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My Little Golden Book About Dinosaurs

By: Dennis Shealy
illustrated by: Steph Laberis

This simple but informative book brings the fascinating world of dinosaurs to life for preschoolers. They’ll enjoy poring over the bold, graphic illustrations as they learn all about the latest dinosaur...

The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea

By: Bryn Barnard

A fascinating look at the future of our oceans—and how human actions may change them.   The Earth—our home—is covered mostly with water: the wide, deep, salty, and very blue ocean....

Lost and Found Cat

By: Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes
illustrated by: Sue Cornelison

This heartwarming true story about one lost cat's journey to be reunited with his refugee family gently introduces children to a difficult topic and shows how ordinary people can help with compassion and...


Dog on Board

By: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Jeffrey Young
illustrated by: William Munoz

Have you ever met a dog who could ride the bus all by herself? Eclipse can, and her story went viral, catapulting her to national stardom. Now see the world through her eyes in this delightful photographic...

Orangutans Are Ticklish

By: Photographs by Steve Grubman; with Jill Davis

Animal lovers, young scientists, and budding photographers will all adore this knockout nonfiction picture book.   Did you know that orangutans are ticklish? Yes, they are—just like you...

Polar Bear Babies

By: Susan Ring
illustrated by: Lisa McCue

In this Step 1 Step into Reading Science Reader, polar bear babies learn the skills they will need to survive in the Arctic! Simple, repetitive text takes readers through a day with these little bears...


My Little Golden Book About Sharks

By: Bonnie Bader
illustrated by: Steph Laberis

This simple yet informative book brings to life the fascinating world of sharks. Little ones will enjoy bright, bold artwork and lively descriptions of all kinds of sharks, from the fierce great white...

Clara

By: Emily Arnold McCully

This fascinating, informative, and touching picture book by a Caldecott Medalist is based on the true story of an eighteenth-century rhino who toured Europe and started a sensation! Clara is a book sure...

Honeybees

By: Emily Neye
illustrations by: Tom Leonard

This Step 2 Step into Reading Science Reader teaches kids how honeybees make honey, build their hives, and . . . dance! Buzz-worthy facts will cross-pollinate beautifully with classroom learning. This...


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Over in the Wetlands Activities (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Caroline Starr Rose

Publishing in time for the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here is a beautiful read-aloud about animal families preparing for an impending storm in their bayou habitat.
 
Journey...

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Dinosaurs

By: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
illustrated by: Luis V. Rey

The one book every dinosaur fan needs!
 
Written by one of the world’s foremost experts on dinosaurs, this award-winning title—honored by the NSTA and the AAAS—is an...

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