Season 7 - Episodes 1 & 2 - An Amazon Adventure

An Amazon Adventure

An Amazon Adventure: Part 1  is sponsored by Scholastic.

Lauren and the Reading Bug are back! Join them for an epic adventure into the Amazon rainforest to visit the lost city of Machu Picchu. The rainforest is full of secrets - and full of danger - but with the help of a new friend, everything is sure to turn out amazingly!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
The Shaman's Apprentice: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152024864
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Published: Clarion Books - April 1st, 2001

For thousands of years, in the jungles of the Amazon, shamans have passed their wisdom of the medicinal values of rain forest plants from one generation to the next. The Shaman's Apprentice tells the story of a Tirio Indian boy who dreams of one day being the tribal shaman, and how he and his people learn the importance of their own knowledge about the healing properties of the rain forest.


The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780152026141
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Published: Clarion Books - March 6th, 2000

Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate this gorgeous picture book about a man who exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forest’s residents, including a child from the Yanomamo tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how "all living things depend on one another" . . . and it works.


Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart: Book 2: The Adventure in the Amazon: Brazil (The Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart Series #2) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781602863613
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Published: Running Press Kids - July 25th, 2017

Secret agents Jack and Max Stalwart are sent to the Amazon jungle to investigate the disappearance of an important Global Protection Force scientist. Soon, they discover that the scientist's disappearance is no accident. A greedy outlaw is illegally mining for gold and he'll stop and nothing to keep his secret safe. Can Jack and Max save themselves and the scientist from almost certain death?


The Explorer Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481419468
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.


Non-Fiction: 
Where Is Machu Picchu? (Where Is?) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780515159615
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 23rd, 2018

Built in the fifteenth century and tucked away in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was abandoned after the Spaniards conquered the Incan empire in the sixteenth century. It remained hidden until 1911 when Hiram Bingham uncovered the marvelous complex and shared his discovery with the world. Today, hundreds of thousands of people visit the site to climb the 3,000 stone steps, explore the towering monuments, and see the numerous species that call these famous ruins home.


Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest (Scientists in the Field Series) Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen (By (photographer))
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358238393
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Published: Clarion Books - July 28th, 2020

Sibert Honor winner Sy Montgomery explores how tiny fish living in the Amazon river, called piabas, can help preserve not only the rainforest and its often misunderstood inhabitants, but the fate of our entire environment. This installment in the Scientists in the Field series includes gorgeous full-color photography.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Yara's Tawari Tree Cover Image
By Yossi Lapid, Joanna Pasek (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780997389951
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Published: Yosef Lapid - July 1st, 2019

Animals of the Rainforest - Wildlife of the Jungle - Encyclopedias for Children Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781683056423
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Baby Professor - April 1st, 2016

Life in the Amazon Rainforest (Penguin Young Readers, Level 4) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524784874
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Published: Penguin Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

Charlie Thorne and the Lost City Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534443815
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

The Lost Rainforest #1: Mez's Magic Cover Image
By Eliot Schrefer, Emilia Dziubak (Illustrator)
$6.99
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ISBN: 9780062491138
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - December 11th, 2018

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