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Before the Store

Cover: Before the Store Spread: Before the Store

Kids are used to seeing stores stocked with foods, toys, household items, and more. But most kids know very little about where those products come from or how they are made. Our discovery-focused Before the Store series raises young readers' awareness by showing the journeys some popular products follow before they even reach the store. From raw materials to production, shipping, and stocking, the backstories for these products are interesting and enlightening!

Individual Titles

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Before the Store (12 titles) N/A
Bicycles Before the Store 3.8
Blue Jeans Before the Store 3.7
Bread Before the Store 3.7
Footballs Before the Store 3.8
Ice Cream Before the Store 3.7
Orange Juice Before the Store 3.7
Peanut Butter Before the Store 3.8
Pencils Before the Store 4.0
Shoes Before the Store 3.3
Soda Pop Before the Store 4.2
Toilet Paper Before the Store 3.8
Toothpaste Before the Store 4.2
  • New! Fall 2017
  • New! Spring 2017



  • Graphics: Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
  • Reinforced book (9781609737511): 8 x 9.5, © 2012
  • Hosted ebook (9781623233631): 8 x 9.5, © 2013
  • Subject: Science/Tech
  • Series: Before the Store


  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 3

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