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Primary K-3 Collection

Around Town

Around Town takes the earliest readers on a field trip to familiar places in their community while helping them develop literacy skills. Vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to provide an engaging and supportive reading experience. Around Town titles include tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Canadian Celebrations

Canadians have many reasons to celebrate, and they enjoy gathering throughout the year to observe many uniquely Canadian holidays. Canadian Celebrations provides readers a closer look at the history of these events, the reasons for each holiday, and the ways in which Canadians gather to celebrate them.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Character Education

Kindness, honesty, respect, and responsibility: we value all these traits in ourselves and in others. This series helps young readers understand each of these qualities and learn how to use them in their everyday lives. With second-person opening narratives that place the reader into a relevant situation and examples of how they can exhibit each trait, these books can help young students build positive character!

Bellwether Media © 2020

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

Picture Books

Lerner Publishing Group (Andersen Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Spotting Differences

The animal kingdom is full of look-alikes! Young readers will dig into physical and behavioural traits of each animal to spot the differences between each pair. Full spread side-by-side comparisons point out special characteristics of each animal, while labeled photos and picture glossaries visually define difficult vocab words within the low-level text. Beginning readers will be able to tell these doppelgängers apart in no time!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 1

Animals in My Yard

What animals do you see out your window? This series for beginning readers introduces these critters through simple, predictable text. Features including labelled diagrams and food graphics reinforce content while bright, colourful photos aid in comprehension and keep readers engaged. Get ready to explore the animals in your yard with this fun series!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Community Helpers

There are some jobs that keep our communities' wheels spinning. Doctors and dentists help us stay healthy and strong. Police officers keep our streets safe. Teachers prepare us for our changing world. This series explores the community helpers of today and how their work keeps our communities running safely and smoothly.

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Fairytale Friends

Fairytale Friends brings fairytales into the modern day and features scenarios young children can relate to and learn from. Readers will enjoy spotting characters from other books and recognizing key elements of the original fairytale while enjoying the new twist.

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishing) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Operation Code

The Operation Code series presents early learners with a story-based challenge they can solve using Scratch 3. Simple text and instructional images guide students to deepen their understanding of coding. Readers learn about basic coding, coordinates, movement, sprite characteristics, events, and more. Each book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes extension activities and opportunities for students to customize and experiment with their code. Call outs on each page help students grasp the conceptual understanding behind the code block.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

You've Got a Friend

Each title in You've Got a Friend focuses on a specific emotion, how readers can identify that emotion in others through their actions, words, and body language, as well as how to react to others' feelings, support them, and help them cope. Reinforces empathy and understanding, aiding readers with tips to be mindful so that they can in turn guide their friends and peers and help them channel their emotions.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Elementary K-6 Collection Option 2

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

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

How are you similar to animals? How are you different? These entertaining picture books explore comparative anatomy and give readers the chance to find out how their skeletons, teeth, and eyes match up with a wide variety of animals from the past and present. Packed with surprising animal facts that will delight readers of all ages!

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

NBA All-Time Greats

From the pioneers of the 1950s to the global superstars of today, the NBA has always been home to supremely talented players. Get to know the best of the best from your favorite teams through the years. This compelling series is sure to hook readers from the start.

Press Box Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Regions of Canada

This series explores Regions of Canada, and the current issues surrounding land use, and environmental and human impacts. Colourful photographs, maps and infographics throughout help show off the vast regions of Canada past and present.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Superhero Superstars

For years, superheroes have captured the public imagination. This high-interest series shines a light on the superstar actors who bring these beloved characters to life, exploring how they got into acting and what it's like to play superheroes.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Surviving History

Would you have survived aboard the Titanic? What about lost in the pyramids of Ancient Egypt? Read the books in the Surviving History series and tally up your score to find out! While flipping through, learn wild facts and survival tips. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Vidcode Coding Hacks

Create filters, use special effects, and more, while learning building blocks of code. Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, an online coding platform for grades 4 and up.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 1

Amazing Mysteries

From scaly dragons to mischievous leprechauns, mythical creatures continue to capture the imaginations of human beings around the world. Appealing to fans of the paranormal and unexplained, this series explores the legendary hold such Amazing Mysteries have over us. Detailed photos and straightforward text examine what is known or supposed about the physical features, motivations, and dwellings of each creature. Each book also includes a story about a legendary encounter with the creature.

Creative Education © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Build It!

The perfect hands-on introduction to key STEM topics, this series is guaranteed to keep young hands and minds busy! Explore the science behind construction and find out why things move, fly, tick or light-up!

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishing) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Indigenous Communities in Canada

Approximately 1.4 million Indigenous people live in Canada today. They come from a large number of communities, each with its own history, language, and cultural practices. Indigenous Canadian Communities in Canada will explore the lives of Indigenous people, both in the past and in current times.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Readers of all ages will easily identify with the delightful cast of people and animals featured in these charming stories. With simple text and supportive illustrations, these books are just right for read-alouds, new readers, reluctant readers, and literacy programs.

Millbrook Press © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

North American Animals

The North American continent is filled with animals of all sizes and appetites. Some splash in rivers and swamps while others nest in trees and soar through open skies. Thousands of species roam the prairies, mountains, deserts, and forests that they call home. Meet your wild neighbours in this series for young readers!

Bellwether Media © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Polar Babies

Learn how polar babies survive frigid temperatures and how many of them change colour to blend in with their snowy environments. Adorable, vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to show and teach readers the differences between these polar babies and their parents while providing an engaging and supportive early reading experience.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Elementary K-8 Collection Option 2

Be a Leader

With its reader-friendly and interactive approach, Be a Leader presents an engaging and motivating introduction to the importance of leadership and provides examples, showing that every kid can find opportunities to be a leader. Each book highlights practical and easy ways to develop and utilize leadership skills in daily life.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Garfield's Belly Laughs

What two things can Garfield never eat for breakfast? Lunch and dinner! Laugh your way through Garfield-themed jokes in popular formats such as riddles, puns, and tongue twisters, along with jokes on Garfield's favourite topics (including food!).

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Healthy Kids Canada

Books in this series deliver key information about current issues facing Canadian kids, the impact that it has, and where to turn for help. Emphasis on how to deal with each issue, who to talk to, and what help is available.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Picture Books

Lerner Publishing Group (Carolrhoda) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Unofficial Guides Junior

The Unofficial Guides Junior series explores the various aspects of the enormously popular Minecraft program for younger readers. This collection covers topics across the Minecraft game in a clear and concise way. This series is perfect for the younger hands-on techie. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Young Adult Collection

Dealing with Mental Disorders

Dealing with Mental Disorders examines several mental disorders, discusses how they are diagnosed, and looks at what scientists know about their causes. The books also show how the disorders affect peoples everyday lives and present information about the latest and most effective treatment options. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Addiction is a widespread and growing problem. Substance abuse is still the most common and most destructive form of addiction. But other addictions-for instance, to gambling, social media, shopping, and video games-are also inflicting harm on peoples lives. Addiction: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions provides a down-to-earth look at addiction, its consequences, and the challenges of recovery.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

LGBTQ Issues

This series explores what it is to be LGBTQ in the United States today. All books feature personal accounts and quotes from people whose experiences add insight into the book topics. Thoughtful secondary source quotes, studies, and polls are also used.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

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

Orca Footprints are nonfiction books for young readers. Kids today inhabit a world full of complex and often mystifying environmental issues. The Footprints series aims to help kids answer their questions about the state of the natural world with well-researched, simply-expressed information and powerful images.

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-7

The Risks of Social Media

Social media's explosive growth has come with many benefits but it has also resulted in significant risks including addiction, deception, and bullying. This series explores those risks and the challenges of addressing them. All books feature real-world accounts, fully-documented quotes, and clear, thoughtful narrative.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Teen Problems

Teen Problems explores the various struggles teens face in today's society. Readers will learn about challenges for LGBTQ teens, suicide, anxiety, cyberbullying, depression, and sexual violence. Each book includes source notes, a graphic that presents key information visually, and an annotated bibliography to facilitate deeper research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

YA Fiction

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
7-9

Canadian Studies

Canada Turns 150

Journey through 150 years of Canadian history in this celebratory series. Canada Turns 150 highlights important people and events that helped shape the nation between 1867 and 2017. Readers will explore key moments in politics, social issues, sports, arts, conflicts, and more.

Beech Street Books © 2018

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-7

Canada's Hockey Teams

No two hockey teams are the same, and this series highlights the qualities that make each Canadian team special through short, punchy sections that leave readers with no shortage of material for playground trivia. With sections ranging from the vital to the obscure, and from short stories to single stat lines, the content comes together to tell the whole story of your favourite hockey team in a fun and engaging way.

Press Box Books © 2018

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Canadian Celebrations

Canadians have many reasons to celebrate, and they enjoy gathering throughout the year to observe many uniquely Canadian holidays. Canadian Celebrations provides readers a closer look at the history of these events, the reasons for each holiday, and the ways in which Canadians gather to celebrate them.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Canadian Structures

From coast to coast, Canada is filled with marvels of modern-day architecture and engineering. Canadian Structures takes readers on a tour of different structures across the country, exploring where, how, and why they were built. Readers also will learn more about the scientific and technological forces acting upon the structure.

Beech Street Books © 2017

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Disasters in Canada: Prepare and Be Safe

Disaster can strike at any time. Communities across Canada have felt the effects of wildfires, floods, ice storms, and other natural disasters. Disasters in Canada: Prepare and Be Safe teaches readers the science behind these disasters, how Canadian communities prepare for them, and what families can do to stay safe.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Indigenous Communities in Canada

Approximately 1.4 million Indigenous people live in Canada today. They come from a large number of communities, each with its own history, language, and cultural practices. Indigenous Canadian Communities in Canada will explore the lives of Indigenous people, both in the past and in current times.

Beech Street Books © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

To Be Canadian

Many factors mold and shape the Canadian identity. From our diverse backgrounds to our cultural beliefs, it's important that every Canadian feels accepted. To Be Canadian explores the essence of what it means to be a Canadian, and how everyone can make the country a better place to live.

Beech Street Books © 2018

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-4

Healthy Kids Canada

Books in this series deliver key information about current issues facing Canadian kids, the impact that it has, and where to turn for help. Emphasis on how to deal with each issue, who to talk to, and what help is available.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Regions of Canada

In this series learn more about the vast regions of Canada and what makes them unique. Explore current issues and learn how to respect our biodiversity by being stewards of its future.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Kindergarten to 1st Grade Nonfiction

All Aboard

All aboard! Discover the differences between different kinds of trains, their uses, and where they can take us in this fun series. Descriptive maps and diagrams illustrate routes, stops, and different train car types, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

All Kinds of Friends

Jay reads Braille. Sam uses a wheelchair. Ben has Down syndrome. In this series, young readers can learn more about how to be a good friend to friends with different capabilities and conditions. Carefully levelled text and vibrant, colour photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-3
Accelerated Reader
1.0

Animals of the Grasslands

The sun beats down on the African savanna, while icy winds whip across the Great Plains in North America. There’s nothing to shelter the animals that live in this wide-open biome from the harshness of these elements, so they must find other ways to survive. Profiles, maps, and other features support low-level text telling all about how animals have adapted to the grassland biome they call home.

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Around Town

Around Town takes the earliest readers on a field trip to familiar places in their community while helping them develop literacy skills. Vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to provide an engaging and supportive reading experience. Around Town titles include tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Building Character

How can we practice being fair, optimistic, and tolerant? How can we show respect and empathy and help resolve conflict? These are just a few ways to build good character. These inspiring and engaging titles cultivate a growth mindset and reinforce social and emotional learning in young readers. They will learn positive character traits and how to implement them in their daily lives. Carefully levelled text and vibrant, colour photos support beginning readers and make reading informational text easy and fun.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-3

Community Helpers Tools of the Trade (Bumba Books™)

Teach emergent readers all about the tools that allow community helpers to get the job done. A fun, kid-friendly approach to a topic with strong curricular connections is sure to excite young readers.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Disney's Frozen Guides

Learn about notes, rhythm, chords, time signatures, and more with favourite Frozen characters. Colour illustrations and hands-on activities engage readers in exploring fundamental musical concepts, an important component of STEAM education.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Fun First Concepts

Help your youngest readers learn to read with Fun First Concepts! Vibrant, real-life photographs and simple text introduce letters of the alphabet, colors, shapes, and counting concepts to beginning readers. Repetitive text patterns, clear photo/text matches, and labels create a reading experience that is engaging and easy to follow.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Go Green with Sesame Street®

This fun introduction to the basics of caring for our planet arrives just in time for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April 2020. From conserving energy and water or fighting litter and pollution to the history of Earth Day, each book offers simple ways to care for the earth, with fun asides and commentary from your friends on Sesame Street.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

My Dinosaur Adventure

The My Dinosaur Adventure series introduces early readers to the coolest creatures in history. With the help of their new prehistoric pals, readers will explore the Jurassic world and dig up facts along the way. Content is made approachable through simple sentences which help develop world recognition and improve reading skills. Easy enough for the earliest of paleontologists! Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and an author biography.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Shark Bites

How many teeth do great white sharks have? What kind of shark looks like a ray? Find these answers and more with Shark Bites! Labeled photographs point out body parts and nonfiction stories tell about these sharks' lives in the vast oceans.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K
Accelerated Reader
1.0

Simple Machines Fun!

Pulleys, levers, and wedges have been around for thousands of years! This title introduces young readers to the science behind these simple machines and how they make our lives and work easier every day. Features such as diagrams explain tough concepts, while experiments let readers test the machines themselves. Readers will discover just how fun simple machines can be!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Stickmen's Science Stars

Join the friendly, but sometimes accident-prone Stickmen as they explore the first steps in science. The Stickmen are science-mad and love to find out how stuff works. What makes stuff move and work or makes them bright and loud or what they are made of. These four books open the door to physics in an easy-to-read and simple-to-grasp format. Fun and simple illustrations are matched with simple text. These are interactive books with simple challenges to reinforce the science in each book.

Lerner Publishing Group (Hungry Tomato®) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Animals in My Yard

What animals do you see out your window? This series for beginning readers introduces these critters through simple, predictable text. Features including labelled diagrams and food graphics reinforce content while bright, colourful photos aid in comprehension and keep readers engaged. Get ready to explore the animals in your yard with this fun series!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Be a Leader

With its reader-friendly and interactive approach, Be a Leader presents an engaging and motivating introduction to the importance of leadership and provides examples, showing that every kid can find opportunities to be a leader. Each book highlights practical and easy ways to develop and utilize leadership skills in daily life.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Character Education

Kindness, honesty, respect, and responsibility: we value all these traits in ourselves and in others. This series helps young readers understand each of these qualities and learn how to use them in their everyday lives. With second-person opening narratives that place the reader into a relevant situation and examples of how they can exhibit each trait, these books can help young students build positive character!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Individual Nonfiction Titles

When a family spends a day at the beach, the children investigate various footprints to see what type of creatures live along the shoreline. Rhyming text turns a sandy beach into an outdoor classroom. The tracks and habits of local wildlife, including hopping sandpipers, scuttling crabs, and burrowing turtles, are identified and explained for young ecology detectives. Even Daddy's feet make an appearance! And at day's end, it's time for tired feet to make their way home. STEM-based back matter includes information on how clues like footprints can identify the type of wildlife inhabiting any given habitat.

Sleeping Bear Press © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Picture Books

Zara loves hugs, so she is confused and upset when her friend Alice doesn't want a hug. When the tables are turned, she appreciates her friend's perspective and realizes that a hug takes two willing individuals.

Amicus (Ink) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Polar Babies

Learn how polar babies survive frigid temperatures and how many of them change colour to blend in with their snowy environments. Adorable, vibrant photography and tightly controlled text work together to show and teach readers the differences between these polar babies and their parents while providing an engaging and supportive early reading experience.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK
Accelerated Reader
0.8

Spotting Differences

The animal kingdom is full of look-alikes! Young readers will dig into physical and behavioural traits of each animal to spot the differences between each pair. Full spread side-by-side comparisons point out special characteristics of each animal, while labeled photos and picture glossaries visually define difficult vocab words within the low-level text. Beginning readers will be able to tell these doppelgängers apart in no time!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

You've Got a Friend

Each title in You've Got a Friend focuses on a specific emotion, how readers can identify that emotion in others through their actions, words, and body language, as well as how to react to others' feelings, support them, and help them cope. Reinforces empathy and understanding, aiding readers with tips to be mindful so that they can in turn guide their friends and peers and help them channel their emotions.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Community Helpers

There are some jobs that keep our communities' wheels spinning. Doctors and dentists help us stay healthy and strong. Police officers keep our streets safe. Teachers prepare us for our changing world. This series explores the community helpers of today and how their work keeps our communities running safely and smoothly.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

2nd to 3rd Grade Nonfiction

30-Minute Makers

This maker-focused series features science projects that can be completed in half an hour or less. Created in partnership with science project database Science Buddies®, an organization focused on fostering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) discovery through hands-on explorations.

Lerner Publications © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Amazing Animal Hunters

From tigers prowling on prey and wolves hunting in packs to creepy spiders that wind webs and sharks that sweep through the ocean, this series explains the lives of different carnivores that hunt the land, air and water for food. "Case Study" sections profile individual species, and records and facts about unique animals are included in the back of each book. This series will intrigue interested browsers and report writers alike!

Amicus © 2011

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Epic Cars

Acuras zip past at hyper speeds. Superleggeras amaze with their power and beauty. i8s race to top speed on electric power. These exotic and epic cars rule the road. Hop into the driver's seat and peek beneath the hood to discover just how they do it.

Blackrabbit Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Full Throttle

Put the pedal to the metal and get ready for a thrilling ride! This action-packed series focuses on some of the coolest vehicles out there, on and off the road! Dig into the history, parts, and competitions of flashy rides from hot rods to monster trucks in this series for young readers.

Bellwether Media © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Minding Emotions

Each book in Minding Emotions highlights a different emotion, how we experience and show it, how we can identify it in others, and how we can best respond to and understand these feelings.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

My Life With . . .

Who better to talk about experiences with disabilities and disorders than the kids who have them? These narrative nonfiction picture books feature real kids and their lives. Beautiful illustrations and a dyslexic-friendly font foster inclusivity. Includes tips for kids about interacting with someone with a disability or disorder.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Safe by Design

What equipment do elite athletes wear to stay safe? How do engineers make buildings safer from earthquakes? And what technology helps keep people safe in extreme heat? Find out in these fact-filled books!

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2
Accelerated Reader
2.7

STEM Careers

Are you fascinated by how things work? Want to help build our world? Then a STEM career might be for you. Learn about amazing STEM careers including what an environmental engineer does, where a food scientist works, what an astronomer does, where a chemist works, and what to study to become a mechanical engineer in this interesting, helpful series.

Jump! © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Superhero Superstars

For years, superheroes have captured the public imagination. This high-interest series shines a light on the superstar actors who bring these beloved characters to life, exploring how they got into acting and what it’s like to play superheroes.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Surviving History

Would you have survived aboard the Titanic? What about lost in the pyramids of Ancient Egypt? Read the books in the Surviving History series and tally up your score to find out! While flipping through, learn wild facts and survival tips. Written at a lower reading level with considerate text, these high maturity books are sure to grab struggling readers as they engage and play along. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Unofficial Guides Junior

The Unofficial Guides Junior series explores the various aspects of the enormously popular Minecraft program for younger readers. This collection covers topics across the Minecraft game in a clear and concise way. This series is perfect for the younger hands-on techie. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Whose Poo?

Have you ever looked down on the ground and seen something brown? It could be squishy or sticky, hard and round, flat and splatted, or piled in a mound. Eww-that’s poo! But whose poo could it be? Look inside to find out.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-4

Amazing Mysteries

From scaly dragons to mischievous leprechauns, mythical creatures continue to capture the imaginations of human beings around the world. Appealing to fans of the paranormal and unexplained, this series explores the legendary hold such Amazing Mysteries have over us. Detailed photos and straightforward text examine what is known or supposed about the physical features, motivations, and dwellings of each creature. Each book also includes a story about a legendary encounter with the creature.

Creative Education © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Animal by Animal

How are you similar to animals? How are you different? These entertaining picture books explore comparative anatomy and give readers the chance to find out how their skeletons, teeth, and eyes match up with a wide variety of animals from the past and present. Packed with surprising animal facts that will delight readers of all ages!

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

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

Garfield's Belly Laughs

What two things can Garfield never eat for breakfast? Lunch and dinner! Laugh your way through Garfield-themed jokes in popular formats such as riddles, puns, and tongue twisters, along with jokes on Garfield's favourite topics (including food!).

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Individual Nonfiction Titles

Can you hear me? Scritch, scratch. I'm a little sea turtle inside an egg." Follow a hatchling's treacherous journey from nest to sea. Longtime science writer Stephen Swinburne creates an engaging first-person narrative from the sea turtle's perspective. Gorgeous photographs by Guillaume Feuillet capture the drama of the hatchlings' race to safety. Back matter includes information on the life cycle of leatherback sea turtles, tips for how readers can assist with sea turtle conservation, and recommended further reading.

Millbrook Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

North American Animals

The North American continent is filled with animals of all sizes and appetites. Some splash in rivers and swamps while others nest in trees and soar through open skies. Thousands of species roam the prairies, mountains, deserts, and forests that they call home. Meet your wild neighbours in this series for young readers!

Bellwether Media © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1-2

Operation Code

The Operation Code series presents early learners with a story-based challenge they can solve using Scratch 3. Simple text and instructional images guide students to deepen their understanding of coding. Readers learn about basic coding, coordinates, movement, sprite characteristics, events, and more. Each book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes extension activities and opportunities for students to customize and experiment with their code. Call outs on each page help students grasp the conceptual understanding behind the code block.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Picture Books

Dinosaurs big and small gather to decorate, eat, and even compete in party festivities like only prehistoric carnivores and herbivores would. Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott-creators of the enormously popular Dino-Sports picture books-team up to create celebrations of epic proportions!

Lerner Publishing Group (Carolrhoda) © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

4th to 8th Grade Nonfiction

Celebrating Failure

Did you know bubble wrap was designed to be a textured wallpaper? From medicine to sports, every field has its share of failures-ships that sank, medical treatments that didn't help, inventions that bombed, sports strategies that backfired. Smart scientists and designers use these experiences to make better products and discoveries later. Learn about some of history's biggest goof ups and discover how the pros use epic mistakes to make improvements that lead to success.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Country Profiles

Adventure abroad! This series takes young explorers on a world tour. Readers will stop at famous landmarks, meet new people groups, and experience unique customs and holidays. To further celebrate cultural diversity, these books teach how to speak foreign words, cook staple foods, and play traditional games.

Bellwether Media © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Drugs and Their Dangers

Drugs and Their Dangers explores the dangers of marijuana, heroin, opioids, e-cigarettes, and methamphetamines. Readers will learn about the history of each drug, its effects on users and society, and what treatments are available.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Easy to Draw

Calling all young artists! This series, with clear steps and illustrations, is just what you're looking for. Pairing simple art instruction with some of students' favourite topics, such as rockets and planes, young artists will zoom to success.

Book House © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-6

Engineering the Human Body

Engineering the Human Body explores how biomedical engineering is improving people's lives and bodies. Each book provides an in-depth look at a specific technology, including how and why it was developed, as well as examples of the technology's current use and cutting-edge research.

Focus Readers © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-5

Explaining

While most health issue series are overly simple and incomplete, this middle grade series uses a survey of new science and technology as well as case studies and first-person accounts to illustrate how the body works, and how these conditions are compromises on the a healthy individual. It profiles the difficulties of living with these conditions and disabilities, its history and progress within treatment regimens. In the end this series gives helpful advice for the afflicted, their caretakers and friends, helping ensures lives are lived full and happy.

Smart Apple Media © 2010

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
9

Money Basics

Money Basics provides useful and practical information about key financial literacy topics. Readers will learn about budgeting, credit, savings, and more. Each book includes an infographic, a worksheet to help readers apply what they have learned, resources to aid in further research, and source notes.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Origami Fun

Fold, bend, crease! Origami Fun just might make paper engineers out of hands-on learners. This makerspace series teaches the art of paper folding. Young crafters will work to build and fly airplanes, create festive decorations for the holidays, and even bring extinct dinosaurs back to life!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
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

Rocks & Minerals

Rocks and minerals are all around us! Not only are they on the ground at our feet, but they make up objects and technologies that we use every day. From granite countertops to tiny crystals found in electronic devices, rocks and minerals help our world run. This fascinating series uses diagrams, comparisons, and hands-on activities to help readers explore the formation and uses of different rocks and minerals.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

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. And see how scientists, governments, and concerned citizens work together to pull endangered species back from the brink of extinction.

Millbrook Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Sports in the News

From legalized gambling to pay equity, the sports world has no shortage of controversial topics. This thought-provoking series tackles some of the biggest debates in sports, providing an in-depth look at the stories behind the headlines.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

TeenStrong

This high-interest low-level series focuses on teens taking the world by storm. Each book tells the life story of one teenager, explaining their field and detailing the challenges they have overcome to become the exemplary person they are.

Lerner Publishing Group (Full Tilt Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Unofficial Guides

The Unofficial Guides series explores the various aspects of today's most popular games and programs including Fortnite, Minecraft, and LEGO Mindstorms. Each collection covers topics ranging from basic to advanced. This series is perfect for the hands-on techie.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Build It!

The perfect hands-on introduction to key STEM topics, this series is guaranteed to keep young hands and minds busy! Explore the science behind construction and find out why things move, fly, tick or light-up!

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishing) © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

NBA All-Time Greats

From the pioneers of the 1950s to the global superstars of today, the NBA has always been home to supremely talented players. Get to know the best of the best from your favorite teams through the years. This compelling series is sure to hook readers from the start.

Press Box Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Vidcode Coding Hacks

Create filters, use special effects, and more, while learning building blocks of code. Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, an online coding platform for grades 4 and up.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Young Adult/High School Reference Resources

Art Scene

The art world is ever changing. Although painting and sculpture still have a strong following, many of today's artists are making names for themselves in other art forms including animation, tattoo, and even graffiti. The Art Scene series focuses onwhat some of today's new artists are doing, what they seek to communicate through their art, and how they are using new techniques and technology to create and promote their work. Each book introduces readers to influential artists and presents brief historical background as well as highlighting the work of a variety of contemporary artists and their art.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Emerging Issues in Public Health

Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions. Firearm-related deaths have surged to the highest level in fifty years. Childhood trauma is now considered to be every bit as urgent as a natural disaster or outbreak of deadly disease. These are just three of the issues examined in the Emerging Issues in Public Health series. All books explore recent events and new ideas in an effort to explain what's taking place, why it matters, and what efforts are being made to address these and other public health issues.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Money Basics

Money Basics provides useful and practical information about key financial literacy topics. Readers will learn about budgeting, credit, savings, and more. Each book includes an infographic, a worksheet to help readers apply what they have learned, resources to aid in further research, and source notes.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3-4

Teen Life Skills

A lot of teens have no idea how to dress for a job interview or how to arrange for utilities in a newly rented apt or how to avoid running up a huge credit card bill. The Teen Life Skills series provides teens with a solid and practical introduction to, well, real life. Real-world examples, relevant facts, and fully documented quotes from teens and experts bring concepts to life for a down-to-earth look at topics including managing money, living on your own, and getting a job.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Thinking Critically

The Thinking Critically series introduces students to the complex issues that dominate public discourse and challenges them to become discerning readers, to think independently, and to engage and develop their skills as critical thinkers. Chapters are organized in a pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes the predominant arguments for and against an issue into clear, accessible discussions supported by details and evidence including relevant facts, direct quotes and current examples.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
7-10

Women and Society

Women and Society explores important issues surrounding women today, including sexism, harassment, and objectification. Readers will learn about feminism and efforts toward gender equality. Each volume includes diagrams to enhance readers' understanding of complex concepts, source notes, and an annotated bibliography to facilitate deeper research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Dealing with Mental Disorders

Dealing with Mental Disorders examines several mental disorders, discusses how they are diagnosed, and looks at what scientists know about their causes. The books also show how the disorders affect people's everyday lives and present information about the latest and most effective treatment options. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

LGBTQ Issues

This series explores what it is to be LGBTQ in the United States today. All books feature personal accounts and quotes from people whose experiences add insight into the book topics. Thoughtful secondary source quotes, studies, and polls are also used.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

The Risks of Social Media

Social media's explosive growth has come with many benefits but it has also resulted in significant risks including addiction, deception, and bullying. This series explores those risks and the challenges of addressing them. All books feature real-world accounts, fully-documented quotes, and clear, thoughtful narrative.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Teen Problems

Teen Problems explores the various struggles teens face in today’s society. Readers will learn about challenges for LGBTQ teens, suicide, anxiety, cyberbullying, depression, and sexual violence. Each book includes source notes, a graphic that presents key information visually, and an annotated bibliography to facilitate deeper research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
6-12

Picture Books and Children's Fiction

Creative Board Books

Creative Editions © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
PK

Fairytale Friends

Fairytale Friends brings fairytales into the modern day and features scenarios young children can relate to and learn from. Readers will enjoy spotting characters from other books and recognizing key elements of the original fairytale while enjoying the new twist.

Lerner Publishing Group (QEB Publishingû © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Young Adult Fiction

The Do-Over

After a day full of decisions they regret, six teens mysteriously get a chance at a do-over. But will reliving the day and making different choices fix their problems?

LernerClassroom (Darby Creek) © 2019

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
4

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 © 2019

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-5

YA Fiction Titles

Various © 2017

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
5

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