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Cover: Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons

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 →

 
Cover: Boo Loves Books

Boo Loves Books

Phoebe is nervous about reading—she is embarrassed that she will say things wrong, so she just doesn’t read at all. “Phoebe worried when she didn’t know the sound of a letter. And letters that were joined together made her freeze.” When Mrs.… View →

 
Cover: Build, Beaver, Build!: Life at the Longest Beaver Dam

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: Let's Explore Gravity

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 →

 
Cover: Let's Explore the Stars

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 will captivate young readers curious about the wonders of space. 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: Iguanodon

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 →

 
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: ¡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: ¡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 →

 
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: Look, a Shark!

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 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 →