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Animals can be sneaky. But do you know who is especially sneaky? Undercover ostriches! They're everywhere, and they're masters at going undetected. You've probably seen one and just assumed it was another woodpecker or owl. The narrator of this book is on the case, following a single ostrich on his many adventures. Not until the final twist does author and illustrator Joe Kulka let the readers in on the narrator's true motivation: a peanut collection mission involving undercover elephants.
The Unofficial Guides Junior series explores the various aspects of the enormously popular Minecraft program for younger readers. This collection covers topics across the Minecraft game in a clear and concise way. This series is perfect for the younger hands-on techie. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.
Bring some of the world's earliest cultures to life in The Untold History of Ancient Civilizations series where readers will explore some lesser-known facts about groups of ancient peoples. From the water-run clocks created by the Greeks to the mythof the Vikings two-horned hats, readers will explore the worlds of ancient civilizations beyond the history books and take a deeper look into the daily lives of families within each culture. Readers will travel this journey of forgotten pasts for an
Dive into action with the United States Armed Forces while reading these thrilling and informative books. Uncover the history, tactics, and missions of forces like the Navy SEALs, Army, and Coast Guard. With easy text and explosive pictures, these hi-lo books will have all young readers at attention!
In this middle-grade novel, thirteen-year-old Chloë learns about her family's history while helping her grandfather in his garden.
Walden Lane is a quintessential small city. And the Moores are a typical American family. The books describe a tightknit family, with busy schedules and the usual problems. The series explores suburban life in a fun way, with topics appropriate for younger readers. These gentle reads are innocent, hopeful, and sometimes funny, with no unsettling surprises or storylines.
The Watch It Go series looks at cool cars and trucks that are sure to engage little readers. The series utilizes a curriculum based text to get children comfortable with reading. Each book uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colourful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book.
Watch It Grow appeals to early readers interested in learning more about how plants grow and the steps in their life cycles. Each title features a life cycle diagram, picture glossary, table of contents, and index. Bright, detailed photographs and labels help readers easily identify each step.
Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants include the Venus Flytrap, an African tree that houses stinking ants to protect itself from hungry animals, a "vampire vine" that sucks nutrients from other plants, and fiendishly invasive kudzu.
Take a look inside White Lightning Nonfiction, a hi-lo nonfiction series for students in the middle grades. Mature, high-interest topics pull in readers and engage them with interesting information; colour photographs and illustrations; detailed graphic elements including charts, tables, and infographics; and fascinating facts. A 20-word glossary is included for vocabulary support.