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Servers

Kieran Downs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919540

Order up! This title for beginning readers follows servers as they speed from table to table to keep their customers happy. Leveled text and engaging photos introduces readers to where servers work, what they do, and the skills they need to be successful. Special features call server gear and a picture glossary defines important words in this book about some of the community’s busiest helpers!

The Senate

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919625

The Senate is a part of Congress that has 100 members. Every state elects two senators to represent its people. In this title, leveled text and matching photos show beginning readers what the Senate is, what Senators do, and why these congresspeople have such an important job. Added features show how the branches of government work together, outline the requirements for the job, and ask readers to answer a thought-provoking question.

Reporters

Kieran Downs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919533

Extra, extra! Read all about it in this informative book about the important work of reporters. Leveled text explores the daily work of newspaper and television reporters, while vibrant photos show these community helpers at work. Readers will learn what reporters do, where they work, and what skills make a good reporter. A unique feature highlights reporter gear and a picture glossary illustrates important terms.

President

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919618

The president is the leader of the United States! This person is tasked with making important decisions for the nation. In this text, leveled text and relevant photos introduce beginning readers to the basics about the duties of this civil servant. Special features include a job requirements graphic, a chart showing the branches of government, and a question for readers to consider.

Judges

Kieran Downs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919526

Order in the court! The judge settles the argument. Time for the next case! This book for beginning readers uses leveled text and bright photos to introduce the important work of judges. Readers will learn what judges do, where judges work, and what it takes to be a good judge. Additional features such as a skills graphic, a gear graphic, and a picture glossary add even more to this interesting title!

Governor

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919595

All 50 states have a leader called the governor. But who can be a governor, and what does a governor do? Each state has different qualifications, and each governor has different duties. In this title,leveled text introduces beginning readers to the basic duties and roles of this important position. Informative features include a graphic showing off the “must haves” for the job, a chart showing how the branches of government work together, and more!

T is for Thor: A Norse Mythology Alphabet

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)Torstein Nordstrand (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167377

Otherworldly landscapes, thundering soundtracks, epic battles between superhero gods and monsters--current movies and book series have turned Norse mythology into popular commercial entertainment in recent years. But there's a lot more to this mythic universe than trickster Loki and his hammer-wielding god of thunder brother. T is for Thor: A Norse Mythology Alphabet takes readers beyond the movie screen and into the world of Scandinavian mythology, history, culture, and religion. Author Virginia Loh-Hagan not only examines Thor, Odin, Heimdall, and the famous Valkyries, but she also explains and introduces other inhabitants of this nine-realm universe. From learning about Ymir, the first frost giant, to Yggdrasil, the world tree holding everything together, mythology and fantasy fans of all ages will enjoy this alphabetical exploration. Fantastical artwork from Norwegian artist Torstein Nordstrand brings it all to vivid life.

Lulu & Rocky in Indianapolis

Barbara Joosse (author) Renée Graef (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167322

Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting Indianapolis! There are so many fun things to see and do, like visiting the Dinosphere at the Children's Museum, exploring the curiosities of Central Canal, and of course, going to see the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Renée Graef, this fourth book in the Our City Adventures series explores the city of Indianapolis, visiting well-known sights like the Eiteljorg Museum and Monument Circle, as well as unexpected gems.

On Your Street

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846579

A simple story about the things children might find on their street. This story helps readers learn the words on, your, and street. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.

History

M. J. York (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846258

Highlights fascinating facts about history, from quirky world leaders to weird fashion trends. Learn about the French king who thought he was made of glass, the Serbian soldier who disguised herself as a man to fight in the army, the medieval barbers who performed surgery, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

An Arctic Food Web

Imogen Kingsley (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490845

Journey north to the cold tundra and discover how animals and plants in the Arctic survive in an interconnected food web in this illustrated narrative nonfiction. How do animals and plants survive in the coldest ecosystem on earth? Easy—it’s not always so cold! Highlighting both the summer and winter seasons in the Arctic, elementary readers will explore the animals and plants that thrive in the tundra. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem, which allows some animals to live there year-round.

A Grassland Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490821

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to a North American prairie and discover how animals and plants in a grassland survive in an interconnected food web. The wide-open prairie is home to many grass-grazing herbivores, including the prairie dog and bison. Sneaky predators, like black-footed ferrets and wolves, have to work extra hard to catch their next meal. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

An Ocean Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490852

Dive into the deep open Pacific Ocean and discover how animals and plants survive in an interconnected food web in this illustrated narrative nonfiction. Just below the surface of the ocean, millions of plants and animals flourish. From the microscopic phytoplankton to the giant blue whale, life comes in all shapes and sizes. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

A Freshwater Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490814

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to a wetland in the northern United States and discover how animals and plants in a freshwater ecosystem survive in an interconnected food web. Splash! The wetland is home to many water-loving animals. Ducks and frogs munch on bugs and plants, while a heron and snake lurk in the reeds. All animals keep an eye out for the top predator: the bald eagle! Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

A Desert Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490807

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to the hot southwestern United States and discover how animals and plants in the Sonoran Desert survive in an interconnected food web. A cactus soaks up some sun. A squirrel dashes across the sand. A rattlesnake stalks its next meal. Life in the desert is never boring as animals and plants try to survive in the hot and dry climate. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

Sea Otters

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518398

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a sea otter’s arctic habitat, body parts, and behaviors.

Reindeer

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518381

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a reindeer’s arctic habitat, body parts, and behaviors.

Polar Bears

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518374

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a polar bear’s arctic habitat, body parts, and behaviors.

It's Apple Day

Emily Humphrey (author) Amanda Erb (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321792

Readers will love following along as a class goes on a field trip and then makes a tasty treat in the classroom.

I Can Climb

Emily Humphrey (author) Patrick Corrigan (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321785

A young girl can climb a mountain, with a little help from her big imagination!

Cultural Traditions in South Korea

Lisa Dalrymple (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180940

This fascinating book describes the holidays and traditions of South Korea. Many holidays are based on the seasons such as Lunar New Year and Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving. Others are religion-based such as Buddha's birthday. Find out also how South Koreans celebrate family occasions honoring ancestors, elders, and children.

Cultural Traditions in Italy

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181015

Italy has been the center of the Roman Catholic Church for hundreds of years. Many of the country's traditions and holidays today are based on religious holy days. This interesting book describes national holidays in Italy that mark such events as religious festivals, as well as important historic events such as the country's independence. Other traditional celebrations featured include food festivals and family occasions.

Cultural Traditions in Argentina

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427181008

Ruled for many years by European countries, Argentina's traditions today are a blend of indigenous, Spanish, and Italian cultural traditions. This colorful book describes the holidays and festivals celebrated throughout the year in Argentina. In this largely Catholic country, many holidays are based on religious festivals. Others celebrate important historic events. Find out also how Argentines celebrate family occasions.

Cultural Traditions in the Netherlands

Kelly Spence (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180957

This interesting book describes the holidays and traditions in the Netherlands that celebrate important dates in history, religion, royal ceremonies, and changes in the seasons. Young readers will discover the unique traditions of the Dutch people as they celebrate familiar holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and family occasions such as weddings and birthdays.

Transportation in Different Places

Adrianna Morganelli (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116499

From rickshaws and rowboats to camels and cargo ships, this dynamic title looks at the different ways people and things move from place to place. Readers will learn how climate and environment affect transportation around the world.