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What If It Never Stops Raining?

Tim is always worrying about something, but things never turn out as badly as he thinks they will. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

What Is a Democracy?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Exploring Government

What is a democracy? What do fairness and equality mean? How are leaders of a democracy chosen? Accessible text and explanatory photos help students understand the key concepts of how a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 321.8

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 a Gas?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Gas? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a discription of gases, and examples of how gases can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 530.4'3

What Is a Liquid?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Liquid? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a description of liquids, and examples of how liquids can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 530.4'2

What Is a Scientist?

From the Series What Is...?

Simple text and full-color photographs depict children engaged in various activities that make up the scientific process. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 502.3

What Is a Solid?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Solid? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a description of solids, and examples of how solids can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6

What Is Citizenship?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Exploring Government

What is a citizen? How does someone become a citizen? What does it mean to be a responsible citizen? Accessible text and explanatory photos help students understand the key concepts of how to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 320
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 323.60973

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 Computer Coding?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Our Digital World

Computers cannot understand human languages such as English. Instead they follow instructions written in special codes. Computer programmers use these codes to design video games and computer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 005.1

What Is Government?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Government

This title offers emergent readers an introduction to the levels and duties of government in the United States. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 320

What Is Hearing?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Your Amazing Senses

A fire alarm’s wail. A cat’s quiet purr Your ears let you hear all kinds of sounds, both loud and soft. But how do your ears work? And how does your sense of hearing help you? Read this book… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: 612.8'5

What Is Inside the Lincoln Memorial?

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Our American Symbols

Look at that giant statue! What did this person do to earn his own monument in Washington, DC? Join Mr. Williams's class on a field trip to the Lincoln Memorial to find out. Ranger May gives… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 975.3

What is in the Box?

From the Series Step Up — Math

When Teddy empties his toy box he finds things in all the colors of the rainbow. Good use of repetition makes this an excellent book for first readers and for memorizing the colors of the rainbow. Read More →

  • Lexile: 220
  • ATOS: 1.1
  • Dewey: 511

What Is It Made Of?: Noticing Types of Materials

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Nature's Patterns

Could window panes be made out of wood? Or a shirt out of glass? Go on a treasure hunt with Ms. Sampson's class as they search for different kinds of materials—cloth, rock, glass, metal, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 620.1'1

What Is Money, Anyway?: Why Dollars and Coins Have Value

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

Have you ever received a birthday card with a $10 bill inside? Or found a quarter on the sidewalk? These bills and coins are made of paper and metal. But they’re far more valuable than what… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 332.4

What Is Poetry?

From the Series Name That Text Type!

What is poetry? How is it different from other kinds of writing? Find out what makes a poem a poem. See how poets organize their poems and what special writing tools they use, such as rhythm… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 808.1

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 Sight?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Your Amazing Senses

A green frog. An orange Popsicle. A flashing “walk” sign. Your eyes let you see everything around you. But how do your eyes work? And how does your sense of sight help you? Read this book to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • Dewey: 612.8'4

What Is Smell?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Your Amazing Senses

The sweet smell of roses. The rotten smell of garbage. Your nose lets you smell these scents and more. But how does your nose work? And how does your sense of smell help you? Read this book… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 612.8'6

What Is Taste?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Your Amazing Senses

Salty popcorn. Sweet watermelon. Your tongue lets you taste these things and more. But how does your sense of taste work? And how does it help you? Read this book to find out! Learn all about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: 612.8'7

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

What Is Touch?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Your Amazing Senses

A furry dog. A scaly lizard. Your sense of touch lets you feel these things and more. But how does your sense of touch work? And how does it help you? Read this book to find out! Learn all… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 612.8'8

What Lives in the Sea?: Marine Life

From the Series Science Storybooks

The sea is full of life. Some creatures are very small and some are very big. Every sea creature hunts for food and tries to protect itself from enemies. Find out how they do this. Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 500