Have you ever seen an empty city? A ghost town? In Hidden, Lost, and Discovered: Abandoned Places, you'll uncover why these places were abandoned and what they look like today! The Hidden, Lost, and Discovered series explores some of the most interesting places around the world, that some people don't even know exist! Eye-catching photographs, hidden histories, and fascinating facts will pique the interests of readers in this high-interest, lower-reading level series.
Having special sets of skills is a huge part of having a working military. Many jobs require years of education on top of military training. In Careers in the US Military: Technical Professionals, this high-interest nonfiction book for young readers, you'll learn about these jobs and what it takes to be great at them, including stories from military members themselves.
Iraq gets a lot of bad publicity. People hear regularly about the country’s troubles without learning about its achievements. For example, you’ve maybe never heard that Iraqis invented the wheel, sailboat, and plow! This title takes young readers past news headlines to tell the full story of Iraq.
Choosing just one animal mascot to represent the country of Australia is difficult! The marsupial contenders alone include the kangaroo, koala, and wombat. Then there are the predator options like the dingo and saltwater crocodile. After learning all about Australia in this title, fluent readers just might make a mascot pick!
Brazil has a monopoly over about half of the South American landscape. The country covers more than 3 million square miles of the continent! In this snapshot of Brazil, young readers will especially enjoy touring the Amazon Rain Forest and the country’s other unique biomes.
One-fifth of all the people in the world call China home. This means Mandarin Chinese is the number one language when it comes to native speakers! In this look at a country rich in history and culture, young readers will learn a few main Mandarin characters and much more.
The beloved fictional Harry Potter calls England his home. Though his world is imaginary, it includes many of England’s actual landmarks. In this profile of the real England, kids will learn the facts about the European country that serves as the setting for many of their favorite stories.
India has its very own Hollywood—the rhyming Bollywood! The thousands of Bollywood films that are released every year put the songs, dances, and colors of India in the spotlight. Upper-elementary students are invited to a special viewing of a country with a memorable flavor.
Two thousand years ago, Italy was known for its spectacles. Rome’s famous Colosseum hosted epic sports contests and gladiator fights. In this book, Italy is on display to engage fluent young readers. Kids will be especially amazed by ancient Italian architecture.
In the United States, a bow is most often taken by a performer at the end of a concert or play. But in Japan, a bow is the traditional gesture to greet another person. This country close-up teaches upper-elementary students Japanese customs and much more about the Asian island nation.
Mexico is a cactus capital. Giant cardon, the world’s tallest cactuses, grow in the Sonoran Desert. They reach heights up to 63 feet! And Mexicans also eat the stems of prickly pear cactuses like vegetables! This country profile takes kids south of the border to explore Mexico.
Russia is a rare transcontinental country, with its small western part belonging to Europe and its large eastern part belonging to Asia. The dividing line is the Ural Mountains. Fluent readers will see both sides of Russia and discover the cultural elements that unite all of its people.
We wait in the early morning darkness. Soon we will attack. My axe and sword are ready. Viking blood runs through my veins. These graphic and colorful 48-page books meet Common Core genre requirements and feature a fictional story, two pages of nonfiction, and two pages of activities, giving students some background knowledge necessary to understanding historical events. Using fiction to amplify history also allows students to think critically about the pas--and piques curiosity, leading to further exploration and discovery.
China, with over one billion people, is the most populated country in the world. China’s most famous tourist attraction is the Great Wall, which runs across about 5,000 miles of northern China. Rich with Chinese culture, this title explores Chinese food, holidays, and daily life. Eager readers will also get to challenge their tongues with a few common words from the unique Chinese language!
China, with over one billion people, is the most populated country in the world. China's most famous tourist attraction is the Great Wall, which runs across about 5,000 miles of northern China. Rich with Chinese culture, this title explores Chinese food, holidays, and daily life. Eager readers will also get to challenge their tongues with a few common words from one of the many Chinese languages! Blastoff! Series
Turkey is a country with a rich cultural heritage. This peninsula country joins the continents of Asia and Europe together. Turkey’s customs, culture, landscape, and more are on display in this title for fluent readers. Special features introduce readers to the country’s language, climate, and landscape, while engaging activities highlight Turkish recipes and activities. Readers will enjoy this thorough exploration of all that makes Turkey great!
Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Europe! In this title, fluent readers can explore all that this beautiful country has to offer. Vibrant photos and activities bring the nation to life, exploring the Ukraine’s landscape, customs, wildlife, and more. Features such as a timeline, a map, a wildlife profile, a recipe, and an activity add even more excitement to this engaging title. Readers will come away with new knowledge of life in the Ukraine.
High within the peaks of the Himalayas is the country of Nepal. This small country boasts a rich cultural heritage. In this title, readers will learn all about it. Nepal’s beauty and culture come to life through vibrant photos and engaging text. Special features such as a map and a timeline provide a visual aid, and a recipe and activity give readers hands-on experience!
The island nation of New Zealand offers fascinating culture and remarkable beauty! In this engaging text, fluent readers will explore all that this country has to offer. Each chapter details a different aspect of life in New Zealand through engaging text and vibrant photos. Special features such as a recipe and an activity provide a hands-on experience to further engage readers!
Honduras is a tropical country with a rich history and culture. From the volcanic highlands to the Pacific lowlands, this country's natural beauty is a sight to behold! Readers will experience this and more in this title all about what Honduras has to offer. Special features including a recipe, a language tutorial, and an activity give readers a hands-on experience with the rich culture of Honduras.
Off the coast of mainland Africa lies the island nation of Madagascar. The people of this island share the land with a wide variety of wildlife. In this leveled title, each chapter teaches fluent readers about a different aspect of life on the island. Vibrant photos offer a visual, and special features such as a recipe, an activity, and a timeline bring Madagascar to life for readers!
Libby can't believe it when she finds out some of the other kids at summer camp have never visited a farm! So she invites them over for a farm tour. Libby even plans an outdoor picnic with farm-to-table snacks. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.
Toothless at twenty in Colonial America? Discover some of the most amazing and amusing facts about life in Colonial America and how the pilgrims survived it all.
From castles and knights to the danger of bathroom breaks in the Middle Ages, readers discover amazing and amusing facts about cleaning up–or not–during the Middle Ages.