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A Levee Broke: Hurricane Katrina and America's Response

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781668902066

The events surrounding Hurricane Katrina did not look the same to everyone involved. Readers can step back in time and into the shoes of a storm survivor, a Coast Guard officer, and a California student as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timeline.

Temple Grandin: Autism and Animal Welfare Activist

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988144

At age two, Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Though this led to many challenges throughout her life, Grandin views her disability as a gift. ASD allowed her to see the world in a different way and make a connection between two seemingly unrelated areas: animal welfare and autism. Today, Grandin works to educate people on animal behavior and humane treatment. She is also a renowned advocate for people with ASD.

Elon Musk: Innovator and Entrepreneur

C.L. Laney (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645988151

Elon Musk is an entrepreneur with a unique vision. He builds businesses with the goal of solving our world’s biggest problems. The books and video games he loved as a child inspire him to innovate. Though some people think his ideas are unconventional, Musk continues to work toward his vision of a better future.

Weather Control

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346330

Could humans really control the weather? Or does that only exist in comics? This book walks readers through the history of weather control in comics, explores everyday technologies that mimic weather control, and highlights future technologies that could make weather control a reality. Engaging text and images pair with profiles, fun facts, and infographics to help readers understand how weather control could one day be a reality!

Invulnerability

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346309

Superman and the Incredible Hulk have thick skin to protect themselves from danger.  But could humans achieve the same invulnerability? In this title, reluctant readers will explore superheroes with this amazing ability, as well as different technologies humans have created to mimic the superpower. Engaging text, eye-catching images, and special features will help readers learn the possibilities and limitations of achieving this superhuman ability.

Shapeshifting

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346316

The power to shapeshift only exists in comic books, right? In this title, readers will learn about shapeshifting heroes and how humans have attempted to become shapeshifters themselves. Crisp images pair with engaging text to introduce the subject. Meanwhile, special features such as profiles and infographics highlight examples of shapeshifting in comics and other media, show how people mimic this power in daily life, and explore the consequences of this power becoming a reality.

Super Healing

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346323

What if we could quickly heal ourselves like Captain Marvel or the Flash? This title invites independent readers to explore how humans have attempted to replicate these superpowers. Vibrant images and lively text draw in readers, while special features such as profiles, diagrams, and infographics offer additional information that engages readers and educates them on the possibilities of this amazing power.

The Television

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346286

For more than 100 years, the television has sparked wonder and excitement in people around the world! A device that displayed fuzzy pictures on small screens has become an entertainment machine. In this title, readers will discover the history of the television and how it has advanced over time. Leveled text also covers how television impacts life today and what we may expect in the future. Features include profiles, a timeline, fun facts, and more!

Vaccines

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346293

Vaccines have been used for more than 1,000 years! The first vaccine was made to protect people against smallpox. Today, vaccines help protect people from many diseases and illnesses. This title walks readers through the history of vaccines, how they work and impact our lives, and what we may expect in the future. Features highlight an inventor and a specific vaccine, show how many vaccines work, and more. Readers will have a new appreciation for this life-saving invention!

The Internet

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346262

The Internet has changed the way more than half the world’s population communicates and accesses information. The invention dates to the Cold War, when its purpose was to provide security. Today, the Internet does so much more! Readers will learn about the development of the Internet, how it impacts life today, and what it may look like in the future. A profile introduces an Internet pioneer, a diagram shows how the Internet works, and fun facts offer interesting trivia. Open the cover to a world of information!

The Telephone

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648346279

Believed by some to be one of the most important inventions of all time, the telephone has helped connect people all over the world. This title welcomes readers with a narrative that showcases the telephone today. From there, readers dial into the history and development of the telephone. The text also discusses how the telephone impacts life today and how it may work in the future. Features compliment the text through a profile, a diagram, a timeline and more!

Nasutoceratops

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344534

The nasutoceratops was an eye-catching dinosaur. It had two long horns and a large frill! In this book for young readers, vivid illustrations and engaging text take readers on a journey 75 million years in the past, when the nasutoceratops roamed. Special features call out the dinosaur’s size, diet, fossil locations, and more. A two-page spread ends the book by putting all of the dinosaur’s important facts in one place.

Archaeopteryx

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344503

Archaeopteryx first lived around 150 million years ago. This flying dinosaur is related to today’s birds! Eye-catching illustrations and engaging hi/lo text draw readers into this title about the lives and extinction of these amazing creatures. Special features illustrate the dinosaur’s favorite foods, while maps highlight fossil findings and show off what the world looked like when Archaeopteryx roamed. The book concludes with a two-page feature that puts all of this dinosaur’s stats in one place.

Brachiosaurus

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344510

The brachiosaurus was a long-necked dinosaur. Its body measured nearly 100 feet long! Readers of this high-interest title will explore the lives of these giants through vivid illustrations and informative text. Special features highlight the dinosaur’s size, favorite foods, fossil locations, and more. An eye-catching two-page spread puts important facts about the dinosaur in one place.

Giganotosaurus

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344527

The giganotosaurus was a fierce dinosaur. Its sharp, knife-like teeth easily tore apart prey! In this exciting title, eye-catching illustrations and engaging text combine to introduce the life and extinction of this ferocious dinosaur. Maps show off the dinosaur’s world and where its fossils have been found, while other features highlight its diet and size. The book concludes with a two-page spread that puts all of the dinosaur’s stats in one place.

The Haiti Earthquake

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344367

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Haiti. The damage trapped thousands of people under rubble and toppled more than 100,000 buildings. In this hi/lo text, reluctant readers will learn about the earthquake and its aftermath. Special features show a map of the areas affected, the shockwave of the earthquake, and a timeline of the events.

Hurricane Katrina

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344374

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf of Mexico, leaving destruction in its wake. Winds of 125 miles per hour and storm surges as high as 19 feet tall pounded coastlines, displacing millions of people from their homes. In this hi/lo title, reluctant readers will learn about the events of this disaster and its aftermath. Special features including a chart and a map show the extent of devastation caused by the hurricane.

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648344381

On December 26, 2004, an enormous earthquake ripped through the Indian Ocean. This triggered a series of massive tsunami waves, some as high as 100 feet tall. In this hi/lo text, readers will learn about the events that caused the tsunami as well as the effects it had on the areas it struck. Features illustrate how a tsunami starts as well as how much destruction the tsunami caused.

Utahraptor

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341489

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!

Iguanodon

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341465

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!

Argentinosaurus

Rebecca Sabelko (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341458

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!

The Egyptian Pyramids: How Did They Get Built?

Megan Cooley Peterson (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680725254

The past is full of mysterious events. How did ancient people build pyramids. What is Stonehenge for? Maybe the explanations for these events are simple … or maybe there's something strange going on. Explore history's mysteries through closely level text, dynamic imagery, and visual infographics.

The Dinosaur Extinction: What Really Happened?

Megan Cooley Peterson (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680725247

The past is full of mysterious events. How did ancient people build pyramids. What is Stonehenge for? Maybe the explanations for these events are simple … or maybe there's something strange going on. Explore history's mysteries through closely level text, dynamic imagery, and visual infographics.

Real Spy Gadgets

Deanna Caswell (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680725964

The clandestine world of spies and spying is built upon countries attempting to be problem solvers...This is a STEM journey that takes readers on a mission to learn about real spy gadgets through conversational text, engaging photos, and fun facts.

Making Secret Codes and Messages

Deanna Caswell (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680725940

The clandestine world of spies and spying is built upon countries attempting to be problem solvers...This is a STEM journey that teaches readers how to make secret codes and messages through clear steps, simple supply lists, and helpful tips and fun facts.