Dams are not just built to stop water. They can also change the direction it flows! Beginning readers will delve into this title that explains the kinds of dams, how forces act on them, and the benefits of certain materials in dam construction.
Drivers who need to quickly get from one place to another use highways! In this title for emergent readers, the construction, materials, and science of highways are presented in a straightforward way with simple text, crisp photos, and engaging special features.
Bridges take cars, trains, and people across rivers, lakes, and canyons. This introductory title covers the materials used in bridge construction, the types of bridges, and the scientific concepts that make bridges work.
Whether solid, liquid, or gas, matter is everywhere! We need all states of it to live, from breathing air to drinking liquids. Students can take a closer look at the stuff that makes up our world in this engaging title.
A storm is ending, and a rainbow arches across the sky. Red, yellow, blue, violet – where do all these colors come from? Beginning readers will delve into the science of color, light wavelengths, reflections, and shadows in this bright book!
Magnets are all around us – including the Earth under our feet! That’s why compass needles are attracted to the north pole. Doorbells, refrigerators, and computers are just a few of the other places we use magnets in our daily lives. Readers will get the inside scoop on magnetism in this book!
Where does sound come from? What makes it loud or soft? High or low? Young scientists who explore this title will learn about sound waves, amplitude, frequency, and more through informative text and detailed special features.
Snow falls and icicles freeze on the windows. When spring comes, they’ll melt into water, or even evaporate into the air! This fact-filled book introduces readers to changing states of matter, body temperature, and thermometers.
Energy makes our world move! Heat, motion, electricity, and food are just a few ways kinetic and potential energy impact our daily lives. In this fact-filled book, students will learn the basics of what energy is and how it works.
What keeps us from floating away? Earth’s gravity! This invisible force keeps our feet on the ground and the moon in our sky. This title introduces young students to the awesome power of gravity, on our planet and in the black holes in galaxies far away.
Electricity powers light bulbs, televisions, refrigerators – even cars! Teeny-tiny electrons keep our big world running. In this title, early readers will explore the science behind electric currents, conductors, insulators, static electricity, and more.
With a top speed of 183 miles per hour, the 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 motorcycle is one impressive speed machine! But not all motorcycles are designed for speed. Some are made for cruising the country. Others go off road! This title allows young readers to explore the enticing world of motorcycles.
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
Grasshoppers use their back legs to jump high into the air! They often travel in swarms that can easily eat an entire field of plants. Hop into this introduction and learn all about grasshoppers. Blastoff! Series
Coral snakes have bright colors to warn predators that they are poisonous. Young learners will find out how these small snakes look, where they live, and how they hide from predators and sneak up on prey. Blastoff! Series
Shetland Sheepdogs were first used to herd animals on farms in the Shetland Islands. Today, these dogs make great guard dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. Students will learn about the many roles of Shetland Sheepdogs. Blastoff! Series
There’s much more to our ears than meets the eye! The human ear contains a chain of important links that work together to help us hear the world around us. From the ear’s tiny bones to its fluid-filled cochlea, each part is important. In this title, young readers will learn about the small wonders inside the human ear.
Manatees are true gentle giants. Though many weigh more than 1,000 pounds, they do not use their size to overpower other sea creatures. They spend a lot of their time peacefully eating underwater grasses. Young students will close this title understanding how the manatee earned its “sea cow” nickname.
Once the favored royal companions of King Charles, Cavalier King Charles spaniels continue to charm everyone they meet! These sweet dogs love to pass the time cuddling with their human friends. Readers can snuggle up and learn about these playful companions in this beginning title.
A wasp might sting you, but you can’t say you weren’t warned! Wasps have bright colors to caution that they do have a dangerous side. This insect introduction makes it safe for beginning readers to get up close to wasps and enter their world.
Ladybugs are pest control workers in bright, polka-dotted uniforms. These little exterminators take care of aphids and other insect menaces for farmers by eating them up! This bug profile shows kids that ladybugs are more than just beautiful beetles—they are insects with purpose.
Honeybees are in the honey-making business. These insects turn nectar collected from plants into honey and then store it in honeycombs. In this book, young kids will job-shadow honeybees working hard in their hives. Readers will see how busy bees make productivity look fascinating.
Did you know that aphids poop honeydew? It’s true! And it’s also fact that ants harvest this sweet poo. In this insect introduction, early readers will see aphids more as honeydew suppliers than pests. Red ones, black ones, green ones, woolly ones, and winged ones are all swarming in this title!
Some adult dragonflies can fly as fast as 60 miles per hour—a common speed limit for cars on a highway! Quick flight is essential for them to catch prey in midair. In this children’s title, readers will travel alongside dragonflies moving from page to page.
The last insect to need a megaphone would be a cicada. No bug is louder than a male cicada buzzing for a female! This title shouts cool cicada facts at kids, including that cicada noisemakers are called tymbals and that nymphs can stay underground for up to 17 years!