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The Mighty Steam Engine

Yvonne Ng (author) Richard Smythe (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681525181

Using the rhyming poetic structure of This is the House that Jack Built, author Yvonne Ng takes young readers on a cumulative path through the inner workings of a steam engine, from the big wheels rolling on the tracks all the way to the engineer driving the train.

A Wild Cat's Shrinking Home

Mary Ellen Klukow (author) Romina Martí (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517841

A mother Canada lynx is on the hunt for snowshoe hares to feed her litter of kittens. Deforestation and construction development have pushed prey away from this lynx’s home area. How far will she have to travel to find food? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help lynxes, further resources, and a glossary.

Do You Really Want to Meet Diplodocus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517889

A young child adventures back in time to 150 million years ago to meet a Diplodocus, learning what sounds this dinosaur made, its size, and what it ate. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Spinosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517896

A young child adventures back in time to 100 million years ago to meet a Spinosaurus, learning how they looked, where it lived, and how they hunted other dinosaurs for food. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Allosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517902

A young child adventures back in time to 152 million years ago to meet an Allosaurus, learning what they ate, its size, and how even this big dinosaur sometimes got hurt. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet Ankylosaurus?

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517919

A young child adventures back in time to 66 million years ago to meet an Ankylosaurus, learning about what this dinosaur looked like, its diet, and how it used its clubbed tail to stay safe. This illustrated narrative nonfiction title includes a map of fossil findings, glossary, and further resources.

From Cotton to T-Shirts

Cari Meister (author) Albert Pinilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517766

A child wonders where t-shirts come from and learns about how cotton is harvested and made into yarn to make t-shirts. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of where major cotton-growing areas are, a glossary, and further resources.

From Metal to Bicycles

Cari Meister (author) Albert Pinilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517773

A child wonders how bicycles are made and learns about mining iron, the steel-making process, and the steps taken in a bicycle factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map showing where iron is mined and where steel mills are, a glossary, and further resources.

From Nylon to Backpacks

Cari Meister (author) Albert Pinilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517780

A child wonders where backpacks come from and learns about how nylon is made and woven into fabric, where it is sent to a backpack manufacturer. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of what areas manufacture nylon, a glossary, and further resources.

From Trees to Paper

Cari Meister (author) Albert Pinilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517797

A child wonders how paper is made and learns about how trees are grown, cut down, and processed in a paper mill. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of forests and paper mills, a glossary, and further resources.

From Wax to Crayons

Cari Meister (author) Albert Pinilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517803

A child wonders how crayons are made and learns about how oil is mined and processed to extract paraffin wax, which is then sent to a factory to be made into crayons. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map showing oil fields and crayon factories, a glossary, and further resources.

From Wood to Pencils

Cari Meister (author) Albert Pinilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517810

A child wonders how pencils are made and learns about how trees are grown, cut down, and processed in a pencil factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map showing forest areas and pencil factories, a glossary, and further resources.

Sinkholes

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918291

What may look like a leaning mailbox or a poorly fitted window sill may actually be a warning of danger below! In this engaging title, young readers will learn all they need to know about these surprise disasters. Special features such as a map, a profile, a severity chart, and a formation graphic offer even more information about these surprise disasters!

Tacos

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918246

Sold in trucks, restaurants, and markets around the world, tacos have extended far past their Mexican beginnings. Young readers can learn about the history of tacos, from their mining origins to the creation of the hard shell, as well as the preparation of the food. Features such as recipes, a topping chart, and a timeline add extra spice to this low-level title!

Tree to Paper

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918123

On a forest plantation, trees shoot up into the sky. Before long, they are ready to be chopped, chipped, turned into pulp, and made into paper! In this title, early readers will find leveled text alongside helpful features including a map, a chart of tree growth needs, and a graphic that summarizes the process. Each page will keep readers engaged with informative text and bright photos!

Welders

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917744

Welders help fix the world! These strong helpers work hard to repair car parts, bridges, and other metal objects. In this title, full-color photos appear alongside leveled text to give readers an inside look at the important work of welders. Special features show off welder skills and gear, and photo labels and a picture glossary reinforce the meanings of important words.

Wildfires

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918307

It takes just three simple ingredients to create a flaming wildfire that spreads across the land and impacts life hundreds of miles away! This fascinating title uses leveled text and vivid photos to introduce readers to powerful wildfires. Special features offer readers even more about these natural disasters. They include a map, a formation graphic, a famous wildfire profile, and more!

Ice Cream

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918215

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!

Ice Storms

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918284

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.

Macaroni & Cheese

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918222

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!

Melinda Gates: Philanthropist

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917775

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.

Pizza

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918239

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!

Pumpkin Seed to Pie

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918116

As leafy vines spread over fertile fields, it is only a matter of time before pumpkins are ready to harvest. After a day at the factory, it is time to make pie! Early readers will follow along on the trip pumpkins take from the patch to the can as they are made into puree for pies. Throughout the text, features highlight where pumpkins are grown, what they need to grow, and more!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918192

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.

Clownfish

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918130

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.