As the full moon approaches, its skin sprouts long hairs, its nose grows long, and its mouth fills with long fangs. Hunched and hungry, the werewolf howls at the shining moon! Today’s media have made werewolves popular characters, but these creatures have been featured in tales for many centuries. This mythical title explores the origins of werewolves and how they are portrayed through time. Special features visually highlight their world through a range map, timeline, and creature comparison.
In the 1500s, people thought unicorn horns were poison antidotes. Many people spent a lot of money on what they thought were horns. But they were really buying narwhal tusks! This title explores the many myths surrounding unicorns. Leveled text and fun images help readers discover the creature’s abilities, history, and appearances in popular media. The mystery of these magical horned horses is further revealed through an origin map, a historical timeline, a pop culture connection, and more!
Have a troll problem? Ring church bells near their ears or lure them into a lightning storm. They will run away in terror! This title covers the legends of trolls and how these mythical creatures have transformed through history. Engaging text combines with interesting images to explore the creature’s history and characteristics. A narrative opening, historical timeline, range map, and more will captivate readers and have them wondering where their neighborhood trolls are hiding!
This life comes to an end, but a new one will soon begin. Rising from the blaze, a new phoenix spreads its wings and flies toward the sun! The mythical phoenix appears in many ancient traditions, and it still appears today as a symbol of strength and renewal. Readers of this fascinating title will explore the history and characteristics of the phoenix through leveled text and striking images. Additional features include a map, a timeline, a pop culture connection, and more.
Myths and legends are filled with wild and magical creatures! Kids can use paper to bring these extraordinary creatures to life through step-by-step instructions in this helpful origami guide. Accompanying text teaches readers about the history and powers of mythical creatures, while tips and tricks sidebars improve origami skills.
A beautiful sound drifts over the waves. Do your eyes deceive you? It is a mermaid! Long hair cascades down her back as she sings into the salty air. Mermaids began to take form 4,000 years ago, but their popularity grew as more people sailed the seas. This fact-filled title highlights mermaid myths around the world, exploring their unique powers, fascinating history, and presence in media. Added features include a map, a pop culture connection, and more. Young readers will love this title about the mysteries of mermaid lore!
Watch out! A giant is stomping your way! These creatures make appearances in today’s stories, films, advertising, and more. But stories and images of these behemoths are nothing new. For centuries, giants have been depicted as dangerous and disastrous. But they have also taken on friendly forms. Find out how tales have giants have transformed throughout time through leveled text in this engaging title. Added features include a creature comparison, a range map, a timeline, and more!
Wings, claws, scales! What images come to mind when you think of a dragon? These amazing creatures have played important roles in many cultures for thousands of years. Some are ferocious and filled with fire. Others are kind and linked to royalty. Readers will discover the different forms dragons have taken through time in this page-turning title. Features such as a comparison chart, maps, and a media mention provide visual interest and textual reinforcement.
Centaurs are the half-human, half-horse creatures known for making trouble. These mythical creatures are known from Greek mythology, but they continue to make their way into the stories and media of today. This title introduces readers to the history of centaurs, their depiction today, and more. An opening narrative, historical timeline, and creature comparison add even more interest and intrigue to this text about fascinating centaurs!
Shawn always runs late. Always. He even turns homework in late but never seems to get in trouble. His grades are great. He's smart. Well liked. Except by Amanda. She's furious that he gets away with everything. They were friends once, but no more. Especially not in their video production class. The class had a big summer assignment. Now it's time to turn it in. Shawn hasn't even begun editing. To cut corners he uses a downloaded freebie app. But it's been hacked. The morning the project is due, he wakes up in an alternate universe. A place where he doesn't exist and nobody recognizes him. Except for Amanda.
Elena, Amy, and Fiona are going on a wartime mission! They must join Rosie the Riveter and other women workers at the Bath Iron Works, a huge shipyard in Bath, Maine. But they're not there to build ships--they're looking for a huge red dragon! They have to be careful not to blow their cover, and to stay on this dangerous dragon's good side. Join the girls as they search for the dragon, outwit evildoers, and learn about the history of the 1940s.
In Battle Royale: Lethal Warriors, we have a matchup of historic magnitude. We took the deadliest creatures and matched them in a battle of weaponry, strength, and grit. Who will come out victorious, trolls or fairies? You'll have to read to find out. This series utilizes considerate text written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.
Fairy tales! A young fairy becomes selfish and loses her powers. Can she earn them back? Curley needs clean uniforms to deliver mail, but the dry cleaner is closed for the week. His sister supplies him with fairy tale costumes to make his mail deliveries! A lazy man is visited by a lazy fairy godmother, and an ambitious girl finds a job along with a fantastic adventure! Stories by Marjorie R. Sheffer, Linda Kao, Bradford H. Robie, and Maggie Murphy.
Retold versions of several classic tales including Rapunzel and The Steadfast Tin Soldier will delight readers.
Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell classic fairy tales from different cultures of princes and princesses. Familiar fairy tales include Snow White, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, and The Princess and the Pea from Germany and Scandinavia. Tales from other cultures include: Rhodopis, from Egypt; The Lake Princess, from China; and Princess of the Mist, a Native legend from Canada. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.
Scaly dragons! A Chinese folktale tells about a grateful dragon who gives a girl an impossible gift. Lily brings Dragon in to school. A little girl follows a treasure map past a dragon! Tex and Indi go to a festival in Chinatown to see a parade and a dancing dragon. What would you do if you met a dragon? Would you try to make friends? Stories by Camille S. Phillips, Lissa Rovetch, Marilyn Kratz, and Eileen Spinelli.
Enchanting tales! Jonah shows Linda a magical box! A fable tells of a magical tree that creates moonfish. While trying to learn magic tricks, Rabbit accidentally casts a spell on himself. A boy is rewarded for his good deed with a magical paper boat that promises to save them. Learn about visiting a magical place any time you like. Stories by Marianne Mitchell, Joy Cowley, Maggie Murphy, Marilyn Bolchunos, and Marilyn Kratz.
There are many fantastical elements in the magical realms found in young adult literature. But there is more to these books than just magic spells and wands. At their hearts, these books tell deeply human stories. From the Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter, students will learn about the themes and conventions found in young adult fantasy fiction with this high-interest book! Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.
Readers will enjoy exploring hidden aspects of their personality as they discover what creature they are most like in this engaging quiz book. Written in the high-low format, this book has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity and clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Best Quiz Ever: What Creature Are You Most Like? includes fun questions to share with friends as well as trivia throughout the book. A perfect read for the classroom, library, sleepovers, or reading resource rooms. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.
New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write a fairy tale.
Bubbling with beautiful princesses, dragon-slaying underdogs, and crafty tricksters, these Franco-American stories explore a heritage that has become known as "a quiet presence". Co-authors, Parent and Olivier recount the lutin's tricks on farmers, the Jack-like adventures of Ti-Jean, Pierre and his modern-day chainsaw, a beautiful princess conquering an evil witch, and family stories passed down from generation to generation. Meet Michael's grandfather, Honor Fournier, who spoiled his grandchildren with kindly generosity, and Alexis Lacasse, Julien's grandfather, who didn't let a prank stop him from arriving to dinner on time. Life in Franco-American families revolved around two entities: family and church. The authors address these two important aspects and how they have influenced their stories. Olivier and Parent inherited their families' love of stories and continue that legacy by sharing their ancestry and heritage in this charming book.
A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place in mythical Athens. The theme of the story is that love has no laws and is blind and unpredictable. William Shakespeare wrote many great comedies and tragedies. This story, an entertaining fantasy, takes the reader through a romantic farce on a midsummer's eve, during a time of great rejoicing amongst the elves and fairies who live in the woods. Puck, Oberon, Theseus, Hermia, Demetrius, Helena, Bottom, and Lysander are just a few of the characters in this timeless, world-famous comedy.