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Take a Closer Look at Bees

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400527

It seems they're everywhere. But scientists believe bees are at risk of survival. What has put bees at risk and should we care? Imagine a world without these important pollinators and you'll see a world with fewer and fewer critical food sources.

Take a Closer Look at Oil

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400510

Empires have been built from it, Wars have been fought for it. Imagine a world without oil. What alternatives do we have in a future with limited oil and other fossil fuels?

Take a Closer Look at Plastic

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400503

Look around. Plastic is everywhere. But some experts say today's plastic will be in our landfills for thousands of years to come. Imagine a world without plastic, in some communities, it's a new reality. Explore the good and the bad of plastic in our lives.

Back Off, Sneezy! A Kids' Guide to Staying Well

Rachelle Kreisman (author), Tim Haggerty (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529680

On a basketball. On a door handle. Even in the air you breathe! Germs are everywhere. What can you do about it? Learn ways to avoid germs, to guard against getting sick, and to keep from passing germs along to others.

Wolf Pack vs. Moose

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037462

Wolves are apex predators in their habitat, but that does not mean they don’t fear the awesome strength of a bull moose! This action-packed title looks at both animals to compare battle advantages and methods of attack. Features include size comparisons and stat-packed profiles, while a fight narrative wraps up the book. Who will be the victor today?

Virtual Reality

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037523

Many people know that virtual reality is used in video games. But this cutting-edge technology is also used to train doctors, pilots, and more! This high-interest title introduces readers to the past, present, and future of virtual reality through engaging text and vibrant photos. A diagram shows off how virtual reality works, a pro/con comparison examines the technology of VR, and a graph explores how many people use this fascinating technology!

Vehicles

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037622

Vehicles can take us around the block or into outer space! In this hands-on title, step-by-step instructions help kids fold a variety of origami vehicles, from a monster truck to the Batmobile. Accompanying text presents facts about each one, while tips and tricks help kids turn from paper folders into paper engineers!

Teleportation

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037271

Are we there yet?! You’ve been in the car for hours. If only you could teleport to your destination. One day, it might be possible! Through leveled text and engaging photos, this title introduces readers to the exciting possibilities of teleportation. It highlights the use of teleportation in fiction, describes the science behind the superpower, and explores how teleportation may one day be possible! Additional features provide visual support to the text by profiling a popular superhero with the power, showing how teleportation would affect the human body, and more!

Super Strength

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037264

How much strength does it take to be a superhero? In this fun title, readers will find out! Engaging text and fun photos introduce super strength in fiction, exploring the origins of a popular hero with the power. Then, each chapter introduces how it is possible in the real world, and explores what the future of super strength science holds. Added features provide visual fun, explaining how the science of super strength works, profiling a popular superhero, exploring super strength in nature, and more!

Super Speed

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037257

Ever wondered what you could do with super speed? You could get to school in the blink of an eye! In this title, a narrative opener puts readers in the action. Then, fact-filled chapters cover the use of super speed in fiction, how it appears in real life, and the power’s possibilities for the future. Special features explore real-life examples of super speed in nature, highlight an example in popular culture, profile a favorite superhero, and more. Readers will race through this fun text at super speed!

Super Senses

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037240

Although he cannot see, Daredevil uses his super senses of smell, touch, taste, and sound to save the day! Humans don’t quite have the super senses of Daredevil. But in this title, readers will explore how people and animals use their senses in super ways! Informative text highlights the superpower in fiction, the science behind the power, and the power’s future possibilities. Special features reinforce the text by profiling a popular superhero, highlighting the superpower in the media, showing off its use in nature, and more!

Siberian Tiger vs. Brown Bear

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037455

Tigers and bears, oh my! These powerful predators each have terrifying traits that firmly place them at the top of the food chain. But what would happen in a matchup between the two of them? Reluctant readers can weigh each animal’s advantages and compare their attack moves with this high-interest title. Profiles offer stats including height and weight, while infographics highlight special abilities. A final narrative follows a fight between the two animals. Who will be ruler of the north?

Self-Driving Cars

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037516

Self-driving cars don’t need a human to guide them. Instead, they have plenty of help in the form of sensors, cameras, and radar! In this fascinating title, engaging text and crisp photos show readers how self-driving cars work, how they developed, and how they are used. Added features such as a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison highlight additional information about self-driving cars. Readers will love learning about these vehicles that may one day take over the roads!

Octopus or Squid?

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919588

With their long arms and their ability to squirt ink, octopuses and squids are hard to tell apart! This title dives deep into the physical and behavioral differences between the two ocean animals, exploring their body parts, where they live, and more. A side-by-side feature lets readers review and compare the creatures on their own.

Nanotechnology

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037509

Nanotechnology uses materials that are smaller than a speck of dust. These nanomaterials are used to make waterproof clothing, medical devices, and more! In this title, readers will explore how this fascinating technology developed, how it works, and what its future holds. Engaging text and crisp photos combine with special features such as a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison to create a compelling read about one of the world’s most cutting-edge technologies!

Invisibility

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037233

Is invisibility possible? Some scientists think so! This amazing superpower may seem like a far-off dream, but scientists are researching its possibilities. This high-interest title explores those possibilities through leveled text and interesting photos. Readers will discover popular superheroes with the gift of invisibility, explore invisibility in the real world, and learn the science behind the superpower. Added features introduce the science behind the superpower, show off where the power appears in nature, and explore the effects it may have on the human body!

Hedgehog or Porcupine?

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919571

Something prickly is moving in the forest! What could it be? People often confuse hedgehogs and porcupines, but there are a lot of differences between these cute critters! From spines to diets, this title explores what sets hedgehogs and porcupines apart with low-level text, colorful photos, and a side-by-side comparison.

Golden Eagle vs. Great Horned Owl

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037431

Golden eagles are some of the fiercest raptors in the world! But what would happen if a great horned owl challenged their territory? This high-interest title examines the advantages and attack moves of each of these birds of prey. Charts offer side-by-side comparisons, while profiles highlight stats for each animal. A final narrative imagines a battle between the two predators. Who will control the skies?

Frog or Toad?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919564

Hop, hop! Is that a frog or a toad jumping down on the ground? Many people have trouble telling these lookalikes apart! In this title, simple text and bright photos introduce the physical and behavioral differences between frogs and toads. A side-by-side comparison feature summarizes and reinforces the content. Young readers will be amphibian experts in no time!

Flight

Blake Hoena (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037226

Have you ever dreamed of soaring high above the clouds? Humans may not have the power of flight, but the future may change that! In this high-interest title, readers can feed their dreams as they explore how our favorite high-flying fictional characters got their abilities. Leveled text introduces the science of human flight and explores how it might be possible in the future. Added features demonstrate the power of flight in nature, show how the human body would respond to flight, and more! This engaging text will make readers soar!

Drones

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037493

The first drones were hot-air balloons used in the 1800s! Later, drone airplanes took over the skies. Today, drones are used by the military, delivery companies, and even drone racers! This high-interest text explores each of these uses, as well as the history and future possibilities of drones. A diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison offer even more information about how drones work, what they’re used for, and how they may change in the future.

Bionic Pets

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037486

People have been using prosthetics for thousands of years. Today, animals use them too! And in the future, the cutting-edge technology of bionics will add even more possibilities. Readers of this high-interest title will explore the history of prosthetics, the technology available today, and what the future holds for bionics. Engaging text and interesting photos combine with a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison to offer fascinating information about this amazing technology that benefits our animal friends!

Beaver or Muskrat?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919557

Long teeth, brown fur, and a home made of logs and sticks--it must be a beaver! Or could it be a muskrat? In this title, young readers will learn how to spot the differences between the similar critters, from tails to size. Crisp photos and side-by-side comparisons help clarify information and turn readers into master spotters!

Artificial Intelligence

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037479

Artificial intelligence is all around us! It’s in our classrooms, hospitals, and even in the smartphones in our pockets. But how does this technology work, where did it come from, and what will it bring in the future? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and more in this high-interest title packed with information. Engaging text and photos will pull readers in, and a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison will highlight even more about artificial intelligence!

Airplanes

Derek Zobel (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037813

Airplanes travel all around the world! In this title, beginning readers can learn about the parts of these mighty machines as well as the jobs they do through simple, predictable text and bright photos. Features such as a labeled diagram of airplane parts support and reinforce the text. This low-level title will help students just beginning to read independently to take flight!