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A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds

“Many seeds travel inside fruits. The fruit is like a suitcase for the seeds. It protects them on their trip.” Readers will learn how fruits are designed to protect a plant’s seeds and also to help the plant spread its seeds to new places. View →

 
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Amazing Athletes

Inspire sports fans with the success stories of Amazing Athletes. These attractive high-interest biographies include a description of an athlete’s career from the beginning through his or her current achievements. This series is perfect for reluctant readers. View →

 
Cover: American Rock: Guitar Heroes, Punks, and Metalheads

American Music Milestones

This high-interest series looks at key musical landscapes in American music. Each book takes a peek at the key events, performers, albums, and songs in the evolution of a specific musical genre. View →

 
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Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ™)

Uncover the mysteries of some of the most intriguing places on the planet. What was Stonehenge used for? Are the Egyptian pyramids really cursed? While answers to some questions have been lost to history, discover what scientists have learned about some of the most fascinating ancient sites. View →

 
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Animal Antics A to Z ®

From Alexander Anteater to Zachary Zebra, it’s one adventure after another for Alpha Betty’s students. Get to know these zany characters as they find new friends, test their talents, go on exciting explorations, and have a rip-roaring, super-sensational, totally tremendous… View →

 
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Animal Groups Are CATegorical ™

The Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series uses rhyming text and humorous illustrations to introduce young readers to the six major animal groups—mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, amphibians, and fish. Each title playfully highlights the key characteristics of the… View →

 
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Animal Predators

With remarkable photographs of animals on the hunt, this series focuses on some of the most skillful predators in the animal kingdom. Watch these deadly animals as they grow into full-grown predators—honing the instincts and skills they’ll need to become ferocious hunters… View →

 
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Animal Prey

A companion to Sandra Markle’s Animal Scavengers and Animal Predators series, Animal Prey depicts animals as they are hunted by animal aggressors and as they protect themselves. Stunning photography bring these heart-racing situations alive in this remarkable series. View →

 
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Animal Scavengers

Spectacular photographs of animal scavengers searching for and devouring dead animals illustrate this stunning new series. Watch these unusual creatures as they grow into full-grown scavengers – honing the instincts and skills they’ll need to become the world’s clean-up crew. Readers… View →

 
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Arachnid World

Enter the creepy-crawly world of the arachnid family with award-winning science author Sandra Markle! Too often lumped together with insects, these fascinating animals have distinctive characteristics and habits that are all their own. From spiders and scorpions to ticks and mites, these… View →

 
Cover: Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Arctic Thaw

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously trapped in ice. The Arctic’s oil, natural gas, minerals, and even wind and hydroelectric… View →

 
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Awesome Inventions You Use Every Day

What would you do without deodorant, Band-Aids, or flushable toilets? Can you imagine living in a world with no television, and no microwave popcorn to eat while you watch it? We might take these items for granted now, but they haven’t always been around. Some were centuries in the… View →

 
Cover: A Tiger Cub Grows Up

Baby Animals

Watch as baby animals—some from endangered or threatened species—grow up. Simple sentences and captivating photographs portray the life of each animal as it develops and learns to live independently of either its human caretakers or its natural parents. View →

 
Cover: Battling Malaria: On the Front Lines against a Global Killer

Battling Malaria

In North America, mosquito bites are usually only a nuisance. But in areas such as Africa and Southeast Asia, the bite can be deadly. There, many mosquitoes transmit a disease called malaria—and malaria can be a killer. In Africa, one child dies from malaria every thirty seconds… View →

 
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Bel the Weather Girl

Meteorologist Belinda Jensen introduces kids to key weather phenomena—including hail, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and more. Each book stars Bel, a smart, spunky eight-year-old with a passion for the weather, her cousin Dylan, and her dog, Stormy. View →

 
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Biomes of North America

Kids can grab their notebooks and take a virtual tour through each biome, exploring the life cycles of plants and animals through this highly visual, unique series. View →

 
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Bombs over Bikini

In 1946, as part of the Cold War arms race, the US military launched a program to test nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific Ocean. From 1946 until 1958, the military detonated sixty-seven nuclear bombs over the region’s Bikini and Enewetak Atolls. The twelfth bomb… View →

 
Cover: Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons

Bone by Bone

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 porpoise! This entertaining picture book will keep readers guessing as they learn about how… View →

 
Cover: Build, Beaver, Build!: Life at the Longest Beaver Dam

Build, Beaver, Build!

The first year of a beaver kit’s life is full of new discoveries and dangers. But the most important lesson the kit learns is how to take care of his family’s home. The lodge where he lives is protected by a long dam that many beavers have worked to build over the years. As… View →

 
Cover: ¡Es una boa constrictora! (It's a Boa Constrictor!)

Bumba Books ™ en español — Animales de la selva tropical (Rain Forest Animals)

Take a trip to the tropical rain forest to get up close to some awesome animals! Prowl the forest floor with jaguars, swing around with chimpanzees, and, well, maybe just read about the vampire bats. Now in Spanish, this series includes amazing full-color photographs, diagrams, and other… View →

 
Cover: El tigre dientes de sable (Saber-Toothed Cat)

Bumba Books ™ en español — Dinosaurios y bestias prehistóricas (Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts)

Giant teeth, spiky thumbs, thick fur, and feathers—learn about the creatures with these features! Now in Spanish, these books feature carefully leveled text and vibrant images to offer an enriching early reading experience. Critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build… View →

 
Cover: ¡El otoño es divertido! (Fall Is Fun!)

Bumba Books ™ en español — Diviértete con las estaciones (Season Fun)

You can have fun in every season! Which one is your favorite? Learn about what people and animals do in each season with this Spanish-language edition series. Vibrant full-color photographs and helpful diagrams illustrate the exciting transformations that occur with the changing of the… View →

 
Cover: Exploremos México (Let's Explore Mexico)

Bumba Books ™ en español — Exploremos países (Let's Explore Countries)

Now in Spanish, this series will help readers learn about the history and culture of various countries in an interesting and accessible format. Dynamic full-color photographs, charts and diagrams, and age-appropriate critical thinking questions help readers grasp what makes each country… View →

 
Cover: Motocicletas en acción (Motorcycles on the Go)

Bumba Books ™ en español — Máquinas en acción (Machines That Go)

How do products get across the country? Who works in an ambulance? Learn about different kinds of machines and the people who operate them with this series, a Spanish-language introduction to nonfiction reading on a topic children love. Fun features such as full-color photographs and… View →

 
Cover: ¡Mira, una raya! (Look, a Ray!)

Bumba Books ™ en español — Veo animales marinos (I See Ocean Animals)

Dive deep into the sea with these fascinating introductions to ocean animals, now available in Spanish! Young readers enjoy learning about the incredible variety of creatures that live in the world’s oceans. Carefully leveled text and vibrant photos engage early learners with… View →

 
Cover: ¡Es el Año Nuevo Chino! (It's Chinese New Year!)

Bumba Books ™ en español — ¡Es una fiesta! (It's a Holiday!)

Carefully leveled Spanish text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the holidays we celebrate throughout the year. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills. View →

 
Cover: ¡Hora de fútbol! (Soccer Time!)

Bumba Books ™ en español — ¡Hora de deportes! (Sports Time!)

Lots of kids like to swim, shoot hoops, make goals, or walk on the balance beam. Which sports do you like to play? Learn about different sports and their basic rules with these vibrant introductions, now in Spanish. Full-color photographs engage readers visually, while diagrams help… View →

 
Cover: ¡Que vivan los veterinarios! (Hooray for Veterinarians!)

Bumba Books ™ en español — ¡Que vivan los ayudantes comunitarios! (Hooray for Community Helpers!)

What do you want to be when you grow up? Learn about the daily lives of veterinarians, nurses, librarians, and more! Now in Spanish, the carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the people who make a difference in their community. Critical… View →

 
Cover: Let's Explore Gravity

Bumba Books ™ — A First Look at Physical Science

What is the difference between transparent and opaque? How can water take the form of ice and vapor? What keeps the moon in Earth’s orbit? Introduce the concepts of gravity, sound, light, and the states of matter in this beginning reader series. Carefully leveled text coupled with… View →

 
Cover: Let's Explore the Stars

Bumba Books ™ — A First Look at Space

Explore the fascinating universe we live in. Learn about the wonders of the sun, the moon, stars, and our home planet, Earth! With critical thinking questions, incredible photos, and simple text, this series—now available in Spanish—will captivate young readers curious about the wonders… View →

 
Cover: Backhoes Dig!

Bumba Books ™ — Construction Zone

Welcome to the construction zone! From backhoes to concrete mixers, young readers will learn all about the big machines that help construction workers do their jobs. Carefully leveled text and vibrant photos take readers right to the action. View →

 
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Bumba Books ™ — Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts

Giant teeth, spiky thumbs, thick fur, and feathers—learn about the creatures with these features! This series explores fascinating animals from natural history. Discover what scientists know about prehistoric beasts, from iguanodons to velociraptors. Read what an ancient animal’s… View →

 
Cover: Feeling Sad

Bumba Books ™ — Feelings Matter

Explore feelings with this engaging series. Vibrant photos coupled with carefully leveled text make this series perfect for introducing young readers to nonfiction reading skills. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions encourage readers to engage with text and photos and think more… View →

 
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Bumba Books ™ — Fun Firsts

There’s a first time for everything! Celebrate these milestones with Fun Firsts. These titles prepare readers for everything from plane rides to sleepovers. Carefully leveled text and full-color photographs make each topic exciting and accessible, while diagrams… View →

 
Cover: Why We Go to the Hospital

Bumba Books ™ — Health Matters

What do baseball, broccoli, and brushing your teeth have in common? They are all important to keeping you healthy! This engaging, accessible series introduces many ways that kids can care for their bodies, such as visiting the dentist and doctor, eating healthy, exercising, and staying… View →

 
Cover: Hooray for Pilots!

Bumba Books ™ — Hooray for Community Helpers!

Who makes a difference in your community? Young readers are fascinated by community helpers. Simple text and bright photos introduce how all kinds of community helpers contribute. Critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction reading skills. View →

 
Cover: Look, a Shark!

Bumba Books ™ — I See Ocean Animals

Dive deep into the sea with these fascinating introductions to ocean animals. Young readers enjoy learning about the incredible variety of creatures that live in the world’s oceans. Carefully leveled text and vibrant photos engage early learners with information about each ocean… View →

 
Cover: It's Christmas!

Bumba Books ™ — It's a Holiday!

How do we celebrate together? Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the holiday traditions we celebrate throughout the year. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction reading skills. View →

 
Cover: Let's Explore India

Bumba Books ™ — Let's Explore Countries

Have you ever wondered what people do for fun in Russia? Or what special foods people eat in China? Explore the answers to these questions and more! In this series, readers will learn about the history and culture of various countries in an interesting and accessible format. Dynamic… View →

 
Cover: Monster Trucks on the Go

Bumba Books ™ — Machines That Go

Ready, set, let’s go! There are many ways to get from one place to another. You can take a train, a helicopter, even a monster truck! These compelling introductions help young readers explore different modes of transportation. Carefully leveled text and vibrant photos engage young… View →

 
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Bumba Books ™ — Pets Are the Best

Whether they have their own pets or simply wish they did, young readers love learning about all kinds of pets. Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the basic traits and needs of each type of pet. Critical thinking questions and a photo… View →

 
Cover: A Visit to the Museum

Bumba Books ™ — Places We Go

What are the important places that make up a community? Explore the fire station, the library, the zoo, and many more fun places, through carefully leveled text and vivid pictures. The helpful photo glossary and age-appropriate critical thinking questions offer excellent tools for all… View →

 
Cover: It's a Boa Constrictor!

Bumba Books ™ — Rain Forest Animals

Take a trip to the tropical rain forest and get a close-up look at awesome animals! Prowl the forest floor with jaguars, swing around with chimpanzees, and, well, maybe just read about the vampire bats. With amazing full-color photographs, diagrams, and other great features, this series… View →

 
Cover: Winter Is Fun!

Bumba Books ™ — Season Fun

Step into the season cycle and learn about all the changes that take place with each season. Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the fun and transformation of the seasons. Critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build… View →

 
Cover: Football Time!

Bumba Books ™ — Sports Time!

Get ready for sports time, with these bright introductions to favorite sports. Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the basic rules and aspects of each sport. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build… View →

 
Cover: Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans: A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

Cause-and-Effect Disasters

Provide readers with a deeper understanding of history through a cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, or what heroic acts led to the ultimate outcomes? Even the most reluctant readers won’t be able to resist… View →

 
Cover: It's Spring!

Celebrate the Seasons

Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculpture convey the animal life, plant life, weather, and clothing, as well as the colors and feelings, associated with winter, spring, and fall. Nature activities for each season are included. View →

 
Cover: Chasing the Storm: Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching

Chasing the Storm

Huge, towering clouds build up in the sky—it’s a super cell. The Doppler radar indicates that the system is rotating. But is there a funnel? Is it touching the ground? Only a storm chaser can confirm when a tornado is present—and help meteorologists warn nearby towns. … View →