All About Chocolate

level U ┊ 1698 words ┊ ?))









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. Book and lesson also available at Levels O and R.

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Animal Discoveries

level U ┊ 1203 words ┊ ?))









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 R.

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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 arrows 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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Australia

level U ┊ 1704 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

While readers may know something about Australia’ s boomerangs or its kangaroos, they may not know about the other interesting animals, such as koalas and platypuses, or the diverse groups of people, including the Aborigines, that live there. This informative book also provides an overview of the geography and history of this fascinating country.

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Beowulf

level U ┊ 2043 words ┊ ?))









Classic (fiction)

Derived from the classic tale, Beowulf is the story of a mighty warrior and king. Through his super-human strength and noble qualities, Beowulf is able to slay monsters and dragons that no other man can defeat. Detailed illustrations support a rich and engaging text. The book can also be usedto teach students how to analyze characters and to identify irregular past-tense verbs. The book and lesson are also available for levels X and Z1.

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Big Ben and Westminster Palace

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Informational (nonfiction)

Home to British royalty for hundreds of years, and now home to the British government, Westminster Palace has quite a history. Big Ben, the bell that chimes from the Elizabeth Tower every fifteen minutes, is part of one of the of the most recognizable sights in the world. Students will enjoy learning about Westminster’ s incredible history.

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Chichén Itzá

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Informational (nonfiction)

Built by the Maya people over two thousand years so, Chichén Itzá is one of the most visited ruins in Mexico. Students will enjoy reading about how and why these structures were built as well as learning about the fascinating culture of the Maya people.

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China

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Informational (nonfiction)

China explores the many different aspects of the world’ s most populous country. From colorful celebrations to the rich history of its people to the the country’ s animals and landforms, the book shows students how amazing China really is.

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Coral Reefs

level U ┊ 1690 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Coral reefs are massive undersea communities where one quarter of all plants and animals in the ocean make their homes. Readers are invited to explore the diverse but fragile world of the coral reef. The author helps us learn more about why these unique communities are in need of our protection. Photographs, diagrams, captions, and a map support the text. Book and lesson are also available at Levels N and Q.

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Dawn of the Doughnut

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Informational (nonfiction)

Glazed? Strawberry? Chocolate with sprinkles? Doughnuts are a traditional breakfast treat, and they come in a dazzling variety of shapes and flavors. Dawn of the Doughnut follows the evolution of this pastry, from its origin, to theories on how it acquired a hole at the center, to its growingpopularity fostered by two World Wars. Illustrations and photographs support the information in the text, and are likely to cause doughnut cravings.

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Deep Trouble: The Gulf Coast Oil Spill

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Informational (nonfiction)

Oil is a very important source of energy. But Earth has a limited amount of it, and finding and collecting oil can be difficult and dangerous. In Deep Trouble: The Gulf Coast Oil Spill, find out what happened in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. After reading this book, do you think drilling for oil under the ocean is worth the risk?

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Don’t Wake the Mummy

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Adventure (fiction)

Two fourth-grade students visit an Egyptian pyramid on a class trip. Their exciting adventures begin when they accidentally awaken a mummy entombed in a burial chamber. Determined to escape the mummy, as well as stay out of trouble with their teacher, the two classmates put their heads together to come up with some clever solutions.

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Egypt

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Informational (nonfiction)

The pyramids of Giza are some of the wonders of the ancient world, but Egypt has many more things to learn about. In Egypt, students will read about the country’ s people, deserts and other landforms, and the animals that live there. Pictures and maps enhance the text.

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Eiffel Tower

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Informational (nonfiction)

Gustave Eiffel’ s iconic tower has overlooked Paris since the 1880s when it was opened to the public during the World’ s Fair. This interesting text explains how the structure was designed and built as well as what visitors can see today.

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Fabulous Fabergé Eggs

level U ┊ 1161 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

This book tells the sad but fascinating story of the exquisite Fabergé eggs. The imperial family of Russia asked Carl Fabergé to create amazing new eggs every Easter for more than thirty years. Fabulous Fabergé Eggs describes these creations, their historic origins, and how much these splendid eggs sell for today. Finally, it touches on the modern-day mystery of the missing eggs. Photographs and maps support the text.

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Galapagos Wonder

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Informational (nonfiction)

Galapagos Wonder is an informational book about the remote Galapagos Islands. Readers will learn about the geology and formation of these unique islands, their unusual animals and plants, and conservation efforts aimed at preserving their natural ecology. Filled with interesting facts, thisbook is sure to encourage additional research in areas such as endangered wildlife and marine ecology.

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Gandhi

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Biography (nonfiction)

Mohandas Gandhi was a man of great leadership and courage. An advocate of nonviolence, even in the face of tremendous injustice, Gandhi spent his life working for equality and peace. This Mahatma, or “Great Soul,” served as an inspiration to other great leaders, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Students will be amazed by the strength and determination of a man who brought change to his country and the world. Book and lesson are also available at Levels N and Q.

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Get Moving! All About Muscles

level U ┊ 2002 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

What do you and a bodybuilder have in common? Over 600 muscles! Yours may not be as big or as strong, but they’ re there. This nonfiction book explains the three types of muscles and the functions of each including the cardiac muscle. A detailed illustration explains how an electric charge causes the heart to contract. Photographs enhance the text.

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Growing Up Green

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Realistic (fiction)

Growing Up Green tells the story of a young girl, Samantha, who thinks she is going to get away from her family’ s “green” rules about recycling and conservation by spending the summer with her grandmother. During her time with her grandmother, however, Samantha learns not only to conserve, recycle, and reuse, but also to take care of the environment and be a responsible citizen as well. Who would have thought that grandmother was the “greenest” of them all!

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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 R.

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How Sound Works

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Informational (nonfiction)

How Sound Works is an informative book that explores the world of sound around us. It looks at where sound comes from, how sound is used, and how we hear sound. Science and math experiments are provided as an extra challenge. Photographs, diagrams, illustrations, charts, and a graph supportthe text.

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How to Build a Greenhouse

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How to (nonfiction)

Greenhouses have been built since ancient Rome. As people began exploring and trading goods from all over the world, an increased need developed or existed to keep new and unique plants alive throughout the cold winter months. This book walks students through the process of making their own shoeboxgreenhouse, complete with helpful tips for ensuring a successful growth cycle. Photographs and diagrams support the text.

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Hubble: An Out-of-This-World Telescope

level U ┊ 1531 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

The Hubble Space Telescope is truly out of this world!
This huge telescope is located outside Earth’ s atmosphere, allowing it to take clearer pictures of objects in space. Read about the recent repairs that the Hubble received and all the amazing things scientists are learning from it.

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Jupiter’s Secrets Revealed

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Informational (nonfiction)

Jupiter’ s Secrets Revealed is an informative book about the largest planet in our solar system. It tells readers about the planet’ s composition, weather, and orbit patterns, as well as its 63 moons. The book provides details about spacecraft visits and telescopic pictures of Jupiter that have been recorded by scientists. It also poses questions to readers about what may be next for the huge planet and its moons. Photographs, illustrations, and diagrams support the text.

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Kenya

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Informational (nonfiction)

Kenya is famous for its wildlife, but the country has many other things to learn about. From the country’ s diverse people to its rich history, Kenya will teach students all about this beautiful country. Detailed maps support the text.

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Meteors and Meteorites

level U ┊ 1633 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever seen a shooting star? This informational nonfiction book explains where space rocks of all shapes and sizes come from. Meteors and Meteorites also looks at the similarities and differences among comets, asteroids, and meteors. The author includes interesting examples of meteorites found in different places on Earth-including some that are billions of years old. The book also explains why one giant meteorite is believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Photographs, maps, and diagrams support the text.

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Microbes: Friend or Foe?

level U ┊ 1658 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Microbes: Friend or Foe? is an informational book that gives readers a close look at microbes–including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. The book provides examples of how microbes are both helpful and harmful. It explains how they are spread and how bad microbes are fought using vaccines and antibiotics. Photographs, a map, and a chart support the text.

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More Valuable Than Gold

level U ┊ 1149 words ┊ ?))









Persuasive (nonfiction)

More Valuable Than Gold argues that the gold gained from illegal prospecting and mining in the Amazon rainforest is not worth the deforestation, mercury contamination, and loss of biodiversity it causes. The author also discusses some reasons why people mine illegally and possible solutions. Photographs, maps, and graphs support the text.

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Morocco

level U ┊ 1191 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Only the Strait of Gibraltar separates Morocco from Europe, meaning it’ s a country with many cultural influences. Learn about these and much more with this interesting book.

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Mystery in the Moonlight

level U ┊ 1617 words ┊ ?))









Mystery (fiction)

Mystery in the Moonlight is written as a mystery to teach the reader about a condition called XP, Xeroderma Pigmentosum. The author leads the main characters, as well as readers, to wonder if their new neighbors could be vampires or werewolves, since no one sees them in the daylight. This book is a good starting point for learning about XP, the depleting ozone layer, and sun safety.

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Noni’s Newspaper

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Realistic (fiction)

The Whitmore Weekly needs an editor, and Noni’s not sure she’s the right person for the job. Yet while her friends argue about who should become the next editor, Noni quietly takes charge. When the school mascot goes missing, everyone but Noni is ready to accuse a student from another school. Noni is determined to get to the bottom of this mascot mystery. She uses her journalistic skills to crack the case, report the truth, and turn out a great issue.

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Page’s School Report

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Realistic (fiction)

Page’ s School Report is about two classmates whose assignment is to study and write a report on a Native American tribe. Through their research on the Makah and Mohawk tribes, the classmates discover many similarities between the two tribes, despite the differences. Illustrations supportthe text.

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Pirate Ships and Flags

level U ┊ 1804 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

The image of an eye-patched, peg-legged pirate with a hook for a hand and a parrot on his shoulder may be familiar to many readers. However, they may not be as familiar with the ships that pirates used to chase their victims. Pirate Ships and Flags describes various ships used by pirates during the Golden Age of piracy. The types of ships used in different regions of the world, along with the advantages of each in the practice of looting, are explained.

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Robin Hood Wins the Sheriff’s Golden Arrow

level U ┊ 1762 words ┊ ?))









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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Samson: A Horse Story

level U ┊ 2142 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Samson: A Horse Story is written from the point of view of a ten-year-old girl’ s journal entries. She is devastated when her parents inherit a farm and she has to leave her friends to stay there for the summer. Not until she secretly reads her deceased aunt’ s journal does she realize the reason she’ s there. She grows to appreciate the farm as she becomes attached to Samson, the horse that was left to her. Illustrations support the text.

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Seven Wonders You Can Visit

level U ┊ 1514 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

You may have heard of the Seven Great Wonders of the World-ancient structures built by people thousands of years ago-but did you know there is a new list of seven wonders? Seven Wonders You Can Visit will take you on a tour around the world to see these structures. From Brazil to China, you will marvel at what people have built!

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Tanya’s Money Problem

level U ┊ 1776 words ┊ ?))









Realistic (fiction)

Tanya and Thad are twins, but they aren’ t the same about everything. Thad likes to save his money, and Tanya likes to spend hers! Thad is learning to invest in stocks so he can earn more money. Tanya likes the latest clothes and music; she spends her money as fast as she makes it! When Tanya can’t wait to buy the latest smartphone, she goes to her brother for a loan. Readers will find out the hard lessons that Tanya learns regarding money management.

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The Amazing Amazon

level U ┊ 1843 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

The Amazon rainforest is a rich, living treasure. Filled with more kinds of insects, plants, and animals than anywhere else in the world, the Amazon is a complex and fascinating habitat. The Amazing Amazon provides students a comprehensive look at this intricate world through detailed text and colorful photographs. The book can also be used to teach author’ s point of view and how to effectively summarize a text. The book and lesson are also available for levels X and Z1.

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The Bill of Rights

level U ┊ 1181 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

What is the highest law of the land? The Bill of Rights explores how changes to the Constitution have allowed it to remain a “living document” that provides important protections for all Americans. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author’ s purpose and the proper use of possessive nouns. The book and lesson are also available for levels X and Z1.

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The Genius of Tesla

level U ┊ 1587 words ┊ ?))









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 Great Gallardo’s Books

level U ┊ 1909 words ┊ ?))









Adventure (fiction)

In The Great Gallardo’ s Books, Miguel has to write an essay for homework explaining why reading is an adventure. Miguel doesn’ t like reading much and is uninspired by the topic until he finds a mysterious trunk in the loft of his mother’ s shop. The trunk is full of books that show Miguel how reading can be a real adventure.

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The Hard Stuff! All About Bones

level U ┊ 1691 words ┊ ?))









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 R and X.

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The History of Anime

level U ┊ 1231 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Anime is a Japanese style of animation that embodies the art of modern storytelling. Rooted in the vast history of various Japanese art forms, anime has become widespread throughout the world. The History of Anime details the events and influences that led to the rise of anime in popular culture. The book can also be used to teach students how to effectively sequence events and the proper use of past-tense verbs. The book and lesson are also available for levels X and Z1.

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The History of Halloween

level U ┊ 1163 words ┊ ?))









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 R and X.

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The Inuit: Northern Living

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Informational (nonfiction)

In The Inuit: Northern Living, readers learn about the Inuit way of life, both past and present. The book tells how this hearty group of people survives the extreme environment of the Arctic. They use natural resources, such as ice, snow, and driftwood, to build homes. They use whales, caribou, seals, and walrus for food, clothing, tools, fuel, and more. The text is enhanced by maps, charts, and photography.

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The Jr. Iditarod

level U ┊ 1843 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Many people have heard of the Iditarod sled-dog race--a grueling race through the Alaskan wilderness. This book introduces readers to the Jr. Iditarod-a sled-dog race in Alaska for young people ages fourteen through seventeen. Readers will learn about the race, how mushers prepare for it, how dogsare trained, and the challenges along the trail. The specialized vocabulary of sled-dog commands is also included.

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The Mighty Saguaro Cactus

level U ┊ 1473 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

The desert might not seem like a place where plants can grow and flourish, but it is. One such plant is the saguaro cactus. This informational book offers facts about this giant cactus, including physical characteristics, where it lives, how it grows, and ways it can be used. The text is peppered with details about this unique cactus and is filled with exceptional photographs.

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The Recess Revolt

level U ┊ 1945 words ┊ ?))









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 R and X.

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The Secret Service

level U ┊ 1579 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Do you ever wonder who those people are in dark coats and sunglasses every time you see the president? They are agents of the Secret Service, and they protect the president (and other politicians) from harm or danger. This book gives the reader many interesting details about the history of the Secret Service (many presidents didn’ t want their protection), and how the agency has evolved over time.

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The Stanley Cup: Hockey’s Greatest Prize

level U ┊ 1411 words ┊ ?))









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 R and X.

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The Thing in the Forest

level U ┊ 1226 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

In this part of the Hollow Kids series, Qynn finds herself in a spooky forest on the other side of a strange door without her friend and brother. A mysterious creature emerges from the forest and begins chasing her. What is after Qynn, and will she able to escape this foreign place and find Sarah and Jake? Students will be captivated by Qynn’ s newest adventure, and enjoy the colorful illustrations that reinforce the story.

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The Village

level U ┊ 1298 words ┊ ?))









Fantasy (fiction)

In the next installment of the Hollow Kids series, Sarah and Jake find themselves in a strange place. They can’ t find Odie or Qynn, and they don’ t know where they are. Their best option is to go toward the lights in the distance. The Village continues the adventures of these familiar characters while providing opportunities for students to practice analyzing character and using coordinate adjectives.

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Thomas Edison

level U ┊ 1248 words ┊ ?))









Biography (nonfiction)

Thomas Edison focuses on the inspirations and motivations of the famous inventor. The book begins with “Al” as a young, curious boy, and continues through his life, highlighting the important events that shaped him and his accomplishments. Detailed photographs and illustrations support thetext. Students will also have the opportunity to summarize as well as identify elements of a biography. The book and lesson are also available for levels O and R.

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Underground Cities

level U ┊ 1177 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

People have built homes and cities below the Earth’s surface for centuries. Underground Cities describes some of these interesting and unusual places. From bunkers and ancient cities to modern shopping centers and business complexes, underground dwellings can be found all around the world. In addition to teaching students about a fascinating topic, use this book to teach main idea and details and subject–verb agreement.

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United Arab Emirates

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Informational (nonfiction)

Explore this fascinating Middle Eastern country with your students as they learn about United Arab Emirates’ people, land, history, and significant landmarks.

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Veterans Day

level U ┊ 1758 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

What does it mean to be a veteran? Why do we have a special holiday to honor veterans? This book will answer these questions and more. It discusses how Veterans Day got its start, why we celebrate it on November 11, and what you can do to help or honor a veteran.

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Weaving Around the World

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Informational (nonfiction)

余额宝在哪里领取红包The next time you pull up your sheets, put on a shirt, or dry yourself off with a fluffy towel, think about how these products were made–some form of weaving produced them all. Weaving Around the World will first tell you all about the history of and mechanics of weaving, from humans’ earliest inventions to today’ s sophisticated mechanized looms. Then, get ready to go on a trip around the world, to find out how artisans and people from the six continents use weaving to create beautiful expressions of their culture and traditions.

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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 R.

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Wildlife Rescue

level U ┊ 1850 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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Yellow Brick Roadies

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Adventure (fiction)

Yellow Brick Roadies recounts another adventure for Miguel as he dives into one of the Great Gallardo’ s books. This time, as he travels into the Land of Oz with two of his friends, they become the lion, the tin woodsman, and the scarecrow. Together they must work to help Dorothy get to the wizard of Oz, and Miguel must find the courage to stand up to his friends and assert what he knows to be right. Illustrations support the text.

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