Julie the Rockhound

Julie the Rockhound

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Lisa Downey (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180234

Sign in to Read

Description

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."

Reading Level
Lexile
540L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
O
ATOS
3.0
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Family Nature Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction Non-Fiction
More Like This

Pedazos de otro mundo

Mara Rockliff (author), Salima Alikhan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359372

Ahora sí que yo estaba todo despierto. “¿Salir? ¿Salir adónde?” pero él se había ido. Ven junto con Jody y su padre a una excursión mágica y misteriosa al mundo nocturno—y del más allá. Con una prosa simple pero lírica e ilustraciones evocativas en acuarela, esta acogedora historia familiar trae a la vida la alegría y el asombro de un niño al ver su primera lluvia de meteoritos. La perfecta compenetración de la naturaleza, la ciencia y la imaginación, Pedazos de otro mundo deleitará a cualquier lector que ha contemplado la noche con admiración.

Little Lost Bat

Sandra Markle (author), Alan Marks (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570916571

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.

Fort on Fourth

Lois Spangler (author), Christina Wald (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186441

When a young child decides to build a fort in the backyard, Grandpa comes forward to help. But they can't do it alone--they get help from the six simple machines: lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, and wedge. Told in cumulative rhyme, similar to The House That Jack Built, readers follow the building process to completion and discover the surprise reason it was built.

Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas

Dr. Sally Hodson (author), Ann Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692317

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.

Robin Where Are You?

Harriet Ziefert (author), Noah Woods (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051921

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?

Three Little Beavers

Jean Heilprin Diehl (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607185420

Beatrix the beaver longs to be good at something. Her brother Bevan is an expert at repairing the lodge with mud and twigs. Her sister Beverly is a superb swimmer and underwater gymnast. What makes Beatrix stand out? One day, she runs away by swimming up the creek and finds some fresh garden plants to eat, and yummy trees to gnaw. When her siblings set off to find her, all Three Little Beavers wind up trapped! It takes some simple engineering on the part of the humans who set the traps, and Beatrix's discovery of her special talents, for the people and beavers to finally find a way to live in harmony.