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Chapter 1: Plants and Their Needs

Beans. Mitchell, Melanie. Lerner Publishing Group, 2003.
Desert Plants. Welch, Catherine. Capstone Press, 2006.
From Seed to Plant. Fowler, Allan. Children's Press, 2001.
How Plants Grow. Royston, Angela. Heinemann Library, 1999.
I See a Leaf. Maccarone, Grace. Cartwheel, 2002.
Meeting Trees. Sanders, Scott Russell. National Geographic, 1998.
Oak Trees. Mitchell, Melanie. Lerner Publishing Group, 2003.
Plant Life Cycles. Ganeri, Anita. Heinemann, 2005.
Plant Plumbing. Blackaby, Susan. Capstone Press, 2003.
Sunflowers. Saunders-Smith, Gail. Capstone Press, 1997.

Chapter 2: Animals and Their Needs

Amazing Dolphins. Thomson, Sarah. HarperCollins, 2006.
Baby Sea Otter. Tatham, Betty. Henry Holt, 2005.
Bats. Wood, Lily. Scholastic, 2001.
Bluebird's Nest. DePrisco, Dorothea. Piggy Toes Press,2005.
Deer, Moose, Elk & Caribou. Hodge, Deborah. Kids Can Press, 1998.
Fish Wish. Barner, Bob. Holiday House, 2000.
Frog in a Bog. Wilson, Karma. Margaret K. McElderrry, 2003.
Humpback Whale. Douglas, Lloyd. Children's Press, 2005.
Mama. Winter, Jeanette. Harcourt, 2006.
Watchful Wolves. Berman, Ruth. Lerner Publications, 1999.

Chapter 3: Plants and Animals Together

About the Rain Forest. Johanasen, Heather. Treasure Bay Books, 2000.
Families of the Deep Blue Sea. Mallory, Kenneth. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1995.
Fantastic Feeders. Knight, Tim. Heinemann, 2003.
Forrest Food Chains. Kalman, Bobbie. Crabtree Publishing, 2004.
One Small Place in a Tree. Brenner, Barbara. HarperCollins, 2004
A Panda's World. Arnold, Caroline. Picture Window Books, 2006.
Whales. Gibbons, Gail. Holiday House, 2003.
What Plants and Animals Need. Leber, Nancy. Compass Point Books, 2003.
Watch Them Grow. Martin, Linda (editor). DK Children, 1995.
Who Needs Plants? Trumbauer, Lisa. Capstone Press, 2003.

Chapter 4: Weather

Big Freeze. Chambers, Catherine. Heinemann Library, 2002.
A Cloudy Day. Nelson, Robin. Lerner Publishing Group, 2002.
Flash, Crash, Rumble and Roll. Branley, Franklyn. HarperTrophy, 1999.
The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm. White, Nancy. Scholastic Paperbacks, 2000.
On the Same Day in March: A Tour of the World's Weather. Singer, Marilyn. HarperTrophy, 2002.
Snow. Frost, Helen. Capstone Press, 2004.
A Sunny Day. Nelson, Robin. Lerner Publishing Group, 2002.
What Will the Weather Be? DeWitt, Lynda, HarperTrophy, 1993.
Wild, Wet and Windy. Llewellyn, Claire. Candlewick, 1997.
W is For Wind: A Weather Alphabet. Michaels, Pat. Sleeping Bear Press, 2005.

Chapter 5: Seasons

Fall Leaves Fall! Hall, Zoe. Scholastic Press, 2000.
How Do You Know It's Fall? Fowler, Allan. Children's Press, 1992.
I Know It's autumn. Spinelli, Eileen.HarperCollins, 2004.
I Love Our Earth. Martin, Bill. Charlesbridge, 2006.
It's Winter. Glaser, Linda. Millbrook Press, 2002.
Leaf Jumpers. Gerber, Carole. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2004.
Leaf Man. Ehlert, Lois. Harcourt, 2005.
Once Around the Sun. Katz, Bobbie. Harcourt, 2006.
Sunshine Makes the Seasons. Branley, Franklyn. HarperTrophy, 2005.
A Tree for All Seasons. Bernard, Robin. National Geographic, 2001.

Chapter 6: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Everything is Matter! Bauer, David. Capstone Press, 2005.
Matter. Webster, Christine. Capstone Press, 2005.
Matter: See it, Touch It, Taste It, Smell It. Stille, Darlene R. Picture Window Books, 2004.
Shapes: Discovering Flats and Solids. Koomen, Michelle. Capstone Press, 2001.
Solids and Liquids. Glover, David. Kingfisher, 2002.
Solids, Liquids, and Gases. Osborne, Louise. Kids Can Press, 2000.
Touch It! Materials, Matter, and You. Mason, Adrienne. Kids Can Press, 2005.
What is Mass? Curry, Don L. Children's Press, 2005.
What is Matter? Curry, Don L. Children's Press, 2005.
What is the World Made of? Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. HarperTrophy, 1998.

Chapter 7: Changing Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Cooling Investigations. Whitehouse, Patricia. Heinemann Library, 2004.
Freezing and Melting. Nelson, Robin. Lerner Publications Group, 2003.
Heating. Whitehouse, Patricia. Heinemann Library, 2004.
Hot and Cold. Hewitt, Sally. Children's Press, 2000.
I Face the Wind. Cobb, Vicki. HarperCollins, 2003.
Is It Hot? Is It Not? Blevins, Wiley. Compass Point Books, 2003.
Slippery or Sticky. Parker, Victoria. Raintree, 2005.
Solids, Liquids, Gases. Simon, Charnan. Compass Point Books, 2000.
Temperature: Heating Up and Cooling Down. Stille, Darlene R. Picture Window Books, 2004.
Why Does Ice Melt? Pipe, Jim. Copper Beech, 2002.

Chapter 1: Plant Life Cycles

From Seed to Plant. Fowler, Allan. Children's Press, 2001.
From Seed to Sunflower. Legg, Gerald. Franklin Watts, 1999.
A Grand Old Tree. DePalma, Mary Newell. Scholastic Press, 2005.
How a Seed Grows. Jordan, Helen. HarperTrophy, 1992.
The Life Cycle of a Flower. Aloian, Molly. Crabtree Publishing, 2004.
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow. Cole, Joanna. Scholastic, 1995.
The Pumpkin Book. Gibbons, Gail. Holiday House, 2000.
The Sea, The Storm, and The Mangrove Tangle. Cherry, Lynne. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004.
A Seed in Need: A First Look at the Plant Cycle. Godwin, Sam. Picture Window Books, 2004.
The Tiny Seed. Carle, Eric. Simon and Schuster, 2001.

Chapter 2: Animal Life Cycles

All About Frogs. Arnosky, Jim. Scholastic, 2002.
Animal Homes. Wilkes, Angela. Kingfisher, 2003.
Bats. Riley, Joelle. Lerner Publishing Group, 2005.
Beaks! Collard, Sneed B. Charlesbridge, 2002.
Blue Sky Bluebird. Chrustowski, Rick. Henry Holt, 2004.
Feathered Dinosaurs of China. Wenzel, Gregory C. Charlesbridge, 2004.
From Caterpillar to Butterfly. Heiligman, Deborah. HarperTrophy, 1996.
I See a Kookaburra: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World. Jenkins, Steve. Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Mute Swans. Pfeffer, Wendy. Silver Whistle, 1996.
Spinning Spiders. Berger, Melvin. HarperTrophy, 2003.

Chapter 3: Earth's Materials

Dirt. Tomecek, Steve. National Geographic, 2002.
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil. Rosinsky, Natalie. Picture Window Books, 2002.
A Handful of Dirt. Bial, Raymond. Walker, 2000.
If You Find a Rock. Christian, Peggy. Harcourt, 2000.
Let's Go Rock Collecting. Gans, Roma. HarperTrophy, 1997.
Looking at Rocks. Dussling, Jennifer. Grosset & Dunlap, 2001.
The Pebble in My Pocket: A History of Our Earth. Hooper, Meredith. Viking, 1996.
Rocks and Fossils. Pellant, Chris. Kingfisher, 2003.
Rocks and Minerals. Squire, Ann. Children's Press, 2002.
Soils. Ditchfield, Christin. Children's Press, 2002.

Chapter 4: Earth's Past

Dinosaur Bones. Barner, Bob. Chronicle Books, 2001.
Dinosaur Tree. Henderson, Douglas. Simon & Schuster, 1994.
Fossil. Ewart, Claire. Walker Books, 2004.
Fossil Detective: Tyrannosaurus Rex. Schatz, Dennis. Silver Dolphin Books, 2005.
Fossils. Squire, Ann. Children's Press, 2002.
Fossils Tell of Long Ago. Aliki. HarperTrophy, 1990.
Living with Dinosaurs. Lauber, Patricia. Aladdin, 1999.
Terrible Tyrannosaurs. Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. HarperCollins, 2001.
Troodon, The Smartest Dinosaur. Lessem, Don. Carolrhoda Books, 1996.
When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth. Bonner, Hannah. National Geographic, 2004.

Chapter 5: Earth's Resources

Air Is All Around. Branley, Franklyn. HarperTrophy, 1986.
Feel the Wind. Dorros, Arthur. Harper Trophy, 1990.
Follow a Raindrop: The Water Cycle. Ward, Elsie. Scholastic, 2000.
Follow the Water From Brook to Ocean. Dorros, Arthur. HarperTrophy, 1993.
Fossil Fuel Power. Sherman, Josepha. Capstone Press, 2003.
The Great Kapok Tree. Cherry, Lynne. Voyager Books, 2000.
Nature's Green Umbrella. Gibbons, Gail. HarperTrophy, 1997.
Water Dance. Locker, Thomas. Voyager Books, 2002.
Water, Water Everywhere: A Book About the Water Cycle. Ideals Publications, 2001.
Why Should I Save Water? Green, Jen. Barrons Educational Series, 2005.

Chapter 6: Objects in Motion

Fast and Slow. Challoner, Jack. Raintree, 1996.
Find Out About Pushes and Pulls. Jennings, Terry. BBC Books, 1999.
Forces Make Things Move. Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. HarperTrophy, 2005.
How to Calculate Measurements. Rosenberg, Mary. Teacher Created Resources, 2000.
Millions to Measure. Schwartz, David. HarperCollins, 2003.
Pulleys. Walker, Sally. Lerner Publishing Group, 2002.
Push and Pull. Murphy, Patricia. Children's Press, 2002.
Up and Down. Murphy, Patricia. Children's Press, 2002.
Work. Walker, Sally. Lerner Publishing Group, 2002.
Wheels and Axles. Walker, Sally. Lerner Publishing Group, 2002.

Chapter 7: Forces At Work

All About Sound. Trumbauer, Lisa. Children's Press, 2004.
Cool Tools. Auch, Alison. Compass Point Books, 2002.
Forces and Simple Machines. Richards, Jon. Copper Beech Books, 2000.
I Fall Down. Cobb, Vicki. HarperCollins, 2004.
Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart. Rosinsky, Natalie. Picture Window Books, 2002.
Simple Machines. Fowler, Allan. Children's Press, 2001.
What is a Plane? Douglas, Lloyd S. Children's Press, 2002.
What is a Pulley? Douglas, Lloyd G. Children's Press, 2002.
What is Gravity? Trumbauer, Lisa. Children's Press, 2004.
What Makes a Magnet? Branley, Franklyn. HarperTrophy, 1996.

Chapter 1: Adaptations in Land Environments

Arctic Tundra. Forman, Michael H. Children's Press, 1997.
A Walk in the Boreal Forest. Johnson, Rebecca L. Carolrhoda Books, 2001.
Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Hiscock, Bruce. Boyds Mills Press, 2003.
Deserts. Stille, Darlene R. Children's Press, 1999.
Desert Town. Geisert, Bonnie. Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Desert Trip. Steiner, Barbara. Sierra Club Books for Children, 1996.
Forest Explorer: A Life-size Field Guide. Bishop, Nic. Scholastic, 2004.
One Small Place in a Tree. Brenner, Barbara. HarperCollins, 2004.
Watching Desert Wildlife. Arnosky, Jim. National Geographic, 2002.
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? Jenkins, Steve. Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Chapter 2: Adaptations in Water Environments

Animal Survivors of the Wetlands. Somervill, Barbara A. Franklin Watts, 2004.
At Home in the Tide Pool. Wright, Alexandra. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1995.
Coral Reefs. Earle, Sylvia A. National Geographic, 2003.
Come to the Ocean's Edge. Pringle, Lawrence. Boyds, Mills Press, 2003.
One Night in the Coral Sea. Collard, Sneed B. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2005.
Dory Story. Pallotta, Jerry. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2004.
Hello, Fish! Visiting the Coral Reef. Earle, Sylvia A. National Geographic.
Sea Critters. Earle, Sylvia A. National Geographic.
Swamp. Silver, Donald M. McGraw-Hill, 1998.
What's It Like to Be a Fish? Pfeffer, Wendy. HarperTrophy, 1996.

Chapter 3: Environments Change

About Arachnids. Sill, Cathryn. Peachtree, 2003.
Beavers. Hodge, Deborah. Kids Can Press, 2001.
Beavers and Other Animals with Amazing Teeth. Labella, Susan. Children's Press, 2005.
Birds. Parker, Edward. Steck-Vaughn, 2003.
Birds Build Nests. Winer, Yvonne. Charlesbridge, 2002.
Compost! Growing Gardens from Your Garbage. Glaser, Linda. Millbrook, 1997.
Eagles. Hodge, Deborah. Kids Can Press, 2000.
Garbage and Recycling. Harlow, Rosie. Kingfisher, 2001.
Nature in the Neighborhood. Morrison, Gordon. Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
One Less Fish. Toft, Kim Michelle. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1998.

Chapter 4: Our Earth, Sun, and Moon

Earth Cycles. Ross, Michael Elsohn. Lerner Publishing, 2001.
Earth: Our Planet in Space. Simon, Seymour. Simon & Schuster, 2003.
If You Decide to Go to the Moon. McNulty, Faith. Scholastic, 2005.
The Moon. Simon, Seymour. Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Moon. Tomecek, Steve. National Geographic, 2005.
The Moon Seems to Change. Branley, Franklyn M. HarperTrophy 1997.
On Earth. Karas, G. Brian. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.
The Stargazers. Gibbons, Gail. Scholastic, 1999.
Sun. Tomecek, Steve. National Geographic, 2003.
The Sun. Ring, Susan. Yellow Umbrella Books, 2003.

Chapter 5: Our Solar System

A Book About Planets and Stars. Reigot, Betty Polisar. Scholastic, 1998.
Discover Space. Nicolson, Cynthia Pratt. Kids Can Press, 2005.
Kingdom of the Sun: A Book About the Planets. Mitton, S. National Geographic, 2001.
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System. Cole, Joanna. Scholastic Press, 1992.
Next Stop, Neptune: Experiencing the Solar System. Jenkins, Alvin W. Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Night Wonders. Peddicord, Jane Ann. Charlesbridge, 2005.
The Planets. Gibbons, Gail. Holiday House, 2005.
The Planets in Our Solar System. Branley, Franklyn. HarperTrophy, 1998.
There's No Place Like Space. Rabe, Tish. Random House, 1999.
Time for Kids: Planets. Editors of TIME for Kids. HarperTrophy, 2005.

Chapter 6: Matter

Experiments with Solids, Liquids, and Gases. Tocci, Salvatore. Children's Press, 2002.
The Facts About Solids, Liquids, and Gases. Hunter, Rebecca. Smart Apple Media, 2004.
Freezing and Melting. Nelson, Robin. Lerner, 2003.
Solids and Liquids. Glover, David. Kingfisher, 2002.
Solids, Liquids, and Gases. Garrett, Ginger. Children's Press, 2005.
Solid, Liquid, or Gas? Hewitt, Sally. Children's Press, 1998.
Solids, Liquids and Gases. Osborne, Louise. Kids Can Press, 2000.
What is Matter? Curry, Don L. Children's Press, 2005.
What's the Matter in Mr. Whiskers' Room? Ross, Michael Elsohn. Candlewick, 2004.
What is the World Made Of? Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. HarperTrophy, 1998.

Chapter 7: Energy

Energy Makes Things Happen. Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. HarperTrophy, 2003.
Energy and Power. Harlow, Rosie. Kingfisher, 2002.
Feel the Wind. Dorros, Arthur. HarperTrophy, 1990.
Forces Make Things Move. Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. HarperTrophy, 2005.
Push and Pull. Nelson, Robin. Lerner, 2004.
The Science of a Spring. Stringer, John. Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000.
Sun. Mitchell, Melanie. Lerner, 2004.
The Sun: Our Nearest Star. Branley, Franklyn. HarperCollins, 2002.
Sunshine Makes the Seasons. Branley, Franklyn. HarperTrophy, 1996.
Wind Power. Petersen, Christine. Children's Press, 2004.

Chapter 8: Light

All About Light. Trumbauer, Lisa. Children's Press, 2004.
Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes From. Branley, Franklyn. HarperCollins, 1998.
Experiments with Light. Tocci, Salvatore. Children's Press, 2001.
Exploring Light and Color. Gold-Dworkin, Heidi. McGraw-Hill, 1999.
Light and Shadow. Livingston, Myra Cohn. Hoilday House, 1992.
My Light. Bang, Molly. Blue Sky Press, 2004.
The Science of Light and Color. Miller-Schroeder, Patricia. Gareth Stevens, 2000.
The Science of Light: Projects With Experiments with Light and Color. Parker, Steve. Heinemann, 2005.
Science for Fun: Light and Color. Gibson, Gary. Copper Beech, 1995.
What Do You See and How Do You See It? Lauber, Patricia. Crown, 1994.

Chapter 1: Living Things Need Energy

Bald Eagles. Wilcox, Charlotte. Lerner Publishing Group, 2003.
Dory Story. Pallotta, Jerry. Charlesbridge, 2000.
Food Chains. Silverstein, Alvin. Lerner Publishing Group, 2005.
Food Chains and You. Kalman, Bobbie. Crabtree Publishing, 2004.
Great White Sharks. Markle, Sandra. Lerner Publishing Group, 2005.
Incredible Plants. Taylor, Barbara. DK Publishing, 1998.
Lions. Markle, Sandra. Lerner Publishing Group, 2005.
Otters. Mason, Adrienne. Kids Can Press, 2003.
Owls. Gibbons, Gail. Holiday House, 2006.
Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs. Lauber, Patricia. HarperTrophy, 1995.

Chapter 2: Living Things and Their Environment

At Home in the Rain Forest. Willow, Diane. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1995.
California Plants and Animals. Feinstein, Stephen. Heinemann Library, 2003.
The Deep Sea Floor. Collard, Sneed B. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2003.
Forest. Lock, Deborah. DK Publishing, 2004.
Lives Intertwined: Relationships Between Plants and Animals. Young, Allen. Franklin Watts, 1996.
Oceans and Seas. Davies, Nicola. Kingfisher, 2004.
Rain Forest Secrets. Dorros, Arthur. Scholastic, 1990.
Surrounded by Sea: Life on a New England Fishing Island. Gibbons, Gail. Holiday House, 2006.
Whales. Simon, Seymour. HarperCollins, 2006.
The World That We Want. Toft, Kim Michelle. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2005.

Chapter 3: Rocks and Minerals

The Big Rock. Hiscock, Bruce. Aladdin, 1999.
A Grand Canyon Journey: Tracing Time in Stone. Anderson, Peter. Franklin Watts, 1997.
Metamorphic Rocks and the Rock Cycle. Mattern, Joanne. PowerKids Press, 2006.
Rocks and Minerals. Squire, Ann. Children's Press, 2002.
Rocks and Minerals. Stamper, Judith. Scholastic, 2004.
Rocks and Minerals. Symes, R. F. DK Publishing, 2004.
Rocks and Minerals. Willis, Paul M. A. National Geographic Society, 2001.
Rocks, Gems, and Minerals. Trueit, Trudi Stain. Franklin Watts, 2003.
Rocky Road Trip (The Magic School Bus Chapter Book #20): Rocks and Minerals. Stamper, Judith. Scholastic Paperbacks, 2004.
Scholastic Science Readers: Rocks and Minerals. Ricciuti, Edward. Scholastic, 2002.

Chapter 4: Slow Changes on Earth

Cracking Up: A Story About Erosion. Bailey, Jacqui. Picture Window Books, 2006.
The Disappearing Mountain and Other Earth Mysteries. Spilsbury, Louise. Raintree Publishing, 2005.
Drought and the Earth. Bundey, Nikki. Lerner Publishing Group, 2001.
Earthsteps: A Rock's Journey Through Time. Spickert, Diane Nelson. Fulcrum Publishing, 2000.
Highest, Longest, Deepest: An Exploration of the World's Most Fantastic Features. Malam, John. Simon and Schuster, 1997.
Learning About Rocks, Weathering, and Erosion with Graphic Organizers. Estigarribia, Diana. PowerKids Press, 2005.
Sand and Soil: Earth's Building Blocks. Gurney, Beth. Crabtree Publishing, 2004.
Snow and the Earth. Bundey, Nikki. Lerner Publishing Group, 2001.
Weathering and Erosion: Looking at Landscapes. Gifford, Clive. Smart Apple Media, 2005.
Wind and the Earth. Bundey, Nikki. Lerner Publishing Group, 2001.

Chapter 5: Fast Changes on Earth

Earthquakes. Heiligman, Deborah. Scholastic Reference, 2003.
Earthquakes. Prager, Ellen J. National Geographic, 2003.
Earth's Fiery Fury. Downs, Sandra. Lerner Publishing Group, 2000.
Earth's Wild Winds. Friend, Sandra. Lerner Publishing Group, 2002.
Into the Volcano. O'Meara, Donna. Kids Can Press, 2005.
Landslides, Slumps, and Creep. Goodwin, Peter. Franklin Watts, 1997.
Storms. Simon, Seymour. Morrow Junior Books, 1989.
Tsunami! The 1946 Hilo Wave of Terror. Ingram, Scott. Bearport Publishing, 2005.
Volcanos. Wood, Lily. Scholastic, 2000.
Volcano! Prager, Ellen J. National Geographic, 2003.

Chapter 6: Electricity

Electric Battle (Magic School Bus, Chapter Book # 14). Capeci, Anne. Scholastic Paperbacks, 2003.
Electricity. Lauw, Darlene. Crabtree Publishing, 2003.
Energy. Bowden, Rob. KidHaven Press, 2004.
Experiments with Electricity. Tocci, Salvatore. Children's Press, 2001.
Eyewitness: Electricity. Parker, Steve. DK Publishing, 2000.
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning. Schanzer, Robin. HarperCollins, 2003.
My Light. Bang, Molly. Blue Sky Press, 2004.
TIME for Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brillant Inventor. Editors of TIME for Kids. Harper Trophy, 2005.
Young Thomas Edison. Dooling, Thomas. Holiday House, 2005.
Zap It! Exciting Electricity Activities. Good, Keith. Lerner Publications, 1999.

Chapter 7: Magnetism

Amazing Magnetism (Magic School Bus Chapter Book). Carmi, Rebecca. Scholastic Paperbacks, 2002.
Electricity and Magnetism. Karpelenia, Jenny. Perfection Learning, 2004.
Electricity and Magnetism Science Fair Projects: Using Batteries, Balloons, and Other Hair-Raising Stuff. Gardner, Robert. Enslow Publishers, 2004.
Experiments with Magnets. Tocci, Salvatore. Children's Press, 2002.
Fantastic Facts: Magnets. Parker, Steve. Southwater Publishing, 2002.
The Magnet Book. Levine, Shar. Sterling Publishers, 1998.
Magnetism (Discovery Channel School Science). Rankin, Adam. Gareth Stevens, 2003.
Magnets. Lauw, Darlene. Crabtree Publishing, 2003.
Science Experiments with Magnets. Aston-Nankivell, Sally. Franklin Watts, 2000.
Sources of Forces: Science Fun with Force Fields. Cobb, Vicki. Millbrook Press, 2002.

Chapter 1: Structure of Living Things

Cell Communication: Understanding How Information is Stored and Used in Cells. Friedman, Michael. Rosen Publishing, 2004.
Cell Division and Genetics. Snedden, Robert. Heinemann, 2002.
Cells. Silverstein, Alvin. Lerner Publishing Group, 2002.
Cell Wars. Balkwill, Fran. Lerner Publishing Group, 1998.
DNA Is Here to Stay. Balkwill, Fran. Lerner Publishing Group, 1998.
Genes and DNA. Walker, Richard. Kingfisher, 2004.
Microscopic Life. Walker, Richard. Kingfisher, 2004.
Super-flea and Other Animal Champions: Cells, Tissues, and Organs. Spilsbury, Louise. Raintree, 2005.
Stem Cells. Tesar, Jenny. Blackbirch Press, 2003.
What Is a Living Thing? Kalman, Bobbie. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.

Chapter 2: Plant Structures and Functions

Experiments with Plants. Tocci, Salvatore. Children's Press, 2002.
How Leaves Change. Johnson, Sylvia. Lerner Publishing Group, 1986.
Incredible Plants. Taylor, Barbara. DK Publishing, 1997.
Photosynthesis. Juettner, Bonnie. Thomas Gale Publishing, 2005.
Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight Into Food. Kalman, Bobbie. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.
Plants. DK Publishing. DK Children, 2004.
Plants and Planteaters. Chinery, Michael. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.
Stems. Farndon, John. Blackbirch Press, 2006.
What Do Roots Do? Kudlinski, Kathleen. Northword Press, 2005.
World of Wonder: Photosynthesis. Staub, Frank. Creative Education, 2003.

Chapter 3: Human Body Systems

Body. Walker, Richard. DK Children, 2005.
The Circulatory System. Olien, Rebecca. Bridgestone, 2006.
The Circulatory System. Storad, Conrad. Lerner Publications, 2004.
The Digestive and Excretory Systems. Gold, Susan Dudley. Enslow Publishers, 2004.
The Digestive System. Johnson, Rebecca. Lerner Publications, 2004.
Human Body. DK Publishing. DK Publishing, 2004.
The Monster Health Book. Miller, Edward. Holiday House, 2006.
The Respiratory System. Gray, Susan Heinrichs. Child's World, 2003.
Uncover the Human Body. Colombo, Luann. Silver Dolphin Press, 2003.
What Makes Me Me? Winston, Robert. DK Publishing, 2004.

Chapter 4: Earth's Water

Conservation and Natural Resources. Ball, Jacqueline. Gareth Stevens, 2004.
The Drop in My Drink. Hooper, Meredith. Viking, 1998.
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder. Wick, Walter. Scholastic, 1997.
Freshwater Habitats: Life in Freshwater Ecosystems. Toupin, Laurie. Franklin Watts, 2005.
The Life and Times of a Drop of Water: The Water Cycle. Royston, Angela. Raintree, 2005.
My Water Comes From the Mountains. Fourment, Tiffany. Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 2004.
The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story. Waldman, Neil. Millbrook Press, 2003.
Water. Ditchfield, Christin. Children's Press, 2002.
Water Supplies. Welton, Jude. Smart Apple Media, 2005.
World of Water. Arato, Rona. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.

Chapter 5: Earth's Weather

Blizzard: The Storm That Changed America. Murphy, Jim. Scholastic, 2000.
El Nino: Stormy Weather for People and Wildlife. Arnold, Caroline. Clarion, 1998.
Hurricanes Have Eyes but Can't See: And Other Amazing Facts About Wild Weather. Berger, Melvin. Scholastic, 2004.
Hurricane Hunters. Gaffney, Timothy. Enslow Publishers, 2001.
The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting. Breen, Mark. Williamson Publishing Company, 2000.
National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Weather. Kahl, Jonathan. Scholastic, 1998.
Severe Storm and Blizzard Alert. Peppas, Lynn. Crabtree Publishing, 2005.
The Sky's the Limit. Rauzon, Mark. Millbrook Press, 1999.
Weather. Simon, Seymour. Morrow Junior Books, 1993.
Wild Weather. Harris, Caroline. Kingfisher, 2005.

Chapter 6: The Solar System

Are We Alone? Scientists Search for Life in Space. Skurzynski, Gloria. National Geographic, 2004.
Close Encounters: Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope. Scott, Elaine. Hyperion, 1998.
Discover Mars. Skurzynski, Gloria. National Geographic, 1998.
DK Guide to Space. Bond, Peter. DK Publishing, 1999.
Exploring Our Solar System. Ride, Sally. Crown Books, 2003.
Home on the Moon. Dyson, Maryann J. National Geographic, 2003.
Our Solar System. Simon, Seymour. HarperCollins, 1992.
Solar System. Goldsmith, Mike. Kingfisher, 2004.
Stars and Galaxies. Miller, Ron. Lerner Publishing Group, 2006.
Uranus and Neptune. Miller, Ron. Lerner Publishing Group, 2003.

Chapter 7: Types of Matter

Dmitri Mendeleyev and the Periodic Table. Zannos, Susan. Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2004.
The Elements. Miller, Ron. 21st century Publishing, 2004.
Fizz, Bubble, & Flash. Brandolini, Anita. Williamson Publishing Company, 2003.
A Guide to the Elements. Stwertka, Albert. Oxford University Press, 2002.
A History of Super Science: Atoms and Elements. Solway, Andrew. Raintree, 2005.
Liquids and Gases. Fleisher, Paul. Lerner Publishing Group, 2002.
Matter and Energy. Fleisher, Paul. Lerner Publishing Group, 2002.
The Periodic Table. Tocci, Salvatore. Children's Press, 2004.
Physical Science: Elements. Krasnow, David. Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2003.
Science Facts. Editors of DK Publishing. DK Children, 2004.

Chapter 8: Changes in Matter

Acids and Bases. Oxlade, Chris. Heinemann, 2002.
Chemistry. Newmark, Ann. DK Publishing, 2005.
Chemistry Science Fair Projects: Using Acids, Bases, Metals, Salts, and Inorganic Stuff. Gardner, Robert. Enslow Publishers, 2004.
Cool Chemistry Concoctions: 50 Formulas that Fizz, Foam, Splatter & Ooze. Rhatigan, Joe. Lark Books, 2005.
Experiments with Solids, Liquids, and Gases. Tocci, Salvatore, Children's Press, 2001.
Gold: From Greek Myth to Computer Chips. Kassinger, Ruth. Twenty-First Century Books, 2003.
A Matter of Survival. Weil, Ann. Raintree Publishing, 2005.
Mixtures, Compounds & Solutions. Baldwin, Carol. Raintree Publishing, 2004.
Physics Lab in the Home. Friedhoffer, Robert. Franklin Watts, 1998.
Uranium and the Rare Earth Metals. Saunders, Nigel. Heinemann, 2004.

Chapter 1: Earth's Ecosystems

Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems. Batten, Mary and Doyle. Peachtree, 2003.
Freshwater Habitats: Life in Freshwater Ecosystems. Toupin, Laurie. Franklin Watts, 2005.
The Future of the Earth: An Introduction to Sustainable Development. Arthus-Bertrand, Yann. Harry Abrams Publishing, 2004.
Life in a Desert. Kallen, Stuart A. KidHaven Press, 2003.
Life Without Light: A Journey to Earth's Dark Ecosystems. Stewart, Melissa. Franklin Watts, 1999.
The Living Rain Forest. Kratter, Paul. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2004.
Ocean Food Chains. Lynch, Emma. Heinemann, 2004.
Photosynthesis. Juettner, Bonnie. KidHaven Press, 2005.
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird. Hoose, Philip. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
The Young Oxford Book of Ecology. Scott, Michael. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Chapter 2: Earth's Land and Water

At Home in the Coral Reef. Muzik, Katy. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1995.
Awesome Ocean Science: Investigating the Secrets of the Underwater World. Littlefield, Cindy A. Williamson Publishing, 2003.
Endangered Planet. Burnie, David. Kingfisher, 2004.
A Journey into a Lake. Johnson, Rebecca. Lerner Publishing Group, 2004.
A Journey into the Ocean. Johnson, Rebecca. Lerner Publishing Group, 2004.
Land and Water. Gitenstein, Judy et al. Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2004.
Our Natural Homes. Collard, Sneed B. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1996.
Scholastic Atlas of Oceans. Scholastic Reference, 2004.
A Walk in the Tundra. Johnson, Rebecca. Lerner Publishing Group, 2001.
Water Pollution. Donald, Rhonda Lucas. Children's Press, 2002.

Chapter 3: Heat Energy

Alternative Energy. Petersen, Christine. Children's Press, 2004.
Chemical Reaction. Baxter, Roberta. KidHaven Press, 2004.
The Earth's Resources: Renewable and Non-Renewable. Harman, Rebecca. Heinemann, 2006.
Energy. Bowden, Rob. KidHaven Press, 2004.
Energy Alternatives. Cruden, Gabriel. Lucent Books, 2004.
Energy and Heat. Whyman, Kathryn. Stargazer Books, 2004.
Experiments with Friction. Tocci, Salvatore. Children's Press, 2003.
Fossil Fuels: A Resource Our World Depends On. Graham, Ian. Heinemann, 2004.
Oil Makes Gasoline Power. Redmond, Jim. Lake Street Publishers, 2003.
What If We Run Out of Fossil Fuels? Miller, Kimberly. Rosen Books, 2002.

Chapter 4: Energy in the Earth System

The Head Bone's Connected to the Neck Bone: The Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful X-Ray. McClafferty, Carla. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
Light. Woodford, Chris. Blackbirch Press, 2004.
Manipulating Light: Reflection, Refraction and Absorption. Stille, Darlene. Compass Point Books, 2005.
The Nature and Science of Sunlight. Burton, Jane. Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1997.
Radiation. Pettigrew, Mark. Stargazer Books, 2004.
Signals from Space: The Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Naeye, Robert. Steck Vaughn, 2000.
Solar Power. Petersen, Christine. Children's Press, 2004.
Waves: The Electromagnetic Universe. Skurzynski, Gloria. National Geographic Society, 1996.
What Do You See and How Do You See It?: Exploring Light, Color, and Vision. Lauber, Patricia. Crown Books, 1994.
Wilhelm Roentgen and the Discovery of X-Rays. Garcia, Kimberly. Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2002.

Chapter 5: Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure

A Day That Changed America: Earthquake! Tanaka, Shelley. Hyperion, 2004.
The Island that Moved: How Shifting Forces Shape Our Earth. Hooper, Meredith. Viking, 2004.
Moving Continents: Our Changing Earth. Aylesworth, Thomas. Enslow Publishing, 1995.
Our Patchwork Planet: The Story of Plate Tectonics. Sattler, Helen. Roney/Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, 1995.
Plate Tectonics. Jackson, Kay. Lucent Books, 2005.
Plate Tectonics. Johnson, Rebecca. Lerner Publishing Group, 2005.
Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift. Edwards, John. Smart Apple Media, 2005.
Ring of Fire. Hort, Leonard. Chelsea Clubhouse, 2003.
Shaky Ground: Earthquakes. Colson, Mary. Raintree Publishing, 2005.
Shifting Shores. Vogel, Carole G. Franklin Watts, 2003.

Chapter 6: Shaping Earth's Surface

Crumbling Earth: Erosion and Landslides. Colson, Mary. Raintree Publishing, 2005.
Dust to Eat: Drought and Depression in the 1930s. Cooper, Michael L. Clarion Books, 2004.
Extreme Weather. Burt, Christopher. W. W. Norton and Company, 2004.
Hoping for Rain: The Dust Bowl Adventures of Patty and Earl Buckler. Connell, Kate. National Geographic, 2004.
Ice and the Earth. Bundey, Nikki. Lerner Publishing Group, 2001.
Princeville: The 500-Year Flood. Weatherford, Carole Boston Coastal Carolina Press, 2001.
Savage Waters. Vogel, Carole Garbuny. Franklin Watts, 2003.
Shaping the Earth: Erosion. Downs, Sandra. Twenty-First Century Books, 2000.
Storms and the Earth. Bundey, Nikki. Lerner Publishing Group, 2001.
Wind and Air Pressure. Rodgers, Alan. Heinemann, 2002.

Chapter 7: Earth's Resources

Alternative Energy Sources. Morgan, Sally. Heinemann, 2002.
Blackout!: Cities in Darkness. DeAngelis, Therese. Enslow Publishers, 2003.
Energy. Oxlade, Chris. Twenty-First Century Books, 2004.
Energy Alternatives. Friedman, Lauri. Greenhaven Press, 2005.
Energy Sources. Bledsoe, Karen. Perfection Learning, 2004.
The History of Energy. Landau, Elaine. Twenty-First Century Books, 2005.
More Power to You! Cobb, Vicki. Little, Brown and Company, 1998.
Nuclear Power of the Future: New Ways of Turning Atoms into Energy. Giacobello, John. Rosen Books, 2003.
Rain and People. Bundey, Nikki. Lerner Publishing Group, 2001.
Renewable Energy Resources. Smith, Trevor. Smart Apple Media, 2003.