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Cover: From Washboards to Washing Machines: How Homes Have Changed

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Comparing Past and Present

Historical and modern-day photographs interspersed throughout these books clearly illustrate how aspects of daily life change over time, while simple text shows readers how to compare and contrast ideas. Timelines in the back of each book give readers perspective by listing key… View →

 
Cover: Can You Tell a Stegosaurus from an Ankylosaurus?

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Dinosaur Look-Alikes

Dinosaur enthusiasts compare two prehistoric giants and explore the similarities and differences between them. The informative text supports science standards and builds readers’ expertise on the dinosaurs featured in each title. View →

 
Cover: What Can You Do with Money?: Earning, Spending, and Saving

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Economics

What is a good? What is a service? What happens in a bank? How is money made? How do you save money for what you want? Help students answer these questions and more with Lightning Bolt Books™—Exploring Economics. This series introduces basic economic concepts students… View →

 
Cover: What Holds Us to Earth?: A Look at Gravity

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

This informative series introduces young readers to basic physics concepts, from gravity and friction to floating and sinking. Bright photos and accessible text clarify each concept and bring curricular topics to life. View →

 
Cover: The Erie Canal

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Famous Places

Explore some of the world’s most fascinating structures and natural places in this visually stimulating series. Compelling photographs and engaging text take readers on a journey through the creation and history of each site, as well as its importance and significance in the world… View →

 
Cover: What's on My Plate?: Choosing from the Five Food Groups

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Healthy Eating

This fascinating and informative series from the highly praised Lightning Bolt Books™ brand for kindergarten through second-grade readers uses the clear and concise yet lively approach for which this brand is known to analyze food topics that young readers hear about at… View →

 
Cover: Hero Therapy Dogs

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Hero Dogs

This engaging, high-interest series is all about working dogs! Through vibrant pictures and fun information, learn how working dogs can help people who need physical aid, provide emotional support, catch bad guys, and so much more! Kids will love to learn about how these dogs go from… View →

 
Cover: How Do Helicopters Work?

Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Flight Works

Unlocking the secrets of flight is a fun way for readers to explore this ever-fascinating field of physics and engineering. By using a question-and-answer format, the books lend themselves to independent reading while also engaging readers in important aspects of the science curriculum. View →

 
Cover: How Do Tanks Work?

Lightning Bolt Books ® — How Vehicles Work

These engaging titles introduce all kinds of vehicles and explain how they work. From fire trucks and trains to big rigs and tanks, this series covers the gamut of high-interest machines. View →

 
Cover: Pygmy Goats

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Little Pets

What could be cuter than a mini pig or a pygmy goat? Appealing photos and fun text introduce readers to the life cycles and behaviors of these smaller-than-usual animals and show how their human owners care for their needs. View →

 
Cover: Do You Know about Insects?

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Meet the Animal Groups

Perfect for animal lovers, these rich resources explore the six major classes of the animal kingdom. Each title in the series describes the basic physical features, behavior, and life cycle belonging to that class. View →

 
Cover: Are You Ready for Summer?

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Our Four Seasons

Learn all about the different seasons in the Our Four Seasons series – part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life! View →

 
Cover: Experiment with What a Plant Needs to Grow

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Plant Experiments

Young scientists will conduct simple experiments to answer key questions about plants. Each book provides step-by-step instructions; captioned photos help students follow along. Students analyze their results to build understanding of science concepts. View →

 
Cover: Robots at Home

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Robots Everywhere!

This series engages readers through a fascinating topic: robots! Each book covers a variety of examples, ranging from helpful robots that vacuum our floors to sophisticated machines that help scientists explore distant planets. View →

 
Cover: Angel Sharks in Action

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Shark World

Explore the world of sharks—the ultimate predators—with high-impact photos and clear text. Each book covers life science curriculum concepts including shark life cycles, what sharks eat, how they behave, and how they interact with their habitat. With plenty of fearsome photos and… View →

 
Cover: Ambulances on the Move

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Vroom-Vroom

Gear up for reading fun with these exciting titles in this visually stimulating series. A whole fleet of transportation options will be available to explore, covering a variety of categories. Compelling photographs and engaging text offer readers an up-close look at each of these… View →

 
Cover: It's Rainy Today

Lightning Bolt Books ® — What's the Weather Like?

This enlightening series teaches basic weather concepts by asking young readers to observe the world around them. It also explains such concepts as the shapes of snowflakes, the different kinds of clouds, the water cycle, and other science concepts for beginning readers. Vivid photos,… View →

 
Cover: Eye Color: Brown, Blue, Green, and Other Hues

Lightning Bolt Books ® — What Traits Are in Your Genes?

In this series, accessible text, vivid photos, and a colorful design illustrate how we inherit genetic traits, while familiar examples make abstract concepts easy to grasp. Back-matter special features, including glossaries and further reading pages, bolster these informative texts. View →

 
Cover: What Is Taste?

Lightning Bolt Books ® — Your Amazing Senses

Accessible text, vivid photos, and a colorful design illustrate how we use our senses, while familiar examples make abstract concepts easy to grasp. Glossaries and further reading pages bolster these informative texts. View →

 
Cover: Like Spilled Water

Like Spilled Water

Nineteen-year-old Na has always lived in the shadow of her younger brother, Bao-bao, her parents’ cherished son. Years ago, Na’s parents left her in the countryside and went to work in the city, bringing Bao-bao along and committing everything to his education. … View →

 
Cover: Magnificent Monarchs

Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

Linda Glaser’s simple picture books honor some of our planet’s most fascinating creatures. Kids love these fact-filled and fun books with their bright and interesting illustrations. View →

 
Cover: Lionel Eats All by Himself

Lionel

A pithy board book series, in which an overenthusiastic, impulsive lion embraces toddler life with gusto, testing his daily routines to their limit. Funny and affirming books covering toddler milestones, such as potty training and eating by yourself, in which the voice of a patient adult View →

 
Cover: Lisette's Green Sock

Lisette's Green Sock

One day Lisette finds a pretty green sock. She’s delighted, until some bullies begin to tease her: socks should come in pairs; what use is one sock? Lisette searches and searches, but she cannot find the sock’s missing mate. Fortunately, her friend Bert helps her View →

 
Cover: Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Little Wolf Adventures

Little Wolf often fails to live up to his family’s standards of badness, but his adventures are certainly full of fun. Told through letter or diary entries with hilarious wordplay and amusing illustrations, these easy chapter books are perfect for beginning readers or as read alouds. View →