9/11: A Dark Day

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Informational (nonfiction)

9/11: A Dark Day informs readers of events of September 11, 2001, when the United States suffered terrorist attacks that led to thousands of deaths and changes in national security. The text explains that four hijacked planes were used as missiles that day to crash into American landmarks.It describes who was responsible and how they were caught, as well as heroic efforts by rescue workers and civilians alike. The book also informs readers about the massive cleanup that was required as well as plans for future memorials and on-site buildings.

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Ali Baba

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Folktale (fiction)

Ali Baba’ s quaint life as a woodcutter will never be the same after he discovers a secret stash of treasure hidden away by a band of robbers. Although he and his wife attempt to keep the treasure a secret, Ali’ s brother learns of the riches, and soon great troubles unfold. Ali Baba is anArabian folktale that provides students with opportunities to analyze characters’ choices and actions and their inevitable consequences. The book can also be used to teach students how to summarize and use adverbs. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 1)

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Classic (fiction)

Readers are introduced to young Alice. After falling down a rabbit hole, Alice finds herself in a bizarre world filled with many unusual creatures. She discovers the power of Wonderland food and drink, its effect on her physical size, and how to use it to her advantage.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 2)

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Classic (fiction)

Alice is tasked with handing out prizes for a nonsensical Caucus-race. She then finds herself in a little cottage with a bottle labeled “Drink Me.” After doing so, she rapidly starts growing. A group of animals outside the cottage try in vain to get rid of her. After several unsuccessful attempts,they barrage her with small cakes that, when eaten, shrink her enough to escape the cottage.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 3)

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Classic (fiction)

Alice comes upon a hookah-smoking caterpillar sitting atop a mushroom. The edible mushroom gives Alice the ability to grow or shrink, depending on which side she nibbles. This time, however, her neck stretches to a crazy length, which convinces a pigeon that she is a serpent, not a little girl. Thisgives her the incentive to eat a different part of the mushroom and shrink back down to an acceptable nine inches high.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 4)

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Classic (fiction)

Alice meets a duchess who is partial to an extreme amount of pepper in her soup. The duchess hands her a baby to look after that turns into a pig before her eyes. Later, she encounters the Cheshire Cat, a grinning animal who mysteriously appears and vanishes with startling ease.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 5)

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Classic (fiction)

Alice attends a tea party unlike any she’ s ever been to previously. The attendants include a Mad Hatter, a March Hare, and a Dormouse. The tea party is filled with nonsensical riddles and constant seat-changing. After being insulted numerous times, Alice can no longer take it and leaves in a huff.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 6)

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Classic (fiction)

Alice finds herself in an awkward game of croquet with the King and Queen of Hearts. The game features croquet arches of live playing-card soldiers, hedgehog balls, and flamingo mallets. The Queen threatens to behead just about everyone in her path, including the Cheshire Cat, who has shown the kingdisrespect. However, the executioner is left empty-handed, as the cat has partially vanished and doesn’ t seem to have a head to behead.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 7)

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Classic (fiction)

Alice is reintroduced to the Duchess, who seems unnecessarily obsessed with morals that make no sense. Alice then meets an extremely rude Gryphon who leads her to a mournful Mock Turtle sitting on a cliff overlooking the sea. The Mock Turtle regales her with a sad tale about the days when he was a real turtle.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 8)

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Classic (fiction)

The Gryphon and Mock Turtle treat Alice to a recital of dance, poetry, and music. The creatures then describe and demonstrate a song and a dance called the Lobster Quadrille, which involves flinging lobsters into the ocean. Afterward, Alice tells them the story of her experiences in Wonderland so far. Then, the three share some odd poetry and music.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 9)

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Classic (fiction)

Alice attends the trial of the Knave of Hearts, who is accused of stealing tarts. The judge is the King of Hearts, the jury is filled with all sorts of creatures, and the witnesses are the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse. Alice finds that she is beginning to grow again. As the Queen ofHearts continues her threats to have everyone beheaded, Alice is surprised to hear her own name called as the next witness.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Part 10)

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Classic (fiction)

Alice’ s continues growing larger. When she explains that she has nothing to add as a witness, the King invokes a rule that all persons one mile high must leave the court. Alice refuses, and the trial continues. She defiantly takes a stand against all the nonsense when courtroom chaos ensues. The playing cards in the courtroom rise up and attack her. This scene transforms into Alice waking to find her sister brushing leaves off her face. She describes her wonderful dream as her sister imagines herself in Wonderland.

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Arrows

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Informational Narrative (fiction)

Arrows is about a thirteen-year-old girl who discovers a series of arrows carved into large boulders. With her grandfather’ s help, she uncovers a cipher, or code. Together they break the code and find a hidden message linked to the Underground Railroad. Illustrations and photographs support the text.

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Basketball

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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Battling for Independence

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Historical (nonfiction)

How did colonists establish the United States of America? Battling for Independence, which picks up where Seeds of Revolution left off, provides students with an informative look at the how the battles of the Revolutionary War led to the creation of the United States of America. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions and the proper use of compound adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Believe It or Not?

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Informational (nonfiction)

What is the truth behind Bigfoot sightings and the Bermuda Triangle disappearances? Does anybody really know? These mysteries, among others, are described in the book Believe It or Not? The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze main idea and details and the proper use of adverbs. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Biomimicry

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Informational (nonfiction)

Nature is filled with an amazing array of living things, each with unique designs and behaviors that help it adapt and survive. Humans have much to learn from nature, and the new science of liz-1914405985624730 helps us copy and apply lessons from nature in our own lives. Biomimicry allows students toinvestigate a variety of examples of liz-1914405985624730 from Velcro to antireflective computer screens and more. The book can also be used to teach ways to determine the author’ s point of view and how to correctly use dashes in sentence. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Born on Sable Island

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Realistic (fiction)

Born on Sable Island is a realistic fiction book about two girls who accompany their mother on a zoological excursion to Sable Island. They quickly find out that this isolated spot off the coast of Nova Scotia is very different from the world they are used to. Photographs and illustrations support the text.

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Condors: Giant Birds

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Informational (nonfiction)

Condors: Giant Birds covers many interesting facts about these graceful flyers. From condors’ eating habits to their near extinction, students will enjoy reading about these amazing creatures. Vibrant pictures and maps enhance the text.

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Elephants: Giant Mammals

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Informational (nonfiction)

In Elephants: Giant Mammals, students will learn all about the largest land animal on Earth. They will read about where and how elephants live and how they raise their young as well as the differences between African and Asian elephants. Maps and photographs support the text.

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Escape from the Holocaust

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Informational (nonfiction)

Nicholas Winton was a remarkable and humble man. He saved the lives of hundreds of children threatened under the shadow of Hitler’ s growing power at the onset of World War II. Escape from the Holocaust provides a detailed account of Winton’ s heroic actions and the many lives he saved. Thebook can also be used to teach students how to determine an author’ s purpose for writing and the use of simple adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Fast Forward to the Future

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Science Fiction (fiction)

Fast Forward to the Future recounts another of Miguel’ s adventures as he dives into one of The Great Gallardo’ s books. He travels in time and finds himself at the mercy of the cannibalistic Morlocks-80,000 years into the future. In his haste to escape, he rushes further into the futureand finds himself on a dying Earth. Illustrations support the text.

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Frederick Douglass: Forever Free

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Biography (nonfiction)

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” These are the words of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who learned as a young slave that education and freedom go hand in hand. Students will follow his life story as they read this book and learn how Douglass’ s desire for his own freedom led him to become one of the most important civil rights leaders in the United States. Book and lesson are also available at Levels S and V.

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Gems: Treasures from the Earth

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Informational (nonfiction)

Gems fascinate almost everyone. They sparkle, shimmer, and glimmer with mystery and beauty. This book explains how gems are formed, how they are valued, and the processes by which they become jewelry. At the end of the book, students can read about some of the most famous gems. Photographs and diagrams support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels S and V.

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George Washington

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Biography (nonfiction)

George Washington is one of the most iconic figures in American history. Students will enjoy reading about his early years and the struggles he faced as the first president of the United States.

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Golf

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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Goliath Beetles: Giant Insects

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Informational (nonfiction)

Goliath Beetles: Giant Insects provides students with a glimpse into the life of these special insects. From their anatomy to their African habitat, students will discover what makes Goliath beetles so special to the insect world.

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Groundwater

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Informational (nonfiction)

Every living thing on Earth needs water. But if the citizens of the world do not plan ahead, there will not be enough water for everyone! Groundwater provides students a comprehensive look at why groundwater matters and how we can all do our part to make sure there is enough for years to come. An important topic and interesting graphics will keep students engaged. This lesson can be used to teach students how to determine the author’ s point of view as well as to summarize text. The book and lessons are also available for levels S and V.

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Hockey

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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How Little John Joined Robin Hood

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Legend (fiction)

In the retelling of this classic tale, readers learn how Robin Hood came to steal from the wealthy and give to the poor. Readers are given insight into how John Little met, challenged, and later joined Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. Readers also learn how Robin Hood’ s strong and faithful friend came to be called Little John. Book and lesson also available at Levels S and V.

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Hungry Right Here?

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Informational (nonfiction)

One in five children in the United States lives in a food-insecure household, which means these children are hungry and struggling to thrive. While federal food programs work to diminish the hunger epidemic, the efforts of local communities to ensure that all citizens receive bountiful and nutritious food are paramount. Hungry Right Here? provides students with a comprehensive explanation of the causes and effects of the hunger epidemic. The author also provides concrete and inspirational examples of how students throughout the country are taking action to help meet the food needs of their local communities. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author’ s purpose and to summarize. The book and lesson are also available for levels V and Z1.

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In Huck’s Shoes

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Adventure (fiction)

In Huck’ s Shoes tells the story of an eleven-year-old boy, Miguel, and his desire to experience adventure. Bored and frustrated by the work expected of him in his family’ s shop, he escapes to the attic, where he magically becomes a character in the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Illustrations support the text.

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India

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Informational (nonfiction)

India will show students many interesting aspects of this country, including its fascinating people and their celebrations. From crowded cities to jungles and mangrove forests, students will enjoy learning about this unique country and its culture.

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Jonas Salk

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Biography (nonfiction)

The spring and summer of 1953 was terrifying for parents in the United States. They braced themselves for the possibility of polio. Through his determination and unorthodox thinking, Jonas Salk developed a polio vaccine and children’ s lives were saved. Jonas Salk provides students an in-depth look into both Dr. Salk’ s life and his search for the vaccine. The book can also be used to teach students the elements of a biography and the proper use of hyphenated compound adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Julius Caesar

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Biography (nonfiction)

Julius Caesar is ancient Rome’ s most famous dictator, but how did he earn such notoriety? Find out in this exciting biography that chronicles his military feats, rise to power, and inevitable fall.

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Kenya

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Informational (nonfiction)

Kenya is a beautiful African country, filled with many different landforms, diverse wildlife, and more than thirty tribes of people. This book explores the culture, history, and geography that make Kenya such a fascinating place. Detailed maps and vibrant images help bring this book to life.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Pioneer’s Life

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Biography (nonfiction)

“Home is the nicest word there is.” These are the words of pioneer and renowned Little House author Laura Ingalls Wilder. From the vast Kansas prairie to the cold Dakota Territory, Laura had many homes throughout her youth. It was only late in her life that she began to share her childhoodmemories through a series of unforgettable books. Students will enjoy learning about the life and adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder in this engaging and detailed text. Book and lesson are also available at Levels S and V.

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Leaving Home

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Realistic (fiction)

Leaving Home is a fictional narrative about a boy who has moved from Jamaica to the United States. The story details how it would feel to leave everything familiar behind to begin a new life. Students will personally relate to this story if they have ever moved to a new country, state, or even neighborhood.

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Life in Space

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Informational (nonfiction)

Ever wonder how astronauts sleep in space? What about going to the bathroom? How do you eat when your food floats away? Life in Space answers these questions and more as readers learn about astronauts’ daily lives aboard the International Space Station. A variety of photos, graphs, and sidebars illuminate this book’ s exploration of daily activities in weightlessness. Use this book to teach about author’ s purpose and possessive nouns. Book and lesson are also available at Levels S and V.

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Marco Polo and the Silk Road

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Informational (nonfiction)

Marco Polo and the Silk Road is a book about Marco Polo and his fascinating travels to China in the 1200s. Surrounded by controversy, his memoir of travels to mysterious lands became a sensation. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.

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Marie Curie

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Biography (nonfiction)

The work of Marie Curie revolutionized scientific understanding of the nature of atoms and opened up new frontiers in medicine. Marie Curie is a detailed account of this remarkable woman’ s legacy in the face of discrimination and struggle. The book can be used to teach students the elementsof a biography. The book and lesson are also available for levels V and Z1.

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Meegor and the Master

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Fantasy (fiction)

Do you like scientific experiments? Meegor and the Master is a fictional fantasy book in which a young man and his grouchy, domineering Master conduct a scientific experiment to test a hypothesis. The proud Master is so sure that his amazing discoveries will bring him fame and fortune thathe doesn’ t bother to follow the scientific method during his research. His humble servant, Meegor, on the other hand, methodically uses the scientific method to make a breakthrough that impresses the judges at a science competition. Illustrations support the text.

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Mexico

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Informational (nonfiction)

Many tourists travel to Mexico to enjoy its amazing beaches and ancient landmarks, but the country has much more to learn about. In this book, students will read about the cultures, landforms, history, and people that make up this interesting country. Maps and pictures enhance the text.

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Miltie Math-head Takes the Mound

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Realistic (fiction)

Miltie Math-head Takes the Mound is a continuation of Miltie Math-head, in which Milton leads his football team to victory using his mathematical abilities. This event causes Miltie’ s ego to swell and his teammates to overestimate his abilities to lead their baseball team to victory in the final tournament. Luckily, his friend Dan helps him realize his true strengths before it’ s too late. Illustrations support the text.

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Miltie Math-head: Football Hero?

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Humorous (fiction)

Miltie Math-head: Football Hero? is a humorous story about a boy who is extremely good at math, but not so successful as a football player. He is small, and the other kids make fun of his attempts to fit in with the team. But once he realizes that football is all about math (angles, arcs, and distance), Miltie masterminds a few impressive plays that lead his team to a championship victory. Illustrations support the text.

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Mysterious Shipwrecks

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Informational (nonfiction)

Working on a ship is one of the world’ s most dangerous jobs. Savage weather, hidden rocks and reefs, and the vastness of the sea make for unpredictable conditions, so it is no wonder that the seafloors are littered with more than three million shipwrecks. Mysterious Shipwrecks offers a detailed look at several fascinating shipwrecks around the world. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions as well as to identify adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels V and Z1.

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Natural Wonders of the World

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Informational (nonfiction)

Natural Wonders of the World teaches readers about five of the natural wonders of the world: the Grand Canyon, Paricutín, Victoria Falls, Mount Everest, and the Great Barrier Reef. The book explains how the structures were formed and where they are located. Maps, charts, and photographs support the text. Students will also have the opportunity to identify cause-and-effect relationships as well as to summarize to better remember the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels V and Z1.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Star Man

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Biography (nonfiction)

As a young boy growing up in New York City, Neil deGrasse Tyson was fascinated by the sky above. Tyson followed his interest in space to become an icon in the field of astrophysics. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium, Tyson became well known for his role in the debate surrounding Pluto’ s status as a dwarf planet. In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Tyson educates the public as the host of the History Channel’ s television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Tyson’ s love of science and learning serves as a stellar example for kids and adults alike.

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Odysseus and the Bag of Winds

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Myth (fiction)

Odysseus and the Bag of Winds tells about Odysseus’ s place in the stories of Greek mythology. He became known as one of the greatest Greek heroes after winning the Trojan War. However, his journey back home to Ithaca was doomed as he and his men were suddenly blown off course. This storyshows how jealousy, greed, and distrust can lead even the most confident people astray. Illustrations and maps support the text.

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Plate Tectonics

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Informational (nonfiction)

Plate Tectonics explains how and why the Earth has changed over millions of years. Written in understandable terms and filled with interesting facts about geological events, this book helps readers appreciate our remarkable planet.

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Pocahontas at Jamestown

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Biography (nonfiction)

She was a young woman who lived more than 400 years ago, but people are still fascinated by her today-Pocahontas of the Powhatan is famous even though little is truly known about her life. Although stories and records have been exaggerated-and many contradict each other-we do know she was a young girl when the English colonists arrived in Jamestown. Read on to learn more about this amazing and mysterious woman!

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Prehistoric Giants (Other Than Dinosaurs)

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Informational (nonfiction)

Can your students name a prehistoric animal-other than a dinosaur? Students will travel back in time with Prehistoric Giants (Other Than Dinosaurs) to learn about giant reptiles as well as giant species of shellfish, insects, centipedes, fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Read about how these animals once were a force to be reckoned with, but are now extinct. Vivid photographs, illustrations, a timeline, and a map support the text as students learn about identifying main ideas and details and using commas in a series. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Protests and Uprisings

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Informational (nonfiction)

Throughout history, people have always come together to speak out against unfair treatment. This book introduces readers to various forms of protests against unfair laws and treatment, and how these protests often lead to uprisings and radical changes in how countries are governed. Based on global events in early 2011, this book will engage young readers in an understanding of world governments and the differences between them.

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Robin Hood Wins the Sheriff’s Golden Arrow

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Legend (fiction)

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

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Russia

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Informational (nonfiction)

Russia is the largest country in the world, which means there is much to learn about this fascinating place. Explore Russia’ s tumultuous history, amazing landscapes, and interesting people with this book.

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Sacagawea

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Biography (nonfiction)

The explorers Lewis and Clark owe much of their success to the brave support of a young Native American woman: Sacagawea. Thanks to her, the expedition completed its mission, and Sacagawea’s name became widely known—and surrounded by myth and speculation. In this biography, the author presents theactual facts connected to Sacagawea’s life and involvement in the expedition, followed by a brief look at her death and the fates of her children. Illustrations and maps accompany the text and provide more detail.

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Samuel de Champlain, Father of New France

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Biography (nonfiction)

Samuel de Champlain, Father of New France is a biographical text that focuses on the challenges and adventures of an accomplished French explorer. The book details how Champlain’ s early education and training prepared him for a lifetime of exploration and helped him to establish a lasting French settlement in Quebec. The book also explores Champlain’ s relations with different Indian tribes as he attempts to expand the thriving fur trade. Detailed maps trace Champlain’ s explorations through what are now six Canadian provinces and five U.S. states.

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Seven Billion and Counting

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Informational (nonfiction)

Today, seven billion people live on Earth! This large population is affecting our planet in many ways. How many people do you think is too many for Earth to support? Seven Billion and Counting provides students a comprehensive look at the problems of overpopulation and the impact it has on Earth. This book can also be used to teach students how to analyze cause-and- effect relationships and the proper use of complex sentences. ?The books and lesson are available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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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.

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South Korea

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Informational (nonfiction)

South Korea has grown from an agricultural society to a technologically advanced world power. Students can explore how its people accomplished this, along with lots of other fascinating pieces of information in this exciting book.

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Space Camp

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Informational (nonfiction)

Imagine being an astronaut and blasting off into outer space . . . that’ s the dream of many students who attend space camp each summer! Space Camp gives students a glimpse into these amazing camps and the experiences they have to offer. Detailed information and helpful graphics will keep students engaged with this exciting topic. This book can also be used to teach students how to summarize a text as well as to identify the main idea and details to better understand the information. The book and lesson are also available for levels S and V.

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Spain

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Informational (nonfiction)

Because of Spain’ s location, its culture has been influenced by people all around the world. Students can learn about this amazing country with this book.

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Spoiled Sports: The Dangers of Steroids

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Informational (nonfiction)

The desire to be the best has driven some of the greatest athletes to ruin their reputations, careers, and often their bodies by taking steroids. While touching on a few of these stories, this informational book explains what steroids are, how they affect the human body, and why they are dangerous when abused.

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The Amazing Brain

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Informational (nonfiction)

The human brain is an amazing organ. It controls every part of the body, from breathing to writing a symphony. In The Amazing Brain, students will learn how different parts of the brain perform different functions, the methods scientists use to learn more about the body’ s incredible controlcenter, and most importantly, how to care for their own brains. Students will also have the opportunity to identify the main idea and details as well as to summarize the information from the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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The Art of Photography

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Informational (nonfiction)

This introduction to picture taking is loaded with information about cameras, film, composition, and fun photography projects. It also gives students a history of photography and an overview of how cameras work, how film is developed, and the fun of digital cameras. Each photography tip is accompanied by photos showing the dos, and humorous don’ ts, of picture taking.

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The Bones of a King

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Informational (nonfiction)

King Richard III ruled England over five hundred years ago, but researchers only recently found his grave under a parking lot in Leicester, England. In The Bones of a King, students will learn about the controversies surrounding Richard III’ s time on the throne, his death, and how he was later portrayed as well as how scientists confirmed the identity of the remains.

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The Case of the Disappearing Honeybees

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Informational (nonfiction)

We depend on honeybees to pollinate the plants that produce our food. Beekeepers, farmers, and scientists want to know why honeybees started vanishing in the last decade. The Case of the Disappearing Honeybees explores the mystery of colony collapse disorder (CCD), a worldwide problem that results in millions of honeybees disappearing without a trace every year. The book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast information 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 Cat in the Palace

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Adventure (fiction)

Another adventure in The Hollow Kids series finds Qynn, Uncle Jasper, Seth, and Odie exploring the Queen’ s castle in search of their missing friends. During their exploration, they encounter a talking cat who claims to want to help them. Can they trust this strange creature? The book can also be used to teach students how to sequence events and to recognize and use complex sentences.

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The Firefighter

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Interview (nonfiction)

In this exciting interview, Todd Cupell, a wildland firefighter in Arizona, recounts the most intense, frightening, and rewarding moments on the job fighting wildfires. Readers will enjoy the down-to-earth details and adventurous stories of this informative interview.

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The Great Charter

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Informational (nonfiction)

Would you stand for a tyrant king who took your money and land as he pleased? Travel to medieval England and read about barons who organized for freedom. Read more about the Great Charter, a document that upholds the principle that no one is above the law. Vivid illustrations, timelines, and maps support the text as students learn about author’ s purpose and past-tense verbs. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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The Great Hunger

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Informational (nonfiction)

The Great Hunger informs readers about the famine that swept across Ireland during the mid-1800s. Potato blight left poor tenant farmers with nothing to feed their families, but they were still forced to work the land and export grain to their landlords in Britain. Over the course of sixteen grueling years, Ireland’ s population dropped from over 8.5 million to 5 million. People died from starvation and disease,?and millions more emigrated to the United States for the chance of a better life. Photographs, illustrations, and maps support the?text.

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The Haidas

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Historical (fiction)

This story follows young Squawally, a Native American from the Haida tribe, as he watches his uncle lead his people. Knowing that someday he will be chief, he is very proud of his people’ s customs and traditions. However, his thoughts keep returning to the prisoners his people captured during thewar. Will their sickness infect his people, too? Illustrations, nonfiction features, photographs, and a map support the text.

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The Legacy of da Vinci

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Biography (nonfiction)

The Legacy of da Vinci is an informational book about the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Although he might be best known for artistic works such as The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, da Vinci was also an avid inventor. His lifelong curiosity and observation of the world around him led him to develop ideas for such objects as clocks, cameras, helicopters, hydraulics, and hang gliders. These ideas, which resulted from his pursuit of knowledge, continue to fascinate people today. Photographs support the text.

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The Life of Cesar Chavez

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Biography (nonfiction)

Cesar Chavez is one of the most famous labor union leaders in the world. His family lost their farm in 1937 and became migrant farmworkers. His dissatisfaction with the way migrant farmworkers were treated led to his nonviolent fight for dignity and fairness for farmworkers everywhere.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Informational (nonfiction)

Take a tour through New York City’ s Metropolitan Museum of Art in this colorful and detailed text. The Metropolitan Museum of Art introduces students to a broad spectrum of art and its place and importance in the modern world. The book can also be used to teach students how to compare and contrast information and the proper use of complex sentences. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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The Monkey’s Paw

level Y ┊ 1648 words ┊ ?))









Mystery (fiction)

A mysterious monkey paw is said to have the power to grant wishes… but not without consequence. When a group of friends finds themselves in possession of the monkey’ s paw, strange things begin to happen. The Monkey’ s Paw is an engaging and exciting story that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions as well as to identify adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels V and Z1.

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The Mystery Twin

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Realistic (fiction)

When Heather was an infant, she was adopted. Now, at age thirteen, she learns she is a twin. With her family’ s help, Heather tries to find her twin by placing ads in local and national newspapers. Once the candidates have been narrowed down to three, the family enlists the help of a geneticist todetermine which one is The Mystery Twin.

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The Story of Lewis and Clark Book 1: Up the Missouri River

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Historical (nonfiction)

余额宝在哪里领取红包In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson asked his private secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to lead an expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Jefferson, along with countless others, believed this undiscovered waterway would provide an ideal trading route by connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Thisbook examines the reasons for the expedition, the preparations Lewis and his friend William Clark made for the trip, and the early part of the expedition. The adventure of Lewis and Clark is continued in The Story of Lewis and Clark Book 2: To the Pacific Ocean.

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The Story of Lewis and Clark Book 2: To the Pacific Ocean

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Historical (nonfiction)

The story of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark continues as the Corps of Discovery journeys west in search of a route called the Northwest Passage. The explorers face many hardships as they travel, including intolerable weather, treacherous mountains, and dwindling food supplies. Still, through sheer determination (and the help of some Native Americans), the team reaches the Pacific and returns safely to St. Louis. The informative text, presented in sequential order, is engaging and easy to understand.

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Two Kettles

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Historical (fiction)

Brought together by circumstances beyond their control, two young girls, one English and one Native American, work to prepare dishes to be served at a feast that years later would be known as the first Thanksgiving. In the process of laboring all day long together, a near tragedy forms a bond of friendship that will last forever, despite the future uncertainty of their family relations. Illustrations support the text.

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What Do You Think About Climate Change?

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Informational (nonfiction)

Many scientists believe that earth’ s climate is changing back to a warmer pattern, and they call the change “global warming.” This book informs readers of the evidence for climate change, discusses possible causes for the changes, and touches on possible results of climate change. The author asks readers specific questions, encouraging the formation of opinions, and also offers ideas for personal changes people can make to help fight global warming. Photographs and diagrams support the text.

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Wild and Wacky World of Wigs

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Informational (nonfiction)

From ancient Egyptian culture to modern civilization, wigs have played an important role in history. In Wild and Wacky World of Wigs readers learn about the fascinating history of people’ s obsession with all things related to hair. Students will be informed and entertained by this engagingtext. Detailed photographs, illustrations, and text features support student learning. This book and lesson are also available at Levels S and V.

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Winston Churchill: “Never Give In”

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Biography (nonfiction)

Winston Churchill was a talented and ambitious young man who became a strong leader for his country. Winston Churchill: Never Give In covers the life and accomplishments of this famous British figure, who played a major role in the history of the twentieth century. Discover how Churchill overcame both personal and professional challenges to become prime minister of Britain and successfully lead his country through the difficult days of World War II. Photographs and maps support the text.

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