Kindergarten

Welcome to the Backyard

From the Series Nature's Neighborhoods: All about Ecosystems

As aphids suck nectar from the stems of plants, a ladybird leaves its winter hiding place to start munching on aphids. As worms wriggle through the soil helping to bring nutrients and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: 577

Welcome to the Coral Reef

From the Series Nature's Neighborhoods: All about Ecosystems

What is a coral reef actually made of? What microscopic creatures take shelter in the coral and become its food? Which coral reef resident has stinging tentacles? And which huge creature… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 577

Welcome to the Desert

From the Series Nature's Neighborhoods: All about Ecosystems

Why is a hummingbird visiting a spiky cactus? How does a Gila woodpecker help a huge saguaro cactus stay healthy? When a prairie dog family moves to a new house, who takes over their old… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 577

Welcome to the Forest

From the Series Nature's Neighborhoods: All about Ecosystems

High above the ground in an old oak tree, a woodpecker and a squirrel are raising their families. In autumn, acorns from the tree will become food for the squirrel family. A carpet of moss… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 577

Welcome to the Pond

From the Series Nature's Neighborhoods: All about Ecosystems

As a muskrat feeds on cattails, a mother duck uses these plants as a safe place to hide her eggs. As newly-hatched tadpoles nibble on algae, dragonfly nymphs go hunting for tadpoles! And as… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: 577

Welcome to the Rain Forest

From the Series Nature's Neighborhoods: All about Ecosystems

What rain forest creature with a long, sticky tongue is feasting on a meal of termites? How does a capybara stay safe from giant anacondas and jaguars? Why are bats visiting the flowers that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 577

Welcome to the Seashore

From the Series Nature's Neighborhoods: All about Ecosystems

As fish and other tide pool animals feed on seaweed, crabs use the seaweed as a place to hide from predatory seabirds. As barnacles feed on microscopic plankton, dog whelks go hunting for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: 577

Welcome to the Seashore: Seashore Creatures

From the Series Science Storybooks

The seashore is densely populated with a variety of sea creatures, relying on their environment.This book provides fascinating information how these creatures feed and interact. Read More →

  • Lexile: 480
  • Dewey: 577.7

We Like the Summer

From the Series Seasons All Around Me (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

What do you like best about summer? Watch these kids enjoy nature and their favorite activities. Pair this nonfiction title with its illustrated fiction companion book, Maya Likes the Beach. Read More →

  • Lexile: -60
  • Dewey: 508.2

We Need Soil!: Soil

From the Series Science Storybooks

Many kinds of living things need soil. Different creatures live in soil. Soil contains nutrients that plants use to grow. And when living things die, they become part of the soil. It is a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: 550

Wet Hen: Short vowel e

From the Series Bright Owl Books

Hen and her eggs are wet. Luckily her friend Ben is there to help! This fun photographic easy-to-read story features the short"e" vowel sound. Kane Press's new series of super simple easy… Read More →

  • Lexile: 130
  • Dewey: [E]

Whales

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"...an attractive, informative production." - School Library Journal Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.0

What a Beautiful World!: The Earth's Layers

From the Series Science Storybooks

Our world is big, beautiful, and amazing. Let's look at our lovely world by zooming down from outer space and into the ground. Then we'll travel down again to the bottom of the sea. Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: 507
Fall 2020

What About Neko?: A Story About Divorce

From the Series A Helping Hand

Becca's parents are getting a divorce. She's sad and confused, but more importantly, what will happen to Neko, their family dog? Neko doesn't understand what divorce is, and Neko isn't… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510

What Are Elections?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Exploring Government

What are elections? Why do we have them? Who can vote? Who gets elected and why? Accessible text and explanatory photos help students understand the key concepts of elections and learn why… Read More →

  • Lexile: 410
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 324.60973

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