The fiction 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 fiction titles:
At the Crossroads
Tea With Milk
The Red Lantern Festival
A Picnic In October
How My Parents Learned to Eat
The Big Catch
An Interview with Harry the Tarantula<... more
This easy reader provides students an introduction to service animals and how dogs can help people.
Learn more about smart animals that can count, learn sign language, and identify colors.
Koko the gorilla uses sign language to talk to her handlers. When she asks for a pet, her handlers search high and low for the perfect companion.
Learn more about Mexico, their geography, and their culture. Maps and photographs support early readers in understanding the text.
Experience a very different way of living as you visit the mining town of Coober Pedy, Australia. Step inside the underground homes and shops, come to the opal festival, and learn a bit of "strine" on the way.
Explore the community of Galway, Ireland, as you tour the city and surrounding islands. Experience the mix of old and new as you learn about the economy, the traditions, and everyday life in Galway.
Learn about some of the beautiful natural landmarks of the United States, including the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Park. Maps help to geographically orient students.
The coldest continent on Earth is Antarctica, a land of ice and wind. Learn all about it from location to temperature to exploration to animal population.
Mathew Henson survived poverty and racism as an African American, and he survived the dangers and challenges of the Arctic as one of the first people to reach the North Pole. This book tells the story of a man who risked his life to achieve his dreams.
Ample visual support shows wind, how it's formed, and its effect on Earth and people.
This beginning reader explains how Mexican families celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones by sharing pictures and stories, preparing feasts, and lighting candles.
This book is about the power of wind, how wind shapes trees, scatters seeds, and shapes sand dunes.
Understand the world's finite supply of water as it circulates through the water cycle. See how increasing the usable supply has both risks and benefits. Learn how water works for us and how we can conserve it.
Vivid photography explores the wonders of landforms, weather, and seasons. From mountains to sunsets, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Learn about what happened when the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled tons of oil in Alaska in 1989 and how people cleaned it up.
Kids do care for Mother Earth. See how they plan projects, clean up the environment, and reuse and recycle resources.
Tiny life forms called bacteria can make you sick or help you stay healthy. Students read about the millions of bacteria inside us -- some good and some bad.
Learn what happens when food becomes rotten. Using vivid photographs that are sure to fascinate young scientists, students learn about the process of decomposition and the roles that microbes and insects play in the process.
Examine the body's built-in defense systems that keep us alive and well. Learn how many factors from heredity to daily health habits influence good health. Learn about what causes disease and how medical science can treat these diseases.
There used to be enough food and space for everyone to share. But as the human population grows, so do our needs. Learn how humans are an invasive species and what happens when we drive other species from their homes.
Why are many animals in danger? What is a habitat? How can we protect wildlife? People are doing things that are putting our planet in danger. Discover what they are doing and how other people are trying to make things better. Every person can make a difference. Find out what you can do to help protect our planet.
In both English and Spanish, the author shares special moments and traditions from her childhood and family.
Students read about organisms that have hitchhiked beyond their own habitats and learn about the damage invasive species do to our environment and economy.
Christopher Columbus made cloth in his father's shop before he became a sailor and set out for the Indies, finding the New World instead. This book includes illustrations and a timeline to introduce the life of the Italian explorer who ushered in the Age of Exploration.
This book relates the true stories of treasure hunters, discussing their tools, secret codes that lead them to treasure, and laws regarding treasure hunting.
Learn about famous pirates of the high seas. They risked their lives to find treasures around the world.
The Titanic sank on her maiden voyage in 1912. More than 70 years later, explorers found the sunken ship and all its secrets.
Today treasure hunting is a big business. Searchers use metal detectors and sonar to locate treasure on the ocean floor. Divers use high-powered machinery to uncover objects buried in the sand and to raise them to the surface. This illustrated book details the hunt for the treasure that went down with The Atocha, a Spanish Galleon ship that sunk off the coast of Florid... more
Underwater explorer Robert Ballard discovered the shipwrecked Titanic in 1985, but he didn't stop there. Ballard is still searching the seas. He uses high-tech tools to locate and investigate the sunken remains of ancient sailing ships in the Black Sea. See how his long list of underseas explora... more
Labeled images illustrate how the Earth and moon fit into the solar system and space.
Learn more about gravity, the force that keeps your feet on the ground. Gravity is very different on the Moon.
In this concept book, students read detailed explanations about the objects in our solar system, how they move, and the different ways we have found to observe them.
Giving thanks for the crops is important in many cultures. Learn about how people celebrate harvest festivals all over the world.
Learn more about the moon and what it is like there. Simple text and large photographs of moon landings and exploratory missions show the moon’s landscape.
Take a voyage of discovery from the ancient Greeks to Galileo to astronauts today. Find out how technology, skill, and imagination help us explore our solar system.
Three men went into space on the Apollo 11 mission, but only two stepped on the moon. Learn more about Michael Collins, who orbited the moon. In this book, you will see the notes he writes while flying in space, the special things he brings, and even what he eats for breakfast.
Learn more about John Muir, a writer and explorer. He inspired Teddy Roosevelt to help protect the wilderness.
Discover why we celebrate Earth Day and learn more about people who protect the Earth.
Follow wildlife conservationist Jane Goodall as she observes chimp families and provides insights into chimp behavior. Find out how she became interested in chimps at an early age. Accompany her as she inspires others to get involved in conservation efforts.
Students read about museums and the role they play in preserving artifacts and other symbols of culture, such as works of art, and teaching us about our history.
Archaeology is the scientific study of human life and culture in the past. During the twentieth century, archaeology evolved from a mere hobby into a rigorous scientific discipline. Students follow along as archaeologists uncover the secrets to Ancient Egypts hidden past through artifacts... more
No one knew what Egyptian hieroglyphs said until amateur scholar Jean-Francois Champollion deciphered them. In this picture book biography, students will follow along as Champollion cracks the code.
Some kids eat with their hands, some put their food on a banana leaf, and others use a piece of bread like a spoon. In this book, students read about various mealtime customs from around the world.
In this book, students are introduced to Karim, an American boy whose family is from New Dehli. Students read about East Indian heritage, including clothes, food, holidays, and beliefs.
Read all about Mexican culture. Students learn about Mexico's food, customs, clothing, art, and celebrations, as well as the ways past and modern cultures have influenced everyday life in Mexico.
Elephants don't need words to communicate. They use their whole bodies to "talk" to each other and other animals.
In this book, students read about some creatures that seem scary (and may even be dangerous), but will quickly discover that they are trying to survive just like we are.
True animal stories show examples of animals that experience feelings of compassion, joy, love, and grief.