When a young girl finds a sparkly rock buried in the dirt and discovers that it cleans to a beautiful quartz crystal, she is fascinated and becomes Julie the Rockhound. Join Julie as her dad shows her how to dig for minerals and explains the wonders of crystal formation. Combining clever wordplay with earth science, young readers learn about Earth's most abundant mineral "treasure."
A baby Mexican free-tailed bat clings to the ceiling of a crowded noisy cave, waiting for his mother to return from her daily hunting trip. After three days of searching and waiting, he is rescued by a bat that is in a strangely similar circumstance. A surprising story of adoption in the animal kingdom base on current research.
Ahora sÃ que yo estaba todo despierto. â€œÂ¿Salir? Â¿Salir adÃ³nde?â€ pero Ã©l se habÃa ido. Ven junto con Jody y su padre a una excursiÃ³n mÃ¡gica y misteriosa al mundo nocturnoâ€”y del mÃ¡s allÃ¡. Con una prosa simple pero lÃrica e ilustraciones evocativas en acuarela, esta acogedora historia familiar trae a la vida la alegrÃa y el asombro de un niÃ±o al ver su primera lluvia de meteoritos. La perfecta compenetraciÃ³n de la naturaleza, la ciencia y la imaginaciÃ³n, Pedazos de otro mundo deleitarÃ¡ a cualquier lector que ha contemplado la noche con admiraciÃ³n.
Take a trip to the Arctic with Baby Beluga. Pre-readers and beginning readers meet the adorable and playful baby beluga whale. The questions that kids will have for the baby beluga are answered simply and clearly by the baby whale himself. Young learners discover that baby belugas stay close to their mothers and live in large pods, they eat shrimp and fish and other sea creatures, and they can make many sounds like chirps, moos, whistles, and more. Hello, Baby Beluga is perfect for reading aloud at story hour and bed time. Patricia Wynne illustrates baby beluga's icy blue north Atlantic home and lets children get up close to these fascinating and friendly creatures.
When it comes to birds, Lucy's grandpa knows every beak and squeak. With binoculars in hand, Lucy and her grandpa begin to search for a robin redbreast. But the bird isn't making it easy for them! A squawk-y, bossy bird? That's a blue jay. Birds with round beaks good for scooping? Canadian geese. Hey, will that nest with the three blue eggs lead to a happy discovery in this spot-the-robin mystery?
In the garden, a young girl marvels at the energy and collaboration it takes to grow her yellow pear tomatoes. She discovers the many intricate connections essential for growing the little fruits she loves so much.
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.