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 with 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 Z and Z2.

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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 Z 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 Z and Z2.

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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 Z and Z2.

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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 Y and Z2.

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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 the 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 is the intention of the aliens? Have they truly come to do no harm? Alien Collective I: Resistance is the 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 Z 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 Z 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 Z 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 book and lesson are also available for levels W and Z.

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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 Z and Z2.

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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 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 Y 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 Y and Z2.

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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 X.

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Big Ben and Westminster Palace

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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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 biomimicry helps us copy and apply lessons from nature in our own lives. Biomimicry allows students toinvestigate a variety of examples of biomimicry 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 Y and Z2.

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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 Z and Z2.

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Chichén Itzá

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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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 into 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 X 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 X and Z2.

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Eiffel Tower

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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Empire State Building

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Informational (nonfiction)

The Empire State Building has been a hallmark of the New York City skyline since its completion in 1931. This book will fascinate students with information about the building’ s construction and history.

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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 Y and Z2.

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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 instructive facts about the remote-controlled world. ?The books and lesson are available for levels X and Z2.

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Genetics at Work

level Z1 ┊ 1900 words ┊ ?))









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 Z and Z2.

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Hoover Dam

level Z1 ┊ 1889 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

Hoover Dam stands as one of the greatest engineering feats in the United States. It helped transform the American Southwest, allowing water from the Colorado Riverto be used throughout the desert landscape. Students will enjoy learning about how the dam was built and how it operates.

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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 Y.

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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 Z and Z2.

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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 Y and Z2.

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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 Y.

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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 X and Z2.

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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 Y.

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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 Y.

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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 Y and Z2.

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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 Z and Z2.

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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 X and Z2.

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Seeds of Revolution

level Z1 ┊ 2742 words ┊ ?))









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 X and Z2.

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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 Y and Z2.

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Stonehenge

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Informational (nonfiction)

Over five thousand years old, the massive stones of Stonehenge draw thousands of visitors to the English countryside each year. Students will be fascinated to learn how the monument’ s ancient builders could have handled its heavy stones as well as why they may have decided to build it.

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Symbiotic Wildlife

level Z1 ┊ 2469 words ┊ ?))









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 Z and Z2.

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Taj Mahal

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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The 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 X.

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The Amazing Brain

level Z1 ┊ 1927 words ┊ ?))









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 Y and Z2.

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The Amazing Undersea Food Web

level Z1 ┊ 1785 words ┊ ?))









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 X and Z2.

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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 Z and Z2.

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The Bill of Rights

level Z1 ┊ 1953 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

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

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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 Y and Z1.

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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 about main idea and details and proper nouns that name people. The books and lesson are available for levels X and Z2.

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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 Y and Z2.

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The Great Wall of China

level Z1 ┊ 1899 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

For thousands of years, Chinese emperors built the Great Wall by adding more and more sections, making it a fascinating look into the country’ s long history. Readers will learn about why this wonder was built as well as the different types of construction used.

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The History of Anime

level Z1 ┊ 1692 words ┊ ?))









Informational (nonfiction)

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

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The Ides of March

level Z1 ┊ 1938 words ┊ ?))









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 Z and Z2.

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The Labors of Hercules

level Z1 ┊ 1929 words ┊ ?))









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 X and Z2.

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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 andcontrast information and the proper use of complex sentences. The book and lesson are also available for levels Y and Z2.

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The Monkey’s Paw

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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 Y.

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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 Z and Z2.

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The Panama Canal

level Z1 ┊ 1933 words ┊ ?))









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 book and lesson are also available for levels X and Z1.

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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 X and Z2.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 1)

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Classic (fiction)

Mole, in the middle of spring-cleaning, suddenly abandons his task and burrows up into the warm sunshine. He eventually comes to a great river and spies a water rat emerging from his home. The two animals strike up a friendship as Rat describes life along the river and teaches Mole about the Wild Wood and Wide World. Rat provides a lavish picnic lunch, introduces Mole to Otter, and discusses Toad and Badger. Later, Mole overturns Rat’ s boat, for which he is horribly ashamed. Rat is not put out and invites Mole to stay with him in his home.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 2)

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Classic (fiction)

Mole and Rat visit Toad Hall, where Toad is caught up in his latest enthusiasm: his new caravan. Toad has already stocked the wagon for an adventure and insists that Rat and Mole accompany him. After harnessing the reluctant horse, the friends set off. During the journey, Toad leaves most of the real work to Rat and Mole. Suddenly, their peaceful journey is interrupted by a motorcar that runs the cart off the road. Toad is not angry, though. He is in a happy trance because he has discovered a new obsession: to own a car.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 3)

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Classic (fiction)

Summer is over, and Mole decides to explore the Wild Wood and find Badger. Mole is thoroughly frightened by the Wild Wood. When Rat realizes that Mole is gone, he gets his pistols and other weapons, then bravely enters the Wild Wood after him. Rat finds Mole hiding inside a tree. It is late, and Mole insists on taking a nap. When he wakes, it is snowing hard, which makes it difficult to find their way. They get more and more lost until they stumble upon the front door to Badger’ s underground home.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 4)

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Classic (fiction)

Badger welcomes Rat and Mole to his home. After supper, Rat tells Badger about Toad’ s obsession with motorcars. Mole and Rat spend the night, and the next morning they enjoy breakfast with some of Badger’ s other guests. Badger gives Mole a tour of his many rooms, which were once part of a humancity. Mole feels right at home in Badger’ s underground mansion, but Rat is restless and anxious to get back to the river. Otter arrives, looking for Rat and Mole, and they make their way back to Rat’ s home.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 5)

level Z1 ┊ 4504 words ┊ ?))









Classic (fiction)

余额宝在哪里领取红包Rat and Mole are heading back to the river when Mole realizes that they’ re near his old home. Mole is struck by a sad nostalgia and begins to sob uncontrollably. Rat, sympathetic to his friend’ s distress, encourages Mole to find his old home. They find it, and Mole is embarrassed by how dusty and cheerless it is. Rat sets himself to cleaning and scrounging up some food for supper. Their evening becomes even more cheerful when a band of carousing young field mice appears at the door to sing carols and celebrate the winter holidays with the two friends.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 6)

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Classic (fiction)

One morning in early summer, Badger arrives at Rat’ s house. It is time to teach Toad to be sensible. When they arrive at Toad Hall, Toad is dressed in his driving clothes, ready to take off in his new car. They force Toad back inside and send the new car away. Badger takes Toad aside for a stern talking-to, which reduces Toad to tears. Toad promises to give up motorcars entirely. His resolve is short-lived, however. Badger, Rat, and Mole put Toad under house arrest. Toad escapes their custody, steals and wrecks a car, and ends up sentenced to prison.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 7)

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Classic (fiction)

Rat and Mole search for Otter’ s missing son, Portly. As they travel by boat, Rat hears mysterious and beautiful music. They come to an island where they find the god Pan playing and Portly, safe and sound, asleep between Pan’ s hooves. When the sun’ s first rays hit their eyes, the vision of Panvanishes. Portly wakes up happy, but then he starts to cry, missing the comfort he felt at Pan’ s feet. Rat and Mole return Portly to his father. They forget what they’ ve seen, but they are left with a sense of mystery and wonder.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 8)

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Classic (fiction)

The gaoler’ s daughter helps Toad make a daring escape from prison dressed as a washerwoman. Without money for a ticket, he steals aboard a train. The engine driver offers Toad a free ride in exchange for washing his clothes. Toad thinks he is safe until the engine driver points out that a train full of police is chasing them. Toad confesses his true identity and jumps from the train. He is happy to be free, but the woods feel strange and unfriendly to him. Cold and hungry, he finds shelter inside a hollow tree and goes to sleep.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 9)

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Classic (fiction)

The approach of the fall migration has animals all along the riverbank preparing to leave for the winter. The field mice are too busy to entertain the idea of a picnic with Rat, and the swallows are looking forward to a change of scene in warmer climes. Rat, who stays put all winter, is annoyed andmade restless by all these changes. He goes off to think and meets a seafaring rat. The sea rat begins to tell his story, and Rat wonders what sort of life he might have beyond the borders of his chosen world.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 10)

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Classic (fiction)

The seafaring rat continues his tales. Eventually, Rat goes home, packs a luncheon basket, and returns. After lunch, the adventurer continues his storytelling, which puts Rat in a sort of trance. Rat decides to join the seafaring rat on his next voyage and goes home to pack. As he does, Mole appearsand is alarmed by Rat’ s unusual behavior. Mole drags him back inside, and Rat falls into a deep sleep. When Rat wakes up, he can’ t adequately explain what had happened. Mole reminds Rat of the comforts of home, and Rat settles in to write poetry.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 11)

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Classic (fiction)

Toad, still disguised as a washerwoman, continues to look for a way home. He walks along a canal hoping it will lead him somewhere useful. Along the canal comes a barge pulled by a horse. The barge-woman offers Toad a ride in exchange for washing her dirty laundry. When she realizes Toad has no ideahow to wash clothes, she mocks him, and when she discovers he is actually a toad, she throws him off the boat. In revenge, Toad steals her horse and rides off. Some time later, Toad meets a gypsy who offers to buy the horse.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 12)

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Classic (fiction)

Toad trades the horse before continuing his journey home on foot. He hears the familiar honk of a motorcar and hopes to hitch a ride to Toad Hall. When the car is near, he realizes that it’ s the same vehicle he stole. The gentlemen in the car do not recognize Toad in his disguise. Toad convinces them to let him ride up front, and then to drive the car, at which point he crashes it into a pond. As he flees the scene, he falls into the river, which drops him on Rat’ s doorstep.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 13)

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Classic (fiction)

Rat sends Toad upstairs to dress properly in some of Rat’ s own clothes. After serving Toad lunch, Rat tells Toad that animals from the Wild Wood have taken over Toad Hall. Toad marches to Toad Hall and confronts the guard, who shoots at him. Toad flees to Rat’ s house, takes Rat’ s boat, and goes back to the hall by river. The stoats drop a stone into the boat, sinking it. Toad returns to Rat’ s house. Rat scolds Toad again and tells him to do nothing until they have seen Badger and Mole.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 14)

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Classic (fiction)

Badger and Mole arrive at Rat’ s house, muddy and disheveled. Badger tells them about a secret tunnel that leads into Toad Hall, which they can use it as part of a sneak attack to drive out the invaders. Badger also tells them that the weasels are throwing a big banquet in Toad Hall the next night.Early the next morning, Mole goes to Toad Hall in disguise and spreads a rumor to the stoats that there will be a huge attack on Toad Hall that night. Toad thinks Mole has spoiled their plan, but Badger praises Mole for his clever actions.

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The Wind in the Willows (Part 15)

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Classic (fiction)

The animals put Badger’ s plan to take back Toad Hall into action. They enter through the secret tunnel, surprise the weasels at their party, and drive them back into the woods. Badger insists that Toad throw a banquet at Toad Hall to celebrate. Toad plans to use the party as another opportunity tosing his own praises, and his friends must once again intervene. In the end, Toad compensates some of the people involved in his previous adventures, and the four animals continue in their friendship, the subjects of much attention and respect.

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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 Z and Z2.

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Valley of the Kings

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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