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Primary K-3 Collection

Animals of the Arctic

The Arctic is a barren land of blustering winds and sub-zero temperatures unfit for many of Earth's animals. But some have evolved to make this frozen world their home. Each title in Animals of the Arctic is filled with descriptions of adaptations, from special coats to inventive behaviours, explaining how animals survive in the Arctic!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Create and Share: Thinking Digitally

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. Activities throughout the books prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Ecosystem Food Webs

Discover the diversity of life in six different ecosystems and learn how plants and animals depend on each other to maintain a thriving food web in this narrative nonfiction series. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully levelled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem. A food web model at the end of each book summarizes the information, making these an excellent resource for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Once Upon a STEM: The Science

Have you heard the story of Jack? You know, the one where he plants the magic beans, and a giant beanstalk shoots up into the sky. Did you ever wonder what a scientist would make of that beanstalk? Well wonder no longer, because Professor Everafter is here, and he is going to put these fairy tales under the microscope.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-4

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 1

Animal Battles

It's an all-out brawl between some of nature's top predators in this high-interest series! Venture deep into the rain forest and to the bottom of the ocean to learn about some of the world's fiercest fighters. Readers will find out about the weapons each animal has, from sharp teeth to super senses, and the moves that finish enemies off. In each title, an action-packed narrative scene imagines a fight between the animals, while profiles offering statistics and charts make comparisons between the competitors. Reluctant readers will love their front-row seats to action with this series!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Creepy Crafts & More

Creepy crafts, spooky costumes, and alien food! Make all of these and more in this superfun new series. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers as they make their own costumes, bake a fun treat, and create new crafts. All projects use easy-to-find supplies and can easily be made at home or in the classroom.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Facing Life's Challenges

Life throws us many challenges, often without warning. Facing Life's Challenges describes these specific life events or situations and the emotions they can elicit, as well as how we can cope with them mindfully and learn from them. Readers will learn to recognize, reflect on, and communicate their feelings, ask for help, and lend help to family members and friends who may also be experiencing these life challenges.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Pirate Tales

Ahoy there! Are you ready for an adventure on the high seas? The titles in this graphic nonfiction series plunge reluctant readers into stories of daring sword fights, ruthless captains, and piles of plunder. Colourful, detailed illustrations and engaging dialogue bring each biographical tale to life, while actual quotes keep them historically grounded.

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 2

The Best of Gaming

Get an inside look at the popular (and growing) gaming industry! Meet the most popular superstars and streamers, learn about the biggest gaming events and competitions, and more. Photos and up-to-date information take gaming fans and readers new to gaming on an exciting tour of the industry.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Better Together: Animal Groups

Did you know that a group of geese on land or water is called a gaggle? Or that schools of fish have tactics for evading predators? Learn how and why some of the animal kingdom's most interesting animal groups stick together for survival with this exciting series!

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Esports LIVE

Esports competitions have become a world-wide phenomenon with millions of viewers and fans. Learn all about esports from its humble beginnings on arcade leaderboards to the fast-paced streaming action of today's championship games. Aligned with curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content including information, media, and technology skills. Engaging content and hands-on activities encourage creative and design thinking. Books includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Futurest, Present, Future

Indigenous peoples have played an influential role in Canadian history and continue to do so today. From the past and into the future, Indigenous Life in Canada reveals the challenges Indigenous peoples face, celebrates their diverse cultures, and highlights the contributions they make in Canada.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Superhero Science

Have you ever dreamed of achieving unbelievable superhuman feats? Through approachable, levelled text, this series explores the world of superheroes and whether superhuman powers can become a reality. Readers will explore fascinating features including superhero profiles, effects graphics, media sightings, and more. Downloadable features let readers show they have what it takes to be a superhero!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 1

Animals of the Mountains

Thin, cold air and steep slopes make mountaintops formidable to most animals. But some species thrive at these high altitudes! This low-level series examines alpine animals and how they adapt to their high-up homes. Features illustrate the range, diet, and adaptations of each animal to support levelled text. Young readers can find out what life is like on top of the world!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Animals of the Wetlands

Swamps, marshes, and other wetlands are home to some of the world's most interesting animals. But life isn't always easy for these creatures. They must adapt to escape predators, find food, and build shelter in their watery habitats. Packed with features such as animal profiles and range maps, this low-level series will give readers a sneak peek into the lives of the animals that make homes in the wetlands biome.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Black History in Canada

Black Canadians have shaped Canadian history since it was first colonized. Black History in Canada explores the struggles many early black settlers faced and how black Canadians have fought throughout history for equal treatment. Readers will learn about the important contributions black Canadians have made from their initial arrival in colonial times through the present day.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Disney Great Character Guides

In this lighthearted approach to character education, readers learn what character traits are needed in their favourite Disney and Pixar characters' "jobs"-such as Elsa's role as Snow Queen or Woody's job as Andy's most beloved toy.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Discover the human side of newsworthy, historical, and pop culture figures. Each biography is peppered with quotations and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures, and descriptions of inspirational experiences that influenced the person's achievements.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Minecraft and STEAM

Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a tool that can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each book in the series expands on one key STEAM concept.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

PrimeTime: Basketball

The bright lights are shining, the cameras are rolling, and the fans are cheering. PrimeTime is when the world's biggest stars step up and perform at the top of their game.

Press Box Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

PrimeTime: Hockey

The bright lights are shining, the cameras are rolling, and the fans are cheering. Primetime is when the world's biggest stars step up and perform at the top of their game. This series offers an exciting look at today's greatest athletes, taking readers through their journeys from childhood to the top of their sport, highlighting the skills and abilities that make them truly stand out.

Press Box Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 2

Canada's Changing Climate: Problems and Solutions

This series discusses the cause and effect, of climate change in Canada and looks at solutions on how to deal with it. It looks at economic impact, invasive species, and past, present and future of climate change.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

The Gross Human Body in Action

Get totally grossed out with amazing augmented reality experiences! With close-up pictures and lots of disgusting facts, this series tells all about the gross science behind your body's functions.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural and social issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world around them.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-3

Picture Books

Sleeping Bear Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Sports Records

Every generation, athletes attempt to perform better than the players who came before them. This action-packed series looks at some of the most impressive records in sports history, as well as some of the records that may never be broken.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Spotlight on Nature

Books about animals have nearly universal appeal-especially when the spotlight is placed on the wild families that make up the natural world. Spotlight on Nature is tailored for readers wanting to know more about their favourite creatures than a simple picture book or encyclopedia article can tell them, and the narrative feature interspersed throughout the informational text will attract fans of classic nature shows. Each title also underscores the importance of conservation, pointing out where people can see the animal in both captivity and the wild.

Creative Education © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Young Adult Collection

Cutting Edge STEM Careers

This series is for teens who are trying to figure out what sort of career they might want to pursue. The series introduces them to various job possibilities within a given STEM field and shows them what it's like to do these jobs, the education and skills they'll need, what kind of money they can earn, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop

They come from different parts of the country and from different backgrounds. What these artists share is talent (they’ve all topped the charts); grit (they’ve worked hard to get there); and desire to make music that speaks to, for, and about the people and the world around them. The Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop series explores early life, the ups and downs of the artist’s life and career, major influences, and new directions. Fully documented quotes, from the artists and from the people who know them and their work, add interest and insight.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Issues Today

This series examines hot-button issues that are roiling public and political discourse. Some of the books in this series are US-focused. Others have more of a global perspective. In all cases, the books convey a sense of immediacy and relevance to today's world. Fully-documented quotes and real-world accounts enliven the narrative. Pro-con sidebars illustrate opposing perspectives.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Mental Health Guides

Mental Health Guides shares information about common mental disorders and conditions, including their symptoms and the treatment options. Readers will learn how the disorders affect both individuals and society. Each book includes an infographic, resources to aid in further research, and source notes.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Orca Currents

Orca Currents are short high-interest novels with contemporary themes, written expressly for middle-school students reading below grade level.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
5-8

Orca Soundings

With contemporary themes and exciting stories, the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers are books that teens want to read.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-5

Smartphones and Society

Smartphones and Society examines how smartphones have changed different aspects of daily life. Readers will learn how these devices have shaped society in both positive and negative ways. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

World Mythology

Mythological tales can be found in cultures around the world. Although the characters and storylines differ from one culture to the next, they have a shared purpose: to explain the unexplainable and to reinforce cultural values. Each book gives readers insight into a different culture by way of the stories that have followed that cultures development through time.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Canadian Studies

Canadian Families

Canadians come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many parts of our lives are similar to those of neighbours, but we might do other things very differently. Canadian Families explores the different ways that people from diverse backgrounds live their day-to-day lives.

Beech Street Books © 2017

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Cree and English Dual Language

Written in English and Cree, Inconvenient Skin challenges how reconciliation has become a contested buzzword filled with promises and good intentions but rarely with any meaningful follow-through. While Canada's history is filled with darkness, these poems aim to unpack that history to clean the wounds so the nation can finally heal. Powerful and thought-provoking, this collection will draw you in and make you reconsider Canada's colonial legacy. The cover features the art of Kent Monkman, and the interior features work by Joseph Sánchez, a member of the Indian Group of Seven. Written in English and Cree.

Orca Book Publishers (Theytus Books) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-8

Immigration to Canada: Then an Now

Books in this series will each examine different groups that have immigrated to Canada throughout Canadian history, including when, where, and why they settled. What was life like for immigrants when they arrived, and how did it change for subsequent generations? Books will also explore the groups' contributions to Canadian society and culture, and highlight key figures from history.

Beech Street Books © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Indigenous Peoples' Contributions to Canada

This series will examine the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to Canada, in the topic areas given. The books will touch on the contributions of individuals, such as famous or noteworthy Indigenous People who contributed in these areas, as well as more general ideas or events, such as the sport of lacrosse in the Sports book.

Beech Street Books © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Settler Life in Canada

This series examines life in pioneer times, 1780-1890. These titles concentrate on how and why things were built certain ways, also discussing how things varied across the country and why. Each book includes a hands-on project to extend learning.

Beech Street Books © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Understanding Canadian Government and Citizenship

This dynamic series introduces young readers to the three levels of government in Canada and its impact on daily life. It also explores the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Colourful flowcharts and diagrams illustrate government processes, while sidebars examine contemporary issues and invite readers to think critically about modern Canadian politics.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Working in Canadian Communities

People go to work every day throughout Canada. Whether you live in a small town or a big city, on a farm or in the suburbs, there are all kinds of jobs you can do. Working in Canadian Communities will tell you more about the people who live and work in different parts of Canada and the types of jobs you can find there.

Beech Street Books © 2017

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future

Indigenous peoples have played an influential role in Canadian history and continue to do so today. From the past and into the future, Indigenous Life in Canada reveals the challenges Indigenous peoples face, celebrates their diverse cultures, and highlights the contributions they make in Canada.

Beech Street Books © 2018

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Black History in Canada

Black Canadians have shaped Canadian history since it was first colonized. Black History in Canada explores the struggles many early black settlers faced and how black Canadians have fought throughout history for equal treatment. Readers will learn about the important contributions black Canadians have made from their initial arrival in colonial times through the present day.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Canada's Changing Climate: Problems and Solutions

Canada is a big country with a diverse climate. This series investigates the impact of climate change on our people, place and lifestyle. Explore how you can help and adapt to climate change in Canada.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Kindergarten to 1st Grade Nonfiction

Amazing Animals

The world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and expanded series continues travelling the planet to study fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviours, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behaviour.

Creative Education © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-2

Amazing Racing Cars

From dragsters to touring cars, some of the most popular racing cars offer thrills worldwide. Appealing to racing enthusiasts of many ages, this series introduces facts and features of Amazing Racing Cars. Detailed photos and straightforward text examine the featured car’s history, parts, and modes of racing. Each book also includes a biographical story about a famous driver who influenced the sport.

Creative Education © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Amicus Ink Board Books

These board books feature rhyming narrative poems with active verbs and warm, inviting illustrations that tell a sweet story of adventure, perfect for young ones and their caregivers to read together.

Amicus (Ink) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Animals of the Arctic

The Arctic is a barren land of blustering winds and sub-zero temperatures unfit for many of Earth’s animals. But some have evolved to make this frozen world their home. Each title in Animals of the Arctic is filled with descriptions of adaptations, from special coats to inventive behaviours, explaining how animals survive in the Arctic!

Bellwether Media © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

First Look at Languages

The perfect guide to introduce readers to a new language! A fun, simple narrative in English follows one character through a typical day. Everyday settings and photo labels introduce vocabulary in the new language. Each label features the English word, translation, and pronunciation of the translated word for easy understanding. Each title is translated by a native speaker and includes an introduction to the language and instructional book guide.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Individual Nonfiction Titles

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Let's Draw with Crayola!

Combining simple shapes makes drawing fun and easy. Simple step-by-step instructions call out the shapes that become charming monsters, robots, aliens, and animals. A back matter feature shows the Crayola® colors used in the drawings.

Lerner Publications © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Little Engineers

Preschoolers will love tackling the fun, easy-to-follow step-by-step projects in the Little Engineers series as they learn about STEAM topics (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math).

Lerner Publishing Group (Walter Foster J © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

My Healthy Habits

The My Healthy Habits series provides the earliest of readers a foundation in developing healthy habits. Topics range from brushing your teeth to getting exercise. Simple sentence structure and word usage help readers develop word recognition and reading skills.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Orca Board Books

With beautiful Illustrations, and easy to handle board book format, this series is sure to be a hit!

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK-1

Our Favorite Foods

From helping us celebrate to comforting us when we're down, food holds a special place in many people's lives. This high-interest series digs into the history behind popular foods, as well as discussing the preparation, variations, and future of each food. Features including flow charts, timelines, and graphics visually represent the information, while recipes offer hands-on learning in this low-level series.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Seedlings: Trains

Hello, freight trains and trams. Hello, monorails and passenger trains. Hello, à fun! The popular Seedlings series now offers irresistible introductions to six types of trains. Written in a friendly voice, filled with dynamic photos, and featuring text crafted for the youngest of readers, these newest books touch upon the parts and roles of trains in communities. Each book closes with a labeled-image guide for further review. As introductions to informational text, these titles will plant the seeds of knowledge!

Creative Education © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Where I Live

Home can mean many things. It can be the street a person lives on or the planet that supports us all. This engaging series gives young readers a high-level look at their place in the world.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-1

Animals of the Mountains

Thin, cold air and steep slopes make mountaintops formidable to most animals. But some species thrive at these high altitudes! This low-level series examines alpine animals and how they adapt to their high-up homes. Features illustrate the range, diet, and adaptations of each animal to support levelled text. Young readers can find out what life is like on top of the world!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Animals of the Wetlands

Swamps, marshes, and other wetlands are home to some of the world's most interesting animals. But life isn't always easy for these creatures. They must adapt to escape predators, find food, and build shelter in their watery habitats. Packed with features such as animal profiles and range maps, this low-level series will give readers a sneak peek into the lives of the animals that make homes in the wetlands biome.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

2nd to 3rd Grade Nonfiction

50 Things You Didn't Know About

A fun and engaging way for readers to explore a new topic, broaden their knowledge on a favourite subject, or just have a few laughs. Each book in this series is filled with true facts and trivia about historical topics ranging from daily life to the most unusual customs.

Lerner Publishing Group (Red Chair Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

All Around the World

What country is known as the land of fire and ice? Where can you see tulip fields and windmills? Each book in All Around the World highlights a specific country and is packed with facts about its interesting cultural and political history. Bright, colour photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Animal Battles

It’s an all-out brawl between some of nature’s top predators in this high-interest series! Venture deep into the rain forest and to the bottom of the ocean to learn about some of the world’s fiercest fighters. Readers will find out about the weapons each animal has, from sharp teeth to super senses, and the moves that finish enemies off. In each title, an action-packed narrative scene imagines a fight between the animals, while profiles offering statistics and charts make comparisons between the competitors. Reluctant readers will love their front-row seats to action with this series!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Epic Cars

Epic and exotic cars do more than roar down drag strips and speed through curves. They capture the imagination and interest of children everywhere and encourage them to race into reading. Through dynamic, action-packed imagery, labelled photos and other graphics, and engaging text, this series puts readers behind the wheel as it explorers the cars' designs, technology, and evolution, leaving them racing for more.

Blackrabbit Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Get Outside

Get Outside offers readers a variety of games, crafts, and activities that they can do outside with family, friends, or by themselves. Filled with fun ideas for every season, this series will motivate kids to get outside no matter the time of year.

Focus Readers © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

History's Yearbook

Who were history's biggest rebels? Who was voted "Life of the Party"? Who had the biggest heart? In the History's Yearbook series, readers will learn about the amazing women in history. From business savvy "girl bosses" to fierce women warriors to quick-thinking spies, readers will rediscover their favourite heroines and learn about new, diverse women. This series is written at a high interest level with a lower reading level for struggling readers.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Internet Animal Stars

Cute animals are everywhere on the internet! Learn about the lives of cats, dogs, and other creatures when they aren't starring in hilarious online videos. These guides showcase each animal's life cycle, diet, and more alongside fun graphics inspired by social media.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

A Look at Continents

What animals live in Antarctica? What landforms define the landscape of South America? Find these answers and more in these fact-filled books. A Look at Continents highlights each of Earth's seven continents, their locations, geography, landforms, wildlife, countries, demographics, and more.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Making Good Choices

During conflict will you use your hands or words? If you're angry, will you throw a fit or talk it out? Learning how to make good choices is an important and essential part of growing up. With multiple endings, each book allows the reader to make choices and read what happens next, learning how good or bad choices lead to different consequences.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Marvelous Migrations

From the monarch butterfly to the humpback whale, Earth's creatures, both big and small, travel hundreds of miles each year on magnificent journeys. Follow their trails from beginning to end in the Marvellous Migrations series. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Books include table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Optical Illusions

The brain is an amazing thing, but it doesn't always get things right when it comes to sight. This series is here to explain why, with astounding images, baffling puzzles and simple reveals which show the reader how each trick works.

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishing) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Silly Sketcher

Bring together art and laughter with this hilarious series. From putting food on human legs to silly bobblehead creations, step-by-step instructions and images will guide readers to create their own silly sketches.

Blackrabbit Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Space Science

From speeding comets and asteroids to orbiting bodies and beyond, space expands far outside what we know. But there are many things we have discovered about the depths of space. Readers will explore the formation of different parts of space, reasons why we study space, and so much more in a series that is out of this world!

Bellwether Media © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

States of Mind

Each book in States of Mind highlights a different mood, what can cause it, how we experience and show it, how we can identify it in others, how it affects our thinking and behaviours, and how we can best respond to and understand these moods and emotions.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Summer Olympic Sports

Once every four years, the best athletes gather at the Summer Olympic Games in tests of speed, strength, and teamwork. Learn about the most popular events and how they captivate audiences around the world.

Amicus © 2016

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
2

The Best of Gaming

Get an inside look at the popular (and growing) gaming industry! Meet the most popular superstars and streamers, learn about the biggest gaming events and competitions, and more. Photos and up-to-date information take gaming fans and readers new to gaming on an exciting tour of the industry.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Better Together: Animal Groups

Did you know that a group of geese on land or water is called a gaggle? Or that schools of fish have tactics for evading predators? Learn how and why some of the animal kingdom's most interesting animal groups stick together for survival with this exciting series!

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Create and Share: Thinking Digitally

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. Activities throughout the books prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Creepy Crafts & More

Creepy crafts, spooky costumes, and alien food! Make all of these and more in this superfun new series. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers as they make their own costumes, bake a fun treat, and create new crafts. All projects use easy-to-find supplies and can easily be made at home or in the classroom.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Disney Great Character Guides

In this lighthearted approach to character education, readers learn what character traits are needed in their favourite Disney and Pixar characters' "jobs"-such as Elsa's role as Snow Queen or Woody's job as Andy's most beloved toy.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Ecosystem Food Webs

Discover the diversity of life in six different ecosystems and learn how plants and animals depend on each other to maintain a thriving food web in this narrative nonfiction series. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully levelled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.A food web model at the end of each book summarizes the information, making these an excellent resource for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Facing Life's Challenges

Life throws us many challenges, often without warning. Facing Life's Challenges describes these specific life events or situations and the emotions they can elicit, as well as how we can cope with them mindfully and learn from them. Readers will learn to recognize, reflect on, and communicate their feelings, ask for help, and lend help to family members and friends who may also be experiencing these life challenges.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Once Upon a STEM: The Science of Fairy Tales

Have you heard the story of Jack? You know, the one where he plants the magic beans, and a giant beanstalk shoots up into the sky. Did you ever wonder what a scientist would make of that beanstalk? Well wonder no longer, because Professor Everafter is here, and he is going to put these fairy tales under the microscope.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-4

PrimeTime: Hockey

The bright lights are shining, the cameras are rolling, and the fans are cheering. Primetime is when the world's biggest stars step up and perform at the top of their game. This series offers an exciting look at today's greatest athletes, taking readers through their journeys from childhood to the top of their sport, highlighting the skills and abilities that make them truly stand out.

Press Box Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Sports Records

Every generation, athletes attempt to perform better than the players who came before them. This action-packed series looks at some of the most impressive records in sports history, as well as some of the records that may never be broken.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

The World Around Us

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural and social issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world around them.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-3

4th to 8th Grade Nonfiction

Amazing Origami

Interested in origami? Try these perfect introductions to the art of paper folding. Readers will create a variety of projects, first learning basic origami techniques, then advancing to projects with jointed limbs and moving parts.

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry Tomato®) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Biggest Names in Music

Biggest Names in Music introduces young readers to some of the biggest stars in music today. Each exciting narrative summarizes one artist's life and career to date while also including biographical information such as family life and charity work.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-5

Bob Raczka's Art Adventures

Millbrook Press © 2011

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Coding

This series gives readers an in-depth look at the code that makes technology work. Through kid-friendly text, concrete examples, and colourful photos, readers will learn about programming languages and the many inventions that these languages help coders create. A focus on computational thinking prepares readers to think like programmers.

Focus Readers © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-5

Crafting with Nature

Time for a walk in the great outdoors! This nature-filled series will inspire readers to get outside and get crafting. Each title introduces eight projects centered around one part of nature. Engaging text explores history and science related to each craft, and step-by-step instructions provide guidance and support to crafters. Special features such as supply lists, craft tips, and nature safety rules ensure that readers have fun crafting and stay safe outside!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Great Cities of the World

The Great Cities of the World series profiles important cities in a lively, engaging way. The books are not meant as travel guides, but as fact-filled introductions that will give readers a sense of what each city is like and pique their curiosity. Each title will cover geography, history, people, economy, architecture, infrastructure, arts and culture, sports, attractions, food and shopping, daily life, celebrations and annual events.

Bookstaves © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-5

I Discover

Kids have questions. And these books have the answers they're looking for about their favourite topics. Simple text paired with fun infographics make these perfect offerings for all your curious readers.

Book House © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

In Focus

In Focus gives insight into important events and topics in the news today. Each book traces the history of an event or issue and explores public opinions on it. Readers will learn about such topics as fake news, transgender rights, and school shootings.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Tech from Nature

Some of the greatest inventions that changed the modern world have been based on nature. From robots to bullet trains, readers will discover how these inventions were inspired by the natural abilities of plants and animals. Focused on 21st Century content, the Tech from Nature series encourages readers to ask questions, think more critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Esports LIVE

Esports competitions have become a world-wide phenomenon with millions of viewers and fans. Learn all about esports from its humble beginnings on arcade leaderboards to the fast-paced streaming action of today's championship games. Aligned with curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content including information, media, and technology skills. Engaging content and hands-on activities encourage creative and design thinking. Books includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

The Gross Human Body in Action: Augmented Reality

Get totally grossed out with amazing augmented reality experiences! With close-up pictures and lots of disgusting facts, this series tells all about the gross science behind your body's functions.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Mental Health Guides

Mental Health Guides shares information about common mental disorders and conditions, including their symptoms and the treatment options. Readers will learn how the disorders affect both individuals and society. Each book includes an infographic, resources to aid in further research, and source notes.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Minecraft and STEAM

Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a tool that can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each book in the series expands on one key STEAM concept.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Pirate Tales

Ahoy there! Are you ready for an adventure on the high seas? The titles in this graphic nonfiction series plunge reluctant readers into stories of daring sword fights, ruthless captains, and piles of plunder. Colourful, detailed illustrations and engaging dialogue bring each biographical tale to life, while actual quotes keep them historically grounded.

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Spotlight on Nature

Books about animals have nearly universal appeal-especially when the spotlight is placed on the wild families that make up the natural world. Spotlight on Nature is tailored for readers wanting to know more about their favourite creatures than a simple picture book or encyclopedia article can tell them, and the narrative feature interspersed throughout the informational text will attract fans of classic nature shows. Each title also underscores the importance of conservation, pointing out where people can see the animal in both captivity and the wild.

Creative Education © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Superhero Science

Have you ever dreamed of achieving unbelievable superhuman feats? Through approachable, levelled text, this series explores the world of superheroes and whether superhuman powers can become a reality. Readers will explore fascinating features including superhero profiles, effects graphics, media sightings, and more. Downloadable features let readers show they have what it takes to be a superhero!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Young Adult/High School Reference Resources

Career Exploration

With so many career possibilities, how does one decide which path to follow? One way is to focus on the things we like to do. Problem solvers might thrive as cybersecurity analysts or biomedical engineers and people who like social interaction might enjoy social work or sales. The Career Exploration series profiles a variety of jobs and career fields that are well-suited to particular interests.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Intolerance and Violence in Society

Intolerance and Violence in Society explores the many ways that intolerance and violence continue to permeate our society, providing history behind why these problems exist and showing what people today are doing to help. Readers will learn about racial and cultural intolerance, religious intolerance, LGBTQ intolerance, sexual violence, and online bullying.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

World of Drones

No longer just a toy or tool of war, drones are fast becoming another in a long line of life-changing technologies. This series examines the expanding use of drones for various purposes; the benefits, challenges, and concerns resulting from these uses; and where ongoing develops are leading. All books feature real-world examples, fully-documented quotes, and clear, thoughtful narrative.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

The World of Video Games

The World of Video Games explores the many topics and controversies in the video game industry. Readers will learn about such topics as the history of video games, breakthrough technologies, and the rising popularity of E-Sports. They will understand how video games affect both individual people and society. The books look ahead to the future, charting the likely paths of the video game industry.

ReferencePoint Press © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Cutting Edge STEM Careers

This series is for teens who are trying to figure out what sort of career they might want to pursue. The series introduces them to various job possibilities within a given STEM field and shows them what it’s like to do these jobs, the education and skills they’ll need, what kind of money they can earn, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop

They come from different parts of the country and from different backgrounds. What these artists share is talent (they’ve all topped the charts); grit (they’ve worked hard to get there); and desire to make music that speaks to, for, and about the people and the world around them. The Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop series explores early life, the ups and downs of the artist’s life and career, major influences, and new directions. Fully documented quotes, from the artists and from the people who know them and their work, add interest and insight.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Issues Today

This series examines hot-button issues that are roiling public and political discourse. Some of the books in this series are US-focused. Others have more of a global perspective. In all cases, the books convey a sense of immediacy and relevance to today’s world. Fully-documented quotes and real-world accounts enliven the narrative. Pro-con sidebars illustrate opposing perspectives.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Smartphones and Society

Smartphones and Society examines how smartphones have changed different aspects of daily life. Readers will learn how these devices have shaped society in both positive and negative ways. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

World Mythology

Mythological tales can be found in cultures around the world. Although the characters and storylines differ from one culture to the next, they have a shared purpose: to explain the unexplainable and to reinforce cultural values. Each book gives readers insight into a different culture by way of the stories that have followed that culture’s development through time.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Picture Books and Children's Fiction

Amicus Ink Board Books

These board books feature rhyming narrative poems with active verbs and warm, inviting illustrations that tell a sweet story of adventure, perfect for young ones and their caregivers to read together.

Amicus (Ink) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Lantana Global Picture Books

Lantana Global Picture Books open up the world to young readers. These modern fables represent the best of contemporary writing, created by prize-winning authors and illustrators from around the world. The stories provide a lot of adventure, a little bit of magic, and a window onto other cultures, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read.

Lerner Publishing Group (Lantana Publish © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Young Adult Fiction

Reality Show

Six teens are given the chance to compete in reality shows-from escape rooms to athletic competitions. They're all in pursuit of fame, prize money, or more personal goals. But will the stakes turn out to be too high?

LernerClassroom (Darby Creek) © 2019

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
4

To the Limit

Teens on extreme sports adventures face life-or-death situations when something goes wrong with their gear or the weather. To survive, they must rely on their athletic skills and quick thinking.

LernerClassroom (Darby Creek) © 2019

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
4

YA Fiction

Flux © 2019

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
9-12

Orca Currents

Orca Currents are short high-interest novels with contemporary themes, written expressly for middle-school students reading below grade level.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
5-8

Orca Soundings

With contemporary themes and exciting stories, the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers are books that teens want to read.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-5