Kindergarten

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 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]

What Do Pliers Do?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Tools at Work

Young readers will learn how pliers grip and hold objects in their jaws. A back matter spread explains how pliers also work as levers. Read More →

  • Lexile: 430
  • Dewey: 621.9'92

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 Eats What

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

Introduce readers to the concept of food chains by examining what four animals eat. Pair this photo-driven nonfiction title with its companion fiction story, Hungry Little Bear. Read More →

  • Lexile: 140
  • ATOS: 0.8
  • Dewey: 577/.16

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 Homework?: Plant Structure

From the Series Science Solves It! ®

Andy forgot to do his homework. He only has a few minutes to find out what he needs to complete the project. Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: [E]

What If It Never Stops Raining?

Tim is always worrying about something, but things never turn out as badly as he thinks they will. Read More →

  • Dewey: [E]

What Is a Democracy?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Exploring Government

What is a democracy? What do fairness and equality mean? How are leaders of a democracy chosen? Accessible text and explanatory photos help students understand the key concepts of how a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 2.2
  • Dewey: 321.8

What Is a Forecast?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — Let's Watch the Weather

What does it mean to forecast the weather? How do weather forecasters do their jobs? Readers will learn the ins and outs of weather forecasting in this book. Accessible text and appealing… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 551.63

What Is a Gas?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Gas? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a discription of gases, and examples of how gases can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6
  • Dewey: 530.4'3

What Is a Liquid?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Liquid? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a description of liquids, and examples of how liquids can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 530.4'2

What Is a Solid?

From the Series First Step Nonfiction — States of Matter

What Is a Solid? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a description of solids, and examples of how solids can change into different states of matter. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.6