The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of J.J. Watt in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a table of contents, author biography, timeline, glossary, index, and other informative backmatter.
In Park Rangers, beginning readers will learn how park rangers work to keep our parks safe for all. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they discover the many ways park rangers work to keep our parks, the land, animals, and plants inside them, and the humans who enjoy them, safe. A labeled diagram helps readers identify tools of the trade, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about park rangers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Park Rangers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
As the final seconds of the game tick by, the center slaps the puck. Goal! This title for beginning readers highlights the rules and gear needed to play the fast-paced game of hockey. Students will meet a champion as well as learn the different parts of a hockey rink. For readers who are ready to hit the ice, this title will get them ready to lace up their skates!
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world! People of all ages play in backyards, parks, streets, and fields. Readers will learn the basic rules of the game in this introductory title. Colorful photos capture the fun of the game, while labels provide readers with a visual representation of the text. Sidebars introduce the soccer field and highlight a champion player. Readers will be ready to score some goals with the help of this book about soccer!
Two opponents step onto the mat. A test of strength and skill begins. They grapple and push until one is held to the mat. The winner raises their hands and smiles for the crowd! This engaging title provides readers with an introduction to the sport of wrestling through leveled text and engaging photos. Diagrams showcase wrestling gear as well as the boundaries of a wrestling mat. Young readers will be ready to try out ancient sport after reading this book about wrestling!
Serena WIlliams is one of the greatest tennis players of all time! From her first Grand Slam in 1999, Serena has dominated the courts while also working off-court to fight for equality for women and people of color. Beginning readers will learn all about her rise to stardom, from childhood to championships and future goals. A profile, timeline, map, and inspirational quotes make this low-level title a grand slam!
Whether they are rooting for the home team from the sidelines or flipping through the air for judges, cheerleaders are filled with skill and spirit! Young readers will learn basic positions, stunts, and more about the sport of cheerleading in this introductory title. Bolded glossary terms provide readers with clear definitions of cheerleading terms, while a labeled diagram highlights the basic positions of a cheerleading formation. Get in the spirit with this informative text about cheerleading!
Batter up! It is time step up to the plate and learn about baseball. In this low-level title, distinct chapters lay out an introduction to the sport, the basic rules of the game, and important gear needed to play safely. A labeled field diagram introduces readers to a baseball field while a champion spotlight highlights a top player. Young readers will find this title a home run introduction to America's favorite pastime!
Basketball is a popular sport all around the world! From pick-up games in parks to showcased competitions under bright lights, the sport can be played by anyone with a ball and a hoop. This title brings the basics of the game to young readers through leveled text, while relevant photos with labels reinforce what they are reading. A champion spotlight highlights a top player while a sidebar introduces the different scoring lines. Readers will be ready to hit the court after this read!
It is third down, and the quarterback has a decision to make. The receiver hustles to the end zone. The quarterback throws deep. Touchdown! Readers looking to understand football will find this approachable text detailing the basics of football helpful. Clear, action-packed photos highlight the text while bringing the game to life. Features highlight the playing field and the gear needed to stay safe. Readers will have no problem tackling their way through this engaging book about football!
With the judges’ eyes glued to mat, the gymnast gets ready to perform the final moves of the routine. After one last handspring and a perfect landing, the gymnast smiles for the crowd! In this low-level title, readers will be introduced to the basic rules of gymnastics. Special features call out the gear needed to perform and the many events gymnasts compete in. Young readers will give this title a perfect 10!
Skiing is easy; getting off the chair lift is hard.
Bear follows everyone's good advice. Why can't he hit the ball?
Aaron starts to skate one step at a time.
A girl looks forward to winter so she can learn to figure-skate.
It's hot, and the kids want to play in their pool. But there's not enough water to fill it up until a rainstorm comes to help.
A child's sled races down the hill--without him in it!
Dad takes Maria fishing for the first time.
Spunky Monkey plays soccer in the jungle with his animal friends.
Learn about the key players and big wins that have made the Oakland Raiders one of the most popular teams in the NFL. Readers will get a glimpse into the league, the team's history, its home stadium, its fans, and the team's most memorable moments. Additional features to enhance comprehension include informative sidebars, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research, a look at the parts of a football field, a section on common football gear, and a section of career records and stats.
Shares the story of Ellie, who wants to build a snowman. First, she makes a small snowball. Then she rolls the snowball to make it bigger. What happens next? This book introduces readers to time-order words through Ellie's engaging story. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the story. Fun facts add engaging details about snowmen. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
When country toads, Hank and Buckeroo, hear some folks talking about going "fly-fishing," they know they have to tag along. What could be better than fishing for flies?! So they stow away in a picnic basket and prepare for the feast of their lives. But what will happen when they realize fly-fishing isn't exactly what they expected?
At the Park explores the familiar sights a reader might find at her local park. The book utilizes curriculum based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book. Book includes author biography and teaching guides.
What is more fun than a day at the beach when the tug of gentle waves leaves your feet covered with sand? With minimal text and engaging illustrations, Beach Socks captures all the wonder, awe, and excitement of a young child’s day at the beach. No more shoes! No more socks! is just the beginning of an exhilarating day-long romp at the water’s edge. Children will take delight in recalling how much fun it is to wear beach socks!
The Bulls Football Team in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing football. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.