Starting with a tiny monkey in the middle of a South American jungle, this illustrated poem illuminates a unique geography perspective, showcasing Brazil’s environment with ever-widening views from from mountain to village to city, to country, continent, ocean, and finally the planet in space. Endsheets include a map of South America labeling places shown.
In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of South America. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about this continent’s landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference. Children can learn more about South America using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Explore South America also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Alamo, one of Texas's most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Empire State Building, one of New York City’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Gateway Arch, one of Missouri’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of California’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Hoover Dam, one of Nevada’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of Mount Rushmore, one of South Dakota’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Space Needle, one of Washington’s most well-known landmarks.
Examining the building process from the ground up, this high-interest title covers the history and construction of the Washington Monument, one of Washington D.C.’s most well-known landmarks.
Rusty boats litter the ground. The smell of dead fish fills the air. Who would believe the Salton Riviera was once a popular vacation spot? Once host to thousands of beachgoers, the area now sits empty. This high-interest book will outline just what caused the community’s decline. Special features such as maps, timelines, and fun facts add even more to this interesting title.
Six Flags New Orleans was once a thriving theme park. But today, rusted rides rise over the swampy, alligator-infested ponds. The park is abandoned. This title explores the park from the day it opened to its fall after Hurricane Katrina. An attention-grabbing opening narrative gives way to haunting photos as well as a map, a timeline, and fascinating fun facts.
More than 100 years ago, a storm uncovered a fascinating discovery. The ruins of an ancient civilization had been hidden for thousands of years! This high-interest title explores the lives of the people who lived there, from how they lived to why they may have left. A narrative opening sets the tone, and features such as a map, a timeline, and fun facts add even more information.
The peninsula nation of South Korea is stamped by urban centers and technological advances. Towering buildings stretch into the sky while high-speed trains whiz South Koreans and travelers wherever they need to go. Open the cover of this informative read to discover engaging text and vivid photos alongside labeled maps, a language feature, a recipe, a historical timeline, and more!
Truck drivers travel near and far to deliver goods! But that is not their only duty. This fun book uses bright photos and leveled text highlights how truck drivers make deliveries, meet deadlines, and stay safe on the road! Special features highlight truck driver skills and gear, while photo labels and a picture glossary help readers understand challenging words.
Welders help fix the world! These strong helpers work hard to repair car parts, bridges, and other metal objects. In this title, full-color photos appear alongside leveled text to give readers an inside look at the important work of welders. Special features show off welder skills and gear, and photo labels and a picture glossary reinforce the meanings of important words.
Iran is a Middle Eastern nation whose history spans more than 5,000 years! Many of its people share deep roots in the Islam faith, but the day-to-day lives of people from different ethic groups alllow varying customs to shine! This title puts readers inside the homes of this nation, introducing them to popular foods and celebrations. Readers will explore special features that cover a traditional activity, a recipe, a famous face, a language, a timeline, and more!
Only a century ago, Kolmanskop was a diamond boomtown. The town produced more than a million carats a year! But what happened to Kolmanskop after the diamond boom fizzled? This high-interest title explores the rise of Kolmanskop and its slow decline back into empty desert. Special features such as a map, a timeline, and unique fun facts add to this fascinating title.
The coastal North African country of Morocco has a rich history influenced by the many people groups who have lived within its borders. Its two largest cities, Casablanca and Fez, are filled with mazes of artful alleyways and bazaars with local specialties. With vivid imagery and fun facts filling its pages, this title also includes special features such as a landmarks sidebar, a weather sidebar, a profile, a recipe, a wildlife spotlight, and more!
Spanning the western shores of Scandinavia is the country of Norway. This largely mountainous nation has been settled for nearly 6,000 years, and its many traditions display the wealth of its people! Within the pages of this title, readers will explore fun facts, striking photos, and more. Features such as a map, a recipe, and a special landmarks sidebar provide readers with new perspectives and ways to discover this nation in the north!
An electrician wires a new circuit. Now the lights shine bright! This leveled title introduces the important work of electricians, bringing readers along as they wire buildings, check parts, and solve problems. Special features highlight electrician skills and gear, and photo labels and picture glossaries reinforce the meanings of important words. Readers will soon understand how these hardworking helpers light up the community!
El Salvador may be the smallest country in Central America, but it is filled with rich life and beauty! The hidden pyramid of Tazumel attracts many adventurers, while the sounds of cumbia music delight locals in the streets. Readers will dive into this and more as each chapter highlights different elements of El Salvador. Special features such as maps, fun facts, a recipe, an activity, and a timeline provide a deeper look into this nation in the tropics!
This leveled title takes young readers on a journey in the sky! It introduces the exciting job of flight attendants, who travel the world to keep fliers safe and comfortable. Colorful photos and engaging text highlight the work of flight attendants, while labels and a picture glossary introduce important words. Special features introduce the important skills and gear of these community helpers.
The hairstylist makes some careful snips. Now the customer has a whole new look! This engaging title explores the skillful work of hairstylists in salons, at events, and even backstage! Leveled text combines with bright photos to give readers an inside look of these creative helpers at work. Special features show off hairstylist skills and gear, and photo labels and a picture glossary help reinforce the meanings of important words.
Haiti is a tropical paradise on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. Despite its chilling history and frequent natural disasters, its people are filled with gratitude for life! They regularly use the phrase pa gen pwoblem, or “no have problem!” Between the covers of this title, readers will find text filled with fascinating facts, as well as features including special landmarks, a famous face, a wildlife spotlight, and more!