A historical account of the Human Genome Project, including the events that made genome sequencing possible, the people involved, the competition between public and private sectors, and the ways in which its effects are felt today.
Inspired by the 19th-century lives of artist and scientist Charles Willson Peale's family, this is a tale of a girl and her favorite companion--a fossilized mastodon!
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!
More than 100 years ago, a storm uncovered a fascinating discovery. The ruins of an ancient civilization had been hidden for thousands of years! This high-interest title explores the lives of the people who lived there, from how they lived to why they may have left. A narrative opening sets the tone, and features such as a map, a timeline, and fun facts add even more information.
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!
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
There’s nothing quite like biting into a sweet chocolate bar and letting it melt in your mouth. But it takes a lot of love to turn cocoa beans into the chocolatey treat we all crave! This title for early readers takes readers along on a journey from cocoa bean to chocolate. Special features a map of where cocoa beans grow, the global impact of chocolate, and more!
The cotton T-shirt is a staple in many closets. But this classic piece of clothing has quite the journey. It begins in a cotton field before it becomes a favorite T-shirt. This title for early readers follows the process from cotton to T-shirt. Readers will find a map of where cotton is grown, a feature highlighting special machines, and plenty of other information in this fascinating title!
History has proven that droughts can bring doom as they leave land barren. These disasters are difficult to predict, but can they be avoided? Between the covers of this early reader, find out how droughts form, how they are predicted, and how to stay safe when the world dries up! Special features include a map, a severity chart, and a profile of a famous drought.
An electrician wires a new circuit. Now the lights shine bright! This leveled title introduces the important work of electricians, bringing readers along as they wire buildings, check parts, and solve problems. Special features highlight electrician skills and gear, and photo labels and picture glossaries reinforce the meanings of important words. Readers will soon understand how these hardworking helpers light up the community!
This leveled title takes young readers on a journey in the sky! It introduces the exciting job of flight attendants, who travel the world to keep fliers safe and comfortable. Colorful photos and engaging text highlight the work of flight attendants, while labels and a picture glossary introduce important words. Special features introduce the important skills and gear of these community helpers.
From flash floods to storm surges to rivers overflowing their banks, floods can devastate an area in a matter of moments! These waters can damage structures and strand survivors. This title introduces readers to different types of floods, how they form, and how to stay safe. Features such as a map, a flood profile, and a severity chart prove the power of these natural disasters!
It’s no secret that crispy golden french fries are a perfect side for a burger or a hot dog. But their beginning is a bit more mysterious. This title examines the uncertain origins of this favorite food, charting their history up to the myriad types of fries available today. Features such as recipes, a timeline, and a chart of favorite fry types make this a title young readers will gobble up!
Leopards are ferocious fighters that hunt for a living. But could they take on a powerful 450-pound gorilla? This high-interest text weighs the advantages of these fierce beasts and examines their attack moves. Charts and profiles compare the animals in speed, strength, and size, while a narrative outlines a fight between the two animals. Which of these fighters will be crowned king of the jungle?
The green grass that fills pastures of grazing cows is the key to the nourishing milk we enjoy each day! Turn the pages of this early reader to discover how milk makes it from pastures to our homes. Special features summarize the process in an easy-to-follow chart, introduce the parts of a milk machine, show a map of where most milk is made, and more!