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Ice Storms

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918284

When conditions are right, there is no stopping the power of ice storms! They leave roads slick and cause trees and power lines to snap. The engaging text and vivid images in this book are sure to interest readers in disastrous ice storms. Special features such as a map, a formation graphic, a profile, and a severity chart add even more information to this fact-filled title.

Melinda Gates: Philanthropist

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917775

Using her wealth and technological genius to help people around the world, Melinda Gates is one woman who knows how to lead the way! She runs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, working to provide opportunities and hope all walks of life. A profile, timeline, hometown map, and other special features add visual support to leveled text in this feel-good title.

Macaroni & Cheese

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918222

From thick Southern casseroles to the familiar blue box, macaroni and cheese is a comfort food for many. This low-level title takes readers through the history of this favorite food, and how it continues to change today. A timeline, origin map, and a preparation flow chart reinforce the information visually. Special recipes even let readers step into the role of chef in this fun title!

Ice Cream

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918215

Do you scream for ice cream? This frozen treat is a favorite dessert around the world! In this low-level title, readers can learn about how ice cream has changed throughout history, how it looks in different countries, and how it might still be changing today. Features including recipes, timelines, and maps make this title even sweeter!

Pizza

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918239

What do you like on your pizza? From pepperoni to fried eggs, just about anything can be a topping! Readers can get the deep-dish on this popular meal, from preparation to history, and get a taste of it for themselves with special recipes. Additional features including an origin map, a timeline, and a topping chart make this low-level title easy to digest!

Clownfish

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918130

A clownfish darts into the tentacles of a sea anemone. Safe at last! Other fish don’t stand a chance against the anemone’s painful stings. But the clownfish is immune! This special skill is one of many adaptations detailed in this simple title clownfish in coral reefs. Special features include additional information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

French Fries

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918208

It’s no secret that crispy golden french fries are a perfect side for a burger or a hot dog. But their beginning is a bit more mysterious. This title examines the uncertain origins of this favorite food, charting their history up to the myriad types of fries available today. Features such as recipes, a timeline, and a chart of favorite fry types make this a title young readers will gobble up!

Floods

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918277

From flash floods to storm surges to rivers overflowing their banks, floods can devastate an area in a matter of moments! These waters can damage structures and strand survivors. This title introduces readers to different types of floods, how they form, and how to stay safe. Features such as a map, a flood profile, and a severity chart prove the power of these natural disasters!

Droughts

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918260

History has proven that droughts can bring doom as they leave land barren. These disasters are difficult to predict, but can they be avoided? Between the covers of this early reader, find out how droughts form, how they are predicted, and how to stay safe when the world dries up! Special features include a map, a severity chart, and a profile of a famous drought.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918192

Nothing beats the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. This title takes readers through the creation of this delicious dessert, how it gained popularity, and the different forms it takes today. Recipes, a timeline, and other informative features represent information visually for learners of all types in this low-level read.

Electricians

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917706

An electrician wires a new circuit. Now the lights shine bright! This leveled title introduces the important work of electricians, bringing readers along as they wire buildings, check parts, and solve problems. Special features highlight electrician skills and gear, and photo labels and picture glossaries reinforce the meanings of important words. Readers will soon understand how these hardworking helpers light up the community!

Flight Attendants

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917713

This leveled title takes young readers on a journey in the sky! It introduces the exciting job of flight attendants, who travel the world to keep fliers safe and comfortable. Colorful photos and engaging text highlight the work of flight attendants, while labels and a picture glossary introduce important words. Special features introduce the important skills and gear of these community helpers.

Avalanches

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918253

Reaching speeds of more than 80 miles per hour, avalanches plow down mountain slopes and flatten everything in their paths! Discover major avalanche danger zones, how these disasters form, how they are rated, and a profile of a devastating past disaster in this title covering catastrophic avalanches!

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.

ATVs

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600141463

ATVs can be used for both work and play. Riders have many different models to choose from. Students will learn about the history of ATVs, the technology used in their design and performance, and how they can traverse almost any kind of terrain.

Rachel Carson: Environmentalist

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179431

It wasn’t long ago that pesticides threatened a national environmental crisis - until Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring turned the tide. A shy, serious girl, young Rachel became a biologist when few women went to college, and grew up to be one of the most influential scientists and writers of our time. Budding environmentalists will love this biography for early readers!

Plumbers

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179042

Uh-oh! A leaky pipe has turned the basement into a flood. Time to call a plumber! These community helpers work on pipes to help keep buildings safe and dry. This informative title introduces readers to plumbers and the tools and skills that they need to do their job!

Coding in Transportation

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035765

Did you know that the average car has more than a dozen computers inside? Without computers and the coding that controls them, today’s transportation would look a lot different. Young readers will love exploring how coding helps us get around in this fascinating read.

Coding in Video Games

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035772

How do your favorite video games work? The coding insides creates backgrounds, plays music, and controls how each character and items move. Readers will love learning about the world of coding through the video game lens in this book for young students.

Highways

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035642

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.

Roller Coasters

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035659

Strap into a harness and prepare for a wild ride! Roller coasters offer steep hills, wide turns, and incredible speeds. Curious readers will find information on the history of roller coasters, the materials used to build them, and the science behind the speed.

Stadiums

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035673

Concerts, ball games, races, and many other events take place in stadiums around the world. These large structures are build to hold thousands of people. Eager readers will find information on the different kinds of stadiums, preferred construction materials, and the science that gives these massive buildings their strength.

Skyscrapers

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035666

As the tallest buildings on Earth, skyscrapers tower over cities! These massive buildings house offices, shops, and apartments in cities around the world. This title introduces readers to the building methods, materials, and science that lets these towers climb high into the sky.

Mechanics

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035376

Uh-oh, the car won’t start. Better call a mechanic! Mechanics test, care for, and repair the machines that keep our world running. This informative title helps readers understand the busy world of these community helpers.

Motorcycles

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034638

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.