Ribbit! A frog hops into a stream. Time to lay eggs! When they hatch, the eggs will become tiny tadpoles. Young readers will learn all about the frog’s life cycle in this leveled title featuring beautiful photographs. Special features illustrate the animal’s diet, size, and body parts at each stage of its life. At the end of the book, each stage of the frog’s life cycle is laid out in a full-page feature. Readers will hop away with new information about these familiar critters!
Ladybugs are known for their red wings and black spots! But these insects do not start out that way. This title for young readers explores the life cycle of ladybugs from when they hatch to when they fly off to lay more eggs! Leveled text and colorful photos combine to tell readers where ladybugs live, what they eat, and how they grow. Along the way, special features further highlight the insect’s size and body parts at each stage of its life. The book ends with a full-page feature that shows the ladybug’s full life cycle!
A fuzzy penguin chick raises its beak. Its parent has brought fish. Time to eat! With plenty of food, this tiny bird will grow up fast. This low-level title introduces beginning readers to the lives of penguins, from when they hatch to when they lay eggs of their own. Leveled text and vivid photos explore each phase of a penguin’s life. Special features highlight the animal’s diet and size. At the end of the book, a full-page life cycle feature shows off each of the penguin’s life stages!
Buzz, buzz! A young bee has just flown out of its nest. She is in search of a flower. Soon, she will be ready to lay eggs. The bee’s life cycle is short, but these fuzzy insects get a lot done! This low-level title introduces young readers to the life cycle of bees through informative text and vivid photos. Special features highlight the bee’s diet, size, and life phases. The book concludes with a full-page feature that shows off the bee’s life cycle. Readers will be buzzing about this interesting title!
Bears are large, tough animals. They can be quite intimidating when seen up close! This title introduces readers to the characteristics of bears, what they eat, and where they live. Blastoff! Series
Known for their long, floppy ears and sad eyes, people may not know that Basset Hounds have an extraordinary sense of smell. These short-legged dogs were bred to hunt rabbits and are built to track scent trails on the ground. Young readers will learn about the history of Basset Hounds, how their physical features enhance their sense of smell, and how they use their noses today.
There are many different kinds of forests that have many different kinds of trees. Discover what trees are found in each kind of forest and how dead trees help young trees grow. Blastoff! Series
Frogfish rarely swim. Instead, they "walk" on their fins, crawling along the sea floor. This book teaches children how frogfish look, how they travel underwater, and that they wiggle to catch prey. Blastoff! Series
Chomp! A whitetip reef shark swallows its latest meal. But this hunter won’t stay full for long. Its hunt continues on the ocean floor! Whitetip reef sharks are predators that thrive in the coral reef biome. This low-level title introduces readers to the many adaptations that help whitetips survive. Special features add information about range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
In the distance, a twig snaps. A white-tailed deer perks up. Time to run! White-tailed deer thrive in the forest biome. Special adaptations such as strong senses and speedy running help them find food and avoid danger. This low-level title uses simple text to explore the lives of the deer. Special features offer extra information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
Moose are forest survivors! Split hooves, thick fur, and other adaptations help these tall mammals thrive in the diverse forest biome. This simple text takes readers on a journey through the forest for an up-close look at the lives of moose. Special features offer extra information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
A moray eel darts out of a crack in the reef. Time for dinner! The eel’s extra set of jaws chomp at a passing fish. Moray eels thrive in the coral reef thanks to their many special adaptations. In this low-level, readers explore how eels were made the coral reef biome. Special features highlight additional information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
As leafy vines spread over fertile fields, it is only a matter of time before pumpkins are ready to harvest. After a day at the factory, it is time to make pie! Early readers will follow along on the trip pumpkins take from the patch to the can as they are made into puree for pies. Throughout the text, features highlight where pumpkins are grown, what they need to grow, and more!
Raccoons are skilled survivors! These critters easily climb up and down trees to avoid predators. Then they scurry off to secret dens! This low-level text introduces readers to the adaptations that help raccoons survive in the forest biome. Special features offer additional information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
Great gray owls can rotate their heads 280 degrees! This unique skill is one of many adaptations outlined in this low-level title about great gray owls. Simple text and beautiful photos combine to offer readers an inside look at how these forest flyers were made for the forest. Added features offer information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
Reaching speeds of more than 80 miles per hour, avalanches plow down mountain slopes and flatten everything in their paths! Discover major avalanche danger zones, how these disasters form, how they are rated, and a profile of a devastating past disaster in this title covering catastrophic avalanches!
From exploring 1,000 miles of the Arctic tundra on dogsled to skiing across Antarctica, Ann Bancroft is no stranger to adventure! Her travels have taken her all around the world, making the outdoors her classroom. Discover the life of this explorer through engaging text and photos in this low-level title. Special features include a profile, career timeline, and inspirational quotes.
A black bear moseys through a thick forest. It is foraging for its next meal! Smaller creatures scurry out of sight to make way for the woodland ruler. In this title about black bears, simple text helps readers explore how the bears are adapted to life in the forest biome. The text is supported by special features that show off range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
Tulips are a welcome sign of springtime. But before their colorful blooms can be enjoyed, their hearty bulbs require a winter’s rest! Inside the covers of this early reader, peel back the layers of tulip bulbs, see how they grow, and enjoy images of bright blooms. Along the way, special features show where tulips are grown, what they need to grow, their life cycle, and more!
Inclined planes have been around for thousands of years. They might have even helped Egyptians build the pyramids! This low-level title explores the history and functions of these machines. It includes diagrams and simple experiments to show how inclined planes make our everyday lives easier.
Pulleys help us lift and lower things with ease! This title uses simple text and diagrams to explain the functions of these simple machines, and an experiment lets readers try out their own pulleys! Beginning readers will be pulled into this title that explores the historical and modern uses of these helpful machines.
Did you know the first wheel and axle was not used for transportation, but rather for making pottery? In this title, students will learn about the functions and long history of these simple machines. They can also test out new knowledge with easy experiments. From bicycles to doorknobs, young readers will learn how wheels and axles keep our world spinning!
Levers are found in many places, including your own body! From shovels to arms, levers help us get work done. This title explores the history of levers, the forces that make them work, and where they are found in everyday life. Diagrams and simple experiments allow for different avenues of learning in title for beginning readers.
Screws are more than just the tools that hold pieces of wood together. They drill holes, lift cars, and even pump water! Students will learn about the functions of these amazing machines and put their knowledge to use with easy experiments. Diagrams provide visual explanations in this leveled title.
Wedges were some of the first tools humans ever created! Today, these simple machines are found all around, from doorstops to our own front teeth. Diagrams and simple text explain how wedges work, while experiments allow readers test the machines for themselves. Move through the history of wedges, from hand axes to handsaws, in this fascinating title for beginning readers.