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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

Curious about Jupiter
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Curious about Jupiter

9781681519722
Rachel Grack
Questions and answers about Jupiter’s appearance and features, plus missions to the planet, encourage inquiry-based learning for curious early elementary-age readers. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills and doubles as a mini media literacy lesson. Includes quick facts chart, infographics, glossary, and index.

retail $34.25 your price $23.95

Curious about Mars
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Curious about Mars

9781681519739
Rachel Grack
Questions and answers about Mars’ appearance and features, plus missions to the planet, encourage inquiry-based learning for curious early elementary-age readers. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills and doubles as a mini media literacy lesson. Includes quick facts chart, infographics, glossary, and index.

retail $34.25 your price $23.95

Curious about Mercury
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Curious about Mercury

9781681519746
Rachel Grack
Questions and answers about Mercury’s appearance and features, plus missions to the planet, encourage inquiry-based learning for curious early elementary-age readers. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills and doubles as a mini media literacy lesson. Includes quick facts chart, infographics, glossary, and index.

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Curious about Neptune
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Curious about Neptune

9781681519753
Rachel Grack
Questions and answers about Neptune’s appearance and features, plus missions to the planet, encourage inquiry-based learning for curious early elementary-age readers. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills and doubles as a mini media literacy lesson. Includes quick facts chart, infographics, glossary, and index.

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Curious about Saturn
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Curious about Saturn

9781681519760
Gillia M. Olson
Questions and answers about Saturn’s appearance and features, plus missions to the planet, encourage inquiry-based learning for curious early elementary-age readers. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills and doubles as a mini media literacy lesson. Includes quick facts chart, infographics, glossary, and index.

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Curious about the Moon
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Curious about the Moon

9781681519715
Rachel Grack
Questions and answers about the Moon’s appearance and features, plus missions to the satellite, encourage inquiry-based learning for curious early elementary-age readers. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills and doubles as a mini media literacy lesson. Includes quick facts chart, infographics, glossary, and index.

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Curious about Uranus
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Curious about Uranus

9781681519777
Rachel Grack
Questions and answers about Uranus’ appearance and features, plus missions to the planet, encourage inquiry-based learning for curious early elementary-age readers. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills and doubles as a mini media literacy lesson. Includes quick facts chart, infographics, glossary, and index.

retail $34.25 your price $23.95

Curious about Venus
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Curious about Venus

9781681519784
Rachel Grack
Questions and answers about Venus’ appearance and features, plus missions to the planet, encourage inquiry-based learning for curious early elementary-age readers. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills and doubles as a mini media literacy lesson. Includes quick facts chart, infographics, glossary, and index.

retail $34.25 your price $23.95

Curious about Jupiter
9781681519722
Curious about Mars
9781681519739
Curious about Mercury
9781681519746
Curious about Neptune
9781681519753
Curious about Saturn
9781681519760
Curious about the Moon
9781681519715
Curious about Uranus
9781681519777
Curious about Venus
9781681519784

Curious about Outer Space

What’s the weather like on Jupiter? Will we ever live on Mars? Our solar system is full of amazing phenomena. Build on kids’ natural curiosity about the high-interest topic of space with a fun question-and-answer format that reinforces inquiry skills. A Stay Curious! Learn More feature models research skills while simple infographics support visual literacy.

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Complete Series of 8: retail $274.00 your price $191.60

Series Lexile Levels: 520L-590L; A/R: Pending
  • Reinforced Library Binding

  • Pages: 24

  • Trim Size: 7" x 9"

Booklist, STARRED REVIEW - Curious about UFOs,
April 2022

“In this attractive offering from the Curious about Unexplained Mysteries series (6 titles), readers can explore their questions about UFOs and be treated to credible information that doesn’t knock anyone’s beliefs or enthusiasm. Out of the gate, the author asserts that UFOs don’t equal aliens; rather, they’re just something mysterious in the sky. The book takes a Q&A approach to its content, kicking off each two-page spread with a question that the ensuing text endeavors to answer. Some of the questions posed are, “Are UFOs real?,” “What do UFOs look like?,” and “Who investigates UFOs?” The queries are thematically organized into three color-coded chapters dedicated to UFOs’ appearances, famous UFOs, and their investigation. High-quality, captioned photos and simple infographics support the text, which never exceeds a nicely spaced paragraph on a page. While the book describes how secret government projects and natural phenomena have led to many UFO reports, it never dismisses the possibility of alien life outright, and readers will appreciate both the information and having that door left open. ”

School Library Journal,
April 2022

“An engaging planet set that offers up more than just the standard facts. Each title has three chapters. Chapter one covers why the planet looks like it does, chapter two is about how we know what we do, and chapter three varies in subject to cover specific information about that planet. A strength of this series is that The Moon takes the place of Earth in the set, keeping the structure consistent and focused on space rather than our own planet. The back matter is another highlight, with the “Stay Curious! Learn More” section doubling as an information literacy lesson by asking questions, giving hints for keyword searches, and recommending resources with reasons those sources are trustworthy. VERDICT An exceptional series on our solar system’s planets. Highly recommended for libraries, schools, and homeschooling collections. ”