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A Meeting in the Sky

Rina Singh (author) Jordi Vila Delclòs (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001428

An American farm boy and a German city boy grow up to fulfill their dreams of becoming pilots. When World War II breaks out, they have a remarkable meeting in the skies over Germany. On December 20, 1943, a German pilot escorted an American bomber to safety; this remarkable, secret meeting in the sky inspired a lifelong quest to reunite as the two former enemies became friends.

Aztec Empire

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002296

This cultural overview of the Aztec Empire situates the reader within the society, describing key aspects of daily life, beliefs, and architectural accomplishments such as the Templo Mayor.

China

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002302

This cultural overview of ancient China situates the reader within the society, describing key aspects of daily life, beliefs, and architectural accomplishments such as the Great Wall.

Egypt

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002319

This cultural overview of ancient Egypt situates the reader within the society, describing key aspects of daily life, beliefs, and architectural accomplishments such as the Great Sphinx.

Greece

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002326

This cultural overview of ancient Greece situates the reader within the society, describing key aspects of daily life, beliefs, and architectural accomplishments such as the Parthenon.

Rome

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002333

This cultural overview of ancient Rome situates the reader within the society, describing key aspects of daily life, beliefs, and architectural accomplishments such as the Colosseum.

Salton Riviera: The Deserted Resort Community

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918338

Rusty boats litter the ground. The smell of dead fish fills the air. Who would believe the Salton Riviera was once a popular vacation spot? Once host to thousands of beachgoers, the area now sits empty. This high-interest book will outline just what caused the community’s decline. Special features such as maps, timelines, and fun facts add even more to this interesting title.

Six Flags New Orleans: The Ruined Theme Park

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918321

Six Flags New Orleans was once a thriving theme park. But today, rusted rides rise over the swampy, alligator-infested ponds. The park is abandoned. This title explores the park from the day it opened to its fall after Hurricane Katrina. An attention-grabbing opening narrative gives way to haunting photos as well as a map, a timeline, and fascinating fun facts.

Skara Brae: The Lost Neolithic Village

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918345

More than 100 years ago, a storm uncovered a fascinating discovery. The ruins of an ancient civilization had been hidden for thousands of years! This high-interest title explores the lives of the people who lived there, from how they lived to why they may have left. A narrative opening sets the tone, and features such as a map, a timeline, and fun facts add even more information.

South Korea

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918482

The peninsula nation of South Korea is stamped by urban centers and technological advances. Towering buildings stretch into the sky while high-speed trains whiz South Koreans and travelers wherever they need to go. Open the cover of this informative read to discover engaging text and vivid photos alongside labeled maps, a language feature, a recipe, a historical timeline, and more!

Tacos

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918246

Sold in trucks, restaurants, and markets around the world, tacos have extended far past their Mexican beginnings. Young readers can learn about the history of tacos, from their mining origins to the creation of the hard shell, as well as the preparation of the food. Features such as recipes, a topping chart, and a timeline add extra spice to this low-level title!

Ice Cream

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918215

Do you scream for ice cream? This frozen treat is a favorite dessert around the world! In this low-level title, readers can learn about how ice cream has changed throughout history, how it looks in different countries, and how it might still be changing today. Features including recipes, timelines, and maps make this title even sweeter!

Iran

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918451

Iran is a Middle Eastern nation whose history spans more than 5,000 years! Many of its people share deep roots in the Islam faith, but the day-to-day lives of people from different ethic groups alllow varying customs to shine! This title puts readers inside the homes of this nation, introducing them to popular foods and celebrations. Readers will explore special features that cover a traditional activity, a recipe, a famous face, a language, a timeline, and more!

Kolmanskop: The Diamond Mine Ghost Town

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918314

Only a century ago, Kolmanskop was a diamond boomtown. The town produced more than a million carats a year! But what happened to Kolmanskop after the diamond boom fizzled? This high-interest title explores the rise of Kolmanskop and its slow decline back into empty desert. Special features such as a map, a timeline, and unique fun facts add to this fascinating title.

Macaroni & Cheese

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918222

From thick Southern casseroles to the familiar blue box, macaroni and cheese is a comfort food for many. This low-level title takes readers through the history of this favorite food, and how it continues to change today. A timeline, origin map, and a preparation flow chart reinforce the information visually. Special recipes even let readers step into the role of chef in this fun title!

Morocco

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918468

The coastal North African country of Morocco has a rich history influenced by the many people groups who have lived within its borders. Its two largest cities, Casablanca and Fez, are filled with mazes of artful alleyways and bazaars with local specialties. With vivid imagery and fun facts filling its pages, this title also includes special features such as a landmarks sidebar, a weather sidebar, a profile, a recipe, a wildlife spotlight, and more!

Norway

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918475

Spanning the western shores of Scandinavia is the country of Norway. This largely mountainous nation has been settled for nearly 6,000 years, and its many traditions display the wealth of its people! Within the pages of this title, readers will explore fun facts, striking photos, and more. Features such as a map, a recipe, and a special landmarks sidebar provide readers with new perspectives and ways to discover this nation in the north!

Pizza

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918239

What do you like on your pizza? From pepperoni to fried eggs, just about anything can be a topping! Readers can get the deep-dish on this popular meal, from preparation to history, and get a taste of it for themselves with special recipes. Additional features including an origin map, a timeline, and a topping chart make this low-level title easy to digest!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918192

Nothing beats the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. This title takes readers through the creation of this delicious dessert, how it gained popularity, and the different forms it takes today. Recipes, a timeline, and other informative features represent information visually for learners of all types in this low-level read.

El Salvador

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918420

El Salvador may be the smallest country in Central America, but it is filled with rich life and beauty! The hidden pyramid of Tazumel attracts many adventurers, while the sounds of cumbia music delight locals in the streets. Readers will dive into this and more as each chapter highlights different elements of El Salvador. Special features such as maps, fun facts, a recipe, an activity, and a timeline provide a deeper look into this nation in the tropics!

French Fries

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918208

It’s no secret that crispy golden french fries are a perfect side for a burger or a hot dog. But their beginning is a bit more mysterious. This title examines the uncertain origins of this favorite food, charting their history up to the myriad types of fries available today. Features such as recipes, a timeline, and a chart of favorite fry types make this a title young readers will gobble up!

Haiti

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918444

Haiti is a tropical paradise on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. Despite its chilling history and frequent natural disasters, its people are filled with gratitude for life! They regularly use the phrase pa gen pwoblem, or “no have problem!” Between the covers of this title, readers will find text filled with fascinating facts, as well as features including special landmarks, a famous face, a wildlife spotlight, and more!

Ancient Aztecs

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918499

Time for a trip back in time! This informative title takes readers on a journey centuries in the past, when the ancient Aztecs thrived. Readers will be hooked by the narrative opening. Then they will dive deep into the past, exploring the daily lives and innovations of the Aztecs. A cause and effect feature, a time and place matrix, profiles, and a timeline offer additional knowledge. Readers will soon understand what the ancient Aztecs contributed to our modern world!

Ancient China

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918505

The modern world still benefits from the inventions of ancient China! Modern paper, compasses, and kites are just a few things this society created. In this book, readers will explore what life was like in ancient China, including how people lived, worked, and ruled. Profiles introduce readers to ancient Chinese gods and leaders, and other special features explore cause and effect, compare two different times and places, and offer a timeline of important events!

Ancient Egypt

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918512

The ancient Egyptian civilization lasted almost 3,000 years! Today, people around the world still benefit from the innovations of the Egyptians, from ancient papyrus scrolls to early irrigation systems. This fact-filled title gives readers an up-close glimpse of life in ancient Egypt, including how people lived, worked, and ruled. Special features include profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, a timeline, and a thought-provoking question.