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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The revelation of King Tutankhamun’s tomb brought fame and glory to its discoverers. But as unlucky occurrences hit the crew, people wondered if it brought something more sinister as well. Through brightly colored illustrations, this graphic narrative examines the tomb’s discovery and the grim events that followed. With aids including a timeline and possible theories, readers can draw their own conclusions about the mummy’s curse in this thrilling narrative.
Nuclear war became a reality when the United States dropped two nuclear bombs in Japan during World War II. Despite the devastating results, many countries still own nuclear weapons. This high-interest title explores how the world would end from a nuclear war. From blast waves and radiation to a nuclear winter, the detonation of multiple nuclear bombs would cause worldwide destruction. Features outline the possible chain of events and examine the fateful Fat Boy detonation. Discover the possibilities and preventative measures against nuclear war in this gripping book!
Most people know the Titanic from television or movies. But there are a few things that Hollywood left out. This high-interest title takes readers on a journey across the ocean to explore the Titanic’s history, from when it was built to its resting place on the ocean floor. Maps, graphs, profiles of recent discoveries, and other features provide a look into what went wrong on this ill-fated ship.
On a small farm in rural Tennessee, a mysterious spirit was tormenting a family. Quilts were pulled off beds, strange noises stomped through the house, and shoes were thrown across rooms. In this graphic narrative, real quotes from an account written by a family member help tell the story of this strange haunting, while other theories are presented to dispute the supernatural nature of the story. Do you believe in the Bell Witch?
In the late 1940s, the world watched as a small town in New Mexico was splashed across newspaper headlines. Reports of flying saucers crashing in the desert left people hungry for the truth. This graphic narrative presents first-hand eyewitness accounts and true military statements to tell that story. A timeline of events and theories behind the incident let readers make their own decisions on what they believe happened in the New Mexican desert.
Some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters are animated movies! From hand-drawn animation to computer-generated works, animation is a fascinating world of fantasy. But what goes into making these popular films? This high-interest title answers that question! Special features highlight famous animated works, and profiles of famous animators such as Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki introduce readers to animation pioneers. For readers interested in behind-the-scenes movie magic, this title is sure to deliver!
Gemstones are more than just pretty rocks. These stones serve a purpose far beyond jewelry or decoration! In this book, beautiful photos and interesting text combine to create a fascinating glimpse into the world of gemstones. Many special features turn this into a stand-out introduction to the subject, including a gemstone profile, comparison features, a formation diagram, and an activity. The text, photos, and features combine to create an engaging read sure to strike readers’ interest in gemstones!
Have you ever wanted to visit outer space? It takes a lot of work to get ready for the journey, and there’s even more work when you get there! Find out what it takes to become an astronaut, and as well as the qualities and training needed. Features outline a day’s activities, chart a career path, and profile an important person in the field. Readers will snap up this high-interest title about a job that is truly out of this world!
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?
Strange sightings around the quiet town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia set off a town-wide hunt for the flying “Mothman” with glowing red eyes. What was this creature, and what did its appearances mean? Detailed illustrations tell the story of the Mothman sightings in this high-interest graphic narrative based on real-life accounts. A timeline and possible explanations let readers think critically and look beyond the stories to decide what they believe about this mysterious beast.
The enormous ankylosaurus looked intimidating. But this dinosaur ate only plants! Tough armor protected the ankylosaurus from bites. When attacked, it swung its club tail to knock out foes! This engaging book introduces the world of the ankylosaurus, including how it survived, what it ate, and how it went extinct. Special features include maps, a pronunciation guide, a diet graphic, and a two-page profile of this mighty dinosaur!
We have all wondered about the possibility of intelligent life visiting Earth. But what if their intentions were to take over? With superior intelligence and weapons, humans may not stand a chance. This title explores the worst-case scenario of an alien invasion, from what we know about the potential for alien life to what plans may be in the works in case of attack. Features look back at the flying saucer sighting in Roswell, and a narrative opening envisions what an attack might look like. Watch out! Aliens may attack without warning!