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 (Touchdown)
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!
Live Music (Touchdown)
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.
Heat on the Street (Home Run)
Bobby Cortez is a rookie F.B.I. agent, back in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, investigating a gang-related murder. Twelve years earlier, he was just your average Puerto Rican teenager. But a series of bad choices landed him in a tough street gang. Can he solve the murder and overcome the ghosts of his past?
Long Shot (Home Run)
On her way to try out for the Olympic basketball team, Brittany Bristol, the Long Shot, bumps into her old crush, her brother’s best friend Brian. The book is told in flashbacks, as Brittany recalls her childhood when she first fell in love with Brian. Long Shot is a story about love and the different paths people choose in life. Although nobody believes that tiny Brittany Bristol has a chance to go anywhere with the sport of basketball, she never quits. Will she make the Olympic team? Will she be reunited with Brian?
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.
Don’t think about whining over a hard foul when you join the Detroit Pistons On the Hardwood in this officially licensed NBA team book. The Pistons, just like the city of Detroit, were built on toughness and teamwork. In 1989 and 1990, Detroit’s “Bad Boys” hung championship banners because of that toughness. In 2004, the Pistons were champions again thanks to their team play. On the Hardwood: Detroit Pistons details the players and the coaches that built these championship teams, and the steps that are underway to return the team to glory.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Before Kevin Durant hits another three-pointer, join the Oklahoma City Thunder On the Hardwood, in this officially licensed NBA team book. Durant, Westbrook, Harden and Ibaka: NBA fans across the country know their names. Yet, this book is about more than basketball—it’s about a bond between a city and their team. In On the Hardwood: Oklahoma City Thunder, we’ll detail how the Thunder ended up in Oklahoma City, and why they are there to stay.
Portland Trail Blazers
Take a trip to the Pacific Northwest and step On the Hardwood with the Portland Trail Blazers, in this officially licensed NBA team book. In this one team town, the Trail Blazers have long been loved and for good reason. In 1977, a goofy redhead named Bill Walton delivered a championship to the city, and narrow title misses in 1990 and 1992 have left Portland craving more success. On the Hardwood: Portland Trail Blazers will document the steps the franchise is taking to deliver another championship to their loyal fans.
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.
Business innovators know how to jump on a new trend and make a big profit. Yes She Did! Business profiles quirky clothing sellers, computer scientists, experts on foreign countries, and more. All of these successful and intelligent women are changing the world of business, and succeeding against great odds. Find out just what “the girl effect” means for the future of business.