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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: How Can We Reduce Agricultural Pollution?

Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Do about Pollution?

Pollution is a hot topic in the news. This real-life science series from Searchlight Books™ walks students through the causes and effects of pollution and explains how we can work together to help the environment. Elementary students will come away with a strong… View →

 
Cover: Tools and Treasures of Ancient China

Searchlight Books ™ — What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?

Introduce students to six major ancient civilizations in Searchlight Books™—What Can We Learn from Early Civilizations?. Readers will discover where the civilizations were located, what daily life was like for people of these groups, what cultural… View →

 
Cover: Using Physical Maps

Searchlight Books ™ — What Do You Know about Maps?

Introduce intermediate and upper-elementary readers to all kinds of maps, from political and topographic to climate and economic maps—even maps on a GPS! Each chapter deals with a specific topic related to maps, and informative captions encourage readers to… 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 →

 
Cover: Digital Safety Smarts: Preventing Cyberbullying

Searchlight Books ™ — What Is Digital Citizenship?

What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Students will learn how to identify and prevent cyberbullying, how to research effectively online, and how to evaluate websites and advertising, all while staying safe in today’s digital, connected environment. Vivid photos, clear… View →

 
Cover: Exploring Space Robots

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 →

 
Cover: Discover Forensic Science

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 →

 
Cover: Snow Clothes

Seasons All Around Me (Pull Ahead Readers — Fiction)

What do you love about each season? With carefully leveled text and vibrant illustrations, emergent readers follow the characters of these fictional stories as they experience the joys of the four seasons. View →

 
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: Second Dad Summer

Second Dad Summer

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But… View →

 
Cover: Secrets of the Sky Caves: Danger and Discovery on Nepal's Mustang Cliffs

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: Shaking the Foundation: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

Shaking the Foundation

“I cannot think that the world, as we see it, is the result of chance; & yet I cannot look at each separate thing as the result of design.” English naturalist Charles Darwin wrote this in 1860, a year after publishing his theory of evolution. His words show the… 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: The Brain-Boosting Benefits of Gaming

ShockZone ™ — Games and Gamers

This fascinating, fact-filled series on video games will engage young fans of this incredibly popular pastime. Reflecting the look and feel of their subject, the books cover various high-interest aspects of video games, including how they work, how they developed, stars of the industry,… View →

 
Cover: Surviving Natural Disasters

ShockZone ™ — True Survival Stories

ShockZone™—True Survival Stories features some dangerous situations and describes how people survived them. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want their high-interest subjects served View →

 
Cover: Gangsters, Bootleggers, and Bandits

ShockZone ™ — Villains

ShockZone™―Villains introduces the most vile criminals, killers, and corrupt leaders the world has ever seen. Narratives weave together the freakish facts and antics of these tyrants, exposing the filthy rotten scoundrels that each set of characters truly was. Engaging… View →

 
Cover: Can People Count on Me?: A Book about Responsibility

Show Your Character

Using a question-and-answer format and real-world scenarios, Show Your Character takes a concrete approach to explaining such things as how to deal with bullying, how to show others you care, and how to react responsibly to a variety of different social situations.… View →

 
Cover: Silent Journey

Silent Journey

Scott Schroeder dreams of a day when he and his father can have a home of their own. Following an accident that took his mother’s life eight years before, doctors discovered Scott was suddenly deaf. Blessed with being an accomplished gymnast and skilled at signing and reading lips, View →

 
Cover: Manatee Mom

Silly Millies Level 1

Silly Millies are humorous, leveled beginning readers. Each book in the series has a close match of art to text and imaginative discussion tips to extend the book. View →

 
Cover: Why Did the Pilgrims Come to the New World?: And Other Questions about the Plymouth Colony

Six Questions of American History

Explore pivotal moments in US history, from colonial times to the Civil War. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the 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: Celebrating

Small World

Through engaging color photographs, this series gives beginning readers a glimpse of children around the world doing everyday things. View →