New Release Books by Gail Herman

Gail Herman is the author of Who Was E. B. White? (2022), Boo on the Loose (2022), What Are the Winter Olympics? (2021), What Are the Paralympic Games? (2020) and other 237 books.

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Who Was E. B. White?

release date: Jun 28, 2022
Who Was E. B. White?
An entertaining biography of the man behind Stuart Little and Charlotte''s Web, two of the best loved children''s books of all time. Learn about E.B. White''s exciting life in this new addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling series! Today, most people remember E. B. White as the beloved children''s book author who gave us Charlotte''s Web and Stuart Little, but did you know that most of his career was spent writing for famous magazines like The New Yorker? His lifelong dream to write a children''s book about a mouse would take years to get published before it became the classic book we know and love today. A few years later, White would publish yet another children''s book inspired by a pig he had raised and a spider whose webs he loved to admire in his barn.

Boo on the Loose

release date: Jan 04, 2022
Boo on the Loose
The number one Scare Team at Monsters, Inc., must come up with a solution when a girl named Boo makes her way onto the scare floor.

What Are the Winter Olympics?

release date: Oct 12, 2021
What Are the Winter Olympics?
Grab your skis, ice skates, and snowboard and learn how the Winter Olympic Games became a worldwide phenomenal event watched by millions. Although fans the world over have been fascinated by the modern Summer Olympics since 1896, the Winter Olympics didn''t officially begin until 1924. The event celebrates cold-weather sports, displaying the talents of skiers, ice skaters, hockey players, and, most recently, snowboarding. Like its summer counterpart, the Winter Games are dedicated to bringing together the world''s top athletes to honor their talents and see who gets to stand on the medal podium. Gail Herman covers it all in a wonderful read--the highs, such as the 1980 US hockey team''s unexpected gold medal grab, as well as the lows, including the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan figure-skating scandal in 1994. Includes 80 black-and-white illustrations and a 16-page photo insert.

What Are the Paralympic Games?

release date: Mar 17, 2020
What Are the Paralympic Games?
It''s time to cheer for the inspiring athletes of the Paralympic Games! As the Opening Ceremony for the 1948 Summer Olympic Games commenced in London, a similar sporting competition was taking place a few miles away. But the men at Stoke Mandeville weren''t your typical athletes. They were paralyzed World War II veterans. The games at Stoke Mandeville were so successful that they would eventually lead evolve into the Paralympics. Participants from all around the world vie for the gold medal in a variety of sports, including archery, basketball, swimming, speed skating, and ice hockey. Author Gail Herman highlights their achievements, describes how these athletes train--both mentally and physically--for the games, and gives the reader a better understanding of what makes the Paralympic Games one of the world''s most viewed sporting events.

The Color Day Coach

release date: Jan 01, 2018
The Color Day Coach
Jake is the best athlete in his class. Everyone wants him on their team for Color Day But then Jake trips and gets badly hurt. How can he help his team win with a broken leg? Tying into the popular Makers Movement, MAKERS MAKE IT WORK is a series of fun easy-to-read stories that focus on problem-solving and hands-on action. This charming story explores the Makers theme of Baking and includes explanatory sidebars and a baking-related activity for young makers to try themselves Ages 5-8.

What Was the Holocaust?

release date: Jun 19, 2018
What Was the Holocaust?
A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event—the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps—six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audience in a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible times in history. This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty carefully chosen illustrations and sixteen pages of black and white photographs suitable for young readers.

What Is Climate Change?

release date: Jun 19, 2018
What Is Climate Change?
Learn more about what climate change means and how it''s affecting our planet. The earth is definitely getting warmer. There''s no argument about that, but who or what is the cause? And why has climate change become a political issue? Are humans at fault? Is this just a natural development? While the vast majority of scientists who study the environment agree that humans play a large part in climate change, there is a counterargument. Author Gail Herman presents both sides of the debate in this fact-based, fair-minded, and well-researched book that looks at the subject from many perspectives, including scientific, social, and political.

What Is the Stanley Cup?

release date: Jan 01, 2019
What Is the Stanley Cup?
A history of the prestigious Stanley Cup.

Who Was Coretta Scott King?

release date: Dec 05, 2017
Who Was Coretta Scott King?
The wife of Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader in her own right, playing a prominent role in the African American struggle for racial equality in the 1960s. Here''s a gripping portrait of a smart, remarkable woman. Growing up in Alabama, Coretta Scott King graduated valedictorian from her high school before becoming one of the first African American students at Antioch College in Ohio. It was there that she became politically active, joining the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). After her marriage to Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta took part in the Civil Rights Movement. Following her husband''s assassination in 1968, she assumed leadership of the movement. Later in life she was an advocate for the Women''s Rights Movement, LGBT rights, and she worked to end apartheid in South Africa.

Farm Friends Escape! (Animal Planet Adventures Chapter Books #2)

release date: Oct 20, 2017
Farm Friends Escape! (Animal Planet Adventures Chapter Books #2)
During summer vacations, cousins Luke and Sarah help out at their grandparents'' petting zoo. But what happens when the animals get loose overnight? Can Luke and Sarah use their knowledge of animals and their awesome problem-solving skills to get the animals back to safety? Perfect for reluctant, challenged, and newly fluent readers, the Animal Planet Adventures chapter book series combines fun animal mysteries with cool nonfiction sidebars that relate directly to the stories, bringing the best of the animal world to young readers. With full-color illustrations and photographs throughout. Collect all of the Animal Planet Adventures, including Maddie and Atticus''s story Dolphin Rescue.

Time for School, Little Dinosaur

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Time for School, Little Dinosaur
Though his friend Spikey teases him, Little Dinosaur is eager to be ready for his first day of school.

What Are the Summer Olympics?

release date: Mar 22, 2016
What Are the Summer Olympics?
Back in 775 BC, athletes from all over Ancient Greece came together to compete in various games. The contests were held every four years and winning athletes brought honor and respect to their homelands. The tradition of the Olympic Games faded over time until 1896, when they were brought back to life. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, with over two hundred athletes from fourteen countries. Today, nearly three thousand years after the first Games, the Summer Olympics attract one hundred thousand top athletes from over two hundred countries. Billions of fans around the world cheer on their national teams to bring back the gold.

On the Run

release date: Jan 15, 2016
On the Run
Themes: popularity, murder, dating, outcast, track (sports), fugitive High school senior Jack Porter is a track star. During one of his last meets, he asks pretty Becky Mann to the school dance. She’s flirty and fun ... until they get to the dance. Then she gives Jack the cold shoulder. He can’t figure it out and soon gives up trying. Sometime during the evening, the police show up. There’s a body in Jack’s car. It’s Becky! The officers question and release him only to show up at his house the following morning. Jack flees. He knows he’s being framed. Who killed the pretty teen? Fugitive Jack is determined to find out.

Who Is Derek Jeter?

release date: Aug 18, 2015
Who Is Derek Jeter?
When Derek Jeter was eight years old, he announced that he was going to play baseball for the New York Yankees. Jeter earned the attention of major league scouts in high school and was drafted to the New York Yankees in 1992. Named Rookie of the Year, he helped the Yankees win the World Series five times, and became team captain in 2003. With his good looks, easygoing personality, and sense of humor, Derek has always been a fan favorite. Retiring from baseball in 2014, Derek Jeter leaves behind a legacy.

Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures)

release date: Aug 04, 2015
Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures)
Could you climb the world’s highest mountain? Thrill seekers and young explorers will love this inspiring Totally True Adventure. The peak of Mount Everest is the highest place on Earth—and one of the deadliest. Terrible storms stop climbers in their tracks! Avalanches tumble down! Brave adventurers disappear on the snowy slopes. Then Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay decide to climb. They come from different cultures, but their dream is the same. Can teamwork help them make it to the roof of the world? This nonfiction chapter book makes history exciting and accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a map, Common Core connections, and additional Story Behind the Story facts. Perfect for readers of the I Survived series and the Who Was . . . ? series, Totally True Adventures are captivating nonfiction stories with not-to-be-missed bonus content.

Who Is Wayne Gretzky?

release date: Feb 05, 2015
Who Is Wayne Gretzky?
After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it''s no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One." Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first laced up a pair of skates. When he retired from the NHL in 1999, he had led several teams to Stanley Cup victories, competed in the Olympics, and changed the way hockey was played forever. Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-read biography.

Who Was Davy Crockett?

release date: Oct 03, 2013
Who Was Davy Crockett?
Davy Crockett, the King of the Wild Frontier, is a man of legend. He is said to have killed his first bear when he was three years old. His smile alone killed another, and he skinned a bear by forcing him to run between two trees. Fact or fiction? Find out the real story of this folk hero, who did love to hunt bears, served as a congressman for Tennessee, and fought and died at the Alamo.

What Is the World Series?

release date: Jan 01, 2015
What Is the World Series?
"Strike - you''re out " "He''s safe " "Homerun " Every October, millions of baseball fans around the country anxiously wait to see which team wins baseball''s biggest championship. But the original games of the 1900s hardly look like they do today. Take a look back over one hundred years and discover the history of baseball''s greatest series. With triumphs, heartbreak, and superstitious curses, this action-packed book brings America''s Pastime to life.

Lucky Goes to School

release date: Aug 02, 2012
Lucky Goes to School
When Lucky''s owner goes to school, where will Lucky go? Who will he meet? Find out in this fun-filled Level 2 reader.

Disney Fairies: Myka Finds Her Way

release date: Apr 17, 2012
Disney Fairies: Myka Finds Her Way
Myka can spot an ant carrying a crumb in a faraway field. She can see an inchworm sliding along a twig in a distant wood. She''s a brave-hearted, sharpeyed fairy scout. Then one morning Myka thinks she spots something dangerous and sounds an alarm—a false alarm. Now Myka''s no longer so sure of herself. She''s starting to think something is wrong with her eyes, but she doesn''t want anyone to know. Can Myka count on her other senses to help her fool everyone?

Disney Princess: Ariel: The Shimmering Star Necklace

release date: Mar 13, 2012
Disney Princess: Ariel: The Shimmering Star Necklace
Ariel''s young friend, Marina, is missing! The only clue she left behind is a mysterious diary entry about a secret new friend. Now Ariel must follow the clues along with Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle, in order to find Marina in this all-new princess adventure!

The Perfect Pumpkin Hunt

release date: Jan 01, 2012
The Perfect Pumpkin Hunt
Helping prepare for the Fall Ball in Pixie Hollow, an excited Prilla is asked to find the perfect pumpkin for the festivities but discovers that the task is much harder than she anticipated. Simultaneous.

Disney Christmas Storybook Collection

release date: Nov 01, 2018
Disney Christmas Storybook Collection
Celebrate the festive season with your favourite Disney and Disney Pixar characters! This beautiful storybook collection brings the magic of Christmas to life with 160 pages of full-colour illustrations. Follow Bambi as he discovers joy amidst the wintery forest, and join Mickey and Pluto as they lend Santa a helping hand. Fly downhill on a sledge with Lightning McQueen and Mater, and hear how Rapunzel and Flynn spend their first Christmas together. This enchanting volume of eight yuletide stories is perfect for reading aloud at Christmastime.

Zoo Camp Puzzle (Animal Planet Adventures Chapter Book #4)

release date: Sep 05, 2017
Zoo Camp Puzzle (Animal Planet Adventures Chapter Book #4)
Nine-year-old twins Ava and Rosie are headed for adventure. City kids, they don’t know what to expect from a small zoo in Iowa—and they have to live there for the rest of the year while their mom writes a book! Being away from the busy city and their friends feels like punishment, but Dad sets up a project for them all—running a zoo camp for students to attend during spring break. That could be cool, but as they’re getting ready, the kids realize that some of the animals are missing! They’ll have to solve the mystery—fast—before the campers arrive. Perfect for reluctant, challenged, and newly fluent readers, the Animal Planet Adventures chapter book series combines fun animal mysteries with cool nonfiction sidebars that relate to the stories, bringing the best of the animal world to young readers. With full-color illustrations and photographs throughout. Collect all of the Animal Planet Adventures books, including Amy and Elliott''s story Puppy Rescue Riddle.

Who Was Jackie Robinson?

release date: Dec 23, 2010
Who Was Jackie Robinson?
As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did "fans" send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him. Here is an inspiring sports biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout.
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