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.
Robot Revolution (Home Run)
Can you imagine a robotic pilot flying a spaceship to Mars with no guidance from human beings? Science fiction, right? The answer is no. Technology like this is actually being developed right now by some of the smartest engineers on the planet! A teenager named Eletha Flores is one of them. Welcome to the Robot Revolution.
Live Music (Home Run)
There have been constant changes in the music industry over the years. Fans adjusted their equipment as clunky record players turned into tapes and CDs. By the 1980s, teenagers were tuning in by the millions to watch a new network called MTV. Years later, the Internet completely changed the way we listened to, and purchased, our favorite songs. Live Music is a book about an up-and-coming band called The Broken Heart Brigade, and how they fit into the ever-changing musical landscape.
Unique Soul Weird World (Home Run)
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.
The Biz (Touchdown)
Mark Mayfield is chasing his dream of becoming the next great director. In The Biz, his journey serves as a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment industry. Beyond the red-carpet events, glamorous movie stars, and slick Hollywood agents, there are casting directors, cinematographers, set designers … and hundreds of other exciting careers. We can’t all be stars— but with great passion, big dreams really can come true.
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.
Nonfiction and fiction titles with content on pop culture, sports teams, and current topics written as differentiated text.
Before going to see the historic monuments in Washington D.C., step On the Hardwood with the Washington Wizards in this officially licensed NBA team book. Champions in 1977-78, the rebuild of the Washington franchise is very nearly complete. Hoops fans know the names responsible for the basketball rebirth in D.C.: John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Otto Porter. On the Hardwood: Washington Wizards tells the story of what once made the team champions, and the steps that are being taken to hang another banner in the nation’s capital.
Los Angeles Lakers
If you’re into hoops, then get ready to step On the Hardwood with the Los Angeles Lakers. This officially licensed NBA team book focuses on one of the most dominant franchises in sports history. Come along for the ride as the Lakers, led by Kobe, Shaq, Gasol, and Phil Jackson, win five thrilling championships in the 2000s. On the Hardwood also takes you back to a time when legendary figures like Jerry West and Magic Johnson were helping the Lakers build a legacy of greatness.
If you’re into hoops, then join the Philadelphia 76ers On the Hardwood in this officially licensed NBA team book. Players who have called Philly home are household names: Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley and Allen Iverson. Their accomplishments include numerous All-Star game appearances, 6 NBA Finals visits and championships in 1967 and 1983. Now, the time has come for a new 76ers era to emerge. On the Hardwood: Philadelphia 76ers peeks into the future at a team that hopes to duplicate the successes of its past.
Pack your shades and your sunscreen, and shield yourself from the glare of the Phoenix Suns in this officially licensed NBA team book. It was once thought that basketball and the desert didn’t mesh. That all changed when the Suns touched down in Phoenix. Soon, MVPs like Charles Barkley and Steve Nash were flourishing On the Hardwood, and this proud organization found itself within a few plays of winning multiple championships. On the Hardwood: Phoenix Suns details a franchise that almost never was, and their many great teams, players, and games.
Bring some oxygen and take a journey On the Hardwood where the Denver Nuggets hold court. On the Hardwood: Denver Nuggets provides a window into the team’s past, showing how some of the game’s great scorers such as Dan Issel and Alex English left their mark on the Mile High City. This officially licensed NBA team book also offers a peek into the future of an entertaining franchise, a future in which a championship is the lone remaining goal.