In Antibiotics, readers will learn about the science behind the discovery and development of antibiotic medicine and how it helps us fight infections today. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the challenges overcome to create antibiotics and how this super science feat continues to adapt in our changing world. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity helps readers learn more. Children can learn more about antibiotics using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Antibiotics also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Hockey players and figure skaters wouldn’t be able to perform their best without Zamboni ice resurfacers. The famous ice polisher machines smooth ice by shaving it, washing it, squeegeeing it, and more! In this title, beginning readers will watch Zamboni machines make loops around ice rinks.
Helicopters are among the most mission-oriented machines. They often get their rotors spinning to pick up a sick or injured person, to a military zone, or to help with a wildfire. In this book, helicopters lift off, spin, and land for early readers.
The first step of any construction project is preparing the site for building. The job requires earth movers to rip, dig, level, and move ground. This children’s title, grounded in facts, lets young readers dig into learning about the action-packed work of earth movers.
A drum and a chute make a concrete mixer unique from other construction equipment. The first part has a spiral-shaped inside for mixing concrete. The second part shoots concrete out of the machine. Beginning readers will want to turn the pages of this title about concrete mixers!
This engaging book describes the properties of light waves, how they move, and the way our eyes receive them. Readers will learn that we see an object when light reflects from its surface and into the eye. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create models that explore how to redirect and block the path a light wave travels.
Told through exuberant rhyme, a group of children shows the step-by-step process of how America's favorite snack comes about. Beginning with the planting of seeds, the cycle moves through the caretaking of the plant (watering and weeding), all the way to its harvest. Finally, it's time to shuck, then pop the kernels, and enjoy the finished product! Complete with back matter that includes scientific facts and activities, Let's Pop, Pop, Popcorn! offers a fun introduction to the process of creating popcorn.
The Utahraptor is the official state dinosaur of Utah! This ferocious predator stomped across the earth during the Cretaceous Period. Readers of this high-interest text will learn all about the world of the Utahraptor, from what the dinosaur ate to which body parts helped it hunt. Along the way, readers will be drawn in by engaging text, colorful illustrations, and special features that highlight the dinosaur’s diet, range, size, and more. To conclude the book, a two-page feature puts all of the key points of the Utahraptor into one place!
The spinosaurus was a fierce dinosaur known for the long sail on its back. It could live on both water and land! The high-interest title is a primer for young dinosaur lovers, introducing the iguanodon’s habitat, diet, defenses, and more. Alongside the colorful illustrations and leveled text, special features illustrate the dinosaur’s size, range, and favorite foods. The title concludes with a two-page profile that highlights important facts about this ferocious dinosaur!
When you open the cover of your favorite book, do you ever wonder how it was made? Inside this informative title, early readers will discover how each page comes together to make a book. Leveled text and vivid photos explain the process, while fun features such as a product spotlight, process flow chart, and more, provide visual reinforcement.
Pop, pop, pop! That's the sound of popcorn! In this low-level title readers will learn about the history of popcorn, what makes it pop, and how it is eaten today. Features such as a timeline, recipes, and an origin map provide young readers with visual aids to help them learn more about this favorite snack.
Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, French fries are a popular comfort food. But how does a lumpy potato become this fried favorite? Each page of this fascinating title includes leveled text that follows the potato’s path to becoming French fries. Vibrant photos illustrate the steps, while a flowchart summarizes the process, and a map highlights where potatoes are grown.
Grilled cheese sandwiches make the perfect easy meal! In this low-level title, young readers will learn about the various ways grilled cheese sandwiches are eaten around the world. A timeline and an origin map provide a visual aid as readers learn about the history of the sandwich, and recipe features will teach readers how to make their own perfect grilled cheeses.
Fire up the grill! From their origins in Germany to today, hamburgers have gone through a lot of changes. This low-level title uses engaging text and visuals to teach young readers how this favorite food came to be. Special features such as a timeline and origin map highlight the food’s history, and recipes teach readers to make their own hamburgers.
Uh-oh! An iguanodon is cornered by a predator. But this dinosaur has a secret weapon. It uses its sharp thumb spike to slash its enemy. Run away! In this high-interest title, readers are placed into the world of the iguanodon, where colorful illustrations and leveled text introduce this dinosaur’s diet, defenses, and more. Special features show off where the dinosaur lived, what it ate, and how big it grew. A two-page profile further highlights the key features of the iguanodon. Dinosaur enthusiasts will love this engaging title!
Whether it is served on a cone or in a dish, ice cream can’t be beat. But how does milk become this creamy, cool treat? Beginning on the farm and ending in the freezer section, early readers will learn how this favorite sweet is made. In addition to engaging text and bright photos, this book includes a product spotlight, an infographic highlighting special machines, a flow chart reinforcing the main text, and more!
Boom! Footsteps echo through the forest. Here comes an Argentinosaurus! In this high-interest text, readers will explore the life of this enormous dinosaur, from what it ate and where it lived to how it went extinct. Maps show off the dinosaur’s range and where its fossils have been found, while other features illustrate the dinosaur’s size and diet. The book concludes with a full-spread profile that highlights key information about the Argentinosaurus. This title will inspire readers to explore the world of dinosaurs!
Doughnuts are an all-time favorite treat! This low-level title teaches young readers how this sweet treat came to be, from its beginnings in the Netherlands to the maritime origin of its famous middle hole. Features such as a timeline and an origin map provide a visual aid for learning, while recipes will teach readers how to make their own doughnuts!
Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the nuclear meltdown on Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania in 1979. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.
The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many changes into children's lives. Social Distancing explains this novel but essential concept and gives actionable suggestions to help young readers adapt and cope as we navigate the current outbreak. Includes science content, based on current CDC recommendations, as well as social emotional content to help with personal wellness and development of empathy. All books in the 21st Century Junior Library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, and author biography.
Every day, millions of players around the world get out their mobile phones, fire up Pokémon GO, and start scouring real-world locations for the elusive virtual creatures known as Pokémon. In this book, readers will learn everything they need to set off on the journey toward becoming an expert Pokémon trainer. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.
Every day, millions of players around the world get out their mobile phones, fire up Pokémon GO, and start scouring real-world locations for the elusive virtual creatures known as Pokémon. In this book, readers will uncover the fascinating history behind this remarkable augmented reality game. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter.
Ice mummies hold fascinating secrets. They teach us hidden facts about the past. This narrative nonfiction book examines ice mummies from all over the world. Look inside to uncover these ancient treasures! Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and mummy map.
The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many changes into children's lives. Learning at Home looks at the disruption of their school routines and gives actionable suggestions to help young readers adapt as we navigate the current outbreak. This includes science content, based on current CDC recommendations, as well as social emotional content to help with personal wellness and development of empathy. All books in the 21st Century Junior Library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, and author biography.
Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the Love Canal disaster of the 1970s in Niagara Falls, New York. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.