From early to fluent readers, Smithsonian Readers will engage your child’s interests and foster a lifelong love for reading. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian, each photographic nonfiction book contains titles that cover a variety of subjects such as rain forest animals, space exploration, and the human body. The books’ fascinating facts and full-color photos will captivate readers of all levels. Sets of perforated fact cards and quizzes are included with each title, further reinforcing the educational content.
Each book was created to promote reading progress so children can advance to the following level. The complete series of Smithsonian Readers will encourage children of all ages to learn and appreciate the world around them.
Smithsonian Readers: Pre-Level 1
Pre-Level 1 introduces young children to the wonderful world of reading and will spark their interest in becoming life-long readers.
Smithsonian Reader Pre-Level 1: Life on a Farm is designed to encourage reading comprehension while introducing children to the vehicles, animals, and crops that make up farm life. Includes a 32-page paperback book with more than 25 stickers and 6 perforated fact cards.
Basic sentences and familiar vocabulary encourage reading exploration with the six 32-page titles included in Smithsonian Readers: Read with Me! Pre-Level 1: Under the Sea, Planes, Trains, and Trucks, Adorable Baby Animals, Life on a Farm, What’s the Weather Outside?, and Bodies.
Smithsonian Readers: Level 1
Level 1 focuses on familiar content and simple text to promote engagement and success for new readers.
Smithsonian Reader: Amazing Earth Level 1 is designed to encourage reading comprehension while introducing children to the wonders that make up their home planet! Includes a 32-page paperback book and more than 25 stickers and 6 perforated fact cards for continued learning fun!
From steam engines to monorails, children will learn about the many functions of trains while building reading skills in Smithsonian Reader Level 1: Trains. Includes a 32-page paperback book, 6 fact cards, and 28 stickers!
Smithsonian Readers: Early Adventures Level 1 includes basic factual texts with familiar content and simple repeated sentence structures. This book contains six 32-page topics for beginning readers: Vehicles, Reptiles, Outer Space, Animal Habitats, Insects, and Safari Animals.
Smithsonian Readers: Level 2
Level 2 encourages development in readers with unfamiliar vocabulary terms, new phonic structures, and more variation in sentence patterns.
From paleontology to Pangaea, children will learn about dinosaurs while building reading skills with the carefully designed leveling structure in Smithsonian Reader Level 2: Dinosaur Discoveries. Includes a 32-page paperback book, fact cards, and 28 stickers.
Smithsonian Readers: Amazing Animals Level 2 contains four 32-page topics for engaged readers looking to learn more about the world around them—from sea life and nighttime animals to rain forest animals and baby animals!
Smithsonian Readers: Seriously Amazing Level 2 contains six 32-page topics, chosen for their appeal to developing readers: Nighttime Animals, Sea Life, Dinosaurs, Solar System, Baby Animals, and the Human Body.
Smithsonian Readers: Level 3
Level 3 continues children’s journeys to becoming lifelong readers with new and engaging content and more challenging texts.
Smithsonian Reader Level 3: Sharks! is designed to encourage reading comprehension while introducing one of the ocean’s fiercest predators. From great whites to leopard sharks, children will learn about different types of sharks while building reading skills with the carefully designed leveling structure in this 32-page paperback book.
Smithsonian Readers: Ultimate Predators Level 3 contains four 32-page topics for engaged readers looking to learn more about the world around them: dinosaurs, reptiles, big cats, and sharks!
Smithsonian Readers: World of Wonder Level 3 contains six 32-page topics for engaged readers looking to learn more about the world around them: Ancient Egypt, Wild Weather, Rain Forest Animals, The United States, The Planet, and Sharks.
Smithsonian Readers: Level 4
For fluent readers that have mastered levels 1, 2, and 3, Smithsonian Readers: Endless Explorations Level 4 provides fascinating facts and challenging content that promotes reading success and enjoyment.
Smithsonian Readers: Endless Explorations Level 4 contains six 32-page topics for children on their way to becoming expert readers: Predators, Space Exploration, Natural Disasters, World Wonders, Ocean Habitats, and Flight.
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