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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 →

 
Cover: Busy Busy!

Busy Busy!

Parents may think their toddlers are simply playing or making messes, but really they’re building cities, going on exciting adventures, and creating masterpieces. View →

 
Cover: Caravaggio: Painter on the Run

Caravaggio

Caravaggio was on a defiant mission to change the art world. Before him, there were pastel-colored idealized visions, polite paintings for a polite society. After him, there were slews of imitators, trying to grasp his brilliant slashes of light and dark, his people who looked more like… View →

 
Cover: Cardslinger

Cardslinger

“An epic quest full of action and mystery. A big adventure with a big heart, Cardslinger is aces!” —Michael Northrop, New York Times bestselling author of the TombQuest series It’s 1881, and a newfangled card game called… View →

 
Cover: Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans: A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

Cause-and-Effect Disasters

Provide readers with a deeper understanding of history through a cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, or what heroic acts led to the ultimate outcomes? Even the most reluctant readers won’t be able to resist… View →

 
Cover: It's Spring!

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 →

 
Cover: Chasing the Storm: Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching

Chasing the Storm

Huge, towering clouds build up in the sky—it’s a super cell. The Doppler radar indicates that the system is rotating. But is there a funnel? Is it touching the ground? Only a storm chaser can confirm when a tornado is present—and help meteorologists warn nearby towns. View →

 
Cover: Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone

Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the contaminated area is known, doesn’t look dead at all. In fact, wildlife seems to be thriving… View →

 
Cover: The Drained Brains Caper: Book 1

Chicagoland Detective Agency

Raf Hernandez knows Megan is odd from the moment she walks into his mom’s pet supply store asking for a tarantula. That’s weird, but in Chicagoland, weird things happen several times a day. Megan Yamamura is a vegetarian manga-reading haiku artist, and she doesn’t fit… View →

 
Cover: Children of the Past: Archaeology and the Lives of Kids

Children of the Past

Do you have much in common with kids from long ago? Sure, their clothes and homes looked different. They ate different food and might not have ever gone to school. But they also made art—just like you. They helped their families with chores—just like you. They played with friends and… View →

 
Cover: Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

Classified

An American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor Picture Book Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation’s first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee View →

 
Cover: My Clothes, Your Clothes

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Alike and Different

Explore the ways in which people and cultures are similar and how they’re unique in the Alike and Different series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. Diverse young narrators explore similarities and differences among people and cultures by… View →

 
Cover: Let's Meet a Dentist

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Community Helpers

So many people help out in our communities! In these books, young students talk with different community helpers to find out what they do, what skills and training they need, and how their work benefits people in the community. View →

 
Cover: Carter's Christmas

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Fall and Winter Holidays

It’s time to celebrate! Learn how and why fall and winter holidays are celebrated through the eyes of a young narrator. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun! View →

 
Cover: Fall Apples: Crisp and Juicy

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 →

 
Cover: Chelsea's Chinese New Year

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Holidays and Special Days

Learn the history behind the days people celebrate in the Holidays and Special Days series. Each book follows a young narrator through the process of preparing for and celebrating a special event. View →

 
Cover: Ella Earns Her Own Money

Cloverleaf Books ™ — Money Basics

Learn how to be wise about money! These simple, engaging stories present basic financial literacy concepts for young readers, such as saving, spending, borrowing, and comparison shopping, and lay the foundation for a lifetime of money smarts. View →

 
Cover: Move Your Body!: My Exercise Tips

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 →