Did you know the first wheel and axle was not used for transportation, but rather for making pottery? In this title, students will learn about the functions and long history of these simple machines. They can also test out new knowledge with easy experiments. From bicycles to doorknobs, young readers will learn how wheels and axles keep our world spinning!
Beavers build their own environment! Their dams block rivers, creating still waters for them to swim in. They chew down trees to construct elaborate beaver lodges. This title proves that beavers are true survivors. Its low-level text, striking images, maps, and status charts bring readers up close and personal with these furry wetlands critters!
Levers are found in many places, including your own body! From shovels to arms, levers help us get work done. This title explores the history of levers, the forces that make them work, and where they are found in everyday life. Diagrams and simple experiments allow for different avenues of learning in title for beginning readers.
Screws are more than just the tools that hold pieces of wood together. They drill holes, lift cars, and even pump water! Students will learn about the functions of these amazing machines and put their knowledge to use with easy experiments. Diagrams provide visual explanations in this leveled title.
Wedges were some of the first tools humans ever created! Today, these simple machines are found all around, from doorstops to our own front teeth. Diagrams and simple text explain how wedges work, while experiments allow readers test the machines for themselves. Move through the history of wedges, from hand axes to handsaws, in this fascinating title for beginning readers.
An ancient, scaly beast slides through the water, searching for a snack. But is it an alligator or a crocodile? This low-level book uses simple text, bright photos, and helpful labels to walk readers through the physical and behavioral differences between these often mixed-up reptiles. Readers can dive in and see if they can tell which is which!
Can you tell if that is a butterfly or a moth fluttering by? Physical traits like antennae and colors give clues, as well as certain behaviors. Leveled text and bright photos walk beginning readers through the differences of these big-winged insects. Side-by-side features let students compare the two on their own and aid in comprehension.
Pluto is a dwarf planet with three known moons - Hydra, Nix, and Charon. Children will explore Pluto's physical features, its position in the solar system, and why it is no longer considered a planet. Blastoff! Series
This many-legged insect has been around for nearly 400 million years. Creepy crawly centipedes share roots with lobsters, shrimp, and crayfish. Scurry along in this informative title for beginning readers.
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 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.
Twenty-five times faster than the speed of sound, rockets are high-speed space delivery machines. Every week, at least one rocket launches into space from somewhere in the world! This title will boost the knowledge of reluctant readers as it breaks down space rockets.
Baby sheep are able to stand and drink their mother's milk within a few minutes of being born. Students will explore the behaviors, characteristics, and growth of these wooly creatures. Blastoff! Series
In the wild, hamsters dig extensive tunnels that can go as deep as three feet into the ground! You can make your hamster's cage fun and comfortable by putting plastic tunnels in it and keeping it clean. Learn what other toys your hamster might enjoy, what food to feed it, and how to keep your hamster entertained. Blastoff! Series
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!
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!
Roosters attract hens by strutting around and showing off their brilliant feathers. This book introduces children to the cycle of a chicken's life, explaining how a chick hatches from an egg and develops into an adult. Blastoff! Series
When confronted by other predators, cheetahs opt for flight over fight. You would, too, if you could run up to 70 miles per hour. Cheetahs make a chase look easy, but hunting can be hard work. Find out how these speed demons of the savannah execute attacks and teach their young how to do the same. Blastoff! Series
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.
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.
Thanks to Siri and Alexa, we’ve gotten pretty used to coding in our home. But did you know a company offered automation for lights and appliances as early as the 1970s? Check out the home automation of the past and the smart homes of the future in this fun read.
Many students may use computer labs or tablets in school. But coding can also be found in science classrooms, the library, and even the lunch room! Early readers can educate themselves on the coding in their own school with this eye-opening title.
From typing your name to playing a song, everything you do on computers uses code. But how do computers understand what we’re telling them? This engaging title introduces young readers to programming languages, binary code, and the history of early programming.
Where does an e-mail go when you hit send? Code zooms it through the millions of connections in the Internet! Learn how code connects and runs a massive worldwide network of computers in this fact-filled title.
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.