What has two opposable toes and is the only marsupial crawling through the forests and backyards of North America? It’s the opossum! These animals are often referred to as nature’s garbage disposal, so don’t be surprised to find one munching from the dog’s dish or gulping down last week’s leftovers in the trash. Young readers will devour this fact-packed title about these creatures of the night.
A group of river otters is on the lookout for a new home, and they aren’t about to start from scratch! These critters often crawl their way into the abandoned burrows of their riverside neighbors. Swim along with river otters as they paddle their way through the freshwaters of North America in this informative title.
With home ranges stretching across miles of frozen land, mountains, and dense forests, wolverines wander alone searching for their next meaty meal. These fearless fighters of the northern forests will claw and slash at anyone or anything that steps in their path. Grab some snow boots and brave the tundra with these scavengers of the north!
Just because they live in water doesn’t mean sea creatures don’t need a good cleaning. Luckily, the angelfish is perfect for the job! These helpful fish rid their neighbors of pesky parasites. It’s like a “swim-by” cleaning service! Young readers will marvel over this colorful title about angelfish.
An eel pokes its head out of the sand. This slippery sea creature is looking for food! When a tempting morsel swims by, the eel uses its two sets of jaw to clamp down on its latest meal. This title for beginning readers offers many fascinating facts about eels.
Each termite plays a special role in the colony. A queen termite lays millions of eggs each year! Around the nest, busy worker and dedicated soldier termites swarm. In this title, young readers will learn all about the complex world of termites!
A basset hound’s floppy ears aren’t just a cute feature! Basset hounds are skilled hunters because their low-hanging ears sweep scents up from the ground into their powerful noses. Beginning readers will learn this and so much more in this book about these awesome dogs!
Bernese mountain dogs hail from the Swiss mountains where they hauled goods in carts through the valleys. Today, these intelligent dogs still love to use their drafting background by showing off their skills in competitions. This playful book for young readers highlights gentle Berners and what makes them stand out.
As one of the smartest dogs in the world, border collies are always ready to learn new tricks and take on new challenges. They often compete in agility events and other competitions with ease. Young dog lovers will be cheering for border collies in this fun read!
This title for young readers describes the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through peaceful protests and education, King’s leadership cleared the path for the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. Every third Monday of January, citizens of the United States recognize the leader’s mission of equality for all on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Many people have given their lives to protect the United States of America. Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday of May, is the day Americans honor those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. This title offers facts about the history and traditions of this important holiday for beginning readers.
In the United States, Presidents’ Day is a special day to honor those leaders who have held the country’s highest office. Every third Monday of February, citizens learn about the lives of the nation’s presidents, visit national monuments, and hold historical reenactments. This title will inform young readers of this holiday’s history and how its celebrations have transformed through the years.
Valentine’s Day is often thought of as a day of cards and candy. But this holiday has an ancient history! Readers of this heart-filled title will follow the holiday’s history through the centuries to learn about the day’s beginnings, traditions, and more.
Lights flash and sirens wail! There’s been an accident. An ambulance races to the scene! Ambulances are mighty machines filled with lifesaving supplies. Young readers will learn about the exciting world of emergency vehicles in this fact-filled read about ambulances.
Roads, bridges, and buildings would not be possible without construction workers! Construction workers are great problem solvers who use tools and machines to get the job done. This informative book will help readers build knowledge on how construction workers shape our communities.
From taking x-rays to fixing cavities, dentists work hard to help people smile. They teach about proper tooth and gum care, ease pain, and straighten teeth. This title about dentists will help young readers understand these caring community helpers.
Doctors are important members of the community. People come to them to seek help for illnesses and injuries. Doctors carefully decide how to treat patients. They listen to people and find ways to help them feel better. This title will teach beginning readers about the work doctors do to help people stay healthy.
Firefighters are brave in the face of danger. They must be strong and alert to get their work done. Firefighters rush into action to put out fires. They search burning buildings to make sure everyone is out safely. This informative title for young readers will ignite their interest in firefighters.
Rain or shine, it is the duty of mail carriers to pick up and deliver letters, packages, and more. Mail carriers are often seen driving down streets in small trucks or hauling full mail from door to door. This informative title for young readers delivers facts about the important work of mail carriers.
From giving medication to teaching patients how to care for themselves, nurses are front-line workers in the health care field. Nurses need to be gentle and friendly. They are there to help us feel better! This title will fill readers in on the exciting world of nurses.
As they patrol streets and neighborhoods, police officers enforce laws and stop crime. They make communities safer! Being a police officer requires leadership skills and the ability to make good decisions in stressful situations. Beginning readers will be fascinated by this title on these brave community helpers.
Every day, students across the globe learn the skills and knowledge needed to live and work in their communities. The dedicated individuals who provide them with these skills and knowledge are teachers. Teachers work hard to prepare others for the future! In this title, young readers will learn about the work teachers do in this important profession.
Just like people, animals sometimes get sick or injured. Veterinarians are the caring helpers who come to the rescue! Veterinarians are animal experts who treat wounds, perform surgeries, and provide medicine to the animals we love. This title offers readers a look into the caring work of veterinarians.
Predators turn up their noses when they come across the black and orange of the milkweed bug. These foul-tasting critters have found the perfect defense from becoming someone’s lunch! Unlike the effects of their black and orange colors, this book is sure to keep beginning readers coming back for more!
Many people hate the quiet whine of a mosquito buzzing around their head. But you may be surprised to learn that females are the only mosquitoes who suck blood. Itching to find out why? Young readers will find out this and so much more in this book about mosquitoes!