The landscape is alight with flame and billowing black smoke clouds the sky. What on Earth is causing these fires everywhere? As Earth's climate is changing, the scorching heat is drying out the land, leading to increasingly serious wildfires. Uncover the problems of climate change, explore its impact on fires, and dive into what we can do to help. Approachable text with engaging images brings this timely topic to life.
Mice have gone missing, polar bears are losing their place to rest, butterflies are going without food, and invasive species are taking over. What on Earth is putting these animals in danger? As Earth's climate is changing, natural habitats are shifting and disappearing, causing harm to the animals that live in them. Uncover the problem of climate change, explore the impact on animals, and dive into what we can do to help. Approachable text and engaging images bring this timely topic to life.
Ash rained down like burning snowflakes. There was nowhere to run and hide for the residents of Pompeii after Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. Follow along with the true story of a doomed city pummeled with pumice and molten rock. Then, review what you’ve learned with a recap timeline and a quick quiz to check how much doomed history you remember.
The ground shook and buildings tumbled. San Francisco was struck by a violent earthquake during the early morning of April 18, 1906. Follow along with the true story of a city shaken into rubble. Then, review what you’ve learned with a recap timeline and quick quiz to check how much doomed history you remember.
Polar ice is melting, baking blacktop is splitting streets in scorching record highs, and the mercury keeps rising. What on Earth is causing this warming planet? As Earth's climate is changing, the planet is heating up, leading to even more change in a vicious feedback loop. Uncover the problems of climate change, explore the impact of a warming planet, and dive into what we can do to help. Approachable text and engaging images bring this timely topic to life.
From the tops of tall mountains to the rocks in the ground beneath our feet, rocks are always changing. How do they do this? Explore the rock cycle to learn how different kinds of rocks change into each other over many years. Follow along with the different ways rocks form and find out what the changes look like up close. It's key Earth science curriculum made approachable for all!
Hurricanes are battering the coastlines, heat waves and droughts are drying up crop fields, wildfires are tearing through ancient forests, and winter storms are sending deep freezes into parts of the world where the mercury rarely drops that low. What on Earth is causing these terrible storms? As Earth's climate is changing, storms are becoming more intense and frequent--and in some cases are making matters worse. Uncover the problems of climate change, explore its impact on severe storms, and dive into what we can do to help. Approachable text and engaging images bring this timely topic to life.
Pressure in the three main types of fault lines builds with a deadly force, giving little warning to people when an earthquake strikes--sending shock waves for hundreds of miles, potentially killing thousands with falling debris and creating deadly tsunamis.
The events surrounding the 2014 polar vortex did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a college student, a New Yorker, and a coal miner as readers act out scenes and compare and contrast various perspectives. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.
The events surrounding Hurricane Katrina did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a storm survivor, a Coast Guard officer, and a California student as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.
Somalia, a peninsula on the eastern coast of Africa, is home to more than 12 million people! This book introduces readers to the country’s landscape, wildlife, and people with bright, engaging photos. Leveled text helps the reader absorb detailed information with ease. Special features map important cities, introduce language, highlight a recipe, introduce important historical events, and more. Readers will come away with more understanding about the landscape, customs, and traditions of Somalia!
Explore one of the beautiful islands in the Caribbean Sea: Jamaica! This book’s colorful photos bring the country’s tropical environment and vibrant culture to life. With leveled text aimed at those reading to learn, readers will discover the landforms, wildlife, and customs that make Jamaica beautiful. Features will engage the reader with maps, profiles, activities, and fun facts about the sports, food, and music of Jamaica. Readers will get a taste of island life with this colorful title!
Malaysia is a country spread across two separate land masses that are covered by a tropical rainforest. This title highlights the country’s diverse landscape and wildlife, its people and customs, and more! Leveled text and bright photos introduce the country, and special features profile animals, map the landscape, introduce the language, highlight a recipe, and introduce historical events. This engaging title will immerse the reader in Malaysia’s rich culture!
Explore landmarks, wildlife, and more in this book about the wonders of Poland! This book explores many facets of Poland’s past and present, from its landscape and wildlife to its language, customs, celebrations, and more. Engaging leveled text and colorful photos pull readers in, while special features map the locations of important cities, profile famous people, introduce an activity and a recipe, and place historical events on a timeline. Readers will soon understand all that makes Poland great!
Austria is home to many of our favorite things - lederhosen, large forests, and rich musical traditions. In this title, leveled text and bright photos introduce Austria’s landscape, wildlife, customs, and more. Maps show off the country’s major cities and landforms, while other special features highlight a recipe, an animal, an activity, and more! Readers will have a new appreciation for beautiful Austria!
Can you picture the home of the blue-footed booby? With this title, readers can learn about it and the many other amazing creatures found in the wild of Ecuador! This book transports readers to Ecuador with captivating photos and details about the country’s people, language, landscape, and customs. Special features throughout the book will teach readers how to make a traditional Ecuadorian dessert, play a new game, and more.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Haiti. The damage trapped thousands of people under rubble and toppled more than 100,000 buildings. In this hi/lo text, reluctant readers will learn about the earthquake and its aftermath. Special features show a map of the areas affected, the shockwave of the earthquake, and a timeline of the events.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf of Mexico, leaving destruction in its wake. Winds of 125 miles per hour and storm surges as high as 19 feet tall pounded coastlines, displacing millions of people from their homes. In this hi/lo title, reluctant readers will learn about the events of this disaster and its aftermath. Special features including a chart and a map show the extent of devastation caused by the hurricane.
On December 26, 2004, an enormous earthquake ripped through the Indian Ocean. This triggered a series of massive tsunami waves, some as high as 100 feet tall. In this hi/lo text, readers will learn about the events that caused the tsunami as well as the effects it had on the areas it struck. Features illustrate how a tsunami starts as well as how much destruction the tsunami caused.
Get ready for a taste of America’s Dairyland! In this fact-filled title, readers can discover what makes Wisconsin great, from its booming dairy industry to its beautiful natural areas. Features map out the state’s important cities and landforms, examine historical events, highlight inventions from the state, and introduce a native animal. Take a trip to Wisconsin with this fact-filled title!
Though it is famous for its cowboys, there is a lot more to explore in Wyoming! Students can travel from Yellowstone National Park to the Wind River Reservation and on to the Magic City of the Plains, Cheyenne, in this fact-filled title. Features include maps, a timeline, charts highlighting industries, and profiles of inventions from the state. Saddle up for a good time in this title about the Cowboy State!
From the snow-capped peak of Mount Rainier to the misty rain forests of Olympic National Park, Washington has plenty to explore! Take a trip to Pike Place Market in Seattle, sample favorite local foods, and delve into the rich history of the state with this fact-filled title. Features map out important landforms, highlight a unique animal, introduce a famous Washingtonian, and profile a favorite sports team. Get ready for a trip to the Pacific Northwest with this fun title!
Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States! This district is home to the U.S. government and many other landmarks that showcase the nation’s history. In this title, readers will discover what makes the district unique, including its communities, wildlife, food, celebrations, and more. In addition to engaging text, chapters include features that showcase a famous face, the Native American population, and a notable sports team. A timeline highlights important historical events, and a two-page fact summary includes statistics all in one place.
Welcome to West Virginia! This state, covered by the Appalachian Mountains, is full of beautiful landscapes, interesting history, and fun traditions. In this fact-filled title, readers will explore the Mountain State through informative text and colorful photos. Along the way, maps show off the location of landforms and cities, profiles introduce the Native American population, and a recipe highlights a favorite food. There is a lot to discover in West Virginia!
Welcome to Virginia! In this fact-filled title, readers will go on a trip through the state’s history, landscape, traditions, and more. Maps show the location of Virginia’s landforms and cities, while other features highlight the state’s native peoples, wildlife, inventions, a popular sports team, and even a favorite food. The book concludes with a historic timeline and a two-page summary that puts all of Virginia’s stats in one place!