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Cover: Our Own Place: All Kinds of Homes

All Kinds of People (Early Bird Stories ™)

In these delightful, illustrated stories, diverse young narrators explore different cultures by comparing and contrasting their own lives to their friends’ and neighbors’ lives. Critical-thinking and comprehension questions get readers talking about the stories. View →

 
Cover: Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Fighter for Women's Rights

Beginner Biography (LOOK! Books ™)

Introduce young readers to some of history’s most inspiring role models. Meet people who overcame challenges and made life better for others. Diverse figures and lesser known biography subjects are included such as senator Daniel Inouye, Native American ballerina Maria Tallchief,… 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 →

 
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: 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: ¡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: 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: ¡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: 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 →

 
Cover: Going Camping

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: 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 →

 
Cover: I Love Hermit Crabs

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: 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: My Clothes, Your Clothes

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Alike and Different

Explore the ways in which people and cultures are similar and how they’re unique in the Alike and Different series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. Diverse young narrators explore similarities and differences among people and cultures by… View →

 
Cover: Let's Meet a Dentist

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Community Helpers

So many people help out in our communities! In these books, young students talk with different community helpers to find out what they do, what skills and training they need, and how their work benefits people in the community. View →

 
Cover: Carter's Christmas

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Fall and Winter Holidays

It’s time to celebrate! Learn how and why fall and winter holidays are celebrated through the eyes of a young narrator. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun! View →

 
Cover: Chelsea's Chinese New Year

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Holidays and Special Days

Learn the history behind the days people celebrate in the Holidays and Special Days series. Each book follows a young narrator through the process of preparing for and celebrating a special event. View →

 
Cover: Ella Earns Her Own Money

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Money Basics

Learn how to be wise about money! These simple, engaging stories present basic financial literacy concepts for young readers, such as saving, spending, borrowing, and comparison shopping, and lay the foundation for a lifetime of money smarts. View →

 
Cover: Sofia's First Day of School

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Off to School

Engaging stories with straightforward plots follow characters as they experience the firsts of going to school. From riding the bus and navigating the lunch line to celebrating the 100th day, each book uses a friendly voice to tell the stories of relatable, diverse characters. Perfect… View →