When a group of young sea otters mistakes a bird's egg for a food-bashing rock, they are in for a surprise. What will they do to reunite the little hatchling with its mother? And will Pip, the grumpiest sea otter, finally learn to show his heart?
Big Foot Takes a Vacation
Frank is tired of being called Big Foot! And he's tired of everyone trying to sneak a photo of him. He needs a break. A vacation is just the thing. Frank packs his bag and heads out on adventure. Watch out everyone... Big Foot is coming!
Searching for the Sky River
Kira and Bo live on Gleam, a faraway planet. One day, the two friends make a surprising find.
Arty's Adventure to the Stars
Arty the spider is quick, clever and cannot keep still. Every night he gazes up at the stars and wishes he could swing on his web and fly up closer. One night, he sets off on his adventure to the stars; through the darkness, with his quick web spinning, he climbs higher and higher, closer and closer to the stars where he encounters aliens.
Ride, Sally Ride
Nine-year-old Aimee dreams about becoming an astronaut, just like her hero Sally Ride. She can't wait to visit the space museum and compete for a neat prize. But can she beat the smartest kid in her class to win it?
The Super Five
Something strange is happening at the Wonder Kids School for Superheroes! Teachers, students, and even the principal Professor Wonder Boy have gone missing. The Super Five will have to use their super senses to solve the mystery and save the school from an evil villain!
Alex has dreams of becoming a basketball star. But as the shortest kid on the team, she's struggling. She needs to get tall...fast! Or does she?
An Even Playing Field
It's the start to a new school year! Wendy, Emma, and Shaun meet and bond over their shared love of basketball. However, when they decide to go off court and play on their school playground, they run into some surprising issues. How will they stick together and figure out a way to play as a team?
Girls aren't allowed to act in Shakespeare's London, so Bess pretends to be a boy to get a role. When it's show time, can she let her parents-and the Globe-know it's her?
The Dog Who Changed History
Alexander Graham Bell and his dog Trouve create a life-changing invention: the telephone!
The elderberries growing along the first edge outside Giverny are dark and delicious. They are just right for pie making! Antoinette and her family make the pies together, passing down their recipe-and their love-through the generations.
A Team for Everyone
Annabella, inspired by the 1930 World Cup in her home of Uruguay, wants to play in a football match herself. With no football teams for girls, she's inspired to start her own.
So You Think You Can Run?
A 10-year-old Kenyan boy named Daniel dreams of becoming a champion long-distance runner. First, he must learn that running is about the journey and not just crossing the finish line first.
Esteban has always wanted to see a baseball game in Havana. When he finally does, he's inspired to form his own team in his small neighborhood.
Teach students how Americans elect a president! This Grade 5 nonfiction reader covers U.S. presidential campaigns and voting rights. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other key features.
Changing the Constitution
Explore how to amend the U.S. Constitution! This Grade 5 nonfiction reader explains the amendment process and summarizes each of the 27 amendments. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other helpful features.
Talking About Civics
Teach students how to have constructive conversations! This powerful Grade 5 nonfiction reader shows students how to talk productively about civics issues. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and more features.
Leaders in Congress
Meet the leaders of the U.S. Congress! This Grade 5 nonfiction reader explains the roles and responsibilities of Congressional leaders. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other exciting features.
Sandra Day O'Connor: Paving the Way
Introduce students to the first female Supreme Court Justice! This engaging Grade 5 nonfiction reader describes the life of Sandra Day O'Connor. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other meaningful features.
U.S. Immigration Today
Explore immigration in the United States! This relevant Grade 5 nonfiction reader helps students understand the U.S. immigration process. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other meaningful features.
Making a Global Impact
Dive into the never-ending quest for human rights! This meaningful Grade 5 nonfiction reader explains the basic rights people have when they are born. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other useful features.
Brown v. Board of Education: The Road to a Landmark Decision
Explore the landmark Supreme Court Case that ended legal segregation! This powerful Grade 5 nonfiction reader describes Brown v. Board of Education. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other features.
Money Then and Now
Dive into the history of money! This engaging Grade 5 nonfiction reader describes how money has evolved over time. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other meaningful features.
Our Rights Online
Teach students to be active and responsible digital citizens! This relevant Grade 5 nonfiction reader explains how to safely navigate the digital world. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other key features.