Today's amusement parks are filled with amazing, high-tech rides. Some even take the fun to the water! Amusement parks of the past were exciting places as well. Amusement parks have been around for hundreds of years. Readers discover the history of these fun-filled places!
The mighty ant has been around since the age of dinosaurs. These hard-working insects can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Readers discover how ants work as a team and why they've been able to survive so long as we explore an ant colony.
The Amazon Rain Forest is home to tree-strangling vines, poison frogs and killer dolphins. And if it were its own country, it would be the ninth largest in the world! Imagine that! Readers will explore dangers of the rainforest and discover scientific mysteries along the way.
Have you ever laid on the ground at night looking up at the twinkling stars? Those stars are the millions of planets, moons, suns and space dust that make up the Milky Way Galaxy. Imagine what it must be like to zip through space and look back to Earth where kids around the globe are gazing into the night sky. Includes the most up-to-date findings from the New Horizons satellite.
If you’ve eaten a strawberry or a tomato, then you've swallowed a seed! But why didn’t a new plant grow inside your stomach? In this book, readers discover what a seed needs to grow into a fruit-bearing plant.
Have you ever wondered what the coldest place on Earth is like? Antarctica is a large ice-covered continent at the southernmost point on the planet. Readers will explore this icy land and learn about the various types of glaciers and icebergs.
Volcanoes are more than just fiery mountains spewing smoke and ash into the air. In this book readers will get a close-up look when these majestic mountains blow their tops. Readers learn about magma and lava flow, and how volcanoes form.
Habitats are home to a variety of plants and animals. They all have a role in keeping the habitat healthy. Plants and animals that live together in a habitat form a community. While thinking about their own backyard or local park, this book takes the reader on an exploration of the community living among the blades of green.
On a basketball. On a door handle. Even in the air you breathe! Germs are everywhere. What can you do about it? Learn ways to avoid germs, to guard against getting sick, and to keep from passing germs along to others.
With their long arms and their ability to squirt ink, octopuses and squids are hard to tell apart! This title dives deep into the physical and behavioral differences between the two ocean animals, exploring their body parts, where they live, and more. A side-by-side feature lets readers review and compare the creatures on their own.
Something prickly is moving in the forest! What could it be? People often confuse hedgehogs and porcupines, but there are a lot of differences between these cute critters! From spines to diets, this title explores what sets hedgehogs and porcupines apart with low-level text, colorful photos, and a side-by-side comparison.
Golden eagles are some of the fiercest raptors in the world! But what would happen if a great horned owl challenged their territory? This high-interest title examines the advantages and attack moves of each of these birds of prey. Charts offer side-by-side comparisons, while profiles highlight stats for each animal. A final narrative imagines a battle between the two predators. Who will control the skies?
Hop, hop! Is that a frog or a toad jumping down on the ground? Many people have trouble telling these lookalikes apart! In this title, simple text and bright photos introduce the physical and behavioral differences between frogs and toads. A side-by-side comparison feature summarizes and reinforces the content. Young readers will be amphibian experts in no time!
Carpenters help build the world! Whether they’re raising buildings or making furniture, these helpers work hard to get the job done. This engaging title uses leveled text and vibrant photos to explore the ins and outs of a carpenter’s job, from their daily duties to the tools they use. Special features introduce carpenter skills and gear, and a picture glossary helps illustrate important words.
From pushing down trees to moving piles of rocks and dirt, bulldozers have a lot of jobs! Beginning readers can learn basic facts about these powerful machines through easy-to-read text and action-packed photos in this title. Features call out bulldozer parts and jobs to aid in reader comprehension. This title gives readers who are just starting out a push in the right direction!
People have been using prosthetics for thousands of years. Today, animals use them too! And in the future, the cutting-edge technology of bionics will add even more possibilities. Readers of this high-interest title will explore the history of prosthetics, the technology available today, and what the future holds for bionics. Engaging text and interesting photos combine with a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison to offer fascinating information about this amazing technology that benefits our animal friends!
Long teeth, brown fur, and a home made of logs and sticks--it must be a beaver! Or could it be a muskrat? In this title, young readers will learn how to spot the differences between the similar critters, from tails to size. Crisp photos and side-by-side comparisons help clarify information and turn readers into master spotters!
Artificial intelligence is all around us! It’s in our classrooms, hospitals, and even in the smartphones in our pockets. But how does this technology work, where did it come from, and what will it bring in the future? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and more in this high-interest title packed with information. Engaging text and photos will pull readers in, and a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison will highlight even more about artificial intelligence!
Airplanes travel all around the world! In this title, beginning readers can learn about the parts of these mighty machines as well as the jobs they do through simple, predictable text and bright photos. Features such as a labeled diagram of airplane parts support and reinforce the text. This low-level title will help students just beginning to read independently to take flight!
Offers readers a captivating look into the sun, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
Offers readers a captivating look into our solar system, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
Offers readers a captivating look into the moon, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
Offers readers a captivating look into stars, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
Highlights fascinating facts about space, from the hottest planet in the solar system to volcanoes that spew icy slush. Learn about the planet that spins on its side, the only animal that can survive in space without a spacesuit, an asteroid so big that scientists mistook it for a planet, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
A simple story about six seeds and their journey from seeds to flowers. This story helps readers learn the words six, small, and seeds. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.