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Nonfiction Decodable Science Reader Set

Nonfiction Decodable Science Reader Set

Paperback 6-Book Boxed Set | 288 Pages

Each Book Includes 5 Pages of Reading Comprehension Activities with Digital Download

Recommended Age Range: 6—12 Years | 1st—6th Grade

By: Brooke Vitale

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Real science books written in a way that your child can ACTUALLY read!

Bring reading and science together with the Charge into Reading Decodable Science Reader Set. Each book in this 6-book, 288-page boxed set has been carefully written to match stage 7 (vowel teams) of our scope and sequence and has been fully vetted by experts with PhDs in their particular fields of study. With topics ranging from the plant life cycle to animal adaptations, these books are perfect for use in science class or as a gift to the curious reader who wants to know more about the world around them.

  • Designed to match a K-2 science curriculum. Topics include:
    • Plant Life Cycle
    • Weather, Clouds, and the Water Cycle
    • Light; Animal Adaptations
    • The Earth’s Orbit and the Phases of the Moon
    • States of Matter
  • Vetted and approved by experts in their field. For detailed information on our experts, see their bios below.
  • Nonfiction text features:
    • table of contents
    • word list
    • diagrams with labels
    • real-life photographs
    • chapter headings and subheadings
    • page numbers
    • side bars
    • fun facts
    • special print
  • Rich science vocabulary including: translucent, status clouds, pistil, molecule, habitat, orbit
  • Level up your vocab: advanced concepts such as the electromagnetic spectrum, displacement, and dormancy are introduced in the glossary for further learning
  • 48 pages per book including 5 pages of reading comprehension activities 
  • Aligns to the Charge into Reading Scope and Sequence: We have taken great care to ensure that children who have completed stage 7 of our scope and sequence will be able to read this book, with the possible exception of the science terms and a handful of high-frequency and advanced words that are essential to understanding the topic.
  • Word list included with each book: vowel teams words, science terms, and high-frequency and advanced words are listed at the beginning of each book. We encourage you to use these lists for pre-reading and as a preview of the topics covered

Created and written by best-selling author Brooke Vitale and designed in consultation with Marisa Ware, MSEd, a LETRS, Top Ten Tools, and Orton-Gillingham-trained reading specialist and executive function coach. 

For purchase orders or orders of more than 6 copies of a set, email us at or call us at 1-203-295-4072.


6 x 6 inches

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  • Reflect and Refract: A Light Book

    Learn about what light is; wavelengths and frequency; reflection and refraction; the difference between transparent, translucent, and opaque objects; and shadows in this introduction to light.

    Science words in this book: absorb, absorbed, cold light, energy, frequency, human-made light, light, natural light, opaque, optics, prism, reflected light, reflecting, refracted light, refracts, shadow, translucent, transparent, UV light, visible spectrum, wavelength, white light

    High-frequency and advanced words in this book:
    around, bounce, does, fire, through, your


    Decodable words featuring three or more syllables in this book: animals, another, battery, fingerprints, jellyfish, probably, telescopes, traveling


  • Liquid, Solid, Gas: A States of Matter Book

    Learn about solids, liquids, and gases; the way states of matter change; atoms and molecules; chemical and physical changes; and plasma in this introduction to states of matter.

    Science words in this book: atoms, boiling point, carbon dioxide, chemical changes, condense, condenses, evaporate, freezing point, gas, gravity, liquid, mass, matter, melting point, molecule, physical changes, plasma, solar flare, solid, volume, water vapor, weigh, weight

    High-frequency and advanced words in this book: does, how, out, they

    Decodable words featuring three or more syllables in this book: another, anything, microscopes, together

  • Sun and Moon: A Space Book

    Learn about the solar system; the way the Earth’s orbit impacts seasons; how the Earth’s rotation causes day and night; the phases of the moon; solar and lunar eclipses; and what causes the tides in this introduction to space.

    Science words in this book: axis, comet, corona, Earth, eclipse, eclipses, equator, first quarter, full moon, gravity, hemisphere, high tide, Jupiter, low tide, lunar eclipse, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, new moon, orbit, reflect, reflected, reflecting, rotate, Saturn, solar eclipse, solar system, solstice, third quarter, Uranus, Venus, waning, waxing crescent

    High-frequency and advanced words in this book: around, does, down, our, year

    Decodable words featuring three or more syllables in this book: another, evenly, luckily, together

  • The Way a Plant Grows: A Plant Life Book

    Learn about seeds; the parts of a flower; how plants are pollinated; the way seeds are scattered; what a seed needs to grow; and more in this introduction to the plant life cycle.

    Science words in this book:
    capsule, energy, fertilize, germinate, minerals, nectar, ovules, oxygen, pistil, pollinate, pollinated, pollinating, seed coat, stamen, stigma

    High-frequency and advanced words in this book:
    down, flower, out, they, years


    Decodable words featuring three or more syllables in this book: animal, another, blackberry, coconut, protected

  • Rain, Hail, Sleet, or Snow: A Weather Book

    Learn about what causes weather; the water cycle; types of clouds; thunderstorms; snow, sleet, and hail; and hurricanes, tornados, flood, and flash floods in this introduction to weather.

    Science words in this book:
    air, calm, cirrus clouds, cloud, cloudy, condense, cumulus clouds, evaporate, flash flood,
    flood, fog, gale, hail, humid, hurricane, overcast, partly cloudy, partly sunny, precipitate, sleet, snow, stratus clouds, sunny, thunderstorm, tornado, tropical cyclones, typhoons, water vapor, weather, whiteout, wind, windy

    High-frequency and advanced words in this book: how, out, outside, they

    Decodable words featuring three or more syllables in this book:
    amazing, together

  • The Ways Animals Adapt: A Habitats Book

    Learn what a habitat is; discover the ways specific animals adapt to survive in their habitat; and explore five habitats (desert, forest, aquatic, grasslands, and tundra) in this introduction to animal adaptation.

    Science words in this book: adapted
    aquatic, blubber, conserve, desert, evolve, forest, freezing, grasslands, habitat, marine, plumage, rainforests, tundra, woodlands

    High-frequency and advanced words in this book: air, bubbles, claw, does, down, ear,
    eye, eyelid, eyes, hour, louder, out, they

    Decodable words featuring three or more syllables in this book: animal, equator, predator, survival, surviving

Meet Our Experts

When it comes to our science readers, nothing is more important to us than scientific accuracy. That's why we've brought in experts in every field our books cover to review the material we've included.

Our experts have approved every word, photo, and diagram in these books, working closely with us not only to ensure that the science is correct, but that it's presented using words an advancing reader can ACTUALLY read!

Dr. Brandon Buscaino—Reflect and Refract

Dr. Buscaino received a PhD and an MS in electrical engineering and a BS in physics from Stanford University. He is currently a Research Scientist at Ciena Corporation, focusing on novel applications of next-generation coherent optical communications systems and subsystems. Brandon has co-authored over a dozen journal and conference papers as well as several patents.

Learn more about Dr. Buscaino

Dr. Elena Mendez-Escobar—Liquid, Solid, Gas

Dr. Mendez-Escobar holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She was named 40 under 40 by the Boston Business Journal.

Learn more about Dr. Mendez-Escobar

Dr. Albert Wandui—Sun and Moon

Dr. Wandui has a PhD in physics from Caltech and a BS in physics from Stanford University. Dr. Wandui is currently completing postdoctoral work at Caltech, after which he will be moving to a position at the Jet Propulsion Lab. In his free time, he enjoys building telescopes and studying black holes. Dr. Wandui’s area of study is observational cosmology.

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Dr. Donald McCarty—The Way a Plant Grows

Dr. McCarty has an BS in agronomy from Iowa State, an MS in agronomy from the University of Wisconsin, and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He is a professor of plant molecular and cellular biology at the University of Florida, as well as the associate director of the University of Florida Genetics Institute. Dr. McCarty’s areas of study include seed development and plant hormones.

Learn more about Dr. McCarty

Dr. Mark Miller—Rain, Hail, Sleet, or Snow

Dr. Miller has an MS and a PhD in meteorology from Penn State. He is the director of the Rutgers University Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Site and has recently served as the director of the Rutgers Institute for Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Dr. Miller’s areas of study include cloud physics, radiation transfer, remote sensing, and the cloud-topped marine boundary layer.

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Dr. Andreas Chavez—The Ways Animals Adapt

Dr. Andreas Chavez has a PhD in biology from the University of
Washington. He is currently an assistant professor at Ohio State University. Dr. Chavez’s areas of expertise include speciation and adaptation.

Learn more about Dr. Chavez

Dr. Harvey B. Lillywhite—The Ways Animals Adapt

Dr. Harvey Lillywhite has a PhD in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. A former professor of biology at the University of Florida, he is currently the director of the university’s Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory. Dr. Lillywhite has studied the biology of snakes for more than thirty years.

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  • Table of Contents

    Table of contents breaks the book into smaller chunks and helps children to pre-read and understand the organization of the book.

  • Chapters Headings

    Chapter headings help children predict what the next section of the book will focus on

  • Diagrams with Labels

    Diagrams with labels help children visualize the subject and offer an opportunity for further learning beyond what is discussed in the chapter

  • Special Print

    Bolded words help draw the reader's attention to important words or phrases within the text

  • Glossary

    The glossary helps children to understand the book's important vocabulary; “level up your vocab” introduces more challenging words and concepts not included in the text of the book for children who want to learn more

  • Reading Activities

    Five pages of reading activities in each book allow children to test their understanding of the content while strengthening their literacy skills

About the Author

Brooke Vitale is a children's book editor, author, and proud founder of Charge Mommy Books. Over the course of her 15+ years at top New York publishers, Brooke Vitale has edited thousands of books, including best-selling titles Hide-and-Hug Olaf and Olaf’s Night Before Christmas. Today, Brooke works as a freelance children’s book editor and runs, a website dedicated to helping aspiring authors navigate the publishing and self-publishing industry. Since beginning her freelance career, Brooke has helped more than 1,000 authors achieve their dream of publishing a book.

But Brooke is also a prolific writer in her own right. She has worked with top children’s book publishers including Penguin Random House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Disney Book Group to publish more than a hundred books, including The Magic Is in You, The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two, Goonies: An Illustrated Classic. All told, Brooke’s books have sold over 500,000 copies and climbing.

Brooke lives in Connecticut. When she is not writing or editing she can be found playing Charge Mommy in the backyard with her two young sons.

About Our Literacy Specialist

Marisa Ware, MSEd, is a LETRS, Top Ten Tools, and Orton-Gillingham-trained reading specialist and executive function coach. She also creates educational resources for teachers, parents, and homeschooling families. Marisa received her BA in behavioral science with a minor in English. While teaching full-time in the classroom, she went on to earn her Master’s in Education, and has devoted the past 10+ years of her career to literacy education. Marisa currently works privately in one-on-one settings with elementary and middle school students. She blogs about literacy education at MW LITERACY®. Residing in Connecticut, Marisa lives with her husband, two children, and lots of books and greenery.

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