Photosynthesis is the basis for all life on Earth! This exciting and sensitive book looks at how plants take a gas that is poisonous to people and animals and, with the help of the Sun, create food and oxygen for all creatures. Children will delight at learning about the little "chloroplast" factories inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are! Children of all ages will love this book!
This clear, simple book introduces children to the concept that living things need energy, and energy comes from food. Starting with an introduction to photosynthesis, children will follow along the food chain as the energy flows to herbivores and carnivores. A diagram, using photos of plants, a rabbit, and a fox, demonstrates a food chain. A detailed illustration of a forest food web follows.
Join our Body Buddy Ticker as he explores the workings of the heart and circulatory system. Children will learn how the amazing heart muscle works, and will discover how blood vessels transport life-giving oxygen to the cells and carry away carbon dioxide. Colorful layouts make learning about this complex topic easy and fun.
Struts and Flex, our muscle and bone Body Buddies give the inside scoop on this active partnership. Readers are introduced to the structure and function of bones and muscles. They will discover how different joints enable different kinds of movement and how muscles must work in teams.
Join Gurgle, our Body Buddy stomach and learn all about what happens to food after it is swallowed. Readers will learn about their esophagus, stomach, liver, small and large intestine.
Huff & Puff, our Body Buddy lung twins make learning about the lungs and respiratory system exciting! Readers are introduced to the bronchial tree. They will discover how the diaphragm and intercostals muscles help the lungs fill and empty. Easy-to-follow text will guide young readers through this detailed topic, helping to ensure absorption of the material.
Minerals boost our immune systems, support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs function. This engaging title explores the roles of key minerals, such as calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.