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Cheetahs

Megan Borgert-Spaniol (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115689

When confronted by other predators, cheetahs opt for flight over fight. You would, too, if you could run up to 70 miles per hour. Cheetahs make a chase look easy, but hunting can be hard work. Find out how these speed demons of the savannah execute attacks and teach their young how to do the same. Blastoff! Series

Spring

Emily C. Dawson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624960260

This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes how spring weather affects the actions of animals, the growth of plants, and the activities of people. Includes photo glossary and labeled diagram.

Fun ways to learn

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119766

This book offers a fun path to learning with activities that help children develop skills such as concentration, deeper analytical abilities, and improved thought processing. Children will love the engaging art, music, nature, writing, and “maker” activities, which encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World

Barry Wittenstein (author) Chris Hsu (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897457

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

A Seed Needs Sun

Kate Riggs (author)Fiammetta Dogi (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603102

Detailed illustrations and simple text are paired within a board book format to introduce young readers to the growth cycle of a seed, from its planting to flowering.

Molly's Organic Farm

Carol L. Malnor and Trina Hunner (authors), Trina Hunner (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692294

Whoosh...the wind blows open a creaky gate. Inquisitive and mischievous, a homeless little cat scampers through - and suddenly finds herself in the wondrous world of an organic farm! Affectionately named "Molly" by the farmers who discover her, she romps, naps, and hunts among the vegetables. Seen through Molly's eyes, the reader discovers the interplay of nature that grows wholesome food. But what will happen to Molly when winter comes? Based on a true story, Molly will touch children's hearts while introducing them to plants and the key elements of growing food organically. Standards-based science concepts and activities at the end of the book expand the message of the story.

Clouds

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424864

A scientific look at how clouds are formed, why there are different types, and what you can tell about a cloud by looking at it.

Rainbows

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424895

A scientific look at how rainbows are formed, why we can only see part of them, and how your location determines if you see one or not.

Trees

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424888

A scientific look at how trees grow, why they are important, and how they make other trees.

Waterfalls

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424871

A scientific look at the natural processes that create waterfalls, and where they are likely to form.

Saving Water

Abby Walters (author) Chiara Fiorentino (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428480

Come learn how to save water in your house. Telling your parents how to use less water will help out everyone. Paired to the nonfiction title Water All Around Us.

The Dinosaur Museum

Robert Rosen (author) Srimalie Bassani (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428404

Mrs. Murphy’s class is on a field trip. However, Tim and James keep fighting. Will they ever stop fighting? Paired to the nonfiction title I Dig Dinos.

Ears

Pete Jenkins (author) Hazel Quintanilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422235

In this PreK-1 rhyming book, learn all about your ears and all the things they help you do. Everyone's ears are different!

Toes

Pete Jenkins (author) Hazel Quintanilla (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422228

In this Pre-K-1 book rhyming book, learn about your toes and all the things they help you do. Everyone's toes are different!

Coding in Computers

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035741

From typing your name to playing a song, everything you do on computers uses code. But how do computers understand what we’re telling them? This engaging title introduces young readers to programming languages, binary code, and the history of early programming.

Coding in the Internet

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035758

Where does an e-mail go when you hit send? Code zooms it through the millions of connections in the Internet! Learn how code connects and runs a massive worldwide network of computers in this fact-filled title.

Coding in Transportation

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035765

Did you know that the average car has more than a dozen computers inside? Without computers and the coding that controls them, today’s transportation would look a lot different. Young readers will love exploring how coding helps us get around in this fascinating read.

Coding in Video Games

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035772

How do your favorite video games work? The coding insides creates backgrounds, plays music, and controls how each character and items move. Readers will love learning about the world of coding through the video game lens in this book for young students.

Coding in Your Home

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035789

Thanks to Siri and Alexa, we’ve gotten pretty used to coding in our home. But did you know a company offered automation for lights and appliances as early as the 1970s? Check out the home automation of the past and the smart homes of the future in this fun read.

Coding in Your School

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035796

Many students may use computer labs or tablets in school. But coding can also be found in science classrooms, the library, and even the lunch room! Early readers can educate themselves on the coding in their own school with this eye-opening title.

Bridges

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035628

Bridges take cars, trains, and people across rivers, lakes, and canyons. This introductory title covers the materials used in bridge construction, the types of bridges, and the scientific concepts that make bridges work.

Dams

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035635

Dams are not just built to stop water. They can also change the direction it flows! Beginning readers will delve into this title that explains the kinds of dams, how forces act on them, and the benefits of certain materials in dam construction.

Highways

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035642

Drivers who need to quickly get from one place to another use highways! In this title for emergent readers, the construction, materials, and science of highways are presented in a straightforward way with simple text, crisp photos, and engaging special features.

Roller Coasters

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035659

Strap into a harness and prepare for a wild ride! Roller coasters offer steep hills, wide turns, and incredible speeds. Curious readers will find information on the history of roller coasters, the materials used to build them, and the science behind the speed.

Skyscrapers

Chris Bowman (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035666

As the tallest buildings on Earth, skyscrapers tower over cities! These massive buildings house offices, shops, and apartments in cities around the world. This title introduces readers to the building methods, materials, and science that lets these towers climb high into the sky.