Alexander the Great

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Biography (nonfiction)

When Alexander the Great died in 323 BCE, his empire stretched from modern-day Greece, through northern Africa and the Middle East, to Asia. The trade and culture he helped spread would change the face of the ancient world.

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American Football

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Informational (nonfiction)

The action-packed sport of American Football excites spectators around the globe. Students will be interested to learn about the sport’ s origin as well as how the game is played. Amazing photos and diagrams support the text.

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Argentina

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Informational (nonfiction)

From its rich history to tasty food and vibrant cultures, Argentina is an amazing country students will love learning about.

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Beowulf

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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 U and Z1.

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Body Art

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Informational (nonfiction)

Have you noticed how people decorate their bodies in different ways? In addition to clothing and hairstyles, people have many ways of adorning their bodies. Body art has been practiced since the beginning of time. Readers will learn about some of the ways people around the world create body art. Engaging photographs support the text.

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Brazil

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Informational (nonfiction)

Brazil is home to the Amazon River and rainforest, but the largest country in South America is known for so much more. In Brazil students learn about the people who live there and the celebrations they have as well as the diverse animal life and the landforms that make up the country. Vibrantphotographs and detailed maps enhance the text.

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Canada

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Informational (nonfiction)

From Arctic lands to lush forests to bustling cities, Canada is a country with many different faces. Students will love to discover more about this amazing place.

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Comic Cons

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Informational (nonfiction)

Fans of pop culture love the colorful and crowded worlds discovered at comic conventions. Comic Cons provides students with a detailed look at these gatherings of comic enthusiasts. The book can also be used to teach students how to distinguish between fact and opinion and use plural nouns. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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D-Day

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Informational (nonfiction)

World War II was the biggest war in modern history. It was a battle fought by countries that made two powerful groups. The Allied nations consisted of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the Soviet Union, and many others. The Axis powers consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan. The Alliednations fought to stop the Axis powers from controlling Europe and the rest of the world. One of the most important invasions during the war was D-Day. D-Day provides detailed descriptions of each beach invasion that took place that day. The book can also be used to teach sequencing events and using commas after introductory words. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Dust Bowl Disaster

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Informational (nonfiction)

Dust Bowl Disaster describes the economic and personal hardships endured by farmers in the Great Plains of the United States and Canada during the 1930s. People living in this region went from prosperity to poverty as a relentless drought caused their farms to dry up and dust storms to rage. Period photographs and maps support the text.

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Early Moments in Rock Music History

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Informational (nonfiction)

Early Moments in Rock Music History an informative book documenting the history of rock ‘ n’ roll. It highlights performers such as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens. The book also focuses on the course of technological changes and their influence on the growthin popularity of rock music. It describes American society in the days of early rock ‘ n’ roll and how economic and cultural influences helped to create rock music we know today. Photographs support the text.

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Egypt

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Informational (nonfiction)

Egypt is well known for it’ s ancient history, but many other things make Egypt special. Some of these include the coutry’ s people, the animals that live there, and the different landforms, including the Nile River, one of the longest rivers in the world. Pictures and maps are used throughout thebook.

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Famous Hispanic Americans: A Proud Heritage

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Informational (nonfiction)

Hispanic Americans are the fastest-growing population in the United States. Of the 317 million people living in the United States, nearly 17 percent are Hispanic American. With rich cultures, history, and talent, Hispanic Americans have contributed greatly to making the United States a diverse and unique country. Famous Hispanic Americans: A Proud Heritage introduces readers to ten famous Hispanic Americans who have made a significant impact in the United States in the fields of art, science, sports, entertainment, and government.

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Fun by Remote Control

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Informational (nonfiction)

Children and adults have been playing with remote-controlled planes, boats, cars, trucks, and helicopters for decades. What seemed like magic one hundred years ago has quickly become an important, and entertaining, part of our everyday lives. Fun by Remote Control explains the history, science, and future of remote-controlled vehicles. Students will enjoy detailed photographs supported by a text full of fun and fascinating facts about the remote-controlled world. ?The books and lesson are available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Grandpa Smoke Jumper

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Realistic (fiction)

Andy prepares himself for a boring vacation with his grandparents when, on the way there, his mother claims that Grandpa used to parachute out of planes and fight wildfires. Andy doubts her tale, but when he finds an old photograph and encourages Grandpa to tell his amazing story, he changes his mind about what his grandparents can do.

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High-Speed Trains

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Informational (nonfiction)

High-speed trains are a very popular and efficient mode of transportation in many parts of the world. This book introduces readers to three types of high- speed trains, including where they came from and how they work. Hop on board for a very fast ride!

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Invasion of the Pythons

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Informational (nonfiction)

What weighs 150 pounds, is sixteen feet long, and can swallow a small deer whole? The answer is a Burmese python, and it may live closer to you than you think. Burmese pythons are native to India and South Asia . . . so what are they doing in Florida? The introduction of this invasive species has already upset the fragile ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Now scientists are trying to figure out how to stop them from spreading any farther.

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Jacey Nova: Starship Pilot

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Science Fiction (fiction)

The year is 2035, and Jacey Nova, a human teenager, is offered the chance of a lifetime–an invitation to attend pilot training at Galaxon Headquarters on the Planet Martel. His natural ability helped him get there, but he has to learn to work with his Sarpedon co-pilot if he wants to be successfulat this training school. The security of the Calabrian Galaxy depends upon the ability of these young pilots to work together to protect their intergalactic freedom.

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King George III

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Biography (nonfiction)

This interesting biography of King George III takes readers through seminal moments in the monarch’ s life, including the revolution by the American colonies and his eventual madness.

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Komodo Dragons: Giant Reptiles

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Informational (nonfiction)

Komodo dragons may be the biggest lizards in the world, but these animals are special in many other ways. Komodo Dragons: Giant Reptiles will open students’ eyes to the world of these incredible creatures. Maps and photographs support the text.

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Making Big Bolstead Bucks

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Realistic (fiction)

What would you design and sell if you could be an entrepreneur for a day? Making Big Bolstead Bucks is a realistic fiction book that follows a group of students and their teacher as they learn the basics of how capitalism works. Their assignment is to work in small groups to start their ownbusiness. Mr. Bolstead teaches his students about borrowing money with interest, supply and demand, and profit as they compete to win the contest in a real-world simulation. Illustrations support the text.

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Malala the Brave

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Biography (nonfiction)

Imagine you are an eleven-year-old girl, and the people in control say you may not go to school. What would you do? Would you go anyway? Would you speak out against your treatment? Would you risk your life for an education? Malala Yousafzai did all of these things. Read the story of her incredible bravery and her work to support every child’ s right to an education.

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Malik Had a House

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Realistic (fiction)

Malik loves his home, where he lives with his mom and brother, and he has lots of friends in the neighborhood. When Malik’ s mom loses her job, his life gets turned upside down by the hard financial times his family now faces. Readers will learn through Malik’ s eyes what it means for a family tolive in a bad economy, deal with unemployment, have an underwater mortgage, face foreclosure, and visit a food bank so they have enough to eat.

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Meeting Mrs. Pierce

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Realistic (fiction)

Charlotte’ s mother is secretly involved in the Women’ s Suffrage Movement, even though Charlotte’ s father objects to it. When Charlotte is inspired by her mother and another suffragist, Mrs. Pierce, to have a protest at her school, Charlotte puts her mother’ s suffrage work in jeopardy, yet she sparks the spirit and forges the ties that will allow her to vote someday herself.

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Miguel and King Arthur

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Fantasy (fiction)

Miguel and King Arthur tells the story of a young boy, Miguel, and his desire to experience adventure in another one of The Great Gallardo’ s books. Frustrated by his continual failures at bat playing baseball, he escapes to the attic, where he magically becomes a character in the book The Knights of the Round Table. He learns that success and adoration are not everything, and that being truthful with oneself and others is one of the best life skills to acquire. Illustrations support the text.

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Money, Money, Money

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Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever wondered where money comes from or who decides its value? Money, Money, Money provides students with an informative look at the development of money. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify main idea and details and to use proper nouns correctly. ?Thebooks and lesson are available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Ostriches: Giant Birds

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Informational (nonfiction)

Ostriches: Giant Birds explores many of the things that make these birds so fascinating. Students will learn about their appearance, enemies, offspring, and more. Maps and exciting pictures support the text.

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Ramses II

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Biography (nonfiction)

Born to a military commander and his wife, Ramses II never expected to be crowned pharaoh of ancient Egypt. Readers will be fascinated by his journey to becoming one of the most famous and influential leaders of the time.

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Roots of Rap

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Informational (nonfiction)

Rap music arose from the streets of New York City in the 1970s. Roots of Rap guides readers through the early history of rap music: from its origin at a young girl’ s block party, to an explanation of the four “pillars” (key elements) that define hip hop. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author’ s purpose for writing and the proper use of dashes. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Rosalind Franklin’s Beautiful Twist

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Biography (nonfiction)

Rosalind Franklin’ s Beautiful Twist tells the story of a brilliant but relatively unknown scientist, Rosalind Franklin. The book chronicles Rosalind’ s life and her work to discover the makeup and purpose of DNA, a blueprint for the building blocks of all living things. Because she was awoman in a male-dominated institution, male scientists took credit for her research and findings. Read about this fascinating woman and her now-known contributions to science.

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Saladin

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Biography (nonfiction)

During the Crusades, one leader united the Muslim people and retook the city of Jerusalem. Find out how he accomplished this as well as much more in this exciting biography of Saladin.

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Saved by the Stars

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Fantasy (fiction)

Saved by the Stars recounts another adventure for Miguel as he dives into one of The Great Gallardo books. This time he travels into the story of Black Beauty and takes on the role of the horse! He is in a race against time, running through the night to save his mistress’ s life. When he stumbles, exhausted, and his rider’ s glasses are broken, he must trust his instincts to find his way home. Illustrations support the text.

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Saving the Salmon

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Pro/Con (nonfiction)

Salmon are among the most amazing fish in the world, but they are in danger of extinction. In this book, you will learn what makes salmon unique and what is causing their endangerment, especially in the Pacific Northwest of North America. Is there a way to protect and restore salmon species? Read and find out!

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Seeds of Revolution

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Historical (nonfiction)

What divided Britain and the American colonists after their success in the French and Indian War? Seeds of Revolution provides students a historical look at these struggles. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships and the proper use of conjunctions. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Seeing the Evidence: Forensic Scientists at Work

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Informational (nonfiction)

Seeing the Evidence: Forensic Scientists at Work is an informational book about the science of analyzing types of evidence found at crime scenes. The book provides a historical overview of the first forensic scientists in the early 1900s. Four case files give readers the opportunity to seemodern forensic science at work, ranging from DNA testing to fingerprint analysis. Photographs and diagrams support the text.

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Soccer

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Informational (nonfiction)

Soccer has been the most popular sport around the world for decades. Students will enjoy learning about how this exciting sport is played as well as about its history and famous players. Incredible images, maps, and diagrams support the text.

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Takehito’s Tango

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Realistic (fiction)

Takehito’ s Tango余额宝在哪里领取红包 tells the story of a young Japanese boy named Takehito and his desire to make friends and fit in at his new school. His teacher pushes him to participate in the talent show, which sets him on a mission to uncover a hidden talent. With the help of young Melinda, he works hard to learn a dance called the tango. He picks up the steps quickly and even begins to enjoy the attention of his admirers. On the day of the talent show, he takes the stage, and Takehito realizes that he has already made at least one friend–Melinda. Illustrations and diagrams support the text.

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Talking to Each Other

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Realistic (fiction)

Talking to Each Other is a fictional story about a young girl named Amanda, her stepfather Chris, and her mother. While Amanda and Chris are able to communicate with few words, Amanda and her mother don’ t seem to communicate at all. This book provides an opportunity to discuss the importance of talking and listening to one another.

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The Algonquins

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Historical (fiction)

Travel back in time as Eagle Feather, an old Native American warrior, tells his grandson Sagastao the stories of their people, the Algonquins of eastern Canada. Through the words of Eagle Feather, readers will learn about the history of the tribe and its trials and glories through the ages. Readerswill also learn about the effects of the “white man’ s” arrival on native peoples in North America. Illustrations, nonfiction features, a photo, and a map support text.

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The Amazing Amazon

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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 U and Z1.

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The Amazing Undersea Food Web

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Informational (nonfiction)

Phytoplankton, the most universally eaten organism in the sea, takes readers through the various ocean layers. The Amazing Undersea Food Web reveals how ocean organisms are linked through the intricate food web. The book can also be used to teach students how to distinguish fact or opinion and the proper use of commas in a series. The books and lesson are available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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The Bill of Rights

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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. This 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 U and Z1.

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The Blues: More Than A Feeling

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Informational (nonfiction)

If you’ ve ever felt sad or disappointed that things aren’ t going your way, then you’ ve experienced the blues. Blues music became a way for people to express these feelings. The Blues: More Than a Feeling is an informational book that traces the history of the blues, beginning with itsAfrican roots. Photographs and maps support the text.

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The Eruption of Mount Shasta

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Adventure (fiction)

The Eruption of Mount Shasta is a fictional story about a boy named Kyle, his dog, Oz, and his pet crow, who, strangely enough, is named Raven. The three live with Kyle’ s family in Shasta City, California, which is close to an active volcano. One day, the volcano erupts. Everyone must leave quickly, but Kyle refuses to leave without first finding Oz, who has disappeared. The story is filled with suspense and includes some humor as well.

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The Genius of Tesla

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Biography (nonfiction)

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

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The Gettysburg Address

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Informational (nonfiction)

The American Civil War (1861-1865) was a long fight between two sides of the same country, with friends and brothers sometimes fighting on opposite sides. After the famous battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln knew he needed a great speech to rally the North to finish the war and restore the Union. The Gettysburg Address provides students a comprehensive look at why the famous speech was so important. The book can also be used to teach students other interesting facts about the war, the speech, and the time in U.S. history. The books and lesson are available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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The Hard Stuff! All About Bones

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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The History of Anime

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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 U and Z1.

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The History of Halloween

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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The Internet

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Informational (nonfiction)

The Internet is an introduction to the network that connects millions of computers around the world. The book explains how it began, how information is sent from computer to computer, and how the Internet itself works. Photographs and illustrations support the text.

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The Labors of Hercules

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Myth (fiction)

Greek and Roman mythology is exciting and fascinating for students. The Labors of Hercules tells the story of the hero Hercules and how he overcame many difficult challenges in his life. Students will be engaged with this riveting story and the accompanying detailed illustrations. This book can also be used to teach students how to identify problems and solutions as well as to retell the events of a story in sequence. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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The Mongol Empire

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Informational (nonfiction)

During the 1200s, horsemen from Asia called the Mongols established the largest land empire ever created. These brutal conquerors expanded their empire by leveling entire cities, massacring the people who dwelled in them. The warrior largely responsible for their success was Genghis Khan who he became the Universal Ruler of all of the Mongol tribes and created a unified nation. How did Genghis Khan become such a powerful leader and what became of his empire after his death? Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.

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The Panama Canal

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Informational (nonfiction)

Celebrated as one of the modern wonders of the world, the Panama Canal forever changed trade and travel in the Americas. The Panama Canal provides students a look at the obstacles and triumph in completing this engineering feat. The book can also be used to teach students how to understand cause-and-effect relationships and the proper use of prepositional phrases. The books and lesson are available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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The Queen’s Proposal

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Adventure (fiction)

The Hollow Kids series continues as Qynn, Uncle Jasper, Odie, and the cephaloid, Seth, discuss how to save their friends from the Queen. As a frustrated Qynn steps away, she begins to think about her friends-and something strange happens in the sands. How will Qynn, Jasper, Seth, and Odie fare in their first confrontation with the Queen? The book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast and to make, revise, and confirm predictions.

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The Recess Revolt

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Realistic (fiction)

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

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The Reef

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Personal Narrative (fiction)

Crew member Will Reynolds tells of the voyage of The Endeavour from England to the Pacific Ocean to map the coasts of New Zealand and Australia. Along the way, the ship runs aground on a coral reef. If not for the imaginative thinking of one of the crew, all might have perished. Instead, the ship was kept afloat until Captain James Cook found a safe harbor where repairs could be made. Told in first-person narrative, The Reef is a suspenseful, engaging story.

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The School Versus James Holt

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Realistic (fiction)

The School Versus James Holt tells the story of a fifth-grade classroom learning about the process of a jury trial. Students are assigned roles as they try a real case in which the main character must prove that her friend James is innocent so he doesn’ t receive a week’ s worth of detention for a crime he says he didn’ t commit. Illustrations support the text.

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The Stanley Cup: Hockey’s Greatest Prize

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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The Story of Immigration

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Informational (nonfiction)

The Story of Immigration recounts the history of voluntary and involuntary immigration to the United States from the early 1600s to the present. The book explains why people immigrated and how they came to the United States. Photographs, charts, and a map support the text.

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The Transcontinental Railroad

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Informational (nonfiction)

How could anyone build something as big and expensive as a railroad across the immense, rugged American West? The Transcontinental Railroad addresses the laborious and often dangerous process of connecting the United States from east to west. Historic photographs support detailed and engagingtext. Students will have the opportunity to practice the skills of identifying main ideas and details and summarizing to understand the text. The books and lesson are available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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The Wonderful World Series

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Informational (nonfiction)

Batter up! Each October baseball fans sit on the edge of their seats and anxiously await the high point of the Major League Baseball season: the World Series. This best-of-seven playoff series is rooted in a rich history filled with amazing athletic feats and baseball superstars. The Wonderful World Series is a detailed text that relates the history and highlights of this exciting tournament.

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Up From Slavery

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Autobiography (nonfiction)

Booker T. Washington was a slave on a plantation in Virginia until he was nine years old. His autobiography offers readers a look into his life as a young child. Simple pleasures, such as eating with a fork, sleeping in a bed, and wearing comfortable clothing, were unavailable to Washington and hisfamily. His brief glimpses into a schoolhouse were all it took to make him long for a chance to study and learn. Readers will enjoy the straightforward and strong voice Washington uses to tell his story.

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Whale Sharks: Giant Fish

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Informational (nonfiction)

Whale sharks are the world’ s largest fish, but don’ t let the name fool you. These gentle giants are nothing like most other sharks. Students will enjoy reading about how these creatures eat, migrate, reproduce, and more. Maps and fascinating images support the text.

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What Makes You, You?

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Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever wondered why your eyes are blue and your sibling’ s are brown? Why a friend can roll his tongue and you can’ t? This informative book answers these questions. Readers will also learn about dominant and recessive traits and how to use a Punnett square to determine the probability of inheriting a particular characteristic.

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Wildlife Rescue

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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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Your Road to the White House

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Informational (nonfiction)

The title of this book sets the reader up for a personalized approach to the presidential election process. In this often humorous, but straightforward book, students are invited to imagine themselves as the candidate. Each step in the process is explained in an engaging manner, in which the authorseems to be having a conversation with the reader rather than simply providing information. Interesting historical facts are included, as well as information from more recent presidential elections.

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Zoos: Pro or Con?

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Pro/Con (nonfiction)

This book presents readers with a unique text structure–that of a local newspaper publishing letters to the editor. Members of a local community share their opinions both supporting and opposing expansion and renovation of the local zoo. Through these letters, readers are presented with the pros and cons of the issue of whether zoos should exist or be abolished. Readers can decide for themselves after reading critically.

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