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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!

Wolverine vs. Honey Badger

Kieran Downs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341403

Wolverines and honey badgers are both known for being ferocious fighters. But what would happen if these beasts faced off? This high-interest title explores basic facts, attack moves, and secret weapons of both animals. Features such as charts and profiles offer visual representations and allow for comparisons. A final fight scene brings all the information to an action-packed finale in this title for reluctant readers.

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!

River Otters

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340970

A group of river otters takes turns sliding into the water. Webbed feet help them paddle, while waterproof fur keeps their skin dry. These are a few of many adaptations that help river otters survive the wetlands. This title for young readers introduces the adaptations of river otters through leveled text and bright photos. Additional features highlight the range, physical adaptations, and diet of these playful critters!

Scorpion vs. Tarantula

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341397

Scorpions and tarantulas may be small. But these two animals know how to fight! In this high-interest title, reluctant readers will learn about how these two creatures get ready to battle. Visual features offer stats and comparisons to highlight traits of each animal. A final fight scene applies the content of the book in an action-packed finale!

Emu or Ostrich?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340802

What bird has a large body and a long neck, but cannot fly? It is an emu! Or is it an ostrich? These birds may seem similar, but they are unique in many ways. Lively images, simple text, and a side-by-side comparison feature help young readers learn how emus and ostriches have different appearances and behaviors. Readers will soon identify these flightless birds with ease!

Fishing Cats

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340949

A fishing cat dives into the water. In seconds, it comes back to the surface with its latest meal! In this leveled text, young readers will explore the fascinating lives of fishing cats, from where they live to what they eat. Along the way, they’ll learn about the body parts and behaviors that have helped the cats adapt to their wetland habitat. Special features call out the range, physical adaptations, and diet of these wetland predators.

Flamingos

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340956

A flock of flamingos stands tall in the salty waters of their wetlands home. They are some of the only animals that can survive the harsh salt! In this title, leveled text and bright photos introduce young readers to adaptations that help flamingos thrive. Along the way, they will discover more about where the birds live, what they eat, and how they get their pink color. Special features highlight the range, physical adaptations, and diet of these colorful birds!

Lion vs. Cape Buffalo

Kieran Downs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341373

There’s trouble brewing on the Serengeti! Two powerful beasts go head-to-head in this high-interest title. Reluctant readers will learn all about lions and Cape buffalo, from basic facts like size to secret weapons and attack moves. Clean, visual features offer stats and comparisons between the two animals while a final scene narrates a clash showing each animal’s strengths. Get ready for action with this fun title! 

Moose or Elk?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340819

With their big antlers and hooved feet, it can be hard to tell a moose and an elk apart! But there are more differences between these majestic mammals than one might think. From color to diet, this title introduces young readers to the unique characteristics of moose and elk. It features an engaging side-by-side comparison to reinforce the content in a fun, unique way.

Mountain Gorillas

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340918

In the mountain forests of Africa lives one of the world's great apes! In this leveled reader, young readers will learn about how mountain gorillas have adapted to their homes. Vibrant photos and fact-filled text bring the gorillas' mountain homes to life. Special features teach young readers about the range, diet, and physical adaptations of these great apes!

Mountain Lion vs. Coyote

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341380

Two predators challenge each other for dominance in North America. Who will come out on top? Mountain lions and coyotes face off in this high-interest title. Reluctant readers will learn basic information about mountain lions and coyotes, as well as how these animals do battle. Action-packed images highlight the strengths of these animals, while animal profiles and other features show off their battle tools. Let the fight begin!

Acorn to Oak Tree

Elizabeth Neuenfeldt (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340987

The wind blows, and an acorn drops to the ground. Will it grow into a mighty oak tree? Early readers will discover the life cycle of an oak tree in this fun and informative title. Bright photos match leveled text on each page, keeping readers engaged and learning. Eye-catching features such as a product spotlight and process flowchart reinforce information.

Alpine Ibex

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340901

Alpine ibex can scale any slope! These wild goats effortlessly climb their mountain homes. This leveled reader provides facts about these brave tough who make their homes in the European Alps. Special features include highlight what the ibex eats, where it lives, and its physical adaptations to its environment.

Animal Life Cycles: Bee

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340840

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!

Animal Life Cycles: Butterfly

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340857

A bright butterfly lands on a flower. Then it spreads its colorful wings and flies off again. Butterflies are beautiful, but they were not born that way! In this title for young readers, leveled text and colorful photos introduce the insect from its humble beginnings to the moment it takes flight! Along the way, special features highlight the insect’s diet, size, and life stages. The book ends with a full-page feature that reviews each part of the butterfly’s metamorphosis!

Animal Life Cycles: Frog

Elizabeth Neuenfeldt (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340864

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!

Animal Life Cycles: Ladybug

Elizabeth Neuenfeldt (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340871

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!

Animal Life Cycles: Penguin

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340888

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!

Animal Life Cycles: Sea Horse

Elizabeth Neuenfeldt (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340895

Male sea horses carry eggs inside a special pouch. When the eggs hatch, tiny sea horses swim out of the pouch! This is one of many parts of the sea horse life cycle explored in this title. Leveled text and vivid images combine to show off the sea horse from egg to adulthood. Along the way, special features highlight the animal’s diet, size, and life phases. A full-page feature at the end of the book visually illustrates the life cycle. Readers will love exploring these unique sea creatures!

Earth Day Extravaganza: Book 4

Ali Bovis (author) Jen Taylor (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136849

Sylvie's excitement for the upcoming Earth Day Extravaganza fizzles when her cousin, the non-recycler, visits, and she worries about not only saving the entire world, but the extravaganza itself. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Love Canal

Julie Knutson (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181199

Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the Love Canal disaster of the 1970s in Niagara Falls, New York. 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.

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.