Spring Series Nonfiction Sneak Peeks

Here are some of the most exciting series nonfiction you can see just a little early!

Read about Holidays (Read for a Better World™)

Interest Level: Kindergarten – Grade 2
Reading Level: Grade 1

Give young readers a peek inside various holidays we celebrate. With questions that encourage connection, and social and emotional supports for educators, this series brings holiday traditions to life for young learners.

Lightning Bolt Books® — Dirt Bike Zone

Interest Level: Grade 1 – Grade 3
Reading Level: Grade 2

Zoom into the world of dirt bike racing! Readers will speed through this series as they learn about everything about this exciting sport including rules, bikes, popular events, and famous racers. Engage literacy and engagement beyond the text with fun back matter and diagrams.

Shark Safari

Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 4
Reading Level: Grade 3

Dive into the wonderful world of sharks! From their prehistoric past to their uncertain future, discover what makes these mysterious creatures so special and learn why they need our protection. Stunning illustrations and fantastic facts bring loads of remarkable sharks to life, including the infamous great white, gruesome goblin shark, and even some that can glow in the dark! The Shark Safari series offers a fresh take on a popular topic, drawing attention to some of the world’s most endangered species and the dangers they face. This vibrant series is sure to become a bookshelf favorite.

Dangerous Jobs (UpDog Books™)

Interest Level: Grade 3 – Grade 5
Reading Level: Grade 1

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have one of the world’s most dangerous jobs? Go to work with some of the people who risk their lives every day to do what they love in this engaging series.

50 Things You Should Know About

Interest Level: Grade 3 – Grade 6
Reading Level: Grade 4

The 50 Things You Should Know About series explores important topics from science to technology to art in 50 bite-sized chunks. Packed with facts, diagrams, infographics, and photos, this series provides perfect introductions to a range of topics for inquisitive kids.

Top Secret (Alternator Books®)

Interest Level: Grade 3 – Grade 6
Reading Level: Grade 4

The world is full of unanswered questions!

Examine some of the top secrets and unsolved mysteries in history with this spooky series. Readers will gather facts and learn from researchers as they dive deep into the Bermuda Triangle, wander into Area 51, and other locations around the globe. Features like sidebars and timelines encourage critical thinking to solve the mysteries.

Left Out of History (Read Woke™ Books)

Interest Level: Grade 4 – Grade 8
Reading Level: Grade 4

Have you ever considered what’s missing from history books? Explore the misunderstood and underexamined past in this engaging series. Compelling photographs and primary sources help bring previously buried history to light.

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

Eco Action

Interest Level: Grade 5 – Grade 8
Reading Level: Grade 6

Earth is under threat—from humans! It’s time to take action—eco action.

This empowering series shows readers how they can take positive action to protect our planet and protect our future. Each call-to-action book explains the effect negative human actions have on our planet, which are contrasted with positive actions organizations are taking to reverse and reduce the damage we have caused. Children will feel encouraged by guidance that explains how they too can take eco action to help protect our planet, build a more sustainable future, and carve out a career in environmental care.

Mission Survival: Saving Earth’s Endangered Animals

Interest Level: Grade 5 – Grade 8
Reading Level: Grade 6

Some of the world’s most beautiful creatures are threatened because of human action.

Find out why some people are making it their mission to try to save them, what kids on a mission are doing to save them, and what readers can do to make it their mission too in this call-to-action series. Mission Survival includes case studies that explore the work people are undertaking to save threatened animals, and career information that shows children how they can build their own careers in animal conservation.

STEM Career Choices

Interest Level: Grade 7 – Grade 12
Reading Level: Grade 7

Choosing a STEM career can be tough. There are so many options and choices available—how do you figure out what is right for you?

This series takes students by the hand and helps them explore their interests, personality type, likes and dislikes, and hopes for the future so they can navigate a pathway to their perfect career. With flowchart quizzes that allow the reader to narrow down their options and find a route that is right for them, STEM Career Choices helps take the stress out of making a good career choice.

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