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 T and Z.

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Acropolis Adventure

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Informational (fiction)

Acropolis Adventure is told from a young man’ s perspective as he and his parents vacation in Greece. He meets Dimitri, an old friend of his father’ s, who shows him some of the famous local landmarks. Most importantly, Dimitri teaches Brady how to appreciate the details and beauty that surround him. Brady leaves Greece a different person. Illustrations and a map support the text.

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Adventure in Bear Valley

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Adventure (fiction)

Adventure in Bear Valley recounts the adventures of a pioneer girl and her brother as they brave the new land out west. On their perilous journey to California, their parents die and a young pioneering couple take them in. Emily and Jess trust the Hutchinsons but rely on each other to makeit through each day. An encounter with a wild bear changes everything, bringing them all closer. Illustrations support the text.

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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 T and Z.

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Alberto Salazar: An American Runner

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Biography (nonfiction)

Alberto Salazar: An American Runner is a biographical text that focuses on the inspiration and motivation of a very accomplished distance runner. The book informs readers of how Alberto discovered his amazing talent and highlights important events that shaped his life. Photographs, and mapssupport 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 T.

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American Sports Legends

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Biography (nonfiction)

Among the many athletes throughout American history, there are several record-setting superstars who revolutionized their sports. American Sports Legends highlights four athletes of tremendous character who left behind inspiring legacies. Overcoming obstacles such as discrimination, physicallimitations, and sexism, these legends proved that, with passion and commitment, anything is possible. The books and lesson are available for levels Z and Z1.

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Ancient Greek and Roman Gods

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Informational (nonfiction)

Ancient Greek and Roman Gods is an informational text that describes the gods worshipped by Greeks and Romans. They were a lot like humans . . . except larger, stronger, more beautiful, and immortal. The stories and beliefs about these gods have played a role in how people think and act today. This book describes several of the most important gods and can also be used to teach about author’ s purpose and pronoun agreement.

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Atlantic Crossing

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Historical (fiction)

Leaving his home in Dublin to immigrate to the United States was the last thing Patrick Kelley wanted to do. But Ireland’ s potato famine of 1846 forced thousands of people to either flee or starve. Once aboard the Donegal, Patrick began to feel a sense of excitement as he watched the ocean’ s waves crest and fall. However, only a short while later, Patrick would become the unlikely hero on his voyage to America.

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Ben Franklin

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Biography (nonfiction)

Ben Franklin is a biographical text about the many accomplishments of this famous inventor, author, and politician. Chronicling his life from birth to death, readers learn about his contributions, family, early business ventures, and beliefs, all of which provide insight into the personal side of his character. Famous quotes by Franklin introduce each chapter, and photographs and illustrations support the text.

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Catching Air

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Informational (nonfiction)

If you’ re not sure whether you’ re daring enough to jump from a plane or off a cliff, this informative book may help you make up your mind. Your students will learn about a variety of wind sports, such as skydiving, hang gliding, and parasailing. They’ ll read about the equipment and training that each sport requires and how much it costs. Invite the adventure-lovers in your class to imagine themselves outfitted in a jumpsuit, goggles, and a parachute ready to make that first jump!

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Climbing Mountains: An Interview with Erik Weihenmayer

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Interview (nonfiction)

Erik Weihenmayer lost his sight when he was thirteen. Despite his blindness, he went on to climb the Seven Summits of the world as an adult. Readers learn about the dedication and work required to prepare for a climb, the dangers faced by mountain climbers, and how a blind person “sees” the world.Erik also shares his passion for helping and inspiring others. Photographs, charts, and Web sources support the text.

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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 T.

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Curiosity on Mars

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Informational (nonfiction)

Curiosity on Mars introduces readers to NASA’ s Curiosity rover and describes its two-year mission-to discover if life ever existed on the Red Planet. Sit with the crew on Earth as Curiosity lands on Martian soil and begins to explore. The book explains how the rover usessatellites and other equipment to look for evidence of miscoscopic extraterrestrial life-forms hidden beneath rocks or buried under the soil and sends the information back to scientists on Earth. Photographs and diagrams support the text.

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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 T.

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Discovery in the Americas?

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Informational (nonfiction)

This book describes the cultures of the ancient Maya, Inca, and Anasazi, and discusses the question of whether or not the Europeans were the first people to discover the Americas. The author concludes that when discussing the contribution of the Europeans, the word “explored” rather than “discovered” might be more appropriate.

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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 T.

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Electric Cars: History and Future

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Informational (nonfiction)

Could many traffic problems have ended long ago if the electric car had gained more popularity? In the 1830s, Robert Anderson of Scotland invented the first electric carriage. Through the years, many improvements and inventions by others led to the popularity of electric cars in the beginning of thetwentieth century. Is it possible for the electric car to be a thing of the past and the car of the future? Photographs and diagrams support the text.

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Fearless Felix

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Biography (nonfiction)

On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner climbed into a capsule attached to a high-altitude balloon and rose 128,000 feet above the Earth-and then he jumped. This astonishing leap broke world records that had stood for over fifty years. Learn how “Fearless Felix” accomplished this incredible feat and about his many other amazing jumps.

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High-Tech Treasure Hunt

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Realistic (fiction)

High-Tech Treasure Hunt begins with the story of two kids who share the same love of games-sixteen-year-old Hee Jung, an exchange student, and Trey, a fifth grader. When it is time for Hee Jung to return to South Korea, she gives Trey a parting gift: an elaborate treasure hunt using all the latest technology. As Trey’ s teenage brother Sol helps him on the hunt, the brothers become closer.

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Hurricanes

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Informational (nonfiction)

Readers learn the difference between a hurricane, a typhoon, and a severe tropical cyclone. The book also explains how liz-1768066855775017 are formed, where they come from, and where they occur most often in the world. One section focuses on predicting and preparing for liz-1768066855775017. Photographs, maps, and diagrams support the text.

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InFLUenza

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Informational (nonfiction)

InFLUenza provides basic facts pertaining to the flu, or influenza- 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 T and Z.

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Joe Kittinger: An Unsung Hero

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Biography (nonfiction)

Joe Kittinger is a man of extraordinary courage who made important contributions to the field of space exploration. Students will learn about Kittinger’ s work with high-altitude balloons and incredible acts of bravery that benefited both pilots and astronauts. Photographs support the text.

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Mapping the Woods: Maps and Cartography

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Informational (nonfiction)

In Mapping the Woods: Maps and Cartography, readers are introduced to a variety of maps including physical, political, and data maps. Samples of each type of map, as well as explanations about scale, keys, landmarks, and symbols, are provided.

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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 T.

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Microbes: Friend or Foe?

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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. Book and lesson also available at Levels U and Z.

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Miguel in the Secret Garden

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Fantasy (fiction)

Miguel in the Secret Garden tells the story of a young boy, Miguel, and his desire to experience adventure in another one of The Great Gallardo’ s books. Bored and frustrated by the work expected of him in his family’ s garden, he escapes to the attic, where he magically becomes a character in the book The Secret Garden. Illustrations support the text.

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Mummies

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Informational (nonfiction)

Mummies tells the history of ancient Egyptian mummification and the importance of human and animal liz-7654339341052934 in the spirit world. Readers learn the detailed steps used to preserve bodies. King Tutankhamen’ s tomb, one of the most elaborate ever discovered, is also discussed. Photographs addto this fascinating topic.

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Nelson Mandela

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Biography (nonfiction)

From humble beginnings to the presidency of a large country, Nelson Mandela is a fascinating man. This biographical text chronicles his early life, his civil rights activism, his prison years, and his tireless work to end apartheid (the racial segregation policy of South Africa). Like Martin LutherKing Jr., Nelson Mandela will always be a symbol of freedom and equality for all.

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Ocean Quiz

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Folktale (fiction)

Maggie and her best friend, Caroline, have been picked to join the team that will represent their school at the annual Kid Quiz Bowl. As they research the topic of oceans, Tad, the school know-it-all, acts as though he doesn’ t even need to study. But when the pressure is on at the quiz bowl, Tad sings a very different tune.

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Otzi: The Iceman

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Informational (nonfiction)

Imagine hiking high in the mountains and suddenly stumbling upon a frozen human body in the ice. This is what happened to two German hikers in 1991 when they discovered Otzi, a 5,300-year-old mummy, in the Tyrolean Alps. Otzi: The Iceman explains the scientific theories of how the Iceman might have lived, survived, and died. As readers learn about Otzi, they can develop their own theories about his life and death. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.

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Pirates and Privateers

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Informational (nonfiction)

Pirates and Privateers is an informational book that describes the lives of pirates and privateers of the Caribbean. Readers will learn about the duties of the pirates’ daily lives, how they dressed, and what they did for fun. Readers will also learn about several famous pirates, including Blackbeard. Detailed 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 T.

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Robin Hood and the King

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Legend (fiction)

In this legend about Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, the king sets out to meet Robin Hood. He loves all sports and knows Robin Hood and his men are the best archers in the kingdom. So he disguises himself as an abbot and heads through Sherwood Forest with a hundred pounds in his pouch. Robin Hood and his men take his gold but promise the king a show of fine archery, wrestling, and swordplay. Book and lesson also available at Levels Q and Z.

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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 T.

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Scratching a Good Story

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Fantasy (fiction)

Tyler has writer’ s block. He can’ t think of anything to write for his English class assignment-until his pen starts talking to him! Using sage advice from his pen, Tyler unleashes his imagination and soon creates an amazing story. Readers will be amused by Tyler and his talking pen while learning all about story elements such as character, setting, and plot.

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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 explained. The author also describes the people who set out to sea as well as their motivations for going. Illustrations and maps support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels T and Y.

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Stonehenge

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Informational (nonfiction)

The mysteries of Stonehenge are many. Why was it built? How did its builders move and place stones weighing more than a school bus? Students will learn about the scientific theories that try to explain the meaning of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Taj Mahal

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Informational (nonfiction)

Many people consider the Taj Mahal to be the most beautiful tomb in the world. Built by an emperor of India for his wife after she passed away, it has survived years of neglect and restoration. Engage students with the story of how and why this amazing landmark was built.

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The Black Stones

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Realistic (fiction)

The Black Stones tells the story of eleven-year-old twins who learn how 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 scienceand wants to find out if the stones are lucky charms or have magical properties. Their mother forces them to work together to find the answers. The twins are surprised to find out that they like working together. Illustrations support the text.

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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 T.

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The Creature and the Queen

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Fantasy (fiction)

The Creature and the Queen continues the Hollow Kids adventures with Qynn and Odie learning more about the new world from a strange creature named Seth. What mysteries will Seth solve? This book can also be used to teach students to identify cause-and effect-relationships as well as the proper use of ellipses.

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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 T.

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The Mystery of Granville Library

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Mystery (fiction)

In The Mystery of Granville Library, three friends discover mysterious clues in a library book. The boys put their heads together to solve the mystery, and in the end they discover a very special place.

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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 T and Z.

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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 R and Z.

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The Other Side of the Glass

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Fantasy (fiction)

In the next installment of The Hollow Kids series, Sarah and Jake enter the house in the woods. They are greeted by a mysterious woman, Queen Tatiana, who shows them something amazing. Should Sarah and Jake trust Queen Tatiana and what she shows them? The Other Side of the Glass continues Sarah and Jake’ s adventure while providing opportunities for students to practice analyzing characters and making, revising, and confirming predictions.

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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 T and Z.

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The Smithsonian Institution

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Informational (nonfiction)

Known as the “Nation’s Attic,” the Smithsonian Institution is packed full of memorabilia and historical articles, all of which weave together the fascinating history of the United States. Take a tour of the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of American History, and the National Air and Space Museum. Students will learn about the history of James Smithson, for whom the institution is named. Detailed and intriguing photographs support this rich text.

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The University of Arizona College of Science Biosphere 2

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Personal Narrative (nonfiction)

Biosphere 2 is a unique research station located in the Arizona desert. Constructed over five years, the self-contained building was originally designed to test survival theories for people living in outer space. The facility is now used for researching climate change and environmental studies. Thisbook explores Biosphere 2′ s fascinating history, and can also be used to teach about author’ s purpose and compound sentences.

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The World of NASCAR

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Informational (nonfiction)

Imagine riding in a car at a speed of 200 miles per hour! This is the speed at which NASCAR drivers move. Their incredible custom-built cars are part of a major class of competitive events that has evolved over time. Readers will learn about these specialized vehicles and racing techniques that leadto NASCAR championships. Photographs support the text.

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The Yanomami: Deep in the Amazon

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Informational (nonfiction)

The Yanomami: Deep in the Amazon is a factual text about the Yanomami people who live in the Amazon. The book describes Yanomami traditional ways of life, including what they eat, how they hunt, what they wear, and how they build their houses. Also included is a section on how outsiders arechanging the Yanomami way of life.

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Threats to Our Atmosphere

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Informational (nonfiction)

Threats to Our Atmosphere is an informational book that focuses on the structure and function of earth’ s protective atmosphere. The text explains the ozone layer and the possible causes and consequences of global warming. The book also explores what effects these issues have on our planet, what scientists and world leaders are doing to protect our environment, and what individuals can do to protect our sky. Photographs, diagrams, and charts support the text.

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To Drill or Not to Drill?

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Pro/Con (nonfiction)

To Drill or Not to Drill? gives readers information on both sides of a heated debate: whether or not to drill for oil in Alaska’ s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The book includes a history of American oil along with reasons to drill in ANWR, reasons not to drill, and the science and law behind it all. Photographs, maps, and graphs support the text.

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Valley of the Kings

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Informational (nonfiction)

Explore one of the most amazing burial grounds in history with Valley of the Kings. Engage students with information about the construction of the tombs as well as ancient Egyptian beliefs regarding death and the afterlife.

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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 T and Z.

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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 T and Z.

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