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Raccoons

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918055

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

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918031

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.

Avalanches

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918253

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!

Ann Bancroft: Explorer

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917751

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.

Black Bears

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918017

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.

Bulb to Tulip

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918079

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

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915313

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

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915337

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.

Wheels and Axles

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915368

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

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915320

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

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915344

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

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915351

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.

Europe

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681031521

Although its the second smallest continent on Earth, Europe has the third largest population. Rich in history, literature, and art, European culture has been a far-reaching influence all over the globe. Give students the opportunity to discover how Europe stands out in this fascinating title!

Centipedes

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681030623

This many-legged insect has been around for nearly 400 million years. Creepy crawly centipedes share roots with lobsters, shrimp, and crayfish. Scurry along in this informative title for beginning readers.

Winter

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034683

Chilling winds rush in through an open doorway. Snow swirls in the air. Winter has arrived! Animals grow thick coats to guard from the frigid temperatures, and people bundle up in parkas and hats. Many trees and plants grow dormant. This title highlights the drastic changes of the Northern Hemisphere during winter.

Wildebeest Migration

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035611

As wildebeest make their way from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara plains in Kenya, their hooves leave a scent trail for any who get lost along the way. These nomads welcome their neighboring zebras and gazelles, knowing there is strength in numbers. Readers can join the millions of travelers crossing the plains of Africa in this title about wildebeest migration.

Lambs

Anne Wendorff

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612111130

Baby sheep are able to stand and drink their mother's milk within a few minutes of being born. Students will explore the behaviors, characteristics, and growth of these wooly creatures. Blastoff! Series

Caring for Your Hamster

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144684

In the wild, hamsters dig extensive tunnels that can go as deep as three feet into the ground! You can make your hamster's cage fun and comfortable by putting plastic tunnels in it and keeping it clean. Learn what other toys your hamster might enjoy, what food to feed it, and how to keep your hamster entertained. Blastoff! Series

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks and Pilot Fish

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179578

Sharks may be tough, but they still need help sometimes! That’s where the pilot fish come in. These little fish follow the sharks, cleaning harmful parasites off of their bodies and teeth. These tasty meals they help the fish survive! Readers will enjoy this informative title that explores how these sea creatures work together to keep one another alive!

Nile Crocodiles and Egyptian Plovers

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179561

A Nile crocodile opens its mouth wide. An Egyptian plover swoops in! It uses its sharp bill to pick at the crocodile’s teeth. But this dental work benefits the bird, too. It gets tasty food from the crocodile’s mouth! This title will take readers on a trip to the Nile River, where they’ll explore the symbiotic relationship between this unusual animal pair.

Cape Buffalo and Oxpeckers

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179530

An oxpecker searches for its next meal. It spots a tick on a Cape buffalo’s back. Yum! Suddenly, the oxpecker spots a predator. It warns the buffalo with a hiss. These two unlikely friends help each other to survive! Explore the Cape buffalo and the oxpecker, both as individuals and as a team working together, in this informative title.

Goby Fish and Snapping Shrimp

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179554

Goby fish and snapping shrimp are unusual roommates! Goby fish keep an eye out for danger as snapping shrimp build homes to share. Their friendship helps each creature survive the dangers of ocean living. Readers of this low-level title will love the unique friendship shared by these two creatures who could not be more different!

Jaguars

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179509

A beautiful jaguar slinks through the dark forest. It is time to hunt! With one quick pounce, it catches its next meal. With camouflaged coats and super sharp claws, jaguars are built for rain forest survival. This title for young readers explores the many adaptations and survival skills jaguars have developed to thrive in their rain forest home!

Clownfish and Sea Anemones

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179547

Sharing a home, protection, and even leftovers, clownfish and sea anemone are close buddies in the ocean. Clownfish scare away potential predators, but if one gets too close, the sea anemone is ready with a poisonous sting. This colorful book for young readers explores how their unusual animal friendship is unique in the animal kingdom!

Warthogs and Banded Mongooses

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179585

Ouch! Pesky insects bite up warthogs under the hot sun. Luckily, banded mongooses are here to help. They ride atop warthogs’ backs, picking insects out of their skin. The warthogs are happy to provide meals for the mongooses. The symbiotic bond between these species helps them both survive. This title for young readers explores the lives of these animal friends, including their habitat, individual behaviors, and relationship with one another!