This book is a year-after-year favorite with teachers. It engagingly leads readers around the world following a drop of water--whether as steam or snow, inside a plant or animal, or underground--teaching the wonders and importance of the water cycle. (There is lots of geography, too.) Four pages of science about the qualities of water are included.
Rivers make beautiful music - from the trickle of snowmelt to the burble of a full-flowing stream. Here the famed children's musical ensemble, the Banana Slug String Band, celebrates rivers as a fascinating, ever-changing source of life and joy. The attached CD includes their vibrant rendition of "River Song."
Los pandas se salvan de un terremoto es una historia de ficción basada en un suceso de la vida real. En la vida real, XiXi, un panda gigante se escapó de La Reserva Natural para Pandas en Wolong destruída cuando el terremoto de 7.9 estremeció el Norte de China el 12 de mayo del 2008. La autora Phyllis Perry utiliza las aventuras de ficción de una mamá panda, LiLing, y su cachorro de un año, Tengfei, para enseñarles a los niños acerca de los terremotos, la supervivencia animal, y el refuerzo del instinto maternal para proteger a su bebé. Después del terremoto, la madre y el cachorro corrieron lejos de las ruinas. Confundidos y asustados, ¡ellos se pierden! ¿Cómo sobrevivirán fuera de su reserva animal? ¿Encontrarán comida? ¿Encontrarán un lugar donde refugiarse? ¿Y sobrevivirán a las réplicas?
Cozy up for a rainy day read and explore the prairie ecosystem through its ever-changing weather. Each month features a storm typical of that season and a prairie animal who must shelter, hide, escape, or endure those storms. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the grasslands that dominate the center of American lands and the animals that live there.
From the trickle of snowmelt to the roar of the ocean, River Song celebrates rivers as a fascinating, ever-changing source of life and joy. It also introduces the young reader to vocabulary such as eddy, riffle and meander, and tells about some of the plants, animals, and insects that depend on the river.The author is not only an award-winning environmental educator and river guide, but also member of the famed Banana Slug String Band.
This sequel to the award-winning Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean (2007 Teacher's Choice & 2005 Mom's Choice) takes readers on an around-the-world boat ride to learn how mammals sleep in or around nine major rivers of the world on all continents except Antarctica. Row down the Mississippi and watch two river otters slip into a hollow tree or look to the bank of the Brisbane River as a platypus pops into a hole and disappears into a narrow tunnel. Told in a soothing style, this book serves as a bedtime/naptime story for younger children or an animal geography book for older children. Adults may learn something, too! The "For Creative Minds" education section features a "World Map."
Explains how dall sheep live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists threats dall sheep may face on their migration.