Up the Tree

From the Series Let's Look at Animal Habitats (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

What happens when five little monkeys climb up a tree? Only one will reach the top! Pair this illustrated fiction story with its nonfiction companion book, Under the Rain Forest Canopy. Read More →

  • Lexile: 210
  • Dewey: 428.6/2

Uranus: The Sideways-Spinning Planet

Did you know that scientists think this planet spins sideways because at some time during its life, it collided with another giant space object that knocked it onto its side? Or that a year… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 523.47
Spring 2021

Urban Places

From the Series My Community (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

In this nonfiction title, carefully leveled text and full-color photographs introduce emergent readers to all the exciting things to see in a city. Pairs with the fiction title Wait, Ride, Walk. Read More →

  • Lexile: -20
  • Dewey: 307.76

Use a Pulley: Simple Machines–Pulleys

From the Series Science Storybooks

Grandfather gave some jobs to a lazy boy. The clever boy came up with ideas to make the jobs easier. Let's find out how the boy used pulleys. Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • Dewey: 530

Used Any Numbers Lately?

Have you used any numbers this week? You might be trying to remember when you last did a math problem—but think again! Have you made a phone call? Have you written someone’s address? Have you Read More →

  • Dewey: 513

U. S. Symbols

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Government

This social studies text offers emergent readers an introduction to the symbols of the United States. Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 929.90973

Vacation on Venus (Book 6)

From the Series Funny Bone Books ™ First Chapters — The Jupiter Twins

When it looks like their vacation is going to be really boring, space racers save the day until the race comes to a roadblock! Can the Twins pull out all the stops to rescue the race? Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

Vacation's Over!: Return of the Dinosaurs

The worst part of vacation is coming home. There's laundry to do, mail to pick up, and photos to develop. It's such a hassle. So when the dinosaurs return from their vacation (they're not… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]


From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Landforms

An introduction to the basic characteristics of valleys. Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 551.44'2
Fall 2021


From the Series Magical Creatures

A mysterious person walks down a city street at night. As they pass under a street lamp, they smile at something, and their teeth shine in the light. Were those fangs?! In this book, you'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2021

Vampire Peter

Everyone says Peter is the baddest boy in school. He likes strange food, wears strange clothes and does strange things. In fact, Peter is a vampire. So when the class gerbil goes missing,… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • Dewey: [Fic]


From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Food Groups

An introduction to different vegtables and the part they play in a healthy diet. Read More →

  • Dewey: 641.3'5


From the Series Bumba Books ® — Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts

Velociraptor was a scrappy scavenger. Did you know it was only about the size of a chicken? Learn about what scientists know about velociraptors in the 21st century. Diagrams, a photo… Read More →

  • Lexile: 370
  • ATOS: 1.7
  • Dewey: 567.912

Venus: The Hot and Toxic Planet

Did you know that Venus shines so brightly in the night sky that sometimes it actually casts shadows here on Earth? Or that a single day on Venus lasts as long as 243 days on Earth? Or that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 523.42

Veterans Day

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — American Holidays

Celebrated each November, Veterans Day honors the brave men and women who fought in our country’s military. Beginning on November 11, 1918 to celebrate the end of World War I, Veterans Day… Read More →

  • Dewey: 394.264

Vibrations Make Sound

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Light and Sound

Young readers will learn how vibrations make sound that we can hear in this accessible, photo-filled book. Simple text and vibrant photos bring basic science concepts to life and encourage… Read More →

  • Lexile: 320
  • ATOS: 1.4
  • Dewey: 534
Fall 2021

Violet's Tempest

For all those who have suffered stage fright, a gentle story about standing tall and finding your voice. Violet’s world has changed. Her voice has gone from a giggle to a whisper. So when… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Viv the Vet & Top Dog

From the Series Early Bird Readers — Red (Early Bird Stories ™)

Meet kindly Viv the vet and her great dog in two illustrated stories. The leveled text will help young children enjoy learning to read. Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 0.8
  • Dewey: 428.6/2


From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Forces of Nature

What is a volcano? What happens when a volcano erupts? How can volcanoes be helpful? Read this book to discover the answers! Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 551.21


From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

Photographs and text introduce different kinds of volcanoes, where they are located, how and why they erupt, and other interesting data about volcanoes. Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 551.21

Volleyball: An Introduction to Being a Good Sport

From the Series Start Smart ™ — Sports

Playing a sport is good exercise and fun, but being part of a team is more fun for everyone when you know the rules of the game and how to be a good sport. Volleyball is one of the most… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 796.352

Waga's Big Scare

Waga isn't the biggest or hairiest or slimiest monster. But Waga is the trickiest monster with the biggest scare. . . until one night, the scare is missing! If Waga doesn't find the scare… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: [E]

Waiting for Goliath

Bear has been sitting and waiting since dawn. "I'm waiting for Goliath. He's my best friend." At last the bus pulls up, but no one gets out. "He'll definitely show up. You'll see!" The robins Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature

If you were dormant / waiting out the cold, the dry, the heat / you would pause. Captivating photos of animals accompany simple, engaging text to explain dormancy in nature. This highly… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 571.7/8