Did you know that as high-speed Mercury zooms through space it travels 31 miles (50 km) every second, or that a year on Mercury lasts just 88 days? And did you know that if Earth were the size of a baseball, little Mercury would be no bigger than a ping-pong ball? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the planet thats closest to the Sun, Mercury. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.
You are alone and lost. You have no water. No food. No cell phone. No map. All you can see is a thick tangle of trees in every direction. Would you know how to survive in a jungle? This fantastic survival handbook combines adventure, real-life survival tactics, and fascinating facts about jungle habitats. What is the best way to catch rainwater? How do you stop ticks and leeches from attacking your body? How do you build a shelter using leaves and branches? And which jungle creatures can you eat, and which will eat you?
Perhaps you take the bus to school or ride in the car. But imagine traveling to school on your family’s donkey cart or paddling to school along a jungle river in a canoe! How We Get Around explores the many different ways in which people travel during their everyday lives. From high-speed bullet trains in Japan to snowmobiles in Alaska, we’re all on the move in dozens of different ways.
How does an acorn become a mighty oak tree? What does a tiny sunflower seed need to grow into a tall yellow flower? In this title, readers will investigate how plants grow and how they disperse their seeds. They’ll also discover that many of the foods we eat are seeds!
Did you know that Earth is zooming around the Sun at about 66,000 miles per hour (107,000 km/h)? Or that Earths crust is made of giant pieces that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle? And did you know that there are huge mountains under the ocean, and enough salt in the oceans to cover the whole Earth with a salty layer as high as a 50-story building? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the planet in the solar system that we call home, Earth. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space and earth photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.
From the front lines of battle to the recovery process at home, Combat-Wounded Dogs shines a spotlight on real-life dog heroes that have been injured while serving their country during wartime. Kids will discover the role dogs play in the military and learn how they are treated when harmed in the line of duty. Readers will also learn about a new hospital that recently opened at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, that treats dogs with combat wounds. The inspiring narratives in this title are sure to touch every dog lover.
Specially created to support early years teaching, this beautiful new words and pictures book is perfect for children learning to read. As young readers turn the pages, they will have lots of opportunities to: understand similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities, and traditions; understand feelings; be sensitive to others’ needs; explore behavior and consequences.
A child watches a female cardinal building a nest in his backyard and decides to record what happens to the cardinal family in her diary. Readers will follow along as the young narrator observes the birds' behavior up close, including the mother bird brooding her eggs, the chicks peeking from the nest for the first time, and the parent birds feeding and fledging their young. All the details of the birds' lives are explored up to the time when the juvenile birds are ready to leave home. Large photos, diagrams, and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these colorful birds. The diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking--and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world. A Bird's Life is part of Bearport's Animal Diaries: Life Cycles series.
From weather and day length, to plants and animals, in this title, readers will investigate how the world around them changes as the seasons change. With activities such as recording temperatures and going on seasonal scavenger hunts, students will be challenged to observe and analyze the changing of the seasons.
What is a coral reef actually made of? What microscopic creatures take shelter in the coral and become its food? Which coral reef resident has stinging tentacles? And which huge creature visits the reef to have its dead skin and parasites nibbled away by a fishy clean-up crew? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari around a coral reef. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, readers will discover how the living things that make this habitat their home depend on each other and their environment for survival.
Before Alex was paired with Lady, a German shepherd, he never knew when a seizure would strike. Someone had to stay with Alex at all times--he couldn't even watch television by himself. Now, with Lady by his side, Alex knows he will be safe. Lady is a seizure-alert dog. She warns Alex when he's going to have a seizure and comforts him after an attack. Packed with real-life narratives of canine heroes protecting their human partners, Seizure-Alert Dogs covers the training process and shows how these dogs give their owners the confidence they need to live independent lives.
An adult male red kangaroo is taller than most people. It can stand up to 7 feet (2.1 m) tall and weigh up to 205 pounds (93 kg), which makes it the world's largest marsupial. Despite the fact that it grows to such a big size, a newborn red kangaroo is tiny. The joey is about one inch (2.5 cm) long, or the size of a grape. It's hard to believe that such a little baby will grow up to be a king-sized kangaroo! In Red Kangaroo: The World's Largest Marsupial, large color photos and grade-appropriate text will engage young readers as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this super-sized kangaroo. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the animal in relation to a familiar object.
Did you know that on Neptune there are winds that blow six times faster than the most powerful hurricanes on Earth? Or that scientists have discovered that Neptune has 13 moons, but there might still be more to find? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the furthest planet from the Sun, Neptune. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.
From taking a close-up look at the skin, to learning how our skin and nerves work as a team with our brains, My Amazing Sense of Touch explores everything to do with how we feel the things we touch. How do we detect soft, rough, hot, or cold? How does our sense of touch stop us from getting hurt? These questions and many more will be answered in this lively, fact-packed new book for young readers.
A brown object sticks out of the sand in the Egyptian desert. Take a closer look and you can see the shriveled skin and brittle fingernails of a corpse’s hand! Beneath your feet is a hidden graveyard filled with thousands of dead bodies. Get ready to read four spine-tingling stories about mummy tombs. This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art will engage and terrify emergent readers.
Each Origins: Whodunnit: Law Enforcement eShort is a single chapter from the full Law Enforcement title, packaged as a mini eBook. Law Enforcement eShorts include Beat Cops, The Texas Rangers, The Secret Service, and Federal Marshals.
Just imagine - you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them - and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.
José Bautista solo ha pertenecido a las Ligas Mayores por unos cuantos años, pero ya ha tenido una carrera sorprendente en el béisbol. Ha sido parte del Juego de las Estrellas, ha ganado varios premios, y ha ganado millones de dólares. ¡Bautista ha logrado más de 50 home runs en una temporada! A sus seguidores les encanta ver como saca la pelota fuera del campo. Conozca como Bautista pasó años en las Ligas Menores antes de lograr llegar a las Mayores y su ascenso hasta llegar a ser uno de los más grandes bateadores del deporte de la pelota caliente. ¡Entérese de lo que se requiere para ser una superestrella del béisbol!
Sharing, taking turns and treating everyone we meet with respect are ways we can show fairness to others. But how do we know what's fair? And how do we follow through on what we know is right? The six people in this graphic nonfiction book have all shown their commitment to a world of equality and fairness. Let's see what we can learn from them. As you read, you'll also ask yourself how you would have responded in some of the situations they faced.
Popular holidays throughout the year are highlighted for the emergent reader with engaging text and matching photos.
This book relays the factual details of the dropping of the atomic bombs that took place during World War II. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Manhattan Project scientist, a witness in Hiroshima, and an aide to the US secretary of war. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.
A good sense of fairness can go a long way toward building friendships and making a good reputation for yourself. Readers of this book will develop word recognition and reading skills while discovering why it is important to be as fair as possible to others. They will also explore examples of fairness at home and at school. Sidebars help readers draw connections to the text by encouraging them to reflect upon times when they were treated unfairly. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
This book explains how the caves were formed, and what creatures can be found in the caverns.
In Undercover Animals, early fluent readers learn about animals such as the zebra, octopus, and Arctic hare that protect themselves against predators with camouflage. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore the unique adaptations of these undercover animals. An infographic illustrates different methods animals use to blend in, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about animals with camouflage using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Undercover Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Undercover Animals is part of Jump!'s Back Off! Animal Defenses series.
It's spring! The forest is full of newborn animals and plants. An April shower frightens Cinnamon, her new cub, and their woodland friends. Solomon Raven explains the importance of rain for animal and forest survival. <br><br>Follow Solomon Raven and all the woodland creatures throughout the seasons in all the books in the series.