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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.

Blizzard!
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Blizzard!

9781607539889
Elizabeth Raum

 

This photo-illustrated book describes what a makes a winter storm a blizzard, how blizzards affect people, and highlights some historic blizzards. Includes information on keeping safe if living in an area prone to winter storms. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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Earthquake!
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Earthquake!

9781607539896
Elizabeth Raum

 

This photo-illustrated book describes how earthquakes happen, how quakes affect people, and highlights some historic earthquakes. Includes information on keeping safe if living in an area prone to quakes. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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Flood!
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Flood!

9781607539902
Elizabeth Raum

 

This photo-illustrated book describes flash floods, regional floods, and storm surges. Explains how floods are predicted, what can be done to help prevent them, and how to stay safe in areas prone to flooding. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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Hurricane!

9781607539919
Elizabeth Raum

 

This photo-illustrated book describes hurricanes, or as they are known in other parts of the world, cyclones and typhoons. Explains how hurricanes are formed, how they are predicted, what can be done to stay safe in areas prone to hurricanes. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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Tornado!

9781607539926
Elizabeth Raum

 

This photo-illustrated book describes tornados, or as they are known in other parts of the world, cyclones. Explains how tornados are formed, how they are predicted, what can be done to stay safe in areas prone to tornados. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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Wildfire!

9781607539933
Elizabeth Raum

 

This photo-illustrated book describes wildfires, including forest fires, grass fires, and bush fires. Explains how these fires are started, what conditions create a crisis, and steps taken to put fires out. Also includes information on staying safe and preventing wildfires. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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Blizzard!
9781607539889
Earthquake!
9781607539896
Flood!
9781607539902
Hurricane!
9781607539919
Tornado!
9781607539926
Wildfire!
9781607539933

Natural Disasters

 

How do weather forecasters predict storms? When does a snowstorm turn into a real blizzard? Get answers to these questions and more in the Natural Disasters series, which features clear explanations and tips for being prepared for extreme natural events.

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Complete Series of 6: retail $179.70 your price $125.70

READING LEVEL: GRADE K AND UP
  • Formats: Reinforced Library Binding, eBook

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 9.5"

School Library Journal,
November 2016

“Raum uses short, punchy sentences to engage readers. Each title considers ways scientists study causes and attempt to predict occurrences. Vintage and contemporary photographs accompany brief discussions of major events and illustrate impact. Many volumes include worldwide coverage, such as Earthquake, which provides examples from Haiti, China, Japan, and Nepal. A few captions fail to identify locations, such as the collapsed roof of a stadium in Blizzard. Raum offers safety tips and suggests how individuals and communities might prepare for potential disasters. VERDICT Although these books don’t break new ground, they will appeal to reluctant readers and supplement collection resources. ”—Series Made Simple

Booklist,
November 2016

“The books in the Natural Disasters series present simple introductions to some of the world’s most dangerous weather and environmental events. Targeting reluctant readers, each two-page spread features short, direct sentences; a large color photo; and a relevant question and answer. Readers are provided a very basic explanation of the natural disaster in question, historic examples of each, and general safety instructions for weathering these dangers. Blizzard! emphasizes that high winds and blowing, but not necessarily falling, snow define these winter storms. Hurricane! zeros in on the massive scale of these deadly storms and the damage caused by high winds and storm surges; hurricanes Andrew, Mitch, and Katrina all make an appearance. Tornado! describes the EF Scale, which measures a tornado’s power by its destructiveness, though the corresponding wind speeds are not provided. The hazards of forest and brush fires are tackled in Wildfire!, as are the ways smoke jumpers and hotshots help combat these blazes. The science is cursory at best in the books on severe weather and would have benefited from simple diagrams illustrating how tornadoes or hurricanes form. Still, the dramatic photos of the disasters in action, as well as their aftermaths, will hold many a kid’s attention. A high-interest series for browsing or jumping off. ”