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Cover: Forest Fires

Pull Ahead Books — Forces of Nature

Explore the natural phenomena that fascinate young readers. Each clear, simple text describes the natural event and offers fascinating facts about how the phenomenon forms, what it does, how it is tracked, and how to stay safe. View →

 
Cover: Staying Clean

Pull Ahead Books — Health

Reviewed by a pediatrician and a health education curriculum expert, each title in this new addition to the successful Pull Ahead Books series features a different component of staying healthy. Whether discussing physiological aspects such as eating right or emotional aspects such as… View →

 
Cover: Earthmovers

Pull Ahead Books — Mighty Movers

Jump start kids’ interest in reading with these fast-moving titles. A whole fleet of transportation options are available to explore, covering a variety of categories: public transportation (school buses to jets), military might (submarines to fighter planes), occupational vehicles… View →

 
Cover: Is the Saxophone for You?

Ready to Make Music

Ready to Make Music is an intermediate series that will help budding musicians select an instrument to play. Each book profiles a different instrument, from violin to guitar to the human voice. Peppered with pop-culture tidbits and quotations from musicians, the series… View →

 
Cover: Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist

Red Bird Sings

“I remember the day I lost my spirit.” So begins the story of Gertrude Simmons, also known as Zitkala-Ša, which means Red Bird. Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota, Zitkala-Ša willingly left her home at age eight to go to a boarding school in… View →

 
Cover: Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet

Remaking the John

Did you know that about 40 percent of the world’s population lives without toilets? That’s more than two billion people, most of whom live in rural areas or crowded urban slums. And according to the World Health Organization, diseases spread by the lack of basic sanitation… View →

 
Cover: Robins: Songbirds of Spring

Robins

As springtime approaches, the air fills with the sound of robins singing. Discover how these cheerful little birds with red feathers and gray fluttering wings live and grow. Rhyming verse and vivid illustrations reveal the song-filled world of this beloved bird. Activities and fun facts… View →

 
Cover: Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth and the Green Book

Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family’s new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren’t treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations… View →

 
Cover: The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery

Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones. And see… View →

 
Cover: Protecting Earth's Water Supply

Saving Our Living Earth

Explore the causes of current environmental problems, particularly pollution, and discuss new trends, technology, and solutions. A special “Going Green” section showcases what kids and adults can do to help the environment. View →

 
Cover: Key Discoveries in Earth and Space Science

Science Discovery Timelines

Trace the history of significant scientific discoveries through a visual timeline of events and supporting text. Each chapter tells an intriguing story of how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers, showcasing how smaller findings can lead up to major discoveries, perhaps even… View →

 
Cover: Your Head Shape Reveals Your Personality!: Science's Biggest Mistakes about the Human Body

Science Gets It Wrong

Check out some of science’s biggest mistakes and most glaringly incorrect assumptions. With spreads devoted to the most surprising stories, these books reveal how scientific thought has changed over time. Even reluctant science students will be drawn into these strange—and often… View →

 
Cover: Almost Invisible Irene: Animal Camouflage

Science Solves It! ®

Kane Press’s Science Solves It!® series merges fiction and science in storylines that intrigue youngsters and encourage them to observe, investigate, predict, and experiment! Young readers ages 5–8 will be inspired by the relatable characters in each story as they… View →

 
Cover: Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

Bribery. Theft. Betrayals and lifelong feuds. Intense competition leading to bitter disputes has characterized the relationships among some of the world’s greatest scientific innovators. This one-of-a-kind series combines math, science, history, and biography to expose the rivalries… View →

 
Cover: Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

Sea Otter Heroes

A Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book A Green Earth Book Award Winner This up-close look at a fascinating scientific discovery highlights the critical role predators such as sea otters play in keeping ecosystems healthy. In Elkhorn Slough, an… View →

 
Cover: Trap-Door Spiders and Other Amazing Predators

Searchlight Books ™ — Animal Superpowers

We all know that skunks spray, tigers hunt, and birds fly south for the winter—but what about exploding ants, freezing frogs, and dancing bees? Readers will learn all about some unique animals and their amazing superpowers, from hibernation and communication to defense and camouflage, in… View →

 
Cover: Researching Rocks

Searchlight Books ™ — Do You Dig Earth Science?

Uncover the basic elements of earth science in this interesting series. A lively design keeps readers engaged while informative text and striking photographs build their understanding of key curricular concepts. View →

 
Cover: Put Wedges to the Test

Searchlight Books ™ — How Do Simple Machines Work?

Support young readers as they tackle a key question—How Do Simple Machines Work? Easy-reading text introduces wedges, inclined planes, levers, and more. Hands-on experiments, instructive photos, and useful diagrams demonstrate how the machines work and how they make… View →

 
Cover: Understanding Credit

Searchlight Books ™ — How Do We Use Money?

This series helps elementary students build strong critical thinking and financial literacy skills in order to make good decisions about how they use money now. It also prepares them for making more complex decisions in the future. Students will learn about earning, budgeting, spending… View →

 
Cover: Investigating Heat

Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Energy Work?

Spark interest in energy, including electricity, heat, light and more. Clear and simple text delivers the background information students need to understand each form of energy. View →

 
Cover: Documents of Freedom: A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution

Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Government Work?

As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series sheds light on an important civics question—how does government work? Informative text, interesting photos, and useful examples will help you find the answer. View →

 
Cover: Your Circulatory System

Searchlight Books ™ — How Does Your Body Work?

Discover the workings of the human body with this core curricular series. Each volume explains how a system functions and interacts with the rest of the body. Searchlight Books™—How Does Your Body Work? meets national science standards for fourth-grade study of human body systems. View →

 
Cover: Pythons on the Hunt

Searchlight Books ™ — Predators

From orcas and tigers to pythons and wolves, nature’s predators are amazing! Learn how they hunt, where they live, how they act, and what physical features set them apart from their prey. Each book includes a range map and a life cycle diagram. View →

 
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… 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: 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: 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: 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: Carrying

Small World

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

 
Cover: Pet Peeves: Free Enterprise

Social Studies Connects ®

Bring social studies to life with stories that involve and engage even the most reluctant readers. Story characters model positive traits, find clever solutions to kid-sized problems, help their neighbors, contribute to their communities, and discover that they can make a real difference… View →

 
Cover: Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio

Something to Prove

In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to call—Satchel Paige, the best pitcher anywhere, black or white. For the game, Paige joined a group of amateur African American… View →

 
Cover: Digraphs and Blends

Sound It Out (LOOK! Books ™)

The alphabet has 26 letters—5 vowels and 21 consonants. These letters and letter teams make the sounds of the English language. Each book in the Sound It Out series focuses on one category of English sounds and their spellings. View →

 
Cover: The Bug in the Jug Wants a Hug: A Short Vowel Sounds Book

Sounds Like Reading ®

Sounds Like Reading® is a series of phonic-based readers that provide emergent readers with high-quality, instructional material that is developed in accordance with the NRRF (National Right to Read Foundation). Each book builds on… View →

 
Cover: Garbage in Space: A Space Discovery Guide

Space Discovery Guides

Inspired by science headlines, this series reveals new discoveries and technological achievements in space exploration. Covering everything from the latest Mars rover findings to recent privately funded space missions, these titles feature up-to-date research and amazing photographs. View →

 
Cover: Swish: The Quest for Basketball's Perfect Shot

Spectacular Sports

Sports fans will cheer for these exciting titles, which capture some of the most thrilling moments in college and professional sports. From buzzer-beater basketball shots and amazing trick football plays to soccer’s World Cup goals and baseball’s World Series home runs, these… View →