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Cheetahs

Megan Borgert-Spaniol (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115689

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

Owls

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036281

Owls are predators built to detect prey in the dark of night! Their ears become their eyes as papery feathers help them locate the direction of sounds, and noiseless flight then lets them swoop toward their prey undetected. Readers will learn about these unique birds of prey in this low-level title.

Vultures

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036298

Vultures are scavengers that will eat almost anything they can find! These birds of prey are able to feed on decaying meat and trash due to special acids in their digestive system that keep them from getting sick. This title uses captivating photos and engaging facts to take striving readers into the world of these bald birds.

Eagles

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036243

From ten stories high, an eagle can see a single ant crawling on a sidewalk! They use this impeccable eyesight to spot fish lingering in the currents and rodents scurrying through harvested fields. This title will introduce readers to these skillful carnivores through action-packed photos and jaw-dropping facts.

Falcons

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036250

Using their long, pointed wings and tails, falcons dive toward prey at over 200 miles per hour! These high flyers are designed to be master predators. In combination with their speed, their sharp beaks make hunting a simple task. This title is a jammed-pack look at falcons as birds of prey.

Hawks

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036267

Using intelligence and skilled flying, hawks are able to find great success in their hunting pursuits. These small predators use their talons to snatch prey, often in midair! This low-level title will take reluctant readers into the world of these feathered fighters through engaging text and eye-catching photos.

Kites

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036274

The forked tailed of kites allow them to perform acrobatic twists, turns, and twirls to more easily track a meal. These agile fliers are not just hunters, though. They are known to scavenge the meals of larger predators, too. This title for striving readers explores kites’ hunting and scavenging habits while incorporating engaging fun facts.

Moons

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036014

Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s 53 moons, is the largest moon in the solar system. It is even larger than the planet Mercury! Moons are found throughout the solar system and beyond, circling planets and asteroids. In this book, reluctant readers will find the answers to how moons form, where they are found, and so much more!

Planets

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036021

In 2014, exoplanet Kepler-186f was found in the habitable zone of its system’s star. It is just one of 40 discovered exoplanets providing information about the potential for life outside Earth. From masses of rock to gas and ice giants, planets can tell us a lot about the rest of the universe. This title takes readers through the beginnings of these celestial bodies, why we study them, and much more!

The Sun

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036038

The Sun’s outermost layer, the corona, is only visible to the naked eye during a total solar eclipse! This important star impacts our daily lives, from providing the necessities of life to affecting our means of communication. Studying the Sun provides information about the galaxy and beyond. This title is one shining star young readers will not want to put down!

Special Effects

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035901

The action of the big screen--car crashes, torrential rainfall, ships sinking--is the work of special effects! Directors and crews use anything they can to create a real and captivating experience. Enormous models, airplane engines, controlled fires, and much more create the excitement we all crave! Young readers will marvel over this behind-the-scenes look at how movies are made.

Stunts

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035918

Tom Cruise performed his own stunts for the film Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol, which included dangling 1,700 feet from the world’s tallest building! Students will explore the extreme amount of planning, equipment, training, and expertise that goes into the stunts performed in films as they dive into this action-packed title.  

Alien Abductions

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035925

Are we alone in the universe? Those that believe in alien abductions think they know the answer. This title explores the mysteries of alien abductions and the tools and technology behind researching them to debate the question of whether aliens have ever visited Earth.

Bigfoot

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035932

Reports of Bigfoot go back to the early 1800s. Since then, several footprints, films, and pictures have been used as evidence that Sasquatch roams the Pacific Northwest. This title examines the history of Bigfoot reports, the tools and technology used by researchers, and considers whether or not Bigfoot exists.

Ghosts

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035949

Creaking doors, gusts of wind, eerie sounds--could these be the signs of ghosts? Ghost hunters have tried for years to prove the existence of ghosts through photos, videos, and sound recordings. This book investigates reports of ghosts, illuminates the tools and technology used to search for ghosts, and leaves the reader wondering whether or not there are spirits among us!

Haunted Houses

Lisa Owings (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035956

Reports of haunted houses go back to ancient Rome. People who claim to have witnessed hauntings tell of strange sounds, objects that move on their own, and ethereal spirits. Readers will learn about the history of hauntings, why skeptics claim they are not real, and how researchers use technology to try and find proof of these unwanted visitors in our homes!

The Loch Ness Monster

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035963

Does a giant sea monster live beneath the surface of Loch Ness in Scotland? Reachers have used cameras, sonar, and other technology in hopes of finding this legendary creature. This title explores the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster, the tools and technology used to search for it, and examines the evidence gathered to date, letting the reader make their own conclusion about the existence of this beast beneath the water.

UFOs

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035970

Most sightings of unidentified flying objects can be explained--but not all of them. Those that cannot be are the focus of investigation by UFO researchers. They use video cameras, binoculars, radar, and other technology together with eyewitness accounts to try and identify strange objects in the sky. Students who read this title will find themselves later wondering: what is that strange object in the sky?

Asteroids

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035987

About 120,000 pounds of space dust falls to Earth every day. All of this dust comes from asteroids! Asteroids are chunks of rock and metal that orbit around the sun, but some venture near Earth from outside the solar system. Through detailed photos and fact-filled graphics, this title introduces readers to the phenomenon of asteroids.

Comets

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035994

What has a nucleus, coma, and two tails? Why, a comet, of course! The wonder and mystery of comets has excited humans for centuries, and they continue to provide valuable information about the solar system and the creation of the galaxy. This title will introduce striving readers to comets with thought-provoking information, fascinating facts, and engaging images.

Galaxies

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681036007

On the darkest of nights, the white sparkle spanning the sky provides a glimpse at the far reaches of the Milky Way galaxy. But there are trillions more just in the observable universe! This title allows readers to explore these collections of stars, planets, and space debris that span across light-years of space.

Coding in Computers

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035741

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.

Coding in the Internet

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035758

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.

Coding in Transportation

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035765

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.

Coding in Video Games

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681035772

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.