Grades 5-6

     American History

  • 6,000 Illustrated Articles on People, Places & Events
  • Eras in American History, American Indians, States and U.S. Presidents, plus more!
  • Designed for Grade 4 and Up

     Biography for Beginners

  • More than 700 Biographies
  • Read-along Feature
  • Designed for Grades 3 to 7

     Countries and Cultures

  • Profiles on Countries of the World
  • Extended Histories, Fast Facts, Images, Economics, Foreign Affairs, plus Daily Life and Culture
  • Intro Material for Grades 4+ with Detailed Info for Higher Grade Students


  • Explore the world through cultural information on more than 200 countries with World Edition
  • Explore the Unites States in colorful, engaging reports with States Edition
  • Tour all the Canadian provinces and territories with Provinces Edition

     Defining Moments in U.S. History

  • 30+ "Moments" that Changed the Nation and the World
  • Narrative Overviews, Primary Source Documents, Images, Biographies, Timelines and Glossaries
  • Ideal for Middle, Junior HIgh and High School Students

    Encyclopedia of Arkansas

  • History, geography, & culture of Arkansas
  • Media Galleries
  • This Day in Arkansas spotlight

     Essential Biography

  • 10,000 Biographies of People from Around the World
  • 2,000 Illustrations
  • Designed for Upper Middle School Students to Adult Learners

     Essential Information

  • Language, Literature, The Arts, History, Government and Science
  • Annotated U.S. Constitution, World Literature, The Arts and Social Science
  • Designed for Upper Middle School Students to Adult Learners

     Learning Express Library

  • Core subject practice reviews
  • ACT, SAT and AP test prep
  • Free eBook resources

     Mango Languages

  • Over 70 World Languages
  • English Courses for Non-English Speakers
  • Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Grammar and Culture


  • 760 Greek & Roman Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Places & Events
  • Articles on World Mythology: Hindu, Norse, Chinese, Native American, etc.
  • Designed for Grades 4 to 12 with Easy Reading Feature for Younger Readers

     NoveList Plus

  • Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Articles & Reviews
  • Recommended Reads Lists

     Rosen PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science

  • Ecosystems & Biomes
  • Natural Disasters
  • Space

     Rosen PowerKnowledge Life Science

  • Animals
  • Human Body
  • Life Cycles

     Rosen PowerKnowledge Physical Science

  • Atoms & Molecules
  • Elements & Periodic Table
  • Force & Motion

     Rosetta Stone

  • Over 30 foreign languages
  • Great for ESL Learners
  • 'Immersion method' learning


  • 1,000+ Web Pages and Hundreds of Images on Core K-12 Topics
  • Planets, Elements, Plants, Animals, Biomes, and more!
  • Designed for Grades 4 and Up

     Shapers of Society

  • 101 Men and Women who Shaped our World
  • 1,000+ Illustrations
  • With Lexiles® 820L to 1210L

     Sports Champions

  • 700 Inspiring Stories of Athletes from all Sports
  • 1,500 Illustrations
  • With Lexiles® 880L to 1260L

     World Book Student

  • 40,000 articles
  • Dictionary
  • Comprehensive multimedia collections
  • Citation Builder and Research Guides

At-Home Use

    Capstone PebbleGoNext

  • Science & Health
  • States & Social Studies
  • Biographies & Indigenous People
  • Fiction & Non-Fiction eBooks


  • Paired picture books/nonfiction titles
  • Early learning games
  • Educator resources


  • Leveled Mini Books
  • Early learning worksheets
  • Educator resources

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