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.
Daniel Boone: Into the Wilderness, 2nd Edition
Daniel Boone is often known for a coonskin cap, but more than that, he was one of America's greatest explorers! Readers will learn about Daniel's adventurous life in this fascinating book!
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Fannie Lou Hamer: Fighting for the Rights of Others
Introduce students to the story of Fannie Lou Hamer! This Grade 4 nonfiction reader details the legacy of this musician and civil rights activist. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and more helpful features.
Voting for President
Teach students that every vote matters! This engaging Grade 4 nonfiction reader describes the process and history of U.S. presidential elections. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other key features.
Explore how can ordinary citizens make laws! This Grade 4 nonfiction reader explains how laws change across state lines and how people can make state and local laws. Includes a related fiction story, an extension activity, and other essential features.
Empower students to be confident decision makers! This thoughtful Grade 4 nonfiction reader emphasizes the importance of making responsible decisions. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other key features.
State and Local Leaders
Teach students about the people who run state and local governments! This Grade 4 nonfiction reader details the responsibilities of state and local leaders. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other features.
What's the Deal with Voting?
Show students how people vote and how the government protects the vote! This Grade 4 nonfiction reader explains key features of U.S. elections and why voting is important. Includes a related fiction story, a "Civics in Action" activity, and more.
Citizens of Planet Earth
Explore Earth's challenges and teach students how they can help! This Grade 4 nonfiction reader describes problems facing the worldwide community. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other key features.
Wise Words from U.S. Presidents
Explore famous quotes from American presidents! This Grade 4 nonfiction reader analyzes how U.S. presidents use the power of words. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other essential features.
How Do Governments Spend Money?
Teach students how the U.S. government raises and spends money! This interesting Grade 4 nonfiction reader details how each level of government uses money. Includes a fiction story related to the topic, a "Civics in Action" activity, and other features.