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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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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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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 →

 
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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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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 →

 
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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: ¡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 →

 
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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 →

 
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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 →

 
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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 →

 
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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 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 →

 
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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 →

 
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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 →

 
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Cloverleaf Books ™ — Fall's Here!

What happens in fall? The weather cools off, leaves change color, and apples are ready to pick. Celebrate the season with these cheerful picture books, which deliver nonfiction content with a sense of fun and discovery. View →

 
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Cloverleaf Books ™ — My Healthy Habits

Staying healthy is important! So how can we practice healthy habits in our daily lives? These simple, engaging stories present basic health concepts for young readers—such as keeping clean, avoiding harmful substances, and dealing with stress—and show them how staying healthy can be fun. View →

 
Cover: Do Chicks Ask for Snacks?: Noticing Animal Behaviors

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Nature's Patterns

Nature is filled with patterns, if you know where to look. In this series, curious young students explore the world around them, studying the movements of the moon and stars, animal behavior, solid and liquid water, and more. They make observations and carefully record the patterns they find. View →

 
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Cloverleaf Books ™ — Planet Protectors

Our planet needs help! Here come Trina and Tyler to the rescue. These enthusiastic kids show readers how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more. The appealing artwork and picture book design make learning about protecting the planet fun. View →

 
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Cloverleaf Books ™ — Space Adventures

Come along on an adventure to outer space! Fueled by imagination, the enthusiastic characters in this series take thrilling journeys to the moon, Mars, the sun, and more! This approach delivers space facts and teaches science concepts in an engaging way. View →

 
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Crayola ® Seasons

The blue of the summer sky, orange leaves in fall. Celebrate the colors of the seasons with this charming Crayola® series. Vibrant photos and descriptive text encourage readers to notice color in the real world. Illustrations demonstrate art techniques and encourage readers to create art… View →

 
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Cycles

A well-illustrated series on nature’s cyclical phenomena. Each book offers three examples of a cycle and the scientific reasons behind them, all while providing an overview of the wondrous order of our world. View →

 
Cover: Colores del invierno Crayola ® (Crayola ® Winter Colors)

Estaciones Crayola ® (Crayola ® Seasons)

The blue of the summer sky, the orange leaves in fall—celebrate the colors of the season with this charming Crayola ® series in Spanish. Vibrant photos and lyrical text encourage readers to notice color in the real world. Illustrations demonstrate art techniques and encourage readers to… View →

 
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Fall Fun (Early Bird Stories ™)

Entertaining stories follow diverse characters as they celebrate aspects of fall. Each book is sprinkled with critical thinking, recall, and text feature questions to encourage reader engagement. In the back of the books, photos accompany fun facts about fall, and educators can also… View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Animal Adaptations

Introduce the concepts of adaptation and habitat to beginning readers. Each title presents the animals found in a specific habitat and invites readers to explore how the animals are adapted to their surroundings. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Animal Families

Facilitate students’ understanding of how young animals resemble their parents. Engaging photos and simple sentence structure will help early emergent readers grasp these concepts quickly. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Animal Homes

Trees aren’t just for birds! Animals live in a variety of homes in every habitat. Direct picture-to-text correspondence makes this series an excellent choice for the budding zoologists in the classroom. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Animal Life Cycles

Captivating photographs of familiar animals help readers learn about a variety of animal life cycles. The selected subjects represent five major classes of animals—insects, birds, amphibians, mammals, and reptiles. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Animal Traits

Beginning readers will enjoy discovering the traits shared by different animals. They will delight in learning that humans share some of those traits too! Full-color photographs support the text. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters

Engage young readers with basic yet astounding scientific facts about the tiny creatures that live in backyards and parks across the country. Caption call-outs highlight key visual details in the books’ eye-catching images, and informative chapter headings assist emergent readers… View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Balance and Motion

This series introduces students to different motion concepts—from spinning and rolling and staying still to going from here to there. Colorful photos and simple sentence constructions support beginning readers while teaching key science content. This series meets both science and reading… View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Body Coverings

This beginning reader series describes the different body coverings of familiar animals. Vibrant color photos correspond directly with each page’s simple text to reinforce concepts and vocabulary. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Changing Forms

This series will help students discover how familiar objects change form through heating and cooling. See what happens to popcorn, ice cream, or candles when they are heated or cooled. Each book offers a close yet accessible look at physical or chemical processes—a key component of View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Changing Matter

This science series explains how some forms of matter respond to various forces. Simple text and vivid color photographs encourage students to observe, describe, record, and predict the many types of changes in matter. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Classroom Pets

Introduce students to the dos and dont’s of taking care of common classroom pets. Readers will learn what type of container their pet needs, what their pet eats, and what its daily habits are. Fun facts in the back of each book will also capture interest. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Colors

Using simple vocabulary and photographs, this series introduces beginning readers to colors. The easy-to-read, repetitive format helps students recognize sight words and become familiar with simple sentence construction. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Discovering Nature's Cycles

Designed for students at a first grade reading level, these titles help young readers identify and predict cycles in the natural world through examining animal behavior or natural phenomena. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Ecology

Explore the concept of interdependence of life with young readers. Each of these engaging, photographic books looks at how people, plants, and animals need a healthy environment—and each other—to survive. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Exploring Materials

Clear photographs introduce beginning readers to common objects made from the same material. Students can compare and contrast the properties of the materials while improving their reading skills. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Farm Animals

This series explains the unique features and roles of various farm animals using simple text and color photographs. A diagram and fun facts complete this introduction to familiar, kid-friendly animals. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Food Groups

Build nutritional awareness in beginning readers through this appetizing series. The main text explains why each food group is beneficial and how much to eat. Kids will especially enjoy the trivia in the back of the book. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Forces and Motion

Readers will easily grasp central concepts of physics in this fun series. From roller coasters to pool floats, and swings to hula hoops, the examples in the text and photographs illustrated each force or motion in the series. Rich back matter offers additional facts about the physical… View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Habitats

Readers will travel to a variety of environments in this engaging series. The simple text and striking photography explore the types of plants and animals that live in each habitat. The books also shows the contrasts within a type of habitat—illustrating, for example, that some… View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Kinds of Matter

Students will enjoy learning about solids, liquids, and gases while improving their reading skills. Full-color photographs and easy sentences introduce students to the three types of matter. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Kinds of Plants

Vibrant photographs and simple vocabulary introduce students to fruits, vegetables, grains, and flowers. Students learn about different types of plants while improving their reading skills. View →

 
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First Step Nonfiction — Kinds of Weather

Students will learn general terms to describe various weather conditions in this easy-to-read series. Key terms are repeated while sensory cues describe what a child might see or feel in various weather conditions. View →