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Primary K-3 Collection Option A

Animals of the Forest

This series for young readers explores the forest biome and the animals that live there, offering low-level text and vibrant photos alongside features that highlight range, conservation status, and diet. Readers will learn how animals are specially adapted to thrive in the forest!

Bellwether Media © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Have you ever seen a germ up close? Really, really close? Award-winning science writer Sara Levine introduces readers to a variety of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi that can make people sick-including SARS-CoV-2, E. coli, and ringworm. Micrographs and illustrations show extremely close-up views of the germs that are at once incredible and a little gross.

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

My Life Cycle

Explore the life cycles of creatures large and small, from the simple mayfly to Africa's proud lion. Told from the creature's perspective, early readers get a first-hand experience of their life stages. Simple sentences help develop word recognition and improve reading skills. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and an author biography.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
1

Mythical Meals

Oh, no! Your mermaid friend is coming over for dinner and you have no idea what to make! Young chefs know just what to make with this tasty cookbook series. These easy-to-use books are bursting with colourful recipes and fun ideas to cook for different mythical creatures. Each recipe features a tools and ingredients list, as well as clear, step-by-step instructions paired with accompanying photos.

Bearport Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

Picture Books

What kind of bird has a beak like a jackhammer? A woodpecker! What kind has a beak like a straw? A hummingbird! This playful picture book keeps readers guessing as they discover how birds' beaks resemble-and can be used like-tools.

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Trade Hardcover
Reading Level
2

Primary K-3 Collection Option B

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3
Accelerated Reader
3.7 (Quiz #508210)

Animals of the Forest

This series for young readers explores the forest biome and the animals that live there, offering low-level text and vibrant photos alongside features that highlight range, conservation status, and diet. Readers will learn how animals are specially adapted to thrive in the forest!

Bellwether Media © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2-3

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Have you ever seen a germ up close? Really, really close? Award-winning science writer Sara Levine introduces readers to a variety of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi that can make people sick-including SARS-CoV-2, E. coli, and ringworm. Micrographs and illustrations show extremely close-up views of the germs that are at once incredible and a little gross.

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Elementary K-6 Collection Option A

Be a Scientist

Discover the world of scientific investigations through step-by-step experiments. These hands-on books will encourage budding young scientists to question and investigate science for themselves. Core science topics are introduced along with simple, step-by-step experiments to extend the learning and really engage young readers.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
4-6

Calm Kids

It's tough being a kid! There are a lot of challenges to face every day. Readers learn how important it is to take some time for themselves to find their inner calm kid with this helpful and relaxing series. An informative introduction to the ways in which young children can relax and take care of themselves, this series is excellent for circle time and active classroom sessions in meditation, yoga, and more.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2-3

Creepy Crawlers in Action: Aug

Get up close with creepy crawlers through amazing augmented reality experiences! Jumping spiders soar through the air to inject venom into unsuspecting prey. Ticks chew through skin to suck blood, while stick insects hide in plain sight. Learn the fascinating details of insect and arachnid life cycles with fascinating facts and pictures. Augmented reality experiences accessible via a tablet or smartphone show readers creepy-crawly critters like they've never seen them before!

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Invasive species have taken over habitats around the world, disrupting ecosystems and changing the landscape of environments. This series highlights the innovative technology scientists use to track and control invasive populations. Books explore species that have been both imported to and exported from North America.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
3

Orca Wild

The Orca Wild series explores the lives of the creatures with whom we share the world and asks readers to consider the effects-both positive and negative-that humans have on vulnerable animal populations and habitats.

Orca Book Publishers © 2021

Binding Type
Hardback
Reading Level
3-7

Picture Books

Emma is angry that her parents have made such a mess of the planet! She goes off in search of a new home, and Mars looks perfect! A story that subtly explores saving the planet and also teaches children about the solar system.

Lerner Publications (Maverick Arts) © 2021

Binding Type
Trade Hardcover
Reading Level
2

Super Science Feats: Medical B

Who discovered germ theory? Why do we need vaccines? When did people start using antibiotics? Each book in Super Science Feats: Medical Breakthroughs profiles a specific accomplishment in the history of medicine and how those advancements influence our world today, covering relevant topics such as COVID-19. Bright, full-colour photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading easy and fun. Each title includes an infographic, a glossary, and an index to aid comprehension.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
2

Words Are CATegorical

With more than 3 million copies sold, the Words Are CATegorical® series is back to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Featuring a fresh design, updated back matter, and new Try It! features, the series offers even more support for budding grammarians.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Elementary K-6 Collection Option B

Be a Scientist

Discover the world of scientific investigations through step-by-step experiments. These hands-on books will encourage budding young scientists to question and investigate science for themselves. Core science topics are introduced along with simple, step-by-step experiments to extend the learning and really engage young readers.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
4-6

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2

Creepy Crawlers in Action: Aug

Get up close with creepy crawlers through amazing augmented reality experiences! Jumping spiders soar through the air to inject venom into unsuspecting prey. Ticks chew through skin to suck blood, while stick insects hide in plain sight. Learn the fascinating details of insect and arachnid life cycles with fascinating facts and pictures. Augmented reality experiences accessible via a tablet or smartphone show readers creepy-crawly critters like they've never seen them before!

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Indigenous Life in Canada: Pa

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
Reading Level
5-6

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
Hardback
Reading Level
K-3

Orca Wild

The Orca Wild series explores the lives of the creatures with whom we share the world and asks readers to consider the effects-both positive and negative-that humans have on vulnerable animal populations and habitats.

Orca Book Publishers © 2021

Binding Type
Hardback
Reading Level
3-7

Elementary K-6 Collection Option C

Anti-Bias Learning: Social Jus

The Social Justice Standards from Learning for Justice are a proven framework for developing anti-bias in students. This series shows the Social Justice Standards in action in school and in the community, modeling best practices for young readers as they learn to interact with others--and themselves. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage students to think, create, guess, and ask questions around the content.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
3

Backyard Birds

Chirp! Tweet! Backyard birds have busy lives. In this beginning series, simple text and vibrant photos help young readers learn all about where these birds live, what they eat, and how they survive when the weather gets cold. Visual features further illustrate these birds? relatives, foods, and calls. This engaging series will inspire readers to look out for their favourite birds!

Bellwether Media © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Plug in and power on! The world of gaming is at your fingertips in this high-interest series. Levelled text explores the history of video games, introduces some of today’s popular titles, and celebrates the events and competitions of the gaming community. Special features include a timeline, a list of top-selling games, a game profile, a gaming event spotlight, and more. This fun series will help reluctant readers level up their reading skills while learning about the fun and familiar world of video games!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

A Maker's Guide to Simple Mach

Learn about axles, screws, wedges and more with a silly alien engineer who guides readers through hands-on projects that demonstrate the use of simple machines.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

The Mighty Mechanics' Guide to

We are the Mighty Mechanics, and we look after all kinds of high-speed vehicles-from fighter jets to rocket sleds. Join us as we take you on an exhilarating tour of the fastest transport on wheels, tracks, water, and in the air. Compare top speeds and explore the special features and cutting-edge technology that make these machines some of the speediest on Earth. Full of striking photographs, colourful graphics, and fun facts that will keep you turning the pages. Buckle up and prepare for an incredible ride!

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry Tomato®) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Picture Books

Elephants do not belong in trees. It’s not natural. It makes other animals uncomfortable. This is the story of Larry, an elephant who wanted to live in a tree. This is a story about being the new kid and being a little bit different (okay, A LOT different). A story about acceptance and making friends.When Larry decides he wants to live in the big bushy tree in the middle of the wide-open field, the current residents, Bird, Squirrel and Monkey, are not very welcoming. They throw nuts at him and peck at his head; they tell him to leave and are downright rude. But Larry persists-why can’t he live in the tree? When his new home is threatened by something much bigger than all the animals combined, Larry shows everyone that he cares just as much about the tree as they do.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Hardback
Reading Level
PK

Elementary K-8 Collection Option A

Aliens!

Are we alone in the universeàor not? Since ancient times, people have looked to the stars and pondered this question. This high-interest series explores our fascination with extraterrestrial beingsûhow they are imagined and portrayed, reports of encounters, attempts to communicate, and much more. Includes bonus web features.

Bookstaves © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4-5

Be the Best at . . .

This series is designed to show you how to master favourite sports and get you on the road to athletic success! Discover the right way to get fit and stay fit.

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry TomatoË) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-5

COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic explores how COVID-19 affected the world in 2020. Readers will learn about the spread of the disease and the work being done to stop the COVID-19 virus. 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
Reading Level
3-4

Gateway Biographies

Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical figures. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotes and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures, and descriptions of the inspirational sources and experiences that influenced the person's achievements. Detailed timelines and indexes make these valuable reference resources.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

I Love the Seasons

This beautiful picture book series explores what is special about each season. Illustrations by nature artist Stephanie Fizer Coleman are accompanied by very simple text. High frequency and decodable words and strong art-to-text matching make this a perfect series for early readers. Each book also features questions to encourage readers to relate the information to their own experiences.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-4

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones.

Millbrook Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Picture Books

Beavers stay loyal for life. Scorpions attract their partners with a romantic dance. Male humpback whales sing together for days at a time to bring females from many miles away. This illustrated compendium is based on questions asked by children in sexuality education classes. It is frank, humorous, and with something to amaze on every page, including seduction methods, physiology and mating, the most devoted fathers in the animal kingdom, and the sweetest animal babies on

Lerner Publishing Group (Gecko Press) © 2021

Binding Type
Trade Hardcover
Reading Level
6

Elementary K-8 Collection Option B

Be the Best at . . .

This series is designed to show you how to master favourite sports and get you on the road to athletic success! Discover the right way to get fit and stay fit.

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry TomatoË) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-5

Canada's Changing Climate: Pro

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
Reading Level
4-6

Gateway Biographies

Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical figures. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotes and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures, and descriptions of the inspirational sources and experiences that influenced the person's achievements. Detailed timelines and indexes make these valuable reference resources.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

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

I Love the Seasons

This beautiful picture book series explores what is special about each season. Illustrations by nature artist Stephanie Fizer Coleman are accompanied by very simple text. High frequency and decodable words and strong art-to-text matching make this a perfect series for early readers. Each book also features questions to encourage readers to relate the information to their own experiences.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-4

Individual Non-Ficton Titles

We are all inextricably linked to the ocean. Author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley take readers to the Arctic Ocean, the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest, and the Coral Triangle off the coast of Indonesia to explore these connections. They look at climate change, pollution, and sustainability, and they highlight the efforts of local people in each area who are working to make a difference. Dive on in and find out what you can do to protect the health of the ocean! Page Plus QR codes link to video clips from diver Annie Crawley, with spectacular footage from each of the featured sites.

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Picture Books

Beavers stay loyal for life. Scorpions attract their partners with a romantic dance. Male humpback whales sing together for days at a time to bring females from many miles away. This illustrated compendium is based on questions asked by children in sexuality education classes. It is frank, humorous, and with something to amaze on every page, including seduction methods, physiology and mating, the most devoted fathers in the animal kingdom, and the sweetest animal babies on

Lerner Publishing Group (Gecko Press) © 2021

Binding Type
Trade Hardcover
Reading Level
6

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
Reading Level
4
Accelerated Reader
5.8 (Quiz #512266)

Young Adult Collection Option A

Being Black in America

Frustrated. Fearful. Angry. Weary. These are some of the words African Americans have used to describe their feelings about being Black in America in 2020. Coupled with a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of colour, police killings of Black men and women have heaped outrage on top of hurt. The Being Black in America series explores the events, the emotions, and the experiences that have forced a collective reckoning on race and racial injustice. Personal accounts and thoughtful narrative add context and depth to these volumes.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Get Involved

Get Involved explores the many ways people can volunteer in their communities. Readers will learn about a variety of opportunities, the skills required, and how to get started. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3-4

Money and Finance Guide

The Money and Finance Guide series helps teens learn the basics of money and money management. Books in this series discuss personal finance, budgeting, finding a job, thinking about college, and more. The books also help teens consider their strengths and weaknesses to better position themselves for making important financial decisions today and for their future. Quotes from teens and adults who have struggled or succeeded in personal money management are featured throughout the series. All books include full-colour photos, infographics, sidebars, margin quotes, source notes, for further research section, organizations and websites, and an index.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Mysterious and Creepy

Mysterious and Creepy explores spooky subjects that have long captured people?s imaginations, including aliens, ghosts, mummies, zombies, and haunted houses. Readers will learn about the history of these things, what some people believe about them, and how they appear in pop culture today. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3-4

Understanding Infectious Disea

Today more than ever it is essential for young people to understand the science and psychology behind infectious diseases. Books in this series explore this topic from different angles including the science of vaccines, how preventive measures protect public health, and how medical professionals track the causes and spread of infectious diseases.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Young Adult Fiction

In this funny, flirty, and geeky rom com, teenage fanfic writer Kole must come to terms with internet fame, her insecurities, and a crush she never saw coming.

Flux © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
9-12

Young Adult Collection Option B

Connected Lives: Music

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country.

Saddleback Educational Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-4

Lifeskills in Action

Develop students’ soft skills with these five books. Critical elements of soft skills in the workplace and everyday life are explored in these flip books. Topics include: communication, emotional intelligence, adaptability, problem-solving, and work ethic. Each book is actually two books in one, with a nonfiction side and a fiction side. The nonfiction side teaches students about an important soft skills topic with full-color content, and the fiction side is a text story that helps to generalize the skill as they read about teens in real-world situations.

Saddleback Educational Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
1-2

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 © 2021

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

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
Reading Level
6-12

Young Adult Fiction

Flux © 2020

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
9-12

Canadian Studies

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
Reading Level
4-6

Canada's Changing Climate: Pro

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
Reading Level
4-6

Canada's Pandemic Heroes

Across Canada people responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the important role Canadian workers had in fighting COVID-19. Discover how the research and services they provided kept Canadians safe from coast to coast to coast.

Beech Street Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1-3

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
Reading Level
2

Immigration to Canada: Then an

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
Reading Level
5-6

Indigenous Life in Canada: Pa

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
Reading Level
5-6

Indigenous Peoples' Contributi

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
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
Reading Level
2-3

Understanding Canadian Governm

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
Reading Level
4-6

Kindergarten to 1st Grade Nonfiction

Amazing Animals

The world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This series travels 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.

Creative Education © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1-2
Accelerated Reader
3.3 (Quiz #511116)

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Animals of the Forest

This series for young readers explores the forest biome and the animals that live there, offering low-level text and vibrant photos alongside features that highlight range, conservation status, and diet. Readers will learn how animals are specially adapted to thrive in the forest!

Bellwether Media © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
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
Reinforced Library
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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Backyard Birds

Chirp! Tweet! Backyard birds have busy lives. In this beginning series, simple text and vibrant photos help young readers learn all about where these birds live, what they eat, and how they survive when the weather gets cold. Visual features further illustrate these birds? relatives, foods, and calls. This engaging series will inspire readers to look out for their favourite birds!

Bellwether Media © 2022

Binding Type
Library
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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
K

Holiday Fun!

Celebrate your favourite holidays with Holiday Fun!. Books in this series show and tell how and why holidays are celebrated and on what days or times of year. Universal symbols of each holiday are introduced and labeled, helping new readers learn to read while also learning about cultural traditions. Tightly controlled vocabulary, repetitive text patterns, and crisp, colourful photographs work together to create an engaging and supportive reading experience.

Jump! © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
PK

Individual Nonfiction Titles

Celebrate all there is to love about getting a new dog with Sesame Street! Learn how to prepare for getting a dog, how to take care of and play with your new friend, and how to help shelter animals.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-1

Lerner Board Books: Let's Go!

This board book series features a mode of transportation in each book. It encourages children to explore the great outdoors. It is a fun and engaging read, perfect for toddlers and early learners as they begin their years of discovery. The fun illustrations perfectly complement the early reader text.

Lerner Publishing Group (Catch a Star - © 2022

Binding Type
Board Book
Reading Level
PK

My Life Cycle

Explore the life cycles of creatures large and small, from the simple mayfly to Africa's proud lion. Told from the creature's perspective, early readers get a first-hand experience of their life stages. Simple sentences help develop word recognition and improve reading skills. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and an author biography.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
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 © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1-2

The Mighty Mechanics' Guide to

We are the Mighty Mechanics, and we look after all kinds of high-speed vehicles-from fighter jets to rocket sleds. Join us as we take you on an exhilarating tour of the fastest transport on wheels, tracks, water, and in the air. Compare top speeds and explore the special features and cutting-edge technology that make these machines some of the speediest on Earth. Full of striking photographs, colourful graphics, and fun facts that will keep you turning the pages. Buckle up and prepare for an incredible ride!

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry Tomato®) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

What Can I See?

Explore sun-baked deserts, untamed jungles and rain forests, spectacular undersea worlds, and the frozen lands of the polar regions. This beautifully illustrated series for younger readers takes an up-to-date look at these incredibly diverse and fascinating environments, exploring their different climates and habitats, along with the animals that live in them. Packed with fascinating facts and a hidden animal to find on every page, these books are bound to keep kids engaged and entertained.

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry Tomato®) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

2nd to 3rd Grade Nonfiction

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2

A Maker's Guide to Simple Mach

Learn about axles, screws, wedges and more with a silly alien engineer who guides readers through hands-on projects that demonstrate the use of simple machines.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

A World of Origami

Make A World of Origami in this super fun series. Clear, step-by-step instructions and photos guide readers as they learn to fold animals and plants from habitats around the world. Fun facts teach the reader more about the creatures and places in each book as they work their maker muscles. Just grab some paper and get folding at home or in the classroom.

Bearport Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3
Accelerated Reader
3.7 (Quiz #508210)

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2

Calm Kids

It's tough being a kid! There are a lot of challenges to face every day. Readers learn how important it is to take some time for themselves to find their inner calm kid with this helpful and relaxing series. An informative introduction to the ways in which young children can relax and take care of themselves, this series is excellent for circle time and active classroom sessions in meditation, yoga, and more.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2-3

Create and Share: Thinking Dig

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
Reinforced Binding
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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

Dinosaur Discovery

Millions of years ago, giant dinosaurs and flying reptiles ruled the earth. Travel back in time, and discover what life was like for these amazing creatures.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3
Accelerated Reader
3.4 (Quiz #512073)

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). Perfect for animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and budding science buffs.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library Binding
Reading Level
2

Extreme Habitats

A must-have, fact-packed journey to the awesome polar regions, mountains, oceans, and deserts-some of the most extreme habitats on Earth. Bite-size text, brilliant photography, and extra notebook facts deliver four brilliant reads.

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry TomatoË) © 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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2-3

Forest Club

Divided by season, this beautifully illustrated and informative book series provides a resource of inspiration for families, designed to spark children's imagination and free-thinking. While all crafts and activities are designed to be carried out outside, these are interspersed with factual pages about forest flora and fauna, which can be enjoyed at home or used as a field guide while out and about. With activities for all seasons, outdoor exploration can be enjoyed twelve months of the year and there is always with something new to see and learn about. A visually stunning book series of outdoor activities and crafts aiming to reconnect children to nature and the outdoors.

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishing) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

I Love the Seasons

This beautiful picture book series explores what is special about each season. Illustrations by nature artist Stephanie Fizer Coleman are accompanied by very simple text. High frequency and decodable words and strong art-to-text matching make this a perfect series for early readers. Each book also features questions to encourage readers to relate the information to their own experiences.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-4

Individual Nonfiction Titles

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones.

Millbrook Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

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

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
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
3

Mythical Meals

Oh, no! Your mermaid friend is coming over for dinner and you have no idea what to make! Young chefs know just what to make with this tasty cookbook series. These easy-to-use books are bursting with colourful recipes and fun ideas to cook for different mythical creatures. Each recipe features a tools and ingredients list, as well as clear, step-by-step instructions paired with accompanying photos.

Bearport Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2-3

Planet Explorer

Introduce readers to our solar system's eight planets. From Jupiter's moons to Neptune's winds, the books reveal key planetary information and the technology scientists use to study them. Page Plus QR codes lead to downloadable 3D printer models from NASA.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

PrimeTime

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
Reinforced Library
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
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-3

Stand UP, Speak OUT

The Stand UP, Speak OUT series hopes to empower a new generation of activists. Books delve deeper into different issues in our world today, from animal rights to racial justice. Each book takes a global look at the history of these movements, showcases the big players and activists involved, and celebrates some of the victories! Chapters end with a call to action, so kids can feel inspired to get involved in their own communities. This series is written at a high interest level with a lower reading level for struggling readers. Considerate text and engaging art and photographs are sure to grab even the most reluctant readers.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
2

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
Reinforced Library
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
Accelerated Reader
L

Super Science Feats: Medical B

Who discovered germ theory? Why do we need vaccines? When did people start using antibiotics? Each book in Super Science Feats: Medical Breakthroughs profiles a specific accomplishment in the history of medicine and how those advancements influence our world today, covering relevant topics such as COVID-19. Bright, full-colour photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading easy and fun. Each title includes an infographic, a glossary, and an index to aid comprehension.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
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

Words Are CATegorical

With more than 3 million copies sold, the Words Are CATegorical® series is back to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Featuring a fresh design, updated back matter, and new Try It! features, the series offers even more support for budding grammarians.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

4th to 8th Grade Nonfiction

Aliens!

Are we alone in the universeàor not? Since ancient times, people have looked to the stars and pondered this question. This high-interest series explores our fascination with extraterrestrial beingsûhow they are imagined and portrayed, reports of encounters, attempts to communicate, and much more. Includes bonus web features.

Bookstaves © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4-5

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3
Accelerated Reader
3.8 (Quiz #511409)

Anti-Bias Learning: Social Jus

The Social Justice Standards from Learning for Justice are a proven framework for developing anti-bias in students. This series shows the Social Justice Standards in action in school and in the community, modeling best practices for young readers as they learn to interact with others--and themselves. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage students to think, create, guess, and ask questions around the content.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
3

Be a Scientist

Discover the world of scientific investigations through step-by-step experiments. These hands-on books will encourage budding young scientists to question and investigate science for themselves. Core science topics are introduced along with simple, step-by-step experiments to extend the learning and really engage young readers.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
4-6

Be a Waste Warrior!

People everywhere are going green! In this series, we show readers how they can be warriors! Waste warriors, that is! Each book contains information on real waste problems along with tips on how readers can do their part in the battle to save Earth. Includes practical ways to reduce waste and reuse everyday items that typically get thrown away. To reinforce comprehension, we include step-by-step instructions to make a project of their own.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Be the Best at . . .

This series is designed to show you how to master favourite sports and get you on the road to athletic success! Discover the right way to get fit and stay fit.

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry TomatoË) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-5

Connected Lives: Music

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country.

Saddleback Educational Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-4

Countries of the World

Learn about these fascinating countries around the world--from the geography and language to trade, festivals, and cuisine. Books in the Countries of the World series teach readers about the countries' unique features through informative text, infographics, and colourful photos. Activities and recipes give readers a chance to engage with the culture in a hands on way.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Creepy Crawlers in Action: Aug

Get up close with creepy crawlers through amazing augmented reality experiences! Jumping spiders soar through the air to inject venom into unsuspecting prey. Ticks chew through skin to suck blood, while stick insects hide in plain sight. Learn the fascinating details of insect and arachnid life cycles with fascinating facts and pictures. Augmented reality experiences accessible via a tablet or smartphone show readers creepy-crawly critters like they've never seen them before!

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

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
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
4

Examining Canadian Energy

What energy sources did humans use in the past? What sources help meet Canada’s and the world’s energy requirements today? How do we balance our energy needs with protecting the environment? Examining Canadian Energy answers all these questions and more. Each book in this compelling series takes readers on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving while learning all about various forms of energy, how they work, and their role in Canada’s energy future.

Saunders Book Company © 2015

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
5-7

Focus on Media Bias

This timely series investigates how the media report on several important issues, and how that reporting affects the information that people receive. Each book in the series examines a different aspect of media bias, enabling readers to think critically about where their news comes from.

Focus Readers © 2022

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
5-6

Get Involved

Get Involved explores the many ways people can volunteer in their communities. Readers will learn about a variety of opportunities, the skills required, and how to get started. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3-4

Individual Non Fiction Titles

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
Reading Level
3-4

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
Reading Level
3-4

Mysterious and Creepy

Mysterious and Creepy explores spooky subjects that have long captured people?s imaginations, including aliens, ghosts, mummies, zombies, and haunted houses. Readers will learn about the history of these things, what some people believe about them, and how they appear in pop culture today. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3-4

On the Radar

On the Radar is a high-interest series that will engage and fascinate readers interested in pop culture, dancing, careers, and sports.á The design is splashy, active, and colourful.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2012

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
4

Safety First

Each day, young people are bombarded with news stories of shootings, natural disasters, car accidents, and more terrifying world events. At the same time, they have to cope with everyday issues such as peer pressure, bullying, and drugs and alcohol. For many young people, the world can be a scary and overwhelming place. This series focuses on how young readers can stay safe in these situations. Each book explores a different circumstance, informing students about the topic and teaching them ways in which they can prepare to face danger with a plan.

Mason Crest Publishers © 2015

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
5

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
Reading Level
4
Accelerated Reader
5.8 (Quiz #512266)

Super Smart Information Strate

This series presents the tools that readers need to find, organize, and share information clearly and effectively. Each chapter includes activities designed to help readers explore various kinds of information sources. Critical thinking is encouraged as readers research, collaborate with fellow students, and present their findings in new and interesting ways.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2012

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4-5

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic explores how COVID-19 affected the world in 2020. Readers will learn about the spread of the disease and the work being done to stop the COVID-19 virus. 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
Reading Level
3-4

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

World Studies

Our world contains an incredible diversity of geographies, nations, and cultures. This informative series explores eight regions of the world, focusing on their rich and complex histories, natural environments, economies, governments, and peoples.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
5-6

Young Adult/High School Reference Resources

Art Today!

While many young people dream of a life of creativity in the arts, few have concrete ideas about what a career in a creative industry might look like in reality. This series brings readers inside their favourite creative fields including film, photography, painting, and music to truly understand the business-side of the art they love. The series allows readers to see the many opportunities for someone passionate about starting a creative career. Each title explores a different part of the art world, covering topics from the basics of how the art is produced to the details of the industry that surrounds the creators and artists.

Mason Crest Publishers © 2015

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
7

Being Black in America

Frustrated. Fearful. Angry. Weary. These are some of the words African Americans have used to describe their feelings about being Black in America in 2020. Coupled with a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of colour, police killings of Black men and women have heaped outrage on top of hurt. The Being Black in America series explores the events, the emotions, and the experiences that have forced a collective reckoning on race and racial injustice. Personal accounts and thoughtful narrative add context and depth to these volumes.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
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
Reading Level
6-12

Gallup Youth Survey: Major Iss

The most important issues affecting teenagers are comprehensively studied in the series The Gallup Youth Survey: Major Issues and Trends. Each volume is filled with relevant statistical information and fascinating stories and reports, most collected by the Gallup Youth Survey, an arm of the famed Gallup Organization, over the past five decades. For more than 70 years, The Gallup Organization has studied human nature and behaviour. The Gallup Youth Survey was founded in 1977 to provide ongoing information on the opinions, beliefs, and activities of Americas high school students, and to help society meet its responsibility to youth.

Mason Crest Publishers © 2014

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
7

Gateway Biographies

Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical figures. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotes and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures, and descriptions of the inspirational sources and experiences that influenced the person's achievements. Detailed timelines and indexes make these valuable reference resources.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

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
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
Reading Level
6-12

Lifeskills in Action

Develop students’ soft skills with these five books. Critical elements of soft skills in the workplace and everyday life are explored in these flip books. Topics include: communication, emotional intelligence, adaptability, problem-solving, and work ethic. Each book is actually two books in one, with a nonfiction side and a fiction side. The nonfiction side teaches students about an important soft skills topic with full-color content, and the fiction side is a text story that helps to generalize the skill as they read about teens in real-world situations.

Saddleback Educational Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
1-2

Money and Finance Guide

The Money and Finance Guide series helps teens learn the basics of money and money management. Books in this series discuss personal finance, budgeting, finding a job, thinking about college, and more. The books also help teens consider their strengths and weaknesses to better position themselves for making important financial decisions today and for their future. Quotes from teens and adults who have struggled or succeeded in personal money management are featured throughout the series. All books include full-colour photos, infographics, sidebars, margin quotes, source notes, for further research section, organizations and websites, and an index.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
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
Reading Level
6-12

Understanding Infectious Disea

Today more than ever it is essential for young people to understand the science and psychology behind infectious diseases. Books in this series explore this topic from different angles including the science of vaccines, how preventive measures protect public health, and how medical professionals track the causes and spread of infectious diseases.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
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
Reading Level
6-12

Picture Books and Children's Fiction

Aesop's Funny Fables

Taking classic tales and giving them a silly spin is the name of the game in this super series. Aesop's fables have never been this funny.

Blackrabbit Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

Board Books

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

Orca Book Publishers © 2021

Binding Type
Board book
Reading Level
PK-1

Picture Books

Sleeping Bear Press © 2019

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
1

Young Adult Fiction

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

YA Fiction

In this funny, flirty, and geeky rom com, teenage fanfic writer Kole must come to terms with internet fame, her insecurities, and a crush she never saw coming.

Flux © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
9-12