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Primary K-3 Collection Option A

All Around the World

Where in the world can you ride a camel? Or visit gardens filled with bonsai trees? Where might you find the Euphrates River? Each book in All Around the World highlights a specific country and discusses what makes it so interesting to its citizens and visitors. Bright, colour photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun.

Jump! © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
2

Crayola Makers

These fun activity books integrate active nonfiction with STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Step-by-step instructions and colourful photos guide readers through hands-on activities and inspire them to develop a maker mindset.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Machines with Power!

Vroom! Engines roar and wheels turn in this fun series. Exciting facts about different machines engage beginning readers while simple, predictable text and bright, colourful photos aid them on the first step of their literacy journey. Features including labeled diagrams of the machine’s parts and examples of the machine in action reiterate facts from the main text. This series is sure to get kids revved up about reading!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
K

Magical Creatures

Many legends and stories feature magical creatures. Wouldn't it be exciting if they could come to life? This imaginative, illustrated series for young readers describes those creatures as if they were real! With fun details, vocabulary, and a quiz, readers will learn and test their knowledge about legendary creatures.

Full Tilt Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Science Storybooks

Simple presentation of key introductory science principles makes this series ideal for emergent readers. Each book includes questions and an activity to encourage learning, engagement and independent thinking.

Big & Small © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Primary K-3 Collection Option B

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
K

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
Reading Level
1-2

Machines with Power!

Vroom! Engines roar and wheels turn in this fun series. Exciting facts about different machines engage beginning readers while simple, predictable text and bright, colourful photos aid them on the first step of their literacy journey. Features including labeled diagrams of the machine’s parts and examples of the machine in action reiterate facts from the main text. This series is sure to get kids revved up about reading!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
K

Magical Creatures

Many legends and stories feature magical creatures. Wouldn't it be exciting if they could come to life? This imaginative, illustrated series for young readers describes those creatures as if they were real! With fun details, vocabulary, and a quiz, readers will learn and test their knowledge about legendary creatures.

Full Tilt Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Imitating Nature

Inventors and engineers have long taken inspiration from the natural world to develop new technologies and innovate solutions. Discover how biomimicry shapes the world around you from vehicles and medical technology to buildings and machines.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Saving Animals

Humans have negatively affected many of Earth’s species. Fortunately, human ingenuity can help care for these animals. This series examines six animal species that are in danger and investigates the various ways that people are attempting to protect them.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
3-5

The Sky's the Limit

The Sky's the Limit helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Each title empowers the reader, detailing specific practices and mindfulness activities they can participate in daily to help achieve their goals, while reinforcing the concepts of social and emotional learning (SEL).

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
2

Unofficial Guides Junior

The Unofficial Guides Junior series explores the various aspects of the enormously popular Minecraft™, Fortnite, Roblox, and Pokémon GO programs for younger readers. This collection, covering topics across the games in a clear and concise way, is perfect for the younger hands-on techie.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
3

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

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

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
Hardcover
Reading Level
3

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
Reading Level
4-6

Saving Animals

Humans have negatively affected many of Earth’s species. Fortunately, human ingenuity can help care for these animals. This series examines six animal species that are in danger and investigates the various ways that people are attempting to protect them.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
3-5

Unofficial Guides Junior

The Unofficial Guides Junior series explores the various aspects of the enormously popular Minecraft™, Fortnite, Roblox, and Pokémon GO programs for younger readers. This collection, covering topics across the games in a clear and concise way, is perfect for the younger hands-on techie.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
3

Elementary K-6 Collection Option C

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Curious about Pets

Why do dogs wag their tails? Can birds talk? Adorably cute, pets are a constant source of entertainment and fun. Engage kids natural curiosity about pet behaviour, body language, and even training in a fun Q&A format that reinforces inquiry skills. A Stay Curious! feature models research skills while simple infographics support visual literacy.

Amicus © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library Binding
Reading Level
2

Helping the Environment

People are connected to the environment in many important ways. This series examines how humans have affected our planet, along with the actions people are taking to help protect the environment.

Focus Readers © 2022

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-3

Mythical Creatures

Throughout time, people have told tales of wondrous creatures! This high-interest series bewitches readers as it uncovers the histories, legends, and powers of mythical creatures through levelled text and fantastical photos. Features such as origin maps, media mentions, timelines, and cultural comparisons add even more astonishing information to this legendary series.

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

Science Essentials

This series takes a in-depth look at key areas of elementary science, full of factual tidbits on sciences from geology to astronomy! Designed for students to enjoy and as a helpful resource for teachers planning science lessons, these books encourage students to ask questions and then answer them using investigations and experiments. The pages offer discussion topics and critical thinking questions, while high-impact, accessible designs and beautiful imagery provide a fresh approach to curriculum science.

Ruby Tuesday Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Elementary K-8 Collection Option A

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 © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3

Black Stories Matter

Discover the stories of groundbreakers in Black history, from astronauts and athletes to poets and presidents. Each book features ten main biographies of significant Black men and women. Smaller biographies introduce six more people and their contributions. Both written and illustrated by people of Black heritage, each title is fully illustrated with vibrant and engaging artwork throughout.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
5-7

Disastrous Deaths

Encourage readers to become medical detectives with this high-interest series that explores strange ways people have died. Written with a sense of humour, these books discover what might have happened in these disastrous deaths and how to avoid letting it happen to you!

Bearport Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Greek Gods and Goddesses

This series introduces readers to eight of the major Greek gods and goddesses, explaining their powers and roles in myths and legends, as well as how they were worshipped in ancient Greece. Each book pairs short paragraphs of easy-to-read-text with plenty of colourful photos to make reading engaging and accessible. Apex books have low reading levels (grades 2-3) but are designed for older students, with interest levels of grades 3-7.

Apex © 2022

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-3

Saving Our Planet

Human actions have had a large impact on the world around us. This series explores how people have harmed our planet in the past, and how we can make changes to protect Earth in the future.

Focus Readers © 2022

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
1-2

Elementary K-8 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 © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3

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
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 © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3-4

Teen Activism Library

Teenagers today are taking a stand on many important societal issues. This series explores what they are doing and why, how they are going about it, and what they hope to achieve. It also offers guidance on some of the tools and knowledge that young people will need if they want to take stands on issues that matter to them. In all books in the series, teen activists and others share their experiences on the front lines of activism.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Teen Guides

Today's teens face and are expected to deal with a wide array of personal, social, and other issues involving home-life, school, dating, major life transitions, finances, social responsibility. These guides help motivate, inform and teach them. These books include many fully documented quotes from teens as well as an annotated list of resources.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Understanding the COVID-19 Pan

In the blink of an eye, the world as we know it has changed. Friends and loved ones have died lonely, painful deaths. Once-robust economies have disintegrated, costing millions their jobs. Schools, forced to close their doors, have resorted to distance learning. Social interaction has been replaced with social distancing. The new series Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic examines the origins of the virus that causes the disease; how different countries responded; how the virus spreads, sickens, and kills; the challenges of the new normal; the race to develop vaccines; and the inspiring stories of ordinary people performing extraordinary acts in a time of crisis.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Young Adult Fiction

The lives of Cason Martin and Davis Channing intersect in a powerful way. Both are struggling to survive life-threatening diseases. Neither feels in control of their lives. Can they be brave enough to beat the odds?

Flux © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
7-12

Young Adult Collection Option B

Canadian YA Fiction

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

Orca Book Publishers © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-5

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
Reading Level
6-12

Hi-Tech Health Care

Hi-Tech Health Care examines the latest advances in several areas of health care. Readers will learn the history of these developments, how doctors are helping patients today, and what the future of research might hold. 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

Odysseys in the Environment

At a time when environmental issues are being hotly debated, it is more important than ever that young people be fully informed. These titles invite advanced readers on a journey to explore the history of environmental affairs like never before. Each volume features a sophisticated design peppered with arresting photographs and relevant, compelling examples to clarify potentially complicated subjects. Multiple side bars provide fodder for additional discussion and thought, and numerous resources are listed to encourage further interaction.

Creative Education © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-7

Young Adult Fiction

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
7-9

Canadian Studies

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
Reinforced Library
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
Reading Level
1-2

Create and Share

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

Disasters in Canada

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
Reading Level
2-3

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
Reading Level
3-4

Indigenous Communities

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 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
Reading Level
2-3

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
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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
K

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

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
Reinforced Library
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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

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. Cashiers and delivery drivers make sure we have the supplies we need, while counselors and EMTs take care of our mental and physical health This series explores the community helpers of today and how their work keeps our communities running safely and smoothly.

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

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
Reinforced Library
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

Individual Nonfiction Titles

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
K-3

Machines with Power!

Vroom! Engines roar and wheels turn in this fun series. Exciting facts about different machines engage beginning readers while simple, predictable text and bright, colourful photos aid them on the first step of their literacy journey. Features including labeled diagrams of the machine’s parts and examples of the machine in action reiterate facts from the main text. This series is sure to get kids revved up about reading!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
K

Magical Creatures

Many legends and stories feature magical creatures. Wouldn't it be exciting if they could come to life? This imaginative, illustrated series for young readers describes those creatures as if they were real! With fun details, vocabulary, and a quiz, readers will learn and test their knowledge about legendary creatures.

Full Tilt Press © 2022

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 © 2020

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
PK

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
Reinforced Library
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.

Hungry Tomato® © 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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
K

2nd to 3rd Grade Nonfiction

All Around the World

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

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2

All Around the World

Where in the world can you ride a camel? Or visit gardens filled with bonsai trees? Where might you find the Euphrates River? Each book in All Around the World highlights a specific country and discusses what makes it so interesting to its citizens and visitors. Bright, colour photographs complement the carefully levelled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun.

Jump! © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
2

All-Time Sports Records

From huge homeruns to super soccer stats, the world of sports is full of amazing records. Lace up your sneakers and race through the best sports records of all time.

Blackrabbit Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

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
Reading Level
3-4

Amazing Mysteries

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 © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1

Animal Battles

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

Bellwether Media © 2022

Binding Type
Library
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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2

Crayola Makers®

These fun activity books integrate active nonfiction with STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Step-by-step instructions and colourful photos guide readers through hands-on activities and inspire them to develop a maker mindset.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Create and Share

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

Curious about Pets

Why do dogs wag their tails? Can birds talk? Adorably cute, pets are a constant source of entertainment and fun. Engage kids? natural curiosity about pet behaviour, body language, and even training in a fun Q&A format that reinforces inquiry skills. A Stay Curious! feature models research skills while simple infographics support visual literacy.

Amicus © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library Binding
Reading Level
2

Curious about Unexplained

Is there any proof of Bigfoot? What do ghosts look like? Build on kids natural curiosity about the high-interest topic of paranormal with a fun question-and-answer format. Reinforce inquiry skills with questions on appearance, behaviour, and sightings that help answer the big question-what's the proof? A Stay Curious! feature models research skills while simple infographics support visual literacy.

Amicus © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library Binding
Reading Level
2

Epic Cars

Acura's 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
Reading Level
2-3
Accelerated Reader
3.1 (Quiz #511150)

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

Helping the Environment

People are connected to the environment in many important ways. This series examines how humans have affected our planet, along with the actions people are taking to help protect the environment.

Focus Readers © 2022

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-3

Imitating Nature

Inventors and engineers have long taken inspiration from the natural world to develop new technologies and innovate solutions. Discover how biomimicry shapes the world around you from vehicles and medical technology to buildings and machines.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2-3

Individual Nonfiction Titles

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

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
Reinforced Library
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 © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library Binding
Reading Level
2

Olympic Greats

Olympic athletes are the best of the best. But some have risen to legendary status. Meet some of the world's most amazing Olympians.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

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!

Carolrhoda © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2
Accelerated Reader
2.7 (Quiz #511351)

Saving Our Planet

Human actions have had a large impact on the world around us. This series explores how people have harmed our planet in the past, and how we can make changes to protect Earth in the future.

Focus Readers © 2022

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
1-2

Science Essentials

This series takes a in-depth look at key areas of elementary science, full of factual tidbits on sciences from geology to astronomy! Designed for students to enjoy and as a helpful resource for teachers planning science lessons, these books encourage students to ask questions and then answer them using investigations and experiments. The pages offer discussion topics and critical thinking questions, while high-impact, accessible designs and beautiful imagery provide a fresh approach to curriculum science.

Ruby Tuesday Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Science Storybooks

Simple presentation of key introductory science principles makes this series ideal for emergent readers. Each book includes questions and an activity to encourage learning, engagement and independent thinking.

Big & Small © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Snakes

What makes snakes so fascinating—and scary? Read about snakes in detail, from how they find food and reproduce to how they are adapted to their environments. Compare the behaviour of poisonous snakes with non-poisonous ones, and be informed in case you ever meet one in the wild!

Amicus © 2014

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2

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
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
2

The Sky's the Limit

The Sky's the Limit helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Each title empowers the reader, detailing specific practices and mindfulness activities they can participate in daily to help achieve their goals, while reinforcing the concepts of social and emotional learning (SEL).

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
2

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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2-3

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

Black Stories Matter

Discover the stories of groundbreakers in Black history, from astronauts and athletes to poets and presidents. Each book features ten main biographies of significant Black men and women. Smaller biographies introduce six more people and their contributions. Both written and illustrated by people of Black heritage, each title is fully illustrated with vibrant and engaging artwork throughout.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
5-7

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!

QEB © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Disastrous Deaths

Encourage readers to become medical detectives with this high-interest series that explores strange ways people have died. Written with a sense of humour, these books discover what might have happened in these disastrous deaths and how to avoid letting it happen to you!

Bearport Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Emerging Nations

Emerging nations have been at the fore of the world’s consciousness throughout the first years of the new millennium. This high-end geography series explores some of the fastest-developing countries in the world and how they are dealing with challenges of the 21st century. Topics examined include populations, economies, cultures, the environment, and each emerging nation’s outlook for the future. Each title also includes features on one of that country’s major cities.

Smart Apple Media © 2016

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
7

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
Reading Level
9

Families of Fame & Fortune

This high-interest, low reading level series explores famous families in entertainment, music, and sports. Each book features one family, exploring their shared traits, values, and talents that have led to success. At just 32 pages, Full Tilt Fast Reads help striving middle school readers build reading stamina and stay engaged with high-interest, low-level content and dynamic topics.

Full Tilt Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Greek Gods and Goddesses

This series introduces readers to eight of the major Greek gods and goddesses, explaining their powers and roles in myths and legends, as well as how they were worshipped in ancient Greece. Each book pairs short paragraphs of easy-to-read-text with plenty of colourful photos to make reading engaging and accessible. Apex books have low reading levels (grades 2-3) but are designed for older students, with interest levels of grades 3-7.

Apex © 2022

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-3

Head-to-Head

This series throws readers into the action with the most awesome weapons, creatures, cars, athletes, and conquerors from throughout the ages. Based on popular “battle card” games, each book profiles 20 subjects, all of which include a side bar that ranks the subject in key categories. Friends randomly flip to different pages and “battle” each other in a chosen category, learning about history, natural science, mythology, and other subjects in the process!

Smart Apple Media © 2016

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
5

Hi-Tech Health Care

Hi-Tech Health Care examines the latest advances in several areas of health care. Readers will learn the history of these developments, how doctors are helping patients today, and what the future of research might hold. 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

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 © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3-4

Mythical Creatures

Throughout time, people have told tales of wondrous creatures! This high-interest series bewitches readers as it uncovers the histories, legends, and powers of mythical creatures through levelled text and fantastical photos. Features such as origin maps, media mentions, timelines, and cultural comparisons add even more astonishing information to this legendary series.

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
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
Hardcover
Reading Level
3

Orca Footprints

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 © 2021

Binding Type
Hardback
Reading Level
3-7

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

Punctuate It!

Rules, rules, rules! English grammar is full of rules. How are we supposed to remember when or why to use all those pesky punctuation marks? Why bother, anyway, in an age of texting and rampant emojis? When a proper foundation is laid, all forms of communication benefit: Punctuate It! gently instructs young readers (and writers) to think carefully about the marks they see and to choose their punctuation to create meaningful sentences. Vibrant, off-the-wall illustrations lend visual appeal, and "Punctuation Practice" sessions offer opportunities for interacting with key ideas presented in each short chapter. A brief activity closes each book.

Creative Education © 2017

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3-5
Accelerated Reader
Lexile 590L

River Adventures

Within the life of a river can be found the history of a planet and people. These volumes take readers on a fascinating journey as they travel the length of the world's great rivers, exploring their history and prominence while revealing each region's people and culture. Each title features vibrant colour photography and numerous maps that complement the accessible text.

Smart Apple Media © 2016

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
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
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Saving Animals

Humans have negatively affected many of Earth’s species. Fortunately, human ingenuity can help care for these animals. This series examines six animal species that are in danger and investigates the various ways that people are attempting to protect them.

Focus Readers © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
3-5

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
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
2

The Truth About

Can owls spin their heads all the way around? How do spiders make silk? How do dogs communicate? These and other questions are answered by the author, along with some extra information provided by the creatures themselves in THE TRUTH ABOUT series.

Reycraft Books © 2020

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-5

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

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
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
Reading Level
6-12

Odysseys in the Environment

At a time when environmental issues are being hotly debated, it is more important than ever that young people be fully informed. These titles invite advanced readers on a journey to explore the history of environmental affairs like never before. Each volume features a sophisticated design peppered with arresting photographs and relevant, compelling examples to clarify potentially complicated subjects. Multiple side bars provide fodder for additional discussion and thought, and numerous resources are listed to encourage further interaction.

Creative Education © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-7

On a Mission

Day after day, men and women risk their lives to keep others safe. These are their stories. In each volume, readers will go ON A MISSION with highly-trained experts in jobs that combine action, adventure, and service. Sweat alongside a bomb disposal expert; hit Mach 1 with a fighter pilot; wade into smoke and flames with firefighters; or learn what it’s like for a Secret Service agent to take a bullet for the president. For each of the exciting jobs in this series, readers will learn what sort of person takes on this challenge, about the intense training of mind and body, and about the amazing technology that helps them do their jobs. Not everyone will want to take on these challenges; but now everyone can read about them...mission accomplished!

Mason Crest Publishers © 2016

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
5-6

Teen Activism Library

Teenagers today are taking a stand on many important societal issues. This series explores what they are doing and why, how they are going about it, and what they hope to achieve. It also offers guidance on some of the tools and knowledge that young people will need if they want to take stands on issues that matter to them. In all books in the series, teen activists and others share their experiences on the front lines of activism.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Teen Guides

Today's teens face and are expected to deal with a wide array of personal, social, and other issues involving home-life, school, dating, major life transitions, finances, social responsibility. These guides help motivate, inform and teach them. These books include many fully documented quotes from teens as well as an annotated list of resources.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
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
Reading Level
6-12

The Music Scene

The Music Scene traces the story of modern popular music, from its earliest beginnings in the 1950s post-war world through to its position as a multi-billion dollar, global industry of music, fashion, performances, and fame. Case studies, timelines, and quotes from the stars augment the text and explain how the industry works.

Smart Apple Media © 2016

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
6

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
Reading Level
6-12

Understanding the COVID-19

In the blink of an eye, the world as we know it has changed. Friends and loved ones have died lonely, painful deaths. Once-robust economies have disintegrated, costing millions their jobs. Schools, forced to close their doors, have resorted to distance learning. Social interaction has been replaced with social distancing. The new series Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic examines the origins of the virus that causes the disease; how different countries responded; how the virus spreads, sickens, and kills; the challenges of the new normal; the race to develop vaccines; and the inspiring stories of ordinary people performing extraordinary acts in a time of crisis.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

United Nations

As the twenty-first century marches on, the global community is confronted with a number of complex issues, including climate change, poverty, epidemics, and terrorism. Despite its imperfections, the United Nations remains the primary international organization for addressing these challenges. The United Nations: Leadership and Challenges in a Global World explores the history, structure, and activities of this most vital institution. The series will help students understand the problems the organization faces--such as international discord and its own complex bureaucracy--as well as the UN's promise of global solidarity and security.

Mason Crest Publishers © 2016

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
7

Picture Books and Children's Fiction

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.

QEB © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Picture Books

Various © 2021

Binding Type
Hardback
Reading Level
PK-4

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 © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-5