Young children are naturally curious about animals. Tell Me Why Dolphins Breathe Air offers answers to their most compelling questions about how these mammals can swim. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Beautiful color illustrations play an important role in this engaging book, as readers are asked to make predictions about the animals they see peeking above the water.
This title introduces young readers to pearls, the gem formed inside the shell of an oyster! Learn how pearls are formed and where they are found. Historic and modern collection methods are detailed, both natural and cultivated. The use of pearls as a gemstone is examined including different colors. See how artisans and lapidaries create beautiful and useful jewelry with this beautiful gem. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Young children are natural problem solvers and always looking for answers, especially when it involves animals. Guess What: Scaly Swimmers provides young curious readers with striking visual clues and simply written hints. Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. Clearly written facts give readers a deeper understanding of how the animal lives. Additional text features, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
The Walking Catfish have upset the balance of the ecosystems and hurt local economies.
Explains how humpback whales live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists threats humpback whales may face on their migration.
Explains how salmon live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists threats salmon may face on their migration.