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Your Oliver & Andy Category Results for "Social Studies"

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NEW! *5NF - U.S. MILITARY SERIES - Gr K-8 (#5 Nonfiction Sales)

MILITARY BOOKS CIRCULATE! WHY? VIDEO GAMES!!! Whether we like it or not, games are a BIG PART of students’ lives. How Do We Get Those KIDS Into Books? These Series. There is a title for every Game Lover. Love of Reading Nonfiction can start here and move into other sections.

 OA911011A   |  50 Books in Set
NEW! *8NF: SCARY NONFICTION - Gr K-8 (#8 Nonfiction Sales)

One of the EASIEST WAYS to get your readers into books! Scary titles have been a HUGE hit season-after -season. Why? The subjects tie-in perfectly to Movies, Shows and Video Games. This collection contains something for nearly EVERY student visiting your library. They will circulate!

 OA723023A   |  62 Books in Set
-Gen. Social Studies - Gr K-3: Months

This series examines the months of the year. Each title covers the number of days, holidays that are celebrated, and common activities associated with that month. Fun photographs accompany large, simple text.

 OA525055   |  12 Books in Set
-Gen. Social Studies - Gr. 3+ (Hi/Lo): Rank It!

Compare and contrast lessons have never been this fun! Each book in the Rank It! series highlights 12 of the topic's most popular subjects. Using fun hi/lo text and infographics, your readers quickly and easily compare how the subjects stack up. Perfect for CCSS standards on analyzing key ideas and details. From deadly dinos to heavy hitters, see how the favorites rank.

 OA525377   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Careers - Gr K-3: I Can Be Anything!

The World is Full of Exciting & Important Jobs! But students don’t know EXACTLY what these people do. Through low text, your readers learn not only what these individuals do, but how their work is important.

 OA524513A   |  18 Books in Set
Careers - Gr. 3+ (Hi/Lo): Tough Jobs For Tough People

Every day, adults around the world go to work. What would happen if no adult wanted to be a dairy farmer or a commercial fisher? Not everyone is cut out for a job as tough and messy as that of a garbage collector, but we depend on these workers and others on a daily basis to help make our world a better place to live. Without them, our world would be very different—and probably a lot messier! This set introduces your readers to some essential jobs and explores the perks and drawbacks for each one. Information includes training, education, daily activities, and much more.

 OA525130   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Careers - Gr. 3+(Hi/Lo): Fierce Jobs

Most people arrive at their tidy desk at 8 am each day, and others jump out of airplanes to rescue others or face violent seas to catch giant fish. Each title in this series introduces your students to a fierce job, the people who take it on, and what each day might entail.

 OA525277   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Careers - Gr. 3-7: Be Your Own Boss

Many children want to run their own small business and earn money to buy and do the things they want. However, starting a business can be a very daunting process—even for most adults. This set guides your readers through some of the intricacies of starting a small business, including setting goals, sticking to a budget, and planning for the unexpected. Accessible texts, helpful fact boxes, and checklists prepare your students to be their own boss.

 OA525392   |  6 Books in Set
Careers - Gr. 3-7: In A Digital World!

This series reveals to your readers the skills, tasks, and tools of cutting-edge tech careers. Students learn what computer programming entails, how video-game designers come up with ideas, how hackers solve complex computer problems, and more! Each title includes mini bios of key developers, an examination of the technology's history and development, and famous examples impacting the field.

 OA524955   |  6 Books in Set
Careers - Gr. 5-9: Guide To Work Trades

Our homes, businesses, and other buildings would not exist without the expert craftsmanship of dedicated trade workers. In this book, your readers learn what skills and training it takes to work in different trade fields. They find out what these workers do each day, what kind of education is required, and much more.

 OA524874   |  8 Books in Set
Character Ed. - Gr K-3: Be Your Best You

Be Your Best You series reminds your students they have superpower traits and actions. This includes being kind, brave, respectful, and much more. Your readers learn how to care for their minds and bodies, stand up to bullying, find courage to face their fears, build empathy, and relate to others in a respectful way. Tips, examples, and brief quizzes give kids real-world advice for being the best they can be!

 OA524919   |  6 Books in Set
Character Ed. - Gr K-3: Character Education

It's important for children to learn about responsibilities and how to treat their friends, family, and acquaintances. These titles help young readers understand these concepts through relatable and realistic everyday situations. Inviting covers and fun images throughout keeps readers engaged.

 OA525256   |  12 Books in Set
Character Ed. - Gr K-3: Manners Matter

Each title in this series gives a friendly explanation of the correct manners for specific situations. It teaches your readers to think through how their actions affect others by providing examples of real-life situations.

 OA525257   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Character Ed. - Gr K-3: My Many Emotions

Get to know the emotions you might encounter each day of your life in the My Many Emotions series. Personified into colorful characters, emotions become easily recognizable to kids. This series complements any social-emotional curriculum to help early readers understand and grow their emotional intelligence. From mindfulness practices to talking to a trusted adult, kids will know how to express their emotions in a healthy way when they come to visit. Simple sentences help develop word recognition and improve reading skills.

 OA525962   |  8 Books in Set
Character Ed. - Gr K-3: My Mindful Day

Early readers are introduced to a foundation of daily mindfulness practices in the My Mindful Day series. Books encourage social emotional learning, empathy, compassion, and personal peace and mindfulness. This engaging early approach to mindfulness helps your readers develop word recognition and reading skills.

 OA524880   |  8 Books in Set
NEW! Character Ed. - Gr K-3: Safety For Kids

From riding a bike to swimming at the pool, safety is important everywhere. Each title in this series gives a friendly overview of safety tips and skills for a specific situation. A QR Code in each chapter provides access to book-specific online resources, and making connections. Questions help your readers apply each book's concepts to their lives.

 OA525263   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Character Ed. - Gr. 2-5: Building My Social Toolbox

Told in narrative nonfiction, this series teaches young readers how to build their social skills and self-awareness. These books help build a foundation for students to develop into capable and compassionate individuals and, through examples, show them how to make the choices that will let them grow their soft skills. All books in this series encourage readers to LOOK, THINK, MAKE A GUESS, ASK QUESTIONS, and CREATE.

 OA525963   |  6 Books in Set
Character Ed. - Gr. 2-5: Growing Character

Books in the Growing Character series teaches your young readers about strong character and important values. This book is intended to help build a foundation for students to develop into morally responsible, compassionate citizens and, with examples, show them how to make the choices that let them grow into people of character. All books in the 21st Century Junior Library encourage students to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills.

 OA524873   |  8 Books in Set
NEW! Character Ed. - Gr. 3-7: Investigating Life Skills

Each title in the Soft Skills Sleuth series tackles an essential life skill in an age-appropriate and participatory way. The series offers the perfect antidote to simply lecturing students about good behavior by drawing them into "investigations" illustrated to depict a realistic and relatable classroom situation. Your readers are invited to investigate four story-centered scenarios related to concepts like listening, talking, body language, and writing.

 OA525352   |  8 Books in Set
NEW! Character Ed. - Gr. K-3: Understanding You!

Becoming an upstanding member of the community involves many different things. In this series about social and emotional learning, young readers will be introduced to six qualities of good character. They are explained in simple, easy to understand examples.

 OA525905   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Civics - Gr K-3: Being A U.S. Citizen

What does it mean to be a United States Citizen? Your young readers have a chance to find out with this engaging set. From national holidays that celebrate our shared patriotism to how laws are made in the government, this set gives a broad understanding of many aspects of citizenship that your readers are likely to encounter. Achievable text topics such as volunteering, diversity and everyday citizens doing their part to make our country a better place for us all.

 OA525417   |  6 Books in Set
Civics - Gr K-3: Community Economics

From an early age, students start to use and understand money. This series introduces your youngest learners to basic economic principles within a community. From spending and saving money to supply and demand, your young readers gain a basic foundation of economics and learn about personal finance and decision-making.

 OA525259   |  6 Books in Set
Civics - Gr K-3: Government Basics

What does the Supreme Court do? What is the difference between a governor and a mayor? These are questions that kids might have. This series makes learning about these important jobs easy and fun.

 OA524918   |  6 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 2-5: American Government

How does the U.S. government work? What processes are needed to create a new law, become a citizen, or elect a president? With a running timeline on each spread, each book in this series clearly explains the basic workings of our government to inspire our future leaders.

 OA525310   |  6 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 3-7: Look At Government

There’s a lot your students need to know about how the US government works. From the division of power between three branches to the Electoral College, it can seem complicated and overwhelming. This series breaks down how the government is run to the most important points covered in the social studies curriculum. Written in accessible language for readers of all abilities, an overview of the job of the House of Representatives, Senate, Supreme Court, and president can help clarify the system for your readers or simply aid in test preparation.

 OA525040   |  6 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 3-7: News Literacy

In recent years, the news media and its function in US society have become major topics of conversation and debate. The News Literacy series examines several key issues in modern news and gives your readers tips on how to view the media through a more informed and sophisticated lens. Topics include the importance of quality journalism, the encroachment of advertising in traditional news spaces, and how to determine whether sources are credible or truly are "fake news."

 OA525061   |  6 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 3-7: Our Court System

The U.S. Constitution describes how the U.S. federal judicial system is organized and how the different courts function. There are several levels of courts in the United States, including local, state, and federal court systems. Each of these systems has had a profound effect on the lives of American citizens since they were established. The volumes in this comprehensive set teach readers everything they need to know about our judicial system. Your readers learn about the long and fascinating history of our court system, key figures, and important cases, as well as a discussion of our modern understanding of this essential governmental system.

 OA525064   |  5 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 3-7: Perspectives On American Progress

American society has been changing throughout the nation's history. Sometimes, important individuals emerge to drive new advances in politics, sports, science, and social justice. Perspectives on American Progress introduces your readers to several of these major advances, depicting the events through the eyes of the people who were involved.

 OA525258   |  7 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 5-9: Examining Political Systems

In today's political landscape, your young people are being confronted with diverse perspectives on political systems and major challenges to economic structures. As these new—or revived—ideological waves sweep global politics, the key to meaningful participation is being an informed citizen. Each book in this series presents your students with historical sources on political systems and structures, offering such primary sources as texts, photographs, and propaganda, for your readers to evaluate and interpret. By understanding the principles of diverse political ideologies and how to decipher political jargon and propaganda, your readers can participate meaningfully in the debates of our times.

 OA524988   |  8 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 5-9: Inside Law Enforcement

Today's news is filled with stories about the federal law enforcement agencies. We hear about the deportation of undocumented immigrants by ICE agents, the declassification of once top-secret information from the CIA, and the role of the FBI in the 2016 presidential election. These texts not only make clear the wide-ranging impact of these governmental organizations, but also highlight less-known tasks and responsibilities that they carry out. Your readers learn how each agency's role differs and pick up fascinating details about the jobs of the dedicated professionals who work there. Sidebars offer extra information, while back matter sections suggest various channels for learning more. Features include: Provides up-to-date, even-handed examinations of agencies that have been front and center in the national conversation in recent years. Useful for both Social Studies units and career awareness. Relevant to both the Civic and Political Institutions and the Rules, Processes, and Laws sections in the Civics area of the C3 Framework for Social Studies.

 OA525019   |  5 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 5-9: U.S. Presidential Elections: How They Work

Every four years, U.S. voters head to the polls to choose the country's president. But how does this process work? This essential set provides your elementary students with a detailed look behind the scenes of a presidential election, including fund-raising, campaigns, debates, nominations, and primaries. These books also address the Electoral College, how and why it came to be, and how it works; how people vote in various ways, such as at polling places and by absentee ballot; and the final event itself: inauguration day for the president of the United States.

 OA525403   |  8 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 7-12: American Values & Freedoms

Since 1776, the rights of American citizens have continuously evolved, and they remain hotly debated today. This series examines the freedoms and values that Americans hold dear, including their historical importance and the application of these freedoms through the years. The series critically examines these ideals, while encouraging your students to think critically about them too.

 OA524907   |  6 Books in Set
Civics - Gr. 7-12: Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a key life skill. In an approachable way, this series gives teens solid information they need to know for their financial future and helps them learn to apply it in their lives. Each book highlights important financial topics, including earning, saving, investing, managing debt, and how to handle large costs such as college.

 OA524994   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Community Workers - Gr K-3 (Good Addition)

Perennial Best-Sellers! Kids find common jobs fascinating, and this series delivers! Through easy text & colorful photos, readers will learn not only what these individuals do, but how their work is vitally important to our community.

 OA525558   |  20 Books in Set
NEW! Community Workers - Gr K-3: Sesame Street Loves...

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 the Muppets from Sesame Street.

 OA525430   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Community Workers - Gr. 3-7: Law Enforcement

From Detectives to Forensics to SWAT, there are many movies and shows featuring these aspects of Law Enforcement. Through a close photo-text match and sidebars, these books engage your readers. And for those who are looking at a possible career, there is more than enough information to keep their dreams alive. Great Way To Get Kids Into Nonfiction!

 OA525563   |  6 Books in Set
Contemporary Issues - Gr. 2-5: Shape Your Opinion

This "Shape Your Opinion" series explores important issues that kids face. Each book provides three questions that examine both sides of an issue while building critical thinking and opinion writing skills. Your students learn about the common techniques used and what makes a convincing argument. Now kids are ready to shape and write about their own opinion!

 OA525095   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Contemporary Issues - Gr. 5-9: Crisis In Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would perform a special military operation in neighboring Ukraine. Within minutes Russian troops had invaded. The world watched as the political, economic, and humanitarian fallout ensued. This series examines the war, the circumstances that led to it, and influential individuals involved.

 OA525964   |  4 Books in Set
Contemporary Issues - Gr. 7-12: Special Reports

Special Reports explores the challenging events and contentious issues that fill the headlines, with compelling text and well-chosen images. Providing balanced coverage, as well as background information and context, the books in this series help your readers develop an essential understanding of current events and encourage them to form their own opinions.

 OA525104   |  11 Books in Set
Field Trips - Gr K-3

Field trips are fun and educating experiences that take kids out of the classroom and into new creative and imaginative places, like art museums and nature centers. Your readers can relive those experiences with this fun and informative series!

 OA525230   |  6 Books in Set
Field Trips - Gr K-3: Places In My Community

Start a Fire. Steal a Badge. TAKE ANY BOOK you want! WoW! These titles are the OPPOSITE of every Field Trip title I’ve ever Read! They even EXPLAIN how to UNLOCK Zoo Cages! NO THEY DON’T…would make for very exciting tales – but causing juvenile delinquency isn’t the Goal. With a clean, modern design using vivid photos, the simple text supplies more than information for any report. Ideal for Classroom Support.

 OA524881   |  8 Books in Set
Field Trips - Gr K-3: Time To Celebrate!

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! BUT WAIT! What if these are Celebrations your Students aren’t familiar with? NEVER FEAR! OLIVER is HERE! With a series explaining the Shenanigans one might expect at ANY get together…Well, not the Martin Family Gathering; we aren’t here to scar the kids. Through simple text, fun photos and light text, your kids will want EVERY day to feature a Parade. Or BBQ. Or Party.

 OA524883   |  6 Books in Set
Field Trips - Gr K-3: Visiting Fantastic Fairs!

Exciting places YOUR KIDS could Actually Visit! (Doesn’t require driving six hours or a second mortgage.) Readers learn how the event got started and what to expect: various foods on a stick, carnival rides, people who deliberately wear Medieval clothes (probably off their meds), and the money stolen through rigged games (likely true, but not mentioned). Meets curriculum standards & Beats “visiting” the Hospital!

 OA524885   |  6 Books in Set
Field Trips - Gr. 3+ (Hi/Lo): Cool Arena Events

Screw the Post Office! Let’s go see some CARS Getting SMASHED! Field Trips don’t have to be BORING. And these Trips are actually worth Reading About! Unlike Bob Ueker’s Front Row Tickets, your students will be seated there. Like a Really Cool Magazine, action photos capture the thrilling moments and the accessible text explains how the event is set-up, the performance and the venue going back to normal. Yes, it beats the Post Office. But, those, too, serve a curriculum need and are listed below.

 OA524870   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Holidays - Gr K-3 (BEST-SELLER)

Many Memories are based on Holidays. Through colorful pictures and simple text, these books introduce your younger readers to Holidays. They will learn these Special Days are more than just missing school, candy, parades, food, relatives and more candy. A nice series to start your students on a lifetime of understanding and appreciating these family events.

 OA525562   |  12 Books in Set
NEW! Holidays - Gr K-3: Search-And-Find

I SPY Meets HOLIDAYS! GREAT SERIES for Beginning Readers! Full-color photos are accompanied with very simple text. Kids learn facts as they search for the objects described. A good way to get your youngest students into the enjoyment of reading!

 OA525303   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Holidays - Gr. 2-5: Cultural Celebrations

Your students will be able to compare and contrast how different cultures approach specific celebrations. Each book gives a glimpse into the Holiday’s History, how it is observed today, including unique traditions and the meanings behind them.

 OA525264   |  6 Books in Set
Holidays - Gr. 2-5: It's Christmas! (Best-Seller! Xmas is ALWAYS Popular!)

WHO DOESN’T LOVE CHRISTMAS? Besides the Grinch! Full of family, food, events, Santa and gifts, it is truly a great time for a kid to simply be a kid. Both a religious and secular Holiday, it brings people of all walks of life together. Readers will explore the history and traditions of Christmas – what makes it so magical. The love of reading is a precious gift, and these titles help foster it.

 OA525022   |  8 Books in Set
NEW! Holidays Baking - Gr. 2-5: Recipe Box

Fun Series! With E-A-S-Y, step-by-step instructions and illustrated examples, kids will create delicious goodies. So good, even the finicky Lil’ Mikey gobbles them up! Impressing family and friends alike, students will find these books a delight! Best Cooking series I’ve ever offered.

 OA525561   |  6 Books in Set
Holidays Crafts - Gr. 2-5: Super Simple Holiday Projects & Activities

FESTIVE & FUN, this series provides easy activities for your students to CREATE! With simple instructions and a close picture-to-text match, Lil’Mikey can even complete these projects!! Also, each title covers the history and traditions associated with the holiday.

 OA524688   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Mythology - Gr. 2-5: Amazing Mysteries

From scaly dragons to mischievous leprechauns, mythical creatures continue to capture the imaginations of your young readers. Appealing to fans of the unexplained, this new series' images and straightforward text examine what is known or supposed about the origins, physical features, motivations, and dwellings of each one. Each volume also includes a folk tale about a legendary encounter with the creature.

 OA525412   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Mythology - Gr. 2-5: Greek Mythology

Greek mythology is full of fascinating characters and stories, from gods and goddesses to monsters and the heroes who defeated them. Each mythological story is tied to ancient Greek culture and religion. Greek Mythology provides readers with an exciting lens through which they can learn about and enjoy history.

 OA525965   |  8 Books in Set
NEW! Mythology - Gr. 2-5: Mythical Beings

This series introduces readers to popular mythical beings that they might recognize from their favorite movies and stories. Each title explains some of the cultures these creatures originated from, what they represented, and how they are shown today.

 OA525904   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Mythology - Gr. 3+ (Hi/Lo): Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian mythology is full of fascinating characters and stories. Each mythological story is tied to ancient Egyptian culture and religion. This series serves as an exciting lens through which readers can learn about and enjoy history.

 OA525902   |  8 Books in Set
Mythology - Gr. 3+ (Hi/Lo): Gods & Goddesses

This Series is a Sells! Why? Fiction Series based on the Gods & Goddesses have become extremely popular. This High-Interest series explores the fascinating stories of Drama, Love and Destruction found in Mythology. At a lower-level, each title includes the history, myths, family tree and fascinating information on the God or Goddess. An easy way to get those “fiction” only fans of Rick Riordan into nonfiction.

 OA524871A   |  24 Books in Set
Mythology - Gr. 3+ (Hi/Lo): Gods, Heroes & Mythology

I Was SHOCKED. I simply saw the set covered powerful gods & goddesses, so I assumed it was about Congress. Turns-out each title covers the powerful gods & goddesses as well as daring heroes and terrifying creatures from a specific Mythology. More of an overview – as opposed to the series above – readers will learn all their stories, cultural importance and how they continue to play a role in society today.

 OA524872   |  8 Books in Set
Mythology - Gr. 3+ (Hi/Lo): Mythical Creatures

From Dragons to Unicorns, this series introduces mythical creatures from all around the world! Your kids learn about each creature's appearance and how their histories have transformed over time.

 OA525188   |  8 Books in Set
Vehicles - Gr K-3: Farm Machines

Everyone knows what a hay bale looks like, but how does it get into that shape? While baling equipment might not make it into farm stories among the classic tractors, animals, and tools, its usefulness on the modern farm is indisputable. Concise text guides your readers through the uses of baling equipment, how it forms round and square bales, and what happens with the hay afterward. Photographs and lively language keeps them engaged and interested in learning all about the exciting equipment that makes the hay bale.

 OA525406   |  6 Books in Set
Vehicles - Gr K-3: Mighty Construction Machines

BIG MACHINES, Your young readers are fascinated by these Large Vehicles! They learn fascinating facts through easy-to-read text. Detailed photos show how POWERFUL MACHINES GET THE JOB DONE!

 OA524789M   |  8 Books in Set
Vehicles - Gr K-3: Tons Of Trucks!

Who doesn't get excited when they hear the musical tones of an ice cream truck? Similarly, other kinds of big vehicles often stop young truck enthusiasts in their tracks. This exciting set has the coolest facts about the most impressive trucks, including car carriers, concrete mixers, ice cream trucks, and exciting monster trucks. Colorful photographs of the vehicles in action will thrill your young readers, while the accessible, low-ATOS text delights and inform them.

 OA525316   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Vehicles - Gr K-3: Trains

Trains and railways have been moving humans and goods for more than 200 years. This series will delve into the histories of some of the most well-known passenger trains that still operate today. This series is at a Level 2 and is written specifically for emerging readers.

 OA525966   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Vehicles - Gr K-3: Transportation: Search-And-Find

I SPY Meets TRANSPORTATION! GREAT SERIES for Beginning Readers! Full-color photos are accompanied with very simple text. Kids learn facts as they search for the objects described. A good way to get your youngest students into the enjoyment of reading!

 OA525292   |  18 Books in Set
Vehicles - Gr. 3+ (Hi/Lo): Vehicles On The Job

VEHICLES GET IT DONE! Some work on FARMS. Or go to SPACE. Others Rush to an EMERGENCY. In this series, kids will see vehicles getting the JOB Done. They will discover the uses, importance, how it works, operation, history and why we need them.

 OA525138   |  6 Books in Set
NEW! Vehicles - Gr. 3+ (Hi/Lo): Xtreme Speed

Xtreme Speed brings the power of the world's fastest machines to your students. No room for fear here! Reluctant readers be drawn in by short, easy-to-read bursts of information that highlight history, capabilities, and speed records.

 OA525275   |  6 Books in Set


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