traditional gender roles by piloting aircraft both on the homefront and in combat, making critical contributions to the Allied victory in World War II. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

 

Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level         Grade 6 - Grade 12

Reading Level         Grade 8

Genre Nonfiction

Abdo Publishing 2016

Lexile  1020

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Amazon (Tech Titans)

ISBN: 1532116853, 978-1532116858

Examines the world's largest online retailer, detailing its founding by Jeff Bezos and its expansion into new areas such as hardware devices, cloud services, and drone deliveries. 

Interest Level         Grade 6 - Grade 12

Reading Level         Grade 8

Genre Nonfiction

Abdo Publishing 2018

Lexile  1020

Harlem Hellfighters

ISBN: 9781624039225, 9781680770995

This title examines the black troops of World War I and the way their contributions shaped their perceptions back home in the United States. Compelling narrative text and well-chosen historical photographs and primary sources make this book perfect for report writing. Features include a glossary, a selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

 

Interest Level         Grade 6 - Grade 12

Reading Level         Grade 8

Genre Nonfiction

Abdo Publishing 2016

Lexile  1150

Korean War

ISBN: 9781617838781, 9781624013492

This book explores the causes of and events leading to the Korean War. Discusses major battles and key figures of the war, and the technology and weapons used during the war. Through primary source quotes, readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front. Readers will learn what impact the Korean War had on US history and the country's development. Oversized photographs and informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

 

Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

 

Interest Level         Grade 6 - Grade 12

Reading Level         Grade 8

Genre Nonfiction

Abdo Publishing 2014

Lexile  1040

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A History of Music
Essential Library of Cultural History

ISBN:  9781624035555, 97816296931

This  book examines Western music's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it expanded, and how it has grown into such an integral part of Western culture. Special features include a timeline, Art Spotlights, infographics, and fact bubbles. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

 

Interest Level         Grade 6 - Grade 12

Reading Level         Grade 8

Genre Nonfiction

Abdo Publishing 2015

Lexile  1020

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King Tut's Tomb
Digging Up the Past

ISBN: 9781624032332, 9781629685090

Every new and groundbreaking archaeological discovery refines our understanding of human history. This title examines the exploration and study of King Tut's tomb. The book explores the tomb's creation, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts. Well-placed sidebars, vivid photos, helpful maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of the topic. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

 

Interest Level    Grade 6 - Grade 12

Reading Level    Grade 8

Genre   Nonfiction

Abdo Publishing 2015

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King Tut's Tomb
Events that Changed America

ISBN:  978-1503825185, 1503825183​


Offers readers a captivating look into President John F. Kennedy's assassination and the man who killed him. Learn about the capture of Kennedy's murderer and the lasting impact the president's sudden death had on America. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, a timeline, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, information about the author, and an index.

 

Interest Level    Grade 3 - Grade 6

Reading Level    8-11

Genre   Nonfiction

Momentum 2018

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