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Wheels Make the World Go Round

Wheels Make the World Go Round

Simple Machines for Kids

If you were designing a wheelbarrow, how would you make it move easily when you pushed it?  Skis? Stilts? Springs? In Wheels Make the World Go Round: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how wheels work along with axles and how they use mechanical advantage to make it easier to move heavy

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Wedges Make a Point

Wedges Make a Point

Simple Machines for Kids

How do you keep a truck from rolling? A door from closing? And how do you cut through banana bread? In Wedges Make a Point: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how a wedge’s shape makes it perfect at stopping something heavy from moving, and separating material to split something—like banana bread—apart.

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Levers Lessen the Load

Levers Lessen the Load

Simple Machines for Kids

Have you ever played on a seesaw? You were using a lever! In Levers Lessen the Load: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how levers and fulcrums can help us move far more weight than we can on our own by using mechanical advantage.

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Inclined Planes Ramp It Up

Inclined Planes Ramp It Up

Simple Machines for Kids

How does a dump truck dump all the dirt out of its truck bed? It turns that bed into a ramp! In Inclined Planes Ramp It Up: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how inclined planes are sloping surfaces that make it easier to move heavy things from lower ground to higher

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Screws Keep Things Secure

Screws Keep Things Secure

Simple Machines for Kids

Build your treehouse with screws! Screws are one of the simple machines that are designed to make different kinds of work easier! In Screws Keep Things Secure: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how a screws shape can pull things together or push things apart or even move heavy objects from one

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Pulleys Pull Their Weight

Pulleys Pull Their Weight

Simple Machines for Kids

What if an elephant sat on your book and refused to move. How could you lift it? Very carefully! In Pulleys Pull Their Weight: Simple Machines for Kids, readers solve the problem of a heavy elephant by learning about forces and how we can increase the amount we can lift simply by using a pulley.

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Aquatic Adventures

Aquatic Adventures

Biome Explorers

All aboard for a journey around the world’s water biomes, where we’ll find lots of plant and animal life in this nonfiction picture book! In Aquatic Adventures: Biome Explorers, kids 5 to 8 embark on a voyage to Earth’s largest biome—water! Our voyage takes us down the mighty Mississippi River to the Mississippi Delta, to

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Tour the Tundra

Tour the Tundra

Biome Explorers

Grab a coat to take a trip to the vast, treeless, mostly frozen tundra biome in this nonfiction picture book! In Tour the Tundra: Biome Explorers, science adventurers ages 5 to 8 visit the Arctic, the Antarctic, and alpine tundra. In these beautiful, remote places, we observe migrating animals, waddle like a penguin, and witness wildflowers

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Footsteps in the Forest

Footsteps in the Forest

Biome Explorers

Gear up to tour the world’s forest biomes with trees large and small, creatures short and tall in this nonfiction picture book! In Footsteps in the Forests: Biome Explorers, kids 5 to 8 take a walk on a rain forest canopy walkway, sit quietly to observe temperate forest wildlife, and bundle up to visit a chilly

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Grassland Globetrotting

Grassland Globetrotting

Biome Explorers

Slather on the sunscreen and get ready to journey to the desert biomes of the world in this nonfiction picture book! In Destination Desert: Biome Explorers, kid scientists make the trek to four different types of deserts around the world—a hot and dry desert, a semi-arid desert, a coastal desert, and a cold desert. In each

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Destination Desert

Destination Desert

Biome Explorers

Slather on the sunscreen and get ready to journey to the desert biomes of the world in this nonfiction picture book! In Destination Desert: Biome Explorers, kid scientists make the trek to four different types of deserts around the world—a hot and dry desert, a semi-arid desert, a coastal desert, and a cold desert. In each

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Finish Strong

Finish Strong

Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days

Selected as a “recommended title” by the Kansas National Education Association’s Reading Circle Commission   Finish Strong: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days is the inspiring true story of the ultimate marathon experience! Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director, joined a team in 2018 to attempt the World Marathon Challenge. The first marathon was a desert—but not

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The Stars

The Stars

A Gazillion Suns

The Universe is full of hundreds of billions of twinkling stars. For thousands of years, humans have used stars to tell stories, navigate, and make wishes. But what is a star made of? How long will its light last? In The Stars: A Gazillion Suns, the character of the Universe takes us on a journey among

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The Sun

The Sun

Shining Star of the Solar System

There are trillions of stars in the universe, but one is particularly important to people on planet Earth—our sun. What’s the sun good for, anyway? Find out as the Universe explains just what makes the sun so important to planet Earth in The Sun: Shining Star of the Solar System.  

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The Moon

The Moon

Small-but-Mighty Neighbor

The moon is one of the smaller celestial objects in the universe, but it has some very important jobs. Without it, Earth would be a very different place! Narrated by the character of the Universe, The Moon: Small-but-Mighty Neighbor offers up clear scientific explanations designed to gets kids excited about astronomy, covering topics such as the

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The Earth

The Earth

One-of-a-Kind Planet

Earth is our home, but how much do we really know about our planet? Quite a lot! In The Earth: One-of-a-Kind Planet, the narrator, who just happens to be the universe, explains where Earth is located in the solar system, how Earth was created, how life evolved on Earth, and more.

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Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations

Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations

When might a fancy leaf costume be useful for a fish? And how do fish in Antarctica keep from freezing? In Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations, children ages 5 to 9 discover some of the amazing adaptations in the world of fish!

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Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations

Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations

 Not all birds build nests with sticks and have good manners.  Some construct nests with their own saliva, while others use vomit as a defense! Sound strange? In Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations, curious kids ages 5 to 9 discover many of the unique adaptations of birds. Stories of these brilliant adaptations cultivate

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Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations

Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations

How do sunscreen and mucus help amphibians survive? In Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations, kids ages 5 to 9 discover how one frog gets sunscreen to protect itself through the dry season and how another uses its own mucus to create a cocoon.

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Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations

Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations

How do whales make their hearing better?  What do lemurs do to make a point during an argument? In Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations, children ages 5 to 9 learn how lemurs settle arguments and how earwax helps a whale’s sense of hearing, along with a host of other deliciously strange-but-true tales!  

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Running Across America

Running Across America

A True Story of Dreams, Determination, and Heading for Home

In Running Across America: A True Story of Dreams, Determination, and Heading for Home, Dave McGillivray tells the touching tale of how he ran 3,452 miles from Medford, Oregon, to his hometown of Medford, Massachusetts, in 1978. Braving mountains, the elements, crickets, snakes, and homesickness, McGillivray runs in support of the Jimmy Fund and relies on good friends, family, a sense of humor, and sheer determination to

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Human Computer

Human Computer

Mary Jackson, Engineer

In Human Computer: Mary Jackson, Engineer, readers ages 5 to 8 learn what it was like for Mary Jackson to overcame challenges and become the first African American woman to work at NASA! Age-appropriate vocabulary, detailed illustrations, simple STEM projects such as such as designing paper airplanes, and a glossary all support foundational learning. Perfect for beginner readers or as a read

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Fossil Huntress

Fossil Huntress

Mary Leakey, Paleontologist

Mary Leakey, Paleontologist, introduces children ages 5 to 8 to Mary Leakey, a paleontologist who lived and worked for much of her life in Africa, making discoveries that change the face of paleontology forever. Age-appropriate vocabulary, detailed illustrations, simple STEM projects such as drawing specimens, and a glossary all support foundational learning. Perfect for beginner readers or as a read

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Space Adventurer

Space Adventurer

Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut

In Space Adventurer: Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut, readers ages 5 to 8 learn about the hard work Bonnie tackled throughout her life to make it aboard NASA’s space shuttle Challenger. From planting crops and driving the tractor on her family’s homestead to devouring all the books she possibly could to applying to NASA three times, Bonnie refused to give up! All

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Computer Decoder

Computer Decoder

Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist

In Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist, elementary aged children follow Dorothy’s journey from math teacher to human computer and beyond, a journey made difficult because she was an African American woman working during a time of segregation. Dorothy worked incredibly hard to meet the challenges that greeted her at every turn and rose to the

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Dream Big

Dream Big

A True Story of Courage and Determination

In Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination, Dave tells the true story of how he turns to running, because you don’t have to be big to be a marathon runner. But you do need to train. And Dave doesn’t do much training before he crosses his first starting line of the Boston

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Waves

Waves

Physical Science for Kids

This installment in Picture Book Science, a set of books about physical science for kids ages 5 to 8, encourages readers to observe lots of different kinds of waves, including those found in water, wheat, a baseball stadium, and even invisible waves! By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations and quick experiments,

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Matter

Matter

Physical Science for Kids

In Matter: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover the basic building block of most of the material they come in contact with every day, including themselves-matter! Children are introduced to the study of physical science through detailed illustrations paired with a nonfiction narrative that uses fun language to convey familiar examples

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Energy

Energy

Physical Science for Kids

In Energy: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover different forms of energy, including heat, light, and chemical energy, that keep the world working and moving. Children are introduced to physical science through detailed illustrations paired with a nonfiction narrative that uses fun language to convey familiar examples of real-world connections.

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Forces

Forces

Physical Science for Kids

In Forces: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 observe different types of forces, including gravity, magnetism, pulling, pushing, and friction. By combining children's natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations, quick experiments, and beautiful, detailed illustrations, Forces provides a useful and fun introduction to physical science for kids!

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