Daniel takes care of his pet chick Jen, who grows up to become a hen that lays eggs.
A little boy just knows that a carrot will grow from the seed he plants, despite what his family tells him.
Once there was a very special gorilla. He had almost everything he needed. There was just one thing he didn't have: a friend. The keepers give him Beauty, a little cat who does everything with him. The text is heartwarming celebration of an unlikely friendship.
Max likes shopping. He goes to several stores and buys new things.
Dad loves to make pizza and considers opening a pizza restaurant. The family thinks about all the things they would need and how to get them.
Samantha loves to help her mom, Peggy, sell pickles at the weekend farmers' market. One day, a man tries their pickles and wants to sell them in his store.
Tina loads her truck with produce and drives to the farmer's market every day. In this beginning reader, students will read how food travels from the farm to the market.
Farmer Kay's corn goes from farm to store to home and becomes a tasty meal for a family.
Enrico wants Grandpa to dance the flamenco for his class on Grandparents' Day. Grandpa needs new castanets, so Mom orders them on the Internet. The castanets must travel by plane, train, and truck.
A mother hen looks at the eggs of different animals while trying to find her own eggs.
A boy shares all the ways he and his grandpa are the same.
Hen thinks one big egg in her nest must belong to another animal, but it hatches into a very big chick.
An egg hatches into a very hungry caterpillar that eats and eats until he’s ready to build his cocoon.
Adapted for beginner readers, this is the classic story of a duckling that grows up to be a swan.
A baby kangaroo explores the world but always returns to the safety of his mama's pouch.
Through rhyming text and colorful collages, students explore how eggs turn into caterpillars and then into butterflies.
As Duckling sets off to explore the world, Chick is close behind, mimicking each of Duckling's actions with a perky "Me too." But when Duckling decides to go for a swim, Chick is in for a surprise. The two explore all the ways they are the same and then learn how they are different.
Jenna laughs at her mother's silly suggestions for a pet, and then chooses a suitable animal - a fish.
A young llama learns about the characteristics of various animals by asking all his animal friends about their mothers.
Both funny and informative, this book explores the different ways animals move.
Betsy the frog wants to dance but the other frogs won't let her where they are hopping, so she finds a place by herself where she can dance alone. What do the other frogs think of that?
Rita's and Pete's grandmother is moving in with them. Rita and Pete help Mom paint, clean, and put new furniture in Nana's new room.
The kangaroos have a jumping contest. A teeny, tiny kangaroo competes against the very boastful kangaroo.
Rex the dog runs outside, jumps in a puddle, rolls in the mud - and shakes water all over the girl waiting for him with a towel.
A child indoors watches the rain on the window and in the streets and tells how it falls on the fields, hills, and seas.
It's a perfect day for sailing. Motor under the bridge, putt...putt..putt past the lighthouse, put up the sails and whoosh! But watch out for a change in the weather.
A poetic ode to summer in which a family goes to a community swimming pool and finds cool water, hot sunlight, and a shady place to rest.
Hibernating animals wake to find the first flower of spring.
In this New Mexico folktale, a little ant who tricks the mighty wind into helping her when she is stranded by a storm.
A grandfather reminisces about life in his town in the past and present.
Illustrator Steig recalls the world of his childhood.
Emily is helping her grandmother clean out the attic when she finds her great-great-grandmother's diary.
This bilingual picture book tells how traditions are passed down through three generations of women—a little girl, her mother, and her grandmother. The book closes with a lullaby with included music.
A class visits the Transportation Museum, which highlights early transportation with different types of vehicles. They see antique cars, planes, ships, and trains.
A boy just wants to stay inside and play video games. When his mother makes him go outside to play, he finds the last leaf hanging on a tree and makes a game of waiting for it to fall.
It is 1914, and George, Alice, and Mother try to convince a rather reluctant Father that the time has come to buy a Model T motor car.
Pictures with simple labels map a child's home, family, and heart, among other places.
Maps, they help you get to where you want to go. But what about the crow? What kind of map does he use? Come follow 5 different animals as they show you their favorite ways to go.
Maps can show where you are anywhere in the world! This book will show how easy it is to find the places they know and love with help from a map.
Sara writes down everything in a book. She makes a map to show Max the secret place she found.
Jill uses a map to help keep track of the places where her dog, Bingo, has been burying his bones to save them from being taken by Hulk, the cat.
Benny loves to dig and so does Watch. One day, Grandfather gives Bennie a map that shows a good place to dig. Watch takes a nap but Bennie digs all day. At last his shovel hits something hard, something very surprising!
A girl works with her mom and dad in the yard through all the seasons of the year.
Louis (just call him Lou) is looking for something to do. For a whole week, he asks different family members to come and spend the day with him, but they are too busy. But they have a birthday surprise for Lou!
A girl waits ten days and nine nights for her mom to return from a trip with an adopted baby sister.
Two seeds grow side by side, showing the life cycles of plants. The seeds become marigolds and pumpkins.
A young boy compares himself to other living things by talking about what they will become when they are grown.
The freshly baked Gingerbread Man escapes from the oven and outruns all those who try to catch him but will he be able to avoid the clever fox or end up as his tasty snack?
The nonfiction library consists of 6 theme-connected, leveled books for each of the 8 units (48 titles total). This set includes 1 copy of each of the 48 nonfiction titles:
In My Family
You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World
Shopping with Dad
Do Something In Your Family
Is It Alive?... more