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Siamese

Nancy White (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617721922

The first Siamese cats were probably bred around 500 years ago in Siam, the country that is now called Thailand. Some legends say that the cats lived in temples and were owned only by royalty. Today, the Siamese is one of the most popular cat breeds in the United States. Siamese cats are known as good communicators with an unusually loud meow. They're also smart and can be trained to obey commands such as "sit" and "stay." Some Siamese cats will even walk on a leash! Full of amazing, real-life stories, Siamese: Talk to Me! recounts the breed's history, personality, suitability as a pet, and the special characteristics that set it apart from other breeds. Cat lovers will agree that it's the purr-fect read!

Today's Navy Heroes

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724923

In Today's Navy Heroes, kids will meet real-life servicemen and women who have displayed incredible courage when facing almost certain death as they served their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers will meet heroes like Navy corpsman Juan Rubio, who risked his life in Iraq so he could save the lives of other soldiers. Rubio performed first aid on injured soldiers right in the middle of an intense gun battle, and helped carry the wounded to safety--all while he was seriously injured with a shrapnel wound in his leg. This is just one of many acts of courage recounted in this riveting look at our nation's military heroes. Written in a narrative format, Today's Navy Heroes will keep kids turning the pages as they read about individual soldiers who've shown uncommon courage in the face of terrible danger while serving their country. Large action photos, fact boxes, and maps enrich these true stories of bravery and valor.

Struck by Lightning!

Stephen Person (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088591

On July 26, 2003, mountain-climber Rod Liberal was nearing the summit of Grand Teton Mountain in Wyoming. As Rod clung to the side of a granite cliff, he saw dark clouds rolling toward him. Suddenly, there was a burst of light as a bolt of lightning struck his chest and blew him off the mountain. Attached to the cliff by a rope, he swung in the air thousands of feet above the ground. Would Rod be able to hold on until rescue rangers arrived to save him? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger---and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of lightning strikes, and learn about scientific advances in weather forecasting and safety precautions. Safety tips show young readers what to do in case they're caught in a thunderstorm.

My Ears Are Huge and Fuzzy (Fennec Fox)

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102920

What has hairy paws, a fluffy tail, and huge and fuzzy ears? If you guessed a fennec fox, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

My Feet Are Webbed and Orange (Puffin)

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102869

What has a colorful beak, a round body, and webbed, orange feet? If you guessed an Atlantic puffin, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

My Mane Is Short and Spiky (Hyena)

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102937

What has a scruffy tail, soft fur with dark spots, and a short, spiky mane? If you guessed a spotted hyena, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

My Teeth Are Sharp and Pointy (Sawfish)

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102951

What has a strong tail, gray skin, a long snout, and sharp teeth? If you guessed a sawfish, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

My Tongue is Long and Curves (Okapi)

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102852

What has black-and-white striped legs, big eyes, and a long curvy tongue? If you guessed an okapi, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

My Whiskers Are Long and White (Red Panda)

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102944

What has a striped tail, red fur, and long, white whiskers? If you guessed a red panda, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

My Body is Tough and Gray (Armadillo)

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102845

What has a sticky tongue, curved claws, and a tough gray body? If you guessed a nine-banded armadillo, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

My Claws Are Huge and Black (Emperor Scorpion)

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102876

What has lots of tiny eyes, a hard shiny body, and huge black claws? If you guessed an emperor scorpion, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

Luna Moth

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023134

What’s that huge green insect with a fuzzy body? It’s a luna moth! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about luna moths, including what they eat—and don’t eat—and how they stay safe from their enemies. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Platypus

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023189

What’s that furry mammal with a bill? It’s a platypus! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about platypuses, including how they catch food by picking up electrical signals and how they lay eggs! Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Polish Chicken

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023165

What’s that bird with the giant clump of feathers on its head? It’s a Polish chicken! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about Polish chickens, including what they eat and the story behind their wacky feathers. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Snub-Nosed Monkey

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023172

What’s that blue-faced animal with the pushed-in nose? It’s a snub-nosed monkey! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about snub-nosed monkeys, including where they live and the story behind their strange features. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Creating Titanic

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024889

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On May 31, 1911, thousands of excited people crammed into a shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They were there to watch the empty hull of RMS Titanic enter the water for the very first time. Proud workers hugged their children as they pointed at the massive ship they had helped build. In just 62 seconds, the giant ocean liner was floating for the very first time. It was the largest human-made object the world had ever seen! Creating the Ship of Dreams tells the compelling story of how the largest and most luxurious ship in the world was built and the workers who risked their lives in the process. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s tragic story to life. Creating the Ship of Dreams is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Ghostly Theaters

Kathryn Camisa (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023219

You find yourself alone in an empty theater. The curtain has fallen, and it’s eerily quiet. Suddenly, you hear footsteps. You follow the sound toward the stage. Then, the heavy red curtain swings open. Yet the stage is empty. What unearthly being is performing tonight? Get ready to read four spine-tingling stories about ghostly theaters. This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art will engage and terrify emergent readers.

A Haunted Titanic

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024919

It was the night of April 14, 1912. Jessie Sayre, a young orphan, tossed and turned in a feverish sleep. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, the Titanic cruised in the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean toward an unseen iceberg. Yet somehow Jessie sensed the Titanic’s doom. “I am so afraid. Can’t you see that big ship sinking in the water?” she called out in the night. “Look at all those people who are drowning!” Then Jessie fell into a coma and died at 11:40 P.M.— the same time an iceberg pierced the Titanic’s hull. A Haunted Titanic uncovers the chilling stories, uncanny revelations, and ghostly premonitions surrounding the doomed ship. The tales, like the ship herself, are cloaked in icy darkness and mystery—and will undoubtedly captivate readers. Large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes enrich the creepy content. A Haunted Titanic is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Discovering Titanic’s Remains

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024926

After the Titanic sank in 1912, many schemes were proposed to lift the great ship from its watery grave. But there were problems—no one knew exactly where the Titanic had sunk, and, even if they had, the technology to reach the ship, which lay on the ocean floor almost two miles down, didn’t exist. By the 1970s, however, new technologies allowed explorers like Dr. Richard Ballard to search the deep ocean. Finally, in 1985, Dr. Ballard found something . . .Discovering Titanic’s Remains is the thrilling story of how the most famous shipwreck of all time was found. It’s a tale of unbelievable persistence and the amazing technology that revealed the once-grand ship disintegrating on the deep ocean floor. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s amazing re-discovery to life. Discovering Titanic’s Remains is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Titanic’s Fatal Voyage

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024902

“Iceberg right ahead!” yelled Frederick Fleet, a crewmember aboard the Titanic. The ship had only seconds to spare. Titanic’s officers steered the ship to the left as quickly as they could to avoid a head-on collision. But they weren’t fast enough. The right side of the ship struck the side of the ice mountain floating in the north Atlantic. The fate of the Titanic—and its 1,317 passengers and 885 crewmembers—had been sealed. Titanic’s Fatal Voyage tells the devastating story of how the gigantic and supposedly unsinkable ship was swallowed by the sea on its maiden voyage. Readers will learn about the ocean liner’s journey in vivid detail, as well as incredible tales of courage and survival. The fascinating content and large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the Titanic’s tragic story to life. Titanic’s Fatal Voyage is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Titanic’s Last Hours

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024872

From the moment the iceberg was spotted, at 11:40 P.M. on April 14, 1912, the Titanic’s fate was sealed. Its 2,200 passengers and crew, in the course of two momentous hours, would meet their destiny in the icy, black waters of the North Atlantic. As the moments passed and the reality of what was happening began to sink in, the crew would make heroic efforts to save as many passengers as possible. In the end, however, the great ship would exact a harrowing toll from all on board. Titanic’s Last Hours: The Facts is a riveting account of the last two hours the supposedly unsinkable ship was afloat. Beginning at 11:40 P.M., the book relives the events set in motion after the brush with the iceberg and culminates with the sinking of the ship at 2:20 A.M. The fascinating moment-by-moment action along with large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the nail-biting tension that passengers and crew must have faced in those final hours fully to life. Titanic’s Last Hours: The Facts is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Titanic’s Passengers and Crew

Alex Giannini (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024896

It was 2:00 A.M. on April 15, 1912, in the middle of the icy Atlantic Ocean. Eventeen year- old Jack Thayer stood on the slanted deck of the RMS Titanic and weighed his options—Jump, or die, he thought. The huge ship had just struck an iceberg and was taking on water. Making matters worse, all the lifeboats were full. Jack closed his eyes for a moment. Suddenly, a noise like a train crash startled him. This was it—the Titanic was going down! Titanic’s Passengers and Crew is a compilation of compelling stories about the people aboard the luxurious—and supposedly unsinkable—ship. From wealthy first-class passengers like Jack Thayer to third-class travelers and crew, readers will meet and learn the harrowing tales of some of the most noteworthy people on the ship. Large-format color images, maps, and fact boxes bring the fear and panic the passengers and crew faced into clear, terrifying focus. Titanic’s Passengers and Crew is part of Bearport’s Titanica series.

Axolotl

Dawn Bluemel Oldfield (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023158

What’s that odd-looking salamander that never leaves the water? It’s an axolotl! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about axolotls, including what they eat and the story behind their long, feathery gills. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Horned Lizard

Dawn Bluemel Oldfield (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023141

What’s that lizard with the spikes all over its body? It’s a horned lizard! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about horned lizards, including what they eat and how they stay safe from their enemies by squirting blood from their eyes! Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Ghostly Towns

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684021031

Twisted vines cover crumbling buildings. Shards of glass jut out of empty windows. The wind whips up a cloud of dust. Could someone—or something—be living in this eerie town forgotten by time? Get ready to read four spine-tingling stories about ghostly towns! This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art in the book will engage and terrify emergent readers.