Grade 3

What Are Plays?

From the Series Name That Text Type!

What are plays? How are they different from other kinds of writing? Find out about the parts of a play, including characters, scenes, setting, scripts, stage directions, and dialogue. Then… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 792.09

What Are Programs and Apps?

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Our Digital World

Programs and apps make computers useful. They let you do homework on laptops. They let you play games on smartphones and tablets. What programs and apps are the most important? Who makes them? Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 005.3

What Are Satire and Parody?

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Fake News

Satire and parody existed long before modern times. Readers will get an invaluable overview of how to identify satire and parody and how to think critically about current events. Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 809.7
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 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 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 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 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]

What DO Teachers Do (after YOU Leave School)?

This humorous picture book answers the question all kids want to know―what do teachers do when the bell rings at three? Once the students go home, teachers finally have the run of the school… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

What Do We Buy?: A Look at Goods and Services

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

Have you ever bought a toy at a store? Have you had a haircut or ordered food in a restaurant? Then you’ve used goods and services! Goods and services are everywhere. They’re in stores… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: 339.4'7

What Floats? What Sinks?: A Look at Density

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

A rock sinks in the water. A hot air balloon floats in the air. Many objects float and sink. But what makes them move this way? And how do people use floating and sinking in their lives? Read… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • Dewey: 532'.25

What Happens When I Eat?

We crunch up fruit, cereal, pizza, vegetables, and many other foods. And then, somehow, all that food gives us energy. From chewing to digesting, to going to the bathroom, our teeth, stomach… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 612.3

What Happens When I Grow?

We grow bigger and bigger, and every few months we need new shoes and clothes. We grow taller and taller, until one day we are finally tall enough to ride on that rollercoaster. When we were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 612.6

What Happens When I Move?

We can run along the street while waving to a friend, or dribble and shoot a basketball without even thinking about where to position our hands. All day, every day, our bodies are making… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 612.7

What Happens When I Sleep?

We get warm and cozy under a quilt and drift off to sleep. As we rest, however, our bodies are still hard at work, processing dinner, repairing damaged skin, and growing bones and muscles… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 612.8

What Holds Us to Earth?: A Look at Gravity

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

A ball drops to the ground. Leaves fall from a tree. Gravity is at work all around you. But what exactly is gravity? And how does it affect different objects? Read this book to find out!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 531'.14

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: asking questions, noticing details, drawing what they see, taking… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 502.3

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 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 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 Propaganda?

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Fake News

Introduce readers to the concept of propaganda by analyzing examples from the past and present. This approachable overview includes tips on how to spot propaganda and how to respond to fake news. Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • Dewey: 303.3/75

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