As the tallest buildings on Earth, skyscrapers tower over cities! These massive buildings house offices, shops, and apartments in cities around the world. This title introduces readers to the building methods, materials, and science that lets these towers climb high into the sky.
In the United States, Labor Day honors American workers. What started as a small labor union festival in 1882 has become a national holiday. Every first Monday in September, many schools and businesses close, and parades pop up across the country! This informative title explains the history and many transformations of Labor Day.
Rain or shine, a farmer’s work is never done. Farmers grow crops, raise livestock, and gather eggs and milk. Young readers will get an inside look at a day in the life of these important community members!
Where would we be without garbage collectors? They pick up our trash, help sort our recycling, and keep our neighborhoods clean. In this book, young readers will learn about the hardworking individuals who collect our trash.
Finding the right book can be daunting, but librarians are here to help! They buy books for the library, track down information, and even host read-a-louds. In this engaging title, beginning readers will learn all about how librarians support and shape our communities.
Uh-oh, the car won’t start. Better call a mechanic! Mechanics test, care for, and repair the machines that keep our world running. This informative title helps readers understand the busy world of these community helpers.
Holi – the Hindu Festival of Colors – heralds the coming of spring. This vibrant title explores the ancient history and modern practices of this joyful holiday. Holi’s food, dance, music, and colors will captivate young readers.
Humor is the language Dav Pilkey speaks to reach his readers. Just consider the names he gives his characters: Wedgie Woman, Professor Poopypants, and Super Diaper Baby! In this storyteller bio, kids will discover the life adventures of the funny man behind the popular Captain Underpants book series.
Did you know that Gordon Korman’s mom typed his first book for him? This is because Gordon became a published author before he even graduated high school! This author profile for children introduces the lifelong writer responsible for sending troublemakers Boots and Bruno to Macdonald Hall.
Back in 1992, writer Mary Pope Osborne first invited readers to follow Jack and Annie into a tree house with magical books, and readers have been time traveling with these characters ever since! In this biography, elementary students will meet a talented literary travel agent.
Nikki Grimes is a proud Coretta Scott King Award winner. She has always been intentional about focusing her novels and poetry on the experiences of African Americans just like her. Young readers will get to know a writer who cares about their ability to relate as much as their ability to read.
Many people have given their lives to protect the United States of America. Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday of May, is the day Americans honor those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. This title offers facts about the history and traditions of this important holiday for beginning readers.
Roads, bridges, and buildings would not be possible without construction workers! Construction workers are great problem solvers who use tools and machines to get the job done. This informative book will help readers build knowledge on how construction workers shape our communities.
From taking x-rays to fixing cavities, dentists work hard to help people smile. They teach about proper tooth and gum care, ease pain, and straighten teeth. This title about dentists will help young readers understand these caring community helpers.
Doctors are important members of the community. People come to them to seek help for illnesses and injuries. Doctors carefully decide how to treat patients. They listen to people and find ways to help them feel better. This title will teach beginning readers about the work doctors do to help people stay healthy.
Firefighters are brave in the face of danger. They must be strong and alert to get their work done. Firefighters rush into action to put out fires. They search burning buildings to make sure everyone is out safely. This informative title for young readers will ignite their interest in firefighters.
Rain or shine, it is the duty of mail carriers to pick up and deliver letters, packages, and more. Mail carriers are often seen driving down streets in small trucks or hauling full mail from door to door. This informative title for young readers delivers facts about the important work of mail carriers.
From giving medication to teaching patients how to care for themselves, nurses are front-line workers in the health care field. Nurses need to be gentle and friendly. They are there to help us feel better! This title will fill readers in on the exciting world of nurses.
As they patrol streets and neighborhoods, police officers enforce laws and stop crime. They make communities safer! Being a police officer requires leadership skills and the ability to make good decisions in stressful situations. Beginning readers will be fascinated by this title on these brave community helpers.
Every day, students across the globe learn the skills and knowledge needed to live and work in their communities. The dedicated individuals who provide them with these skills and knowledge are teachers. Teachers work hard to prepare others for the future! In this title, young readers will learn about the work teachers do in this important profession.
Just like people, animals sometimes get sick or injured. Veterinarians are the caring helpers who come to the rescue! Veterinarians are animal experts who treat wounds, perform surgeries, and provide medicine to the animals we love. This title offers readers a look into the caring work of veterinarians.
A yellow school bus stops at the end of the street. Children climb aboard. It is the first day of school! Bus drivers help people safely arrive at school, work, and more. This title for beginning readers describes the work bus drivers do to keep the community moving.
Action, humor, and creative characters fill the mind of Rick Riordan. He is best known for The Lightning Thief, which follows Percy Jacksons journey in a world based on Greek mythology. Learn more about Riordan and his inspiring characters in this book for young and adventurous readers!
The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures are two award-winning books by Kate DiCamillo. As a child, DiCamillo was often sick in bed, but this allowed her imagination to flourish. Readers can follow DiCamillos journey and spark their own imaginations in this alluring book for students!
By writing about real-life topics for children in her books, Lois Lowry has touched many readers lives. A few of her most famous works include Number the Stars and The Giver. Find out more about Lowry and her stories in this book for developing readers.