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Giraffes

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915986

Did you know that giraffe tongues are dark in color? Scientist believe the color protects them from the hot sun of the savanna. In this engaging title, bright photos and low-level text introduce young readers to giraffes and their adaptations to the grassland biome. Graphics about range, diet, and physical adaptations further illustrate how giraffes survive in the hot, dry savanna.

Zebras

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916372

Zebras’ stripes don’t just look fancy--they help zebras survive their grassland habitat! The unique patterns of the stripes help keep dangerous flies away. In this title, low-level text and special features on diet and physical characteristics explain the special adaptations zebras have to make the African savanna their perfect home.

Tsunamis

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915696

A tall wave speeds towards shore. As it approaches, it grows even bigger. A tsunami is near! These huge ocean waves cause immense destruction. But how do they form? Can they be prevented? This low-level text answers those questions and more using engaging text, vibrant photos, and descriptive photo labels. Additional features such as a map, a formation diagram, an intensity scale, and a tsunami profile give readers an even closer look at this natural disaster!

Volcanoes

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915702

A volcano explodes to life! Lava shoots into the air. A plume of smoke and ash is visible for miles around. But why did the volcano erupt? This low-level title uses engaging text and colorful photos to bring readers up close to these powerful natural disasters. Readers will learn why volcanoes erupt, what damage they cause, and how eruptions are predicted. Special features including a map, an eruption diagram, an eruption severity chart, and a profile of a recent volcanic eruption enrich the reading experience in this explosive title!

American Bullfrogs

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915214

American bullfrogs can jump farther than 7 feet (2.1 meters)! In this leveled text, learn about the lives of North America’s largest frogs, from their habitat and diet to how they grow. Features including a range map, size comparison, and status bar add visual support to aid comprehension. Young students will leap for this fun title!

Common Box Turtles

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915221

Common box turtles are experts at avoiding predators. They can close their shells so that they are nearly impossible to open! Find out where these fascinating reptiles live, what they eat, and how they stay safe from predators in this leveled text. Features on predators and baby turtles support the text, along with colorful photos, to bring young readers out of their shells!

Cottonmouths

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915238

Cottonmouths are named for the white insides of their mouths. But don’t get too close! These snakes have a venomous bite. This title explores how cottonmouths use their deadly bite to capture prey and provides facts on other characteristics that help the snakes hunt and avoid predators. Special features show size comparisons and identifying traits to support leveled text. Slither up to this title for early readers and get ready to learn!

Muskrats

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915245

Muskrats are super swimmers! These semi-aquatic rodents can hold their breath for up to 20 minutes! In this engaging text, bright photos and special features illustrating conservation status, range, and identifying characteristics support information on the lives of muskrats, from habitat and favorite foods to how they grow. Dive into this fact-filled title for young readers!

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!

Chinese Shar-peis

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915474

Chinese shar-pei are famous for their wrinkles. Follow this ancient breed from its beginning to its near extinction in the twentieth century, and learn all about the breed today! Informative features call out coat colors and trainability, while clear photos support simple text in this title for beginning readers.

German Shorthaired Pointers

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915481

German shorthaired pointers (GSPs) love to hunt! These energetic dogs crave action and excitement. This title tells of the breed’s history and characteristics  through leveled text and bright photos, while features visually call out coat colors and key traits. Hunt down this title for a great pick for beginning readers!

Bearded Vultures

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915535

Bearded vultures are also called bone eaters! These striking raptors scan the mountainsides for crunchy bones to munch. This title for young readers is full of fascinating facts about how these unusual birds survive and thrive in their cold, windy home. Sidebars highlight diet, range, and special adaptations to show just how these birds became kings of the mountain biome!

Brown Bears

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915542

During the warm summer, one brown bear can eat up to 40,000 moths in one day! These big mountain mammals must eat as much as they can before their long winter hibernation. Engaging photos, easy-to-read text, and colorful features highlighting the bears’ adaptations to the mountain biome bring brown bears up close in this low-level title.

Mountain Goats

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915559

No one climbs mountains like a mountain goat can! These nimble-footed critters easily scale steep slopes. Beginning readers will learn all about the adaptations that help mountain goats flourish in their rocky biome, from hard hooves to shaggy fur. Features including diet sidebars and range map support and add clarity to the text in this colorful, informative title.

Mountain Lions

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915566

The mountain lion quietly creeps toward its prey. With a pounce, it leaps 40 feet! These fearsome cats are top predators of their mountain biome. With exciting photos, maps, and infographics highlighting adaptations and diet, early readers can get the inside scoop on these fierce rulers of the mountains in this exciting title.

Pikas

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915573

It’s not easy to be a little pika on a big mountain! These miniature mammals spend summer days building bathtub-sized haypiles to feed them through the snowy winter. Through maps, close-up photos, low-level text, and bright features highlighting adaptations, this title brings beginning readers eye-to-eye with pikas and their mountain biome.  

Snow Leopards

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915580

A rare snow leopard runs gracefully over the snow. Its large paws keep it from sinking into the drifts. A long, fluffy tail keeps it balanced atop high rocks. Young readers will love this colorful title about one of the world’s most mysterious mountain predators. With action-packed photos, easy-to-read text, maps, and infographics highlighting adaptations, this low-level book is sure to delight!   

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.

Bison

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915979

In the dead of winter on the prairie, grass hides under mounds of snow. Strong humps on bison backs help the animals push through to find a meal. This title uses easy-to-read text and spectacular photos to illustrate how bison have adapted to survive on the harsh Great Plains. Special features show diet, characteristics, and range to engage and support young readers in comprehension.

Hyenas

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915993

Hyenas have large hearts that make them perfect endurance athletes for covering large stretches of land. This is a key adaptation in the grasslands! This title uses simple text and features including maps and status charts to explain the adaptations of these giggling mammals. Young readers will learn that there is so much more to these misunderstood animals than the movies show!

The Circulatory System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915597

Our bodies contain a super highway of blood vessels that carry nutrients, waste, and much more from our heads to our toes. This network is the circulatory system! Beginning with a deep breath in, this fact-filled title uses easy-to-follow text and diagrams to allow readers to dive inside the body’s circulatory system!

The Digestive System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915603

After eating your favorite healthy snack, how does the body know where all the nutrients should go? The digestive system is a network of organs that works with other systems to feed the body the nutrients it needs to survive! Follow along as diagrams show the path food takes as it is broken down into usable parts. A close-up feature looks at the nutrient-absorbing cilia that line the small intestine. Pick up this title today to discover how our bodies get the energy to learn and grow!

The Muscular System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915610

Muscles are found nearly everywhere in the body! The muscular system works closely with many other systems to keep the heart pumping, the joints moving, and the lungs filling with air. In this title, take a peek beneath the skin to discover the differences between different types of muscles and their jobs, and see what a muscle looks like under the magnifying glass! Diagrams, photo labels, and other features add clarity to the text in this low-level book.

The Nervous System

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915627

The nervous system works with all other systems in the body to make sure everything works smoothly! Without it, the brain would have no way to deliver instructions. Through vivid photos and diagrams, readers get an up-close look at the body’s different types of nerves. Leveled text provides descriptions to match the visuals to create a balanced and fun learning experience.

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.