The United States was once abundant with prairies. Some have been converted to farmland, but other prairies still thrive. Students will learn how a prairie changes through the seasons, what animals live on prairies, and how people are working to restore prairie land. Blastoff! Series
This title examines an important historic event - the March 11, 2011, earthquake that spawned a devastating tsunami in Japan. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the dual disaster that resulted in thousands of deaths and left many people homeless. This book also details the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant near Japan's northeast coast and the recovery efforts following the disasters. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
From where they are located to the various animals that live there, early readers discover the lush forests of the world in this inviting nonfiction reader that features vivid, brilliant images in conjunction with informational text and intriguing facts about this amazing ecosystem.
Using helpful charts, graphs, informational text in conjunction with vivid images and intriguing facts, this fun and engaging title allows early elementary readers to explore the ecosystem, plants, and animals of the deserts around the world.
How much of Earth's surface is covered by water? How do the northern lights get their colors? Planet Earth has been home to mankind for hundreds of thousands of years and while scientists have learned a lot about it, they're still unraveling many of its mysteries. B is for Blue Planet: An Earth Science Alphabet explains what we do know about our planet and what more we have to learn. Examine Earth's diverse ecosystems (deserts), discover geological wonders (karst caves), learn about weather phenomena (hurricanes), and much more. Ruth Strother has been in the publishing industry for more than twenty years and is the author of fifteen books for children. She also wrote Sleeping Bear's W is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet. Ruth lives in Southern California. Bob Marstall was a K-12 art teacher for many years, and today he is an award-winning children's book illustrator. He tours all over the country, lecturing in schools on the integration of art and science. Bob lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
An exploration of Yosemite National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the granite monolith called El Capitan.
An exploration of Badlands National Park, including how its carved landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the rock formation known as the Badlands Wall.