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Mercury

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673038

Did you know that as high-speed Mercury zooms through space it travels 31 miles (50 km) every second, or that a year on Mercury lasts just 88 days? And did you know that if Earth were the size of a baseball, little Mercury would be no bigger than a ping-pong ball? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the planet thats closest to the Sun, Mercury. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

From a Tiny Seed to a Mighty Tree

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341307

How does an acorn become a mighty oak tree? What does a tiny sunflower seed need to grow into a tall yellow flower? In this title, readers will investigate how plants grow and how they disperse their seeds. They’ll also discover that many of the foods we eat are seeds!

Earth

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673076

Did you know that Earth is zooming around the Sun at about 66,000 miles per hour (107,000 km/h)? Or that Earths crust is made of giant pieces that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle? And did you know that there are huge mountains under the ocean, and enough salt in the oceans to cover the whole Earth with a salty layer as high as a 50-story building? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the planet in the solar system that we call home, Earth. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space and earth photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

What’s the Season?

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341468

From weather and day length, to plants and animals, in this title, readers will investigate how the world around them changes as the seasons change. With activities such as recording temperatures and going on seasonal scavenger hunts, students will be challenged to observe and analyze the changing of the seasons.

Welcome to the Coral Reef

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341925

What is a coral reef actually made of? What microscopic creatures take shelter in the coral and become its food? Which coral reef resident has stinging tentacles? And which huge creature visits the reef to have its dead skin and parasites nibbled away by a fishy clean-up crew? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari around a coral reef. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, readers will discover how the living things that make this habitat their home depend on each other and their environment for survival.

Neptune

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673199

Did you know that on Neptune there are winds that blow six times faster than the most powerful hurricanes on Earth? Or that scientists have discovered that Neptune has 13 moons, but there might still be more to find? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the furthest planet from the Sun, Neptune. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas

Dr. Sally Hodson (author), Ann Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692317

Just imagine - you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them - and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.

Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

L. L. Owens (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735593

A basic introduction to dwarf planets, such as Pluto, their sizes, compositions, and places within our solar system.

What Is Motion?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190161

Motion is a change in an objects position. This fascinating title explains in a clear, simple way how objects are moved by a change in energy. Simple activities show young readers how energy is changed by applying a force, either by coming in contact with an object or by a force that does not touch it physically, like gravity.

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World

Barry Wittenstein (author) Chris Hsu (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897457

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

The Inventor's Secret

Suzanne Slade (author) Jennifer Reinhardt (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607347125

Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

Tuktuk: un cuento sobre la tundra

Robin Currie (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558838

En cuanto el sol empieza a ponerse, los animales del rtico se preparan para el oscuro y fro invierno. Tuktuk, el lemino, est casi listo para pasar la larga noche invernaltodo lo que l necesita es pelaje caliente para revestir su nido. Cuando una bota kamik afelpada resbala fuera del trineo de un conductor Inuit, TukTuk est de suerte! Pero, mientras la arrastra hacia su hogar, Putak el oso polar, Aput la zorra del rtico, y Masak la Carib obvservan el premio de este pequeo lemino y se lo quieren quitar. Podr Tuktuk ser ms inteligente que los otros animales y convencerlos que una bota kamik afelpada no es buena para nign animal que sea ms grande que un lemino?

Mambas

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600143175

Reaching speeds of up to 12 miles per hour, mambas are considered the world's fastest snakes. Readers will see what mambas look like, where they call home, and why they are one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Blastoff! Series

Wheels and Axles

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968655

In this book, readers will learn about one of the six simple machines as described by Renaissance scientists. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn how wheels and axles make work easier by moving objects across distances.

Wedges

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968624

In this book, readers will learn about one of the six simple machines as described by Renaissance scientists. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn how wedges increase force to either separate objects or hold things together.

Inclined Planes

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968501

In this book, readers will learn about one of the six simple machines as described by Renaissance scientists. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn how inclined planes make it easier to move an object from a lower to a higher spot.

Levers

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968532

In this book, readers will learn about one of the six simple machines as described by Renaissance scientists. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn how levers are used to lift or move something with the assistance of a fulcrum.

Pulleys

Erika S. Manley (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968563

In this book, readers will learn about one of the six simple machines as described by Renaissance scientists. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn how pulleys can move heavy loads with less force and over longer distances.

Screws

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968594

In this book, readers will learn about one of the six simple machines as described by Renaissance scientists. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn how screws are used to lift or move objects.

Biomas acuáticos (Freshwater Biome)

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624026874

Readers will learn about the two main types of freshwater biomes, which are standing (ponds and lakes) and flowing (streams and rivers). The text will focus on mainly on the importance of freshwater, as well as the plants and animals that inhabit it. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.

De huevo a libélula (Becoming a Dragonfly)

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624026720

Becoming a Dragonfly covers each stage in a dragonfly’s metamorphosis from a tiny egg to an adult. Carefully chosen photographs accompany the copy, so readers can see and understand a dragonfly’s amazing transformation clearly. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393785

Learn more about graphs while protecting the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling! Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by making bar graphs and pictographs of recyclable objects. Not only will children feel more confident in their graphing skills, but they will also be more environmentally conscious! Clear images, example graphs, and mathematical diagrams and charts make graphing seem simple and fun!

Alligators

Alan Walker (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780997989601

Want to get close to an alligator? Flip though pages of alligator facts and full-spread photos What do they eat? How do they hunt? A book you can really sink your teeth into!

Jets

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605540

A kindergarten-level introduction to jets, covering their speed, pilots, role in transportation, and such defining features as their pointy noses. The popular Seedlings series from Creative Education now offers irresistible introductions to six more wild animals and six speedy vehicles. Written in a friendly voice, filled with dynamic photos, and featuring text crafted for the youngest of readers, these newest books touch upon the bodies, behaviors, habitats, and family relationships of living things and the parts, operation, settings, and roles of vehicles. As introductions to informational text, these titles will plant the seeds of knowledge!

Cave Explorer

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609753

A brief exploration of what cave explorers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of exploring caves such as Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave.