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Cover: Sedimentary Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

Sedimentary rocks may not be as flashy as gemstones, but that doesn’t mean they’re not fascinating. After all, there would be no Grand Canyon and very few fossils without them! A quick explanation of what these rocks are—“bits of mud, sand, minerals, and sediments”—also encompasses how they… View →

 
Cover: The Circulatory System

The Circulatory System

With a tight focus on the heart, blood, and blood vessels, this level-3 reader helps “early fluent” readers understand these essential elements of the human body. Pettiford concisely identifies the circulatory system, explains how it works, and discusses why it is important. The book is… View →

 
Cover: The Betty & Barney Hill Alien Abduction

The Betty and Barney Hill Alien Abduction

The graphic-novel format of the Paranormal Mysteries series (6 titles) makes an already high-interest topic extremely accessible. This readable volume tracks the strange experience of Betty and Barney Hill, who claimed to have been abducted by aliens while driving near Lincoln, New… View →

 
Cover: Mira cómo crece una calabaza (Watch a Pumpkin Grow)

Series Made Simple

This series delves into the growth process of common fruits, vegetables, and an oak tree. The process is shown sequentially, providing plenty of visual context and opportunities to name both familiar and new concepts. Notably, the life cycle diagrams at the end of each volume provide a… View →

 
Cover: Giraffe Calves

Series Made Simple

Minimal text and highly appealing photographs of baby animals make this series a good choice for beginning readers of nonfiction. Seven full-page spreads highlight the visual appeal of the young animals, with a good mixture of full-body views, close-ups, and interactions with others. Simple… View →

 
Cover: Saving the Sea Otter

Series Made Simple

The history and current status of animal conservation efforts are introduced through simple language and solid visual content. Readers learn the major causes of the animals’ decline, plus a bit about the actions taken in response. Government acts are the most frequently cited impetus for… View →

 
Cover: Saving the Gray Wolf

Series Made Simple

The history and current status of animal conservation efforts are introduced through simple language and solid visual content. Readers learn the major causes of the animals’ decline, plus a bit about the actions taken in response. Government acts are the most frequently cited impetus for… View →

 
Cover: Saving the American Alligator

Series Made Simple

The history and current status of animal conservation efforts are introduced through simple language and solid visual content. Readers learn the major causes of the animals’ decline, plus a bit about the actions taken in response. Government acts are the most frequently cited impetus for… View →

 
Cover: Saving the Gray Whale

Series Made Simple

The history and current status of animal conservation efforts are introduced through simple language and solid visual content. Readers learn the major causes of the animals’ decline, plus a bit about the actions taken in response. Government acts are the most frequently cited impetus for… View →

 
Cover: Saving the Grizzly Bear

Series Made Simple

The history and current status of animal conservation efforts are introduced through simple language and solid visual content. Readers learn the major causes of the animals’ decline, plus a bit about the actions taken in response. Government acts are the most frequently cited impetus for… View →

 
Cover: Saving the Bald Eagle

Series Made Simple

The history and current status of animal conservation efforts are introduced through simple language and solid visual content. Readers learn the major causes of the animal’s decline, plus a bit about the actions taken in response. Government acts are the most frequently cited impetus for… View →

 
Cover: Veo mariquitas (I See Ladybugs)

Series Made Simple

Stunning images of backyard bugs will engage and excite young readers in this highly appealing series. Each book begins with a short table of contents with color photographs of common bugs filling every page. Six types of bugs are described in each title, each shown in their natural… View →