Giant tortoises face many challenges. How can humans help them? In this title, leveled text and informative photos illustrate the challenges that giant tortoises face and how humans are able to help them survive. Cause and effect features show what is behind the threat to the animal and what the world would be like without them, while other features highlight the range, status, and life span of the tortoise.
Cheetahs are the fastests animals on land. But they face many dangers. In this leveled text, readers will learn about the ways in which people are helping this animal overcome its threats. Features highlight the causes of the threat facing cheetahs, show the benefits that cheetahs provide to the environment, and highlight the range, life span, and status of these speedy cats.
Blue whales are the largest animals in the world. But even these gentle giants face danger from humans. In this leveled text, readers will learn about the threats facing blue whales as well as some of the ways that people are trying to save them from extinction. Visual features highlight the factors leading to the decline of blue whales and show the environmental benefits of the whale. Other features highlight the range, life span, and status of blue whales.
Black-footed ferrets tunnel underneath the Great Plains. But these animals were once thought to be extinct. Leveled text and vibrant images teach readers about the struggles of this animal as well as the ways that humans are trying to bring them back. A map feature highlights the animal’s range, while other features show off its conservation status and life span, introduce the causes of the threat to the animal, and showcase its importance to the environment.
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 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!
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!
Jill Biden has held many roles in the government and beyond. Through them all, she never stopped learning or teaching! This low-level title introduces young readers to the life and work of Jill Biden. Leveled text and crisp images combine with a profile, timeline, and map to introduce basic facts about Jill. Quotes throughout the book let readers hear from Jill in her own words. This informative title shows the importance of lifelong learning!
Selena Gomez is known for her acting and music career. But she also advocates for mental health! Through leveled text and crisp images, this low-level title introduces Selena’s life and accomplishments. A profile details basic facts about her life, a map shows off her hometown, and a timeline lays out important events. Quotes throughout the book let Selena inspire readers in her own words. This title gives readers a role model for mental health awareness and beyond!
From a young age, Greta Thunberg has made it her mission to fight climate change! Through leveled text and crisp photos, this title for young readers introduces her life and work. A profile introduces basic facts about Greta, a map shows where she grew up, a timeline lays out some of the most important events in her life, and quotes let Greta speak for herself. This book is sure to inspire young readers to strive for change!
In 1943, Jan Baalsrud traversed the icy mountains and fjords of Nazi-occupied Norway. The journey was fraught with danger, but Baalsrud received plenty of help along the way. This graphic nonfiction title traces his treacherous voyage, including his interactions with the Nazis, his battle with the elements, and his journey to safety. Actual quotes bring history to the page, a map shows off Baalsrud’s route, and a timeline helps readers trace his path to survival.
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.
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.
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.
Voting is the key to democracy. It is how we make our voices heard. In this low-level text, young readers will learn about the importance of casting a ballot and the consequences of not fulfilling this duty. Special features such as labels, a question, and a picture glossary help reinforce the text. Readers of this book will soon understand the importance of voting!
Jury duty is an important part of being a responsible citizen. It helps ensure that trials are fair and just. In this low-level text, beginning readers will learn about the importance of juries and how they work. Special features teach readers about the qualifications of jury members and show the difference between a world with and without jury duty.
The military keeps people safe! That is why military service is an important part of responsible citizenship. Young readers will learn about the importance of the military and the service of its members through low-level text and vibrant images. Special features highlight the requirements for joining the military and show what the world would be like with and without military service.
Laws are rules that we must follow. Obeying the law is a key part of being a responsible citizen. In this low-level text, young readers will learn what laws are and why it is important to obey them. Special features visually reinforce the text and ask readers to answer a thought-provoking question.
Volunteers help people, animals, and the environment! That is why volunteering is an important part of being a responsible citizen. In this title, vibrant images and low-level text combine to show readers the impacts of volunteering and offer examples of ways to help. Special features include labels, a question, a picture glossary, and more.
We want the world we live in to be clean and healthy. That's why caring for the environment is an important part of being a responsible citizen. In this title, simple text and crisp images show readers how to care for the world around them. Special features reinforce the text with visual aids and ask readers a thought-provoking question.
Rusty boats litter the ground. The smell of dead fish fills the air. Who would believe the Salton Riviera was once a popular vacation spot? Once host to thousands of beachgoers, the area now sits empty. This high-interest book will outline just what caused the community’s decline. Special features such as maps, timelines, and fun facts add even more to this interesting title.
Six Flags New Orleans was once a thriving theme park. But today, rusted rides rise over the swampy, alligator-infested ponds. The park is abandoned. This title explores the park from the day it opened to its fall after Hurricane Katrina. An attention-grabbing opening narrative gives way to haunting photos as well as a map, a timeline, and fascinating fun facts.
After years of dedication and diligent training, Simone Biles and her collection of gold medals have proven she is the greatest gymnast of her time! She is still a young woman with a lot to prove as she gears up for another Olympic games. Follow Simone’s path to greatness in this title for early readers. Special features include a hometown map, a profile, quotes and more.
Faced with constant career challenges, Michelle Howard has defied the historically male-dominated military to become the first female four-star admiral in the U.S. Navy! With a strong belief in the strength of diverse voices, her leadership has lead to heroic feats. Inspiring quotations and photos, a map, a timeline, and more highlight the life of this leading lady!
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.