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Grade 5

Animals

Emerald Boas

A hungry eagle flies slowly above the rain forest canopy, looking for its next meal. Will it spot the emerald boa coiled on a tree branch? It's tricky—-these snakes are bright green with… More →

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Sports

Tony Romo

The path to NFL stardom was never easy for Tony Romo. In high school, major colleges didn't recruit him. After college, he wasn’t selected in the NFL draft. And when he earned a spot on the… More →

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Animals

Leaping Ground Frogs

Ground frogs are great jumpers. Some of these amazing amphibians can leap almost 20 times the length of their bodies! That would be about the same as a person leaping the full length of a… More →

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Paranormal

Wretched Ruins

The remains of ancient civilizations hold the keys to the fascinating histories of vanished cultures and their many secrets. Are these places still haunted by long-past tragedies? In this… More →

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Animals

Amphibiana

Series of 6 titles

Get ready to enter the wet and wild world of amphibiana! Here, children will discover some of the slimiest creatures that ever lived on land and in water. From jumping frogs that leap more… More →

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Animals

Tricky Tree Frogs

While almost all frogs begin their lives in the water, adult frogs make their homes in many different places. Some types of frogs remain in the water, while other kinds stay mostly on firm… More →

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Social Studies

Devastated by a Volcano!

On June 25, 1997, a volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat erupted, spewing hot lava and ash. Linda Daley was washing clothes outside her home in the nearby city of Plymouth when she… More →

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Social Studies

Blitzed by a Blizzard!

On December 29, 2007, a fierce blizzard hit Olympia National Park in Washington State. Cross-country skier Randy Kraxberger, traveling alone, was caught by himself in the severe winter storm… More →

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Sports

Adrian Peterson

As a kid, Adrian Peterson got the nickname "All Day" (A.D.) because he was always on the go. As an adult, teammates still call him A.D., because he never stops working. Adrian's tremendous… More →

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Social Studies

Mangled by a Hurricane!

On August 28, 2005, Trina Peters heard some alarming s—-Hurricane Katrina was headed straight for her hometown of Orleans, Louisiana. Though officials recommended evacuating the city, Trina… More →

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Social Studies

Erased by a Tornado!

On February 5, 2008, a powerful tornado ripped through Jackson, Tennessee, leveling everything in its path. Dangerous and unpredictable, tornadoes are monster storms that can strike without… More →

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Animals · Blastoff! Readers Level 4

Saint Bernards

Saint Bernards make good search and rescue dogs because of their strong sense of smell. They are famous for saving people trapped in Europe’s snowy Alps. Eager students will learn the history… More →

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