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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.

Do You Really Want to Yell in a Cave?: A Book about Sound
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Do You Really Want to Yell in a Cave?: A Book about Sound

9781607539568
Daniel D. Maurer / Teresa Alberini

 

Two children explore a cave and learn about echoes, sound waves, and properties of sound. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.



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Do You Really Want to Create a Mudslide?: A Book about Erosion
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Do You Really Want to Create a Mudslide?: A Book about Erosion

9781607539575
Daniel D. Maurer / Teresa Alberini

 

Two children try to create a mudslide on a playground and then learn about the dangers of real mudslides, as well as how wind, water, and ice erosion can shape the land. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.



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Do You Really Want to Skate on Thin Ice?: <br>A Book about States of Matter</br>
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Do You Really Want to Skate on Thin Ice?:
A Book about States of Matter

9781607539582
Daniel D. Maurer / Teresa Alberini

 

Two children go ice skating, fall through thin ice, and once they are safely home, they learn more about how matter changes state from solid to liquid to gas. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.



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Do You Really Want to Drive in a Blizzard?: A Book about Predicting Weather
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Do You Really Want to Drive in a Blizzard?: A Book about Predicting Weather

9781607539599
Daniel D. Maurer / Teresa Alberini

 

A girl and her family debate whether they should drive in bad weather, and the girl learns about how meteorologists predict the weather. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.



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Do You Really Want to Walk in the Dark?: A Book about Light
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Do You Really Want to Walk in the Dark?: A Book about Light

9781607539605
Daniel D. Maurer / Teresa Alberini

 

Two boys walk home in the dark after their flashlight goes out and learn about light, light sources, and properties of light. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.



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Do You Really Want to Burn Your Toast?: A Book about Heat
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Do You Really Want to Burn Your Toast?: A Book about Heat

9781607539612
Daniel D. Maurer / Teresa Alberini

 

Two children cook food for their parents and learn about the science of heat, and how energy transfers to cook food. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.



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Do You Really Want to Yell in a Cave?: A Book about Sound
9781607539568
Do You Really Want to Create a Mudslide?: A Book about Erosion
9781607539575
Do You Really Want to Skate on Thin Ice?: <br>A Book about States of Matter</br>
9781607539582
Do You Really Want to Drive in a Blizzard?: A Book about Predicting Weather
9781607539599
Do You Really Want to Walk in the Dark?: A Book about Light
9781607539605
Do You Really Want to Burn Your Toast?: A Book about Heat
9781607539612

Adventures in Science

 

You don’t have to be wearing a lab coat to learn about science—science starts with observing the world around us! Adventures in a cave, in the dark, in bad weather, and even in the kitchen provide the backdrop for learning about the properties of sound, light, heat, and more. Use these books to show kids how science is relevant in our everyday lives.

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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: 24

  • Trim Size: 9.25" x 8.25"

Linda's Little Lit Reviews,
August 2017

“Heat is a very useful and necessary form of energy. It can provide light, gives us summer, and allows us to cook our meals. Who doesn't like a slice of toast for breakfast? But be careful! Too much heat and you will end up with burnt toast. In this latest edition to the new series 'Adventures in Science' Jayden and his sister, Lexi, prepare breakfast to surprise their parents. Along the way, they learn about the properties of heat: what it is and how it changes one thing into another. While Lexi mixes a batch of muffins to bake in the oven, Jayden puts bread into the toaster. It doesn't take long before Jayden realizes he has set the toaster too high and ends up with inedible toast. At least their mom and dad will have yummy muffins for breakfast. Or will they? Maurer and Alberini give young readers an easy way to understand the idea of heat. Maurer's simple text, combined with Alberini's large, colorful illustrations, is perfect for young readers learning the science of heat. Although the story might be too young for some older readers, the inclusion of two experiments and other websites will have them picking this book up, too. A glossary and age-appropriate additional reading makes this a good companion to the classroom or library. Be sure to check out this duo's other titles in the 'Adventures in Science' series, dealing with yelling in a cave, creating a mudslide, skating on thin ice, driving in a blizzard, and walking in the dark. ”—Linda Sweitzer