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An Ocean Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490852

Dive into the deep open Pacific Ocean and discover how animals and plants survive in an interconnected food web in this illustrated narrative nonfiction. Just below the surface of the ocean, millions of plants and animals flourish. From the microscopic phytoplankton to the giant blue whale, life comes in all shapes and sizes. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

The Case of the Carnival Clues

Thomas K. and Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490869

In this pick-your-own-path mystery, four kids at Lincoln Elementary are invited to complete a math challenge at the school carnival. But who set up the clues? And why? Be a detective and use your money math skills to solve the case. At Lincoln Elementary, the student detectives love solving mysteries! Can you help solve the carnival clues? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again.

The Case of the Pencil Problem

Thomas K. and Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490876

Mrs. Hall’s desk is overflowing with new pencils! But why are there so many? Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary and help solve this pick-your-own-path mystery. Use your math skills and knowledge of place value to solve the case. At Lincoln Elementary, the student detectives love solving mysteries! Can you help them solve the pencil problem? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again.

The Case of the School Store Thief

Thomas K. and Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490883

When items go missing from the school store at Lincoln Elementary, the kids check their data to solve the case! Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary and help solve this pick-your-own-path mystery. Use data, graphing, and math skills to find the culprit. Things keep going missing at Lincoln Elementary. And the student detectives there love solving mysteries! Can you help find school store thief? Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage you, the reader, to try again.

Airplanes from Then to Now

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490449

The technological history of airplanes is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. Bird envy drove aviation history. We studied bird wings to understand flight and made gliders. Then the Wright Brothers said, “Let’s add an engine!” and we left birds in the dust. Since then, we’ve flown faster, better, and bigger. What will happen next? Can Boeing or Airbus bring us hypersonic passenger jets? Would you ride in a self-flying taxi drone?

Building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490432

From design to dedication, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was engineered and built. Featuring over 58,000 Vietnam War soldiers’ names, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial draws millions of people to its reflective black granite wall each year. Elementary readers will learn why this memorial was built, the controversy over Maya Lin’s design, and how it became one of the most visited national monuments in America. A progressive timeline highlights the building sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building the Statue of Liberty

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490425

From design to dedication, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the Statue of Liberty was engineered and built. As a symbol of freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty once welcomed new immigrants to America. Today, the iron monument attracts millions of people to its island. Elementary readers will learn why France gifted the United States with a statue and how it was built in both countries. A progressive timeline highlights the construction sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building the Gateway Arch

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490418

From initial design to grand opening, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the Gateway Arch was engineered and built. As the tallest arch in the world, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is an engineering feat. Millions each year travel to the viewing deck on top using the unique tram system. Elementary readers will learn why the “gateway to the west” was built and how engineers designed and constructed it. A progressive timeline highlights the construction sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building One World Trade Center

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490401

From design to grand opening, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the One World Trade Center was engineered and built. As the tallest skyscraper in North America, One World Trade Center attracts millions of visitors to its observation deck each year. This Freedom Tower stands for hope in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Elementary readers will learn how architects designed the tower and how engineers made it one of the safest buildings ever built. A progressive timeline highlights the construction sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490395

From design to dedication, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how the Golden Gate Bridge was engineered and built. Once the world’s longest suspension bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was an engineering triumph of its time. Elementary readers will learn how engineers designed the bridge and what obstacles construction crews faced. A progressive timeline highlights the building sequence, from idea to national landmark.

Building Mount Rushmore

Annie C. Holdren (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490388

From blasting a mountainside to carving four presidents’ heads, this nonfiction early chapter book shows how Mount Rushmore was engineered and built. Tucked away in the South Dakota Black Hills, Mount Rushmore attracts millions of visitors each year. Elementary readers will learn about Gutzom Borglum’s idea and how it was carved from a mountain. A progressive timeline highlights the building sequence, from idea to national landmark.

The Life of Sojourner Truth

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490371

Explore Sojourner Truth’s incredible life as a preacher and abolitionist in this unique timeline biography. Bold and persuasive, Sojourner Truth stands out as one of the greatest preachers of the 19th century. Truth was born into slavery, but she didn’t let a difficult early life break her spirit. Guided by her faith, she walked to freedom and then started a new life as a traveling preacher who fought for African-American and women’s rights. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Sojourner Truth’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Sacagawea

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490364

Explore Sacagawea’s incredible journey as an explorer and pioneer in this unique timeline biography. Not much is known about Sacagawea’s early life as an American Indian. Only a few first-hand witnesses mention her by name, yet her life story is famous. Carrying her young son, Sacagawea traveled with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as a guide and translator as they explored the western United States. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Sacagawea’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Rosa Parks

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490357

Explore Rosa Parks’ incredible life as a civil rights activist in this unique timeline biography. As the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” Rosa Parks is known for fighting for what she believes in. She stood up against segregation by refusing to give up her bus seat. Her bravery gave others the courage to stand against racism and discrimination. She continued to fight for equal rights her entire life. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Rosa Parks’ major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490340

Explore Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s life as a campaigner for women’s rights in this unique timeline biography. As one of the most recognized women’s suffragists in America, Elizabeth Cady Stanton paved the way for women’s right to vote. Stanton was a progressive thinker of her time who believed in equal rights for women. Her bold and persistent determination helped her to overcome sexism, befriend Susan B. Anthony, and become one of the leaders in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Dolores Huerta

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490333

Explore Dolores Huerta’s life as a union labor leader and civil rights activist in this unique timeline biography. ¡Sí, se puede! Yes, we can! Huerta coined this phrase, which became a rally cry for farm workers. Fighting alongside Cesar Chavez, Huerta helped California farm workers gain fair pay and safe work conditions. Her ideas and tenacity paved the way to new labor laws and reform. As an outspoken Hispanic woman, Huerta has battled both gender and race discrimination in her fight for equal rights. She has never given up and continues today to be a social justice icon. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Dolores Huerta’s major life moments for elementary readers.

The Life of Clara Barton

Gillia M. Olson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490326

Explore Clara Barton’s incredible life as a humanitarian in this unique timeline biography. From teaching to nursing, then starting the American Red Cross, Clara Barton lived her life to help others in a time when people didn’t think a woman should lead. As the “Angel of the Battlefield,” she risked her life to help care for wounded Civil War soldiers. The conditions she saw inspired her to create the American Red Cross. She fought against gender discrimination and recognized the humanity that makes everyone equal. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Clara Barton’s major life moments for elementary readers.

Wildfires

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490319

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about wildfires. When a simple camp fire gets out of control, a wildfire ignites. Watch out! Lightning fast and blazing hot, wildfires are extremely dangerous. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about how wildfires grow and how firefighters put them out.

Tornadoes

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490302

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about tornadoes. When a big, supercell storm forms and the clouds start to spin, a funnel takes shape. Discover how a tornado is created and where to find a safe shelter. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts and features about tornadoes.

Hurricanes

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490296

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about hurricanes. Board up the windows and take cover—a hurricane is rolling in! With turbulent winds, torrential rain, and rising sea levels, this is one extreme storm. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts and features about hurricanes and the impact they have.

Floods

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490289

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about floods. When it rains, it pours! Too much rain overflows a river, causing a flood. When sandbags don’t work, discover how floodwaters can knock down a person—and even float a car! Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about floods and the impact they have.

Earthquakes

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490272

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about earthquakes. Shake. Tremble. Crack. When the earth quakes, it’s time to take cover and hold on. Earthquakes happen all the time, but the extreme ones make the ground break and buildings crumble. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about these quakes and how scientists measure the shaking.

Blizzards

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490265

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about blizzards. Brr. You don’t want to be caught in this snow storm. With turbulent winds, colossal drifts, and teeth-chattering cold temperatures, blizzards can quickly become extreme winter weather. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about blizzards, including snowflakes formation and whiteouts.

Track and Field

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490258

Elementary sports fans will easily clear key vocabulary hurdles in this high-interest leveled reader about track and field events. On your mark. Get set. Go! Carefully controlled text passes new words to early readers like batons in a relay race. Simple text and excellent photos touch on the shot put, high jump, and running events.

Tennis

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490241

Elementary sports fans will ace key vocabulary in this high-interest leveled reader about the game of tennis. Point, set, match! Serve up some tennis fun! Carefully controlled text softly lobs new words to early readers to help them win the reading match. Simple text and excellent photos touch on basic equipment and rules