For over 30 years, ABDO has been publishing exceptional children’s PreK–12 educational titles for libraries and schools.


AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP

THe American Identity

The American flag, the Statue of Liberty, and US popular culture are all world-famous symbols of the United States. In The American Identity, readers will learn about the history and meaning behind these and other parts of the United States' unique cultural identity. Clear text, helpful sidebars, and color photographs give readers a compelling overview of this important subject. Features include fast facts, a table of contents, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Constitutional Rights

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press are three of the core American values outlined in the Constitution. Constitutional Rights explains these and other rights contained in one of America's key founding documents. Clear text, helpful sidebars, and color photographs give readers a compelling overview of this important subject. Features include fast facts, a table of contents, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.


ESSENTIAL LIBRARY

Melvil Dewey Library Genius

This title examines the remarkable life of Melvil Dewey and the invention of the Dewey Decimal System. Readers will learn about Dewey's background and education, as well as his innovations and work in libraries. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Publishing Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Hindenburg Disaster

This title examines an important historic event, the Hindenburg Disaster. Readers will learn the background of airships, Germany's Count Zeppelin's push to build airships, and the planning, building, and tragic explosion of the Hindenburg. Also covered are the key players, the investigation of the disaster, and the event's impact on future airship developments. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Vaccination Debate

This title gives readers a balanced look at the arguments surrounding the vaccination debate. Readers will learn the history of vaccines, including disease prevention and health consequences, as well as viewpoints regarding parents' rights versus protecting the public. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-follow text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Viewpoints is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Drug Trafficking

This title examines one of the world's critical issues, drug trafficking. Readers will learn the historical background of this issue leading up to its current and future impact on society. Drug farmers, producers, smugglers, dealers, and users are discussed in detail, as well as law enforcement against the illegal drug trade. Also covered are legalization of drug use, drug trafficking organizations, programs and organizations against illegal drugs, drug trafficking related to the global economy, and the cost of the U.S. war on drugs. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of drug trafficking. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Oil And Energy Alternatives

This book gives readers a balanced look at the issue of oil and energy alternatives and its surrounding arguments. Oil and Energy Alternatives covers topics including the rising cost of oil, the national and international politics of oil, and the defining factors of an oil crisis. Readers will become familiar with oil-related environmental issues, carbon-free energy, the pros and cons of alternative energy, and solutions for the future. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-follow text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.