Explore cultural diversity by defining similarities and differences between people and places around the world. Each book has wonderful photographs for children to understand and relate to the concepts of everyday activities. Also includes a teachers guide with additional activities that can be used throughout the classroom.
Grades 1 - 4. Join Jack and Annie on adventures through time and space. Filled with Factual information, these books are great for connecting fiction with non-fiction texts. Paperbacks include Dolphins at Daybreak, Vacation under the Volcano, Ghost Town at Sundown, Hour of the Olympics, Viking Ships at Sunrise, Polar Bears Past Bedtime, Lions at Lunchtime, Day of the Dragon King.
Grades 2 - 4. Besides solving crimes and capers in their hometown of Green Lawn, Connecticut, the friends also go in search of a jaguar's jewel and the ninth nugget. From J to Q, students will enjoy unraveling these mysteries along with this terrific trio!
6 - 9 years. Julian isn't afraid of lions or tigers, but he is scared of . . . bicycles? Julian's friend Gloria has a brand-new bicycle. She makes riding it look easy, but Julian is scared. Bicycles are shiny, whizzing, wobbly things. And he's not ready to ride one. But he can't tell Gloria he's scared, so he tells a fib instead. He almost gets away with it . . . until the fib backfires and he's got an even bigger problem! Paperback. 80 pages.
Grades 3 & up. Reluctant and enthusiastic readers will be sucked into Greg Heffley's world with abandon. The combination of hilarity, illustrations, and everyday antics make this set a must-have for any classroom! Middle school student Greg Heffley takes readers through an academic year's worth of drama. Greg's mother forces him to keep a diary ("I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I specifically told her to get one that didn't say 'diary' on it"),… More »
9 - 12 years. A heartwarming tale of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer. Paperback. 288 pages.
Grades 2 - 4. Levels M-O. Four fun kids find themselves in the middle of a mystery on every school field trip they take! Visual and verbal clues are sprinkled throughout the story to help the reader solve the mystery before the kids do. Set of 16 books.
10 years & up. Immerse young readers in three classic adventure tales from ancient Greece with this dynamic new chapter book. Includes the popular myths of Demeter and Persephone, Daedalus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Eurydice to give kids a head start in English class. Bursts with illustrated character lists, a glossary, a Greek gods family tree, and a map of ancient Greece to make mythology kid-friendly. Paperback chapter book. 136 pages.
10 years & up. This new edition of The Arabian Nights brings together famous and less familiar tales from "A Thousand and One Nights" and includes the frame story of Shahrazade and Shahriyar. Perback chapter book. 120 pages.
7 - 10 years. With gripping--and TRUE--stories of incredible adventures, Rock Stars! takes readers on three amazing journeys of ultimate survival. From New York's Central Park to the towering Himalaya, no peak is too high for these extreme rock climbers! Perfect for all readers who love exciting, real-life, adrenaline-fueled tales that will have you on the edge of your seat. Paperback. 112 pages.
Grades 3 - 7. Decide how your favorite stories turn out with these interactive chapter books! You make decisions throughout the book and help decide the outcome. These classic stories will take on a whole new life! Set of 4 books.
Grades 3 & up. World-changing events unfold before your eyes in these amazing tales of inventions and discovery. See these captivating stories come to life with vivid illustrations and easy-to-read text. An additional information section provides key facts and further understanding. Reading level 3-4. Interest level 3-9.
It's pooey on B-A-B-I-E-S until Junie B. finds out that her new dumb old baby brother is a big fat deal. Her two bestest friends are giving her everything they own just to see him. And guess what else? Maybe she can bring him to school on Pet Day. Through a misunderstanding, Junie B. thinks that her new baby brother is really a baby monkey, and her report of this news creates excitement and trouble in her kindergarten class.
Remember when it was scary to go to school? 'Cause it was your first day and you didn't know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't. In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does when she decides not to ride the bus home.
Jack and Annie find themselves in San Francisco just as an earthquake is hitting the city. The children have to hurry to find the last writing needed by Morgan to help save Camelot before San Francisco is ruined by fire. The many factual details about 1906 disasters make this a great addition to your social studies curriculum.
To Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy is not just a pig, she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. This is not, however, so good for the Watsons' bed. BOOM! CRACK! As the bed and its occupants slowly sink through the floor, Mercy escapes in a flash "to alert the fire department," her owners assure themselves. But could Mercy… More »
6 - 9 years. Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties, and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three stories. In the first, Jelly learns that Narwhal is a really good friend. Then Narwhal and Jelly form their own pod of awesomeness with their ocean friends. And finally, Narwhal and Jelly… More »
8 years & up. As Odysseus fights to find his way back home after the long and brutal Trojan War, he has to endure harrowing ordeals and adventures, and come to terms with devastating losses. Storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden's graphic retelling breathes new life into this great classic. Paperback chapter book. 128 pages.
10 years & up. The champion of the destitute and downtrodden rides again. Meet young Robin Hood before he becomes the hero of Sherwood Forest, and follow along with his band of merry men as his adventures become the stuff of legend. This lavishly illustrated picture book features nine tales including: "Robin Becomes an Outlaw," "Robin Meets Little John," "Robin and the Widow," and "Robin's Last Battle." Paperback chapter book. 176 pages.
From the moment Gooney Bird Greene arrives at Watertower Elementary School, her fellow second-graders are intrigued by her unique sense of style and her unusual lunches. So when story time arrives, the choice is unanimous: they want to hear about Gooney Bird Greene. And that suits her just fine, because, as it turns out, Gooney Bird has quite a few interesting and "absolutely true" stories to tell. Paperback. 128 pages.
7 - 10 years. This chapter book is sure to make a splash! Find fun, funny, and true stories of heroic and talented dolphins and amazing dolphin friendships. It's perfect for budding bookworms and animal lovers alike. Paperback. 112 pages.