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Forests

Emily K. Green

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612112510

There are many different kinds of forests that have many different kinds of trees. Discover what trees are found in each kind of forest and how dead trees help young trees grow. Blastoff! Series

Zheng He

Gerry Bailey (author) Olivia Holden (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688325

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Xuanzang

Gerry Bailey (author) Iva Sasheva (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688356

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Lost in the Cave

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author) Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828687

A brave adventurer and his colleague manage to escape a dangerous situation in the cave. Set in a challenging environment, essential STEM skills come in handy.

How High up the Mountain? Mountain Animal Habitats

Monika Davies (author) Romina Marti (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514710

Explore the regions of mountain habitats and the animals that live there, from the foothills all the way up to the mountain peaks. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources.

How Far Underground? Burrowing Animals

Monika Davies (author) Romina Marti (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514680

Many animals take refuge in underground burrows, from small frog burrows in the desert to the sprawling burrows of prairie animals. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources.

Waiting for Snow

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barry Gott (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621885

New boots, new jacket, new hat…but no snow! Kids know how hard it is to wait—and this charmingly impatient boy just wants winter to arrive. Every day he goes to the window and peeks out—and every day the sun shines. Will those big white flakes ever fall?

Venezuela

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786453

Welcome to Venezuela – home of the world’s highest cable car and South America’s largest natural lake! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Venezuela’s population and total area, as well as images of the country’s flag and currency.

Vietnam

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786460

Welcome to Vietnam – home of Buddhist temples, vast forests, and floating villages! Maps, a timeline with photos, and fun facts complement the text. The book closes with a facts page including Vietnam’s population and total area, as well as images of the country’s flag and currency.

Lonesome Star: A Story About Texas

Karen Latchana Kenney (author) Bob Doucet (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617145704

This fun combination of original fable and factual information introduces young readers to the state of Texas through an entertaining and educational story based on the state symbols, history and geography. Take a trip through Texas as Sam, the star travels the state. Along the way Sam meets new friends and learns about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Illinois a great state! In addition to the illustrated story, interesting and informative factual sidebars about the state are found throughout the book. A treasure-hunt map plots the journey and a cultural recipe is also included. This book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and more things to see and do around Sam with a map showing the locations.

Weather

Catherine C. Finan (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647476922

Funnels of fire fly through the sky, rain the color of blood falls from clouds above, and bolts of heat hotter than the surface of the sun flash to Earth. Weather isn't always rainbows and fluffy cumulous clouds. Whether it's raining cats and dogs (or frogs, as it did once in a small Serbian town) or it hasn't rained a drop in years (or even a drought lasting more than a decade), weather can be wild. Discover the extreme facts about weather in this kooky book.

Iraq

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034126

Iraq gets a lot of bad publicity. People hear regularly about the country’s troubles without learning about its achievements. For example, you’ve maybe never heard that Iraqis invented the wheel, sailboat, and plow! This title takes young readers past news headlines to tell the full story of Iraq.

Australia

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034058

Choosing just one animal mascot to represent the country of Australia is difficult! The marsupial contenders alone include the kangaroo, koala, and wombat. Then there are the predator options like the dingo and saltwater crocodile. After learning all about Australia in this title, fluent readers just might make a mascot pick!

Brazil

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034065

Brazil has a monopoly over about half of the South American landscape. The country covers more than 3 million square miles of the continent! In this snapshot of Brazil, young readers will especially enjoy touring the Amazon Rain Forest and the country’s other unique biomes.

China

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034089

One-fifth of all the people in the world call China home. This means Mandarin Chinese is the number one language when it comes to native speakers! In this look at a country rich in history and culture, young readers will learn a few main Mandarin characters and much more.

England

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034096

The beloved fictional Harry Potter calls England his home. Though his world is imaginary, it includes many of England’s actual landmarks. In this profile of the real England, kids will learn the facts about the European country that serves as the setting for many of their favorite stories.

India

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034119

India has its very own Hollywood—the rhyming Bollywood! The thousands of Bollywood films that are released every year put the songs, dances, and colors of India in the spotlight. Upper-elementary students are invited to a special viewing of a country with a memorable flavor.

Italy

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034133

Two thousand years ago, Italy was known for its spectacles. Rome’s famous Colosseum hosted epic sports contests and gladiator fights. In this book, Italy is on display to engage fluent young readers. Kids will be especially amazed by ancient Italian architecture.

Japan

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034140

In the United States, a bow is most often taken by a performer at the end of a concert or play. But in Japan, a bow is the traditional gesture to greet another person. This country close-up teaches upper-elementary students Japanese customs and much more about the Asian island nation.

Mexico

Marty Gitlin (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034157

Mexico is a cactus capital. Giant cardon, the world’s tallest cactuses, grow in the Sonoran Desert. They reach heights up to 63 feet! And Mexicans also eat the stems of prickly pear cactuses like vegetables! This country profile takes kids south of the border to explore Mexico.

Russia

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034164

Russia is a rare transcontinental country, with its small western part belonging to Europe and its large eastern part belonging to Asia. The dividing line is the Ural Mountains. Fluent readers will see both sides of Russia and discover the cultural elements that unite all of its people.

Australia

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681031514

A country and a continent, Australia is home to bizarre wildlife such as platypuses, emus, and wombats. Australia also boasts the Great Barrier Reef that stretches more than 1,400 miles across its northeastern coast! Hop down under in this low-level title to learn more about a truly unique continent.

China

Walter Simmons

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612113494

China, with over one billion people, is the most populated country in the world. China's most famous tourist attraction is the Great Wall, which runs across about 5,000 miles of northern China. Rich with Chinese culture, this title explores Chinese food, holidays, and daily life. Eager readers will also get to challenge their tongues with a few common words from one of the many Chinese languages! Blastoff! Series

Kenya

Sherra G. Edgar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781634072373

Readers are presented with an overview of Kenya's geography, culture, people, government, and daily life. Intriguing text, informative sidebars, detailed maps, and full-color photographs give readers a glimpse into life in this unique country. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, a fast-fact section, and an area listing sources for further research.

Sinkholes

Eric Reeder (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852166

Explains what causes sinkholes. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and helpful infographics help readers learn all about the science behind this phenomenon as well as ways that people study or protect it.