Starting at the age of six, J.K. Rowling knew she wanted to be an author. Her eventual creation of Harry Potter and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry sent Rowling into immediate fame. Grab a hold of your wand and enjoy this thrilling title for young readers.
Scientists categorize rocks into three different groups depending on how the rock was formed. Humans have used rocks from all groups as tools and in construction for thousands of years. Readers will be amazed to learn how heat, pressure, magma, and even water bring minerals together to form these useful compounds in this elementary title.
Minerals are everywhere and are essential to living organisms. There are thousands of recognized minerals in existence! Discover the properties of quartz, sulfur, and other minerals and learn about their importance in this title for young scientists.
The colors of most tree frogs help them blend in with their surroundings. But when startled, some tree frogs shock predators with their brightly colored eyes. Beginning readers will be surprised by other cool facts about tree frogs in this eye-catching title.
Iguanas are experts on living the good life. These lizards spend their days basking in the sun high up in the trees. But if a predator gets too close, they jump from the branches and swim to safety. Dive in to this informative title for young readers to learn more about these fascinating reptiles.
Cameras rolled as the huge airship, Hindenburg, caught fire and crashed in New Jersey on May 6, 1937. The disaster was so shocking that the name Hindenburg has become synonymous with catastrophe! See it for yourself in this graphic novel for young readers.
Much of our understanding of ancient plants and animals comes from the fossil record. Big or small, fossils offer images of life on Earth from billions of years ago! Young paleontologists will solidify their interests by learning how to study fossils in this fascinating title.
The ground beneath our feet is made up of a constantly changing mixture of soils. Soils purify water, recycle nutrients, and even change what we breathe in the atmosphere! Young scientists will be floored when they learn what goes on under their feet in this informative title.
Described by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as "a date which will live in infamy," the attack on Pearl Harbor pulled the United States into World War II. Young readers will feel the impact of the military strike in this illustrated text. Then they will follow the attack aftermath.
Firefighters are brave in the face of danger. They must be strong and alert to get their work done. Firefighters rush into action to put out fires. They search burning buildings to make sure everyone is out safely. This informative title for young readers will ignite their interest in firefighters.
There are some jobs that keep our communities' wheels spinning. Doctors and dentists help us stay healthy and strong. Police officers keep our streets...
Relatable characters are the stars of Christopher Paul Curtis works. He never wants children, especially African-American children, to struggle to connect with books. That was the challenge of his childhood. This look at Curtis's rise to award-winning author will motivate beginning readers.
Small, fuzzy, and slow, striped skunks make a big stink in the animal world. One single smelly spray can repel even the scariest predator from attacking! These black-and-white mammals are resilient enough to survive snakebites and bold enough to ransack a beehive. Beginning readers will love nosing their way through this book about North American striped skunks!
Often considered the most beautiful snake in the world, the rainbow boa has colorful skin that shimmers in the sun. The rainbow sheen earned this dazzling snake its name. Find out more about this eye-catching boa in this high-interest title for young students.
The grass is always greener on the other side. At least, that's the idea behind the wildebeests' great migration. Each year, these antelopes travel hundreds of miles in search of food and water. Run wild with these great beasts in this title for young students.
Nikki Grimes is a proud Coretta Scott King Award winner. She has always been intentional about focusing her novels and poetry on the experiences of African Americans just like her. Young readers will get to know a writer who cares about their ability to relate as much as their ability to read.
Praised for capturing what it means to be a young teen, Judy Blume excels as a children's author. She has always enjoyed creating characters and helping them grow through tough times. Learn about Blume's path as an author in this interesting title for young students.
Parrots are famous for their ability to mimic different sounds, including human speech. Some of these colorful birds can even learn hundreds of words! Find out how these popular birds live in the wild in this introductory title for young readers.
Members of the ski patrol have a big job to do. Trained in emergency medical services, they can often only get to their patients by skis, snowmobile, or helicopter. Some are trained to save people from avalanches! Hit the slopes with these talented patrollers in this title for reluctant readers.
Short for vertical, vert skateboarding is all about the risk of flight on a board. Skateboarders fly off the edges of an enormous halfpipe and perform tricks in midair. In this book featuring dedicated and creative athletes, struggling readers will see that hard work pays off and that reading can be fun!
Eastern chipmunks are nature's ultimate storage experts. Living in extensive burrows underground, they hoard food such as nuts, seeds, and fruit. Give young readers the opportunity to stuff their minds with fun-filled facts about Eastern chipmunks!