Popcorn ELT Readers
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SuperStars is a fresh, lively and engaging graded reading program that offers a wonderful range of stunningly illustrated non-fiction titles.
The core program is made up of 96 titles, carefully graded across six levels of reading and featuring a variety of literary genres.
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Our body is always active.
It works hard to keep us healthy, even while we sleep. Being healthy helps to keep our body running well.
Do you know how to be healthy?
Butterflies have colorful wings and fl utter from place to place.
Do you know how butterfl ies are born or where they come from? Find out all about the butterfl y life cycle.
Would you like to look like a tiger?
Perhaps you'd like to look freaky like Dracula?
Follow these simple face painting instructions to give yourself and others a new face!
Using grass seeds to grow grass is fun.
It's even more exciting when you use grass seeds to grow your very own grass creature!
Follow these step-by-step directions to make a grass creature.
Keeping bees might sound scary, but it's a great job if you know what you are doing.
Meet a beekeeper and find out what his job is like and how he works with bees.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut?
Meet an astronaut who works at the International Space Station and fi nd out what being an astronaut in space is really like.
My community is fi lled with families, workers, and places to go.
Read about all the things I did last week in my community. Is my community like yours?
Our Earth has a lot of diff erent features. There are islands and oceans, mountains and deserts.
Discover some of Earth's features and fi nd out what makes them special.
Everybody needs sleep. Some of us need a lot of sleep and others not so much. Find out what our body and brain are doing as we sleep and discover why sleep is so important.
Do you know why sharks move around with their mouth open?
Do you know which shark is the biggest in the world?
Step inside the wonderful world of sharks and fi nd the answers to these questions and more.
Some people risk their life every day doing dangerous jobs.
Find out what some of these dangerous jobs are, and what a day at work is like for the people who do them.
Eclipses of the Sun and the Moon are extraordinary events in our skies.
Do you know how eclipses are formed and why they occur?
Ice is melting from the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic.
The melting ice is causing sea levels to rise. It is also aff ecting wildlife.
Do you know why the ice is melting and what can be done to stop it?
Did you know that monkeys and apes are your closest relatives?
They belong to the same group of animals as you do: primates. Read about this group of animals and discover some interesting similarities and diff erences!
All around the world children play schoolyard games. Discover some new games that you can play in your schoolyard and fi nd out which countries these games came from.
Do you know how a tadpole becomes a frog?
Frogs begin their life as tiny eggs. They go through many changes in their lifetime. Read about their life cycle and how they change from tadpole to frog.
Water is the world's most precious resource. Without fresh water, all living things would die. Read about why water is so precious, and what you can do to help save it.
Earth's climate is changing and getting warmer.
These changes are causing environmental problems. Do you know what global warming is and why it is occurring? Do you know what you can do to help or make a diff erence?
Great historic moments are events in history that we remember forever.
Landing on the Moon. Man fl ying for the very fi rst time. Discover some other amazing moments in history and who helped to make them memorable.
Animals have to defend themselves to survive. Do you know how they do this?
Some animals use their size. Others use their speed. There are some that can use their body to disguise themselves! Find out all the diff erent ways animals can defend themselves and which animal uses which technique.
The ancient Egyptians believed that when you died you began a new life called the afterlife.
They preserved their dead for this life using mummifi cation. How did they do it? How does it work? How much do you know about mummies?
Did you know that there are more than 10,000 newspapers sold worldwide?
What makes newspapers so popular? How are they made? Discover what's involved in the making of a newspaper, and then try making your own!
Can you imagine a world without telephones, cell phones, televisions, or even the wheel?
All of these things were invented by very clever people. Come behind the scenes and meet the inventors who created some of world's greatest inventions.
For years people have been sending information secretly to others using codes to ensure their information is safe. The person the message is intended for decodes it to discover the secret information. Do you know how to make or decipher a code? Do you know when codes fi rst appeared in history?
Would you like to know how to make your own volcanic eruption?
What about creating some static electricity?
The nine experiments in this book will give you an insight into some intriguing scientifi c phenomena and you'll learn about some very famous scientists along the way!
The Olympic and the Paralympic Games are the most celebrated global sporting events of our time. They weren't always the huge spectacular events that you watch today. Find out when and where the Games began and how they have developed into the amazing events they now are.
We all know that looking after our body is important. Do you know why? Discover the secrets to having good health, energy, and a balanced lifestyle.
Gadgets are a wonderful part of life. Periscopes, telescopes, refrigerators, burglar alarms, and pulleys are just some of the gadgets that make our lives easier. Follow these simple step-by-step directions to make your own cool gadgets.
Some sports people push the boundaries of sporting activity. These people thrive on the thrill of the extreme. Meet the people behind extreme sports such as parkour, skateboarding, and BMX riding and fi nd out what it takes to be an extreme sports person.
Seeing a plane in the sky is an everyday occurrence, but it wasn't always this way. Flight was once just a fantasy. There are many who have contributed to making man-made fl ight the reality it is today. Follow the journey of man-made fl ight and all of its ups and downs.
How much do you know about your brain?
It's a fascinating human super-computer. Find out how refl exes work. Discover what your brain gets up to while you are sleeping. Learn how memories are made. Read and discover what makes your brain tick.
For centuries mysteries have fascinated people. Aliens, crop circles, the Bermuda triangle, and the Loch Ness monster are just some of the mysteries explored in this book. Find out what these mysteries are and why they have never been solved.
Have you ever thought about making your very own Web page to keep in touch with friends and family? Try creating your own space on the Web with this easy step-by-step guide to making a Web page.
Reptiles and amphibians have been around for more than 300 million years! Much has changed about these creatures in that time. Find out how reptiles and amphibians have evolved over the years and what these creatures are like today.
Most earthquakes are so small you barely know they've happened. Others are so big they do terrible damage. Why do earthquakes occur, and how are they monitored? Find out what scientists know about earthquakes and how they predict and monitor them.
Imagine living in a world without tigers and pandas. Animals under threat of extinction are endangered. Find out why some animals are endangered and what you can do to make a diff erence.
Magnets can attract and repel objects. They are fun to use. Do some of these simple magnet experiments to learn more about magnets and how they work.
Masks are used for everything from celebrations and costume parties to theatrical performances. Masks are fun to make and use. Try making some of the colorful masks in this book!
Have you ever wanted to go on an African safari? Read about one child's adventure and all the animals that she encountered on safari.
Recycling uses existing garbage and waste, and turns it into something that can be used again. Join the recycling race and fi nd out why recycling is important, and what you can do to help.
Garbage that fl oats around in space is called space junk. But where does space junk come from? Find out how space junk is created and learn what can be done about it.
Whales and dolphins are sea mammals that can be found in oceans all around the world. Do you know what whales and dolphins eat? Do you know how big they can grow? Discover the answers to these and other questions inside this book.
Wild winds like hurricanes and tornadoes can destroy buildings and even lift houses. Do you know how these windstorms are created or why they occur?
Animals that are cared for by humans live in captivity. These animals might live on farms, in zoos or centers, or in homes as pets. Some people think animals should not be kept in captivity. Do you?
It's hard to imagine surviving in the desert. Some animals have adapted special ways of living in harsh desert environments. Find out about the animals that have made desert climates their homes.
Puppetry has been around for thousands of years. It has been used to entertain, to educate, to tell stories, and to share culture. Make some of these simple puppets and use them to tell your stories.
Researching your ancestors and family tree is known as genealogy. Read about how one person researched their family tree and what she discovered about her ancestors!
Have you ever wondered how humans explore the depths of the oceans or the surfaces of other planets? Today, robots are used in exploration, manufacturing, medical science, and more. Welcome to the wonderful world of robots.
Scientists have always been intrigued by outer space. The creation of space stations allows scientists to remain in outer space and study it. Find out what space station are, how they work, and how astronauts use them.
Volcanic eruptions are natural disasters that allow rock, ash, lava, and gases to escape from inside Earth. Do you know how volcanoes are formed and what causes them to erupt?
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