Hello everyone and welcome to today's new spring nonfiction webcast brought to you by School Library Journal an sponsored by amicus slacker at the creative company and Scholastic, my name is Rebecca Josh reckon I'll be introducing everyone today, but before we begin I just have a few housekeeping items to run through with you. Your screen is completely customizable. You can resize any of the windows and move them around, so feel free to adjust as needed to get the most out of your screen space. If you accidentally close any of your windows, you can bring them back up by clicking the appropriate widgets down at the bottom of your screen. If you have any questions during the presentation, go ahead and submit those to the Q&A window. Copy of today's slide deck and the publishers title lists are available in the resource list window and you'll be able to download your feet certificate from the certification window. Once you've met the viewing requirement. 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And hopefully you'll get a chance to get to know me. Kiss a little better. We are a publisher that focuses on young readers. Really lower elementary grades K through 3 and the word amicus means friend and so we tried to Inview friendliness and everything we do, especially in our books. Making kids when I pick him up and read and also with friendly customer service. I'm really excited to share our spring titles with you today. These for us. Our book development team was working on these like a year ago where I was a year ahead. So we kind of never know what year it is. But first up is spot which is our early reader nonfiction line which is perfect for kindergartners or anyone who is just learning how to read. We have 3 new series for spring with 20 new titles and all of our spot books have Accelerated Reader quizzes with an HS level of 1.0 or below. And so if you are a school that uses the Accelerated Reader program, we have a lot of kindergarten material available for you. Our first series is spot Arctic animals, which is a new series this spring course. We have these adorable sea otters and all of these animals are adapted to cold, cold climates, of course. And as I go through all these spot titles, you'll see the consistency that we built into this line to give emergent leaders predictable features. Every book has an exact picture text match in three ways to encounter new vocabulary. Excuse me, you can see here that the word whiskers is spotlighted in the Red Circle. It's also used in the main body text and then shown very clearly in the photograph. We spend hours and hours going through photographs just to find the perfect one to really emphasize the text. And we have 6 titles in this series. Very friendly covers that kids are going to want to pick up. Spot outdoor fun is next. This series aims to inspire kids to get outdoors and hopefully hook them on reading with books about fun activities that maybe they've already participated in. Every spot book starts with 4 words and close up pictures on page 2 and invites the reader to look for both the words and the pictures as they read. And so this helps young leaders predict the text and it also gives him a little scavenger hunt as they read through the book. And then by the time they get to finding the words on the page is they've already seen it at least once, so they're seeing it for the second time. And then every book also has a did you find feature at the end that shows exactly which part of the photos were shown in those little circles at the beginning. We have 8 titles with a variety of outdoor activities that kids can participate in. And of course everyone loves Holidays and everyone loves to celebrate. And we've got a wide variety of world religions represented in this series. Dewali is the Hindu festival of lights which is held near the end of the year in October or November, and these books give a simple introduction to the cultures and common celebrations that kids would be able to relate to. There are 6 different titles on both eastern Ramadan are coming up in April and so those are very timely and then the other four of course are great for end of the year. Multicultural holiday celebration. Or high interest books are fun facts. Old nonfiction on topics that kids want to read and 1st up is Paralympic Sports this Summer Olympics are coming up in Tokyo, Japan in July of 2020, and so are the Paralympics. These are held right after the Olympics for athletes with disabilities to compete. Hum. Paralympic athletes they have many of the same events as the Olympics. From track and field to cycling and swimming, and rowing, to name just a few where needed. They use adaptive equipment like the hand cycles that you see here and they also keep an adaptive sports like volleyball where athletes sit and play with their upper bodies only. I'm a serious features for titles highlighting some really amazing athletes who don't let their disability is giving away a fierce training and competition. We've also updated are popular Summer Olympics Sports Series with new Staffs and pictures from the 2016 Olympics and of no. Whenever we do sports titles, we work hard for an even gender balance. So in these Olympic books you can see on the covers half of the photos or female and half the photos are male and we try to represent all genders just to make these titles a good bet for sports fans so that everybody can see themselves in the book. And they're a great guide if you're going to be watching Summer Olympics on TV. Just kind of give you a preview of what's coming up in all the different events. We also have the series available in Spanish for the first time, so if you've got a Spanish speaking population who likes sports, this is a great series for them. And other high interest topic of course is pets and cats. It's hard to resist these cute cats and it's amazing when we did these books. How many differences in cat breeds there really are on these? Devon rexes are quite the characters. These books are written at a first to second grade reading level. They have a slightly lighter text world than our sports books and again just really spectacular photography. Finding unique images that they may not have seen before trying to. Draw them in with fun facts. And every book ends with a breed identification diagram and a Glossary. We had 6 new titles in this series bringing the total up to 14 and so every kid should be able to find a favorite cat breed from this series. Sequence is a little bit higher level in print that we have. It uses timelines to demonstrate processes, and it's written at a food grade level, so it's a little bit more in depth. We have 40 titles in our amazing structures series, including building an offshore oil rig which is pretty amazing because they're kind of like a little city in the middle of the ocean that can also drill oil and Building 1 takes many, many steps. Each step is outlined and explained in a text. And then timeline elements are added progressively as you read the book. So if you look at the timeline on the bottom here, every time you turn the page, there's a new timeline element that's added so that by the end of the book, then the reader has the whole timeline Belton that reinforces the steps in the text as well. All of these kids are behind the scenes. Look at places in structures they may encounter, and an appreciation for the many people in the many months or years it takes to build them, and we hope it will inspire kids to look at stem careers as well. And then switching from engineering over to life science. We have a new title in our. I've got feet series that is written by zoologists. Do Julie Murphy? She's from Australia and has a lot of animal expertise and what she's done is really like the animal. Tell the story here so you can see the giraffe actually talks to the reader in the first person about his swatting tail and what it does. And then there's also some follow-up facts that are in 3rd person and so it makes this a really good cracks cross curricular option. I'm so reinforcing both life life science and Language Arts and just gives kids also just for browsing like a fun books. Read about animal tales. Another cool adaptations. And here you can see the Arctic Fox has a snugli tail that's like a blanket. Plus not shown. But in the book are some really cool things like there's a spider tailed Viper that actually has like a fake spider at the end of its tail. Anet legal its tail out to trick birds and then the snake actually eats the bird instead of the bird. Eating spider. And so I've got a tail joins two other titles featuring eizan feet, making us a really fun series for comparing that animal adaptations. And the next books I'm going to show you are an exclusive sneak peek just for SLJ webcast attendees there actually releasing in this fall, so they're not quite done yet, but team is still working on them right now. But we're so excited about them we couldn't wait to share them with you. And so curious about is amicus's new imprint for inquisitive kids using inquiry based non fiction on high interest topics to keep kids reading. But not a second grade level, and each chapter is based on a question that kids might ask and then has well researched answers to satisfy their curiosity and it's supported by graphics and graphic comparisons where where appropriate. And we know you probably have a lot of pet books already, but we also know that these topics are really popular with kids. So if you're curious about dogs, you might have a lot of questions, and each book builds on that natural curiosity with questions about things like training or how they learn trick there. Did you know facts as well? And we're not afraid to ask some of the tough questions to either, even about like why dogs eat poop because, you know, if kids see that they're going to ask about it. We also have some rankings showing like 5 different dog breeds. So even for kids who are already pet lovers, they're bound to learn something new with this series. We also have curious about outer space, which is fascinating. Just because every year there's always new developments in new facts and new discoveries that are being made and all of our writers Try really hard to capture a child's point of view, which is something we try to in view in all our books. But, you know, as adults, we already know that was never traveled to another planet because, you know, we hear the news and that would have been on the news. Definitely, you know. But a 7 year old might very well cinco Saturns really cool. Have we ever visited there? And then the answer of course talks about. Well, no, we haven't. But space probes have and how long it would take to get there. And things like that. So we try to have that child died, questioning view, and all of all of these series. And each of these 3 titles in this series, each of the titles end with a media literacy fit feature that guides kids through their research process and to learn more so it encourages them to ask more questions even after there done reading and then have some prompts to guide them through how to search for that information. We got some sources that would be a good place to start and then also includes ways that they can be active with hands-on learning and take action in their community. Maybe by visiting a planetarium for example, or having a parent help him download a star gazing app on their phone. So they can keep satisfying that curiosity even after reading a book. And then our last sneak preview series remembered to use release in August. So curious about unexplained mysteries, and I know a lot of people are curious about Bigfoot. And of course there is no proof of what Bigfoot looks like. We don't really know, but we've done our best to. Show what people do know about Bigfoot. What are the reports? What do people say? Here are the theories. What do you think? And aren't you curious about whether Bigfoot exists or not? So this series presents the facts on some of these paranormal, unexplained things. What we know so far, what the various theories we parts have been in a way that will help kids separate fact from fiction. So you'll be hearing a lot more from us about these new curious about books an coming up this fall and we also have a lot of great titles for spring. So thank you for listening and if you want to, if you have any other questions, please get in touch with us and connect with us or contact information is on the screen here and. I would be happy to answer any questions that people have. Thank you so much for including us today and back to you, Rebecca. And thank you for Becca and thank you especially for sharing your brand new curious about serious. I too would like to know why dogs eat their own poop. Next up is Anna Ericsson, who is talking about a brand new imprint from Black Rabbit books. Go ahead, Anna. Thank you, hi everyone, I'm delighted to be here today on behalf of black rabbit books to talk about a brand new imprint called Bolt Junior. It's launching right now and we're pleased to give you a sneak peek at all of the titles in this new program. Many of you are probably familiar with Black Rabbit. Black Rabbit is a company that believes that every child can become an awesome reader even if they aren't already. And that means that they 0 in on striving readers. To date, Black Rabbit has really focused on the grades two to 6 age range leading readers where they are within that range. But it's become clear that that striving leader demand doesn't start at grade too. It's really starting even earlier and thus black rabbit has built Bolt junior which takes out striving reader reach and takes it down to the pre K to Grade 2 level. So Bolt Junior. Is a series of books that are all done in the 1.4 to 1.88 plus range. There all 24 pages and their designed to really appeal to that pre K to 2 though the interest can extend all the way up to grade 3. They take a lot of the signature features of their Big Brother Program which is Bolt and bring them down into this age range in a really appealing way and those signature features are bold. Bright colors you're going to see that throughout the program. Very carefully. Level text and info graphics such as math charts, unlabeled photos that are package for these younger readers. So the first example of this is in the baby animal series, and you'll see in this series. As in all of the Bolt junior titles, but these books are really designed with scaffolding in mind. They're great for early reports, but they're always going to topics. That would be considered appropriate for pleasure reading. Basically, these are high interest books through and through, but they are significant series, nonfiction as well, so you get the elements of a traditional nonfiction book, such as the Glossary an the index, but you'll also see things like you can see on this slide towards the bottom left that they've have an in an in Page. Glossary so you you can get a definition for a word right there when you're wondering about it, which is particularly important for folks who are maybe going to get distracted or forget by the time they get to the end of the book that they want to look up the meaning for a particular word. The info graphics with all of black rabbit and particularly Bolt and Bolt junior is an absolute signature feature. They use innovative not ways to not only detail. Elements of a particular topic, but to set up interesting comparisons to contrast different things. So this is an example of the label photo for the panda in baby animals. Alright, the next series in the new bolts in your line is awesome animals, and as we know animals there this perpetually one of the highest circulating topics out there. These are Evergreen topics. The single subject animal books. But Interestingly enough, they can go beyond that. So on the surface we have are engaging friends here. I love to look at that Penguin book and just think that that Penguin is saying I may have a fancy head dress, but I will come and take that fish away from you. Do not mess with me, but when you get inside, it's more than just Fluff. These books are really a springboard that can take you to other topics such as science, social studies, and even current events. For example with the lion. Even though this is a low level book with a high interest approach, it does touch on topics like how are these animals affected by global warming or loss of habitat? Where do they live? What do they eat? What do they need to survive so it gives you? They really serve as a bridge to critical thinking, which is part of that scaffolding approach, providing context within the body of the text. Um? You'll see in all of these books you can see how the taxes arranged in very clear blocks. It's easy to track through. It's not overly complicated, so it really again for readers who are trying to reach to these books, it gives them a clear path through the text. There's extra elements, but the layout is crisp and clear and accessible. Alright, the 3rd program or the series in both junior is world of robot and this this is another example of the ways that high interest topics can reach and active springboard into current events. In this case, science and tech. So these books cover array of robot robots, including things like animal robots, which. Take you into um descriptions of how Sciences are studying real animals and using their attributes to build mechanical robots. So for example, we've got a comparison here between a real cheetah and a robot that was designed to act as in a similar manner as a real cheetah, and can actually run course. I will note that real robot can run only about half as fast as the real cheetah, so it's kind of cool to see that the animal Kingdom still has. A lead on us in some ways, but you can see the comparison. You can see how the one is drawn from the other. Again, all through both junior you'll find this bonus fax feature, so in this case it's like a little if we were, New Orleans would say this is with the Lagniappe. It's the little little extra at the end. Above and beyond the body of the text itself, but little tidbits which help extend your interest beyond the focus of this topic in on 2 in this case, science and tech in general. Alright, the four series is called a little bit spooky an the emphasis on is on a little bit because we are trying to make these books appropriate for 5 and 6 year olds and even in some cases 4 year olds. So we want them to be pixelating and spooky, but not terrifying. We're not trying to send everybody to bed with terrible nightmares, so as Becky was talking about with Alika San there Bigfoot Book. The content of this Bigfoot book is going to be. A little bit gentler. It's, you know, just stepped down again for this very low range. But the paranormal over and over and over again comes up as some of the most popular topics out there in terms of circulation, we see that not only as I said for the animal titles, but for every paranormal book we do, if I never saw another book on Bigfoot, I would be so happy. But I am not a 6 year old. I'm not an 8 year old and they would disagree. So we provide quality materials on these high interest topics because we want to bring kids into books no matter Wat. If we can get them into books if we can get them into reading, we have a better chance of keeping them there. All right and then the 5th series in this boat, junior programs is wild rides and these are 6 books about basically coolest transportation out there. Jenn Beisel, the publisher of black rabbit, describes these with the tongue in cheek expression of things that go really fast. So we've got everything from dirt bikes to stock cars to super cars, and she said, you know, if you've got a student that gets bored sometimes and we know these. You know everybody does. This is a perfect book to hand them to just again keep them engaged with a book with a feeling of not only pleasure, but success because these are. These are very books that are designed to set you up from success from beginning to end. Another great example of a labeled photo here and you can see throughout how the text is really zeroed in at that one point 4 to 1.88 US level. Alright, so both junior is brand new. This season is available in both hardcover library dot hardcover but also in paperback and ebook and you'll see in the downloads that are available for all of the attendees. Title data for all of our books and you'll get all of the print ISB NS for both the hard cover and the paper back in that set. I would encourage you to visit the. Black rabbit website For more information. Not only about Bolt junior but about Big Brother Program Bolt, which again is for readers that are up at the second second grade second, third, 4th grade level Bolt is done at a higher reading level as is hijinx which is the other big program within the Black Rabbit umbrella. So Bolt for example, takes you up to an 8 awesome. 2.8 to 3.3 hijinks does the same, but all of the books within this black rabbit list are really focused on high low information publishing, so they're all reaching for those striving readers. Finally, I would encourage you also to check out Jenn Beisel, the publisher of black rabbit books on YouTube. She's recorded a wonderful series of videos about the programme about each of these theories, and you can find that on YouTube by searching for black rabbit books. Thanks so much everybody and thank you Rebecca for hosting. Thank you Anna for sharing a Bolt junior with everybody and you are so right about Bigfoot in the paranormal. If I had a dollar for every time one of my children ask me Facebook. We could all be on vacation right now. And Next up is Kate Riggs, who is going to share some series from the creative company. Hi, I'm Kate. Welcome to the creative companies portion of the web and are we published series nonfiction under the creative education and creative paperbacks in France and picture books and board books with creative additions. Today I will be focusing on the 8 series that have new titles for spring 2020. To start off here, the continuation series about baby animals called starting out. As it happens, this presentation shows are paperback, ISBN's and pricing, as well as the hardcover, but as Anna just mentioned too, if you need to find any of the information or reference any hardcover facts, please check out our title sheet that accompanies this weapon R. I wanted to do something different with these books, so In addition to the pattern of adorable photos of young animals with the text is written in such person as though the animal is relaying. It's only story. Like our other lower level series for emerging leaders seedlings which will see soon starting out in areas briefs. Descriptive text with images that are still closely related as to make captions unnecessary. You do have a smattering of labels though. Knowing how much kids like to make in mimic sounds I built in the speak and listen feature to this series, which unfortunately is not pictured here, but each book include the spread all about the sound each animal makes, encouraging readers to mimic the sound and looked into more examples. That feature was the only thing. My 5 year old nephew understood at furnace faggot with the Spanish version of this serious. And did he ever have a glass imitating them all? It made for a hilarious car ride. T how old like a baby Fox and he was like a gated handgun. Personally, I'm hoping these books and find homes in Spanish immersion programs and libraries within need for a Spanish language text for beginning readers. Now, with more than 120 titles in RC planes program you think we would have covered almost everything, but we hadn't done any titles on trains, so that's was rolling out for the spring. Not only can beginning readers tackle is approachable books themselves, but I find them to be appropriate for read aloud as well as you reach your audience. You can use the images to tying additional facts and ask observation and comprehension related questions. Especially when it comes to the label image guide. But in each people you may be surprised or even non repairs obtained by the time you get some stress the last time. Do you remember the words back to the different types of camels when we pointed them out? These words for training a little bit less. Talking. Expanding our offerings in Spanish is the same set of trains bringing the total to 37 Spanish do things now. So also strange kettles are available in Spanish this season. Thank you more feelings will be translated to Spanish for fall 2020, so you can stay tuned. First, people is a series for a second grade reading level about American Indian tribes and we're adding 6 more titles for the display. The text load is heavier at this level, yet it is also intentionally more spare. These are introductory books meant to wet the appetite for pursuing further knowledge and insight into the complex histories of native tribes. In addition to the history, emphasis is placed on a contemporary view. Intel members of each child keep their traditions today. Of course, one method of preserving culture is to recounted stories in the feature of each book. In first, people is the retelling other traditional pork last story, one that explains why something is the way it is, such as the People's way of life or the workings of nature. The previous titles in the series where Apache Cherokee, Iroquois, Navajo's purse and Sue. Amazing animals and one of our longest running series and appealed to quite a wide audience. The reading level is targeted at 2nd grade, but even older students appreciate the clear introductory text. Inapproachable design one young friend send us a picture of his collection, which he had impressively organized alphabetically, in which spanned almost 40 titles. And someone who is written about half the serious I can attest that there is a great deal of selectivity that goes on behind the scenes from the text content and tell him to the photo quality and subject with each book we try to provide a backbone of information that will supply a curious learner with a solid foundation for future research. One of the hallmarks with amazing animals is the folktale. Each title include the retelling of a traditional story that highlights particular traits of the featured animal is not only speaks another literary form into an otherwise non fiction text, but it also gives a subtle nod to have people have traditionally made friends with animal behaviors throughout our history, primarily by story telling, which is exactly what we're doing too. If you're familiar with amazing animals, these 10 titled May ring a Bell with you, and in fact they are reissues of books that were originally published almost a decade ago. We decided they needed some refreshing. Free issuing some of our most popular titles also enabled us to bring out concurrent Spanish editions, so this is the first time these subjects have been translated for us. And we now have 24 of an amazing animals available in Spanish. Like amazing animals, the books in this amazing set featured text with plenty of white space and large, colorful images that are caption to provide an additional layer of information. With these books on sports, you'll get some history description of basic rules and gameplay. An idea of how people in our target audience of elementary school age readers can seek out participation in such activities. Even look at it, there's no, but it's important to be physically active as well as academically inclined. The story feature in amazing sports goes a real life route with biographical profiles of athletes have made a mark on each featured support. This may be the first time we've done sports as part of the amazing brands, but creative is well known for its sports publishing and we have several offerings for elementary through high school. The last set of amazing books for the spring is a foray into the supernatural amazing mysteries. Mythical creatures as we now are perennial favourites with young readers and they continue to capture the imaginations of people of any age. Appealing to fans of the unexplained listening series explores the hold such fabled creatures have over us. Similar to amazing animals, each amazing mysteries title retails, a folktale or other legendary story of an encounter with the feature creature. From a young age, children learn to identify all the forms of creatures in people. Caterpillars versus butterflies. Fees versus flowering plants and so on. To continue that education, but titles and grow with mysterious percent elementary at fascinating studies of the stages. But living things experience throughout their growth cycle. This is magnified photos. Easy to follow text and lifecycle recap all contributed to an experience focused on an up close look at how the feature feature changes and grows throughout its life. As you can see, these books are a little bit higher of a reading model from the previous series. And I also got some good bugs last time around. Previous titles in the series and comes with plants such as apples and teams as well as animals with unique transformation all life stages. Moving on up to our highest reading level books, but Odyssey series is one that we have developed to showcase many different types of subjects in one cohesive format. In such a high school audience. Good series aims to help progressing readers discover a variety of topics assisted by a visually striking design. For spring 2020, we had 4 topics centered on timely technological innovation. The comprehensive text covers important scientific principles, contributions of notable individuals and companies, common applications, and influential figures poised to lead the field into the future. This must joined at the first cast of characters and Oddities. The topics for advanced readers in art, forensics, extreme sports, nature, and biographies, to name just a few. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share our spring funny 20 list with you all. You may notice that Anna pulls double duty as creative salesperson as well, but she wisely opted to delegate today. Please let either of us now if anyone has questions so thank you. Thanks so much Katie. It's always exciting to see so many new titles come out in Spanish translation. Smile on my face and I'll ask as I've heard today is Jodie Stigliano from scholastic. Go ahead, Jody. Thank you Rebecca. Hello everybody, I'm Jody Stigliano and I'm excited to share our spring 2020 nonfiction list with you. We start our youngest age range and reading level with be an expert. Kids love to be the experts now they can feel like real pros with this exciting nonfiction series for beginning readers. Kids will be hooked on the thrilling real world topics and big bright photos. Each book feature simple sentences and sight words that children can practice reading. Then with support, kids can dig deeper into the extra facts, Q&A's and fun challenges. We have 4 titles within this series. And you'll see that it features simple sentences and sight words to foster confidence. We have big bold photos with labels to get kids excited and builds vocabulary. And then you'll also see that each title within this series has a full glass, three with pictures and simplified index for every book. Tales to grow by is a new series of books that unlocks the power of fairy tales. Each tale is retold to highlight important emotions, feelings and attitudes of its characters. Beautiful illustrations make the story accessible to young readers. Questions throughout the book and Backmatter written by an expert allow the readers to get in touch with their own feelings and emotions. We have 4 titles within this series. Beauty and the beast is a story about trust. Red Riding Hood. A story about bravery. The 3 little pigs story about patience and the Emperor's new clothes. A story about honesty. So this series features beautiful illustrations to help Young Readers Imagine Fantasy Worlds. There will be questions throughout the text which encourages children to get in touch with their own feelings and experiences in relation to the fairy tale and so on. The bottom right hand you'll see a burst and this question from Little Red Riding Hood asks, do you have a favorite outfit or piece of clothing? If So what is it and how does it make you feel? So these books are super engaging. Each book features a read together section which is written by an expert family counselor and that helps children identify and understand the emotion featured in each book. Then we have wildlife lol. So this series introduces young readers to some of the most amazing animals on the planet in a surprising and laugh out loud, funny, wacky way. Each book is brimming with colorful photos, bite size, text, wacky facts, jokes and riddles that will entertain every child who picks it up. We have 6 titles in this series an you may remember the series from fall 2019 where we published the first six titles. So this series features colorful photos, graphics and text treatments. There's playful text, captivating even the most reluctant readers. We also have age appropriate jokes and riddles throughout, which makes readers want to pick up the books again and again and so on. This last page, the joke. The LOL is what did the sloth say to the tree branch? Anyone anyone? I'm hooked on you so it's really fun. Very engaging. The kids just has a blast reading these books over and over again. And then each title within this series features a spread which shows other members of the featured animals extended family, which is fascinating. I had no clue that all of you animals were related. So super fun. On that same note, we have cats react to science facts, so let's face it. Like every topic science becomes more interesting when cats are involved. Every spread of this book introduces a stem topic related to physical science, biology, astronomy, or the human body. Packed with key science topics, hilarious jokes, puns and cats and building on the popularity of on line cat videos, kids will find this book is just perfect. Sorry I couldn't help myself so this theories or I'm sorry this title is a stand alone but it features bite size text introduces key science concepts in an acceptable manner. Super engaging with colorful design. And then in the back of the book is a helpful Glossary and index for each. Then moving on we have. A true book, and so I'll be featuring 2 true book series. This first one is Queens and princesses being a Queen or Princess is more than sitting on a throne. This series tells his stories of women who were born or married into royalty. Who were these women who ruled? They led sensational and sometimes luxurious lives. They impacted war and peace, politics, culture and tradition. These Queens and princesses were so much more than their crowns. And so we have 4 titles within this series. An each title was in the series. Features a full spread, introducing that particular Princess or Queen. In the historical context. There will be sidebars, fast facts, infographics, another nonfiction text which really brings the history to life. Each book will feature a family tree which traces the Royal ancestors and the descendants. As well as the glossaries which explained difficult terms in a way that makes them very easy to understand. Next step in our true book series is understanding climate change. Glaciers are melting, summers are heating up, sea levels are on the rise. Climate change is affecting every corner of our planet. Students will read about the history and scope of the problem, analyze the same kinds of evidence that scientists do, and come away with the tools that help them respond to this pressing global issue. So we know now more than ever. This is so important for young people to learn about, so we have 4 books within this particular series. Each book features a full spread exploration of the climate related data. And encourages students to analyze the information to themselves. We have fascinating sidebars which highlight important concepts, moments and ideas. And they'll be a Glossary, which explains difficult terms. And then with so exciting is a profile which will highlight young people taken action in their communities. And so this spread features features Greta Sundberg, the 15 year old girl who's just so fascinating. Then we move on to Xbox. Xbox is high interest topics, real stories accessible. Text engaging design an astonishing photos. So this new series is really designed to engage and motivate reluctant readers. So we have topics in science, history, social studies, really there, so action packed and they're going to help students unlock the power and pleasure of reading. And we know that they're just going to want more. So this particular Xbox category focuses on the strange. We know Bigfoot seems to be a trend here, and so really, we have 4 books within this strange category. I think Bigfoot really will rise to the top. Uhm, but each book was in. This series, has easy to digest plots and short timeframes, and we know that so important for reluctant readers. Sidebars aplenty offer interesting facts parallel to the focus of the story. And then Maps and diagrams, interviews and graphs exposed readers to a varied array of nonfiction texts and features. So within that same Xbox. Series we have another subject. This is Total War. This is another high interest topic and so we have 4 books within this series. Again, we have edgy an colorful art which really makes the books attractive and kind of has a cool element to it. We have timelines within which is so important really for kids to focus on the when an as to the Y. And then Gloucester is again explained difficult terms in a way that really make them easy to understand. Then we have scholastic focus and this is an imprint, a new imprint relative to a few years ago. That's part of our trade division, but this inference was developed really to provide middle grade. An young adult readers with beautifully written, carefully researched, thoughtfully designed, narrative, nonfiction, and the tag line that we like to use is really for kids to bring your world into focus. So we have these 4 titles on our spring list. Into the clouds. By Todd Olson. 3 Expeditions and a high mountain rivalry. 3 attempts at key to one of the most grueling challenges that the planet has to offer really filled with displays of incredible strength and heart stopping danger into the clouds is a thrilling story of the men whose quest to conquer a mountain became a battle to survive. The dissent on this book is just action packed from start to finish, and really, it reads like a movie. It really does, and we know that kids are. Interested in this kind of content and we think that it's really going to suck them in there, not even going to realize that the leading nonfiction the back matter is chock full, including pictures of the gear that was used with photographs. It's just just fascinating. Then we have to fly among the stars. And so this is by Rebecca Siegel. And in the 1960s, locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space, the United States selected 7 Super Star Test Pilots. To fill out the Mercury Seven group and so these men endured grueling training, an constant media attention but a little lesser known fact is that a group of 13 women accomplished air racers, test pilots, and flight instructors were really in during those same tests. In secret. They were hoping to defy social norms and earn a spot among the stars. So with thrilling stories of aviation seats. Tales against the fight against sexism and historical photos, this book recounts an incredible array of US innovation and it's really so hopeful that these women took up their fight for Space Flight all the way to DC. It's again chock full of back matter and a Glossary, and photos. And it. It really is fascinating such an exciting read. We had to be brave. Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport, and this is by Deborah Hopkinson who is well beloved in our library world. She's a cyber honor author. This book is just so hopeful heart wrenching at the same time, and so this recounts personal accounts of Kindertransport survivors, Deborah Hopkins, and like no other person could do. It really paints this timely and devastating story of how the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Tore apart the lives of so many families and what they were forced to give up in order to save these children. It's something that I didn't learn growing up. It was fascinating an it's great to bring to bring this topic to kids again, index back matter with timelines. An resources really do explore more in depth and you know it's a book like this. That really takes you down the rabbit hole of needing to learn more about. About this time in history, and so it's a fascinating read again. And then our last book is called stolen justice, and this is a struggle for African American voting rights by Laurence Goldstone, who again is just one of our preeminent scholastic focus authors. So following the Civil War, the reconstruction error raised a new question. To those in power, and it really was. Should African Americans so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote? You know that that answer is yes, but this portrait. Impression of the African American vote by Laurence traces the injustices of the post reconstruction error through their eyes of those who were there and both heroic and barbaric. He examined the legal cases that made the Supreme Court a partner of white supremacists in the rise of the Jim Crow South. And so it's, you know, while this is a story of America's past, I think this author brilliantly draws the direct links to today's threats to suffrage in this timely, timely book. We just think this covers so arresting and that you know we have a historical photo of a man. Boys will. And then on the right we have the present day. And it's just. It's just fascinating. So it's one that we urge all young kids to read. But I think there's a lot of adult crossover as well. Scholastic focus because it's so thoroughly researched and so well written on these books are consumable. They really are. And so I think for. An adult market. These books are perfect. You know, it offers all the information each. No in kind of a short page count, and it's something that I think both kids and adults should read. So thank you so much for having us today is glastic nonfiction. And thank you so much. Let me know if you guys have any questions. Thank you for joining us and please visit us at Scholastic, Com Library Publishing and then you can use this offer code to save an extra 10% off the list price. Thank you so much. Thank you Rebecca. Thank you Julie. I can really see how that scholastic focus series. Could I greatly supplements curriculum with some additional on high interesting material to go along with their learning? Thank you for sharing. And I can't believe we actually did finish a few minutes early. I would like to, of course, think out presenters over sharing all this great upcoming and currently available nonfiction with us. And thank you to everyone who joined us today. You will receive an email to let you know when the archive is available, usually in about 24 hours. As always, you can find this sub tasks in all other archives in upcoming web casts in the events and. Should be section at slj.com. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and we will see you next time. Take care.
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