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:
How We Help
Listen to the Wind
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Save the Rain Forests
Red-Eyed T... more
This story shows how one apple in a tree is connected to different animals that live nearby and how its seeds will become more trees.
A series of rhyming poems emphasize the connections between people, animals, plants, and the Earth everyone shares.
A man beginning to cut down a great kapok tree falls asleep at its roots. While he dreams, the animals that depend on the tree beg him to reconsider.
A brother and sister help pick strawberries, make a pie, and are rewarded with a gift from Grandma.
A tiny seed illustrates the life cycle of plants as it survives many challenges to grow into a big, beautiful flower.
Marisol and her neighbors transform a vacant lot into a lush community garden. Marisol surprises everyone by growing the most special plant in the garden.
Mr. Greg protects his garden from unwanted pests and does a good deed in the process.
Charming illustrations and simple text share the many reasons why trees are nice to have around.
Life is difficult for Tal and his family in their Thai village, but Tal and his friends may have a plan that can help. The three children work to save rural traditions.
With the Kids Around the World series, use the power of content-based fiction to explore the rela... more
This creation story from Liberia explains how Head became attached to a body and limbs. Discover how they all work together.
Zuzu doesn't understand why the new boy next door stays inside. If she makes him gifts, maybe he will come out to play.
A new supermarket threatens Grandpa’s corner store. Lucy brings the neighborhood together to show Grandpa they need him.
Nine years after the atom bomb was dropped in Hiroshima Japan, Sadako begins to feel sick from the radiation and dies. But her bravery is not forgotten, and her classmates carry on her wish--to make 1,000 paper cranes.
Young Ben Franklin spent much of his time working with his father, but he also conducted experiments and worked on inventions.
Danny's father is away from home during a blizzard. Danny wants to send him a letter, and Snowshoe Thompson has an idea for how to deliver it.
In this chapter book, Horace shows his nephew his amazing housecleaning inventions. But he learns the hard way that a new invention isn't always the best tool to get a job done.
A Turkish tale: Hodja brags that the cold doesn't bother him, so his friend Kemal challenges him to stay out all night without a fire. Hodja loses the bet, but uses the same logic to keep Kemal from the winnings.
On a very hot day, Paolo and Teresa learn about freezing and melting liquids by making cold slushes.
In this chapter book, Olivia and her cousins are ice skating when they see Uncle Terry's glasses stuck in the ice and decide to get them out.
A Russian tale: A frog falls into a pail of cream. Instead of giving up, she swims and swims until the cream is churned into butter, and the frog can hop right out of the pail.
Watercolor illustrations and poems in English and Spanish describe an adobe home in harmony with the desert that surrounds it.
Tomás is the son of migrant workers. His grandfather would tell stories at night. One day he said Tomás should go to the library to read other stories. Based on the true story of Tomás Rivera.
Zack and Spencer visit a museum and bring home a bag of alien spores by mistake.
A boy plays his trumpet with a mariachi band on a festival day. Learn about the part music plays in his culture.
Old Ayu tells the story of learning to dance and then getting to perform for the whole village.
Rosa's grandmother is sick, but her mood is brightened when Rosa and her friends start their own band.
As a child, Tomás Rivera wanted to learn how to tell stories. By reading many stories, he learned how to tell his own.
A turtle carved into a rock by the Delaware people watches the world change around it. Learn more about the importance of remembering the past.
More hummingbirds than one could ever count come to drink nectar from the beautiful flowers that flourish around the village of Tzintzuntzan. The birds are legendary here for they once performed a great service. When a drought strikes the village, Consuelo and Isidro work together to save the hummingbirds. The birds then help the family by weaving straw dolls for them to sell... more
The chief's daughter goes under the lake and meets the frog people, and then saves them from a volcano's eruption.
Antonio and Dominica are the first people in their town to witness a new volcano growing in the cornfield.
A girl rushes to rescue her brothers as Mount St. Helens erupts. Will she and her family survive this devastating natural disaster?
Your students will learn about science as they read the Eyewitness series of realistic adventure stories. Each story takes place during a famous American natural disast... more
Juana Inez lives in Mexico City in the 1600s, and loves books more than anything else, but only boys are taught read. This does not stop her from following her dreams and becoming one of Mexico's most famous poets.
Vivid paintings bring to life a dramatic storm as it rips through a peaceful Midwestern farm.
During the Dust Bowl era in Kansas, Orry and his stepsister are playing outside, far from home. When a huge dust storm comes up, they must find a way to survive.
Ojiisan must save the people of his village when he sees the sea running away from the land. A monster wave is coming!
A playful family - Ryan, Ben, Carmen, and Dad - measure themselves to see who is the tallest. They mark their heights on a chart.
Mrs. Lee teaches her students counting and other math skills while designing the class's perfect pizza.
Lisa must measure something for her homework project. She uses her dog Penny to measure both size and time.
Martin and Mattie learn about measuring volume while they create a tasty new lemonade recipe.
Mr. and Mrs. Comfort invite their family over for spaghetti and meatballs, but they must keep rearranging the tables so that everyone has somewhere to sit.
A king gives a bed to the queen who has everything, but measuring it is a problem when the king uses his foot as the unit of measurement!
Johnny Appleseed was a master storyteller in addition to a planter of orchards. In this book, Johnny tells his story to a couple of entranced children.
Thomas' father is taken away by soldiers during the Revolutionary War, but his mother has a plan to save him.
Against the order of his government, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania issued thousands of visas to Jewish refugees to help them flee the Nazis during World War II.
This book is a thoughtful ode to disappearing wildlife and the dangers of the overdevelopment of land.
A wonderful story about the way a small village in Vietnam helped save the beautiful Sarus Crane. It reminds us that we must all share the inheritance if the creatures of the world, including ourselves, are to have a safe place in which to live.
The rainy season is late and the plains of Africa are brown and dry. A herdsman named Ki-pat helps to bring the rain.