October 5, 2015

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Getting to E: The State of the School Ebook Market


School libraries are moving toward ebook adoption; the question is how fast.

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ABDO Launches Database Series for Pre-K–2


Abdo Zoom, a database covering 160 animal species for Pre-K–2 learners, will debut in August.

ABDO’s new ebook solution: instant access

ABDO’s new ebook solution: instant access

Give this a try.  Scan any (or all) of the four QR codes on these two images. What you’ll discover is that the codes lead to ABDO books that become instantly readable on your mobile device.  No password needed.  No wait.  No checkout.  No barrier between reader and book. For librarians, ebooks have long represented […]

ABDO Changes Series Title After Seven-Year-Old Champions Gender Neutrality


“There’s no such thing as a ‘boy book,'” wrote seven-year-old Parker Dains from California in a letter to Abdo Publishing after she saw the Abdo series she enjoys about insects was part of a series called “Biggest, Baddest Books for Boys.” Abdo responded with changes.

Pictures of the Week: Librarians Get a Shout Out at MN Hockey Game | SLJ Summit 2014


Last weekend, librarians flocked to St. Paul, MN, to attend the SLJ Leadership Summit (October 25–26), and while at a Minnesota Wild hockey game, they got a special shout out from ABDO Publishing.

Agatha Awards Announced; ABDO Revamps ‘Star Trek’, ‘Jurassic Park’ Library Editions | News Bites

Codebusters 2

Penny Warner’s The Code Busters 2: The Haunted Lighthouse won the 2012 Agatha Award. Capstone is adding 60 more Presidential titles to the K–3 PebbleGo Biographies module in August 2013. ABDO’s will publish library editions of IDW’s “Jurassic Park” and “Star Trek” graphic novels this fall.

Freebies for Women’s History Month | News Bites


ABDO has some great resources to help celebrate National Women’s History Month: two free tools to inspire girls in grades three to six to follow their dreams and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Reading is a Superpower! Comic Books, Graphic Novels, & Literacy

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET This webcast will feature a report on the 10-school pilot program ABDO led with elementary students and staff in a California district, using their Marvel Age comic books and graphic novels, eBooks, and teachers guides in a weeks-long “comic con” with the kids creating their own superheroes and stories based on the books. This archive is no longer available.

News Bites: Freebies for Star Wars Reads Day!

Star Wars Reads logo in green

Star Wars: National Star Wars Reads Day is October 6. The event is an initiative of Lucasfilm and its publishing partners, Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman. ABDO Publishing is offering a free Star Wars event guide containing teacher’s guides, promotional posters, interviews with celebrities connected to the franchise, a list of nearly 300 Star Wars universe terms, a video of the event that was held in the Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis, and an order form for the 68 ABDO/Spotlight Star Wars library editions.