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    Bumba Books
    Teaching Guides
    • Carefully leveled text and controlled vocabulary
    • Age-appropriate content-area terms
    • Close photo-text match to support comprehension
    • Simple charts and diagrams
    • Age-appropriate critical thinking questions
    • A wide variety of popular early learning topics
    • Key nonfiction book features: table of contents, photo glossary, index
    • 9 x 9 trim size—perfect for both shared and independent reading
    Bumba BooksBumba Books™ open up the world of nonfiction for emergent readers. With clear, lively text and fresh, vibrant photos, these carefully crafted books inspire wonder about the world. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions, diagrams, and a photo glossary help build nonfiction reading skills.

    Reading Level: Grade 1 • Interest Level: Grades PreK-1

    4 New Series Spring 2017!

    Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts Fun Firsts Let's Explore Countries It's a Holiday!

    New! Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts

    New! Fun Firsts

    New! Let's Explore Countries

    New! Rain Forest Animals 


    It's a Holiday! 

    New Titles! It's a Holiday



    New! Bumba Books en español
    4 New Series Spring 2017!


    Diviértete con las estaciones (Season Fun) Veo animales marinos (I See Ocean Animals) Máquinas en acción (Machines That Go) ¡Hora de deportes! (Sports Time!)

    New! Diviértete con las estaciones (Season Fun)


    New! Veo animales marinos (I See Ocean Animals)

    New! Máquinas en acción (Machines That Go)

    New! ¡Hora de deportes! (Sports Time!)

    7 New Series Fall 2016!


    Hooray for Community Helpers! I See Ocean Animals It's a Holiday! Machines That Go
    Hooray for Community Helpers!
    I See Ocean
    It's a Holiday!
    Machines That Go
    Pets Are the Best Season Fun Sports Time!
    Pets Are the Best
    Season Fun
    Sports Time!



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    Teach Nonfiction Text Features
    Bumba Books offer a wide variety of nonfiction text features to help young readers learn how to use informational books.

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    Invite Inquiry and Critical Thinking
    Critical thinking—the ability to reflect, analyze, and think deeply about a topic or concept—is an essential learning skill. Each Bumba Book includes age-appropriate inquiry and critical-thinking questions, designed to engage young readers with the content of the book.

    Use these questions to:

    • Encourage children to showcase their existing knowledge.
    • Allow children to express their opinions and build their understanding of a topic.
    • Inspire conversations with other children or adults who can validate answers.
    • Offer an opportunity to brainstorm likely answers and discuss which ones are possible.
    • Encourage additional research on a topic.

     For more information about encouraging critical thinking in young readers,
    visit these links:

    How to Increase Higher Order Thinking (Reading Rockets)
    21 Tactics for Teaching Critical Thinking (
    Critical Thinking Links for K-3 Teachers (The Critical Thinking Community)
    10 Tips for Improving Critical Thinking Skills (Teachology)

    Bumba Books
    FREE Sample Interactive Bumba Books
    All Bumba Books™ are available as Lerner Interactive Books. These engaging online books incorporate text highlighting and three audio speeds to adjust the pace to the reader. Additional multimedia and interactive tools also help improve key literacy skills and confidence for emergent readers. Click here to access a FREE sample title (available after July 1, 2016)!