The shih tzu might be the Rapunzel of the dog world. The little dog is sometimes more hair than body, especially at a dog show! If the flowing locks alone don’t impress young readers, the shih tzu’s royal roots and fairytale-like comeback from near disappearance will.
From behind, Japanese bobtails look more like rabbits than cats. Their pom-pom tails are an unexpected feature. With every page turn, young readers will better understand the unique appeal of these rare cats and why some people consider them good luck charms.
With a Viking mascot and distinctly purple uniforms, the Minnesota Vikings have been known as the “Purple People Eaters.” Their claim to fame began in the 1970s with head coach Bud Grant leading them into four Super Bowls. Young readers will learn more about the tenacity of the Minnesota Vikings in this exciting title!
Farm dogs have keen senses that help them know when danger is near. They protect other farm animals from becoming prey. Beginning readers will learn how farm dogs help out on the farm. Blastoff! Series
Roll across the terrain with the most feared tank on the planet. The Abrams tank is the armored backbone of United States ground forces. Readers will learn about the technology and crew that make the M1 Abrams a perfect blend of power and speed.
The F-14 Tomcat was the pride of the United States Navy for over thirty years. Students will discover the technology behind this jet fighter that made it such an effective weapon.
China, with over one billion people, is the most populated country in the world. China's most famous tourist attraction is the Great Wall, which runs across about 5,000 miles of northern China. Rich with Chinese culture, this title explores Chinese food, holidays, and daily life. Eager readers will also get to challenge their tongues with a few common words from one of the many Chinese languages! Blastoff! Series
Many shrimp can light up and squirt bright clouds from their bodies to scare away predators! Beginning readers will discover what shrimp look like and how they move and eat. Blastoff! Series
If you looked out on your backyard right now, chances are you would see a squirrel. These common little animals are famous for gathering and storing nuts or approaching humans in the hopes of getting something to nibble. Students will learn all about the foods squirrels eat, what they look like, and how they make their homes in our backyards. Blastoff! Series
No more than 10 inches tall, Chihuahuas are a spunky breed of dog. They are often strongly devoted to one person in their family and always ready to go! They fit snugly in tote bags, making it easy to take them along on errands and trips. Spring into this lively read for young students to learn more about the history and charm of Chihuahuas!
It could be argued that John Cena is currently the face of professional wrestling. He has held the World Championship Belt many times and is a fan favorite. This book teaches readers about John Cenas past, how he became a skilled professional wrestler, and how he continues to thrill fans around the world.
A beast of a man from Ireland, Sheamus uses his size and strength to punish his opponents. Although his career is young, he has already made an impact in wrestling. He has won many belts, including the WWE Championship. Learn how Sheamus incorporates his heritage into his showmanship and signature moves. He makes his home country proud with every pin.
This super power technology company was built on a mission to create a place where engineers could freely work and achieve their potential. When post-war Japan entered a reconstruction period, Sony founder, Masaru Ibuka, sought to contribute to the new era, first making radios and other communication devices. Today, Sony produces high-tech televisions, cameras, gaming systems, and more. Find out more about Sony's fascinating history and successes in this title for active minds.
Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League, was the first owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, previously known as the Dallas Texans. For the sake of the league, he moved the team to Kansas City in 1963 where the franchise has remained ever since. After a successful start followed by an unfortunate period of loses, the Chiefs are striving to reach the top again. Read about the Chiefs’ journey in this title for young learners.
Baby skunks can be described as “little stinkers” because their ability to spray starts young. Still, baby skunks are closer to furballs than stink bombs. Readers just starting out can get up close to these fluffy little ones without having to plug their noses.
A celebration of new life. That is the point of Easter for Christians and non-Christians. So the holiday’s spring backdrop of budding trees and blooming flowers could not be more fitting. This book will help beginning readers crack the meaning behind the Easter bunny, dyed eggs, and more!
Although Green Bay is the smallest city with an NFL team, the Green Bay Packers receive an overwhelming amount of support. They are the only team owned by their fans! The Packers are also proud to have been under the leadership of legendary coach Vince Lombardi for nine seasons. Young readers will be thrilled to find out what the Green Bay Packers are all about in this action-packed title.
When an NFL franchise was bought for Atlanta in 1965), Georgians were called upon to name the team. A teacher from the city of Griffin suggested “Falcons.” The birds of prey are proud, brave, and strong with a great sporting tradition. See if the Falcons live up to their name in this high-low read!
Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, and sundews are all examples of nature's insect traps. They use their sugary nectar to lure prey to them, before each carries out a unique killer plan of capture. The predatory power of the plants featured in this title will stun young students.
When joeys are born, they are only the size of a grape! They grow comfortably in mom’s pouch until it’s time to peek out at the world. As part of a mob, joeys learn to play, hop, and protect one another. Leap into this fun book for early readers!
Men and women in special ops are chosen carefully, plucked from the strongest and smartest of soldiers. Their missions are some of the most dangerous and require detailed planning, sometimes months or years in advance. Read more about the challenges and successes of special ops missions in this action-packed book for students.
In 1908, Henry Ford changed the automobile industry with his Model T. It was simple, affordable, and revolutionary! Two years later, Ford launched a moving assembly line that transformed manufacturing. Creative designs and innovations have made the company a successful household name. Eager readers will learn about Ford's dreams and accomplishments in this inspiring title.
From freight carriers to passenger transports, trains have chugged along throughout history. Over time, these traveling machines have advanced and picked up speed. The fastest bullet trains of today zoom around at more than 300 miles per hour! This book will have young readers calling “all aboard!”
Armed with intelligence, eight arms, and a beak, octopuses amaze scientists and students alike. Octopuses often decorate their dens with shells. Some have been observed tapping their prey on the shoulder to surprise them before chowing down. Others may completely disappear with camouflage. Young readers will surely dive into this awe-inspiring title!
Icy winds whip snow into whiteout conditions. It’s a blizzard! These extreme winter storms can turn deadly if you’re not prepared. Bundle up and learn how to get ready for a blizzard and what to do if you get caught in one in this book for reluctant readers.