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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.

Rags: Hero Dog of WWI A True Story

Margot Theis Raven (author), Petra Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537711

During World War I, while stationed overseas in France with the United States Army, Private James Donovan literally stumbles upon a small dog cowering on the streets of Paris. Named Rags for his disheveled appearance, the little stray quickly finds a home with Donovan and a place in his heart. Although the Army did not have an official canine division, Rags accompanies Donovan to the battlefield, making himself a useful companion delivering messages and providing a much-appreciated morale boost to the soldiers. News about Rags spreads and soon the little dog's battlefield exploits become the stuff of legend. But during a fierce battle near the end of the war, both Rags and Donovan are wounded. Severely injured, Donovan is sent back to the United States. And the little dog with the big heart refuses to leave his best friend's side.

I Know Football

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314377

This Level 3 book introduces and examines the different aspects of foodball. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about the history and rules of football, as well as how to play the game. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate and review important information.

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

Marching for Change: Movements Across America

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534186200

Millions of Americans have marched and protested to fight inequality and to bring about social change. These large gatherings, filled with powerful and courageous voices, have shined a light on important issues and resulted in new laws. This book covers some of the most famous marches in U.S. history--and encourages readers to stand up for the things they believe in.

Utahraptor

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341489

The Utahraptor is the official state dinosaur of Utah! This ferocious predator stomped across the earth during the Cretaceous Period. Readers of this high-interest text will learn all about the world of the Utahraptor, from what the dinosaur ate to which body parts helped it hunt. Along the way, readers will be drawn in by engaging text, colorful illustrations, and special features that highlight the dinosaur’s diet, range, size, and more. To conclude the book, a two-page feature puts all of the key points of the Utahraptor into one place!

Spinosaurus

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341472

The spinosaurus was a fierce dinosaur known for the long sail on its back. It could live on both water and land! The high-interest title is a primer for young dinosaur lovers, introducing the iguanodon’s habitat, diet, defenses, and more. Alongside the colorful illustrations and leveled text, special features illustrate the dinosaur’s size, range, and favorite foods. The title concludes with a two-page profile that highlights important facts about this ferocious dinosaur!

Iguanodon

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341465

Uh-oh! An iguanodon is cornered by a predator. But this dinosaur has a secret weapon. It uses its sharp thumb spike to slash its enemy. Run away! In this high-interest title, readers are placed into the world of the iguanodon, where colorful illustrations and leveled text introduce this dinosaur’s diet, defenses, and more. Special features show off where the dinosaur lived, what it ate, and how big it grew. A two-page profile further highlights the key features of the iguanodon. Dinosaur enthusiasts will love this engaging title!

Argentinosaurus

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341458

Boom! Footsteps echo through the forest. Here comes an Argentinosaurus! In this high-interest text, readers will explore the life of this enormous dinosaur, from what it ate and where it lived to how it went extinct. Maps show off the dinosaur’s range and where its fossils have been found, while other features illustrate the dinosaur’s size and diet. The book concludes with a full-spread profile that highlights key information about the Argentinosaurus. This title will inspire readers to explore the world of dinosaurs!

2020 Black Lives Matter Marches

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534186514

This narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to the 2020 Black Lives Matter marches. These large protests, filled with powerful and courageous voices, shined a light on important issues concerning police brutality and racism. Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Three Mile Island

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181205

Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the nuclear meltdown on Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania in 1979. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.

Ice Mummies

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181434

Ice mummies hold fascinating secrets. They teach us hidden facts about the past. This narrative nonfiction book examines ice mummies from all over the world. Look inside to uncover these ancient treasures! Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and mummy map.

Inca Mummies

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181441

Inca mummies hold fascinating secrets. They teach us hidden facts about the past. This narrative nonfiction book examines Inca mummies and the mummification process. Look inside to uncover these ancient treasures! Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and mummy map.

1963 March on Washington

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534186460

This narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to the 1963 March on Washington. This large protest, filled with powerful and courageous voices, shined a light on important issues and helped bring about social change. Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

1969 Vietnam War Protest March

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534186477

This narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to the 1969 Anti-Vietnam War March. This large protest, filled with powerful and courageous voices, shined a light on important issues and helped bring about social change. Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

2014 People's Climate March

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534186484

This narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to the 2014 Peoples Climate March. This large protest, filled with powerful and courageous voices, shined a light on important environmental issues. Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

2017 Women's March

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534186491

This narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to the 2017 Women's March. This large protest, filled with powerful and courageous voices, shined a light on important issues relating to women. Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

2018 March for Our Lives

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534186507

This narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to the 2018 March for our Lives. This large protest, filled with powerful and courageous voices, shined a light on important issues concerning gun violence. Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.