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Early Bird Energy

Introduce students to basic concepts of energy and matter. Readers learn about topics such as sound and light through vivid photography, simple experiments, and short, easy-to-understand sentences. Each title in this core curriculum series helps students develop vocabulary and language… View →

 
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Early Bird Nature Books

Vivid photographs and clear, concise sentences describe the life cycles of animals and plants. Each title meets the life science standards for lower middle graders and develops vocabulary and language skills. Especially useful for reading hours, Chapter One programs, primary… View →

 
Cover: City Animals: An Alien's Guide

Early Bird Nonfiction Readers — Silver (Early Bird Stories ™)

Imagine you are an alien exploring earth and discover nonfiction topics that capture the attention of young readers—food, animals, weather, and more. A quiz to test reading comprehension is included at the end of each book. View →

 
Cover: Inclined Planes and Wedges

Early Bird Physics

This series highlights six simple machines to make difficult physics concepts such as work, force, gravity, and friction easy to understand. With full-color photographs featuring kids doing simple experiments, these introductions to physics for middle grade readers also help develop… View →

 
Cover: Bibble and the Bubbles

Early Bird Readers — Blue (Early Bird Stories ™)

Fuel the imaginations and reading skills of emergent readers! These fun stories combine age-appropriate text and kid-friendly illustrations perfect for reading levels E-G. View →

 
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Early Bird Readers — Gold (Early Bird Stories ™)

Meet a knitting werewolf, a lonely ghost, and a baby Freezosaurus! Early fluent readers will improve on their reading independence with these quirky stories featuring charming characters, all within guided reading levels L-K. View →

 
Cover: George and the New Craze

Early Bird Readers — Green (Early Bird Stories ™)

Emergent readers at guided reading levels G–I will delight in these books that blend charming, leveled text and illustrations. Silly characters will make children grin, and a reading quiz helps readers with text comprehension. View →

 
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Early Bird Readers — Orange (Early Bird Stories ™)

Engaging, leveled text at guided reading levels H-J help build literacy skills. From animals who learn about playing well with others to pirates who just want to drive diggers, these whimsical stories are sure to entertain. View →

 
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Early Bird Readers — Pink (Early Bird Stories ™)

Each book in this series features two fun stories. Delightful illustrations and text leveled to GRLs A-C appeal to emergent readers while helping them develop reading skills. View →

 
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Early Bird Readers — Purple (Early Bird Stories ™)

Readers will engage their imaginations and reading skills with these fully illustrated stories at guided reading levels J-K. From royal mishaps to cookies in outer space, these silly stories are sure to capture young readers’ attention. View →

 
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Early Bird Readers — Red (Early Bird Stories ™)

Emergent readers will delight in these silly, simple, and carefully leveled stories, featuring guided reading levels C-D. With two tales in each book and charming illustrations, readers will have fun while developing reading skills. View →

 
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Early Bird Readers — Yellow (Early Bird Stories ™)

Discover silly, fun, and simple stories perfect for building reading skills. Capture the attention and imaginations of emergent readers with charming art and age-appropriate text for guided reading levels C-E. Suggested activities to test reading comprehension add to the fun! View →

 
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Eco Rangers

This action-packed series centers around two best friends who rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife through their local conservation center. Ebony and Jay love helping others and looking after the environment. In each story, they meet new animal friends, solve mysteries, and… View →

 
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Eddie Whatever

Thirteen-year-old Eddie needs to do a community service project in preparation for his bar mitzvah. Against his better judgment, he ends up with a volunteering gig at Silver Brook Pavilion retirement home, where the residents call him “Eddie Whatever” rather than worry about… View →

 
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Elephant Island

A shipwrecked elephant makes his tiny island a home for the many friends who come to the rescue, in the new picture book from New York Times Illustrated Book Award winning author Leo Timmers. Caught in a storm, Arnold the elephant washes up on a tiny… View →

 
Cover: Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication

Elephant Talk

On a hot day in the African savannah, a group of elephants searches for food. While foraging they often lose sight of one another. Yet at the end of the day, in one coordinated movement, the elephants suddenly regroup. This coordinated movement—and others like it—has puzzled scientists View →

 
Cover: Elmer's Special Day

Elmer

Elmer, the patchwork elephant, has been a favorite of children around the world for decades. Join Elmer and his friends as they have adventures and learn valuable lessons about helping others and embracing differences. Charmingly written and vividly illustrated by acclaimed… View →

 
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Energy Evolutions

The energy industry is evolving—and fast. Find out why fossil fuels are being fast-tracked into history and how cleaner, greener, and science-smart energy is helping us build a sustainable future. This exciting and informative science series explores the harm fossil fuels have caused our View →

 
Cover: What Makes Medical Technology Safer?

Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you believe tabloid newspapers or cable news networks, people are always just minutes away from a disaster. Although disasters do happen, the truth is that most times they don’t. Thanks to the troubleshooting nature of engineering, airplanes tend to stay in the sky. Thanks to… View →

 
Cover: Escape: One Day We Had to Run . . .

Escape

CLING. Don’t let go. Hold tight. Never give up. FLY. Rev up. Lift off. Soar. PEDAL. Set off. Cycle. Pedal for your life. Throughout history, ordinary people have been forced to leave… View →

 
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Estaciones Crayola ® (Crayola ® Seasons)

The blue of the summer sky, the orange leaves in fall—celebrate the colors of the season with this charming Crayola ® series in Spanish. Vibrant photos and lyrical text encourage readers to notice color in the real world. Illustrations demonstrate art techniques and encourage readers to… View →

 
Cover: Eureka!: 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

Eureka!

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking — we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety from his battle with the Vatican over the question of heliocentrism, but did you know that he was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of… View →

 
Cover: Every Body's Talking: What We Say without Words

Every Body's Talking

Are you nervous about your presentation at school tomorrow? Or about going onstage for the school play? What about trying out for the baseball team? Try standing like a superhero for a few seconds before you start. Research shows that standing like a hero makes you feel—and act—like one! View →

 
Cover: Everything Together: A Second Dad Wedding

Everything Together

When Jeremiah arrives in Minneapolis to spend the summer with his Dad, everything feels odd. His dad’s fiancé, Michael, has buried the apartment in piles of DIY wedding decorations. His best friend Sage now spends all her time with a new girl as quirky and View →