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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 →

 
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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 →

 
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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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Comparing Animal Traits

The Comparing Animal Traits series builds students’ critical thinking skills by helping them gather and analyze information about what makes animals similar to and different from one another. The clear text and vibrant photos show how some species in the same… View →

 
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Connect with Electricity

This highly curricular, STEM-focused series outlines how electrical components work—including circuits, batteries, LEDs, conductors, transistors, and sensors. Designed to support engineering concepts being taught in many schools, including robotics and coding… View →

 
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Cool Science

Highly accessible writing combines with a magazine-style format in this timely look at cutting-edge science. Each high-interest subject illustrates how scientists solve problems and develop new technology while firmly connecting each title to core curricular subjects. With a splashy… View →

 
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Disney Learning Discovery Books

Some things seem like magic—until we find the science behind them. Favorite Disney and Pixar characters bring STEAM to life. Engaging nonfiction text delivers the facts for report writers, while beloved characters provide a high-interest hook for curricular… View →

 
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Early Bird Astronomy

Newly fluent readers will explore the solar system in this colorful and interesting series. Accessible text describes the unique features of each planet, its place in the solar system, its makeup, its satellites and rings, and how scientists have learned about the planet through space… View →

 
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Early Bird Earth Science

Dig into key geology concepts with these highly supportive titles. Clear, simple language supports early readers in understanding essential information. As in other Early Bird series, each book introduces important vocabulary terms upfront with a “Be a Word Detective”… View →

 
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Early Bird Energy

Introduce students to basic concepts of energy and matter. Readers learn about topics such as sound and light through vivid photography, simple experiments, and short, easy-to-understand sentences. Each title in this core curriculum series helps students develop vocabulary and language… View →

 
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Early Bird Nature Books

Vivid photographs and clear, concise sentences describe the life cycles of animals and plants. Each title meets the life science standards for lower middle graders and develops vocabulary and language skills. Especially useful for reading hours, Chapter One programs, primary… View →

 
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Early Bird Physics

This series highlights six simple machines to make difficult physics concepts such as work, force, gravity, and friction easy to understand. With full-color photographs featuring kids doing simple experiments, these introductions to physics for middle grade readers also help develop… View →

 
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Elephant Talk

On a hot day in the African savannah, a group of elephants searches for food. While foraging they often lose sight of one another. Yet at the end of the day, in one coordinated movement, the elephants suddenly regroup. This coordinated movement—and others like it—has puzzled scientists… View →

 
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Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you believe tabloid newspapers or cable news networks, people are always just minutes away from a disaster. Although disasters do happen, the truth is that most times they don’t. Thanks to the troubleshooting nature of engineering, airplanes tend to stay in the sky. Thanks to… View →

 
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Expecting Animal Babies

In these hilarious guides for animal parents, read all about how animals raise their young. The fun Q & A format, lighthearted tone, and bright illustrations inform and entertain. View →

 
Cover: A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic

Follow That Food Chain

Play the food chain game! This interactive series shows animals in their habitats while illuminating curriculum concepts related to food webs and biomes. The game-like format allows readers to choose a starting animal, then follow a food chain by selecting among options of what each… View →

 
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Gross Body Science

Take readers on a guided tour of the human body’s grossest functions. Lighthearted text and irreverent illustrations pull readers in, while key science information about body systems and functions are revealed through clear explanations and fascinating photographs offering a… View →

 
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Handle with Care

Some farms grow vegetables or grains, and some raise cows, sheep, chickens, or pigs. But have you ever heard of a butterfly farm? How do you raise a butterfly? On a farm in Costa Rica, workers care for these delicate, winged creatures as they change from eggs to… View →

 
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Imagine That!

As broad as a child’s imagination, Imagine That! books take readers on exciting journeys. Along the way, scientific facts about the topic are presented. Each science storybook ends with much more in Fact Files of graphs, diagrams and charts presenting the latest… View →

 
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Impossible Inventions

A funky and fascinating collection of ideas, patents, and plans. When Leonardo da Vinci, over five hundred years ago, invented the tank, car, helicopter, glider, parachute, submarine, elevator, and telescope, he was considered a dreamer. Or even crazy. Today he is… View →

 
Cover: Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?: And Other Questions about Your Health and Body

Is That a Fact?

There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? The Is That a Fact? series investigates and finds out which statements are true, which ones… View →

 
Cover: Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures

Journey into the Deep

Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you’ll meet many incredible creatures that are brand new to science. Dive to a coral reef and spot a new species of… View →

 
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Key Questions in Physical Science (Alternator Books ® )

What kinds of questions did Edison, Tesla, and others ask before they made their big breakthroughs? This high-interest informational series helps readers learn about physical science topics through questions that model scientific inquiry. Clear text, photos, and diagrams cover core… View →

 
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My Favorite Horses

My Favorite Horses is sure to appeal to kids with a passion for horses and riding. Each title focuses on a different horse breed, from Arabians to American Quarter Horses. The series introduces readers to the characteristics of each breed, provides a breed history, discusses traits of… View →

 
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Nature in Action

Teaming dramatic color photographs with vivid descriptions, this series makes natural phenomena easy to understand. View →

 
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Plastic, Ahoy!

Plastic: it’s used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn’t belong—like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there? A… View →

 
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Powerful Medicine

Explore the power of medicine through the true stories of people who lived through injuries and diseases that impact one part of the body. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle explains how doctors use the latest medical breakthroughs to repair the damage and prepare patients for… View →

 
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Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones. And see… View →

 
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Saving Our Living Earth

Explore the causes of current environmental problems, particularly pollution, and discuss new trends, technology, and solutions. A special “Going Green” section showcases what kids and adults can do to help the environment. View →

 
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Science Discovery Timelines

Trace the history of significant scientific discoveries through a visual timeline of events and supporting text. Each chapter tells an intriguing story of how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers, showcasing how smaller findings can lead up to major discoveries, perhaps even… View →

 
Cover: Your Head Shape Reveals Your Personality!: Science's Biggest Mistakes about the Human Body

Science Gets It Wrong

Check out some of science’s biggest mistakes and most glaringly incorrect assumptions. With spreads devoted to the most surprising stories, these books reveal how scientific thought has changed over time. Even reluctant science students will be drawn into these strange—and often… View →

 
Cover: Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

Sea Otter Heroes

A Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book A Green Earth Book Award Winner This up-close look at a fascinating scientific discovery highlights the critical role predators such as sea otters play in keeping ecosystems healthy. In Elkhorn Slough, an… View →

 
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Searchlight Books ™ — Animal Superpowers

We all know that skunks spray, tigers hunt, and birds fly south for the winter—but what about exploding ants, freezing frogs, and dancing bees? Readers will learn all about some unique animals and their amazing superpowers, from hibernation and communication to defense and camouflage, in… View →

 
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Searchlight Books ™ — Do You Dig Earth Science?

Uncover the basic elements of earth science in this interesting series. A lively design keeps readers engaged while informative text and striking photographs build their understanding of key curricular concepts. View →

 
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Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

Support young readers as they tackle a key question—How Do Simple Machines Work? Easy-reading text introduces wedges, inclined planes, levers, and more. Hands-on experiments, instructive photos, and useful diagrams demonstrate how the machines work and how they make… View →

 
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Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Energy Work?

Spark interest in energy, including electricity, heat, light and more. Clear and simple text delivers the background information students need to understand each form of energy. View →

 
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Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Your Body Work?

Discover the workings of the human body with this core curricular series. Each volume explains how a system functions and interacts with the rest of the body. Searchlight Books™—How Does Your Body Work? meets national science standards for fourth-grade study of human body systems. View →

 
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Searchlight Books ™ — Predators

From orcas and tigers to pythons and wolves, nature’s predators are amazing! Learn how they hunt, where they live, how they act, and what physical features set them apart from their prey. Each book includes a range map and a life cycle diagram. View →

 
Cover: Finding Out about Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas

Searchlight Books ™ — What Are Energy Sources?

This informative series sheds light on a key science question—What Are Energy Sources? Introduce students to the different forms of energy that power lights, cars, computers, and other everyday objects to help find the answer! View →

 
Cover: Lake and Pond Food Webs in Action

Searchlight Books ™ — What Is a Food Web?

Help students find out all about food webs, or interconnected food chains, that exist in various types of ecosystems. Clear text, vibrant photos, and captions that inspire thought provide an excellent way to teach this Next Generation Science Standards topic. View →

 
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Searchlight Books ™ — What's Amazing about Space?

Spur kids’ interest in space with these fascinating topics, ranging from space robots and extrasolar exploration to black holes and space travel. Engaging and informative text and stunning photos and illustrations hold students’ interest while enhancing their scientific knowledge. View →

 
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Searchlight Books ™ — What's Cool about Science?

Discover what’s happening at the forefront of scientific research with the titles in this high-interest, curricular series. With clear text, vivid photos, and real-life examples, the Searchlight Books™—What’s Cool about Science? series brings amazing… View →

 
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Secrets of the Sky Caves

What’s more dangerous than scaling Mount Everest? For mountaineer Pete Athans, the answer lies in the ancient kingdom of Mustang, a remote part of the Asian nation of Nepal. Long-abandoned caves built high into steep cliffs contain amazing treasures—and pose incredible dangers… View →

 
Cover: Deadly High-Risk Jobs

ShockZone ™ — Deadly and Dangerous

ShockZone™—Deadly and Dangerous features the most lethal jobs, creatures, destinations, and daredevil travels and hobbies known to humankind. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want… View →

 
Cover: Garbage in Space: A Space Discovery Guide

Space Discovery Guides

Inspired by science headlines, this series reveals new discoveries and technological achievements in space exploration. Covering everything from the latest Mars rover findings to recent privately funded space missions, these titles feature up-to-date research and amazing photographs. View →