It was the War of 1812, and the Battle of Baltimore raged! The Americans’ valiant defense inspired Francis Scott Key to write a poem – and the Star-Spangled Banner was born. Readers will discover the origins of our national anthem in this engaging book.
Did you know the Pledge of Allegiance began as a children’s magazine poem in 1892? Since then it has been recited in schools, courts, and more. This title introduces students to history and meaning of the Pledge.
From American revolutionaries to abolitionists to suffragettes, generations have celebrated the Liberty Bell’s message of freedom. This informative book explores the history and importance of America’s most famous bell.
The bald eagle has symbolized freedom since the Great Seal was designed in 1782 – almost our nation’s beginning. Today we find bald eagles on dollar bills, stamps, flags, and more! Early readers will learn about the history and legacy of this powerful American image.
Snow falls and icicles freeze on the windows. When spring comes, they’ll melt into water, or even evaporate into the air! This fact-filled book introduces readers to changing states of matter, body temperature, and thermometers.
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.
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.
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!
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!
What keeps us from floating away? 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.
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.
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.
Walkingsticks have some of the best camouflage in the insect world. Most wave in the wind and look just like twigs – but some have bright wings to warn predators! Young readers will love taking a closer look at these masters of hide and seek.
Chirp, chirp! Male crickets rub their wings together to make music. The females listen closely, with eardrums on their legs. These singing insects will enthrall readers in this fact-filled book loaded wih vibrant photography.
Cockroaches may be creepy-crawly, but these resilient insects once shared the world with dinosaurs! Eager young readers will find out where cockroaches live, how they grow, and what they eat in this title featuring up close, crisp photography.
A bumblebee colony is a busy place! The queen bee builds the nest and lays hundreds of eggs. Worker bees float from flower to flower, gathering nectar and helping flowers grow. In this book for beginning readers, students will learn all about the complex world of bumblebees.