An introduction to simple nonfiction words that get first readers acquainted with science content words and definitions. Excellent visual support for every word introduced.
Not all kids have access to a pond. This book helps bring the pond and the life around it into the classroom. A very low-level reader for exploring and understanding what makes a pond.
This informative book shows young readers how and why long periods of hot weather occur, where and when heat waves happen most often, and how extreme heat can be dangerous to people and animals. Readers will also learn about water shortages, droughts, and fire hazards, the equipment that meteorologists use to forecast heat waves, and techniques to stay safe during times of extreme heat.
Floods are natural disasters that can be brought on by severe weather. In this informative title readers will learn about what causes flooding, different types of floods, where they most often occur, flood warnings and alerts, and what we can do before, during, and after floods occur to stay safe.
Vibrant, full-color photographs and accessible text help introduce young readers to hurricanes. Readers will learn how warm water and wind combine to form these powerful storms, which parts of the world are most affected and when, and what steps to take to prepare for these severe weather events.
Blizzards bring blowing snow, bitter temperatures, and big snow drifts! This cool title introduces young readers to blizzard basics, including how, when, and where blizzards most often occur, how scientists predict blizzards and issue warnings, and what readers can do before, during, and after a blizzard to stay safe.
What is tornado alley and where in the world is it? Why are tornados called “twisters”? This dynamic title answers these questions and more as readers discover what tornadoes look like, how, when, and where they most often form, how scientists predict and track them, and the safety steps they can take before, during, and after a tornado touches down.
Dark clouds fill the sky, rain falls hard, lightning flashes, and thunder booms - it's a thunderstorm! In this interesting title young readers will learn thunderstorm basics, including how, when, and where thunderstorms occur, how scientists predict thunderstorms and issue severe weather warnings, and how to prepare for and stay safe before, during, and after a thunderstorm occurs.
This exciting book explains how the shape of Earth can change with the sudden movement of Earth's crust or when molten rock explodes out of an opening in Earth's surface. Young readers will be fascinated to discover how volcanoes form - destroying the landscape and creating new landforms at the same time. They will also learn about tectonic plates and fault lines, the damage earthquakes can cause, and how to stay safe when an earthquake happens.
This fascinating book explains how the shape of Earth is changed by weathering and erosion - the breaking down of rocks and minerals which are then carried from one place to another by water, ice, wind, and gravity. It is this movement that carves out valleys, causes trees to topple over, and creates or destroys good farmland. Examples of changes to landforms help show young readers the effects of weathering and erosion, which can happen quickly or sometimes take centuries!
This informative book explains how Earth is covered by landforms and bodies of water, all of which change shape over time. Interesting images feature landforms such as mountains, valleys, and sand dunes, as well as waterways such as oceans, rivers, and ponds. Children will learn how they develop and why they change.
Read about the things that change outdoors with the season, including the hours of sunlight and the temperature.
The only way we can learn about dinosaurs is by studying their fossils. Read about how comparing fossils shows us how different dinosaurs moved, what foods they ate, and how they protected themselves.
Snowflakes fall in this enchanting beginning reader that builds fluency and vocabulary skills.
Simple text and supportive photographs will help readers build vocabulary and fluency.
Explore each season with vivid photographs and detailed sensory descriptions
What happens to leaves in the fall? Readers will discover the possibilities with vivid photos and accessible text.
Want to see the beautiful and exotic animals of India? This level two reader features beautiful photographs and easy-to-read information about animals like the cobra, Bengal tiger, and more. Discover Reading titles feature short sentences, word lists, and questions at the end of each book to further the learning process.
Do you like rocks? This book is a great resource for the young geologist. Learn all about different types of rocks and gems in this level 3 reader. Perfect for 1st grade through 3rd grade students. Discover Reading titles feature short sentences, word lists, and questions at the end of each book to further the learning process.
Do you want to know more about volcanoes? This level 2 reader is a great choice for 1st and 2nd-grade students looking to improve their reading skills while learning more about one of the earth's wonders. This book is part of the Discover Reading series and features simple sentences and clear photos.
Want to see the beautiful and exotic animals of South America? This level two reader features beautiful photographs and easy-to-read information about rainforest animals. Discover Reading titles feature short sentences, word lists, and questions at the end of each book to further the learning process.
Summer is here, and it's time to head to the beach! Get reading with this level 1 reader from Nancy Streza. In this checklist-style book, beginning readers will use visual cues to figure out new words and build confidence.
Learn all about deserts! Read all about desert ecosystems in this Discover Reading Beginning Reader. Curious kids will learn all about desert animals, plant life and more. Simple sentences for early elementary students provide a basic understanding of life in the desert.
Want to take a trip around the world? WORLD LANDMARKS is designed as a jumpstart for interaction, and each page features a breathtaking photo of a famous place with a simple title beneath it. Whether you want an international perspective or are simply interested in photos of our amazing world, this book is a great place to start.
Get in the car – we’re going on a road trip! We’ll see some of the most famous U.S. landmarks. From the Statue of Liberty to Yosemite and everything in between, young readers are guaranteed to enjoy swiping through the pages as older children will recognize a few famous destinations. Used as a jump start for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.