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 Z1.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 1)

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Classic (fiction)

Readers are introduced to Ebenezer Scrooge, a stingy, joyless money-lender in nineteenth-century London whose business partner died years before. His unhappiness is further emphasized by his negative response to his nephew, who has invited him to Christmas dinner. After berating his clerk, and insulting two gentlemen who are asking for a charitable contribution, Scrooge retires to his lonely, melancholy home. Upon entering the home, he notices that his door knocker has turned into the face of his late partner, Jacob Marley.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 2)

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Classic (fiction)

Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley, in chains, warns Scrooge against valuing material goods and business over the welfare of his fellow man. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits who may help him avoid a similarly fettered fate-if he is willing to listen. Marley vanishes, leaving Scrooge to gaze out the window at a scene filled with many miserable ghosts in chains before falling asleep.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 3)

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Classic (fiction)

At midnight, Scrooge is visited by the first of three spirits, the Ghost of Christmas Past. The ghost, dressed in white and emanating light, takes Scrooge back to his last lonely day at boarding school. Neglected by both friends and family, Scrooge is left by himself during the holidays. Then, his little sister arrives by coach to bring him home for Christmas. Scrooge reflects on her with warmth and recalls that she died as an adult, having given birth to one child, Scrooge’ s loving nephew.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 4)

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Classic (fiction)

Scrooge’ s journey with the Ghost of Christmas Past takes him back to his first apprenticeship at a counting house run by Mr. Fezziwig, a jovial, generous man. A joyous Christmas feast and dance are held. Scrooge begins to show signs of regret for the miserly choices he has made in life, and he isreminded of how his greed led to a break-up with Belle, the love of his life. Finally, readers see how Belle’ s life has happily evolved without Scrooge.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 5)

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Classic (fiction)

Scrooge is visited by the warmhearted Ghost of Christmas Present, clothed in a simple green robe and wearing a crown of holly. The ghost takes him through London’ s busy streets on Christmas morning. Shops offer delicious foods, and everyone is in great spirits. When unkind or angry words are witnessed, the ghost sprinkles his torch over those who speak them and restores their good will. Finally, they stop at the house where Scrooge’ s clerk lives, and the Ghost sprinkles another blessing from his torch.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 6)

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Classic (fiction)

Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present visit the home of Bob Cratchit, whose family makes up for a meager Christmas dinner with an abundance of heart. We are introduced to Cratchit’ s youngest son, Tiny Tim, who needs a crutch to walk but doesn’ t let it interfere with his positive and lovingattitude. They share a joyful dinner until a toast to Scrooge is raised. Then, Scrooge and the Ghost leave and find Christmas cheer throughout nighttime streets of London.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 7)

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Classic (fiction)

Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present continue on their journey and witness many scenes of celebration and joy. They visit the home of Scrooge’ s nephew, where they witness a holiday party filled with fun and games, but Scrooge discovers that his misery has made him the butt of their jokes. Later, the ghost reveals a sickly boy and girl hidden under his robe and explains that they represent Ignorance and Want. Then, he vanishes and is replaced by an ominous hooded phantom.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 8)

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Classic (fiction)

The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, a hooded, silent figure, takes Scrooge to a group of businessmen who are discussing a man’ s death and funeral with disdain. Then, the spirit brings him to a pawn shop where Scrooge watches as the man’ s few earthly possessions, which have been stolen from his deathbed by strangers, are sold without remorse.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 9)

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Classic (fiction)

Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come visit the room where the dead man lies. His possessions have been stolen, and his body has been left alone. Scrooge begins to feel regret for leading a life of selfishness. Next, they travel to a devastated Cratchit household in a future where Tiny Timhas died and then to a graveyard where the ghost shows Scrooge his own headstone. Scrooge realizes what the ghost has been showing him: the dead man that no one cared about was him.

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A Christmas Carol (Part 10)

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Classic (fiction)

余额宝在哪里领取红包Scrooge wakes up in his own bed on Christmas morning, a changed man. Newly infused with Christmas spirit, Scrooge buys a turkey for the Cratchits, gives money to charity, and surprises his nephew by showing up for Christmas dinner. The following morning, Bob Cratchit arrives late to work, fearing Scrooge’ s anger. Instead, Scrooge raises Bob’ s salary, wishes him a merry Christmas, and offers to help his family from then on. He eventually becomes like a second father to Tiny Tim and goes on to embrace a life of kindness and generosity.

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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 Z1.

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Abraham Lincoln: From Log Cabin to the White House

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Biography (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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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Alexander the Great

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Biography (nonfiction)

In the twelve years Alexander the Great ruled his vast empire, he never lost a battle. He conquered the Persian Empire, parts of Egypt, and even parts of Asia, spreading new ideas and creating trade routes as he went. The legacy of this great leader can still be seen today.

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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 Z1.

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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 their 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 another world. 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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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Classic (fiction)

Peyton Farquhar is a well to do farmer ardently devoted to the Confederate cause during the Civil War. He takes it upon himself to scout for the South and is captured by Federal soldiers. As Farquhar is about to be executed by hanging, he focuses on his surroundings and his experiences, taking the reader back with him to the safety of his home, until we realize that the entire escape was a fantasy brought on by the dying man’ s final vision.

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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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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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 the strategies 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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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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 informational and fascinating facts about the remote-controlled world. The books and lesson are available for levels X and Z1.

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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 Z and Z1.

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George Washington

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Biography (nonfiction)

George Washington’ s life was filled with twists and turns. From his early years as a farmer to leading a new nation through a terrible war and the establishment of a new government, his story will engage readers of all ages.

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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 Z1.

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Jonas Salk

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Biography (nonfiction)

The spring 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 Z1.

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Julius Caesar

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Biography (nonfiction)

Through political maneuvering, adept military strategy, and impressive leadership, Gaius Julius Caesar would become one of the most influential leaders in the ancient world. Readers will be fascinated by the story of a man whose name became synonymous with emperor.

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King George III

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Biography (nonfiction)

From a troubled childhood, through the American Revolutionary War, to eventual madness, follow King George III’ s fascinating journey in this biography.

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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 use proper nouns correctly. ?The books and lesson are available for levels X and Z1.

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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 Z1.

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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 Z1.

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Queen Elizabeth I

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Biography (nonfiction)

When Queen Elizabeth I took the throne, England was a country in decline. Her adept leadership turned the country around and brought almost unprecedented prosperity. Learn about how this amazing woman ushered in a “Golden Age” in this fascinating book.

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Ramses II

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Biography (nonfiction)

Ramses II was only twenty-five years old when he assumed the throne of Egypt. During his sixty-six-year reign, he would build more temples than any other pharaoh and negotiate the world’ s first recorded peace treaty. Learn more about this fascinating leader with this book.

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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 Z1.

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Saladin

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Biography (nonfiction)

Saladin (or Salah al-Din) was a famous Muslim leader during the Crusades, who united the Muslim people and retook Jerusalem from the Christians. Readers will be fascinated by this exciting biography.

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Seeds of Revolution

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Historical (nonfiction)

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

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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 Z1.

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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 Z and Z1.

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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 Y and Z1.

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The Amazing Undersea Food Web

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Informational (nonfiction)

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

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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 Z1.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 1)

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Classic (fiction)

Buck the dog is stolen from his comfortable life on Judge Miller’ s estate in California and sent north on a train to Seattle. Once Buck arrives at his destination, a man in a red sweater beats him with a club to teach him submission. The man in the red sweater then sells Buck to Perrault, the driver of a sled dog team for the Canadian government. Perrault and his partner, Fran?ois, take Buck north with them on a ship, where he sees his first snowfall.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 2)

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Classic (fiction)

Buck arrives at Dyea beach, Alaska, and is introduced to Spitz when the white husky mercilessly kills another dog. Under the guidance of both men and dogs, Buck learns how to work as part of the sled team. As Buck discovers the personalities of the other dogs on his team, he also learns some basic survival skills for his new environment.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 3)

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Classic (fiction)

The rivalry between Spitz and Buck threatens to come to a head until an attack by a starving pack of huskies disrupts the entire camp. After the survivors complete a grueling run through treacherous ice fields, it’ s clear that it will be war between Spitz and Buck.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 4)

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Classic (fiction)

Buck undermines Spitz’ s authority by encouraging the other dogs to revolt. After Spitz attacks Buck by surprise, the two fight to the death, with Buck emerging victorious.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 5)

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Classic (fiction)

Buck claims his place as the new leader of the sled dogs. The team makes a record-setting run before being turned over to a new driver. Dave, a dog on Buck’ s team, grows very sick until he can’ t keep up and is shot.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 6)

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Classic (fiction)

Buck and the exhausted team arrive back in Skaguay. Though they desperately need rest, they are immediately sold to a group of Americans. Hal, Charles, and Mercedes soon prove they know nothing of sleds, dogs, or life in the rugged north.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 7)

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Classic (fiction)

The surviving members of the team stumble upon the camp of John Thornton. When Hal beats the exhausted Buck nearly to death, John Thornton attacks him and saves Buck. The Americans ignore John Thornton’ s warnings and lead the rest of the team and themselves to their doom.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 8)

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Classic (fiction)

John Thornton nurses Buck back to health, forging a strong bond of love between them. Buck saves John Thornton from drowning in a river. Upon their return to Dawson, Buck breaks a thousand-pound sled out of the ice and pulls it one hundred yards to win a bet for Thornton.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 9)

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Classic (fiction)

John Thornton uses his winnings to finance an expedition to the east to look for a fabled lost mine. After much searching, the group finds a river valley rich with gold. Buck ranges farther and wider into the wild, meeting and befriending a wild wolf before returning to the camp.

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The Call of the Wild (Part 10)

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Classic (fiction)

Buck ranges off on his own for an extended period to hunt a huge bull moose. While he is away, Yeehat Indians raid the camp, killing all the dogs and men, including John Thornton. In a fury, Buck attacks the Indians, killing many and driving off the rest. With John Thornton dead, Buck’ s last tie to civilization is broken. He follows the call of the wild to become the leader of a wolf pack, eventually becoming a legendary figure in the wilds of the north.

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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 other interesting facts about the war, the speech, and the time in U.S. history. The books and lesson are available for levels X and Z1.

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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 Z1.

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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 Z and Z1.

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The Labors of Hercules

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Myth (fiction)

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

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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 Y and Z1.

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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 Z1.

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The Panama Canal

level Z2 ┊ 2166 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 Raven

level Z2 ┊ 1090 words ┊ ?))









Poetry (fiction)

The Raven is a classic American poem famous for its dark themes, foreboding tone, and clever rhythms and rhymes. Sixteen stanzas take the reader on a journey through the troubled mind of the poem’ s narrator, a young man who sits alone in his study, depressed and agonizing over the loss of his beloved Lenore. Disturbed by a sudden knocking, the man soon finds himself in a strange conversation with a raven, which brings ominous implications for the increasingly distraught narrator.

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The Transcontinental Railroad

level Z2 ┊ 2403 words ┊ ?))









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

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The Zoo of Extinct Animals

level Z2 ┊ 3146 words ┊ ?))









Science Fiction (fiction)

Hazel’ s summer internship at the Buckland Rare Animal Research Center seems to be the perfect fit for her. 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 a plotline that challenges both the protagonist and the readers to answer some difficult ethical 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 Z1.

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