A Landforms Adventure

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Personal Narrative (nonfiction)

The Earth’ s surface is always changing. The beautiful and impressive landforms of the United States are evidence of this powerful process. Students will enjoy tagging along on this road trip from coast to coast, during which various landforms are highlighted and explained. Detailed text features support students’ understanding of the science behind these landforms while photographs offer examples of the stunning results of the ever-changing Earth. Book and lesson also available at Levels N and Q.

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A New Skyline

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Informational (nonfiction)

New York City is a major world hub with an unmistakable yet evolving skyline. Yet this thriving city wasn’ t always a towering metropolis. A New Skyline details the history and evolution of New York City’ s skyline. The book can also be used to teach students how to effectively sequence events and the proper use of adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels W and Z.

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A Trip to a Prehistoric Cave

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Informational Narrative (fiction)

Emmanuel and Victor never expected to find such archeological wonders in France. Come with them as they discover Font de Gaume, a cave with Paleolithic paintings, and Prehisto Parc, filled with life-sized scenes of these ancient peoples. The boys and their parents experience firsthand what life waslike for early humans, and you will, too!

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Adventures with Abuela

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Realistic (fiction)

In Adventures with Abuela, the Cruz children and their parents set out to discover where they’ ll be meeting their grandmother, Abuela, for vacation. Armed with a map of Arizona and their grandmother’ s clues, the children unravel a mystery that takes them from Utah to Arizona.

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Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

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Fairy Tale (fiction)

A magician tricks Aladdin, the son of a poor tailor, into getting a magic lamp from a hidden cavern. Aladdin is able to use the magic lamp to get treasures for his family and marry the Sultan’ s daughter, Princess Buddir. But the magician wants his lamp back, and Aladdin must outwit him again.

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Albert Einstein

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Biography (nonfiction)

Albert Einstein is a biographical text about the accomplishments of the renowned scientist. Readers learn about his theories that changed the way people think about the universe. Information about Einstein’ s hobbies, struggles, and opinions allows readers to gain insight into the personalside of his character. Famous quotes begin each section, and photographs and diagrams support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels W and Z.

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Alice’s Birthday Cake

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Realistic (fiction)

Alice’ s Birthday Cake is a story about a girl growing up during World War II. Although her thirteenth birthday is tomorrow, she is very sad. Her father is away fighting in the war, so he won’ t be there to sing Happy Birthday to her. With food and materials on short supply, she knows that her family cannot make her a cake. When her birthday arrives, Alice receives a special surprise. Illustrations support the text.

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Amelia Earhart: A Legend in Flight

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Historical (nonfiction)

Who was the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane? Amelia Earhart: A Legend in Flight provides students with a historical look at Earhart’ s accomplishments in aviation. The book can also be used to teach students how to sequence events in a text and to identify compound subjects.The book and lesson are also available for levels Q and W.

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Ants in My Bed

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Personal Recount (fiction)

Ants in My Bed, written in the first person, recounts a child’ s summer vacation at the shore with Gram. Living in a Victorian beach town is quite a contrast to the child’ s usual life in the city. The child learns about ocean tides, building sand castles, and conquering ants in a bed. This book is the second in a three-part series. Charming illustrations complement the text.

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Art Around Us

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Informational (nonfiction)

Art Around Us is an informational book that teaches readers about different kinds of artists and the varied and sometimes unusual art they create. Painters, sculptors, potters, glassblowers, and fiber artists are highlighted. Photographs and captions support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels M and P.

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Awesome Ants

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Informational (nonfiction)

In the millions of years that ants have crawled the earth, they have become some of the most fascinating and amazing insects. Informative and entertaining, Awesome Ants gives students a look into the intricate lives of ants. Detailed photographs provide up-close views of everything awesome about ants, from communication through scents and vibration to their underground activities. The book can also be used to identify main idea and supporting details. The book and lesson are also available for levels N and Q.

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Bats in the Attic

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Personal Recount (fiction)

Bats in the Attic, written in the first person, recounts a child’ s summer vacation at the shore with Gram. Living in a Victorian beach town is quite a contrast to the child’ s usual life in the city. The child learns the importance of bats, how to dig and cook clams, and to say good-byeto a very special summer. This book is the final installment in a three-part series about a child’ s summer at the shore.

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Brazil

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Informational (nonfiction)

Brazil covers many interesting facts about the largest country in South America. Students will learn about the life of Brazil’ s people today as well as their long history and vibrant celebrations. The book also discusses the many landforms and diverse wildlife throughout the country. Exciting photographs and detailed maps support the text.

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C Is for Canada

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Narrative (nonfiction)

C Is for Canada is a book written in the form of emails between two pen pals: Stephanie from the United States and Jacqueline from Canada. Stephanie’ s school assignment is to write a report about Canada, so Jacqueline writes about the details of her country. Photographs support the text.

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Cali and Wanda Lou

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Realistic (fiction)

Cali and Wanda Lou is a story about a girl and her stuffed calico cat. Told from the perspective of Cali, the cat, the two take adventurous trips to many faraway places, such as Tokyo, Beijing, and Bangkok. Students will enjoy learning about the many interesting sites Cali and Wanda Lou visit on their trip. Photographs and illustrations support the text.

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Camouflage

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Informational (nonfiction)

Camouflage explains different types of animal liz-5248098187312563. Readers learn why and how animals use liz-5248098187312563 throughout their lives. The book shows examples of types of liz-5248098187312563 in interesting, close-up photographs.

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Captain Morty Commands the Sky

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Fantasy (fiction)

Going on an airplane for the first time can be an exciting and nerve-racking adventure, especially when you are in charge! Follow Morty as he guides his blind grandmother through a day of travel in Captain Morty Commands the Sky. Will they make it to their destination, or will the responsibilities be too much for Morty to handle? Rich character dialog and a relatable story will engage readers. This book can be used to teach students how to identify character point of view and to recognize articles.

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Caribou Man

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Folktale (fiction)

Caribou Man is an Eskimo folktale that tells the story of Onhgarouk, an Eskimo man who lives with his wife and sons in a village near the sea. After overhearing his wife’ s father say that he is a terrible husband, Onhgarouk leaves home to learn how to become a better man. Believing that theanimals living on the tundra lead carefree lives, Onhgarouk wishes to become one. When he is granted his wish by the caribou, Onhgarouk gradually learns the lessons he sought. Onhgarouk’ s wife eventually sees the man her husband has become.

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Carlos’s Puzzle

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Realistic (fiction)

Carlos’ s Puzzle is the story of 9-year-old Carlos and his trip to a cornfield maze with his family. Unlike Carlos, Javier, his older and more athletic brother, is not interested in the trip. However, Javier believes his athletic ability will make him better at completing a maze, so he challenges Carlos to see who will finish the maze first. Although Javier rarely recognizes Carlos’ s abilities, something happens inside the giant maze that gives Javier a new impression of his younger brother. Rich vocabulary and illustrations support the text.

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Cathy Freeman

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Biography (nonfiction)

Cathy Freeman is an Aboriginal Australian athlete. Early on, Cathy’ s stepfather recognized that she had a talent for athletics and ensured that she had the right opportunities to foster that talent. Cathy’ s hard work and training were rewarded when she won Australia’ s 100th gold medalat the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. This account of Cathy’ s success is set against the difficulties the Aboriginal people have experienced since colonization

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Color Blindness

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Informational (nonfiction)

Color blindness is the world’ s most common genetic disorder, affecting more than 10 million people in the United States alone. Color Blindness provides students with a comprehensive explanation of the causes and effects of this condition. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author’ s purpose and to use hyphenated compound adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Q and W.

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Desert People

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Informational (nonfiction)

Desert People is an informational text about various peoples who live in deserts. It focuses mostly on the Tohono O’ odham (a Native American tribe) and the Bedouins but also briefly mentions other cultures. Desert People tells about many aspects of desert life, from diet and shelter to daily routines, traditions, and customs. Photographs, tables, and a map support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels P and W.

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Deserts Dry

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Informational (nonfiction)

Deserts Dry asks readers to think about what they already know about deserts and adds surprising new facts about three of the most unique deserts in the world: the Sahara, the Gobi, and the Atacama. The book explains that some deserts are home to expert horse herders, lakes of salt, underground oceans of oil, and ancient civilizations. It also describes different animals and plants that can be found in these inhospitable climates and explains how they survive. Photographs and captions support the text.

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Drums and Drumming

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Informational (nonfiction)

Drums and Drumming explores the many uses of drums from the past to the present. Readers learn about the origins of drums, how different drums are made, and some of the types of drums used around the world. Photographs enhance the text.

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Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

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Informational (nonfiction)

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis teaches readers about some of the most intense and unpredictable forces of nature. It describes the causes of each one and explains the ways in which these three furious forces are connected. Diagrams, photographs, and a map support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels Q and W.

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Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Woman Doctor

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Biography (nonfiction)

“This is the way to learn!” wrote Elizabeth Blackwell in 1847, after beginning her medical studies. Blackwell was the first woman ever to attend medical college. Readers will learn how this determined woman never gave up on her dream, and how she went on to devote her life to helping others. In the process, she also broke down many of the barriers to becoming doctors that women once faced.

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Holidays Around the World

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Informational (nonfiction)

People around the world express themselves most joyfully through their holidays. This book takes a look at many of the major holidays that take place from November through March-one of the busiest holiday seasons. Students will learn through sensitive text and photographs how kids just like them celebrate Hanukkah, Ramadan, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Holi, and the international celebration of the new year.

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Horseshoes Aren’t Just for Good Luck

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Realistic (fiction)

Horseshoes Aren’ t Just for Good Luck is a realistic fictional book written in the first person. A child is visiting Gram (Great-grandmother) at the seashore over summer vacation. Living in a Victorian beach town is quite a contrast to the child’ s usual life in the busy city. The child learns about life at the beach and becomes especially interested in horseshoe crabs. Illustrations support the text.

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InFLUenza

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Informational (nonfiction)

InFLUenza provides basic facts pertaining to the flu, or liz-6507029148880402- including what it is, how it spreads, and how it changes. The book provides students with useful information about how their body naturally fights flu viruses, as well as how the flu can be prevented and treated. Photographs, diagrams, charts, and maps support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels W and Z.

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Japan

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Informational (nonfiction)

Japan exolores many interesting facts about this island country. From the ancient history of shoguns to culture in the modern capital city, this book details many of the aspects of Japanese history, geography, and people that make the country such a wonderful place.

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Kid Inventors

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Informational (nonfiction)

Did you know that children invented snowboards, trampolines, and Popsicles? Many inventions have been created by kids, and famous inventors often started their work at an early age. Kid Inventors describes the achievements of several forward-thinking children, and concludes with advice on howany child can become an inventor. Photographs focus on both the inventions and the inventors highlighted in the book. Fluent readers will be inspired by these accounts of children changing the world with their ideas.

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Lighter Than Air

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Informational (nonfiction)

Lighter than Air is a fascinating history of floating aircraft. Topics range from the discovery of Montgolfier Gas to the flight of the Goodyear Blimp. Both the photographs and the details in the text are of high interest to children. Many teaching opportunities are provided throughout thebook.

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March Madness

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Informational (nonfiction)

Each spring fans turn their attention to the frenzy and excitement of one of the most popular sporting events in the United States. March Madness is a detailed look at the ins and outs of this college-level basketball championship tournament. The book can also be used to teach students how todiscern the author’ s point of view and to effectively summarize. The book and lesson are also available for levels Q and W.

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Mexico

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Informational (nonfiction)

Mexico is an amazing country, filled with amazing landforms, animals, people, and culture. Students will learn ancient civilizations as well as modern life in Mexico as they read this book. Detailed maps and colorful photographs support the text.

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Money in the USA

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Informational (nonfiction)

Money in the USA answers many questions about how money is made in the United States and how it is distributed across the country. The history and symbolism of our coins and bills, counterfeiting and how the U.S. Treasury combats it, design changes over the years, and recycling money are all discussed. Rich photographs, charts, and illustrations support the text.

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Morty and the Mousetown Gazette

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Fantasy (fiction)

Morty Mouse couldn’ t believe he finally had a chance to become a newspaper carrier. His friend Ben asked him to cover his route for three days, and if Morty did a good job, he just might get his own job. Will Morty see his dream of being a newspaper carrier become a reality? Students will learn about the importance of dependability and honesty as Morty discovers if he is ready for the responsibility of having a job. Illustrations support the text.

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My Secret Internet Friend

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Realistic (fiction)

My Secret Internet Friend tells the story of a twelve-year-old girl, Sara, who really loves her computer. Sara is learning from her mother and teachers about the proper use of the Internet and also about cyberbullying. In this book, Sara also learns a scary but important lesson about communicating with strangers on the Internet. The text provides an opportunity for readers to learn about Internet safety for young people in an engaging and friendly format.

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Mysteries of the Lost Civilization

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Historical (nonfiction)

Mysteries of the Lost Civilization is a book about the Greek island of Crete and its rich history. It describes the first civilization that inhabited the island, what the island was like, and how the Minoan people became so successful there. It also describes theories on how the powerful Minoan civilization disappeared and why its disappearance has remained such a mystery. The text includes a rich variety of geographic, economic, cultural, and historical information. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.

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Puffins

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Informational (nonfiction)

Puffins are unusual and fascinating birds that have captured people’ s imaginations. Nicknamed “clowns of the sea,” these skillful birds are well known for their unmistakably distinct appearance. Students will enjoy detailed photographs that support the text. The book can also be used to teach students about asking and answering questions and discerning fact or opinion. The book and lesson are also available for levels Q and W.

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Remembering the Alamo

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Informational (nonfiction)

Remembering the Alamo tells about the famous battle in 1836 and highlights the leaders on both sides. It recounts the history of Texas and Mexico, the events leading up to the battle, and what happened after Mexican troops defeated the Texans. Illustrations, diagrams, photos, a time line, and maps support the informative text.

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Ricardo’s Dilemma

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Realistic (fiction)

Ricardo is a star soccer player and not too excited about having to attend a ballet performance of Cinderella with his class. His perspective changes, however, when he goes backstage and sees the well-toned athletes warming up. Ricardo is so impressed with the performance that he decides to take ballet classes, but he is concerned about what his friends will think and doesn’ t tell anyone about the classes. His dilemma comes to light when his ballet training enables him to save a child’ s life.

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Route 66

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Informational (nonfiction)

Originally built as America’ s first major highway, Route 66 has taken on a life of its own and has become a wildly eclectic travel destination. Route 66 details the history and evolution of this historic highway including the artistic oddities found along the way. The book can also be usedto teach students how to effectively sequence events and summarize. The book and lesson are also available for levels Q and W.

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Running for Freedom

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Historical (fiction)

Running For Freedom follows the path of young Daniel and his father as they escape from slavery. Through the Underground Railroad, they are eventually led across the Ohio River and onto free soil. Both are driven by the desire to find Daniel’ s mother, who was sold to another family when Daniel was very young. Illustrations, photos, and maps support the text.

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Russia

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Informational (nonfiction)

Russia is a fascinating country. Its land varies from frozen tundra to lush forests and grasslands, and its culture is rooted in a long history. Students will be excited to learn more with this book.

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Saladin

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Biography (nonfiction)

In this fascinating biography of Saladin (or Salah al-Din), find out how one man united the Muslim people, retook Jerusalem from the Christians, and came to be known as one of the greatest and most compassionate leaders during the Crusades.

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Sally’s Secret Ambition

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Historical (fiction)

Sally’ s Secret Ambition is a story set in 1862 during the American Civil War. Sally is a young girl whose secret ambition is to become a surgeon like her father. Unfortunately in the late 1800s, a surgeon was not a typical profession held by women. However, Sally secretly learns the profession by watching her father and reading books on the subject. One day, Sally gets her chance to help a wounded soldier, and her secret is revealed. Illustrations support the text.

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Severe Weather

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Informational (nonfiction)

Severe Weather is a factual text that discusses temperature, air pressure, wind, and moisture, which combine to form various kinds of weather patterns. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards are all forms of extreme weather that are discussed in this book. The book also talks about safety precautions that people can take to minimize the risk of injury during severe weather.

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Ships of Discovery

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Informational (nonfiction)

Ships of Discovery is an informational book about the types of boats that explorers built and used when discovering new lands. Ships and conquests of Polynesian, Viking, European, and Chinese explorers are highlighted. The author also describes the people who set out to sea as well as theirmotivations for going. Illustrations and maps support the text.

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South Korea

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Informational (nonfiction)

South Korea explores many different aspects of this impressive country. From its culture and celebrations to its land and complex history, students will enjoy learning about this amazing place.

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Spain

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Informational (nonfiction)

Spain explores many different aspects of this amazing European country, from its complex history to its exciting food and varied landscape.

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Special Effects

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Informational (nonfiction)

From gigantic apes to alien spacecrafts, special effects help to create images on screen that make scenes more believable and entertain audiences of all ages. Types of special effects are discussed in relation to their evolution in the movie industry. Photographs, illustrations, and timelines support the text.

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The Black Stones

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Realistic (fiction)

The Black Stones tells the story of twins who learn to put aside their differences and get along with each other. Tala finds two obsidian stones and wants to learn more about how they were formed from a scientific viewpoint. Her brother, Paco, isn’ t interested in science and wants to findout if the stones are lucky charms or have magical properties. Their mother forces them to work together to find the answers. The twins discover that they actually enjoy working together.

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The Buffalo Soldiers

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Informational (nonfiction)

After the Civil War ended, the U.S. Army formed the regiments that would come to be known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Despite discrimination and hardship, the Buffalo Soldiers served until the Korean War, becoming an important chapter in the history of the United States. Historic photographs and detailed text features support engaging text. Book and lesson are also available for levels Q and W.

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The Kingdom of Happiness

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Informational (nonfiction)

What is the key to happiness? How is happiness measured? The Kingdom of Happiness余额宝在哪里领取红包 introduces students to Bhutan, a tiny mountain kingdom, where happiness is the priority. Bhutan’ s first happiness survey was conducted in 2007 and inspired other countries throughout the world to consider thestate of contentment among their citizens. Students will be asked to contemplate the effect of the modern world on the happiness of the Bhutanese citizens. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to identify adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Q and W.

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The Nobel Prize

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Informational (nonfiction)

The Nobel Prize is the most illustrious nonmilitary award in the world. Although not without controversy, the Nobel Prize has a legacy of honoring great thinkers throughout time. The Nobel Prize is a detailed look at the history of this award and some of its most well-known recipients. The book can also be used to teach students how to discern the author’ s point of view and to effectively summarize. The book and lesson are also available for levels W and Z.

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The Red Baron

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Biography (nonfiction)

The Red Baron was the most feared pilot in the skies during World War I. With eighty victories in aerial combat, Manfred von Richthofen will be forever remembered as the leading ace of the conflict. The Red Baron describes Richthofen’s life, focusing on his military career, pilot training, and rise to prominence, while framing his experiences in the historical context of World War I. Photographs, illustrations, and maps support the information in the text. Book and lesson are also available for Levels W and Z.

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The Return to the Hollow (Part I)

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Adventure (fiction)

Qynn and Sarah are back in this book in the Hollow Kids Series. Their research into the strange events in Porter’ s Mill and Sarah’ s mom’ s disappearance is starting to yield results-and everything is pointing to the Hollow as the source. The girls eventually go to Sarah’ s Aunt Terra and demand answers. What she tells them will lead them to the next stage in the mysterious journey. The first part of The Return to the Hollow, sets up the story for the biggest adventure of the series yet. Illustrations add detail and atmosphere to the story.

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The Return to the Hollow (Part II)

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Adventure (fiction)

Part II of The Return to the Hollow continues the engrossing adventure as Qynn, Sarah, and Jake enter the Hollow on Halloween night to find the mysterious Porter’ s Mill. Soon, they find the strange boy they met the previous year, who leads them deep into the heart of the spooky woods as they are chased by the haunting laughter once again. Will Qynn, Sarah, and Jake find Porter’ s Mill? Students will be excited to find out as they practice visualizing and analyzing setting.

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The Return to the Hollow (Part III)

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Adventure (fiction)

In this exciting installment of the Hollow Kid series, Qynn and Sarah have finally discovered the original Porter’ s Mill. Will they discover clues about the whereabouts of Sarah’ s mom and Qynn’ s Uncle Jasper? Will they finally learn the source of the haunting laughter? Read The Return to the Hollow (Part III) to find out! While immersing themselves in this suspenseful adventure story, students will also practice sequencing events in a text and using contractions.

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Thomas Jefferson

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Biography (nonfiction)

Lawyer, slave owner, architect, writer, Founding Father, secretary of state, president-Thomas Jefferson was all these things. Readers will learn how Jefferson authored the Declaration of Independence, served the American colonies, and helped shape the United States into the nation it is today. Students may know him as the third president, but Thomas Jefferson was much more.

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Titanic Treasure

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Informational (nonfiction)

Although everyone said it was unsinkable, the Titanic, the largest passenger ship ever built, did sink. In Titanic Treasure, readers learn how this great ship sank in 1912, who discovered its remains, and what people learned from the disaster that helped to improve ocean travel. Engaging historic photographs support the text.

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Vikings

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Informational (nonfiction)

Vikings is an informational text that describes a group of Nordic men. Hailing from what are now Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, these explorers sailed far from their homeland to discover new parts of the world. They were trained at an early age to be warriors and skilled navigators. Eric theRed’ s and Leif Ericson’ s explorations to Iceland and Greenland are highlighted. Book and lesson also available at Levels W and Z.

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Weave It!

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How to (nonfiction)

The craft of weaving dates back tens of thousands of years and has been practiced by various cultures all over the world. Readers are led through the process of creating three separate weaving projects–a paper mat, a friendship bracelet, and a dreamcatcher–as well as being given different sourcesto explore more. The author teaches the basic principles of weaving, and invites readers to experiment through use of different materials, patterns, and colors. Diagrams and photographs support the text.

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What Is Water Worth?

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Informational (nonfiction)

How much do you value water? Some of us take it for granted, while others prize water as a treasured resource. What Is Water Worth? teaches students about water’s importance, the encroaching worldwide water crisis, and the three main threats to our water supply. The book ends with some thoughts on how to address the problem. Photographs, charts, and graphs support the information. Book and lesson are also available for Levels W and Z.

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Yee Haw! The Real Lives of the Cowboys

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Historical (nonfiction)

We all know the gun-slinging movie hero, but what was life really like for the cowhands of the old West? This informative book details the real hardships and dangers of the cowboy life and recounts the fascinating story of how cowboys became famous just as that way of life was ending. Historical photographs enhance the text.

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