Read for Success Book Collection 1

This collection highlights scientific inquiry by encouraging readers to ask questions, discuss ideas, and make real-world connections. Fiction and nonfiction titles introduce academic vocabulary in playful narratives with multicultural themes.
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Written by Dianna Hutts Aston

What causes all the noise in nests? It’s not always birds. This book offers a look into the first habitats of many animals and the qualities that make these habitats unique to each species.

K - 3rd

Written by Anna Wright

This book offers a fun introduction to collective nouns through groups of animals. While reading,...

Pre-K - 2nd

Written by Ingo Arndt

Readers can play a fun guessing game of which foot belongs to which animal. At the same time, they will learn interesting facts about different types of animal feet, hooves, and claws.

K - 3rd

Written by John Rocco

What would you do if it snowed for two whole days and you woke up to snow piled up past your front...

Pre-K - K

Written by S.D. Nelson

Born in 1839, Buffalo Bird Girl, Waheenee, was a member of the Hidatsa tribe of the Great Plains....

1st - 5th

Written by Jerry Pallotta

This informative counting book is all about butterflies. Look inside to find out where butterflies live, interesting butterfly facts, and the word for butterfly in 26 different languages.

Pre-K - 2nd

Written by Elizabeth Rusch

From a very young age, Nikola Tesla was enchanted by electricity. This is the story of his journey,...

2nd - 5th

Written by Laurie Ann Thompson

Though he born with a physical disability, Emmanuel quickly proves that he is just as capable as...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

A former basketball star turned farmer has a vision to feed millions of people by starting farms in...

Written by Mary Holland

A young fox has just been born. Join Ferdinand on a photographic journey as he grows and changes...

K - 3rd

Written by Peter Sis

Joe wants to go on a special trip with his grandpa at the end of the summer. Through letters, Joe...

K - 3rd

Written by Deborah Underwood

This fun twist on a classic fairy tale is literally out of this world. The author uses a science...

Pre-K - K

Written by Eva Murray

When the weather is rough, it’s hard for airplanes to reach the small Maine island where this...

1st - 7th

Written by Jennifer Keats Curtis

After a young polar bear cub’s mother dies, the Kali village rescues him from his den. Named...

K - 3rd

Written by Rukhsana Khan

The Basant kite festival is here, and the sky is full of colorful kites all fighting to be the last...

Pre-K - 2nd

Written by John Frank

Giving up your seat on the bus, singing at a retirement home, or helping a neighbor, this beautiful book offers a collection of poems showcasing everyday examples of simple acts of kindness.

1st - 5th

Written by Catherine D. Hughes

Did you know the sea otter sleeps while floating in the ocean? An informational text full of fun and interesting facts about the creatures that live within each of the oceans on our planet.

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Katheryn Russell-Brown

Ever since she was a little girl, Melba Doretta Liston loved music. One day, her momma bought her a...

1st - 5th

Written by Brenda Williams

From the first cock-a-doodle-doo at dawn to making sure the chicken coop is safe from predators at night, Millie shows readers how she takes care of her three hens, one rooster, and seven chicks.

K - 3rd

Written by April Pulley Sayre

What can raindrops do? Follow along as the author takes readers on a journey through the wet,...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Mac Barnett

Sam and Dave set off to find something spectacular while digging in the backyard. They dig and dig...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Duncan Tonatiuh

When Sylvia and her family moved from Santa Ana to Westminster in 1944, they were told that she and...

1st - 4th

Written by Judy Young

Where do animals sleep? Full of catchy poetry and informative text, this book shows where different...

1st - 4th

Written by Sally Derby

Evie and her grandmother have a special tradition on Sunday evenings. Join them on a shopping spree...

K - 3rd

Written by Katherine Pryor

Sylvia does not like spinach. One day, her class plants a garden and Sylvia is in charge of...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Marie Smith and Roland Smith

Got a minute? This book introduces an alphabet of scientific history related to telling time. Read on to find out different ways people have measured time, from ancient methods to modern inventions.

2nd - 5th

Written by Drew Dywalt

What do you think happens to crayons when you lose them under the couch or leave them behind on a...

K - 3rd

Written by Ashley Spires

This book follows a young girl and her best friend as she attempts to create the most magnificent...

Pre-K - 2nd

Written by Cathryn Falwell

A young girl makes connections between her family preparing for a new baby and the birds she watches outside caring for their own babies. A beautiful look at families and how we care for one another.

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Barb Rosenstock

When a young boy receives a new box of paints, other people question his unique painting style....

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Peter Sis

This book tells the story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of the classic children’s book The...

K - 3rd

Written by James Luna

Join a brother and sister as they take you on a tour of the people, places, and everyday activities in their neighborhood.

Pre-K - 1st

Written by Fran Hodgkins

What do you see when you look into the night sky? The Secret Galaxy explains some of the secrets of space and the universe, while also revealing that there are many mysteries yet to be solved.

1st - 6th

Written by Laura Pedersen

Ella is upset that no one in her house will talk to her. Everyone is either on the phone, computer,...

2nd - 6th

Written by Chris Barton

As a young boy, Lonnie was always building things, from bamboo shooters to rockets—he even built...

2nd - 5th