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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 →

 
Cover: Monster Trucks on the Go

Bumba Books ® — Machines That Go

Ready, set, let’s go! There are many ways to get from one place to another. You can take a train, a helicopter, even a monster truck! These compelling introductions help young readers explore different modes of transportation. Carefully leveled text and vibrant photos engage young… View →

 
Cover: I Love Hermit Crabs

Bumba Books ® — Pets Are the Best

Whether they have their own pets or simply wish they did, young readers love learning about all kinds of pets. Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the basic traits and needs of each type of pet. Critical thinking questions and a photo… View →

 
Cover: A Visit to the Museum

Bumba Books ® — Places We Go

What are the important places that make up a community? Explore the fire station, the library, the zoo, and many more fun places, through carefully leveled text and vivid pictures. The helpful photo glossary and age-appropriate critical thinking questions offer excellent tools for all… 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 →

 
Cover: Winter Is Fun!

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 →

 
Cover: Football Time!

Bumba Books ® — Sports Time!

Get ready for sports time, with these bright introductions to favorite sports. Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the basic rules and aspects of each sport. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build… View →