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Leaves

Alicia Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425526

Some are bigger than a school bus. Others are as small as a candy sprinkle. Some make people itch. What are they? Plant leaves! Find out why leaves are a certain shape and size, how they help plants grow, and perform your own experiment to find out just what leaves need to grow.

Roots

Alicia Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425533

Plant roots are amazing! From keeping plants anchored in the ground to sucking up water from the soil, roots are an essential part of plants. Some go deep below Earth’s surface while others spread far and wide just below the dirt. Dig in to discover how roots help plants survive.

Soil

Annette Whipple (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425496

Soil hides most of the time, but it’s important. Dig into the layers of soil and learn how it is made. Find out how soil helps plants and other living things thrive. Are you ready to get your hands dirty?

Stem

Alicia Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425519

Ever wonder how plants reach toward the sun? Or how water gets from the roots to the leaves? A plant’s stem is like a highway, transporting water and food where it’s needed. Dig in to discover how stems work to support a plant’s survival.

Miniature Donkey

Karen Kenney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422440

The miniature donkey is a member of the equine family, along with horses and mules. Like horses, a miniature donkey is a herd animal. This small mammal only reaches 36 to 38 inches (91 to 97 centimeters) tall. It has many other interesting features.

Pygmy Goat

Karen Kenney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422433

Pygmy Goats are unusual pets but they are smart, social, and fun to own. Learn all about how to care for them and what special needs they may have to become a great pet!

Skunk

Ann Matzke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422457

When you think of skunks do you think, Pee-yew!? A skunk’s reputation as a natural stinker warns us to stay away. But remove their bad smell, and this boldly striped animal is curious, quick to learn, and tenderhearted.

Caramelo con Thomas Edison

Kyla Steinkraus (author) Sally Garland (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422709

Thomas Edison visita la tienda de dulces. Al igual que Finley, es medio sordo, y le enseña a superar sus fracasos.

Sundaes con Harriet Tubman

Kyla Steinkraus (author) Sally Garland (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422686

Fiona y Finley hacen un viaje en el tiempo y ayudan a Harriet Tubman a llevar pasajeros en el Ferrocarril Subterráneo.

Brownies con Benjamín Franklin

Jessica Anderson (author) Sally Garland (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422693

Fiona y Finley aprenden mucho sobre la electricidad y los inventos de Benjamín Franklin en un viaje fantástico a Filadelfia.

Bearded Dragon

Cristie Mosblech (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422464

This book describes the physical characteristics and behaviors of bearded dragons and presents information to consider before getting one as a pet, discussing care requirements and health issues.

Pastel de manzana con Amelia Earhart

Kyla Steinkraus (author) Sally Garland (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422716

Fiona y su hermano Finley viajan en un vuelo fantástico con la legendaria aviadora Amelia Earhart.

Let's Hear It For French Bulldogs

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422372

A Frenchie’s favorite job is to warm someone’s lap. Their alert, bat-like ears, big head, and bright brown eyes give their wrinkly faces and smooshed noses an almost comical look. Sometimes called four-legged clowns, French Bulldogs are smart, affectionate, and extremely silly and playful.

Let's Hear It For Great Danes

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422389

Some Great Danes can stand up taller than an average-size human. Their huge size and piercing stare can make them appear scarier than they really are. A Great Dane has a massive head and a long, graceful neck. It has a sleek, muscular body, deep chest, and long legs and tail. Great Danes are built so well they can walk, trot, and run with balance and elegance despite their massive size.

Let's Hear It For Pit Bulls

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422358

When you hear the word “pit bull,” do you imagine a fierce fighting dog? In the 1800s, people in Great Britain bred terriers, mastiffs, and bulldogs together. These early breeders wanted to create tough fighting dogs. Any dog is capable of biting or attacking. Each dog is an individual. Firm, loving training and early socialization is the best plan for each and every dog, not just pit bulls.

Dropping In On Denver

Hilarie Staton (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422402

Denver, Colorado, was built along streams and rivers on the high, flat, grassy plains. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs wandered this area. After they disappeared, mammoths, giant bison, and even camels lived here. Learn all about the history, landmarks, sports teams and other things that make Denver such a wonderful place to live!

Dropping In On New Orleans

Brittany Canasi (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422419

New Orleans, Louisiana, was founded by French Colonists in 1817. Because of its location, New Orleans played a large role in the antebellum slave trade, both in the importing of slaves and the growing of cotton and sugar crops using slave labor. During the Civil War (1861-1865), the city was captured by the Union Army. Learn all about the cultures, music, sports teams and everything else you need to know about this great city!

Dropping In On San Francisco

Brittany Canasi (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422396

San Francisco, California, was first visited by Spanish settlers in 1769. The Spanish officially settled the area in 1776, and the city began growing into the major city it is today. Learn all about the cities landmarks, sport's teams and other facts that make this city one of the most popular U.S. cities.

Un monstruo en los manglares (Monster in the Mangroves)

Reese Everett (author) Sally Garland (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422648

Lawrence had big plans for Saturday. Doing nothing. It was going to be perfect but it was ruined when he had to tag along to volunteer with his sister for beach cleanup. He didn’t expect other kids his age or the adventure they were going to have. From the sandy beach to the tangled roots of the mangroves, Lawrence and his friends encounter a giant eyeball, a dinosaur, and treasure! These books are perfect for young readers! These beginning chapter books offer simple sentences, relatable characters, and illustrations in each chapter. • Addresses social and emotional concepts • Realistic fiction • Back matter

Pateándolo (Kickin It)

Meg Greve (author) Alida Ruggeri (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422679

Luis knows he is the best soccer player at his school because he always scores the most goals. Now he gets to play on a really team! He can’t wait to show his teammates and coach how good he is. The problem is, no one seems impressed. In fact, they seem like they don’t want him on the field. Can Luis show his team that he’s a team player before the big game? These relatable books with simple sentences and illustrations in every chapter make them perfect first chapter books for young readers. • Realistic fiction • Back matter • Addresses social and emotional concepts

Let's Hear It For Australian Shepherds

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422365

The modern Australian Shepherd is a versatile, joyful dog that loves to be around people. Nothing makes this dog more content than being with its people and doing work for them. Ranchers love Aussies because Aussies are athletes. They can run all day, herding sheep. They never seem to slow down or get tired. In fact, the more exercise they get, the happier they look.

Dropping In On St. Louis

Judy Greenspan (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422426

Located in the middle of the country, St. Louis is on the eastern side of the state of Missouri and alongside the mighty Mississippi River. People here are called “Saint Louisans” and the city is called the “Gateway to the West.” Learn all about this city's landmarks, sports teams, and other fascinating facts.

Una pijamada difícil (A Tricky Sleepover)

Meg Greve (author) Sarah Lawrence (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422655

All the girls in class are talking about Kayla’s party. It will be Jasmine and Annie’s first sleepover and they have mixed feelings, so when Jasmine overhears a conversation about a plan to play tricks on her and Annie, things take a turn for the worse. But sometimes what you hear isn’t what you think. Will Kayla and her friends play tricks on Annie and Jasmine? What tricks do Annie and Jasmine have up their sleeves? These relatable books with simple sentences and illustrations in every chapter, make them the perfect first chapter books for young readers. • Addresses social and emotional concepts • Realistic fiction • Back matter

La cuadrilla “manada de lobos” está fuera de vista (Wolfpack Gang is Outta Sight)

Reese Everett (author) Sally Garland (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422662

Deano was a star soccer player at her old school in Jamaica but she’s in a new school now, and things are so different. What’s this No Girls Allowed rule during recess? Jay is different from the other kids in her class. He reads with his fingers and has a cool dog he gets to bring to school! As Deano gets to know Jay, they realize they have a common interest: soccer. But how can Jay play soccer if he is blind? Will Deano ever be accepted by the soccer players even though she’s a girl? These relatable books with simple sentences and illustrations in every chapter, make them the perfect first chapter books for young readers. • Realistic fiction • Addresses social and emotional concepts • Back matter

Gumshoe Gang Cracks the Case

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305761

Alex is part of the Gumshoe Gang at Watson Elementary and is a science fanatic. He and his friends help solve cases that happen in their school. This time Alex is the one affected by a crime and the case revolves around him. Someone has destroyed his Science Fair project! Can the Gumshoe Gang find the culprit before the Science Fair tonight? Will Alex still be able to participate in the Science Fair he was so excited about? These mysteries are perfect for your early fluent reader. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, these are suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. Paired to the nonfiction title Winning By Waiting.