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Grade 2

What Are Rules and Laws?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Exploring Government

What are rules? What are laws? Who creates them? Why do we have to follow them? What happens if we break them? Accessible text and explanatory photos help students understand the key concepts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • ATOS: 1.7
  • Dewey: 340
Spring 2020

What Are Shadows?: Shadow

From the Series Science Storybooks

A boy wants to know what shadows are. Discover interesting facts about shadows along with him: what makes a shadow, how does a shadow get bigger, what the colors of a shadow mean, and more. Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • Dewey: 535

What Are the Branches of Government?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Exploring Government

What are the three branches of government? What does each branch do? Why do we need all three? Accessible text and explanatory photos help students understand key concepts about the roles of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 320.473'04

What a Team!: Book 3

From the Series Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox

Is teamwork impossible for these brothers and sisters? Badger brothers Grub and Bristle want to build a boat with their friends, but their new fox sister Ginger always tries to take charge… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.0
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

What a Way to Start a New Year!: A Rosh Hashanah Story

Beginning the New Year in a new city isn’t easy, and it definitely isn’t starting out very well for Dina and her family! But when they’re welcomed by warm and generous hosts in their new… Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

What Can Live in a Desert?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Animal Adaptations

How do animals like snakes, roadrunners, and scorpions survive in the desert? Discover their adaptations and see! Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 591.754

What Can Live in a Forest?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Animal Adaptations

Find out why the forest is a perfect habitat for animals like porcupines, bears, and deer. Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 2.4
  • Dewey: 591.73

What Can Live in a Grassland?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Animal Adaptations

Lions, and zebras, and termites, oh my! See why a grassland is a perfect habitat for these animals and more. Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 591.74

What Can Live in a Lake?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Animal Adaptations

Fish swim and ducks paddle. Beavers build and herons wade. Discover how these animals and others adapt to living in a lake. Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 591.763'6

What Can Live in the Mountains?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Animal Adaptations

How do animals like bighorn sheep, yaks, and snow leopards survive in the mountains? Discover their adaptations and see! Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 591.75'3

What Can Live in the Ocean?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Animal Adaptations

Discover how adaptations make the ocean a perfect habitat for whales, lobsters, sea horses, and many, many more animals. Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 591.77

What Can Tails Do?: Tails

From the Series Science Storybooks

Why do animals have tails? This book answers that question in an easy and enjoyable way by examining the various ways animals use their tails for survival. It also shows how humans can do all… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 591.4

What Can You Do?: A Book About Discovering What You Do Well

From the Series Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library

What Can You Do? is a book to help children discover their own special talents. Inspired by Dr. Howard Gardner's Frames of Mind, in which he outlines seven different kinds of intelligence… Read More →

  • Dewey: 153.9

What Can You Do with Money?: Earning, Spending, and Saving

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

Do you get an allowance? Or have you ever been paid for doing chores, such as walking a neighbor’s dog or raking leaves? If so, you’ve earned money! Everyone has to decide what they will do… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 331.2'1

Whatcha Got?: Scarcity & Value

From the Series Social Studies Connects ®

Very Vintage is Megan's all-time favorite TV show. Suddenly she has a chance to be on it—if only she can find some amazing treasures. But that's a big "if!" Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

What Does a Hammer Do?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Tools at Work

Beginning readers will explore how hammers pound in and pull out nails. A back matter spread explains how hammers are one kind of simple machine: a lever. Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • Dewey: 621.9'73

What Does a Level Do?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Tools at Work

Students will see how levels indicate whether objects are flat or straight. A back matter spread explains why people use levels. Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • Dewey: 526.3'6

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 Does the Bee See?: Observation - Parts and Whole

From the Series Step Up — Creative Thinking

A little bee encounters objects and guesses what they might be until the whole is revealed. Children will use their imagination and develop logical thinking skills by following the bee… Read More →

  • Lexile: 240
  • ATOS: 0.8
  • Dewey: 511

What Dog Knows

When Wolf finds a fact-filled book in the library, he thinks he will at last outsmart his clever cousin Dog. The two cousins swap fascinating facts about mummies and skeletons; robots… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • Dewey: [Fic]