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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.

Comanche Warriors

David Schach (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115184

Comanche warriors were skilled horsemen who used speed and skill to execute raids in the 18th and 19th centuries. Pioneers feared them, and the United States Army did not want to fight them. Students will read about the history of these Native American warriors, the reasons they fought, and what led to their decline.

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

Army Green Berets

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110967

The Green Berets are one of the better-known special forces. Readers will learn the history of this elite force and the training and tools required to perform their dangerous missions.

Edward S. Curtis Chronicles Native Nations

Don Nardo (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786064

Edward S. Curtis Chronicles Native Nations considers the work of Edward S. Curtis as he photographed the people and cultural practices of a large number of Native nations. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines Curtis’s role in the preservation of Native cultures, including criticism of his work and methods. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Mathew Brady Records the Civil War

Kari Cornell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786071

Mathew Brady Records the Civil War considers the work of Mathew Brady as he and the employees of his studio photographed the battles and participants of the American Civil War. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines Brady’s role in preserving this critical moment in American history and shaping the future of war photography. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Inside the Corn Industry

Andrea Pelleschi (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022937

Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around corn, the most ubiquitous crop in the United States. It explores corn’s many uses, complex supply chain, and attendant environmental debates. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Summer in Savannah

Christine Platt (author) Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133848

It's summertime! Ana & Andrew travel to visit their grandparents in Savannah, Georgia. While they are there, they learn Grandma and Grandpa's church was built by slaves. With some help from an unusual source! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Places of Legend

Hailey Scragg (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643650

Have you ever heard of the pharaoh's curse? What about the fabled city of El Dorado? Places all over the world inspire incredible legends. In Hidden, Lost, and Discovered: Places of Legend, you'll find out all about these legends and the places they call home! The Hidden, Lost, and Discovered series explores some of the most interesting places around the world, that some people don't even know exist! Eye-catching photographs, hidden histories, and fascinating facts will pique the interests of readers in this high-interest, lower-reading level series.

Underground Cities

Hailey Scragg (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643629

Did you know some cities are built underground? They could be hidden just beneath our feet! In Hidden, Lost, and Discovered: Underground Cities, you'll uncover where these cities are hiding and the secrets they contain! The Hidden, Lost, and Discovered series explores some of the most interesting places around the world, that some people don't even know exist! Eye-catching photographs, hidden histories, and fascinating facts will pique the interests of readers in this high-interest, lower-reading level series.

Mysterious Locations

Hailey Scragg (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643643

All over the world there are places with unexplained mysteries. How was this built? Why was this built? In Hidden, Lost, and Discovered: Mysterious Locations, you'll find out what we DO know about these mysterious locations, and what is still left to learn! The Hidden, Lost, and Discovered series explores some of the most interesting places around the world, that some people don't even know exist! Eye-catching photographs, hidden histories, and fascinating facts will pique the interests of readers in this high-interest, lower-reading level series.

Abandoned Places

Hailey Scragg (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643636

Have you ever seen an empty city? A ghost town? In Hidden, Lost, and Discovered: Abandoned Places, you'll uncover why these places were abandoned and what they look like today! The Hidden, Lost, and Discovered series explores some of the most interesting places around the world, that some people don't even know exist! Eye-catching photographs, hidden histories, and fascinating facts will pique the interests of readers in this high-interest, lower-reading level series.

Parkland Students Challenge the National Rifle Association

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855310

Explores the history, events, and future implications of the Parkland students' protest against gun violence. Through insightful text, “In Their Own Words” special features, and critical thinking questions, this title will introduce readers to a modern example of social activism.

The Standing Rock Sioux Challenge the Dakota Access Pipeline

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855334

Explores the history, events, and aftermath of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Through insightful text, “In Their Own Words” special features, and critical thinking questions, this title will introduce readers to a modern example of social activism.

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.