Keep your students reading into the summer months with 15 new titles released for June. These new releases include Themed Nonfiction Series Books, which provide focused content-area and literacy instruction built around a central theme. The Themed Nonfiction Series Books added this month include World Leaders Books on Napoléon Bonaparte, and World Landmarks Books about Machu Pichu. Your students will enjoy this month’s high-interest topics and opportunities to practice critical thinking and comprehension skills.
So Many Shops
Shopping is a popular hobby across the world. This book explores the different types of shops that you can visit, and uses high-frequency words and vibrant photographs to support early emergent readers.
Animals That Sting
Getting stung hurts! But have you ever wondered why an animal stung you? In Animals That Sting, students will read about different animals that sting and discover their reasons for stinging.
Learn about scorpions, nocturnal arachnids that comes in many different colors and sizes. Use this book to teach students how to connect to prior knowledge as well as classify information to better understand text.
In this beautifully illustrated retelling of a Japanese folktale, students learn about a poor stonecutter who is dissatisfied with his life and makes a series of wishes that are granted by the spirit of the mountain. Teach students how to retell and identify characters, setting, and plot.
One Pony Too Many
Teach students how to recognize and use adjectives as they learn about one boy’s experience of being responsible for caring for a pony. The book can be used to teach students cause-and-effect relationships as well as how to effectively make, revise, and confirm predictions.
Levels: M, V, & Z1
Take your students on a literary journey to Machu Pichu. Students will learn about the site's remarkable architecture and agricultural ingenuity, and they will love the photos of this ancient city in its stunning natural setting.
Return of the Jaguar
There were once 400,000 jaguars living across South, Central, and North America, but now the number has significantly declined. Learn what caused these beautiful creatures to end up on the endangered species list, and what is being done today to protect and preserve these animals and their habitats.
The Trouble With Exotic Pets
The Trouble with Exotic Pets introduces readers to the pros and cons of owning exotic pets. The simple text and detailed photographs will keep students engaged in this controversial topic. This book can also be used to teach students to employ critical thinking skills as they distinguish between fact and opinion.
Levels: T, Z & Z1
In this biography, students will learn about the military commander, Napoléon Bonaparte, and how he rose to power to become the emperor of France until a disastrous invasion of Russia led to his downfall.
Wimbledon introduces students to the infamous tennis tournament that defines the world’s best tennis athletes. Use this book to teach students about the history of Wimbledon, as well as how to discern the author's point of view and to effectively summarize.
Katherine Johnson tells the story of an incredible African American woman who was one of the major brains behind NASA's space missions. Students will enjoy learning about this ground-breaking woman who was central to America's success in the space race.