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Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard

By: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Illustrated by: Priscilla Lamont

Perfect for spring planting season--an outstanding book about backyard science the whole family will appreciate.Alice's family plants a vegetable garden each spring, and this budding naturalist reports...

Mama's Day with Little Gray

By: Aimee Reid

From talented illustrator Laura Bryant and gifted newcomer Aimee Reid comes a charming, heartwarming story about a little elephant's love for his mama."Mama, when I grow up, will you grow down?" What would...

A Book of Babies

By: Il Sung Na

When the flowers begin to bloom and the world starts turning green, animals everywhere are born . . .including the noisy ducklings! From the creator of A Book of Sleep and Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit comes...


Night Lights (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)

By: Tish Rabe
illustrated by: Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu

Learn why fireflies flash their lights in this glow-in-the-dark book based on the hit PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Sally and Nick are making shadow shapes when the batteries...

A Tale About Tails (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)

By: Tish Rabe
illustrated by: Tom Brannon

Step into reading with the Cat in the Hat in this leveled reader about animal tails based on an episode of the hit PBS Kids television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! While playing Pin...

How Do Lions Say I Love You?

By: Diane Muldrow
Illustrated by: David Walker

Lions say "I love you" with a purr and a cuddle.Wolves say "I love you" with a howl and a huddle.Bears like to say it with a kiss on the muzzle.A mama cow says it with a lick and a nuzzle. . . .Sweet,...


Time Flies

By: Eric Rohmann

Time Flies , a wordless picture book, is inspired by the theory that birds are the modern relatives of dinosaurs.  This story conveys the tale of a bird trapped in a dinosaur exhibit at a natural...

Wild, Wild Wolves

By: Joyce Milton

Illus. in full color. A fascinating introduction to the world of wolves, one of nature's most enduring and misunderstood creatures. Wolf-pack behavior, body language, and the meaning of howls are all demystified...

Beaver Is Lost

By: Elisha Cooper

Oh, no—Beaver is lost! Will he ever find his way back home?In this nearly wordless picture book by Elisha Cooper, winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, a young beaver...


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The Living Reading Group Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Matt de la Peña

Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free...

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Winter of the Robots Book Talk

By: Kurtis Scaletta

BOOK TALK
All is fair in love and war.  And science fairs.  Jim abandons his best friend, Oliver, in order to work with a girl, Rochelle, A.K.A. Rocky, on the yearly science fair project.  Rocky...

The Great Trouble Book Talk

By: Deborah Hopkinson

BOOK TALK
The streets of London are tough for thirteen-year-old Eel, an orphan who spends his days scavenging the filthy Thames River for anything he can sell for a few coins.   He thinks his great...


Magic Tree House New Teachers

If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they're hooked on reading! This is one series that kids, teachers, librarians, and parents all agree on. A perfect blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger,...

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Summer at Forsaken Lake

By: Michael D. Beil
illustrated by: Maggie Kneen

BOOK TALK
Have you ever dreaded going somewhere and then when you get there have a great time?  Nicholas feels like that when he and his sisters are told they will be spending their summer in Ohio...

Racing the Moon

By: Alan Armstrong
illustrated by: Tim Jessell

BOOK TALK
Alexis Hart is about to turn twelve and rejects her mother’s idea that she should act more “ladylike.” Outer space is much more interesting, and she likes building the moon station...


Bears Beware

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALKS
Mitchell does not want to go on the overnight camping trip with the kids at the Zig Zag Center; he wants to write a story about Gary Bopper, a powerful magician.  Sadly, Mitchell does...

The River

By: Gary Paulsen

NOTE TO TEACHERS
The River was a direct response to readers who sent letters telling me that Brian's story wasn't done at the end of Hatchet. So many wanted to know what happened to Brian after the...

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library introduces nonfiction to the beginning reader and serves as a great resource to help teachers make abstract scientific concepts come to life! As the students are...

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Andrew Lost

By: J. C. Greenburg
illustrated by: Debbie Palen

When Andrew’s latest invention, the Atom Sucker, goes haywire, Andrew and Judy are shrunk down to microscopic level! Andrew and Judy find themselves lost on their neighbor’s dog, where they...

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Dinosaurs

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

WRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL paleontologist for young readers, this award-winning guide to the complete Dinosauria is packed with enough detail and insider information to satisfy even adult dinophiles!...

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Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature

By: Robin Brande

Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates you.

All because you did the right thing.

Welcome to life for Mena, whose year is starting...

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