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Playgrounds and Adventure Parks

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634403894

When you hear the word "playground," what do you think of? Do you picture slides and swings? Do you think of climbing walls and tunnels? Or do you picture pirate ships and space to run? Over the years, playgrounds have changed in many ways. But they have always been a place where children can enjoy themselves and learn important lessons about safety and getting along with others. Discover how playgrounds came to be and how they have changed over the years.

Amusement Parks and Water Parks

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634403887

Today's amusement parks are filled with amazing, high-tech rides. Some even take the fun to the water! Amusement parks of the past were exciting places as well. Amusement parks have been around for hundreds of years. Readers discover the history of these fun-filled places!

The Great Wall of China

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037318

The Great Wall of China spans more than 10,000 miles! It was built over many centuries, and it remains one of the world’s most famous landmarks today. This title for young readers explores the Great Wall’s original purpose, how it was built, and how it’s used today. Leveled text and fascinating photos bring the structure to life, while a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, and a pop culture connection offer additional information about each structure.

The Colosseum

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037301

From mock naval battles to gruesome gladiator fights, the Colosseum has hosted some of the world’s most shocking showdowns. But why was this ancient amphitheater built, and how did it survive 2,000 years? What is it used for today? This title explores the answers to these questions and more through fact-filled text and fascinating photos that bring readers up close with ancient Rome. Special features include a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, a pop culture connection, and more!

The Taj Mahal

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037349

Agra, India, is home to one of the most famous monuments in the world. The Taj Mahal rises 240 feet over the city, its white marble dome visible from miles around! This title for young readers explores the history of the famous building, from how and why it was built to what it’s used for today. Leveled text and beautiful photos highlight the main points of the historic monument, and special features such as a map, a timeline, a comparison graphic, and a pop culture connect further showcase why the Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world!

South Africa

Alicia Z. Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037219

Pack your bags—it’s time for a trip to South Africa! This nation, the southernmost on the African continent, is full of beautiful landscapes, fun activities, and interesting traditions. In this title, readers will see it all! Leveled text supported by engaging photos introduce all that South Africa has to offer. Added features introduce landmarks, wildlife, a famous person profile, a recipe, and more. This fun title shows readers just why this nation shines!

Saudi Arabia

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037202

In 2019, Saudi Arabia opened its doors to more tourists than ever before. But what will travelers find when they visit? Through leveled text and vibrant photos, readers will find information on the country’s landscape, people, traditions, and more. Along the way, special features show off popular landmarks, highlight native animals, and introduce popular foods. Readers will walk away with a new appreciation for all that Saudia Arabia has to offer!

Portugal

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037196

The world’s oldest bookstore still in operation opened in 1732. It is found in Portugal! This small country on the Iberian Peninsula has much to offer, from mountains to coastlines to rolling plains. Beyond the landscape, Portugal is a vibrant country with excellent food, fun activities, and exciting traditions. In this title, young readers will see it all! Vibrant photos support leveled text, and exciting special features—a landmark graphic, a recipe, a language feature, a cultural activity, and more—highlight exciting parts of life in Portugal. Readers will walk away with a solid understanding of life in this beautiful nation!

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!

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!

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.

The White House

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846364

Learn about the home of the presidents of the United States, how it was built, its history, and the changes it has undergone. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, informational diagrams, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author.

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.

Rodeo Clown: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821083

Explore some of the most high-risk, adrenaline pumping jobs that exist today.

Miner: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821069

Explore some of the most high-risk, adrenaline pumping jobs that exist today.

High-Rise Window Washer - 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821052

Explore some of the most high-risk, adrenaline pumping jobs that exist today.

Animal Handler: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821021

Explore some of the most high-risk, adrenaline pumping jobs that exist today.

Smokejumper: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821090

Get 12 in-depth chapters on the daring yet dangerous job of fighting forest fires as a smokejumper. Training, equipment, parachute training, and history are all covered. Includes statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus up-to-date news, content feeds, educator resources, and digital ebook version at 12StoryLibrary.com.