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Pickup Trucks

Wendy Strobel Dieker (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681514574

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the role of pickup trucks in helping people haul large items.

Mechanics

Emma Less (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513621

Keep our cars and trucks running smooth! In this book, readers will meet the mechanics who work on vehicles, from cars and trucks to airplanes and big machines. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.

Seasons

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513256

This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the four seasons that we experience. Every season is covered to make a book that is a year long

Weather

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681513249

This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about the turbulent world of weather. Bring your umbrella and some sunscreen!

Sea Dragons

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645491545

Dive into the remarkable underwater lives of sea dragons with a photographic search-and-find feature that explores anatomy, habitat, and reproduction. Leafy or weedy, sea dragons—cousins to sea horses—are underwater masters of disguise. Though not actual dragons, these small fish have skin flaps that look like seaweed and some can even change color! Emergent readers will discover the sea dragon’s camouflage abilities as well as how males are in charge of egg-carrying. Vibrant photos and simple text will fascinate young readers. A search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary with photo clues and an answer key.

Eels

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645491521

Dive into the exciting underwater lives of eels with a photographic search-and-find feature that explores the animal’s anatomy, markings, and ocean habitat. With long, slithering bodies and smooth, scale-less skin, eels may look scary—but they are actually shy! Emergent readers will discover that these fish hide in holes to stay safe and open their mouths wide to help breathe, not to bite. Vibrant photos and simple text will fascinate young readers. A search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary with photo clues and an answer key.

Corals

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645491507

Colorful corals come to life with a photographic search-and-find feature that explores the animal’s anatomy and ocean habitat. Corals are more than just rocks or plants. These ocean animals can move and stretch their tentacles to sting tiny animals to eat. Emergent readers will discover how corals spawn and grow into huge reefs that become home to many animals. Vibrant photos and simple text will fascinate young readers. A search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary with photo clues and an answer key.

Video Games from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490494

Video game technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of video games for elementary students. The saga of video games is rife with epic quests, thievery, and competition. It took Ralph Baer about 15 years to complete his quest to play video games on home TVs, finally selling the first gaming console. Then Atari stole his table tennis game and made Pong and arcade history. Shortly after, Atari would also ignite the console wars with its Atari 2600. From Spacewar! to Mario Bros. to Fortnite, gaming has gone from geek to mainstream, with top Esports winners taking home millions of dollars. With virtual reality, where will gaming go next?

Photography from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490487

The technology of taking pictures is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of photography for elementary students. So much science went into that selfie! First, people had to figure out how light even worked. Then, a French guy smeared sticky black stuff on a silver plate and the black stuff hardened in sunlight. And we had our first picture. (It was not a selfie.) People tried new chemicals and lenses and film to take better, faster pictures. Then came the digital revolution. Cameras got into cellphones and now there are SO many selfies. Will 3-D bring our photos right into reality?

Phones from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490470

Telephone technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of landlines and cell phones for elementary students. Once upon a time, no one carried a phone around. Phones plugged into a wall and you could only move as far as the cord let you. And it basically stayed that way for 100 years! When we finally got cordless phones, you still had to stay in your house to call. The first mobile phones weighed 80 pounds and had to be carried around in a car—hence the term car phone. The dawn of the cell phone was the 1980s with the Motorola Dynatec. Phones changed forever. Now we have smart phones in our pockets!

Movies from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490463

The history of movie technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. It took 50 years from the invention of photographs to the magical motion of movies. In the 1890s, Thomas Edison’s company decided to make a camera that could take a bunch of pictures really fast. Next came silent films, talkies, and Technicolor. New technology gave us widescreens, 3-D, IMAX, and, finally, the digital revolution. How will virtual reality change movie-going in the future?

Computers from Then to Now

Angie Smibert (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490456

Computer technology is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource on the history of computing for elementary students. Back in the 1950s, computers were only for employees of the government and universities. They were way too expensive for the average person. In 1975, the Altair 8800 kit made them affordable. It also inspired a guy named Steve Wozniak to start Apple Computers with his friend Steve Jobs. Then came mice, GUIs, MacIntosh versus PC, and the World Wide Web. In the 2000s, computers got into cell phones and now everyone carries a computer in their pocket. Where will artificial intelligence take computers in the future?

Building the Statue of Liberty

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490425

From design to dedication, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the Statue of Liberty was engineered and built. As a symbol of freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty once welcomed new immigrants to America. Today, the iron monument attracts millions of people to its island. Elementary readers will learn why France gifted the United States with a statue and how it was built in both countries. A progressive timeline highlights the construction sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building the Gateway Arch

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490418

From initial design to grand opening, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the Gateway Arch was engineered and built. As the tallest arch in the world, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is an engineering feat. Millions each year travel to the viewing deck on top using the unique tram system. Elementary readers will learn why the “gateway to the west” was built and how engineers designed and constructed it. A progressive timeline highlights the construction sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490395

From design to dedication, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the Golden Gate Bridge was engineered and built. Once the world’s longest suspension bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was an engineering triumph of its time. Elementary readers will learn how engineers designed the bridge and what obstacles construction crews faced. A progressive timeline highlights the building sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building Mount Rushmore

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490388

From blasting a mountainside to carving four presidents’ heads, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how Mount Rushmore was engineered and built. Tucked away in the South Dakota Black Hills, Mount Rushmore attracts millions of visitors each year. Elementary readers will learn about Gutzom Borglum’s idea and how it was carved from a mountain. A progressive timeline highlights the building sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Squids

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645491552

Dive into the incredible underwater lives of squids with a photographic search-and-find feature that explores the animal’s anatomy and deep ocean habitat. Squish, splash, squirt! With a soft body, eight arms, and two tentacles, squids come in all shapes and sizes. Emergent readers will discover how squids use their suckers to capture food and squirt ink to get away from predators before swimming back down to the deep, dark trenches of the ocean. Vibrant photos and simple text will fascinate young readers. A search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary with photo clues and an answer key.

Lobsters

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645491514

Dive into the remarkable underwater lives of lobsters with a photographic search-and-find feature that explores the animal’s anatomy and ocean floor habitat. Not just for dinner, lobsters are amazing crustaceans! They use one big claw to crush while the other tears up its food. Emergent readers will discover that lobsters molt their old shell and then hide until their soft new shell hardens. Vibrant photos and simple text will fascinate young readers. A search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary with photo clues and an answer key.

Manatees

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645491538

Majestic manatees come to life with a photographic search-and-find feature that explores the animal’s anatomy, reproduction, and ocean habitat. Affectionately nicknamed sea cows, these gentle giants spend most of their life in warm, shallow waters grazing on seagrass. Emergent readers will learn about baby manatees and how they grow up big and strong. Vibrant photos and simple text will fascinate young readers. A search-and-find feature reinforces key vocabulary with photo clues and an answer key.

Do You Really Want to Meet Edmontosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517926

A young child adventures back in time to 70 million years ago to meet an Edmontosaurus, learning about this dinosaur's babies, its diet, and how it stayed warm in its cold habitat. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Iguanodon?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517933

A young child adventures back in time to 125 million years ago to meet an Iguanodon, learning about what this dinosaur ate, its size, and how it traveled in a herd. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Ankylosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517919

A young child adventures back in time to 66 million years ago to meet an Ankylosaurus, learning about what this dinosaur looked like, its diet, and how it used its clubbed tail to stay safe. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Allosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517902

A young child adventures back in time to 152 million years ago to meet an Allosaurus, learning what they ate, its size, and how even this big dinosaur sometimes got hurt. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Diplodocus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517889

A young child adventures back in time to 150 million years ago to meet a Diplodocus, learning what sounds this dinosaur made, its size, and what it ate. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Spinosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517896

A young child adventures back in time to 100 million years ago to meet a Spinosaurus, learning how they looked, where it lived, and how they hunted other dinosaurs for food. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.