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Stegosaurus

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916600

The stegosaurus is known for the row of tall plates that stick out of its back. But this dinosaur had many other fascinating traits! Using a pointed beak and long tail spikes, the stegosaurus found food and warded off predators as it made its way through the world of dinosaurs. This fascinating text takes readers on a journey through that world, focusing on the life, diet, and extinction of the mighty stegosaurus. Special features include maps, a pronunciation guide, a diet graphic, and a two-page profile to show off the stegosaurus’s best features!

Triceratops

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916617

In the middle of a quiet forest, a triceratops holds it ground against a ferocious T. rex. Who will come out on top? As the T. rex draws closer, the triceratops flashes its wide frill and three sharp horns. Victory! The triceratops had many predators. It used its tough body to scare off enemies. This fascinating text dives deep into the world of the triceratops, exploring how it survived, what it ate, and how it went extinct. Special features, including maps, a pronunciation guide, a diet graphic, and a two-page profile, will give readers even more information about the powerful triceratops!

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916624

A low roar rumbles through the forest. A Tyrannosaurus rex is on the move! What unlucky dinosaur will be its next meal? The ferocious T. rex is famous for its long, sharp teeth. But what other traits does it have? This thrilling title uses engaging text and vibrant illustrations to explore the life of the T. rex, from how it hunted and what it ate to how it went extinct and who found the first T. rex fossils. Special features include maps, a pronunciation guide, a diet graphic, and a two-page profile to support the key points of this high-interest text on the fierce T. rex!

Velociraptor

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916631

The velociraptor was a fierce predator. Though it stood less than 2 feet tall, it was capable of taking down much larger prey. But how did it hunt? What did it eat? This fascinating text introduces readers to the world of the velociraptor, focusing on what the dinosaur ate, how it protected itself, and how it went extinct. Special features, such as maps, a pronunciation guide, a diet graphic, and a two-page profile, give readers even more information about the small but mighty velociraptor!

The Betty & Barney Hill Alien Abduction

Chris Bowman (author) D. Brady (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916655

In the early 1960s, Betty and Barney Hill had a wild story to tell: they believed they were abducted by aliens! This graphic narrative tells their story, from the night of the abduction to their later struggles to understand what happened. Alternate explanations explore other perspectives, while a timeline clarifies the sequence of events. Could the Hills have encountered beings from beyond this planet?

Flight 19: Lost in the Bermuda Triangle

Chris Bowman (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916662

An ordinary day turns disastrous as a regular training flight disappears. But what could have caused the crew to be so confused? This graphic narrative explores the most famous disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle, drawing from actual naval correspondence to tell the story. Detailed illustrations, a timeline of events, and possible explanations will grip readers and leave them wondering: what really happened to Flight 19?

Tsunamis

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915696

A tall wave speeds towards shore. As it approaches, it grows even bigger. A tsunami is near! These huge ocean waves cause immense destruction. But how do they form? Can they be prevented? This low-level text answers those questions and more using engaging text, vibrant photos, and descriptive photo labels. Additional features such as a map, a formation diagram, an intensity scale, and a tsunami profile give readers an even closer look at this natural disaster!

Volcanoes

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915702

A volcano explodes to life! Lava shoots into the air. A plume of smoke and ash is visible for miles around. But why did the volcano erupt? This low-level title uses engaging text and colorful photos to bring readers up close to these powerful natural disasters. Readers will learn why volcanoes erupt, what damage they cause, and how eruptions are predicted. Special features including a map, an eruption diagram, an eruption severity chart, and a profile of a recent volcanic eruption enrich the reading experience in this explosive title!

American Bullfrogs

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915214

American bullfrogs can jump farther than 7 feet (2.1 meters)! In this leveled text, learn about the lives of North America’s largest frogs, from their habitat and diet to how they grow. Features including a range map, size comparison, and status bar add visual support to aid comprehension. Young students will leap for this fun title!

Common Box Turtles

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915221

Common box turtles are experts at avoiding predators. They can close their shells so that they are nearly impossible to open! Find out where these fascinating reptiles live, what they eat, and how they stay safe from predators in this leveled text. Features on predators and baby turtles support the text, along with colorful photos, to bring young readers out of their shells!

Cottonmouths

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915238

Cottonmouths are named for the white insides of their mouths. But don’t get too close! These snakes have a venomous bite. This title explores how cottonmouths use their deadly bite to capture prey and provides facts on other characteristics that help the snakes hunt and avoid predators. Special features show size comparisons and identifying traits to support leveled text. Slither up to this title for early readers and get ready to learn!

Muskrats

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915245

Muskrats are super swimmers! These semi-aquatic rodents can hold their breath for up to 20 minutes! In this engaging text, bright photos and special features illustrating conservation status, range, and identifying characteristics support information on the lives of muskrats, from habitat and favorite foods to how they grow. Dive into this fact-filled title for young readers!

Motion Capture

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915849

Many are familiar with Andy Serkis’s groundbreaking motion capture role as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings film series. But motion capture has come a long way since it first began! This title introduces the technology behind motion capture, using many of today’s most popular movies as examples. Special features highlight famous uses of motion capture, and pioneer profiles introduce some of the most influential mocap filmmakers in history. This high-interest title is sure to capture the attention of readers!

Crystals

Patrick Perish (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916440

Snowflakes float gently through the air. Aged cheeses add the perfect flavor to an afternoon snack. Gas stoves boil water for pasta. Each of these everyday objects contains crystals! They are in nature, in food, and in many of the appliances and electronics we use every day. This title explores the ins and outs of crystals, from how they are structured and how they form to how we use them. Special features such as a crystal profile, an activity, and several formation diagrams help readers understand the complex world of crystals!

Fossils

Patrick Perish (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916457

Time for a fossil hunt! Digging through a layer of sedimentary rock, scientists uncover many relics of prehistoric Earth. Tiny trilobites prove that a vast desert was once an ocean. Huge dinosaur fossils show where dinosaurs once roamed! With this title, readers will learn about the types of fossils, how they form, and why scientists study them today. This title includes engaging special features such as a fossil profile, a fossil comparison chart, formation diagrams, and more, all designed to introduce readers to the fascinating world of fossils.

Igneous Rocks

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916471

For most of us, igneous rocks are no more than a stone’s throw away. These underrated rocks make up more than half of Earth’s crust! Not only that, but they have many uses in building, medicine, and other industries. This title dives deep into the properties, types, formation, and uses of igneous rocks. Special features designed to visually engage readers such as a profile, an activity, formation diagrams, and a rock cycle chart, complete this fact-filled read.

Metamorphic Rocks

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916488

Metamorphic rocks form deep below Earth’s surface. Over thousands of years, they make their way to the surface. Then they are collected for use as building materials, sharpened tools, and even fertilizer! Interesting text and vivid photos engage readers in this fascinating book about metamorphic rocks. Additional special features, such as a rock profile, formation diagrams, and a rock cycle chart, will help underscore the key features of these useful rocks for confident students who are reading to learn.

Sedimentary Rocks

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916495

Sedimentary rocks are the only type of rocks that contain fossils! But that’s not the only reason sedimentary rocks are important. Scientists study the rocks to learn about Earth’s history, while other people collect the rocks for use in construction, farming, and even art. This title introduces readers to these useful rocks, including information about how to identify them, how they form, and how people use them. Special features, including a profile, an activity, and formation diagrams, help highlight the key features of sedimentary rocks in this title for curious readers.

The Bermuda Triangle

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915801

Dozens of ships and planes have vanished without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle. Are giant rogue waves the culprit? Or could it be something more otherworldly? This title explores the theories, tools, and technology used to investigate the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. Diagrams and other features look at the science behind some of the techniques and profile a famous investigation. Young readers can examine the evidence and draw their own conclusions about the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle.

ESP

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915818

Have you ever had a dream that seemed to come true? Or known a person’s thoughts before they said a word? You just might have extrasensory perception, or ESP! This book explores parapsychology, clairvoyance, and many experiments that set out to prove or disprove psychic powers. A narrative opening pulls the reader into the text, while helpful sidebars examine a famous experiment and the different types of ESP. Young readers can decide for themselves: is ESP fact or fraud?

Ghost Ships

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915825

A flaming ship appears on the horizon. It sails closer and closer to land, when suddenly, it vanishes! With engaging research, maps, and easy-to-read infographics, this high-interest title explores the spooky history of phantom ships. A special profile tells of a famous example, while diagrams explain the science behind the technology used to investigate these occurrences. Readers will be left wondering, are these ships just a trick of the light? Or do ghosts truly haunt the seas?

Stunt Performer

Amy Rechner (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916365

Lights, camera, and a lot of action! Stunt performers throw themselves into danger every day. But each move is carefully planned to be as safe as possible. Find out what an average day looks like for stunt performers, and the skills and crews they need to keep themselves safe in the face of danger. Sidebars introduce a leader in the field as well as the training and experience needed to succeed. Get ready to live life on the edge in this this title for striving readers!

Bloodhounds

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915467

Bloodhounds are super sniffers! These dogs may help in search and rescue or other police work. This low-level title explores the history and traits of bloodhounds, with an origin map, life span profile, and trainability chart to aid in comprehension. Put your nose to the ground and sniff out some facts in this book for beginning readers!

Chinese Shar-peis

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915474

Chinese shar-pei are famous for their wrinkles. Follow this ancient breed from its beginning to its near extinction in the twentieth century, and learn all about the breed today! Informative features call out coat colors and trainability, while clear photos support simple text in this title for beginning readers.

German Shorthaired Pointers

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915481

German shorthaired pointers (GSPs) love to hunt! These energetic dogs crave action and excitement. This title tells of the breed’s history and characteristics  through leveled text and bright photos, while features visually call out coat colors and key traits. Hunt down this title for a great pick for beginning readers!