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Cover: Winter Fun

Seasons All Around Me (Pull Ahead Readers — Nonfiction)

Emergent readers will become careful observers of the seasons in these simple, informational texts. High-frequency words and predictive text structures help students grasp new vocabulary and build nonfiction reading skills. View →

 
Cover: What We Do in Summer

Seasons Can Be Fun (LOOK! Books ™)

Making personal connections to seasonal activities is a powerful way for young readers to learn how each season differs from the others. Look! Books introduce early nonfiction topics with large colorful photos, captions and fast facts. A glossary, resource list and index further enhance… View →

 
Cover: Small Matters: The Hidden Power of the Unseen

Small Matters

Can something small matter at all? Of course it can! In this book for young readers (who know a thing or two about being small), you can take a super close look at details too little to be seen with the human eye. Powerful shots from scanning electron microscopes show shark skin, bird… View →

 
Cover: Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter

Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle

There is more than one way for animals to prepare for winter. Some, such as mice, foxes, and moose, simply tolerate the cold. Of course black bears hibernate, but chipmunks, wood frogs, and garter snakes do too. And then there are the creatures that migrate, including hummingbirds, blue… View →

 
Cover: From Clay to Bricks

Start to Finish

Discover how things like cars, crayons, or frogs are created—from Start to Finish. Reveal the life cycles and manufacturing processes behind common, everyday things beginning readers are familiar with while teaching sequential thinking. Suitable for both reluctant and at-grade-level… View →

 
Cover: From Cotton to T-Shirt

Start to Finish, Second Series

Learn how a variety of objects are made or how nature’s cycles work—from Start to Finish. Suitable for both struggling and on-level readers, these titles teach science concepts as well as sequential thinking. View →

 
Cover: The Big Bang Book

The Big Bang Book

The Big Bang presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way we can all understand. Written by an astrophysicist, the pages describe what we know—and what we don’t—in a compelling, accessible way. Moving out into the farthest reaches of space, then back home on… View →

 
Cover: The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit’s Amazing Migration

The Long, Long Journey

Crackle! Crackle! Crunch! What’s hatching from that egg? It’s a young bar-tailed godwit. She will spend the summer in Alaska learning to fly, find her own food, and escape from scary predators. Her long, long journey begins in October when she flies to New Zealand. This… View →

 
Cover: Who Is a Scientist?

Who Is a Scientist?

Scientists work hard in the lab and in the field to make important discoveries. But who are they really? It turns out they are just like us! Scientists can be any race. And any gender. They can wear lab coats, jeans, or even tutus. And they are people… View →

 
Cover: Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks

Who Was Here?

What animal was here? Can you solve the mystery? Study the picture and read the clues to figure out who left each set of tracks. Then turn the page to find out about animals from around the world. Watercolor and collage illustrations show the many kinds of trails that animals leave… View →

 
Cover: How Did the Creature Cross the Road?

Wildlife Rescue

Children are naturally curious about animals and are often interested in ways to save disappearing species. Each of these books shows simple yet innovative ways people around the globe have created safe spaces that make the world safer for… View →