Grade 2

Why Does It Rain?

From the Series On My Own Science

Where does rain come from? What are clouds made of? Follow water as it makes its way through the entire water cycle. Then go back in time to the very first rainfall millions of years ago.… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 551.57'7
  • Copyright: 2006

Why Doesn't Everyone Eat Meat?: Vegetarianism and Special Diets

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Healthy Eating

Do you know why people choose the diets they do? Or how people on special diets can get all the nutrients they need? This book provides an engaging and balanced overview of the different ways Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 613.2'6
  • Copyright: 2016

Why Do Moving Objects Slow Down?: A Look at Friction

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

A baseball player slides on the ground to tag a base. A toy car's wheels rub against the floor and slow the toy car down. Friction is at work all around you. But what exactly is friction? And Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: 531'.4
  • Copyright: 2011

Why Do Puddles Disappear?: Noticing Forms of Water

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Nature's Patterns

Do you know what happens to water when it evaporates? Or how cold the air needs to be for water to freeze? Join Ms. Ling's class as they become science detectives and solve some of nature's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 551.3'5
  • Copyright: 2016

Why Is It Rusty?: Oxidation

From the Series Science Storybooks

Yun wants to cut some paper, but her scissors won't cut. The metal blades of scissors are rusty. What made the scissors rusty? Let's find out why some metals rust and learn how to stop rust. Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 540
  • Copyright: 2017

Why Is the Statue of Liberty Green?

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Our American Symbols

Do you know that the Statue of Liberty hasn't always looked green? Or that the first torch had to be replaced? Lady Liberty has been an important US symbol for more than one hundred years.… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 974.7'1
  • Copyright: 2015
Fall 2021

Why I Was Late for School Again

Danny is always late for school. If he's not stopped by pirates, then zombies chase him. He escapes from trolls only to be cornered by gruff billy goats. Good thing Danny has a quick… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2021
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Why the Crab Has No Head

Nzambi Mpungu, creator of the earth and sky, has spent a long hard day making the Elephant. By nightfall, Nzambi still hasn't finished her next creation, the Crab, and she tells the little… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 398.2
  • Copyright: 1987

Wiggling Earthworms

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters

Examine the interesting characteristics of worms, including their body parts and structure, their habitat and how it supports them, and how they get their food. Captions are paired with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • Dewey: 592.64
  • Copyright: 2017
3 titles

Wilcox & Griswold Mysteries — Hardcover Set

From the Series Wilcox & Griswold Mysteries

Wilcox and Griswold are Missing Food Investigators, tracking down stolen food on the farm. Using clever word play and simple logic, these early readers offer fun mysteries to solve. Read More →

  • Copyright: 2020
  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $53.93
  • Your Price: $40.45
  • 3 titles

Wild and Wacky Animals: An Alien's Guide

From the Series Early Bird Nonfiction Readers — Silver (Early Bird Stories ™)

Go on a tour of the world’s wackiest creatures, from axolotls to stick insects, and learn how their strange adaptations help them survive. Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • Dewey: 591.4
  • Copyright: 2021

Wild Animals!: Book 5

From the Series Tao, the Little Samurai

The student has become the teacher. Tao is showing his little brother how to take care of bullies. He's also teaching his cat some ninja attacks! Meanwhile, a new kid has arrived at Master… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 741.5'944
  • Copyright: 2014
Fall 2021

Wildfire Rescue

From the Series Eco Rangers

Meet Ebony and Jay, two best friends and Eco Rangers who love nothing more than rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife. After a devastating wildfire in the bushland, Ebony and Jay, are doing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2021

Wildfires

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

Learn all about wildfires—how they happen, why they're important, and when they're dangerous—in this fascinating reader. It's sure to ignite your interest, with color photographs, interesting Read More →

  • Copyright: 2018
4 titles

Wildlife Watchers — eBook Set

From the Series Wildlife Watchers

Beautiful, nonfiction books that have been carefully crafted to help children practice their reading skills. Each book combines repetitive text with high-frequency and familiar sight words.… Read More →

  • Copyright: 2019
  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $143.96
  • Your Price: $107.97
  • 4 titles
4 titles

Wildlife Watchers — Hardcover Set

From the Series Wildlife Watchers

Beautiful, nonfiction books that have been carefully crafted to help children practice their reading skills. Each book combines repetitive text with high-frequency and familiar sight words.… Read More →

  • Copyright: 2019
  • Hardcover
  • List Price: $95.96
  • Your Price: $71.97
  • 4 titles
4 titles

Wildlife Watchers — Paperback Set

From the Series Wildlife Watchers

Beautiful, nonfiction books that have been carefully crafted to help children practice their reading skills. Each book combines repetitive text with high-frequency and familiar sight words.… Read More →

  • Copyright: 2019
  • Paperback
  • List Price: $31.96
  • Your Price: $30.36
  • 4 titles

Wild Style: Amazing Animal Adornments

Check out these cool critters and learn how their wacky adornments help them survive! What do a crab waving pom-poms, a bug with a backpack of dead ants, and a mud-spattered vulture have in Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 591.4
  • Copyright: 2021

Will and Orv

From the Series On My Own History

Johnny Moore watched as the amazing airplane moved along the track. He wondered if the Flyer would make it off the ground and if the pilot would be able to stay in control. then suddenly it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 629.13'0092'2
  • Copyright: 1991

Will and Squill

A sweetly told tale about the friendship between a boy named Will and a squirrel named Squill. They do just about everything together until Will's parents surprise him with a kitten, and she… Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.1
  • Dewey: [E]
  • Copyright: 2006

William's 100th Day of School

From the Series Cloverleaf Books ™ — Off to School

The 100th day of school is here! William's class celebrates this fun day with an exciting show-and-tell time, by learning to count to 100 in new ways, and even with a parade. Find out what… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 372.18
  • Copyright: 2018

Willie McLean and the Civil War Surrender

From the Series On My Own History

Eleven-year-old Willie McLean knows that General Lee will defeat the Yankees and win the Civil War, he just knows it. When a battle moves to the fields near his home in Appomattox, Virginia, Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.7'38
  • Copyright: 2005

Will It Rain or Snow?: Weather

From the Series Science Storybooks

This book shows how animals react to weather changes and reveals what we can predict from their behavior. Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: 550
  • Copyright: 2015

Will Rogers

From the Series On My Own Biography

Will Rogers was one of the best-loved Americans of his day. Whether he was standing on a New York City stage doing rope tricks or writing books and newspaper articles, he always made people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 792.7'028'092
  • Copyright: 1996