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Cycles of the Seasons

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503833302

Introduces the cycles of seasons and their impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how Earth's tilt plays an important role, how the hemispheres are effected differently, and what happens when seasons are disturbed. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.

Shoes Before the Store

Ryan Jacobson (author), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731900

Explains the different materials used in shoes; discusses how shoes are put together and shaped in a factory; and how shoes become available to consumers.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Electricity

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731580

Explains what electricity is and how it is conducted; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different electricity concepts.

Your Sensational Sense of Sight

Julia Vogel (author), Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735241

Take a fun, mascot-guided field trip through the body parts involved in your sense of sight!

Climate Maps

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832633

Introduces readers to climate maps and their many uses, especially in daily life. Features labeled infographics that highlight special features on the map to enhance reader understanding. Additional features include colorful photos, captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Rebecca Hirsch (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731788

Explains how monarch butterflies live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists the different types of migrations animals make.

Soar High, Dragonfly

Sheri M. Bestor (author) Jonny Lambert (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138452

Dragonflies are some the world's most beautiful (and fascinating!) insects. And one many children can find right in their backyards! With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, and colorful illustrations, this scientific look at a dragonfly's life-cycle will captivate little entomologists. Informative sidebars are included that let children learn even more about these amazing insects.

Badger's Perfect Garden

Marsha Diane Arnold (author) Ramona Kaulitzki (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138339

It's springtime and Badger is ready to plant the perfect garden. He has spent months gathering and sorting seeds. It's been a lot of work but it's worth it. His friends Red Squirrel, Dormouse, and Weasel come to help. They weed. They rake. And finally they plant. Afterward, everyone celebrates, and Badger can already imagine the perfect rows of flowers and vegetables. But then a rainstorm comes and washes away the beautiful seeds. Badger's perfect garden is ruined. Or is it? Author Marsha Diane Arnold's gentle story will encourage young readers to think beyond plans and expectations and imagine the wonderful possibilities that may occur when life and nature have other ideas.

Media Meltdown: A Graphic Guide Adventure

Liam O'Donnell (author), Michael Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690657

Pema, Bounce and Jagroop are battling a greedy developer for control of the airwaves. When Karl Reed, Owner of Oasis Developments, tries to force the sale of a local fruit farm—through whatever means necessary—Pema, Bounce and Jagroop decide to expose him through the media. Little do they realize that when it comes to the news and the advertisers who make it possible, the truth is not always part of the story and nothing can be taken at face value. While learning about media consolidation and the power of money over truth, Bounce, Pema and Jagroop decide to take on the developers and the media.

Water Cycle

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750791

Water moves and changes from liquid, to solid, to vapor! Learn about the different states of water, the water cycle, all the ways we use water, and how we can save water in this informative science reader. Easy-to-read text paired with vibrant images keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can observe the water cycle over time. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Landslides

Cari Meister (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963094

In Landslides, early fluent readers learn what happens in a landslide and about the conditions that cause the earth to give way. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest landslides and how to help prevent them. An infographic illustrates locations that are historically susceptible to landslides, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about landslides using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Landslides also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Pluto

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144103

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

The Skeletal System

Kay Manolis

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142475

Do you know how many bones are in your body? Get under your skin in this introduction to the skeletal system. Young readers will discover how bones fit together, how they move, and how they protect other parts of the body. Blastoff! Series

Bones

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433394850

What helps you stand up strong? What keeps you from flopping like a noodle on the floor? What gives your body its shape and protects your heart and brain? It is your bones, of course! Read all about them in this colorful, engaging title.

Find the Right Site

Ann Truesdell (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797680

Super Smart Information Strategies: Find the Right Site provides students with practical information on how to evaluate web sites. Readers are encouraged to think critically as they conduct research, collaborate with fellow students and present their findings in new and different ways.

Dust Storms

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964442

In Dust Storms, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic dust storms. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest dust storms and what they can do to protect themselves from these disasters. An infographic illustrates areas of the world at risk for dust storms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about dust storms using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dust Storms also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Centipedes

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681030623

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.

Natural Gas

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602796867

Describes how the natural gas that is used to cook and heat your home is discovered and transported into your home.

Rockin' Rocks

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849770

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Rockin' Rocks introduces readers to what rocks are and how they form. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms, elements, and minerals to Earth's layers, tectonic plates, and the three classes of rock. Real-world examples like the Grand Canyon, Devils Tower, and Arches National Park bring to life igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle ties everything together while an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Experiment with Bugs

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799004

Provides step-by-step instructions for performing experiments with insects, investigating various principles about their behavior.

Winter

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034683

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.

Sea Turtles

Cindy Rodriguez

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944059

Beautiful photos and text examines the issues endangered sea turtles face and how they can be saved.

ATVs

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600141463

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.

Maple Trees

Rebecca Stromstad Glaser (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624960222

Describing parts of a maple tree, this photo-illustrated nature walk guide shows very young readers how to identify maple trees. Includes photo glossary and labeled diagram.

Attending MINECON

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534141032

Minecraft is more than just a video game. It is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. In this book, readers will learn all about MINECON, the annual convention of Minecraft players and game designers where big things are always sure to happen. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.