Alaska: The Last Frontier

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Informational (nonfiction)

The cold, wild land of Alaska is sometimes called “The Last Frontier.” From the exciting history of gold miners to the bright future of the state’ s oil fields, Alaska is a unique part of the United States. It is the largest state in the union-covering over 1.7 million square kilometers-and is home to Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. People from all over the world come to see Alaska’ s beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife.

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Alexander the Great

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Biography (nonfiction)

Alexander the Great was one of the most significant leaders the world has ever known. Readers will enjoy learning about his twelve years as king, and how he expanded his empire throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Egypt, sharing cultures and creating trade routes that would change the ancient world.

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All About Chocolate

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Informational (nonfiction)

All About Chocolate is an informational book that is sure to make the reader’ s mouth water. Interesting facts about the history of chocolate, where and how cacao trees are grown, and the steps taken to make chocolate into candy are included. A “History of Chocolate” timeline and consumer consumption chart provide additional details. This book is one of three multilevel readers.

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All About Kites

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Informational (nonfiction)

People have been making and flying kites for thousands of years. Kites are used in a variety of surprising ways. All About Kites is an informative text that provides details about the many uses of kites. Supportive illustrations and directions on how to make a kite are also included. Book and lesson also available at Levels K and N.

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An Apple a Day

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Informational (nonfiction)

An Apple a Day is an informative book about nutrition and healthful foods. It includes chapters that explain proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, along with examples of foods that contain each type of nutrient. The “Smart Eating” chapter encourages readers to use what they have learned in the book to plan their meals for a day.

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Animal Discoveries

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Informational (nonfiction)

Scientists still discover hundreds of new animal species every year. Animal Discoveries reveals some fascinating recently discovered species from locations around the world. Brilliant photographs showcase these amazing and unusual animals, and charts and maps help expand upon information in the text. The book teaches students about valuing and protecting species new and old while also presenting the opportunity to teach author’ s purpose and prepositional phrases. Book and lesson are also available for Levels O and U.

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April Fool’s

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Adventure (fiction)

In this book from The Hollow Kids series, April Fool’s Day pranks are disrupting the entire school, and Principal Taylor isn’t happy about it. Worst of all, innocent people are being framed as pranksters! April Fool’s follows Qynn and Sarah as they attempt to discover the culprit and findthemselves in the basement of the school with another mystery on their hands. Students will enjoy detailed illustrations that support this suspenseful and exciting text.

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Arrows

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Informational Narrative (fiction)

Arrows is a story centered on a thirteen-year-old girl who discovers a series of liz-2725940467007842 carved into large boulders. With her grandfather’ s help, she uncovers a hidden cipher. Will they be able to break the code or will the message remain a mystery? Illustrations and a photograph support the text.

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Basketball

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Informational (nonfiction)

Basketball began with a peach basket nailed to a post and has grown to become one of the world’ s most popular sports. Engage students with interesting information about the game, its origins, and some of its famous athletes. Exciting images, maps, and diagrams enhance the text.

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Bessie Coleman

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Biography (nonfiction)

The first African-American female pilot, Bessie Coleman, was a brave pioneer. She set new standards for what women could do and achieve in the world. She also was instrumental in helping to create equal opportunities for African-Americans in the 1920s. This informative book, filled with photos of Coleman and the planes she flew, chronicles her life from childhood to her tragic early death in 1926.

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Blue Whales: Giant Mammals

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Informational (nonfiction)

As the largest animals on Earth, Blue whales are amazing. Students will not only learn about their size, but also how they breathe, what they eat, where they lives, and how they communicate. Colorful photographs support the text.

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Charlene’s Sea of Cortez Journal

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Realistic (fiction)

Charlene’ s Sea of Cortez Journal is written from the point of view of a young girl making journal entries each day while she is on a cruise in Mexico’ s Sea of Cortez. She describes the events of her trip, such as snorkeling and swimming with sea lions, kayaking to a beach and building sand castles, and playing with the friends she makes. She also shares stories of watching dolphins and whales swimming near the ship. Photographs support the text.

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Deep in the Ocean

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Informational (nonfiction)

The ocean is a fascinating place for students to explore. Deep in the Ocean describes the plants and animals that can be found in the depths of the ocean and the role of oceanographers in uncovering these creatures’ mysteries. High-quality graphics including photographs, labels, and diagrams support the text. This book can also be used to teach students how to identify main ideas and details as well as to ask and answer questions to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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Elephants: Giant Mammals

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Informational (nonfiction)

Elephants: Giant Mammals explores the interesting lives of the worlds largest land animal. From the differences in species to the diversity of their habitat, this book explore what makes elephants so special.

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Expedition 25: The Subtropics

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Descriptive (nonfiction)

In this edition of the “Trip on a Latitude Line” series, readers will go on a trip to 25 degrees north and 25 degrees south of the equator–just beyond the tropical zone. Come along and see what the areas in this region have in common, even though they are over three thousand miles apart!

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Expedition 40: The Secret of the Seasons

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Descriptive (nonfiction)

In this descriptive nonfiction text, the author includes sensory details to create mental pictures for readers as they tour 40 degrees north and south latitudes. During the same week in January, readers feel the cold of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the warmth of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Readers learn how the seasons are determined not just on the time of year, but also on location on Earth as it tilts in space. Maps, illustrations, and photographs support the text.

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Expedition 60: The Subarctic

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Descriptive (nonfiction)

In Expedition 60: The Subarctic-the next book in the Trip on a Latitude Line series-readers visit places at 60 degrees north of the equator, just south of the Arctic Circle. Unlike other books in the series, Expedition 60 only looks at the Northern Hemisphere-because there is noland at 60 degrees south of the equator! Some of the world’ s most beautiful cities are on this trip. Readers find out what makes their weather and seasons unique.

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Expedition Zero

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Descriptive (nonfiction)

In this piece of descriptive nonfiction, the author includes sensory details to create a mental picture for readers as they journey around the equator. Readers see what life is like on the snowy top of Mount Kenya as well as along the hot, steamy Amazon and Congo Rivers. Traveling to Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil, Congo, and Kenya, readers see that the world is full of variety–even along the same latitude line. Maps, charts, and photographs support the text.

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Explorer’s Guide to World Weather

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Informational (nonfiction)

Did you ever wonder what the weather might be like on the other side of your country? What about on the other side of the world? Explorer’ s Guide to World Weather explains how geography affects the climate. Readers will also learn how mountains, bodies of water, and time of year all affect the weather outside.

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Exploring Tide Pools

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Informational (nonfiction)

A small pool of water in the rocks near the ocean’ s edge might not seem like an interesting place. But tide pools are natural aquariums, and there’ s plenty to explore. This informative leveled reader explains what causes the tides, how tide pools form, and which amazing creatures have adapted tolife in these constantly changing environments.

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Fishing in Simplicity

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Personal (fiction)

A young boy tells the story of a fishing contest he has entered. Determined to win the prize of a fishing pole and reel, he sets off for his special fishing spot. His granddaddy, also a fisherman,wants to win the prize too. Little does the boy’ s granddaddy know that the boy has a secret plan for the prize. Written in a regional dialect, this story ends with a surprising twist that readers may or may not have predicted.

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Foods Around the World

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Informational (nonfiction)

Foods Around the World is about the fascinating variety of foods enjoyed by cultures around the globe. The book introduces an array of ethnic foods and provides examples of fun recipes for students to try. Maps and pictures support the text as readers travel on a culinary trip around the world in search of the delicious (to some) and the disgusting (to others).

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George Washington Carver

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Biography (nonfiction)

George Washington Carver is a biographical text that chronicles the accomplishments of an African-American scientist. Born into slavery but set free after the Civil War, Carver struggled to get an education during a time of segregated schools. He eventually became a professor of agricultureand inventor who dedicated his life to helping farmers, and became famous in the process. He won the respect of a nation at a time when African Americans faced widespread discrimination. Book and lesson also available at Levels L and O.

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Ghost Towns

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Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever seen pictures of an abandoned town and wondered what happened there? Ghost Towns provides students a comprehensive look at some of these abandoned towns. Detailed photographs and engaging text will keep students interested in this fascinating topic. The book can also be used toteach students how to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to create a summary to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Animals

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Informational (nonfiction)

This informational text describes many animals that glow in the dark, from fireflies to krill to cookie-cutter sharks. The author explains the three different ways an animal glows, as well as the many different reasons that animals glow. Scientific information about habitats and current research ishighlighted.

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Going to the Super Bowl

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Informational (nonfiction)

This informational text tells all about one of America’ s favorite championship games: the Super Bowl. The author explains how the famous football game began, how it got its name, and how it’ s changed through the years. Also included is a collection of game highlights, complete with a timeline of”Super Moments in Super Bowl History.”

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Golf

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Informational (nonfiction)

Requiring patience and skill, the sport of Golf has remained popular since its invention in the 1400s. This book explores not only the game’ s history and rules, but also some legendary players. Photos and diagrams enhance the text.

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Hillary Clinton

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Informational (nonfiction)

Hillary Clinton is a woman of many firsts. She has been at the forefront of changing attitudes in the United States, tirelessly working to remove the barriers that have blocked the progress of women. Hillary Clinton is a detailed account of this determined woman’ s career as a lawyer, firstlady, senator, secretary of state, and first female presidential candidate of a major U.S. political party. The book can be used to teach students the elements of a biography. The book and lesson are also available for levels O and U.

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Hockey

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Informational (nonfiction)

One of the most popular winter sports, Hockey excites crowds around the world. Students will be interested to read about the rules of the game as well as its history and famous players. Maps, diagrams, and incredible photos offer additional ways to engage in the text.

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How the Robin Stole Fire

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Pourquoi Tale (fiction)

How the Robin Stole Fire is a retelling of an Australian Aboriginal pourquoi tale. The story begins when a travel-weary old man shares the secret of fire with a group of hunter birds. The birds then set out to steal the fire from the cockatoo who hoards it. The tale explains both the origins of useful fire and the brush fires that periodically sweep the grasslands of the Australian outback. Whimsical illustrations support the text.

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Inventions

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Informational (nonfiction)

Inventions is an informative book about many different liz-2343731613015613. It explains why people invent, as well as how liz-2343731613015613 pave the way for other liz-2343731613015613. Some of the liz-2343731613015613 highlighted in the book include the wheel, the engine, the lightbulb, and computers. Photographs, illustrations, and timelines support the text.

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King George III

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Biography (nonfiction)

King George III’ s mental health has been the subject of many plays and books, but there’ s much more to his story. Learn more about this monarch’ s life with this fascinating book.

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Morty and Charming Theo

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Fantasy (fiction)

Theo is a new student whose soccer skills and kind heart make him an object of admiration for everyone at his new school. Well, almost everyone. Morty isn’ t used to being ignored, and the attention Theo receives causes Morty to take matters into his own hands. Morty and Charming Theo provides a platform for discussions surrounding bullying and the power of kindness. The book can also be used to practice making and revising predictions as well as analyzing plot.

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Morty and the Twice-Fit Mice

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Fantasy (fiction)

Have you ever been better at something than your friends? Do you brag about it or teach your friends how to get better? In Morty and the Twice-Fit Mice, you will see how being the best at something goes to Morty’ s head. He learns the hard way that being arrogant is not a good quality. Expressive illustrations and a relatable story help keep readers engaged. The story will also teach students how to make, revise, and confirm predictions as well as to analyze characters.

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Morty Takes a Wooden Nickel

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Fantasy (fiction)

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you made a poor choice just to get it? That’ s what happens to Morty in Morty Takes a Wooden Nickel. Will Morty be able to redeem himself and set things right? Relatable characters and an engaging storyline will keep students interested in this story while also learning lifelong lessons about honesty and integrity. The story can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as to make, revise, and confirm predictions while reading.

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Morty’s Roadside Refreshments

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Fantasy (fiction)

Morty and his friends are determined to go to Adventure Rocks Mouse Camp this summer. However, it’ s expensive, so Morty and his friends will need to raise the money to attend. When they decide to sell lemonade and treats to their friends and neighbors, they soon learn that they didn’ t make enough treats. Find out what happens when they get greedy and forget about being fair and honest.

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Mozart

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Biography (nonfiction)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an extraordinary musician who began playing and writing music as a young child. His amazing talents did not provide him with an easy life. He lived in poverty for his entire life and died at the age of 36. This biography explains why he is considered the greatest musicianever to live.

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Murdoch’s Path

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Fairy Tale (fiction)

In this fairy tale told by the famous Irish author Juliana Horatia Ewing, poor Pat finds himself dancing with fairies after he accidentally takes the infamous Murdoch’ s Path. Fortunately, Pat minds his manners, and as a result he is richly rewarded. When a greedy shoemaker learns of Pat’s good fortune and tries to duplicate his success, the shoemaker finds that the fairies do not reward those who try to trick them.

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Neighborhood Mystery

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Realistic (fiction)

Neighborhood Mystery is a story about a boy who notices a strange occurrence every Sunday night in the house across the street. He sees a group of people entering a building, each of them wearing similar-looking uniforms and carrying some kind of case. While on a stakeout, he discovers a wonderful surprise. Illustrations support the text.

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New Year Celebrations

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Informational (nonfiction)

New Year celebrations are a time for remembering the past year while getting ready for a fresh start to the New Year. But each country and culture has its own unique ways of celebrating. New Year Celebrations provides students a comprehensive look at the New Year traditions of people around the world. Colorful photographs and detailed maps help students compare and contrast these different traditions. The book can also be used to teach students how to connect to prior knowledge to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels L and O.

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Only One Aunt Maggie

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Realistic (fiction)

Aunt Maggie is coming to visit Adam and his family, which means lots of fun and laughter are in store. Even Adam’ s neighbor Dario agrees: she is the coolest, most amazing grown-up they know. But when Adam and Dario notice Maggie struggling for breath after a short walk to the park, they realize that her health is in danger. They put their heads together to create a plan to help Maggie make healthier choices–but will she appreciate their suggestions or be offended? Illustrations support the text.

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Part 1: Charly Did It

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Realistic (fiction)

Meet Charly, a ten-year-old girl who would love to be responsible and mature, but who seems to always end up in trouble. In Charly Did It, the first book in a five-part series, readers get to know Charly, her dad, and her Aunt Dee, and find out why it’ s time for Charly to “turn over a new leaf.”

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Part 2: Charly’s New Year’s Revolution

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Realistic (fiction)

Charly’ s back in her next misadventure as she tries to “turn over a new leaf” and make her New Year’ s “revolution” come true. In this second part of a five-part series, readers get to know Charly better through her hilarious thoughts and actions as she struggles to become more mature.

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Part 3: Charly Dances ’til It Drops

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Realistic (fiction)

Charly is back in the third installment of a five-part series. Charly’ s town is in the middle of a drought, and no rain means no water for the wild oats, watermelons, and apples that Charly planted in the public park! But Charly is determined to make her New Year’ s “revolution” come true and to bring a smile to everyone’ s face with her garden. What will she do to make it rain?

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Part 4: Raining Cats, Dogs, and Other Animals

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Realistic (fiction)

Here comes Charly, again, in her fourth story in a five-part series. In her attempt to put a smile on everybody’ s face, she has actually made everyone really mad! The drought has come to an end, but now it’ s raining cats and dogs on the annual Swing into Spring Parade.

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Pi Day

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Informational (nonfiction)

Almost everyone loves pie, but did you know a lot of people love pi? Pi is a special number in mathematics, used particularly when measuring circles. Farmers, pilots, scientists, and computer game designers are some of the people who find pi very useful, and people around the world now celebrate pion March 14 every year. Read on to find out more about pi and how you can celebrate it, too!

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Rattlers

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Informational (nonfiction)

The rattle of a rattlesnake can be a chilling sound, and we often think of rattlesnakes as the enemy. This book provides a balanced look at these snakes, how they live, and the good that they do. It also offers advice on how to avoid being bitten and what to do if you are bitten.

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Robin Hood Wins the Sheriff’s Golden Arrow

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Legend (fiction)

In this legend about Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, the Sheriff of Nottingham sets out to trick and capture the famous thief. Knowing that Robin Hood is the best archer in the kingdom, the Sheriff arranges an archery contest

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Scaredy Camp

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Adventure (fiction)

In this installment of The Hollow Kids series, Qynn and Sarah go camping on a dark, rainy night. When strange sounds awaken the girls, they call out in fright—but the terror is only beginning. Students will enjoy reading this spooky tale and learning about more clues to help them solve the mysteryof what is happening to Qynn and Sarah.

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Sea Turtles

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Informational (nonfiction)

Written in a clear, engaging style, Sea Turtles provides details about the physical appearance, nesting patterns, and predators of sea turtles. The author’ s love for these endangered animals is apparent as she helps us realize that they deserve to live free from hunting and exploitation.

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Seeds and Sunflowers

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Realistic (fiction)

Mike needs to earn twenty-five dollars, and he thinks he has the perfect plan: to grow sunflowers and sell the seeds. Mike is not the most experienced gardener, however, and hits a few bumps along the way. Fortunately, his little sister, Aster, is there to help with her knowledge and curiosity. Seeds and Sunflowers is the charming story of how this brother-sister duo reaches a different kind of success than they had imagined. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions and to identify complex sentences.

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September 11: Always Remember

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Informational (nonfiction)

September 11, 2001, is a tragic day in the minds and hearts of Americans. This book introduces students to the events of that day in an age-appropriate manner. It also discusses how Americans remember and mark September 11 as a day of mourning and includes information on what has been done across the country to honor those who died and those who tried to save them.

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Ships and Boats

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Informational (nonfiction)

From a simple canoe to a flashy cruise ship, students learn about all kinds of watercraft in this informative book. The book traces the history and development of boats used for work and play. Photographs and illustrations support the text.

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Skydiving

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Interview (nonfiction)

Expert skydiver Bob Gates answers questions about his experiences as a skydiver in this interesting and informative interview. Readers who are unfamiliar with the interview format will find it engaging and easy to read. Many of the photos in Skydiving are quite dramatic and are sure to pique the reader’ s curiosity about the sport.

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Speed

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Informational (nonfiction)

Speed is a fascinating book that describes how liz-1811585835247862 affects our everyday lives. Included are facts about the history of liz-1811585835247862, animals that move at incredible liz-1811585835247862s, and liz-1811585835247862s of past and present-and perhaps future-modes of transportation. Exceptional photographs and illustrations support and enhance the text.

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Storm Chasers

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Informational (nonfiction)

Tornadoes are both exciting and terrifying; storm chasers know this firsthand. They place themselves in harm’ s way to study these often violent storms. Most storm chasers are scientists who hope to gather information about wind speed and direction in order to predict the path a tornado will travel. Readers will learn what storm chasers do, how tornadoes form, and what to do if a tornado is approaching. Photographs and scientific illustrations support the text.

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The Genius of Tesla

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Biography (nonfiction)

Nikola Tesla was a brilliant scientist whose work and inventions had a huge effect on technology. The Genius of Tesla recounts the major events of his life, with a focus on his contributions to the study of electricity and the invention of the radio. Photographs and charts aid in the explanation of scientific phenomena, illustrations and photographs paint his life in concrete vividness, and a timeline accompanies the text.

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The Hard Stuff! All About Bones

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Informational (nonfiction)

What do humans have in common with snakes, elephants, and whales? A skeleton! The numbers of bones may vary, but the purpose is the same–to support and protect all of the organs inside the body. Photographs, illustrations, X-rays, and detailed diagrams of various bones help readers make meaningfulconnections with the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels U and X.

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The History of Halloween

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Informational (nonfiction)

What do you think of when you see monsters, goblins, and ghosts? Halloween, of course! But do you know where common Halloween traditions come from? In The History of Halloween, students will learn about the origins of Halloween, tracing the timeline of traditions from two thousand years ago to today. Engaging photographs and an interesting topic will capture students’ interest. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify main idea and details as well as to connect to prior knowledge to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels U and X.

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The Olympics: Past and Present

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Informational (nonfiction)

To many athletes, competing in the Olympic Games is the ultimate honor, where they strive to be the best in the world. The Olympics: Past and Present examines the ways in which the Olympic Games in ancient Greece evolved into the modern-day Olympics. Photographs, illustrations, maps, and diagrams support this informative text. Book and lesson also available at Levels W and Z.

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The Recess Revolt

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Realistic (fiction)

Have you ever thought a rule at school was unfair, but you didn’ t know how to change it? The Recess Revolt tells the story of two students who did just that-they found a way to change the unfair rules at school by applying the lessons they learned from the civil rights movement of the 1960sto their own problems. Colorful illustrations and a relatable plot will keep students engaged in this story, which can also be used to teach problem and solution as well as to make, revise, and confirm predictions. The book and lesson are also available for levels U and X.

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The Stanley Cup: Hockey’s Greatest Prize

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Informational (nonfiction)

Every year, hockey fans from around the world anticipate the battle for hockey’ s greatest prize: the Stanley Cup. The road to the Stanley Cup is long and difficult but is well worth it for fans and players alike. The Stanley Cup has a long-standing tradition rooted in Lord Stanley of Preston’ s inspiration upon seeing his first hockey game in 1889. For more than a century, players have skated, scored, saved, checked, and fought for the chance to win this beloved prize. Book and lesson also available at Levels U and X.

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The Thesaurus

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Realistic (fiction)

When the students in Mrs. Ellis’ s class are asked to bring a thesaurus to class, Angie Jarrett is thrilled and amazed. Thrilled that she can bring what she believes to be a dinosaur to class, and amazed that, according to Mrs. Ellis, one lives in the home of every student in the class. When Angie’ s mother gives her a book instead of a dinosaur, Angie is terribly disappointed. But Angie learns to love the book and the words she discovers inside. The Thesaurus provides a charming introduction to using resource materials.

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Treasure Found

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Informational (nonfiction)

Treasure Found is a book about different types of treasures found throughout time. It names famous treasure hunters and their finds, such as Howard Carter and the tomb of King Tut; and Mel Fisher, who found underwater treasures worth millions of dollars. Photographs and maps support the text.

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Turtle Tom

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Personal Narrative (fiction)

In School,Tom Terdle is always getting teased about his name. After being suspended from school for fighting about it, he goes to the beach. There he finds some turtle eggs and a new friend, the Turtle Lady. As they wait for the eggs to hatch, their friendship grows and Tom’ s sensitivity to his name disappears. This story provides opportunities to discuss teasing and its ramifications, as well as how friends come in all shapes, sizes, and ages.

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Two Artists: Vermeer’s Forger

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Informational (nonfiction)

Two Artists: Vermeer’ s Forger余额宝在哪里领取红包 tells the story of a young child, Han Van Meegeren, and his desire to spend his life as an artist. Van Meegeren goes to school to become an architect and designs a few buildings; however, he realizes he still loves painting, so he quits to study art. He becomes frustrated early on because critics say he has no talent. To get back at them, he decides to take on a famous painter’ s style and forge his paintings. Even though he works very hard and becomes very rich, his dishonesty does not pay off in the end. Illustrations support the text.

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Weird Bird Beaks

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Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever wondered why some birds have such weird beaks? Have you wondered how they can eat or fly with such oddly shaped beaks? Weird Bird Beaks provides insight as to why some birds have the weird beaks they do. Photographs support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels Hand N.

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We’re in Business

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Realistic (fiction)

We’ re in Business tells the story of a group of student leaders who work together to generate and implement new ideas and programs for their community. The Kids Company Leaders Team enters a national contest to win $3,000 to fund a project of their choice. Each of the leaders has a uniquestrength to share with the group, and their cooperation and innovation help them to create an inspirational proposal. Illustrations support the text.

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Whale Sharks: Giant Fish

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Informational (nonfiction)

Whale Sharks: Giant Fish gives students a glimpse into the life of the world’ s largest fish. From the way they eat to their gentle temperament, the book shows students how amazing whale sharks really are. Maps and images support the text.

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What Happens When You Flush?

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Informational (nonfiction)

Everyone uses the restroom, but did you ever stop to think what happens to your waste after you flush the toilet? What Happens When You Flush? provides students a comprehensive look at where sewage goes and how it is treated in our communities. A thought-provoking topic and interesting factswill keep students engaged in this book while also giving them a chance to summarize and determine the author’ s point of view. The book and lesson are also available for levels O and U.

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Wildlife Rescue

level R ┊ 1321 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Wildlife Rescue informs readers about the rehabilitation of injured animals. It tells readers what to do if they find an injured animal and describes the many steps that are taken to rehabilitate these animals. The book also discusses disaster rescues and the release of rehabilitated wildlife.

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Wonders of Nature

level R ┊ 1111 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Our planet has many unique and fascinating animals, and Wonders of Nature introduces the reader to some of the most interesting among them. Amazing photos support the facts that readers will learn about these creatures. Book and lesson also available at levels J and O.

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Woods of Wonder

level R ┊ 877 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Old-growth forests are interesting and unique ecosystems. Developing over hundreds or thousands of years, these forests are home to the largest trees on Earth as well as other plants and animals that can be found nowhere else. Read to find out where these forests exist and about a few of the animalsthat live in them. Book and lesson are also available at Levels L and O.

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