Browse Our Collections

Primary K-3 Collection Option A

Amazing Winter Olympics

From ski slopes to skating rinks, the events of the Winter Olympic Games captivate and inspire people worldwide. Introduce young fans and budding sports enthusiasts to eight Amazing Winter Olympics with this high-interest set. Action photos and straightforward text examine the featured event's Olympic history, equipment, and individual or team modes of play. Each book also includes a biographical story about a famous competitor or team who made Olympic history.

Creative Education © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1-2

Animal Life Cycles

How long do butterflies live? What are baby frogs called? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more in this engaging series about the life cycles of different animals. Levelled text and vivid photography highlight basic facts about each animal, while special features further illustrate the animal’s diet, size, and life stages. Each book concludes with a full-page feature that helps readers visualize the animal’s life cycle. This series about animals growing up is a great choice for growing readers!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Pollinator Pals

Pollinator Pals introduces early fluent readers to some of the best pollinators in the animal kingdom with a fun, fictional approach. Readers will learn about life cycles, behaviours, anatomy, and survival techniques through the perspective of pollinators as they visit flowers, plants, and gardens and pollinate. Bright, fun illustrations match the storylines to enhance imagination, and tightly controlled text helps children enhance reading skills while learning about the pollinators in their environments.

Jump! © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
2

We Love Cars and Trucks

Vehicle fans will love learning about the special parts of their favourite vehicles, from the many different kinds of race cars to the strength and power of a pickup truck.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Primary K-3 Collection Option B

Animal Life Cycles

How long do butterflies live? What are baby frogs called? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more in this engaging series about the life cycles of different animals. Levelled text and vivid photography highlight basic facts about each animal, while special features further illustrate the animal’s diet, size, and life stages. Each book concludes with a full-page feature that helps readers visualize the animal’s life cycle. This series about animals growing up is a great choice for growing readers!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Canadian Eh!

Canadian Eh! celebrates items and food from around the country. Fun facts and engaging photos show how people have made these things true symbols of Canada.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1-2

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5
Accelerated Reader
6.1 (Quiz #511770)

Just for Laughs

Hilarious graphics, creative illustrations, and fun facts work together to bring jokes about everything from pirates to pets to pterosaurs to life. With directions on how to make original jokes, this colourful, engaging series will have reluctant and beginning readers laughing out loud, rushing to share the jokes with their classmates, and asking for more.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

Picture Books

Teachers have the power to change the life of a child with every new school day. Whether they're discovering math or reading, practicing a new instrument or a new sport, or learning about our wonderful, diverse world, students can count on the kindness, innovation, and patience of a teacher. This is a wonderful celebration of all the ways teachers help their student's bloom.

Sleeping Bear Press © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
1

We Love Cars and Trucks

Vehicle fans will love learning about the special parts of their favourite vehicles, from the many different kinds of race cars to the strength and power of a pickup truck.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Elementary K-6 Collection Option A

One Planet

How was the Earth made and how is it changing? Answers to these questions and many incredible Earth facts lie ahead in this hands-on series, with spectacular photos, accessible diagrams, and cool experiments.

Hungry Tomato® © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Picture Books

Bevan is a very old bear. His fur is rather patchy and tatty, but he's just as lovable as ever. Follow Bevan on his adventures from family to family from decade to decade, bringing comfort and love wherever he goes--and discover the life our stuffed friends have after they leave our homes.

Sleeping Bear Press © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
1

Take Flight!

Most people can fold a simple paper airplane, but this series flies far beyond simple. Step-by-step instructions help readers fold planes that swoop, loop, and soar! Each subsequent title increases in difficulty, allowing students to build skills and master the art of folding paper airplanes. Side bars offer ways to experiment and customize planes, making them faster, more stylish, or more stable.

Bellwether Media © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
4

Versus!

Climb into the ring, and put some of your favourite animals and plants to the test. Could a tiny ant be stronger than a huge gorilla? Could a pufferfish win against a hippo? Through humorous illustrations and engaging text, these nonfiction early chapter books will have readers exploring the features and adaptations of popular animals and plants.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

X-treme Facts: Ancient History

Did you know the yo-yo was invented in Ancient Greece? Or that people in China have used chopsticks to eat with for more than 4,000 years? Learn these cool facts and so much more in this engaging history series. Readers will explore history curriculum in a fun and enticing way that doesn't even feel like learning. This series is especially wonderful for reluctant readers.

Bearport Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Elementary K-6 Collection Option B

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

Sports fans will cheer for these exciting titles, which capture some of the most thrilling moments in college and professional sports. From buzzer-beater basketball shots and amazing trick football plays to soccer's World Cup goals and baseball's World Series home runs, these titles are packed with action stories. Readers will also meet each sport's superstars and record holders-and revel in all the fascinating facts every fan wants to know.

Millbrook Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5-6

Making Good Choices

Learning how to make good choices is an essential part of growing up. Each of these choose-your-own ending books allows the reader to make choices that lead to different consequences, supporting social-emotional learning.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library Binding
Reading Level
2

One Planet

How was the Earth made and how is it changing? Answers to these questions and many incredible Earth facts lie ahead in this hands-on series, with spectacular photos, accessible diagrams, and cool experiments.

Hungry Tomato® © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

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
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
3

Versus!

Climb into the ring, and put some of your favourite animals and plants to the test. Could a tiny ant be stronger than a huge gorilla? Could a pufferfish win against a hippo? Through humorous illustrations and engaging text, these nonfiction early chapter books will have readers exploring the features and adaptations of popular animals and plants.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

Elementary K-6 Collection Option C

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

Giants of the Sea

This series gives readers an exciting look at eight giant animals of the sea, describing where they live, how they hunt, and the unique features that help them survive in the ocean. 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

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

See what the buzz is about in this fresh, fun look at insect anatomy. Let's build an insect! In the pages of this book, you?ll find a workshop filled with everything you need, including a head, a thorax, an abdomen, and much more. Written by entomologist Roberta Gibson and accompanied by delightfully detailed illustrations by Anne Lambelet, this wonderfully original take on insect anatomy will spark curiosity and engage even those who didn't think they liked creepy, crawly things!

Millbrook Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Mini Math Mysteries

The student detectives at Lincoln Elementary love math-and solving mysteries! Can you help? Each case in these pick-your-own-path books is solvable based on second-grade math problems. Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage the reader to try again.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library Binding
Reading Level
2

Ready, Set, Game!

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

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

Elementary K-8 Collection Option A

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 © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Cryptology

Enter the exciting world of cryptology, the science of secret communications. Discover how cryptologists encode and decode messages and work to keep information secure. Learn about codes and cyphers, and explore the realm of digital currency and blockchain technology.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-5

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

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

Makers and Artisans

Around the world, makers and artisans craft awe-inspiring creations, from flower sculptures to forged blades. This series introduces readers to these fascinating careers. Books provide a peek into the life of an artisan, while also covering the history behind each career, the process for making their art, and what experience is needed to become a master of the craft. Aligned with curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content including global awareness, business literacy, and learning and innovation skills.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
4

The Fight for Black Rights

Examine the struggle for justice for Black Americans, from voter suppression and the controversy over Confederate monuments to the protests against police brutality and racially motivated violence. Gain historical and current context to understand why the fight for Black rights continues today.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Working Together

Working Together helps readers prepare for and succeed in peer environments. Each title reinforces social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts while empowering readers, detailing how to identify strengths, resolve conflicts, advocate for oneself, share tasks, and make decisions as a team to help achieve goals. Readers will reflect on working well with others and build skill sets they can take with them and apply to everyday situations.

Jump! © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
2-3

Elementary K-8 Collection Option B

Cooking Across Canada!

An informative and entertaining series about cooking with fun facts and recipes from across the country. These titles will touch on the traditions and history of the food and include healthy choices and fun facts.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
4-6

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 © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

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

Orca Book Publishers © 2020

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
3-7

The Fight for Black Rights

Examine the struggle for justice for Black Americans, from voter suppression and the controversy over Confederate monuments to the protests against police brutality and racially motivated violence. Gain historical and current context to understand why the fight for Black rights continues today.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Wild Weather

Wild weather is scary, fascinating, and both at the same time. Nature is a recipe of wind, water, and temperature that can transform easily into weather that is not only powerful, but often damaging. In the Wild Weather series readers will learn the causes and effects of 10 different wild weather events that happen around the globe. Then get some tips on how to prepare for them and stay safe.

Bookstaves © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4-5

Young Adult Collection Option A

Exploring Art

Exploring Art takes a look at a wide range of art forms commonly seen today. Readers will learn about various types of art, their histories, how they?'re made, and their cultural impacts. 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

Historic Pandemics and Plagues

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first and, according to experts, will not be the last such disease to spread illness and death and upend life around the globe. Humanity has endured pandemics and plagues all through history. While each of these events presented unique challenges for the time in which they occurred, the difficulties, the pain and suffering, and even some of the triumphs will resonate today.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Managing Mental Health

Life with mental illness can be challenging. What is important, and what this series shows, is that many mental illnesses can be managed. This series helps readers understand specific mental illnesses, the causes, the most successful treatments, and how people manage these illnesses day in and day out to live normal, healthy lives.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Media Literacy

Media Literacy explores how people get their news and whether they can trust it. Readers will learn key media literacy skills to help them become insightful consumers of news media. 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

Young Adult Fiction

Seventeen-year-old Muay Thai fighter Kareena Thakkar’s world is turned upside down when she learns she’s landed an invitation to the US Open, which could lead to a spot on the first-ever Muay Thai Olympics team. But to make it to the US Open, she has to come clean about being a Muay Thai fighter-a sport that her traditional Indian community deems too violent for girls-and own her destiny.

Flux © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
9-12

Young Adult Collection Option B

Connected Lives: Music

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

Saddleback Educational Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-4

Environmental Impact

Through the use of concrete, real-world examples and stories, this series explores various environmental concerns and the consequences of each. Books look at what is taking place; where, how, and why; the effect(s) now; the likely future effects; and what’s being done or proposed to address these issues. All books include an appendix list titled "Make a Difference." These lists offer realistic suggestions to teen readers who want to act.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Individual Non-Fiction Titles

The world gets its food primarily through farming, fishing, and the raising of livestock. But as global population grows, environmental changes occur, and people worldwide become concerned about their own health and the health of the planet, a revolution is taking place. The Future of Food: New Ideas About Eating explores changing views of food and food production. Topics covered include sustainable agriculture, meat alternatives, and genetic engineering.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

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

Teen Disorders

Teen Disorders explores several mental disorders and how they affect teens, discussing their causes, how they are diagnosed, and how they affect teens’ everyday lives. The books also present the latest research on these disorders, along with the most effective and promising treatments. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

White Lightning Nonfiction

Take a look inside White Lightning Nonfiction, a hi-lo nonfiction series for students in the middle grades. Mature, high-interest topics pull in readers and engage them with interesting information; full-color photographs and illustrations; detailed graphic elements including charts, tables, and infographics; and fascinating facts. A 20-word glossary is included for vocabulary support.

Saddleback Educational Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
2-3

Young Adult Fiction

Flux © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
9-12

Canadian Studies

Canadian Eh!

Canadian Eh! celebrates items and food from around the country. Fun facts and engaging photos show how people have made these things true symbols of Canada.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1-2

Cooking Across Canada!

An informative and entertaining series about cooking with fun facts and recipes from across the country. These titles will touch on the traditions and history of the food and include healthy choices and fun facts.

Beech Street Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
4-6

Explorers of Canada

Follow in the footsteps of some of Canada's greatest explorers in this high-interest series. Each title chronicles the timeline of an explorer, explains the motivation behind their journey, and examines their relationship with Indigenous Peoples. A combination of modern and historic maps and colourful images highlight the places visited and discovered by these adventurers.

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
4-6

Indigenous Life in Canada: Pa

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

Beech Street Books © 2020

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
5-6

The Great Canadian Road Trip

Get ready to explore Canada like never before-from coast to coast to coast. This highly visual series takes readers on a road trip across the Canadian provinces and territories. Visit major cities, and head off the beaten path to explore the people, environment, foods, cultures, and history of each region. Detours add fun trivia and jokes to the road trip, while maps show the route travelled.

Beech Street Books © 2019

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3-6

Kindergarten to 1st Grade Nonfiction

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

Animal Life Cycles

How long do butterflies live? What are baby frogs called? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more in this engaging series about the life cycles of different animals. Levelled text and vivid photography highlight basic facts about each animal, while special features further illustrate the animal’s diet, size, and life stages. Each book concludes with a full-page feature that helps readers visualize the animal’s life cycle. This series about animals growing up is a great choice for growing readers!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Animals of the Forest

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

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Disney Coding Adventures

Friendly Disney characters make coding fun and accessible for beginners-no device required. Can you help Anna escape the snow monster? Then you can write an algorithm! Simple projects teach coding basics such as looping, conditionals, and identifying bugs and errors.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Fantastic Creatures

Spark young readers' imaginations with these introductions to fantastical creatures. Carefully levelled text, photo glossaries, and age-appropriate critical thinking questions help build nonfiction learning skills.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Farm Fun

Spend a day on the farm with this fun series! Learn what farmers do, as well as what kinds of crops they grow, animals they care for, and machines they use.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
K
Accelerated Reader
0.7 (Quiz #510056)

Individual Nonfiction Titles

Assorted © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K-6

Let's Play Sports!

There is a sport for everyone! This series introduces students to the ins and outs of sports played all around the world. Levelled text details the positions, rules, and equipment needed for each sport. Special features highlight important equipment and manoeuvres, while field and court layouts add visuals to support the text. These low-level books will inspire young readers to discover their sport and get out and play!

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Life Cycles

Discover the amazing stages of different life cycles and learn how species are born, grow up, and reproduce. Each book includes labeled diagrams, photographs of every stage, fascinating facts, and discussion points for further learning.

QEB © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Magic Tricks

You won't believe your eyes! This series teaches aspiring magicians to perform amazing optical illusions, disappearing tricks, prop tricks, and card tricks. Simple text, step-by-step instructions, and supporting photos engage and excite young readers.

Lerner Publications © 2019

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
2

Making Good Choices

Learning how to make good choices is an essential part of growing up. Each of these choose-your-own ending books allows the reader to make choices that lead to different consequences, supporting social-emotional learning.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library Binding
Reading Level
2

Meet the Community Helpers!

Meet the Community Helpers! introduces emergent readers to community helpers with fun, simple storylines and bright illustrations. Each title focuses on a day in the life of a community helper, highlighting his or her roles and responsibilities. These fully-illustrated books provide a supportive educational fiction reading experience with a focus on sight words, tightly controlled vocabulary, repetitive text patterns and sounds, and fun illustrations to match the storylines and enhance imagination. Children will develop reading skills by learning about the important jobs of the helpers they see and interact with in their communities.

Jump! © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
1

Seasons of Fun: Fall

Fall is a fun time of year! From picking apples and visiting the pumpkin patch to participating in fall sports, lively images along with engaging text teach young readers about fall. This engaging, simple nonfiction series celebrates the season.

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1

Seasons of Fun: Winter

Winter is a fun time of year! From sledding and celebrating the holidays, to enjoying winter weather, colourful images along with lively text teach young readers about winter. This engaging, simple nonfiction series celebrates the season.

Bearport Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
1

Sesame Street® Loves Community Helpers

These low-level introductions celebrate community helpers with the help of beloved characters from Sesame Street. Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, and others explore this core curriculum with the signature charm and fun of Sesame Street.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Sports Coding Concepts

Introduce readers to computer coding through no-tech, sports-themed projects. Readers will move a soccer ball by writing an algorithm and use loops to create a winning football play. Sports fans will enjoy learning the basics of coding-with no computer needed! Author (and elementary librarian) Allyssa Loya designed this series to be intimidation-free for both readers and educators.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
1

Starting Out

Starting Out narrates the tale of growing up in the wild. This series employs simple language and a unique first-person perspective to introduce foundational biological concepts as it follows the adorable animal through the start of its young life. The straightforward text and large photos of the animal in its natural environment will both entertain and enlighten as readers learn how the animal's physical features, diet, habitat, and familial relationships play a role in its growth and development.

Creative Education © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
K-2

The World of Dinosaurs

Movies and television shows have turned people of all ages into dinosaur fanatics. But what were these prehistoric creatures really like, and what wiped them out? This high-interest series explores the lives of world-famous dinosaurs, from diets to defenses, and examines what drove these great beasts to extinction. Maps, size comparisons, and other special features help bring the exciting world of dinosaurs to life!

Bellwether Media © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1-2

We Love Cars and Trucks

Vehicle fans will love learning about the special parts of their favourite vehicles, from the many different kinds of race cars to the strength and power of a pickup truck.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
K

Your Body Systems

The human body is a complex being made up of systems that keep us alive and moving! In this series, readers will dive into the body's systems though engaging, levelled text and related diagrams that follow the parts and functions of each system. Get a microscopic view inside the body with "A Closer Look," and put new knowledge into action with a hands-on activity. Check out what is happening inside the body with each title!

Bellwether Media © 2020

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
1-2

2nd to 3rd Grade Nonfiction

Amazing Winter Olympics

From ski slopes to skating rinks, the events of the Winter Olympic Games captivate and inspire people worldwide. Introduce young fans and budding sports enthusiasts to eight Amazing Winter Olympics with this high-interest set. Action photos and straightforward text examine the featured event?s Olympic history, equipment, and individual or team modes of play. Each book also includes a biographical story about a famous competitor or team who made Olympic history.

Creative Education © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
1-2

Celebrating Our Communities

Our communities are stronger when we come together and take time to understand, support, and celebrate one another. Each title in Celebrating Our Communities focuses on how kids can practice inclusion, empathy, and acceptance in their daily lives. Key concepts of social and emotional learning (SEL) teach children to manage emotions, establish positive habits in communication, create and achieve goals, and make good decisions.

Jump! © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2-3

Disney STEAM Projects

Take an art-infused approach to science, technology, math, and engineering projects inspired by favourite Disney and Pixar stories. Projects include supporting photos and step-by-step instructions. STEAM Takeaway features provide additional curricular connections to the projects. Frozen 2 Idea Lab comes out just in time for the movie!

Lerner Publishing Group © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
3

Fairy Tale Science

In many fairy tales, characters must rely on quick thinking to overcome challenges. But science and engineering could also help these characters. In this fun series, readers complete hands-on activities to help beloved fairy-tale characters.

Focus Readers © 2020

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-3

Giants of the Sea

This series gives readers an exciting look at eight giant animals of the sea, describing where they live, how they hunt, and the unique features that help them survive in the ocean. 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

Just for Laughs

Hilarious graphics, creative illustrations, and fun facts work together to bring jokes about everything from pirates to pets to pterosaurs to life. With directions on how to make original jokes, this colourful, engaging series will have reluctant and beginning readers laughing out loud, rushing to share the jokes with their classmates, and asking for more.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

Machines on the Move

All types of vehicles fascinate young readers and this series sets out to help them explore a wide range of machines on the move. Each book is devoted to a particular type of vehicle. It explains how the vehicle works and what special features it may have and show a wide range of similar vehicles.

Amicus © 2011

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

Mindful Me

Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps children manage emotions, establish positive habits in communication, create and achieve goals, and make good decisions. Each title in Mindful Me introduces readers to the concept of mindfulness and how it can be easily incorporated into their daily lives to help them grow emotionally and make good decisions.

Jump! © 2020

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
2

Mini Math Mysteries

The student detectives at Lincoln Elementary love math-and solving mysteries! Can you help? Each case in these pick-your-own-path books is solvable based on second-grade math problems. Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage the reader to try again.

Amicus (Amicus Illustrated) © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library Binding
Reading Level
2

Natural Disasters

Natural disasters happen all around the world. From wicked winds to scorching lava, take a look at some of the most dangerous events in human history.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

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
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
3

Playful Pet Projects

Tasty treats, cute costumes, goofy games, and more! Learn how to make all of these for your special pet in this super fun series. Clear, step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos guide readers as they make their pets costumes, bake a fun treat, create fun games, and even build their pet a new hangout. All projects use easy-to-find supplies and can easily be made at home or in the classroom. These adorable books also contain pet-specific care information!

Bearport Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

Pollinator Pals

Pollinator Pals introduces early fluent readers to some of the best pollinators in the animal kingdom with a fun, fictional approach. Readers will learn about life cycles, behaviours, anatomy, and survival techniques through the perspective of pollinators as they visit flowers, plants, and gardens and pollinate. Bright, fun illustrations match the storylines to enhance imagination, and tightly controlled text helps children enhance reading skills while learning about the pollinators in their environments.

Jump! © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
2

Ready, Set, Game!

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

Bellwether Media © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

Science Starters

Inspire and encourage budding scientists with these early guides to basic STEM concepts. From simple machines to electricity and magnetism, take readers on a journey to discover how the world works.

Brown Bear Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-4

Slithering Snakes

Giant anacondas slither through swamps. Boa constrictors travel through trees, looking for prey. Snakes slither all around the world. Get ready to learn all about them, without becoming their lunch.

Blackrabbit Books © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3
Accelerated Reader
3.2 (Quiz #512010)

Spooky Spots

People say ghosts haunt cemeteries and wander around prisons. Are they telling the truth? It's time to investigate stories about these spooky spots, and find out for yourself.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

Super Sea Creatures

Tiny seahorses drift through the sea. Colourful moray eels capture helpless prey. The sea is full of super creatures. Dive into this series and learn about them all.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

Versus!

Climb into the ring, and put some of your favourite animals and plants to the test. Could a tiny ant be stronger than a huge gorilla? Could a pufferfish win against a hippo? Through humorous illustrations and engaging text, these nonfiction early chapter books will have readers exploring the features and adaptations of popular animals and plants.

Blackrabbit Books © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
2-3

Working Together

Working Together helps readers prepare for and succeed in peer environments. Each title reinforces social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts while empowering readers, detailing how to identify strengths, resolve conflicts, advocate for oneself, share tasks, and make decisions as a team to help achieve goals. Readers will reflect on working well with others and build skill sets they can take with them and apply to everyday situations.

Jump! © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced binding
Reading Level
2-3

4th to 8th Grade Nonfiction

Achieving Social Change

This series tells the stories of important social reforms brought about in history by activism, and which are still of concern today. Each book takes a revealing new approach to social activism, seen from the perspective of those inside the campaigns and describing the changing tactics used to achieve change at different times. Stories of key movements and change-makers will motivate readers to think about the achievements of activists from the past and consider how they can be applied to activism today.

Crabtree Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us. It powers the personal assistants in our smartphones, collects data online, and builds products in factories. This series offers a fascinating look into what AI is, how it is currently being used, and how it might be used in the future. One thing is certain: AI is here to stay.

Focus Readers © 2020

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
5-6

Connected Lives: Music

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

Saddleback Educational Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-4

Cool STEAM Careers

The fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math touch all aspects of our lives and offer a wide variety of exciting and important careers. The Cool STEAM Career series uses callouts to explain how each of the STEAM disciplines relates to the career. Readers will discover what it takes to succeed in these careers, from what kinds of education they will need to what a day on the job is like.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2016

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
6

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 © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Cryptology

Enter the exciting world of cryptology, the science of secret communications. Discover how cryptologists encode and decode messages and work to keep information secure. Learn about codes and cyphers, and explore the realm of digital currency and blockchain technology.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2022

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4-5

Enviro-graphics

Humans have a complex relationship with the planet Earth. Life depends on the planet's natural resources. Yet human activity has led to many environmental issues. Industry pollutes land, air, and water. Agriculture uses up clean water. In the Enviro-graphics series, readers will examine these and other environmental issues from many angles, all portrayed through visual elements. Charts, graphs, maps, and infographics provide key 21st Century Content in an engaging and accessible way. Books in the series include an activity, glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
4

Exploring Art

Exploring Art takes a look at a wide range of art forms commonly seen today. Readers will learn about various types of art, their histories, how they?'re made, and their cultural impacts. 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

Makers and Artisans

Around the world, makers and artisans craft awe-inspiring creations, from flower sculptures to forged blades. This series introduces readers to these fascinating careers. Books provide a peek into the life of an artisan, while also covering the history behind each career, the process for making their art, and what experience is needed to become a master of the craft. Aligned with curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content including global awareness, business literacy, and learning and innovation skills.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
4

Media Literacy

Media Literacy explores how people get their news and whether they can trust it. Readers will learn key media literacy skills to help them become insightful consumers of news media. 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

Nailed It!

High interest, edgy sports fill each book’s pages in this series—Nailed It! Carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers’ interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written in the high-low format, this series has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Nailed It! presents the thrills and spills of the most intriguing extreme sports.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2016

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
3

On the Trail: Study of Secretive Animals

This high-interest narrative nonfiction series introduces young readers to extremely secretive and rare wildlife and the amazing group of scientists who study them. The series is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about the animals, and first-hand accounts from scientists at work in the field. Each book in this series also includes a table of contents, sidebars, glossary of key words, fast facts, index, and author biography.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
4

One Planet

How was the Earth made and how is it changing? Answers to these questions and many incredible Earth facts lie ahead in this hands-on series, with spectacular photos, accessible diagrams, and cool experiments.

Hungry Tomato® © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
5

Orca Origins

This series of books will examine ancient traditions kept alive in the modern world.

Orca Book Publishers © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-7

Quick Guide to Fantasy Sports

Quick Guide to Fantasy Sports introduces readers to the exciting world of fantasy football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Readers will learn how to form or join a league, draft a team, compare player statistics, set a lineup, and compete for the fantasy championship. Each book contains informational sidebars, quotes from fantasy sports analysts, and sources for further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
3-4

Ready to Make Music

Ready to Make Music is an intermediate series that will help budding musicians select an instrument to play. Each book profiles a different instrument, from violin to guitar to human voice. Peppered with pop-culture tidbits and quotations from musicians, this series is sure to inspire all readers who love music.

Lerner © 2011

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
4-6

Sports Report

The Sports Report series celebrates and explores why we love the sports we love. Each book is packed with legendary history, superstar statistics, and fascinating facts. Full-colour photos capture all the action. A must-read for anyone who enjoys playing or watching sports.

Bookstaves © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4-5

Spotlight on Nature

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

Creative Education © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
4
Accelerated Reader
5.8 (Quiz #512262)

Take Flight!

Most people can fold a simple paper airplane, but this series flies far beyond simple. Step-by-step instructions help readers fold planes that swoop, loop, and soar! Each subsequent title increases in difficulty, allowing students to build skills and master the art of folding paper airplanes. Side bars offer ways to experiment and customize planes, making them faster, more stylish, or more stable.

Bellwether Media © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
4

The Fight for Black Rights

Examine the struggle for justice for Black Americans, from voter suppression and the controversy over Confederate monuments to the protests against police brutality and racially motivated violence. Gain historical and current context to understand why the fight for Black rights continues today.

Lerner Publishing Group © 2021

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Unofficial Guides

The Unofficial Guides series explores the various aspects of today's most popular games and programs including Apex Legends, Fortnite, Minecraft, and LEGO Mindstorms. Each collection covers topics ranging from basic to advanced.

Cherry Lake Publishing © 2020

Binding Type
Reinforced Binding
Reading Level
5

Wild Weather

Wild weather is scary, fascinating, and both at the same time. Nature is a recipe of wind, water, and temperature that can transform easily into weather that is not only powerful, but often damaging. In the Wild Weather series readers will learn the causes and effects of 10 different wild weather events that happen around the globe. Then get some tips on how to prepare for them and stay safe.

Bookstaves © 2021

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4-5

White Lightning Nonfiction

Take a look inside White Lightning Nonfiction, a hi-lo nonfiction series for students in the middle grades. Mature, high-interest topics pull in readers and engage them with interesting information; full-color photographs and illustrations; detailed graphic elements including charts, tables, and infographics; and fascinating facts. A 20-word glossary is included for vocabulary support.

Saddleback Educational Publishing © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
2-3

X-treme Facts: Ancient History

Did you know the yo-yo was invented in Ancient Greece? Or that people in China have used chopsticks to eat with for more than 4,000 years? Learn these cool facts and so much more in this engaging history series. Readers will explore history curriculum in a fun and enticing way that doesn't even feel like learning. This series is especially wonderful for reluctant readers.

Bearport Publishing © 2022

Binding Type
Reinforced Library
Reading Level
4

Young Adult/High School Reference Resources

Downside of Drugs

Todays students have likely heard the advice to “Just Say No” to drugs and alcohol, but many young people's education about drug and alcohol use stops there. Using a highly visual, question-and-answer format, this series explores the life-altering consequences that can stem from drug and alcohol use from the health risks associated with smoking, drinking, or doing drugs to the legal repercussions of drug use. Each title in this series focuses on a different drug, from hard drugs like cocaine and heroin to prescription pills that young people are abusing more and more, using images and well-organized bite-size pieces of text to explore the serious risks that go along with these dangerous substances.

Mason Crest Publishers © 2015

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
5

Crime & Detection

Crime, the detection of criminals, and the punishment of offenders, has taken many forms throughout history, and these titles examine the subject from every angle. Find out how the judicial system and methods of crime solving have evolved right up to the cyber age. Explore the development of punishments through the ages, from the biblical notion of an "eye for an eye" to modern penal systems that emphasize rehabilitation over penalty. Discover the terrible punishments of times past and present, from the "death of a thousand cuts" and the cruel and fiendish tortures of the Spanish Inquisition, to contemporary capital punishment.

Mason Crest Publishers © 2017

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
7-12

Drug Risks

This series gives readers a full understanding of the use of specific, commonly abused substances. Books will discuss the scope of the problem, addiction, other consequences of drug use, prevention strategies, and the challenges of treatment and recovery. Personal accounts, comments from experts, and relevant facts add insight and interest.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Environmental Impact

Through the use of concrete, real-world examples and stories, this series explores various environmental concerns and the consequences of each. Books look at what is taking place; where, how, and why; the effect(s) now; the likely future effects; and what’s being done or proposed to address these issues. All books include an appendix list titled "Make a Difference." These lists offer realistic suggestions to teen readers who want to act.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop

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

ReferencePoint Press © 2020

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Historic Pandemics and Plagues

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first and, according to experts, will not be the last such disease to spread illness and death and upend life around the globe. Humanity has endured pandemics and plagues all through history. While each of these events presented unique challenges for the time in which they occurred, the difficulties, the pain and suffering, and even some of the triumphs will resonate today.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Jobs for Skilled Workers

This series is for teens who want to learn more about the types of jobs that are often called vocational careers, skilled trades, or professional trades. They usually require completion of a 2-year program and/or certification. The series introduces readers to various job possibilities within a given field and shows them what it’s like to do these jobs, the education and skills they’ll need, what kind of money they can earn, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

The Making of a Monster: Vampires & Werewolves

These ancient legends have become the latest thing, and young people are particularly smitten. This series builds on the current obsession with vampires and werewolves, offering young adults information on the history, the science, and the literary connections behind these fascinating creatures.

Mason Crest Publishers © 2011

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
7-9

Managing Mental Health

Life with mental illness can be challenging. What is important, and what this series shows, is that many mental illnesses can be managed. This series helps readers understand specific mental illnesses, the causes, the most successful treatments, and how people manage these illnesses day in and day out to live normal, healthy lives.

ReferencePoint Press © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

Odysseys in Mysteries

Some of history?'s most mysterious phenomena involve tales so incredible that they blur the lines between fact and fiction. Odysseys in Mysteries invites advanced and curious readers along on a journey to explore legendary sites and creatures like never before. Encounters, rumours, and hoaxes are laid out along with scientific facts, official investigations, and real events, allowing for fascinating examination of the creature or location in question. These titles feature a sophisticated design peppered with eye-catching photographs and illustrations, side bars, and coloured callouts, encouraging readers to decide for themselves: could this mystery be solvable? The truth is out there-for someone to find!

Creative Education © 2022

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-7

Seven Wonders

This report-starter series examines seven natural or ancient wonders within a geographic or cultural region. Each book explains the extraordinary qualities that make something a "wonder," with information about the seven wonders' geology and natural surroundings; how they were formed or created; how they were discovered; how they are studied, protected, and preserved; and what they mean to local cultures.

Twenty-First Century Books © 2010

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
5

Teen Disorders

Teen Disorders explores several mental disorders and how they affect teens, discussing their causes, how they are diagnosed, and how they affect teens’ everyday lives. The books also present the latest research on these disorders, along with the most effective and promising treatments. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

ReferencePoint Press © 2021

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
6-12

The State of Mental Illness and Its Therapy

These highly informative books provide readers with scientific information about a variety of psychiatric disorders, including brain chemistry and function, diagnostic criteria, and options for treatment.

Mason Crest Publishers © 2014

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
7

Tobacco: The Deadly Drug

Written with sensitivity and realism, with no “scolding” or condescension, this series provides the latest research on the use of tobacco.

Mason Crest Publishers © 2009

Binding Type
Library
Reading Level
7-9

Chapter Books

Assorted © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
PK-2

Children's Poetry

Assorted © 2020

Binding Type
Library Bound
Reading Level
4

Picture Books

Reycraft Books © 2021

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-4

Powwow Mystery

Native American twins Jaime and Marie Longbow love solving mysteries, and that is exactly what they get to do travelling around from powwow to powwow.

Reycraft Books © 2020

Binding Type
Hardcover
Reading Level
2-4

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 © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
5-8

Orca Soundings

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

Orca Book Publishers © 2021

Binding Type
Paperback
Reading Level
3-5