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Frequently Asked Questions

What is this site? is a free resource for students to use with their 12-Story Library books. After a student learns about a new topic in one of the books, this site acts as a safe portal to connect that student to a multitude of resources and editor-curated news about that topic.

What type of content is here?

Each 12-Story Library book has its own page filled with relevant news stories, videos, web resources, maps, tables, feeds and more. Editor Picks for each book contain short summaries about timely and relevant news stories, as well as a link to the original source. Because all of the content on these pages is hand-picked by our editors, you can be sure that it’s safe for students.

What is Premium Content?

Premium Content includes an eBook version of the 12-Story Library print book that displays along with the free resources that are available to all. The eBook appears in an easy-to-use flip book format that’s compatible with desktop computers, tablets, and mobile devices.

How can I access Premium Content?

If your school or library owns the print version of a 12-Story Library book, you have free access to the eBook version simply by scanning the QR code found on the back cover of most of the books. For easier access, register for an eBook account. If you’re logged in to, the eBook will appear on each page that corresponds with a print book that your school or library owns.

I have more questions or a problem with my Premium eBook account. What should I do?

Please contact us for assistance with your account.

How often is the site updated?

The site is being constantly updated around the clock thanks to the automated feeds found on each page. In addition, we add new Editor Picks every month. You’ll find these Editor Picks in the relevant book page as well as the series page and homepage. Follow 12-Story Library on social media via Facebook and Twitter.

How can I use the site?

Students can explore to find the latest updates and resources on their book’s subject or teachers can use the site to facilitate further study with a variety of projects and assignments.

Here’s an easy one: Ask students to go “beyond the book” by finding a news article on and then explaining in a blog post why that news is important.

For even more ways to engage students, visit the Sample Lesson Plans page and search by series. Two book-related activities will encourage a deeper understanding of 12-Story Library book topics.

How do I purchase 12-Story Library books?

12-Story Library is an imprint of Bookstaves. Order directly from us at:

P.O. Box 727
Mankato, MN 56002
Phone: (507) 386-2450
Fax: (507) 388-2746


Interact With Us!

It’s our goal to make 12-Story Library the best experience possible for you and your students. If you’re browsing our site and have a question, concern or suggestion, let us know at

We’re also happy to answer any questions you or your students might have about our books or this website. If you have a question or request from a specific author, we will do our best to connect you.

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How to Navigate

Nonfiction Series Pages

At the top of each series page, you’ll find the most recent Editor Picks from that series. Underneath a short series description are links to the individual 12-Story Library book pages.

Nonfiction Book Pages

Each nonfiction book page is custom built with unique content to fit the subject. Content may include Editor Picks, video, news feeds, tweets, photos, and web resources.

Fiction Series Pages

Each fiction series page includes a series description and links to individual book pages. In addition, you can find polls, quizzes, and author info. This Bridget Gadget page even includes a tech news blog written by Bridget herself.

Premium Content

If you own a print version of a 12-Story Library book, you have access to Premium Content, which includes the eBook version displayed along with the free additional resources. Learn more.

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