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Researched, acquired, and developed new series to meet curriculum and national educational standards for the Benchmark imprint, a nonfiction K-12 school and library publisher. Managed all series from concept to bound book, including preparing author contracts, collaborating with designers, photo selection, supervising freelance consultants, photo researchers, fact checkers, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers.
"Highly enjoyable, thought-provoking sci-fi by an author with considerable talent and promise."--Kirkus Reviews____Clans are Unity. No variation. No deviation. On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them on an unforgiving planet. Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) was never supposed to ... read more
From Book 1: "Camelot meets Hogwarts meets Panem in this intriguing, well-written beginning to a planned YA series."--Kirkus Reviews_____________Inspired by one of the greatest legends of all time… Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted. Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with a... read more
In their second adventure, Thomas Hawkins and his brother Porter are faced with unraveling a dark map, one not made by their father's hands, and they are about to find out that there is a thin line between good and evil that is not always clearly defined. Thomas is up to his old pranks again at the Lost Academy when he is whisked back to the Beyond, engaging in a wild adventure with Umbrey, Po... read more
In an age when local daily papers with formerly robust reporting are cutting sections and even closing their doors, the contributors to The Life of Kings celebrate the heyday of one such paper, the Baltimore Sun, when it set the agenda for Baltimore, was a force in Washington, and extended its reach around the globe. Contributors like David Simon, creator of HBO’s The Wire, and renowned politi... read more
Many wine drinkers would like to be more adventurous but are reluctant to experiment by choosing an unknown wine that may disappoint. There are literally tens of thousands of wines and scores of countries around the globe producing them – and shelf after shelf of different Merlots or Pinot Grigio can be a little intimidating. How to choose the right wine is one problem, deciding on what to ser... read more
For new and experienced students, practical guidance in kundalini yoga for happiness, health, and fulfillment Kundalini is a universal life force within each of us that, once awakened, holds the power to transform every facet of our lives. Kundalini yoga is the art and practice of activating this radiant energy. With Essential Kundalini Yoga, Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa present the core p... read more
Flutter, wiggle, jiggle—it’s never too early to introduce children to the fun and healthy joys of yoga Flutter like a butterfly.Twist and turn like a grasshopper.Wiggle, jiggle, and giggle like a beetle. Kids love bugs—and what better way to get them excited about yoga than with the help of our multi-legged friends? This delightfully illustrated board book brings the fun and benefits of authen... read more
You Can Count on Animals to Make Yoga Fun! What could be more fun for kids than to hop like a frog, slither like a snake, and roar like a lion—all while learning an empowering, healthy life skill? Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids is a delightful pose-along adventure for children ages four to eight. Young readers will join our heroine Lyla as she learns ten yoga poses from her friends at the zoo,... read more
As America approaches the seventy-fifth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, author William M. Christie provides a detailed history of the United States on the eve of World War II. 1941: The America That Went to War presents not only the military events of 1941 and specific areas of interest like sports, home life, and transportation, but also an overall portrait of the country. The Amer... read more
From 1991 through 2005, the Atlanta Braves did something no pro sports team can match, finishing in first place for fourteen consecutive seasons. During that stretch, the Braves parlayed powerful pitching with potent hitting that produced under pressure. Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox won with veteran teams, young teams, slugging teams, and several times with teams that emphasized speed and de... read more
Explores the lives and daring deeds of spies of modern day using photos, original sources, maps, timelines, and little known facts.
The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from a Home InvasionDave Young has survived his fair share of violent attacks, including witnessing a home invasion first-hand as a teenager when two burglars broke into his home. Fortunately, his family was okay, but the terrifying experience motivated him to dedicate the rest of his life to helping others survive life’s dangers. Now a... read more
Sixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend and godparents' son, Oliver Bertram. Since Finley moved in with her godparents after the death of her father, she and Oliver have grown close. If Finley could just take Oliver's constant encou... read more
In the yoga tradition, bhakti is the path of the heart. This devotional branch of yoga is growing in popularity as increasing numbers of practitioners seek greater peace and more heartfelt connections in their personal and professional lives. Artist and scholar Ekabhumi Charles Ellik invites us to cultivate these feelings of love and connection through coloring, meditation, and art in The Bhak... read more
The day twins Zander and Alexa became adults, Moira, the embodiment of fate, revealed that Zander would become a leader of warriors and Alexa would be a fortuneteller of great power. Moira instructed the twins to use their talents to prepare their village, Puck s Gulch, to fend off an imminent invasion. Now, six months later, Zander is struggling to convince the quarrelsome villagers of the im... read more
In the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn’t make up his mind and eventually chose to begin a career in writing and journalism at the Kansas City Star, one of the g... read more
Political Campaign Communication: Theory, Method, and Practice brings a diversity of issues, topics, and events on political campaign communication around the concepts of theory, method and practice. The volume contains studies of political campaign communication utilizing a wide range of empirical, rhetorical, content analyses and social science methodologies as well as a variety of foci on t... read more
In the aftermath of the American Revolution, the friendship between Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison became one of the most important political collaborations in American history. This study examines the origins and evolution of their partnership, placing it within the context of US–British relations following the Revolution and analyzing how their relationship affected early repu... read more
Ever watch the circus and wonder, “how do they do that?” Find the answers in this book! Readers will learn about some of the most mind-bending circus acts, from contortionists to human pyramids, and the science that makes them possible. Short, simple activities help demonstrate the science for readers.
Ever watch the circus and wonder, “how do they do that?” Find the answers in this book! Readers will learn about some of the most high-flying circus acts, from silks and ropes to trapeze, and the science that makes them possible. Short, simple activities help demonstrate the science for readers.
Penelope Wryter's life has been a mess ever since her sister committed suicide a year ago. Now Pen's hooked on Fix, an illegal drug that makes her feel, think, and see differently. The hallucinations are intense, but there's one vision that keeps Pen coming back for more--Nate. He's the only person who cares about her. Too bad he's just a side effect of the drug. Pen knows she's going nowhere ... read more
Teaching mindfulness helps kids learn to stay calm, regulate their emotions, and appreciate the world around us. With Breathe and Be, author Kate Coombs and illustrator Anna Emilia Laitinen team up to present a book of poetry and art for young readers to make mindfulness easy, natural, and beautiful. Created for readers aged 4–8, here is a book sure to delight parents and kids alike, blending ... read more
John McEuen is one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, NGDB. Now 50-years strong, the band is best known for its evergreen bestselling album Will the Circle Be Unbroken and for its gorgeous version of the song “Mr. Bojangles.” McEuen is one of the seminal figures who conceived and originated the fusion of folk, rock and country, a unique sound still hugely popular today. In ... read more
This isn’t a book about positive thinking, silver linings, or always being happy. This is a book about living fully in good times and bad, and enjoying life more because of it.In her debut book Happier Now, nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan teaches readers how to stop searching for some elusive “big happy” in the future and start finding more joy in everyday moments. Drawing ... read more
City-boy Robby Warner is up north for a family reunion in Hibbing, Minnesota where the only thing thats happening is his large, chaotic family. It isnt long before he and his cousins decide to escape the crowd to explore all that the town has to offer. At an outdated bus museum, strange things start to happen, like windows closing on their own. When Robby plays back a video he took at the muse... read more
Sara Leung is prepared for a long, quiet night when she tags along on her moms overnight inventory shift at a discount store in Galveston, Texas. But isnt long before the night turns spooky when Sara spots ghostly children playing in the aisles of the store. She hears their laughter in the toy section. They send her messages. Sara quickly finds there are children everywhere in the store that w... read more
Miles Watley is pretty sure hes going to die of boredom when his family moves to the small town of Adams, Tennessee. The only thing that is remotely interesting to him is the Bell Witch Cave that local lore claims is haunted. While exploring the cave, he and his brother, Ryder, spot a young girl who simply vanishes into the darkness. Shortly after, weird, ghostly things start happening in his ... read more
Jayla Walters isn t sure what to expect when her father s job uproots her and her brother, Dion, to Estes Park, Colorado. But right away, something doesn t seem right with their hotel. Jayla soon discovers that their home for the week, Room 217 of the Stanley Hotel, is the most haunted place in all of Colorado. Barely asleep the first night, Jayla watches a ghostly woman walk toward her bed. A... read more
Ronald Kitchen was 21, on his way to buy milk for his four-year-old, when he was picked up by the Chicago police, brutally tortured, and coerced to confess to five counts of heinous murder. He spent 22 years in prison, 13 of those on death row, labeled as a monster. Kitchen was only one of the many victims of Jon Burge and his notorious midnight crew that terrorized and incarcerated black men—... read more
Who was the Buddha? Was he a prince, a god, a sage, a saint—or a person just like you and me?Countless stories have been written about the Buddha, but few have been tailored for children. Now, Under the Bodhi Tree brings this ageless tale to life for young audiences. Tracing the life of the boy who was born Prince Siddhartha, Deborah Hopkinson weaves a lyrical biography of a child just like th... read more
The Sex Pistols exploded onto the music scene in 1976, paving the way for a deluge of punk rock that would change the face of modern rock music for ever. Their debut album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, proved one of the most important rock albums of all time, fusing classic, slamming rock chords with sneering, searing vocals. The Sex Pistols simply, and seemingly effortless... read more
The Predators are on a hot streak, but their star shooter is in a slump. Drew Borders isnt putting up the numbers, and no oneexcept Macwants to go on record as to why. Its obvious to Mac that Drews overly critical and loud father, powerful attorney Larry Borders, is the root of the problem. When Drew is benched, and the sideline commentary from Mr. Borders doesnt stop, Mac decides to take matt... read more
Track and field season has arrived, and Mac is ready to report. Between last year's returning stars and standout newcomer Aleesha Ramos, the Predators are poised for an even better year at the state championships. That is, until practice ends, and meets begin. When the bleachers fill, Aleesha's sprinting is unremarkable. While the other sprinters warm up, Aleesha looks down. During races, she ... read more
Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit is on a mission to become famous at all costs. She shares her life with her fans through countless videos (always sporting some elaborate tinfoil accessory), and they love her for it. If she goes viral, maybe she can get out of her small casino town and the cramped apartment she shares with her brother and grandpa. But there's one thing Fit's fans don... read more
The last thing eighteen-year-old Wilhelmina "Willa" MacCarthy wants is to be a nun. It’s 1936, and as the only daughter amongst four sons, her Irish–Catholic family is counting on her to take her vows—but Willa’s found another calling. Each day she sneaks away to help Doctor Katherine Winston in her medical clinic in San Francisco’s Richmond District. Keeping secrets from her family only becom... read more
From the bestselling author of Becoming Us comes a novel unpacking loss, doubts, friendship, and the hard questions we ask of God and those we love. After her mom passed away, Jennalyn was in the midst of moving, having a baby, and helping her husband work toward his dream job. At the time, she thought she processed the shock and loss, but only now that Jennalyn has two small children, a lovel... read more
Jot is Marie Lynne's lucky pencil, but there's a new pencil in town, or at least in the pencil pouch. Click is mechanical, never needs sharpening, and has back-up erasers. How can Jot compete with that? Joined by his two pals, Blueberry and E, Jot makes a plan to get back to his top spot in the pouch. Will he and his friends succeed, or will they end up in the dark and dusty bottom of the pouc... read more
I Am Not Your Slave is the true story of a young African girl who was abducted from southwestern Africa and funneled through an extensive yet almost completely unknown human trafficking network spanning the entire African continent. As she is transported from the point of her abduction on a remote farm and channeled to her ultimate destination in Dubai, her three-year odyssey exposes the bruta... read more
Florida's famous swamps—from the Everglades to Mosquito Lagoon to Tate's Hell—serve as fitting backdrops for these chilling original stories. Maybe it's because they are often wet, shadowy places of wild beauty where few people dare to penetrate. They are havens for snakes, alligators, black bears, wildcats, and who knows what. People on the run have often hidden in swamps, while others have g... read more
In January 2000, Illinois Governor George Ryan declared a moratorium on executions—the first such action by any governor in the history of the United States. Despite a long history as a death penalty proponent, Ryan was emotionally moved after allowing an execution in 1999. He was also profoundly disturbed by the state’s history—12 men had been executed and 13 had been exonerated since the ret... read more
A rising star in Muay Thai figures out what (and who) is worth fighting for in this #ownvoices YA debut full of heart. If seventeen-year-old Kareena Thakkar is going to alienate herself from the entire Indian community, she might as well do it gloriously. Shes landed the chance of a lifetime, an invitation to the US Muay Thai Open which could lead to a spot on the first ever Olympic team. If o... read more
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