School and Library

Welcome Teachers and Librarians!

Here at Zest, we’re pleased to publish nonfiction for young readers that is informative, accessible, and relevant to young people’s lives.  From planning for college and navigating middle school friendships, to sexual health, feminist history, and animal conservation, we have thoughtful books and authors  on a wide variety of topics that can bolster almost any display or lesson plan. We would love to work with you to share them with your students and patrons.

Plan an Author Appearance

Many of our wonderful authors are available for in-person or virtual classroom visits.  Please just send a request to with the name of the author that you’re requesting, as well as the date and time that you’d like to have him/her talk with your students, and we’ll do our best to make it happen!

Download an Educator’s Guide

New and Notable
Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth’s Most Dominant Species
Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
Eureka!: 50 Incredible Stories of Scientific Discovery (coming soon)

Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects Activity Guide

True Stories
Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year
How to Lose Everything: A Mostly True Story
Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words

Bonus Materials
The Prom Book Fill-In Sheets
Planning prom-related activities in your library? Click here to access downloadable fill-in sheets from The Prom Book!

Download the Little Fish “Dive Into Reading” poster

Peek Behind the Scenes

Watch Illustrator Andrew DeGraff create one of the beautiful maps from Plotted: A Literary Atlas