5KN: Expository Literature

Fall 2020

A Garden in Your Belly: Meet the Microbes in Your Gut

“A Garden in Your Belly's colorful world helped me wake up…This book is as powerful as it is beautiful!” —Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Your belly is full of tiny… Read More →

  • Dewey: 612.3/2

A Leaf Can Be . . .

From the Series Can Be . . . Books

A leaf can be a...shade spiller, mouth filler, tree topper, rain stopper. Find out about the many roles leaves play in this poetic exploration of leaves throughout the year. Read More →

  • Lexile: 260
  • Dewey: [E]

Animal Antipodes

A fun science book that introduces animals and places around the world that happen to be exactly opposite each other on the globe, with pages that literally have to be turned upside-down… Read More →

  • Dewey: 577
4 titles

Animal by Animal — Library Bound Set

From the Series Animal by Animal

How are you similar to animals? How are you different? These entertaining picture books from educator and veterinarian Sara Levine and illustrator T.S Spookytooth explore comparative anatomy… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $106.60
  • Your Price: $79.95
  • 4 titles
Spring 2020

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 629.45/4

A Rock Can Be . . .

From the Series Can Be . . . Books

Rocks may seem like boring, static objects—until you discover that a rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and provide shelters of all shapes and sizes. Laura Purdie Salas's lyrical… Read More →

  • Dewey: 552

Beastly Biomes

What kinds of animals live in the different environments Earth supports? This book shows how animals, birds, and fish all have a distinctive place to thrive, creating homes in unexpected places. Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 577.8/2
Fall 2020

Bionic Beasts: Saving Animal Lives with Artificial Flippers, Legs, and Beaks

What happens when a young elephant steps on a buried land mine? What happens when a sea turtle’s flipper is injured by a predator? Thanks to recent advances in technology, we have new ways to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 636.089/7

Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons

From the Series Animal by Animal

What would you be if your finger bones grew so long that they reached your feet? You'd be a bat! What if you had no leg bones but kept your arm bones? You'd be a whale, a dolphin, or a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 599.9'47
3 titles

Can Be . . . Books — eBook Set

From the Series Can Be . . . Books

Laura Purdie Salas's lyrical, rhyming text and Violeta Dabija's glowing illustrations make simple yet profound observations about seemingly ordinary objects and encourage readers to suggest… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $83.97
  • Your Price: $62.98
  • 3 titles
3 titles

Can Be . . . Books — Library Bound Set

From the Series Can Be . . . Books

Laura Purdie Salas's lyrical, rhyming text and Violeta Dabija's glowing illustrations make simple yet profound observations about seemingly ordinary objects and encourage readers to suggest… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $53.97
  • Your Price: $40.48
  • 3 titles
Fall 2020

Crayola ® Out-of-This-World Space Colors

From red planets to blue stars, space is full of color! Introduce young readers to the sun, moon, planets, stars, and more in this high-interest look at the myriad colors of space. Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: 523

Crayola ® Team Colors: The Wonderful, Colorful World of Sports

Why are soccer balls black and white? What do the colors on a team's jersey mean? Explore colors in sports with Crayola! Photos and text celebrate colors in children's sports as well as… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • Dewey: 796

Crayola ® Wild World of Animal Colors

What colors do animals use to give a warning? To hide themselves? To attract another animal? Explore the wide ranging use of color in the animal world. Vibrant photos pair with easy-reading… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 2.7
  • Dewey: 590

Death Eaters: Meet Nature's Scavengers

What happens to the bodies of animals and humans after death? Nature's army of death eaters steps in to take care of clean up. Without these masters of decomposition, our planet would be… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 591.7/14

Eek, You Reek!: Poems about Animals That Stink, Stank, Stunk

Eek, you reek, You make a funk. Where you have been Things stink, stank, stunk. You've left a path, A swath of smell, And—yuck! You did it very well. Readers will be delighted by the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 591.47
Fall 2020

Eye by Eye: Comparing How Animals See

From the Series Animal by Animal

An innovative look at animal eyes from the creators of Bone by Bone, Tooth by Tooth, and Fossil by Fossil. What kind of animal would you be if you had eight eyes? Or if your pupils were the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: 573.8/8
Spring 2020

Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World

The soft glow of a candle, the blink of a firefly, a burst of fireworks—light is everywhere in our world! Rhyming text and luminous illustrations follow four children as they experience many… Read More →

  • Dewey: 535
Spring 2020

Follow Those Zebras: Solving a Migration Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 599.665/71568

Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones

From the Series Animal by Animal

What dinosaur would you be if you had a bony ridge rising from the back of your skull and three horns poking up from the front? Answer: a triceratops! This picture book will keep you… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 567.9
Spring 2020

If We Were Gone: Imagining the World without People

Water, air, sunlight, plants . . . we need these elements to live in this world. But does the world need us? And what would happen to the world if humans were gone? This is the premise of a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • Dewey: 304.2
105 titles

Intermediate Grades Nonfiction Audiobook Collection — Audiobook Set

Titles in this collection foster enthusiasm for nonfiction through a high-interest blend of biographies (including sports heroes and STEM trailblazers), cutting edge science, fascinating… Read More →

  • Audiobook
  • List Price: $1,095.95
  • Temporarily out of stock
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I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food

Meet some of the wackiest creatures under the sea—creatures that look like food—through eye-catching photos and engaging text. This funny, informative book introduces readers to the egg yolk… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 591.77

Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song

Enslaved African Americans longed for freedom, and that longing took many forms—including music. Drawing on biblical imagery, slave songs both expressed the sorrow of life in bondage and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 782.25/3