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BISAC Subject JUV029000

JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / General

Fall 2019

A Good Nut

From the Series Let's Look at Animal Habitats (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

A clever squirrel hunts for nuts in its woodland home. Pair this fiction story featuring charming illustrations and simple text with its nonfiction companion book, Little Woodland Animals. Read More →

  • Lexile: -50
  • Dewey: 428.6/2

Ah, I Am Full!: Food Chain

From the Series Science Storybooks

The leaves of the bellflower are eaten by the grasshopper who is eaten by the spider. But who will eat the spider? Discover the food chain of eating and being eaten, that unfolds in this book. Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 570

All Kinds of Nests!: Birds

From the Series Science Storybooks

Birds make nests to suit their way of living. Each nest is the best for the bird who made it. A grebe's nest floats on water. A skylark's nest is on the ground. Find out about different birds… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 500

All Year Long

When robins sing, you know its spring. When summer’s come, campfires light the dark of night. When days grow short and cool, and leaves turn gold, it must be fall. When winter’s welcomed… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Animal Talk: Animal Communication

From the Series Science Storybooks

The story reveals the different ways that animals communicate with each other and how it differs depending on each species. This helps readers understand and encourages them to think in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • Dewey: 500

Apple Cider Making Days

An extended family gathers to harvest apples from Grandpa's apple farm to make cider! From picking and sorting to pulping and pressing, readers will learn all about the process of turning… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Bubble, Bubble!: Soap Bubble

From the Series Science Storybooks

Baby Bear blows soap bubbles and wants to ride on the big bubbles. He also wants to make bubbles shaped like triangles and squares. Can he do what he wants to do? Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 507

Can We Go to the Sea?

Two little mice are ready for an adventure, and this time they want to journey to the sea! The way there is filled with all kinds of wonderful creatures—plus one BIG surprise. A cast of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2019

Cornelia and the Jungle Machine

Cornelia and her parents move in to a new house. Bored, she is sent to play "outside." She discovers a hidden treehouse and a boy her own age. "Do you really live here all alone?" she asks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 370
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

A beautiful story of nature, family, bravery, and a touch of something magical. There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that's where… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Day and Night: Day and Night

From the Series Science Storybooks

When the sun rises in the east, the day is filled with light. When the sun sets in the west, the night is very dark. Why do we have days and nights? Look in this book, and the sun will tell… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 550
Spring 2019

Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate

This new book from Sara Levine features a cantankerous talking cactus as a narrator, revealing to readers the significance of different colors of flowers in terms of which pollinators (bees… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: 579/.178

Fossils Tell Stories

From the Series Science Storybooks

A great introduction to the interesting world of fossils with creative collage illustrations. Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 560

Good Friends: Animal Mutualism

From the Series Science Storybooks

Good Friends is about animal mutualism. With this book, children will learn about how different animal species live together, helping each other. Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 500

Green Beans

Everybody obeys what Gramma says. Even the flowers and vegetables she plants grow the way she says they should! Then one day she plants green beans that simply will not listen to her. She… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

How Do Bears Sleep?

Artist and storyteller E. J. Bird describes the habits of hibernating bears in this endearing rhymed picture book. Children will wonder along with the author if bears dream, how bears stay… Read More →

  • Dewey: 599.74'44604543

How Does It Protect Itself?: Animal Defenses

From the Series Science Storybooks

Animals have their own way of protecting themselves when they are in danger. Some use camouflage, while others try to scare the enemy. Some run away or pretend to be dead, while others… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • Dewey: 500

If You Were the Moon

What would you do if you were the moon? Do you think you would rest quietly in the night sky? Oh, no. The moon does so much more than you might imagine! It spins like a twilight ballerina… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 523.3

Insects and Spiders: Insects and Spiders

From the Series Science Storybooks

Swoosh! Wriggle, wriggle! The forest is full of insects moving about and spiders spinning webs. Let's look closer at the lives of insects and spiders and learn the differences between them. Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 592

Marsh Morning

During the day, a marsh comes alive with the sounds of birds. As dawn appears, a single heron stands motionless offshore, and then the blackbird begins the first melody. Soon the dawn chorus… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: [E]

Marsh Music

At night, ten different species of frogs convene in a marsh. Fireflies light up the scene as Maestro bullfrog raises his baton. The music builds to a crescendo as the night goes on. Just… Read More →

  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: [E]
Fall 2019

My Baby Elephant

From the Series Let's Look at Animal Habitats (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

A mother elephant describes all the activities that she and her baby do together. Pair this charming, illustrated fiction story with its nonfiction companion book, Big Grassland Animals. Read More →

  • Lexile: 0
  • Dewey: 428.6/2
Fall 2019

No Bugs Here

From the Series Let's Look at Animal Habitats (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

Lucy the lizard goes looking for a meal. Will she ever find a bug? Pair this humorous, illustrated fiction story with its nonfiction companion book, Animals in the Hot Desert. Read More →

  • Lexile: 170
  • Dewey: 428.6/2
Fall 2019

Otto Blotter, Bird Spotter

The Blotter family are famous bird spotters, who stay in their hideout all day. All except for Otto—he'd rather go out and have big adventures. When he follows the BIGGEST footprints he's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • Dewey: [E]