1865: The End of the Civil War

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Informational (nonfiction)

The war that divided the country also changed it forever. 1865: The End of the Civil War provides students a comprehensive look at this fascinating time in history. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships and the proper use of commas after introductory words. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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A New Skyline

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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A Selection From Robinson Crusoe

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Classic (fiction)

In this excerpt from the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, English sailor Robinson Crusoe must survive on a deserted island using his wits and skills. He struggles to procure supplies from his old ship and works hard to make himself a safe home. The selection has been edited to match the reading leveland is accompanied by illustrations. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Abraham Lincoln: From Log Cabin to the White House

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Informational (nonfiction)

Abraham Lincoln’ s life began in a humble log cabin in Kentucky. Self-educated and skilled at public speaking, Lincoln became a lawyer, a member of Congress, and eventually president of the United States. This biography clearly illustrates how Lincoln’ s heartfelt values of equality and freedom led the United States through the Civil War and made him one of the nation’ s most memorable presidents. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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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. Book and lesson also available at Levels P and W.

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Adaptive Athletes

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Informational (nonfiction)

The Olympic Games are considered the ultimate goal in competitive athletics, and many people devote years of their lives to becoming Olympic competitors. But what about athletes who are disabled? Adaptive Athletes provides students a comprehensive look at the history-and future-of the Paralympic Games. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine main idea and details and the correct use of proper nouns that name places. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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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 personal side of his character. Famous quotes begin each section, and photographs and diagrams support the text. Book and lesson also available at Levels T and W.

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Alien Collective I: Resistance

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Science Fiction (fiction)

Strange things are happening on Earth after aliens take over, claiming they have come to aid humans in saving the planet. While governments across the globe cooperate with the aliens, other groups have formed a Resistance to fight the alien occupation. What are the aliens’ intentions? Have they truly come to help? Alien Collective I: Resistance is an action-filled story of one girl’ s experience when she finds herself in the custody of these beings from outer space. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions, and to identify past-tense verbs. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Alien Collective II: The Link

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Science Fiction (fiction)

When we last met Charlotte, she was part of the Resistance, a group of rebels formed to fight Earth’ s alien invasion. In Alien Collective II: The Link, Charlotte begins to learn more about the reasons behind the alien invasion as she is given access to the alien Collective Link. And as shelearns more, she has to come to terms with the situation and decide what she thinks is right. Engaging text and a fast-paced plot will make students excited to take this adventure with Charlotte while also giving them a chance to determine character point of view and to retell the story. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Alien Collective III: Transition

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Science Fiction (fiction)

Tensions are rising as the human race is divided among those who support the Alien Collective and those who oppose its presence. After being held captive by the collective, Charlotte finds herself in the unique position of beginning to understand the bigger picture from the perspective of both the Resistance and the Collective. Will Charlotte be able to end the violence and help the people of Earth transition into a more sustainable future? Alien Collective III: Transition is the final book in this action-filled series. The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze characters and to identify irregular past-tense verbs. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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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 W and Z1.

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Are GMOs Safe?

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Pro/Con (nonfiction)

People have been eating foods grown from genetically engineered seed for only the past two decades. While hundreds of published reports have explored the benefits and risks of GMO foods, many people strongly believe GMOs are unsafe for human consumption. Are GMOs Safe? provides students witha detailed look at the pros and cons of genetically modified foods in the agricultural industry. The book can also be used to teach students how to distinguish between fact and opinion and the proper use of commas in a series. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Baseball

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Informational (nonfiction)

Discover why Baseball has come to be known as America’ s pastime with this fascinating book. Covering the sport’ s humble beginning, the rules of the game, and some of its best players, this book will excite students. Diagrams and pictures support the text.

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Blue Whales: Giant Mammals

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Informational (nonfiction)

Blue Whales: Giant Mammals allows students to learn about the largest animals on Earth. From their anatomy to their offspring, blue whales have many interesting things for students to learn about. Photographs, maps, and diagrams support the text.

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Building a Nation

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Historical (nonfiction)

What happened after the thirteen colonies declared independence from Great Britain? Building a Nation is an informational book that is a continuation of Seeds of Revolution and Battling for Independence. The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze problem and solution and the proper use of compound adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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China

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Informational (nonfiction)

In China, students will learn about many things that make the country special. They will learn about the history of China and its people, some of the animals that live there, and much more. Colorful maps and pictures enhance the text.

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Christopher Columbus

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Realistic (fiction)

A girl named Karen is assigned a research report on Christopher Columbus. She is upset at first because she is convinced that she already knows all the interesting facts about her subject. However, her research uncovers many exciting and lesser-known facts. She fills in her brother on Columbus’ s unknown plights and failures as she reiterates what she’ s learned. While writing her paper, Karen begins to understand that perhaps she has to “unlearn” some things about a national hero. Illustrations and a map support the text.

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Cricket

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Informational (nonfiction)

England may have been the birthplace of Cricket, but today people of all ages play the sport around the globe. With its focus on good sportsmanship and its exciting professional matches, the sport will fascinate students. The book also includes maps, diagrams, and engaging photos.

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Dino Duel

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Informational (nonfiction)

余额宝在哪里领取红包In 2006, two men made an amazing discovery in eastern Montana when they found the fossilized skeletons of two dinosaurs that died side by side. Evidence suggests that these dinosaurs may have even died as a result of fighting each other. Why, then, are museums and universities hesitant to purchase the fossils and put them on display? Read this informative book to learn about the debate going on between scientists and “fossil hunters” about who should be allowed to excavate fossils and what should happen to them once they’re discovered.

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Ella Fitzgerald

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Informational (nonfiction)

Winner of the National Medal of Arts and 13 Grammy Awards. Sold over 40 million records. Named the “First Lady of Song.” These are just some of the accomplishments of music legend Ella Fitzgerald. Although life for this top female vocalist was not without its struggles, Ella showed the world thatpeople can overcome adversity and achieve their dreams. Photographs support the text.

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Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons

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Pro/Con (nonfiction)

Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons informs readers about the major sources of energy consumed in the world today: fossil fuels, hydroelectric energy, solar and wind energy, and nuclear power. Discussions of the pros and cons of each source are included, allowing readers to form their own opinion about the use of each type of energy. Photographs, charts, and diagrams support the text.

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France

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Informational (nonfiction)

Reading this book will teach students why France is the most visited country in the world. France goes into detail about the people, landforms, food, and celebrations that make France popular. Pictures and maps supplement the text.

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Genetics at Work

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Informational (nonfiction)

Genetics at Work explores the role that genetics plays in our growing world. The field of genetics is an ever-changing and rapidly expanding branch of science. From farming to crime fighting and disease prevention, genetics is shaping our future. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about these advancements while practicing the skills of summarizing and identifying main ideas and supporting details. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Goliath Bird-Eating Spiders: Giant Arachnids

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Informational (nonfiction)

As the largest spiders in the world, Goliath bird-eating spiders can be frightening to some, but they are also unique and fascinating creatures. Students will enjoy learning all about these eight-legged mammoths. Exciting pictures and maps support the text.

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Great City Fires

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Informational (nonfiction)

Thrilling historical details and descriptions of city life of the past enhance the stories of three major urban fires. The fires of Rome, London, and Chicago led to tragic loss of life and property, but as the text shows, they also led to reforms and the fire safety our cities use today. Fire safetytips conclude the book.

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Historic Peacemakers

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Informational (nonfiction)

Historic Peacemakers highlights six Nobel Peace Prize nominees: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, Mairead Corrigan, and Betty Williams. It ends by appealing to readers to find the peacemaker within themselves. Historic photographs support the text.

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Hybrid Animals

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Informational (nonfiction)

The ancient Greeks imagined creatures that were half one animal and half another. These mythical creatures may not exist, but animal hybrids do! Both nature-made and human-made hybrids are fascinating animals. While some would argue that hybrid animals are a threat to at-risk species, others claim that they are nature’ s way of speeding up the adaptation process. Students will enjoy the detailed text and the supporting text features. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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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 W.

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Japan

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Informational (nonfiction)

Japan is an exciting, vibrant country. From the volcanic landscape to the bustling cities, students will enjoy reading about this fascinating country. Colorful pictures and maps support the text.

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Lacrosse

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Informational (nonfiction)

Beginning as a game played among First Nations tribes, Lacrosse has steadily grown in popularity. Today, people of many ages around the world play the sport. Engage students with the incredible images and diagrams that accompany the text.

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Leo the Lion

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Realistic (fiction)

When a fox frightens Leo while in the woods, he runs farther into the woods, which causes him and his friend Dontrelle to get lost. Just when Leo thinks all hope is lost of finding their way back home, Dontrelle teaches him how to use constellations in the night sky to navigate.

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M Is for Mexico

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Informational (nonfiction)

M Is for Mexico is an introduction to the country’ s history, geography, and culture. Written from the point of view of Juan Rodriguez, a fifth grader from Mexico, the book encourages readers to visit the country to see all it has to offer. Some of the highlights include the beaches of Acapulco, Museo Frida Kahlo, ancient pyramids at El Tajin, and the Great Mesoamerican Reef. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.

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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 W.

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Morocco

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Informational (nonfiction)

Filled with mountains, deserts, and beaches, Morocco is a land with an ancient history. Students will enjoy learning about Morocco’ s amazing food, culture, animals, and all this northern African country has to offer.

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Native Americans of the Great Plains

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Informational (nonfiction)

In this informational book, readers will learn about the Native American tribes that once inhabited the Great Plains of the United States. Their way of life, their dependence on bison for food, shelter, and clothing, and their interaction with settlers – some of which proved deadly for both – is examined. Also included is information about three of the most famous Native American leaders, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Red Cloud.

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Prairies Alive!

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Informational (nonfiction)

Prairies Alive! teaches readers all about the grasslands of the world. It highlights three types of North American grasslands, tells about the importance of fire, and explains the need to preserve the world’ s prairies. The book also gives detailed examples of the kinds of plants and animals found on the prairie. Photographs, illustrations, and captions support the text.

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Private Spaceships

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Informational (nonfiction)

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to space? That dream is now accessible to more people than it’ s ever been. Private Spaceships describes the recent shift toward a new era of private space flight. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine an author’ s purpose for writing and the proper use of adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Queen Elizabeth I

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Biography (nonfiction)

Discover how Queen Elizabeth I took an ailing country and turned it into one of the greatest world powers of the time in this engaging biography.

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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 W.

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Satellites

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Informational (nonfiction)

Satellites informs the reader in detail about various artificial liz-2399726058461793 and provides some of the history of these liz-2399726058461793. The book also describes how we use liz-2399726058461793 in our lives today and the ways liz-2399726058461793 may be used in our future. Readers learn even more as they view the exceptional photographs.

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Sergeant Stubby

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Biography (nonfiction)

Many brave people serve their country during wartime, but animals can also be involved in the fight. Sergeant Stubby recounts the story of one faithful dog who sailed to France with American soldiers to serve in the trenches of World War I. The young bull terrier proved so heroic that he waspromoted to sergeant and received numerous honors and awards. Though wounded in battle, Stubby survived the war to become a national hero. Photographs, illustrations, and a map support the text.

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So You Want To Go To Mars?

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Informational (nonfiction)

Would you ever consider a one-way ticket to Mars? With advances in technology and spaceship design, this opportunity may not be too far off! Traveling to Mars, however, presents challenges that astronauts and scientists have never had to face before. So You Want to Go to Mars? is a nonfictioninformational book detailing these challenges and the creative solutions that may one day allow us to explore and occupy this barren planet.

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Success Stories

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Biography (nonfiction)

Success Stories is a collection of biographies of three famous people who immigrated to the United States: Albert Einstein, Gloria Estefan, and Dikembe Mutombo. The book explores the reasons they relocated and the contributions they have made in the areas of science, music, and sports.

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Symbiotic Wildlife

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Informational (nonfiction)

The natural world is full of complex relationships among different kinds of organisms. Symbiotic Wildlife is a nonfiction informational book that looks at how different species interact in ways that benefit each other. 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 book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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Telescopes: Eyes on Space

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Informational (nonfiction)

Telescopes: Eyes on Space explains the history of telescopes, how they work, and how scientists and others use them to study distant objects in space. Readers also learn about advancements that astronomers and other scientists are working toward achieving.

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The Apaches

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Historical (fiction)

This story follows young Tom as he and his parents visit the St. Louis World’ s Fair in 1904. His mother wants him to learn a lot while he is there, but he is only interested in the Apache village, where he can have his picture taken with the infamous Chief Geronimo. Little does his mother know that when Tom leaves the exhibit, he has learned much more than expected. Photographs, maps, illustrations, and nonfiction features support the fictional text.

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The Balloon Brothers

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Informational (nonfiction)

In Europe, during the late 1700s, frenzy and fascination swirled around the possibility of traveling by air. The Montgolfier brothers were at the forefront of this movement, creating the first-ever hot-air balloon. The Balloon Brothers details the science and the history of these ingenious brothers along with other inventors and brave souls who made air travel a reality. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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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 Cherokees

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Realistic (fiction)

Debbie is on vacation with her parents in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Although the mountains and valleys are a beautiful sight, Debbie is a bit bored–until she finds an ancient arrowhead in the dirt and meets Anna High Cloud, a young Cherokee park ranger. Anna takes Debbie back in time as she weaves the fascinating story of her people for Debbie.

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The Cheyennes

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Historical (fiction)

The Cheyennes, written as fiction and based on historical events, tells about a group of people who lived in an area of the United States many years ago. The story focuses on the life of Black Bird, a boy who grew up as a Cheyenne, one of many Native American tribes. With a band of Sioux, another Native American tribe, they fought to preserve their way of life–a struggle that eventually forced the Cheyennes to live a very different way of life. Illustrations, nonfiction features, photos, and maps support the text.

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The Ides of March

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Historical (fiction)

The Ides of March tells the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar by a group of conspirators in 44 BC. 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 character point of view as well as to retell the events of a story in the correct sequence. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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The Message

level Z ┊ 2500 words ┊ ?))









Historical (fiction)

The Message takes place in the 1940s in Caen, France, during Hitler’ s reign over Europe during World War II. Three young, brave French Resistance workers meet privately to relay important information to other Resistance workers. Using a homemade radio transmitter, they broadcast lifesaving information to help liberate France–but not without facing grave danger. Illustrations and maps support the text.

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The Mystery of King Tut

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Informational (nonfiction)

King Tut was just nine years old when he took the Egyptian throne in 1334 BC. Who was this young king? Why did he die suddenly at only nineteen? The Mystery of King Tut provides students a comprehensive look at Tut’ s homeland, his family, his friends and enemies, his tomb, and his mummifiedbody. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify main ideas and details and complex sentences. The books and lesson are available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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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 W.

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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 W.

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The Queen’s Loss (Part I)

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Adventure (fiction)

In the first part of the finale for the Hollow Kids, Qynn and the others rescue Sarah’ s mom and are quickly captured by the Queen, who offers them all eternal happiness–but at a grave cost. Will they accept the offer? This book can also be used to teach students how to identify cause and effect and to visualize.

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The Queen’s Loss (Part II)

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Adventure (fiction)

In this final book of the Hollow Kids series, The Queen’ s Loss (Part II), the group makes one daring attempt to rescue Sarah and Jake from the Queen, and the Queen’ s story is finally revealed. What will happen and will they ever make it home? The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions and to effectively summarize.

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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 W.

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The Zoo of Extinct Animals

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Science Fiction (fiction)

The Buckland Rare Animal Research Center seems to be the perfect fit for Hazel’ s summer internship. Once she arrives, however, Hazel quickly realizes this is not an ordinary zoo. In fact, the research center has been bringing extinct animals back to life, but at what cost? The Zoo of Extinct Animals presents students with a plotline that challenges both the protagonist and the readers to answer some difficult moral questions. The book can also be used to teach students how to analyze plot for unusual story structures and the proper use of comparative and superlative adjectives. The book and lesson are also available for levels Z1 and Z2.

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United Arab Emirates

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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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 W.

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Volcanoes

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Informational (nonfiction)

Volcanoes is a factual text that describes how different kinds of volcanoes are formed and how they behave. Readers also learn about ancient myths that were fueled by fear of volcanoes. The book gives details about some of the more famous volcanoes, including Mount Vesuvius, Mount St. Helens, Mauna Loa, and Mount Fuji. Photographs, maps, and diagrams support this informative text. Book and lesson also available at Levels S and V.

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What Is Water Worth?

level Z ┊ 1530 words ┊ ?))









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 W.

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Word Smith, Private I “Rhyme Crime”

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Fantasy (fiction)

Word Smith, Private I, is back with another mystery story filled with alliterations, hyperboles, rhyming, similes, and idioms. Ben Brannoor enters Word Smith’ s office claiming that someone or something is stealing rhymes out of his greeting cards and replacing them with un-rhymes. Not only are rhymes stolen from greeting cards, but also from advertising slogans and song lyrics. Word Smith and Ben Brannoor work together to track down the rhyme thief. Illustrations support the text.

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You Can Print What?

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Informational (nonfiction)

Yes, printers can print letters, but did you know they can also print shoes, buildings, and dinosaur heads? You Can Print What? describes the technology behind 3D printing and some of its many creative and useful applications. The book also briefly traces the development of new printing technologies through the ages. Photographs and a timeline support the information. In addition to educating students about new technology, the book can also be used for lessons on main idea and details and inflectional endings.

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Zoos Through the Ages

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Informational (nonfiction)

The idea of people keeping wild animals in captivity has been around for centuries. However, the reason for doing so has shifted over time. Read this fascinating account of how zoos began in ancient times, how they have changed over time, and how modern zoos are working diligently to save endangeredspecies.

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