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NGVL Kids eBooks

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Amelia Earhart - Caroline Gilpin
ISBN: 9781426313509
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
Grades pre-K-1; Ages 4-6
This Level 1 Reader brings an understanding of Amelia Earhart's historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades.

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Ants - Melissa Stewart
ISBN: 9781426306082
Publication Date: 2010-01-12
Grades K-3; Ages 5-8
Ants are everywhere. They creep, they crawl, they climb, and they fall. But they get up and they keep on working. Ants come in all different shapes, different sizes, and different colors. And they do a lot of different jobs. These hard-working little creatures thrive wherever they go, making whatever adaptations necessary in their ever-changing world.

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Caterpillar to Butterfly - Laura Marsh
ISBN: 9781426309205
Publication Date: 2012-04-10
Grades Preschool-1; Ages 4-6
Butterflies are all around us. It's hard to believe these majestic insects with impressive wingspans and beautifully colored and patterned wings were once creepy crawly caterpillars. How in the world does this transformation happen?

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Dinosaurs - Kathy Weidner Zoehfeld; National Geographic Society Staff
ISBN: 9781426307751
Publication Date: 2011-04-12
Grades Preschool-1; Ages 4-6
There's nothing more fascinating than dinosaurs. In this Level 1 reader, youngsters learn all about the terrifying giants that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as their own backyard! They'll be wowed by new information and eye-popping illustrations from National Geographic, a trusted source of children's nonfiction content

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Frogs! - Elizabeth Carney
ISBN: 9781426303937
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
Grades Preschool-1; Ages 4-6
WHAT WAS THAT? That's the roaring burp of a bullfrog! SEE THAT? That's the slick, shiny skin of colorful little rainforest frogs! Alive with froggy facts, this book has the coolest photos to bring kids deep into the swampy world of our amphibian amigos.

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Koalas - Laura Marsh
ISBN: 9781426314667
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Grades Pre-K-1; Ages 4-6
With a seemingly permanent half-smile on their face, koalas are appealing to boys and girls alike. Filled with adorable photos, and carefully leveled text, this level 1 reader introduces beginning readers to these furry creatures, from cub to adult, exploring where they live, what they eat, and even the way they say "hello" --by touching noses!

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Meerkats - Laura Marsh
ISBN: 9781426313424
Publication Date: 2013-07-09
Grades Pre-K-1; Ages 4-6
Welcome to the wacky world of meerkats, where groups of these furry friends team up to survive in the wild. Each meerkat has a job: babysitting the kids, guarding the troops, or foraging for food. Kids will be mesmerized by wonderful photographs and inviting text.

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Planes - Amy Shields
ISBN: 9781426307126
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Grades Preschool-1; Ages 4-6
How cool is a supersonic jet that can zip, dip, and zoom through the air? Or a helicopter that hovers as still as a hummingbird? In this 32-page beginning reader, a real-life pilot introduces kids to the greatest planes that ever flew.

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Ponies - Laura Marsh
ISBN: 9781426308499
Publication Date: 2011-08-23
Grades K-3; Ages 5-8
Children will be captivated as they watch a brand new baby foal walk within minutes of being born then quickly turn into one of the most graceful animals on Earth.

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Spiders - Laura Marsh
ISBN: 9781426308512
Publication Date: 2011-08-23
Grades K-3; Ages 5-8
You don't have to look far to see a spider's web in the corner of the window, on a fence, or in a bush spiders make their homes everywhere. And there are so many kinds of spiders! Some red, some blue, yellow, and all fascinating.

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Storms - Miriam Goin
ISBN: 9781426303951
Publication Date: 2009-04-14
Grades Preschool-3; Ages 4-8
Storms are SCARY! But it’s cool to understand what’s going on when Mother Nature gets angry. Why does the wind howl? Why does it rain for days? How do rivers overflow? Thunder and lightening, monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes...the facts and photos in this book will blow you away!

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Trains - Amy Shields
ISBN: 9781426307782
Publication Date: 2011-04-12
Grades Preschool-3; Ages 4-8
Choo Choo! Kids love trains! Especially the old-timey steam engines found in amusement parks and zoos. But what about a super-speeder in Japan that zooms on the track at 361 miles per hour? Or the world's longest freight train, stretching on for a whopping 4.6 miles? Or futuristic railways in the sky?

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Trucks! - Wil Mara
ISBN: 9781426305269
Publication Date: 2009-09-08
Grades Preschool-3; Ages 4-8
Who can resist trucks? They’re loud. They’re complicated. They have wheels twice as tall as your dad.Trucks!has many cool images of the trucks we know and love. There’s also curiosities like the $3 million mining truck that’s "like driving a house."

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Weather - Kristin Baird Rattini
ISBN: 9781426313486
Publication Date: 2013-07-09
Grades 1-4; Ages 6-9
Kids will discover the answers to these questons and more in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will discover what causes the weather they experience every day. This Level 1 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the meteorologists of tomorrow!

 

NG Kids Readers in the NGVL

NG Kids Readers Level 1 are for kids beginning to read on their own. These ebooks are available in National Geographic Virtual Library Kids.

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