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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 →

 
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 →