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Growing and Changing

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341321

In this title, readers will investigate and discover a range of animal life cycles. How does a tadpole become a frog? In what ways do lambs, puppies, baby mice, woodpecker chicks, and caterpillars change and grow? And how do animals care for their young?

Is it Living or Non-Living?

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341345

If a tree is a living thing, does that mean a wooden table is alive? If a cat is alive because it can run and chase a toy, does that mean a robot is a living thing because it can move? In this title packed with fun challenges, readers will consolidate their understanding of living, non-living, and things that used to be alive.

Let’s Investigate Everyday Materials

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341369

In this title, readers will investigate materials (wood, metal, plastic, glass, rock, and wool) and everyday objects using science. What are sneakers, soccer balls, coins, soda cans, and even skyscrapers made of? What properties make different materials suitable for different jobs? And how are paper, steel, glass, and rubber made?

Let’s Investigate Habitats and Food Chains

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341383

What plants and animals live in a garden? What do the living things in this habitat need from their environment? And who eats who in a garden ecosystem? In this title, readers will investigate simple food chains and natural habitats, including a garden, forest, tide pool, desert, and even a tree stump micro-habitat.

Aye-Aye

Dawn Bluemel Oldfield (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025268

What’s that animal with yellow eyes and extra-long fingers? It’s an aye-aye! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about aye-ayes, including how these furry nocturnal animals find food and see in the dark. 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. Aye-Aye is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

Coconut Crab

Alex Giannini (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025213

What’s that animal with giant claws and a hard shell? It’s a coconut crab! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about these large land crabs, including how they got their name and how they find food. 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. Coconut Crab is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

Dik-Dik

Marilyn Brigham (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025244

What’s that animal with giant eyes and a long, bendy snout? It’s a dik-dik! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about dik-diks, including how these tiny antelopes protect themselves, find mates, and mark their territory. 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. Dik-Dik is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

Highland Cattle

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025251

What’s that animal with long horns and shaggy hair? It’s a Highland cow! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about these gentle animals, including how they use their horns like shovels to dig up plants to eat. 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. Highland Cattle is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

Matamata

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025220

What’s that animal with a wide, flat head and a bumpy shell? It’s a matamata. Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about matamatas, including how these big turtles use their nose like a snorkel. 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. Matamata is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

Orchid Mantis

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025206

What’s that animal with pink legs that look like flower petals? It’s an orchid mantis! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about these beautiful insects, including how their resemblance to orchids helps them catch prey! 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. Orchid Mantis is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

Pangolin

Laura Bryant (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025237

What’s that animal with a long, sticky tongue and hard scales? It’s a pangolin! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about pangolins, including how these mammals snap up thousands of insects each day and can curl their body into a ball! 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. Pangolin is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

Velvet Ant

Anastasiya Vasilyeva (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025190

What’s that animal with a fuzzy body and colorful hair? It’s a velvet ant! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about these unique ants—which are actually wasps—including how they make squeaky noises to scare off attackers! 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. Velvet Ant is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

1 2 3 Numbers and Counting

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341802

Specially created to support early years teaching, this beautiful new words and pictures book is perfect for children learning to read. As young readers turn the pages, they will have lots of opportunities to: practice counting 1 to 20; understand more or less; practice adding and subtracting; solve problems including doubling, halving, and sharing.

Ghost Ship

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020799

In the 1950s, a 4,000-year-old giant wooden ship was discovered buried in the Egyptian desert. In this book, readers will explore one of the most fascinating archaeological discoveries of the past century. They will also learn how ships and the Nile River were closely connected to the ancient Egyptians’ belief in death and the afterlife.

The Great Pyramid

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020751

Standing more than 40 stories high, the Great Pyramid of Giza has towered over the hot, dry Egyptian desert for more than 2,500 years. In this book, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World is explored. How was this massive structure created in a time before cranes and other heavy machinery? How did the thousands of pyramid builders live and work? And how are modern-day robots being used to explore tiny passages and mysterious shafts deep within this giant tomb?

King Tut

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020744

As archaeologist Howard Carter cut his way into an underground chamber on November 26, 1922, he was overcome with excitement. When Carter finally peered through the tiny hole he had made, he could not believe his eyes. What incredible treasures would he find inside King Tutankhamen’s tomb? And how had the tomb remained undiscovered for more than 3,000 years?

The Sphinx

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020775

Overlooking the River Nile and guarding the Giza pyramids is one of the world’s oldest and largest statues—the Sphinx. Carved from the bedrock beneath the desert, the half-lion, half-human creature has watched over the desert for thousands of years. But who built the giant statue, and why? After centuries of exploration and investigation, which of the Sphinx’s secrets have been uncovered and which still remain a riddle?

Tomb Robbers

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020782

Filled with fear and excitement, three men hurriedly dug their way through a dark passage. They were in search of treasure inside a dead king’s tomb deep beneath the desert sands. If successful, they would be rewarded with gold, jewels, precious oils, and other treasures. If discovered, their punishment would be a terrible death! Why did some ancient Egyptians risk their lives to steal from the dead? And what tricks did tomb and pyramid builders use to hide burial chambers from grave robbers?

Valley of the Golden Mummies

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020768

In 1996, archaeologists made an incredible discovery—a huge, ancient burial place in the Western Desert of Egypt. As the team worked at the site, they discovered mummies encased in gold, jewels, coins, and jars that once held wine. What have archaeologists learned about life in ancient Egypt by studying the mummies? What secrets have the artifacts buried in the tombs revealed? And could it be possible that more than 10,000 ancient Egyptian mummies are buried in the valley?

Subterráneos oscuros/The Dark Underground

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684026241

The elevator sinks down until you’re deep underground. When the doors open, you stare into the silent darkness. Then a phantom girl holding a candle appears out of nowhere. She whispers your name. Will you follow her into the dark underground? Get ready to read four terrifying tales about deep, dark underground places. 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.

Teatros espectrales/Ghostly Theaters

Kathryn Camisa (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684026180

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.

Tumbas de momias/Mummy Tombs

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684026234

A brown object sticks out of the sand in the Egyptian desert. Take a closer look and you can see the shriveled skin and brittle fingernails of a corpse’s hand! Beneath your feet is a hidden graveyard filled with thousands of dead bodies. Get ready to read four spine-tingling stories about mummy tombs. 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.

Deadly Mine

Kevin Blake (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022762

In 1963, Les Skramstad came home after a hard day’s work at the local mill and mine in Libby, Montana. His wife kissed him at the door and his kids playfully grabbed his legs. They didn’t mind that he was covered in powdery brown dust. Little did Les and his family know that the dust was deadly. Deadly Mine: Libby, Montana traces the tragic story of a small mining town that eventually became poisoned by a deadly mineral called asbestos. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Killer Smog

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022793

In December 1952, a thick layer of black smog blanketed London. The filthy air blinded people on the streets and brought traffic to a screeching halt. Worst of all, the pollution was deadly. It sickened 100,000 people and took the lives of 4,000. Killer Smog: London, England traces the devastating story of air pollution that took thousands of lives and brought London to a standstill. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Nuclear Accident

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684022816

On April 26, 1986, while workers were conducting a test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, disaster struck. One of the reactors exploded, erupting into a blazing inferno. The reactor’s sealing cap was blown off and a lethal shower of radioactive material was launched into the night sky. Nuclear Accident: Chernobyl Power Plant, Ukraine traces the catastrophic nuclear disaster that contaminated a massive area of Europe with deadly radiation. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.