December 18, 2023

The Teenage Guide to Success: The TICK TOCK Formula for Life, Relationships and Careers

In this guide to growing up, Colton Fidelman, a high-school senior at the Army & Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California, presents his “success formula” mnemonic: “TICK TOCK.”

In the acronym “TICK TOCK,” the T stands for “Taming social media” and “Treasure beyond money”; I is for “Inspiring Hard Work”; C is for “Cultivating relationships,” etc. […]


January 3, 2023

History According to SAT: A Content Guide to SAT Reading and Writing

Author Elizabeth Breau undertakes the daunting task of encapsulating the key western concepts, events, causes and consequences that comprise the historical context for the SAT Reading and Writing college entrance exams. Her study guide is designed to help students connect “relevant background knowledge” with the rise of democratic ideologies so they can select the best […]


August 26, 2019

The Happy Atom Story

Irene P. Reisinger aims to make learning chemistry fun and memorable in this fantasy tale of an inquisitive young boy’s adventures in Periodic Table Land.

Reisinger stumbled upon a new method for successfully teaching chemistry concepts to middle schoolers through storytelling. Her 18 years of classroom experience fine-tuned the method, resulting in a four-book series.



February 4, 2019

Is God in That Bottle Cap? A Search for Truth

John D. Sambalino’s Is God in that Bottle Cap? presents his lifelong quest to discover “What’s it really all about—reality, the universe, spirituality, God?” Part memoir, part spiritual guide, it’s a page-turning journey focusing on what Sambalino calls the “Ultimate Reality” or “Ultimate Truth,” even as the author remains very much of this world, attending […]


November 5, 2018

The Worst First Day: Bullied While Desegregating Central High

On September 4, 1957, Elizabeth Eckford, a lone African American girl, braved an angry mob and the Arkansas National Guard while attempting to enter Little Rock Central High School. The Worst First Day, by Eckford, Dr. Eurydice Stanley and Grace Stanley, is the story of how Eckford and eight other courageous African American students, in […]


October 29, 2018

The Ultimate Black History Trivia Book

Who was the first black licensed attorney in the United States? What was Ike Turner’s first name at birth? Who was the most valuable player of the 2015 NBA Finals?

Give up? You’ll find the answers to those questions — and many more— in Curtis Claytor’s educational and entertaining compendium, The Ultimate […]


May 4, 2015

The Scholar’s Key: How You Can Unlock Your Dreams as a Teen

Peer counseling is so powerful because hearing from someone close in age to us and who shares similar experiences allows us to relate much easier. In The Scholar’s Key, author Donovan Colquitt hopes to inspire other teenagers to apply for, and win, college scholarships. Inspired in part by a friend who died too young, […]


October 20, 2014

With Malice Toward One

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 remains a turning point in American history, a high-profile slaying that capped one of the most brutal and bloody conflicts the nation has ever seen. Author Mike Person avoids the complex historical fallout of the assassination in his vibrant graphic novel, With Malice Toward One, instead drilling down […]


February 19, 2014

The Key

Retired bank executive Marjorie Anderson calls on her business and financial experience to help young people navigate their financial paths