Many big cats have patterned coats, but what is the difference between a cheetah’s spots and a leopard’s rosettes? In this low-level text, bright photos and side-by-side comparisons show this and other distinctions between cheetahs and leopards. Young readers will love to “spot” the differences between these cats!
Llamas and alpacas can be hard to tell apart. But between face shape and hair length, these human helpers have subtle traits that make them unique! Side-by-side comparisons support simple text and stunning photos to help readers identify these Andean animals.
From tall ears to fluffy tails, rabbits and hares are easy to confuse. Simple text, matching photos, and side-by-side comparisons help young readers spy the differences between these common animals. Peeking into rabbit burrows and hare nests, this title digs deep into these lookalikes!
Who is that howling from deep in the woods? Wolves and coyotes might have similar calls, but they have several differences! This engaging title uses simple text, clear photos, and side by side comparisons to show beginning readers the differences between these lookalike predators.
Beavers build their own environment! Their dams block rivers, creating still waters for them to swim in. They chew down trees to construct elaborate beaver lodges. This title proves that beavers are true survivors. Its low-level text, striking images, maps, and status charts bring readers up close and personal with these furry wetlands critters!
A floating log comes to life. It is really a crocodile in disguise! These mighty creatures are masters of camouflage. They use their tough green skin to survive in the wetlands biome. This low-level title includes maps, status charts, and other features to show how crocodiles thrive in the wild!
A tall heron stands in a swampy marsh. The heron bends its long neck to clean soft down feathers. These special feathers help herons stay clean and dry in the muddy wetlands! They are just one of many ways the heron has adapted to the wetlands biome. This low-level book uses maps, status charts, diet infographics, and other features to introduce readers to herons and their adaptations.
Hippos can stay dry on land with special red mucus but these huge mammals prefer the muddy waters of their wetlands biome. There, they use special adaptations to thrive underwater. This book uses low-level text, vibrant photos, maps, status charts, and other features to bring readers up close and personal with the mighty hippopotamus!
Many dangers lurk in wetlands. Luckily, wood ducks have special adaptations to help them survive. These colorful birds use webbed feet to paddle through the murky waters. When predators draw near, they use wide wings to fly away! This low-level text features vivid photos, maps, status charts, and other features to introduce readers to the colorful wood duck and how they use their adaptations to thrive in the wetlands biome.
Inclined planes have been around for thousands of years. They might have even helped Egyptians build the pyramids! This low-level title explores the history and functions of these machines. It includes diagrams and simple experiments to show how inclined planes make our everyday lives easier.
Levers are found in many places, including your own body! From shovels to arms, levers help us get work done. This title explores the history of levers, the forces that make them work, and where they are found in everyday life. Diagrams and simple experiments allow for different avenues of learning in title for beginning readers.
Pulleys help us lift and lower things with ease! This title uses simple text and diagrams to explain the functions of these simple machines, and an experiment lets readers try out their own pulleys! Beginning readers will be pulled into this title that explores the historical and modern uses of these helpful machines.
Screws are more than just the tools that hold pieces of wood together. They drill holes, lift cars, and even pump water! Students will learn about the functions of these amazing machines and put their knowledge to use with easy experiments. Diagrams provide visual explanations in this leveled title.
Wedges were some of the first tools humans ever created! Today, these simple machines are found all around, from doorstops to our own front teeth. Diagrams and simple text explain how wedges work, while experiments allow readers test the machines for themselves. Move through the history of wedges, from hand axes to handsaws, in this fascinating title for beginning readers.
Did you know the first wheel and axle was not used for transportation, but rather for making pottery? In this title, students will learn about the functions and long history of these simple machines. They can also test out new knowledge with easy experiments. From bicycles to doorknobs, young readers will learn how wheels and axles keep our world spinning!
An ancient, scaly beast slides through the water, searching for a snack. But is it an alligator or a crocodile? This low-level book uses simple text, bright photos, and helpful labels to walk readers through the physical and behavioral differences between these often mixed-up reptiles. Readers can dive in and see if they can tell which is which!
Can you tell if that is a butterfly or a moth fluttering by? Physical traits like antennae and colors give clues, as well as certain behaviors. Leveled text and bright photos walk beginning readers through the differences of these big-winged insects. Side-by-side features let students compare the two on their own and aid in comprehension.
The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Stephen Hawking in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a table of contents, author biography, timeline, glossary, index, and other informative backmatter.
Introduces readers to tornadoes and how they form. Learn about the science behind thunderstorms and how they can lead to tornadoes. Includes step-by-step instructions to create a tornado in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Introduces readers to volcanoes and how they form. Learn about the science behind eruptions and what causes them. Includes step-by-step instructions to create a volcano in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Shares the story of Marcus, who wants to plant a garden with his classmates. First he learns about plants from his teacher. Then he digs and turns the soil. What comes next? This book introduces readers to time-order words through Marcus's engaging story. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the story. Fun facts add engaging details about gardening. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
Introduces readers to clouds and how they form. Learn about the science behind the water cycle and how its interaction with the atmosphere can lead to different cloud formations. Includes step-by-step instructions to create a cloud in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Introduces readers to the different ocean zones and what makes each zone special. Learn about the creatures that call each zone home and how they have adapted to fit their environments. Includes step-by-step instructions to create ocean zones in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Introduces readers to rainbows and how they form. Learn about the science behind light and how its interaction with the atmosphere can lead to different rainbow formations. Includes step-by-step instructions to create a rainbow in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Introduces readers to seeds and how they form. Learn about the science behind plant growth. Includes step-by-step instructions to grow seeds in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.