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:
The Day of the Dead/El día de los muertos
In My Family/En mi familia
This Is the Way We Eat Our Food
I Am Indian American
Ari and his dad drive across the country to visit Ari's cousin Paul. Along the way, they send postcards to Paul of all the things they see and places they visit.
When Randall falls from a horse, he needs medical attention. In the rural Australian outback, the Royal Flying Doctor Service rescues him and flies him to the hospital.
Four students travel to dry, icy Antarctica to study the Adélie penguins. While there, they learn all about the world's coldest continent. They use what they have learned to make an important rescue by themselves.
Students learn about science and field research in the Planet Patrol books. In this series, grou... more
One day, the wind blows away many things. Soon everyone is chasing the wind, as it blows everyone’s possessions out to sea.
In this Native American folktale, the young man Gluscabi wants to fish, but the Wind Eagle gets in his way, pushing him back to shore. See what happens when the wind stops blowing altogether and Gluscabi learns a lesson learned about nature.
What happened to the lighthouse? How could it almost fall into the ocean? The Science Sleuths learn how erosion can threaten buildings.
Your students will find out how much fun science is when they go on adventures with the Science Sleuths. The Sleuths help write science articles by following leads and i... more
When Wayne goes away to camp, his brother Jeff accidentally throws away his science project on mold. Jeff must try to recreate the experiment before Wayne returns.
When Keesha discovers mold on her sandwich, Mrs. Frizzle takes the class on a tour of the mini microbe world where the kids learn first hand that these tiny beings can have huge effects.
The Sleuths set out to investigate who, or what, is tearing up a neighborhood at night. They round up suspects and learn that some animals are most active at night have adapted to the city environment by stealing food from garbage cans.
Your students will find out how much fun science is when they go on adv... more
The author shares the story of his mother's childhood in San Francisco, her problems upon returning to Japan, and how she met his father.
A group of kids help rescue a rare bilby in the Australian Outback and learn how bilbies have been hunted to near extinction by nonnative predators that were introduced to the Australian Outback by European settlers.
Students learn about science and field research in the Planet Patrol books. In this series, gro... more
In this chapter book adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel, Professor Aronnax and his crew become prisoners of Captain Nemo, an adventurous underwater explorer. Will the professor and his crew ever escape, or will they travel the world with the crazy captain for the rest of their lives?
Scientists hunt for a Spanish shipwreck off the Florida Keys.
The Chronicles series of science-based adventure books introduces high-interest, scientific information within the context of an engaging story. Students are drawn into action-packed, fictional tales by National Geographic writers and photog... more
An ancient Maya boy becomes a village hero, and a modern brother and sister protect their ancestors' treasures from intruders.
The Everyday Kids Then and Now series introduces students to ancient and modern cultures. Each book offers two adventure stories. Both are set in the same place but occur thous... more
A sister uses her telescope to introduce her younger brother to the wonders of the night sky. They see stars, planets, the moon, and a meteor.
After learning about the solar system in school, a boy inspires his family to look at the stars.
Yuan goes to work in the Emperor's palace, but she misses her family. Yuan's friend helps her by creating a new festival, so she can leave the palace one night.
Learn more about the 1969 moon landing in this picture book version of the true story, when man set foot on an unexplored world and showed us that the boundaries of our own world were limitless.
A wandering American crocodile is caught and taken back to its home.
Wildlife Rescue is a company that helps wild animals. They take care of animals that are sick, injured, or in danger. Each rescue becomes an adventure. It takes our group of heroes all over the country to help endangered animals. Students lea... more
Four students travel to the Rocky Mountains to study wolves. They quickly learn that people and wolves do not always get along. They show that some problems are caused by misunderstandings between wolves and people who live near them.
Students learn about science and field research in the Planet Patrol books. ... more
Tisha and her neighbors are having a yard sale, Tisha tries to sell an old doll and finds out that some thing are worth more than money.
A boy fights a road project that threatens Inca terraces in Peru.
With the Kids Around the World series, use the power of content-based fiction to explore the relationship between traditional cultures and contemporary society. Students learn some of the many challenges modern life c... more
As the 2003 war in Iraq begins, Alia is working in the Basra Central library, and is afraid that the books there will be destroyed just like the books in the Bagdad library were during the last war. Alia goes on a mission to rescue as many books as she can.
In World War II Japan, an American sailor and a Japanese woman learn the proper way to eat food in each other's cultures - with a fork and knife and with chopsticks. Once married, they practice both customs with their daughter.
Plans for a new supermarket threaten a Vietnamese-American family's fish market. Will the family be able to overcome prejudice in their Texas community and keep the fish market?
Students will learn about social studies as they read the Challenge and Change series of realistic stories. Each story, loca... more
Students learn about dolphin intelligence when an injured baby dolphin is rescued and successfully returned to its parents.
Wildlife Rescue is a company that helps wild animals. They take care of animals that are sick, injured, or in danger. Each rescue becomes an adventure. It takes our group of heroes all over... more