National Geographic Society: Readers

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This high-interest science inquiry series in an exciting easy-to-read format.

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Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln

Author: Gilpin, Caroline Crosson

In this Level 2 biography, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and his historic decision to abolish slavery. Readers will also learn why this decision impacted the United States, as well as the extent of Lincoln's impact as a fearless leader of the Civil War.

ISBN: 9781426314094
Gilpin, Caroline Crosson
32 796 sec 2-5 3.8 470L Nonfiction
Alexander Graham Bell
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Alexander Graham Bell

Author: Kramer, Barbara

Say hello to the inventor of the telephone—and so much more! Through leveled text and engaging photos, kids meet Alexander Graham Bell and learn about his important invention as well as his role in the founding of the National Geographic Society. This Level 2 text provides easy-to-access information perfect for independent readers.

ISBN: 9781426319389
Kramer, Barbara
32 974 sec 2-5 3.9 640L Nonfiction
Alligators and Crocodiles
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Alligators and Crocodiles

Author: Marsh, Laura

A pair of eyes lurks just above the water's surface. Is it a crocodile or an alligator?  Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about these two reptiles—and find out what makes them different. This Level 2 reader provides both accessible and wide-ranging text to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426319501
Marsh, Laura
32 738 sec 2-5 3.7 570L Nonfiction
Amelia Earhart
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Amelia Earhart

Author: Gilpin, Caroline Crosson

Amelia Earhart is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart's historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades.

ISBN: 9781426313899
Gilpin, Caroline Crosson
32 910 sec 1-3 2.9 410L Nonfiction
Anne Frank
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Anne Frank

Author: Zapruder, Alexandra

Anne Frank is one of the first of many National Geographic Readers that highlight important historical figures. This Level 3 reader brings an understanding of her historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the brave and tragic life of the young girl whose diary kept while in hiding from Nazis is one of the most important and insightful books of the World War II era. National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank explores not just the diary, but her life and the important role she played in 20th-century history.

ISBN: 9781426313936
Zapruder, Alexandra
48 1646 sec 3-6 5 760L Nonfiction
Ants
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Ants

Author: Stewart, Melissa

Ants are everywhere. They creep, they crawl, they climb, and they fall. But they get up and they keep on working. Ants come in all different shapes, different sizes, and different colors. And they do a lot of different jobs. These hard-working little creatures thrive wherever they go, making whatever adaptations necessary in their ever-changing world.

ISBN: 9781426312892
Stewart, Melissa
32 438 sec 1-3 2.5 470L Nonfiction
Barack Obama
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Barack Obama

Author: Gilpin, Caroline Crosson

What biography series is complete without a title on the U.S. President Barack Obama? The election of an African American president was truly a monumental day in American history. His legacy will live on as a barrier-breaker and a pioneer. Learn all about our 44th President in this fascinating leveled reader.

ISBN: 9781426317620
Gilpin, Caroline Crosson
32 1144 sec 2-5 3.9 590L Nonfiction
Bats
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Bats

Author: Carney, Elizabeth

They live in spooky caves, in forests, even in the dark reaches of ordinary attics and bridges. They flock by the hundreds, and they sleep while hanging upside down! In this beautifully photographed Level 2 Reader, kids learn about one of the most interesting creatures around—and discover the bat’s unique place in the wild and in the world. The high-interest topic, expertly written text, and bonus learning activity lay the groundwork for a successful and rewarding reading experience.

ISBN: 9781426313028
Carney, Elizabeth
32 523 sec 2-5 3.6 690L Nonfiction
Caterpillar to Butterfly
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Caterpillar to Butterfly

Author: Marsh, Laura

Butterflies are all around us. It's hard to believe these majestic insects with impressive wingspans and beautifully colored and patterned wings were once creepy crawly caterpillars. How in the world does this transformation happen? This Level 1 Reader gives kids an up-close look at exactly how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. With bonus information including different types of butterflies and poisonous caterpillars, this reader is one of a kind.

ISBN: 9781426312953
Marsh, Laura
32 430 sec 1-3 3 400L Nonfiction
Cats vs. Dogs
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Cats vs. Dogs

Author: Carney, Elizabeth

Chocolate or vanilla? Creamy peanut butter or crunchy? Cats or dogs? On some matters in life, every kid must take a stance. Ever since the first youngster in history had a pet, cats vs. dogs has been a hotly debated issue at recesses and lunch tables worldwide. Which one's better? Smarter? This reader presents the facts in fun and informative fashion. Kids will love the stimulating Level 3 text as they decide the answer to this question for themselves.

ISBN: 9781426313097
Carney, Elizabeth
48 1089 sec 2-5 4.1 770L Nonfiction
Cheetahs
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Cheetahs

Author: Marsh, Laura

Adorably cute and amazingly fast, the cheetah is a perennial favorite among kids. This National Geographic Reader will delight kids with beautiful photographs and mind-boggling facts about this majestic and mysterious cat. Did you know a cheetah could go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds? True to the National Geographic Kids’ style and trusted reputation, snack size bites of information provide easily digestible learning that fulfills both the reader’s curiosity and sense of achievement.

ISBN: 9781426313059
Marsh, Laura
32 542 sec 2-5 3.4 650L Nonfiction
Coral Reefs
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Coral Reefs

Author: Rattini, Kristin Baird

In this Level 2 reader, young readers explore the amazing underwater world of coral reefs. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud and for independent reading.

ISBN: 9781426321160
Rattini, Kristin Baird
32 1063 sec 2-5 700L Nonfiction
Deadliest Animals
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Deadliest Animals

Author: Stewart, Melissa

Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or why the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous creatures in the world? In this Level 3 book, kids will be fascinated by 12 species that you hope you'll never come across! Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more—these creatures are among the most threatening—and interesting—in the world!

ISBN: 9781426313103
Stewart, Melissa
48 1128 sec 3-6 5.3 940L Nonfiction
Deadly Predators
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Deadly Predators

Author: Stewart, Melissa

Come face-to-face with sharks, wolves, tigers, and many more predators in this gripping new addition to the National Geographic Kids Reader series. Amazing animal photos will wow kids as they discover how predators hunt, raise their young, and contribute to the food chain. This Level 2 reader is written in easy-to-grasp text and will help kids understand who rules in the wild!

ISBN: 9781426313912
Stewart, Melissa
32 747 sec 2-5 3.2 570L Nonfiction
Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs

Author: Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner

There's nothing more fascinating than dinosaurs. In this Level 1 reader, youngsters learn all about the terrifying giants that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as their own backyard! They'll be wowed by new information and eye-popping illustrations from National Geographic, a trusted source of children's nonfiction content.

ISBN: 9781426312939
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
32 539 sec 1-3 3 520L Nonfiction
Dolphins
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Dolphins

Author: Stewart, Melissa

Everyone loves the smile on a dolphin’s face. Though smart enough to become theme park tricksters, dolphins are first and foremost wild mammals. Melissa Stewart’s lively text outlines our responsibility to conserve their natural environment. This high-interest book also offers an interactive experience to boost awareness of these adorable creatures.

ISBN: 9781426313035
Stewart, Melissa
32 674 sec 2-5 3.7 680L Nonfiction
Frogs
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Frogs

Author: Carney, Elizabeth

WHAT WAS THAT? That’s the roaring burp of a bullfrog! SEE THAT? That’s the slick, shiny skin of colorful little rainforest frogs! Alive with froggy facts, this book has the coolest photos to bring kids deep into the swampy world of our amphibian amigos.

ISBN: 9781426312861
Carney, Elizabeth
32 355 sec 1-3 2.6 410L Nonfiction
George Washington
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George Washington

Author: Gilpin, Caroline Crosson

Learn all about George Washington, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the historians of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426315879
Gilpin, Caroline Crosson
32 956 sec 2-5 3.9 590L Nonfiction
Amazing Animal Journeys
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Great Migrations Amazing Animal Journeys

Author: Marsh, Laura

Every year like clockwork, animals both big and small are driven by a natural instinct to move, in order to survive. On both land and sea, they fight the odds and the forces of nature to breed, feed, or lead and carry on for future generations. This reader is an introduction to the treacherous trek of the zebra, walrus, and Christmas Island red crab to overcome obstacles that include hungry cheetahs, stinging yellow crazy ants, and even their fellow species to make the often impossible journey of their lives.

ISBN: 9781426313141
Marsh, Laura
48 1047 sec 3-6 4.3 810L Nonfiction
Butterflies
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Great Migrations Butterflies

Author: Marsh, Laura

The monarch butterfly, one of the most seemingly delicate of all of nature’s animals, proves to be one of the toughest in this reader. Making the yearly trip from the Northern United States and Canada to the Oyamel forest of Mexico is no easy task, and it takes five generations of butterflies in order to do so. Battling cold temperatures and the threat of starvation, these beautiful insects complete an almost 3,000 mile journey over the course of two months, only to have to turn around and head back home.

ISBN: 9781426313134
Marsh, Laura
48 990 sec 3-6 4.4 710L Nonfiction
Elephants
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Great Migrations Elephants

Author: Marsh, Laura

This exciting reader follows the story of the longest and the most demanding elephant migration on the planet. Living at the furthest corners of the hot and dry Sahara Desert, the very margins of where elephants can survive, hundreds of these great creatures make a dangerous but necessary journey as their main source of food and water dries up and they must go in search of more. Battling 120-degree heat, sandstorms, and fierce thunderstorms, these amazing animals travel 35 miles a day in a race against time in search of the bare essentials of life.

ISBN: 9781426313110
Marsh, Laura
48 1007 sec 3-6 4.4 770L Nonfiction
Whales
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Great Migrations Whales

Author: Marsh, Laura

Over the course of their 70-year lifespan, sperm whales will easily travel the circumference of the Earth in search of food and the need to breed and find a mate. Males will travel as far north as the Bering Sea and as far south as Antarctica in order to find enough food to sustain their ways of live—up to 700 squid a day! Along the way, these massive beasts battle 30-feet-long giant squids, and each other, to sustain their ways of life.

ISBN: 9781426313127
Marsh, Laura
48 1023 sec 3-6 4.5 790L Nonfiction
Halloween
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Halloween

Author: Marsh, Laura

From visiting the pumpkin patch, to bobbing for apples, to picking out a favorite costume, Halloween is a magical time for young children. The fun and festivities are captured in this book, with full-color illustrations and simple easy-to-grasp text. In the spirit of this beloved holiday, this Level 1 reader is sure to captivate and fascinate children.

ISBN: 9781426313165
Marsh, Laura
32 497 sec 1-3 2.9 480L Nonfiction
Koalas
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Koalas

Author: Marsh, Laura

With a seemingly permanent half-smile on their face, koalas are appealing to boys and girls alike. Filled with adorable photos, and carefully leveled text, this Level 1 reader introduces beginning readers to these furry creatures, from cub to adult, exploring where they live, what they eat, and  even the way they say "hello" —by touching noses!

ISBN: 9781426315893
Marsh, Laura
32 739 sec 1-3 2.9 530L Nonfiction
Lions
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Lions

Author: Marsh, Laura

Roar with lions in this exciting National Geographic Reader. Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about these majestic big cats. This Level 1 reader is carefully leveled for an early independent reading or read aloud experience, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426319426
Marsh, Laura
32 596 sec 1-3 2.5 410L Nonfiction
Lizards
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Lizards

Author: Marsh, Laura

From geckos to iguanas, kimodo dragons to chameleons, lizards are about the most awesome animal around! They inhabit every continent except Antarctica. Some are lethal. Some change color. Some have suction cups on their feet. There is enough fascinating information about these animals to fill an entire library of readers! But we've taken the absolute coolest information about the coolest animal and compacted it in this fascinating Level 2 reader, perfect for anyone who loves slippery, slimy, creepy, and crawly.

ISBN: 9781426313080
Marsh, Laura
32 477 sec 2-5 2.6 370L Nonfiction
Manatees
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Manatees

Author: Marsh, Laura

In this Level 2 reader, young readers will explore the underwater world of lovable manatees. Follow these gentle giants, sometimes called "sea cows," through their marshy habitats, learn how manatees raise their young, and discover the threats to their environment. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud or for independent reading.

ISBN: 9781426315930
Marsh, Laura
32 713 sec 2-5 3.2 520L Nonfiction
Mars
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Mars

Author: Carney, Elizabeth

Discover the fascinating world of Mars in this colorful book packed with amazing imagery. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will learn about the newest information on Mars, the Mars Rover, and our ongoing exploration of the Red Planet. This Level 3 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426317507
Carney, Elizabeth
48 1664 sec 3-6 5 840L Nonfiction
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Jazynka, Kitson

In this Level 2 biography, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ISBN: 9781426314117
Jazynka, Kitson
48 1272 sec 3-6 3.9 630L Nonfiction
Meerkats
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Meerkats

Author: Marsh, Laura

Welcome to the wacky world of meerkats, where groups of these furry friends team up to survive in the wild. Each meerkat has a job: babysitting the kids, guarding the troops, or foraging for food. Kids will be mesmerized by wonderful photographs and inviting text. This Level 1 reader is written in easy-to-grasp text that will help kids learn about these cute critters and the power of teamwork!

ISBN: 9781426313851
Marsh, Laura
32 490 sec 1-3 2.1 320L Nonfiction
Meteors
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Meteors

Author: Stewart, Melissa

Blast off on a trip to discover the fascinating world of meteors. In this image-packed book, kids will learn all about these objects hurtling through space—and into our atmosphere. This Level 3 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426319464
Stewart, Melissa
32 1403 sec 3-6 5.1 880L Nonfiction
Monkeys
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Monkeys

Author: Schreiber, Anne

This comical, adorable, and fascinating reader documents the lives of monkeys living in the wild and includes details regarding their behavior, families, and environment. This carefully constructed text guarantees a successful and rewarding reading experience for Level 2 readers who are able to read alone, with minor assistance.

ISBN: 9781426314131
Schreiber, Anne
32 650 sec 2-5 3.1 590L Nonfiction
Mummies
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Mummies

Author: Carney, Elizabeth

Why were mummies mummified? These mysterious corpses provide a fascinating window on the past of cultures worldwide. Mummies has plenty of ghoulish intrigue to keep young readers reading. This irresistible title provides the solid science behind the myths and guarantees a successful and rewarding reading experience for kids at Level 2. Mummies is a compelling combination of fun, facts, jokes and captivating photography.

ISBN: 9781426313004
Carney, Elizabeth
32 625 sec 2-5 3.8 640L Nonfiction
Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela

Author: Kramer, Barbara

Nelson Mandela, who courageously dealt with adversity and emerged a world leader, has been an inspirational role model for millions of people around the world, from students to presidents. After being imprisoned for 27 years, in 1994 he became South Africa's first democratically-elected president and shared the Nobel Peace Prize. Mandela died in 2013, but his legacy lives on as a barrier-breaker and humanitarian. Learn all about his life, especially the challenges he faced and how he persevered, in this thoughtful biography.

ISBN: 9781426317668
Kramer, Barbara
48 1656 sec 3-6 4.3 680L Nonfiction
Owls
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Owls

Author: Marsh, Laura

In this Level 1 reader, young readers will explore the feathery world of adorable owls. Follow these curious-looking creatures through their wooded habitats, learn how owls raise their young, hunt, and protect themselves. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud or for independent reading.

ISBN: 9781426317460
Marsh, Laura
32 624 sec 1-3 2.8 480L Nonfiction
Pandas
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Pandas

Author: Schreiber, Anne

The whole world loves panda bears. Everyone loves to watch them play, climb, cuddle, and chew. But careful, they can scratch too—just look at that tree! Pandas live in wild places very faraway, and they are the STAR ATTRACTIONS of every zoo that keeps them safe and well, all over the world.

ISBN: 9781426313011
Schreiber, Anne
32 719 sec 2-5 3.8 810L Nonfiction
Penguins!
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Penguins!

Author: Schreiber, Anne

They waddled into stardom in National Geographic’s March of the Penguins film. These guys are now nature’s ROCK STARS! If you’re age 5, you’re probably as tall as an Emperor. But why do they throw up so much? March this way, and find out all!

ISBN: 9781426312984
Schreiber, Anne
32 595 sec 2-5 3.8 750L Nonfiction
Planes
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Planes

Author: Shields, Amy

How cool is a supersonic jet that can zip, dip, and zoom through the air? Or a helicopter that hovers as still as a hummingbird? In this 32-page beginning reader, a real-life pilot introduces kids to the greatest planes that ever flew. Enticing photographs and fascinating facts ensure that a child’s natural curiosity is both inspired AND satisfied. Like each book in this successful series, Planes offers a high-excitement topic from a trusted content provider.

ISBN: 9781426312908
Shields, Amy
32 449 sec 1-3 2.8 440L Nonfiction
Planets
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Planets

Author: Carney, Elizabeth

This brilliantly illustrated book taps into children's natural curiosity about the vast world of space. This Level 2 reader, written in simple language that is easy for young readers to understand, introduces children to our solar system, including all of the planets and dwarf planets, and lots of fascinating fun facts. This reader helps cultivate the explorers of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426313172
Carney, Elizabeth
32 579 sec 2-5 3.6 660L Nonfiction
Polar Bears
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Polar Bears

Author: Marsh, Laura

With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceberg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming. In this Level 1 reader you'll learn all you ever wanted to know about polar bears and so much more. Complete with fascinating facts and beautiful images, National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears can't miss.

ISBN: 9781426314155
Marsh, Laura
32 530 sec 1-3 2.6 500L Nonfiction
Ponies
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Ponies

Author: Marsh, Laura

Ponies is replete with brilliant photographs and catchy content that will both teach and entertain. Children will be captivated as they watch a brand new baby foal walk within minutes of being born then quickly turn into one of the most graceful animals on Earth. Like all of our Level 1 readers written by skilled children’s books authors, this title invites kids to learn more about their favorite topics in a familiar format that instills success.

ISBN: 9781426312915
Marsh, Laura
32 324 sec 1-5 2.3 440L Nonfiction
Prehistoric Mammals
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Prehistoric Mammals

Author: Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner

From woolly mammoths to saber-toothed cats, prehistoric mammals once roamed Earth. With beautiful and engaging illustrations, authentic photos, and accessible text, kids will learn all about these mighty mammals in this Level 2 reader.

ISBN: 9781426319549
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
32 690 sec 2-5 3.7 660L Nonfiction
Race Day
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Race Day

Author: Tuchman, Gail

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! The driver zips up her jumpsuit and squeezes through her racecar window. Engines rev. Tires SCREECH and SQUEAL...and they’re off! Around and around the cars go VVVRRRROMMMMM! Pit stops! CRASHES! POPPED tires! Race to the finish line...and the checkered flag SNAPS down. Race day roars into life in this breathless book.

ISBN: 9781426312847
Tuchman, Gail
24 87 sec 1-4 220L Nonfiction
Red Pandas
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Red Pandas

Author: Marsh, Laura

Find out about the shy and rarely seen red panda! This Level 1 reader documents the lives of red pandas in their environment. The carefully constructed text and beautiful photographs guarantees a successful and rewarding reading experience for any reader, especially those who love wild animals.

ISBN: 9781426321245
Marsh, Laura
32 854 sec 1-3 500L Nonfiction
Robots
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Robots

Author: Stewart, Melissa

Discover the coolest robots of today and tomorrow in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will learn about the science behind these amazing machines. This Level 3 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426313950
Stewart, Melissa
48 1616 sec 3-6 5 840L Nonfiction
Rocks and Minerals
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Rocks and Minerals

Author: Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner

From dazzling gemstones to sparkling crystals to molten lava, this brilliantly illustrated book introduces children to the exciting world of rocks and minerals, including both the building blocks and the bling. This level two reader, written in easy-to-grasp text, will help cultivate the geologists of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426313196
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
32 588 sec 2-5 5 580L Nonfiction
Sacagawea
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Sacagawea

Author: Jazynka, Kitson

Explore one of the most recognized figures in American history with this biography of Sacagawea. Kids will learn about her crucial role in the Lewis and Clark expedition and her influential legacy.  The Level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers.

ISBN: 9781426319662
Jazynka, Kitson
32 1216 sec 3-6 5.1 850L Nonfiction
Safari
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Safari

Author: Tuchman, Gail

Safari day dawns on the Savannah. The African light gives the sky colors seen nowhere else on Earth. Soon, an amazing array of wild animals are yawning, screeching, and growling to life. Meet the elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and the laughing hyenas of the wilderness and find out who’s friends with whom and why!

ISBN: 9781426312854
Tuchman, Gail
24 170 sec 1-4 180L Nonfiction
Saving Animal Babies
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Saving Animal Babies

Author: Shields, Amy

These heartwarming stories of animal babies, rescued and nursed back to health by humans, will pull at the heart strings and make kids realize there's a survivor inside all of us. This reader is illustrated with adorable photographs that document these animals' recoveries. The carefully written text guarantees a successful and rewarding reading experience for Level 1 readers.

ISBN: 9781426314179
Shields, Amy
32 685 sec 2-5 3 520L Nonfiction
Sea Otters
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Sea Otters

Author: Marsh, Laura

In this Level 1 reader, young readers will explore the fun-filled world of lovable otters. Follow these playful critters through their aquatic habitats, learn how otters raise their young, and discover their curious and social natures. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud or for independent reading.

ISBN: 9781426317545
Marsh, Laura
32 976 sec 1-3 3.1 540L Nonfiction
Sea Turtles
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Sea Turtles

Author: Marsh, Laura

Who could resist celebrating sea turtles? They may seem like lazy ocean reptiles drifting with the oceans’ currents, but they are actually long-distance swimmers that spend their entire lives searching for food and a mate. What’s more, they come with their own built-in GPS, returning to the exact beach where they were born to lay their own eggs. Kids will learn all about these tranquil and mysterious animals through brilliant photography and illustrations, plus the trusted and distinctive content you love from NG Kids!

ISBN: 9781426313042
Marsh, Laura
32 582 sec 2-5 3.2 620L Nonfiction
Seed to Plant
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Seed to Plant

Author: Rattini, Kristin Baird

Kids see plants, flowers, and trees around them everyday. In this lively and educational reader, they'll learn how those plants grow. Kids will take this magical journey from seed pollination to plant growth, learning about what plants need to thrive and grow with the same careful text, brilliant photographs, and the fun approach National Geographic Readers are known for.

ISBN: 9781426315916
Rattini, Kristin Baird
32 657 sec 1-3 2.5 400L Nonfiction
Sharks
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Sharks

Author: Schreiber, Anne

He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark—the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This fish has soft cartilage so he can glide, twist, and turn before his prey can say "gulp!" He can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean. He can feel electricity given off by his prey. He will lose and replace more than 10,000 teeth in his lifetime. Cool photos bring kids into the shark’s world. Fun facts go deep into the shark’s scary science.

ISBN: 9781426312960
Schreiber, Anne
32 515 sec 2-5 3 520L Nonfiction
Snakes
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Snakes

Author: Stewart, Melissa

They’re SSSSLITHERY! SLIPPERY! They creep us out! But get to know them and you’ll find snakes private, quiet types who just want a cool, shady place to call home. From the tip of their forked tongues, to skin that sheds, to the rattles on certain tails, these creatures have secrets all kids will love. Cool photos and fun facts slip us inside their surprising world.

ISBN: 9781426312991
Stewart, Melissa
32 587 sec 2-5 3.2 550L Nonfiction
Spiders
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Spiders

Author: Marsh, Laura

You don’t have to look far to see a spider’s web—in the corner of the window, on a fence, or in a bush—spiders make their homes everywhere. And there are so many kinds of spiders! Some red, some blue, yellow, and more…all fascinating. Amazing photography and easy-to-understand text makes Spiders a hit in this National Geographic Kids series.

ISBN: 9781426312922
Marsh, Laura
32 358 sec 1-3 2.8 500L Nonfiction
Storms!
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Storms!

Author: Goin, Miriam

Storms are SCARY! But it’s cool to understand what’s going on when Mother Nature gets angry. Why does the wind howl? Why does it rain for days? How do rivers overflow? Thunder and lightning, monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes...the facts and photos in this book will blow you away!

ISBN: 9781426312878
Goin, Miriam
32 403 sec 1-3 2.7 500L Nonfiction
Thomas Edison
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Thomas Edison

Author: Kramer, Barbara

Learn all about Thomas Edison, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the inventors of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426316036
Kramer, Barbara
32 933 sec 2-5 3.9 650L Nonfiction
Tigers
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Tigers

Author: Marsh, Laura

With their bold black stripes, powerful presence, and fierce faces, tigers are just about the coolest animal on the planet. These giant jungle cats can climb trees, swim, and run in sprints up to 32 mph—making them a predatory nightmare. Ranging from the warm climates of Southeast Asia to the frozen tundra of western Russia, these solitary hunters will devour whatever animal they catch. In this level 2 reader you'll learn all you ever wanted to know about tigers and so much more.

ISBN: 9781426313073
Marsh, Laura
32 447 sec 2-5 3.3 620L Nonfiction
Titanic
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Titanic

Author: Stewart, Melissa

Get kids reading with cool information about the subjects that interest them the most. National Geographic Readers are high-interest, exciting, and easy to read. The latest in the series, Titanic is no exception. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Olympic-class passenger liner's ill-fated journey, this title is replete with brilliant photographs and exclusive in-depth coverage including Bob Ballard's 1985 discovery. Brought to you only as National Geographic can, the industrial feat of the powerful ship, the tragedy of the wreckage, and the fascinating stories of survival bring the historical significance of the Titanic to a new audience in this Level 3 reader.

ISBN: 9781426313158
Stewart, Melissa
48 1406 sec 3-6 5.3 900L Nonfiction
Trains
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Trains

Author: Shields, Amy

Choo choo! Kids love trains! Especially the old-timey steam engines found in amusement parks and zoos. But what about a super-speeder in Japan that zooms on the track at 361 miles per hour? Or the world's longest freight train, stretching on for a whopping 4.6 miles? Or futuristic railways in the sky?

ISBN: 9781426312946
Shields, Amy
32 500 sec 1-3 2.8 520L Nonfiction
Trucks
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Trucks

Author: Mara, Wil

Who can resist trucks? They’re loud. They’re complicated. They have wheels twice as tall as your dad. Trucks has many cool images of the trucks we know and love. There’s also curiosities like the $3 million mining truck that’s "like driving a house." This Level 1 text is revved up with sound words and images to steer young readers on the road to reading success.

ISBN: 9781426312885
Mara, Wil
32 361 sec 1-3 2.3 400L Nonfiction
Ugly Animals
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Ugly Animals

Author: Marsh, Laura

Sometimes uglier is better! In this Level 2 reader, young readers will meet the ugliest of animals. Follow these funny looking creatures and learn how their strange looks help them in the wild. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud or for independent reading.

ISBN: 9781426321320
Marsh, Laura
32 861 sec 2-5 620L Nonfiction
Volcanoes
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Volcanoes

Author: Schreiber, Anne

The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth’s crust, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years. Anne Schreiber’s narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history, and a lot of the action. National Geographic photography fires the imagination on dramatic spreads alive with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks, and steaming seawater.

ISBN: 9781426312977
Schreiber, Anne
32 756 sec 2-5 4 710L Nonfiction
Water
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Water

Author: Stewart, Melissa

Water is all around us; we drink it every day. In this Level 3 reader, kids will learn about the water cycle, discovering how rain and snow flow into our lakes, rivers, and oceans, and later evaporate into the sky again. Vivid photography and accessible text make this book an ideal introduction to the science of water.

ISBN: 9781426316050
Stewart, Melissa
48 1281 sec 3-6 4.4 740L Nonfiction
Weather
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Weather

Author: Rattini, Kristin Baird

What causes thunder and lightning? How do different clouds form? What makes a tornado twist? Kids will discover the answers to these questons and more in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will discover what causes the weather they experience every day.

ISBN: 9781426313875
Rattini, Kristin Baird
32 543 sec 1-3 2.3 330L Nonfiction
Weird Sea Creatures
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Weird Sea Creatures

Author: Marsh, Laura

Did you know that the deep-sea anglerfish has a glowing fishing rod attached to its body, or that the barreleye fish has a see-through head? See these wacky creatures and more in this brilliantly illustrated book that explores the strangest creatures under the sea.

ISBN: 9781426313189
Marsh, Laura
32 641 sec 2-5 3.2 630L Nonfiction
Wildfires
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Wildfires

Author: Furgang, Kathy

Learn all about wildfires—how they happen, why they're important, and when they're dangerous—in this fascinating Level 3 reader. It's sure to ignite your interest, with color photographs, interesting facts, and more.

ISBN: 9781426321368
Furgang, Kathy
48 1605 sec 3-6 820L Nonfiction
Wolves
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Wolves

Author: Marsh, Laura

They run in packs, stalk their prey, and howl at the moon. And no matter where you are—they're always lurking somewhere nearby. Wolves, the predatory puppy dogs of the wild, are feared and loved by people everywhere. But are they misunderstood? In this fascinating Level 2 reader, you'll learn that there's much more to being a wolf than most people could ever believe. Did you know that each pack has a pecking order? That wolves can "talk" to each other using body language? Or that they're actually not out to attack humans, they usually leave people well enough alone?

ISBN: 9781426313066
Marsh, Laura
32 489 sec 2-5 3.3 660L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Las Serpientes (Snakes)
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National Geographic Readers: Las Serpientes (Snakes)

Author: Stewart, Melissa

Aprende todo sobre las serpientes en este emocionante libro para niños. Está lleno de imágenes bellas e interesantes que les enseñan a los niños todo sobre estos animales asombrosos. Este libro de Nivel 2 es apropiado para los primeros pasos de lectura independiente o para una experiencia de lectura en voz alta, ¡perfecto para motivar a futuros científicos y exploradores!

ISBN: 9781426325984
Stewart, Melissa
32 2-5 3.3 560L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Los Gatos vs. Los Perros (Cats vs. Dogs)
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National Geographic Readers: Los Gatos vs. Los Perros (Cats vs. Dogs)

Author: Carney, Elizabeth

¿Chocolate o vainilla? ¿Dulce o salado? ¿Gatos o perros? Cuando de ciertos temas se trata, todo niño tiene sus preferencias. Desde que existen las mascotas, el debate entre tener un gato y tener un perro ha sonado fuerte durante los recreos y almuerzos en todos los colegios del mundo. ¿Cuál es mejor? ¿Cuál es más inteligente? Este libro presenta los hechos de manera divertida e informativa. A los niños les encantará leer este texto de Nivel 3 para decidir cuál es la respuesta a la pregunta eterna - ¿gatos o perros?

ISBN: 9781426325090
Carney, Elizabeth
48 3-6 4.5 750L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Los Lobos (Wolves)
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National Geographic Readers: Los Lobos (Wolves)

Author: Marsh, Laura

Corren en manadas, cazan a sus presas y aúllan frente a la luna. Y no importa dónde estés—siempre están escondidos en algún lugar cerca. Gente de todo el mundo teme y ama a los lobos, los cachorritos depredadores del mundo salvaje. ¿Pero realmente los entendemos? En este libro fascinante para niños de nivel 2 en español, aprenderás que la vida de un lobo es mucho más complicada de lo que nosotros creemos. ¿Sabías que cada manada tiene su jefe y sus seguidores? ¿O que los lobos“hablan” entre ellos usando sus cuerpos? ¿O que realmente no quieren atacar a los humanos, que nos prefieren dejar en paz? Lleno de fotografías increíbles e información interesante, NGR Lobos es divertido para todos los niños.

ISBN: 9781426325120
Marsh, Laura
32 2-5 3.5 620L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Los Pandas (Pandas)
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National Geographic Readers: Los Pandas (Pandas)

Author: Schreiber, Anne

Todo el mundo ama a los pandas. Nos encanta verlos jugar, trepar, dormir y masticar. ¡Pero cuidado, también rasguñan—mira ese árbol! Ilustrado con maravillosas imágenes que registran el lugar único de este animal en China y en todo el mundo, este libro en español es para niños de Nivel 2 que leen solos o con ayuda de vez en cuando.

ISBN: 9781426325137
Schreiber, Anne
32 2-5 3.8 760L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Los Pinguinos (Penguins)
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National Geographic Readers: Los Pinguinos (Penguins)

Author: Schreiber, Anne

Estos animales llegaron a ser estrellas en la película La marcha de los pingüinos de National Geographic. ¡Ahora son LAS CELEBRIDADES de la naturaleza! Si tienes 5 años, probablemente eres tan alto como un pingüino emperador. ¿Pero por qué vomitan tanto? ¡Empieza la marcha con nosotros y te mostraremos! Para niños de entre 5 y 6 años, este libro de nivel 2 en español combina la magia de las fotografías de pingüinos de National Geographic con textos informativos, escritos para inspirar, informar y emocionar a los lectores más pequeños.

ISBN: 9781426325144
Schreiber, Anne
32 2-5 3.6 Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Los Ponis (Ponies)
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National Geographic Readers: Los Ponis (Ponies)

Author: Marsh, Laura

Tiernos y torpes, los ponis son adorados por niños de todo el mundo. No importa si se encuentran en los zoológicos o corriendo libres por las montañas, estos animales son los favoritos tanto de los adultos como de los niños. En este libro, información fascinante se complementa con imágenes bellas para asegurar que se despierte la curiosidad natural de los niños y que al mismo tiempo se inspiren.

ISBN: 9781426325151
Marsh, Laura
32 2-5 2.5 Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Los Tiburones (Sharks)
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National Geographic Readers: Los Tiburones (Sharks)

Author: Schreiber, Anne

Es rápido. Es silencioso. Tiene cinco filas de dientes mortales. ¡Bocadito! Te presentamos al tiburón—¡el pez que reinó sobre los océanos mucho antes de que vivieran los dinosaurios! ¡Este pez tiene un cartílago suave que le ayuda a deslizarse y dar vueltas antes de que sus presas puedan decir “no!” Puede sentir el olor de una sola gota de sangre en 25 millones de gotas de océano. Puede sentir la electricidad que sus presas emiten. Pierde y reemplaza más de 10.000 dientes durante toda su vida. Imágenes increíbles permiten que los niños entren en el mundo del tiburón e información divertida explica la ciencia escalofriante de este depredador. Para niños de entre 3 y 9 años, este libro en español combina la magia de las fotografías de National Geographic con textos informativos, escritos para inspirar, informar y emocionar a los lectores más pequeños.

ISBN: 9781426325168
Schreiber, Anne
32 2-5 3.6 Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Grandes Migraciones: Las Ballenas (Great Migrations: Whales)
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National Geographic Readers: Grandes Migraciones: Las Ballenas (Great Migrations: Whales)

Author: Marsh, Laura

En un mundo donde las temperaturas globales están cambiando de forma extrema tanto en la tierra y en el mar, las migraciones anuales de animales de todo tipo son historias de fuerza y voluntad increíble. Nuevas tecnologías nos permite seguir a estos animales y comprender mejor nuestro mundo que está en constante movimiento. Este texto relata el viaje de las ballenas por las aguas azules del profundo océano. Este libro para niños en español seguramente le encantará a todo lector de nivel 3.

ISBN: 9781426325106
Marsh, Laura
48 3-6 5 760L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Albert Einstein
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National Geographic Readers: Albert Einstein

Author: Romero, Libby

Explore one of the most recognized scientists in the world with this biography of physicist Albert Einstein. Kids will learn about his life, achievements, and the challenges he faced along the way. The level 3 text provides accessible information for independent readers.

ISBN: 9781426325717
Romero, Libby
48 3-6 4.7 660L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Frederick Douglass
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National Geographic Readers: Frederick Douglass

Author: Kramer, Barbara

Discover the world of one of America's most celebrated abolitionists, writers, and orators in this inspirational biography of Frederick Douglass. Kids will learn about his life, achievements, and the challenges he faced along the way. The Level 2 text provides accessible information for independent readers.

ISBN: 9781426327599
Kramer, Barbara
32 2-5 4 610L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Helen Keller
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National Geographic Readers: Helen Keller

Author: Jazynka, Kitson

Readers will be inspired by the amazing story of Helen Keller in this informative biography. They will learn about her life, her achievements, and the challenges she faced along the way. The Level 2 text provides accessible information for independent readers.

ISBN: 9781426326721
Jazynka, Kitson
32 2-5 4 700L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Ibn al-Haytham
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National Geographic Readers: Ibn al-Haytham

Author: Romero, Libby

Celebrated in a film featuring Omar Sharif in his final role, meet the scientist known as the "Father of Optics," Ibn al-Haytham! During the golden age of science, knowledge, and invention in Muslim civilization -- also known as the "Dark Ages" in Western Europe -- this incredible scholar discovered how we see and set the stage for the methods we now know as the scientific process. Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about this fascinating scientist. The level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers. This book is a companion to the international educational campaign, "1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn al-Haytham," that includes interactive exhibits, workshops, live shows, and a 12-minute film starring Omar Sharif in his final film role before his death.

ISBN: 9781426325038
Romero, Libby
48 3-6 4.7 Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: De la Oruga a la Mariposa (Caterpillar to Butterfly)
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National Geographic Readers: De la Oruga a la Mariposa (Caterpillar to Butterfly)

Author: Marsh, Laura

Los niños aprenden sobre la metamorfosis de la oruga a la mariposa en todas las aulas del mundo, empezando en los primeros grados. ¡Pero nunca la han visto así! Con ilustraciones bellas y coloridas y un texto simple de comprender, este libro cautiva a los niños con su descripción del proceso: de una oruga pequeñita, a una crisálida rara y torpe hasta la mariposa hermosa. Este libro de nivel 1 en español les da a los niños una mirada encantadora de esta belleza natural.

ISBN: 9781426325175
Marsh, Laura
32 1-3 3.6 440L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Las Ranas (Frogs)
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National Geographic Readers: Las Ranas (Frogs)

Author: Carney, Elizabeth

Aprende todo sobre las ranas en este emocionante libro para niños en español.Está lleno de imágenes bellas e interesantes que les enseñan a los niños todo sobre estos animales asombrosos. Este libro de Nivel 1 es apropiado para los primeros pasos de lectura independiente o para una experiencia de lectura en voz alta, ¡perfecto para motivar a futuros científicos y exploradores!

ISBN: 9781426325953
Carney, Elizabeth
32 1-3 2.7 470L Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Los Dinosaurios (Dinosaurs)
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National Geographic Readers: Los Dinosaurios (Dinosaurs)

Author: Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner

No hay nada más fascinante que los dinosaurios. En este libro para niños de Nivel 1 en español, ellos aprenderán todo sobre estos gigantes aterradores que una vez habitaron la Tierra – ¡quizás hasta en el jardín de su casa! Quedarán asombrados con información nueva e ilustraciones increíbles de National Geographic, una fuente confiable en contenido para niños.

ISBN: 9781426325113
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
32 1-3 3.8 Nonfiction
National Geographic Readers: Giraffes
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National Geographic Readers: Giraffes

Author: Marsh, Laura

Explore the African savanna with giraffes in this exciting reader. Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about these amazing animals. This level 1 reader is carefully leveled for an early independent reading or read aloud experience, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!

ISBN: 9781426324512
Marsh, Laura
32 1-3 2.9 540L Nonfiction
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