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Changing Climate

Gerry Bailey, Felicia Law (authors) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688813

The STEM titles come packed with cross-curricular information covering all the essential aspects of these familiar school topics. Key word entries and highlighted key words in the text focus learning and understanding.

Spain

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035857

From the mounting heights of the Pyrenees down through the Meseta Central Plateau and into the Andalusian Plains along the Mediterranean, Spain is a nation whose culture is as diverse as the land. Deep-rooted Christianity sets the stage for vibrant festivals while day-to-day life incorporates tapas and siestas. This title will allow young readers to appreciate all there is to discover in Spain!

Jordan

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035840

Among much of the conflict in the Middle East, Jordan has become a place of refuge for many seeking safety. This land of deserts along the Great Rift Valley is home to the ancient city of Petra and people wearing welcoming smiles. This title is the perfect trek through the culture, customs, and daily life in Jordan.

Cambodia

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036779

A beautifully vast landscape and respectful culture fill the country of Cambodia. Despite a history of persecution and danger, Cambodians celebrate their freedom and customs with joy! In this title, readers will step into Cambodia with a walk through Angkor Wat, and then learn about the nation’s celebrations, wildlife, and more!

Kenya

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036793

Zebras, wildebeest, and gazelles march across the Kenyan savanna while lions lazily nap through the heat of the day. The nation’s wildlife shares the land with the majority of Kenya’s many tribes and other ethnic groups. Celebrate the life and beauty of Kenya through informative text and eye-catching photos!

Peru

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036809

Pacific waves wash upon the shores of Peru’s coastal beaches while people spend their days surfing and soaking in the sun. The Andes stretch through the center, creating a rugged landscape for the tough willed. The mountains descend into the tropical Amazon in the west where wildlife flourishes. Take a trip and meet the people of this warm and welcoming South American country with this informative title!

Switzerland

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036823

Switzerland is a country of many faces! People from all over the world make this neutral land home. Even though it has four official languages and a diverse population, Switzerland’s culture has deep roots and memorable customs. Yodel from the top of the Alps and dip into cheese-filled fondue pots while turning the pages of this Country Profiles title!

The Dominican Republic

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035826

Nestled within the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Dominican Republic is one of two countries on the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic’s Spanish and African roots have come together to create a nation of rich culture and unique beauty. Explore exotic wildlife, some of the Americas’ oldest landmarks, and so much more in this title highlighting the Dominican Republic.

Cuba

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035819

Vibrant colors, lively music, and welcoming smiles fill the streets of the beautiful country of Cuba. Despite a history of economic hardships, the people of Cuba have created a nation dedicated to warmth and culture. Young readers can explore the country few citizens of the United States have been able to visit in this lively title.

Egypt

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035833

The mention of Egypt immediately stirs up images of towering pyramids and powerful pharaohs, but there is so much more to discover! As young readers immerse themselves in this title, they will find a diverse land of deserts and fertile river plains, nomads and city-goers, and differing cultural norms and practices all while marveling over beautiful images of the people and landscape.

Afghanistan

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035802

With two official languages and many different ethnic groups, Afghanistan is a diverse country with a rich and ancient history. Delicious food, thrilling sports, and festive celebrations are hallmarks of Afghani life, despite decades of war. This title introduces young readers to modern-day life and culture in this complex nation.

Egypt

Walter Simmons

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612113517

Egypt is one of the oldest countries in the world. People love to visit the ancient pyramids outside of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Thousands of years ago, pharaohs ruled Egypt, and people mummified many pharaohs after they died. Students will read all about mummy museums, school and work life in Egypt, and how Egyptians use the Nile River in their daily lives. Blastoff! Series

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

Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map

Cindy Neuschwander (author) Wayne Geehan (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607340836

While riding through the forests of Angleland, cousins Per and Radius realize they are lost and are desperate for a map to guide them home. Soon they come across a mysterious house in the hills. Inside they find a map to a treasure belonging to Xaxon Yellowbearyd, the fiercest Viking warrior of his time. Per and Radius must decode the strange numbered grid on the map, while trying to steer clear of the pack of bungling bandits who are on their tail. Will they find the treasure in time?

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.