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January 5, 2019

We have exciting news for South Carolinians! The publisher gap between the Carolinas just got a lot smaller!

Now available to South Carolina:

ABDO is home of the famous Checkerboard books, the YA imprint EPIC Press, and many more.

Child's World has an extensive collection of K-7 titles.

Mason Crest has an unbeatable selection of high school nonficti...

November 6, 2018

Hardback, paperback, trade binding, library binding, sewn, stitched, stapled, glued, shish kabobed. There are so many different options for buying books it starts to feel like a Dr. Seuss narration.

Does it matter? Between a hardback book and a library bound book, is there really enough of a difference to justify the cost? Why did my publisher re...

October 14, 2018

Who They Are

Bearport Publishing is proof that some of the best things come in small packages. They frequently draw attention with their eye-catching, curriculum-aligned books, and they consistently earn accolades and praise from Children's Choices, Teacher's Choice, ASPCA, School Library Journal, Booklist, and more!

Although not the biggest publi...

September 16, 2018

We've all been there. The sales person that would not take the hint. The pitch that wouldn't end. Just recently, I got roped into a vacuum demonstration by a friend. Oh, the sharp bite of betrayal! And too often, that's also what meeting with a publisher rep sounds like: a door-to-door salesman peddling questionable merchandise to a captive audi...

September 16, 2018

Who They Are

J. Appleseed is a co-op of publishers, so instead of getting just one, you get nine! There are 9x as many books to love! Whether you're looking for reinforced library binding, a QR coded eBook, or a combination of both, J. Appleseed has you covered, offering more than 4000 titles with interest and reading levels ranging K through 12....

June 28, 2018

We've got new Star Wars books!

Check them out!

Star Wars: Han Solo

Graphic Novels

ISBN: 9781532140143

When Princess Leia approaches him with an offer too good to refuse, Han Solo finds himself flying in one of the galaxy's most dangerous races, the Dragon Void, as a cover to find a mysterious rebel spy who may have turned traitor.

See details at https...

June 28, 2018

The summer reading program is finally here, and a swinging summer theme is blowing in with it: Libraries Rock! It only seems natural that we play along by pulling together a band of books with a musical theme. We'll kick things off with ABDO!

Available in North Carolina only

First, let's introduce popular pop musicians with ABDO's Big Buddy Pop Bi...

June 28, 2018

Check them out!

Black Panther: The Battle for Wakanda

Series: World of Reading Level Pre-1 Set 2

ISBN: 9781532142147

The sacred Mound is being attacked by an evil cult, Wakandans are growing angry with their king, and the Avengers have evidence that T'Challa has stolen a highly classified weapon. With some help from S.H.I.E.L.D. and some new faces,...

May 13, 2018

Hey NC! With the release of the latest Marvel movie, Avengers: Infinity War, we thought we would take the opportunity to highlight the collection of particularly awesome Marvel books and comics from ABDO.

In fact, the newest set of Mighty Marvel Chapter Books is now available at an early release. These books are incredibly popular, attracting eve...

May 7, 2018

Mother's Day and Father's Day are coming up, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to highlight our publishers' books on the subject. Check them out!

Available in North & South Carolina

For those of you looking to add books with a makerspace or STEAM theme, Rourke has two new craft books out featuring gifts you can make for Mother's Day and Fath...

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