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BISAC Subject JNF045000

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Readers / Beginner

What Does a Saw Do?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Tools at Work

Learners will understand how saws have sharp teeth that cut through wood. A back matter spread explains how saws are a kind of simple machine: a wedge. Read More →

  • Lexile: 330
  • Dewey: 621.9'34

What Does a Screwdriver Do?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Tools at Work

Curious readers will discover how screwdrivers tighten screws using different kinds of tips. A back matter spread explains how screws are simple machines used to fasten objects together. Read More →

  • Lexile: 440
  • Dewey: 621.9'72

What Does a Wrench Do?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Tools at Work

Kids will find out how wrenches tighten bolts in many types of situations. A back matter spread explains how a wrench is another type of lever. Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • Dewey: 621.9'72

What Does Sunlight Do?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Let's Watch the Weather

What heats our planet? What also helps plants and animals to live and grow? Sunlight! Readers will learn the ins and outs of what sunlight does in this book. Accessible text and appealing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 310
  • ATOS: 1.4
  • Dewey: 551.5'271

What Do Pliers Do?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Tools at Work

Young readers will learn how pliers grip and hold objects in their jaws. A back matter spread explains how pliers also work as levers. Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • Dewey: 621.9'92
Fall 2019

What Eats What

From the Series Science All Around Me (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

Introduce readers to the concept of food chains by examining what four animals eat. Pair this photo-driven nonfiction title with its companion fiction story, Hungry Little Bear. Read More →

  • Lexile: 140
  • Dewey: 577/.16

What Is a Forecast?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Let's Watch the Weather

What does it mean to forecast the weather? How do weather forecasters do their jobs? Readers will learn the ins and outs of weather forecasting in this book. Accessible text and appealing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 551.63

What Is Climate?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Let's Watch the Weather

Why is it hot in one part of the world and chilly in another? Readers will learn the ins and outs of climate in this book. Accessible text and appealing photos show different climate… Read More →

  • Lexile: 230
  • ATOS: 2.0
  • Dewey: 551.6

What Is Severe Weather?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Let's Watch the Weather

What are tornadoes? Blizzards? Hurricanes? Readers will learn the ins and outs of severe weather in this book. Accessible text and appealing photos show severe weather conditions and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: 551.55

What Is Today's Weather?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Let's Watch the Weather

Is it rainy? Cloudy? Stormy? Readers will learn the ins and outs of observing weather conditions in this book. Accessible text and appealing photos show the different weather conditions and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 360
  • ATOS: 1.6
  • Dewey: 551.6
Fall 2019

When Lightning Strikes

From the Series Let's Look at Weather (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

Dramatic photos and simple text describe a lightning storm to emergent readers. Pair this nonfiction title with its companion fiction story, Hiding from Lightning. Read More →

  • Lexile: 90
  • Dewey: 551.56/32
Fall 2019

When the Wind Blows

From the Series Let's Look at Weather (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

Explore the effects of wind on leaves, sailboats, umbrellas, and kites. Pair this photo-illustrated, nonfiction title with its fiction companion book, A Windy Day. Read More →

  • Lexile: 170
  • Dewey: 551.51/8
Fall 2019

Winter Fun

From the Series Seasons All Around Me (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

What can you do in the winter? Make a snow hill, snowball, snow fort, snow person, and snow angel. Pair this photo-driven nonfiction title with its companion fiction book, Snow Clothes. Read More →

  • Lexile: 70
  • Dewey: 508.2