Inspired by the idea of producing relevant and engaging young adult books that would have appealed to themselves as readers, Scobre has created a successful line of educational books designed to truly interest young people. Includes the Home Run/Touchdown designation (same book, different Lexile levels, to help make the content accessible for all levels of readers).
Nonfiction and fiction titles include relevant information and positive messages on current topics.
Turning Green (Home Run)
The Earth is under attack: global warming, water and air pollution, coral reef bleaching, pesticides in the foods we eat, and toxins in the products we use every day. The good news is that each of us can help. Because of brave individuals like Jessica Assaf, the world is slowly Turning Green again. When this teenager found out that harmful chemicals were hidden in the cosmetics she put on her face every day, she decided to do something about it!
Chasing the King (Home Run)
Jason “Skids” Skidder is a fourteen-year-old with a dream to play professional soccer. When he finds out that his father is moving his family from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, his entire world turns upside down. Leaving his friends and his old life behind him is only the beginning of his troubles. When “Skids” makes it to Rio, he finds out that soccer is really “futebol” and that he is not as good as he was in America. After meeting some new Brazilian friends, and the girl of his dreams, he starts to improve. Chasing the King is the story of his journey to the World Cup. As his soccer improves, he also grows to love his new home. If his soccer dreams come true, will he play for Brazil or for America?
Urban entrepreneurs are the driving force of pop culture. The Urban Entrepreneur series showcases a diverse group of successful men and women who grew up in the city. Discover how shoe companies use sports stars to target city kids and create billion-dollar marketing plans. Learn how fashion trends migrate through mainstream culture. Uncover how some unlikely circumstances led to the creation of foods that we enjoy today. Learn how innovators like Jerry Lawson and Lonnie Johnson made their great ideas a profitable reality. What’s your name? Make us remember you.
Hockey Dreams (Home Run)
When you look at Wayne Miller, don't squint or adjust your glasses. He really is that small. Still, he's always dreamed about being a professional hockey player, and competing with the greatest players in the world. Your dreams never die until you let them die. That's what Wayne's father always told him, and that's why he never quit. Sitting in the locker room of the Minnesota Elk, on the night of his first professional hockey game, he can finally sit back and reflect about how in the world he got there. It all started the day he got his first pair of skates. After that day, nothing was ever the same.
Unique Soul Weird World (Touchdown)
For skateboarders, artists, musicians, and X-Game fans—or any young person who is a little bit different—along comes Unique Soul Weird World. Darren “Jerry” Schaeffer has too many interests to list, but one thing is certain: he’s a unique soul living in a weird world.
Nonfiction and fiction titles with content on pop culture, sports teams, and current topics written as differentiated text.
When it comes to war, women in the military have proven that they are not only capable, but heroic. Female soldiers do everything from flying jets to rescuing comrades under enemy fire. They are Coast Guard captains, Generals, medics, and fighter pilots. And some, like double amputee Tammy Duckworth, bravely serve their country despite their injuries. They are soldiers; proudly marching forward to change the face of the United States military.
New York Knicks
Get ready to enter the NBA’s most recognizable arena and step On the Hardwood with the New York Knicks, in this officially licensed NBA team book. Most NBA fans will agree that when Madison Square Garden is rocking and the Knicks are playing well, the sport is simply better. That time is upon us once again. The Knicks, behind Carmelo Anthony, have reenergized the Big Apple, where the connection to basketball runs deep. On the Hardwood: New York Knicks will examine the close relationship between a city, its favorite team and its favorite sport.
Lace up your shoes – it’s time to step On the Hardwood with the Brooklyn Nets, in this officially licensed NBA team book. Although the New Jersey Nets moved just 21 miles to become the Brooklyn Nets in 2012, much has changed. New uniforms, new owners, a new coach and high-profile players have the Nets under Brooklyn’s bright lights. Before reading about today’s team, On the Hardwood: Brooklyn Nets takes us back in time to relive memorable moments in Nets history.
San Antonio Spurs
Head down the Alamo and join the San Antonio Spurs On the Hardwood, in this officially licensed NBA team book. To find the most underappreciated franchise in professional sports, look no farther than San Antonio. The Spurs have remained in the shadows. But that doesn’t mean that the team hasn’t been busy. Four championships since 1999 prove otherwise. In On the Hardwood: San Antonio Spurs, we examine the Spurs’ rise, how this championship team was built, and the intensity in which it was coached.
Take a trip down to "Big D" and step On the Hardwood with the Dallas Mavericks, in this officially licensed NBA team book. In 2011, the Dallas Mavericks joined an elite group as they (deleted word) became champions. In On the Hardwood: Dallas Mavericks, we see the team’s rise behind forward Dirk Nowitzki and owner Mark Cuban. But the road to glory wasn’t a straight one. This title takes us through the roller-coaster in Dallas before winning became a tradition.