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Rainy Day Kitty

Harriet Ziefert (author) Brigette Barrager (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178657

A little girl steps out into her rainy yard in search of her missing kitten. She discovers a series of charming garden denizens on the way to finding Kitty. After celebrating the glories of a rainy day, the book ends with a heartwarming reunion between girl and cat.

Who Whoos

Harriet Ziefert (author) Sophie Fatus (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178640

In farmyards, jungles, and oceans, almost every animal has something to say! And as kids say honk, squawk, moo, and whoo—they’ll be learning, too! Why do whales sing? What does a rooster want us to know? This unique combination of language arts, science, and noisy fun is a dynamic duet with cacophonous kid-appeal.

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?

Dams

Elsie Olson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680786941

Readers will have a blast learning about Dams. From beaver dams to the Hoover Dam, this book explores how they are built, how they are used, and the engineer’s job to build and care for them. Bright, full-page photos fill the pages of this fun title, while easy-to-read text introduces readers to key STEM concepts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Sun

Andrea Rivera (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024658

From the sun’s rays to sunglasses, learn all about the sun in five easy-to-read chapters. Vibrant, full-color photographs appeal to visual learners. Zoom in even deeper with a key stats section and bolded glossary words. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Clouds

Andrea Rivera (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024610

From fluffy white clouds to dark storm clouds, learn all about clouds in five easy-to-read chapters. Vibrant, full-color photographs appeal to visual learners. Zoom in even deeper with a key stats section and bolded glossary words. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cows

Leo Statts (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024344

From calves to bulls, Cows introduces readers to these animals and their lives on a farm. This book captivates young readers through simple and easy-to-read text combined with vibrant, full-color photographs. Plus, quick stats sections and bolded glossary terms invite readers to zoom in and learn more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Sheep

Leo Statts (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024375

From lambs to rams, Sheep introduces readers to these animals and their lives on a farm. This book captivates young readers through simple and easy-to-read text combined with vibrant, full-color photographs. Plus, quick stats sections and bolded glossary terms invite readers to zoom in and learn more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Goats

Leo Statts (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024351

From kids to billy goats, Goats introduces readers to these animals and their lives on a farm. This book captivates young readers through simple and easy-to-read text combined with vibrant, full-color photographs. Plus, quick stats sections and bolded glossary terms invite readers to zoom in and learn more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Where Do We Get Water?

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475031

Turn on the tap, and water rushes out. But the water has taken a long trip to get to your home. Where do we get water? Water is all around the planet. But how does water from the stream end up in your sink? What's up with water? Explore this curricular topic through simple text paired with bright, engaging photos.

Why Do We Need Water?

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475048

Gulp! We take a big drink of water when we feel thirsty. Crunch! A juicy apple is filled with lots of liquid. But why do we need water? Plants soak it in, animals lap it up, and humans can't seem to get enough. What's up with water? Explore this curricular topic through simple text paired with bright, engaging photos.

What Is the Water Cycle?

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475024

Drip, drip! Rain falls from dark clouds in the sky. It gathers in little puddles on the ground below. But where did the rain come from? And after the clouds part and the sun comes out, where do the puddles of water go? What's up with water? The answers are all a part of the water cycle! Explore this curricular topic through simple text paired with bright, lively photos.

How Can We Save Water?

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647475017

What do brushing your teeth, washing your hands, and cleaning your clothes have in common? They all use water! But if we aren't careful, the limited supply of Earth's usable water may run out. How can we save water? There are some simple steps we can all take! What's up with water? Explore this curricular topic through simple text paired with bright, engaging photos.

Rachel Carson

M.M. Eboch (author) Elena Bia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643582

Words have the power to create change. Rachel Carson knew this, and she shared her love of nature and the need to protect it in her writing. She wrote several books about nature, including Silent Spring, which warned of the dangers of chemical pesticides. This book helped start the modern environmental movement. She inspires young people today to protect our planet. The Women in Science and Technology series introduces students to influential women in science and technology. From astronauts to medical doctors, these biographies highlight the accomplishments, dedication, and passion that drove these women to succeed. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and further reading suggestions.

Get Outside in Summer

Bonnie Hinman (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855075

Offers readers a variety of activities they can do to get outside in summer. Filled with fun facts about the season, bonus sidebar activities, and a “Get Outside!” special feature, this book is sure to inspire kids to explore the great outdoors.

Eggs 1, 2, 3

Janet Halfmann (author), Betsy Thompson (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051914

What will peck and poke, and swim, or fly, or wobble out of each egg? Ten spreads with gatefolds and a dramatic fold-out finale lead young readers from a single penguin egg to an ostrich's clutch of ten. Throughout, kids expand their grasp of nature - animals who hatch from eggs, their birthing environments, and what they're like when newly hatched.

Patterns in the Garden

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277644

Patterns in the Garden introduces emergent readers to patterns in gardens, such as rows of plants, spiderwebs, and flower petal arrangements, while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Patterns in the Garden includes tools for teachers and caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, an index, and a Let's Review! question and photo.

Patterns in the Forest

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277613

Patterns in the Forest introduces emergent readers to patterns in the forest, such as spots on mushrooms or markings on an owl's feathers, while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Patterns in the Forest includes tools for teachers and caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, an index, and a Let's Review! question and photo.

Patterns in the Desert

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277583

Patterns in the Desert introduces emergent readers to patterns in the sandy desert, such as ripples in sand or diamonds on a rattlesnake, while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Patterns in the Desert includes tools for teachers and caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, an index, and a Let's Review! question and photo.

Patterns at the Beach

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645277552

Patterns at the Beach introduces emergent readers to patterns they could see while spending a day at the beach, such as a striped seashell or spotted sea turtle, while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Patterns at the Beach includes tools for teachers and caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, an index, and a Let's Review! question and photo.

Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Aimee Bissonette (author) David Hohn (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178915

Hallie Morse Daggett loved spending time outdoors, hiking among the tall trees of the forests in California's Siskiyou Mountains. She wasn't afraid of the bears, coyotes, and wildcats. But Hallie was afraid of fire and understood the threat it posed to the forests, wildlife, and people. And more than anything, she wanted to devote her life to protecting her beloved outdoors; she decided she would work for the US Forest Service. But in the 1880s the Forest Service didn't hire women, thinking they couldn't handle the physical challenges of the work or the isolation. But the Forest Service didn't know Hallie or how determined she could be. This picture-book biography tells the story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the first woman "fire guard" hired by the US Forest Service, whose hard work and dedication led the way for other women to join the Forest Service.

Little Dandelion Seeds the World

Julia Richardson (author) Kristen Howdeshell, Kevin Howdeshell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178991

Did you know dandelions thrive on all seven continents? The cheery blooms are among the most resilient and adaptable in the world. In this lyrical book, learn how the crafty plant travels on the wind and hitches rides in all manner of ways in order to spread far and wide. Includes a map and backmatter on dandelions.

Wild Yaks

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340932

Wild yaks are built to last! High in the mountains, these large mammals use their heavy fur coats to keep warm in the cold. In this leveled title, readers will explore the many ways that wild yaks have adapted to their mountain homes. Special features show the range, diet, and physical adaptations of the yaks. Bright photos bring their mountain home to life for young readers to explore!

Platypuses

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340963

Platypuses are some of the world’s weirdest mammals! They may look strange, but their duck bills and flat bodies help them thrive in the wetlands. These are just a few of the many adaptations explored in this leveled title for young readers. Alongside the text are bright photos and special features that highlight the animal’s range, physical adaptations, and diet. Readers will come away with a new understanding of fascinating platypuses!

Red Pandas

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340925

In the mountains of Asia lives the adorable red panda! In this title for young readers, leveled text and vibrant photos introduce how this animal survives its environment. Diet and range features provide basic details about the lives of these animals. A physical adaptations feature offers a visual aid to show how these animals are made to thrive in their mountain homes!