This remarkable evolution series, narrated by the Universe itself, concludes with this third book, the amazing story of mammals and humans. It picks up after From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story with the extinction of dinosaurs, and tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings ... horses, whales and a kind of mammal with a powerful imagination--you! It is a story of chaos, creativity and heroes--the greatest adventure on Earth! And it is a personal story...about our bodies, our minds, and spirits. It is our story. As the president of the American Montessori Society said, These books are alive with wonder, radiance, and deep relevance.
"Once upon a time" meets science in a children's picture book that tells the thrilling story of how life began on Earth. The second in a trilogy of Universe stories - the first being "Born with a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story"-- this book picks up the story with the first appearance of life on Earth. It's a thrilling story about how Earth triumphs over crisis to become bacteria, jellyfish, flowers...even dinosaurs! The author, Jennifer Morgan, studied evolutionary science and saw its storytelling possibilities when she explained it to her elementary-age son. Coupled with brilliant artwork by Dana Anderson, who also studied Cosmology, these books will intrigue children and adults alike with their storytelling style and colorful pages.
Here is the "autobiography" of the universe - the early history of the universe narrated by the universe itself. Beginning with the big bang and ending with the formation of Earth, this first volume of a trilogy is a thrilling story of chaos and creativity. Particles become galaxies. Mother stars explode in supernovas, creating elements, the building blocks of life. Morgan studied at Princeton and has a degree in theology from the University of San Francisco.
In Lobsters, early readers will learn about the physical features of lobsters and discover how these crustaceans catch food and stay safe from predators. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating underwater world of lobsters. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a lobster's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about lobsters online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Lobsters also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Parrotfish, early readers will learn how the parrotfish got its name, and discover how the fish makes sand and sleeping bags of slime. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating underwater world of parrotfish. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a parrotfish's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about parrotfish online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Parrotfish also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about many different kinds of sharks and the unique features of species like the Hammerhead and the Great White shark.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells the story of a sea turtle laying her eggs, how they hatch, find their way to the sea, and grow up.