Ages 6-9; Gr.1-4.
Step inside the butterfly house, where wonderful, winged insects await. Spot the sleepy oranges mud-puddling, the monarchs migrating, or the green swallowtail beating its shimmering wings.
This new book from Sara Levine features a cantankerous talking cactus as a narrator, revealing to readers the significance of different colors of flowers in terms of which pollinators (bees, bats, birds, etc.) different colors "talk" to.
Ages 4-6; PrK-Gr.2.
Lena liked to sit in her mother's garden and watch the chickens. But something is missing in this happy group of hens...a sweet little chick! How fortunate that plump little Alma had just laid an egg. But to Lena's surprise, Alma does not seem interested in hatching it. Lena makes a snap decision and attempts to surprise everyone by hatching the chick herself.
Lexile measure 960; K-Gr.2.
When Wu Chien Shiung was born in China 100 years ago, most girls did not attend school; no one considered them as smart as boys. But her parents felt differently. Giving her a name meaning "Courageous Hero," they encouraged her love of learning and science. This engaging biography follows Wu Chien Shiung as she battles sexism and racism to become what Newsweek magazine called the "Queen of Physics" for her work on beta decay.
Ages 4-8; K-Gr.2
Lindsay Moore's remarkable and beautifully illustrated picture book follows a lone polar bear as she makes her way across sea ice in the Arctic. Sea Bear is a deeply moving and informative story about perseverance, family, nature, and climate change that will resonate with readers of all ages.
Ages 3-5; K-Gr.2.
A captivating and child-friendly look at the extraordinary journey that monarch butterflies take each year from Canada to Mexico; with a text in both English and Spanish. Rhyming text and lively illustrations showcase the epic trip taken by the monarch butterflies.
Lexile measure 710; Ages 4-8; Prk-Gr.3.
Math meets metaphor in this eye-opening exploration of spring. Each clever equation is a tiny, perfect poem that prompts readers to look at the ordinary and see the miraculous.
Ages 5-9; K-Gr.2.
For curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when?and then why?again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and introduce them to some of her favorite sciences, including chemistry, botany, astronomy, and environmental science.
Ages 4-6; PrK-Gr.1
A gentle, sweetly illustrated concept book takes on physical forces as young children learn about pushing and pulling. It's time for Bird to build her nest! Follow her as she pulls a worm out of the ground, lifts some twigs that are just the right size, and pushes the twigs into place.
Ages 4-7; PrK-Gr.2
A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 and a 2019 Best STEM Book for K-12 Students. Everyday kids learn how they can help protect bird species, near and far, with Counting Birds--the real-life story of bird counting and watching.
Lexile measure 590; Ages 4-8; Prk-Gr.2
1968 was a year of unrest: many nations were at war. People marched for peace, fairness, and freedom. At the same time, the Apollo 8 crew was about to go farther into space than anyone had gone before--to the moon. As they surveyed the moon's surface, astronauts aboard Apollo 8 looked up just when Earth was rising out of the darkness of space. They saw the whole planet--no countries, no borders.
Lexile measure 590; Ages 3-8; K-Gr.3
Come along on a rhyming tour through the amazing animal kingdom--from mammals to millipedes and everything in between--with this engaging picture book about how all creatures are connected!
Galapagos girl Valentina Cruz spends her days observing the natural world around her. She greets the sea lions splashing on the shore, scampers over lava rocks with Sallylightfoot crabs, and swims with manta rays. But Valentina also understands the fragility of this wondrous world, and she makes a solemn promise to protect the islands and her animal friends. Based on a true story.
Lexile measure 480; Ages 4-8; Gr.1-5
Follow a red-tailed hawk in his hunt to feed his family in this lyrical, fierce, and gorgeously illustrated picture book, from Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Caldecott medalist Brian Floca.
Lexile measure 580; Ages 5-8; K-Gr.2.
Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award-nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers! Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math...really good.
Lexile measure AD800L; Ages 4-8; Gr.K-3
Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests- slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets....While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere--she even brought a crocodile to school! When Joan grew older, she became the Curator of Reptiles at the British Museum. She went on to design the Reptile House at the London Zoo, including a home for the rumored-to-be-vicious komodo dragons.
This immersive illustrated nonfiction book is an invitation for readers to ponder weather and approach it with a newfound sense of understanding, awe, and wonder. The book explicitly makes the links between extreme weather, climate change, and human activity, and poses questions often, inviting young readers to observe and inquire about their own environment or to imagine other ones.
Lexile measure 550; Ages 4-8; PrK-Gr.2.
Maxine loves making new things from old things. She loves tinkering until she has solved a problem. She also loves her pet goldfish, Milton. So when it's time for her school's pet parade, she's determined to create something that will allow Milton to march with the other animals.
When young Mae Jemison is asked by her teacher what she wants to be when she grows up, African American Mae tells her mostly white classmates that she wants to be an astronaut, a dream that her parents wholeheartedly support.
Lexile measure 700; Ages 5-8; PrK-Gr.3
An adventurous cat named Sam explores her neighborhood at night in this gorgeously illustrated book. Informational, beautiful, and deeply moving, Mapping Sam is both a book about how maps work and an engaging, character-driven story.
Lexile measure AD980L; Ages 4-8; Gr.1-3; NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, 2019
Maria Salomea Sklodowaska was born on November 7, 1867. Her family called her Manya, but the world would remember her by another name: Marie Curie, one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. In a time when few women attended college, Marie earned degrees in physics and mathematics and went on to discover two elements: radium and polonium.
Against a lush backdrop of lichen-covered trees, the peppered moth lies hidden. Until the world begins to change... A clever picture book text about the extraordinary way in which animals have evolved, intertwined with the complication of human intervention.
Ages 4-8; Gr.1-4
A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council). Take a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each of the 21 parks portrayed, this lushly illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents in large format the nation's most magnificent and sacred places--and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Lexile measure AD550L; Ages 4-8; K-Gr.3.
One Day a Dot explores the age-old question: Where did we come from? Where did everything come from? Starting with one tiny dot and continuing through the Big Bang to the rise of human societies, the story of our universe is told in simple and vivid terms.
Ages 4-8; K-Gr.3.
The suspenseful, little-known true story of two determined pioneers who made the first dive into the deep ocean. On June 6, 1930, engineer Otis Barton and explorer Will Beebe dove into the ocean inside a hollow metal ball of their own invention called the Bathysphere.
A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies. Many animals build something--a nest, tunnel, or web--in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live--underground, in the water, on land, or in the air--twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Back matter includes more information about each animal.
Lexile measure 650; Ages 5-7; PrK-Gr.3
Who is that small and prickly creature? Visit a hedgehog mom and her babies as she teaches them to survive on their own. When the sun has set, Hedgehog's day has only just begun. She's out and about, snuffling through layers of leaves and twigs as she searches for bugs and other things to eat.
Lexile measure AD790L; Ages 4-8; K-Gr.3
As a child, Rachel Carson lived by the rhythms of the natural world. Spring after spring, year after year, she observed how all living things are connected. And as an adult, Rachel watched and listened as the natural world she loved so much began to fall silent. Spring After Spring traces Rachel's journey as scientist and writer, courageously speaking truth to an often hostile world, and ultimately paving the way for the modern environmental movement.
Ages 4-8; K-Gr.4
The 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner In an astonishing unfurling of our universe, Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer and Caldecott Honor winner Ekua Holmes celebrate the birth of every child. Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was . . . nothing. But then . . . BANG!
Lexile measure 1010; Ages 9-12; Gr.1-3
Behold the most despised bird in human history! So begins Jan Thornhill's riveting, beautifully illustrated story of the House Sparrow. She traces the history of this perky little bird, one of the most adaptable creatures on Earth, from its beginnings in the Middle East to its spread with the growth of agriculture into India, North Africa and Europe.
Lexile measure 890; Ages 6-10; Gr.1-4.
Extraordinary illustrations and lyrical text present pioneering African American scientist Ernest Everett Just. He persisted in his research despite the discrimination and limitations imposed on him as an African American. His keen observations of sea creatures revealed new insights about egg cells and the origins of life.
Ages 5-8; Gr.1-3
This is a true story about a man named Mike who went looking for that creek long after it was buried under fields of corn. It is the story of how a creek can be brought back to life, and with it a whole world of nature.
Lexile measure AD670L; Ages 5-7; PrK-Gr.2; Outstanding science trade books, 2017.
Who grows our juicy fruits and yummy vegetables? Who raises animals for our tasty eggs, milk and meat? Who catches fresh fish for our table? Farmers and fishermen show off their bounty in this lively look at the people who produce the food on which we all rely.
Lexile measure 650; Ages 5-9; K-Gr.4
Sunshine, a red-tailed hawk, can no longer fly free. But her instinct to be a mother is so strong that she builds a nest in her aviary every spring and lays two infertile eggs. One year, Kara, her caretaker, decides to try something different. She gives Sunshine two chicken eggs.Join zoologist Kara Hagedorn and Sunshine to find out what happens in this delightful story of interspecies cooperation.
A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction. What would happen if this continued and sharks disappeared completely? Artist Lily Williams explores how the disappearance would affect other animals across the whole planet in this clever book about the importance of keeping sharks, and our oceans, healthy.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 8-10; Gr.1-4.
Behold the story of Sophie Blanchard, an extraordinary woman who is largely forgotten despite her claim to being the very first female pilot in history. Sophie is not the first woman to ascend in a balloon, nor the first woman to accompany an aeronaut on a trip, but she will become the first woman to climb to the clouds and steer her own course.
Ages 5-8; K-Gr.3
Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton turn their talents to the vast variety of life on Earth. The more we study the world around us, the more living things we discover every day. The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds, animals, and microbes, and every single one -- including us -- is part of a big, beautiful, complicated pattern. When humans interfere with parts of the pattern, by polluting the air and oceans, taking too much from the sea, and cutting down too many forests, animals and plants begin to disappear.
Lexile measure 450; Ages 4-8; K-Gr.3.
Introduce young scientists to the basics of matter! Through full-color photos and simple, easy-to-follow text, this nonfiction book introduces emergent readers to the basics of physical, including information on the states of matter.
Lexile measure 730; Ages 5-9; Gr.1-4
Named a Best Children's Book of 2017 by ParentsMagazine! This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn't imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. Through her accomplishments, she taught the world that sharks were to be admired rather than feared and that women can do anything they set their minds to.
Ages 4-8; Prk-Gr.2
Join the pack and learn how wolf pups grow! Developed in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History, this fascinating storybook captures a year in the life of a wolf pup.
Lexile measure AD550L; Ages 3-7; PrK-Gr.2; Outstanding science trade books, 2017
In this simple and enlightening book, former teacher Cathryn Sill explains to children what marine mammals are, what they do, and how they live. Accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Marine Mammals tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating these fascinating creatures.
Ages 3-6; PrK-K; Outstanding Science Tradebooks, 2017
Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die-cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.
Lexile measure AD760L; Ages 3-7; PrK-Gr.1
Fly along with Bee on her very busy day! Through a hole in the book's cover, a bee is buzzing inside a flower. Peek into this bright and lively book and discover the big ways this little insect contributes to the beauty of the environment, from pollinating colorful flowers to buzzing about the bright and beautiful meadow.
This children's picture book chronicles a family trip to the Science Center, traveling by bicycle, airship, train, boat and more, all set in a landscape of renewable energy and urban sustainability.
Lexile measure 590; Ages 6-8; Gr.1-3.
This informative book explains how Earth is covered by landforms and bodies of water, all of which change shape over time. Interesting images feature landforms such as mountains, valleys, and sand dunes, as well as waterways such as oceans, rivers, and ponds.
Lexile measure AD700L; Ages 5-8; Gr.1-3; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2017.
A National Science Teachers Association Best STEM Book . Discover a thrilling moment in history when pioneering aviator Ruth Law attempted to do what no other aviator had done before: fly nonstop from Chicago to New York.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 5-8; K-Gr.3
In 2007, a tornado destroyed Greensburg, Kansas, and the residents were at a loss as to what to do next--they didn't want to rebuild if their small town would just be destroyed in another storm. So they decided they wouldn't just rebuild the same old thing; this time, they would build a town that could not only survive another storm, but one that was built in an environmentally sustainable way.
Ages 3-5; PrK-Gr.1.
Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora's introduction to the five senses is perfect for the youngest children, who will recognize themselves in charming vignettes portraying a wide range of activities.
This beautiful picture book follows the journey of a young gray wolf who garnered nationwide attention when he became the first wild wolf in California in almost a century. Using facts recorded by Fish & Wildlife scientists, author Emma Bland Smith imagines the wolf's experiences in close detail as he makes an epic 2,000-mile trek over three years time.
Ages 5-7; American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor, 2018.
Go on a Mission to Space with Chickasaw astronaut John Herrington, as he shares his flight on the space shuttle Endeavour and his thirteen-day mission to the international Space Station. Learn what it takes to train for space flight, see the tasks he completed in space, and join him on his spacewalk 220 miles above the earth.
Lexile measure AD860L; Ages 5-7; Gr.1-3; Outstanding science trade books, 2017
Dive into this fascinating counting journey through the amazing and mysterious world of octopuses. This intriguing exploration of octopuses goes through numbers one to ten, with a snappy rhyme and fascinating octopus facts for each number.
Lexile measure AD860L; Ages 5-8; K-Gr.3; Outstanding science trade books, 2017.
Award-winning author Grace Lin joins science writer Ranida T. McKneally to get kids talking about the science of food, the five food groups, and what a healthy meal looks like.
Lexile measure AD820L; Ages 5-7; PrK-Gr.3
With stunning artwork and compelling scientific explanation, Bang and Chisholm have brought forth a masterpiece that is critically relevant in this environmentally tumultuous time. How does the sun keep ocean currents moving and lift fresh water from the seas? What can we do to conserve one of our planet's most precious resources?
Lexile measure 720; Ages 6-10; K-Gr.2.
Benjamin Banneker is known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy. He was born free at a time in America, 1731, when most African Americans were slaves. At the age of 22 he built a strike clock based on his own drawings and using a pocket-knife.
Ages 3-7; PrK-Gr.2
In this simple poem with environmental themes, illustrated by award-winning artist Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world each plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families . . . while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade.
Lexile measure 570L; Ages 5-8; K-Gr.3.
Flowers are calling to all the animals of the forest, "Drink me!"--but it's the pollinators who feast on their nectar. In rhyming poetic form and with luminous artwork, this book shows us the marvel of natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects as they each play their part in the forest's cycle of life.
Lexile measure AD670L; Ages 5-7; K-Gr.3.
Gail Gibbons combines a clear, simple text with her signature illustrations to present fruit facts galore: the parts of fruits, where and how they grow, harvesting, processing, where to buy them, and how to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet.
Ages 7-10; Gr.2-5.
Award-winning artist David Macaulay introduces readers to his hilarious new creations, Sloth and Sengi, in How Machines Work: Zoo Break! Complete with a unique jacket with an interactive compound machine incorporating several of the simple mechanisms featured in the book, How Machines Work: Zoo Break! uses models and illustrations to demonstrate the technology of six simple machines: levers, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wedges, and wheels.
Lexile measurement: 620L; Ages 5-7.
A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year. This classic picture book explores how mountains are made--including how Mount Everest grew from a flat plain under an ocean to become 29,028 feet tall!
Ages 4-9; Gr.1-3; Pura Belpre Illustrator honor, 2016.
"This charming little book will introduce young readers to safe and effective natural remedies from the native traditions of the American Southwest. A good way to learn about the healing power of plants."
Lexile measure 170; Gr.K-2
Meet different kinds of snakes! Find out where they live and what they do. Through engaging text features, such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups--helping them make connections between words and expanding their understanding of the world.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 6-9; Gr.1-4
Learn all about wildfires--how they happen, why they're important, and when they're dangerous--in this fascinating level 3 reader. It's sure to ignite your interest, with color photographs, interesting facts, and more.
Lexile measure AD550L; Ages 4-8
Monarch butterfly migration is one of nature's great mysteries. How do monarchs manage to fly some 2,500 miles from Canada and the northern United States south to Mexico? How do they trace a route they've never flown and reach the same destination their ancestors once found? Traveling Butterflies indulges the awe these creatures inspire by taking a poetic, meditative look at the monarch's life cycle.
Lexile measure AD730L;Gr.1-3; SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science, 2016; Guided reading M
In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt.
Ages 4-7; PrK-Gr.2
Wild Ideas looks deep into the forests, skies and oceans to explore how animals solve problems. Whether it's weaving a safe place to rest and reflect, blowing a fine net of bubbles to trap fish, or leaping boldly into a new situation, the animals featured (including the orangutan, humpback whale and gibbon) can teach us a lot about creative problem solving tools and strategies.
Lexile measure AD900L; Ages 5-8; Gr.K-3
What do grizzly bear cubs eat? Where do baby raccoons sleep? And how does a baby otter learn to swim? Every baby mammal, from a tiny harvest mouse "pinky" to a fierce lion cub, needs food, shelter, love, and a family. Filled with illustrations of some of the most adorable babies in the kingdom, Born in the Wild is an awww-inspiring look at the traits that all baby mammals share and proves that, even though they're born in the wild, they're not so very different from us, after all!
Lexile measure NC760L; Ages 6-9; Gr.1-4.
Engineers know that there is always more than one possible solution to a problem! This interesting title uses accessible text and relatable examples to explain how engineers test and compare different solutions to determine which solution is best.
Ages 5-8; PrK-Gr.2.
Light is all around you! It comes in many forms: Light from the sun brightens our day, firelight flickers in the night, electric lights fill our homes--and some animals even make the sea glow! With lively illustrations and fun diagrams from Paul Meisel, Light Is All Around Us by Wendy Pfeffer is a fascinating look into the many ways that light brightens our world.
Ages 5-8; PrK-Gr.2
A delightful exploration of the incredibly variety of nests birds build for their babies, illustrated by a Caldecott Honoree. With playful, bouncy rhyme, Jennifer Ward explores nests large and small, silky and cottony, muddy and twiggy--and all the birds that call them home!
Lexile measure 840; Ages 6-9; Gr.1-4; Guided reading O
Discover the coolest robots of today and tomorrow in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will learn about the science behind these amazing machines.
Lexile measure AD200L; Ages 4-8; Gr.PrK-K; Guided reading K
Get the buzz on bugs in this picture book from Angela DiTerlizzi! Grab your magnifying glass! Find your field guide! And come hop, hide, swim, and glide through this buggy backyard world! Featuring insects including butterflies and moths, crickets and cicadas, bumblebees and beetles, this zippy rhyming exploration of backyard-bug behavior is sure to have insect enthusiasts of all ages bugging out with excitement!
Lexile measure IG640L; Ages 6-8
Why do millions of flamingoes flock together in Africa? Why do meerkats live in colonies? Animal groups have some fascinating behaviors. Discover the amazing bonds that keep animal groups together.
Ages 6-8; Gr.1-3
Starting from the northern United States and southern Canada, millions of Monarchs converge every fall in one region in central Mexico. It's not only an amazing sight to behold for the lucky residents of the area, but also a true miracle of nature. This easy reader follows the 2,500 mile-long journey of the Monarchs, with both full color illustrations and photographs.
Ages 5-9; K-Gr.2; Guided reading K
How does wax turn into a colorful crayon? Follow each step in the production cycle--from melting wax into a liquid to coloring a fun picture--in this fascinating book!
Ages 5-14; gr.K-8.
Winner of: 2013 Science Communication Award, American Institute of Physics. Max the Dog and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era, and their trip proves so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon colony.
Lexile Measure AD680L, Ages 5-8; Gr.1-3.
This picture book biography of Albert Einstein chronicles his development from a boy riding his bicycle through sunbeams to the man who created the Theory of Relativity and whose name would become synonymous with 'genius.'
Lexile measure 1010; Ages 5-9, gr. 1-4.
Documents the work of an early twentieth-century paleontologist, named after the famous circus icon by his ambitious parents, who grew up to work for the American Museum of Natural History and discovered the first documented skeletons of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and other noteworthy species.
Lexile 850L; Ages 5-14.
When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 5-8, gr. K-3.
Explains how all life on the Earth depends, directly or indirectly, on light from the sun, and describes how all ocean life, from the tiniest plankton to great whales, including the creatures in the darkest depths, form a web that uses sunshine.
Ages 4-7; Gr. K-2
You Are Stardust begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world
Lexile measure 1010; Ages 2-4; Gr.K-3
During an ordinary visit to the library, a girl pulls a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she turns the pages in this book about coral reefs, the city around her slips away and she finds herself surrounded by the coral cities of the sea and the mysterious plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide there.
Lexile measure 870; Book level 4.6; Ages 5-9, gr. K-3.
The best part of a young child's day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.
Awards: Caldecott Honor, 2012.; Awards: Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2012.; Lexile measure 740; Book level 3.2; Ages 3-6; Biography, gr. K-2.
In his characteristic heartwarming and minimalistic style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of a young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee.
Lexile Measure 960; Book level 5; Ages 4-8; Gr.Prk-3
You can celebrate the huge difference caring people make for endangered animals while you practice subtraction skills. Slade presents a new subtraction problem in each clever rhyming verse. The colorful watercolors include realistic animals set in lush spreads by illustrator, Joan Waites.
Ages 8-12, gr. K-5
In this child-friendly atlas, stunning animal photos combine with colorful, easily accessible maps to teach young readers about geography through the wild creatures that fascinate them.
Lexile Measure 630; ages 3-7; book level 2.5, gr. PreK-1.
Keeping your body clean helps you stay healthy. Wash your hands, comb your hair, and wear clean clothes. What are some other ways to keep clean?
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 990; ages 4-9; book level 4.8
Here is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines.
Lexile measure 1060; ages 4-12; book level 6.3, gr. K-3.
Flies are fast! They can hover, walk upside down, and use their lightning-quick reflexes to escape predators.But rainbow trout, slender lorises, and assassin bugs can catch them.Chimney swifts can, too.How do such diverse creatures manage to capture the same prey?
Lexile measure 1030; Book level 3.9; Ages 5-12; Gr.k-4
Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens. But over many years, as more and more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed. When Wangari returned home from college in America, she found the village gardens dry, the people malnourished, and the trees gone. How could she alone bring back the trees and restore the gardens and the people?
Lexile measure 1040; ages 7-9; book level 5.5; informational, gr. 1-3.
When children learn to recognize and read animal tracks they're actually mastering an ancient language of shapes and patterns--and gaining knowledge of the natural world. Acclaimed artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky has created a breathtaking and informative reference on the subject, filled with intricately drawn prints from creatures both wild and domestic, as well as large-scale paintings of the animals in their environment.
Ages 6-10; book level 4.4; nonfiction, gr. PreK-2.
The wolfsnail hunts its prey: other snails. This true tale of horror begins in the leaf litter beside a quaint porch in Jackson, Mississippi. The wolfsnail is on the prowl. Big, strong, and fast (for a snail), the wolfsnail has a taste for meat. In some areas, it is called the cannibal snail.
Lexile measure AD580L; Ages 4-8; PrK-Gr.3.
Where do stars go in the daytime? How far away are stars? What stories can they tell us? Marvel at the mythic stories of the constellations and try finding your own patterns in the sky. Think beyond our sun and wonder what other planets might be circling other stars and what, or who, might be on them.
Lexile measure AD550L; Ages 4-7; K-Gr.2.
Developed with the cooperation of a science consultant, this book in the Primary Physical Science series is a tool to teach the physical sciences to young children. Move It! follows science curricula and is loaded with surprising facts and hands-on activities designed to hold young readers' interest and tap into their fascination with the everyday world.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 690; Ages 4-10; Grade level 2.7
Two artists at the height of their powers have created a beautiful book with an unforgettable message about the moon and an even more important message about the earth.
Guided Reading Level N; Lexile measure 830; Ages 7-11; Grade level 4.6
Michael Dooling explores the origins of Edison's scientific genius: his interest in mixing chemicals--sometimes with explosive result--his diligence in his work as a paperboy, and his difficulty paying attention in school.
Lexile measure IG1080L; PrK-Gr.2; Guided reading L
How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world's largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that's bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures don't tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourself--at their actual size.
Guided Reading Level K; Lexile measure 690; Ages 5-10; Grade level 2.7
Often taken for granted, the sun gives us more than its light. Here, acclaimed author and illustrator Molly Bang presents a celebration of the wonder and power of the sun and its radiance.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 520; ages 5-8; book level 3.7
What happens to food after you eat it? In this newly illustrated book, complete with photos, Paul Showers and Edward Miller take you on a journey through the human digestive system into the mouth, down the gullet, into the stomach, and finally into the small and large intestines.
The parched, mysterious deserts of the world are the landscapes for this alphabet array of plants, animals, and phenomena. Meet the colorful Crimson Chat, the deadly Inland Taipan, and the cartwheeling Golden Wheel Spider.