Join Space Cat on an exploration of systems in both the natural world and in the human-made world. Readers discover how STEM skills keep systems working.
Hop aboard the Rice Bowl food truck with your rice-loving guide Mina as you drive along the road to rice. From the rice paddies, to the rice dishes on tables around the globe, you'll see it all!
How far does salt travel before it makes it on your savory pretzel snack? The answer might surprise you! Follow the journey of salt from behind the wheel of the Dough Knot food truck.
Sugar makes treats sweet. But where does sugar come from? And how does it get in our foods? Hop aboard the Cookie Jar food truck to find out!
Sipping warm tea can make a cold, dreary day a little bit cozier. But how do those tea leaves make it to your mug? Join the Tea Pot food truck to find out!
How could a big, bad wolf blow down a house? With science! Read along with Professor Everafter as he explains the STEM behind this favorite fairy tale.
My puppy is sick. Who helps take care of our furry, feathered, scaly, and slimy friends? A veterinarian does! Read all about these important community helpers.
Rapunzel, Rapunzel. Let down your hair. Wait, is hair strong enough for a human to use it to climb up a tower? Yes! Professor Everafter explains how using STEM.
Jack climbed up a giant beanstalk that shot straight to the sky. But what would it take for a beanstalk to grow so tall? And how does it stay standing? Professor Everafter and STEM have the answers!
Have you ever wondered how that gingerbread house Hansel and Gretel munched on in the middle of the woods stood up in the first place? Learn the STEM behind the fairy tale with the help of Professor Everafter.
I need a place to put all my books. I need a shelf! Who builds the things we use daily? A carpenter does! Read all about these important community helpers.
I'm so hungry. I am going out to a restaurant. Who makes your food in restaurants? A chef does! Read all about these important community helpers.
Take a walk through the woods to see the changing leaves. There are red, yellow, orange, brown, and even purple leaves. Seeing all the fall leaf colors that make fall fun!
Space Cat is curious about how tools, technology and engineering are used to keep buildings and structures from falling down.
Space Cat and her pal Dog help readers understand simple and complex tools we all use every day.
Join Space Cat and her friend Dog as they compare the natural world and the world humans made. Discover how STEM skills play a role.
On a basketball. On a door handle. Even in the air you breathe! Germs are everywhere. What can you do about it? Learn ways to avoid germs, to guard against getting sick, and to keep from passing germs along to others.
With their long arms and their ability to squirt ink, octopuses and squids are hard to tell apart! This title dives deep into the physical and behavioral differences between the two ocean animals, exploring their body parts, where they live, and more. A side-by-side feature lets readers review and compare the creatures on their own.
Something prickly is moving in the forest! What could it be? People often confuse hedgehogs and porcupines, but there are a lot of differences between these cute critters! From spines to diets, this title explores what sets hedgehogs and porcupines apart with low-level text, colorful photos, and a side-by-side comparison.
Hop, hop! Is that a frog or a toad jumping down on the ground? Many people have trouble telling these lookalikes apart! In this title, simple text and bright photos introduce the physical and behavioral differences between frogs and toads. A side-by-side comparison feature summarizes and reinforces the content. Young readers will be amphibian experts in no time!
Carpenters help build the world! Whether they’re raising buildings or making furniture, these helpers work hard to get the job done. This engaging title uses leveled text and vibrant photos to explore the ins and outs of a carpenter’s job, from their daily duties to the tools they use. Special features introduce carpenter skills and gear, and a picture glossary helps illustrate important words.
From pushing down trees to moving piles of rocks and dirt, bulldozers have a lot of jobs! Beginning readers can learn basic facts about these powerful machines through easy-to-read text and action-packed photos in this title. Features call out bulldozer parts and jobs to aid in reader comprehension. This title gives readers who are just starting out a push in the right direction!
Long teeth, brown fur, and a home made of logs and sticks--it must be a beaver! Or could it be a muskrat? In this title, young readers will learn how to spot the differences between the similar critters, from tails to size. Crisp photos and side-by-side comparisons help clarify information and turn readers into master spotters!
Airplanes travel all around the world! In this title, beginning readers can learn about the parts of these mighty machines as well as the jobs they do through simple, predictable text and bright photos. Features such as a labeled diagram of airplane parts support and reinforce the text. This low-level title will help students just beginning to read independently to take flight!
A simple story about six seeds and their journey from seeds to flowers. This story helps readers learn the words six, small, and seeds. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.