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  • Global Warming

    $10.99

    This nonfiction science reader will help fifth grade students gain science content knowledge while building their reading comprehension and literacy skills. This purposefully leveled text features hands-on, challenging science experiments and full-color images. Students will learn all about global warming, the carbon cycle, deforestation, renewable energy sources, and more through this engaging text that supports STEM education and is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Important text features like a glossary and index will improve students close reading skills.

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  • Secrets Aboard The Barnard Star

    $10.99

    Sohrab is the designated “”Sherlock Holmes”” of the Barnard Star, his spaceship home in outer space, where he has lived his entire life. When the captain of the ship announces someone has been stealing water rations, Sohrab and his brother Bruno are determined to find the culprit and solve the mystery! With full-color illustrations and a short chapter format, this 32-page sci-fi book will capture the interest of both reluctant and avid readers who enjoy science fiction and mystery stories. The hi-lo text is perfect for students who need high-interest, low-readability books.

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  • Robot Rescue

    $10.99

    In this hi-lo book, Anna is the youngest crew member on a team of the brightest scientists exploring a distant planet. Just when her robot cat finally finds a live specimen, he goes missing. It’s up to Anna to lead a rescue mission to bring him back before he is lost for good. With full-color illustrations and a short chapter format, this 32-page sci-fi book will capture the interest of both reluctant and avid readers who enjoy science fiction stories with a female protagonist that are funny and entertaining.

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  • World Without Blue

    $10.99

    In this science fiction story, Taj and Tessa are the newest Color Mixers at a lab in Antarctica where the colors of the world are made. One day, Tessa accidentally deletes the color blue. As her mistake reverberates across the planet, can they find a way to bring back blue? With full-color illustrations and a short chapter format, this 32-page hi-lo book will capture the interest of reluctant readers who enjoy realistic fiction stories with elements of dystopia and science.

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  • Hive Mind Part Three

    $10.99

    Hari’s first year at Sci Hi has been amazing. Not only are they learning about bees, but they’re shrinking themselves down so that they can study them up close. But on a visit to a live hive, things get downright dangerous. Will Hari and his friends escape without getting stung? This illustrated 32-page chapter book will appeal to reluctant readers who enjoy science fiction and futuristic stories. The hi-lo text is ideal for older students who need high-interest stories with a lower reading level.

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  • Hive Mind Part Two

    $10.99

    Penny Day is a first-year student at Sci Hi, the Universal High School for the Sciences. Sci Hi isn’t a normal high school. Whether it’s Zero-G dodge ball or creating mutant parasites, science is everywhere, and Penny loves it all! This illustrated 32-page chapter book will appeal to reluctant readers who enjoy science fiction and futuristic stories. The hi-lo text is ideal for older students who need high-interest stories with a lower reading level.

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  • Hive Mind Part One

    $10.99

    13-year-old Sidney Jamison is bored by everything. Studying the life cycle of frogs? Boring. Trying to be popular? Yawn! But everything changes when a mysterious package is delivered to his home labeled, DO NOT OPEN. What could be inside? The answer will change his life forever. This illustrated 32-page chapter book will appeal to reluctant readers who enjoy science fiction and futuristic stories. The hi-lo text is ideal for older students who need high-interest stories with a lower reading level.

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  • Playing And Learning Together Meeting Mimi

    $8.95

    There is lots to learn about the new girl at school. She does not like beans. She does like to tell jokes. And, she has a physical disability. In this book, beginning readers in prekindergarten to grade 1 can join Mimi’s classmates as they ask questions about different abilities and make a new friend.

    This illustrated picture book series features social/emotional issues as plot drivers. Youngsters are introduced to a variety of experiences, while caregivers are given a jumping off point for discussing and guiding their child’s social/emotional development

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  • Fun And Games Escape Rooms

    $10.99

    Four students must utilize their math skills to solve a challenging escape room. Do they have what it takes to spot the polygons and make it out before the time is up? Packed with factual information and high-interest content, this fiction math book uses real-world examples of problem solving to build students’ math and reading skills. Let’s Explore Math sidebars feature math questions that challenge students to develop their math skills. A problem-solving section at the end of the book prompts students to reflect and apply what they’ve learned. Demystify math with this leveled book that makes learning math fun and accessible for kids ages 10-12 and appeals to reluctant readers.

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  • Art And Culture Origami

    $10.99

    Two students receive an unusual math assignment involving origami. With help from their grandmother and some fraction and division know-how, they’ll conquer the challenge! Packed with factual information and high-interest content, this math book uses real-world examples of problem solving to build students’ math and reading skills. Let’s Explore Math sidebars feature math questions that challenge students to develop their math skills. A problem-solving section at the end of the book prompts students to reflect and apply what they’ve learned. Demystify math with this leveled book that makes learning math fun and accessible for kids ages 10-12 and is especially appealing to reluctant readers.

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  • Making An Ocean Ecosystem

    $10.99

    There are worlds to explore under water. Entire ecosystems exist within oceans, lakes, and rivers. These worlds can also be recreated on land. this high-interest book uses real-world examples to illustrate science concepts. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Plant Invaders

    $10.99

    You might not realize it, but there are green invaders everywhere. They live in our lakes, our parks, and even in our back yards. What are they? They are invasive plants! Learn how people are working to stop the growth of invasive plant species and what you can do to help. This high-interest book uses real-world examples to illustrate science concepts. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Guided By Stars

    $10.99

    The ancient Polynesians were amazing navigators who traversed the Pacific Ocean and settled in its many islands. How did they travel such extreme distances and know where they were going without the use of modern technology like smartphones, satellites, or even magnetic compasses to guide them? Learn the answer to these questions in this book that uses real-world examples to illustrate science concepts. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this high-interest book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Art And Science Of Skateboarding

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    Learn about the science behind skateboarding! From the physics behind skateboard tricks, to the design of the skateboard’s deck, wheels, and trucks, this high-interest book uses real-world examples to illustrate science concepts. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Science Of Glass

    $10.99

    A researcher looks at cells under a microscope. A scientist studies bacteria in a Petri dish. A student boils liquid in a test tube. What do these things all have in common? The answer is: glass! Learn how something as simple as glass has played a huge role in scientific exploration with this fascinating Informational Text created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution! Build reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Thomas Edison Lighting A Revolution

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    Not all of Thomas Edison’s inventions were successful, but he didn’t let this deter him from trying. He believed in using failure as a chance to learn and improve. Readers will be inspired by Thomas Edison’s fascinating life and how he achieved success in this Informational Text created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution! Build reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Color Changing Cephalopods

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    Cephalopods have evolved with a strong set of skills that allow them to survive in their aquatic world. Scientists are fascinated by their ability to change color, the ways they ward off predators, and their methods of communication. In time, scientists hope that by studying these creatures, they may find ways to copy and use all of their abilities. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Making Music With Magnets

    $10.99

    Electromagnets have played a powerful role in music. Without them, we would not have electric guitars, and without electric guitars, we would not have some of the greatest songs from music history. The electric guitar was born from new technology, but how will technology change music in the future? Learn the answer to this question with this fascinating Informational Text that examines the influence of technology on music! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this book builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Designing National Parks

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    Visitors from across the country and around the world flock to U.S. national parks to explore their beauty. Little do they know that the National Park Service (NPS) has been guiding and enhancing their experience for more than 100 years. The NPS’s mission is to protect and preserve important places. Learn how the NPS proves time and again that it is up to the job. Created in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, this book builds students’ literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation. The hands-on STEAM challenge is ideal for makerspace activities, and guides students through every stage of the engineering design process. This book features: Real-world examples provide insight into how the engineering design process is used to solve real-world problems; Content that highlights every component of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math; Career advice from Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields; Dynamic images and text features enhance the reading experience and build visual literacy.

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  • Inka Terraces

    $10.99

    The Inka were master farmers, builders, and planners. Living in the Andes Mountains, they farmed and built on steep slopes. In the Andes, water can be a destructive, unpredictable force. The Inka controlled water through careful study and engineering. From terraces for farming to royal palaces, the Inka built things to last. Learn how their ancient inventions are helping modern-day engineers develop solutions to modern-day problems with this fascinating Informational Text created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution! Build reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Digging Up Dinosaurs

    $10.99

    Learn about the fascinating journey of how a dinosaur fossil makes it way from the ground to a museum exhibit! It all starts with the work of paleontologists. With skill and patience, these scientists locate fossils and painstakingly dig them up. Then, the bones must be cleaned and preserved, and museum experts must figure out how the bones fit together using traditional tools and modern technologies. Take a virtual tour of a dinosaur exhibit with this fascinating Informational Text created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution! Build reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Saving Migratory Birds

    $10.99

    Learn how ornithologists are using modern technology to help migratory birds. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Life In A Cube

    $10.99

    How much life can one cubic foot hold? Read how photographer David Liittschwager and zoologist Chris Meyer studied life in one cubic foot, and how their findings can teach us about life on the entire planet. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Saving A Species

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    Learn how employees at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute are working hard to save animal species from extinction. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Science Of Waves And Surfboards

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    Watching surfers is mesmerizing. It looks like they are magically gliding over the water. But what looks like magic is actually science in action! Surfers use science to select the right surfboards and to understand the motion of the ocean. Learn about the science behind surfing with this high-interest title! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Tracking A Storm

    $10.99

    What kind of weather is headed your way? Meteorologists make it their job to know. They tell you when sunshine is in the forecast. They tell you when it’s going to rain. They spot severe storms, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, before they hit. Their work is important. It can even save lives. Read about this intriguing STEM career Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Exploring Volcanic Activity

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    Our planet is covered with volcanoes. They are fascinating natural wonders that are potentially dangerous and destructive. But, they are important to Earth’s survival. Scientists who study volcanoes ask lots of questions. Let’s find the answers and learn more about volcanoes–and the volcanologists who study them! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Electric Vehicles

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    Did you know the first battery-powered vehicle was created in the 1830s? People who attended the 1892 World’s Fair in Chicago could see one. And in 1894, you could buy an “Electrobat” and travel 25 miles on a single charge! Since then, EVs have surged in popularity and have become much more technologically advanced. Learn the history of EVs, how they work, why they’re good for the environment, and discover the future of the electric vehicle! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Designing A Shuttle

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    In the 1970s, NASA wanted to build a new kind of spacecraft that could be used over and over again. The Space Shuttle Program was born, and NASA engineers and scientists were tasked with designing and creating the first shuttle. Nine years later, the first space shuttle was launched. Learn the history of the Space Shuttle Program and the many issues and problems that the engineers faced. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Evolution Of Space Suits

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    Design a flexible protective layer for a space suit. Space suits have come a long way. The look and function of space suits has evolved over time, but their purpose has always been the same–to keep astronauts safe. From the first suits worn during the Mercury missions, to the latest suits being tested by NASA, there have been great improvements. Learn all about the science behind space suits and how they have changed over time. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Selling More Snacks

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    The 1950s saw the start of a big snack food revolution. Since then, innovations in food science technology have made snacks inexpensive, convenient, and delicious. But is all this snacking good for us? Learn about the history of snack food, the science behind food technology, and how snack foods affect health. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Making Movies In Technicolor

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    It’s hard to imagine the film The Wizard of Oz without the “yellow” brick road or the “ruby” slippers. The memorable and distinctive use of color was made possible by a new technology called Technicolor. The vibrant colors showed that Oz was a very different place from Dorothy’s home in Kansas. Learn the technology behind Technicolor along with the history of film with this high-interest informational text! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Rebuilding The Body

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    The first prosthetic devices consisted of wooden legs and hooks for hands. Today, many prostheses and bionics can do everything a natural limb can do–and more! Learn about inventions from the past that have been used to rebuild the body and modern-day advancements including the use of 3D printers to create prosthetics! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Conserving An Aircraft

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    The Horten Ho airplane was made in Nazi Germany during WWII. Germany needed a new weapon, and hoped this experimental aircraft would help them win the war. The Horten Ho would have been a fighter jet with incredible speed, but it did not fly as planned. Learn about the Smithsonian Institution’s efforts to restore this fascinating historical artifact and the challenges they faced during the restoration process. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Culture Of Calendars

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    It’s About Time
    Why Timekeeping Matters
    Maya And Their Remarkable Calendars
    Other Cultures And Calendars
    In And Out Of Time

    STEAM Challenge
    Glossary
    Index
    Career Advice

    Additional Info
    The use of calendars dates back thousands of years. Why are we driven to record time, and what would happen if we did not? Who created the concept of calendars? Why do different cultures use different calendar systems? And why are calendars so important to us? It is about “time” we found out! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Powered By Steam

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    Believe it or not, water can be used to power boat and train engines. In fact, water in the form of steam changed the manufacturing and transportation industries thanks to steam power pioneers like Denis Papin, Thomas Newcomen, James Watt, and Richard Trevithick. Explore the ways that steam is now used to generate electricity and plans for future uses of steam power! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Saving The Arctic

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    The Arctic ecosystem is diverse, fascinating, and special. The animals and people who live there have adapted to the icy landscape. But because the Earth’s temperature is warming, the polar ice in the Arctic is melting. Discover why it’s so important to save the Arctic, not just for the people and animals who live there, but for the entire Earth, too! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Organic Farming

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    Where does our food come from? The history of farming provides much “food for thought.” In the past, farmers used natural farming methods, but modern inventions like pesticides and GMOs have changed farming–and the food we eat. Today, a natural food revolution is taking place. Learn how organic farming is good for the Earth, good for the plants–and good for all the living things that eat them! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Designing Butterfly Exhibits

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    Butterflies are a crucial part of the ecosystem. Unfortunately, many butterfly species are dying off in record numbers. Butterfly exhibits serve an important role. In these enclosed spaces, we can learn more about these winged creatures and what we can do to help them. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students’ curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Failure Heartbreaks In Sports

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    Although losing a sports match is never easy, losing teaches players valuable lessons. These lessons build sportsmanship and character, and challenge players to try even harder. At the end of the day, it does not matter whether you win or lose so long as you try your best. Read the inspirational stories of historic wins and losses from sports history with this full-color informational text that examines sportsmanship! Packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Showdown Rivalries

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    Hamilton vs. Jefferson, Gates vs. Jobs, Bird vs. Johnson, and Coke vs. Pepsi are all examples of rivalries. What defines a rivalry and why do they develop? Do rivalries push people to perform better, or do they hurt progress? Examine these questions and learn about some of the biggest rivalries in politics, business, sports, and culture from throughout history–starting with the Founding Fathers themselves! Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text examines contemporary issues through high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Communicate Memorable Lines

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    I Know That One!
    Cool Catchphrases
    Powerful Phrases
    Words From The Heart
    Funny Lines
    I’ve Got A Million Of ‘Em

    Glossary
    Index
    Check It Out!
    Try It!
    About The Author

    Additional Info
    To be or not to be. There’s no place like home. We’ll always have Paris. Memorable lines like these from movies, TV, music, books, plays, and commercials stick with us and become part of our common language and popular culture. What makes these famous lines so memorable? And why do we love repeating them so much? Explore the most famous quotes of all time with this informational text that is packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this full-color nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Life In Numbers The Electoral College

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    The Electoral College is a complex system influenced by various factors in the United States’ rich history. Some of the ideas behind the Electoral College–such as ensuring that smaller states were given a vote–still apply today. However, the Electoral College has changed over the years in ways that the framers of the Constitution did not anticipate. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Electoral College with this full-color informational text that explores contemporary issues through high-interest content! Packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Fantastic Lives Against All Odds

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    Difficult times happen to everyone. But facing adversity doesn’t have to stand in the way of being successful or happy. Adversity can make people tougher, wiser, and more compassionate. Bethany Hamilton, Oprah Winfrey, Ringo Starr, and Matt Moniz are examples of people who overcame incredible odds and achieved success. Learn about their inspirational stories with this informational text that is packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this full-color nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Legacy Business Leaders

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    Industry leaders have transformed their visions into businesses, products, and ideas that have changed the way people live. The world as we know it looks significantly different than it did just 15 years ago due to innovators such as Reed Hastings, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Meg Whitman, and Jeff Bezos. Read the inspirational stories of these influential leaders with this informational text that is packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this full-color nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Deception Why Do People Lie

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    For hundreds of years, psychologists, researchers, and philosophers have studied what compels people to lie. From the little white lies that are told to spare someone’s feelings, to the whoppers that are told to gain attention, telling lies is part of human behavior. The question remains–what drives people to lie? Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text examines contemporary issues and the topic of deception through high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Unsung Heroes Risk Takers

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    Every day, ordinary people are thrown into circumstances they didn’t expect and never wanted. Those who act with courage and determination transform the lives of those around them. They put their own lives in danger and become heroes. Read the inspirational stories of six men, women, and children who took action without concern for their own safety, and be captivated by their bravery! Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text features high-interest content. With TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this fascinating text!

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  • Failure Business Blunders

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    Many large companies and business owners have experienced failures. In an attempt to grow their companies and keep up with the demands of consumers, businesses like Sony, Ford, and Frito-Lay took risks that crash-landed instead of paying off. Learn about some of the biggest business blunders that companies have made with this informational text that is packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Showdown Underdogs

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    History is full of underdogs–people who have overcome oppression, prejudice, and poverty to achieve their goals. Some of those individuals have become well known heroes and inspired others to keep trying. Read the inspiring stories of underdogs including Abraham Lincoln, Daymond John, Bessie Coleman, Peter Dinklage, Loretta Lynn, and Seabiscuit with this informative title. Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text explores diversity and contemporary issues through high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Communicate Sports Speeches

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    The Champ
    Magical Movie Moments
    Embracing The Grind
    Words Of Wisdom
    Saying Thanks
    The Recipe

    Glossary
    Index
    Check It Out!
    Try It!
    About The Author

    Additional Info
    In the world of sports, players and coaches experience heartbreaking losses and pulse-pounding victories. They share their emotions, insights, wisdom, and wit through speeches. Some of these sports speeches have stood the test of time. They’ve been replayed, memorized, and cut into tiny snippets for the internet. These inspirational stories and speeches are celebrated in this full-color book that is packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this informational text has features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Life In Numbers Polls And Surveys

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    Have you ever taken an online quiz or poll? Dive into the inquisitive world of polls and surveys where pollsters seek representative samples and post results that shape major decisions. Backtrack into history to watch the first political poll in action. Learn what’s on a pollster’s daily checklist. With this informative title, you’ll examine the individual quirks of polls and surveys–and their impact on our day-to-day lives. Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text explores contemporary issues through high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Fantastic Lives Business Sense

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    People with a mind for business tend to share a few of the same qualities. They’re often creative, they’re problem solvers, and they pay attention to the world around them. The five young entrepreneurs in this book possess a blend of these qualities–and more. They want to help and inspire others as much as they want to grow their businesses. The inspirational stories of these young innovators will captivate readers! Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text engages readers with high-interest content.

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  • Legacy Fictional Favorites

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    Do you dream of stepping inside the covers of a book into a world you have only imagined? You are not alone! Some books excel at invoking a sense of place that captures the imagination. Readers want to walk the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, fly to Neverland and board a pirate ship, and drink a butterbeer in Hogsmeade. Explore the characters and settings that have captivated readers over time with this high-interest informational text. Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars and featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Deception Reality TV

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    In the world of reality TV, things aren’t always what they seem. Learn how reality TV got its start in the 1950s and how the genre has evolved and surged in popularity over time. Today, there are hundreds of reality shows to choose from with something to interest everyone. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about reality TV with this high-interest informational text that explores contemporary issues. Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars and featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Unsung Heroes Pioneers In Science

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    Everyone has heard of famous scientists like Einstein, Curie, Galileo, and Darwin. But some scientists have been overlooked by history. Virginia Apgar, Caroline Herschel, Percy Julian, and Rosalind Franklin are scientists who had to overcome adversity in order to succeed in their fields. Readers will be captivated by the inspirational stories of these unsung heroes of science! Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text explores and celebrates diversity through high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Failure Disasters In History

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    This informational text is packed with facts and sidebars about historical and modern-day disasters such as the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Great Smog of London, the Pacific Garbage Patch, the Library of Alexandria, Chernobyl, and more. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, the high-interest content will engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. Text features, a Reader’s Guide, and the extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Showdown Olympic Spirit

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    How do the Olympics make the world a better place? For more than 100 years, the Olympics have brought people together, proving that competition can create community. Packed with fascinating facts and sidebars about the Olympics, this informational text discusses the history of the Olympics, the Paralympics, and the Special Olympics, and highlights inspirational stories of Olympic athletes. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, the high-interest content will engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. Text features, a Reader’s Guide, and the extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Communicate World Leaders Speak

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    Orators take ordinary words and weave them into brilliant speeches. It takes a substantial amount of skill to be a great orator. History is full of leaders who have given inspiring speeches. Learn about twelve famous speeches from leaders such as Cesar Chavez, Ronald Reagan, Pat Summitt, Justin Trudeau, and Martin Luther King Jr. This diverse collection of speeches will open your eyes and ears to the power of the spoken word! Packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and featuring TIME(C) content and images, this informational text has features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Life In Numbers What Is Average

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    You don’t need to be a math teacher to understand and use averages. Farmers look at the rainfall average to figure out the best times to plant crops. Scientists perform experiments several times and calculate the average to see if their results are accurate. Learn about averages with this full-color informational text that is packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this full-color nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Fantastic Lives College Bound

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    Going to college when you’re 18 years old can be a new and frightening experience. But imagine taking college classes when you’re only 10! Read the inspirational stories of six young geniuses who went to college before they were old enough to have a driver’s license. Packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and featuring TIME(C) content and images, this informational text has features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Legacy The Names Behind Brands

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    A rose by any other name would smell as sweet-but would a company by any other name sell as well? That’s the million-dollar question behind every brand! More often than you may think, behind each brand is a person whose name may be better remembered for the product than for the person. Packed with fun facts and detailed sidebars, this informational text explores the inspirational stories of the people behind brand names such as Hilton, Hasbro, Hershey, and more. Packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Deception Real Or Fake News

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    There has been a lot of talk about “fake news” in the news lately. Being able to spot the difference between credible and non-credible sources is a vital 21st century skill to have. Learn the tricks and traps of deception and the skills required to achieve information literacy–and always get to the truth of the matter! Packed with fun facts and detailed sidebars, this informational text explores contemporary issues and high-interest, relevant subjects. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has important text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Unsung Heroes Animal Welfare

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    Read the inspirational stories of six animal advocates from very different backgrounds who have found ways to be heroes for animals. Learn how you can follow in their footsteps and be a hero, too! Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text explores contemporary issues through high-interest content. Featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has important text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Your World Germs

    $9.99

    Germs. Everybody has them! Some germs help people. Some germs can harm people. Add and subtract with tens as you learn all about germs. This nonfiction math book combines math and reading skills, and uses real-life examples of problem solving to teach subject-area content. The dynamic images, detailed sidebars, practice problems, and math diagrams make learning arithmetic easy and fun. Text features include a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and captions to build vocabulary and increase understanding of math and reading concepts. An in-depth problem-solving section provides additional learning and practice opportunities. Engage students with this high-interest math book!

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  • Amazing Animals Narwhals

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    Narwhals are often called the “unicorns of the sea.” But these fascinating creatures are members of the whale family. Read all about narwhals as you practice addition. This nonfiction math book combines math and reading skills, and uses real-life examples of problem solving to teach subject-area content. The dynamic images, detailed sidebars, practice problems, and math diagrams make learning addition easy and fun. Text features include a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and captions to build vocabulary and increase understanding of math and reading concepts. An in-depth problem-solving section provides additional learning and practice opportunities. Engage students with this high-interest math book!

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  • Blue Crab Comeback

    $10.99

    Blue Crabs In Danger
    Crabs Of The Chesapeake
    A Population Problem
    Scientists Step In
    Rules Of The Bay
    The Future Of Blue Crabs

    STEAM Challenge
    Glossary
    Index
    Career Advice

    Additional Info
    Many people depend on blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay for their jobs. But overfishing and changes in the blue crabs’ habitats have reduced their numbers. Learn how scientists have stepped in to study these blue beauties so that they can keep a healthy crab population. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Mapping The Milky Way

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    When it comes to mapping the Milky Way, scientists know one thing for sure. They know that there is still a lot that they do not know! Discover how they study the Milky Way, and learn about the galaxy that we call home. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Predicting Earthquakes

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    Earthquakes can leave people and property in bad shape. At times, they can be deadly. Find out about the science of studying earthquakes and the men and women who track the movements of the ground below us. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • From Grass To Bridge

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    Inka rulers led a huge empire with grand palaces. They had incredible riches. Artists made statues out of gold and silver. The Inka also made masterpieces out of grass. Their grass bridges crossed deep canyons. These engineering marvels let soldiers and messengers travel around the empire. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Helping People See

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    Over the years, people have looked for ways to improve our imperfect sight. This has led us to the world of optics, which is the study of light and how it travels. What are some of these innovations that have changed how we see the world, and how do they work? Find the answers to these questions with this Smithsonian Informational Text! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Taking Photos From Space

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    Landsat satellites orbit the earth to get images. Learn how these images are made using heat. Then, find out how these cutting-edge satellites are helping save the planet! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Wright Brothers

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    The Wright brothers wanted to build a flying machine. The path to achieve their dream was filled with many obstacles. Countless hours would be spent studying and testing their plans. But their hard work paid off, and today they are known as the “forefathers of flight.” Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Botanical Illustration

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    Imagine a career where you get paid to draw all day. That’s what botanical illustrators do! Get inside the mind of a botanical illustrator, and learn how their intricate drawings of plants help science. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Underwater Training

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    Did you know that swimming pools are used to train astronauts? Athletes use swimming pools to train when they’re injured, and doctors use them to help patients feel better. Learn how swimming pools and aquatic therapy help all kinds of people! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Saving Culture From Disaster

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    Nature is not always kind. Natural disasters like earthquakes and storms can wipe out cities. Entire cultures and their histories are at risk of being lost. When disaster strikes, some people work to save cultural items. They preserve culture for the future! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Navigating At Sea

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    Navigation instruments have changed over time. Lodestones, sunstones, and sextants helped early navigators find their way. Modern technology makes navigation more precise than it has ever been. But the roots of navigation still remain. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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  • Making A Mummy

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    What happens after death? That was a big question for ancient Egyptians. They believed that a person needed his or her body in death as much as in life. So they did all they could to preserve and protect the body. For them, preparing for life after death was an important part of life! Learn about the science behind mummification with this book created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution. This Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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    Muddy Creek in Edgewater, Maryland is the site of a major makeover. The land around the stream has worn down. Find out what caused Muddy Creek to erode, and the many steps involved in saving it. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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    Awesome Amphibians
    A Vanishing Act
    The Fight For Frogs
    Building A Safe Home
    Making Leaps!
    STEAM Challenge
    Glossary
    Index
    Career Advice

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    Amphibians can be found all over the world. There are more than 7,500 kinds of amphibians living in streams, rainforests, deserts, and everywhere in between. Many of them are in danger due to a deadly fungus, but help is on the way! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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    You’ve probably heard of lions and tigers. Perhaps you’ve seen them at the zoo. But have you heard of the clouded leopard? This shy member of the cat family is an endangered species. Their shyness makes studying them a challenge for zookeepers and scientists. Find out why they are so special, and why they need our help. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students’ reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through every step of the engineering design process, from the initial research and brainstorming sessions, through the design and testing stages, to the evaluation and improvement of the outcome. It makes STEAM career connections by providing a glimpse into the life of a real person currently working in a STEAM field. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with this book that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

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    The U.S. Constitution is the highest law in the nation. It lays out rules for electing leaders and making laws, and spells out the rights that each person has. Written in 1787, the U.S. Constitution has been amended many times. With TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction book details the creation and influence of the U.S. Constitution. This high-interest book will engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy skills. The Readers Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With text features such as a glossary, index, and table of contents, this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep students engaged in reading.

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    What do the airplane, the escalator, the vacuum cleaner, and the Polaroid camera have in common? It took many, many attempts to perfect these inventions. But the people who invented them persevered and did not give up on their ideas. With TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction book will engage students in reading about inventions as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy skills. The Readers Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With text features such as a glossary, index, and table of contents, this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep students engaged in reading.

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    A great deal of effort goes into choosing the right career. There are many career paths from which to choose. The first step is to think about who you are and what you want to do. This nonfiction book explores the factors involved in choosing a career while introducing students to new vocabulary terms and concepts. Important text features include a glossary, index, and table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy skills. The Readers Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With TIME For Kids content, this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep students engaged in reading.

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    Artists are creative. Some sing,and some paint. Others act or dance. Meet some amazing kids who use their talent to create works of art. You will be inspired to be artistic,too! This nonfiction book includes important text features such as a glossary,index,and table of contents to engage students in reading as they develop their comprehension,vocabulary,and literacy skills. The Readers Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With TIME For Kids content,this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep grade 4 students engaged in learning.

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    Slam poetry is meant to be heard! Read about how the style started and how people are using it to say what they think and feel. Will you try to write a slam poem? This nonfiction book includes important text features such as a glossary,index,and table of contents to engage students in reading as they develop their comprehension,vocabulary,and literacy skills. The Readers Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With TIME For Kids content,this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep grade 4 students engaged in learning.

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  • Communicate Characters With Courage

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    Books about life-or-death situations can have great plots and exciting events. They can also inspire people to excel. In this nonfiction book,youll read about Alec,who is shipwrecked,and Karana,who is left behind on an island. Mulan fights in wars for years. What do these books communicate about survival? What allows these characters to survive? This title includes important text features such as a glossary,index,and table of contents to engage students in reading as they develop their comprehension,vocabulary,and literacy skills. The Readers Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With TIME For Kids content,this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep grade 4 students engaged in learning.

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    Explore the history of Americas national parks. The parks balance conservation with tourism. Nature and wildlife are protected there. The next time you visit a park site,think of the efforts of the people who saved these special places for future generations. This nonfiction book includes important text features such as a glossary,index,and table of contents to engage students in reading as they develop their comprehension,vocabulary,and literacy skills. The Readers Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With TIME For Kids content,this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep grade 4 students engaged in learning.

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    Our world has many heroes. These are people who are making a difference in their community. Some of these changemakers are young activists. Every year,a young hero wins the International Childrens Peace Prize. Lets see how theyre making a difference! This nonfiction book includes important text features such as a glossary,index,and table of contents to engage students in reading as they develop their comprehension,vocabulary,and literacy skills. The Readers Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With TIME For Kids content,this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep grade 4 students engaged in learning.

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    Smartphones have transformed the way we live. Many people feel dependent on their smartphones. Some people spend too much time using them. But how much time is too much? This nonfiction book discusses the pros and cons of smartphones while introducing students to new vocabulary terms and concepts. Important text features include a glossary,index,and table of contents to engage students in reading as they develop their comprehension,vocabulary,and literacy skills. The Readers Guide and culminating activity direct students back to the text as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Check It Out! provides resources for additional reading and learning. With TIME For Kids content,this book aligns with national and state standards and will keep grade 4 students engaged in reading.

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