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The Respiratory System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915634

Did you know all the air you breathe in passes through a special filtration system? It is one of the many ways the respiratory system keeps your body running smoothly! In this title, leveled text explains how the respiratory system works both inside and outside the body while vibrant photos and diagrams keep young readers engaged.

African Elephants

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915955

Water can be hard to find on African savannas. Luckily, African elephants have unique ways to stay cool and hydrated with their wrinkly skin and throat pouches! In this title, simple text helps young readers explore all the ways these elephants have adapted to their dry biome. Special features showing range, conservation status, and diet visually support the text to aid in learning and comprehension.

Bloodhounds

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915467

Bloodhounds are super sniffers! These dogs may help in search and rescue or other police work. This low-level title explores the history and traits of bloodhounds, with an origin map, life span profile, and trainability chart to aid in comprehension. Put your nose to the ground and sniff out some facts in this book for beginning readers!

Llama or Alpaca?

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915757

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.

Wood Ducks

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915306

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.

Rabbit or Hare?

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915764

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!

Inclined Planes

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915313

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.

Crocodiles

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915276

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!

Wolf or Coyote?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915788

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.

Hippopotamuses

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915290

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!

Cheetah or Leopard?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915740

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!

Pulleys

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915337

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.

Herons

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915283

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.

Wheels and Axles

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915368

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!

Beavers

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915269

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!

Levers

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915320

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.

Screws

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915344

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

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915351

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.

Alligator or Crocodile?

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915719

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!

Butterfly or Moth?

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915733

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.

Pluto

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144103

Pluto is a dwarf planet with three known moons - Hydra, Nix, and Charon. Children will explore Pluto's physical features, its position in the solar system, and why it is no longer considered a planet. Blastoff! Series

Centipedes

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681030623

This many-legged insect has been around for nearly 400 million years. Creepy crawly centipedes share roots with lobsters, shrimp, and crayfish. Scurry along in this informative title for beginning readers.

Winter

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034683

Chilling winds rush in through an open doorway. Snow swirls in the air. Winter has arrived! Animals grow thick coats to guard from the frigid temperatures, and people bundle up in parkas and hats. Many trees and plants grow dormant. This title highlights the drastic changes of the Northern Hemisphere during winter.

Lambs

Anne Wendorff

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612111130

Baby sheep are able to stand and drink their mother's milk within a few minutes of being born. Students will explore the behaviors, characteristics, and growth of these wooly creatures. Blastoff! Series

Caring for Your Hamster

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144684

In the wild, hamsters dig extensive tunnels that can go as deep as three feet into the ground! You can make your hamster's cage fun and comfortable by putting plastic tunnels in it and keeping it clean. Learn what other toys your hamster might enjoy, what food to feed it, and how to keep your hamster entertained. Blastoff! Series