Since 1985, ABDO has been a leader in children’s PreK–12 educational publishing for school and public libraries, earning a reputation for providing the best in reading and research for children and young adults. Curriculum-focused and academically rigorous, ABDO is a good fit for middle school students who are learning the basics of research, writing papers, and independent learning
Nonfiction titles built for secondary schools, with high-quality design and content for reading and research.
Adapting to Climate Change
This title examines how climate change affects individuals and society, investigates how people are working to respond and adapt to climate change, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.
This title examines democracy in world history from its birthplace in Athens, Greece to the creation of modern democracies such as those in the United States, Germany, and Pakistan. Other types of government are compared and contrasted, as are the properties of the free market economy. The rights and responsibilities of the people under a democratic government are also examined. Important events, documents, and works are introduced as are the foundations of a strong democracy.
This title examines the remarkable lives of Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey and their work building the groundbreaking social networking companies MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. Readers will learn about their backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how these social networking companies operate and issues they face, such as responding to negative feedback, facing competition, and developing new tools and applications for users.
This title examines the fascinating life of Taylor Swift. Readers will learn about Swift’s childhood, family, and rise to fame. Compelling text explores Swift’s early interest in music and songwriting that led to the release of her albums, how she deals with success, how her songs relate to her romantic relationships, life on the road, and her philanthropic efforts.
This title examines parliaments in world history from the earliest parliaments in Iceland, the Isle of Man, and the United Kingdom, to more modern parliaments. The governments by which parliaments function, such as monarchies, democracies, and dictatorships, as well as different economic systems are examined, as are how parliaments and prime ministers are elected and cabinets are chosen and describes the function of each. Also examined is the role of political parties in the formation of a parliamentary government.