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Through large, full-color photographs and carefully levelled text, Track and Field introduces beginning readers to the basics of the sport and encourages them to try track and field themselves. A labelled diagram helps readers identify the events and equipment, and a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary.

Up in the sky! It's the people who help make our lives better and safer every day! No, they don't wear capes, but the people young readers will meet in this colorful series play a big part in all of our lives. Using carefully chosen text and pictures, readers will learn how these people do their jobs, what those jobs mean, and perhaps how they inspire the readers themselves!

Photos of children engaging with a diverse group of smiling professionals, such as the nurse gently giving Carlos a shot or the farmer showing Ann his vegetable crop, will resonate with the audience. Bake the cake, create the meal, invent a new dish! In this book, readers will meet the chefs who turn dinner tables into tasty works of art. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images. Swing the hammer, drive the bulldozer, put up the skyscraper!

In this book, readers will meet the construction workers who build buildings, roads, bridges, and more. Create beautiful smiles, give us healthy mouths, and straighten our teeth! In this book, readers will meet the people who make sure we have strong, healthy teeth. Give us check-ups, ease our pain, or even stitch us up!

In this book, readers will meet the doctors who make sure we stay healthy and happy. Grow our food, raise our cows and sheep, fill our tables with good things to eat! In this book, readers will meet the farmers who grow and raise the food that we need to live and thrive. Respond first, put out the fires, and save lives! In this book, readers will meet the brave firefighters who battle flames, smoke, and danger to keep us all safe and secure. Expand our minds, answer our questions, and show us how to learn!

In this book, readers will meet the librarians who help us explore our world through books and media. Care for us, ease our pain, and ugh! In this book, readers will meet the nurses who help make sure we grow well and stay healthy and strong. Keep the peace, protect our communities, and save lives! In this book, readers will meet the brave police officers who put their lives on the line to make sure our families and towns are safe and secure. Show us how to learn, help us grow and explore the world, and guide us toward a bright future! In this book, readers will meet the teachers who lead our classrooms and use their creativity and drive to help students become the best people they can be.

Keep our cars and trucks running smooth! In this book, readers will meet the mechanics who work on vehicles, from cars and trucks to airplanes and big machines. Care for our pets and show us how to be good pet owners! In this book, readers will meet the veterinarians who take care of the dogs, cats, birds, and other animals that are such a big part of our lives. Have you ever been in the ocean? This search-and-find series lets young readers dive right in and learn about underwater critters. Find out how their body parts help them eat and avoid enemies in this water-filled series.

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a crab's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors. This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a dolphin's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors. This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a jellyfish's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors.

This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about an octopus's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors. This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a sea turtle's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors. This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a shark's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors. Human's best friend is kids' favorite topic to read about.

These titles include personality and appearance info and care needs for each breed. Quizzes ask questions to help readers determine if this is the dog for them. Butterflies, chickens, ladybugs, and other animals go through incredible changes in their lives. With its reader-friendly and interactive approach, each book in Incredible Animal Life Cycles highlights a specific animal, discussing its life cycle, specific stages of the cycle, and terms related to the cycle.

Readers will learn about the animal's habitat, appearance, diet, and behaviors, especially as these relate to the animal's life cycle. Beautiful, crisp, color photos and frequent diagrams and graphics complement the carefully levelled text and aid the reader's understanding of these incredible animal transformations. In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation caterpillars make into some of the most beautiful flying insects on the planet. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about every stage of the butterfly's life cycle.

In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation of an egg to a chicken. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about every incredible stage of the chicken's life cycle. In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation from egg to tadpole to frog and every phase in between. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about the incredible stages of the frog's life cycle.

In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation of a larva into a jellyfish and every phase in between. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about the incredible stages of the life cycle of a jellyfish. In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation the tiniest joey makes into a full-grown kangaroo. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about the incredible stages of the lifecycle of a kangaroo.

In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation of an egg into a ladybug, and every phase in between. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about every stage of the life cycle of a ladybug. In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation of an egg into a snake, and every phase in between. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about every stage of the life cycle of a snake.

During conflict will you use your hands or words? If you're angry, will you throw a fit or talk it out? Learning how to make good choices is an important and essential part of growing up. With multiple endings, each book allows the reader to make choices and read what happens next, learning how good or bad choices lead to different consequences. Readers can choose the main character's actions and are then directed to various endings, such as leaving the library after being too loud or getting to stay and enjoy the visit quietly. The charming illustrations highlight the characters' expressions and thoughts.

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, George breaks his mother's lamp and is afraid to tell her the truth. Readers make choices for George and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes three different endings and discussion questions. In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Kendra is angry that her dad wants her to go to bed. Will she throw a fit or talk it out? Readers make choices for Kendra and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences.

Includes four different endings and discussion questions. In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Toby can hardly contain his excitement to meet his new baby brother. Will he act wild or stay calm? Readers make choices for Toby and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences.

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Eric is excited to be at the mall and has trouble staying near his dad. Readers make choices for Eric and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes three different endings and discussions questions. In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Haneen so excited at the library that she has trouble controlling her voice.

Readers make choices for Haneen and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. From spiky to horned to feathered, the animals of North America come in all kinds! Readers will enjoy learning about the life cycles and survival tactics of these wild animals. Striking photographs capture the animal's behavior in nature, letting readers discover and explore North America's native wildlife. Includes a visual animal identification guide. This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to American Bison that live in North America.

Explains their history, life cycle, habitat, and feeding habits. Includes a photo diagram, glossary, further resources, and index. This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to Armadillos that live in North America. This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to Bald Eagles that live in North America. This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to Bighorn Sheep that live in North America. This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to Caribou that live in North America. This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to Mountain Lions that live in North America.

This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to Porcupines that live in North America. This photo illustrated book will introduce young readers to Wolves that live in North America. What makes each season unique? This series explores the new blooms of spring, the heat of the summer sun, the colorful leaves of fall, and the cold and snow of winter.

It introduces young readers to the shifting weather, animal adaptations, and other changes associated with each of the four seasons. As squirrels cram acorns into their cheeks, crisp leaves drift to the ground. Above, geese honk as they travel south. The sights and sounds of fall are upon us!

In the Northern Hemisphere, fall is the time to celebrate the year's bounty and prepare for the cold of winter. Marvel over the rich colors, interesting animal habits, and wholesome traditions in this title. After the dead of winter, spring is sprung, and the world comes to life! Flowers bloom, animals wake from their long slumbers, and children splash in puddles as the sun warms the air. This bright read will refresh young readers as they learn about the sights, sounds, and activities of spring!

Summer is the season when life thrives! Plants are in full bloom, animals roam freely, and the sky becomes bright blue. Summer is the time to relax and soak in the sunshine. This hot title will help young readers kick back and learn about how wildlife, people, and the weather change in summertime! Chilling winds rush in through an open doorway. Snow swirls in the air. Winter has arrived! Animals grow thick coats to guard from the frigid temperatures, and people bundle up in parkas and hats.

Many trees and plants grow dormant. This title highlights the drastic changes of the Northern Hemisphere during winter. As seemingly impossible travel barriers are broken by self-driving automobiles and futuristic passenger vehicles, inquisitive minds are often fascinated by the many forms, features, and abilities of transportation-especially when it comes to speed.

Now That's Fast! Each title includes a brief history as it explains the purpose of these distinctive forms of transportation, and a diagram allows readers an up-close look at the featured craft's construction. A fast-paced, high-interest overview of the features, purpose, history, and high-speed capabilities of the FV Scorpion-the fastest production tank in the world. A fast-paced, high-interest overview of the features, purpose, history, and high-speed capabilities of NASA's XA-the fastest unmanned aircraft in the world. A fast-paced, high-interest overview of the features, purpose, history, and high-speed capabilities of the New Horizons probe-one of the fastest-moving spacecraft in history.

A fast-paced, high-interest overview of the features, purpose, history, and high-speed capabilities of the SR Blackbird-the fastest manned airplane in the world. Growing up in the animal kingdom isn't easy, but it is adorable. Through colorful photography, growth charts and other infographics, and engaging text, this series takes readers on an adventure through the firsts of some of the world's most adorable animals. Follow baby giraffes' first experiences through engaging text, fun facts, and vibrant photography.

Follow baby harp seals' first experiences through engaging text, fun facts, and vibrant photography. Follow baby hedgehogs' first experiences through engaging text, fun facts, and vibrant photography. Follow baby giant pandas' first experiences through engaging text, fun facts, and vibrant photography. These Asian parables about imagination, youthful action, and success serve a dual purpose of letting pictures tell a story and bringing Asian messages to North America. A spoiled princess wants the whole moon brought from the sky to eat. In this delightful fairy tale, she'll learn the true meaning of happiness when she shares it with others.

When a boy meets magical Rain People, he takes them to bring new life and clean water to The River of Tears. What will a swan named Spot, who is raised by a flock of geese, do when he hears the call of the sky? See how Spot is true to himself and his family in this beautifully illustrated story. Saddle up, and get ready to learn about some of the world's favorite horse breeds. Explore the traits and features of each breed, their common uses, and the care they need through closely levelled text, engaging infographics, and vibrant photography. Are you ready to get Horse Crazy?

Through vibrant photography, strong infographics, and closely-leveled text, learn all about Appaloosas. Through vibrant photography, strong infographics, and closely-leveled text, learn all about Arabian horses.

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Through vibrant photography, strong infographics, and closely-leveled text, learn all about miniature horses. Through vibrant photography, strong infographics, and closely-leveled text, learn all about paint horses. Through vibrant photography, strong infographics, and closely-leveled text, learn all about quarter horses.

Through vibrant photography, strong infographics, and closely-leveled text, learn all about Thoroughbreds. From shortest to longest, deepest to tallest, and smallest to biggest, this series uses varying degrees of comparison to encourage curious young explorers to take a closer look at the relationships of the flora, fauna, and landforms of six different biomes. I'm the Biggest! Striking photos aid in the books' visual appeal, while graphics and maps supply real-world examples of each ecosystem, encouraging readers to further explore the topic at hand.

From shortest to longest and biggest to smallest, this ecosystem investigation uses varying degrees of comparison to take a closer look at the relationships of the Artic's flora, fauna, and landforms. From shortest to tallest and biggest to smallest, this ecosystem investigation uses varying degrees of comparison to take a closer look at the relationships of desert flora, fauna, and landforms.

From shortest to tallest and biggest to smallest, this ecosystem investigation uses varying degrees of comparison to take a closer look at the relationships of mountain flora, fauna, and landforms. From shortest to longest and biggest to smallest, this ecosystem investigation uses varying degrees of comparison to take a closer look at the relationships of ocean flora, fauna, and landforms. From shortest to tallest and biggest to smallest, this ecosystem investigation uses varying degrees of comparison to take a closer look at the relationships of prairie flora, fauna, and landforms.

From shortest to longest and biggest to smallest, this ecosystem investigation uses varying degrees of comparison to take a closer look at the relationships of river flora, fauna, and landforms. Ridiculous situations and even crazier suggestions meet up to leave readers rolling on the floor in laughter as a seemingly rogue author guides them through worst-case scenarios. Includes real-life situations, fun facts, and critical thinking questions. The best thing to do when zombies attack isn't always fight back; Surviving a Zombie Attack recommends feeding them spaghetti "It's squishy like brains" or avoiding them in water parks.

Surviving an Alien Attack runs the gamut from the more-or-less reasonable hide in a cave! Realize just how fun surviving an alien attack could be as a ridiculous situation meets hilarious tips and suggestions. Realize just how fun surviving alone in the jungle could be as an unlikely situation meets hilarious tips and suggestions. Realize just how fun surviving a Bigfoot attack could be as a ridiculous situation meets hilarious tips and suggestions. Realize just how fun surviving on a desert island could be as an unlikely situation meets hilarious tips and suggestions. Realize just how fun surviving a shipwreck at sea could be as an unlikely situation meets hilarious tips and suggestions.

Realize just how fun surviving a zombie attack could be as a ridiculous situation meets hilarious tips and suggestions. Take paranormal stories to the exteme. With a conversational voice, accessible text, and real-life stories, readers will explore the mysteries they love to fear. With accessible text and real-life stories, readers will explore the alien stories they love to fear. With accessible text and real-life stories, readers will explore the ghost stories they love to fear.

With accessible text and real-life stories, readers will explore the monster stories they love to fear. With accessible text and real-life stories, readers will explore the near-death stories they love to fear. With accessible text and real-life stories, readers will explore stories about disappearances they love to fear. With accessible text and real-life stories, readers will explore the ESP stories they love to fear. Climb into the driver's seat of one of these luxury cars.

Equipped for the streets and the racetrack, these cars are powerful, sleek, and fast. This series will introduce young readers to the behind-the-scenes action of a supercar. Buckle up! The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest street-legal cars around! Drivers need a special key to push this car to its top speed of over miles per hour. Young readers will speed through exhilarating facts and sleek photos in this title about the Bugatti Chiron. More than years after Maserati made its debut, the GranTurismo stuns drivers with its flashy looks and speed. From the trident that decorates the grille to the aerodynamic side skirts, this car was built to impress.

Readers will eagerly jump into the driver's seat and cruise through this Car Crazy title. Since its debut in the s, the Porsche Carrera has been a shining star of the sports car world! Over the years, this popular vehicle has gone through many upgrades to keep it on top. A body made from recycled materials is just one of the features that set this car apart. Young readers will marvel over the legendary Carrera in this read about the legendary sports car.

The Tesla Model S sets the benchmark for the future of cars! This title covers the ins and outs of one of today's groundbreaking machines, the Tesla Model S. Finding rocks. Collecting fossils. Identifying minerals. Kids can't get enough of geology and are always looking for more information. With its reader-friendly and interactive approach, each book in Geology Genius highlights a specific type of rock or geological substance, discusses its properties, and where on Earth it can be found.

Beautiful, crisp, color photos and frequent diagrams and graphics complement the carefully levelled text, turning every reader into a geology genius. In this book, readers will learn all about the properties of crystals and what makes them so fascinating. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about how crystals form, the shapes they take, and where they can be found. Infographics aid understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about crystals using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate web sites.

In this book, readers will learn about the fascinating stories behind fossils and how they are preserved. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about how fossils form, the shapes they take, and where they can be found. In this book, readers will learn how of the more than 3, minerals that exist form gemstones. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about how gemstones are formed and the qualities for which they are prized. In this book, readers will learn how the more than different kinds of igneous rock all form from magma.

Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn about igneous rocks and where an Earth they are found. In this book, readers will learn how intense heat and pressure changes rock so completely it becomes metamorphic rock. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about the new rocks that are created andwhere on Earth they are found.

In this book, readers will learn about the unique chemical makeup that creates minerals. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about the characteristics that can be used to identify minerals. In this book, readers will learn about how rocks are formed, worn down, and then formed again to create the rock cycle. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about how rocks are continually recycled.

In this book, readers will learn about the layers of minerals and other rocks that compress and form sedimentary rocks. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage readers as they learn more about the characteristics of sedimentary rocks and where on Earth they are found. The North American continent is filled with animals of all sizes and appetites. Some splash in rivers and swamps while others nest in trees and soar through open skies. Thousands of species roam the prairies, mountains, deserts, and forests that they call home.

Meet your wild neighbors in this series for young readers! Blue jays often get a bad rap for being the bullies of the songbird world, but there's a lot more to these beautiful birds than meets the eye. They stay safe and sound by mimicking the songs and sounds of their forest homes.

Going hungry is a rare concern as they stuff their beaks and throat pouches with up to four acorns at one time! The sky's the limit with this colorful read about blue jays. What has two opposable toes and is the only marsupial crawling through the forests and backyards of North America?

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It's the opossum! These animals are often referred to as nature's garbage disposal, so don't be surprised to find one munching from the dog's dish or gulping down last week's leftovers in the trash. Young readers will devour this fact-packed title about these creatures of the night. A group of river otters is on the lookout for a new home, and they aren't about to start from scratch! These critters often crawl their way into the abandoned burrows of their riverside neighbours. Swim along with river otters as they paddle their way through the freshwaters of North America in this informative title.

With home ranges stretching across miles of frozen land, mountains, and dense forests, wolverines wander alone searching for their next meaty meal. These fearless fighters of the northern forests will claw and slash at anyone or anything that steps in their path. Grab some snow boots and brave the tundra with these scavengers of the north!

Sleepy badgers can nap for 29 hours at a time! These burrowing critters love some shut-eye, but they are effective predators and fierce fighters, too. This title for beginning readers goes deep inside the American badger's life underground. A California condor leaps from a high cliff, on the lookout for carrion. Back from the brink of extinction, these huge scavengers soar across the desert for hours.

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They can go for two weeks without eating! Readers will learn all about the rare condor in this intriguing title. Gila monsters are as fascinating as they are elusive. Burrowed underground, these colorful carnivores hunt at dawn and eat just four times a year. Curious students will love this journey across the southwestern desert! Their noses are cute and their tails are fluffy - but don't be fooled! Long-tailed weasels are ferocious, crafty predators. Young readers will learn how weasels burrow, hunt, and raise their pups in this engaging book.

It's hammer time! Pileated woodpeckers are some of the largest woodpeckers in North America. These striking birds drill holes a foot high and can even break trees in half with their powerful beaks. Jam-packed with facts, this book will captivate budding bird watchers. It's a deer! It's a moose! From alpine meadows to desert valleys, these giant herbivores migrate with the seasons. Males grow brand-new antlers each year, and elk fur even changes color in winter. Young naturalists will be enthralled with this informative title.

Birds, trees, rocks, and seeds. There are so many natural wonders waiting just outside your door! This series helps children develop reading skills while exploring the world around them. Tightly controlled vocabulary and repetitive text patterns work together with crisp and colorful photographs to create a reading experience that is engaging and supportive.

Outdoor Explorer titles include tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. I See Birds introduces emergent readers to a variety of bird behaviors while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience.

Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. I See Insects introduces emergent readers to a variety of common backyard bugs while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience.

I See Leaves introduces emergent readers to a variety of leaf shapes while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. I See Plants introduces emergent readers to a variety of plant characteristics while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. I See Rocks introduces emergent readers to a variety of rock attributes while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. I See Flowers introduces emergent readers to a variety of colorful flowers while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience.

Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visualreferences to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. I See Trees introduces emergent readers to a variety of tree attributes while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. I See Seeds introduces emergent readers to the life cycle of a seed while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Every season, nature changes. What do animals, plants, and the weather do in each season? The carefully levelled text in each book offers simple explanations along with stunning photographs to draw in readers.

Spot Books' unique search and find feature encourages young readers to interact with these low-level nonfiction books. This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about animals and weather in the Spring season. This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about animals and weather in the Summer season. This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about animals and weather in the autumn season.

This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about animals and weather in the Winter season. Aesop's fables are still relevant, even though it can be hard for young people to identify with the tales. This series remixes the fables into modern settings with relatable human characters. Lights, camera, action! The set goes quiet, and the movie's stars perform a show-stopping scene. But what happens when the camera isn't rolling? From costumes to special effects, this series is a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the work that goes into some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.

Did you know that the Labrador retriever that starred in Marley and Me was a rescue dog from a shelter in Florida? His is a true rags-to-riches story! This title explores the history of animals in entertainment while highlighting some of the pet pals we have grown to love on the silver screen! Is it a space adventure or slit scan? The camera technique slit scan has been used to create the illusion of flying through space in movies like A Space Odyssey.

Young readers will read about the camera tricks and special equipment used to create the jaw-dropping effects of motion pictures in Camera Tricks. Costumes and props fill the sets of films! From tiny, frozen blueberries in The Hunger Games to a pound gown in the film Marie Antoinette, they take on many shapes and sizes. Today, some are even created through 3D printing! This title weaves through the costumes and props of our favourite films while captivating readers with relevant photos and riveting film facts. During the filming of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter's scar was painted on 5, times!

About 2, of those were painted on Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry Potter. This title explores the makeup, tools, and effects used to create everything from the scariest of monsters to the most elegant ladies. The action of the big screen--car crashes, torrential rainfall, ships sinking--is the work of special effects! Directors and crews use anything they can to create a real and captivating experience. Enormous models, airplane engines, controlled fires, and much more create the excitement we all crave! Young readers will marvel over this behind-the-scenes look at how movies are made.

Tom Cruise performed his own stunts for the film Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol, which included dangling 1, feet from the world's tallest building! Students will explore the extreme amount of planning, equipment, training, and expertise that goes into the stunts performed in films as they dive into this action-packed title.

Kids love animals, and what better way to introduce nonfiction for early readers than with spectacular nature photography and easy-to-read text? Labelled photographs point out body parts and nonfiction stories tell about these animals' life in the wild. Picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. In Armadillos, beginning readers will follow an armadillo in the wild as it digs a burrow and stays safe from predators. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage young readers as they learn how armadillos survive in the wild. In Bison, beginning readers will follow a bison in the wild.

In Caribou, beginning readers will follow a caribou in the wild as it migrates to find food. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage young readers as they learn how caribou survive in the wild. In Coyotes, beginning readers will follow a coyote as it hunts in the wild. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage young readers as they learn how coyotes survive in the wild.

In Black Bears, young readers will learn about the life of this apex predator. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage early readers as they discover how these strong animals live in their habitat. In Moose, young readers will learn about the life of a moose.

Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage early readers as they discover how the unique body of a moose helps the animal to live and thrive. In River Otters, young readers will learn about the life of a river otter. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage early readers as they discover how river otters live in water and on land. In Prairie Dogs, young readers will learn about the life of a prairie dog. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage early readers as they discover how prairie dogs live and work together in prairie dog towns.

How do the three branches of the federal government share power? What makes state governments different from the federal government? How does local government work? Each book in My Government describes a division of the government, helping readers better understand how it works. Bright, color photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. In this book, readers will learn about the executive branch of the United States government. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the president?

In this book, readers will learn about the judicial branch of the United States government. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how the judicial branch is structured and how it interprets laws to ensure justice is applied equally. In this book, readers will learn about the legislative branch of the United States government. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how Congress creates laws and what other duties theyare tasked with to ensure that the federal government and society runs smoothly.

In this book, readers will learn how local government is organized. Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage young readers as they learn more about how the various roles and divisions in local government work together to ensureour cities and towns are run effectively. In this book, readers will learn about how the state government is similar and different from the federal government.

Vibrant, color photos and carefully levelled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the various roles in state government and how states create laws to ensure that their government and society runs smoothly. Where does light come from? How do magnets work? This series illuminates some of the scientific wonders of our world, from the unseen forces of gravity and magnetism to the awesome power of electricity. Young students will love getting to the bottom of these everyday mysteries, and even get to test their knowledge with a topic-specific experiment!

Electricity powers light bulbs, televisions, refrigerators - even cars! Teeny-tiny electrons keep our big world running. In this title, early readers will explore the science behind electric currents, conductors, insulators, static electricity, and more. Energy makes our world move! Heat, motion, electricity, and food are just a few ways kinetic and potential energy impact our daily lives. In this fact-filled book, students will learn the basics of what energy is and how it works.

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Earth's gravity! This invisible force keeps our feet on the ground and the moon in our sky. This title introduces young students to the awesome power of gravity, on our planet and in the black holes in galaxies far away. A storm is ending, and a rainbow arches across the sky. Red, yellow, blue, violet - where do all these colors come from? Beginning readers will delve into the science of color, light wavelengths, reflections, and shadows in this bright book!

Magnets are all around us - including the Earth under our feet! That's why compass needles are attracted to the north pole. Doorbells, refrigerators, and computers are just a few of the other places we use magnets in our daily lives. Readers will get the inside scoop on magnetism in this book! Whether solid, liquid, or gas, matter is everywhere!

We need all states of it to live, from breathing air to drinking liquids. Students can take a closer look at the stuff that makes up our world in this engaging title. Where does sound come from? What makes it loud or soft? High or low? Young scientists who explore this title will learn about sound waves, amplitude, frequency, and more through informative text and detailed special features.

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He must get past the alien soldiers who've captured him and his crew, locate the alien station's command center, and rig it to call for help. A gaming fanatic, this sounds like a dream until he learns he'll be paired with a computer-player robot that he wants nothing to do with. But if he doesn't work with her, he might not win the game, which means getting trapped inside forever. Can he shake this robot partner—who is more than she seems—and rescue his crew without getting caught? Two teenage gamers suddenly find themselves inside a virtual reality video game. Strangers to each other and to the game, they soon learn that they've been chosen to de-bug the game before it's released to the general public.

The mechanical world they find themselves in is a labyrinth—one way in, one way out. They soon face robotic bugs, word puzzles, and obstacles. They learn they must win the game or be trapped inside the virtual world forever. Can they learn to work together in time to win the game? A gamer learns he's part of a four-player team in a virtual reality racing game. The only problem? His teammates are his former gaming crew, who'd recently kicked him out of their group due to his poor sportsmanship.

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It cut itself into pieces, and put each piece into a box, and buried each box behind a wall. Maybe there isn't one. All I know that I am currently clinging to a cone of some sort. A clear set of intestines, lungs, and a heart. Johnson - "The sessile "womb" created is something akin to a tunicate by the simplest possible standards.

The matter was that all the passengers were anything but human. When I say "tall and thin", I mean that they looked like living upside-down otamatones. As he started moving forward again, a dark, chunky substance began pouring out of his mouth. No one looks twice at a couple of pigeons strutting down the sidewalk. Painful red sores cover its distended cheeks, and its tail is little more than a charred-up stub that looks to have been broken badly in a dozen places. Davis - " At the end of the hall, which split in two directions, was a backpack and belt with ropes hanging from it.

A plate of spaghetti. The victim in this case is the room itself. A face as pale and beautiful as a waning moon. Jacobguy - "When you work at the city morgue, you tend to see some weird things. Bill yelled in surprised and reached up, grasping something around his neck. The mask covered his face, and I could only see his eyes through it. They were big and wet, bright blue. Lefebvre - "Don was an engineering major.

Don had ideas. Don started talking about the power of the human brain as a processor, which you knew was true. And Don, poor Don, only understood things in terms of parts fitting together.. Weasel - "My hive of common Arizonan fire ants was an obsession that began in grade school. Something moving that was not your flesh. Lonnquist - "They would clutch at him with tentacle hands and demand a return to normalcy.

Of Bone and hair. But they get in. Like a giant bird's. There was the drain, shining like another moon at the bottom. I feel nauseous all the time. Not the harmless carcinogenic kind. It was little more than a silhouette emerging from the black depths of the hallway. Inside was a blue room filled with faceless bobbies. And there was someone standing in it. Davis - "The world wasn't always like this. An emaciated human like thing with the skull of a jackal.

I promise I'll get to it this time. It came in little white bottles with what looked like small purple butterflies stamped on them. Somebody who looked, in the darkness and distance, like Mr. Mangioni, walked out. Don't you wonder what his dreams are like? Reynolds was perfectly calm. He was smiling, like he thought it was funny.

He repeated the question. It was a large slab with layers like a biscuit and a similar color. A jolt had split it in two and exposed a curious feature. It looked like a face. Davis - " The machine he drove was from a time long gone: a wheeled motormachine with worn paint and tires. Their legs are thick like frogs' legs, and when they die, they don't dry out like most bugs do; instead, they mold and rot like old fruit. It's entire lower jaw now sported giant puffy spider chelicera with curved black fangs as long as upside-down elephant tusks.

As I watched in horror, more of the little bumps began to appear along my hand, consuming the other digits and beginning to sweep down my forearm. The dust didn't clear away.. He flies past stars and planets. It's beautiful. An invisible planet, about the size of Earth. Whole dogs, mummified, washing up on the shore. Things crawling out of peoples' ears at midnight. Weasel - "It looks like someone was hunched over the man, body shuddering and the slurping gross noises coming from the shape. A massive, all too human blue eye, lids and all, floating above the city. I think it likes me.

I did not know what she was talking about. I don't know, some kind of monkey or something? The Department takes care of its own. It's a good thing they didn't, too. Going back in time isn't like they imagined it would be. I am fully in its sight now, and I don't think I could run even if I had the courage. It just gives me that fixed stare, dragging itself along on tendril lashes. Hey, YO! Can you help me Kill him? Sadness is what make humans weak! Grief is your undoing! My ability Dolores sows the seeds of grief in your weak hearts! Drown in your sorrows! You start to see faces everywhere.

Her white, porcelain skin shimmered in the sunset's light. Gluck - "She hasn't done much standing since the rot took her legs. Myself, I feel it in the tips of my fingers, some cold nights. Have you ever heard such a vile word? Mother and I are like each other, and not like each other. Was she laughing? The kitchen door does nothing to stop the noise. Davis - "It was at that moment when my stomach started to swell, my mouth stretched outward, and the pores on my legs began to widen. We found A special frog. Davis - " A face A face looms over the church's many followers in divine glory.

It's holy grace protects and comforts the many sad praying survivors. Beneath the shouting priest on a pedestal, the many people shake as the looming sound comes ever closer. It is actually every moth. Moths are animals like other animals are but they are also all together Homeb Woni Hotheb. My lawn was already pretty lonely with nothing in it, but then it came with a putrid, pea-green picket fence around the whole thing.

As I start to wonder if I'm going completely insane, the dog stands up. Was told that he does this regularly. When he's finished, put the thing in the medical waste bag, and bring it into the park. All the people who came to gawk at the site then went home to kiss their children, who then went on to share toys, who were picked up by teachers. The spread was brutally efficient. His walls had become a stark blank white.

It's when I have company that it becomes unbearable. You weren't supposed to go yet! He will come and deliver to us His gifts. We wait for Him. We wait for God. As such, I do not know how it whispered my name as I passed. No, Frank thought. It should not. Nobody wanted to touch them. Human larva are adorable! It seemed like he was supposed to be someone I knew. Nobody was finding this bastard. You may feel free to enjoy consumption in the company of other players. Sharing is caring! And Mom had to be there too, right?

But no, just black nothingness. Plastic water bottles embedded in heaving grey viscera, rhythmically filling and emptying themselves of dark fluids. Shreds of paper and plastic falling from its wounds like dandruff. A fat bloated slug. And then the light was swallowed by the waters, leaving behind a great new darkness. A single slab of rough bone bearing countless nodules and thorny protrusions had replaced the wood. Davis - "He told me so. It was vaguely feminine, about five and a half feet tall, and seemingly made of the same stuff as the corn. Its hair was the buttery near-white of corn silk, its limbs were thin and golden like dead corn stalks, and its garments seemed to be made of dried corn husks.

Davis - " I live on a farm in Mexico. Davis - " Its skin was made of burlap, its hair covered only the right of its head and was made of orange yarn, its eyes were two black buttons " Grasshopper Glacier - By Rahkshasarani - " Some of the last rocky mountain locusts are here," the man said without waiting for an answer, "frozen in the ice " Greater Striped Tanzanite - By Hisham H. Davis - " I hate when things get into my joints. It feels terrible and it's just so uncomfortable. It died. It had grown lungs. The drawing had actually scared him. They, too, turn from the basin and take up their posts among the previous waves.

Davis - "I have been studying Ghouls for as long as I can remember. Let it swallow you, and make your way through its digestive system. I mean, someone dumps a load of guts down your street every week and you never wonder who the fuck is behind it? It came from hair. Hole was even bigger. Almost a foot across now. Or rather, they were part of ceiling, now.

I should know. Give me a ride. Johnson - "I hack up something like phlegm into the sink. My chest feels hot and sticky. I look down. A light clicks on in the apartment and I see three people in costumes with their first pair of hands in the air. JacobGuy - "He looked like a tailless Micky mouse that had swapped heads with a cat that didn't have a nose or whiskers and a big old smile of straight teeth. Whatever I thought, it was cute and funny enough. JacobGuy - "I woke up somewhere that was not earth. I think to call it a planet at all would be wrong.

JacobGuy - "The sky wasn't always dark. I remember when I was a little kid, the sun would shine in the sky like a burning hot penny. JacobGuy - "My neighbor has been seemingly sick lately. JacobGuy - "The window was open, and it sat there in the window seal. I could see its long thin arms keeping the window open as it crawled out, its black and white stripes and propeller illuminated by the moonlight.

JacobGuy - "Without exaggerating I could say he was the size of the hulk.

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His hands big enough to wrap all the way around a person, and then some. Other than some strange slot on his forehead, nothing else was remarkable about him. JacobGuy - "There was one mime who stood far off from everyone. It had its back to the crowd, so no one could see their face.

Why is its mouth full of nothing but incisors. Jacobguy - "I never liked going to my grandpa's Manor. JacobGuy - "I'm running for my life as we speak. JacobGuy - "Augh! JacobGuy - "I never should've gone to that lake at night. JacobGuy - "I find myself walking along a gravel covered plain. JacobGuy - "I did not expect how this morning would turn out I must say. JacobGuy - "I often find myself worrying about running out of time. JacobGuy - "I was only sitting in my living room when it happened. JacobGuy - "My concentration Is broken by the sudden, new voice. JacobGuy - "They are like an indistinct, globular and gray mix of a man and a dolphin.

While in its enclosure, it was never observed to venture onto the land portion, preferring to remain mostly submerged, with only the head above water. Ten copies of Barney Goes to the Funfair, and all of them had what they were supposed to have. Coarse was his fur, sharp were his claws, and there where he went all would yell, "wolf!

They don't ever change back. Halloween is the first holiday of the Holiday Season, and so it's a great warm-up for what's to come. It's a grinding of metal and concrete, a crackling of electricity straight through my brain; it's what nails would sound like if they decided to speak. Pickman - short Homo Parkinsoni - By Rahkshasarani - " The following day his body had swollen to twice its normal size. Pembrose was incapable of speech, and could not open his eyes.


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A monstrous insect attacked him in his bed, ripping open his belly and rummaging around in his innards as he could do nothing but look on, paralyzed by the agony. Its stretching revealed the wires and electronics beneath it's red exterior. Johnson - " So, a Halloween Store opened near my house today. In the middle of January. Or rather, the part of it I found. It was healthy. It was too healthy. They had some kind of reddish leech issuing from the top, and drinking perpetually from the sea.

It's a hat and that way it can't harm anyone. That's the worst part. It's curious and it gets bored. The last kind sentiment before darkness fell. Lonnquist - "The problem with the drive home is that Santa. There was no more noise late at night, no more passive-agressive arguments, and only one person's worth of dishes to worry about. Touch it, it rots. Undetectable, lacking color, smell, or a defined idea of what it is.

The rain had done its duty by them, and now they belonged to it. Cecilia heard the sound of their steps every night, muffled as they came and went down the road. Johnson - "It was this state-fair lookin novelty thing, in the shape of a triceratops. It was green and faded by the sun, the fiberglass making up its bulk looking worn.

The sensation paralyzed him, made him pause—then he felt The man they called Joshua Smyrnan. When my parents spoke it was nothing but inane gibberish. No movement from this man, none at all. And when it got to Derek, face touching his, Derek dropped. The mere mention of this "Evaluation" terrified it. It was more like she was a clay puppet, or a simple robot just following a script. In the cold, impenetrable -to any human being!

In complete and utter peace. I hope everyone had a great summer, and I hope you're all fired up for the coming fall ramp-up! I know it's unusual for me to post this late, but I think someone's outside my window right now. Lefebvre - "Lisa crouched tightly in the corner of her room and hugged her stuffed bear tightly.

It is as though somehow I've managed to relocate to the bottom of a long abandoned mine in terms of sheer lack of light. Jacobguy - "In the dead of night in a sleepy town a black pyramid hovers, waiting. Everyone was so used to them by now. Soon pictures leaked out of the rig drenched in red. Like when a screw goes loose in a machine. Basically a mage of technology. Granted, I don't recall the officers in Jail looking like smoothed over weeble-wobbles with British Police uniforms and batons, or the other inmates being various monsters either, but I digress.

We still remember that day we sat her down in the dining room, took our hands, and told her we were going to make turkeys with them. Kosemen - "The vexing fact was that the three people seemingly had never known each other - let alone met for any sort of suicide pact - before that night. They all seek metal, their one purpose ordered by the ancient machine they follow. Their metal is who they are, the Metallschmied. You have discovered a KREB. KREBS are a natural part of life and should not be feared. Do not shout at KREB. Do not be loud.

If KREB is there he has come for a reason. It was humanoid, black. Standing twelve feet tall, fifteen if it weren't hunched. The black tips of my decaying fingers made me feel safe, protected, and I found some grim enjoyment in the nightmarish visions that I saw. Johnson - "In a lonely alley, written on human flesh, inked in inhuman blood by an unknown author You may, however, go ahead and bury it. It won't matter. Not for a very long time. They do that all the time, and that never stops anybody! Really tall. Ridiculously tall.

More like a little old man than a baby. And he could already walk. It didn't end well. Davis - "He awoke on the white carpet floor in a pool of blood. Whether it was his blood, or the blood of the Mask Man, he was unsure. The oil washes off its pallid-grey pockmarked surface, streaming through the holes in the flesh and the gaps between the bones, cascading down in black waterfalls as the thing rises into the air.

I now understand why you did not tell; yet, I now hate you even more.


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  • Towne - "I came to dread the licking. So tired. But he couldn't get back in the car and rest his feet. His feet were stuck to the ground. The rest of his fingers were clamped onto my face, gripping my cheeks, their soft nail-less tips pressing into my cheekbones. Stroud - "The dress itself had changed too. It seemed to cleave to her, to accentuate her form-no longer that of an old woman, but rather of some underworld nymph-and compliment her newfound princeliness. Its fractal weave was impossible to look at for long without succumbing to a sort of narcotic hypnosis. After a while they put themselves back together.

    He didn't. It took with it the space cities, the endless extensions of solar panels on the Moon, the dreams of conquering the Solar system. Stroud - " The writing was like nothing I'd ever seen before, as unlike the casual loop-de-loops on the first page as humanly possible.

    It was, once again, still recognizably english, but it was different from any cursive I could imagine a small town girl learning in her one-room schoolhouse. They've just moved in at number twenty-four, where Marjorie lived before they put her in the home. You wouldn't like them. You really wouldn't like them. Someone mentioned he'll try to cut into one of the spikes with metal saws.

    Tubers are optional, but required. Do you want to help him? Once it was just a single Mothervine, in a faraway land We had no reason to kill. But then came the meat. Holograms were, by default, lethally dangerous. Give him a warm greeting! But I cannot stop now, not when I am so close. Even when I was alone I had the same feeling. What are you doing? It is upside down, but then again, so is he. Ripping them out one by one. Strange, bizarre deaths going back two centuries. Says my incisors need more space. Morning Person - By Charred Newt - "The skin around the freshly-made hole crumbles, curls up like burnt paper.

    Like a crystalline leaf this tiny creature floated on the air. But slowly I became aware there was a small, faint white patch in otherwise pure blackness. Wormwood and T. Brewster - "You know how in primary school there's always those two girls who are completely joined-at-the-hip inseparable? Johnson - "At first I'm all, big deal, I see, lots o plastic bags in this part o' town. Then it starts following me. Strole and his unbelievably shocking encounter with the being that will be known in this story as the Clung - By Brendan Cleary - "As he plodded down the faded crosswalk, he tried to remember if the divorce led to the clung or if the clung led to the div-" Mr.

    Click - By Naps - "he turned into three centipedes and scuttled away" The Mirror in the Forest - By Daren H - " Katarina liked wandering in the woods, away from her stodgy home. Being only nine years old, her parents forbade her from straying out, but she felt compelled to.

    We all worked together without a problem, human and AI alike. Mikey - By Anonymous - " Real quick: what's Michelangelo's catchphrase? What's that thing he shouts from his skateboard that almost immediately entered the vocabulary of every child from the late 80's to the late 90's? Age He has a long, narrow head, shaped like a canoe. He has big wide eyes, wider than an owl's by far! And he has this great big mouth, opened all the way to shout, with all his might: welcome to Whatchma World!

    Sewers - By Paracosmos - " The thing was once human, possibly. Its head was like a deformed egg, one with boils and scars. I can't even look at a computer without thinking of work. I plan to stay unplugged until vacation's over. That's a term for when a large number of people remember something that didn't happen. Alex thought. Drescher - "They lived behind tall fences, behind which were more fences, in mud huts. They went too and fro, tilling their fields with thin arms. Mostly, they ate fish, I think -raw, like the Japanese.

    But the fish weren't like any I'd seen. Just everything bega peeling. The elves didn't. Appeased, the sunset digested him and vanished. Or laughter. It was a human spine that had a pair of legs on each vertebra. There was no animal, no phenomenom I could think of that can skeletonize a cow in one night.

    It got to the point where I assumed that I had survived my brush with death, and had just been kidnapped and carted off to this psuedo-utopia. The person still held their arms in the air in that weird manner, swaying gently. I repeated the process, increasing the pitch and tempo once again. Double nightcore has been done before, I say to myself. I repeat. Still not enough. It always helped him feel less alone. A woman in pain, possibly with an injured jaw; it sounded like she had trouble saying the words.

    There were lots of pictures of different parts of the sea and I saw pictures of the really dark parts and the different fishs that live there and they were scary. It's eyes were bloodshot, it heaved and shuddered, and wheezed like its lungs were diseased. It struggled to its feet. The Prophet holds desperately on his sliders, feeling as if they might try and shut themselves down without his intervention. You look off down the dark road, and the way the swamp swallows it up, you get the sense that anything is possible - you get this dread, you know?

    You can watch it learn from you in real time lmao " Narrative of a young woman as dictated by a melting candle - By Del Scott - "My art is not my creation. Davis - "I'm what you could a stalker, I guess. Fates worse than death. Martin screamed. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I'm here.

    Mirror didn't seem wonky. It is apparently male, possessed of bright red skin, black, curled horns, colorless eyes, and a long, primate-like tail. It's just a little Japanese charm to anyone else, but to the Oni, it's an important part of the courtship process. Even though parts of us die, the incredible thing about humans is that we always grow back. No reason to fear a bogey if you've never disobeyed your parents, eh?

    As always, if you have a daughter, age 8 to 18, please do not bring her. We do not want your actual children to be confused with and replaced by the shadow daughters. He could see that it indeed moved, seethed and writhed like a mass of worms. It was stooped over, beholding a shiny thing in its grasp. I saw it slither and twitch and glisten in the dim light. We'll make sure all your guests show up.

    Whether they want to or not. You will return! One day you will return! Even before the Best Thing. This is the final round, folks. It talks to me.