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.
Exploring Polar Regions
This title examines the exploration of polar regions. Easy-to-read, engaging text takes readers to the Arctic and Antarctic, examines the explorers who journeyed to these frigid areas, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible.
This title examines how self-injury affects individuals and society, investigates how people are working to put an end to self-injury, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.
This title examines the fascinating life of Emma Stone. Readers will learn about Stone’s childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Stone’s early interest and talent in acting.
This title examines the remarkable life of Colin Powell. Readers will learn about Powell’s family background, childhood, education, military career, and societal contributions. Covered in detail are Powell’s service in the Vietnam War.
Disability Rights Movement
This title traces the history of the disability rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change. Iconic images and informative sidebars accompany compelling text that follows the movement from the work of early activists to bring dignity to the lives of people in institutions through the fight to make society adapt to the needs of people with disabilities and up to new legislative triumphs in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.