When confronted by other predators, cheetahs opt for flight over fight. You would, too, if you could run up to 70 miles per hour. Cheetahs make a chase look easy, but hunting can be hard work. Find out how these speed demons of the savannah execute attacks and teach their young how to do the same. Blastoff! Series
From typing your name to playing a song, everything you do on computers uses code. But how do computers understand what we’re telling them? This engaging title introduces young readers to programming languages, binary code, and the history of early programming.
Where does an e-mail go when you hit send? Code zooms it through the millions of connections in the Internet! Learn how code connects and runs a massive worldwide network of computers in this fact-filled title.
Did you know that the average car has more than a dozen computers inside? Without computers and the coding that controls them, today’s transportation would look a lot different. Young readers will love exploring how coding helps us get around in this fascinating read.
How do your favorite video games work? The coding insides creates backgrounds, plays music, and controls how each character and items move. Readers will love learning about the world of coding through the video game lens in this book for young students.
Thanks to Siri and Alexa, we’ve gotten pretty used to coding in our home. But did you know a company offered automation for lights and appliances as early as the 1970s? Check out the home automation of the past and the smart homes of the future in this fun read.
Many students may use computer labs or tablets in school. But coding can also be found in science classrooms, the library, and even the lunch room! Early readers can educate themselves on the coding in their own school with this eye-opening title.
Each year, Caribou cover 3,000 miles of the Arctic landscape to escape pesky insects, mate, and give birth, and find food. As they move, their hooves become hardened to tackle the snow during the winter. By summer, they have switched to a more spongy footwear. Young readers can follow the herds and learn about the effects of migration on caribou in this title.
Every November, Christmas Island red crabs take over Christmas Island as millions march to the shores of the Indian Ocean. These crawling critters stop at nothing to reach their mating grounds. They halt traffic and even fall from cliffs! This title is filled with facts, maps, and fascinating graphics that take readers through the rain forest to the ocean with Christmas Island red crabs.
Humpback whales can hold their breath up to 45 minutes as they torpedo through ocean waters! These mighty mammals migrate from their summer arctic waters to the warm, winter waves near the equator to give birth to their calves. Young readers will want to dive into this title and follow the travels of humpback whales.
As fall days grow darker and the sun doesn’t shine as bright, leatherback sea turtles sense the change in seasons and head out to sea. They make their way to their home beaches to nest. About 100 eggs fill each hole! Readers can follow the leatherbacks as they cruise along ocean currents in this engaging title.
For monarch butterflies, the crisp air of fall signals a time for change. Along with the changing colors of the trees, the skies are filled with these bright orange insects as they make their way to warmer weather. Monarchs’ delicate wings help them glide with the southern wind during their migration to Mexico. This book contains vibrant photos and marked maps allow readers to become immersed in the lives of monarch butterflies.
During their travels from oceans to rivers, salmon undergo many changes! Their gills change so they can breath in changing waters, and their scales transform from a shining silver to a darker hue so others know they are ready to spawn. Readers will be swimming in information and special features in this adventurous book on salmon migration.
As wildebeest make their way from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara plains in Kenya, their hooves leave a scent trail for any who get lost along the way. These nomads welcome their neighboring zebras and gazelles, knowing there is strength in numbers. Readers can join the millions of travelers crossing the plains of Africa in this title about wildebeest migration.
Bridges take cars, trains, and people across rivers, lakes, and canyons. This introductory title covers the materials used in bridge construction, the types of bridges, and the scientific concepts that make bridges work.
Dams are not just built to stop water. They can also change the direction it flows! Beginning readers will delve into this title that explains the kinds of dams, how forces act on them, and the benefits of certain materials in dam construction.
Drivers who need to quickly get from one place to another use highways! In this title for emergent readers, the construction, materials, and science of highways are presented in a straightforward way with simple text, crisp photos, and engaging special features.
Strap into a harness and prepare for a wild ride! Roller coasters offer steep hills, wide turns, and incredible speeds. Curious readers will find information on the history of roller coasters, the materials used to build them, and the science behind the speed.
As the tallest buildings on Earth, skyscrapers tower over cities! These massive buildings house offices, shops, and apartments in cities around the world. This title introduces readers to the building methods, materials, and science that lets these towers climb high into the sky.
Concerts, ball games, races, and many other events take place in stadiums around the world. These large structures are build to hold thousands of people. Eager readers will find information on the different kinds of stadiums, preferred construction materials, and the science that gives these massive buildings their strength.
Why so blue? Some critters, like male agamas, show off bright blue colors to attract partners. Blue morpho butterflies warn predators with flashy wings. Blue dragons camouflage with the ocean below. Students get the inside scoop on blue animals in this engaging book!
Leaf insects blend in to hide from predators. Emerald green boas stealthily await prey in the trees. Male quetzals impress females with their vibrant feathers! In this title, beginning readers get a fascinating introduction to green animal adaptations.
Orange you glad monarchs have such bright wings? They warn predators of the butterflies’ terrible taste. Orangutans are orange to blend in with tree trunks. Male rufous hummingbirds show off with their vivid feathers. Early readers will learn about all kinds of orange animals in this descriptive book!
Red means stop! Sometimes. Ladybugs are red to scare away predators, but cardinals turn red from the berries they eat. Pygmy seahorses blend in with red coral around them to hide. Curious readers will love this informative title about red animals!
A beluga whale swims among the icebergs. It’s hard for predators to spot in this snowy environment! From polar bears to albino animals, beginning readers will learn all about white creatures in our world.