USE IT! REUSE IT!
Published in 2011

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark
Grades 2-3

Many materials make up our world. Find out where they come from, how they are processed, and how we use them...and reuse them...every day.

Titles:
Glass
Paper
Plastic
Metal
Wood

SCIENCE EXPLORER JUNIOR
Published in 2012

Cherry Lake Publishing
Grades 2-4

These conversational experiment books introduce the scientific method with simple experiments you can do outside of the classroom. Meet the scientists behind each principle discussed, and learn how to observe, test, and draw conclusions from the world around us.

Titles:
Think Like a Scientist at the Beach
Think Like a Scientist on the Playground

FOR REAL?
Published in 2010

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark
Grades 2-3

Investigate myths of history, look for the evidence, and decide for yourself if these subjects are "for real."

Titles:
Aliens
Dragons
Mermaids
Monsters
Unicorns

SURPRISING SCIENCE
Published in 2010

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark
Grades 2-3

Explore and learn the history and science concepts behind these surprising subjects.

Titles:
Fireworks
Hot Air Balloons
Mummies
Robots
Roller Coasters

BOOKWORMS
Published in 2005 - 2010

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark
Grades K-2

This series, with books at emergent, early, and fluent levels, allows young readers to explore a variety of fun topics.

We Go! (emergent)
Titles:
Boats
Buses
Cars
Planes
Trains
Trucks
Safe Kids (early)
Titles:
Fire Safety
Food Safety
Safety at Home
Safety on the Go
School Safety
Water Safety
Nature’s Cycles (fluent)
Titles:
Animals
Day and Night
Food Chains
Plants
Seasons
Water
Count on It! (emergent)
Titles:
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Ten
Guess Who (early)
Titles:
Guess Who Jumps (Frog)
Guess Who Grunts (Pig)
Guess Who Hunts (Orca Whale)
Guess Who Purrs (Cat)
Guess Who Swims (Penguin)
Guess Who Stings (Honeybee)
Earth Matters (fluent)
Titles:
Air
Land
Life
Maps
Oceans
Space and Time
Go, Critter, Go! (emergent)
Titles:
Buzz, Bee, Buzz!
Crawl, Ladybug, Crawl!
Flash, Firefly, Flash!
Fly, Butterfly, Fly!
Spin, Spider, Spin!
Squirm, Earthworm, Squirm!
Tools We Use (early)
Titles:
Artists
Builders
Chefs
Doctors
EMTs
Librarians
Wonders of Nature (fluent)
Titles:
Caves
Coral Reefs
Deserts
Rainbows
Volcanoes
Waterfalls
The Shape of the World (emergent)
Titles:
Circles
Many-Sided Shapes
Ovals
Rectangles
Squares
Triangles
Inside Story (early)
Titles:
Castle
Igloo
Log Cabin
Pyramid
Skyscraper
Teepee

Awards

Top 10 Early Literacy Series
Booklist, 2009

Verbs in Action (fluent)
Titles:
Blow Out
Carry On
Make a Face
Move Along
Play Ball
Turn Into
Dig In
Fall Down
Grow Up
On the Run
Spin Around
Spring Out

Awards

Spring Out
Excellent Product Award Winner
iParenting Media, 2006

What’s Inside Me? (fluent)
Titles:
My Bones and Muscles
My Brain
My Heart and Blood
My Lungs
My Skin
My Stomach

Awards

Best Books of 2005
Science Books & Films Magazine, 2005


BENCHMARK REBUS
Published in 2007-2009

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark
Grades K-1

This series helps the youngest children how to read, by offering rebus pictures in place of challenging words to help children decipher word meaning and context.

What’s Cooking?
Titles:
Applesauce
Bread
Cake
Cookies
Ice Cream
Pizza
Fun Time
Titles:
At a Fair
At a Picnic
At the Beach
At the Park
At the Zoo
On a Farm
Jobs In Town
Titles:
Baker
Firefighter
Grocer
Mail Carrier
Police Officer
Veterinarian
Nature
Titles:
The Butterfly in the Sky
The Frog in the Pond
The Lion in the Grass
The Rabbit in the Garden
The Robin in the Tree
The Whale in the Water
On the Move
Titles:
Climbing
Driving
Floating
Flying
Riding
Rolling

HOW PEOPLE LIVED IN AMERICA
Published in 2007

Gareth Stevens Publishing
Weekly Reader Early Learning Library
Grades 1-3

Children did not always have blackboards, or refrigerators, or computers. Learn how the needs and wants of people through history led to change and invention, and how these innovations influenced daily life today.

Titles:
Clothing in American History
Food and Cooking in American History
Keeping in Touch in American History
Schooling in American History
Toys, Games, and Fun in American History
Transportation in American History

MONEY AND BANKS
Published in 2006

Gareth Stevens Publishing
Weekly Reader Early Learning Library
Grades 1-3

What is a budget? Why is money safer in a big bank than a piggy bank? How can you save up for a new toy? Learn about the history of money, how it is made, and how to spend now and save for the future. Each book also includes a math connection activity.

Titles:
Coins
Paper Money
The History of Money
Saving Money
Spending Money
What Is A Bank?

EXPLORING THE SKY
Published in 2006
Illustrated by Denise Shea

Picture Window Books
Amazing Science Series
Grades K-4

Look up! What do you see? In the day, sun and clouds fill the sky. At night, you see the moon, planets, stars, and other space objects zip past. The sky is truly amazing.

Titles:
Fluffy, Flat, and Wet: A Book About Clouds
Hot and Bright: A Book About the Sun
Night Light: A Book About the Moon
Space Leftovers: A Book About Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids
Spinning in Space: A Book About the Planets
Spots of Light: A Book About Stars

THE FIVE SENSES
Published in 2005
Illustrated by Rick Peterson

Picture Window Books
Amazing Body Series
Grades K-3

Explore the senses and find out how your body takes in information to help you learn about your place in the world.

Titles:
Look! A Book About Sight
Shhh…A Book About Hearing
Sniff, Sniff: A Book About Smell
Soft and Smooth, Rough and Bumpy: A Book About Touch
Yum! A Book About Taste

Awards

Finalist, Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Awards, 2005


A STAR IN MY ORANGE
Published in 2002

Lerner Publishing Group/Millbrook Press
Grades K-2

Have you ever seen a star in an orange? Or branches on a feather? Or the swirl of a wave? Or little shapes on a fish’s scales? Look closely at the shapes you’ll discover in this book. Then look closely at the world around you. You can find nature’s shapes everywhere.


Awards

Top 10 Sci-Tech Books of the Year
Booklist, 2002


LET’S SEE LIBRARY
Published in 2002

Compass Point Books
Grades 1-3

Discover the story behind our nation’s monuments, the challenges the makers faced, and what these artistic feats mean to people who visit them today.

Titles:
Mount Rushmore
The Statue of Liberty

THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Published in 2001

Compass Point Books
Simply Science Series
Grades 2-4

Science is made simple as this book explores the basics of the planets and the sun, and Earth’s place in our space “neighborhood.”


ROBIN AT HICKORY STREET
Published in 1995
Illustrated by Joel Snyder

Soundprints/Smithsonian’s Backyard Collection
Grades Preschool – 2

Spring arrives, and Robin heads north to find a yard to call his own. But he finds other robins have already arrived ahead of him, sending a clear message that their yards are already taken. Finally, in the backyard of a house on Hickory Street, Robin finds the perfect place to set up his new home. This book out of print, but still available at many libraries.