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The Philippines

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037189

Time for a journey to the Philippines! This tropical nation is made up of more than 7,000 islands. These beautiful islands are filled with lush rain forests, rugged mountains, and sandy coasts. In this fact-filled title, leveled text and vibrant photos introduce the country’s landscape, wildlife, traditions, day-to-day life, and more. Special features show off famous landmarks, introduce native animals, and introduce readers to delicious recipes and fun activities. Readers will soon be ready to pack their bags for a visit to the beautiful Philippines!

Petra

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037332

Petra is Jordan’s most famous place. This city carved in stone is also one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world! In this fact-filled title, readers will go on a journey to the 2,000-year-old city. Leveled text and engaging photos will introduce the history of Petra, from how and why it was built to what it’s used for today. Additional features, including a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, and a pop culture connection, further highlight why Petra is one of the modern wonders of the world!

Nigeria

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037172

Known as the “Giant of Africa,” Nigeria is bursting with culture and life! Readers of this text will learn how millions of people, hundreds of languages, and a wealth of natural resources have made this country a powerhouse in Africa and the world. Features including a language sidebar, a cultural activity, and a traditional recipe allow readers to immerse themselves in Nigerian ways of life. This fact-filled title keeps students up-to-date on one of the fastest growing countries in the world!

Machu Picchu

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037325

High in the Andes Mountains of Peru, a mysterious ruin preserves the story of the Inca people. Machu Picchu holds more than 200 ancient structures, each built with intricately carved stones that have lasted centuries! The leveled text and fascinating photos in this title introduce readers to the purpose, building, and current uses of Machu Picchu. A map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, and other special features help further highlight what makes this place a modern wonder of the world!

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!

Iceland

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037165

Iceland is one of the happiest countries in the world! When you consider the island’s beautiful landscape and fun activities, it’s easy to see why. This title introduces young readers to everything Iceland has to offer. Fact-filled text and relevant photos highlight the basics of Iceland’s geography, climate, people, traditions, and more. Added features, such as a landmark sidebar, a famous person profile, and a recipe, further support the text.

The Czech Republic

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037158

Welcome to the Czech Republic! There is much to see in this beautiful country, from the sprawling expanse of Bohemian Switzerland National Park to the cultural attractions in historic Prague. Through fact-filled text and colorful photos, this engaging title takes young readers on a journey to see it all! Readers will explore the country’s landscape, wildlife, traditions, and day-to-day life. Along the way, special features show off native animals, introduce popular foods, teach basic Czech phrases, and more. This title is sure to inspire readers to explore the world!

Colombia

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037141

Nicknamed the “Gateway to South America,” Colombia is filled with beauty and color! In this text, readers will explore the nation’s landscape, people, wildlife, and much more. Interesting facts and features fill each page, including a landmark sidebar, a famous face, a cultural activity, and more. This engaging title highlights the beauty of Colombia!

Christ the Redeemer

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037295

From its perch on the 2,310-foot-tall Mount Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer can be seen from miles away! This famous statue is a modern wonder and one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. In this fascinating, fact-filled text, readers will explore the wonder’s history, from its original purpose to how it was built and how people use it today. Special features include a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, a pop culture connection, and more!

Chichen Itza

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037288

Chichen Itza is more than 1,000 years old. At its center is a tall pyramid built to honor the Maya snake god Kukulcan! This fact-filled book introduces the pyramid, temples, observatories, and other structures found in this ancient city. With engaging text and photos to guide them, readers will dive into treasure-filled cenotes and climb atop ancient ruins. Along the way, they’ll discover the history and purpose of Chichen Itza. Special features such as a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, and a pop culture connection add even more to explore!

Salton Riviera: The Deserted Resort Community

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918338

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: The Ruined Theme Park

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918321

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.

Skara Brae: The Lost Neolithic Village

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918345

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.

Truck Drivers

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917737

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

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917744

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.

South Korea

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918482

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!

Kolmanskop: The Diamond Mine Ghost Town

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918314

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.

Norway

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918475

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!

Morocco

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918468

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!

Iran

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918451

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!

Electricians

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917706

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!

Flight Attendants

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917713

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.

El Salvador

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918420

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!

Haiti

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918444

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!

Hairstylists

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917720

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.